Looking for a camp this summer for your children? Well, check out all of the great camps being offered at Anchorage School this summer. Click here to download the camp brochure. Turn in your registration ASAP to ensure your child gets into the program of their choice.
The Library Media Center will host a belated “Read Across America Game Day Celebration” for our K’s and 1’s along with their middle school buddies!
Friday, March 16th
Kindergarten and their 7th grade buddies: 8:00-8:40
1st Grade and their 8th grade buddies: 8:45-9:25
This awesome event will be hosted in the Library by the Library Media Center Staff. The K/1st grade students will need to bring in non-electronic games from home to play with their buddies and their classmates.
Come spend a wonderful night watching the students of Anchorage School showcase their talents!
Friday, March 23
Anchorage School Auditorium
Concessions will be available.
Please come out and support the Class of 2019 and enjoy a fun evening for only $3 for students and $5 for adults.
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Middle School Girls’ Basketball Coach, Charlie Bryant, will be hosting Open Gym Sessions on Sundays from 4:00pm. until 6:00pm. Girls that are in grades 5-8 and would like to get together to play 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 basketball please plan to attend. We will be working on the fundamentals of basketball and just having fun!
Open gym dates are Sundays: March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24.
Practices have started and are held from 3:15 to 4:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tom Sawyer Park by the BMX track. An optional practice is held on Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:30, also at Tom Sawyer. No experience necessary!
The fee for the season is $75. Checks can be made payable to Anchorage Public School and dropped off with Coach Kelter at practice. There is not a formal registration form, but a KHSAA sports physical will need to be on file with the athletic department and can be found on the school’s website
If your son or daughter is interested, please email Aaron Kelter at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your student’s name, grade, parent’s name and cell phone number. You will be added to TeamSnap and will begin receiving communication immediately!
Hope to see you at the next practice! Go Anchors!
Only 10 days until The MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE!!
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS! TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD AT THE DOOR! Buy tickets here:
If you have already purchased auction tickets, you MUST register/check in before the event:
-you will receive a text with a link to register TODAY
-please click on the link and follow ALL steps to register
This will save you a TON of time checking in and grabbing a paddle!!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT THE AUCTION!
There are still several spaces available to volunteer the day/night of the auction, please sign up below:
SILENT AUCTION IS NOW LIVE!
Visit www.bidpal.net/moonlightmasquerade to place your MAX bids now and save time to mingle and dance at the auction! If you are not attending, you can also bid on silent auction items by visiting the same link!
Check your child’s backpack for a SNEAK PEEK PACKET of Sign-Up Parties, Silent Auction and Live Auction items that we will be presented on the 17th.
(*Remember, this is a sneak peek and items are being added and edited as we speak!)
RAFFLE TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD THROUGH MARCH 15TH!
You should have received an order form in your child’s backpack last week, or one may be picked up in the front office. Don’t miss out on TAKE A NIGHT OFF or DATE NIGHT!
If you are turning in an order form for the BALLOON BATTLE, please use a separate check!
Please turn in order forms this week or early next week!
Winners will be drawn on Friday the 16th.
Talent Show tryouts will be held on Monday, March 12th from 3-4 and Wednesday, March 14th from 3-4. There will be two tryout location areas for both of those days: The music room and the auditorium. If you need a piano for the performance, students need to sign up to audition in the music room.
Sign-up sheets will be hanging up outside of the music room starting this Friday. When you sign up you will need to pick up a performer sheet to fill out. When students come to the audition they will need to bring their performer form already filled out, and a copy of their background music (if they have or need music) that Miss Morris can keep.
Preventing your child from being sidelined due to an expired sports physical just became easier! In order to access the expiration date of your child’s sports physical, just login to your Infinite Campus (IC) from your computer or phone app and navigate to the Sports Physical tab. There you will be able to view the expiration date of the most recent sports physical on file for your child.
Remember, all participating athletes, no matter what grade or program, must have a KHSAA sports physical on file, along with up-to-date school health records, prior to participating in any school extracurricular athletic program. The Board approved KHSAA form is available at your doctor’s office, the school office and at the following link on our website: https://anchorage-school.org/parents/school-forms/ . Sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of examination.
When viewing the sports physical information for your child please note that the “Date” field indicates the start date of school, not the date of your child’s sports physical. The “Expiration Date” field is the last date that your child can participate in an athletic competition, activity or practice without submission of a new sports physical. We hope that you will find being able to access this information from your computer or smartphone helpful in keeping the school record up to date. Below is a screen shot of the sports physical information accessed from a computer. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you need assistance in logging into IC and accessing the record.
3rd/4th and 5th/6th Boys’ Lacrosse starts Monday, February 26th! Please come out on Monday for recruiting day! Give lacrosse a try if you have never played! Second graders are welcome to join the team to learn for next year. Parent meeting for both teams at 6:30 PM on Monday after practice.
Practices will be Monday & Friday at school at 5 PM for both teams.
Games are played at the King Louie Sports Complex. The schedule runs from the first of March through end of May. Games for 3/4 are Sundays and games for 5/6 are Tuesday nights.
Do you have a child at home that needs to improve his or her writing? Join the ECE Parent Network and Parent Academy for Guest Speaker, William Van Cleave’s presentation: “Cognitive Overload: the Multiple Demands of the Student Writer” on March 14th at 7 pm in the auditorium.
All of us would like to improve our students’ writing abilities. In this lively and engaging program, keynote presenter William Van Cleave will use current research on writing to help participants understand the issues confronting struggling writers. William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally-recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. While his own background is in language-based learning difficulties, the strategies William promotes are effective for students of all skill levels and abilities.
During Van Cleave’s talk, he will emphasize working memory and the number of simultaneous demands the writing process makes on students of all ages. He will include an overview of the following components of writing: transcription skills (the motor component, spelling, and mechanics), syntax, vocabulary, oral language, text structure, and the recursive processes (revising and editing). Throughout the presentation, Van Cleave will provide participants with recommendations to help students improve their writing skills.
Winter weather conditions sometimes prompt Anchorage Public School to cancel school, delay school or dismiss early. Therefore it’s a good idea to decide in advance how best to keep up with the changes, what child-care arrangements are needed, and how to adjust to a different schedule. Also, please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family.
Getting the word out
Announcements are made as early as possible on Louisville news channels (WDRB, WHAS, WLKY & WAVE) and the APS website. Families can register to receive a phone-call, and/or text-message, and/or email through our REACH Alert system. We do not follow Jefferson County’s decision on school closings.
Students’ safety is a top priority, so on wintry days, district employees begin assessing conditions as early as 3:30 a.m. These leaders consider roads, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, precipitation, outdoor temperatures, wind chills, current conditions and the weather forecast, with a goal of announcing a decision by 6:00 a.m.
Whenever travel is unsafe, APS has three choices:
IF SCHOOL IS CANCELED: Afternoon and evening school sponsored student activities are canceled for elementary and middle school. School Council meetings are also canceled. APTA meetings, Board meetings, and community sponsored activities held at school may continue at the superintendent and chairperson’s discretion.
IF SCHOOL IS DELAYED: School starts either one or two hours later than normal. School dismissal times remain the same, and afternoon and evening activities continue as usual unless evening weather warrants a cancellation which would be communicated through REACH Alert and team coaches/club sponsors.
IF SCHOOL DISMISSES EARLY: The decision will be made as early as possible to allow families time to make arrangements and all student after-school and evening activities are all canceled. Elementary school families are asked to email their child’s teacher or call the school with instructions about how they want their child to go home if they want to alter procedures. If families don’t make contact, the school will try to reach them. Students will be supervised until the last child is picked up.
Canceling or dismissing school early on a Friday does not cancel weekend activities. All school activities scheduled on the weekend are subject to cancellation under the following conditions:
Student activities scheduled on the weekend are subject to being placed on hold under the following conditions:
If student activities are canceled or placed on hold, the club sponsor will contact the parents of student participants. In the event that a large number of students are impacted a message will be sent via our REACH Alert system.
State law requires school districts to ensure at least 170 days and 1,062 hours of teaching and learning. Cancellations and/or delays can result in days or hours added into the school calendar. APS announces an adjusted calendar at the end of the winter snow season.
Registering for REACH Alert Notices
One way the Anchorage Independent Board of Education supports school/parent communication is through the purchase of REACH Alert, which is an emergency parent notification system. In the case of severe weather, unexpected closings, delays, dismissals or emergencies the superintendent will enable the REACH Alert System that sends school alerts via text messages, phone calls (cell or landline) and/or emails.
To register for REACH Alert, simply follow the following steps:
If you opted to receive text alerts, REACH Alert will send a text message to your cell phone immediately upon completion of your registration. Please enter the 4-digit number on the registration screen and then click the word VALIDATE. If you do not receive this message, please call REACH Alert at (877) 307-9313 for assistance. After you have completed the registration process, you may add other phone numbers and email addresses. From your dashboard page, click on the second tab at the top of the page – CONTACT INFO. From this page you will see where you can add and delete numbers and addresses.
If you already have registered for REACH Alert through the City of Anchorage, your place of employment, child care center, another school, or any other organization you can skip the registration process and simply go to www.reachalert.com and login to your current account and click on JOIN NETWORK on the right side of your dashboard page. Enter Anchorage School and click on our name in the dropdown list and follow the prompts.
At their December meeting the Anchorage Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 school calendar which had been recommended by the Calendar Committee. A link to the 2018-2019 APS calendar has been added to the school webpage which can be found at www.anchorage-school.org under the parent tab.