2022-04-15 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

April 15, 2022

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

School Board Election - Coming Soon!

ISLA's annual board of directors election is coming up in May, and there will be a few changes this year. We will be using an online voting platform, Election Buddy, which should streamline the process, improve ease of voting, and increase election integrity.  

All eligible voters should receive a unique ballot link by email on Friday, May 13 and will be permitted to cast their vote using that link anytime thereafter until 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 17.  If you do NOT currently have an email address on file with the school (e.g., you do not receive this newsletter by email) please contact Emily Smith at esmith@isla.school to provide a current email address to receive your online ballot.  If you do not have access to email or a device for online voting, you will be able to vote in person at the school office during school hours on Friday May 13, Monday May 16, and Tuesday, May 17 until 1:00pm.

If you have any questions about the school board election process, please contact Liz Crouse, Chair of the ISLA Governance Committee, at lcrouse@isla.school.

The PTO is seeking new members!

Consider joining the PTO board to support the ISLA community!  

This is a great opportunity to meet new families, be connected with the community,  and to be a part of the exciting things happening at ISLA, all while having a lot of fun with other parents.  

The following positions are seeking volunteers:

  • PTO Events
  • PTO Secretary
  • PTO Treasurer
  • Fiesta Coordinator (not chair position)

Please fill out this form to learn more about any positions and inquire about getting involved!  Hope to see you at our next meeting!  


Book your spot now!!

Here’s an update on the available get togethers from Fiesta!! If you are interested in booking a spot, please email PTOFundraising@isla.school to reserve your spot. Payment can be made via Venmo (@ISLA-PTO), cash or check to ISLA PTO & delivered to Emily in the office.

Soccer Game with the LAs (2nd-6th grade)

Next Friday April 22nd 4:15-5:45pm @ISLA Gym

Private Movie Showing (1st & 3rd grade)

May 1st: Time TBD @ ShowPlace Theater in SLP
        Only 4 spots left - $25/each
        Parents will enjoy a happy hour at West End while the kids are in the theater!

Orange Theory Workout (Adults)

May 1st 1-2:30pm @ Orange Theory - Edina

Zumbaton (Families: adults & children)

June 4th 10-11am @ISLA Gym
K-2nd grade must have an adult with them.

Bike Ride Adventure (3rd & 4th grade)

June 10th 10-11:30 @Lone Lake Park

Class of 2028 FInal Fiesta Pool Party (6th grade)

Aug 28th 1-4pm @ The Mahowald’s Home
Only 1 spot left - $50 (1 spot includes 2 adults & 1 child)

Thank you!!

One last round of ENDLESS thank you’s to everyone involved in making this year’s Fiesta such a fun time. We are grateful for this community and its amazing show of support!! If you are interested in helping us plan the festivities next year, please reach out to PTOFundraising@isla.school.


Hello ISLA Families with students in Grades 4, 5, and 6:

Each year in April, we celebrate El Día del Libro, which is a worldwide celebration, that began in Barcelona, Spain. It is a tradition to give a book to someone that day, and we would like to do a modified version of this.

We are asking students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to bring a book that they have enjoyed, but are willing to part with in exchange for choosing another to bring home. Please send books in good condition, and age appropriate. If you would like to send an extra, that would be great. Please do not send more than 3 books, however. In order to have time to organize the books, we would like them by Monday, April 18. Please have your child place the books in the box in the Media Center marked Día del Libro.

We hope to expand this celebration next year for the entire school.

Thank you for your support and participation!


Hello ISLA Families!

To celebrate Earth Day, we are asking students to wear a green shirt on Friday, April 22. Also, we would like you to send us photos of your family helping the Earth. Recycling, cleaning up trash, or any other activities you participate in. Please submit the photos to: earthday@isla.school by Wednesday, April 20.

Thank you!

Host Families Needed Next School Year for Our Amazing LAs!

We have just a few more spots open for interested host families for our awesome LAs next school year! Fall semester typically hosts from mid August to mid January. If you're looking to form a deep connection with an intern, this spot is for you! You will be able to introduce them to Minnesota and American culture, while getting to know them and their culture as well.

Spring semester runs from mid January to the end of the school year, and hosts can start to apply for this spot now as well. Interns are often busier and more independent during the spring semester, but hosts will still see some amazing benefits (like their kids' Spanish exploding, enjoying learning about other cultures, and making life-long friendships).

PTO provides a nice stipend to offset any extra costs from adding a family member.

If you're interested, or would like more information, please fill out this contact information form below.


Our ISLA Diversity and Equity Committee is seeking proposals. Please share the linked RFP with any individuals, training teams, or organizations that may be in your network. The submission deadline is Friday, April 15th but we can extend that if interested parties need more time to complete the proposal. Thank you!

RFP for Diversity and Equity Audit

Spring 2022 Extra-Curricular Activities

Register here

There is still space available in our Sports Sampler and our Traditional Games from El Salvador and Spain extra-curricular activities taught by our wonderful Language Ambassadors. What a great opportunity to learn even more Spanish words while having a super time with friends.

There is also space in our Thursday, Young Rembrandts (not the early release class) class starting Thursday, April 21st. If there isn't more interest in that class, it may need to be cancelled. Click here to go to their site to register.

The Wednesday, Young Rembrandts class will begin on April 27th.

Pancakes For A Purpose

Saturday, May 7th from 9-11:30am
The Emerson Building
12001 Technology Dr
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Suggested donation $25 per family

Please join us for a delicious pancake breakfast! This a great opportunity to gather as a community, honor the special caregivers in your life (don’t forget - it’s Mother’s Day weekend!) all while helping raise funds our 2023 trip to Spain.

Click here to reserve your spot and/or make a donation:


COVID-19 Community Level: LOW, 04/15/22

The COVID-19 Community Level remains LOW for Hennepin County. Masks will be optional for staff and students the week of April 18 to 22, 2022.