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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!
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December 15, 2017
Dear Families,                                                
                                               
Our week was filled with special volunteers and highlights!
                                                               
Gorgeous Holiday Project
On Tuesday Sue brought a beautiful holiday Art project. Using combinations of red, blue,
green, silver, and gold paint, we carefully filled clear ornaments. We swirled the paint
inside our ornaments, then let them dry to form spectacular December decorations.

Thank you, Sue!

Special Grad Presentation
On Wednesday Talulah shared a wonderful presentation on Hanukkah. She made a lovely
informative poster, shared super artifacts, and read a special book. We loved playing with
her dreidels and greatly enjoyed the intricate cookies she brought for us to enjoy.

Thank you to Grad Talulah and her family for a fabulous cultural experience!

Terrific Theater Games
April and Faith led an action-filled Theater Games session on Thursday! We played fast-
paced games as we learned stage directions and practiced making eye contact. We also
built a team machine, choreographed songs, and created and untangled a human knot.
Thank you, April and Faith!

Half-Day Reminder
Next Friday, December 22, will be a half-day ending at 11am. Please send Boomerang
Folders to school!
                                                      
Wonderful Writing & Math
We wrote descriptive adventure-filled snow globe stories this week! We were inspired by
the book “The Snowglobe Family” to create snow globes filled with interesting characters,
special talents, and unusual settings. Math manipulatives included cuisenaire rods,
dominoes, unifix cubes, and magnetic spheres for primary students, while intermediate
students learned special dice and fact games.

Weekly Specials
We created tactile cards of music notes and symbols this week and sang favorite holiday
carols in Music. In P.E. we revisited our popular holiday tag games before practicing
specific throwing techniques with foam footballs. We all  enjoyed a storytelling session on
Tuesday as we learned “tell and draw” stories before creating our own, and our A.S.L.
session focused on learning how to express feelings.
                
Home Connection: Success Day Portfolios
& First Semester Progress Reports

Next Tuesday we plan to compile our first semester Success Day portfolios. Please plan
ahead for students to bring home lots of amazing work! ☺ We also plan to send home first
semester Progress Reports in each student’s Boomerang Folder next Friday with the
weekly newsletter, so please send Boomerang Folders to school on Friday!
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Dates to Remember        
Tuesday, December 19: Success Day Portfolios and first
                               semester work will be sent home!
Friday, December 22: Half-day for Winter Break; school ends at 11am.
                               
Progress Reports will be sent home in Boomerang Folders
Monday, December 25-Friday, January 5: School closed
                               for Winter Break

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