ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Feb 27: School Board Special Meeting

March 16: No School - Staff Development Day

*May 29 will now be a regular school day. Updated calendars are posted on our website.

2018-19 School Calendar

The School Board has approved the 2018-19 student calendar. It is available on our website.

The first day of school (1st-12th grades) will be Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

First Kindergarten day will be Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018.

Spring Break is April 1-5, 2019.

The last day of school will be Friday, June 21, 2019.

We're Hiring!

Want to join our team? We currently have openings for:

- Speech Language Pathologist

- Counselor

- Spanish Teacher

And more! Check out our website for more information and a link to apply:

Community Approves District Levies

Two replacement levies were approved by Anacortes voters in an election on February 13, 2018. Preliminary results show the Educational Programs and Operations levy receiving a 65% “yes” vote and the Technology and Safety Levy receiving a 64% “yes” vote.

The measures replace expiring levies approved by voters in 2014. The replacement levies have a combined tax rate of $1.60 per $1,000 valuation – about 20 cents per $1,000 valuation lower than the existing rates.

“Our community has shown tremendous support for our schools and our students,” said School Board president Bobbilyn Hogge. “We are incredibly grateful for their support and remain committed to provide high quality instruction, technology and safe facilities for our students and staff.”

Election results can be found on the Skagit County Auditor’s website:

Exceptional Book Club

The Exceptional Book Club invites parents/ guardians, staff and community members who work with children with special needs to join us for treats for the mind and palate!


Feb 26

March 19

April 16

6-7:30 p.m. in the District Office West Conference Room, 2200 M Avenue.

More information is on our website.

Questions? Contact Connie Martin: or 360-293-1216

Parent Wellness Series: Hidden in Plain Sight

Tuesday, Feb 27 - 6-7:30 p.m. at the Anacortes Middle School Library

Hidden in Plain Sight is an evidence-based program that provides an important educational tool for families of teens.

The program helps parents and caregivers notice warning signs for high-risk behavior such as substance abuse, but with a non-alarmist approach based in active listening, awareness, and fostering a caring environment. A mock teenage bedroom is displayed to show the audience visual examples of warning signs.

Duana Wilkins, founder of Change Addiction Now, a national organization focused on bringing family voice to addiction and recovery will be our guest presenter.

Limited on-site child care is available and must be arranged in advance with Nicole Mortimer at

Student Art Show

Join us for our annual Student Art Show - March 2-20th at the Depot Arts Center - 611 R Avenue.

Artist Reception on Friday, March 2 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours for viewing:

March 3 - noon - 4 p.m.

March 6 - 1-4 p.m.

March 7-9 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

March 13 - 1-4 p.m.

March 14-16 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

March 17 - noon - 4 p.m.

March 20 - 1-4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Tina Franulovich-Martin -

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Group

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 -

Community Flyers

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.

AAUW STEM Awards - March 8

AHS Spring Swing Band Fundraiser - March 9 - All proceeds will directly benefit the Anacortes High School Band Program. The Anacortes High School Band Booster Program raises funds to provide band equipment and support music education. We also help to fund student enrichment activities that include travel expenses to play at music performances and competitions.

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 Andrew Worcester at or (360) 419-5526 or visit us at our website at

Anacortes Community Theater Classes

Looking to stay fit and earn money? Anacortes Lacrosse Club is recruiting high school students and adults to become lacrosse officials!! Absolutely no lacrosse experience required and ALC will pay for your training! You can choose your officiating schedule and locations including Anacortes and around Western Washington. Interested?? Email for more information!

Anacortes Lacrosse Club has opened Spring 2018 Registration for our U-9 Girls team and K-2 Co-Ed Skills Clinic which begin after spring break! Practice times, days and information regarding our programs available on our website: Don't miss out on the fastest growing sport and the fastest game on two feet!!

Registration is now open for Anacortes Little League! Sign up today for players, coaches and volunteers at

City of Anacortes Parks & Rec Comprehensive Plan Public Meetings

City of Anacortes Parks & Rec Survey

City of Anacortes Public Works Open House - May 31

Registration is currently open for the 2018 Dallas Kloke Sunset Loop 10-mile Relay Run. The run scheduled for Saturday, March 10 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:

DASSH 5K - March 3

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 - Have fun learning GOLF and life skills based on the 9 core values of Respect, Courtesy, Responsibility, Honesty, Sportsmanship, Confidence, Judgement, Perseverance, and Integrity. Three week Winter Clinics starts on March 3 and March 24. Check out our flyer and sign up online. Sponsored by Kiwanis Sunrisers.

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

Good News Club - Feb 13 - March 13

New Girl Scouts Troops Forming in Anacortes: Leaders Needed for Daisy and Brownie troops! More Girls Welcome!

Are you passionate about supporting girls’ leadership development? Are you organized, dedicated, and a clear communicator? Girl Scouts needs YOU to co-lead a troop in Anacortes! We have a group of four girls in K-3rd grades hoping to form a new troop near Fidalgo Elementary. It takes 5 girls and 2 adult leaders to form a troop, so all we need is one more girl and two adults, and this troop will be ready to go! Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in grades K-12, offering programs from coast-to-coast and across the globe. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through outdoor exploration, community service, civic engagement, and activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), girls develop a positive sense of self, say “yes” to new experiences and adventures, and create lasting friendships by joining a worldwide community of sisters. For additional information, please contact: Susie Barr-Wilson, GSWW Community Engagement Specialist, (360) 658-8083, ext. 4400 / You may also visit our on-line catalog. Go to and click “Become a Girl Scout” to select a troop! Financial Assistance is available.

Kiwanis Noon Club Accepting Scholarship Applications - Due Feb 27

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family- NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12 session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

The next Family-to-Family program will begin Monday, March 12, 2018 and continue for six-weeks through Thursday, April 19th. The classes will be held each Monday & Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9 pm. Program is free but reservations are required. Please contact Marti Wall at 360-770-5666 or Reed Eckstrom at 360-927-6381 for reservations or more information.

Parent Support Group

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Salvation Army - currently enrolling students for their Troops and Music Programs. The Salvation Army Troops programs offer age appropriate Christian youth groups that foster kids potential and leadership abilities through a variety of experiences including: music, games, crafts, interactive activities and service projects. The Troops programs are held each Wednesday from 4:30-6:15 pm at The Salvation Army, 3001 R. Ave. and include a free dinner. Music enrichment courses are also available and include: Beginner Band, Piano, Timbrels, Beginner Guitar and Singing Company. Enrollment is free.

Contact or call 360-293-6682 or stop by The Salvation Army 3001 R. Ave, Suite 100.

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Kids Night Out @ Western, Friday, February 23 and April 14 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. at Shannon Point Marine Center. Enjoy a well deserved date night while your kids have a fun-filled evening at the Shannon Point Marine Center. Activities will include hands-on science exploration on the SPMC library and lab, and a movie at the end of the night. For more details and to register:

Sharpe's Corner - Highway 20 Construction Update

Skagit Parent to Parent Upcoming Workshops - Resources for parents of children with special needs.

Skagit Parent to Parent: "Unexpected Journey: Being the Parent of a Child with Special Needs"- March 10

Free Preschool for 3-5 year olds! Skagit Valley College ECEAP Preschool now enrolling for the school year of 2017-2018. Income guidelines apply. Breakfast and snack provided. Parent Activities and Educational opportunities. For more information or enrollment, call 360-679-5348.

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