2022-03-11 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

March 11, 2022

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Early Release Day

Thursday, March 17th is ISLA's next early release day. School will dismiss at 1:15 pm and buses will depart at 1:20 pm. Chess club will meet from 1:15-2:15 pm and Early Release Young Rembrants art class will be from 1:15-4:15 pm.

Online Auction NOW OPEN!!

Fiesta de la Primavera is just ONE week away!! Our online auction is now open for bidding!! It features the amazing gift baskets and items you all put together along with donations from local businesses and incredible sports memorabilia from Zindlers, where ISLA will receive a portion of every sale.

Lastly, the very popular Great Gatherings which consist of parent and ISLA staff donated events will be available to view now!! They will be marked as “Reserved for live auction”, but will go live on the site as a “Buy it Now” on 3/12 at 10AM.

Please make sure when claiming your Great Gathering spot, you use the BUY IT NOW feature, not the bidding.

You can use the drop down box and sort by the category “Great Gatherings” in AccelEvents and mark your favorites to keep them sorted. They sell out quickly, so be ready to claim yours on Saturday morning! If you have any questions, please email PTOFundraising@ISLA.school. On Saturday morning, you can also text (508) 423-1349 for help buying the Great Gatherings.

Start bidding: Online Auction - Click here!

When you enter your first bid, you will be prompted to log in or create a new account to get you started. And remember, some items will ONLY BE available in the LIVE auction on 3/19. So if you haven’t snagged your ticket yet, you still have some time!! We can’t wait to reconnect with the ISLA Community while raising funds for the Language Ambassador Program!

Fiesta Tickets - Click here!  

ISLA Lunch Program 2022 is requesting Volunteers!

Did you know that Volunteers are critical to ISLA's lunch program? Working alongside Jorge Gomez (ISLA's lunch manager), ISLA lunch volunteers prep for lunch, greet the kids, serve the food, and clean up. This is a fun opportunity to help out and see the kids during the school day. Due to the activities involved, bringing siblings along for this volunteer role is not allowed. As a reminder all volunteers must follow ISLA's Vaccination Policy.

ISLA is seeking 3 volunteers for each day, 10:45am-1:15pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here:

Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-isla23

ISLA Summer Camp

We are excited to announce our Summer Camps for the 2022 summer.

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!

Kids Deserve a Shot: Minnesota College Scholarship

Any Minnesota parent or guardian whose 5- to 11-year-olds have ever received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine by April 11 can enter to win one of five $100,000 Minnesota college scholarships.

On April 15, the State of Minnesota will hold a drawing for five $100,000 scholarships valid at any public or private non-profit higher educational institution in Minnesota.

Minnesotans can learn more about the Kids Deserve a Shot program, register for the scholarship drawing, and view official rules at Kids Deserve a Shot.