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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.

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! *


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 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

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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                                                                                                                  November 17, 2017
Dear Families,                                                
We had a wonderful windstorm-filled week! We enjoyed terrific volunteers and fantastic
academic highlights.
Thanksgiving Project        
We were very thankful to have Sue bring a special Art project this week! We used colorful
cardstock, autumn markers, and sequins to create and decorate cards listing the many
reasons we’re thankful. We loved completing the project by sealing our cards in hand-
folded envelopes!   

Terrific Theater Games
We had a fabulous Theater Games session with April on Thursday! After warming up,

we worked together to act out scenes and learned how to exaggerate motions for the stage.
We played super drama games emphasizing team movements and had a terrific time
mirroring actions!

December Success Day!
Our first semester Success Day is scheduled for Friday, December 8! We plan to send
home Success Day sign-up sheets with more information after Thanksgiving break.

Painting Clothes!
Every year we enjoy decorating our lawn as we participate in our town’s Winter Holiday
Decorating event. We plan to paint our decorations next Monday, November 20. Please
send students to school in painting-friendly clothes!
Spectacular Specials
Our Music focus this week was on dynamics, which we practiced with a favorite singing
game and rhythm stick activity. In P.E. we greatly enjoyed playing balloon volleyball! This
week we also learned two fast-paced partner games from Africa during World Cultures,
then tested foundation strengths for a Problem Solving project.

Blueprints and Biomimicry
In Writing we studied books of house plans and examined giant blueprints before creating
our own blueprints using special paper. We also explored the world of biomimicry:
inventions based on solutions from nature. We filled turn-and-learn wheels with our own
creative biomimicry ideas.

Kings Receipts Deadline
November 30 is the quarterly deadline for Kings Receipts! Please send any receipts you
have collected for us to school on or before Thursday, November 30.
Thank you!!

Home Connection: Thanksgiving Week & Break
Due to the short week for the Thanksgiving holiday, no newsletter will be sent home

next week. We encourage students to enjoy lots of quality time reading, writing, playing
Math games, and spending time creating lasting memories with family during the
Thanksgiving holiday.
Dates to Remember        
Monday, November 20: Please wear painting clothes!

Wednesday, November 22: Half-day for Thanksgiving;
                               school ends at 11am
Thursday, November 23-Friday, November 24: no school
Thursday, November 30: Kings Receipts deadline!
Friday, December 1: free sharing

We look forward to a terrific three-day week leading up to Thanksgiving! We hope our
students and families will enjoy a wonderful family-filled Thanksgiving holiday.

Mrs. D and Mrs. K