Join The Pep Club Before November 1

By joining the Pep Club your entire family can attend every 5th – 8th grade home basketball game for a big savings. You do the math!!! There are more than 20 home games this season.  Compare your savings by checking out the membership fee listed below and if you paid at every game!!!

PEP CLUB MEMBERS – FREE AT THE DOOR (Your name will be on the list at the admissions table.)  Just check in at the door.

NON MEMBERS:   $3.00   Children under 5 – FREE

**NOTE** Basketball players should join the Pep club.  They only get in free at games they are playing.

**NOTE** Pep Club membership does not include the APS Invitational Tournament games.

Please join by November 1 to take advantage of the first home game November 11.

Click here to download the registration form and return to school before November 1.

Halloween Parade, Dinner, Carnival and Haunted House October 25

The Halloween Dinner, Carnival and Haunted House is Friday, October 25, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (directly after the Halloween Parade at 5:00).  We have some new and exciting games at the carnival this year, along with some favorites enjoyed by many over the years!  And of course, the scary and not-so-scary haunted house will be full of ghosts and goblins.

Skip the lines and pre-order carnival tickets for $1.00 each and haunted house wristbands for $10 each. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the carnival. Dinner buffet is provided by Texas Roadhouse – $12 for adults, and $6 for children! Dinner needs to be pre-ordered – don’t miss your chance to eat that night – download the reservation form here. Reservation forms are due by Friday, October 18.

This is such a great fundraiser for the 8th graders and we really hope to see you there!

Weather permitting, dinner and the carnival will be outside in the back parking lot near the gyms, so dress appropriately.

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

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

APTA Parent Academy October 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 events this fall will focus on the daunting high school admissions process and the variety of options Louisville has to offer!

We will have consultant Leigh Moore speak on Tuesday, October 29 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 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.

“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
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

Contact Stephanie Cronan at or come to the first meeting September 16


Community-Sponsored Activity

Auction Information Meetings – October 15

Mark your calendars now! Anchored in a Tradition of Excellence, our annual APTA Auction is Saturday, March 7 at Owl Creek Country Club.  With your help we can ensure that this year’s auction is another smashing success.  We have scheduled two general auction information meetings in order to accommodate different schedules.  Plan to attend a meeting the evening of October 15 at the home of Rosanna Gabriele, 1111 Bellewood Road, from 7:30 pm-9 pm.  The APTA is excited about the fabulous library project we were able to fund thanks to our amazing success last year. Our next project will be revealed soon!

7-8 Grade Academic Team – Begins Wednesday, September 11

Interested in joining the 7-8 Grade Academic Team? Practices will begin on Wednesday, September 11 from 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm. For information and the registration form, please click here. Questions? Contact Karen Steltenpohl.

Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) Begins Monday, September 16th

The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a 3-day experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government. KYA offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around the Commonwealth.

Anchorage School is excited to offer this new extracurricular opportunity to middle school students to attend the 2019 KYA conference December 8-10 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Louisville and travel to Frankfort to visit the State Capitol.  KYA will meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:15-7:50am to prepare for the conference (please note that practice days have been changed due to a scheduling conflict). The first practice is Monday, September 16th.

More information about KYA can be found at  Watch an informational video about the benefits of KUNA and KYA, or watch a fun video from a previous session to see what happens at KYA!

Please see Ms. Morris or Ms. Fisher for this informational flyer and commitment form.  Email Ms. Fisher with any questions!   We are so excited about providing this opportunity for students!

6th Grade Academic Team – Begins Tuesday, September 3

Interested in joining the 6th Grade Academic Team? Practices will begin on Tuesday, September 3 from 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm. For information and the registration form, please click here. Questions? Contact Karen Steltenpohl.

Elementary Open House (Grades K-5) — September 11, 2019

Classrooms will be open for students to show off classroom work from 6:00 – 7:30, and other classroom culture aspects that students want parents to see. Some classrooms have a scavenger hunt for students to take parents on during open house.

KHSAA Sports Physical Forms Needed

Visit a doctor with your child to get their KHSAA Sports Physical Form completed. Don’t forget, any student participating in an Anchorage School summer sports camp or school year sport must have an updated KHSAA Sports Physical turned into the school prior to the first day of camp/tryouts in order to participate. The Sports Physical form can be found here or picked up at the front office. KHSAA Physicals expire exactly 12 months after the date the most recent physical was performed. Please be certain that all required areas of the 4 page form are complete with signatures.

Every year we have students sidelined due to expired sports physicals, so please schedule your appointment today to keep your child in the game.

Add Money to Your Child’s Lunch Account

Go online to add money to your child’s lunch account at MySchoolBucks. If you are new to Anchorage School and do not yet have a MySchoolBucks account, or have not yet utilized the online payment option, to sign-up for MySchoolBucks please click here for the parent letter, which includes instructions. Upon signing up you will be able to make payments and see up to 90 days of transaction history, all from one site. It’s a great way to monitor your child’s cafeteria purchases.

APTA on Facebook

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