2020-01-10 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 7, 2021

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Sibling Enrollment

Make sure that your child receives the sibling enrollment priority they are entitled to at ISLA.  Submit an online student application for the sibling of a currently enrolled student by the sibling enrollment deadline of February 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.  Any student applications for a sibling received after the deadline will follow regular enrollment processes. To complete an online student application, go to the ISLA website. Click on the Explore tab and then the Enrollment tab. You will find the link for the 2020-21 student application in the upper right-hand side of the page.

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.

Lost and Found

All of the many lost and found items have been put on display in the ISLA lobby. The items will be on display until next Friday morning. Stop by to retrieve your child's valuables some time in the following week.

Calendar of Events

  • January 13-16 Extracurricular activities begin
  • January 16 Late start (2 hours)
  • January 17, 2 pm 3rd grade Invention Fair
  • January 20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school
  • January 21 ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • January 24 Grading day, no school
  • January 28 PTO Community Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • February 10-13 Spirit Week (details coming soon)
  • February 13 PTO Winter Family Night at Roller Garden

Late Start

Thursday, January 16th is ISLA's next late start day! Buses and school will start 2 hours late. Mark your calendars!

Be a Germ Buster!

The ISLA family has seen its share of colds and viruses in the last couple of months. We want to do everything we can to start the new year out with keeping everyone healthy! Over winter break the school was thoroughly cleaned, with both public spaces and classrooms receiving extra attention. In addition, students were reminded again of proper hand-washing techniques and how to take personal responsibility to prevent the spread of illness.

Some of the main concepts that were stressed include: washing hands when you get home from school, scrubbing hands for 20 seconds, always washing hands before eating, giving space to others, especially when sick (no hugging, touching, etc), covering a cough/sneeze, and washing hands after blowing your nose. Most students were able to verbalize all the important times to wash hands and why hand-washing is so important.

If each family could reinforce these same concepts at home and while out in the community, it will help students learn that it is important wherever they are. Children learn habits best when the information is presented to them in different ways, from multiple sources and when they perform the action, day after day. Be creative at home to help them understand these good habits and how to motivate them to make it part of their daily routine. We will continue to remind students at school about hand-washing as needed. And, of course, we will continue to do our best to keep germs under control with regular cleanings in each classroom.

Have a healthy 2020!

Calling All Great Gatherings

It's time to start planning your fabulous “Great Gatherings” for the Fiesta de la Primavera auction. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 21, but events can be planned to occur through Fall 2020.  

Great Gatherings are one of the most popular auction items at Fiesta because our ISLA community always thinks of the most fun and creative events. These group gatherings can be open to all grade levels or specific grades and can include kids, families or adults only.

Some ideas from the past are:

  • Yoga class for ISLA moms
  • Italian dinner at your home for ISLA parents
  • Family pool party at your home
  • Soccer night for ISLA families at a local park
  • Chef’s table at a favorite restaurant

To submit your Great Gathering idea, please complete this short Parent Donation Request Form. Questions? Contact Betsey Palmgren at Betseypalmgren@gmail.com or Merrie Sjogren at Merriesjogren@gmail.com.



Are you interested in getting more involved at ISLA? Do you like spending time with a smart, kind, funny group of ISLA parents? If so, the PTO Board may be a great opportunity for you. See below for more details on the roles that need your enthusiasm and commitment. To express interest or learn more, please email ptochair@isla-academy.org

Pictures for the Yearbook

Do you have pics from school, PTO events, or class parties?  Did you chaperone a field trip and take pictures?  ISLA's Yearbook now has an online platform to host pictures.  Submitting photos has never been easier!  You can submit pictures from your desktop, mobile phone, and even Google Photos!

Please follow the below listed instructions to gain access to the Share Site; however, if you'd like a personal invite sent, please email us at ktvedt@gmail.com  or hollykassen@gmail.com and we will send one to you.  

*It's very important that you check your spam folder for the invite.  The invite will come from noreply@usfly.com

Here's how to get started:

Start gathering your photos for the yearbook. Pictures MUST be a minimum of 500kb.  

  • Create a Shutterfly account by following this site URL:   https://islasyearbook.shutterfly.com/ 
  • ISLA Site name is ISLA's Yearbook.
  • Once registered, your account will be approved by ISLA Yearbook staff.  
  • Once approved, you can start uploading your pictures to the site.  Make sure you drop them in the correct folder which has already been set up for your class, e.g. "Kindergarten, Sra. Patino"
  • Optional:  Download the free Share Sites iPhone App or Share Sites Google Play for Android App and share photos directly from your phone.
  • Important: Pictures must be jpeg or jpg and all pictures must be an absolute minimum of 350kb. Over 500kb is preferred to avoid blurry images.

Here is the Share Site information:

Site Name: ISLA's Yearbook

Site URL: https://islasyearbook.shutterfly.com/


If you signed your child up for an after school activity, please consider taking an LA home after that class as well. It’s a great way to get to know them and get a glimpse at what’s happening at school!



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