2020-05-21 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 7, 2021

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Field Day

Field Day is on Friday, May 28th and this year we are going to be able to celebrate it in person. The alternate day in case of bad weather will be Tuesday, June 1st. Field Day is a non uniform day for students and I encourage them to bring sport clothes and comfortable tennis shoes. Due to COVID restrictions we will have two sessions for Field Day:

- Morning session from 9:30 - 11:30 for Kinder - second grade.
- Afternoon session from 1:00 - 3:00 for third - sixth grade.

Please make sure your kid brings a water bottle and sunscreen.

Come lend a hand and spend the day with your kids as they enjoy Field Day!  Sr. Diaz needs help with activities throughout the day.  Please sign up through the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4FA4A62AA1FF2-isla20

Current Families to Connect with New Families!

Let's make our new families feel welcomed!  We are looking for current ISLA families willing to make a connection with a new incoming ISLA family.  This family will help the new family with any questions they might have regarding schedules, transportation, uniform requirements, meeting other families, and helping them feel welcomed to our community! If you are interested, please fill this form out and someone from the PTO will contact you.  All grades are needed, but mostly looking for families with incoming kinder and 1st graders. For questions, please contact Casie Budolfson at PTOChair@isla.school.  Thank you!



This coming Monday, May 24, Unmapped Brewery is generously donating $1 for every growler, crowler, 750 ml bottle, kombucha or soda sold for take-out.  

No need to mention ISLA - all to-go orders qualify for the donation!  

Order online from 3-9 pm at:


Or in person from noon-10 pm.


Both online and in-person orders count (kombucha and soda will only be available in-person).

Grab some drinks to-go and support our school! Cheers to ISLA!

2021-2022 Busing Request

ISLA has signed a contract with Northstar Bus Company to provide busing for ISLA students for the 2021-2022 school year. Please read transportation offerings for more information about what this will look like. If you would like to take advantage of busing transportation for your scholars, click here to sign up. Please register each child separately. We would love to have students registered by May 28th so that the bus company can start routing buses. The deadline to have busing on the first day of the 2021-22 school year is August 1st.

Summer Kinder Playdates!

Families of incoming Kindergarteners - mark your calendars!  We have three playground playdates set up for families of incoming kindergarteners!  Please try to attend one of these dates to meet and welcome our new families! Questions?  Please contact Amanda Smalling (smallingamanda@gmail.com) or Megan Wilder (mgn.wilder@gmail.com)

  • Tuesday June 29th, 5:30-7:30pm - Burnes Park
  • Sunday July 25th, 3-5pm- Lone Lake Park (near playground)
  • Sunday August 22nd, 3-5pm - Burnes Park

Summer Second Grade Playdates!

Families of next year's second grade - mark your calendars! We have two playground playdates set up for families of next year's second grade! Please try to attend one of these dates to meet and welcome our new second grade families. Questions? Contact Rebecca Wright (beccalynn2@gmail.com) or Betsey Palmgren (betseypalmgren@gmail.com)

  • Tuesday, July 13th 6:00 - 8:00 at Burnes Park
  • Sunday, August 22nd, 5:30 - 7:30 at Burnes Park

School Supplies

Great News! This year we will again be offering the Teacher Tailored supply kit program which offers pre-packaged, school supply boxes filled with the exact items requested by your child’s teacher. It’s a triple win: students and teachers get exactly what they need, you get to avoid the school supply rush at the stores this summer, and a portion of the proceeds goes to support the ISLA PTO. Supplies will get delivered directly to ISLA at the start of the school year.

Ordering opens April 19th and CLOSES JUNE 25.Order online at www.shopttkits.com.Enter our school’s account number 28056Enter your child’s grade for next year (school year 21/22).Questions? Contact Betsey at betseypalmgren@gmail.com Note: this is an optional service and not required; school supply lists will be posted on the ISLA website this summer.

Are you excited about ISLA's new building? Join the ISLA Affiliated Building Company's Board of Directors!

ISLA ABC, the related entity that owns ISLA's new school building in Edina, anticipates having two openings on its Board of Directors beginning July 1 of this year. ABC board members serve one-year terms and will work in tandem with the ISLA Board to oversee the renovation of the new facility and ISLA’s relocation to that site. Expertise in real estate/property management or finance would be an asset, but is not required.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Liz Crouse at lcrouse@isla.school or 612-716-7448. Thank you!

Sturdy Boxes Needed

ISLA is in need of sturdy boxes to pack up our classrooms for the move to the new building. Please bring flattened boxes to the ISLA lobby.