The Manning Weekly Update

February 25, 2022

Manning Community,

Happy Friday! As we come out of the artic blast and having inside lunch/recess for the majority of the week (it was warm enough to send students out for recess today), I'm grateful that we live in a place that can be artic chilly, and 60's the following week.

As we have huge swings of temperature in Denver, I ask for your support in making sure your student(s) are dressed for the weather. The arguments are many to be prepared with the right clothing, including if we have to evacuate the school for some reason, outside recess, etc. Students need to be wearing clothes that are appropriate for the weather. We are seeing students in shorts, flip flops, and other summer clothes in the heart of winter. Please ensure that your students come to school with the proper footwear and coats.

Also, I want to thank the families that came to parent/teacher conferences last night. I heard that conferences were a success and I want you all to remember that our door is always open. Anytime you have a concern or question, please don't hesitate to email your child's teachers or give us a call and we can help problem solve. As you know, Manning's third tenet, and very important tenet, are strong family and community partnerships.

Finally, I want to thank PTA for their ongoing efforts to support Manning. A huge thanks for providing Chipotle to our staff for conferences yesterday and for putting together a really successful Skate City event earlier this month! As you will see below, our PTA is looking for a new board next year. Please consider volunteering for the three open board positions. The workload is manageable and with many hands, makes light work. We have many parents and teachers who have stepped up this year to support PTA and their efforts. If you are interested please read the information below and reach out to our PTA at

Have a wonderful weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

ALERT - Important Upcoming Bridge Replacement I-70 & 32nd Ave

Attention Manning Parents and Guardians:

Please review the following information regarding the upcoming bridge replacement construction that may impact your and your student's commute to and from Manning. The project will begin mid-February 2022 and is expected to be completed in the late Fall 2023.

We recommend that Manning Parents and Guardians familiarize themselves with the project details to find an alternate route or allocate extra time if needed.

We are also asking parents to try and minimize the student walking traffic around this intersection before and after school.

The two documents are available in printed form in the main office or in pdf format in the most recent Manning Weekly Newsletter. Please refer to the digital pdf to access the links included on the documents.

Project Kick Off Information

Project Fact Sheet

Project Website

Student Insights What is it? What does it provide?

There is a new tool from Jeffco, "Student Insights". This is a new website for Jeffco families and students to access district and state assessments (CMAS, MAP, ACCESS) results as well as student plan information. This will replace sending home paper copies of MAP testing or any other assessments. Please click the link below to learn how to log on and what is included in the website.

Student Insights Brochure for Jeffco Schools

Day Without Hate - Friday, April 29th

A Day Without Hate is a student-led, grassroots organization that promotes nonviolence, respect, and unity within our schools. Help your child join his/her fellow students district wide to help end school violence and promote peace. By encouraging students to be tolerant, friendly and kind, and teaching them that there are non-violent solutions to problems, we as a community, can create a better world.

Orders are due by March 8th, 2022.

We will be passing out shirts the week of the April 25th, to students in their access classes.

Place your Order Here

Clinic Protocol for Manning Mustangs

Reminder for all Mustangs & their Parents/Guardians:

If you are not feeling well at any point during the school day, please come down to the clinic. We will contact your Parent/Guardian in the main office if needed.

🚫📱💻 Students who are not feeling well should NOT be using their phones or Chromebooks to contact their parents to be picked up during class, lunch, or recess.

👉🏼 Parents and Guardians, if you receive a message from your student, please tell them to go down to the clinic in the main office.

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Manning PTA needs new Board and Committee Members for the 22/23 school year


Manning PTA needs new Board and Committee Members for the 22/23 school year. We have the following open board positions:


Vice President (will take over as President the following year)


Additionally we need volunteers to help out to either lead or participate in the following committees:



Teacher Appreciation

Student Appreciation.

Please reach out to the Manning PTA at for more information or to volunteer!

Restaurant Night at Mannie & Bo's - March 8th


The next restaurant night is at Mannie and Bo’s Pizzeria on March 8th! Voted best pizza in Denver, so don’t miss out!

They’ll donate 20 % of net sales back to Manning!

Skate Night Success!

Thanks to all who participated in Skate Night. It was a huge success with a huge number of students participating. We are planning to do another Student Appreciation event this Spring so stay tuned!
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2021/2022 Yearbook Deadline 3/28/2022

Manning Parents,

All yearbook orders are done through Lifetouch directly. (Click Here For Information Flyer)

VERY IMPORTANT: There are only 100 well wishes available. Once those have been filled you will not be able to purchase the ad.

Click Here to Purchase Your 2021/2022 Yearbook (Use Code: 12208122 - Order Deadline is 03/28/22).

SEL Corner

I Matter Update

6 free therapy sessions provided to students 18 and under as well as 21 and under with an IEP. There are hundreds of appointments available every week. There is no current waitlist for telehealth and only a brief waitlist for in person services. Services are available in Spanish and English. This program expires 6-30-22. For more information visit

Mental Health and Wellness Campaign: February - March: Trusted Adults

Seminar Speaker: NICK THOMPSON

Date: March 3 11:00am - 1:00pm & 5:30pm - 7:30pm Flyer and Registration Link: English I Spanish

Session: Parenting is Hard: Build a More Positive and Connected Relationship with your Child, Tween or Teen It's possible...even when they would rather pull away!

  • Understand the difference a trusted adult can make in the life of a young person

Share these resources with your families: (SCHOOL TOOLKIT)

  • Seminar Speaker Flyer & Registration

  • Interactive Family Guide

  • Trusted Adult Social Media Posts

QPR for Parents & Caregivers Registration


Kari Gray, LSW; MA ed., MSW

The Manning School of Academics and Arts

Social Emotional Learning Specialist (SELS)-Learn more here

Ralston Valley Incoming 9th grade Athletic Interest Night

All incoming 9th graders are invited to attend the Athletic Interest night at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30pm. Click the flyer below for more information.

Athletic Night Details

Interested in GHS Volleyball Camp?

June 6, 7 & 8th at Golden High School

9am- 12pm

Grades 1st-8th

Check out this flyer for more information on registering

Discounted rate if you register before April 15th

Ralston Valley Cheer Info


Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Happenings!


Jeffco Food & Nutrition Services


Link to insurance coverage

Reminder: No stickers on Chromebooks, only Cases!

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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.