Save Your Pull Tabs!

We will again be collecting pull tabs for Indian Summer Camp, a special camp for kids who have been diagnosed with cancer!  The Knights of Columbus have a competition between several small schools, mostly private, to see who will collect the most and win a trophy!  Hopefully, we can win that this year!  Last year was our first year to partner with them.   This summer they were able to donate a check to Kids Cancer Alliance, who runs the camp, for $1000.00, from last year’s collection of pull tabs.

The camp is run totally on donations with the recycling of pull tabs being their main fundraiser.  The camp began in 1981 with 20 campers.  This summer they had four separate camps in which 241 children attended.  Fifty-six recreation and support programs were provided to serve over 300 families fighting childhood cancer.

Since cancer can be quite expensive, there is no charge for the kids to attend the week-long camp.  No child has ever been turned away. There are doctors and nurses at the camp so they can continue their chemo and treatments, if necessary.   You may not have a lot of pull tabs but when added together, they can make a difference.  Our number of pull tabs has dropped significantly in the last few years so I’m hoping we will have more this year!

You may send in your pull tabs throughout the year or wait until the final collection on April 10, 2020, to bring them.  Your student may give them to their homeroom teacher or put them in my mailbox.  In the past, the homeroom which collected the most received an ice cream sundae party!  Let’s see if we can have enough participation to do that again!

You can read about Indian Summer Camp by going to www.kidscanceralliance.org.

Remember, with each pull tab you save, you are helping a child with cancer have a week of fun, just being a kid!

Thanks for your help!
DeeDee Mitchell
deedee.mitchell@anchorage.kyschools.us

Coffee and Conversation September 25 8:00 am-9:00 am

FCA: Fellowship of Christian Athletes September 27

Attention: 6th, 7th, 8th graders!!!! FCA: Fellowship of Christian Athletes starts Friday, September 27.  You may drop off in the back carpool area at 7:20 am.

Art Discovery Volunteer Training Friday, September 27

Friday, September 27 at 9:00 am
Library Classroom
Contact: Katie Greene, Jesse Broughton

Anchorage School (5th-8th) and Community (K-4th) Basketball Opportunities for Students

In lieu of Anchorage Community Youth Basketball operating a K-5 program at Anchorage School this year, ASA will be offering a community sponsored program for grades K-4 with all practices held at the Anchorage School facility.  All 5th-8th grade students have the opportunity to register to participate in our school sponsored basketball program.  Information about registration for both programs is as follows:

ASA Youth Basketball (K-4) – NEW REVISIONS MADE TO PROGRAM

It is Anchorage Sports Academy (ASA) goal to provide the best environment for our students to develop athletically as well as to provide an overall positive experience in all ASA sport initiatives.  Mid-America basketball has proven to be a great training ground for our ASA select/club teams, but after research and reflection, ASA has decided to partner with Whitefield Academy Athletic League (WAAL) for our 3rd through 4th grade Anchorage Community based youth program.

Whitefield Academy Athletic League has many similar school based community teams participating, including Beth Haven, CAL, DePaul, Highlands Latin, KCD, Little Flock, Collegiate, Meredith Dunn, Our Savior of Lutheran, Portland Christian, Rock Creek, Spencer Co, St. Francis, West End School, and Whitefield Academy.  WAAL has proven to be an exceptionally run league and will be a great training ground for ASA Youth Basketball.

Here are the newly revised details for 3rd and 4th grade participants:

  • The season begins October 26 and ends December 16
  • Most League games will be on Saturdays
  • Season includes 6 games plus tournament (TBA)
  • Practices will begin the week Oct 14 (practice times TBA)
  • Teams and Playing Divisions will be based on registrations
  • Cost for the program is the same, $125 for Grades 3-4 (Once practice schedule is distributed, registration is refundable for up to 7 days in the event that a participant has a conflict with another activity and cannot participate)
  • Team Breakdowns for the WAAL:

Girls teams will be a combination of 3rd and 4th grade girls and they will play in the Girls “C” division which is a beginner league that will really help the girls learn the fundamentals of basketball, while still participate against other schools.  ASA is super excited about this division.

Boys teams will likely include  one or two 3rd/4th combo teams to play in the ”E”  division and possibly a 4th grade only team to play in the “D” division.

  • If there is sufficient interest, ASA may offer an additional session beginning Jan 3 and ending Feb 21.  Additional fees will apply and participating students will have the opportunity to register.

To offer the best experience for our Kindergarten through 2nd grade players we will play K-2nd grade games on Saturdays at Anchorage School.  Here are the newly revised details for K through 2nd grade participants:

  • Practices for the K-2 students will begin on Oct. 19 and games will run from Nov. 2 to Dec 14. (No games on Dec 7 – Christmas in Anchorage).
  • Cost for the program is the same, $100 for Grades K-1 and $125 for 2nd grade (Once practice schedule is distributed, registration is refundable for up to 7 days in the event that a participant has a conflict with another activity and cannot participate)
  • Our K, 1 and 2 Co-ed teams will be formed, combining grades as needed, based on number of participants per grade and considerations to give students the best experience possible.

You can register for ASA Youth Basketball in three ways:  Click on the link below, or drop off a check and completed form in the ASA-labeled wall box located at the front vestibule of the school.  All checks should be made payable to Anchorage Sports Academy. You can also register on-line at www.weareasa.com.  Just click on the Register for ASA Youth Basketball or you may access the registration at the following links:

Grades 2-4:  https://anchorage-youth-basketball-sign-up.cheddarup.com
Grades K-1:  https://anchorage-youth-basketball-k-1-sign-up.cheddarup.com

Please mark on your calendar for a Parent Meeting for K-4 ASA Youth Basketball on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the School Auditorium.

*If you have a desire to become an ASA coach in our K-4 program, please contact Paul Jackson (pjackson@weareasa.com).  I look forward to a fun and rewarding season.

Registration ends Friday, September 20th!

 

5th – 8th Grade APSAP Basketball Registration – Due by Friday, September 20, 2019

We are excited to share that all Anchorage Public School Athletic Program (APSAP) sports are now available to students in grades 5 – 8 beginning this school year. We are collecting registration information from students interested in the winter sports offerings.  Please click here to register your student(s) https://forms.gle/Gn1vDorPvxhEYdTR9. Your timely response will ensure that we have proper coaching staff for all teams.

Please note:

  • A parent meeting will be held to provide more individual sports information (i.e., practice schedule, game schedule, team expectations, etc…)
  • The 5th and 6th grade teams will be playing in the Whitefield league starting October 26 thru December 16. Most games will be on Saturday. Starting in January they will be playing in the IBL, Independent Basketball League at St. Francis.
  • A 6-page sports athletic packet, which includes a KHSAA sports physical, must be completed before beginning practice (you can find the sports physical form online at https://anchorageschool.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/new-sports-physical-form-2019.pdf)
  • The participation fee for each sport is $110.00 and can be turned in to the coach when practice begins or you can pay online via Cheddar Up at the following link:https://2019-aps-bb-registration.cheddarup.com

If you have questions please contact athletic director, Tom Clemons, at tom.clemons@anchorage.kyschools.us.

 

Operation Parent Webinar October 1

Operation Parent has presented programs at Anchorage in the past that have been very informative. They are offering a free webinar on Teens, E-Cigarettes and Vaping – if anyone is interested the information can be found below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To register, please click here 

 

High School Fair September 26

Please join us for the Anchorage School High School Fair on Thursday, September 26, from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.  The fair will take place in the cafeteria. Please use the entrance from the back parking lot into the cafeteria.

All 6th – 8th grade students and their families are invited to attend the fair.  Many Louisville area high schools will be represented, including public, private, parochial, and boarding schools.  Please attend the High School Fair so that you and your family can receive the necessary information to help you make the right high school choice for each student.

Anchorage Lacrosse Parent Meeting October 1

Calling all parents of boys in grades 3-8 who are interested in playing lacrosse!  Please attend the parent informational meeting on Oct 1, 2019 at 5:45 pm in the Anchorage School Cafeteria.  This brief meeting will discuss opportunities for your child to play lacrosse throughout the year, beginning with the upcoming fall indoor lacrosse league.  Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions, and parents with children who are considering joining or new to the sport are encouraged to come and learn more about this fast-paced and fun sport!  Information about lacrosse opportunities for students in grades 1 and 2, as well as for girls in grades 3-8 interested in playing lacrosse will be addressed and available at the meeting, as well.  Please visit our website at http://www.Anchoragekylax.com.  If you cannot make the meeting feel free to contact us through the website or at Anchoragelax34@gmail.com with any questions.

APTA Parent Academy October 1 and 29

Parent Academy invites speakers to discuss topics that are relevant to a child’s healthy development. PA also makes parents aware of other local programming, speakers, books, podcasts and topics of interest. The Parent Committee is always open to suggestions, as we want to address what is of utmost importance to our parents.

Our first two events this fall will focus on the daunting high school admissions process and the variety of options Louisville has to offer!

We are looking forward to having David Causey, Ph. D and Todd Johnson, M.ED from Square One, Specialists in Child and Adolescent Development. They will speak on Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm., and will be targeting parents of students who have been identified with ECE or learning differences, students with 504 plans, attention issues or anxiety. The speakers will discuss what private schools can or cannot offer, and how a private school learning plan is different from a 504 or IEP, among other information. They will also welcome any questions.

Next we will have consultant Leigh Moore speak on Tuesday, October 29. Leigh is a Founding member of the Consortium of Louisville Independent College Counselors/CLICC and has a blog called Rethinking Admissions. She will speak to the general audience about the high school admissions process, questions to ask while shadowing, and evaluation of potential school choices. The goal will be to leave her talk less anxious about the process than when you arrived!

We are in the process of scheduling a speaker in December to discuss the book The Spiritual Child. The themes of the book could be considered an enhancement to the Core Essentials’ Program.

We will focus on the “Growth Mindset” in the new year, with a few book club/podcast gatherings, and are hoping to have a teacher willing to give a brief talk on the Growth Mindset.

Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Evaluations For Grades 5-6-7-8

The Anchorage School Interscholastic Basketball evaluations will be held on Monday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 25. The 5th and 6th grade boys’ evaluations will be from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm both days and the 7th and 8th grade boys’ evaluations will 7:00 pm-8:00 pm both days. Please plan on having your son attend both evaluation days if possible, but at least one needs to be attended to be placed on a team. We will have as many coaches as possible evaluating all the athletes. Because of the number of girls signed up, it is not necessary for them to have evaluations as they will form one team of 5-6-7 graders.

If you have not turned in an athletic sports packet please do that by Monday. You can access that 6-page form here https://anchorageschool.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/sports-physical.pdf. If we do not have one on file your child will not be able to participate in the evaluations until that is completed.

After the evaluations are complete the coaches will place students on teams and will give those to the administration for their approval. Once approval is given the coaches will be contacting the members of each team. Because of numbers there could be and “A” and “B” team for 6th and 7th grades. These teams will be decided on by the coaches and approved by the administration.

Junior Great Books Training Wednesday, September 25 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Junior Great Books Training for new volunteers will be held in the library classroom on Wednesday, September 25 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. Contact Stephanie Liford to reserve your spot. Stephanie.liford@anchorage.kyschools.us

Hannah Barnes Elected as KSBA Fifth Region Chairperson

Congratulations to Anchorage Independent School Board Member, Hannah Barnes, who was elected to serve as the Regional Chairperson for the Fifth Region of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA).  As a part of her duties, Dr. Barnes will serve as a member of the KSBA Board and as a member of select state committees.  Dr. Barnes was elected at the KSBA Fall Regional Meeting hosted by the Eminence Independent School District on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  Dr. Barnes will serve a three-year term in her new role, beginning on January 1, 2020.

Dr. Barnes lives on Valley View Road with her husband, Brian, and their three children (pre-school, 2nd grade and 7th grade). She attended public school K-12 in Wyoming, then earned a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Maine and a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Barnes has a wealth of experience volunteering in the non-profit educational sector and our school district is pleased that she will be a voice for our region and Kentucky public independent school districts on the KSBA Board as they set legislative priorities, design training opportunities for board members, and work to improve services for Kentucky public school districts.

ASA K-4 Youth Basketball Registration, September 12 – 20

Anchorage Sports Academy is proud to offer registration for the Youth Basketball K-4 program.  ASA core values include that every student can develop through sports regardless of athletic ability.

When:  Registration begins Sept. 12 and ends Sept. 20.

Where:  Practices will be at Anchorage School, and games will be conducted at Mid-America East basketball complex at 2401 Stanley Gault parkway (1+ mile from school) Practices begin the week of Oct. 14.

Games:  Grades 2,3,4 (both boys and girls) will play games on Friday evenings at Mid-America East beginning Nov 1 and concluding Dec 20.  Each team will play 6 games plus a postseason tournament.  Practices will begin the week of October 14.

* ASA teams will be participating in a, “competition league” in which teams are scheduled on a week to week basis to play evenly matched teams.
*ASA reserves the right to play an additional session beginning Jan 3 and ending Feb 21.  Additional fees will apply and participating kids Grade 2-4 will have the opportunity to register.

Games:  K-1 Co-ed will continue to play games at Anchorage School on Saturday mornings beginning Nov 2Dec 14.  No games Dec 7 (Christmas in Anchorage).  Practices will begin on Oct. 19.
Teams: Will be selected after registration by ASA coaches, and will be operating under an equal playing time philosophy through the regular season.  During playoffs, coaches will have more discretion.

Cost:
** Grades 2, 3, 4 (
boys and girls), $125, includes league fees, reversible uniforms with name and number.  Equipment will be provided by ASA.
**Grades K-1 Co-ed, $100 –  includes gym time, and uniforms with name and number.  Equipment will be provided by ASA.

You can register for ASA Youth Basketball in three ways:  Click on the link below, or drop off a check in the ASA-labeled wall box located at the front vestibule of the school   All checks should be made payable to Anchorage Sports Academy. You can also register on line at www.weareasa.com .  Just click on the Register for ASA Youth Basketball or you may access the registration at the following links:

Grades 2-4:  https://anchorage-youth-basketball-sign-up.cheddarup.com
Grades K-1:  https://anchorage-youth-basketball-k-1-sign-up.cheddarup.com

Please mark on your calendar for a Parent Meeting for K-4 ASA Youth Basketball on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the School Auditorium.

*If you have a desire to become an ASA coach in our K-4 program, please contact Paul Jackson (pjackson@weareasa.com).  I look forward to a fun and rewarding season.

“Green Team” Environmental Club

The purpose of the Green Team Environmental Club is to have the youth of our school help transform the health of the community, the planet, and themselves.

Each month the members will participate in an activity that helps bring a healthy change to themselves, the school, or the planet. The last meeting in April will be our opportunity to share what we have learned with the school/parents and to celebrate Earth day.

Sponsor: Stephanie Cronan
Schedule
Monthly on Mondays from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Dates: September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16, January 27,
February 24, March 16, April 20

Registration
Contact Stephanie Cronan at slmullett@yahoo.com or come to the first meeting September 16

 

Community-Sponsored Activity

Last Call For Traditional Paper Box Tops! Due By October 4

Traditional Box Tops are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout stores.  If you have a collection at home or purchase any items with Box Tops on them, please send them into school by Friday, October 4!  The APTA will collect and submit them, earning our school $0.10/Box Top.  A little goes a long way!  Just turn them in to your homeroom teacher or drop in the APTA mailbox in the front vestibule of the school.  Stay tuned for more details on a digital Box Top program!