2020-01-31 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 7, 2021

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

ISLA Semester 1 Report Cards were sent home with your student today!

Check your child's back pack for it. We have also started something new this year. Our student information system now allows us to send report cards to families electronically. If it is not in your inbox, check your junk mail.

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 21.  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.

ISLA Spirit Week is coming!

Please encourage your child(ren) to show their school pride the week of Feb 10- Feb 13. If students participate in the theme, they do not need to come to school in uniform.

This year our themes are:

Monday, Feb 10: Día RETRO: Dress up from any time period in history. Get inspired from any decade, century or fashion trend from the past. Groovy! (Concept: Change)

Tuesday, Feb 11: Día cómodo: Get comfy and wear your favorite sweatshirt, jammies or whichever clothes make you feel especially cozy! (Concept: Function)

Wednesday, Feb 12: Día de identidad secreta: Use your imagination and become anyone other than yourself. Create your own secret identity or dress up as your favorite character, teacher, friend or family member. It's the only day we won't say, "Be yourself!" Think of some clues and see if anyone can guess who you are! (Concept: Perspective)

Thursday, Feb 13: Día de ropa favorita: Wear your very favorite outfit or clothes. We will celebrate Friendship Day this day. Students may also choose to wear colors to represent this day: red, pink, white, purple. (Concept: Connection)

Show us your spirit for ISLA!

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.

Buy Your Tickets by February 29 to receive the special ticket price of $55/person.  Starting March 1, ticket prices increase to$65/person.  

If you’re unable to attend, you can Send Your Regrets here.  Starting mid-February, we will check in with all families we haven’t heard from so send your RSVP soon!

SEEKING: Great Gatherings

We are still collecting Great Gatherings from our fabulous families!  Deadline for submissions is February 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.

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.

HIGHLIGHT: 7 Night Stay in Mexico!

Start saving now to bid on this 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo in Sayulita, Mexico!

Condo sleeps 6 (3 king beds!) and has a large outdoor deck with beautiful ocean views. Also has a large infinity pool on site and it's just a short walk to the beach or town.  Average nightly rate ranges from $285 -$490/night

SEEKING: Wine, Beer and Spirit Donations

Every year, there is a highly anticipated auction item around the theme of Wall of Wine or Stock the Cellar plus a variation of a Wine Pull game.  These auction items and game are only possible with the generous donations of the ISLA community.

Have a favorite wine, beer or spirit? Have some extra bottles left over from the holiday season?Please consider donating a bottle or two to be used at Fiesta de la Primavera.  You can drop off these bottle(s) in the ISLA Office.  Or, if you’re not often at the school, please email us at fiesta@isla-academy.org to arrange a pick up.  

Would you rather just donate money to be used towards a group purchase?  The Fiesta team has established partnerships with local businesses to make a matching group purchase.  There are two ways to donate towards this group purchase;

  1. Credit Card: You can use the ‘Make a Donation’     feature on our auction website at https://www.accelevents.com/e/Fiesta2020.  Note: There is a credit card processing fee of 2.9%.
  2. Cash or Check: You can drop off a donation of cash or     check in the ISLA office.  Please     clearly label the envelope ‘Fiesta – Group Purchase Donation.’

Please submit any donations by February 21.  Inorder to coordinate the auction items/games, the Fiesta team will complete a group purchase in late February.


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 toget to know them and get a glimpse at what’s happening at school!




Immediate Need for Lunch Volunteers: 7 open spots in February



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