ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the calendar

Dec 19 - School Board Meeting - 3 p.m at DO/ 6:15 p.m. at AHS

Dec 20 - K-12 Half Day

Dec 23 - Jan 3 - Winter Break

Big picture

School board swearing-in ceremony

Friends, family, staff and community members are invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony of our newly elected and re-elected school board members on December 19 at 6:15 p.m. in the Anacortes High School Library, 1600 20th Street.

Newly elected board member Jennie Beltramini joins re-elected members Matt Cutter and Marilyn Hanesworth. AHS junior Sara Kumar also joins the board as a student representative, replacing Jaida Mason. Beltramini replaces Dr. Bill Shaw, who was recognized by the board at the November 7 school board meeting for his contributions to the district.

Beltramini, a former district math teacher, currently works as a math specialist for non-profit Student Achievement Partners, which focuses on accelerating academic progress for students who face barriers of racism and poverty. Hanesworth, a software developer, begins her second four-year term on the board. Cutter, a retired Naval officer and program manager for flight instruction, begins his first four-year term, after being appointed to fill the vacancy left by Karl Yost in March, 2019. Student representative Kumar joins the other three student representatives who bring an important student perspective to the board’s decisions.

“Our board values student achievement and success as well as careful fiscal stewardship of the district,” said board president Bobbilyn Hogge. “Our board works well together, and I’m confident we will continue to make important progress on the district’s goals with our new and returning members.”

The swearing-in ceremony will take place near the beginning of the December 19th meeting, followed by the regular business meeting of the board.

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


Wednesday, December 11th:

Kindergarten presents: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

6:00 p.m.

Fidalgo Gym

Wednesday, December 11th:

2nd Grade presents: The Nutcracker Suite

7:15 p.m.

Fidalgo Gym

Thursday, December 12th:

1st Grade presents: Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

6:00 p.m.

Fidalgo Gym

Thursday, December 12th:

3rd Grade presents:

7:15 p.m.

Fidalgo Gym

Plan ahead for winter weather/ alerts

Anacortes Junior Cheer Clinic

Clinic will be at Anacortes Middle School Tues Jan 21st and Wed Jan 22 6-7 pm • Dance, cheers, jumps and chants instructed by AHS Varsity Cheerleaders • Cheerleaders will cheer at the AHS home game on Jan 24th vs. Lynden Christian • Entry into the game for the cheerleader is included in the cost of clinic. • Family is encouraged to come to the game and watch the Cheerleaders. Spectator cost for Adults $6 Children $3

Registration form here.


You can make a difference as a volunteer AVID Tutor

· Facilitate student learning in a challenging, yet supportive, tutoring environment.

· Are you available Tuesdays and Thursdays (November – June) during one or more of the times listed below?

- 8:00 – 8:58 am

- 10:06 – 11:04 am

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Pike

Anacortes Middle School



Kecia Fox

Anacortes High School


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.
Big picture
Big picture

Ski/Snowboard Bus Info

The Anacortes/Burlington Mt. Baker Winter Ride Program is open to all students in 6-12 grade.
-8 week program starting January 4th 2020 (Saturdays only)
- No experience necessary
-Ski/snowboard equipment rental available
-Lessons available & optional
-Transportation is provided by a private charter bus
-Restroom facilities available during travel

Sign ups will run through December 15th and are in a first come first serve basis. All weekly trips are chaperoned.

Please join the Facebook page “Anacortes Winter Ride” for more details or contact: Stacy Doyle - (360) 840-5133

Anacortes Boys & Girls Club Enrollment Info

Anacortes Boys & Girls Club Important Dates:

Half-Day K-12 Friday, December 20th- Club Open after school

Winter Break

Week of December 23rd through 27th - Club Closed

January 1st - Club closed

Week of December 30th through January 3rd:

The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club will be offering a Winter Break sign up for December 30th, 31st and January 2nd, 3rd. This will be $100 per member for the week. The deadline for this sign up is Friday, December 13th. Please sign up through our website at or at Winter Break Sign up Form or at the front desk.

After School Arts Classes for Kids - new days!

After School Spanish Classes for Kids - new days!

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

Anacortes Robotics Booster Club (ARBC)

We sponsor robotics teams within the FIRST progression of programs at all grade levels (K-12). Visit the ARBC website to learn more, or e-mail us at with questions. Each program level has its own calendar of important dates for team formation, meetings, and tournaments.

ABRC FIRST Lego League JR Boomtown Build
ABRC FIRST Lego League City Shaper

Anacortes Parks & Rec Programs:

There are many more APRD recreation opportunities listed in our Fall A-Town Publication which can be found online HERE.

Anacortes Parks & Rec - Breakfast with Santa - Dec 7 - 8:00 am-11:00am-

Enjoy a family pancake breakfast, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and a picture with Santa.

Anacortes Parks & Rec - Winter Wonderland Walk - Dec 13-14 -Take a stroll through the woods of Washington park for the annual Wonderland Walk, which takes place on December 13th and 14th from 5pm-8pm. Check out holiday lights and decorations set up by community groups. Listen to holiday music, enjoy hot chocolate, campfires and get in the holiday spirit!

It is that time of year to sign-up for APRD’s Boys Youth Basketball League! Visit our website at: to get more information or to register your child online. We are also looking for coaches for all age divisions. If you are interested please let us know. The league is not possible without the dedicated efforts of our volunteer coaches!

APL Second Sunday Jazz Series - Dec 8

ASF Celebrate the Season

The ASF Celebrate the Season Holiday Fair Marketplace will be part of the free public weekend at the Port this December 7th and 8th, from 11-3pm. The Marketplace will feature local students, teams, and group fundraisers with their local made artwork and crafts for your holiday shopping. Student vendors include North West Woodworking (Cooper N), Art Photography by Tashi S, poinsettias from Brayden M of Warriors Youth Hockey, Frugal Dog (AHS students), Original Art by Skylar, Anacortes Sister Cities Association Exchange Students. The Cypress Cranky Crafters from San Juan Memory Care will also have their handmade holiday and sports themed crafts.

Cap Sante PTSO Winter Fundraiser

CrossFit Kids & Teens

Winter CSA Opportunity in Anacortes

Boldly Grown Farm is a certified organic farm in Skagit Valley. Our family farm grows fall & winter vegetables to feed our community during the typical off-season. Our Winter CSA (community supported agriculture) program has expanded to Anacortes this season! We are excited to partner with the Island Hospital Health Resource Center as a drop site.

With our CSA share, you can look forward to:

  • 12 bountiful, biweekly veggie boxes from late October through early April
  • High-quality, certified organic produce, from staples to specialty items
  • Value-added products like kraut, chili powder and more
  • Produce storage tips and recipes from your food-loving farmers
  • Convenient drop sites in Seattle, Skagit Valley and Bellingham

All the details are on our website, so head on over to learn more about our CSA program and sign up to get your share at Island Hospital. We hope you'll consider joining us for a winter of local, sustainable—and of course, delicious!—eating.

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!

All fourth graders are eligible to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free through the Every Kid Outdoors Program! This program provides fourth graders and their families access to public lands (NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS, WILDLIFE AREAS, BLM, ETC.) for one year. Passes can be printed and brought with the child on their park visit. Encourage fellow educators, parents and friends with fourth graders to download their Every Kid Outdoors pass today!

Eastern Washington University
Masters of Education Online
Starting as low as $12,900

Start your New Year off right, get your Masters online with Eastern Washington University. Programs starting as low as $12,900 and can be completed in as little as 12 months. Next application deadline is December 13, 2019.

Don’t wait to kick off 2020! Your journey to a Masters of Education starts here.

Choose from online Master of Education programs in:

• Adult Education

• Curriculum & Instruction

• Early Childhood Education

• Educational Leadership

• Educational Leadership, Principal Certification

• Literacy

Designed for working educators, our 100% online education programs give students the ease and accessibility to earn a degree on their own schedule.

Program Advantages:

• 100% online coursework

• No GRE required

• Affordable tuition — Under $12k with offer

• 7 start dates per year

• Supportive, experienced faculty

• Legacy of educating teachers for over 100 years

Fidalgo DanceWorks is now accepting new students of all ages! Ballet, jazz, tap, modern and many more classes are currently enrolling for September. Please see our full schedule at Classes are filling fast!

Girl Scouts in Anacortes

Holiday Clay Workshop

Jingle Bell Dash - Dec 14

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Groups

Learn Celtic Music

Join us for a MTE Movie Morning presentation of Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker, on Saturday December 21st, 10 AM at Anacortes Cinemas! MTE PTA has reserved Cinema 1 for this showing. We are limited to 140 tickets so be sure to purchase your tickets online in advance, as our last movie event sold out. Tickets can be purchased online beginning December 6th Tickets are $10 and include a small popcorn and drink. Doors open at 9:30, show starts at 10 AM. No need to print tickets; your name (from the ticket purchase) will be on a list at the door for entry.

Pacific Storm Tae Kwon Do

PSE Energy Efficiency Light Sale - Dec 7

Quaker Cove Gingerbread House Party

Saturdays, December 7 & 14, 10 AM - 1 PM

Sundays, December 8 & 15, 1 - 4 PM

A family event at Quaker Cove. Decorate a home made gingerbread house and enjoy free hot chocolate, cider, and popcorn. Each gingerbread house is $7.50, with candy and icing included of course. We will have some food available for sale as well. This event will be happening both Saturday Dec. 7th and 14th from 10am-1pm and Sunday Dec. 8th and 15th from 1-4pm. Please pick the best day and time for you, this helps us prevent over-crowding, and purchase one ticket per house you would like to decorate. We will have a set amount of extra tickets available for each time slot for purchase on the day of the event. Please come within the hour of your ticket so that we have enough space for everyone. If you need to change your reservation time or are delayed, please come anyway and we will do our best to fit you in in a timely manner. We want everyone to have the chance to participate!

Riverstone Climbing Gym

The Salish Sea School announces the launch of our summer student program, Guardians of the Sea, for rising 9th-12th graders!Build your college resume and confidence through our unique program that includes involvement in local marine research, leadership development activities, identification of innate gifts, participation in environmental service projects, and connection to local scientists with mentorship opportunities! Reduce your stress and anxiety through our easy-to-use, every day stress-reduction practices! Explore the Salish Sea on a boat, in a small-group environment, with a 5:2 student to teacher ratio! Connect to a fun, like-minded community of students! Join us every summer, for all four years and for our year-round gatherings! Each Guardians of the Sea session is four days long (eight hours per day) and launches from Skyline Marina in Anacortes. Enrollment is open today at Space is limited.We are also excited to announce that there are student scholarships available

Salvation Army - Bell ringers needed - Volunteer Christmas kettle bell ringers needed for The Salvation Army Anacortes. Bell ringing will be from 11/29 - 12/24, Monday - Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers may bring their children. They may sing if they wish. If they play an interment, they do that also. Or if they choose to do none of the above and that if okay. Volunteers pick the time convenient for them and may give one hour or two hours, up to eight hours of their time. The Salvation Army Anacortes serves Anacortes and La Conner. One hundred percent of the kettle donations stay in Anacortes. Please call Capt. Theresa Williams at 360-293-6682 to schedule your bell ringing time and for any questions. Thank you!

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Shrek the Musical

Skagit Kid Insider

Skagit Parent to Parent December Newsletter

WA State Senate Page Program

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.

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,

Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216,

Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221,

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

The Anacortes School District provides interpretation services upon request as needed. Please contact the Student Support Services Department for more information: (360) 503-1216.

Anacortes School District

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