2020-03-13 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 7, 2021

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Calendar of Events

  • March 16-20 Last week of winter extra-curricular activities (does not include 6th grade Math)
  • March 17 - ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • March 21 - Fiesta de la Primavera - POSTPONED
  • March 30-April 3 - Spring Break, no school
  • April 13-16 - Spring extra-curricular activities begin
  • April 21 - ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • April 23 - Late Start (school and buses run 2 hours late)
  • April 23 - Kindergarten Round-up/New Student Orientation
  • April 28 - Last day of 6th Grade Math

Help Improve the Lives of ISLA Faculty and Staff!

The ISLA Human Resource Committee is currently recruiting members, and we'd love to have you join us! The H.R. Committee is an advisory committee to the ISLA Board of Directors, made up of parents, community volunteers, ISLA faculty, staff, and administration.  We provide recommendations, guidance, assistance, and support to the Board and the ISLA administration with respect to a variety of human resources matters. As a part of this Committee, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of the amazing faculty and staff of ISLA.  We regularly solicit employee feedback and recommend actions to increase employee engagement and satisfaction.  A few of our many accomplishments from the past few years:

  • Started an education reimbursement program
  • Introduced paid sick time for hourly employees
  • Conducted salary market analysis resulting in a market adjustment for teacher salaries
  • Provided contracts for administrative support staff for the first time
  • Added an additional prep period for teachers & an additional position (Media Specialist)
  • Added 4 paid leave days for hourly staff
  • Signed a 3-year contract with our Executive Director
  • Added ISLA-paid short-term disability benefits

Come join our team!  No experience necessary, but H.R. or employment law experience would be wonderful! If you are interested, please contact Kris Taylor, the current H.R. Committee Chair, at ktaylor@isla-academy.org.

Extra-curricular Scholarships Request Form

The PTO will be sponsoring four more scholarships for the spring extra-curricular activities. These scholarships are intended for families who it would be a true hardship or otherwise wouldn't be able to sign their student up for an extra-curricular activity. Families will need to complete the scholarship request form below, by 8 am on March 19 in order to be included in the lottery for the scholarships.  Students are eligible for 1 extra-curricular scholarship per year.  Lottery selections will be drawn and families will be notified prior to the start of spring registration.  



Do you love the ISLA community? Do you have ideas for making it even better? Have you ever considered joining the ISLA PTO Board? Now's the time!

To learn more about the open opportunities signup using the link below and someone from the board will be in contact to answer your questions - Your interest is confidential and you are not making any commitments by adding your name below.

We would love to hear from you and answer your questions! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-isla13


The deadline to order your child's yearbook is March 27th.


School Name: International Spanish Language Academy
Yearbook ID Code: 9747920


Immediate Need for Lunch Volunteers: Spots open March 17, 24, & 26



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