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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
Stillpoint News!
                    Stillpoint News!
         May 17, 2019
Dear Families,                                                
Our week was
filled with terrific projects and volunteers!
Science Experiments: Complete!
This week we collected data from our experiments for days 9 through 12. We filled our
journals with sketches and notes, which we will use next week to create displays of our

data and to answer our Science experiment questions. Several of our experiments had
surprising results, and we all learned a lot during the three-week experiment process!
Intricate Art
On Tuesday, Sue brought a beautiful project for Art. Each student received a special card
with the first initial of his or her name. We filled our initials with intricate designs and
colors to reflect our personalities. Thank you, Sue!

Special Upcoming Events
Our 6th Grade Spirit Day has been rescheduled for June to allow extra time for special
materials to arrive. ☺ Next Tuesday, we will celebrate Dinosaur Day! Friday will be

A.S.L. Day and a half-day for Memorial Day weekend.

Scholastic Book Orders
We are sending home special book order flyers with this newsletter! Book orders may be
placed online or sent to school with payment to Scholastic Reading Club. Book orders are
due on or before Friday, May 24. Thank you!  

Weekly Specials

During Music on Monday, we played a new interactive game focused on teamwork and
observation skills. In P.E., we had a terrific time practicing with foam footballs after
playing an energetic flowers-and-showers tag game! During our Writing block, we

worked on handwriting skills. Our Grads made Success Day display headers showcasing
their calligraphy skills! On Thursday, we made bookmarks for the Library’s summer
reading bookmark program. The theme, “A Universe of Stories,” is especially meaningful
after our long-term Galaxies unit this semester!

Field Work Walk III
This week was especially exciting for our Field Work Walk as we searched for changes
brought by the recent Spring rain! We also made rubbings of interesting objects out in the
field, and used our magnification collection boxes to examine a variety of fascinating
creatures up close.

Home Connection: Success Day Sign-Up Sheets
We are sending home second semester Success Day sign-up sheets with this newsletter to
help us plan for the number of guests we can expect. Please complete your form and return
it on or before next Friday, May 24. Thank you!
Dates to Remember                                 
Tuesday, May 21: Dinosaur Day!         
Friday, May 24: Success Day sign-up forms &
                       Scholastic book orders due;
                       A.S.L. Day! Half-day ending at 11am
Monday, May 27: School closed for Memorial Day
                       ❁ Memorial Day Parade information:
                        9:30 a.m. at Memorial Park by the waterfront;

our students are invited to participate in the Flower Ceremony ❁
       Wednesday, May 29: ✮ Second Semester Success Day! ✮
                       Student-led tours begin at 11am                

We hope our families have a marvelous May weekend!

Mrs. D and Mrs. K