ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Oct 9 - 12: Elementary Conferences - early release for elementary schools only

Oct 10: No late start - all schools

Oct 26: No school - staff development day

District celebrates new high school

The district recently celebrated the opening of the new Anacortes High School.

The building opened to rave reviews to students on September 6, 2018. The community had a chance to see the building during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 28.

Check out our video for a peak inside the new building.

Work on phase III continues with the renovation of the gym and auditorium, as well as the construction of new Career & Technical Education wing, music classrooms, and our alternative high school - Cap Sante. Construction is set to be complete by the end of the 2018-19 school year.

For more information, please check out our high school project page.

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

Anacortes College and Career Outreach Meeting

Next meeting: October 11 - AHS library, 6:30-8:00 pm

Featuring: Admissions Officer from Pomona College - come ask anything you want to know about admissions to Pomona, or college in general.

Also featuring: How to Build Your College List and How to Make Friends with Colleges of Interest - preparing for a College Fair.

Questions? Email Shay at

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Group


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.

At a Kaleidoscope group, children have fun participating in activities and being around their peers. Family members learn about:

● Activities they can do at home to support children’s learning

● Turning everyday activities- such grocery shopping, cooking and bath time- into early learning opportunities

● Child development from birth to five

● Skills children are expected to have when they start school

● Community programs and services available to help them raise healthy children

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn group will be offered at Fidalgo DanceWorks Annex, located at 909 3rd St., Anacortes. The program is free of charge and will be held on Tuesdays 11:00-12:15, October 16 through December 11, 2018.

For more information, contact Nicole Mortimer:

This program is made possible through a partnership between Anacortes School District and Fidalgo DanceWorks and sponsored by Kiwanis Noon Club.
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.

Hello Seahawks!

Registration for Anacortes Lacrosse Club’s 2nd Annual Fall Ball is OPEN! We hope to have lots of returning and new lacrosse players join us this Fall! The format for Fall Ball will be similar to last year: players will learn a specific skill each week and reinforce the skill in stations, then they will play no-contact 3 v. 3 games. Fall Ball is the perfect opportunity to dust off your skills after the summer break, and it’s also a great time to invite potential players to try out this awesome sport!

Here are the details:

1. Dates / times: Sunday September 16th - Sunday October 7th (4 weeks)

2:00-3:00pm: K-2nd grade

2:45-4:00pm: 3rd-4th grade

3:45-5:00pm: 5th-8th grade

2. Location: Smiley’s Bottom fields. Park at AHS Seahawks Stadium and walk down the gravel driveway to the right of the stadium past the locker rooms. Check in at the table.

3. Required gear:

  • MOUTHGUARD, athletic clothes and shoes (cleats optional) and water bottle
  • Lacrosse stick (option to borrow a stick will be available during registration process)
  • Boys: no pads or gloves required. Gloves are optional.
  • Girls: goggles are optional. Limited pairs of goggles will be available to borrow.

4. Cost: $40, payable using registration link below

5. To register, Click on the Link:

**IAW state law, ALL PLAYERS must complete the concussion and sudden cardiac arrest documents found on our website. This is part of the registration process, and we cannot allow your child to play without these documents signed electronically or in hard copy form.**

Anacortes Chamber - Accepting Candy Donations for Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Anacortes Community Theater Classes

Anacortes Robotics Booster Club Gala Fundraiser - Oct 27

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

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County Accepting New Enrollment

Boys & Girls Club Member Info

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County will begin enrollment for new members on Monday, August 20th for Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley, and Mount Vernon Clubs. All current memberships must be renewed by Aug 31st, 2018. Registrations are accepted in-person at each Clubhouse. Waiting lists may apply. Forms and additional information can be found at Clubs are for youth ages 6 (or completed kindergarten), through high school. Clubs operate after school, and on select no school days, offering a safe, fun, positive environment, and targeted programs within three priority outcomes, Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship.

Camp Korey - Oct 20

Chess Club - After School at Mt Erie

Chess Club - After School at Fidalgo

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

Fidalgo DanceWorks Enrolling for the Fall - FDW is currently accepting new students of dance. Classes range from ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop. There is something for everyone. Check out the fall schedule at and call the office to enroll. 360-299-8447.

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.

Fidalgo Shoreline Academy

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 8:45am – 3:15pm

Join us for our 7th annual great day of learning and discovery brought to you by Friends of Skagit Beaches. Spend a day with top scientists and local community leaders presenting on a wide range of topics. Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jude Apple, Research Coordinator, Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve – presenting “Eeelgrass, Blue Carbon and Climate Change”. Choose 3 from 9 breakout sessions such as “Return of the Sea Otter”, “Stories of March Point”, “Great Blue Herons” and much more. Registration is required and opens online Sept. 14. Visit to register online as well as Friends of Skagit Beaches Facebook page to learn more. Free clock hours (5) available to educators. Call (360) 299-0641 for information/questions. Free clock hours (5) available to educators. Event location: NW Educational Services District Building, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes, WA.

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team Sign Up

Foster Care Family Recruitment

Healthy Students Healthy Communities Newsletter

Love & Logic Parenting Class - Sept 26-Dec 12

October 8th-12th Mt Erie Elementary is having our annual Clothing and Textile Drive Fundraiser! Clean out your old clothes, shoes, towels and sheets and more, and bag them up and drop off at the trailer we will have parked at school from October 8th-12th (trailer will leave the parking lot at 9:30 AM on October 12th). Your old stuff earns $0.25/pound for Mt. Erie PTA student and school support! Donations are taken to the local Mt. Vernon Value Village to be sorted by local employees and items get a second life as affordable thrift store items for local families. 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. Any questions, direct to

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

Northwest United FC Micro-program - Come and be part of our ever growing Micro Program!! A chance for all players to learn all aspects of soccer in a FUN way! The Micro Program is 5 weeks long, running every Friday evening!

Peterson Conservatory of Music & Arts - Fall Classes

Riverstone Climbing Gym

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info

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…

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