ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

May 25: Early Release - K-12 (staff and students)

May 28: Memorial Day Holiday

May 29: Regular School Day (no longer a make-up day)

May 31: School Board Meeting

Long-time arts advocate receives Brodniak Award

Sherry Chavers is this year’s recipient for the Walter A. Brodniak Cultural Education Award for her work with students on poetry and literacy. Chavers shows a passion for learning and is able to connect with students on a creative level through her volunteer work.

Chavers spends time volunteering in classrooms teaching units on poetry. As one of her nominators said, she demonstrates a zeal for poetry which becomes infectious when she enters the classroom.

The Walter A. Brodniak Cultural Education Award was created in 1977, upon Mr. Brodniak's retirement as Superintendent of the Anacortes School District, "to foster growth of the cultural arts in the District." The award is given each spring to a student, faculty member, administrator, school director, community member or community organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural arts in the Anacortes School District during the current school year.

We invite the community to join us at a reception to recognize Chavers on Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Anacortes Middle School library. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact the Superintendent's Office at (360) 293-1211 or

NCTA Summer Programs Available

It's not too late to enroll in the tuition-free NCTA Summer Session Programs! Incoming 9th grade students through non-graduated seniors can earn a semester credit as they explore indepth a CTE program. Students can choose form a variety of programs on several campuses from Marine Services, Aerospace Manufacturing, Veterinary, Dental, Construction and many more. Anacortes School District is a consortium member of the NCTA Skills Center which provides access for Anacortes students priority to participate! Find out more about the NCTA Summer Session at If you are interested in the 2018-19 full year sessions available to class of 2019 & 2020, contact the Anacortes High School or Cap Sante High School counseling departments or call 360 848-0706 for more information!

Anacortes Middle School Talent Show - June 7 at 6 p.m.

The Anacortes Middle School is looking for talented students grades 6 through 8!

Now holding auditions. Audition forms, rules, times and sign up sheets are located at the Middle School attendance window. Make sure to have your guardian sign the form before your audition.

Auditions end May 23rd.

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Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Group - March 8 - June 7

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn© groups help families prepare their young children (birth to age 5) for success in school and life. This program, based on scientific evidence, reaches families in their neighborhoods at weekly, facilitated playgroups.

For more info, contact Nicole Mortimer -

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.

OSPI Seeking Input on Budget Priorities

Visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's website to help them plan for budget priorities:

Your feedback will help the OSPI as we develop a budget that moves our public schools from “basic” funding toward a system better designed to meet the needs of all learners. Please take five minutes to complete the entire survey – your feedback will be invaluable. The survey will remain open until Friday, June 8. Thank you!
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Boys and Girls Club Summer Food Service Program

  • Anacortes Boys & Girls Club – 904 6th St., Anacortes, WA 98221

    • Lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Afternoon snack will be served from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Excludes the July 4th week

    • You may contact Elizabeth Hanna at (360) 588-9045

  • John Storvik Park – 1110 32nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221

    • Lunch will be served from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Excludes the week of July 4th week

    • You may contact Manny Smith at (360) 419-5304

Amplify Camp - July 10-13 - Amplify Camp is a summer camp put on by area churches for any incoming 6-8 graders at Quaker Cove here in Anacortes July 10-13th.

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 Elizabeth Hanna, or (360) 419-5526 or visit us at our website at

Anacortes Community Theater Classes

AHS PTSA Fundraiser

Anacortes Youth Football and Cheer Sign Up

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 FIRST Robotics presents the Spring 2018 FIRST LEGO League Junior Exposition at the Anacortes Public Library on Saturday, June 2.

The event opens to the public at 2:00 pm and lasts until 4:30 pm; FLL Jr. team displays are available from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm.

Come out and see what our FLL Jr. teams (grades K-4) have learned on their AQUA ADVENTURE.

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.

APRD is pleased to announce a Girls Basketball Camp offered from June 20-22. New high school coach Nate Dunham is presenting the camp. He was recently hired so this information did not make it into our Summer Activity Guide. If you have a daughter who will be going into 1st-8th grade and interested in participating please visit the registration link HERE to register them.

Anacortes Public Library Summer Reading Program

A-Town Spring & Summer Activities

Looking for something for your kids to do this summer? Check out the City of Anacortes A-town publication at: Registration for Anacortes Parks and Recreation programs begins on Monday, April 30.

Andeavor's 24th Annual March Point Run & Walk - June 23

City of Anacortes Public Works Open House - May 31

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!

Farm Machinery Safety Workshop - Spring 2018

Fidalgo Danceworks Summer Classes

Fidalgo Danceworks - STARS - Dance for Youth and Teens with Special Needs

Friends of the Forest Discovery Program - Summer 2018

Fueling Education Fun Run - Sept 16, 2018

GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) Academy Registration Open. Scholarships Available!

Hawkeye Youth Wrestling Clinic - July 16-19

National Night Out: August 7 from 6-8 p.m. - Storvik Park

Northwest United Soccer Club - Tryouts and Registration here:

Parent and Child Yoga Classes

Quaker Cove Events:

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

Relay for Life - Community Service Hours for Students

Riverstone Climbing Gym

SABA: ANNUAL SPORTS PHYSICALS - for current 6th - 11th grade student athletes

Wednesday, May 30th

6-8 p.m.

Anacortes Middle School - Sponsored by Seahawk Athletic Booster Association - $25

In one night, finish two school sports requirements-getting your child a qualified sports physical good for the next two years, and submitting required sports paperwork.

On May 30th, local health care professionals will donate their time, and complete sports forms will be readied for delivery to the appropriate school.

Proceeds from this event benefit SABA, a parent-run organization supporting every AHS athletic program.

NOTE: This event is for sports physicals only. Also, students with a current or past history of orthopedic or heart problems, diabetes, asthma or other serious medical problems cannot be examined at this event.

Come prepared to this event by completing all the necessary sports forms completed. You will be able to use the express lanes! Forms are available at:

Salish Sea Spring Expeditions

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Sharpe's Corner - Highway 20 Construction Update

Skagit Kid Insider

Skagit Parent to Parent Workshops

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…

Thunderbird Aquatic Club Summer Activities

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