Make Your Christmas in Anchorage Reservations Now!

This important community event is sponsored by the Anchorage Parent Teacher Association and proceeds support enrichment programs at our school.  Information and forms are coming home in backpacks today or you can click here to download the reservation formAll forms are due by Thursday, November 29th.

The celebration begins on Thursday, December 6th at the beautifully renovated 1893 home of Stacie and Marcus Winkler (11711 Hazelwood Road).  Come enjoy the Christmas in Anchorage Holiday Kick-Off Party.  View exquisite holiday décor while enjoying gourmet hors d’oeuvres.  Win a beautifully decorated holiday wreath at our silent auction.  Admission is a $50/person donation to the Anchorage Parent Teacher Association.  Invitations will be arriving at your home soon.  Please RSVP using the cards from the mailing or use the Christmas in Anchorage Reservation Form.

The celebration continues into the weekend.  Please visit the school on Saturday, December 8th between 8:30 am – 3:00 pm to enjoy these favorite Anchorage traditions:

Holiday Boutique – Shop for unique gifts from more than 80 talented artists, crafters, and shops.  Browse the selection of jewelry, ornaments, home décor, knickknacks, clothing, and more.

North Pole Bakery – Purchase delicious home baked goods made with care by Anchorage families.  Click here to see how your family can help!

Breakfast with Santa – Seatings at 8:30 am or 10:00 am.  Enjoy the most important meal of the day with Santa.  You can even skip the lines at the mall this year and get your photo made with Santa during breakfast!  Your reservation form can be downloaded here.

Reindeer Ranch – Enjoy hot beverages, pastries, and lunch items from Gumby’s Custom Catering.  Pre-order your deluxe boxed lunch by downloading the Reservation Form.  Assorted sandwiches, wraps, and soups will be available for purchase the day of the celebration as well.  In the spirit of the season, Gumby’s has graciously agreed to donate 20% of all food sales to the APTA.

Holiday Concert – Come celebrate the season with the children from Anchorage School.  There will be two holiday performances.  Kindergarten – 3rd grade performance from 9:30 am – 10:00 am; 4th grade – 8th grade performance from 10:30 am – 11:00 am. Note that the 4th graders are performing at 10:30 this year.

Frosty’s Jolly Fun Zone – While the adults are shopping, the kids can have their own fun!  Frosty is offering four 30 minute sessions starting at 10:00 am and running through 12:00 pm.  Download the Reservation Form to secure your spot.  Be sure to keep the concert times in mind as you are choosing the sessions you want to attend.  On the day of the event, check-in outside Room 213 and let the fun begin.

  • Make It & Take It Crafts for Kids –Make classic kids craft holiday beaded ornaments.  Two ornaments cost $10 and there will be plenty of holiday elves to help your little one create a masterpiece.  These make great holiday gifts for grandparents! Also, new this year, crafts for the older kids! They can create their own no-sew tie blankets from a variety of patterns and themes to choose from. Make one for yourself or donate to kids and families helped by Wayside Christian Mission. Blankets cost $20 to make. Recommended age for the blankets is 8+.
  • Candy Cane Corner Kids Shop – Kids can purchase small holiday gifts for their family members. Holiday elves will even wrap the gifts, so they will be a surprise on Christmas morning.  Items range from $1 – $10.  Please send in money with your child the day of the event.
  • Storytime and Crafts with Mrs. Claus – Enjoy classic holiday stories and make a small craft with Mrs. Claus and all your friends. Admission is $5 per child.

2018 Christmas in Anchorage Ornament – Crafted by hand in the USA, the 2018 Christmas in Anchorage Ornament features a dark cobalt blue anchor, the 40223 Zip Code and an impressed sand texture border.  Measuring approximately 3 inches across, each pottery ornament is strung on natural cording, has “CIA 2018” written on the back in glaze pen, and comes in a burlap bag perfect for gifting and storing.  The ornaments are completely sealed in overglaze and safe for indoor or outdoor display.  Quantities are limited, so don’t miss your chance to own this lovely keepsake commemorating this special place we call home.  The pre-order price is $25.  Don’t miss out on purchasing this year’s limited edition!  Don’t miss out on purchasing this year’s limited edition – download a Reservation Form here!

Christmas in Anchorage is a wonderful time for Anchorage School to reconnect with the community.  Everyone is welcome.  We look forward to seeing you and your family at all the festivities.

Don’t forget to like and follow “Christmas in Anchorage” on Facebook for updates!

No School November 21 – 23

We hope everyone enjoys some family time over the Thanksgiving break.

Homework Help

No homework help November 19th and 20th. Homework help will resume on Monday, November 26.

Exciting Book Fair News

We received terrific support towards our FAMILY SCHOLAR HOUSE KIDS during our “Super Hero Book Fair.”

Because of your generosity, all 79 children (toddlers through High School youth) will get to open two books for Christmas gifts. Blessing to all our Anchorage students, Staff, and families for your support towards this opportunity to share the love of reading with kids who need more books to call their own.

Thank you for your continued support in the Library Media Center,

Robin Bowman and Connie Borders

Parents’ Night Out November 30

Need a night out, without kids? Then Friday, November 30 is for you! The Class of 2019 is hosting a Parents’ Night Out, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The night will begin with Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (original, cartoon version rated G), and then the main feature, The Incredibles 2 (rated PG) will be shown. Your babysitting donation (suggested $25 per child) will include both movies on the big screen in the auditorium, as well as popcorn and water.

The event is limited to 40 children, so hurry and sign up by clicking here before spots are gone!

Preschool siblings are welcome, as long as they are potty-trained.

*By registering your child for the event you are providing parent permission to see the movies.

The Class of 2019 thanks you for supporting this event.

Lost and Found

Please stop by and check out the unclaimed lost and found items in the main lobby of the school.  Unclaimed items by December break will be donated to those in need.

Yoga

Yoga is new this year and open to students in 1st-4th grade. This 6-week program gives kids an opportunity to have fun while strengthening the mind-body connection. This second session will start next Wednesday, November 7th through December 19th.

Kelly Nichols, an Anchorage parent and yoga instructor with 200 certified hours at Bend and Zen studio, is excited to share her passion in this healthy, non-competitive setting. Yoga has been shown to help kids manage stress, increase confidence and self-image, build concentration, and develop body awareness. Participants will work on the fundamentals of yoga, including strength, breathing techniques, and flexibility.  No previous yoga experience necessary.

The class will meet in the Stem Lab from 3-4 on Wednesdays right after school.

The session runs for 6 weeks: Nov 7th- Dec 19th

Cost: $100
Class size limit: 10
Grades: 1st-4th

6th Graders Are Invited To Participate In A Lunch Time Book Club With Mrs. Bowman

WHO:  6th Graders

WHAT:  All participants will need to read, “HARBOR ME” by  Jacqueline Woodson

WHEN: We will meet 2 to 3 times during 6th grade lunch.

 

Our first meeting will be the week of Nov. 26th and our last lunch time gathering will be the week of Dec. 17th

***Students may sign up with their homeroom teachers the week of Nov. 12th.  Students will need to provide their own copy of “HARBOR ME” and also bring their lunch to the library.  Mrs. Bowman will bring dessert!

Please feel free to start enjoying the book at your leisure***

Fall and Winter Spirit Wear

Fall and Winter Spirit Wear is available to order!

Orders are DUE NOVEMBER 14th and will be available for pick up at CHRISTMAS IN ANCHORAGE on December 8th.

 Just in time for the holidays – order your gifts today!

 

Click here to download an order form.

Questions?  Contact Kathryn Ward at kath.ward@hotmail.com.

APTA’s ECE Parent Support Group Announcement

Special education Attorney, Pete Wright from Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy, will host a full day conference on Friday, March 22nd. Early Bird Registrants receive a discount and free PDFs of two of his books!! Register for this exciting opportunity with this link>> http://ky.dyslexiaida.org/events/?event_id1=23&event_id2=23

Sponsor A Ticket For Uspiritus Or St. Joseph Children’s Home For ACT Performances

If you would be interested in sponsoring a child from Uspiritus or the Saint Joseph’s Children’s Home to attend one of the ACT shows, please contact nancylynnewalters@gmail.com. This year we have 50 children and their chaperones wishing to attend both shows. All donations to Anchorage children’s theater are tax-deductible.

New IC Apps Available For Download

Two new apps are available for Infinite Campus. The “Campus Student” and “Campus Parent” apps provide secure access to individual student information in IC, Kentucky’s student information system. Both apps are available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and replace the existing Campus Portal with a more intuitive and user-friendly experience.

The apps provide real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more. The easy-to-use design displays what is currently happening in the classroom so students and parents can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.

If you currently have the Infinite Campus App, then you will need to download the new app, as the old one will no longer be supported.

Have your password stored in the app and can’t remember it? Please email the webmaster at anchorage.webmaster@anchorage.kyschools.us with any questions or for login credentials.

Save Your Pull Tabs!

We are again, for the ninth year, collecting pull tabs for Indian Summer Camp, a special camp for kids who have been diagnosed with cancer.  The camp is run totally on donations with the recycling of pull tabs being their main fundraiser.  Since cancer can be quite expensive, there is no charge for the kids to attend the week-long camp.  No child has ever been turned away. There are doctors and nurses at the camp so they can continue their chemo and treatments, if necessary.   You may not have a lot of pull tabs but when added together, they can make a lot. Our student who collected so many each year has graduated so we need to try extra hard!

This year we are entering a contest with some small private schools in Jefferson County.   A trophy is given to the school with the most pull tabs.  This is through a program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  It’s the 17th year this organization has sponsored this.

You may send in your pull tabs throughout the year or wait until the final collection on March 29 to bring them.   Your student may give them to their homeroom teacher or put them in my mailbox.  Our Community Connections group will also be helping with the collection this year.  The homeroom that collects the most will have a build-your-own ice cream sundae party! Dawne Gee from WAVE3 news has come in previous years and may come again, if possible.  She, also, volunteers with the camp and shares with our kids about the camp.  You can read about Indian Summer Camp and see pictures by going to www.kidscanceralliance.org/camp-programs.html and looking under the tab, kids and parents, then photo gallery.

Remember, with each pull tab you save, you are helping a child with cancer have a week of fun, just being a kid!

 

Thanks for your help!

DeeDee Mitchell

Sports Physicals

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. Get those forms completed this summer for fall sports if your current form is about to expire.

Sports Physical Expiration Dates Now Available in Infinite Campus (IC)

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.