ISLA is excited to announce the opening of El Nido de ISLA Pre-K Learning Program!
El Nido de ISLA is a tuition-based, Spanish immersion early learning center opening Fall of 2021 in Edina.
El Nido is one of the only pre-k programs in Minnesota to offer both full Spanish immersion and an International Baccalaureate Early Years Programme.
Click here to find out more about El Nido de ISLA and to apply for a slot!
Greetings ISLA family and friends! The Fundraising Committee is on the hunt for a volunteer in the world of graphic design to help create communications materials. If you have (or know someone who has) skills in graphic design, please reach out to ISLA Board member, Justin Elder at email@example.com.
Lunes, 22 de marzo: Día de las profesiones- Career Day
Imagine your future self! What do you want to be or dream about being when you grow up? Try out a new gig besides being an awesome ISLA student!
Martes, 23 de marzo: Día deportivo - Sporty Day
An ISLA classic at heart. Wear your favorite jersey or athletic gear. Game on!
Miércoles, 24 de marzo: Día 2020 - 2020 Day
Time to get creative! Think of something memorable from a whacky year. Dress up in your distance learner go-to outfit, become the SuperHero from IStation. 2020 was tough, but we can still find joyful memories!
Jueves, 25 de marzo: Día cómodo - Comfy Day
Sweatpants have never been more coveted! Come to school in your coziest PJs or leisure wear. Time to snuggle in and learn!
Viernes, 26 de marzo: Día de película - Movie Day
Lights, camera, action! Dress up as your favorite character from a movie or show. Or, get glamorous and dress for a movie premier. Anything goes on this spectacular Friday!
Below is an update from the last Board meeting:
The Board was also updated on the proposed construction of the new property as follows:
The Board was presented with a list of construction alternatives, pricing and priorities as determined by the Building Working Group. The focus was on three items in particular:
The Board was asked to decide gym priorities that night so as not to delay ordering supplies for gym construction. The Treasurer informed the Board that as of the date of the Board meeting, ISLA has $60,000 to spend on alternates. After much discussion, a Board motion was presented to approve the gym windows in lieu of the ceiling height. The media center skylight is still on the list with the hope that the school will raise funds to have those installed. The motion to reduce the return on equity from the ABC Board to fund the gym windows was approved by a majority of the Board.
The next Board meeting is March 16, 2021 at 6:30
Three wonderful weeks of camp for kids! Each week has a totally different theme and activities. They are all taught by ISLA staff. Come enjoy the summer and let’s get back to speaking Spanish or let’s start learning a new language!
ISLA camps are for immersion students and heritage language speakers, fluent in Spanish.
Half Day Camps are for all Kindergarteners and First grade students who want to have an immersion experience. No language skills are needed or required.
See Summer Camps at this link to register: https://www.isla.school/explore/summer-camps
Is your child looking to play baseball this summer in a fun, positive environment? Do they want to play on beautifully manicured fields with their friends? Sign up for an exciting season this spring at Big Willow! Kids 9 and above have the opportunity to play on both recreational and tournament teams. Go to BigWillowBaseball.com for more information or contact Dana Provus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Late last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) issued a warning in Carver County related to a cluster of COVID-19 cases, including cases of the new variant of the virus, known as B117. With this warning, MDH recommended enhanced mitigation strategies and increased testing opportunities in the area. As the state continues to monitor this situation, here are a few updates:
MDH announced a recommendation for all school-age youth returning to school, youth sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, to get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing. Getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19.
All Minnesotans are encouraged to get vaccinated when they're able. After receiving the vaccine, here are some things to consider:
The State of Minnesota has announced the launch of the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, which is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Please share this website with family and friends who might be interested in a COVID vaccine.
We continue to receive numerous questions about spring break and recommendations for quarantine after travel. The CDC recommends no travel (no domestic travel and no international travel) during COVID-19. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19, including the variants of the virus. Read the CDC’s information on traveling during COVID-19 and the CDC’s after you travel information, which recommends individuals get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if the test comes back negative. You can refer to MDH guidance on prevention measures to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19. ISLA is following these same guidelines and is recommending quarantine after travel for all students and staff. Please reach out to ISLA by emailing [email@example.com] to inform ISLA staff of your family's travel plans and to coordinate your student's return to school.
Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation with following the recommended guidelines! Please reach out to the School Nurse if you have questions or need clarification [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Tanya Nelson RN, LSN
ISLA School Nurse
International Spanish Language Academy
952-746-6020 (main office)