ASD Weekly Community Bulletin
News and Events from the Anacortes School District
On the Calendar
June 13: School Board Study Session & Evening Meeting
June 18: Cap Sante Graduation - 3 p.m. at Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue
June 20: AHS Graduation - 3 p.m., Rice Field
June 21: Early Release/ All grades - last day of school
Superintendent announces plans for final year in Anacortes
Superintendent Mark Wenzel recently announced plans to make 2019-2020 his final year in Anacortes. Wenzel plans to move to Singapore in summer 2020 to take a superintendent position at an international school.
In a communication to parents, Wenzel wrote:
"It was not an easy decision, as Anacortes offers such an amazing quality of life and community connectedness. At the same time, we saw it as an opportunity to take on a new adventure and share the world with our children.
The early notification gives the board time to develop a thoughtful superintendent search process. It also gives me time to savor a final year with our amazing staff and families, as we work together to help Anacortes students thrive."
Questions? Please contact the Superintendent's Office at (360) 503-1211 or email@example.com.
Sizzlin' Summer Art Camp
ASD SIZZLIN' SUMMER ART CAMP is now taking registrations for summer session!
Classes are July 15-19
Registration due by July 8. Classes fill up fast - register now!
Classes offered: Sculpture Madness, Storytime Yoga, Kidz Culinary Camp, World Music, The Art of a Horse and Summer Fun Desserts. Classes are for students in grades K-6.
Scholarships are available.
The registration form is on our website or available at the District Office (2200 M Avenue).
Questions? Contact Tina Franulovich-Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org
District moves to “early-release” Wednesdays
Based on feedback from staff, students, and families, the district will switch to “early-release” Wednesdays rather than “late-start” Wednesdays starting with the 2019-20 school year. Overall feedback from recent surveys was positive (see compiled survey feedback here). Several of our community partners, including the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, and Fidalgo DanceWorks, said they could accommodate the extra time in their after-school programming.
The exact schedule will be worked out in the coming weeks, and available before the end of the school year. On these days, while staff are meeting in their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), we will provide study areas or possible tutorial support for students until after-school athletics and activities can start at the middle and high school. We will also offer a supervised space for students to meet at the elementary schools.
Many students noted that they liked being able to sleep in on Wednesdays; with the shift to later school start times each day next year, we believe we can achieve a balance of more sleep for students and more collaboration time for our staff.
The 2019-20 school year starts on Thursday, Sept. 5. An updated calendar is posted on our website: http://www.asd103.org/for_students_and_families
Questions? Contact the Superintendent’s Office - 360-503-1211 or email@example.com
The Summer edition of the Anacortes A-Town Publication will be mailed out this week. Also, it is available online HERE. This publication has activities and events that are happening over the next several months.
Visit the Anacortes Farmers Market - fresh produce, great food, crafts, live music, and more. Every Saturday starting May 4th, 9AM to 2PM at the Depot (7th St and R Ave) - Family friendly!
The AHS Volleyball program is putting on a youth volleyball camp for all kids who are going into 3rd-6th grade next year. Below is the link to sign up or you can also call the APRD office at 360-293-1918.
The camp is a 3 days Monday- Wednesday June 10-12, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Middle School Gym. Cost is $40 and you get a camp t-shirt.
Anacortes Sister Cities Wild Waves Fundraiser - The Anacortes Sister Cites Association (ASCA is sending ten AMS students to Japan and has discount Wild Waves tickets available for $15.99 ($9 off per ticket) between now and until June 16th and $25.99 ($19 off per ticket) between June 17th and September 7th. Season Passes are also available for a discount. Each ticket or season pass sold directly benefits ASCA fund raising needed to pay for the trip. Please buy online at tinyurl.com/AnacortesSCwild and thank you for your support!
The Anacortes Sister Cities Association Japan Exchange program is having a yard sale fundraiser on June 1st from 8am to 2pm in the Anacortes Middle School Commons. There will be a wide assortment of items from many different families including clothing, books, sports equipment, furniture, electronics, and more! Please come out and support the kids going to Japan.
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!
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.
Your high schooler can earn volunteer hours by hosting a French exchange student!
When: June 30-July 20
Who: Girls and boys ages 14-16
Why: This 3 week program gives the French students the experience of being a teen in America! They're very excited to be a part of your family and use their English skills.
Where: They are coming to Anacortes to be a part of our community, and they will also go on two full-day excursions including a Mariner's game, The Seattle ferris wheel and a trip out to the San Juans.
What a fantastic opportunity to show your child the joy of experiencing another culture in the comfort of your own home.
Please contact Stacy O'Hagan for more information.
Island View PTA Movie Morning - Anacortes Cinema and Island View PTA invite you ALL to a special screening of The Secret Life of Pets 2 on Saturday, June 8th at 10am. Tickets are just $10 for admission, a small popcorn, and a small drink.
Saturday, June 8th at 10:00 am
(Doors open at 9:30 am)
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
National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6 - 6-8 p.m. at Storvik Park
Nike Volleyball Camp is coming to Anacortes June 15 & 16. The camp is designed for players entering 6th-8th grade. Directed by Seattle University Head Volleyball Coach, James Finley, this Washington volleyball camp at Anacortes Middle School teaches boys and girls the proper fundamentals and mechanics of volleyball. Using a variety of games, drills and scrimmaging, this skill development camp will help campers improve their game and build confidence on the court. The goal of this summer volleyball camp in Skagit County is to provide players with an impactful and rewarding weekend of volleyball, where they are challenged to improve in a fun and safe environment.
- Instruction from Seattle University (DI) Coach and his expert staff
- 4-5 hours of daily training
- 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- All campers receive a Nike Volleyball Camps t-shirt and prizes!
Quaker Cove Events:
Kids' Culinary Camp
1st-2nd Grade: 9 - 11 AM, June 24, 26, & 28
3rd-5th Grade: 12 - 3 PM, June 24, 26, & 28
Middle & High School: 10 AM - 1 PM June 25 & 27
1st-5th Grade: July 1-3, 9 AM - 12 PM
July 1-3, 2 - 5 PM
Do you know a young chef in the making who jumps at the chance to learn new skills in the kitchen? Kids' Culinary Camp is just the thing for them. Camp Director Karl is a professionally trained chef, and he'll teach kids about ingredients, recipes, and prepare a meal together. Adults will oversee the kitchen. Dishes and skills will be tailored to age appropriate levels. Check out our website to register your budding chef.
Day Camp at Quaker Cove - Week 1: July 29 - August 2
Week 2: August 5 - 9
Week 3: August 12 - 16
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.
Relay for Life - June 22 - The Anacortes Relay For Life Team Rally is Thursday, May 23rd from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Anacortes Christian Church on M Ave and 12th St. Everyone is welcome to join in this fun and informative event. This is a great time to get your questions answered. Come and join in the fight against cancer. For more information call Chris at 360 293-1650 or visit www.relayforlife.org/anacortes.wa.
Register now for Western Washington University summer Youth Programs, held at Shannon Point Marine Center.
Western’s Youth Programs foster academic growth through enrichment and recreational activities. Offerings available this summer in Anacortes include:
Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren. Does your child wonder why crabs have claws and sea stars have no bones? We dive into the how’s and why’s of different marine animal characteristics and investigate the tops of kelp forests and deep ocean canyons to discover how marine habitats influence species diversity.
Grades: 1 - 8
Dates: Monday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 23
Times: Monday, 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Shannon Point Marine Center
Cost: $260 per grandparent/grandchild pair
Dive into investigating science and arts. Does your child have an interest in marine science? In this program they have the opportunity to engage with marine scientists at Shannon Point Marine Center. Through hands-on activities, participants apply the principals of the scientific method to discover unique aspects of the marine world.
Grades: 3 - 6
Dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location: Shannon Point Marine Center
Cost: $173 (if registered before May 14)
To learn more and register, visit wwu.edu/youth.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216, email@example.com
Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221