2019-2020 Annual Report

Screen Shot of Amanda

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,

When I reflect on the 2019-2020 school year, I think of it like a play with two acts.

In Act I we enjoyed many of the traditions and rituals that mark an Island School education focused on learning by doing - Monday Morning Sing, Market Day, Science Fair, Social Justice Forum, field trips and service projects. Our days together were joy-filled even if we were not celebrating a special event.

Then, in Act II, COVID-19 hit and the governor closed schools. Our faculty rose to the challenge of shifting to distance learning in the matter of just a few days, providing all of our programming online. For an intentionally low-tech school, I felt such pride at the efforts of our creative and collaborative staff to continue providing students with the chance to learn by doing even from a distance. The adults in our community (teachers, parents and volunteers) worked to make sure that children continued to connect with friends while also keeping learning creative and fun. Kids made videos of their “wax museum” characters, created obstacle courses, organized a school-wide talent show and developed a Paved with Gold book. We provided all-school celebrations, class meetings, small group learning experiences and individual check-ins.

Over the course of the school year, students tried and failed, tried and succeeded, persevered and grew.

Thank you for continuing to support The Island School through the “typical times” and challenging ones. Our mission continues to flourish in this generation of children whether we are together or far apart.

Gratefully,

signature

Amanda Ward
Head of School

2019-2020 Success Story

Students Advocate for Social Justice

Island Schoolers developed their social-emotional skills as resilient, caring and active citizens of our community.

socialjustice3
socialjustice4
socialjustice1

As part of their social-emotional education, students explored themes of social justice and empathy with their classmates. Students reflected on their own empathy and were encouraged to “climb inside” the perspective of someone else “and walk around in it.”

Every winter we plan an event to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. focused on the Civil Rights Movement. This year we broadened our theme and held a Social Justice Forum to share what we learned with our greater community.

Kindergarteners and first graders had the opportunity to think about the similarities and differences between themselves and others as well as how to demonstrate kindness. Our second graders took on the roles of characters in a play to better understand the perspective of others. Third graders shared their knowledge in a play based on the experiences of the Coast Salish peoples during times of westward expansion. And our fourth and fifth graders each researched a topic of importance to them that exposed an injustice, and at times, even a privilege that they took for granted. They prepared persuasive exhibits and action plans to create positive change in addressing that injustice.

We rounded out the Forum by singing songs from the Civil Rights Movement and displaying student art with peace and unity themes. Preparing and performing at the Forum boosted students’ empathy for others and taught them how to develop solutions for real-world problems.

socialjustice2

Board of Trustees - Faculty and Staff - Tutors

Board of Trustees
2019-2020

Dan Miller, President

Alice Hunting, Vice President

Katy Mathias, Secretary

Kim Wilson, Treasurer

Amanda Ward, Head of School

Bill Baxter

Lynn LaSof

Shan Lin

Jenny Morber

Rainey Scott

Kathleen Smith

Faculty & Staff
2019-2020

Dee Bennett

Shannon Boss

Cindy Brickley

Bri Calveri

Jessie Dameron

Mike Derzon

Lana Fuller

Kyla Garlid

Taya Hall

Joan Henderson

Drew Keller

Loretta Morgan

Christine Newkirk

Sarah O’Donnell

Ursula Pontieri

Katey Rissi

Kris Rogers

Aleta Schuelke

George Shannon

Amanda Walker

Amanda Ward

Dana Weir

 

Tutors 2019-2020

Leslie Adams

Robin Miller

Kristine Velisaris

2019-2020 Contributions

We gratefully acknowledge all donors who contributed to The Island School during the 2019-2020 school year.

Annual Fund Donors

Alumni

Jeb & Jenny Ekberg Besser

Alice Hunting

Anna McAlvanah

Angela Vokolek

 

Alumni Parents

Lynn & Bill Agnew

Laurie & Steve Arnold

Cristy Caldwell

Jane R. Carpenter

Ann Cheng

Roger Coulter & Katy Mathias

Barbara & Allan Ferrin

Karolynn Flynn & Roger Katz

Chris Gutsche & Kathleen Smith

Barrie & Mark Hillman

Cami Holtmeier & Peter Korytko

David Hunting

Jerry Jurgens

Jenny & John Lange

Lynn & Marc LaSof

Nancy Leedy

Shan Lin & Yitong Hu

Ellie & Dave Low

Joanne & Kevin Maher

Anna & Bill McClain

Ken & Laurie McEwan

Laura & Timothy O'Mara

Liz & Al Saliba

Kathy & Bob Schott

Sue Somers

Richard Tait

April Avey Trabucco

Oriana von Specht

Kelly Webster

Helen Withers

 

Friends

Anonymous

Leslie Adams

Betsy & Paul Carroll

Dezhang Chu

Barbara Clinton & Ray Wheeler

Candace Coe

Kemp & Barbara Crawford

Matt Culp & Vicki Jenkins Culp

Suellen & Tom Cunningham

Helen Dunbar

Lisa Giles & David Mitchell

Lisa & David Glaze

David H. Jones

Trish & Paul King

Tim Kolschowsky

Sue Lindsey

Austin Ohm & Emily Scali

Diana Peters

Mary Tate Phillips

Rebecca & Daniel Roberts

Barbara Supplee

Jeffery Tomasevich

Carolyn & Sherwin Van Mersbergen

Carol & Tom Ward

 

Grandparents and Relatives

Bonny Danielson

Cory Gann

Keith (Benjamin) & Lee Harrison

Carole & Gary Hemingway

Leslie & Michael Lebeau

Ann Lovejoy

Susan & Russ MacDonald

Sandra & Bill McIver

Carita Polin

 

Parents

Travis Adena & Raquel Stanek

Anonymous

Tamiko & Lionel Bailey

Amy & Matt Baker

Scott Bass & Cynthia Rossi

Lynda & Bill Baxter

Daria Blyzniukova

John Bonow & Carol Ann Davidson

Lindsey & Dan Camarena

Molly & Brian Carlson

Marlene & Tim Connolly

Berg Danielson & Chaitee Sengupta

Shannon & John Dorsey

Emma & Brian Dressler

Topher Eatinger & Carrington Quinn Lannon

Kendra Field & Dee Bennett

Kelly & Chris Flemetakis

Adam Fuller & Amanda Allen

Kristin & Jay Gandee

Parents (continued)

Megan & Bre Ganne

Patrick Garcia & Amber Beck-Garcia

Cortney & Sam George

Gregory Glynn

Cynthia Hall

Kelly & Jordan Jungnitz

Barb & John Kittell

Tanya & Alex Kushner

Kimberley & Edward Lafferty

Stefanie & Tim Lemon

Michelle & Todd Linquist

Jana & Todd MacCulloch

Meghan & Mac Martin

Joy & Brian McCallister

Jenna McDonald

Robin & Dan Miller

Jenny & Shaun Morber

Chris Moreno & Sara Clowery

Azurae & Dan Phelps

Max Polin

John Roberts & Sally Forutan-Roberts

Jeffrey Roger & Joanna Garritano-Roger

Tim Scearce & Laurie McConnachie

Rainey & Brian Scott

Lauren & Joan Scout

Joanne & David Shaw

Brian Simmons & Valerie Randall

Susan & Garrett Stephan

Taylor Tan

Liam Thedford & Charlsey Livingood

Natalie Vaughan-Wynn & Dylan Vaughan

Alison & Paco Vinoly

Temre Jenkins Wales & Chance Wales

Alisha & Josh Weiss

Kari & Brian Wetzler

Kim & Ches Wilson

Suzanne & Peter Zapf

 

Staff

Shannon & Dimitri Boss

Cindy & Doug Brickley

Jessie Dameron & Geoff Vigneron

Mike Derzon & Robin Supplee

Lana Fuller & Ted Siebert

Taya & Porter Hall

Joan & Jeff Henderson

Drew Keller

Loretta Morgan

Christine Newkirk

Sarah & Jeff O'Donnell

Ursula & Michael Pontieri

Kris Rogers & Brad Butler

Aleta & Chris Schuelke

George Shannon

Amanda & Adam Ward

Dana & Brian Weir

 

Corporations/Foundations

Cunningham Family Fund at Bainbridge Community Foundation

Fidelity Charitable

Leslie and Michael Lebeau Philanthropic Fund at Bainbridge Community Foundation

Microsoft

One Call For All

Salesforce.com, Inc.

The TT Foundation

Webster Family Fund at Bainbridge Community Foundation

 

Annual Fund in Honor of Joan Henderson

Candace Coe

 

Annual Fund in Honor of Trish King

Sarah & Jeff O’Donnell

 

Annual Fund in Honor of Kris Rogers

David Hunting

 

Annual Fund in Honor of Willa Scout

Lauren & Joan Scout

 

Annual Fund in Honor of Carol Sperling & Anna McAlvanah

Laura & Timothy O’Mara

 

Annual Fund in Memory of Kristen Brelsford

Chris Gutsche & Kathleen Smith

Tim Kolschowsky

 

Annual Fund in Memory of David Domansky

Jeffery Tomasevich

 

Annual Fund in Memory of Norine Gann

Megan & Bre Ganne

Financial Aid Donors

Lynn & Bill Agnew

Amy & Matt Baker

Lynda & Bill Baxter

John Bonow & Carol Ann Davidson

Eileen Boss

Shannon & Dimitri Boss

David Browning & Amy Goldthwaite

Lindsey & Dan Camarena

Heather & Jerry Carleton

Mary & Bob Carlson

Nora Carlson

Betsy & Paul Carroll

Barbara Clinton & Ray Wheeler

Doreen Cobb

Candace Coe

Lesley J. Collins

Marlene Connolly

Roger Coulter & Katy Mathias

Brett Daniel & Sarah Archibald

Bonny Danielson

Fiona & Henry F. Davis

Mike Derzon & Robin Supplee

Helen Dunbar

Barbara & Allan Ferrin

Leigh Ferrin

Kendra Field & Dee Bennett

Kelly & Chris Flemetakis

Patrick Garcia & Amber Beck-Garcia

Cortney & Sam George

Eun-Sook & Scott Goidel

Jon Green & Brenda Berry

Chris Gutsche & Kathleen Smith

Taya & Porter Hall

Matt Helmer & Beth Novak

Cate Hempton

Joan & Jeff Henderson

Alice Hunting

David Hunting

John B. Brown, Jr Fund at The Seattle Foundation

Emily & Matt Jones

Trish King

Kitsap Great Give

Barb & John Kittell

Susan Lange

Lynn LaSof

Cindy Law

Stefanie & Tim Lemon

Shan Lin & Yitong Hu

Meghan & Mac Martin

Sandra & Bill McIver

Microsoft

Lisa & Andy Miller

Robin & Dan Miller

Jenny & Shaun Morber

Loretta Morgan

Christine Newkirk

Jenn & Todd Osburn

Ursula & Michael Pontieri

John Roberts & Sally Forutan-Roberts

Rebecca & Daniel Roberts

Kris Rogers & Brad Butler

Tim Scearce & Laurie McConnachie

Kathy & Bob Schott

Rainey & Brian Scott

Lauren & Joan Scout

Sue Somers

Ralph Spillinger

Susan & Garrett Stephan

Margie Storch

Gibby Stratton & Shelley Neeleman

Angie & Kurt Van Wyck

Kristine Velisaris

Angela Vokolek

Temre Jenkins Wales & Chance Wales

Amanda & Adam Ward

Kelly Webster

Robert Weschler

Kari & Brian Wetzler

Kim & Ches Wilson

 

Trish King Financial Aid Program Donors

Lynda & Bill Baxter

Rebecca Donley

Robin & Dan Miller

Shelley Neeleman & Gibby Stratton

Steve Prentice & Martha Makosky

Alexa & Michael Rosenthal

Rainey & Brian Scott

Kim & Ches Wilson

 

Class of 2020 Legacy Gift

Amy & Matt Baker

John Bonow & Carol Ann Davidson

Marlene Connolly

Barb & John Kittell

Stefanie & Tim Lemon

Microsoft

Robin & Dan Miller

Jenny & Shaun Morber

Christine Newkirk

Ursula & Michael Pontieri

Alison & Paco Vinoly

Temre Jenkins Wales & Chance Wales

 

David Domansky Scholarship Fund

Parker E. Brugge

 

In Honor of Marianne Wiley

Julia Richards

 

In Memory of Kristen Brelsford

Linda & Andrew Ellis

Full House Construction & Design, Inc.

Elizabeth Hiden & Family

Karen Hiden

Lauren Noon & Family

 

In Memory of Dave Leedy

Nancy Leedy

Other Gifts 2019-2020

Other Contributions

AmazonSmile Foundation

Anonymous

Bill Baxter

Lana Fuller

Alice Hunting

Lynn LaSof

Tim Lemon

Shan Lin

Michelle Linquist

Mac Martin

Katy Mathias

Brian McCallister

Sandra & Bill McIver

Dan Miller

Jenny & Shaun Morber

Jenny Morber

PayPal Giving Fund

Ursula Pontieri

Jeffrey Roger

Aleta Schuelke

Rainey & Brian Scott

Rainey Scott

Kathleen Smith

Amanda Ward

Kim Wilson

In Kind Contributions

Bill Baxter

Gillian Bull & Daniel Smith

Dave Carley

Candace Coe

Costco

Jessie Dameron & Geoff Vigneron

Ralph Derrickson

Lana Fuller & Ted Siebert

Alice Hunting

Drew Keller

Shan Lin

Katy Mathias

Brian McCallister

Dan Miller

Robin Miller

Shaun Morber

Aleta Schuelke

George Shannon

Kathleen Smith

Sue Somers

Margie Storch

Town & Country Market

Piper Tupper

Jan van Fredenberg

Angie & Kurt Van Wyck

Alison & Paco Vinoly

Dana Weir

Alisha Weiss

 

Victoria Somers Endowment for the Library

Sue Somers

Auction & Carnival

Auction Committee 2020

We hosted a virtual Auction because of the pandemic. Spanning several days in late May, the Auction proved to be a successful fundraising event. With heartfelt thanks, we applaud the auction committee members who procured items and organized the 2020 Auction.

Lindsey Camarena

Molly Carlson

Carrie Grace

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 2019 Carnival, as well as everyone who contributed to its success.

Jana MacCulloch

Jeff O' Donnell

Sarah O' Donnell

Revenue & Expenses

Revenue
Tuition & Fees 82%
Annual Fund 3%
Other Fundraising 10%
Rental/Interest 5%
100%
Expenses
Program Expenses 72%
Financial Aid 18%
Operations 10%
100%
TIS-Revenue-2019-2020
TIS-Expenses-2019-2020

Thank You

We gratefully acknowledge all donors who contributed to The Island School during the 2019-2020 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.

TIS-logo

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.

gximage2
NWAIS
One Call for all 1
WFIS Logo cmyk
WashingtonGreenSchools Logo

The Island School
8553 NE Day Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110