Library Media Center Updates

  • Grade level ‘Summer Reading’ information will be found in the report card envelope, as well as on our school’s web site under the Academics/Activities tab.
  • Our school’s library will be open the following Mondays during this summer: June 5, 12, 26, and July 10, 17, 224, 31
  • Summer Reading Celebrations for the students who complete their summer reading assignments and turn them into their homeroom teachers on the first day of school:

~Middle School Pool Party on August 16th from 1-3 p.m.

~Douglass Hills Swim Club

(permission slip required…no younger siblings)

~K-5th grade SPLASH BASH on August 19 from 7-9 p.m.

~YMCA Splash Park

(families invited but please no older siblings)

  • There are still many student library books to be returned and middle school library fines to be paid. Report card envelopes will not be released until missing library books are returned or paid for….all 6th-8th grade library fines must be paid to get your report cards too. Thanks for your continued support!

Anchorage Readers will turn into life time leaders…..

2017 Fall Cross Country Team Early Registration

First Practice: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Summer camp/practice TBD!)

What to expect this season:  Our inaugural year was a success and hopefully this year is bigger and better!  We welcome all incoming 1st-8th grade students who would like to participate on the Cross Country team!  Our program is a great outdoor activity allowing athletes to develop skills in the sport while building stamina, responsibility, and friendships.  Athletes will participate in Cross Country Meets running from 1K to 3K.  Being “athletic” is not a requirement, we are focused on individual performance and crossing the finish line.  Head Coach – Patrick Ryan (

Why Early Registration? Meets begin shortly after school starts and to avoid expense and rush of getting uniforms we are asking you register early.  We also want our students to be prepared to run at the first meet.  Depending on early registration, we may begin practices before school starts. Submit early registration and check to front office before the end of school year.  Final deadline for registration, Friday, August 18, 2017.

Sports Physical: Must be on file before you may participate.  Forms are available in the front office with Ms. Carman.

TeamSnap: Coaches will use the online program/phone app to communicate practices and meets.  Upon receiving this registration form back, we enroll you into this service.

Other requirements: Each player must have running shoes that fit well (not shoes “they’ll grow into.”)  Cross Country specific shoes are optional. The athletes will be provided with a tee shirt, a uniform jersey, and shorts.  If you want to purchase the uniform (or additional uniforms) add $25 to the registration fee.

Practices: Athletes are expected to be at practice weekly and attend meets.  Please contact me if there is conflicts with other school activities/sports.  We will be glad to make accommodations if necessary.  Athletes engaged in other sports are encouraged to sign-up for Cross Country!

Fees (early registration):   $85 first athlete / $75 each additional

Click here to download registration form

What is different from last year?

  1. We are retuning as champions!  With some experience behind us, we know what to expect!
  2. Yes, fees increased to ensure we are able to replace uniforms and pay for meets.  To remain consistent our fees cover our expenses; however, a multi-athlete discount was added.
  3. More coaches.  We are recruiting college Cross Country runners to help coach our practices and run with our older athletes.  We will be working on scheduling additional practice times and/or splitting our elementary/middle school practices.  A goal is to have more participation in our middle school.

Summer Library Hours

The Anchorage School Library will be open this summer for your students!  Parents and incoming K-8th grade students are welcome to come to the school’s library/media center on scheduled Mondays to check out books for up to three weeks and to take AR tests. Students under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult when visiting to check out books over the summer.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Dates: June 5, 12, 26 and July 10, 17, 24 and 31

Hours: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

For your convenience a book return box will be located in the front lobby of Anchorage School and also in the Board Office over the summer.  Families that check out books are welcome to stop by any weekday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., to return books.

We also encourage our students and families to visit any of the Louisville Free Public Libraries over the summer and to participate in their great summer reading programs.  Details can be found at the following link:

Anchorage School phone number:  245-2121

Anchorage Board Office phone number:  245-8927

We Need Your Book Loving Help!

The Library Media Center respectfully requests assistance next week with our annual inventory process. When you participate for just an hour or two, you get an opportunity to get up close and personal with thousands of books in our school library.  Please visit this web site to sign up…always remember that we have sweet treats for our parent volunteers…

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Kentucky Youth Storytelling Competition for Kentuckians ages 7 – 17

Details (including entry forms, judges scoring rubric, and telling tips) here:

Entry via electronic video link or mailed DVD

Deadline June 1st

Sponsored by: Kentucky Storytelling Association, a 501c3 membership organization whose goal is to promote support and appreciation for the art of storytelling throughout our state.

You’re Invited!!!

To celebrate the retirements of:

JoLynn Baltzley

Tina Kingsbury

Linda Lightbourne

Charlotte Westmoreland

For their many years of dedicated service to the Anchorage School Community

Friday, May 26, 2017

1:30 p.m.

Anchorage School Cafeteria

Mark Your Calendars: May APTA Events!

The countdown is on!  We are in the last month of the school year!  Here are the May APTA events you need to mark on your calendars…

  • Mon, 5/22: Parent Academy Speaker: “Cyber Bullying and Sexting” – 7:00
  • Wed, 5/24: Field Day – Volunteers Welcome!  Look for an upcoming notice and sign up genius in your inbox!

Be on the lookout for future communications about summer events, including summer movie night and Newcomer socials!  Please let an APTA board member know if you are interested in getting involved in one of our APTA committees or school programs next year.  We’d love to have your help! You can email us at

Summer Reading Celebrations!

Middle School Swim, DJ, and Photo Booth Party

6th-8th Grades Summer Readers

Wednesday, August 16

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Douglass Hills Swim and Tennis Club

Parent signed permission slip required. Click here to download permission slip.

Calypso Cove Splash Park Party

Kindergarten-5th Grades Summer Readers

Saturday, August 19th

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Students must attend with a parent or guardian…families encouraged to attend too!

Calling all Library Books!

Library books were due last Friday, May 12th.  Thanks to the students who returned their books!  Unfortunately, over 30 percent of our students have not brought their books back to the library. Please remember that you will not be able to pick up your student’s end of the year envelope which includes his/her report card until your child’s library books are returned to school. Don’t forget about our grade-level Summer Reading Program for all our students. The Summer Reading packets will be found in the end of the year student envelopes and on our web site for you to download.

Anchorage Readers Will Develop Into Life Time Leaders!

Jump Start Summer Reading Ice Cream Social

When:  Tuesday, May 23rd

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Where:  The front of school

The Anchorage Magazine will be here taking pictures for an article that will be featured in this delightful community publication.  The police, firefighters, EMT’s, and Anchorage city workers are also invited to this tasty event. Our school-wide activity is sponsored by the Library Media Center.

Buzz Book Information and Order Forms

2017-18 school year Buzz Book forms are due no later than May 19, 2017.

The document is conveniently located on the school website at and is titled, “Buzz Book Form.” The forms should be printed, completed and turned into the Front Office along with your check made to Anchorage School for $7.00 for each Buzz Book purchased.

The Class of 2018 is collecting the information and taking orders now so that the Buzz Books will be available on orientation day. Thank you for supporting the Class of 2018 by ordering a Buzz Book.

17-18 School Year Enrollment Forms Past Due – Please Contact Us If You Need Assistance Submitting

In an effort to prepare for the 2017-18 school year and help parents check a summer “to do” item off their list early, we requested that you complete an enrollment form and submit it no later than May 12, 2017. If you have not turned that in, please do so ASAP.

The document is conveniently located on the school website at and is titled, “Enrollment Form.” The enrollment forms can be completed electronically and emailed to or it can be printed and turned into the Front Office. Hard copies are also available at the Front Desk.

Rising 6th – 8th Grade Summer Camp Opportunity — Real World Coding – Registration Deadline Is Monday

From video games to phone apps to the space station, code is found everywhere. Once you grasp it, the possibilities are endless. Never written code before? No worries! You’ll learn by working hands-on!

Your instructor will guide you through building and coding projects that sense and react to the real world.  Want to build an electronic piano? Send coded messages with light? Create a reflex trainer? You’ll build all these and more. Experimenting and learning doesn’t end at camp. You’ll take home your creations and can continue learning from more than 30 free projects at


July 31st – August 4th

Day/Time: Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm

Student Pick-up and Drop-off at front entrance of Anchorage Public School

Ages:  Entering Grades 6th – 8th

Instructor:  Tom Wolken, MAT  (Tom has taught robotics, stop-motion video, computer technology and mathematics to children and adults for ten years.)


Please click here to download registration form and to sign-up for the camp.

Deadline to Register:  May 20, 2017

Cost:  Fee for participating is $105 per student and includes a Let’s Start Coding Base Kit which students will bring home with them at the end of the camp.  For details regarding contents of the kit please visit the following website:

K-PREP Assessments: May 15th – May 19th

The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress assessment, K-PREP, will be given to students in grades 3-8 beginning Monday, May 15th, and will continue through Friday, May 19th.  Third grade and seventh grade students will complete testing on Wednesday, May 17th.  Fourth grade and sixth grade students will complete testing on Thursday, May 18th, and fifth grade and eighth grade students will complete testing on Friday, May 19th.

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 that are 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 the performance of those being assessed.  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 School.

Final Parent Academy Monday, May 22

Monday, May 22nd – 7:00-8:30 “Raising Kids in a Digital World – Part IV -Cyber Bullying and Sexting”

Please RSVP to Andrea Donan at