We are so glad to be getting back to enjoying our ISLA community for more fun events. Fiesta is such a great place to meet other parents from the school, connect and have some fun while we support the amazing Language Ambassador Program and our school!!
If you’ve already purchased your ticket to Fiesta, you are ready to bid in the online auction on Givesmart until it closes Saturday night! We've been adding new items daily, so keep checking back! If you still need a ticket, you can follow the same link and snag yours now. Please check your email for more details about the event tomorrow. As always, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are looking for more volunteers on the day of the event!! No time slot is more than one hour long, so you can help out and still enjoy all the festivities. No previous experience is necessary.
We are specifically looking for help in a few area:
Please take a look at the sign up sheet and see if you are able to help out: Fiesta Day of Event Volunteer Sign-up!
Not able to attend?
You can still participate in the online auction– Register to participate on Givesmart and start bidding on items now! Friends and family are also welcome to participate and register in the online auction platform or you can even consider having a friend bid for you during the live auction!!
General donations towards the LA Program & the school can be made here!! Thank you so much for your support and we are so excited to celebrate!
Every year, the HR Committee conducts a 360 Degree Survey of the Executive Director. A few years ago Jeremy brought this idea to the Board to help set and evaluate goals. This anonymous survey should take about 5-10 minutes and is written in English and Spanish. Please complete the survey by Monday, March 13th.
Cada año, el comité de recursos humanos realiza una encuesta de 360 grados. Hace unos años Jeremy trajo esta idea a la junta directiva para ayudar a establecer y evaluar los objetivos. Esta encuesta anónima debería tomar 5 a 10 minutos de su tiempo y está disponible en español y inglés. Por favor completa la encuesta para el lunes, 13 de marzo.
As families are making summer plans, some have inquired about summer school at ISLA. Summer school is by invitation only, based on assessment data and teacher input. For students invited to summer school, families will be notified in late March, with a registration deadline at the end of April.
Summer school will be scheduled for incoming 2nd-6th graders the mornings of July 17-28. While it is ideal for students to attend both weeks, families may register for one or both weeks.
Students who are registered for summer camp will be able to adjust their registration if they receive a summer school invitation. We encourage families to sign up for the summer camp(s) they are interested in. Students attending summer school have the option to stay in the afternoon for summer camp programming.
A huge shout out to our 6th Grade engineering team, The Star Gazers for participating in this year's regional contest this Tuesday, February 28. The competition is sponsored by the Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence. This year's theme was Into Orbit - Transforming Space Technology. The team challenge was to create a machine with multiple steps to complete a simple task using recycled materials and the design process. The team was scored on a Team Journal, Presentation, and Machine Design and Operation.
The Star Gazers will be advancing to the championship and will compete again in Mankato, Minnesota on April 21. Way to go team!
Team Name: The Star Gazers - Anna Breyer, Lauren Breyer, Gia Toran, and Maia Rodriguez
Friday, March 3rd, our 2nd grade engineers added a splash of color to ISLA’s spring canvas of showcasing the importance of how scientists and engineers communicate the discoveries of their inquiries. The students developed an understanding that we all can be engineers as we learn to observe our surroundings and look for answers to solve problems that can improve how our communities function. Our students experimented and tested the concepts of balance and motion in relation to how bridges are constructed and expanded on their knowledge of how engineers use the engineering design process. The Bridges Engineering Fair celebrates the creative process of designing, testing and improving bridges and explores how "failure" is a positive catalyst for improvement and innovation.
Hello Parents, students and staff of ISLA,
We are the 4th grade representatives: Gia, Evan, Clara, Gio, Amelia, Bastien, Theo and Violeta. We are from a company named El Mercado. In 4th grade we are studying economy and how to start and manage a business. We are going to use the money we earn in three ways: donating to a non profit, spending a little on a celebration party and saving most of the profits for our fifth grade trip to Wolf Ridge. El Mercado will be held in the cafeteria. ISLA students from other classes will attend at the following times:
March 7, 1:25-1:50 pm - 5th grade
March 7, 1:55-2:20 pm - 6th grade
March 7, 2:25-2:50 pm - 1st grade
March 8, 1:25-1:50 pm - Kinder and pre-k
March 8, 1:55-2:20 pm - 3rd grade
March 8, 2:25-2:50 pm - 2nd grade
Parents are welcome to join at any time we are open March 7 & 8, 1:25-3:15 pm
El Mercado is made up of nine businesses, here is a description of them:
Students need as little as $5, prices of the activities/items will range between $1.00 to $3.00. If you can, please sponsor someone who cannot afford it by sending some extra cash. That way we make sure all can enjoy the event. Do not send the money before the day of the market.