Outstanding Library Books and Cafeteria Fees

Please turn in any library books still at home, and pay any outstanding cafeteria fees as soon as possible.

Report Card Pick Up

Report cards will be available for pickup June 6 until June 20 at the school between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00. Summer reading information will be included in the packet.

Summer Lacrosse Opportunity For Boys

June 12, 19, 26 and July 2, 10, 17, 31

Entering 2nd-4th graders 5:00-6:15
Entering 5th-8th graders  6:15-7:30

Fee: $70

Location: Anchorage Sports Field

Enhance your lacrosse skills and knowledge this summer with Manual graduating seniors David Contarino and Nathanael Honken. Have fun at seven weekly practices in June and July and build on your love for the game. Full equipment needed. Please register by June 5th. 

If interested, email Kim Striegel at kimstriegel@gmail.com 

2019-2020 School Supplies

Support your APTA and save tons of time by ordering your school supplies online!  K-6th grade school supply lists are now available and ready for shopping.  Go to www.schooltoolbox.com to place your order today before it gets lost in the summer shuffle!   Complete your online order no later than July 26th to ensure your supplies arrive before orientation.  Better yet…do it now before you forget!  All supplies will be boxed and shipped to your doorstep.

Use www.schooltoolbox.com, to easily:

  • Login and buy each of your student’s supply lists with just a few clicks
  • Deselect items you already have from your shopping cart
  • Click here for schooltoolbox pricing

Please Also Note:

  • When using schooltoolbox.com, be sure to select your student’s appropriate grade for next school year.
  • 7th and 8th grade supply lists are being facilitated by the 7th and 8th teachers and will be emailed directly to families.  The lists will also be included in ‘back to school” packets.
  • Chromebook Cases – Rising 6th graders will need to purchase a padded case for their Chromebook computers.  APS has a recommended case that is available on Amazon and School Specialty.  All families have the option to purchase another reasonably sized padded bag. The bag must brought to orientation before a Chromebook will be issued to the student.
  • Planners – Student planners will be available for purchase again this year at back to school orientation
  • Wishlist Items – Teacher “wishlist” requests will be included in your classroom assignment packet or distributed in your student’s classroom at orientation
  • Headphones – All students are required to have a set of “over ear” headphones (no earbuds) for use in the computer lab.  They are used throughout students’ school career at Anchorage School so generally one pair will last all nine years.  Your child may also need a second pair of headphones for his or her classroom (earbuds or over ear) – if so, these will be included on the school supply lists.  Please review computer lab headphone recommendation flier by clicking here if you have not yet purchased headphones for your new student or if your returning student needs a new pair!  Your child may also need a second pair of headphones for his or her classroom – if so, these will be included on the school supply list on school schooltoolbox.com

Should you have any questions or issues with school supply ordering, please email Leslie McClure at lesmcclure123@gmail.com.



Enrollment Forms Due By May 30!

In an effort to prepare for the 2019-20 school year and help parents check a summer “to do” item off their list early, we are requesting that you complete an enrollment form and submit it by the last day of school. Emily Beal, our registrar will also be here throughout the month of June and will be accepting forms.

The document is conveniently located on the school website at https://anchorage-school.org/welcome/school-forms/ and is titled, “Enrollment Form.” There will also be hard copies available at the front desk.

You may submit this form by turning it into the front desk or emailing it to enroll@anchorage.kyschools.us.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call or email Emily Beal, RN/Registrar at (502)245-2121, ext. 3204 or Emily.beal@anchorage.kyschools.us.

Thanks and have a great summer!

APS LEXIA Summer Reading Weeks

Students who are rising 1st through 5th graders, and wish to have extra reading reinforcement, are invited to register for one or both of our LEXIA Summer Reading Weeks.

Session A – June 17 – 20, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Session B – July 29 – Aug. 1, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00

Students will work with a teacher using the LEXIA online reading program in addition to the individualized LEXIA pencil/paper skill builders.  Students may continue their LEXIA work from home during the summer.

Students may bring a snack.

Attending all four days of a session is best.  Students who are unable to attend all four days will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if an opening is available.  The registration form has a checkbox for a waitlist.

Please register at this site:

Immunization and Health Requirement Reminders

Now that the summer is slowly coming to an end, here are a few reminders about health requirements and the upcoming school year.

The state of Kentucky requires all K-12 students to have the Hepatitis A vaccine. This vaccine is a series of two shots, six months apart. Many younger students have already received both shots, however, since it was not a required vaccine for school entry, it was not written on the immunization certificate.

Many students have received the first Hepatitis A vaccine but may still need the booster.

All 6th grade students must have completed a Kentucky 6th Grade School Physical Exam within the year prior to 6th grade enrollment. KHSAA sports physicals are completed on a separate form and cannot be accepted as the 6th grade entry physical. Depending on your child’s age, he or she may have the Tdap and first Meningococcal vaccine required as well.

All kindergarten students are required to provide a copy of their birth certificate, be up to date on all required vaccines (a vaccine schedule can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html) and have completed a Kentucky School Physical Exam, Kentucky Eye Exam and Kentucky Dental Exam.

Due to Kentucky state law, students must meet all health requirements within two weeks after starting school.

Please contact School Nurse Emily Beal (Emily.beal@anchorage.kyschools.us) if you have any questions.

Cross Country Camp Registration For Incoming K-8th Graders

At the upcoming camps our coaches will be providing summer training plans to kick our 2019 fall season into high gear!  Again, this year we will focus on exercises, warm-ups, drills, and games.

Cross Country Coaches:  Aaron Kelter and Patrick Ryan

SESSION 1:  Monday – Friday, June 3 – 7

K – 2nd, 12:30-1:30 pm, Athletic Field
3rd – 5th, 2:00-3:30 pm, Athletic Field
6th-8th, 4:00- 5:30 pm, Athletic Field

Cost:  $50
Registration for Session 1:https://2019-aps-cc-camp-session1.cheddarup.com

Deadline:  May 28, 2019

SESSION 2:  Monday – Friday, August 5 – 9

K – 2nd, 12:30-1:30 pm, Athletic Field
3rd – 5th, 2:00-3:30 pm, Athletic Field
6th-8th, 4:00- 5:30 pm, Athletic Field

Cost:  $50
Registration for Session 2https://2019-aps-cc-camp-session2.cheddarup.com

Deadline:  July 26, 2019

Drop-off and pick-up will be at the front of the school.
All participants must have a current KHSAA physical on file with the school prior to participation.

If you have questions please contact Coach Ryan at patrickmryan@live.com.

Sports Physicals Required For All K-8 Athletes – Keep Your Child In The Game

Detailed information will be shared soon regarding our K-8 Cross Country camps planned for June 3-7, 2019.  Remember, all participating athletes, no matter what grade, must have a Board-approved, four-page KHSAA Sports Physical Form on file, along with up-to-date school health records, prior to participating in any school extracurricular athletic program. All four pages of the form must be completed in order to be considered valid.

The KHSAA Sports Physical Form is available at 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.

If you don’t remember when your child’s last sports physical expires we have you covered.  Just check Infinite Campus (IC) from your computer or smartphone to access the expiration date.  If your child plans to attend Cross Country camp, and their sports physical has expired, please get that updated ASAP.  Every year we have students sidelined due to expired sports physicals – schedule your appointment today to keep your child in the game.

Save This Date – August 17th



7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

All K-5th grade students, who complete and turn in their APS grade-level Summer Reading packets by the first day of school, are invited to bring their families and party with us at Calypso Cove to celebrate their summertime literary successes!

Anchorage Summer Program Offerings 2019

Looking for a camp this summer for your children? Check out all of the great camps being offered at Anchorage School this summer. Click here to download the camp brochure. Turn in your registration  ASAP to ensure your child gets into the program of their choice.




Kroger Rewards – Register or Re-Link Now to Support the APTA

Kroger donates $3 million dollars each year to community organizations in the Louisville area.  The APTA receives funds each quarter based on your purchases, following registration.  Many of us shop at Kroger every week.  Why not donate money to the APTA while you do it?  Register now!  If you are already registered, remember that you must re-link your account each year!  Please take a few moments to check and make sure that you are signed up.  You will still receive your normal points and discounts in addition to supporting the APTA.

Sign-Up is easy:

  1. Go to kroger.com/communityrewards
  2. Sign in or create an online Kroger account
  3. Select “Enroll Now” to locate and link Anchorage APTA to your card

Get your family members to register as well!  Thanks in advance!

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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