The Manning Weekly Newsletter

May 17, 2019

Dear Families,

We made it to the last week of school - and truly, it's only three and a half days. I hope our students can find the time to reflect back on this school year and be proud of their accomplishments. The truth is, under our teachers' care, they have each done a lot. All 675 of our students are in a better position now than they were in August. I have literally seen many of our students physically grow a few inches. Perhaps more importantly, we can look at our MAP scores to see that our students have grown academically, in addition to physically! It has been a joy working with your children this year - thank you for sharing them with us!

We hope to see many of you at continuation on Thursday. Have a great weekend.

David / Mr. Luongo

Last Day of School

The last day of school is Thursday, May 23rd, and it will be a short day. We will be done at 12:25 (12:15 for 8th graders), and there will not be lunch served. 8th graders are dismissed at 12:15 from Maple Grove Park (not the elementary school), which is about three quarters of a mile west of Manning on the south side of 32nd Avenue. 6th and 7th graders will be picked up at school as normal at 12:25.

We will walk the 8th graders over to the park once we are done with continuation rehearsal.

8th graders, on the last day of school, you probably want to bring:

  • sun block
  • outdoor equipment (balls/frisbees, etc)
  • money for Kona Ice food truck
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Finals Schedule

Here is some information about what our teachers are planning for their final tests and/or projects, in case you want to support your students throughout these last two weeks of school.

8th Grade Continuation

Date: Thursday, May 23rd

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Wheat Ridge HS Gym

We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations to our 8th graders.

If you would like to sit on the same side of the gym as where your student is, refer to the seating charts below.

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The green chart will be the left half of the gym.

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The yellow chart will be the right half of the gym.

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Dress Code

Spring has sprung! As the weather gets nicer, we notice the clothing get lighter among both our boys and girls. Students who show up to school out of dress code are asked to visit the clinic for a change of clothes. Please help us out by reminding our students of the following constituents of our dress code:

  • All shirts must cover the midsection of the body and entire torso including the back. No visible cleavage is permitted.
  • All skirts, dresses and shorts must be fingertip length or longer.
  • Tops must have shoulder straps that are no less than 2 inches in width. Racer tops are not permitted.
  • Shirts/Tops must not have arm holes that fall more than 2 inches below the armpit.

Congratulations to all our musicians who performed this week! Guitar, Band, Orchestra, and Choirs

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Message from the PTA

The Manning PTA would like to give a huge thanks to Laura Velapoldi and her team for going above and beyond in organizing Staff Appreciation week! It was amazing! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this week recognizing all of the men and women who make the Manning School such a special school.

Support Manning as You Shop on Amazon

Did you know that there is an easy way to support Manning while doing something you're probably already doing - shopping on Amazon! It's easy!

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice - choose Manning PTA!
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Hands On Connection to Literature

Students created windmills without directions to problem solve and compare and contrast their experience to William Kamkwamba's experience as they finish reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

In PE, Students Choreographed Dances in a New Unit

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In order to keep the Manning Weekly Newsletter more pertinent to this school, we will no longer include advertisement flyers. All flyers and advertisements for extracurricular activities will be housed through a website called Peachjar. You can access the information in Peachjar by clicking the peach icon on the right side of the Manning website home page, or by clicking the link below. Hopefully this new format will make your perusing of the Weekly Newsletter more enjoyable.

Interested in Being a Sub Here at Manning?

Looking for a flexible job? Looking for extra spending money? Looking to set your own hours?

Manning Middle School is looking for you.

Check out for further information. If you do become a teacher sub or a para sub please contact Shannon Haas so that you can be added to our Manning sub Priority list.

Outdoor Lab Fundraising

The Lab Cards Program has changed as of April 1, 2019. You now have two options to fundraise for your student's tuition fee. You can purchase a Safeway Lab Card, or you can participate in the King Soopers Community Giving Program. Please read below for further info!

Follow Manning on Instagram! username- manningschool

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Please follow us on facebook, too! @themanningschooljeffco

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

PLC Update

This past Wednesday, our teachers met in grade level teams to plan out what our last day of school looks like.

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

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  • Lynessa Perez got an answer wrong on a test and the teacher counted it right so she informed the teacher because she felt it was the right thing to do.


  • All of our musicians sounded terrific this week, thanks to all your hard effort working on your songs. (Guitar, Band, Orchestra, and Choirs.)


  • Mrs. Ritschard has helped all of her students in math. In my math class Mrs. Ritschard is always trying to make sure we understand the concept being taught. She stays with us even when our class gets a little rowdy. I have learned so much from her this year and I just wanted to thank her!
  • Lynessa Perez earned a perfect score on her Social Studies test after studying and taking notes.
  • Maddie Walton passed her Social Studies test after studying and taking notes.


  • Thank you Zoe Miller and Tamryn Klatt for writing kind notes to me on all of your science work. You've made my year!
  • Nile Ricotta has always been on my side for the whole year. He always cracks me up and laughs at my jokes. He always stands up for me and is one of the most kindest person I know. He always has been sticking with me every step of the way. He has never doubted me and I see him as a great friend.
  • I came to Manning with very few friends, but Aidan Whitney talked to me and asked me to sit at his table. He was the one that made me feel at home, thank you!
  • Audrey Rice is the nicest person I know. She always helps people out when they need it. We are in digital design together and she helps me troubleshoot, yet doesn't boss me around. She is a GREAT person.
  • Hannah has always had my back, and I appreciate her loving heart for me and her friend group. We love you hannah!!!


  • Today, I noticed that Logan Dickerson helped his substitute teacher know where to go during the Fire Drill! It was such a powerful act of kindness and respect. Thank you.

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.