Grace Notes for October 12

I Am

Students in every classroom created a type of self-portrait in September. Amazing art fills our hallways, each classroom’s work unique.

Our 7th/8th graders created a collage and wrote a Where I’m From poem using the template from poet George Ella Lyon.

Excerpts from the poems of Holly, David and Zaydie are below.

I am from England, and the Outback,
Trifle and Anzac cookies.
From stories about my parents and
how they traveled the world.

I am from Seattle and Canada,
From Saturday pancakes and homemade soups.
I am from my dad’s campfire stories,
Chilling but warm at the same time.

I am from the white, polished kitchen
From the smell of Pike Place Market Tea and Thanksgiving Lunch
I am from the vibrant, dark walls
And the butterflies that flutter lifelessly on the fractured chandelier
I am from Hydrangeas and their indigo pom poms of petals
The big Fig Tree, with its limbs twisted in an unrepeatable pattern.


With joy,

Susan Kilbane

Grace Notes for April 27

Islandwood Students spent four days and three nights at Islandwood, an outdoor learningcenter on Bainbridge Island. A huge thank you to Mrs. Van Eaton and

Grace Notes for April 18

Outdoor Learning IslandWood here we come! Our 5th/6th graders and Mrs. Van Eaton and Mrs. Taylor headed to IslandWood last week to learn about the environment.  With

Grace Notes for April 11

Spring is Here! Students enjoy recess on our beautiful playground and in our courtyard with blooming cherry blossoms. With joy and gratitude, Principal Susan Kilbane