COMING ATTRACTION!

APTAauction2017LogoRectangle1

The Anchorage Parent Teacher Association is rolling out the red carpet for a night of glitz and glamour benefiting Anchorage’s award-winning school.

The auction is Anchorage School’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps support vital capital projects, enrichment programs, continuing education and technology advancement.

This soiree is not just for families of Anchorage School students – grandparents, families of preschool children, alumni, Anchorage residents and friends are all encouraged to join in for some REEL fun!


Event Program

Red Carpet Photos, Silent Auction, Dining & Cocktails – 6:30pm

Feature Presentation (starring Anchorage students), Live Auction & Paddle Raise called by the Menish Auction Group – 7:30pm

Dance the night away to live music by Kudmani

Owl Creek Country Club ~ Hollywood Glamour Attire


How can you help?

  • Sponsor the Event! Corporate sponsors ensure all funds generated at the event go directly to Anchorage School programs. Event sponsors are prominently displayed before, during and after the auction.  Contact Susan Swint at susanlswint@yahoo.com or 502-472-7089 for sponsorship levels.
  • Attend the Auction! Tickets can be purchased online at bidpal.net/apta or at the door.  Make your reservation now! Preferred advance-ticket pricing available only before February 24th.
  • Bid Online! The silent auction begins February 27th.  You need not be present to win items.  Visit bidpal.net/apta to start bidding.
  • Make a Donation! If you cannot attend the event, you can still make a difference in the lives of the children at Anchorage School.  Please consider supporting the APTA with a tax-deductible cash contribution.

The Anchorage PTA thanks you for your support and generosity.  Questions? Contact Hannah Barnes at drhannahbarnes@mac.com or 502-552-7828.

APTA Winter General Meeting: Important topic, be sure to attend!

Anchorage can feel like a perfect little bubble sometimes…but we know that’s not always true. Our children will encounter the same pressures and challenges that all others face.

On Thursday, January 12, Dan Orman will join our APTA general meeting for an important discussion about one of the themes we find most challenging as parents – talking to our kids about drugs and alcohol.

Dan works with the Kentucky Center for School Safety, is a 30-year veteran of the Kentucky education system and has dedicated his career to identifying the warning signs of drugs, understanding how bullying and social media play a role, and helping kids and families to find positive paths forward. Foundational to his belief is that there isn’t a “one size fits all” answer, we must have open and honest conversations both with our kids and as a community.

During his talk, Dan will address some of the issues that confound us all:

  • How soon is too soon to talk about these issues?
  • What are the warning signs I should look for?
    • What do I do if I see them in my kid?
    • What do I do if I see them in one of my kid’s friends?
  • What is the best way to start the conversation with my child?

Dan is a thoughtful and engaging speaker with a true passion for and personal connection to his work. His talk will be informal and there will be lots of opportunity for questions.

Please join us for this important evening. To RSVP, please email anchorsapta@gmail.com. The meeting will be held from 7:00-9:00PM at the Flick residence, located at 11005 Park Road. We look forward to seeing you!

Make Your Christmas in Anchorage Reservations Now! 

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-1-15-58-pmThis important community event is sponsored by the Anchorage Parent Teacher Association and proceeds support enrichment programs at our school.  Information and forms are coming home in backpacks today or you can click here  to download the reservation form.  All forms are due by Tuesday, November 29th.

The celebration begins on Thursday, December 8th at the newly renovated home of Christina and Andrew West (1400 Walnut Lane).  Come enjoy the Christmas in Anchorage Holiday Soiree and Home Tour!  View exquisite holiday décor while enjoying gourmet hors d’oeuvres.  Win a beautifully decorated holiday wreath at our silent auction.  Admission is a $50/person donation to the Anchorage Parent Teacher Association.  Invitations will be arriving at your home soon.  Please RSVP using the cards from the mailing or use the Christmas in Anchorage Reservation Form.

The celebration continues into the weekend.  Please visit the school on Saturday, December 10th between 8:30 am – 3:00 pm to enjoy these favorite Anchorage traditions:

Breakfast with Santa – Seatings at 8:30 am and 10:00 am

It’s the most important meal of the day!  Come and enjoy breakfast while you get your photo made with Santa Claus.

Reindeer Ranch – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Enjoy lunch brought to you by Paul’s Fruit Market and hot beverages from Heini Brothers Coffee.

Holiday Concerts – 9:30 am (K-4) and 10:30 am (5-8)

Enjoy beautiful holiday music performed by Anchorage School’s talented children.

Holiday Boutique – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Shop for unique gifts from more than 80 skilled artisans from throughout the region.  Browse our selection of jewelry, ornaments, home décor, knickknacks, clothing, and much more.

North Pole Bakery – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Purchase delicious, home-baked goodies made with care by Anchorage families. (North Pole Bakery Form)

Frosty’s Jolly Fun Zone – 10:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:30 am – 11:00 am / 11:00 am – 11:30 am /11:30 am – 12:00 pm

While the adults are shopping, the kids can have fun in Frosty’s Jolly Fun Zone.  This year, there will be four time slots available and kids can choose from the following activities:

  • Make It & Take It Crafts for Kids – Come paint and embellish wood slices to create a unique keepsake holiday ornament. Each ornament is $10 and there will be plenty of holiday elves to help your little one create a masterpiece.
  • Candy Cane Corner Kids Shop – Kids can purchase small holiday gifts for their parents and/or grandparents. Items range from $1 – $8.  Please send in money with your child the day of the event.
  • Storytime and Crafts with Mrs. Claus – Enjoy classic holiday stories and make a small craft with Mrs. Claus and all your friends. Admission is $5 per child.

2016 Holiday Ornament – This year’s design is a wooden jockey silk hand-painted by Betty Conley.  Each ornament (~ 4” x 4”) features an anchor cutout, Anchorage School colors, accent ribbon, and a decorative hanging wire. Packaged in keepsake boxes, Christmas in Anchorage Holiday Ornaments make great gifts for students, alumni, and staff.  The pre-order price is $15.  Don’t miss out on purchasing this year’s limited edition!

Anchor Christmas Tree Raffle – The APTA holiday elves have decorated a Christmas tree full of all things Anchorage.  It is a beautiful, traditional tree with a splash of whimsy.  Purchase a raffle ticket at the event for a chance to bring this one-of-a-kind tree home with you.  Each ticket is $25.

A lot of work has already taken place to make this happen, but as with all exciting events, this one is still in need of many volunteers.  Don’t miss out on the fun – contact Jennifer Archibald at aarchibald12@yahoo.com or 502-235-5364 if you are interested in helping.  Christmas in Anchorage is a wonderful time for Anchorage School to reconnect with the community.  We look forward to seeing you and your family at all the festivities.

Don’t forget to like and follow “Christmas in Anchorage” on Facebook for updates!