The Manning Weekly Update
September 10, 2023
Dear Manning Families,
Now that our school year is off the ground and we head into our fifth week of school, we are gearing up with a number of great opportunities to engage and partner with our community in this important work of educating and nurturing our students.
Coming up this Friday, September 15, is our first Coffee with the Principal Event beginning at 8:30 in the library. As I shared last week, this is an informal opportunity to hear about our start to the year as well as learn about Signs of Suicide from our SELS, Kari Gray.
On Thursday, September 21, join us at 3:45 for our first PTA meeting of the year! Lastly, join us on Thursday, September 28 at 5pm for our first Parent Partnership Meeting. Look for an agenda in the coming weeks.
A few other important reminders and updates:
- Turning left onto 32nd Avenue - During our peak traffic times (at drop off and pick-up), please remember that only right-hand turns are permitted onto 32nd Avenue. Aside from backing up traffic, this also poses a safety concern for our students.
- Annual Lock Down Drill - We will be holding our annual lockdown drill on Thursday, September 14 beginning at 2:15pm. For more information about the lockdown drill and to access resources about our standard response protocol, please check out THIS LINK. Reach out to Matt with questions.
Last but certainly not least, the PTA's biggest fundraiser- FALL FEST, is right around the corner. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, have a great social time and support Manning. There are links below to get involved either by donating an auction item, volunteering or entering a chili recipe, and of course purchasing tickets to be part of the fun. I look forward to seeing you there.
As your principal, I am here to serve our community. My door is always open, and I welcome your partnership in this important work!
A special thanks to our incredible PTA and 6th grade families for loading the lounge for our staff this week!
Dear Manning parents and community:
This year’s Manning Fall Fest, which includes a Chili Cook Off and a Silent Auction will be held on Friday October 6th. This evening of fun and community spirit is the PTA’s largest fundraising event of the year. Fundraising from last year’s Fall Festival enabled the PTA to fulfill our amazing teacher's wish lists, purchase new security cameras, provide college scholarships to Manning alumni students, and fund memorable 8th grade continuation ceremonies and picnics. The success of the event depends on the generous tax-deductible donations of our Manning families and community. Please think about how you might help, as you ponder your resources, talents, hobbies, and abilities!
Donating is easy, just complete the Auction Donation Form and deliver the items to the school by September 22nd.
We thank you in advance for your time, consideration and generosity in supporting our school. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Tickets are available now until 9/15 and cost $20 each. After the 15th the cost will be $25
Achievement Time starts Thursday, September 14th
What is Achievement Time?
Achievement Time is Manning’s way to keep students aware of their grades and help them repair grades if they fall to an “F” in any one class. This is meant to be a supportive weekly program, not meant to be a punishment. Staff will be available during Achievement time to help provide extra support to help students improve their grade(s).
Below is a brief outline of the Achievement process, please review the Achievement procedures on our website for more details and to familiarize yourself with the program.
- Friday: Grade report is run in the morning, students with an "F" will be notified of required Achievement time.
- Wednesday afternoon: Due date to turn in teacher signed Achievement slip confirming student has improved his/her grade. If a student turns in his/her Achievement slip by the deadline, they will not be required to attend Achievement.
- Thursday 3:30-4:15pm: Achievement Time. Required for students who were unable to improve their grade.
GT Information Night September 13th
Warren Tech Information for 8th Graders- Trip 9/27
The Warren Tech/ICAP lesson will be delivered to 8th grade students on September 12th and 13th during their Social Studies class. The trip is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27th from 11:30-1pm, the buses will leave Manning at 11am and return 1:30pm. The counselors will have permission slips available on those days for students who are interested in attending. The first 40 students to return permission slips to the main office will attend the field trip. Permission slips should be returned to the office by Tuesday, September 19th.
Go Fund Me for Babette Norton
Sources of Strength is recruiting, students check your email for important information
The ID card dilemma 🙂
We have lanyards in the main office to hole punch cards and hopefully that will help!
EF Tours England trip- Summer 2024
September 15 - Manning Movie Night
September 15 - Fall Fest ticket price increase
September 21 - First PTA Meeting
September 22 - deadline for Fall Fest Silent Auction donations
October 6 - Fall Fest
October 27 - Halloween Dance
Movie Night Volunteer Still Needed | StuCo will be hosting a screening of the Greatest Showman on September 15 and we’re still looking for one more parent to help ensure the show runs smoothly! Please sign-up if you have some time to share.
Fall Fest | Pumpkin Spice lattes are here, which means Fall Fest is not far behind! If you’re still not sure exactly what Fall Fest is, we’ll break it down for you:
What: Fall Fest has two main components running concurrently: The Silent Auction and The Chili Cook-Off.
Silent Auction | We need your donations to make this event a success! Don’t think you have anything to offer? We couldn’t disagree more! Please check out our suggested donation ideas and ask your child what theme their access class agreed on. Auction Donation Form can be submitted online through September 22.
Chili Cook-Off | Calling all chili masters! We are looking for 30 brave competitors to
make 6-8 quarts each for Fall Fest attendees to sample and cast their vote. The top three
finalists will be crowned at 8PM. Please complete the Sign Up Genius if you have a batch
Why: Fall Fest is designed as a school community building and fundraising event.
Who: Fall Fest is an adult-only event for the amazing Manning community that supports our middles. Purchase tickets by September 15 for only $20. This event runs on super-powered parents, so please sign-up to volunteer to ensure a smooth evening!
Where: Applewood Golf Course
When: Friday, October 6 | 6-10PM
Advisement Room Support Needed | Does your student have Fulton, Hageman, Hovinen, Hughes, Keodonexay, Laydon, Page or True for their Advisement teacher? We are still looking for a few more parents to work behind the scenes with the teacher to support the class vision for activities like door decorating competitions or Fall Fest baskets. The gig is low-time commitment, high reward. If you’re looking for something to do from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule, we’d love to hear from you! Simply complete this short form and we’ll get you going!
Join The PTA | Now that the new of the school year has settled some, don’t forget to sign up for your PTA membership! The PTA is integral in supporting our kids, teachers and staff. Membership is only $10 for the year and gives you the opportunity to vote. The more voices we have, the stronger our school is!
Free Money for Manning | We all get the groceries, so please don’t forget to link your King Sooper's rewards to The Manning School PTA! It’s quick and easy and most importantly free money for our school.
PTA Meeting | Not planes, trains and automobiles; rather Parent, Teacher Association! That’s right, we need the parents to make this amazing system work. The first PTA Meeting of the school year will be September 21 at 3:45PM in the library. This is your opportunity to join the conversation on how we can best support our middles independence.
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Run with the Wolves 5k
It's West Woods Elementary annual Run with the Wolves 5k this year on Sunday, Sept. 17th.
This family-friendly 5k run/1k walk is the PTSA’s annual fundraiser to help raise money for West Woods Elementary. We’ll have post-run snacks, awards music and fun activities!
We’d love to invite Manning students — many of which may be West Woods alumni to participate in the run or walk at an $18 discounted rate. Click here for more information
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.