McManus Messenger

April 30th, 2019

Parent Survey

McManus is participating in an online parent survey, which will be used for improving school and home connections. We would love for all parents to participate by using the link below. If you do not have access to a computer we will have Chromebooks available in the office for you to use. The survey will be available to be filled out between May 1st and May 23rd. Thank you!

After School Program

Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in applying stop by the office today!

State Testing

Between the dates of April 24th and May 16th all 3rd thru 5th graders will be participating in state testing. It is very important that your student is well rested and has a good breakfast in order for them to do their best. Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time. Thank you!

Jog-a-Thon Winners

We are so proud of all of our students who participated in the Jog-a-Thon this year! The top "joggers" in each class are:

TK- Ethan Flasch, Hudson Lewis, Simone Stiles

K- Audrey Cahill, Jarred Clark, David Coleman, Magnus Cressy, Danielle DeVlaming,

Matthew Gardner, Lailah Hardman, Analei Ione, Legend Morris, Tyler Stalter, Jaqualynn Wilcox

1st - Addiston Aston, Alexia Etheridge, Paisley Garcia, Mylee Lancaster, Izabella Llamas,

Michael McMahan, Landon Stalter, Luke Stemple, Tristin Thompson, Iliana Valencia,

Fiona Witherspoon

2nd- Jayden Clark, Nathan Elliott, Brandon Henry, Anya Ioane, Gavin Martin, Ivan Medina,

Kylan Ortiz, Mariah Pearson, Ulysses Sanchez, Parker Waters

3rd- Maddie Cagle, Damian Cortez, Madeline Duckworth, Khristian Harris, DeAndre Jackson,

Izel Mata-Guitierrez

4th- Johnathon Beasley, Olivia Felix, Rhys Huggins, Alex Snyder, Samuel Wilcox

5th- Arianna Andrews, Travis Charlton, Cheyenne Garcia, Jason Hedrick, Nathan Van Laan

PTA Meeting

Please join us for a cup of coffee and our PTA meeting Friday, May 3rd. We will be meeting in the Library at 7:45 a.m.

Join us for our annual Spring Carnival

When: Thursday, May 9th

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

*$5 Pizza dinner*

Games, Food, prizes and a lot of fun!

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are still available! Swing by the office to pick up an order form. The price for the Yearbook is $20.00. Make checks payable to John A McManus Elementary.

5th Grade Promotion

When: Thursday, June 6th

@ 9:00

Where: Grace Community Church, 2346 Floral Ave.

Have you moved?

If you have moved during the 2018-2019 school year and are no longer residing in our boundary area your child will need to attend your boundary area school for the next school year. If you would like your child to stay at McManus a form-10 needs to be filled out and returned to us before the end of the school year. If you have any questions please call 891-3128.

Lost and Found Items

McManus Parents,

Please stop by the lost and found ASAP. We are overflowing with jackets, sweatshirts and lunch boxes! We will be donating items after May 10th! Thank you.

Girls on the Run is excited to announce…

......CAMP GOTR 2019!

It’s the best of Girls on the Run with all the fun of summer camp!

Registration opens April 16 @ 6 AM (limited to first 36 girls per session)


Over the course of ONE WEEK, girls will explore and build friendships in a fun and inclusive setting while playing interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through art & crafts. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence, learn life skills, and have fun while making new friends.

Camp Dates: June 17 - 21, 2019

Camp Times (3 sessions to choose from): AM Session in Chico – 8 AM to 12 PM

PM Session in Chico – 12:30 PM to 5 PM

AM Session in Oroville – 8 AM to 12 PM

Eligible age: girls entering 3rd - 5th grade in fall 2019

Camp Locations: Chico Location: Chapman Elementary

Oroville Location: Poplar Ave Elementary

Camp Fee: $125 (Financial Assistance available)

To receive Financial Assistance, please see flyer or visit

All camp participants receive a Camp GOTR T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by April 22), Activity Journal, craft materials, daily healthy snack, a Camp GOTR bracelet to commemorate completion of the program AND a week full of creativity, friendship and FUN!

2019/2020 Kindergarten and TK Registration

The enrollment periodfor Kindergarten and TK is now open. Please register your child online through the Chico Unified School District Website at

Attendance Matters!

Just a few reminders:

· If your child is unable to make it to school, please call the attendance office to report the absence

· If your child is late, please send them to the office for a late slip before sending to them to


. The Attendance office is sending out Attendance Verification letters. If you receive an attendance letter, please fill it out and return it to the office.

Always feel free to call the office with any questions you may have at 530-891-3128

Thank you!