2022-09-23 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 28, 2022

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Transportation Update

Hello busing families! We’d like to provide a quick busing update now that we’re a few weeks into the year. Six of our nine routes are running very smoothly! Unfortunately, the other three have had quite a few bumps to work out. The school and the transportation committee are working as hard as we can with the bus company to get the last issues addressed and get ALL routes running smoothly. We are so thankful for your reporting of issues and for the endurance that you’ve shown! Last but not least, the bus company is in the process of obtaining gps for the buses/app with the hopes of having them up and running the end of October. We will keep you updated as that date gets finalized, but it is on the horizon. Please reach out to transportation@isla.school with any questions or concerns!

2022 Theme: End racism. Build peace.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. This year more than ever we need to reflect on our work of developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. With this in mind, as is our ISLA tradition, tomorrow we are joining in solidarity with IB schools from around the world to recognize this day.  

Since our school picture day tomorrow coincides with the International Day of Peace we will ask our school community to wear white tops on Tuesday, September 27th. We will be taking our traditional all-school peace symbol photo for the first time in our new school.

Let's continue the work towards ending racism and building peace together as a united ISLA community!  

Lunch Update for Monday, September 26

Due to an equipment problem, Trio Community Meals will be sending Tortilla Chips in place of the baked Beans on Monday, September 26.

Student Picture Retakes will be on Thursday, September 29.

Your children’s portraits will be uploaded to the web at prohofsky.com/islaportraits. The password for the gallery is Jeremy. Please look over your photos promptly to determine if you are satisfied. If you would like a retake, please let me know by 3:00pm on Wednesday, September 28, by emailing me at orders@prohofsky.com. Please include your child’s name, class, and the problem to be fixed on the retake. If you choose to do a retake, the original photos will not be available for printing.

In addition, you will be able to order this year’s All-School Photo as a 20x30 poster, an 11x14 print, or as a mug. It’s an ISLA tradition!

If you have any concerns, feel free to contact me by email at orders@prohofsky.com .

Staff Development - No School

ISLA staff will be participating in staff development on Friday, September 30. There will be no school for students.

Extra-Curricular Activities

GoooooL! - Goal!

Students will learn and recognize sporting rules of fúbol (soccer)  by playing and putting into practice what they have learned during each class. Students will develop teamwork, while fine tuning their individual skills with each lesson. We will learn to receive and make passes, ball control, vision of the field and even some tricks, among many other techniques. Our goal is to train the students in the different aspects of the sport, starting with the physical as well as the tactical. All classes are taught in Spanish by our wonderful Language Ambassadors (LAs).

Who: Grades K-6, Maximum 25 students
When: Thursday afternoons 3:50-4:50 pm, October 6 - December 15 (no classes October 20 or November 24)
Where: Outside on the soccer field until it gets too cold, then the gym
Who: Sr. Juan, Sr, Daniel, Sr, Erik
Cost: $108.00, 9 sessions

VAMOS A BAILAR!!!! Let’s dance!

We would love to meet and dance with you!! You don’t want to miss this opportunity for your students to dance the afternoon away!  This workshop is based on Latin rhythms such as Zumba, merengue, bachata, salsa, etc. Dancing is an aerobic form of exercise which has a lot of physical benefits. It helps development and improve coordination, mood, and range of motion because it actually uses the body as an instrument of expression and communication. Students will be able to feel confident in a comfortable atmosphere and to perform at the end of the term a small choreography where parents are invited!

Who: Grades K-6, Maximum 15- 20 students
When: Monday afternoons 3:50-4:50 pm
Weeks: October 3 - December 12 (no classes October 17 or 31)
Where: Buenos Aires Room (the old gym)
Who: Sr. Chema, Srta, Leire, Srta, Anioa
Cost: $108.00, 9 sessions

¡Luces, cámara y acción! Lights, Camera, Action!

Have you ever wished to step out of the box and onto the stage? In this class students will learn the basics of acting and creating their own scenography. Creating together is a great way to develop friendships, work as a team, build communication skills and confidence. At the end of the course students will be able to perform a play as a final work. 

Who: Grades 2-6, Maximum 15 students
When: Thursdays 3:50-4:50 pm (no classes October 20 or November 24)
Where: Buenos Aires room (old gym)
Who: Raul, Nuria, Elena
Cost: $108.00 (9 sessions)

Chess Club

This class begins on Thursday, October 6 and goes through December 15 (no class October 20 or November 24). Want to amaze your friends and impress your opponents? Want to increase your IQ while having fun playing chess and compete for various prizes? Learn from Twin Cities Chess Club instructors who have years of experience. Competitive Chess tournaments are scheduled once a year and students can play for real chess trophies! All levels are welcome. We have a great instructor for this class but he is not a Spanish speaker. $90 for 9 sessions. Register online at twincitieschessclub.com/school/Registration.html

Classes will be 3:50 pm - 4:50 pm.

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class

Experience the colorful magic of fall in the Young Rembrandts classroom. Kick off the season with an interesting iguana, a video game favorite pixel block character, and the geometrical world of architecture as we draw the Notre Dame Cathedral. Later, students will immerse themselves in the seasonal spirit as they learn still life technique of pumpkins, draw a detailed scarecrow and draw a silly patterned bat. Finally get ready for winter by drawing a gingerbread house. We will draw these while we improve creative and critical thinking skills.

October 5- December 14 (no class October 19 or November 23)
3:50-4:50 pm

Register online at https://bit.ly/ISLAFall22

Join the fun with Hopkins youth traveling basketball!

Registration now open for Boys HRBBA 2022-23 Season

Visit the REGISTRATION PAGE to register your player and for more information.

HRBBA is a volunteer-run organization offering boys in 4th - 8th grades a basketball program where they can develop skills and knowledge in a competitive atmosphere. The season runs from late October through early March. Participation is open to students enrolled in ISLA and any school (public, private or charter) in the Hopkins School District.  

Registration closes Oct. 1

Tryouts October 8 & 9 @ Hopkins North Junior High School

Prospective players will attend both days in the time slot appropriate for their 2022-23 school grade. Visit the TRYOUT INFORMATION & PROCESS PAGE for all the details.

Questions? Reach out to Amanda MacPhail at MacPhail.Amanda@gmail.com or Andrew Wright at wriand@gmail.com.