ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Feb 15: No School - staff and students

Feb 18: No School - Presidents Day

Feb 21: School Board Meeting

Board accepting applications for upcoming vacancy - Deadline Feb 15

Karl Yost has announced that he will be stepping down from the School Board in March to devote more time to his work and family.


The board will appoint someone to fill the remainder of Yost’s term, which ends in November, 2019. The board is accepting applications now. Applications can be found online or at the District Office, and are due by February 15. The newly appointed board member will be sworn in at the March 21 school board meeting.


The appointee may or may not choose to run for election in November. Filing week for the November, 2019 election is May 13-17, 2019. More information on local elections can be found on the Skagit County Auditor’s website.


More information on the appointment process can be found on the district's website.


Questions? Contact the Superintendent’s Office - (360) 503-1211 or tramsay@asd103.org

Measles information

As you've likely heard, our state is experiencing an outbreak of measles. There are no cases in Skagit County at this time, but our nursing staff continues to monitor this situation closely. We remain in close contact with the Skagit County Health Department. Click here for more information on measles. Information on required immunizations can be found on the district's website.


Questions? Contact Nurse Emily Wade - ewade@asd103.org

Family Fun Day - STEM Learning for Early Learners

Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 10am-12:30pm

Anacortes Middle School Cafeteria

Fun, hands-on STEM activities

specially designed to engage children ages 3-6 years old

FREE!


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Challenge Program Important Dates

HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENT SERVICES IDENTIFICATION


More information about the Challenge Program can be found here.


Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 6:00-8:00 pm

Informational meeting for parents/ guardians of prospective Challenge students.


Friday, March 8th, 2019

Challenge Referral Forms Due for All Children to be Evaluated for the Program (form link at the end of newsletter)


March 18th-22nd, 2019

2019 District Sponsored Challenge Testing


Questions? Contact Carrie King - (360) 503-1212 or cking@asd103.org

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Equity Film Series: More Than a Month

Free monthly documentaries and thoughtful discussion about equity, inclusion, and how we grow a vibrant and welcoming community in complex times. Join us on February 28 at 7:00 pm, in the AHS Library, for More Than a Month, a fascinating inquiry into the meaning of Black History Month and what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in America. Our discussion panel includes district educators and leaders. All films are free to the public! For more information, contact Keiko McCracken, kmccracken@asd103.org.


Food to Go Annual Fundraiser

Food to Go Annual Fundraiser

Thursday, March 14 - 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Majestic Inn & Spa Ballroom


FOOD TO GO ANACORTES IS A WEEKEND BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES SUPPLEMENTAL MEAL BAGS FOR 150 ANACORTES CHILDREN WHO DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT OVER THE WEEKENDS. PLEASE JOIN US IN HELPING TO FEED THESE CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO NEED IT THE MOST! OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $25,000 WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION AND GENEROUS DONATIONS!


Tickets are $95/ each, or a table of 8 for $760 - available online at foodtogoanacortes.com

Positive Parenting Classes - March

Positive Parenting Classes


These Brigid Collins “Triple P” Parenting Classes are for parents of children ages 0-8 years old.


Classes provide parents with ideas and strategies to raise happy and confident kids, manage misbehavior, set rules and routines, encourage desirable behavior and for parent self-care.


When: Thursdays, March 7 – 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Whitney School in library, 1200 M Ave, Anacortes. Cost*: $40/person or $50/per couple (parents or guardians of shared child/ren)


*Scholarships available based on need. Must be requested in advance.


Instructor: Kari Pendray, Parenting Skills Coach, Brigid Collins Family Support Center Class


Registration: Call (360) 299-4204 or online at www.islandhospital.org/classes Limited free onsite childcare (ages 2-8). Childcare requires advance registration.


Email Nicole Mortimer to reserve childcare: nmortimer@asd103.org


Parenting classes are made possible by a partnership with the Anacortes School District & Island Hospital and funded in part by United Way of Skagit County.

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.

Anacortes Community Theater Classes


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 ftgAnacortes@gmail.com


Anacortes Lacrosse Club: Calling all new and returning lacrosse players! Registration for the Anacortes Lacrosse Club’s Spring 2019 season is now open! We have teams for boys and girls in grades 1-8. We will also have a 4-week clinic for players in grades K-2. No experience necessary. Come join us as we grow the “fastest game on two feet” here in Anacortes! Contact anacorteslax@gmail.com with questions and register here: http://anacorteslacrosse.uslaxteams.com/


Anacortes Little League registration is OPEN for the 2019 baseball & softball seasons! Players in Minor/Major/Junior divisions are encouraged to register now, as player evaluations will be held in mid-February. Please visit our new website at www.AnacortesLittleLeague.com for more info.


Anacortes Little League Challenger Division

Announcing the inaugural season of the Challenger Division for 2019! The Little League Challenger Division is an adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. This is the first year that Anacortes will offer this program and we can’t wait to share our love of baseball with this fantastic group of kids! This team is open to children age 4 to 18: or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school. For more information, please email challenger.anacortesLL@gmail.com or register online at www.anacorteslittleleague.com.


Registration is currently open for the 2019 Dallas Kloke Sunset Loop 10-mile Relay Run. The run scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. is open to all ages. For more information or to find out how to register for the run please visit our webpage at: https://www.anacorteswa.gov/954/DK-Sunset-Loop-Relay-Run


Boys & Girls Club Member Info


Chess Club - After School at Mt Erie


Chess Club - After School at Fidalgo


Chuckanut Bay Rugby - Try Rugby Day - Feb 23


Class of 2022 Pizza Fundraiser - Feb 19


CrossFit Anacortes


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

Learn life skills, the 9 core values, how to play golf and have fun with The First Tee at the Swinomish Golf links. Youth 7 - 18 are welcome and you can join at any time. Check out our flyer and visit our website: anacortestft.com.



Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series

Southern Resident Orcas: The natural history and current conditions facing the species.

Today Southern Resident Orcas using the Salish Sea and nearby coastal waters are at a critically low point with only 74 individuals in the J, K, and L Pods. An Orca Task Force commissioned by Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been charged to identify reasons for the Southern Resident Orcas’ decline and recommend actions that will help the population recover. Howard Garrett of the non-profit Orca Network will present the unparalleled natural history of Orcas, the conditions that now threaten their survival, how and where field research is being conducted, and the emerging picture of diverse Orca populations worldwide. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Northwest Ed. Services District Bldg., 1601 R Ave., Anacortes, WA. 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches. Lectures are free and open to all ages. For more information about this and other upcoming Lecture Series topics please visit www.skagitbeaches.org



Foster Care Family Recruitment


Girl Scouts in Anacortes


Guardstart - Junior Lifeguarding Program


Healthy Students Healthy Communities Newsletter


Anacortes Cinema and Island View PTA invite you ALL to a special screening of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD on Saturday, February 23rd at 10am. Tickets are just $10 for admission, a small popcorn, and a small drink.


Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00 am
(Doors open at 9:30 am)
Anacortes Cinemas

Students must be accompanied by an adult. (This is not a drop-off event.) BRING YOUR FRIENDS! This event is open to ALL! Buy your tickets in advance online at: https://www.islandviewpta.org/movie


Morrison Gymnastics Academy

Flip on in and check out Morrison Gymnastics Academy. Where kindness, teamwork, and determination follow children into adulthood. Don’t just do it; do it right!

https://www.morrisongymnastics.com/


Mt Baker Ski Bus


Join us for the MTE Movie showing of "How to Train Your Dragon 3: the Hidden World" at 10:30 am on Saturday February 23rd. Special PTA pricing of $10 /ticket includes popcorn and a drink! Your ticket purchase also earns the PTA about $1.25 which goes towards PTA supported programs. Doors open at 10 am, show starts promptly at 10:30 am.


Ticket purchase available ONLINE only at https://squareup.com/store/mtepta. We are limited to 150 seats for this showing, so purchase your ticket early to guarantee a seat. Tickets will only be sold at the theater on the day of the movie if any are leftover.


Follow MTE PTA on Facebook for updates https://www.facebook.com/MtEriePTA/



February 11th-19th: Mt. Erie PTA is holding another Clothing and Textile Drive Fundraiser. Channel Marie Kondo and clean out your closets! Drop off at the trailer we will have parked at school. Your old stuff earns us $0.25/pound that funds PTA supported school programs, employs locals at our Value Village, and is recycled as affordable thrift store goods for local families. The trailer will be open weekdays from 7:30-5:30 pm. BAGGED items only (no boxes please). We accept gently-used clothing, linens, jewelry, shoes, accessories (such as belts and purses). Thank you to our Mt. Erie alumni parent, Charlene Janz, for loaning us the trailer!


Park Aide Employment/ Volunteer Opportunities


Riverstone Climbing Gym


Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info


Serenity Ball - March 9


Skagit Financial People Project Volunteer Educator Workshop


Skagit Parent to Parent February Newsletter


Skagit Kid Insider


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: https://skagit-my.sharepoint.com/…/EfXQIaAr4CxHnUXCkhN314YB…


Strengthening Families Program - Jan 15-Feb 26


Tulip Ambassador Candidate Packet

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.

Anacortes School District

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

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, kknudson@asd103.org

Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216, fmccarthy@asd103.org

Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, csheridan@asd103.org


Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221