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Memories From Our Spectacular School Years:









Congratulations, Class of 2017!
We are so proud of all your accomplishments!


Congratulations, Class of 2018!
We are so proud of you, Ellie and Taluah!

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Congratulations, John, for winning the
National 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 2018-2019 school year.  
Stillpoint School is the only State approved private elementary school on San Juan Island,
and has been so for the past 12 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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                                                                                                                November 8, 2019

Dear Families,                                                
                                                               

We had a fabulous week with special visits! On Monday, Returning Grad Isaiah spent a
terrific afternoon with us, and today we had a super visit with our island veterans!


Special Veterans Day Visit
Today we welcomed island veterans for a special visit to our school. We made gorgeous
banners for our visitors and gave each veteran a hand-made card. We were inspired by
their stories and unwavering commitment to peace
. Thank you, veterans!

New November Goals
This week we chose our November goals. Several students in grades 4 through 6 are
creating historical zines through the 5th annual Washington Center for the Book zine
opportunity! Other super November goals include studying the Beaufort scale, completing
Math wrap-ups, learning about Egypt’s history, working with alphabet rubbing plates,
exploring a new reading program, writing poetry, practicing Math with fact pages,
matching up word and sound-it-out puzzles, and studying pandas and iguanas.

Poetry Unit
This week we introduced two types of poetry for our growing collections. Primary students
wrote color poems, either focusing on a single color for a poem or choosing a rainbow of
colors. Intermediate students explored meter and rhythm as they wrote nature-inspired
free verse poetry.


Weekly Highlights
This week we made stunning covers for our animal reports. During Problem Solving we
filled a giant cornucopia on our Art room wall for a Thanksgiving display, and we had a
super Book Buzz session on Thursday. Primary Math highlights this week included working
with pattern puzzles, a pattern building kit, magnetic spheres, geoboards, and our fishing
for math facts center. Intermediate students played games using multiple operations with
Math facts.

First November Birthday
On Tuesday we celebrated our first November student birthday, as Grace turned 8 years
old! We wrote and illustrated a terrific birthday book for her, and she brought a fun
unicorn treat to share. Happy birthday, Grace!
                       
Magnificent Mindfulness  
On Thursday, Mrs. L led a terrific mindfulness session on embracing mistakes and finding
value in “oops!” moments. We enjoyed Beautiful Oops, a fantastic book about turning
mistakes into works of art. We then had a wonderful time using our creativity and
imaginations to turn partially-started art into completed ideas. Thank you, Mrs. L!
                        
Home Connection: Thanksgiving Schedule
Our school calendar follows the traditional schedule for the Thanksgiving Break.
Wednesday, November 27 will be a half-day ending at 11am so families can travel if
needed for Thanksgiving. School will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday,
November 29 for Thanksgiving.
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Dates to Remember                                 
Monday, November 11: School closed for Veterans Day
Friday, November 15:
free sharing
Wednesday, November 27: Half-day ending at 11am
Thursday, November 28-Friday, November 29: School
                               closed for Thanksgiving Break

       
We hope everyone has a peaceful three-day weekend!    

                                            
Love,                                        
Mrs. D and Mrs. K