Weekly Roundup

1.  Outdoor Classroom News
Christopher Mara and Ashley Stow Phase One: Research

Christopher Mara and Ashley Stowe
Phase One: Research

Christopher Mara and Ashley Stowe, both students of Wentworth Institute of Technology, are collaborating with The Boston Schoolyard Initiative and the Manning to design an outdoor classroom for our students!  There are three phases to the project: Research, Design, and Execution.  Christopher and Ashley are hard at work on phase one – focusing on the students understanding of what it means to ‘play’, how do children learn and how to create therapeutic spaces throughout the schools’ grounds.  To read more about the project click here

2. Save the Date 

Discovery Day 2013!

Discover Your World, A Science Night at the Manning.
A Family Experiential Event

discovery day

Friday April 5th, 5:30-8pm

Manning Cafetorium

$10 per Family, pizza included

Volunteers needed for baked goodies for the Bake Sale and general help with the evening.

3, Burger Slam!

Tviewerhis year’s Second Annual Burger Slam will be held on Saturday night, June 8th at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain.  The event will be open to the public and tickets will soon be available online and at school.  We will host a silent auction to help fund programming and enrichment – we need your help to make it a success!  If you have any ideas or know someone who might consider donating, please get in touch with Niki Papadopoulos nikip1@gmail.com  Sarah Wilson sarahwilson123@comcast.net or Shannon Wiltsey Stirman shannon.w.stirman@gmail.com

Some Ideas: Sporting Event Tickets, Signed Memorabilia, Spa Service, Restaurant Gift Cards, Cooking Lessons, Vacation Home Weekend, Handmade Specialty Item (Sweater, Jams, Painting), Product from your Business

4. Drop by the Student Book Store and buy a book in support of our Manning Seniors
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The Dream Big Student Book Store has extended their fundraiser into March.   The MBASP chose to conduct the book store to allow the MBASP fifth grade students to become entrepreneurs and to raise money for their trip to Vermont on April 22. Having the book store allows the MBASP fifth grade students to be leaders with adult supervision. The students are inspired with this idea and excited to move forward.


Open for the month of March and possibly April.

We are open every week and our low price books are $5.00 and under.

The Dream Big Book Store Days and Hours of operation are:

Before School: Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri. 8a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

After School: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs. & Fri. 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

We accept checks and cash

5.  March Genre Challenge is Informational Text

genre challengeThe challenge is to have the students read at least three books each month of that particular genre. Once they have finished reading a book, each classroom teacher has a small form that the student needs to fill out with their name, title of the book, genre title, grade, and a brief summary of the book.

Click here for a list of suggested reading 

3. Keep Collecting BoxTops!

box topsMs. Lubin is holding a contest to see which grade can collect the most BoxTops. Last year fifth grade won the contest and our entire school collected 1,400 box tops! To participate, buy your favorite BoxTop products, cut the BoxTop from each package and send them to school with your child. You can also earn eBoxTops® with every qualified purchase at over 200 online stores; just sign up here and start earning money for our school!

Just a Reminder:images (8)

There will be no school on Monday, March 18 due to Evacuation Day.

If you have news, photos, or other information you would like to share on the weekly roundup, please email me at nikip1@gmail.com



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