2018-2019 School Supplies!!!

Hello, Anchorage Families!  It’s hard to believe but it is time to order school supplies for next school year!  Be on the lookout for a flier in your child’s backpack with instructions on how to order online from School Tool Box, or click here to download the information.  There are some changes to the ordering process this year that you won’t want to miss, including online wishlists and teacher notes!  Check out the flier for additional details.  We hope you will use School Tool Box online ordering to order your supplies online, save time, and support the APTA.  Review the flier then go to www.schooltoolbox.com to place your order before it gets lost in the summer shuffle!   Complete your online order no later than July 20th to ensure your supplies arrive before orientation.

Lost and Found

Please stop by and check out the unclaimed lost and found items in the main lobby of the school.  All unclaimed items by Wednesday, May 30,  will be donated to those in need.

Maintenance of Athletic Field Scheduled for Friday, June 1, 2018

Field Closed Friday, June 1, 2018, through Sunday, June 3, 2018

You may have noticed over the past few days that our Riviera Bermuda grass has gone from dull brown to bright green, which means summer is right around the corner.  To help the Bermuda grass thrive, on Friday, June 1, our spring athletic field maintenance will occur.  Weather permitting, the field will be aerated, sprayed, and bare spots seeded.  As a part of the maintenance, please be advised that an herbicide application is planned, so we ask for families to avoid using the field over the weekend.

Planning is also underway for APTA funded improvements to our field.  Improvements will include outdoor access to cafeteria restrooms, a sidewalk to make the restrooms accessible to all of our fans and athletes, a storage room for teams and a scoreboard.  Our school would like to thank all those individuals who have worked so hard to make these coming improvements to our field possible.  Without the generous support of our APTA, parents and community this project would not have been possible!

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.

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

Please call Terri Fisher 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 8, 2018 will need to be destroyed.

Medications will not be sent home with your student. Please call Mrs. Fisher if you have any questions.

Have a great, safe summer!

Terri A. Fisher, RN

Pull Tab Results

Thank you to all who collected and sent in pull tabs!  The 8th and 7th grade classes celebrated with an ice cream sundae party on Thursday, May 17.  Those were the two classes to collect the most.  Third place was 5th grade; fourth place was Mrs. Elder’s class.  In all, our school collected around 67 lbs. this year which was down from previous years so we hope to have more next year!  Dawne Gee from WAVE3 news volunteers at Indian Summer Camp where the proceeds from the pull tabs will go.  She came and spoke to the classes about the camp and answered students’ questions.  She brought a friend with her who actually does the recycling of the pull tabs.  He holds a contest each year with other schools and gives a trophy for the one with the most, in proportion to the number of students in the school.  We will compete next year with those schools and hope Anchorage will win the trophy!  Keep saving and we will collect again next year!   To see more about the camp, go to www.kidscanceralliance.org.

Thank you!

DeeDee Mitchell

Sports Physicals

Remember, all participating athletes, no matter what grade or program, must have a KHSAA sports physical on file, along with up-to-date school health records, prior to participating in any school extracurricular athletic program. The Board approved KHSAA form is available at your doctor’s office, 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. Get those forms completed this summer for fall sports if your current form is about to expire.

Library Media Center News

Thanks to all the students, families, and staff members who joined in our ART SHOW and “CELEBRATING UNIQUENESS AND EMBRACING DIVERSITY” Ice Cream Celebration!

Please save this date for the Library Media Center’s beginning of the 2018-2019 school year event:

Saturday, August 18th from 7-9 p.m.

“SUMMER READING SPLASH BASH” for our K-5th grade students who complete their Summer Reading assignments accompanied by their parents. Summer Reading Packets will be coming home in the end of the school year envelopes along with grade cards.



Commemorative Bricks

The APTA would like to extend the final opportunity to purchase a commemorative brick for the 2017-2018 school year.

Orders will be taken through May 16th and bricks should be installed prior to the end of the year.

Please click this link https://anchoragepta.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Brick-Order-Form-Template-07.20.17.pdf for the order form and for more details.


Please submit all orders to the APTA box in the front vestibule with a check attached.

Contact Alix Crutcher with any questions alix_crutcher@sbcglobal.net

Water Balloon Battle

As a reminder, the Balloon Battle will be held on May 29th on the school play field:

  • 3rd vs. 4th Grade:  3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on the APS Athletic Field, pizza and drinks to follow
  • 6th vs. 7th Grade:  4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on the APS Athletic Field, pizza and drinks to follow

No need to bring anything to the event!

*If you or your child is looking for community service hours, we are looking for help cleaning up from these epic battles from 4:30-6pm. Please contact alix_crutcher@sbcglobal.net with any interest.

Looking For Field Day Volunteers

Hard as it is to believe, another year is almost over and Field Day is right around the corner!  We have been working with the school to make this year’s event successful but now need to gather our volunteers.  If you can help out, the event is May 29th from ~9:30 – 2.  We have both a morning and afternoon shift for volunteers. Please use this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054AAAAC2DA2FC1-field to sign up to volunteer!

The morning shift is from 9:30-12:00 and the afternoon is from 12:15-2:00.  We really only need 9 volunteers for each shift despite the number of spaces in the form.

If you have not volunteered for Field Day before, here is a quick summary of the day:

  • Field day is hosted by the school as well as the APTA.   Mrs. Kidwell has a series of stations/activities and the APTA has a carnival area in the carpool circle grass.
  • Volunteers help man the APTA carnival stations.  We will have at least one volunteer at each station as well as a floater/running to help with supplies.
  • This year’s stations will include: Snacks, Spirit Award, Healthy Anchors, Bounce House, Bean Bag Toss, and Bowling.
  • In addition to manning the stations, morning volunteers will help set up activities and afternoon volunteers will help take down
  • Upon arrival, you can sign up for your station and will receive instruction on what to do
  • The events are fast and furious – each group only gets 7 minutes at each station
  • We will keep track of time and blow a whistle when it is time for students to change stations
  • Teachers/assistants will help shepherd their classes throughout the day

If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask!  Also, if you have an APTA or Anchorage t-shirt, please plan to wear it!

Thank you in advance for your help!

Markus & Rip

APTA Open Positions

Please see the APTA’s open positions for next year. Please email alix_crutcher@sbcglobal.net with your interest or any questions by Friday. May 18. We are hoping to fill next year’s positions before the year begins. We would love to have you on board to help support the APTA and Anchorage School!

APTA Ways and Means:

  • Auction ChairOpen position – Help the APTA fundraise by throwing an amazing party! This fundraiser is designed to inspire the community to donate towards our operating budget and special projects while attending an incredible party. Responsibilities include managing a staff of auction chairs to execute the fundraising vision of the ATPA, event management and people management. Time commitment would include party planning in Aug/Sept, event management throughout the months leading up to the event, event prep in February/March. The event will be held on March 2, 2019.
    • Bid Pal-Enters and manages item descriptions into the auction management system.
    • Marketing and Invitations-Creates invitation, graphics, school take home booklet, auction program, logos, all corporate sponsor signage, banner creation, and all marketing sent out to the school community.
    • Live Auction-Solicits items for the live auction, creates a power point for the items to be shown night of, partners with auctioneer, keeps items listed on a spreadsheet for BidPal entry.
    • Silent Auction-Solicits items for the silent auction, creates robust descriptions for all of the items, maintains donor relations, keeps items listed on a spreadsheet for BidPal entry.
    • Corporate and Family Sponsorships-Solicits donations (monetary or item) from corporations and families, gathers logos and graphics from sponsors, communicates sponsor special needs, partners with Live Auction and BidPal.
    • Raffles and Donation Drives-Creates raffles to generate excitement around the auction, holds a classroom donation drive, and partners with the APTA Treasurer to ensure all gaming rules are met.
    • Communications-Attends all meetings to take minutes, reviews communication that will be sent to the community, may be required to create documentation that will be send out.
  • Christmas in Anchorage Chair- Amanda Matter
    • Marketing and Invitations-Creates invitation, graphics, and all logos and marketing included in letters that go home to the community.
    • Candy Cane Corner-Collects donations and uses budgeted funds to supply the items that kids shop for in this fun kids-only gift shop. Finds volunteers to work the day of, and volunteers to help procure items.
    • Communications-Attends all meetings to take minutes, reviews communication that will be sent to the community, may be required to create documentation that will be sent out.
  • Bricks and Rewards– Help the APTA beautify the front of the school through brick sales. Bricks are sold throughout the year and are placed in the sidewalk on the front lawn. Time commitment is minimal: work orientation day at school promoting bricks, advertise bricks to the community through the City’s Anchor Age and Anchorage Living, etc. This role will also work orientation to promote Amazon and Kroger rewards programs in which money is donated to the school with each purchase. With both roles, you are given a budget and a goal to meet for the year.

APTA Programs:

  • Field Day Chair(s) – Work with school staff and field day committee volunteers to coordinate a day of fun and games for our K-5th graders.  Time commitment is focused in the spring time with a few meetings and logistical planning sessions, committee volunteer emails and an all day Field Day event.  A project coordination list and materials will be provided.  This is a fun event that the students enjoy every year and a great way to get involved without having to “reinvent the wheel”!

New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, the state of Kentucky is requiring all students K-12 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.

In addition, there is a new requirement for students age 16 and older to have a booster dose of the Meningitis vaccine to attend school.

Due to this new requirement for next school year we need parents of all K-7 students to contact your child’s pediatrician as soon as possible to see if these vaccines were administered and to obtain a new immunization certificate to turn into your school. 

Current 8th grade students will need to provide an updated immunization record with the updated requirements to the HS they will be attending in the fall.

Please contact Nurse Fisher at terri.fisher@anchorage.kyschools.us if you have any questions.

Enrollment Forms Due – Extended to May 11

In an effort to prepare for the 2018-2019 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 no later than May 11, 2018.

The document is conveniently located on the school website at https://anchorage-school.org/welcome/school-forms/and is titled, “Enrollment Form.” The enrollment forms can be completed electronically and emailed to enroll@anchorage.kyschools.us or printed and turned into the Front Office. Hard copies are also available at the Front Desk.

Turn In Your Buzz Book Information and Orders Before May 11

The Class of 2019 is collecting the information and taking orders now so that the Buzz Books will be available on orientation day. We heard lots of great compliments last year for having them ready at orientation, but in order to have them ready, we need your information now! The document is conveniently located on the school website at https://anchorage-school.org/welcome/school-forms/ and is titled, “Buzz Book Form” or can be downloaded by clicking here. 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 ordered.

Thank you for supporting the Class of 2019 by ordering a Buzz Book. If you do not wish to purchase a Buzz Book, but would like your information included, please complete and fill out the form, but mark the bottom portion regarding reserving a copy with none ordered.

2018-19 school year Buzz Book forms are due no later than May 11, 2018.

Anchorage Summer Program Offerings 2018

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.