ASD Weekly Community Bulletin
News and Events from the Anacortes School District
New Pride is here
In this issue:
- Celebrating high school construction completion
- Digital media at the middle school
- Reading tips for kids
- and more!
If you would like extra copies of the Pride, please contact the Superintendent's Office - (360) 503-1211 or email@example.com.
Now Hiring: Bus Drivers
Questions? Contact Transportation at (360) 503-1155 or Human Resources (360) 503-1197
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
After School Arts Classes for Kids - new days!
After School Spanish Classes for Kids - new days!
Anacortes Boys & Girls Club Enrollment Info
Anacortes Boys & Girls Club Feb Dates:
February 14 - No School Day
The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club will be offering a sign up for the no school day January 17 through this No School Day Feb 14 or at our Front desk. We will need at least 20 members signed up to be open. There is a $25 fee for each member attending. The deadline to sign up will be Friday, February 7.
February 17 - Presidents Day- Club Closed
Anacortes Little League Sign up your player now for Anacortes Little League! Learn more and register at www.AnacortesLittleLeague.com. Registration closes on Feb. 14, for the Junior, Major and Minor divisions of baseball and softball, in advance of player evaluations to be held Feb. 19-21. Rookie, T-Ball and Challenger divisions will remain open for registration until early March. See you on the diamond. Play ball!
Anacortes Parks & Rec Programs:
There are many more APRD recreation opportunities listed in our Winter A-Town Publication which can be found online HERE.
After School Arts Program -- Kids are you ready to bake! Back by popular demand kids baking classes are being offered after school through the Anacortes Parks and Recreation department. Specific class information with dates, times, and locations are listed on our website HERE. Don’t wait, make sure to sign-up today as there is limited space in each class! For more information about the After School Classes please contact APRD at 360-299-1948 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is that time of year to sign-up for APRD’s Boys Youth Basketball League! Visit our website at: https://www.anacorteswa.gov/549/Boys-Basketball 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!
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 13 – May 4
Rice Field (Track and field area behind the AHS)
Cost is $20
Registration is currently open you can register by CLICK HERE
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 info@AnacortesRobotics.org with questions. Each program level has its own calendar of important dates for team formation, meetings, and tournaments.
Class Act - K - 2nd: Born To Be Wild
April 17th -- May 22nd
4:15 – 5:30 pm
Breaking news! The jungle animals are electing a new King of The Jungle! Which animal will tell a story that results in them winning the election? In this class, each student will create a unique personality for a jungle animal character to help tell this story. This play will be performed on the last day of class. Each day of class, students will also have the chance to play fun theatre games and work on their acting skills.
https://acttheatre.com/spring-menu/ or call 360-293-6829
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!
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 www.fidalgodanceworks.org. Classes are filling fast!
Friends of Skagit Beaches Winter Lecture Series : Saltwater Beavers: Engineers in the Tidal Marsh: Dr. W. Gregory Hood, senior research scientist, Skagit River System Cooperative, will discuss how beavers are thriving in tidal marshes from Alaska to Oregon. These resourceful critters are constructing valuable low-tide habitats that protect juvenile salmon and other small fish. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Northwest Ed. Services District Bldg., 1601 R Ave., Anacortes, WA. 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches. Lectures are free and open to all ages. (Donations are welcome). For more information about this and other upcoming Lecture Series topics please visit www.skagitbeaches.org
History Day- Interested in good news about young people?
If you have a few minutes to explore what History Day is about, you can find information about the national program at www.nhd.org and information about Washington History Day as a program of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/resources-subject-area/social-studies/national-history-day-washington-state.
The Washington State Historical Society provides supporting information at http://www.washingtonhistory.org/education/historyday/.
In addition to explanations of what History Day is and what its value is to participating students, you will see examples of good student work.
Time commitment can be as little as one Saturday morning (7March20) or a few hours on your own time at your computer whenever you like in February.
Anacortes Middle School students will be among the participants for the third time in school history. One group of students took their work all the way to the national contest at the University of Maryland in June of 2018.
Randy Schnabel, Coordinator
Northwest Region History Day
Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner: http://www.monamuseum.org/family-youth-programming
Salish Sea School: This summer, learn how students can help the endangered orcas!
Join us for four fun days where we explore the Salish Sea's ecosystem connection from water quality to whales.
Space is limited (5 students max per session).
Guardians of the Sea Jr (10-12 year olds)
Guardians of the Sea I (13-17 year olds)
We have 5 student scholarships left! thesalishseaschool.org/scholarship-application
Try Rugby - Feb 15 - Chuckanut Bay Youth Rugby Club is hosting a co-ed ages 5 to14 Touch “Try Rugby” event - February 15th 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Anacortes High School Rice Field 1600 20th St.
This is a great opportunity for young athletes to learn about Rugby, the fastest growing sport in North America with opportunities to play Rugby in Anacortes.
Touch Rugby is a non-tackle, fun, fast paced team game that develops skills in ball handling, agility, running, evasion and decision making. Players work as a team to move the ball across their opponents goal line and score a try.
There is a position for everyone in Rugby, from light to heavy build accommodating a range of athletic abilities. No experience necessary. Rubber cleats and water bottle recommended.
WWU Youth Programs want you! – to come join us and explore our marine science programs.
Western Washington University Youth Program is offering several opportunities for school age students in 2020 at Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes.
Coming this winter/spring:
Friday March 13th, 6-9pm: Kids Night Out @ Western – Anacortes: Students in grades K-5 join us for an evening of hands on marine science activities and learning.
Learn more and register on our website: https://oce.wwu.edu/youth-programs/programs/kids-night-out-western-know-anacortes
Registration ends March 8th, 2020
Find out more about other programs in Anacortes and Bellingham at our website:
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, email@example.com
Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, email@example.com
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.