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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.

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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! *

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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 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
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!
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                                                                                                                January 12, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
                                                
Happy 2018! We had a fantastic first week to start our second semester. We were
especially thrilled to have Celine visit us and spend a wonderful day with us on Monday!

                                                               
New Social Studies Unit
We launched our new long-term unit this week: Country Studies! This comprehensive
Social Studies unit will run through March. After an introduction on countries of the
world, we researched a variety of countries to study and chose our top possibilities.

We’ll each study a different country and will share artifacts at our Spring Showcase!  
               
Author Study Writing Project
Our Writing project this week focused on favorite authors. Each student chose an author

to study and began to fill a poster with biographical information and personal book
connections. We loved learning new facts about our favorite authors! We plan to finish

our author posters next week.

Math Highlights        
As we enter our second semester, students are reaching important milestones in their
Singapore Math books. Several students began new Singapore workbooks this week!

Our enrichment activities focused on special whiteboards which have mathematical arrays,
grids, number lines, and hundreds charts which can be used for problem solving, fact
fluency games, and geometry.                     

                                            
New Year Specials  
This week we played new rhythm dice games in Music with special dice containing music
symbols. We learned the values of the notes and rests through super partner games. Our

P.E. session was filled with New Year energy as we welcomed 2018 with a variety of
terrific exercises! Later in the week we created a New Year clay display for the Art Room
and designed new backgrounds for our fish tank.     

          
New Goals for the New Year         
We chose academic January goals this week. Students are independently studying galaxies,
the moon, and planets; beginning or continuing the Typing Program; completing Math
challenges; practicing handwriting; studying word families; using letter tiles to solve
phrase riddles and unscramble words; completing high frequency word searches; reading
challenging chapter books; listening to CD books; and studying states for comprehensive
reports.   

January Scholastic Book Order Opportunity
We are excited to send home the first Scholastic book flyers of the new year! Book orders
may be placed online or sent to school with payment, and are due on or before next Friday,
January 19. Thank you for your support!

       
Home Connection: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
School will be closed on Monday, January 15 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
School will resume at 8am on Tuesday, January 16! We encourage our students to enjoy
extra family time together over the three-day weekend.
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Dates to Remember        
Monday, January 15: School closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, January 19: free sharing

We hope our families have a peaceful three-day weekend! We look forward to seeing
everyone at school on Tuesday.
               
Love,
Mrs. D and Mrs. K