ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Sept 11: 1st Kindergarten Day

Sept 28: No School/ Staff Development Day

Start of school signals traffic to slow down

Anacortes Schools start on Thursday, September 6, and we would like to urge drivers to slow down and watch for pedestrians, especially in school zones. School zones can be particularly busy, especially before and after school. Drivers are reminded to share the road with pedestrians, school buses, and bicyclists. The speed limit in school zones is 20 MPH.


The area around the high school remains a construction site as we move into phase III of the project – remodeling of Brodniak Hall and the gym, and construction of a new Career and Technical Education, drama and music wing. Please be mindful of construction vehicles and changing road conditions as we work to finish the project.


The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) offers a number of good tips for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. We urge everyone out there to be safe and follow the rules of the road.

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 tramsay@asd103.org

Flu Shot Clinic - Sept 19

The Anacortes School District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide a Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 19 from 3-7 p.m. in the Anacortes Middle School Commons (2202 M Avenue)

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza is to receive a “flu shot” each year. The CDC recommends that EVERYONE, over six months of age, should be vaccinated against the flu.

The clinic will be open to all Anacortes School District children (four years of age and older), their
families and community members.

All participants will be asked to provide their health insurance information (card) to receive an immunization. SVNA will electronically bill the insurance plan for your flu shot. They bill almost all insurance plans, but are not able to accept Cigna. Flu shots are considered preventive care and normally are not subject to deductibles or co-pays. Students 18 years and under without current health insurance coverage will be offered a flu shot at no cost.

Adults without current insurance coverage may pay the $30.00 immunization fee for standard Trivalent with cash or check.


Patient Consent Forms are available here. Please complete one for each person and bring the form(s) with you to the event. Forms will also be available at the clinic.


More information and forms are located here: http://www.asd103.org/departments_and_programs/health_services___students_/flu_information

Questions? Contact Nurse Emily Wade, 360-503-1552 or ewade@asd103.org.

Willie McCool Plaque Dedication

Willie McCool Plaque Dedication

Thursday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Anacortes High School Commons

1600 20th Street


Join us for a special dedication ceremony to honor the life of William C. McCool. McCool was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, who was the pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-107. He and the rest of the crew of STS-107 were killed when Columbia disintegrated during re-entry into the atmosphere. He was the youngest male member of the crew. McCool was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. McCool was living in Anacortes at the time of his death.


Retired astronaut Robert Curbeam and McCool's oldest son Sean will be speaking at the dedication.


Questions? Contact Jeff Holgeerts, jholgeerts@asd103.org or the Superintendent's office at (360) 503-1211

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. The group meets monthly in the high school library. Follow/like us on the Anacortes College & Career Outreach Facebook page


September 17 6:30-8:00 pm “How to Go to College and Get Someone Else to (help) Pay For It”


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 anacortescollegeoutreach@asd103.org.

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

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:

http://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=109314&org=ANACORTESLACROSSE

**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

7th--5:30-6:30

8th--6:40-7:40



AAUW Talk with Mayor Gere - Sept 13


Amp Fest - Sept 8


Anacortes Community Energy Fair - Sept 15


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 www.AnacortesFarmersMarket.org


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 https://anacortesparksandrecreation.sportsiteslabs.com/play…

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


AGB (Anacortes Girls Basketball) - Free Girls Basketball Clinic & Team Placement. Sunday, September 9th at AMS. Grades 3-5 1:00-2:30pm. Grades 6-8 3:00-4:30pm. Parent meeting during clinic to go over our new program, and discuss the upcoming SWISH season, which is October 27th – December 15th. See our Facebook page for more info or call 360-708-8610.


Anacortes Police Department - Education Citation Program to curb underage drinking


APL Open Library - Sept 19 - 4:00-6:00 pm

Come help us celebrate everything the library has to offer! Gather with your friends, neighbors, and library staff for an evening of games, prizes, books, and snacks. Check out our new logo, learn about fun programs for all ages, and share your ideas for the future of the library. Play Book Jenga and Stump the Library Staff, enjoy special storytimes for Adults and Children, and discover the joys of Book Bombing. Explore resources that you never knew were available: the library has tools that can help you start a new career path, download brand new music, or watch a movie on your next plane ride. All of this and more, at your favorite library, for free!



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 skagitclubs.org. 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.


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 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 Info@AnacortesRobotics.org with a subject of “Program Announcements” and we will add you to the mailing list.


FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team Sign Up


Foster Care Family Recruitment


Fueling Education Fun Run - Sept 16, 2018 - Students and teachers run FREE! Use promo code ASD2018 when you register.


Healthy Students Healthy Communities Newsletter


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


Celebrate the Skagit River and the return of the salmon at the Skagit River Salmon Festival. The Festival runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, at Edgewater Park in west Mount Vernon. The Festival is a family-centered event featuring a Kidz Zone with activities and crafts, raptor shows, local artisans, recreational and educational booths, live music, and food vendors. For more information about the Skagit River Salmon Festival, visit SkagitRiverFest.org.


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…

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