2020-05-01 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 7, 2021

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Virtual PTO Meeting 5/5/20

Please join us virtually for the May PTO community meeting.  On May 5th, we will vote on the budget for 2020-2021 school year and for the PTO board officers.  If you are interested in joining the PTO, this is a great way to meet the people you would volunteer with and get a taste of what is involved. And we promise not to have any homework assignments or Seesaw links for you or your children.

So grab a margarita for Cinco de Mayo and join us for some PTO diversión!  

Topic: PTO Community Meeting & Elections

Time: May 5, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 931 1352 0769

Email PTOChair@isla-academy.org for password

The Prospective 2020-2021 PTO Board

  • Chair: Casie Budolfoson
  • Fundraising: Betsey Palmgren & Sarah McCabe
  • Social Events: Zsuzanna Matika
  • Secretary: Rebecca Wright
  • Treasurer(s): Angela Mhiripiri & Julia Breyer
  • Volunteer Coordinator(s): Megan Wilder & Bethany Bradley
  • LA Coordinator: Karen Heuiser

ISLA Board Elections

Election for ISLA's board of directors for the 2020-2021 year will take place on May 19, 2020.

For the slate of candidates click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qn9CEc6IOstWzJeEDdORe4cWIOe-Oem4/view?usp=sharing

For candidate biographies click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/156cD_fhLrbqvkKvdhdnZYMCpxdAlp9DB/view?usp=sharing

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.