Weekly News for the 29th Annual APTA Auction!

The APTA is excited to be back in person for the 29th annual school auction sponsored by

Melanie Galloway and Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

held this year at Owl Creek Country Club on Saturday, March 5.

Over the next several weeks, you will receive communication each Monday (and this week on Tuesday due to the holiday yesterday) on a specific procurement category, as well as other important information and how you can help!

First things first, book that babysitter now! In addition…

This week – January 17 – we are focusing procurement efforts on our Dining and Entertainment category.  Thank goodness all of our local favorites are back open and ready for business! How happy are we that there are once again things to do in and around town!

We need your help gathering these amazing items!

Have some tickets for sporting events, the theater, other events that you aren’t able to use?  We will take them off your hands!

Do you have a favorite restaurant that you frequent? Mention our auction to your server – MANY times they will give you a gift certificate or match the total spent during your meal!

Want to host a progressive dinner with your besties? What about a wine or bourbon tasting? These are wildly popular and are fun to host and to attend!

Procurement letters are located in the APTA office in the board building and at the front desk with Kim Mitchell.  They can also be accessed HERE. Grab a form and head to your favorite spots around town.  Many of these business love to donate, as it’s a great way for them to advertise within our community! Of course, everything is tax deductible!

Once you have your procured items in hand, please fill out the google form located HERE to tell us about your amazing donation. Contact Mills Sublett, category manager, at (502) 905-5799 with any questions and to arrange for pick-up of your procured items!Thanks in advance Anchorage – all hands on dec

Preschool/Kindergarten Registration and Screening News

APS Kindergarten Registration will be virtual this year.  Students entering Kindergarten must turn 5 years old on or before August 1, 2022, to be eligible to enroll.  Please complete the form found at the below link to add your child to our Kindergarten Registration list:  


After completing the form you will be emailed a link to complete the enrollment process.

If you have any questions about the APS Kindergarten Registration process, please reach out to Kristy Clark at kristy.clark@anchorage.kyschools.us.

Kindergarten Screening

After your child is registered for Kindergarten, Kristy Clark will contact you to schedule a Kindergarten Screening time. 

Preschool Screenings

Preschool Screenings at APS are ongoing.   Preschool screening helps to identify and serve those who have a developmental delay in one or more of the following areas:  Motor, Cognitive, Language, Social or Self/Help Skills.

Guidelines for preschool eligibility include:

  • Children who are 4 years old on or before August 1st may qualify based on federal income guidelines (at or below 160% of poverty level).  This is determined by the number of house-hold members and their combined income.
  • Preschool eligibility for children who are 3 years old is based on developmental needs determined by assessments provided by the school district.
  • Children who are 4 years old on or before August 1st may also qualify based on developmental needs regardless of family income level.

If you have any questions regarding preschool screenings or if you would like to schedule an appointment please contact Kristy Clark at Kristy.clark@anchorage.kyschools.us

January is School Board Recognition Month!

January is School Board Recognition Month! If you spot our wonderful board members out and about in the community, please don’t forget to say ‘thank you’ for their dedication and service to our award-winning district!

Our current members serving on the school board:

Hannah Barnes, Chair

Colleen Abate, Vice-Chair

Rosanna Gabriele

Wilson Greene

Wendell Harris

ACT’s Willy Wonka Jr. and Lights! Camera! Action! Pre-Show Tickets for Sale

Willy Wonka Jr and Lights! Camera! Action! pre-show tickets are NOW on sale!

Show dates are: January 20-23, 2022

The Anchorage Children’s Theatre shows are just about ready! Please support the young actors January 20-23 as they take you on a Golden Ticket Tour through the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory and introduce you to some Hollywood Stars in the Pre-Show “Lights! Camera! Action!”

To buy tickets, follow this link:


** All audience members will be required to wear a mask. Thank you!! 

January Core Essential: Self-Control

Anchorage Independent School Board Meeting: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Anchorage Independent School Board will meet in the APS Library for their monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Visitors are welcome to attend. 

If you would like to sign-up to speak at the meeting you may do so in the cafeteria prior to the start of the meeting, or in advance at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448AAAD2BABFC1-board

When Winter Weather Affects School, REACH Alert Will Keep You Informed

REACH Alerts:  Severe Weather/Emergency Status/School Closing

In the case of severe weather, emergency status, or unexpected closings, delays, and dismissals 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:

  •  Go to ​reachalert.com and click on MY ACCOUNT ​and then select CREATE ACCOUNT ​to establish your initial account.
  •  Follow the prompts.
  • When prompted for Network Name, enter Anchorage School and click on the school name when it appears in the dropdown list.
  •   When prompted for a role, select parent.
  • Be sure to select to receive “alerts”.  Individuals only registering to receive “Reminders” will not receive school closing information.
  • Upon joining the school network you may also want to click on ​JOIN ​and select the​ City of Anchorage ​network.

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.

Official announcements for school closing may also be heard over WHAS radio and local TV stations. Listen for Anchorage Public School information. It is important to remember that Anchorage School does not follow Jefferson County’s decisions on school closings.

Important Note: We recommend that families select both “reminder” and “alert” boxes, however, you must select “alert” to receive severe weather or emergency messages.  Also, we use the same service as the City of Anchorage, so alerts will come from the same phone number.  If your cell phone has auto labeled the “sender” as “City of Anchorage” or “Angie Chick” you need to be aware that school messages deliver from that phone number as well. 

Please do not hesitate to email anchorage.webmaster@anchorage.kyschools.us for assistance or questions!