2023-04-14 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

April 14, 2023

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant


It's time to purchase YEARBOOKS! ¡Ya es tiempo de comprar el ANUARIO!

Order your yearbook HERE today! Compre su anuario AQUÍ hoy!

We’re also looking for ISLA community photos to use in the yearbook! Use the links below to share your photos with the yearbook team. If you need to sign up for the first time, our school code is 1016123740893948. Please reach out to hestrada@isla.school with any questions.

También buscamos fotos de la comunidad de ISLA para usar en el anuario. Usa los vínculos abajo para compartir tus fotos con el equipo del anuario. Si necesitan registrarse por primera vez, el código escolar es 1016123740893948. Por cualquier pregunta, se pueden conectar con hestrada@isla.school.

El Nido
Phy Ed/Educ fisica
Spirit Week/Semana de espiritu
Teachers & Staff/Maestros y personal

Spring Extra-Curricular Activities

Spring extra-curricular activities will begin the week of April 17th. There will be no activities the week of April 10-14. Here are the spring offerings:

VAMOS A BAILAR!!!! Let’s dance!

Spring has sprung! It’s time to put on your dancing shoes and dance with us!  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.

Who: Grades K-6, Maximum 25-30 students
When: Monday afternoons 3:50-4:50 pm
Weeks: April 17 - May 22
Where: Buenos Aires Room (the old gym)
Who: Profe Chema, Profe Leire, Profe Erick, Profe Raul
Cost: $72.00, 6 sessions
Register here


Do you want to have fun and learn how to create and design a video game? During these weeks we are going to explore the wide range of possibilities that Scratch and introduce our students into the coding world. They will be able to manipulate the computers and different materials to elaborate their own game and enjoy time developing their skills.

Who: Grades 4-6, Maximum 10 students
When: Mondays 3:50-4:50 pm
Weeks: April 17-May 22
Where: Computer lab
Who:  Profe Nuria, Profe Elena
Cost: $72.00, 6 sessions
Register here

Cartooning @ ISLA

What runs from ear-to-ear and is contagious? Give up? It’s the SMILE your child will have as they get to explore the fun, artistic world of Young Rembrandts cartooning! There’s no better time than now to sign up your child to have fun, be challenged artistically, and to create amazing pieces of artwork.

Who: K-6
When: Wednesdays, 3:50-4:50 pm
Weeks: April 19 - May 24
Where: Art room
Cost: $79.00, 6 sessions
Enroll online at https://bit.ly/islaspring23

5th Grade Engineering Team

A huge shout out to our 5th Grade engineering team, the International Space Launch Association (ISLA for short) for participating in this year's regional contest on Friday, March 31st. 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 ISLA team will be advancing to the championship and will compete again in Anoka, Minnesota on April 21. Way to go team!

Student names: Emma Perrin, Myles Ally, and Katelyn Owen


Warm thoughts of spring!

We are asking you to help us by checking for ISLA books at home.

They should be returned to the library.

We would like to end the school year with our whole inventory, so we can begin the 2023/2024 year with happy readers!

Thank you!

Sra. Claudia

Great Gatherings still available!!

Thank you all so much for your continued support following Fiesta last month!! As the weather gets warmer, we are getting more & more excited for these Great Gatherings!! There is still some space available and we’d love to see new & familiar faces out having fun & getting to know more people within the ISLA community. Your purchase of these gatherings will directly support our Language Ambassadors for next year!!

The events are listed out below and you can book your spot  by clicking here!

Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Party

May 5th 7-9 pm @ Van Eps home in Minnetonka

$40 per couple

Minnehaha Falls Hike and Snack (1st, 2nd and 3rd grades)

May 6th 10am-12pm


Adult Yard Games

May 6th 5-8 pm hosted in Edina by Sperber and Moretto families

$50 per couple

Hopkins Scavenger Hunt (2nd-6th grade)

May 13th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm downtown Hopkins


La Caminata Saludable // The Healthy Walk (3rd and 4th grades)

May 20th 10 am -12 pm @ Bryant Lake


Puerto Rican Themed BBQ

May 20th 2-7:30 pm in Minneapolis, hosted by Tamara Gonzalez & Jose Kosowski

        $75 per couple – Only one spot left!!

Parent / Child Mountain Biking

May 21st 1-3 PM @ Monarch Single Track Train Head in Carver Park Reserve

$50 covers a parent & child

Girls Only Mountain Biking (3rd - 6th grades girls only)

May 21st 3-5 pm @ Monarch Single Track Train Head in Carver Park Reserve


Games with the LA’s (1st - 6th grade) Let’s send off this year’s LA’s with a fun-filled afternoon where they’ll play traditional games from their countries!!

May 26th 5-7 pm @ Burnes Park


Summer Camps!

There is still space available in our summer camps. You will want to register soon to ensure a spot for your child.

Grandeza de naturaleza: Nature’s Greatness!

June 26 - 30
Students entering grades 1-6

El jardín de kinder - Kinder Garden

June 26 - 30, 1/2 day camp
Students entering kindergarten

Movimiento total: Total Movement!

July 10 - 14
Students entering grades 1-6

Estación de creación: Creation Station

July 17 - 21
Students entering grades 1-6

Equipazo de verano: Summer Dream Team!

July 24 - 28
Students entering grades 1-6

The 29th annual Minneapolis Earth Day Cleanup will be hosted at 40+ park locations on April 22

Join the Minneapolis Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 22, 2023! Drop in anytime between 9:30 am and 12 pm at any of 40+ park locations throughout Minneapolis and help clean up our beautiful city.

The Earth Day Cleanup has become the largest community service project in Minneapolis over the last 29 years. Since 2008, more than 23,000 people have removed more than 165,000 pounds of garbage.

It’s free to participate, no registration needed, just choose a site from our list and show up. We will provide bags and gloves, you help pick up junk that accumulated over the winter, and our partner City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling will process the collected bags. Find a detailed list of clean-up sites and more information at minneapolisearthday.com, or view the flyer linked below- with a map of locations:

View Minneapolis Earth Day Flyer

You can also get into the spirit by participating in the annual Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk at Boom Island Park! The event features a family- and dog-friendly fun run/walk (bee costumes encouraged!), river cleanup and Earth Day festivities.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – Sagiliti

Contributing Sponsor – Nature Energy

Contributing Sponsor – Stantec

Community Sponsor – Minnesota Lottery

Minneapolis Earth Day Cleanup

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-230-6400 | info@minneapolisparks.org