ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

April 18: 6-12 Early Release; Afternoon & Evening Conferences

April 26: K-12 Early Release

Nominations open for Brodniak Cultural Education 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 by 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019. 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 16, 2019 board meeting.

If you have questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (360) 503-1211 or

Kindergarten enrollment now open

Online registration for kindergarten is now open! Children entering kindergarten must be age 5 on or before August 31, 2019, in order to register. For online registration information,click here. We will host a Kindergarten Parent Information Night on April 22 at 6 p.m. at Anacortes Middle School.

Kindergarten Round Up will be on Thursday April 25 and Friday April 26, 2019. We request that you register online before attending Kindergarten Round Up.

Plan to attend Kindergarten Round Up with your child. Health and developmental screenings will be provided. You choose which session to attend. You may arrive at Round Up at any time during a scheduled session, but please be sure to allow up to one hour for the entire process. Bring the following required paperwork with you to Round Up:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport

  • Completed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS)

  • Child’s Immunization Record

  • If applicable, parenting plan/court order and/or proof of guardianship

Additional registration and Kindergarten Round Up information can be found in our Kindergarten Registration and Round Up Information flier.

Important upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, March 6 - online registration opens

  • Monday, April 22 - 6 p.m. - Kindergarten Parent Information Night in Anacortes Middle School Commons, 2202 M Avenue

  • Thursday, April 25 - 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Friday April 26, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Kindergarten Round Up at Anacortes Christian Church 1211 M Avenue.

Don’t have access to a computer for online registration?

No problem! Call 360-503-1200 to schedule time to use a laptop at our District Office at 2200 M Avenue.

Anacortes Public Library also has computers available for use.

Questions? Call the district office at 360-503-1200 or email Nicole Mortimer,

Dedicate a bench in new AHS plaza

Want a chance to own a piece of Anacortes history? We are offering community members the opportunity to purchase and dedicate a bench to be a part of the new AHS plaza, opening in fall 2019. Only 10 benches are available.

Benches will be custom made with re-finished glu-lam beams from Brodniak Auditorium. Dedications will be affixed to the benches. Individuals, families, classes, service clubs or business can purchase a bench. Total cost is $5,000.

More information, including a link to apply to purchase a bench, is on our website:…/facilit…/a_h_s_custom_bench_purchase

Questions? Contact the Superintendent's Office at (360) 503-1211 or

Anacortes College & Career Outreach

April 17 - 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Anacortes High School Library *Updated date*

Hear from an admissions officer at Chapman University, a private university in California with a broad selection of colleges and majors, from business, to science and healthcare, to media arts and more. They have generous need and merit-based financial aid. This is an open opportunity to ask about any aspect of college admissions, including financial aid regardless of whether Chapman is a school that interests you. We'll also continue our discussion of how to find your best colleges, and how to make them want you!

Questions? Email Shay at


The Anacortes School District and The Skagit River Poetry Foundation present a showing of the movie Deaf Jam with a Student Poetry Slam Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 at the Anacortes High School Library. High School and College students are welcome to attend and read their poetry. Admission is free.

Deaf Jam is an inspirational documentary about students at a New York City high school for the deaf performing their poetry using ASL signing. Dialogue combines both audio and subtitles. See the trailer, here

Students wishing to read their work need to sign up at 6:00 on the day of the performance in the AHS library. The slam will not be judged but there will be prizes for each poet. The slam will begin at 6:30 with the 70-minute film to follow after.

Both the slam and the film will be open to the public and all students.

Please contact Molly McNulty or Steven Dolmatz at:



Applications open for Student School Board Reps

We are currently accepting applications for our next Student Board Representatives. Two students serve during their junior and senior years alongside the board and provide student voice to important board decisions.

If you know of any sophomores who might be interested, please encourage them to apply:…/student_school_board_rep_application

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.

Just when you can’t take the gray skies any longer, you can escape to a night in a tropical paradise. On April 19 and 20, you can flip flop the night away with the Arts Festival as they raise money for the Anacortes School District’s art programs. Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band will perform all of Jimmy’s greatest songs and classic rock tunes that keep you dancing all night long! The event will feature music, dancing, a margarita bar, costume contest, cheeseburgers, parrothead swag for sale and hours of non-stop fun. The event is at the Transit Shed and Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with Margarita Happy Hour and giveaways until the band jumps on stage at 7:30 p.m. Find all of your island clothes, add a little Buffett-flair (or buy some of ours) and escape for the night for a great cause! More information and tickets at

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!

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

Is your child interested in trying lacrosse? Anacortes Lacrosse Club is offering its annual Spring Clinic on 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, and 5/10 from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Smiley's Bottom fields near the High School. The Clinic is for players in grades K-2nd. Cost is $50 and no experience or equipment is required (except for a mouthguard). Come out and learn all about this fun team sport! Register here:

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 or register online at

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 15 – May 13

5:30-6:45 pm

Rice Field (Track and field area behind the AHS)

Cost is $15

Registration is currently open you can register by CLICKING HERE

Anacortes Youth Football and Cheer Sign Ups

Ages: 7-14 years old

When: April 13th & May 4th (Both Saturdays)

Where: Village Pizza (upstairs)

Time: 9:30 - 11:00

Questions Contact: Brandon Spitali - Football 360-391-0133 Evenings

Lindy Evans - Cheer leading 360-298-2270 Evenings

Avengers Fundraiser for Cap Sante Graduation - April 25

Boys & Girls Club Member Info

Chess Club - After School at Mt Erie

Chess Club - After School at Fidalgo

Click Arts Camp - Aug 18-23

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!

Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs or Visually Impaired

Easter Egg Hunt - April 20

Emotion Coaching - Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Fidalgo Danceworks Summer Programs

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:

Fly Fishing Class - July 2019

2019 Forest Discovery Day Camp

Plan ahead for summer - register online starting April 2nd!

What: The Forest Discovery Program is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7-12. Each day we explore a different area of our community forest lands. As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Where: Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day. More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session. The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

When: There will be 2 sessions offered. Each session will meet Tuesday through Thursday. Your child may attend only one session. Please do not sign your child up if you do not plan to attend all three days. Dates and times are as follows:

Session 1: July 23rd, 24th, & 25th

Session 2: August 6th, 7th, & 8th

10-12 year olds from 9 am to 11:30 am daily

7-9 year olds from 1 pm to 3:30 pm daily

*Registration is required in advance. Each session is limited to 12 participants. Sign up early! Now introducing online registration!

Register online today at

Questions ? Please contact 360-293-3725 or email:

Foster Care Awareness Month - May

Friends of Skagit Beaches - Plankton of the Land - April 12: Plankton are the foundation of life in the ocean. Is there an analogy in terrestrial ecosystems? Yes there is! In the Pacific Northwest, the foundation of terrestrial ecosystems is the “Stegnon”, the layer of organic life just above, within, and below the soil of the forest floor. Here in the Stegnon, mosses, lichens, and fungi play an important role in forest ecosystems. Naturalist and author of The Boundary Layer, Kem Luther, PhD, Vancouver Island, will present a look at the environmental services these inhabitants of the Stegnon provide as they process and convert organic matter into nutrients in a form usable by other organisms. Friday, April 12, 2019. 7:00pm - 8:30pm, 1601 R St., NW Educational Services District Bldg., Anacortes. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches, the lecture is free and open to all ages. For more information please visit or contact Matt Kerschbaum:

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.

360-899-2046 (call/text)

Foster Care Family Recruitment

Girl Scouts in Anacortes

Guardstart - Junior Lifeguarding Program

Healthy Students Healthy Communities Newsletter

Help Pass House Bill 1135

Innovation in Education Grant

Island Adventure Art Camp - Summer 2019

Marathon March Point Walk and Run - June 22

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Safety Tips

Park Aide Employment/ Volunteer Opportunities

Public Works Open House - May 30

Open House at Quaker Cove - May 4, 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 hot dog 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.

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

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

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

Skagit Financial People Project Volunteer Educator Workshop

Skagit Parent to Parent April 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:…/EfXQIaAr4CxHnUXCkhN314YB…

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group Events

Spring Bike and Helmet Check - April 17

Teen Film Fest - Anacortes Museum - May 4

Vocal Jazz Solo Night - April 19

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,

Fran McCarthy, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1216,

Connie Sheridan, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221,

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