Anchorage Sports Academy Sports Performance Festival

Join us for our first event of the year! Anchorage Sports Academy is hosting an event that you do not want to miss. Our FREE Sports Performance Festival will cater to youth of all ages, sizes, and skill sets. We will focus on the benefits of Sports Performance along with Sports-Specific Training. This event will take place at Savoy Fitness North, located at 1350 Woerner Avenue, Clarksville, IN on March 24, 2019, from 3:00 PM -5:00 PM. Anchorage Sports Academy encourages you to bring your family to witness a great program that will be coming to Anchorage School on April 11th!  This is an opportunity for you to meet the Sports Performance staff and observe the variety of activities that will be included in the afterschool program.

Lost and Found – Please Claim Before Spring Break

Please stop by and check out the unclaimed lost and found items in the main lobby of the school. Any items unclaimed by Spring Break will be donated to those in need.

Welcome Author Wendy S. Swore

The Library Media Center welcomes WENDY S. SWORE, author of “A MONSTER LIKE ME”

Author, Wendy Swore, will visit our school on Tuesday, March 26th and sign her books on Tuesday, March 26th at Barnes & Noble, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive. You may download an invitation to the event by clicking here. The Library Media Center wishes to enthusiastically THANK Barnes and Noble for this enriching, literary gift.

***“In the vein of R.J. Palacio’s WONDER, this debut allows readers to step inside Sophie’s thoughts and to understand and empathize with her.” —Booklist, Starred Review***

An order form for “A MONSTER LIKE ME” was sent home with your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students on Wednesday, March 20th.

If you cannot attend the event at Barnes and Noble and would like a book, please download and complete this form and return to the library with payment no later than TUESDAY, MARCH 26th.

Talent Show Photos

Excited about the upcoming Anchorage Talent Show? Worried that you won’t capture your talented performer with a high resolution image on your phone? Worried that you’ll miss the performance because you’re too busy trying to take a picture?

Photos will be taken of each and every performer from athe front row. You will be able to download high resolution images from SmugMug for $5 per image (discount on multiple images purchased). A purchased download will guarantee a photo of your performer to be included in this year’s Anchorage Yearbook. Your purchase will also get you a 5×7 printed photo, enhanced on photo with “Anchorage Talent Show 2019” !! (*NOTE: Only one photo per act to be included in yearbook). The Class of 2020 thanks you for your support in their very first trip fundraiser!

Want a photo with your performer after the show? We can do that too!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact Nancy Jacobsen at ncjacobsen@gmail.com / (502) 299-6823

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.

 

 

 

Coffee and Conversation March 27

Anchorage Sports Academy’s Sports Performance Training

Anchorage Sports Academy is partnering with Savoy Fitness to bring Sports Performance Training to Anchorage School.

William Savoy, founder of Savoy Fitness, played football at the University of Louisville and since has opened up two Sport Performance and Fitness facilities in the Greater Louisville area.  Savoy Fitness will be coming to Anchorage as part of a 6-week after-school program to offer general and sport-specific training with a focus on speed and agility.  This type of performance training will set the foundation for whether your child is just getting into sports or is a seasoned veteran.

After-school sports performance program, made available to kids K-8, will take place in the large gym every Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm starting April 11 through May 16.  Cost for the 6-week program is $150 per child.  To RVSP and pay to reserve your child’s spot, please contact Paul Jackson at

502-386-5969 or jackpotpault@gmail.com.

Summer Leadership Opportunity for Middle School Students (Grades 6-9)

The Kentucky YMCA is offering a Leadership Training Conference at Berea College in Berea, KY June 13-15, 2019. Be the first students of Anchorage to attend this inspirational and motivational experience that builds servant leaders through personal discovery and skills development!  Through in-depth guided discussion, small group activities, and teambuilding, teens hone leadership skills and explore their own values away from the pressures of their daily lives.  A rare space where teens can truly be themselves, students have fun, forge lasting bonds with peers from around the Commonwealth, and return home better prepared to be effective servant leaders in their home, school, and community.

Character Development Curriculum

While at LTC, students will work on:

  • Self-exploration
  • Understanding your leadership style
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Building & strengthening relationships
  • Fun and Games
  • Discussing current social issues
  • How to address issues in your community
  • Setting life goals

June 13-15, 2019 Register at www.kyymca.org/LTC.  Deadline is May 23, 2019

(Students register/pay and attend LTC individually rather than a club/delegation).

Please email Ms. Fisher with any questions! amy.fisher@anchorage.kyschools.us

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!

Commemorative Bricks Offered By The APTA – Orders due by March 28

Commemorative bricks are a wonderful way to celebrate your child’s time at Anchorage Public School and beautify our school at the same time.  These bricks will be displayed on the front walk of the school.  They make great birthday and graduation gifts.  Please feel free to share with relatives as well – a brick may be a great gift from the grandparents.  We will even provide you with a certificate for gift-giving purposes.

Bricks are standard size with black engraved letters on two lines.  There are 18 letters per line including spaces.  The price per brick is $350.  To get the bricks installed prior to this year’s graduation, all orders must be submitted by Thursday, March 28, 2019.  If you are interested in purchasing a brick, please email the APTA at anchorsapta@gmail.com.  and we will get you an order form.   We can provide you with a template or you can create your own message.

Grades 3-5 Tennis

Families! Get into the swing of tennis!

Join the Anchorage After-School Tennis Club! It’s real tennis with smaller racquets, nets and lower bouncing balls. For just $60, grades 3-5! No equipment necessary, located in the school gym! We will be running the program on Mondays March 25th– May 7th! *

*Program needs a minimum of 6 to be held and a maximum of 12*

You can register online now at: https://form.jotform.com/90035568951159

For more information contact Maddie Notoris at Louisville10andunder@gmail.com or call 502-491-1290

Co-Ed Anchorage Track and Field For 5th – 8th Grades

Calling all 5th through 8th graders! The Co-Ed Anchorage Track and Field Season has begun! It’s not too late to join!

We will begin practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 12th from 3:15-4:30 with the possibility of some extra, optional practices to be held on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:30. The extra, optional practices will be announced a week in advance so you can make plans.

All practices will be at the school on the athletic field, with the large gym as the alternate location on inclement weather days. There will be a short parent meeting after the first practice on the field, weather permitting, (or in the large gym if necessary) on Tuesday, March 12 at 4:30pm.

The fee for the season is $75. Checks can be made payable to Anchorage Public School and dropped off to Coach Roberts at practice. There is not a formal registration form, but a KHSAA sports athletic packet including a sports physical will need to be on file with the athletic department and can be found on the school’s website, before you can start practicing on March 12th.

If your son or daughter is interested, please email Coach Roberts at glenettar@Yahoo.com  and provide your student’s name, grade, parent(s)’ names and cell phone numbers. You will be added to TeamSnap and will begin receiving communication immediately!

Hope to see you at the first practice on March 12th! Go Anchors!

Father Daughter Dance

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Dinner 6pm-7pm   Dance 7pm-10pm

 

Put your dancing shoes on and come to Owl Creek Country Club for a fun night!  We will have a dinner buffet, music, pictures, and dance contests for all.  We will even have a makeover station for the daughters before the event, starting at 5:00 pm.  The 7th grade girls from Anchorage School will be here to provide manicures, hair styling, and make-up to raise money for their class trip. Donations accepted (suggested $5 per service)!

$45 per Couple for Dinner and Dance or $25 per Couple for the Dance Only

Each Additional Child is $15 (Dinner & Dance) or $10 (Dance Only)

** Club Charge, Cash, or Check ONLY Please **   

All Anchorage Fathers and Daughters are Invited!

Reservations Required: Please Contact OCCC at 245-4157

 

Talent Show Friday, March 22

The Anchorage Talent Show is quickly approaching! This year, due to the overwhelming interest of students who want to participate, acts will be limited to 1, 2 or 3 minute acts. Please see the guidelines (link below) explaining the acts and their timing. If you are interested in participating, please read over the guidelines and fill out the talent show sign-up form (link below).  All forms need to be turned in to Ms. Morris by Thursday, March 7.

Talent Show Dates:

Auditions: March 13 during the school day. Times will be assigned after all forms are collected March 7th.
Dress Rehearsal: March 21st, 3-4pm in the Auditorium.
Talent Show: March 22nd, 6pm in the Auditorium.

Admission Price: $3 for students and $5 for adults. Concessions will be available that night!

Talent Show Sign-Up Form click here

Talent Show Guidelines click here 

When Winter Weather Affects School REACH Alert Will Keep You Informed

Be prepared

Winter weather conditions sometimes prompt Anchorage Public School to cancel school, delay school or dismiss early.  Therefore it’s a good idea to decide in advance how best to keep up with the changes, what child-care arrangements are needed, and how to adjust to a different schedule.  Also, please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family.  

Getting the word out
Announcements are made as early as possible on Louisville news channels (WDRB, WHAS, WLKY & WAVE) and the APS website. Families can register to receive a phone-call, and/or text-message, and/or email through our REACH Alert system.  We do not follow Jefferson County’s decision on school closings.

Students’ safety is a top priority, so on wintry days, district employees begin assessing conditions as early as 3:30 a.m. These leaders consider roads, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, precipitation, outdoor temperatures, wind chills, current conditions and the weather forecast, with a goal of announcing a decision by 6:00 a.m.

Whenever travel is unsafe, APS has three choices:

  1. Cancel school
  2. Delay the start of school
  3. Dismiss school early

Sign Up for REACH Alerts.  One way the Anchorage Independent Board of Education supports school/parent communication is through the purchase of an emergency parent-notification system.  The Board partners with the City of Anchorage and the Anchorage Police Department in using REACH Alert to communicate timely information with parents.  Our school REACH Alert system is used to announce closings and to share important information if an emergency arises.  Directions are as follows:

  1. If you registered for Anchorage School REACH Alerts in a previous school year, no action is needed as you are already in our system and will continue to receive alerts.
  2. If you are already registered for REACH Alert through the City of Anchorage or any other organization, but have not registered to receive Anchorage School alerts, you can skip the registration process.  Just login to your current account and click on JOIN NETWORK on the right side of your dashboard page.  Enter “Anchorage School” and click on our name in the dropdown list and follow the prompts.
  3. If you are not registered to receive Anchorage School alerts we encourage you to sign up in order that you will receive important school emergency and weather-related delay and closure information.
  • Go to reachalert.com and click on MY ACCOUNT and then select CREATE ACCOUNT to establish your initial account.
  • Follow the prompts.
  • When prompted for Network Name, enter Anchorage School and click on the school name when it appears in the dropdown list.
  • When prompted for a role select parent
  • Ensure that you have included settings to receive “Alerts” (checkbox) – See graphic below
  • Upon joining the school network you may also want to click on JOIN and select the City of Anchorage
  • If you opted to receive text alerts, REACH Alert will send a text message to your cell phone immediately upon completion of your registration.  Please enter the 4-digit number on the registration screen and then click the word VALIDATE.  If you do not receive this message, please call REACH Alert at (877) 307-9313.
  • After you have completed the registration process, you may add other phone numbers and email addresses.  From your dashboard page, click on the second tab at the top of the page – CONTACT INFO.  From this page you will see where you can add and delete numbers and addresses.