2023-05-12 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

May 12, 2023

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Field Day!

Field Day is on Friday, May 26th and it will take place at ISLA. The alternate day in case of bad weather will be Friday, June 2nd. Field Day is a non uniform day for students and I encourage them to wear sport clothes and comfortable tennis shoes. We will have two sessions for Field Day:

  • Morning session from 10:00 - 12:00 for PreK - Second grade.
  • Afternoon session from 1:00 - 3:15 for Third - Sixth grade.

Please make sure your kid brings a water bottle and sunscreen. Everyone is invited to come and watch!

Come lend a hand and spend the day with your kids as they enjoy Field Day!  Sr. Diaz needs help with the food/drink station. Please sign up through the following link:

Taylor Swift Raffle

Don't forget to get your raffle tickets for a chance to attend the Eras Tour on June 23rd! Please share this link with friends and family - 100% of the raffle ticket sales will go directly to ISLA school!

School Board Election - May 12 - 15

ISLA's annual board of directors election will be held via an online voting platform, Election Buddy, in mid-May, with results announced at the May 16 board meeting.  All ISLA staff members and parents and guardians of ISLA students are eligible to vote for school board members.

Eligible voters should receive a unique ballot link by email on Friday, May 12 and will be permitted to cast their vote using that link anytime thereafter until 5:00pm on Monday, May 15.  If you do NOT currently have an email address on file with the school, please contact Emily Smith at esmith@isla.school to provide a current email address to receive your online ballot.  If you do not have access to email or a device for online voting, you will be able to vote in person at the school office during school hours on Friday May 12 and Monday May 15.

Biographies of the board candidates and a sample ballot can be found on the ISLA website: https://www.isla.school/board/board-candidates.

LA Program Needs Your Help!

We currently have 2 Language Ambassadors (LAs) on board for the 2023-24 school year and, unfortunately, this puts us far behind our goal of 9 LAs. As many of you know, LAs provide critical classroom support to our teachers and are such a big part of what makes ISLA an amazing community.  While we continue to work with the agencies who connect us with our international student interns, we are also putting out a call to action for our community. If you have any friends or family members abroad that may meet the qualifications, please consider speaking to them about this amazing opportunity.


  • Between 21 and 26 years old
  • Ideally pursuing a degree in education or an adjacent field (music, Spanish language, etc)
  • Spanish speaking
  • Ability to obtain a passport

ISLA PTO sponsors all visa costs including attorney fees for the J1 visa process.

Please forward contact information to Gianna (gcastro@isla.school) if you have anyone in mind who may make a great ISLA LA for next year.

Thank you for your support of this incredible program!

¡El programa LA necesita tu ayuda!

Actualmente contamos con 2 Language Ambassadors (conocido por sus signos LA) para el año escolar de 2023 a 2024 y desafortunadamente esto nos pone lejos de nuestra meta de tener 9 LA's con nosotros. Como muchos de ustedes saben, los LA's proveen apoyo a los maestros y son un gran parte de lo que hace ISLA una gran comunidad.  Mientras continuamos trabajando con las agencias que nos conectan con los estudiantes internacionales, también estamos pidiendo su ayuda.  Si usted tiene cualquier familiar o amigo en el extranjero que podría llenar los requisitos, favor de tomar la consideración de conversar con ellos sobre esta asombrosa oportunidad.


  • De 21 a 26 años de edad
  • Idealmente, estudiando una carrera en educación o algo similar (musica, Espanol, etc)
  • Hispanohablante
  • Habilidad de conseguir un pasaporte

El PTO de ISLA proporciona todos los costos relacionados con la visa y abogados para el proceso de la visa J1.

Favor de mandar información de contacto a Gianna Castro (gcasto@isla.school) si tienes alguien en mente quién sería un buen candidato para un LA en ISLA el año escolar que viene.

¡Gracias por su apoyo a este programa increíble!

Fundraising Committee Corner

Don't forget to mark your calendar for this year's End of School Celebration on June 4 from 3:00-6:00pm at ISLA. This will be an opportunity for our community to gather and celebrate another great year - all are welcome! There will be food trucks, a lemonade stand, and a dunk tank (tickets for purchase). We will also have a DJ, bounce house, and other games. We are still looking for volunteers - please email Alisa Linne if you would be willing to volunteer for a time slot to help with one of the game stations, set up, or tear down.

Year End Events!