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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!

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! *


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 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

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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                                                                                                             December 7, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
Happy Success Day! We had a fantastic
freezing week leading up to our first semester
celebration day today.
Success Day!
We are very excited to share our academic progress since September during our special
Success Day today! Thank you to our terrific Special Treat volunteers for providing
amazing food and beverage selections for our students and guests for Success Day.

Thank you also to everyone who could attend Success Day and share in the celebration

of our students’ work and progress in the first semester!         

Owl Triarama Project
We focused on our owl habitats during Science this week. During two afternoon S.T.E.A.M.
blocks, we created three-dimensional representations of our owls’ habitats. We used paper
sculpture, cotton balls, clay, and objects from the playground to design our owl habitats,
nests, and eggs.                           

December Weekly Highlights
During Music and P.E. on Monday, we celebrated the beginning of the holiday season

with Hanukkah songs and outdoor games. We also listened to instrumental selections by
Debussy and Beethoven in Music, and played reindeer and gift-filled tag games in P.E.!
During our Math enrichment block, we used gumdrops and toothpicks to create three-
dimensional mathematical shapes for a sparkling Success Day display.                

December Goals                         
Last week, many students completed November goals and turned in portfolio items. Our
Letters About Literature students are finalizing their letters to submit next week! Some
students chose new December goals this week, while others are continuing November
goals. This month’s goals include poetry, practicing Math, completing letter tile word
scrambles, studying cats, adding chapters to typed stories, listening to chapter books on
CDs, working on dog and dinosaur books, completing alphabet mazes and vowel mini
books, and our 6th grade Collection of Favorites project!

December Schedule
For planning purposes, Friday, December 21 is a half-day, with school ending at 11am.
We plan to send home First Semester Progress Reports with the Friday newsletter, so
please send your student’s Boomerang Folder to school! School will be closed for Winter
Break from Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4.
Home Connection: Success Day!
After each Success Day, we encourage families to celebrate success with their students and
share the excitement with all the growth we’ve seen so far this year. Support at home is a
key element of success at school! Before Winter Break, we plan to make Success Day
portfolios containing the work from our first semester for students to take home.
Dates to Remember                                 
Friday, December 7: ✯ Success Day! ✯ Half-day ending at
       11am; student-led Success Day tours begin at 11am
Friday, December 14: Theme sharing ~ Winter Holidays
Friday, December 21: Half-day ending at 11am;
       First Semester Progress Reports sent home
Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4: Winter Break

Thank you for your support of our students and our school! We hope all of our families
have a success-filled weekend.

Mrs. D and Mrs. K