ASD Weekly Community Bulletin
News and Events from the Anacortes School District
On the Calendar
May 24: K-12 Early Release
May 27: No School - Memorial Day
May 28: Regular School Day (was snow day)
College & Career Outreach Meeting - May 20
May 20 - 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Anacortes High School Library
Financial aid, in the form of scholarships, loans and grants, may be the first thing that comes to mind. But there is so much more to it than that! It is about understanding how a student can position themselves to be most competitive, most desirable, to a school of their choice. It is about finding colleges that are generous with the type of financial aid your family needs. It is about making sure the student attends a college where they are most likely to succeed and graduate within four years. It is about learning to plan, years ahead, and save. It is about maximizing the high school experience through participation and doing your best academically. And more.
On May 20th we'll do a review of these topics: how do we find the right school, how does your student become competitive for a given school, and a more in-depth look at what constitutes financial aid.
For students starting high school next year this is an outstanding time to get started, and for those already in high school we'll provide good information to get you started or continue on your college search path.
Remember, students and parents can attend together or separately, and all are welcome.
Check out the Facebook page Anacortes College Outreach to see timely relevant articles.
Questions? Comments? AnacortesCollegeOutreach@ASD103.org.
Sizzlin' Summer Art Camp
ASD SIZZLIN' SUMMER ART CAMP is now taking registrations for summer session!
Classes are July 15-19
Registration due by July 8. Classes fill up fast - register now!
Classes offered: Sculpture Madness, Storytime Yoga, Kidz Culinary Camp, World Music, The Art of a Horse and Summer Fun Desserts. Classes are for students in grades K-6.
Scholarships are available.
The registration form is on our website or available at the District Office (2200 M Avenue).
Questions? Contact Tina Franulovich-Martin at email@example.com
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups
Did you know that we offer Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups? These free groups help families and their young children - birth to 5 - prepare for success in school and life.
At a Kaleidoscope group, children have fun participating in activities and being around their peers.
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn group will be offered at Fidalgo DanceWorks Annex, located at 909 3rd St., Anacortes.
The program is free of charge and will be held on Tuesdays 11:00-12:15, March 5 through May 21, 2019. For more information, contact Nicole Mortimer: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 29 - 5-7 p.m. at Anacortes Middle School
The Innovation Expo is an opportunity for families, the community, and industry partners to take a peek at the work being done in ASD classrooms. The Anacortes School District would like to show the community how their continued support has allowed students access to high quality learning experiences every day.
Free admission and all are welcome! ASD’s food services will provide baked goods during the event to showcase their scratch cooking and partnership with Viva Farms and Cairnsprings Mills.
Questions? Contact Amy Colburn (360) 503-1223 or email@example.com.
RFP available to lease space for early learning
The Anacortes School District is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to lease space at the Whitney Early Childhood Education Center with a preference given to programming that supports early learning for children ages 3-5.
Earlier this spring, the district made the difficult decision to end its district-run, tuition-based preschool program due to budget constraints. Since that time, several groups have shown interest in taking over the program.
“The RFP process allows us to fairly evaluate all proposals and choose the one that makes the most fiscal sense for the district and best serves our future students,” said Superintendent Mark Wenzel.
The complete RFP is posted on the district’s website: http://www.asd103.org/departments_and_programs/finance_and_operations. Proposals are due by noon on Thursday, May 30, addressed to: Anacortes School District, Attention Fran McCarthy, 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221.
Questions? Contact Fran McCarthy, Executive Director of Student Support Services, (360) 503-1216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Summer edition of the Anacortes A-Town Publication will be mailed out this week. Also, it is available online HERE. This publication has activities and events that are happening over the next several months.
Visit the Anacortes Farmers Market - fresh produce, great food, crafts, live music, and more. Every Saturday starting May 4th, 9AM to 2PM at the Depot (7th St and R Ave) - Family friendly!
The AHS Volleyball program is putting on a youth volleyball camp for all kids who are going into 3rd-6th grade next year. Below is the link to sign up or you can also call the APRD office at 360-293-1918.
The camp is a 3 days Monday- Wednesday June 10-12, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Middle School Gym. Cost is $40 and you get a camp t-shirt.
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.
Anacortes Parks & Recreation Youth Track and Field Program
Put on those running shoes, warm-up your throwing arm, and get ready to have some fun. Boys and girls in grades 1st-6th are eligible to participate in a fun and exciting program. Kids will have the opportunity to learn the basic FUNdamentals of sprinting, mid-distance and distance running, long jump, high jump, shot-put, discus, and safety javelin. Participants will also have the opportunity to test their skills in an organized track meet on the last day of the program, and ribbons will be handed out to all competitors. The details are as follows.
Mondays, April 15 – May 13
Rice Field (Track and field area behind the AHS)
Cost is $15
Registration is currently open you can register by CLICKING HERE
Anacortes Sister Cities Wild Waves Fundraiser - The Anacortes Sister Cites Association (ASCA is sending ten AMS students to Japan and has discount Wild Waves tickets available for $15.99 ($9 off per ticket) between now and until June 16th and $25.99 ($19 off per ticket) between June 17th and September 7th. Season Passes are also available for a discount. Each ticket or season pass sold directly benefits ASCA fund raising needed to pay for the trip. Please buy online at tinyurl.com/AnacortesSCwild and thank you for your support!
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!
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.
Your high schooler can earn volunteer hours by hosting a French exchange student!
When: June 30-July 20
Who: Girls and boys ages 14-16
Why: This 3 week program gives the French students the experience of being a teen in America! They're very excited to be a part of your family and use their English skills.
Where: They are coming to Anacortes to be a part of our community, and they will also go on two full-day excursions including a Mariner's game, The Seattle ferris wheel and a trip out to the San Juans.
What a fantastic opportunity to show your child the joy of experiencing another culture in the comfort of your own home.
Please contact Stacy O'Hagan for more information.
National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6 - 6-8 p.m. at Storvik Park
Nike Volleyball Camp is coming to Anacortes June 15 & 16. The camp is designed for players entering 6th-8th grade. Directed by Seattle University Head Volleyball Coach, James Finley, this Washington volleyball camp at Anacortes Middle School teaches boys and girls the proper fundamentals and mechanics of volleyball. Using a variety of games, drills and scrimmaging, this skill development camp will help campers improve their game and build confidence on the court. The goal of this summer volleyball camp in Skagit County is to provide players with an impactful and rewarding weekend of volleyball, where they are challenged to improve in a fun and safe environment.
- Instruction from Seattle University (DI) Coach and his expert staff
- 4-5 hours of daily training
- 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps t-shirt and prizes!
Quaker Cove Events:
Kids' Culinary Camp
1st-2nd Grade: 9 - 11 AM, June 24, 26, & 28
3rd-5th Grade: 12 - 3 PM, June 24, 26, & 28
Middle & High School: 10 AM - 1 PM June 25 & 27
1st-5th Grade: July 1-3, 9 AM - 12 PM
July 1-3, 2 - 5 PM
Do you know a young chef in the making who jumps at the chance to learn new skills in the kitchen? Kids' Culinary Camp is just the thing for them. Camp Director Karl is a professionally trained chef, and he'll teach kids about ingredients, recipes, and prepare a meal together. Adults will oversee the kitchen. Dishes and skills will be tailored to age appropriate levels. Check out our website to register your budding chef.
Day Camp at Quaker Cove - Week 1: July 29 - August 2
Week 2: August 5 - 9
Week 3: August 12 - 16
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.
Relay for Life - June 22 - The Anacortes Relay For Life Team Rally is Thursday, May 23rd from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Anacortes Christian Church on M Ave and 12th St. Everyone is welcome to join in this fun and informative event. This is a great time to get your questions answered. Come and join in the fight against cancer. For more information call Chris at 360 293-1650 or visit www.relayforlife.org/anacortes.wa.
SABA Swim and Dive Clothing Drive - collecting used clothes, linens, shoes, textiles for a fundraiser May 16 - May 31. There will be a trailer at Fidalgo pool open from 7am -8 pm daily for donations. Funds earned are used for their team t-shirts, banquet, swimsuit scholarships, etc. Please contact Lissa Snowman at 206-234-5510 or email@example.com with any questions.
Skagit Parent to Parent May Newsletter
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…
Register now for Western Washington University summer Youth Programs, held at Shannon Point Marine Center.
Western’s Youth Programs foster academic growth through enrichment and recreational activities. Offerings available this summer in Anacortes include:
Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren. Does your child wonder why crabs have claws and sea stars have no bones? We dive into the how’s and why’s of different marine animal characteristics and investigate the tops of kelp forests and deep ocean canyons to discover how marine habitats influence species diversity.
Grades: 1 - 8
Dates: Monday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 23
Times: Monday, 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Shannon Point Marine Center
Cost: $260 per grandparent/grandchild pair
Dive into investigating science and arts. Does your child have an interest in marine science? In this program they have the opportunity to engage with marine scientists at Shannon Point Marine Center. Through hands-on activities, participants apply the principals of the scientific method to discover unique aspects of the marine world.
Grades: 3 - 6
Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location: Shannon Point Marine Center
Cost: $173 (if registered before May 14)
To learn more and register, visit wwu.edu/youth.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216, email@example.com
Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221