ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Sept 26: Regular Late-Start Wednesday - All Schools

Sept 28: No School/ Staff Development Day

Sept 28: Homecoming Football Game at AHS - 7 p.m.

AHS Ribbon Cutting & Ice Cream Social

Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony & ice cream social to celebrate the opening of the new Anacortes High School!

Friday, September 28 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Thanks to our project partners FORMA Construction and Hutteball + Oremus Architecture!

Questions? Contact the Superintendent’s Office: (360) 503-1211 or

ASD AFTER SCHOOL ARTS PROGRAM FALL MENU is now available for all students in grades K-5. Classes available are: Felting, ArtStart for the very young, Beginning Guitar,

Paper Art, Yoga, Baking 101 and more! Classes begin the first week in October and run for 6 weeks.

Registrations are due by Thursday, September 27th but don't wait until then to register...they fill up quickly. Free and Reduced Rates available.

Please contact Tina Franulovich-Martin at 360-503-1219 for more information.

October Art Camp - Sign up now!

October 9th thru 12th

12:00-4:00 p.m.

Grades 1-5

Island View Elementary

Instructors: Janice Veal & Sue Roberts

Cost $130

Four fun-filled days of great art projects! Make a handmade sketchbook to illustrate some of your drawings and project ideas. Construct a spikey puffer fish out of clay that you will paint with colorful glazes and have fired in a kiln. Practice your contour drawing skills and learn printmaking techniques. Create a unique Halloween pop-up card and embellish it with a variety of materials. Celebrate your finished artwork with a party on the last day of art camp! Join us for 4 days of FUN!

Registrations Forms must be received by Oct. 1

Anacortes College and Career Outreach Meetings

Anacortes College & Career Outreach provides support and outreach to families and students to get an early start on their college search and admissions process, maximizing options and financial aid. Follow/like us on the Anacortes College & Career Outreach Facebook page

September 25, 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the AHS Counseling Conference Room - “How to Go to College and Get Someone Else to (help) Pay For It” (repeat presentation)

NEW DATE! October 11 6:30-8:00 Special Guest Admissions Officer from Pomona College - bring your questions! and "Prepare for the College Fair, Develop Relationships with Your Colleges"

ALL meetings from 6:30 - 8 pm in the AHS library. (Schedule subject to change.)

Questions? Contact Dr. Shay Schual-Berke at

Equity Film Festival - A Community Conversations Series

Please join the Anacortes School District and community partners for a very special monthly film series this school year featuring current documentaries and great conversations exploring topics of equity and inclusion. Race, gender, disability, displaced families and other complex issues will be our themes as we share in the immersive experience of film and engage in discussion after each documentary. With special thanks to the Anacortes Arts Festival for series support.

This month's film: Paper Tigers - September 27 @ 7:00 pm - AHS Library

This celebrated documentary about the impact of childhood trauma and the healing science of hope and resilience was filmed at Walla Walla's alternative high school in 2015. The film captures the spirit of collaboration and unconditional love of a school community for students who have experienced every kind of challenge. Paper Tigers is unrated but is most suited for older teens and adults, due to language and content.

For more information, please contact Keiko McCracken, ASD Community Engagement Coordinator, at (360) 503-1208 or

As a courtesy, the Anacortes School District posts information here for non-school related community events and information that benefits students. All notices were submitted by outside organizations to keep your family updated about opportunities; the Anacortes School District does not necessarily endorse or sponsor these activities.

Hello Seahawks!

Registration for Anacortes Lacrosse Club’s 2nd Annual Fall Ball is OPEN! We hope to have lots of returning and new lacrosse players join us this Fall! The format for Fall Ball will be similar to last year: players will learn a specific skill each week and reinforce the skill in stations, then they will play no-contact 3 v. 3 games. Fall Ball is the perfect opportunity to dust off your skills after the summer break, and it’s also a great time to invite potential players to try out this awesome sport!

Here are the details:

1. Dates / times: Sunday September 16th - Sunday October 7th (4 weeks)

2:00-3:00pm: K-2nd grade

2:45-4:00pm: 3rd-4th grade

3:45-5:00pm: 5th-8th grade

2. Location: Smiley’s Bottom fields. Park at AHS Seahawks Stadium and walk down the gravel driveway to the right of the stadium past the locker rooms. Check in at the table.

3. Required gear:

  • MOUTHGUARD, athletic clothes and shoes (cleats optional) and water bottle
  • Lacrosse stick (option to borrow a stick will be available during registration process)
  • Boys: no pads or gloves required. Gloves are optional.
  • Girls: goggles are optional. Limited pairs of goggles will be available to borrow.

4. Cost: $40, payable using registration link below

5. To register, Click on the Link:

**IAW state law, ALL PLAYERS must complete the concussion and sudden cardiac arrest documents found on our website. This is part of the registration process, and we cannot allow your child to play without these documents signed electronically or in hard copy form.**

AAU boys basketball tryouts, September 16 and 23 at the AMS gym from 2-8:00 PM.

4th grade is from 2-3

5th grade is from 3:10-4:10

6th grade, 4:20-5:20



Anacortes Cinema and Island View PTA invite you ALL to a special screening of Small Foot! There’s no school on Friday, September 28, so bring your friends and join us for this fun flick. Tickets are $10 for admission, a small popcorn, and a small drink.

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 am
(Doors open at 9:30 am)
Anacortes Cinemas

Students must be accompanied by an adult. (This is not a drop-off event.) BRING YOUR FRIENDS! This event is open to ALL!

Buy your tickets in advance online at:

Anacortes Community Theater Classes

Anacortes Farmers Market

Markets are every Saturday, 9am-2pm at the Depot. We have fresh produce, baked goods, dairy, meat, cheese, honey, delicious hot food and wonderful local arts and crafts, and so much more. Live music 10am-1pm and frequent kids activities. We accept EBT - ask us about our matching program! Well behaved dogs welcome. See our website for more information at

Anacortes Parks & Recreation Department is offering a flag football clinic. Come try out flag football, learn fundamentals of the game, get some conditioning and most importantly have some fun playing flag football with friends in a way that is organized, competitive and spirited. Each day of turn out, kids will warm up, rotate thru various drills, play mini scrimmages and end with a fun game.

No cleats or football pads needed. Please wear running shoes and bring a water bottle.

To sign up call APRD 360-293-1918 or…

Open to all 3rd-5th grade boys and girls.
Fridays only starting Sept. 7-28 4-4:45pm. Cost is $30.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County Accepting New Enrollment

Boys & Girls Club Member Info

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County will begin enrollment for new members on Monday, August 20th for Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley, and Mount Vernon Clubs. All current memberships must be renewed by Aug 31st, 2018. Registrations are accepted in-person at each Clubhouse. Waiting lists may apply. Forms and additional information can be found at Clubs are for youth ages 6 (or completed kindergarten), through high school. Clubs operate after school, and on select no school days, offering a safe, fun, positive environment, and targeted programs within three priority outcomes, Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship.

Chess Club - After School at Mt Erie

CrossFit Anacortes

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 DanceWorks Enrolling for the Fall - FDW is currently accepting new students of dance. Classes range from ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop. There is something for everyone. Check out the fall schedule at and call the office to enroll. 360-299-8447.

FIRST Robotics 2018-19 Sign Ups: Anacortes FIRST Robotics is now accepting advance signups for 2018-2019 FLLJr/FLL team information for elementary and middle school teams. FIRST is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon with space-themed challenges at all levels. Teams will be starting at the beginning of the school year. Don’t let your child miss out; sign up in advance for team registration information. No obligation or commitment. Send e-mail to with a subject of “Program Announcements” and we will add you to the mailing list.

Fidalgo Shoreline Academy

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 8:45am – 3:15pm

Join us for our 7th annual great day of learning and discovery brought to you by Friends of Skagit Beaches. Spend a day with top scientists and local community leaders presenting on a wide range of topics. Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jude Apple, Research Coordinator, Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve – presenting “Eeelgrass, Blue Carbon and Climate Change”. Choose 3 from 9 breakout sessions such as “Return of the Sea Otter”, “Stories of March Point”, “Great Blue Herons” and much more. Registration is required and opens online Sept. 14. Visit to register online as well as Friends of Skagit Beaches Facebook page to learn more. Free clock hours (5) available to educators. Call (360) 299-0641 for information/questions. Free clock hours (5) available to educators. Event location: NW Educational Services District Building, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes, WA.

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team Sign Up

Foster Care Family Recruitment

The Anacortes Hawkeyes Youth Wrestling Club pre season meeting will be Monday, September 24th from 7-8 pm in the Anacortes Middle School library. The club is open to students entering K-12th grades, male or female. At the meeting we will be going over new information, online registration process, and answer questions.

Healthy Students Healthy Communities Newsletter

Love & Logic Parenting Class - Sept 26-Dec 12

NAMI Family to Family Education Course - Sept 17-Oct 25

Northwest United FC Micro-program - Come and be part of our ever growing Micro Program!! A chance for all players to learn all aspects of soccer in a FUN way! The Micro Program is 5 weeks long, running every Friday evening!

Peterson Conservatory of Music & Arts - Fall Classes

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Skagit Kid Insider

Exciting News! Skagit Valley College Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) will have Full Day (6 ½ hour) classes, 4 days a week next school year 2018-2019. This is a free preschool for 3-5 year olds. Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided. Parent Activities and Educational opportunities. For more information or enrollment, call 360-679-5348.

Here is a copy of our application:…/EfXQIaAr4CxHnUXCkhN314YB…

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