ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Oct 18: School Board Study Session & Evening Meeting

Oct 26: No school - staff development day

New Pride is out!

Check out the latest issue of the Anacortes Pride! This issue includes photos of our new high school, student summer adventures, and more!
Join the AHS Girls Bowling Team!

Who: Any high school girl in the Anacortes District

When: Informational meeting is Wed Oct 17 at 2:15 in the College & Career Room at AHS. Practice starts Monday, Oct 29 at 2:45. The season ends the first weekend in Feb (State tournament)

Where: San Juan Lanes 2821 Commercial Ave Anacortes, WA

Contact: Coach Teresa Syms at

Mini Surplus Sale - Oct 22

We will hold a small surplus sale on Monday, October 22 at Island View Elementary, 2501 J Avenue.

The sale will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. Cash or checks required for purchase. Items are sold as is, and by best offer. Items must be removed by the buyer at the time of purchase. The district will not transport or deliver surplus items. All surplus items are sold as-is. The district does not offer any warranties either expressed or implied.

Items for surplus are posted here:…/C…/Memo%20re%20Surplus%209-20-18.pdf

Park on the north side of the building. Items are located inside a fenced area.

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

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.
Seahawks Choir Boosters Mattress Fundraiser - Nov 3

FAQs posted here.

ASD staff can receive a $100 discount.

Anacortes Boys Basketball 1st- 6th grade registration is now open until December 14th. Sign up today at or call APRD office at 360-293-1918.

FYI- CONSTRUCTION AT THE HIGH SCHOOL WILL PUT SOME CONSTRAINTS ON GYM SPACE FOR THE 2019 SEASON. Because of this, each team will only practice once per week and games will be held on Saturdays. 1-hour practices will be scheduled between 4:00 and 6:00 pm on weekdays. Some weekday games may be scheduled as well. Teams are formed by the Parks and Recreation staff. Volunteer coaches are needed, especially coaches who can coach during the weekday times of 4-6 pm.

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

Anacortes Community Theater Classes

Annual Anacortes High School PTSA Poinsettia Fundraiser

With the holiday season is right around the corner, it is time once again for the Anacortes High School Parent Teacher Student Association Annual Poinsettia Sale!!

The AHS PTSA Annual Poinsettia Sale runs October 8th-November 9th.

Orders Due with payment by November 9th.

Proceeds from this important fundraiser go to support the PTSA’s drug and alcohol free graduation night celebrations, as well as scholarships and other student-oriented activities.

Poinsettias will be available in red, white and pink in assorted sizes for your holiday decorating and enjoyment. Poinsettias make great teacher or hostess gifts! Order forms are available on the AHS website under the PTSA page at

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

Cap Sante PTSO Discount Cards

Cap Sante PTSO Fundraiser - Mums

Chess Club - After School at Mt Erie

Chess Club - After School at Fidalgo

CrossFit Anacortes

Cub Scouts - Info Meeting Oct 21

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

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

Skagit Parent to Parent - Support for parents whose children have special needs.

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 Valley Herald Christmas Fund Nov 12 - Dec 7

Anacortes School District

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