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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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                                                                                                                  September 15, 2017
Dear Families,                                                
                                               
We hope you enjoy reading about our
action-packed week!
       
Second September Birthday!
Today we celebrated our second September student birthday! Melinda Joy turned 11
(double-double digits ☺). We made her a fantastic birthday book and enjoyed delicious
brownies. Happy 11th birthday, Melinda Joy!
       
Picture Day
April, our Professional Parent Photographer, took lovely portraits for a perfect Picture
Day.
Thank you, April!

Weekly Highlights
On Monday we walked to the Library with our wonderful Library walking volunteer, Diana
(Nylah’s terrific mom!). On Tuesday we began Goal Time, a dedicated time where students
choose a personal academic goal each month to work on independently. We held two Free
Writing sessions and explored various genres for our weekly writing project.
        
Monday Specials
On Mondays our afternoon specials are P.E. and Music. This week we sang favorite songs
in Music, focusing on tempo, dynamics, harmony, and time signatures. In P.E. we warmed
up and played pair tag before enjoying energetic activities with our parachute– always a
favorite session. Our Grads did a super job leading the parachute exercises!
                                                      
Tuesday Specials: STEAM and Art
On Tuesday we introduced our new long-term STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Arts, and Mathematics) unit: architecture! We’re excited to explore the world of
architecture this semester. In Art, our project focused on Monet. We used Monet as our
inspiration to create our own “Garden by the Sea” pictures using oil pastels.

Wednesday Specials
On Wednesdays our afternoon specials are World Cultures and Problem Solving. We
played a game with photographs of famous landmarks around the world for our first World
Cultures session, while in Problem Solving we tackled the challenge of building stable
structures out of cards!

Thursday Specials
On Thursdays we look forward to Book Buzz and our Special Project time slot! Book Buzz
is a unique reading block where students choose a special book to read once a week. After
we all have a chance to read, we share about our books and make recommendations.
This week we also introduced a new hands-on activity: Theater Games! We practiced
using space objects, mirroring each other’s movements, and improvising actions for
everyone to try.
                               
Home Connection: Architecture
As we explore the many aspects of architecture, students are encouraged to find examples
of architecture outside of school– in neighborhoods, through photographs, by talking to
family members who have traveled and seen architecture around the world, and even in
nature. We plan to learn as much about architecture as possible in our first semester!
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Dates to Remember                         
Friday, September 22: Autumn begins!
                               Theme sharing ~ Fall/Autumn

We hope our families have a beautiful September weekend!
               
Love,
Mrs. D and Mrs. K