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 know if … Read morePTSA offers to fund school employees attending mindfulness training

CALL TO ACTION: Possible Budget Cuts

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The Manual PTSA Advocacy Committee has been working to understand the implications to our students, and to schools throughout the district, if the schools’ budgets are cut. Please read the information below for details and contact information for the district, state, and school leaders that need to hear from you. Share your input, then join us a the rally tomorrow (6:30pm, Westport Middle School gym) and/or the board meeting on Monday (6:45pm, Vanhoose Education Center).

I have pasted the text below, but if you click here you will go to the Google doc, where you can add your comments directly into the document that we are taking to the Rally to Restore Education Funding tomorrow. PLEASE respond by noon tomorrow if possible. And, forward it to everyone you know. It applies to all schools. and I am happy to provide other PTSAs with an editor copy that they can customize for their school. Just have them email their name and school to

Here is the URL: for the doc in case you need it.

In gratitude for our work together to serve all students,

Pinky Jackson

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DuPont Manual Boys Basketball Trivia Night & Chili Dinner Fundraiser

WHEN:  Saturday, November 14th – Doors Open @ 6 PM for dinner and team check-in. Trivia starts at 7 PM sharp. WHERE: IBEW Union Hall – 4315 Preston Highway (right next to Male High School) COST: $150/team (maximum of 10 individuals on team). Kids/teens are welcome to be part of team. FOOD: Homemade chili varieties … Read moreDuPont Manual Boys Basketball Trivia Night & Chili Dinner Fundraiser

Just du it T’s on sale on Thursday during lunch.

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Molly Schuster


 Long sleeve red JUST DU IT! t-shirts on sale today (Thursday, October 29, 2015) during lunch. $10 while supplies last! Grab one to wear to all Manual events, especially TODAY’S STATE FINALS field hockey game.  Come cheer on the Manual team as they take on Sacred Heart for the title!  8:00pm at Bellarmine (submitted by Ann Schwartz, Field Hockey Booster)

New Volunteer to Help Maintain Email List

Welcome to our new communications team volunteer Loren Stinnett (mother of Maggie Stinnett, J&C Freshmen).  Loren will be adminstering our Google Group List Serve. This includes adding new members and responding to requests for help subscribing or unsubscribing. However, because the list is self-subscribing, there are limits to how many people we can “direct add” … Read moreNew Volunteer to Help Maintain Email List