Picture Retake Day on Wednesday, October 27

If you missed Picture Day, that’s ok! Get those smiles ready for Retake Day on Wednesday, October 27!

Online Orders Only!

How to order?

1 – Visit mylifetouch.com
2 – Enter your Picture Day ID: EVT7CB7TK
3 – Order your perfect package. Don’t worry about returning anything on Picture Retake Day!

Questions? Contact Galadriel Schulze Morgenthau at galadrielschulze@gmail.com

Spanish Club (Grades 1-5) Registration

The Spanish Club will inspire students through the use of the target language to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, and communicate ideas. Students will become familiar with commonly used phrases in Spanish and will explore tools to continue to learn the language outside of the classroom.

Grade Range: 1st -5th grade. Size of the class is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

Schedule: 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursdays – November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9, 16 (6 meetings total)

Registration: Cost is $30.00 per student. Registration forms should be submitted to Pilar Gomez. Checks should be made payable to Anchorage Public School and payment should be brought with registration form.

If you have questions, please email Pilar Gomez at pilar.gomez@anchorage.kyschools.us .

School Council Meeting – November 1, 2021

The Anchorage Independent School Council will meet in Room 202/203 for their monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, November 1, 2021. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Free Expedited COVID-19 PCR Testing Available to APS Students and Staff

Free and expedited COVID-19 PCR testing is available to APS students and staff at the Bluewater Diagnostics Southeast Christian Church location.  To register for free expedited testing under Anchorage School’s account call (833) 648-0233.  

You will be guided through a series of prompts to register for an appointment.  Bluewater will expedite all APS School-registered PCR tests and make every effort to return the results, for tests administered prior to noon, by that evening. 

Though you will be asked for an insurance card, or in absence of an insurance card, a social security card, APS students and staff registered under the APS account will not incur any costs. 

All costs are paid through the K-12 School COVID-19 Testing Program made possible from federal grant funding offered by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) in partnership with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as our school is a participant in the program.  

Save the Date for the 29th Annual APTA Auction!

Mark your calendars and book the babysitter!

The 29th annual APTA Auction – Anchored in a Tradition of Excellence – is back in person this year! We are planning to celebrate our wonderful, award winning school and community on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Owl Creek Country Club from 6:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

 More details on the event will be coming out soon. We hope to see all our community members there, both young and old! Until then, if you are interested in volunteering or donating items towards our live or silent auction, please contact Jennifer Archibald at 502-235-5364 or aarchibald12@yahoo.com. It takes a village, and we have a wonderful one. Let’s come together for some much-needed fellowship and help the APTA raise funds for our amazing school.

See you all on the first Saturday in March!

Pull Tab Collection Resumes This School Year

After needing to discontinue our pull tab collection for the past two years, we are happy to be collecting again! We had previously collected for Indian Summer Camp for kids who have cancer but they may not be resuming their collections. If not, we will collect this school year for Ronald McDonald House, another great organization. The pull tabs are turned in for cash to support their services of providing out-of-town families with places to stay when their sick child is in the hospital. Please be saving throughout the school year and we will have our collection in April. If you want to send them in as you collect, you may put them in my mailbox. The homeroom class which collects the most will have a party in May! 

Start saving! 

DeeDee Mitchel

October Core Essential: Individuality

The monthly value for October is: Individuality: Discovering who you are meant to be. “Individuality is very important for a full human life.” – Dalai Lama; “It is important to foster individuality for only the individual can produce the new ideas.” – Albert Einstein

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

Halloween Parade, Dinner, Carnival, and Haunted House Dinner – Friday, October 22

The Halloween Dinner, Carnival and Haunted House is on Friday, October 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (directly after the parade at 5:00 p.m.).  Don’t miss out on the delicious meals, carnival games and, of course, the scary and not-so-scary haunted house -full of ghosts and goblins! Please note the location change for the Haunted House at the District Office (small building adjacent to the school building).

Skip the lines and pre-order carnival tickets for $1.00 each and haunted house wristbands for $10 each. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the event. Dinner buffet is provided by Texas Roadhouse – $12 for adults, and $6 for children! Steel City Pops will be available for purchase on-site (until 7:00 p.m.) for $4 – pops cannot be purchased with carnival tickets so please bring cash or credit card. If you pre-purchased your tickets, you may pick them up at the tickets table on Friday, October 22.

Dinner and the carnival will be outside in the back parking lot near the gyms, so dress appropriately! Rain date is scheduled for Friday, October 29.

This is such a great fundraiser for the 8th graders and we really hope to see you there!

APS 2021 National Blue Ribbon School T-Shirts for Sale

In response to parent requests we are offering youth and adult size Anchorage Public School 2021 Blue Ribbon School t-shirts for sale.  The shirts provide an opportunity for members of our school community to join in the celebration of APS being a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School awardee. 

Please use this link to place your order by October 20 (noon).  Adult sized (two tone blue) and youth sized (solid blue) shirts are $12.00 each.  Upon arrival shirts will be delivered to your child’s homeroom class.

It Is Never Too Late to Join the Birthday Book Club!

If you missed being a part of the Birthday Book Club Celebration event, that’s ok!

You may still turn purchase a birthday book by downloading this form and returning it to school with a check written out to Anchorage Public School.

Thank you for your continued support in our Library Media Center!

APTA Christmas Across Anchorage

Please join us Saturday December 11th on the front lawn of Anchorage Public School for Christmas Across Anchorage!  Bring your family and make some special memories as we keep our tradition of coming together as a community during the Christmas season.  The following activities will be available starting at 8:00am. 

*Our famous North Pole Bakery!  

*Carriage Rides!  Reservations required.  Sign ups will be released soon!

*Photos with Santa! Reservations recommended.  

*Blackbeard Espresso Truck! Cash or credit cards accepted

*Candy Cane Corner! Kids can bring their cash to shop for loved ones.  Reservations required. This will be the only activity held indoors and masks will be required.  Location will be in the district office.

*Ornament pick up!  Pre-ordered ornaments will be available for pick up!

*Make and Take Craft!  Pre-order your kids crafts to take home and assemble together. 

*Virtual Shopping Opportunity! We hope to see our vendors in person again next year!  A shopping link will be available soon to continue supporting our creative vendors and their shops online.

Sign ups for carriage rides, photos with Santa and candy cane corner will be released very soon!!  Pre orders for ornaments and make and take crafts will be on the sign ups as well.  

*Details are subject to change with the ongoing pandemic.  Please watch for any updates and announcements though the Anchorage School Website. https://anchorage-school.org/  Reach out to Stephanie Kaebnick or Leslie Lucas if you have any additional questions!  

APSAP Basketball Coaching Opportunity for the 2021-2022 Season

We are seeking qualified candidates for the Anchorage Basketball Head Coach positions!

Ideal candidates should possess a genuine care and concern for students, have experience in playing and/or coaching the sport, 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 coaching basketball, girls or boys, kindergarten through eighth-grade, or know of potential candidates, please contact Athletic Director Brent Bach at brent.bach@anchorage.kyschools.us

We are looking forward to having a great season! Go anchors!

APSAP 2021-2022 Annual Sports Pass

We are excited this year to offer adults in the Anchorage School Community an opportunity to purchase a 2021-2022 Annual Sports Pass by clicking here!

The Annual Sports Pass costs $50 per adult and allows entrance to all regular season home games (field and gym). The pass does not include admission to tournament games.

We hope our families will love:

  • All children through twelfth grade are free!
  • The Annual Sports Pass is available to all adults!

PikMyKid Dismissal App

We are looking forward to your child starting school next week!  In preparation for next week, we are reaching out to remind you that our school utilizes PikMyKid to help organize the school dismissal process and improve safety.

This program is a phone application that you download onto your smartphone (found in the app store).  During the school year the PikMyKid app will allow you to choose a dismissal option, notify the school of pick-up changes and authorize others to pick-up your child from school.  The program will also alert you when your child has been picked up or walked home, as well as help us organize the car line during pick-up. 

Prior to your child attending school next week we ask that each of our parents complete the following steps:

1.      Download the PikMyKid app in your Apple or Android app store.

2.      Both parents should register within the app with their personal current mobile phone number. If you do not think the school has your mobile number on file or if your child does not appear in your app’s home page, please contact anchorage.webmaster@anchorage.kyschools.us with your child’s name, grade, and updated contact information for you. 

3. Read the following PikMyKid Frequently Asked Questions

Q – How does the school know when I am on campus to pick up my child? 

A – When you arrive to pick up your child from school, you will open your app and announce that you have arrived by selecting the green “announce” option that will appear on your opening screen.

Q – Why did the green “announce” button not work?

A – More than likely you have location services disabled on your phone or within the PikMyKid app.  For the system to allow you to announce, “location services” must be enabled, otherwise the system cannot recognize that you are within our geo-fence.  Another possibility is that you are designated to pick up the student, but you have logged into the account with your spouse’s username and password rather than your own.  Be sure to enable location services and login with your own credentials. 

Q – What do I do if I forget to delegate a transportation change?

A – Please notify the front office if you have not delegated the change prior to the last 30 minutes of the school day. Otherwise we will call the parent to verify that your student has permission to leave in the alternate transportation mode.

Q – I have selected a change to the Pickup Mode, and have selected for it to be recurring, however it is not working.

– You may not have selected an end date.  When programming a recurring pickup mode or delegated person, you must indicate the time span.  If it will recur all year you can scroll the calendar forward and select the last day of May.

Q – What if I do not have the app?

– In order for the system to work best the app and announcing via that system should be utilized. The placards will also work but will take a bit more time as we have to enter each individual number into the system to dismiss the student.  You can find the app in the app store under “PikMyKid.”

Q – What do I do if I can’t get the app and account setup?

– A common issue is that your cell phone number is not on file in our system.  If your cell number has changed please email Webmaster and we will make sure that it is correct in our PikMyKid system.  You may contact PikMyKid support at support@pikmykid.com.  If they are unable to assist, you may also email the webmaster account.

 Q – What are the Dismissal Options during the school year?

– During the school year parents have the following dismissal options that you can program within the app:

FRONT CARPOOL:  Select this option if your child is in kindergarten or first grade, or has a sibling in kindergarten or first grade, and someone will be picking them up in a car.

FRONT PARENT WALKUP:  Select this option if your child is in kindergarten or first grade, or has a sibling in kindergarten or first grade, and someone will be walking up to the school front lawn area to pick them up.

BACK CARPOOL: Select this option if your child is in grades second through eight, and does not have a sibling in kindergarten or first grade, and someone will be picking them up in a car.

BACK CARPOOL WALKUP: Select this option if your child is in grades second through eight, does not have a sibling in kindergarten or first grade, and someone will be walking up to the school to pick them up.

INDEPENDENT WALKER:  Select this option if your child will not be picked up by an adult and has permission to walk or bike home independently at the end of the school day.

SIBLING PICKUP:  Select this option if your child will be walking or biking home after-school, but should not be released to do so until an older sibling who is designated as an “Independent Walker” arrives at the designated location to accompany them home.

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS:  Select from the list of afterschool programs if your child will be staying after school to participate in an activity or to attend Homework Help. Homework Help is currently unavailable.

Q – Do I have to program my child’s dismissal plan every day?

– No, your child’s “default dismissal mode” is Front Carpool.  On days they will be going home via their default dismissal mode, parents do not have to program a change in PikMyKid.  Additionally, when a student has a recurring after school activity or other transportation change, parents can create a recurring schedule in PikMyKid in order to minimize the need to enter dismissal changes daily.  If “Front Parent Walkup” will not be the most frequent manner in which your child is picked up from school, and you would like one of the other options as your child’s default, please just email anchorage.webmaster@anchorage. kyschools.us with your preference and we will make the change for you within the program.

To learn more about PikMyKid you are invited to visit the link below and read the new user guide:

APS Enrichment & Athletic Activities Booklet 2021-22

For a complete list of student extracurricular activities, please click on the following link.