2019-11-01 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 7, 2021

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant
Thank you to the ISLA community for making the jog-a-thon such a huge success!

Final Days for Spirit Store Orders

The Spirit Store will close on Sunday November 3rd.

What to do if you didn’t purchase shirts during the back to school or fall order windows and would like one now?

  • Check the uniform exchange.  It will next be out at the November 12th PTO community meeting.
  • Make a request on the ISLA families Facebook page to see if anyone has one to borrow or that their student has outgrown.

Fall Conference Meals

Please join the PTO to supply ISLA teachers and staff with dinner on Monday, November 4 and lunch on Tuesday, November 5. This is your opportunity to let them know their long hours and sincere dedication are greatly appreciated!! Please select an item or two that you can bring. There are approx. 40 teachers/staff. Times reflect requested drop off times each day. Items should be brought directly to the staff lounge. Thank you!!

Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4FA4A62AA1FF2-fall1 


See all of ISLA’s current volunteer sign-ups here: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=0EC3CBD7F5CCFC67&cs=09B6BADC8FBF8B627B0A64745BB59BC9&sortby=l.title

Lunch Program in need of Substitute Volunteers

Being an ISLA lunch substitute is a great way to help out on an ad hoc basis. The ISLA Lunch program is supported by 2 scheduled parent volunteers each day. At times, scheduled volunteers can’t make it and need a sub. That's where you can help! Sometimes dates are known in advance and sometimes it is last minute due to illness. Requests are sent out by email to the sub list as spots open. Add your name by emailing volunteer@isla-academy.org or by adding your name to “Lunch Program” on the iSLA Interest Form. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-interest  

Vision and Hearing Screening (9 spots open - across several days)

Assist with annual vision and hearing screenings for students. This occurs during the school day. Previous experience and Spanish are not required for these roles.   Thank you for considering! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-vision1  

LA Ride Request

Want to get to know the LA in your child’s classroom a bit more? Rides will be updated over the weekend, with new requests popping up regularly. Check this link anytime.


Volunteers Needed for Short and Easy Fiesta Project

By Nov. 15, we are looking to update the business contact information for the businesses that often donate to the ISLA Fiesta de la Primavera auction. We would like to transition to e-mail or online requests (if the company has one) rather than in-person and mailed requests. Can you donate an hour to help us with a super easy task? 

First, visit the Sign up Genius to choose a batch of 10-11 businesses to research. 

Then, visit each company's website and update the Business Donations Google Doc with updated contact information like email addresses, online form web address, contact names, etc.

Thanks for helping to make Fiesta 2020 extra awesome! 

Lost & Found Clothing Available for Reuniting during Fall Conferences

We'd love to see lost items reunite with their families! Tables will be set out with Lost and Found during Fall Conference week. All items remaining after conferences will be donated to ISLA's uniform exchange or a local clothing organization. 

Before we can reunite items, we need some help! We are looking for 2-3 people to assist with setting up tables and setting out the ISLA Student's Lost and Found items. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-lost Thanks!

Sponsorship Opportunity

The Fiesta de la Primavera is seeking sponsorship partners! Ask your contacts now as Fiesta planning is well underway! Our dream goal is to have all fiesta expenses covered by business sponsorships this year, so that all monies raised from the Fiesta go directly to enhancing the ISLA students' educational experience through the LA Program. 

  • The ask: Ask your company and contacts if they will sponsor the ISLA PTO Fiesta de la Primavera! There are different levels of sponsorship and sponsors are listed in our promotional and program materials.  Send them the ISLA PTO Sponsorship & Donation Request form, or complete the forms at your company and let the Fiesta committee know of the sponsorship commitment. (Tax ID information is included at the bottom of donation form.) Ask now as Fiesta planning is well underway; however, if they say no, try again at the start of the 2020 calendar year as they may have more funding available.

Calendar of Events

  • Nov 4 & 5- Fall Conferences, no school
  • Nov 6 Hearing Screening, Grades K, 2 & 4
  • Nov 7 Hearing Screening, Grades 1, 3, 5, 6
  • Nov 7 Second Grade Field Trip, Science Museum of MN
  • Nov 7 School Tour, 2 pm
  • Nov 8 Fifth Grade Field Trip, Lone Lake Park
  • Nov 11 Vision Screening, Grades K, 4 & 6
  • Nov 12 Vision Screening, Grades 1, 3, & 5
  • Nov 12 PTO Community Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • Nov 14 Give to the Max day, - encourage friends, family and colleagues to donate to ISLA PTO 
  • Nov 19 Vision Screening, Grade 2
  • Nov 19 ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • Nov 21 School Tour, 10 am
  • Nov 27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday, no school

Hopkins North Jr. High & High School Juntos Presentation sponsored by PTO at 6:30; open to all.  Please see the flyer for more details. School aged child care available. Here is the link to register for school aged childcare: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfB8IzcY8_sEkYs9s0G8KNiwVpovn4w407QSwteReMUSf7yzQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Looking for easy ways to help support the great work that the PTO does for our kids and their school?  Here are two great options!

Mabel’s Labels:  You can find your child’s things easily in the lost and found by marking them with bright, durable, Mabel’s Labels. Go to https://campaigns.mabelslabels.com/ and click on ‘Select your School/Organization and choose International Spanish Language Academy.  A portion of your purchase will support the PTO.

Amazon Smile: Shop at Amazon?  You can have a portion of your purchase donated to the PTO!  Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and search for International Spanish Language Academy.  Then just make sure to bookmark AmazonSmile and use it for all your Amazon shopping needs.