Each December, ASF hosts Celebrate the Season, a series of holiday events at the Port of Anacortes where hundreds of elves create a magical winter wonderland complete with Santa's House, Mrs. Claus's Kitchen, beautifully decorated trees and thousands of lights.
Check back in November for more information about our December 2022 Gala Fundraiser dinner and Holiday Fair!
Gala Fundraiser Dinner
The Celebrate the Season Gala Fundraiser Dinner is ASF's biggest fundraiser of the year and features a silent and live auction, live entertainment, an exquisite dinner and our Raise the Paddle. Tickets go on sale each November.
THANK YOU for helping us raise over $225,000 to support Anacortes students at our 2021 Celebrate the Season event!
ASF continues to support scholarships, early learning, enrichment for STEM (including field trips and hands-on classroom experiences), the arts, vocational, career and technical programs, Impact and other summer learning and more. However, our top priority for the 2021-22 school year is to provide mental health support for all students kindergarten through 12th grade.
ASF is working to ensure our students get the support they need by funding the following over the next three years:
- K-5 – social worker who will serve all 3 elementary schools
- AMS – social worker 1/2 paid for by ASF and 1/2 paid for by Skagit County
- AHS – additional staff member to assist AHS counselors
- Continued funding for social emotional programs including RULER, WEB, Character Strong and Signs of Suicide
Funds raised at our Celebrate the Season 2021 Gala Fundraiser Dinner will be used to support three-year grant funding for these four priorities which support ALL ASD students.
Our deepest gratitude to the generous sponsors, corporate and community partners, dedicated volunteers, virtual guests and all those who raised the paddle helping the Anacortes Schools Foundation exceed this year's goal!
Holiday Family Fair
The Holiday Family Fair is a joyous part of Celebrate the Season's festivities. Families can join us at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed each December for a day of live performances, free crafts, free cookies, Fidalgo Island Rotary's Gingerbread Contest, the cherished Student Marketplace (students keep 100% of the money earned from the sale of their items!) and, of course, free photos with Santa.
Thanks to Holiday Fair sponsors, Derek Damon Orthodontics and Playhouse Dental, the Holiday Family Fair is FREE to attend and open to our entire community. Photos with Santa were generously taken and provided to families for free by Michelle Renee Photography.
Thank you for your extraordinary support!
Anacortes Schools Foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to our community for making "Celebrate the Season" a huge success each year!