Read Across America Grade Level Game Day Thursday, March 9th

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Since Kindergarten Registration was scheduled on the same day as our original “Read Across America Grade Level Game Day”,  we felt it necessary to postpone our game day celebration until Thursday, March 9th.  Therefore, all students in kindergarten through 5th grade will celebrate “Read Across America Day” on Thursday, March 9th!  Anchorage students are encouraged to bring non- technology games to share with their grade level friends. Should have any questions, please send me an e-mail   robin.gamez@anchorage.kyschools.us or call me at school ext. 2220. Our students love grade level game days and they have become a favorite yearly activity within the Library Media Center.

Thank you for your continued support towards our Library Media Center literacy events,

Robin Gamez Bowman

6th/7th/8th Grade Girls’ Lacrosse Begins Today!

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6th/7th/8th grade Girls’ Lacrosse team is now forming.

Practice begins today, February 23rd.  If you have a child interested in joining the team or have any questions please contact Mark Read at read.mark@gmail.com.

Community Sponsored Club

Retirement of Amazon Smiles Fundraising

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Many of you have signed up to participate in Amazon Smiles on behalf of the APTA and we love your commitment to raising money on behalf of our school. Unfortunately, after much research and discussion with Amazon, the APTA is not eligible to participate in this program…despite the fact that you can select us as an organization! We recognize that there are so many fundraising activities that, as parents, you are asked to participate in and we want to thank all of you who worked proactively to order through our page in the past. As a result of not being able to participate in the Smiles program, Amazon won’t be a fundraising opportunity for the APTA any longer. If you have questions, please contact Kate Keune at katekeune@me.com

2016-17 Student Voice Survey

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The Student Voice Survey is a brief survey developed by the Kentucky Department of Education. It provides students in grades 3-8 students the opportunity to give feedback on specific aspects of their classroom experience, organized around seven elements of teaching practice: support, transparency, understanding, discipline, engagement, nurturing and trust. These elements form the acronym STUDENT. The survey generates information both about how students experience teaching practices and learning conditions in the classroom as well as information about how students assess their own engagement. Teachers will receive aggregate data of the compiled student responses, but will not know how individual students responded to the survey.

All students are invited to take the survey. However, if you would like to have your child opt out of the process, please let us know by Monday, February 27th, by emailing Pabby Hayes.

Parents’ Night Out!

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Parents – mark your calendar for March 18th!

The Community Connections Club is hosting a parents’ night out at Anchorage School as a community service project. Bring your children this evening to enjoy the movie “Sing”, games, and more! The club will entertain your kiddos while you enjoy a fabulous night to yourself. Donations of all sizes will be accepted to participate, but a $20 donation is suggested per child. All donations collected will be given to the Miracle Dancer Scholarship Foundation, a performing arts group made up entirely of special needs children. Drop off begins at 5:45. Please pick up children by 9. (Although we will have a snack, please feed your children dinner before arriving). We will limit this event to 45 children. By signing up your child, you agree to allow them to watch a PG movie. To register, please e-mail nancylynnewalters@gmail.com

Social Media Mania

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Please RSVP to Andrea Donan by Monday, February 27

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Student Piggy Bank Drive Competition Next Week!

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Auction fundraising is no longer limited to parents!!  Students are encouraged to play a starring role by bringing donations from their piggy banks to their homeroom teachers next week between Monday and Thursday mornings.  The homeroom that collects the most money will watch a movie in the auditorium on March 3rd after lunch with popcorn supplied by the APTA.  All funds collected will go to the APTA to benefit our school.

SPIRIT WEEK Next Week!

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ALL students and staff are invited to dress in movie-themed attire next week as we build excitement toward Lights, Camera, AUCTION!

  • Monday, February 27th – Movies from the 80’s/90’s decades
  • Wednesday, March 1st – Sports Theme Movies
  • Friday, March 3rd – Animation/Disney Movies

Last Day to Vote (Feb 23rd!) in the Student Movie Competition

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The voting window for the student movie competition closes tonight at midnight (http://woobox.com/4fsbno).  The winning production will be shown at the auction on March 4th!  Thank you to everyone that has helped make this competition a successful addition to our school’s auction season.  The 12 videos in the competition have generated thousands of views!!

Auction Advance-Purchase Ticket Discounts End February 24th!!

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Be sure to mail in your RSVPs or purchase auction tickets online (www.bidpal.net/apta) by this Friday, February 24th in order to secure the advanced registration rate.  Ticket prices increase to $75 per individual/$145 per couple after this date.

Parents are Invited to a Seminar to Learn More about Student Assessment

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Parents are invited to join us for an informative seminar concerning assessments that students take each school year and to gain a deeper understanding of how student assessment results are used to guide classroom instruction and school planning.  At the seminar parents will additionally receive a detailed overview of our school’s performance on Kentucky’s Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests and will have an opportunity to ask questions.  To accommodate parent schedules, three seminars are being offered on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, February 20th from 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the Library Classroom
  • Tuesday, February 21st from 1:30-2:15 p.m. in the Library Classroom
  • Tuesday, February 28th from 10:00-10:45 a.m. in the Library Classroom

The same information will be covered at each session, so we hope multiple offerings will be helpful to accommodate varying parent schedules.  Please RSVP to Pabby Hayes at Pabby.hayes@anchorage.kyschools.us

Districts Of Distinction Recognized

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Anchorage Independent School District was among 16 school districts recognized by the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and the Kentucky Department of Education at the board’s meeting yesterday.  The districts earned the recognition under the Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All accountability system. To qualify, a district must have an overall accountability score at the 95th percentile or higher (based on achievement, gap, growth, college and career readiness, graduation rate and program reviews), meet its current year Annual Measurable Objective, have at least a 95 percent participation rate in statewide assessments and not have a Focus or Priority School. The achievement data is based on K-PREP testing in spring 2016.  Earlier this year, our district received a recognition banner and a letter of commendation, along with a District of Distinction logo.

Lights, Camera, AUCTION! Sneak Peek #2

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Your OWN Reserved Parking Space at School!

No more waiting in carpool lines.  Pull on in at your leisure!  Convenience, convenience, convenience!  This is a must-have for you parents who spend all your time at the school! Enjoy a reserved parking space for the 2017/2018 school year.  New for this year, we are adding the winner’s name to the sign post.

The top selling silent auction item from previous years is going LIVE!!  This means you will have to be present at the event to snag this highly sought after offering!  Reserve you tickets today at www.bidpal.net/apta.

Early Bird Registration Ends February 24!

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Vintage, Modern, Classic or Cheeky – however you choose to Hollywood Glam, we just want you to attend the Lights, Camera, AUCTION! at Owl Creek Country Club and have fun!  Now is the time to mail in your RSVPs or buy tickets online (www.bidpal.net/apta) as Saturday, March 4th is fast approaching.  Your participation is vital to the success of our event!

We are still in need of auction item donations at this time, as well.  Restaurant gift cards, themed baskets, spa certificates, one-of-a-kind experiences, and more – we are accepting items across all categories in order to create those fabulous packages you’ve come to expect from the APTA annual auction.   Items must be received by Judy Link in the Board of Education building next door to the school by February 20th.

Thank you for helping make this event a success!  Questions?  Contact Hannah Barnes at drhannahbarnes@mac.com

Anchorage Summer Program Offerings

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Looking for a camp this summer for your children? Well, 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.