The Manning Weekly Newsletter

January 25, 2019

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Dear Families,

It was nice to have our 6th graders back! They had a great time at Outdoor Lab last week, but we missed the energy that group of students brings to Manning.

With our school operating back at full swing, the second semester can be a very exciting time. Not only is there a lot going on at Manning as we make a solid push through the end of the semester, but it's this time of year we conscientiously begin planning the logistics and master schedule for next school year. While we wish our 8th graders the best of luck as they apply to their top choice high schools, we also hope we retain all of our 6th and 7th graders at Manning for the 2019-2020 school year. In order for current 6th and 7th grade families to secure their spot at Manning, you have until February 8th to log in to Enroll Jeffco and indicate your intention to return to our school in August. More information about the enrollment process can be found in this newsletter, and if you still have questions, we would be happy to answer them.

Have a great weekend.

David / Mr. Luongo

Please Order a HEART T-Shirt to Help Spread School Spirit!

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Manning families please help us support our new HEART Logo that was created by our student Emerson Leu who won the contest. We will be selling a black short sleeve tee shirt that will have our HEART logo on them if your student or someone you know is interested to purchase one to help show your school spirt. You will have a short window of time to complete your order form and pay for the shirt.

We will be taking orders from January 19 to January 31. Don’t miss out! There will not be another time to purchase these if you miss the deadline.

You have two options to place your order: You can pick up an order form in the main office or click here to print one and bring it to the front office.

For payment, you can log onto your JeffcoConnect to pay the fee or you can bring in cash or check. The price of each shirt will be $10.00 regardless of the size.

Electives Sign Up Process for Next School Year

During the week of February 4th, our current 6th and 7th graders will indicate interest in the elective classes they would like to take throughout the 2019-2020 school year. They will choose four 1st Tier classes and four 2nd Tier classes for a total of 8 classes. There are no guarantees we will be able to schedule them in their top choices, but we will certainly try. Please click the button below to view all of our elective course offerings and begin having conversations with your student about which classes they would like to sign up for.

Costa Rica Summer Trip!

This opportunity is open to all Manning Students! Come join us for a parent information meeting on either Thursday, January 31st or Thursday February 7th at 3:45 pm in Mr. Grenawalt's classroom (cottage C5).

Come and see what the trip offers and what your child could learn. Bring your child as well!

Language Programs Abroad contact me anytime.

Anyone who can't make it, can email me or call 303-877-5237

Jonathan Grenawalt (Spanish Teacher)

CrossFit Kids is Coming to Applewood

There is an exciting new program starting at the CrossFit gym in the Applewood neighborhood that is for kids. If you have any questions, feel free to email

~ Chelsea Canda

Artists Work Exhibited

Please congratulate Manning Artists, Lisl Gidlund and Savanna Scriptor who have artwork exhibited at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, at the POWER OF PROCESS show. Artist celebration night was Thursday, Jan 24 at 6:00 pm, but the show will be up for a few more weeks.

Any Girls Looking to Play Softball?

Golden Girls Softball registration is open for the 2019 spring/summer season! We are a recreational league with teams for girls from ages 5-18. We play against other teams in Jefferson County, so travel is limited! Practices start in April with games May-July.

Register online today at:

6th Grade Scientists use Augmented and Virtual Reality to explore National Parks and landforms

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Yoga & Mindfulness at Manning

We will continue to offer yoga as an enrichment activity after school on Wednesdays beginning on January 23rd.

YMCA Supervision

The YMCA will not be offering supervision of students before school any longer, due to such a low number of students taking advantage of the before school program. They will, however, continue to provide supervision after school.

The Grub Club Needs Your Cans

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Manning Spelling Bee

The spelling bee will be Wednesday, February 13th at 1:45 in the auditorium. If students are interested in participating, they can sign up with their ELA teachers or Ms. Pouliot.

STEM outreach program for girls at Colorado School of Mines

Registration is OPEN for our spring 2019 sessions of DISCOVER Tech for girls in grades 3 - 6, and EXPLORE Tech for girls in grades 7 - 9. These programs take place on School of Mines campus and are developed and facilitated by female Mines students who are both passionate about their subjects of study, and sharing this passion with the next generation!

8th Grade Families, Consider a Well Wish in the Year Book

8th Grade Well Wishes are an optional addition to the purchase of a yearbook.

If you are interested in adding a Well Wish for your student in the yearbook, you should purchase a 1/4 page advertisement add-on. Cost is $10 extra.

The deadline to purchase a well wish is February 15, 2019.

For more information and specific directions visit the Manning Website--> Family Resources-->Yearbook page.

Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camp

Dinosaur Ridge Camps are an unforgettable adventure! Our camps keep kids moving and discovering in the incredible setting of our National Natural Landmark. These experiences are designed to foster excitement and wonder for science, art, and the outdoors while engaging in our hands-on educational curriculum.

Our small group sizes give every camper the opportunity to play, explore, and expand their knowledge. Each camp offers exploration of the Dinosaur Ridge fossil sites, hands-on science projects, as well as expert guest presenters in the fields of paleontology, geology, art, earth science, survival skills, and local plants and animals.

2019 Summer Camp Sessions

  • June 3-7: Fossils & Fun (Ages 6-10)
  • June 10-14: Rock Stars (Ages 10-13)
  • June 17-21: Junior Scientists (Ages 8-11)
  • June 24-28: Nature Trekkers (Ages 6-10)
  • July 8-12: Fossils & Fun (Ages 6-10)
  • July 15-19: STEAM Week *NEW!! (Ages 8-11)
  • July 22-26: Junior Scientists (Ages 8-11)
  • July 29-August 2: Nature Trekkers (Ages 6-10)
  • August 5-9: Fossils & Fun (Ages 6-10)

Summer Camp Details

  • 9 weeks of camp (June 3-August 9) (9 am-3 pm*)
  • Early-bird registration starts January 14--TODAY! Save $25 off each camp with registration before February 15.
  • $300/week for FODR members OR $325/week for non-members
  • 6-13-year olds
  • *Post-camp program available
  • Click here for more details on our summer camps.

Check out the FODR website for more details or to register.


You are invited to a meeting on Wednesday afternoon, January 30th, at 1:50(ACCESS) to learn more about Golden High School. Mr. Gill (your future counselor) and Mr. Shellard (your future assistant principal) will be bringing registration materials to Manning to hand out to you. We will also answer any questions you may have about Golden High School.

You will take the registration materials home to your parents to look over. The following week, on Wednesday, February 6th, we will return to collect the registration forms that are completed so we can create a schedule for you when you come to Golden in August.

We look forward to chatting with you. If you have any questions before the 30th, please contact me at

Rob Gill
Guidance Counselor for Class of 2019
Golden High School

A Message from Chess Master Jesse

I have changed the date of my final tournament from 4/27/2019 to 5/4/2019 because of the all girls scholastic championship.

State Scholastic Championship and ALL GIRLS Championship.

The State Scholastic Chess Championship is coming February 23rd and 24th. I HIGHLY recommend playing in this tournament for anybody who has enjoyed playing in the regular monthly tournaments. This is an amazing once a year opportunity to play some amazing chess and for a select few to become state champions for their grade group.

You can sign up and find all information HERE

Also, for the first time ever - Colorado will have an ALL GIRLS State Scholastic Chess Championship is going to happen April 27th. This is a long time dream in the making and we're hoping to get enough attendance to justify making it a regular event. This purpose of this event is to empower girls in chess. It's not always easy being a girl in the male dominated sport of chess. Keep a lookout for more details to come!

Snapology - Enrichment Option on Wednesdays

On Wednesdays in January, we will be offering new enrichment. "Drone Commander" will begin in on January 16th, and "Video Game Design" will begin on February 27th. Click on the links to register. There are only 12 spots available for each class.

Drone Commander:

Video Game Design:

Follow Manning on Instagram! username- manningschool

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Please follow us on facebook, too! @themanningschooljeffco

Looking for Something Fun?

Apex Park holds an event called Teen Take Over once a month at their Secrest facility. It is a night for kids to hang out and do things like dodgeball, Fortnite, swim, air hockey and much more.

Anne Frank Field Trip

Parents of 7th-grade Students: In conjunction with the reading of The Diary of Anne Frank in Language Arts class, all 7th-grade students will be attending the Arvada Center's production of Anne Frank in March. The cost of student tickets is $14 per student; the PTA graciously covers the cost of the buses. Please visit Jeffco Connect to pay your student's ticket fee by the end of February. 7th-grade Honors Language Arts classes will see the play on March 5; 7th-grade Traditional Language Arts classes will see the play on March 19. The performance time is 10:30-12:30. Thank you for your support of this enrichment opportunity for your student!

Annual Jeffco Writing Challenge & Jeffco's "I Love to Read" Challenge!

Welcome back to the ENC Jeffco Writing Challenge! Last year we had over 1,200 writing entries K-12, from Jeffco Schools! This year 1st place students will again receive a $100 prize and ENC is donating funds to the schools with the highest percentage of writing entries as well. Last year ENC gave away prizes for 1st-3rd place writing entries for every grade and, ENC also added an Honorable Mention category due to such great response.

Manning can also enter the 3rd Annual Jeffco Book Challenge - "I Love to Read," contest and the winning school will receive a donation from ENC in 2019. Students who submit a winning "I Love to Read," statement will be eligible for a gift card as well, as incentive for the entire school to be involved! See our attached flyer for more information.

An eBook will be posted on the ENC website with all the winning entries. The final deadline for all entries for both the Jeffco Writing Challenge and the Jeffco Book Challenge “I Love to Read," contest is February 28, 2019. The final deadline of February 28, 2019 is when all entries for both contests must be received by ENC.

Sponsored by ENC - Education Nonprofit Corporation-

Reminder to Utilize Tutor Time in the Morning 7:50 - 8:15

Don't fall behind! Come get extra one-on-one attention with your teachers before school.

  • Monday - Math or Electives
  • Tuesday - Math or English or 6th Grade Science
  • Wednesday - Math or Social Studies
  • Thursday - Math or Science
  • Friday - Math

Lakewood High School Showcase Night

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

For any interested and prospective incoming freshmen, please join Principal Dan Bock and many representatives from Lakewood's activities and athletics for an informational evening on February 5th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Students and families will have the opportunity to tour the school and ask questions of sponsors, coaches, teachers, administrators and student leaders about Lakewood and all it has to offer.

Interested in being a Boy Scout?

One of our students would like to invite other boys to consider joining Troop 999, and has created an informational flyer. If being a boy scout is something you're interested in, click the button below.

Any 6th Graders Who Like to Dance?

The Golden High School dance team is holding a clinic on Saturday, February 9th. Click on the button below for more information and to sign up.

If you're still involved at all with an elementary school community, please help your friends and acquaintances understand the Enroll Jeffco process.

Current 6th and 7th Graders must indicate their intention to return to Manning in 19-20 or they will lose their spot.

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 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

Late February: If choice enrolling, you will receive notification of next steps via email.

Check out 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.

Current Jeffco Student Enrolling at Expected School

*Expected school = either the school the student is currently attending (if in non-transition grade), OR neighborhood school (if in a transition grade)

STEP 1 Parent goes to and clicks on “Enroll Now”

STEP 2 Using their Jeffco Connect username and password, parent logs in to EnrollJeffco system

STEP 3 Parent clicks “Let’s Get Started” button next to student’s name

STEP 4 Parent validates all parent and student information (this data has been pulled from Jeffco Connect)

STEP 5 Parent is presented with “Intent to Enroll” page, asking if their student will attend their expected school; Parent clicks “Yes” button

STEP 6 Parent is asked two survey questions and is then taken to enrollment confirmation page

Current Jeffco Student Choice Enrolling

*Wanting to apply at a school other than where they currently attend, both at grade transition or simply changing schools

STEP 1 Parent goes to and clicks on “Enroll Now”

STEP 2 Using their Jeffco Connect username and password, parent logs in to EnrollJeffco system

STEP 3 Parent clicks “Let’s Get Started” button next to student’s name

STEP 4 Parent validates all parent and student information (this data has been pulled from Jeffco Connect)

STEP 5 Parent is presented with “Intent to Enroll” page, asking if their student will attend their expected school; Parent clicks “No” button

STEP 6 Parent selects one or more schools to which they want to apply, answers additional questions (about siblings, etc.), agrees to terms and conditions, and clicks the “Submit” button

STEP 7 Parent receives email confirmation of application received

STEP 8 On or around February 25th, parent receives emails/text messages about student’s status at each school (offered enrollment or waitlisted)

STEP 9 Using their smartphone, laptop, or computer, parent may accept no more than one enrollment offer (offers expire 5 days after date of issue)

STEP 10 Parent is presented with two survey questions and is then taken to enrollment confirmation page

Student New to Jeffco Choice Enrolling

STEP 1 Parent goes to and clicks on “New Parent/Guardian” button

STEP 2 Parent establishes Jeffco Connect account, including creation of username and password

STEP 3 Parent clicks “+ Add New Student” button and completes record for student

STEP 4 Parent goes to and clicks on “Enroll Now”

STEP 5 Using their newly-established Jeffco Connect username and password, parent logs in to EnrollJeffco system

STEP 6 Parent clicks “Let’s Get Started” button next to student’s name

STEP 7 Parent validates all parent and student information (this data will have just been pulled from Jeffco Connect)

STEP 8 Parent is presented with “Intent to Enroll” page, asking if their student will attend their neighborhood school; Parent clicks “No” button

STEP 9 Parent selects one or more schools to which they want to apply, answers additional questions (about siblings, etc.), agrees to terms and conditions, and clicks the “Submit” button STEP 10 Parent receives email confirmation of application received

STEP 11 On or around February 25th, parent receives emails/text messages about student’s status at each school (offered enrollment or waitlisted)

STEP 12 Using their smartphone, laptop, or computer, parent may accept no more than one enrollment offer (offers expire 5 days after date of issue)

STEP 13 Parent is presented with two survey questions and is then taken to enrollment confirmation page

Students With IEPs

IEP requires Mild / Moderate Supports:

Family may follow standard processes: Current student → Enrolling at Expected School Current student → Applying to Choice School New to Jeffco → Enrolling at N’hood School New to Jeffco → Applying to Choice School

IEP requires more intensive supports (e.g. Center Program):

Student will be directly placed at an appropriate school or program by a member of the Special Education department.

Board Policy JFBA Summary

1) Only one enrollment offer per student may be in “accepted” status at any given time

2) Enrollment offers expire after 5 days (expiration may be waived by school)

3) “Siblings” defined → Siblings by birth, step-siblings, adopted, and foster siblings. Also included are children subject to legal guardianship or other children related by blood or marriage living with the currently enrolled student’s family in a regular parent-child relationship and who are dependent upon the current student’s parent/guardian(s) for support.

4) “Child of Staff” defined → Solely defined as first-degree children by birth, step-children, adopted children, and foster children.

5) Accommodation will be made for siblings applying together (once one has been offered enrollment, the other is bumped up to sibling status)

6) Once a family has accepted an enrollment offer, the new school is considered their “home” school (to enroll in neighborhood school, they‘ll need to submit a Round 2 application, and enrollment is not guaranteed)

7) Once a student attends a school, they may continue to attend until their grade level is no longer served (choice application required to stay)

PLC Update

This Wednesday, our teachers met in grade level teams to continue planning a special week in April after CMAS testing, where students will engage in authentic learning experiences, focusing their passions. This idea came from our Superintendent, Dr. Jason Glass, and his challenge is below:
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A Message from the PTA

Would you like an easy way to support Manning? Buying a King Soopers gift card and using it for groceries and gasoline is a way to do just that. Please contact Deborah South at to get yours, and thank you for participating in this fundraiser!

At Manning, we strive to live our core values every day.

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  • Nick Kruse overcame homesickness at Outdoor Lab. What I'm most proud of though, was his ability to be vulnerable and take the risk to share his struggle with peers, high school leaders, and teachers. Thank you, Nick, for being honest with yourself and your community to help you grow!
  • Alex Novello is always there for people when they really need it, and is a great friend


  • Elsa Audibert is the best friend i have ever had, she is so kind and funny and try's her best on everything, she loves helping out and is always there for you
  • Lauren Hacke is a really good friend and she always tries to help. She is fun, sensible, and funny.
  • Colin Chow has really been focused on his work in Digital Design. With very little assistance, he took on a difficult problem and was able to both problem solve and create a working solution. Afterwards he stated, "My brain hurts." Way to stick with it.
  • Stella Bane always works super hard in into to buisness to get her stuff turned in on time
  • Emerie Nauslar has been so kind. She always has a smile on her face and she always comes to school with her best effort. She has been the best friend I could ever ask for! Thank you Emerie!
  • Carson Pramov has always had a helping hand. He is always working his hardest and doesn't give up and asks his teachers when he really needs there help! With that he is also a really good friend! Thank you Carson!
  • Emerie Nauslar always comes with a smile on their face and ready to learn. She tries her hardest and works her hardest. She even finds time to have a little laugh and be the best friend ever! Thanks Emerie!
  • Liam Melcher works hard in every class and doesn't get enough recognition for it.
  • Jade Morrison is my best friend and she is so fun to be around
  • Sydney Hertal is always willing to help everyone, she constantly brightens peoples day and make them feel better!
  • Wyatt was holding the door for everyone, and it was very nice
  • Hayven Beck has always tried her hardest in her classes and always goes in for help when she needs it. She works very hard at her grades and school work and if she struggles with something, is not afraid to ask for help.
  • Ms. Retke always is happy and helps you with any of your problems.
  • Mr. Jonson puts a ton of effort in to his job
  • Mr. G is always making his class fun to be in. And he's such an awesome teacher.
  • Mr. Fulton explained the concept deeper so we would really understand it.
  • Mr. Hovinen is very kind ad puts in a lot of effort to help us with our questions.
  • Mr. Hughes always puts his best effort toward our questions about our work
  • Our lunch ladies are always so nice and greet everyone one with a smile. They provide everyone with food and make sure that every kid is satisfied with what the got.
  • Mr. Fulton went out of his way to help me complete my missing work.


  • Caitlyn Shull is always trying her best to do her work. She is always working hard to improve in every way!
  • Niki Cattany is an amazing friend and is always being positive. she deserves to get nominated for being such an awesome person.
  • When the Teacher wasn't in school today Anneke Powell was responsible to tell everyone to focus and do what they are suppose to do.
  • Nick Sweicker got nominated to go and perform with the all county band.
  • Mrs. Pouliot is really nice and talks to me and my friend everyday. She is always helpful, and she really tries to do what's best for everyone.
  • Mrs. Templeton is honestly amazing at everything she does. She is funny, kind, and supportive, and she is always trying to help out everyone. I love her as both a person and a principal!
  • Ms. Agard helped her students have a great time at Outdoor Lab
  • Mr. Hughes takes the time every day to make his lesson fun and exiting


  • Joslyn Gernat, JJ Killian, Camille Miller, Jack Landry, Austeja Buzenaite, and Kahler Cardone were chosen to represent Manning at Windy Peak. They branded and accepted our trophy for their incredible work and growth shown at Outdoor Lab. At Outdoor Lab, they demonstrated ICARE (Integrity, Commitment, Awareness, Respect, and Empathy), and we can't wait to see them transfer their work to honor HEART.
  • Finn Smith and Gannon Smith are the best twins in the schooooool and they respect each other and other people.
  • Leila Keyes always listens in class. She tries her best at everything she does, and is very respectful. Nice job, Leila!
  • I nominated Isabel Martin for Respect because I have several classes with her and in every single one she never blurts out but she still manages to talk and have a good conversation, she also always helps me when I have a question and she knows when she can talk and when she should stay quiet. Thank you Isabel for being so respectful your actions don't go unnoticed.
  • Conner Alison is always a amazing friend and respectful in class he respects materials and the teacher. he is a amazing person to have in all classes.
  • Oliver Yousse and August Yousse are really nice to me. They are really great friends to me and all their other friends!
  • Ella Klinger has always been there for me, been an amazing friend, and helped me get through many tough times. Over all she is and has been an amazing friend that respects me.
  • When a kid dropped their books and papers, Colin Chow helped him pick them up even though it was actively snowing and cold.
  • Soli Ficco is very nice and forgiving.
  • Emma Bougher is very nice and a good friend
  • Maisun Kobal is such a kindhearted person and does a lot for her friends. She makes them feel important and helps them up when they are feeling down.
  • Liam is always there as a friend.
  • Mr. Jonson encourages us to be positive every day and look for the good in people
  • Mrs. McLeod role models what it means to put students first. Her authentic interactions with kids make her classroom a safe and engaging space that, ultimately, sets students up for academic and social success.
  • Mr. Rubin genuinely cares about wether or not a student is successful in his class, and is always willing to help and answer questions!
  • Mr. Grenawalt let a lot of people retry their duolingo to get a higher score.


  • My gym shorts disappeared, and I had no spare. Adriana Helms lent me her spare until my shorts showed up.
  • Anneke goes the extra mile to make sure that no one is uncomfortable in any sitiuation, physically or mentaly
  • Max Seigal always knows how to make you laugh and is always upbeat in his classes.
  • Preston Baker helped his group finish early on their project in photography class
  • Charlie Tobin is always making us laugh. Whenever were upset, he is there to help us through the problem. He makes an effort to put us before him.
  • Kat Davis was very patient with a 6th grader that was struggling with his work in class. This 6th grader had a lot of questions and Kat would selfishly stop her work and answer questions over and over again.
  • River Bochow has been busy in Digital Design class, both getting his work done and helping peers around him with their struggles.
  • Mrs. Mendez helped us understand during our High School Musical practice when to go on and how to do it.
  • Ms. K is always lending a helping hand to who ever need sit and can always brighten our day. She wants us to do our best and wants to see us succeed in what we do. Her class is definitely one of the best! Thank you for making the school a better place!!!
  • Ms. Agard, Mrs. Burg, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Fulton, and Mrs. McLeod are teaming up to run the Colfax Marathon in May! They will each run a portion of the 26 mile endeavor!

The Manning School of Academics and 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.