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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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                                                                                                                          April 20, 2018
Dear Families,                                                
                                                
We had an amazing highlight-filled week! We loved being back together after our Spring
Break adventures last week.
   
Terrific Teaching Projects
We began our Teaching Project Unit this week with three fantastic student teachers!

On Tuesday Nylah taught everyone how to make slime. The process and results were both
fascinating! On Wednesday Isaiah taught us how to make knots in lengths of rope he
provided. We had a great time learning the complex steps to create the various knots!

On Thursday Avaline was our fantastic yoga teacher. She led a beautiful yoga session for
all of us in the sunshine!

First Field Work Walk!
On Thursday we took advantage of the gorgeous sunshine and walked to the Airport for
our first field work walk this Spring. Teams of students selected a special part of the trail
to study over the next several weeks. We’ll collect samples, observe growth and changes,
take notes, and record data. Our first walk was filled with super in-depth observations!

Special Spring Scrapbook Project
We welcomed April on Tuesday for a stunning hands-on Spring Art project. She brought

all the supplies for us to make Spring scrapbook pages, complete with colorful paper,
book pages, and even sheet music! We used Mod Podge to assemble and finish our
beautiful creations.
                                                      
Our Great Islands Clean Up Walk
Today we cleaned the roads between our school and the Library, as well as our route to
our Field Work Walks. Our teamwork was terrific as we collected lots of trash and
left the roadsides sparkling for the Great Islands Clean Up.  

Weekly Highlights
During Music we played games filled with music notes and symbols. Our outdoor P.E.
session (in the pouring rain) was a blast! Students used specific equipment to invent their
own terrific games. During Problem Solving this week we explored the Möbius strip and
learned how to walk through a single sheet of paper. Math highlights included a new
classifying and sorting center for Primary students and a place value game in the millions
for 4th-6th grade students.
                                                       
Science Experiments: Unit Intro
This week we introduced a favorite Spring unit: Science Experiments! Each student will
select an experiment to conduct for our unit. We’ll follow the Scientific Method and will
record data each day over several weeks. This week, we studied books for inspiration and
began selecting our ideas.         

                                                         
Home Connection: Poetry Trail Field Trip!
We are excited to take a field trip to see our poems displayed along the Poetry Trail

created by Land Bank and National Park coordinators! Kristina, Henry’s super mom, is
organizing the field trip for a Special Projects session. More information is being sent

home with this newsletter. Please complete and return the field trip form on Monday,
April 23 for planning and coordination purposes!
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Dates to Remember        
Sunday, April 22: The Official Great Islands Clean Up
Wednesday, April 25: Field Trip! Forms due Monday ☺
Friday, April 27: Arbor Day! Theme sharing~ Arbor Day

       
We hope our families have a spectacular sunny weekend!

                               
Love,
Mrs. D and Mrs. K