We hope to see you at the End of School Celebration on June 4 from 3:00-6:00pm at ISLA. Thanks to some generous sponsors, we were able to get a dunk tank, bouncy house, and DJ (essential pieces to a good party), but could use some help running some of those game stations. If you'd be willing to manage one of the stations for a time slot, please sign up here. Thank you!
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:
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:
Help make Field Day 2023 a blast! Sign up to help to bring two sliced watermelon for field day. Each watermelon should be able to serve 20-25 people. Watermelon should be sliced prior to drop off the morning of May 26th. Please drop watermelon off the morning of May 26th at the ISLA kitchen between 8:45-9:00AM. Back-up rain day will be June 2nd.
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!
Sixth-graders are putting together the final pieces of a year-long collaborative inquiry process called the Exhibition. The Exhibition is a culminating project that takes place in the final year of the Primary Years Program. It is now time for the students, after being a part of an IB world school since kindergarten, to create their own unit of inquiry.
The students use all that they have learned throughout their years at ISLA to engage in in-depth research of real-world global challenges. This requires that each student, working collaboratively with others, demonstrates engagement with the essential elements of the IB program: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action. During this process the students identify, investigate and offer solutions to real-life issues or problems.
The students use the United Nations 17 Goals for Sustainable Development as a platform to choose what issues are most important to them. By framing the unit of inquiry around the transdisciplinary theme “Sharing the Planet” students develop an understanding that they are members of a global community that need to take responsibility for taking care of our shared resources, to work together to find ways to resolve conflict and to live in peace. It is a dynamic process that inspires everyone to be change makers in their communities.
This year’s Exhibition will be presented to the ISLA community on Thursday, May 25 at 6:00pm. The Exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student. We look forward to sharing this experience with our ISLA community!
If your student has medication or supplies in the Health Office, these will be sent home with them on the last day of school. If your student will not be in attendance on the last day, or you would like to make alternate plans for picking up your student's medications, please send an email to Nurse Tanya (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please keep in mind that we need updated orders for the start of every school year. If your student takes medication or has an Emergency Health plan for asthma, seizures, allergies, diabetes or other health conditions; we will need new physician orders at the start of school in the fall. Summer months are a great time to see healthcare providers, get updated orders and catch up on any missing immunizations. These forms can be emailed to Nurse Tanya (email@example.com), turned in at the Open House in late August, or submitted by the first day of school. Student OTC or prescription medications for the 2023-24 school year can also be dropped off in the Health Office at the Open House, or on the first day of school. Any prescription medication should be in the original, labeled pharmacy bottle; and OTC medications should be in the original, labeled packaging. The required 'Authorization for Medication Administration' form can be found on the Health Services page of ISLA's website.
Immunization Reminder: All students must show proof of receiving the required immunizations before enrolling in MN public or charter schools; or submit medical or non-medical exemption paperwork. By the start of Kindergarten, all students should have received 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR and 2 Varicella doses. If you have questions about your student’s immunization status, please contact Nurse Tanya (firstname.lastname@example.org). An immunization form (which includes exemption paperwork) can be found on the Health Services page of ISLA's website.