ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the calendar

Nov 25: 6-12 Half Day/ AMS Evening Conferences

Nov 26: 6-12 Half Day/ AMS & AHS Afternoon Conferences/ AHS Evening Conferences

Nov 27 - K-12 Half Day/ District office open (8 a.m - noon)

Nov 28-29 - Thanksgiving Break

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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

AVID Coordinator

Anacortes High School


United Way Campaign Underway

We are proud to partner with United Way of Skagit County to help contribute to their annual giving campaign. The district's campaign will run from now until November 27. United Way of Skagit County provides a much-needed safety net for our community, including early-childhood support, parent mentoring, financial literacy, Varsity in Volunteerism, and much more. Last year, Anacortes staff contributed more than $13,000. This year, we'd like to raise at least $14,000.

More information about United Way's programs can be found here:

Questions? Contact the Superintendent's Office at (360) 503-1211 or

AHS/ Cap Sante/ AMS Annual Update

Once a year, we ask families to review your family's information in Skyward to ensure accuracy. Please complete an update for each student you have in our district.

Please login to Skyward Family Access to verify your information:

You can confirm/ change:

  • Mailing address
  • Phone numbers
  • Emergency contacts and more

If you newly enrolled a student this year, you do not need to update your information.

Questions? Contact Wendy Durham, (360) 503-1212 or

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.
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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

Club Updates:

November 25-27 - 6th-12th-grade conferences- Club Open

Wednesday, November 27th Half day - Club Open after school

November 28 & 29 - Thanksgiving Break Club Closed

After School Arts Classes for Kids - new days!

After School Spanish Classes for Kids - new days!

Come to Anacortes Farmers Market’s special two-day indoor event at the Port of Anacortes, this weekend! Our regular season has ended and this is a fabulous opportunity to get your holiday produce, stock up on your favorite vendors’ goods and find that perfect handmade holiday gift. It’s also a great time to check out the cool Port building, have a bite to eat and visit with market friends and win a door prize! Free admittance!

Who: Anacortes Farmers Market

What: 2019 Holiday Market (Nov 23 & 24)

Where: 100 Commercial Ave, Anacortes WA, 98221
At the Port (not the Depot)

More info:

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 Mountain Bike Team - Meet the League Ride - Nov 29

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 Jazz Lecture Series - Dec 5
APL Jazz Lecture Series - Dec 8

ASF Celebrate the Season

ASF Celebrate the Season Marketplace - Vendors Needed - Due Nov 30. The ASF is looking for Student/Club/Team vendors for the Celebrate the Season Marketplace December 7th and 8th, from 11-3pm. Come sell your art, crafts, gifts, packaged foods or fundraiser items at the Family Holiday Fair at the Port of Anacortes. Space is limited so submit your application asap.

Blood Drive - Nov 27

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!

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

ISLAND VIEW PTA invites you to join us at Anacortes Cinemas for a special showing of FROZEN II on Saturday 11/23 at 10:30 am. Tickets are just $10 and include your own popcorn and drink. ALL ARE WELCOME but seats are limited so don't delay, buy today:

ISLAND VIEW invites you to our Pizza Factory Restaurant Take-Over from 5pm to 8pm on Sunday 11/24. Pizza Factory will generously donate 20% of all sales (dine in, take out, and delivery) to Island View during this special event. So enjoy some pizza on Seahawks Sunday with us at Pizza Factory!

Jingle Bell Dash - Dec 14

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Groups

Learn Celtic Music

MTE Movie Morning - Frozen 2, 10:30 AM Sunday November 24th: Special PTA ticket pricing is $10 and includes a small popcorn and drink. Tickets limited to 140, so buy your tickets now to get your seat! Doors open at 10 AM, show starts at 10:30

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

Salish Sea School - Guardians of the Sea - Rising 9th-12th grade students! Come aboard and become a scientist! Explore the Salish Sea! Experience all of the incredible marine life that call the Salish Sea home! Participate in environmental service projects at local islands! Earn community service credit! Connect with like-minded students in a small group environment! Become a leader in marine conservation ecology!

The Salish Sea School announces the launch of Guardians of the Sea for rising 9th-12th grade students!

Guardians of the Sea is a boat-based, hands-on STEAM program that takes place on the Salish Sea.

Each session is four days long (eight hours per day) and will include student citizen science data collection for ongoing research projects (tufted puffins, water quality, marine microplastics, bull kelp), environmental service projects, hikes at nearby islands, mindfulness in nature practices for stress reduction, and much more.

Enrollment for Summer 2020 sessions is open today at Space is limited. Student scholarships are available, please inquire at

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 November Newsletter

Skagit Land Trust Opt Outside - Nov 29

Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund - Sign Up Nov 11-Dec 6

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.

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