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Memories From Our Spectacular School Years:









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


Congratulations, Class of 2018!
We are so proud of you, Ellie and Taluah!

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Congratulations, John, for winning the
National 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 2018-2019 school year.  
Stillpoint School is the only State approved private elementary school on San Juan Island,
and has been so for the past 12 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!
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February 1, 2019
Dear Families,                                                
                       
Happy February! We had exciting highlights this week, including a field trip, wonderful
volunteers, World Read Aloud Day, and an early Groundhog Day preview today!

Wolf Hollow Field Trip
We had a fantastic field trip to Wolf Hollow on Wednesday! Shona led us on a
comprehensive tour of the grounds and specialized rehabilitation areas. We especially
loved meeting Madrona, a Red-tailed Hawk who helps with the education program at Wolf
Hollow. Please see this week’s Home Connection for our Wish List Drive at school to help
support Wolf Hollow!
Thank you, amazing parent drivers!

Energetic Team P.E.
On Monday Tommy led a fitness-filled teamwork P.E. session with exercises at each spot
along a relay race line. We combined inventive exercises with team cooperation as we
completed relay race challenges.
Thank you, Tommy!

Super Still Life Art
On Tuesday Sue led a fascinating exploration of still life. We examined how light affects
three-dimensional objects and used our observations to practice shading techniques as

we sketched arrangements of fruit. Thank you, Sue!  

Groundhog Preview Day
Today we made our predictions for 18 animal weather forecasters. Next week we’ll
evaluate those predictions!


World Read Aloud Day
Today we celebrated World Read Aloud Day! We shared some of our favorite books to
read aloud and enjoyed learning about each other’s choices. We encourage our families

to enjoy reading aloud new and old favorite books!
                               
Valentine Plans
Valentine’s Day is approaching! We encourage students to make valentines and bring them
to school as part of our day-long celebration. Our school tradition is that everyone is
always included, so please make sure each student receives a valentine! ☺  We are
sending home a list of names to help students address valentines. Please send valentines to
school on or before Thursday, February 14!

Winter Weather Alert
In anticipation of colder temperatures on the way, today we set up freezing experiments
outside! We will do our best to communicate any weather-related late start or school
closure news through e-mail, our school website, and posts to our school Facebook page.

If the School District makes a late start or closure decision, we will either follow their lead
or make a more cautious decision for safety. Please stay safe as conditions vary greatly
around the island!
                               
Home Connection: Wolf Hollow Wish List Drive
We were all inspired by our visit to Wolf Hollow this week! We would love to help support
Wolf Hollow’s mission by collecting items from their Wish List to donate. We are sending
home the current Wolf Hollow wish list and will be assembling a collection box at school.
If you are able to donate any items from the wish list, please send them to school and we
will add them to the box!
Thank you!
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Dates to Remember                                 
Friday, February 8: Day 100! Day 100 Collections due
Thursday, February 14: Valentine’s Day!

                               
We hope everyone has a fabulous first February weekend!
       
Love,                        
Mrs. D and Mrs. K