APTA Auction Item Acquisition Form Due February 14

Mark your calendars!  The annual APTA Auction, Anchored in a Tradition of Excellence, is coming up on Saturday, March 7th at Owl Creek Country Club.   We are asking your help in making this year’s auction a huge success.  Donation request letters were sent home with all APS students this week.  If you, your family, or your business has anything they would like to donate to the auction, please let the APTA know.  Popular items at recent auctions include event tickets, restaurant gift cards, dinner parties, unique experiences, children’s camps and birthday parties, weekend trips, and vacation homes!  If you have a talent that you are willing to share, mini-sessions or lessons are always welcome. 

If you are interested in making a donation, please print and complete the “Item Acquisition Form” and return it to the front desk of school by Friday, February 14 at 2:00 pm.  You may download the form by clicking here. The details on the form ensure that your item is marketed with an accurate description and value.  Your donations may be tax deductible as well.  Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Thank you in advance for your help.  We look forward to celebrating our wonderful school with the entire Anchorage community in March!

APTA Parent Academy Book Club February 12

APTA PARENT ACADEMY is Back for 2020 with an incredible FEBRUARY BOOKCLUB!!! You won’t want to miss this discussion!!!

APTA Parent Academy will host a Bookclub lunch on Wednesday, February 12th at 12:00 pm at Andrea Donan’s lovely home  (11506 Valley View Rd). Please RSVP to carterwoodsartor@gmail.com.

We will discuss the book The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller, Ph. D. Please visit the APTA Facebook page for detailed information about the book.

APTA ECE Parent Support Group January 28 at 7:00 pm

The APTA ECE Parent Support Group is excited to announce our next speaker, Dr. Maggie Wright, from the Wright Psychology and Learning Center. Dr. Wright will present “Unpacking Psychoeducational Evaluations” on January 28 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the auditorium. Join us to learn more about psychology evaluations and ask Dr. Wright questions.

Coffee & Conversation February 4 at 8:00 am

Comprehensive School Improvement Plan Draft Available for Review

In August 1997, the Kentucky Department of Education introduced the “consolidated planning” process, a joint effort between KDE and local school and district stakeholders that provided a single tool for planning and applying for categorical funds.  In spring 2002, that process was aligned with Kentucky’s Standards and Indicators for School Improvement and is now referred to as “Comprehensive Improvement Planning” for schools and districts.  Comprehensive Improvement Planning is used to determine how schools will plan to ensure that students reach proficiency. The process focuses school improvement efforts on student needs.

A draft of the Anchorage Public School 2020 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) and District Plan (CDIP) is available in the District office for public review from January 9, 2020 through Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each weekday.  Please feel free to stop in and offer suggestions before the final plan is considered by the Board for approval.  If you have any questions, please contact Pat Vaughn at pat.vaughn@anchorage.kyschools.us or call 502.245.8927 and ask for Kelley Ransdell.

Kindergarten Registration March 4, 2020

APS will hold Kindergarten Registration on March 4, 2020 from 9:00-12:00. Students entering Kindergarten must turn 5 years old prior to August. 1, 2020, to be eligible to enroll.

Parents are asked to bring the following items to Kindergarten Registration:
Proof of residency (utility bill- water or electric)
Child’s birth certificate
Driver’s license

If this is the first enrollment from the family into Anchorage School, parents are also asked to bring a property deed or lease as proof of residency.

Families will receive an enrollment packet to complete and return to school. During registration parents will be asked to sign up for two Kindergarten Screening times. The first screening will be held in April and the second screening in August.

Families who are unable to attend the March Kindergarten Registration, are asked to pick up a registration packet from Misty Killinder as soon as possible after March 4th. If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten Registration please contact Misty Killinder at misty.killinder@anchorage.kyschools.us.

My Moon Wish Order Forms Due By Tuesday, January 21

My Moon Wish is a brand new book dear to our hearts!  This endearing story is written and illustrated by long-time Anchorage Community member, Mrs. Jane Brown.  Mrs. Brown has partnered with Make-A-Wish and all proceeds from her book are going directly to this miracle-making foundation. Mrs. Brown will be visiting all grade levels at APS Wednesday, January 29 and Friday, January 31. Order forms for signed copies of her delightful tale and for the books that will be given to the children in need whose families stay at the Ronald McDonald House are due no later than Tuesday, January 21, 2020. You may download the order form here.  If you have any questions, please e-mail robin.bowman@anchorage.kyschools.us.

Thank you for your continued support toward our literary programs offered at Anchorage Public School!

FREE Webinar: Raising Preteens and Teens With And For Confidence

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2pm-3pm ET

With the push-me, pull-you nature of adolescence, how can parents feel confident that they are doing what they can to support their teens to create healthy relationships, work hard in school, and develop valuable life skills while resisting the high level risks they are exposed to? In the upcoming webinar, Jennifer Miller, M.Ed. will discuss how parents can better understand the developmental changes their children are undergoing to extend their empathy and patience. And we’ll dive into specific ways in which parents can act and react with social and emotional intelligence to grow their trusting relationship and model and cultivate the skills our teens need to become healthy, responsible, and independent.

Join us!

You can register by clicking here. 

APS Family Trivia Night Friday, February 7 at 6:00

Love to play trivia? Do you consider yourself the next Jeopardy James? Well you don’t need to be a Jeopardy caliber player to play APS Family Trivia.

Save the date – Friday, February 7 from 6:00 – 8:00. This event will be for families – some categories and questions will be geared toward students who can help the adults on their team! For younger students, movie night will be offered at school. Teams can have a maximum of eight players – start forming your teams now! More details and registration forms will be available soon.

All proceeds will help the Class of 2020 raise funds for their class trip.

Core Essentials: January – Knowledge

The monthly value for January is Knowledge: “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” Abraham Lincoln

A core component of this program is family involvement; we greatly appreciate your continued support of the monthly value word outside of the school day.

APSAP Spring Coaching Openings

GIRLS’ LACROSSE: Kirby Roberts has been named Head Coach of the Anchorage Girls’ Lacrosse program.  Coach Roberts graduated from Anchorage School, KCD and Centre College.  She played both lacrosse and field hockey in high school and college.  We are currently seeking 1-2 assistant coaches to serve with Coach Roberts.

CO-ED TRACK: We are seeking a qualified candidate for the Head Coach position.

  • Ideal candidates possess a genuine care and concern for students, have experience in playing and/or coaching these sports, strive to create positive relationships with parents and the community, and demonstrate a willingness to partner with fellow coaches and administration to create meaningful growth and development experiences for students.  Requirements include completing coaching education and CPR/First Aid training which is provided by Anchorage School.  If you are interested in one of these opportunities or know of potential candidates, please contact Athletic Director Tom Clemons at tom.clemons@anchorage.kyschools.us.

James and The Giant Peach Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are now on sale for the Anchorage Children’s Theatre production of James and the Giant Peach (with a pre-show of A Year With Frog and Toad Kids).

For tickets, follow this link:

http://tututix.com/AnchorageChildrensTheatre

If You See Something, Say Something!

To increase the level of protection provided to our school community and as established in Senate Bill 1 (an act relating to school safety), a tipline for reporting suspicious activity has been created. The Safety Tipline – Online Prevention, or S.T.O.P. Tipline, is designed for use as an online reporting/prevention tool. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (threats, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc…), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using the Tipline. What is it? This Tipline in no way replaces the face-to-face open communication and relationships built at our school. The S.T.O.P. Tipline is one more tool available for use by students or parents to report suspicious activity and unsafe situations at school. One unique attribute of an online tipline is its availability. Students, parents or community member can submit information day or night. Some students may feel more comfortable utilizing an online format to report a situation instead of a face to face meeting with school officials. A benefit of the Tipline is to add another layer of accessibility between students and trusted school personnel. This Tipline is not for immediate response. If anyone needs immediate assistance, they should dial 911. How does it work? Students, parents or community members click the Tipline link on the Anchorage School website and choose whether they want to submit a tip about 1) Bullying, 2) Violence or 3) Other risky behaviors (i.e. alcohol, drugs, self-harm, sexual abuse or theft, etc…). Next, they fill-in the check boxes and provide an explanation of the behavior and click submit. Tips may also be called in to the Tipline at 866-393-6659 if that method is preferred. Anchorage administrators will be contacted by The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to investigate tips in a timely manner and take the appropriate next steps.

APTA Winter General Meeting January 15 at 6:30 pm

Please join the APTA for our Winter General Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, at 6:30 pm in the APS Library.

After the business meeting, the ECE Committee will present the HBO Family documentary, “I Can’t Do This, But I CAN Do That”.  This film is an inspiring account of children with learning differences who have discovered real abilities and have learned to use their strengths to overcome their learning struggles.  Whether you have a child with a learning difference or know of one, this film is sure to encourage you to look beyond labels and discover the gifts each child possesses.

All 3-8 grade students will watch the documentary with their homeroom classes after the January 15 meeting. Homeroom teachers will facilitate group discussions in each classroom after students have viewed the film.

Please RSVP for the meeting and movie screening by clicking here. 

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

At their November meeting, the School Board approved the 2020-2021 school calendar which had been recommended by the Calendar Committee.  A link to the 2020-2021 School Calendar has been added to the school webpage which can be found at www.anchorage-school.org under the parent tab.