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

Today's the day! Please join AHS and CSHS students for a very special, one-time event at Brodniak Hall on Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.

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, kmccracken@asd103.org.

Kindergarten Enrollment is Open

Kindergarten Round Up has been going well so far this week! The district is excited to welcome our newest students. Online enrollment for kindergarten is available on our website.


Take a look at this video to see what you can expect from kindergarten and how you can help prepare your child for success.

https://youtu.be/KD6AqGqHEHY

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Group - March 8 - June 7

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 - nmortimer@asd103.org

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, kmccracken@asd103.org.

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.

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!

Amplify Camp - July 10-13


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

zac.hunter@skagitclubs.org or (360) 419-5526 or visit us at our website at skagitclubs.org


Anacortes Community Theater Classes


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

5:30-6:45pm

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.


City of Anacortes Public Works Open House - May 31


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!


Farm Machinery Safety Workshop - Spring 2018


Fidalgo Danceworks Summer Classes


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.


Food to Go Fundraiser - May 15


Friends of the Forest Discovery Program - Summer 2018


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


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 / sbarrwilson@girlscoutsww.org. 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.


Hawkeye Youth Wrestling Clinic - July 16-19


Northwest United Soccer Club - Tryouts and Registration here: http://www.nwunited.org/tryouts/tryout-information


Parent and Child Yoga Classes


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


Riverstone Climbing Gym


Salish Sea Spring Expeditions


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.


Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info


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


Sharpe's Corner - Highway 20 Construction Update


Skagit Parent to Parent Workshops


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.

Anacortes School District

Anacortes students rise to their fullest potential, embrace the future, and make a difference.