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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!

                                                                                                              December 21, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
                       
We had a super celebration today and a fun week together with very special guests, an
amazing walking field trip, and fantastic Returning Grads! Thank you, Allison and Ellie,
for spending days with us this week. We feel very fortunate to have such a supportive,
loving school community.


Museum of Art Walking Field Trip
We had an amazing visit to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art on Wednesday! Sue and
Mrs. H were our wonderful walking volunteers. We met bronze sculptor Gareth Curtiss at
the Museum and learned about the project he is completing for our town. He showed us the
sculpting and bronze casting process and answered all of our questions, which Grad Nylah
organized! We loved seeing his artwork in process and even saw him add details to the dog
which will be in the sculpture. It was an incredible experience!
                                                               
Special Snowflake Volunteer
April brought a spectacular seasonal Art project on Tuesday! Using special origami paper,
giant white paper, and special folding techniques, we created lovely intricate snowflakes

to decorate our school. Thank you, April!
        
Marvelous Math
This week we played fact-strengthening Math games and enjoyed two Grad-led Math
sessions! Allison led primary Bingo on Tuesday and Nylah led intermediate Wrap-Arounds
on Thursday. Thank you both!  

 
Special Guests!
We were thrilled to welcome special visitors to our school all week! Our fantastic school
friend, Commander Plummer, came by on Monday to wish us happy holidays. A very
special police officer friend came for a wonderful visit on Tuesday and handed out special
junior badges! On Thursday we welcomed Mrs. Claus for a sparkling holiday visit.

We love our super community connections!
                                       
First Semester Progress Reports
We are sending home First Semester Progress Reports with this newsletter. Each Progress
Report shares information about our first semester studies and the great developments

we’re seeing with each student. We are thrilled by the growth we’ve seen since September!
Please celebrate your child’s academic and social progress in our first semester, and
share how proud you are of his or her academic accomplishments. We are so excited

to continue to support and nurture our amazing students in our second semester!
                                 
Home Connection: Winter Break Suggestions
Over Winter Break, we encourage our super students to read or be read to at least 20
minutes every day. Please encourage free writing, and share experiences as students
gather inspiration for free writing after the break. Families are encouraged to play games
together and practice Math facts in fun, low-stress ways. Please spend lots of quality time
together and enjoy outdoor time if weather permits!
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Dates to Remember                                 
Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4: Winter Break
Friday, January 11:
free sharing        
Sunday, January 20 - Saturday, January 26:
National School Choice Week!
                               
We hope all of our families have a wonderful Winter Break, and we look forward

to starting our spectacular second semester on Monday, January 7th at 8am!

Love,                        
Mrs. D and Mrs. K