The Manning Weekly Update

November 14, 2022

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Hello Manning Parents,

As we head into the week before Thanksgiving, there are a lot of things to be thankful for here at Manning. We have an active bunch of students and parents working together to make Manning and the Community a better place. STUCO’s service project begins this week collecting pet donations for Denver Dumb Friends League and Kari Laniel's Journalism class will begin collecting socks for Jeffco’s Serving Kids. Read more about helping these groups below.

To all 8th grade students and parents, there are 4 High School Open Houses this week, please click here for more information.

Just a reminder there is no school, or newsletter, for Thanksgiving break from November 21st through the 25th. Enjoy the time with your family and friends and we will see you back in school Monday, November 28th.

Reminder, Monday, December 19 will be a school day for all students. Tuesday, December 20 will be a school day only for students who need to make up a final exam. Our Holiday Break begins on Wednesday, December 21.

Thanks for all your support -

Mike Collins, Principal

Lot's of Fun ways to Show Support and Gratitude this week!

Student Council’s 2022-2023 service project is taking place 11/14-11/18. We have selected the Denver Dumb Friends League as our charity and we will be collecting items for this shelter throughout the week. Please donate! Donation bins will be located in the main office and by the auditorium. These are the items needed.

SOCKS NEEDED! Ms. Laniel's Journalism class is collecting socks. Having warm, clean, new socks is something we take for granted. That’s why we are partnering with “Serving Kids” in collecting NEW SOCKS for Jeffco kids in need through December 18th.

Drop off your donation in the box outside of the office today!

A message from the District Nurse- How Sick is Too Sick??

A message from your School Nurse:

Dear Manning Families,

Please take a moment to review the following How Sick is Too Sick guidelines from the Colorado Department of Health. Manning is experiencing an influx of illness this fall and we are relying on our community to do their part in reducing the spread of communicable disease within the school. Please remember that there are more illnesses than just Covid that can be spread, and fever or a positive Covid test result are not the only reasons to stay home. Keeping our students and staff healthy and safe is our priority and we appreciate your help in doing this.

Laurie Ann Gibbons, RN BSN, District Nurse

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11/14-18- Student Council Service Project

11/15- NJHS Meeting, 3:30-4:00

11/17- PTA Meeting, *TIME UPDATED TO 3:45PM

11/21-25- Thanksgiving Break, No School Staff/Students

11/29- 12/2- Outdoor Lab, 6th Grade

12/1- Chorus Concert Dress Rehearsal, 7:00-9:30

12/2- Chorus Concert, 6:00 call, 7:30 performance

12/3- Chorus Concert, 12:00 call, 2:30 and 7:30 performance

12/6- 1st Round Choice Enrollment Window Opens

12/6- Parent Partnership Meeting (School Accountability Committee), 5:00-6:00

12/6- Band Concert, 7:00

12/7- Manning Information Night for Incoming Families, 5:30-6:30

12/8- Orchestra Concert, 7:00

12/13, 12/14, 12/15 & 12/16- Frozen Jr Performance, 7:00-8:30

12/20- Limited Student Contact- Make Up Tests Only

12/21/22- 1/5/2023- Winter Break! No School.

Spring 2023 Schedule Correction

Parents and Students,

This form should only be used for situations with your schedule where you need a correction (ex. duplicate class, 7th grader in 6th grade class), or you have a change that needs to be made for a specific reason. Not all changes are guaranteed, although we do try our best to accommodate as many requests that we can.

Click Here to request a change

Please Note: We do not make changes to schedules for students to be in the same classes/ lunch as their friends.

Choice Enrollment Opens Tuesday, December 6th

Manning Information Nights for Incoming Families

Wednesday, December 7th
5:30 - 6:30pm - In person only.

Manning Auditorium
13200 West 32nd Ave Golden Co 80401

Monday, January 9th
6:00-7:00 - In person only.

Manning Auditorium
13200 West 32nd Ave Golden Co 80401

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PTA Happenings


November 17 | PTA Meeting *TIME UPDATED TO 3:45PM

December 12 | Reflections Art Competition deadline

PTA Meeting | Please join us this Thursday at 3:45PM in the library for our November PTA Meeting. We have a lot to cover and are excited to see some new faces! For those that can’t make it in person, the meeting will also be livestreamed.

Teacher Classroom Wishlist | November is national gratitude month and we’d like to let our teachers and staff know just how grateful we are to them. We have compiled an Amazon Wishlist full of amazing items to be used in the classroom. Search “Manning Teachers and Staff Wishlist Items 22/23” in your Amazon app or use this link from your computer to shop. You can purchase items for the classroom that will be sent directly to the school.

Reflections Art Competition | The countdown is on for the the Reflections program. If your child has yet to start on a piece, there is plenty of inspiration on the website. Submissions can be entered for dance, short film, a poem or story, an original song, a photo or visual work of art.

1st prize is $150

2nd prize is $100

3rd prize is $50

Dream Dinners | November is here and that means the holiday madness is upon us! Come December we’ll likely need some help pulling dinner together and Dream Dinners has the hook-up! For $60 you will get three delicious meals from Dream Dinners all while supporting an amazing local small business. Ten dollars from each order goes directly back to Manning! Your food will be ready for pickup on Tuesday December 6th between 4-6pm at 12650 W. 64th Ave. Arvada. Place your order now!

Parent Partnership- Meeting Minutes Here

Get Your 2022/23 YearBook Today!

Have you been wondering where and when? Click the link below to order today using

Manning Yearbook Code: 12208123

Yearbook Ordering Now Open! Please order early to avoid missing the deadline- April 3, 2023.

The link will also allow you to order an ad for your 8th Grader. Ads are not included in the purchase of a yearbook and must be done separately.

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The Lakewood High School wrestling team will be running a camp for our youth team next week. Same time as preseason, 6p to 7:30p, on Tuesday and Thursday. This will be a great time for those ending soccer and football to get in and get warmed up before we start regular season on 11/15. No registration needed for the camp.


QPR teaches people to:

  • -Recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis

  • -How to ask someone directly if they are feeling suicidal

  • -How to refer someone to help

  • Wednesday, November 30th 11:00-12:30 Click here for more information

Have you lost a lunchbox or Hoodie?

Check the Lost & Found in the cafeteria. Once a month we donate our Lost & Found items to Jeffco Serving Kids. November's pick -up is Wednesday, November 30th

Contact: Judy with Serving Kids


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.