Weekly Roundup

1. Change in the Manning Morning Routine

Dear Manning Community,0001M6

Great schools use their time wisely, and we realize that we could be wiser in the morning.  I am very excited to let you know about a change we are going to start NEXT WEEK, on Monday, May 20th.   We are fortunate that this year the buses come early enough that we could take the children off the bus and gain fifteen minutes of instructional time during the day by having students have breakfast before pledges. Doing this will require substantial changes to our morning routine and we want to make sure you are aware of these changes.  Here is how our new morning routine will work:

  • If you are walker and you want breakfast, please have your child here at 9:00.
  • If you are a walker and do not need breakfast, please have your child here by 9:15.
  • Staff will take students off of buses and into the auditorium for breakfast starting at 9:00.
  • Pledges will start at 9:18 in the auditorium.

We are doing this to maximize our instructional time.  This new process will allow us to start instruction at 9:45 as opposed to 10:00.  Also, sometimes we have students waiting on their buses for up 25 minutes!  Too often, we are looking for the time for students to be doing an intervention that will lead them to greater success.  This is that time.  It is important to point out that this is a pilot.  We will not be able to start this on the first day of school next year, because we cannot guarantee when the buses will come.  However, we want to do this now so that we can understand and learn from the process so that if we can work with the transportation department to make this work next year, we will be able to do so.

I want to thank the School Culture Committee and all the staff for helping to make this important change happen.  Great schools also have great faculties and staffs and we certainly have that!

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you on Monday!


2. Come Have A Voice in the Direction of your Schoolschool front

Vision Retreat

Parents, Caregivers, Teachers and Staff all Welcome

At this retreat we will unveil our draft vision for the next three years!

This is your opportunity to help finalize our vision and make sure it is just what we want!

We are also going to begin to figure out how we will realize this vision! What are we going to do in the next three years to make this the very best school it can be!

3. Parent Council Date Changedate change

The Parent Council will meet
Wednesday, May 22
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Manning Cafetorium

Please come 
to our Manning Parent Council meeting.

Babysitting is provided.
Bring something to share for a potluck if you can.

If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to get involved, please be in touch with one of us.

Jodie Casagrande (jodiecasagrande@gmail.com)
Clare Reilly(reillyreynolds@hotmail.com)
Parent Council Co-Chairs

4. Please Help Spread the Word!

Tickets are available to the public online

Invite facebook friends by sharing the Burger Slam Facebook Page on your timeline.

Along with a People’s Choice Award, there will be a judging panel including celebrity guest judges, Julia Collin Davison, star of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country TV shows and Mayoral Candidate, Bill Walczak.

Also, we still need items for our silent auction, it would be so helpful if you can help secure donations.  Some Ideas:
Restaurant Gift Certificates
Children’s Birthday Party Venue
Cooking Lessons
Handmade Specialty Item (Knits, Jams, Painting)
Product from your Business
Sporting Event Tickets
Signed Memorabilia
Spa Service

For more information or to get tickets online: http://burgerslam.eventbrite.com/

Niki at nikip1@gmail.com
Sarah at sarahwilson123@comcast.net
Shannon at shannon.w.stirman@gmail.com


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5. May’s Genre Challenge is Mysteries

The 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.


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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