2018-2019 Annual Report

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Our Mission

At The Island School we educate each of our children; we nourish their innate curiosity, inspire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, and foster respect and appreciation for themselves and others.

Dear Families and Friends of The Island School,

Greeting enthusiastic learners each morning really makes my day. The children of The Island School are curious students who are confident in their abilities, yet appreciative of others.

So, why do kids eagerly arrive at The Island School every day? Our staff, families and community believe:

Kids flourish in a community where they are known and loved. At The Island School we are intentionally small, developing an extended family where each member of the community feels a responsibility to help others (whether an adult or child) to be the best version of themselves. A new student recently told me that his favorite part of The Island School is that “It feels safe to be myself and safe to admit you’re wrong.”
Kids learn best by feeling, thinking and doing. Learning occurs in many different places and in many different ways at The Island School - in classrooms, hallways, recess, field trips, Breakfast Club, Extended Day, Cultural Study, Market Day, Monday Morning Sing and the list goes on.
Kids are naturally filled with wonder and creativity that we celebrate. At The Island School our staff cultivates and elevates student inquiry so kids ask questions and discover the world around them. Students are challenged to create team egg drop containers from recyclables and fashion race cars for our Science Fair. Frequent field trips to museums, live theater, salmon hatcheries and historical sites expand students’ world views.
Kids feel a sense of purpose when they build connections with the community. We empower kids to take action on their passions and interests. Read on to learn about the Ometepe Kids Can Make a Difference calendar project.
Kids need time to play. We continue to provide two recesses every day for children to run and play, imagine and create.
 

Your generosity provides innovative learning experiences to our students who become compassionate, curious graduates who love learning. What a gift! Together we are supporting the next generation of creative, caring citizens who will undoubtedly positively change our world in big and small ways.

Gratefully,

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Amanda Ward
Head of School

2018 - 2019 Success Story

Students Explore the Bigger World

Our second and fifth graders worked together to create the Kids Can Make a Difference Calendar 2019 to support communities on Bainbridge Island’s sister island of Ometepe, Nicaragua.

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First, volunteers with Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association (BOSIA) shared stories of the islands’ long relationship with each other.

Then, students researched landmarks that make each island special, formed cross-grade teams, drew the illustrations and chose relevant facts to share.

The students traveled to Kent, WA to observe the printing process firsthand, before selling calendars on the sidewalks of Bainbridge, raising $6,870 in three weeks.

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Finally, fifth graders put both their hearts and their minds to work on the budget. They selected nine BOSIA programs to fund, including university scholarships, library books, equipment and workshops for blind students and deaf students and a weekend ambulance driver’s salary. As a result of the project, kids developed empathy for others and put their hard work into a real-world philanthropic project.

Board of Trustees - Faculty and Staff - Tutors

Board of Trustees
2018-2019

Dan Miller, President

Al Saliba, Treasurer

Katy Mathias, Secretary

Alice Hunting

Trish King

John Lange

Lynn LaSof

Shan Lin

Jenny Morber

Rainey Scott

Dennis Sutter

Kim Wilson

Faculty & Staff
2018-2019

Amber Beck-Garcia

Sara Beckstrom

Kristen Brelsford

Cindy Brickley

Christine Broga

Lesley Collins

Jessie Dameron

Mike Derzon

Lana Fuller

Joan Henderson

Drew Keller

Trish King

Loretta Morgan

Bridget Pearl

Ursula Pontieri

Kris Rogers

Aleta Schuelke

George Shannon

Dennis Sutter

Amanda Walker

Dana Weir

 

Tutors
2018-2019

Leslie Adams

Kristine Velisaris

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2018-2019 Contributions

We gratefully acknowledge all donors who contributed to
The Island School Annual Fund during the 2018-2019 school year.

Annual Fund Donors

Alumni

Jeb & Jenny Ekberg Besser

Alice Hunting

 

Alumni Parents

Lynn & Bill Agnew

Adrienne & John Brown

Cristy Caldwell

Mary & Bob Carlson

Alan Chaffee

Ann Cheng

Jim Cutler & Beth Wheeler

Dave Domansky

Marilyn & Dan Dubitzky

Chuck & Janie Ekberg

Barbara & Allan Ferrin

Karolynn Flynn & Roger Katz

Tim Holsapple & April Cattell

David Hunting

Jerry Jurgens

Jenny & John Lange

Lynn & Marc LaSof

Nancy Leedy

Shan Lin & Yitong Hu

Ellie & Dave Low

Nicki McCraw

Ken & Laurie McEwan

Jack Nunn & Susan Swannack-Nunn

Jenn & Todd Osburn

Sue Somers

Amanda & Adam Ward

Kelly Webster

Helen Withers

 

Friends

Leslie Adams

Betsy & Paul Carroll

Dezhang Chu

Kemp Crawford

David Jones

Elizabeth & Bill Jones

Austin Ohm & Emily Scali

Rebecca & Daniel Roberts

Nancy Taylor & Fritz Levy

Carolyn & Sherwin Van Mersbergen

 

Grandparents and Relatives

Janine Batcheller

Page Coulter

Bonny Danielson

Jane & Dave Danielson

Margaret Gilson

Keith & Lee Harrison

Carole & Gary Hemingway

Jerri Lane

Susan & Russ MacDonald

Susan & John Mathias

Fay & Nat Page

Carita Polin

Steve & JoAnn Trick

 

Parents

Anonymous

Amy & Matt Baker

Scott Bass & Cynthia Rossi

Lynda & Bill Baxter

Steve Beresford & Becca Johnston

Beka & Matt Bielman

John Bonow & Carol Ann Davidson

Sarah Bopp

Jack Cantwell & Katherine Johns

Marlene & Tim Connolly

Roger Coulter & Katy Mathias

Berg Danielson & Chaitee Sengupta

Robin Dunn

Susan & Parker Dunn

Topher Eatinger & Carrington Quinn Lannon

Kendra Field & Dee Bennett

Adam Fuller & Amanda Allen

Parents (continued)

Kristin & Jay Gandee

Maureen Gilbert

Sunny Gill & Sal Evjen

Gregory Glynn

Kristi & Adam Gould

Cynthia Hall

Megan Nielsen Hegstad

Hollie & Keith Kenniff

Barb & John Kittell

Tanya & Alex Kushner

Kimberley & Edward Lafferty

Peter Libera & Christine Gleason

Kate & Andrew Lovejoy

Jana & Todd MacCulloch

Joy & Brian McCallister

Kim & Corey McMillian

Robin & Dan Miller

Jenny & Shaun Morber

Chris Moreno & Sara Clowery

Kieva & Charles Myers

Sarah & Jeff O'Donnell

Stephanie & Ben Page

Azurae & Dan Phelps

Max Polin

John Roberts & Sally Forutan-Roberts

Jeffrey Roger & Joanna Garritano-Roger

Richard Rothstein & Thea Jackson

Ian Saunders & Alissa Kozuh

Tim Scearce & Laurie McConnachie

Rainey & Brian Scott

Lauren & Joan Scout

Joanne & David Shaw

Susan & Garrett Stephan

Keli Sutter

Taylor Tan

Liam Thedford & Charlsey Livingood

Natalie Vaughan-Wynn & Dylan Vaughan

Alisha & Josh Weiss

Kari & Brian Wetzler

Kim & Ches Wilson

Suzanne & Peter Zapf

 

Staff

Amber Beck-Garcia & Patrick Garcia

Sara Beckstrom

Kristen & Harry Brelsford

Cindy & Doug Brickley

Christine Broga

Lesley Collins

Jessie Dameron & Geoff Vigneron

Mike Derzon & Robin Supplee

Lana Fuller & Ted Siebert

Joan & Jeff Henderson

Drew Keller

Trish & Paul King

Loretta Morgan

Bridget & Lucas Pearl

Ursula & Michael Pontieri

Kris Rogers & Brad Butler

Aleta & Chris Schuelke

George Shannon

Dennis Sutter

Amanda Walker

Dana Weir

 

Corporations/Foundations

Cunningham Family Fund at Bainbridge Community Foundation

Gates Ventures

John B. Brown, Jr Fund at The Seattle Foundation

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Salesforce.org

The TT Foundation

 

Annual Fund in Honor of Trish King

Chris Gutsche & Kathleen Smith

 

Annual Fund in Honor of Carol & Dale Sperling and Family

Laura & Timothy O’Mara

Trish King Financial Aid Program Donors

Laurie & Steve Arnold

Amy & Matt Baker

Scott Bass & Cynthia Rossi

Amber Beck-Garcia & Patrick Garcia

Tracy Bennett

Carrie & Kyle Beyer

Bremerton Wellness

Cindy & Doug Brickley

Christine Broga

Lindsey & Dan Camarena

Craig Campbell

Tiffany Carey

Carol & Dave Carley

Nora Carlson

Jane Carpenter

Betsy & Paul Carroll

Jessica Christianson

Barbara Clinton & Ray Wheeler

Clovis Foundation

Lesley Collins

Marlene & Tim Connolly

Jack Cornish, Jr.

Jessie Dameron & Geoff Vigneron

Berg Danielson & Chaitee Sengupta

Bonny Danielson

Jane & David Danielson

Carol Ann Davidson & John Bonow

Karen & Ralph Derrickson

Mike Derzon & Robin Supplee

Rebecca Donley

Francine Dunnigan

John Ellis

Carmen & Greg Epstein

Barbara & Allan Ferrin

Kendra Field & Dee Bennett

Kelly & Chris Flemetakis

Jayasri Ghosh

Sunny Gill & Sal Evjen

Eun-Sook & Scott Goidel

Kristi & Adam Gould

Jon Green & Brenda Berry

Cate Hempton

Joan & Jeff Henderson

Ann Holsapple

Alice Hunting

David Hunting

Jerry Jurgens

Kingston Crossing Wellness

Kitsap Community Foundation

Barb & John Kittell

Tanya & Alex Kushner

Jenny & John Lange

Lynn LaSof

Pam & Josh Lee

Shan Lin & Yitong Hu

Ellie & Dave Low

Susan & Russ MacDonald

Joanne Maher

Kathy & Joel Matulys

Anna Sperling McAlvanah

Anna & Bill McClain

Nicki McCraw

Sandra & Bill McIver

Suzanne Messinger

Robin & Dan Miller

Elizabeth Mitchell

Jenny & Shaun Morber

Loretta Morgan

Doreen Oleson

Tone Orvik

Stephanie & Ben Page

Azurae & Dan Phelps

Carita Polin & Katie Johnson

Ursula & Michael Pontieri

John Roberts & Sally Forutan-Roberts

Rebecca & Daniel Roberts

Jeffrey Roger & Joanna Garritano-Roger

Alexa & Michael Rosenthal

Liz & Al Saliba

Tim Scearce & Laurie McConnachie

Kathy Schott

Aleta & Chris Schuelke

Rainey & Brian Scott

Lauren & Joan Scout

Sue Somers

Andrew Sperling

Margie Storch

Richard Tait

Meade Thayer

Angie & Kurt Van Wyck

Kristine Velisaris

Temre Jenkins Wales & Chase Wales

Amanda & Adam Ward

Kelly Webster

Kari & Brian Wetzler

Beth Wheeler

Kim & Ches Wilson

Suzanne & Peter Zapf

Class of 2019 Legacy Gift in Honor of Trish King

Jack Cantwell & Katherine Johns

Roger Coulter & Katy Mathias

Susan & Thomas Dunn

Jana & Todd MacCulloch

Thea & Richard Rothstein

Ian Saunders & Alissa Kozuh

Keli Sutter

Alison & Paco Vinoly

David Domansky Memorial Fund

Thomas Eli Backer

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Brown

Suzanne Carlson

Kathleen & Richard Cherubini

Cameron Cohen

Richard Danysh

Sandra Demoray

John & Wanda Domansky

Carlie D. & Edward J. Domansky

Dr. John Hole Retired Teachers and Staff

Doris & Dale Ewing

Hannah's Treasure Chest

Ken Harrell

Carol Inskeep

Tom & Alice Pappas

PEO Sisters of Chapter BC

Patty Reed

Kevin Sargis

Kay & Frank Scarpino

Kate & Greg Schaffer and family

Schwab Charitable Fund

R.E. Shipley

Glen Smith

In Honor of Trish King and Joan Henderson

Candace Coe

In Honor of Marianne Wiley

Julia Richards

Victoria Somers Endowment for the Library

Sue Somers

 

Other Gifts 2018-2019

Other Contributions

AmazonSmile Foundation

Jane Carpenter

Alice Hunting

Trish King

John Lange

Lynn LaSof

Shan Lin

Katy Mathias

Sandra & Bill McIver

Dan Miller

Jenny Morber

Al Saliba

Rainey Scott

Dennis Sutter

Amanda Ward

Kim Wilson

In Kind Contributions

Christine Broga

Candace Coe

Jessie Dameron

Charles D. Easterberg

Lana Fuller

Julie's Frame Gallery

Drew Keller

George Shannon

Sue Somers

Town & Country Markets

Jan van Fredenberg

Dana Weir

Alisha Weiss

Auction & Carnival

Auction Committee 2019

The Live Auction was a fun social evening for our community, as well as a successful fundraising event. With heartfelt thanks, we applaud the Auction committee members who worked all year to organize and produce the 2019 Auction, as well as everyone who contributed to its success.

Dee Bennett

Beka Bielman

Marlene Connolly

Carol Ann Davidson

Mike Derzon

Kelly Flemetakis

Yitong Hu

Katherine Johns

Alissa Kozuh

Kate Lovejoy

Jana MacCulloch

Joy McCallister

Laurie McConnachie

Kieva Myers

Stephanie Page

Azurae Phelps

Michael Pontieri

Kathy Schott

Aleta Schuelke

Joanne Shaw

Susan Stephan

Taylor Tan

Alyssa Wolfe

Auction Sponsors 2019

With many thanks to the following people who helped underwrite Auction expenses:

Lynda & Bill Baxter

John Bonow & Carol Ann Davidson

Marlene & Tim Connolly

Bonny Danielson

Jane & Dave Danielson

Kelly & Chris Flemetakis

Greg Glynn

Trish King

Barb & John Kittell

Tanya & Alex Kushner

Sandra & Bill McIver

Lisa & Andy Miller

Robin & Dan Miller

Carita Polin & Katie Johnson

Jeffrey Roger & Joanna Garritano-Roger

Lauren & Joan Scout

Kelly Webster

Kim & Ches Wilson

Carnival Committee

The Carnival was one of our most fun community events of the year.  With heartfelt thanks, we applaud the committee members who worked so diligently to organize the 2018 Carnival, as well as everyone who contributed to its success.

Jana MacCulloch

Jeff O' Donnell

Sarah O' Donnell

Stephanie Page

Revenue & Expenses

Revenue
Tuition & Fees 81%
Annual Fund 3%
Auction/Carnival 6%
Other Gifts 6%
Rental/Interest 4%
100%
Expenses
Program Expenses 51%
Financial Aid 17%
Operations 27%
Fundraising Expenses 5%
100%
2018-19 Revenue chart
2018-19 Expense chart

Thank You

We gratefully acknowledge all donors who contributed to The Island School during the 2018-2019 school year.  We have tried to ensure that this report is accurate and that names are spelled correctly.  We apologize for any errors and ask that you let us know of any mistakes.

 

The Island School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status in admission of otherwise qualified students or in providing access to the rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally available to all students and their families, including educational policies, scholarship and other financial aid programs, or athletic, extra-curricular, and other school-administered programs and activities.

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