2020-05-08 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 7, 2021

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Thank You!

Thank you to the ISLA PTO and all of the ISLA families for making the ISLA staff feel loved and appreciated this week. Everyone did a fabulous job thinking outside to box to make sure that we all felt appreciated this week! We have such a wonderful community!

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/16P6yrutZow1pV1S-MmDXUEl4utpt5Pzj/view

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

Spring Break Family Game Challenge


Art and Exploration have collaborated during our DistanceLearning to create challenges for our students that focus on their social andemotional well being. During Spring Break our families were given the challengeto create a Home Family Game complete with instructions and they delivered!

The following are recognized as our winners that met the challenge:

Graham Family with Miranda (Sra. Patino) and Cooper (Sra. Helgerson)
Kassenborg Family with Ayla (Sr. Allueva)
Fernandez Family with Maximo (Sra. Wood) and Santiago (Sra. Ashby)
Anderson Family with Olivia (Sra. Seehafer)
Cross Family with Selah (Sra. Bonyin) and Anniston (Sr. Huaman)
Beam Family with Theo (Sra. Alfaro) and Finlay (Sr. Allueva)
Family Niedermaier with Mira (Srta. Dilley)
Pollen Family with Jack (Sr. Allueva) and Charlie (Sra. Seehafer)
Cooper Family with Talia (Sra. Helgerson) and Gabriel (Sra. Maldonado)
Sherburne-Crouse Family with  Nathan (Sr. Huaman)

Thank you for all that participated!

-Sra. Claudia and Sra. Maldonado

LTD Brewery To-Go Night on May 26th!

Show your support for ISLA and order a growler or crowler for pick up or delivery at LTD Brewing Co. in Hopkins on May 26th.

LTD is generously giving back 20% of ALL proceeds from the day to ISLA, so share this with your family and friends too! Even though we can’t gather in person this year at LTD, we can still lift a glass (or two) at home to support our amazing school!
Pre order online at ltdbrewing.com

LTD Brewing Co.
8 8th Ave N
Hopkins 55343

The PTO held the final community meeting of the 2019-2020 school year on May 5th.  We had board committee updates, elected the new PTO board and approved the budget for for 2020-2021.  It has been a great year of supporting classrooms and teachers, the LA program and ISLA community!  Thanks to all who have helped volunteer, fund raise, host an LA, participate in community events and support the ISLA PTO in so many ways!  Email ptochair@isla-academy.org if you would like the link to the meeting minutes.

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.