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Important Dates

8/26- Back to School Night

9/2-9/10 - Fall Book Fair

9/3 - PTA Meeting 7:45 a.m

9/6 - Labor Day (No School)

9/9 - Root Beer Float Social

From Principal Weaver

McManus Families,

With an action packed and successful first week of school almost under our belt, I have enjoyed nothing more than seeing students and families back on campus!
As we continue to work together, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your flexibility. Students and families have been doing an incredible job of being Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Hardworking! You all truly deserve recognition for working together! Go Team McManus!!!

As the first week winds down at McManus, I am reaching out to parents/guardians for some help with three things moving forward:

  1. When dropping off students in the morning, please do not park your car along the drop off section on North Avenue. With over 400 students being dropped off, parked cars make it difficult to keep things moving smoothly.

  1. Please make every effort to send your child to school with a mask and/or face shield with drape daily. We have ordered more, however; our supply is going quickly. Your help is greatly appreciated!

  1. Please help your child learn and practice typing his/her lunch number. Your child’s lunch number is his/her permanent i.d. This will help prevent long breakfast and lunch lines.

Thank you so much for your support! I feel truly fortunate to be the principal of John McManus Elementary School. As always, please reach out to me on my cell phone (530-966-3870) if you have questions or concerns. Working together makes our learning community stronger. We Are McManus!!!


Mr. Weaver

Principal, John McManus Elementary School

Back to School Night

Please mark your calendars for Back to School Night next Thursday, August 26th. The following is a schedule to help guide you through the evening:

TK-2nd Grades 5:30-6:00 in classrooms

Title 1 Meeting 6:00-6:15 in the cafeteria

3rd-5th Grades 6:15-6:45 in classrooms

Root Beer Float Social

Come support McManus at our first fundraiser of the year!

Thursday, August 9th @ 5:30 p.m.

Located at McManus in the Rotary Outdoor Learning area (behind the library)

Girls on The Run

“Because I’m a Girl on the Run, I know that I am stronger than anyone anticipated.” -Allison

Third to eighth grade is a critical time for girls even in normal times. Our girls need to be active, develop their confidence, and connect with peers. Girls on the Run knows how to nurture the ‘whole girl’ to help her deal with the world – no matter what it throws at her.

Girls on the Run is WAY more than a running program. Through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches, Girls on the Run is a safe, supportive place for your girl to build her CONFIDENCE, CONNECT with peers who turn into friends, and learn LIFE SKILLS to help her navigate her world.

Volunteer coaches follow a research-based curriculum that covers topics such as:

· how to turn negative self-talk into positive self-talk

· how to understand their emotions

· how to choose good friends and be a good friend

· how to show gratitude and express empathy

· how to deal with gossip and handle peer pressure


At the season's conclusion, the girls will complete a 5K (3.1 miles) fun run. Completing the 5K gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

We will use GOTR’s MODIFIED CURRICULUM so that the girls can still meet IN-PERSON in a safe, socially distanced way.

Registration will open August 27 at 6:00 AM on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis and will stay open until we reach a full team of 12 (or we start practices the week of September 20).

Our fall 2021 season will begin the week of September 20, 2021

Teams are limited to 12 girls

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN August 27 @ 6 AM (First-Come, First-Served)

Registration fee is on a sliding scale based on Household Income: $125-$25

Be sure to register your girl as soon as registration opens to guarantee her spot. To register your girl and for more information, visit: The program fee includes the eight-week program (17 lessons + all program materials), registration for the end-of-season 5K event, a shirt and finisher’s medal. Have your girl grab her running shoes and join the Girls on the Run team! Questions: call 530-636-0786 or email


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