FREE Webinar: Keys to Reducing Anxiety and Depression in Children

Operation Parent is providing this free webinar on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 2pm-3pm ET

To register go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7148296022377500419?mc_cid=3245876b83&mc_eid=ef73033280

2019 Auction Live Item Sneak Peeks

Book the sitter and mark your calendar for the Anchorage School Auction on Saturday, March 2nd at Owl Creek Country Club!  The APTA is looking forward to a fun night supporting our school.  Invitations should be arriving in mailboxes at the beginning of February.  Here is a sneak peek at some of the LIVE auction items we will have available.  You are not going to want to miss out on these!

APTA Auction Sneak Peek #1 – Robinson Vacation Home in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

With all the cold weather, are you dreaming about a warm weather vacation?  Do you wonder if we will ever see the sun again?!?   A trip to Kiawah Island outside of Charleston, South Carolina is just what you need!  The Robinson family has graciously donated their beautiful Kiawah Island vacation home.  This stunning, private, 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home even features its own private pool.  Your family will enjoy the island’s beautiful natural woodlands, bike trails, and the sandy beaches.  It is only a short drive to Charleston, a city chock-full of Southern charm.  For all you golf lovers, Kiawah Island is home to 5 championship golf courses as well.

 

 

 

 

 

APTA Auction Sneak Peek #2 – Grade Level Party at Champs Rollerdome

Be the hit of the grade when you host this GRADE LEVEL PARTY at Champs Rollerdome DURING THE SCHOOL DAY (on an agreed upon day in May, usually after K-Prep testing).  Bus transportation will be provided, along with lunch.  This is the ONLY opportunity for a class to leave school for a party!  It is a great way to let off some steam after K-Prep testing and celebrate the end of the school year.  It’s also a sure way to make you the “coolest” parent in the grade.  Don’t want to bid on it yourself, get together with other parents in the class for a group bid!  Don’t miss out of this fun live auction item for your child and his/her friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

APTA Auction Sneak Peek #3 – Diddy in a Day with Carter Sartor

Do you have a songwriter in the making?  Let Carter Sartor, Anchorage mom and former songwriter, help your child express their creativity and share their talent with the community.  Carter is offering a 2 ½ hour co-writing session with a student or group of students.  At the end of the session, the child will have a complete song to share at the talent show or even town meeting.  We will hold their spot as the opening act!  What a unique experience for your budding artist!

Anchorage Invitational Basketball Tournament January 31 – Fenruary 2

You are invited to attend the 2019 Anchorage Invitational Basketball Tournament January 31st, February 1st and 2nd.   Anchorage girls will play their first round game Thursday, January 31st at 5:45 and Anchorage boys will play Friday, February 1st at 5:45pm.  Admission is $3.00 and children under five are free. Pep Club membership does not work for the tournament.  We look forward to seeing you at the tournament Thursday, January 31st.  Thank you for your support.

Make-A-Wish® Hat Day

Students and Staff are asked to support Make-A-Wish® by participating in a hat day on Monday, February 4, 2019. Suggested donation is $1 to wear a hat and all proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish® where they provide unforgettable moments to children battling critical illnesses. Bring your donation to class February 4 and a Community Service Club member will collect that morning.

Midterm Reports

We continue to grow in being responsible environmental stewards so we have found an easy way to help in this area.  Please note that for the midterm reports we will no longer be sending home a hard copy. We ask that you log on to Infinite Campus to check your child’s grades and if you have any questions please contact the teacher directly. End of term reports will continue to come home as a hard copy.

Last Chance To Order A Yearbook!

Don’t miss out on your chance to order a copy of the 2019 Anchorage Yearbook! It’s the best way to remember this year’s events, classmates and friends. Yearbooks can still be purchased through February 15, 2019—so order BEFORE the February Winter Break! This is your last chance to purchase as we will not be able to offer additional copies after this deadline. Order your yearbook at www.balfour.com – enter Anchorage Public School. You must select “NAME STAMP LINE 1” to add optional $5 cover personalization.

If you are unsure whether you have placed your yearbook order, first search your email history for a receipt from Balfour. Orders were ONLY accepted online. If you still need assistance, please send a text or email to Nancy Jacobsen at (502) 299-6823 / anchorageyearbook@gmail.com.

Have some photos from this school year to submit for usage in the yearbook? Send them today in high/large/actual resolution to anchorageyearbook@gmail.com. We need your help to capture the year’s memories!

Thank you for supporting Anchorage School and our Yearbook!

Girls On The Run At Anchorage – Registration Open

We are excited to announce that Anchorage will have a Girls on the Run team in the spring!  Girls on the Run is a ten-week after-school program that combines physical activity with inspiring, fun lessons that teach girls how to handle the difficult social pressures of adolescence. Girls on the Run provides 3rd – 8th grade girls with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices. The season starts on February 21 and ends with the Girls on the Run Spring 5K on May 11 at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, where girls from all over the Kentuckiana area celebrate their accomplishments with their families, friends, and community!  Please click here to view a video overview of Girls on the Run.

Practices will be held on Thursday 4:30 – 5:30PM and Saturday 9:00 – 10:30AM at school.

The cost of the program, including the Spring 5K, two t-shirts, a water bottle, snacks, a lifetime of important lessons and much more is $160.  The registration fee can be paid in 3 monthly installments. To register your girl for the Spring 2019 season, please click here .  Team size is limited so don’t delay in registering. Registration closes February 14, 2019.  Financial need scholarships may be available to those who qualify. Please e-mail gotrlouky@gmail.com to find out more. To find out more about Girls on the Run Kentuckiana, visit the website at www.gotrkentuckiana.org.

For more information, you may click here.

Fundamentals Of Yoga For 6th-8th Girls and 1st-4th Girls and Boys

These 6-week programs gives kids an opportunity to have fun while strengthening the mind-body connection. 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 classes will meet in the cafeteria from 3-4 on the dates below.

Grades 1st-4th Co-ed (Wednesdays):
Cost: $100
Class size limit: 10
Session A: February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20
Session B: March 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

Grades 6-8 Girls (Mondays):
Cost: $100
Class size limit:10
Session A: February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18
Session B: March 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6

APTA Presents ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Join us February 7 at 6:30 for a special screening of this must-see documentary in the Anchorage School Auditorium. All adults in the community are welcome and middle and high school students may attend with their parent/guardian. Free tickets are now available and space is limited! Complimentary childcare for family members of attendees will be provided by Anchorage School.  Children must be toilet-trained to be eligible for childcare and advance registration is required.  RESERVE TICKETS HERE>>> https://www.showclix.com/event/angst-apta

 

Kindergarten Registration March 6th

APS will hold Kindergarten Registration on March 6th from 9:00-12:00. Students entering Kindergarten must turn 5 years old prior to August. 1, 2019, 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 copy of a property deed or lease as proof of residency.  Families will receive an enrollment packet to complete and return to school.

During the registration parents will be asked to sign up for a Kindergarten Screening time.  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 Emily Beal as soon as possible after March 6th.  If you have any     questions regarding Kindergarten Registration please contact Emily Beal at emily.beal@anchorage.kyschools.us.

North vs. South Basketball Game Saturday, February 2

On Saturday, February 2, at 5:30 pm the gym will resound with Community Members and Alumni from the NORTH side of the tracks playing basketball against players from the SOUTH side of the tracks. Admission is only $3.00 per person, or $10 per family. The concession stand will be open!

We still need more alumni and community members to both play and help with the game. Please sign up by using this link  Thank you for your help with this community event.

Please come support our community & alumni in our annual basketball rivalry!

Middle School Dance February 8

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

At their December meeting the Anchorage Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school calendar which had been recommended by the Calendar Committee.  A link to the 2019-2020 APS calendar has been added to the school webpage which can be found at www.anchorage-school.org under the parent tab.

 

APTA Auction Save The Date

 

Save the Date
March 2, 2019
Owl Creek Country Club
6:30pm-Midnight

 

 

The Anchorage Parent/Teacher Association is excited to host the annual auction.  Please join us for a night of glitz and glamour benefiting Anchorage’s award-winning school which continues to be Anchored in a Tradition of Excellence.

Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Tickets

Anchorage Children’s Theatre tickets are now on sale for the January production of Madagascar, A Musical Adventure (with a pre-show of 101 Dalmatians, Jr.). With 75 children in the cast, we are expecting to sell out several shows – so buy your tickets now!

To purchase tickets go online to:   http://tututix.com/AnchorageChildrensTheatre   or call 1-855-222-2849