2022-05-27 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

May 27, 2022

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers that made this year's Field Day such a success! We couldn't have done it without you!

Please consider signing up to make the carnival a success!  There are many different ways that you can volunteer as we celebrate the end of the school year!  

Spread the Word!

Help spread the word about ISLA and share your ISLA story at Niche and Great Schools. These are online school-search websites that invite parents and students to write reviews of their school. Due to our move from Hopkins to Edina, the school has a unique opportunity to reach students and families in new areas that might not be familiar with the school. ISLA is updating listings on these sites and we’d welcome your contributions as we’d like to maintain a robust waiting list for kindergarten, fill our upper grades to capacity, keep us on solid financial footing, and maximize our impact on the community. Gracias!



Calling all ISLA students! The 5th grade class is hosting a morning of fun and games!  

What a great way to kick off summer break!  Pack a lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen.  
Students may be dropped off, but parents are welcome to stay. $25 per child.

The 5th graders are fundraising for their 6th grade Spain trip in Spring 2023 Click here to register and pay: Games Day Registration Signupgenius

ISLA Affiliated Building Company Opportunities

Are you interested in getting more involved with the school?  Do you want to help budget and prioritize improvement projects?  Do you have some basic financial aptitude? The ISLA Affiliated Building Company is looking for a Treasurer.  Now that major construction is over the time commitment is a few hours per month (a monthly 30 minute vendor meeting, quarterly full board meetings, etc.).

Interested?  Please contact Brian Linne at blinne@isla.school.

ISLA Reminders

  • Friendly Reminder to pay your outstanding balance through 1core for the transportation if you haven't. We also accept checks in case the system is not working.
  • We still have spots available for Summer Camp. If interested check out our website for more information regarding our summer camps. Don't miss it out!
  • We are currently enrolling in El Nido Programming. Refer our preschool program to families and friends.

Host Families and Aunt/Uncle Families Needed Next School Year for Our Amazing LAs!

ISLA is hoping to have 9 interns for the 2022-2023 school year, which means 18 host families and 9 aunt and uncle families are needed! We still need several more families to host in fall and more in spring as well.


We are starting to gather interested host families right now. 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).

All that is required from hosts is a separate bedroom and a loving family. ISLA PTO provides a nice stipend for host families to help offset any costs families incur by adding another family member, and PTO also pays for interns' school lunches. Our LAs bring so much to ISLA, and so much more to the families who get to know them! You won't regret it!

Questions? Email islaLAprogram@gmail.com.

Nurse's Corner

COVID-19 Community Level: MEDIUM

Current COVID-19 Community Level for Hennepin County is MEDIUM. Masks will be optional for staff and students the week of May 30 to June 3, 2022. Consider wearing a mask in public spaces if you are at high risk for severe illness or live with someone who is at high risk; stay home if you feel sick; and get tested right away if you have any symptoms.


If your student has medication in the Health Office, it will be sent home with them on the last day of school. If your student will not be in attendance on the last day, or you would like to make alternate plans for picking up your student's medications, please send an email to the School Nurse (tnelson@isla.school).