Good Clothes Good People Seeking Paint Donations

GCGP

Good Clothes Good People (GCGP) Corporation is a Louisville-based non-profit organization founded by former and current Manual students working to provide adequate resources to those in need.

With the help of our VA students, GCGP aims to use artistry to reinvent old, donated dumpsters to create colorful, reflective, and attractive bins to collect clothing donations for the benefit of both our school (in partnership with the PTSA CAP committee) and our local community.

According to senior Zebeeb Nuguse, they are seeking donations of paint for the bins. Acrylic paint is preferable, but house paint is welcome as well, so if you have any partially-used cans sitting around that you would be willing to donate, please contact Zebeeb to arrange drop off. 

They hope to begin the project next Wednesday, Sept 27, so please respond by then if possible; however, donations will be accepted any time. 

If you don’t have paint to contribute but would like to support this wonderful cause, monetary donations or gift cards to a paint store are welcome as well!

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#ThankATeacher Win For Manual

#ThankATeacher graphic

Thanks to a submission by Min Jiang, Manual was selected as a 1st place winner in the National PTA #ThankATeacher Contest sponsored by Google Express. We received credits worth up to $2,500 to order goodies to stock our teacher lounges. Among the things we were able to add to both the Manual and YPAS lounges:

  • Keurig coffee maker, storage drawers, and large supply of K-cups
  • Toaster oven
  • Sandwich grill
  • Electric kettle
  • Handheld vacuum
  • Charging station
  • Boxes and boxes of snacks, some of which are pictured below

The PTSA is separately working on getting the carpet replaced in the main teacher’s lounge as it is aged and needs replacing.

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We Need YOU! PTSA Seeks Board Members

Our PTSA is completely volunteer driven and our success is due to those who generously give their time and talents to our organization. If you take a minute to view the video produced by J+C junior Olivia Evans here, and the slide show produced by HSU Senior Austin Kline here, you will begin to understand the vital role we serve within the Manual community.

We have two positions left to fill for next school year:

Communications Chair

  • Attends monthly PTSA meetings OR reads minutes to learn about school-related news, activities, events, etc.
  • Coordinates (with content contributors) obtaining information from magnet programs, school staff, etc. and writes/edits/formats content as needed
  • Alerts volunteer photographers of PTSA/school events and ensures photos are stored on PTSA drive and accessible to Historian/4th VP
  • Assists Digital News and Social Media Coordinators as needed
  • This position is strongly supported by the 4th VP (Executive Board) and will hopefully transition into that role the following year

Social Media Coordinator(s)

  • Works closely with Communications Team to post/re-post updates to PTSA social media channels (can choose Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or multiple)

Email Trish Kline of your interest.

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2nd Annual Growing the Mission Gala a Huge Success

On Saturday, March 4, The Crimson Mission, Inc. hosted the 2nd Annual Growing the Mission Gala at the historic Henry Clay Building in downtown Louisville. Over 300 Manual friends and family attended this year’s Gala.

Guests were engaged throughout the evening:

  • Entertainment was provided by incredibly talented Manual YPAS students Nick Koenig, Gabe Wiest, Hannah Wagers, Harin Oh, Colin Crothers, Brooke Lynch, Geda Miles, Jeremiah Potter, Sam Feinstein, Camron Gooden, and Ford Smith
  • Browsing and bidding on numerous silent auction items donated by generous Manual families and community friends led to friendly teasing about “upping the bid.”
  • Chances for the Red/Blue challenge were purchased to win an autographed basketball from UofL or UK. 
  • Two signature cocktails were created for the event: Tito’s Vodka and Jaegermeister each developed a cocktail specifically for the Gala. 

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Clothing Assistance Program Volunteers Needed For January 11

CAP Volunteers

duPont Manual sends volunteers at least twice a year to help at the JCPS Clothing Assistance Program (CAP). CAP is a 15th District PTSA agency, which provides a place for families to come and pick out much needed gently-used clothing and new school uniforms, so that no student ever misses school and no parent ever misses work due to a lack of appropriate clothing. CAP is located behind Central High School Stadium at 319 South 15th Street, Louisville, KY 40203.

CAP needs volunteers to help sort, hang and arrange donated clothing. Sometimes, volunteers also help JCPS parents find clothing items for their families. The first volunteer day this year is Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Click here to sign up to volunteer. Contact Jill Jelsma, Betsy Johnson, or Becky Mosley if you have any questions.

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Crimson Mission to participate in Give Local Louisville

Crimson Mission

Calling all Manual family members – the Crimson Mission will be participating in Give Local Louisville next Thursday, September 15! This is the PERFECT opportunity to support the students and staff at duPont Manual! No dollar amount is too big or small.

All you need to do is go to www.givelocallouisville.org on Sept. 15 and find the Crimson Mission. You donate directly to us from this website.

Why should you donate? Here’s why!

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Make a difference with CAP this Thursday!

duPont Manual sends volunteers at least twice a year to help at the JCPS Clothing Assistance Program (CAP). CAP is a 15th District PTSA agency, which provides a place for families to come and pick out much needed gently-used clothing and new school uniforms, so that no student ever misses school and no parent ever misses work … Read more

Advice for Incoming Freshman and Those Who Love Them

Going off to high school can be so exciting! That doesn’t mean you aren’t worried about all the things that high school brings, positive and negative. The good news is that there are other people to help you, and plenty of other high school parents to help your parents. Here are some things other duPont Manual … Read more

PTSA offers to fund school employees attending mindfulness training

The PTSA Wellness & Compassion Committee is offering to fund Manual/YPAS certified teachers, counselors and school administrators who would like to attend this basic training in mindfulness. It is a highly recommended program and is for JCPS employees. 15 hours of PD/EILA credit are available. The first training date is June 2, so let manualptsa@gmail.com know if … Read more