2022-01-28 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

January 29, 2022

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Skate Your Heart Out!

Join the PTO for a community skate event at the ROC at the St Louis Park Rec Center on February 13, 2022 from 3:15-5:15pm.

We are asking families to sign up for an hour time slot to allow for more families to be able to participate. Skates are available to rent but if you have your own skates, please bring them.


Additionally, families are asked to make Valentine's at home and bring to the event. The PTO will deliver them to Children's Hospitals and others that are in need of some love on behalf of the ISLA community. We will also have the option to participate in the assembly of kits to support the homeless at the event.   Hope to see you there!

PTO Community Meeting

Please plan to join the PTO for the next community meeting:

February 3 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.  

The Agenda includes:

  • Financial Report
  • Fiesta de la Primavera Update
  • Winter Family Events Update
  • PTO Community Spotlight

Hope to see you there!

Log in info:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 986 0772 0246
Passcode: 4g7qwp

Spirit Week February 22-25

Martes, 22 de febrero: Como Nos Expresamos- Express Yourself!

Here is your chance to step out of your ISLA Uniform and express your own style with confidence!

Miércoles, 23 de febrero: Quienes Somos - Character Day

Dress like a beloved character from your favorite book or movie - or take a different route and dress like a famous historical figure.  You decide!

Jueves, 24 de febrero: Día cómodo Comfy Day

Come to school in your PJs or your coziest clothes. Time to snuggle in and learn!

Viernes 25 de febrero - Criaturas fantásticas - Creature Day

Open the treasure chest of your imagination and assemble your best mythological creature or dinosaur ensemble.  Calling all sparkly rainbow unicorns, three-headed dragons, mermaids, and velociraptors!  

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, and staff members.  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, including in the areas of employee benefits and compensation.

Come join our team!  No experience is necessary, but human resource or employment law experience would be particularly appreciated. If you are interested, please contact Dana Provus, the current H.R. Committee Chair, at dprovus@isla.school.

What is Fiesta de la Primavera?! You’ve been hearing more about it, but maybe you don’t know what it is? Fiesta de la Primavera is ISLA PTO’s BIGGEST fundraiser and gathering each Spring! This year’s event is being held Saturday March 19th at La Doña Cervecería!

What should you expect?

  • Adult only event - Book your babysitter!
  • Open to staff, LAs, parents/caregivers AND your friends, family & neighbors!!
  • A FUN night out!!
  • Support for the LA program
  • Mingle with the ISLA community
  • Enjoy delicious food, drinks & music

What are we raising funds for? Each year, ISLA welcomes Language Ambassadors (LAs) to our school- 100% of the funds raised at Fiesta de la Primavera support this program! These LAs are from various Spanish-speaking countries and are our school’s teacher assistants. They have many responsibilities throughout our school, such as:

  • Working alongside our teachers in day-to-day tasks and interacting with students
  • Sharing their native culture with ISLA students while offering a more diverse cultural experience
  • Aiding in classroom projects & activities
  • Providing support for lunch and recess times
  • Teaching extra-curricular classes to the kids in Spanish!!

The LAs are an invaluable part of our school, and Fiesta de la Primavera is the time that we are really able to support this amazing program.  

Want to help?! There are so many opportunities to get involved with tasks of all sizes! We have roles big & small!! Volunteer Opportunities - Click here

Great Gatherings! Fiesta de la Primavera has an auction that will include your amazing ideas for “Great Gatherings” and a range of fun items! The deadline for submissions is February 4th, however, events can be planned through Fall 2022.

These events are one of the most popular auction items because our ISLA community always comes up with such fun and creative ideas. Hosting a Great Gathering is a wonderful way to get to know other families in the community. It can be open to all grade levels or only specific grades. It could include kids only, families or adults only. You could even host a joint event with another family or families!

Have a business of your own? Consider a donation to help support Fiesta while getting your business name out there (ex: Facial, massage, chiropractic adjustment, baked goods & so much more)

Donation Forms

Questions? Have an idea, but need some help working out the details before you commit? Please feel free to contact us at fiesta@isla.school

We greatly appreciate your support in helping make this year’s Fiesta de la Primavera a great event!!

Join the ISLA Board of Directors!

Looking for a way to support the mission and shape the future of ISLA? Join the ISLA Board of Directors!  The ISLA Election and Nominating Committee is seeking interested community members, teachers, parents, grandparents, and guardians to fill several upcoming vacancies on the ISLA Board beginning June 30, 2022.  No previous experience is required, but we do have a specific need for individuals with expertise in marketing and communications, fundraising, or finance.

The ISLA Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the school, implementing policies and procedures, and long-term strategic and financial planning.  In addition, there are a number of different committees on which Board members serve. Click here for descriptions of the various committees. The Board meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of each month.

If you are interested in seeking a Board seat, please submit a Statement of Interest (available here) to the Election and Nominating Committee by February 4.  Questions about Board service and the election process can be directed to Liz Crouse, Chair of the Election and Nominating Committee, at lcrouse@isla.school. The election of Board Directors will occur in connection with ISLA’s annual meeting on May 17, 2022.

February is Dental Health Month

Normandale Dental Clinic offers very low-cost dental services and do not take insurance.  So many families (children and kids alike) suffer tremendously due to a lack of resources. Normandale is a great option for all people, those who would might not otherwise receive dental services, and those who simply want a low-cost cleaning. For more information click here.

Registration for the 2022 Hopkins Area Little League spring baseball season is now open!

Register by March 1 to receive a $20 discount (discount automatically applied at check-out).

Visit the registration page for the link to register and important details, like pricing and age breakouts.

Glen Lake Mighty Mites Baseball Registration Open!