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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!

                                                                                                                 February 16, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
                                                
Our week was full of special guests, including terrific Grad visits and our amazing
honorary student Celine, and special events with Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year!   
         
Happy Valentine’s Day!
We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day on Wednesday. Every student brought valentines to
share– sweet, funny, creative, and fantastically kind. We loved our traditional sweetheart
Math graphing and enjoyed Valentine books and activities all day. Our heart-filled
celebration in the afternoon was a  highlight with incredible cupcakes, cookies, fruit, and
juice provided by our fabulous treat volunteers. Thank you!!

Celebrating Chinese New Year
Today we enjoyed exploring cultural connections as we celebrated Chinese New Year

and welcomed the Year of the Dog. We practiced writing Chinese characters with brushes
and traditional ink, read fact-filled books about the holiday, enjoyed Chinese New Year
sharing, and sketched a Chinese temple in our Sketch Books. It was a super end to

our week!    

Theater Games: Dazzling Drama Duo!
We welcomed fantastic Faith and returning Grad Ula (Class of 2013) for Theater Games
on Thursday! We played new games, including a slow-motion circle game; “Director Says”
with stage directions; and several super acting games with lots of energy and action. Thank
you, Faith and Ula!
                                           
Olympic Sports and Weekly Highlights
The Winter Olympics provided inspiration for our writing project this week. We wrote
about sports, focusing on our favorite games or creating entirely new games. During
Music we choreographed ribbon sequences to Chinese music, and we challenged ourselves
to complete complex moves with Chinese jump ropes in P.E.  We also completed our
country silhouettes to create an interactive display.

Math Highlights
On Friday many students completed Math Minute 100 to finish the Math Minute program!
We tackled challenging problems in our Singapore books and worked with Tangram
manipulatives for this week’s special Math enrichment.

Box Tops and Kings Receipts Deadlines
Both Box Tops for Education and Kings Receipts are due at the end of February. If your
family, friends, or neighbors have collected any Box Tops or Kings Receipts for us, please
send them to school after Midwinter Break, on or before February 28th.
Thank you for
your support!

Home Connection: Midwinter Break
Over Midwinter Break, we encourage students to read and write voraciously. A special
focus this break is the Poetry Trails project. Poems will be featured along Westside Lake
at Limekiln Preserve. Bird poems will be highlighted to celebrate the “Year of the Bird,”
and we encourage students to collect jots and inspiration for bird poems!
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Dates to Remember        
Monday, February 19: School closed for Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 23: Midwinter Break
Wednesday, February 28: Box Tops and Kings Receipts due
Friday, March 2:
Theme sharing~ Year of the Bird
                       
We hope our students and families have a relaxing, reading-rich and writing-filled
Midwinter Break!
               
Love,
Mrs. D and Mrs. K