ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Friday, March 15 - Now a regular school day (snow make-up day)

Updated calendars

Thank you for your patience as we worked out the details to make up our missed time due to snow.


The updated schedule is as follows:


- Friday, March 15 becomes a full school day for students. (This was previously a no-school/ staff development half day.)

- Tuesday, May 28 becomes a full school day for students. (This was our built-in snow day.)


The last day of school remains an early release day on June 21.

An updated schedule is posted on our website.


Calendars for the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 school year have also been approved and are posted on our website: http://www.asd103.org/for_students_and_families

Challenge Program Important Dates

HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENT SERVICES IDENTIFICATION


More information about the Challenge Program can be found here.


Friday, March 8th, 2019

Challenge Referral Forms Due for All Children to be Evaluated for the Program (form link here. )


March 18th-22nd, 2019

2019 District Sponsored Challenge Testing


Questions? Contact Carrie King - (360) 503-1212 or cking@asd103.org

Student Art Show - March 1-20

March 1st -March 20th

Depot Arts Center • 611 “R” Avenue

Artist Reception: Friday, March 1st 6:00-8:30 pm


Gallery is open for viewing on the following dates:


  • Saturday, March 2nd 10-4 pm
  • Tuesday, March 5th 1-5 pm
  • Wednesday, March 6th 10-4:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 7th 10-5 pm
  • Friday, March 8th 12-5 pm
  • Tuesday, March 12th 1-5 pm
  • Wednesday, March 13th 10-4:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 14th 10-5 pm
  • Friday, March 15th 12-5 pm
  • Tuesday, March 19th 1-5 pm
  • Wednesday, March 20th 10-4:30 pm

Nominations open for Brodniak Cultural Education 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 by 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019. Please use the online form (www.asd103.org) 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 16, 2019 board meeting.


If you have questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (360) 503-1211 or tramsay@asd103.org.


Kindergarten enrollment opens March 6

Online registration for kindergarten opens Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Children entering kindergarten must be age 5 on or before August 31, 2019, in order to register. For online registration information,click here. We will host a Kindergarten Parent Information Night on April 22 at 6 p.m. at Anacortes Middle School.


Kindergarten Round Up will be on Thursday April 25 and Friday April 26, 2019. We request that you register online before attending Kindergarten Round Up.


Plan to attend Kindergarten Round Up with your child. Health and developmental screenings will be provided. You choose which session to attend. You may arrive at Round Up at any time during a scheduled session, but please be sure to allow up to one hour for the entire process. Bring the following required paperwork with you to Round Up:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport

  • Completed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS)

  • Child’s Immunization Record

  • If applicable, parenting plan/court order and/or proof of guardianship


Additional registration and Kindergarten Round Up information can be found in our Kindergarten Registration and Round Up Information flier.


Important upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, March 6 - online registration opens

  • Monday, April 22 - 6 p.m. - Kindergarten Parent Information Night in Anacortes Middle School Commons, 2202 M Avenue

  • Thursday, April 25 - 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Friday April 26, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Kindergarten Round Up at Anacortes Christian Church 1211 M Avenue.


Don’t have access to a computer for online registration?


No problem! Call 360-503-1200 to schedule time to use a laptop at our District Office at 2200 M Avenue.


Anacortes Public Library also has computers available for use.


Questions? Call the district office at 360-503-1200 or email Nicole Mortimer, nmortimer@asd103.org

Food to Go Annual Fundraiser

Food to Go Annual Fundraiser

Thursday, March 14 - 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Majestic Inn & Spa Ballroom


FOOD TO GO ANACORTES IS A WEEKEND BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES SUPPLEMENTAL MEAL BAGS FOR 150 ANACORTES CHILDREN WHO DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT OVER THE WEEKENDS. PLEASE JOIN US IN HELPING TO FEED THESE CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO NEED IT THE MOST! OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $25,000 WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION AND GENEROUS DONATIONS!


Tickets are $95/ each, or a table of 8 for $760 - available online at foodtogoanacortes.com

Upcoming Anacortes College & Career Outreach meetings

March 18 - 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Anacortes High School Library


"How to Build Your College List".

You'll learn how to find schools that "fit" and are affordable. This is a helpful seminar for 8th graders on up and their families. Parents/ guardians are welcome without their student, students are welcome without their parents, but you are encouraged to come together if you can.


April 15 - 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Anacortes High School Library


Hear from an admissions officer at Chapman University, a private university in California with a broad selection of colleges and majors, from business, to science and healthcare, to media arts and more. They have generous need and merit-based financial aid. This is an open opportunity to ask about any aspect of college admissions, including financial aid regardless of whether Chapman is a school that interests you. We'll also continue our discussion of how to find your best colleges, and how to make them want you!


Questions? Email Shay at AnacortesCollegeOutreach@ASD103.org

Positive Parenting Classes - March

Positive Parenting Classes


These Brigid Collins “Triple P” Parenting Classes are for parents of children ages 0-8 years old.


Classes provide parents with ideas and strategies to raise happy and confident kids, manage misbehavior, set rules and routines, encourage desirable behavior and for parent self-care.


When: Thursdays, March 7 – 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Whitney School in library, 1200 M Ave, Anacortes. Cost*: $40/person or $50/per couple (parents or guardians of shared child/ren)


*Scholarships available based on need. Must be requested in advance.


Instructor: Kari Pendray, Parenting Skills Coach, Brigid Collins Family Support Center Class


Registration: Call (360) 299-4204 or online at www.islandhospital.org/classes Limited free onsite childcare (ages 2-8). Childcare requires advance registration.


Email Nicole Mortimer to reserve childcare: nmortimer@asd103.org


Parenting classes are made possible by a partnership with the Anacortes School District & Island Hospital and funded in part by United Way of Skagit County.

STUDENT POETRY SLAM

The Anacortes School District and The Skagit River Poetry Foundation present a showing of the movie Deaf Jam with a Student Poetry Slam Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 at the Anacortes High School Library. High School and College students are welcome to attend and read their poetry. Admission is free.

Deaf Jam is an inspirational documentary about students at a New York City high school for the deaf performing their poetry using ASL signing. Dialogue combines both audio and subtitles. See the trailer, here https://vimeo.com/28547215

Students wishing to read their work need to sign up at 6:00 on the day of the performance in the AHS library. The slam will not be judged but there will be prizes for each poet. The slam will begin at 6:30 with the 70-minute film to follow after.

Both the slam and the film will be open to the public and all students.

Please contact Molly McNulty or Steven Dolmatz at:

Molly:

directorsrpp@gmail.com

Steven:

stevendolmatz@gmail.com

As a courtesy, the Anacortes School District posts information here for non-school related community events and information that benefits students. The district does not necessarily endorse or sponsor any of these activities.

AAUW STEM Presentation - March 14 - Our featured speaker is Retired Navy Captain and NASA Astronaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, presenting "My Story: an example of a STEM Career." Her multimedia presentation will be of great interest to students, parents, and the public.


We will be awarding three $1,500 scholarships to AHS girls for achievements in science, technology, and math. We will be awarding four $100 awards to AMS girls for achievements in science and math. It is free, the public is welcome, and it is at the Anacortes Public Library -- hospitality at 6:45, program at 7:00 pm.


American Red Cross Babysitter Training - March 11


Anacortes Community Theater Classes


Anacortes Food to Go - This is a weekend backpack food program for Anacortes students. If you are in need, please contact Food to Go - (360) 708-3037 or ftgAnacortes@gmail.com


Anacortes Lacrosse Club: Calling all new and returning lacrosse players! Registration for the Anacortes Lacrosse Club’s Spring 2019 season is now open! We have teams for boys and girls in grades 1-8. We will also have a 4-week clinic for players in grades K-2. No experience necessary. Come join us as we grow the “fastest game on two feet” here in Anacortes! Contact anacorteslax@gmail.com with questions and register here: http://anacorteslacrosse.uslaxteams.com/


Anacortes Little League registration is open for the Rookie and T-Ball divisions through March 17. The new adaptive baseball Challenger division will remain open for registration until April 11. Please visit our website at www.AnacortesLittleLeague.com for more info.


Anacortes Little League Challenger Division

Announcing the inaugural season of the Challenger Division for 2019! The Little League Challenger Division is an adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. This is the first year that Anacortes will offer this program and we can’t wait to share our love of baseball with this fantastic group of kids! This team is open to children age 4 to 18: or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school. For more information, please email challenger.anacortesLL@gmail.com or register online at www.anacorteslittleleague.com.


Registration is currently open for the 2019 Dallas Kloke Sunset Loop 10-mile Relay Run. The run scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. is open to all ages. For more information or to find out how to register for the run please visit our webpage at: https://www.anacorteswa.gov/954/DK-Sunset-Loop-Relay-Run


Anacortes Public Library - Pizza and Pages - Feb 26 and March 26


APL Family Fort Njght - March 2


APL Loves Books


Anacortes Senior College is taking enrollment for the spring term, April 9 to May 16. Classes meet Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Anacortes Middle School. Intriguing topics among the 11 classes offered include: how tools has defined human history, your amazing body’s response to physical exercise, the ins/outs of investing in stocks and bonds, and discovering the best ways to learn a new language.

To register, go to www.seniorcollege.org or, pick up a printed copy of classes and a registration form at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center. For info: call 360-603-1255 or email info@seniorcollege.org


Be SMART - A conversation about guns, kids, and safety - March 6, 6 p.m


Boys & Girls Club Member Info


Spring Break registration for Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County


Clubs in Anacortes, Concrete, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley will be open for Spring Break, April 1-5, 2019. Current members can register online at www.skagitclubs.org from now until March 15. New members are encouraged to contact their local Club about membership. Registration is required for participation and the cost is $160 per member for the week. More information can be found at skagitclubs.org. Waiting listings may apply.


Anacortes Club

Spring Break Hours: 7am to 6pm

Contact: Andrew Flores

andrew.flores@skagitclubs.org

360-419-3723 x13



Chess Club - After School at Mt Erie


Chess Club - After School at Fidalgo


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


First Tee Link Program

Learn life skills, the 9 core values, how to play golf and have fun with The First Tee at the Swinomish Golf links. Youth 7 - 18 are welcome and you can join at any time. Check out our flyer and visit our website: anacortestft.com.



Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series

Puget Sound Mussel Monitoring: Long-term Active Biological Monitoring of Nearshore Contaminants: Toxic contaminants are entering the nearshore food web of the Puget Sound, especially along shorelines adjacent to highly urbanized areas. Jennifer Lanksbury, wildlife biologist, WDFW, will discuss how mussels are being studied as pollutant monitors through very successful collaborative efforts among conservation groups, citizen science volunteers and government partners. She will share the results of two rounds of mussel monitoring specifically in the Puget Sound. Friday, March 15, 2019. 7:00-8:30 p.m. NW Ed. Services Dist. Bldg., 1601 R Ave., Anacortes, WA. 7:00–8:30pm. The lecture is free and open to all ages. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches. For more information about this and other upcoming Lecture Series topics please visit www.skagitbeaches.org


Foster Care Family Recruitment


Girl Scouts in Anacortes


Guardstart - Junior Lifeguarding Program


Healthy Students Healthy Communities Newsletter


Morrison Gymnastics Academy

Flip on in and check out Morrison Gymnastics Academy. Where kindness, teamwork, and determination follow children into adulthood. Don’t just do it; do it right!

https://www.morrisongymnastics.com/


Mt Baker Ski Bus


Park Aide Employment/ Volunteer Opportunities


Public Works Open House - May 30


Riverstone Climbing Gym


Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info


Serenity Ball - March 9


Skagit Financial People Project Volunteer Educator Workshop


Skagit Parent to Parent February Newsletter


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: https://skagit-my.sharepoint.com/…/EfXQIaAr4CxHnUXCkhN314YB…


Tulip Ambassador Candidate Packet


US Navy and ROTC Info Meeting - March 10

This School District does not sponsor, endorse, or recommend any of the organizations, services or activities described in this information. This information is provided solely for the convenience of our students and parents to assist in their review of the safety and suitability of such organizations, services and activities. All School Districts shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.

Anacortes School District

Anacortes students rise to their fullest potential, embrace the future, and make a difference.

Nondiscrimination: The Anacortes School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:


K.C. Knudson, Civil Rights Compliance/ RCW Coordinator, (360) 503-1214, kknudson@asd103.org

Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216, fmccarthy@asd103.org

Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, csheridan@asd103.org


Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221