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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!

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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! *

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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 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
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!
                                                                                            
                                                                                               
                October 19, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
                      
We had a fantastic week, highlighted by terrific hands-on International ShakeOut

activities all day on Thursday!                  
                             
The Great Shake Out!
On Thursday we enjoyed a favorite yearly Stillpoint School tradition as we participated
(along with 22.7 million people worldwide) in the world’s largest earthquake drill at

10:18am. During our day-long International ShakeOut celebration, we learned about
earthquake waves, used a sandwich and Slinkies as hands-on wave models, built and tested
the strength of various structures, and created a giant banner to celebrate International
ShakeOut Day!

New Science Unit
We launched our new Science unit this week: owls! Perfect for autumn, owls are noticed as
the days grow darker more quickly. We plan to explore the mysterious world of owls both
on our island and around the world during our new Science unit. We have also planned a
visit from Wolf Hollow in November to learn more about our island owls!
                                                      
Art and S.T.E.A.M. Highlights
During Art this week we practiced Matisse-inspired methods for taking detailed drawings
and making abstract shapes based on the original objects. Our S.T.E.A.M. block focused on
refining our inventions, choosing our top ideas, and drawing diagrams to illustrate how
they perform.
                                                
Learning With Loupes        
We introduced Loupe Looks this week! Our loupes offer a scientific way to explore the
world up close, often as we’ve never seen it before. For this year’s  first Loupe Look,
we studied pumpkin chunks and delved into the amazing layers beneath the surface of
pumpkin seeds and the outer skin. We observed and then recorded our fascinating finds.

Home Connection: County Chickenpox Alert
Schools have been requested to inform families that nine children have confirmed cases
of varicella (chickenpox) on Lopez, Orcas and Shaw islands. According to San Juan
County Health & Community Services, “Symptoms of chickenpox include fever, fatigue
and a rash that progresses from the head to other parts of the body.  If you or your child
has symptoms of chickenpox, please seek medical attention (call first) and remain at home
until the rash is completely gone and all the blisters are dried. This means not
attending/participating in sporting events, traveling on the ferry (unless staying in your
car), or going into other community gathering places, such as libraries, stores or
community centers where others may be exposed during your illness.” For information and
resources on varicella, and how to check your child’s immunization status, families are
asked to visit the San Juan County Health & Community Services website:

http://sanjuanco.com/420/Immunizations
We plan to keep watch on this outbreak as it develops. Please keep an eye out for possible
chickenpox symptoms!
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Dates to Remember                                 
Friday, October 26: Theme sharing ~ Halloween
Wednesday, October 31: Halloween!  Half-day; school ends
                              at 11am

                                                                      
We encourage families to practice an earthquake drill at home over the weekend to extend
this week’s ShakeOut school learning. We hope everyone has a healthy weekend!
                                                      
Love,                        
Mrs. D and Mrs. K