2022-07-08 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

July 8, 2022

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Meet Erick

Erick lives in El Salvador with his parents and two sisters. They are a very close knit family. His parents are both elementary school teachers who inspired him to also become a teacher. “I am extremely proud of my family because everything I know, values, hard work and dedication, I have learned from them.”

While he is here, he wants to focus on sharing his native language and culture, including the typical dishes that stand out in the Salvadoran culture, as well as the traditions, stories, legends and myths. Besides these, he is planning to create a dictionary with the different Salvadoran terminologies that are used every day in specific areas of the country. “It will be an honor for me to be able to talk about my country in a home very different from mine… and I will learn more from them and they from me, as a united family and get along very well.

FUN FACTS about Erick

  • Coffee or hot chocolate?   Both
  • Amusement park or a day at the beach?   Amusement park
  • Dogs or cats?  Both
  • Sunrise or sunset?  Sunset
  • Hike, swim or bike?  The three of them caught my attention!!!
  • What did you have for breakfast this morning?  Scrambled eggs and fried plantains, coffee and bread.
  • What is yourfavorite movie or book?  Fast and Furious!

Fall Host Families Needed

Hello ISLA families! Amity just sent over a last-minute application for an LA who could possibly come to ISLA next year, but we need two host families in order for her to come. Please consider opening your home and your hearts to an amazing individual this coming school year! Questions? Email islaLAprogram@gmail.com or go here https://forms.gle/zMJ4CYQJyrXpwBa58.

Kinder Play Dates

Mark your calendars for Kinder meetups!  This is a great opportunity for the upcoming kindergarteners (and families!) to meet before school starts.  I will have a sign or balloons so you can easily spot us.  I can't wait to see everyone!

Sunday, July 24, 3-5
Hyland Park (Chutes & Ladders), Bloomington

Sunday, August 28, 2-5
Bryant Lake Playground, Eden Prairie

Please feel free to comment or message me with any questions!  Also, come join us in in the grade level group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/736366644393357/

Elizabeth Sundal

Summer Reading Challenge

Hello ISLA Families:

As we wind down to the end of the school year, I’ve planned a Summer Reading Challenge for students so they continue reading throughout their time off from school. We’ve discussed the Bingo de Lectura/Reading Bingo chart in all our library classes in May, and students are being asked to complete the game by participating in a variety of reading activities. If your child works on this during the summer and brings the Bingo game back to the Media Center in the fall, he or she will be able to participate in a special activity in September for doing the work! There are a wide variety of reading activities listed on the Bingo page. Complete all of them to get a blackout. Please initial in the square when your child has completed each one of the activities.

I’ve shown the students many online resources linked to the Biblioteca Resources page and also under the different grade levels on my website. There are many digital books in Spanish and in English.

Thank you for your support in your student’s summer reading!

Have a great break!

Lisa Yepes lyepes@isla.school