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Memories From Our Spectacular School Years:









Congratulations, Class of 2017!
We are so proud of all your accomplishments!


We wish you all the best and we're very excited for the bright futures
ahead of you.

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Congratulations, John, for winning the Scholastic Create-a-Holiday
Contest! John's holiday is Dinosaur Day,
which is celebrated every May at Stillpoint School.
























































* Photo Credits: The incredible Dylan and AnnaMaria from the
Burke Museum! *

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We enjoy wonderful, sunny maypole dances as part of our
annual Stillpoint School May Day celebrations!
















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Awesome Arbor Days!

We love to celebrate with our annual Stillpoint tradition:
planting native trees on our playground!
















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Thank You, SJI Daughters of the American Revolution!
Congratulations to 6th Graders Jersie and Danica,
who received Certificates from the DAR
for participating in the American Revolution Essay Contest!















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Stillpoint School Wins
"Most Dramatic Display"
in the Chamber of Commerce's Winter Decorating Contest!















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Stillpoint School "Shakes Out!"















We proudly participate in the world's largest earthquake preparation drill every October.



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State Approval Renewed!!

Stillpoint School is pleased to announce that we have received Washington State approval to
enroll students from kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2017-2018 school year.  
Stillpoint School is the only State approved private elementary school on San Juan Island,
and has been so for the past 11 years.

To receive State approval, a school must meet state standards concerning curriculum,
teacher certification, health and safety conditions, and other requirements to demonstrate
our ability to provide a quality education for our students.   Applications for State approval
are reviewed by the Washington State Board of Education, which has issued Stillpoint
School a Certificate of Private School Approval for "having met all the conditions specified"
in State law for private schools.

Students who are not home schooled are required by State law to be enrolled in a public
school or a State approved private school. For more information about a Stillpoint education,
please call the school at 360-378-2331 (during the summer months, when the school is not in
session, messages are checked regularly) or email
StillpointSchool@rockisland.com.

Stillpoint School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit school.  Donations to the school or to the
Sally W. Bryan Scholarship Fund are fully tax deductible.


Stillpoint School is very proud to be the island's only state approved private K-6 school.
We are proudly listed on the following websites and publications:

Education Bug

OSPI Approved Private Schools
Stillpoint School
Stillpoint News!
                     Stillpoint News!

                                                                                                                   October 20, 2017
Dear Families,                                                
                                               
Our week was full of super events! We participated in the Great ShakeOut on Thursday

and had fantastic volunteers.

Sensational Shake-Out
On Thursday at 10:19am we joined over 21 million people worldwide as we participated in
the world’s largest earthquake drill. Our day was devoted to learning about earthquakes,
the waves they produce, plate tectonics, and safety. Our motto is: prepare, don’t panic!

We used slinkies to represent waves, built structures and tested their strength using the
Richter scale, represented epicenters with water experiments, and learned about our Juan
de Fuca plate. It was a spectacular hands-on day of learning!
                               
Marvelous Art Volunteer
On Tuesday Sue brought a perfect pumpkin project: filling pumpkin outlines with designs
inspired by Zentangle art. We used special white pens which Sue very generously provided
for everyone, and made our designs on black paper for a lovely effect. Our final artwork
was stunning!

Wonderful World Cultures
On Wednesday we were fascinated by the artifacts Kristina brought to share with us as she
led a session filled with information about different native cultures and customs. We made
many connections to the native tribes and loved seeing the journey behind her family’s real
totem pole!

                                                    
Weekly Writing Highlights
Our two Free writing sessions this week were fantastic. We also worked with our giant
architecture posters as we wrote facts about the Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House,
and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Later in the week we turned our attention to poetry as we
practiced acrostic poems after reading an inspiring autumn acrostic book.

Weekly Specials
Our Music session was filled with seasonal notes as we listened to selections from Vivaldi’s
Four Seasons. In P.E. we had a wonderful workout with scoop balls! In Art we  combined
architecture with art as we drew the Great Wall of China, and during our French and

A.S.L. blocks we learned how to say and sign color words.  

Halloween Plans
Halloween is a favorite holiday at school! We encourage students to wear costumes to
school on Halloween. We anticipate walking to the LifeCare Center, so please plan to have
costumes be walking-friendly! Also, as we have a range of ages, please save extra scary
accessories for the evening. ☺ For planning purposes, Halloween will be a half-day, with
school ending at 11am on October 31st.
                                                        
Home Connection: The Great ShakeOut At Home
Although this year’s ShakeOut is over, all year we will continue to practice earthquake
drills. Preparation is the key to positive outcomes. We encourage students to practice
earthquake drills at home over the weekend and to identify safe exits from every room.
Please also reinforce the “prepare, don’t panic” aspect when practicing!

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Dates to Remember                         
Friday, October 27: Theme sharing ~ Halloween
Tuesday, October 31: Halloween! Half-day ending at 11am

We hope all of our families have a sensational weekend!
               
Love,
Mrs. D and Mrs. K