Hola ISLA community!
Our ISLA students are getting excited to take part in our annual Obstajog fundraiser, held this year at the end of ISLA Spirit week, on Friday, February 24th. If you are new to ISLA, or never got a chance to see this event in action, take a look at this video from last year. Obstajog 2022 Video Please return your Obstajog donation envelope the same day of the Obstajog. If you need another envelope, please email email@example.com for a replacement, and we will send one home next week. As is noted in the flyer, many students have had great success simply walking around their neighborhood with their parents. No donation is too small-- so please do what you can. Each donation goes toward our Annual "Building Our Future" fund.
If you would like to come and see your ISLA student(s) in action, or volunteer for the hour you are welcome to attend. Please rsvp to Jessica Gielen at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Enclosed, please find the schedule:
ISLA Fundraising Committee
Once again, I would like to put forth a call to action today. Do you have capacity and interest to join our Strategic Planning Committee? Are you interested in helping track our progress on our ISLA Strategic Plan and influence how we are fulfilling our mission? Each of the meetings will be monthly for one hour and could be conducted virtually or in person as folks prefer. Once we make some traction on our objectives, meeting quarterly is normally sufficient for a Strategic Planning committee.
This will be our approach:
Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested. Don’t miss this opportunity to help ISLA bring our mission to fruition.
The window to order lunch for March is now open until Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 at midnight. The system won't open after the deadline date. Please make sure to order for the whole month of March or preferred days.
There's also an option for "only milk" to children that bring lunch from home.
Spirit week is coming up February 21-24. Here are the themes for the week:
Ice skating with ISLA
Sponsored by PTO
Join us for ice skating and creating valentines for patients at a local hospital.
February 12th 4:30 - 6:30 PM
St. Louis Park Recreation Outdoor Center
3700 Monterey Drive St. Louis Park
RSVP HERE for skate time to ensure adequate space and skate rentals
*skate rentals available
ALL STAFF receive one free ticket, but you MUST claim it by February 18th at 11:59pm! Any additional spouse, partner, friends or family must purchase a paid ticket.
Fiesta de la Primavera will hold both a live auction AT the event as well as an online auction. Online bidding opens on 2/21 and we’ll have more info coming soon! For now, here's a peek at some of the amazing items donated this year…
Have a last minute item or Great Gathering to donate??
We can still accept your donations!! You could also sign-up to help at the event (Saturday March 4th)! Let’s celebrate and have some fun while supporting the amazing LA Program and ISLA as a whole!
Find all forms here!
Fiesta Tickets - Click here!
Welcome to the sign up for our Spring Student-Led Conferences! Each 30 minute spring conference includes a 15 minute student-led session followed by 15 minutes with your child’s classroom teacher. Please use the links provided to schedule a conference for your child.
Pre-Kinder/El Nido: Kinder:
(20 minute conferences) Srta. Doris Bonifacio
1st Grade 4th Grade
2nd Grade 5th Grade
3rd Grade 6th Grade
Specialists Conferences are fifteen minutes long. We welcome you to schedule a check-in with your child’s specialist teachers.
Physical Education Exploracion/Art
ISLA is creating a Kindergarten Welcome Committee whose primary purpose will be to connect with and offer support to incoming kindergarten families for the 2023-24 school year. Volunteers would connect with incoming families through phone calls and emails in an effort to answer any questions they might have and ensure a smooth transition to kindergarten. The Marketing and Communications Committee is guiding the work of the Welcome Committee. If you’d like to be part of the Welcome Committee, email Tad Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
Reminder - The 2023 HSF Scholar Program Application is now open and closes on February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT. We encourage you to share this opportunity with students in your network.
Deadline: February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT
HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.
Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $708 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.
Additional Important information:
HSF Scholar Application Timeline:
Fidel A. Vargas
President & CEO
Hispanic Scholarship Fund