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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!
                   Stillpoint News!

                                                                                                                   January 19, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
                                                
We had a fabulous four-day week full of terrific volunteers, special events, academic
highlights, and wild weather! ☺
                                                               
Colorful Art Project  
On Tuesday April brought a favorite color-filled Art project: combining tissue paper with
water to create lovely works of art! We carefully cut tissue paper pieces, sprayed our
paper, arranged the tissue on top, and sprayed it again to set the designs. After our
artwork dried, it was gorgeous!

Writing Highlights
This week we celebrated Thesaurus Day! We had a terrific time exploring a host of
resources to find fantastic new words. We filled graphic organizers with our finds and
definitions, and were inspired to add descriptive words to our Free Writing! We also had
the chance to complete our Author Study posters and participate in author sharing.  
       
Weekly Specials           
We learned about New Year customs around the globe during World Cultures this week.
The variety of cultural celebrations was amazing! For Problem Solving we focused on
complex kirigami, and our Poetry session emphasized peaceful poems. We had a wonderful
time in Sign Language practicing signs for colors and animals! We also enjoyed a fantastic
guest presentation by a world-traveling college student who shared incredible stories of
her adventures.

                                                 
Math Highlights        
Primary students worked with ColorKu this week, a color-coded version of Sudoku with
many skill levels and various puzzle combinations. Intermediate students solved number
riddles with hundreds charts and created their own riddles before playing a place value
game with decimals. We are also collecting Math facts as we work toward fact fluency.
                                               
Staying Healthy
We are doing a fantastic job so far on the health front! We’re focusing at school on
healthy habits and hygiene, especially washing hands often and effectively, coughing or
sneezing in elbows or tissues, and staying hydrated. Please put an extra emphasis on
getting lots of sleep at home and let us know if your student has any signs of sickness so

we can keep our school community as healthy as possible!

☼ School Choice Week ☼
Next week we will celebrate National School Choice Week, a nonpartisan, nonpolitical
week-long celebration of opportunity in education. Since its beginning in 2011, School
Choice Week has become the world’s largest yearly celebration of schools and educational
choices. We always look forward to participating and to wearing our scarves!
       
Home Connection: Winter Lawn Display Letters
The beautiful wooden letters and swans students painted for our Winter Lawn Display are
ready to be taken home! They will be available for families to collect during School Choice
Week. Please feel free to take home your student’s swan or letter before or after school
any day next week!
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Dates to Remember        
Sunday, January 21- Saturday, January 27: National School Choice Week!
Friday, January 26:
Theme sharing~ something yellow ☺

We hope our students and families have a super weekend!
               
Love,
Mrs. D and Mrs. K