ASD Weekly Community Bulletin
News and Events from the Anacortes School District
On the Calendar
May 25: Early Release - K-12 (staff and students)
May 28: Memorial Day Holiday
May 29: Regular School Day (no longer a make-up day)
Voices - Resilience Through the Arts
VOICES is a student-sponsored, student-created multimedia performance in the arts showcasing real experience and resilience in the lives of Anacortes teens.
VOICES celebrates authentic student stories expressed through music, film, dance, drama, spoken word, visual arts and more. For anyone interested in supporting and celebrating our youth, this is the event of the year to attend.
For more information, please contact Keiko McCracken, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten Enrollment is Open
Take a look at this video to see what you can expect from kindergarten and how you can help prepare your child for success.
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Group - March 8 - June 7
For more info, contact Nicole Mortimer - email@example.com
Ready to Learn Fair Clothing Drive
Are you cleaning out your student's closet in anticipation of summer? Help every child in our community begin the coming school year with pride by saving your best for the Ready to Learn Fair Citywide Clothing Drive!
Donation bins will be in place the week of May 14 -18 at each school and at several locations throughout the community. Clean, stylish, gently used or new items in all sizes for children and teens are greatly needed! For more information, please contact Keiko McCracken, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSPI Seeking Input on Budget Priorities
Visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's website to help them plan for budget priorities: http://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/BudgetSurvey.aspx
Your feedback will help the OSPI as we develop a budget that moves our public schools from “basic” funding toward a system better designed to meet the needs of all learners. Please take five minutes to complete the entire survey – your feedback will be invaluable. The survey will remain open until Friday, June 8. Thank you!
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 Zac Hunter at
Anacortes Farmers Market
Opening Day of market season begins May 5th! Markets are every Saturday, 9am-2pm at the Depot. We have fresh produce, baked goods, dairy, meat, cheese, honey, delicious hot food and wonderful local arts and crafts and so much more. Live music 10am-1pm and frequent kids activities. We accept EBT - ask us about our matching program! Well behaved dogs welcome. See out website for more information at www.AnacortesFarmersMarket.org
Anacortes Parks & Rec Co-Ed 3rd - 6th grade Volleyball League - Deadline May 4
A-Town Spring & Summer Activities
Looking for something for your kids to do this summer? Check out the City of Anacortes A-town publication at: http://issuu.com/anacortes-magazine/docs/atot_spring_summer_2018?e=4791405/60197179. Registration for Anacortes Parks and Recreation programs begins on Monday, April 30.
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 16 – May 7
Rice Field (Track and field area behind the AHS)
Cost is $15
Registration is currently open you can register by CLICKING HERE.
Cap Sante PTSO is holding a spring plant & flower fundraiser: https://capsanteptso.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.
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
Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center Public Sessions 3 Mondays left at Anacortes Public Library Annex on April 16th, May 1st, May 22nd from 5:30pm-7pm. Worthwhile presentation, Q&A and breakout sessions to give your input.
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 / email@example.com. You may also visit our on-line catalog. Go to www.GirlScoutsWW.org and click “Become a Girl Scout” to select a troop! Financial Assistance is available.
Northwest United Soccer Club - Tryouts and Registration here: http://www.nwunited.org/tryouts/tryout-information
Quaker Cove Events:
Day Camp at Quaker Cove - Week 1: July 30 - August 30; Week 2: August 6 - 10
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 at www.quakercove.com/day-camp
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 Shelley.Nestelberger@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 360-293-6682 or stop by The Salvation Army 3001 R. Ave, Suite 100.
Ocean STEM -- After School- Mondays, April 16- May 21 from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm at Anacortes Middle School. Take ocean technology to a new level with underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and discover the vast world beneath the ocean. Design and construct an ROV. The cost is $99 for six sessions. Open to students in grades 5-8. To register: https://ee.wwu.edu/youth-programs/programs/anacortes-ocean-stem-after-school-program-spring
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.