ASD Weekly Community Bulletin
News and Events from the Anacortes School District
On the Calendar
April 19 - Early Release for 6-12th grades - afternoon & evening conferences
April 19 - School Board Study Session (3-5 p.m.) and Evening Meeting - 6:15 p.m.
April 27 - Early Release all grades; (staff PLC day)
*May 29 will now be a regular school day. Updated calendars are posted on our website.
2018-19 School Calendar
The first day of school (1st-12th grades) will be Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.
First Kindergarten day will be Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018.
Spring Break is April 1-5, 2019.
The last day of school will be Friday, June 21, 2019.
Applications available for Student Board Reps
Applications are available now to apply as a Student Representative on the Anacortes School Board.
Student board reps have an opportunity to gain real-life experience serving alongside the elected members of the school board. The position is a two-year commitment, serving with two seniors.
To be eligible, you must be entering your junior year in the Anacortes School District in the fall of 2018 and be in good academic standing.
Expectations and Benefits:
- Student reps are expected to attend all school board meetings and site visits (twice a month)
- Annual Research Project
- Attend conferences and/ or Legislative Conference in Olympia
- Leadership Skills
- Communications Skills
- And more!
To apply, please fill out the application and return it to AHS Principal Jon Ronngren by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Students will be sworn in at the May 31 board meeting.
Questions? Contact the Superintendent's Office (360) 293-1211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten Enrollment Now Open!
Enrollment is now open for incoming kindergartners for the 2018-19 school year. Children eligible to enter kindergarten must be five years old by August 31, 2018. For information on required enrollment documents, please see ourKindergarten Round Up packet.
New this year, we are using online enrollment. Follow these instructions to walk you through the process to enroll your child and get them ready for Kindergarten Round Up on April 26-27.
All families are strongly encouraged to enroll prior to attending Round Up.
Wednesday, April 11 – online enrollment opens
Tuesday, April 24 – 6 p.m. – Kindergarten Parent Info Night, Anacortes Middle School Cafeteria – 2202 M Avenue
Thursday, April 26 – child’s last name begins with A-E, attended between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; child’s last name begins with F-L, attend between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday, April 27 – child’s last name begins with M-R, attend between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; child’s last name begins with S-Z, attend between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding kindergarten enrollment, please contact the Anacortes District Office at (360) 503-1281 or email email@example.com.
Nominations Open for Brodniak Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Walter A. Brodniak Award for Cultural Education. The Brodniak Award was created to foster growth of the cultural arts in the school district. Brodniak, Anacortes School District Superintendent from 1973 to 1977, was a staunch believer in the powerful contributions that arts make to our community. Each year, the award is given to a student, faculty member, administrator, school director, community member or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural arts in the Anacortes School District in the past year.
Nominations are due to the Superintendent’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018. Please use the online form to submit your nomination. A selection committee will review the nominations and make a recommendation to the School Board. The recipient will be recognized at the May 31, 2018 board meeting.
If you have questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (360) 293-1211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Group - March 8 - June 7
For more info, contact Nicole Mortimer - email@example.com
Exceptional Book Club
Monday, April 16th, 6pm
District Office West Conference Room - 2200 M Avenue
Questions? Contact Student Support Services: (360) 293-1216
Anacortes College Outreach: Financial Aid 101
The topic will be Financial Aid 101 or, How to find Colleges that will help me pay to attend!
Spring break is around the corner; it's a terrific time to work a little more on your list of colleges that interest you and continue to develop your relationship with them. Are you going somewhere for a vacation? Consider adding a college visit to your travels. Staycation? We have so many wonderful campuses to take a look at as well.
Questions? Contact Shay Schual-Berke - firstname.lastname@example.org
Voices - Resilience Through the Arts
VOICES is a student-sponsored, student-created multimedia performance in the arts showcasing real experience and resilience in the lives of Anacortes teens.
VOICES celebrates authentic student stories expressed through music, film, dance, drama, spoken word, visual arts and more. For anyone interested in supporting and celebrating our youth, this is the event of the year to attend.
For more information, please contact Keiko McCracken, email@example.com.
Are you cleaning out your student's closet in anticipation of summer? Help every child in our community begin the coming school year with pride by saving your best for the Ready to Learn Fair Citywide Clothing Drive! Donation bins will be in place the week of May 14 -18 at each school and at several locations throughout the community. Clean, stylish, gently used or new items in all sizes for children and teens are greatly needed! For more information, please contact Keiko McCracken, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate National Foster Care Month and Kinship Caregiver Day
Each year in May, Children’s Administration and the Seattle Mariners plan Washington’s celebration of National Foster Care Month and Kinship Caregiver Day. 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the We Are Family event, celebrated at the Mariners’ Safeco Field in Seattle. We Are Family helps us say “Thank You” to foster parents and kinship caregivers, along with the agencies and community partners who support and serve children in foster care across the state.
We Are Family this year will be held on Sunday, May 20th at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Tickets must be purchased on-line at the Mariners website: www.mariners.com/wearefamily Use the promo code: WeAreFamily Everyone who purchases a ticket under We Are Family will receive a Seattle Mariners beanie.
These special tickets are not available at the gate and the final day for purchase is: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
If your family would like to take in a major league baseball game, this is a wonderful opportunity join us and help celebrate Foster Care Month in Washington! Our foster care recruitment partners, Olive Crest’s Fostering Together program and Eastern Washington University’s Fostering Washington program, along with other private agencies will be there sharing information about Washington’s need for more foster parents all across the state.
For more information, contact Meri Waterhouse, Program Manager / Foster Care Recruitment & Retention
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
360-902-8035 / email@example.com
AHS Robotics Fundraiser -
Help Anacortes FIRST Team #3238 Go to the Houston World Championship!
Anacortes Boys and Girls Club - Taking new members! You can enroll your child at any time by stopping by during open Club hours at your local Club. Questions? Contact Zac Hunter at
Looking to stay fit and earn money? Anacortes Lacrosse Club is recruiting high school students and adults to become lacrosse officials!! Absolutely no lacrosse experience required and ALC will pay for your training! You can choose your officiating schedule and locations including Anacortes and around Western Washington. Interested?? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Anacortes Lacrosse Club has opened Spring 2018 Registration for our U-9 Girls team and K-2 Co-Ed Skills Clinic which begin after spring break! Practice times, days and information regarding our programs available on our website: http://anacorteslacrosse.uslaxteams.com/. Don't miss out on the fastest growing sport and the fastest game on two feet!!
Anacortes Parks & Rec Co-Ed 3rd - 6th grade Volleyball League - Deadline May 4
Anacortes Parks & Recreation Youth Track and Field Program
Put on those running shoes, warm-up your throwing arm, and get ready to have some fun. Boys and girls in grades 1st-6th are eligible to participate in a fun and exciting program. Kids will have the opportunity to learn the basic FUNdamentals of sprinting, mid-distance and distance running, long jump, high jump, shot-put, discus, and safety javelin. Participants will also have the opportunity to test their skills in an organized track meet on the last day of the program, and ribbons will be handed out to all competitors. The details are as follows:
Mondays, April 16 – May 7
Rice Field (Track and field area behind the AHS)
Cost is $15
Registration is currently open you can register by CLICKING HERE.
Cap Sante PTSO is holding a spring plant & flower fundraiser: https://capsanteptso.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.
Dogs on Call - Volunteer Opportunity - We need YOU and YOUR PET to help kids in need with Dogs on Call! If you are interested,click on the flyer!
Fidalgo Danceworks - STARS - Dance for Youth and Teens with Special Needs
Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center Public Sessions 3 Mondays left at Anacortes Public Library Annex on April 16th, May 1st, May 22nd from 5:30pm-7pm. Worthwhile presentation, Q&A and breakout sessions to give your input.
First Tee Link Program - Have fun learning GOLF and life skills based on the 9 core values of Respect, Courtesy, Responsibility, Honesty, Sportsmanship, Confidence, Judgement, Perseverance, and Integrity. Three week Winter Clinics starts on March 3 and March 24. Check out our flyer and sign up online. Sponsored by Kiwanis Sunrisers.
New Girl Scouts Troops Forming in Anacortes: Leaders Needed for Daisy and Brownie troops! More Girls Welcome!
Are you passionate about supporting girls’ leadership development? Are you organized, dedicated, and a clear communicator? Girl Scouts needs YOU to co-lead a troop in Anacortes! We have a group of four girls in K-3rd grades hoping to form a new troop near Fidalgo Elementary. It takes 5 girls and 2 adult leaders to form a troop, so all we need is one more girl and two adults, and this troop will be ready to go! Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in grades K-12, offering programs from coast-to-coast and across the globe. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through outdoor exploration, community service, civic engagement, and activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), girls develop a positive sense of self, say “yes” to new experiences and adventures, and create lasting friendships by joining a worldwide community of sisters. For additional information, please contact: Susie Barr-Wilson, GSWW Community Engagement Specialist, (360) 658-8083, ext. 4400 / email@example.com. You may also visit our on-line catalog. Go to www.GirlScoutsWW.org and click “Become a Girl Scout” to select a troop! Financial Assistance is available.
Quaker Cove Events:
Open House at Quaker Cove - April 21, 10 am - 2 pm
Come join us for a fun day at Quaker Cove! Our camp has been here since 1930, and we'd like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves and get to know more of you! Take a tour of the camp, have a hotdog and a s'more on us. Enter our raffle to win a free week for your child at our day camp in August or win other prizes! Kids can get a free balloon and have their face painted too. You can also explore our beach or take a walk in our forest. Our staff and board members will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions. www.quakercove.com
Day Camp at Quaker Cove - Week 1: July 30 - August 30; Week 2: August 6 - 10
Day Camp is for kids entering grades 1st - 6th. Campers will investigate and learn about plants, animals, and nature. We will take them into the forest, onto the beach, out to our vegetable garden, and under the open air for sky gazing. Registration is open now at www.quakercove.com/day-camp
Salvation Army - currently enrolling students for their Troops and Music Programs. The Salvation Army Troops programs offer age appropriate Christian youth groups that foster kids potential and leadership abilities through a variety of experiences including: music, games, crafts, interactive activities and service projects. The Troops programs are held each Wednesday from 4:30-6:15 pm at The Salvation Army, 3001 R. Ave. and include a free dinner. Music enrichment courses are also available and include: Beginner Band, Piano, Timbrels, Beginner Guitar and Singing Company. Enrollment is free.
Contact Shelley.Nestelberger@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 360-293-6682 or stop by The Salvation Army 3001 R. Ave, Suite 100.
Ocean STEM -- After School- Mondays, April 16- May 21 from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm at Anacortes Middle School. Take ocean technology to a new level with underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and discover the vast world beneath the ocean. Design and construct an ROV. The cost is $99 for six sessions. Open to students in grades 5-8. To register: https://ee.wwu.edu/youth-programs/programs/anacortes-ocean-stem-after-school-program-spring
Kids Night Out @ Western, Friday, April 20 - 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. at Shannon Point Marine Center. Enjoy a well deserved date night while your kids have a fun-filled evening at the Shannon Point Marine Center. Activities will include hands-on science exploration on the SPMC library and lab, and a movie at the end of the night. For more details and to register: http://www.wwu.edu/ee/youth/know/anacortes-elementary.shtml
Free Preschool for 3-5 year olds! Skagit Valley College ECEAP Preschool now enrolling for the school year of 2017-2018. Income guidelines apply. Breakfast and snack provided. Parent Activities and Educational opportunities. For more information or enrollment, call 360-679-5348.