Pull Tab Results!

Thank you to all who collected and sent in pull tabs!  Mrs. Broyles’ 5th grade homeroom collected the most this year.  They celebrated with an ice cream sundae party on Thursday, May 16 and heard more about Indian Summer Camp who receives the proceeds from the recycling of these pull tabs.  They were turned in to a representative from Knights of Columbus who holds a contest among other small schools. We did not win the pull tab trophy this year but maybe next year, so keep saving!  Among the small number of schools who participated, 588 pounds were collected which is nearly 900,000 pull tabs.  Because of that, a child with cancer will have the opportunity to attend the camp this summer, free of charge!  To see more about the camp, go to www.kidscanceralliance.org.

Thank you!

DeeDee Mitchell

Parent Social Media Night Wednesday, May 22, 2019 At 6:30 p.m.

Join us Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Anchorage School auditorium for a special program by retired police Sgt. Scott Harvey, one of the most in-demand speakers in Kentucky. Scott will present to our 5th through 8th grade students that day and follow up with this parent presentation by sharing strategies and practical advice for how parents can take an active role in their children’s online life. He will also share practical tools, strategies and resources to protect kids online.  In today’s digital age we are all witnessing too many kids, adults, and businesses self-destruct due to irresponsible use of social media and other technologies, making this a program you will not want to miss!

All adults in the community are welcome and students 5th grade and higher may attend with their parent/guardian. 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.  Sign up for childcare at the following link:  https://forms.gle/qS3VRnw1xTkFCh6Y9

If you have questions regarding the parent program, or the school-day program that retired Sgt. Scott Harvey will share with our 5th through 8th grade students, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Andrew Terry at 245-2121 or to email your questions to anchorage.webmaster@anchorage.kyschools.us.

Lost And Found – Please Claim By May 29

Please stop by and check out the unclaimed lost and found items in the main lobby of the school. Any items unclaimed by Wednesday, May 29 will be donated to those in need.

“Way To Go” To Those Who Returned Their Library Books!

Congrats to Mrs. Breetz’s, Mrs. Flannery’s, Mrs. Bixler’s, and Mrs. Wooldridge’s classes for returning all their library books and earning Popsicle Events! Library books, overdue fines, lost or damaged books fees must be returned to the library no later than Friday, May 17th to participate in the “GRADE LEVEL GAME DAYS” next week.

Medication Pick Up

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. Please read the information below regarding your student’s medication.

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS: Are available for pick up on or before the last day of school.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS: Are available for pick up on the last day of school, Thursday, May 30 at 12:00 noon.  

LIFE-SUSTAINING MEDICATIONS: (INHALERS, EPI-PENS, DIASTAT, GLUCAGON): Are available for pick up at the end of the last day.

Please call Emily Beal 245-2121, ext. 3204, for an alternative pick-up time if needed.

For safety and security reasons, prescription and over-the-counter medications not picked up by June 7, 2019, will be destroyed.    Medications will not be sent home with your student. Please call Mrs. Beal if you have any questions.

Have a great, safe summer!

Emily Beal, RN

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.

Please join the APTA Parent Academy for the 2nd Book Club!

Thursday, May 16th
12405 Mistletoe Rd

We will discuss our thoughts on and reactions to Lisa Miller’s “The Spiritual Child – The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving”.

No time to read the book? Check out her NPR interview:


And the following article:


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.

Homework Clinic Wraps Up Thursday, May 23rd

The Anchorage Library homework clinic will wrap up its extended homework services on Thursday, May 23rd.  There will not be homework help on May 15, 16, 20 and 21 due to KPREP Testing. Please make arrangements if you are a regular participant.  Thanks!

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!

Middle School “Graduation Dance” May 17

All middle school students are invited to a special dance to honor the Graduating Class of 2019. Click here to download the permission slip.

K-PREP Assessment May 15th – May 21st

The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress assessment, K-PREP, will be given to all third through eighth grade students.  The assessment will begin on Wednesday, May 15th, and will continue through Tuesday, May 21st.  Third grade students will complete testing on Friday, May 17th and sixth grade students will complete testing on Monday, May 20th.  All students in grades four, five, seven, and eight will complete testing on Tuesday, May 21st.

It is very important that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.  The assessments will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. and continue until all parts of the assessment scheduled for each day are completed.

We ask that you do not make appointments during school hours on those days so that your child will not miss any part of his/her assessment.  In order for your child to do his/her best, please make sure he/she gets plenty of rest and eats breakfast at home or at school.  Studies have proven that rest and a good breakfast will enhance student performance.  We also ask that you do not visit the school during testing hours so that we can provide a consistent testing environment for all students.

Our faculty and staff have worked diligently in teaching your child.  K-PREP is one way to determine if your child has mastered grade level standards.  We would like to ask your assistance in encouraging your child to do his or her best on the assessment.  You can do this by asking your child to read all directions carefully, think about the answer to the questions, and answer all parts of every question.

Thank you for your continued support of Anchorage Public School.



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!