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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.

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! *


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


Awesome Arbor Days!

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


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!

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


Stillpoint School "Shakes Out!"

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

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

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
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May 18, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
Our week was filled with Science experiments, wonderful volunteers, and an
Grad Spirit Day today!

Inspiring 6th Grade Spirit Day!
Today we celebrated 6th Grade Spirit Day! Ellie and Talulah worked together to plan a
magical day. With hands-on activities, unicorn horns, gorgeous decorations, surprises,  
and homemade treats, it was a Grad-tastic Spirit Day.

Dazzling Dragonflies
On Tuesday Sue brought a lovely Spring Art project. We had a terrific time learning about
dragonflies and practicing how to draw them step by step. We used crayons on special
paper to resist watercolor, making our own dazzling dragonflies!
Sugar Scrub Teaching Project
On Tuesday Ellie taught us how to make sugar scrubs. After lots of careful preparation and
measuring, we combined the ingredients and added our favorite scents. We each filled two
jars with fantastic mixtures to take home. Thank you, Ellie!

Theater Games        
On Thursday we enjoyed a hands-on Theater Games session with April. We warmed up with
favorite activities, practiced improvised movements, and learned a new game called What
Are You Doing?. We loved learning about directors and the many essential roles everyone
plays in theater productions!
Eye-Opening Field Work Walk
On Wednesday we walked to the Airport Trail to collect data in our Nature Journals.

We were surprised to find that all the water in the tiny creek we’re studying had dried up!
We examined prints and tracks left in the mud, measured exponential growth from the
recent spell of sunshine we’ve had, and made rubbings for a Success Day display. It was
amazing to see the growth since our last Field Work walk!    
Special Dog Visitor
On Wednesday we welcomed Carole Hooper and her adorable Cavalier King Charles
Spaniel, Annie, for a special dog visit. We learned about dogs’ senses and the ways they
learn about their world, then practiced how to safely approach and pet dogs. We also
reviewed how to stay safe around loose dogs. We loved seeing Carole and

Science Experiments: Completed!
This week we wrapped up our Science experiments with four final days of measuring,
mixing, planting, observing, problem-solving ☺, and recording. On Thursday we cleaned
up our experiments and set aside artifacts to share at Success Day. Next week we plan to
analyze all of our data.
Home Connection: Success Day Sign-Up Form  
Our second semester Success Day is approaching! We are sending home a sign up sheet for
planning purposes. Please complete and return your form by Friday, May 25. ☺
Dates to Remember        
Monday, May 21: Dinosaur Day!  
Friday, May 25: A.S.L. Day! Half-day for Memorial Day
                       weekend; school ends at 11am
Monday, May 28: School closed to observe Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 30: ✯ Success Day! ✯ Half-day ending at
                       11am; student-led tours begin at 11am

We hope all of our families have a fabulous weekend!
Mrs. D and Mrs. K