The Manning Weekly Update

March 27, 2023

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Hello Manning Parents,

I hope all of you had a great spring break! We are excited to welcome everyone back.

Here are some updates for you...

*The deadline to order a yearbook is April 3. Please call the school if you have any questions.

*Manning's new principal, Mr. Matt Hilbert, will be our special guest at the next Parent Partnership meeting on Tuesday, April 4 at 5 pm in the Manning LMC. All parents are welcome to attend.

*We have a job opening for a Clinic Aide at Manning. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, please call the school or apply online.

Thanks for all your support! Mike Collins

Mike Collins, Principal

Big Congratulations to two of our Manning Students!

Olivia Foster and Reece Linebarger are NASA Hunch finalists! They are heading to Johnson Space Center to present their project in the National Final Review. Good Luck Oliva and Reece!

Next Parent Partnership Meeting April 4th

Join Manning's new principal, Matthew Hilbert, at the next Parent Partnership & Accountability meeting Tuesday, April 4th from 5-6pm.
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Sign up to speak by March 29th

Career Day! April 18th.

Manning is so fortunate to have so many diverse families representing so many different careers and specialized skills. We are currently putting together a Career Day for April 18th for all of our students. The commitment would be for the day and a 20- 25 minute presentation in each period during the class. There will be two presenters per class period. We will provide lunch as well. Click here for more information on how to sign up

Parent Volunteers needed! Help Build or Chaperone!

The Spring Dance is coming soon- Friday, April 7th!

Student Council needs some help from our amazing parent community in creating their theme of RED CARPET CASINO! If you're interested in helping build their vision (literally) please sign up to attend the StuCo meeting on March 16th after school!

They are also looking for a few parent volunteers to run and monitor the Casino Games in each classroom the night of the Spring Dance- Friday April 7th, 6-8pm.

Please sign up if you are willing to attend.

A few Game ideas are listed below.

Jelly bean roulette - kids have to guess what flavor they are eating

Karaoke Poker - singing a song karaoke style as a penalty



Casino Video game room

Escape room /scavenger hunt (Casino theme)

Card games - age appropriate

Thank you for supporting this fun event for Manning Students!

Day Without Hate - 04/27

The purpose of wearing a Day without Hate, or white shirt, is to promote a sense of unity in our school. Unity that stands up against violence and bullying in schools. It is an opportunity for students across Colorado, and the nation, to take this incredibly positive day to their communities to say that they will not tolerate violence or prejudice, and they will reach out to their friends and acquaintances and say, “We’re all in this together.”
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SOLD OUT - 8th Grade Well Wish Ad's

Parents, we have SOLD OUT of all of our 8th Grade well wish ad's.
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Spring Dance at Manning - 04/07

Volunteers Needed for Student Dance | Please help StuCo bring their vision to light a the Casino Night and dance on Friday, April 7. They have done the heavy-lifting with the idea creation and now need some extra hands to bring it together. Parent volunteers will be needed to run and monitor the casino games in each classroom the night of the Spring Dance- Friday April 7th, 6-8pm. Sign up to help!

Restaurant Night - 04/13

Restaurant Night April 13 | Spring is in the air and the Edgewater Beer Garden is calling! Come join us for some casual eats and craft beer. The window is from 11AM-9PM dont forget to mention the Manning Fundraiser to your server!

Edgewater Beer Garden Link

Spring Silent Auction - 04/17 - 04/21

Spring Silent Auction | We heard the requests and we've come to deliver! From choosing your locker locations for next year to an opportunity to reserve seats for the 8th Grade Continuation ceremony, now is your last chance to purchase Manning Perks for your kids. All funds raised will go towards purchasing additional virtual reality (VR) headsets to augment your child's education at Manning. The school's ultimate goal is to have a set of VR headsets for every classroom. What are the advantages of VR in Education you ask? It has been known to increase memory power and knowledge retention, boost excitement and engagement in the classroom (anyone interested in visiting the International Space Station?), improve learning outcomes and focus student attention on the lesson. VR Headsets open up new opportunities and create accessibility for every student. The auction runs April 17-21, so get ready!

Next PTA Meeting - 04/20

PTA Meeting | Please make arrangements to join us on April 20 at 8:30AM for our next PTA Meeting. For those that can’t make it in person, the meeting will be live streamed or type the meeting code: bnk-ruqf-fpp directly into Google Meet.

Mabel's Labels Fundraising Opportunity

Mabels Labels Fundraising Opportunity | Now that you have started to book those summer camps it’s the perfect time to shop for durable, personalized and waterproof labels for your kids’ stuff! Manning PTA is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels now through May 16. Go to and search for Manning Middle School PTA. The school will receive a check monthly based on 20% of all sales attributed towards the campaign - Let’s get organized, Manning!

Volunteer at Manning

Volunteer at Manning | Do you enjoy updating websites or fundraising or creating baskets? Perhaps you have another hidden talent that could help the school? These and other opportunities are available for next school year! Please send a note to to see how you can get involved next school year. Middle school are pivotal years for our kids as they grow into this next phase and parental involvement is so important.

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April 7 - Spring Student Dance

April 10 - CMAS testing all week

April 13 - Restaurant Night at Edgewater Beer Garden

April 18 - Career Day

April 19 - All Class Pictures

April 20 - PTA Meeting @ 8:30am in Manning LMC

April 27 - Day Without Hate

April 28 - No School For Students

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For registration assistance please contact the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center at 303-231-1300

Golden HS Cheerleading Tryouts April 10- 12, 2023

When: April 10 - 12, 2023 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Where: Golden High School Cafeteria

Golden High School Cheerleading is a Athletic Program at GHS that not only supports other sports such as Football, Volleyball, and Basketball. We also compete in our own competitions Regionals, State, Nationals and more.


No experience required Click here for the Flyer

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Wheat Ridge Parks & Rec Middle School Night Hangouts!

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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.