The Manning Weekly Update

May 13, 2022

Manning Community,

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week and are excited about the beautiful weekend we have in store.

I don't have much this week other than clarification on the last three days of school and release times for May 23rd-May 25th:

Monday, May 23rd- Regular schedule and 3:25 p.m. release time for all students

Tuesday, May 24th- Adjusted schedule to allow for yearbook signing at the end of the day. Students will be released at the normal time of 3:25 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25th- 8th graders do not attend Manning on this day as they have their picnic/celebration at Maple Grove Park from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon on this day. 6th/7th grade will come to Manning at the normal time, 8:10 a.m. entry (with breakfast served) and will report to class at the normal time, 8:25 a.m. 6th/7th grade will then have their celebration and be released at 12:00 Noon on this day.

The Evening of Wednesday, May 25th- 8th Grade Continuation at Colorado School of Mines, Bunker Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

(303) 982-0489

IMPORTANT End of Year Chromebook Information

Parents Please Read for Important Information regarding Chromebooks!

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Outdoor Lab Covid 19 Testing & Consent Link

Hello Parents!

We are getting ready and excited for our Manning students to attend Outdoor Lab from Tuesday, May 17th through Friday, May 20th!

To attend outdoor lab, all students must be Covid 19 tested on Monday, May 16th. Mobile Health will be at Manning on Monday, May 16th from 8am to 1pm to test all 6th grade students attending outdoor lab. We have built a schedule for this day and will send students down in groups to be tested during this timeframe.

IMPORTANT!!!!! All parents will need to read and sign the consent form by Friday, May 13th! If you do not sign this consent form, your child will not be tested, and consequently, will not attend outdoor lab.

Below you will see two links one in English and one in Spanish. We advise you sign the consent written in your home language. Click on the appropriate link:

English Consent & Instructions

Spanish Consent & Instructions

Please reach out to our clinic aide, Ms. Heidi Glow @ with any questions!

Ukraine Needs Your Help!

Manning is hosting a donation drive to assist the Ukrainian refugees. As many of you may know, there is a war going on in Ukraine and over 5 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their homes. More than 90% of those who have fled are women and young children and they have lost everything they own, including most of their belongings, but you can help!

Items that can be donated are: stuffed animals and toys, pencils, markers, pens, and other school supplies, along with notebooks, coloring books, stickers, socks, and baseball hats.

All of these items must be new and can be dropped off in the boxes located at the entrances to the school. The donations you give will be collected and sent to the children in Ukraine.

See the posters located around the school for more information. Donations will be accepted through the end of the school year. Thank you, Manning!

Congratulations Manning Visionaries!

On May 11th, the following students participated in the 2nd annual Manning Visionaries Celebration. Please join us in recognizing them, for proudly representing Manning School of Academics and Arts in events and activities held outside of the school.

Estrella Acosta-Alire, Barrett O'Herron, Miles Thiry, Sophie Hacke, Lorena Franklin, Maya Laz, Olivia Stockham, Evabelle Amick, Paloma Masching, Caleb Fleming, Chloe Bergstrom, Bret Mendez, Drew Crane, Jackie Ben-Varaham, Neve Maud, Grant Kent, Jacob Flannigan, Tinsely Morozs, Stasa Stevanovic, Anna McCormick, Kara Travis, Kasten Steinke, Vivian Miner

2022-23 School Meals Update - Jeffco Food & Nutrition Services

Please read the important update to school meals for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.

Jeffco School Meal Update Flyer

Does your student have a negative meal balance?? (meaning, they owe money for food they have consumed) GO TO TODAY! You can pay your balance, add money to your student's account, or even set restrictions on purchases.

Meal Balance Flyer

Traffic Update!

Traffic Update: May 15 to May 21, 2022

Traffic Impacts: The project is located on Interstate 70 over 32nd Avenue (Exit 264 Clear Creek Pkwy/32nd Avenue) in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County. This week, crews will work on coring and construction of columns for the new westbound bridge. Single left lane closures will be in place on westbound 32nd Avenue under I-70 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday. A double left lane closure will exist on westbound I-70 through the work zone from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, May 20 for crane disassembly.

Motorists can expect:

▪ A single left lane closure from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday on westbound 32nd Avenue under the I-70 bridges for coring and column construction

▪ Double left lane closure on westbound I-70 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, May 20 for crane disassembly

▪ Traffic shifts, narrowed lanes and reduced speeds are in place 24/7 on I-70 through the work zone. Caution is advised

▪ The work zone extends from I-70 Exit 263 (Colorado Mills Pkwy) to Exit 265 (CO 58/Golden) Work consists of coring and constructing columns for the new westbound bridge.

For more information or to be added to the project update email distribution list or to receive text alerts, please choose from the following:

Phone: 303.960.2825

Sign up for email updates:

Sign up for text alerts: Text bridges to 8886650058


8th Grade Picnic Volunteers Needed!

Come help celebrate our 8th Graders!

PTA is hosting the 8th grade picnic and we’d appreciate your assistance in making it a memorable event. We are looking for a few volunteers to work short shifts, donate drinks and make small monetary donations to help pay for food and treats. Please sign up and send our 8th graders out with a blast!

Also, if you are bringing your yard game (cornhole etc), please bring it to Maple Grove Park, plan to set it up by 9:00am and be sure to pick it up no later than 12:30pm.

SIGN UP HERE:!/showSignUp/30E044DA4AE29A0FF2-manning1

Manning Social Song Request Form!

The Manning Social is coming up quick! StuCo is asking Manning students to fill out this form with any song requests they may have!!

Song Request Form:

We need your Chromebooks!

8th grade students and any 6th or 7th grader leaving Jeffco, will need to turn in their Chromebook and charger no later than Monday, May 23

6th Grade Science & HawkQuest!

This past Thursday, HawkQuest stopped by Manning for an assembly for Ms. Pearce and Ms. Schwindt's 6th grade science classes! HawkQuest is a nonprofit organization that provides a home for non-releasable birds of prey and spreads environmental awareness through education programs!

See below for the lucky 6th graders who were able to take photos with these birds of prey yesterday!

Look out for more photos and videos on the Manning Instagram (@manningschool) and Manning Facebook (@manningschooljeffco)!

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6th Grade ELA - The Outsiders

It’s been a busy week finishing up The Outsiders in 6th Grade. This novel always leaves a big impression on kids and inspires them to look for common ground in a world where differences are emphasized. Students participated in a Rumble (fun competitions in the courtyard) to recognize what it’s like to be privileged or disadvantaged when working toward a common goal. Here is a snapshot of our 6th grade Greasers who went above and beyond for this activity!
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Manning PTA News

The next PTA meeting will be in person, May 19th @8:30 am – 10:00 am, in the Manning LMC. We hope to see you there!

SEL Corner

Take some time for yourselves this week/month and complete a Self-care Bingo!

Participate in the Greater Good’s May Happiness Calendar

Japan STEM tour Summer of 2023

Sarah Maud is leading the tour, in the summer of 2023, more information can be found by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.

Japan 2023

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Jeffco Public Library Summer Challenge! Help Manning win $800.00

Hey Mustangs, join the Jeffco Public Library Summer Challenge, read or complete activities over the summer, and help Manning win $800! The school with the highest number of finishers based on enrollment will win $800! Be sure to select Manning as your school when you register.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! Use the link or QR code to register and choose "Manning Options School" when you register:

Other reasons to join and participate this summer:

- Keep your brain active over the summer

- Win prizes!! (like free books and a pass to Elitches)

- Attend a FREE library summer camp for teens

- Submit an entry to the Teen Writing Contest and win an iPad!

- Volunteer at the library and help kids and families register and get prizes!

- Read for JeffcoEats and help feed hungry families.

Teen Pride Events Coming in June at Jeffco Public Libraries.

Check this out for more info! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
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Happy National School Nurse Day!

This past Wednesday, May 11, was National School Nurse Day. We are so lucky to have our school nurse, Ms. Heidi Glow, and district nurse, Ms. Shiloh Merriott!

Heidi and Shiloh play a key role at our school, providing care and comfort to students who may be feeling unwell, take a bad tumble at recess, need medications, and more. They has done tremendous work helping to prepare our 6th graders for Outdoor Lab next week, as well as with our entire student body during COVID.

Words cannot describe how appreciative we are of their hard work and positive impact on everyone at Manning! #TeamJeffco #JeffcoBetterTogether

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The Manning School of Academics & Arts

The vision of The Manning School of Academics and Arts is to challenge all students to work to their highest potential and encourage student responsibility as they develop intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and creatively.