The Manning Weekly Newsletter
November 30, 2018
We hope everyone was able to enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday with a chance to rest and feel refreshed both physically and emotionally. Our teachers certainly returned to school feeling rejuvenated after a full week off. Observing classrooms this Monday, I noticed there was no down time! Returning from break, teachers and students hit the ground running with high academic expectations.
Given how limited and precious our time is together, our Manning staff is making a concerted effort to ensure each of these next three weeks count. Our students truly deserve the best instruction we can offer, intentionally planned to challenge each one of them to their fullest potential until the semester finally comes to a close.
David / Mr. Luongo
Lillian Young Wins Reflections Contest
Lillian Young's beautiful water color painting that she entered in the 2018/2019 Reflections contest was given one of five Awards of Excellence (the highest award) in the category of Middle School Visual Arts during Jeffco district-wide judging that took place November 10. Visual Arts received the most entries - by far - and this award recognizes her stand-out talent among all middle school student entries in Jeffco.
There is an open house at Red Rocks Community College on December 2 from 11:00 - 3:00 where Lillian's work will be displayed with other district-wide winners. It will be on display there until December 10th.
Enrichment Opportunity ~ "Sticky Fingers"
Students in Design Thinking Do a Silent Walk, Looking at Each Other's Problems and Contribute Ideas via Sticky Notes
Oh, the Power of Brainstorming and Collaboration!
4 Square is the New Recess Fad
Cross Country Coaches Say "Thank You"
Reminder ~ Ear Buds
Short Story Contest Update
New School Lanyards for Sale
Thanks for supporting the Manning PTA!
Friday, December 21 is a Flex Day for students whose teachers still need them to make up work. We won't know which students need to be here on that last Friday of the semester until the day before. Please keep this in mind while making travel plans.
Scientists Experiment with the Transfer of Energy
Artists Paint Their Clay Containers
PE Class Fits FIVE Badminton Games in This Small Gym
Enroll Jeffco is Coming!
Jeffco Public Schools is rolling out a new student enrollment system called EnrollJeffco for the 2019-20 school year. This new enrollment system has two components. First, a tool called School Finder, which is a searchable database of information about all Jeffco Public Schools. Second, an online enrollment system where all current and incoming students will indicate where they will go to school next year. Families with new preschool students and those who want to participate in choice enrollment to attend a school other than their current or neighborhood school will apply for their school of choice through this system.
Starting December 17: Go to www.enrolljeffco.org to learn about the schools near you.
January 22 - February 8: Enroll in your current or neighborhood school (K-12), or apply to another Jeffco school (choice enrollment & preschool) at www.enrolljeffco.org.
Late February: If choice enrolling, you will receive notification of next steps via email.Check out www.enrolljeffco.org now or watch the video below for information about this user-friendly system that will help families plan ahead and provide schools with enrollment information to prepare for the next school year.
Winter Performance Tickets Now Available
ELF THE MUSICAL JR!-tickets are $3
December 3 and 17, -Dress rehearsal for Elf from 3:30-6:00
December 18, -5:30 pm performance and 7:00 pm performance
NOTICE: We have pushed the play back two weeks.
WINTER CONCERT-tickets are $3
Dec. 11, 2018- 5:30 p.m. performance and 7:00 p.m. performance
Dec. 12, 2018- 7:00 p.m. performance
Tickets can be purchased from:
***Families are encouraged to only attend one performance so ALL families can watch their student perform***
Sean Wants His Measurements to be Exact!
Students Measure Mass and Volume to Calculate Density of Various Objects
Our Volleyball Team Huddles Up during a Time Out
Students Match Embryo Images With 5 Different Animals
If you have an 8th grader going to Golden HS next year, please read this letter from the principal regarding technology.
Know Anyone Interested in Manning?
Math Students Celebrate Their High Growth on the MAP Test
Hello Manning 6th Grade Families,
We wanted to provide you with some important reminders and dates regarding our 6th Grade Outdoor Lab. If you are participating in the King Soopers fundraiser, you have until March 23rd to use those cards to help contribute towards your student's $350 Outdoor Lab fee. After March 23rd, you will be responsible to pay any balance remaining by April 5th.
For those of you not participating in the King Soopers card fundraiser, the deadline to have the $350 fee paid is April 5th. If it would help you to make your payments in increments, please feel free to do so by contacting our financial secretary Jade Zentz at 303-982-6226. You can make payments over the phone with a credit card. You may also log onto Jeffco Connect and pay the $350 in full at any time.
Outdoor Lab Spirit Wear!
- Purchasing Spirit Wear: Spirit Wear is available at http://www.outdoorlabfoundation.org/shop. Families can also purchase items at the Foundation office, although they should call ahead as our hours vary:
3000 Youngfield St., Suite 167
Wheat Ridge, CO 80215
(Call ahead at (720) 403-8241)
- Hoodies $35
- T-shirts $16
- Ball caps $20
- Beanies $15
- Water bottles and Sunglasses are each $5.
- School Delivery Deadline: Families have until January 6, 2019 to place their Spirit Wear order if they’d like it shipped to the school. We deliver all “ship to school” orders the week before they are scheduled to attend Outdoor Lab.
7th Grade Field Trip in March
Manning Yearbooks & 8th Grade Well Wishes Are on Sale Now
2018-19 Manning Yearbooks are on sale from fall until March 8, 2019.
Packages and A la Carte prices: click here
Purchase all yearbooks online at ybpay.lifetouch.com
Manning yearbook code is: 12208119
Yearbook Purchase Deadline: March 8, 2019.
8th grade Well Wishes: $10 (1/4 page advertisement)
Well Wishes Due Date: Feb 15, 2018
8th Grade Well Wishes
8th Grade well wishes is a $10 1/4 page advertisement add-on to the price of a yearbook. Be sure to submit a photograph and dedication to Lifetouch by February 15, 2019 in order to be included in the yearbook, follow the instructions below:
Your 8th Grade Well Wish must be submitted online at:
Community Image Upload Site Access Code: ALAZBC
1. Upload your Image. (Please only submit 1 image for your student) Images must be at least 300 dpi and only jpg or tiff images are accepted.
2. List your students name under the Keyword
3. Type your dedication under the description
4. Change category to 8th grade Well Wishes
5. Press Submit.
6th Graders Return from Winter Break on Jan 8
PE Uniforms for 2nd Semester
At Manning, we strive to live our core values every day.
- Cooper Daugherty - for playing his guitar in the cafeteria in the morning before school. The kids enjoyed it.
- Chloe Meldahl always does her classwork and does extra. she even helps other classmates when needed.
- Joslin Baxter has been helping Nora Bendl, who is on crutches, during band class.
- Hailey Kelley and Owen Fulkerson stayed after school to help move furniture in a classroom.
- Mr. G puts in effort for each and every student. He puts in the effort to make sure we Learn the spanish words and we dont just think about it and then forget everything we had learned. He engages with the kids and is also respectful to all.
- We agree that Mrs. Pouliot is a GREAT role model! She always respects our opinions and accepts our weirdness. She knows how to joke around and is the only adult who doesn't think we are completely crazy. She is extremely kind and considerate and I think that she deserves this award for many reasons.
- Lisl Gidlund is the greatest friend someone will ever have. The positive energy she brings to a table will change your mood fast. I love hanging out with Lisl because she always makes an effort to include everyone and listens too! Count on Lisl to make you happy very fast!
- Ms. McLeod's 7th Period Class - We always have so much fun together. These people feel like my family and we have made a happy safe environment to learn and laugh in. I know I will leave the class thanking Ms Mcleod and life long friends with the people in this class. Thank you!!!
- Ally Ricketson, Aevry Greene, and McKenna Merz always ask me what is wrong and they cheer my up when I cry and they wipe away my tears.
- I was upset and Casen Dobbs came over, made a funny joke and made me feel better.
- Margot Mulhern is a very kind person who always can cheer you up! She makes everyone's day. She is very funny and always makes you laugh.
- Cali DeVries always puts up with me when I'm not being nice to her. She's been a great friend and is always chill.
- Tatum Marsh, Riley DeJesus, Hayden Noyes, and I always have lots of fun and get assignment done while having a good time.
- August Hazel has one class with me and every time I go to that class he is there and he is usually talking to someone but then he comes and talks to me and he makes me feel better if something had happened in another class. He always has something to say and I always find myself laughing t something he said. I think August should get the award for teamwork because he has never let me down. ever
- A student had a question about the exchange rates and wasn't sure how to explain the correct answer. Ella Yancey offered to help out so that he could understand why the answer he had chosen was incorrect. She was very quick to offer help!
- Kellen Lindberg took care of our class pet, Ember, over Thanksgiving break. Ember had a great time with Kellen's other bearded dragon! Kellen was quick to help out and gave Ember a relaxing vacation, which helped out all of my classes!
- Eva Pollard is so nice and has helped me so much this year. She's so sweet, and has been one of the kindest people at this school to me.
- Anton McCray is a focused student who is always prepared, joins class discussions, and often helps others. He is a "quiet" leader in both classes that I see him in. Thanks for your effort, Anton!