2019-12-20 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 7, 2021

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

ISLA Winter Family Night

Join your ISLA family and friends on February 13th from 6pm -8pm at the Roller Garden in Saint Louis Park!

ISLA Spirit Blanket Donations

We are seeking donations of ISLA Spirit Wear T-Shirts (Se Hable Espanol) from all grade levels to be used for a ISLA Spirit Blanket for the Fiesta de la Primavera auction. Please consider donating a t-shirt that may be ready for retirement. Stains and holes are OK. Click below to donate. Please send t-shirts in by January 15 to the office labeled "ISLA PTO FIESTA". Thank you!


Fiesta Assistance Request

Do you have a Floral or Greenery connection, Linens connection,
Videographer connection or Wine/Liquor Business connection? Let us
know! We are looking for new partnerships for the Fiesta de la
Primavera. Contact Krista at stilsonguarin@gmail.com or 612-770-4992.
Thank you!

Extracurricular Activities

Here is the link to sign up for extracurricular activities for the winter session https://forms.gle/US5MvSyinj7LLRAj7

Chess and both Minecraft extracurriculars are full. To sign up for Young Rembrandts go to http://bit.ly/islawin20

Join the ISLA Board of Directors!

Looking for away to support the mission and shape the future of our amazing school? Join the ISLA Board of Directors!  The ISLA Election and Nominating Committee is seeking interested community members,teachers, and parents, grandparents, and guardians to fill several upcoming vacancies on the ISLA Board beginning June 30, 2020.  No previous experience is required, but we do have a specific need for individuals with expertise in education, marketing, or fundraising. The Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the school, implementing policies and procedures, and long-term strategic and financial planning.  In addition, there are a number of different committees on which Board members serve. Click here for descriptions of the various committees. The Board meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of each month.

If you are interested in seeking a Board seat, please submit a Statement of Interest(available here) to the Election and Nominating Committee by February 1.  Questions about Board service and the election process can be directed to Liz Crouse, Chair of the Election and Nominating Committee, at lcrouse@isla-academy.org. The election of Board Directors will occur in connection with ISLA’s annual meeting on May 19, 2020.

Language Ambassador Profile

My name is Yeison Hernández Laitón.  I am from Tunja, Colombia.  I studied a Licensure in Foreign Languages English and French at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, UPTC in Tunja and I am working as an English teacher in a village near my home city.  I have 1 brother and 4 sisters.  I am the oldest.  I am working with 6th and 5th grades at ISLA.

I am here in the USA because I would like to have a cultural interchange, to improve my English and to learn teaching strategies useful   my job in Colombia.  I connect with people when finding common interests like reading, music and art.

My hobbies are mainly to ride bicycle, to play the guitar,to watch movies, to go to museums, to play table games and to hike.  I love to work with children because the classes can be very funny and every child in the classroom is a different world that is worth exploring.

My expectations during my stay in the United States are to visit a lot of places in the country, to know how American culture is, to make lots of friends from different countries and cultures and to share my culture,my language and my traditions with all of the community.  In this way, I hope this experience can make me grow as a teacher, as a family member, as a member of a community and as a person.

I am staying with the Fosters in the Fall semester.  I can be reached at yefeherlai@gmail.com or 612-998-5664.