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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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                                                                                                                   March 9, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
Our week was
filled with highlights and accomplishments!

Happy Birthday, Nylah!
On Wednesday we celebrated Nylah’s 11th birthday! She brought stunning homemade
rainbow cookies to share, and we filled her birthday book with fabulous affirmations.
We all loved celebrating her milestone together in a very special after school event as
Happy birthday, Nylah!

Letters About Literature Semifinalist!
On Nylah’s birthday, we also learned that she was chosen as a semifinalist in the state

of Washington for this year’s Letters About Literature program! Out of 1,132 letters
submitted by 4th – 6th graders across the state, only 86 advanced to round 2. Just 20
letters made it to round 3 with Nylah as L.A.L. semifinalists.
Congratulations, Nylah!!  
Beautiful Bubble Project!
On Tuesday we celebrated the sunshine-filled day with a favorite volunteer project:

bubble art! April brought special bubble wands and beautiful bottles of bubble solution,
which we used to create amazing bubble art. The process is as much fun as the product,
and we had a bubble blast!  

Hands-On Country Studies
This week we learned about sports played in our countries. We completed mini-posters
highlighting the most fascinating sports facts. We also began researching for animal

☼ Grad Trip Presentation ☼
On Wednesday Ellie and Talulah gave a Grad presentation on their recent trip to Hawaii.
They shared maps, artifacts, and brochures, and taught Hawaiian words they learned from
native speakers. We were fascinated by the pictures from the bird sanctuary they visited,
as well as volcanoes and aerial views of Hawaii. Thank you, Ellie and Talulah!

Country Home Connection: Foods!
Last year, a highlight of our Spring Showcase was sharing food from the states we studied.
This year, our Showcase will feature foods from around the world! We introduced the
Country Food project at school and are sending home a page today with more information.
We hope our students and their families have a terrific time researching possible  ideas
together and planning an item to share at Showcase!

Weekly Specials
Our Music session this week included energetic Irish jigs and recorder practice. In P.E.

we practiced baton relays and worked on a variety of skills with comet balls. We used  
money dice this week in Math as our March focus is money, and during our French session
we practiced words for sizes.

Home Connection: Daylight Saving Time
This weekend it’s “spring forward” time as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on
Sunday, March 11. Please remember to set your clocks ahead one hour over the weekend
to ensure that students will arrive on time for school on Monday, March 12. Please also
plan for extra sleep as students may need time to adjust to the lost hour.        
Dates to Remember        
Sunday, March 11: Daylight Saving Time begins
Friday, March 16: Theme sharing ~ St. Patrick’s Day
Friday, March 30: Spring Showcase at 11am!

We hope our students and families have a restful weekend!
Mrs. D and Mrs. K