2022-12-09 Noticial de ISLA y ISLA PTO

December 9, 2022

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Join the ISLA School Board!

Looking for a way to support the mission and shape the future of ISLA? Join the ISLA Board of Directors!  The Election and Nominating Committee is seeking interested community members, teachers, parents, grandparents, and guardians to fill upcoming vacancies on the ISLA Board for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2023.  No previous board experience is required, but there is a specific need for individuals with expertise in fundraising/development, marketing, and human resources.

The ISLA Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the school, implementing policies and procedures, and long-term strategic and financial planning.  In addition, there are a number of different committees on which Board members serve. Click here for descriptions of the various committees. The Board meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of each month.

If you are interested in seeking a Board seat, please submit a Statement of Interest (available here) to the Election and Nominating Committee by Friday, February 3.  Questions about Board service and the election process can be directed to Liz Crouse, Chair of the Election and Nominating Committee, at lcrouse@isla.school.

Barnes and Noble Bookfair Cancelled

Many of you have noticed that the Barnes and Noble bookfair is on the printed ISLA calendar for Saturday, December 10th. Unfortunately due to timing, this event will not be happening.

LA Host Families

We are looking for new host families for our 9 amazing LA’s for the spring semester (mid January to mid June). The LA would need their own bedroom, but often share bathrooms with the family. Hosting is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a new culture and hear more Spanish in your home! The ISLA community supports each host family with designated aunt and uncle families, and rideshare options are available as well. Please email islaLAprogram@gmail.com if you feel your family would be a good fit in hosting one of our Language

Class Work and Absences

We know that many families plan travel around this time of year, so we would like to communicate a reminder regarding the expectations for class work during a planned absence.  For excused absences planned in advance, teachers will provide suggestions for continued practice of math and reading skills.  However, teachers are not able to replicate the learning engagements from the classroom. Completion of homework after absences is at the discretion of the student’s classroom teacher.

Calendar of Events

  • December 13 - ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (**note that this is a date change**)
  • December 14 - Last day of Young Rembrandts for this session
  • December 14 - Winter Concert, 6:30 pm - Grades 2, 4 & 6 and 5th grade choir
  • December 15 - Last day of Chess Club, Soccer and Theater for this session
  • December 19 - Last day of Dance class
  • December 21-January 3 - Winter Break, no school

Sibling Enrollment    

To be eligible for enrollment into Kindergarten, a student must be five years old on or before September 1 of the enrollment year. ISLA gives preference for enrollment to students who:

  • Meet the application deadline
  • Is a sibling of a currently enrolled pupil or foster child of the pupil's parents
  • Are a child of an ISLA staff member

Make sure that your child receives the sibling enrollment priority they are entitled to at ISLA.  Submit an online student application for the sibling of a currently enrolled student by the sibling enrollment deadline (4:00 pm on February 15, 2022).  Any student applications for a sibling received after the deadline will follow regular enrollment processes.