2022-02-04 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

February 4, 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!

The Spirit Store is now open through Saturday, February 12. This will be the final opening this school year! Be sure to order a shirt for the spring concerts! Please note, due to limited inventory in some colors/sizes, the store is updated to reflect what is currently available.

Click to order! https://isla-pto.square.site/

Did you know that the Spirit Store is a fundraiser for the PTO? Your purchase of uniform-approved shirts and sweatshirts will help support PTO sponsored events such as the back to school picnic, provide funds for classroom supplies and extra-curricular scholarships, and also supports the LA program.

Questions? Contact Sarah or Heidi at spiritstore@isla.school.

Sibling Enrollment    

To be eligible for enrollment into Kindergarten, a student must be five years old on or before September 1 of the enrollment year. ISLA gives preference for enrollment to students who:

  • Meet the application deadline
  • Is a sibling of a currently enrolled pupil or foster child of the pupil's parents
  • Are a child of an ISLA staff member

Make sure that your child receives the sibling enrollment priority they are entitled to at ISLA.  Submit an online student application for the sibling of a currently enrolled student by the sibling enrollment deadline (4:00 pm on February 15, 2022).  Any student applications for a sibling received after the deadline will follow regular enrollment processes.

Deadline extended!!!

We’ve got one LAST CHANCE to submit donations and Great Gatherings for Fiesta de la Primavera!! We would really love to see each grade represented at the auction, but the more participation the better!! Each donation helps provide support for the amazing Language Ambassador program and an opportunity to get to know others in the ISLA community!

Our deadline is now February 7th!

Your gathering can be just for kids, just parents or both!! You could even consider co-hosting with another family! Events can be held through Fall 2022.

  • Pizza & pool party
  • Grill & splash pad day
  • Themed park picnic or dinner party
  • Yoga or spa day for ISLA Moms
  • Grill out for Dads

You could also consider advertising your business with an item in our auction! Themed gift baskets, tickets to a local sporting event or complimentary cupcakes are all great donation ideas! These are just ideas for a starting point. We’d love to see what unique idea you come up with! If you need help working out the details of your donation, please email us at fiesta@isla.school

Donation Forms

Parents– We need your help!!

We are currently in need of one parent for grades 2, 4, 5 & 6 to help spread the word about tickets, basket donations and all the fun we have planned for Fiesta de la Primavera. Shoot us a quick email to fiesta@isla.school and we’ll get you in the loop!

Thank you for your help in making this year’s Fiesta de la Primavera a great event!!

PTO Community Meeting

Feb 8, 6:30pm


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

Zoom Info:

PTO Chairperson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ISLA PTO Community Meeting
Time: Feb 8, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 986 0772 0246
Passcode: 4g7qwp

ISLA Summer Camp Registrationis now accepting registrations for Current ISLA Families ONLY.

 We are excited to announce our Summer Camps for the 2021 summer. We are currently only accepting registrations forcurrent ISLA Families until February 18th, 2021. The link for registration is not posted on the website and can only be found in the 2022-02-04 newsletter email. Pleasedo not share the link with families outside of ISLA.

Registration Policies:

  1. If you currently utilize Aventuras for care, please register for camps as an Enrolled Family.
  2. If you do not have an account in 1Core, please create an accout to register for Summer Camps.
  3. Payment for Summer Camp is due upon registration. Accounts that are left with a balance will be dropped from camp registration after 24 hours for non payment.

Summer Camp Hours & Rates:

  • 9:00am – 4:00 pm for all day camp - $330.00
  • 9:00am – 12:00 pm for Kinder half day camp - $190.00
  • 8:00am – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Before/After Care - $65.00

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any cancellation before July 5th, 2021 will result in a refund of the fee per camp minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Any cancellation after July 5th, 2021 will result in no refund due to staffing and programming commitments

Descriptions & Dates:

Week 1: July 11-15

ISLA en vivo - Live from ISLA!

Get ready to broadcast EN VIVO! This Spanish immersion experience will give your camper aglimpse at life behind and in front of the camera. At ISLA en vivo, we will learn about recording tools and the ways to get your unique message across to an audience. Whether we’re learning the latest tik tok dance or reporting on breaking camp news, you’ll see and hear all about it through our virtual platform for families. Want to learn from the pros? This camp will also provide an opportunity to connect with real experts from the field of recording and broadcasting. ¡Luces, cámara, acción!


Week 1: July 11-15

El jardín de kinder - Kinder Garden

Do you have a new kindergartener ready to be immersed en español? El jardín de kinder will help children new to immersion adjust in a fun and relaxed environment. We will explore the animal kingdom, play games and sing songs. Each day will have a newtheme to keep the kiddos excited and intrigued. Campers will get to know somefriendly faces from ISLA who are eager to help them adapt to an immersionsetting. ¡Bienvenidos al jardín de kinder!


Week 2: July 18-22

Comuni-Dadores - Comm-Unifiers

It’s official, ISLA has new *digs.* For campers who are eager to leave their mark and make a difference in their community, Comuni-Dadores is it! Our incredible new building is full of opportunities to give back. This Spanish immersion camp will harness the power of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and put them into real action. Whether it’s planting new trees, creating innovative learning spaces or participating in meaningful service projects, each day will provide a chance to grow as a member of our camp community. Along with meeting real professionals who serve our community, we will adventure beyond ISLA to experience community service first hand. We will visit Richardson Nature Center to learn about being a Naturalist and caring for our neighbors in nature. In this camp, plan to give more than you get!


Week 3: July 25-29

Enig-mania - Puzzler-ific


Callingall puzzlers! Does your camper love a good challenge? ISLA is geared up andready to test all your problem-solving savvy, ¡todo en español! Our amazing newexploration space is equipped with 3D printers, robots and more. Think you can build your own escape room? ¡Vámonos!The educators from the Bakken Museum will visit ISLA to host an innovative workshop. There’s nothing better than that light bulb moment! Come crack the code at Enig-mania!


Weeks 1-3: Monday-Fridays July 11 - July 29

Físi-Calidad - Physicality

Are you looking for a way to keep your child active this summer? Are you hoping they can find opportunities to speak Spanish? At Físi-Calidad, we will check both these goals off your list! This sports themed camp will run full-day for all 3 summer camp weeks at ISLA’s brand new facility. Join us for any or all weeks. Our new gym boasts full court basketball courts with sky-high ceilings. Outside we have a full soccer field, Gaga Ball Pits, and outdoor basketball. This camp will involve enthusiastic ISLA alumni looking to speak Spanish and reconnect with games from their elementary school days. Join us at Físi-Calidad and let the games begin!

Young Rembrandts Early Release Class

January 27th was the last early release Young Rembrandts (different from the Wednesday classes). They are offering a new class for the remainder of the early release days for the school year. This class is from 1:15-4:15 pm on February 24, March 17, April 14 and May 5.