McManus Messenger

February 5th, 2019

Box Top Competition

During the month of February Box Top collection sheets are turned in to your teacher. Special prizes will be given to the class with the most Box Tops! Start clippin!

Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

February 1st thru February 21st. Every student who sells a case of chocolate wins a prize! If you would like to participate please sign a permission slip and return it to the office!

Shady Creek 2/11-2/14

5th Graders are off to Shady Creek Environmental Camp. We wish them a week full of fresh air, fun, and learning in the beautiful outdoors!

Aeries Communication System

Chico Unified School District is transitioning to a new parent communication system.

Our new Aeries Communication system will allow you, as the parent/guardian, to customize how you receive school messages. We encourage you to share both positive, and constructive, feedback. You can provide feedback by visiting the Chico Unified website.

As we test this new communication system, you may receive duplicate test messages throughout the first few weeks of January (one from our existing communication system and one message from our new system); this is an effort to ensure the new system is reaching all of our parents.

How to Ensure You Receive School Communication, Information and Emergency Alerts:

  • · Login to your Aeries Parent Portal and Confirm all Contact Information (Learn How)
  • · An opt-in message will be sent to all cell phones once your school is activated. If you wish to receive communication via text messages, then please make sure your text messaging option is enabled
  • · Provide feedback – we will be launching this communication system district-wide, so your feedback is an integral component of a successful implementation. We greatly appreciate any feedback you are willing to share with us. Feedback Form

We are very excited about this new program and hope that it will help us connect with you regarding important school events and information. If you have any questions, then please feel free to visit us in the main office or call Chico Unified School District at (530) 891-3000 ext. 20149.

Thank you for participating, and we look forward to hearing your feedback.

Parenting Workshop

February 5th and 12th, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

McManus Rm 31

Contact Mike Carroll, Counselor

McManus Elementary

Phone: (530) 570-1966

“You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent”

Kindness Week Feb 25th - March 1st

Kindness week dress up days:

Monday - "Green Eggs" Wear Green Shirts

Tuesday - "Fox in Socks" Wear Crazy Socks

Wednesday - "Pink Day" Wear Pink

Thursday - "Cat in the Hat" Wear a Hat

Friday - Dr. Seuss Birthday: Dress Up as any of Your Favorite Characters

PTA Meeting

Please join us for our PTA meeting Friday, March 1st. We will be meeting in the Library at 7:45 a.m.

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

CAVE Tutoring

FREE Tutoring

All Subjects, Grades K-12th

Every Tuesday &Thursday from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Beginning February 19th, 2019

Location: CAVE Office - BMU Room 309, CSU Chico

Guardians must check in child at first session.

(530) 898-5817

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 class

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

Thank you!


The Jog-a-Thon has been rescheduled for April! If your student has collected pledge money please turn it in to the school office.

Thank you

Aries Parent Portal

If you have not yet created your Aries Portal Account please do so by logging on to

**Remember to update your contact information ASAP. ***

***This is what we use to contact you during the school day if your child is sick***

If you have an existing Aries account for another student within Chico Unified, Log in to your account and add your McManus student.

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting to office at:

(530) 891-3128