ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

March 16: No School (Staff Development Day)

School Board Meeting: March 22

April 2-6: Spring Break (District Office Open Monday - Thursday)

*May 29 will now be a regular school day. Updated calendars are posted on our website.

2018-19 School Calendar

The School Board has approved the 2018-19 student calendar. It is available on our website.

The first day of school (1st-12th grades) will be Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

First Kindergarten day will be Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018.

Spring Break is April 1-5, 2019.

The last day of school will be Friday, June 21, 2019.

We're Hiring!

Want to join our team? We currently have openings for:

- Elementary Music Teacher

- Counselor

- Special Ed - elementary and high school positions

And more!

Check out our website for more information and a link to apply:

Student Art Show

Join us for our annual Student Art Show - March 2-20th at the Depot Arts Center - 611 R Avenue.

Gallery Hours for viewing:

March 14-16 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

March 17 - noon - 4 p.m.

March 20 - 1-4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Tina Franulovich-Martin -

Nominations Open for Brodniak Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Walter A. Brodniak Award for Cultural Education. The Brodniak Award was created to foster growth of the cultural arts in the school district. Brodniak, Anacortes School District Superintendent from 1973 to 1977, was a staunch believer in the powerful contributions that arts make to our community. Each year, the award is given to a student, faculty member, administrator, school director, community member or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural arts in the Anacortes School District in the past year.

Nominations are due to the Superintendent’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018. Please use the online form to submit your nomination. A selection committee will review the nominations and make a recommendation to the School Board. The recipient will be recognized at the May 31, 2018 board meeting.

If you have questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (360) 293-1211 or

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 -

Exceptional Book Club

Monday, March 19

6-7:30 a.m.

District Office Conference Room - 2200 M Avenue

Exceptional​ ​Book​ ​Club​ ​invites​ ​parents/guardians,​ ​staff​ ​and
community​ ​members​ ​who​ ​work​ ​with​ ​children​ ​with​ ​special​ ​needs​ ​to
join​ ​us​ ​for​ ​treats​ ​for​ ​the​ ​mind​ ​and​ ​palate!

Questions? Contact Connie Martin - or 360-293-1216

Parent Wellness Series: The Mindful Path for Parents

Thursday, March 22 - 6-7:30 p.m.

AMS Library

Please join us as we welcome mindfulness expert Joe Arrellano, who will speak on "The Mindful Path for Parents," on enriching practices at home to foster greater self-care and life balance in an age of increasing stress."

High School Neighborhood Construction Meeting

Wednesday, March 28 - 5:30 p.m.

Anacortes High School - 1600 20th Street

Join us for an update on the high school construction project.

Questions? Contact the Superintendent's Office - 360-293-1211 or

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.

Celebrate Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Join us in celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month in March, and especially on March 25 - National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day.

More information on how you can raise awareness for cerebral palsy can be found online:

Anacortes AAUW presented $1,500 STEM scholarships to three Anacortes High School 12th graders and $100 STEM awards to four Anacortes Middle School 8th graders at their meeting on March 8, 2018.

Front row (left to right): Pilots Lt. Anna Middleton and Lt Caitlynn Pollini from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, who discussed their careers in naval aviation.

Back row (left to right): 12th grade $1,500 AAUW STEM Scholarship recipients Madison Richardson (mathematics), Giulia Wood (science), 8th grade $100 AAUW STEM award recipients Isabel Shanin, (science), Caitlin Brar (mathematics), Lucy Shainin, (science), and Kanane Haratani (mathematics). Not shown: Katherine Butler, 12th grade (technology).

AHS PTSA - Spring Hanging Flower Basket Fundraiser

Order your Spring/Summer Hanging Flower Baskets NOW!

Choose from 12 inch hanging baskets with flowers for shade or sun.

Order Deadline is Friday, March 30th.

Order Forms available on AHS website under PTSA, or

Proceeds benefit graduation night events and other AHS PTSA programs.

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 Andrew Worcester at or (360) 419-5526 or visit us at our website at

Anacortes Community Theater Classes

Looking to stay fit and earn money? Anacortes Lacrosse Club is recruiting high school students and adults to become lacrosse officials!! Absolutely no lacrosse experience required and ALC will pay for your training! You can choose your officiating schedule and locations including Anacortes and around Western Washington. Interested?? Email for more information!

Anacortes Lacrosse Club has opened Spring 2018 Registration for our U-9 Girls team and K-2 Co-Ed Skills Clinic which begin after spring break! Practice times, days and information regarding our programs available on our website: Don't miss out on the fastest growing sport and the fastest game on two feet!!

Anacortes Relay For Life Team Rally is Wednesday, March 21st at 6:00 at the Anacortes Christian Church on M Ave and 12th St. Bring a friend or a new idea to enter into a drawing for a fun prize. For more information call Chris at 360 293-1650 or Join in the fight against cancer.

Anacortes Parks & Rec Co-Ed 3rd - 6th grade Volleyball League - Deadline May 4

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.

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!

Fidalgo Danceworks - STARS - Dance for Youth and Teens with Special Needs

First Tee Link Program - Have fun learning GOLF and life skills based on the 9 core values of Respect, Courtesy, Responsibility, Honesty, Sportsmanship, Confidence, Judgement, Perseverance, and Integrity. Three week Winter Clinics starts on March 3 and March 24. Check out our flyer and sign up online. Sponsored by Kiwanis Sunrisers.

Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture - March 16 - The Salish Sea: Where it is - How it works - Who uses it - What it means

How do you go about naming three interconnected bodies of water that encompass 7,000 square miles and span an international border. Marine biologist, Dr. Bert Webber, Prof. Emeritus Environmental Science, WWU, Huxley College; Founding Fellow WWU Salish Sea Inst., answers that question! The unique estuary ecosystem made up of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Strait of Georgia needed a distinct name that could unify efforts to protect and restore these bodies of water and reflect the region’s indigenous history. Friday, March 16, 7:00 pm.

NW Ed. Services Bldg., 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. Lectures are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches, For more info. contact: Matt Kerschbaum:

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 / You may also visit our on-line catalog. Go to and click “Become a Girl Scout” to select a troop! Financial Assistance is available.

Hawkeye Youth Wrestling Clinic - July 16-19

Northwest United FC Micro Soccer Program - March 16- April 13

Parent Support Group

Quaker Cove Events:

Kids' Culinary Class - April 7, 9 am -12 pm or 1 - 4 pm

Do you know a young chef in the making who jumps at the chance to learn new skills in the kitchen? Quaker Cove's one-day Kids' Culinary Class is just the thing for them. Kids in 1st-6th grades will learn from Karl, a professionally trained chef, on Saturday, April 7th. Karl will teach kids about ingredients, recipes, and prepare a meal together. Adults will oversee the kitchen and dishes and skills will be tailored to age appropriate levels. You can choose between our morning or afternoon session by checking out our website at to register your budding chef.

Open House at Quaker Cove - April 21, 10 am - 2 pm

Come join us for a fun day at Quaker Cove! Our camp has been here since 1930, and we'd like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves and get to know more of you! Take a tour of the camp, have a hotdog and a s'more on us. Enter our raffle to win a free week for your child at our day camp in August or win other prizes! Kids can get a free balloon and have their face painted too. You can also explore our beach or take a walk in our forest. Our staff and board members will be on hand to show you around and answer your questions.

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

Riverstone Climbing Gym

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 or call 360-293-6682 or stop by The Salvation Army 3001 R. Ave, Suite 100.

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Shannon Point Marine Center/Western Washington University –

Ocean STEM After School – ROV - Tech – Mondays, April 23- 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. To register:

Kids Night Out @ Western, Friday, April 20 - 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. at Shannon Point Marine Center. Enjoy a well deserved date night while your kids have a fun-filled evening at the Shannon Point Marine Center. Activities will include hands-on science exploration on the SPMC library and lab, and a movie at the end of the night. For more details and to register:

Sharpe's Corner - Highway 20 Construction Update

Skagit Parent to Parent Upcoming Workshops - Resources for parents of children with special needs.

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.

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