ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Happy August!

Aug 9: School Board Meeting/ Budget Hearing - 6:15 p.m.

Aug 11: Ready to Learn Fair

Aug 23: School Board Meeting/ Budget Adoption - 6:15 p.m.

Sept 6: 1st day of school (1st-12th)

Sept 11: 1st Kindergarten Day

Please check out our online calendars for updated information:

Student Calendar - note that AMS open house dates have been updated.

Staff Calendar - includes August/ September dates and the PLC schedule for the year.

The District Office is open throughout the summer - M-F, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ready to Learn Fair - Aug 11

The Anacortes Ready to Learn Fair will be held Saturday, August 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, at AMS. With new fiscal sponsorship from the Anacortes Schools Foundation, the fair provides families in need with new school supplies and other services as well as engagement with many community partners to support family life and student learning.

New this year: The fair entrance and parking will be at the front of AMS rather than by the cafeteria. We also encourage fair-goers to bring water bottles in support of the fair's zero-waste initiative. For more information or to volunteer for the fair, please contact Keiko McCracken,

Seahawk Startup Dates

Students will have the opportunity pick up class schedules, pay start up fees (click here for 2018-19 fee schedule), have their photo taken for their student ID/ASB card, pick up textbooks & laptop, deposit money into their student lunch account, and pick up forms for on-campus parking / dance contract / AHS club information. Please ensure that your student is aware of their date and time. At this time, Seahawk Start Up activities will take place in our new high school.

Thursday, August 30

  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. - 12th graders

  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - 11th graders

  • 12:00-12:30 - CLOSED

  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. - 10th graders

Friday, August 31 – 9th grade only and LINK Orientation

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • Students start at Rice Field in bleachers

    • Grade 9 parents meet with AHS PTSA officers in the library

  • 9:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    • LINK Activities and Lunch (provided)

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Students return back to Rice Field bleachers for closing activities

    • Suggested that parents pick up students in north student parking lot off of 17th street at 2:15 pm

AmeriCorps in our Schools

Calling all future teachers, leaders and trailblazers! What if you could explore education as a career pathway, build a strong résumé, and earn a substantial financial award toward future college tuition all at the same time? Join the Anacortes School District for the 2018-19 school year as an AmeriCorps Washington ReadingCorps literacy tutor! This full-time (40+ hours/week) 10.5-month national volunteer position will change you, challenge you, and give you the opportunity to strengthen and support the community you love through support for struggling young readers in grades K-4.

For more information, contact ASD Community Engagement Coordinator Keiko McCracken at

Tennis Courts Closed for Repair

Please note that the tennis courts will be closed from July 16 through August 12 for repair and maintenance. The courts will re-open on Monday August 13.
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.

Boys and Girls Club Summer Food Service Program

  • Anacortes Boys & Girls Club – 904 6th St., Anacortes, WA 98221

    • Lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Afternoon snack will be served from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Excludes the July 4th week

    • You may contact Elizabeth Hanna at (360) 588-9045

  • John Storvik Park – 1110 32nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221

    • Lunch will be served from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm, June 18th to September 4th

    • Excludes the week of July 4th week

    • You may contact Manny Smith at (360) 419-5304

The Anacortes Boys and Girls Club is offering #Discover Summer every week of summer break. When you choose to #DiscoverSummer at the Boys & Girls Club, you can rely on purposeful and intentional programs and activities to engage youth of all ages. This year, each week is centered around a theme, from which all elements of engagement begin. The hours are 7 am-6 pm and the cost is $135 a week in addition to membership fees. Each week, other than July 3-7th will also include a field trip. For more information please visit or email Elizabeth Hanna at

Anacortes Community Theater Classes

Anacortes Farmers Market

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 our website for more information at

FIRST Robotics 2018-19 Sign Ups: Anacortes FIRST Robotics is now accepting advance signups for 2018-2019 FLLJr/FLL team information for elementary and middle school teams. FIRST is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon with space-themed challenges at all levels. Teams will be starting at the beginning of the school year. Don’t let your child miss out; sign up in advance for team registration information. No obligation or commitment. Send e-mail to with a subject of “Program Announcements” and we will add you to the mailing list.

Anacortes Public Library Summer Reading Program

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:

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 Summer Classes

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

Foster Care Family Recruitment -

Friends of the Forest Discovery Program - Summer 2018

Fueling Education Fun Run - Sept 16, 2018

Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center: Camp spots still available!

We have many different programs for the summer from traditional to specialty! Come be a part of our 2018 summer, "This Changes Everything!"

Register Online at:

M Avenue to partially close during paving project starting August 6 - The city will start work paving M Avenue from Eighth Street to 27th Court as part of its ongoing asphalt preservation program on Monday, August 6.

National Night Out - Aug 7 - 6-8 p.m. at Storvik Park

NAMI Family to Family Education Course - Sept 17-Oct 25

Quaker Cove Events:

Day Camp at Quaker Cove - 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 - Have you ever wondered what it would take to build a scale model of an aircraft or other vehicle? Join us this summer for our new Model Building class. This free weekly summer class is open to boys and girls ages 8 and up and will be led by a local scale model building expert. Days and times TBD. Email to sign up or for more information. Space is limited.

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Skagit Kid Insider

Skagit Parent to Parent Events

Exciting News! Skagit Valley College Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) will have Full Day (6 ½ hour) classes, 4 days a week next school year 2018-2019. This is a free preschool for 3-5 year olds. Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided. Parent Activities and Educational opportunities. For more information or enrollment, call 360-679-5348.

Here is a copy of our application:…/EfXQIaAr4CxHnUXCkhN314YB…

Thunderbird Aquatic Club Summer Activities

Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 9th Street) is hosting “X Marks the Spot!” Vacation Bible School August 6-10 from 9:30-12. Please click here to register your child(ren). Space is limited.

We also have a VBS Preschool Program for 4 and 5 year olds who are NOT entering Kindergarten. You MUST register with the church via telephone 293.3880 for the Preschool Program.

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