2023-06-02 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

June 2, 2023

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Fundraising Committee Corner

We can't wait to see you on Sunday at the End of Year Celebration from 3-6pm! All are welcome! Rain or shine - we will be there! Overflow parking can be found at Platinum Dance Center, across E Bush Lake Road, north of the school.

This event was planned by ISLA's Fundraising Committee in the hope that we can all get together and celebrate a great year of Spanish immersion, our amazing teachers and staff, and friendships - old and new! There will be food, lemonade, and tickets for the dunk tank for purchase and lots of free fun for the kids (bounce house, face paint, games, and a DJ). We will be accepting free will donations at the welcome table in hopes of raising some money to support the school.

We want to again thank our Sponsors who have generously given to support this event. Thank you to: Abbey del Sol, ChiroCenter Chiropractic, Edina Acupuncture, Grandview Tire & Auto, Lang's One Stop Market, Red Door Resort, and Rock n Reaux.

Back to School Supply Ordering

Great News! This year we will again be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program which offers pre-packaged, school supply boxes filled with the exact custom items requested by your child’s teacher. Why fight the hassle of retail when there's a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies?

Simply place your order by June 22th

Order online at   www.shopttkits.com

Enter ISLA’s school account number 28056

Kits will be picked up at Meet the Teacher night before school starts

Questions: Email ptofundraising@isla.school

Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and save a summer day!

Sixth Grade Exhibition

Exhibition or PYPx is a project that is donein 6th grade at ISLA. The project shows our knowledge about the IB program. PYPx is focused on the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and promoting the goals. The 2 classes split up into groups with anywhere from 2-4 people depending on what goal everyone wants to do. After the groups and goals are established, you work together for 8 weeks developing information about your goal and making a presentation about your experience. After the 8 weeks you present to the 6th grade families and the ISLA community.

One of the coolest experiences you get to do for an exhibition is being able to do interviews with people from many different organizations to learn more about your SDG issue. Exhibition also helps prepare you for future academic experiences with doing a five paragraph essay and site visits.

Being able to present to classes all around the school and then present to families about all the work you have done in this unit is a major accomplishment. Another highlight is being able to work with your mentor who always will support you.

As much fun, liberty and decision making you get, this also brings a lot of responsibility and most likely conflict. That is why choosing a good group is very important. But at the end it all works out and you finish the year with a positive highlight of completing your biggest project yet.


From 2023 6th Graders: Logan, Lauren and Ethan

Juneteenth Holiday Notice

Dear El Nido families,

Below is a message from the Governor Walz regarding Juneteenth being a holiday starting this year and so on. El Nido will be closed on Juneteenth.

"Governor Walz signed legislation that establishes Juneteenth as a State holiday. Juneteenth recognizes the historical pronouncement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was said to have been first publicly read in Texas by Union soldiers.

As is the case with other holidays defined in Minnesota Session Laws 2023 Chapter 5, no public business can be conducted on this day. This means schools cannot hold classes or programs, school board meetings, athletic practices and competitions, and other school-associated events."



PTO Community Meeting Rescheduled

This ISLA PTO has rescheduled their community meeting for Monday, June 6, 6:30 pm via zoom. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89208924339?pwd=TWhMTnVTUTZwOGRnK2NCc0xqWGVWQT09 All ISLA families are welcome to attend.

Non-Uniform Days

On Tuesday, June 6th, all students that have a summer birthday will celebrate with a non-uniform day.

On Wednesday, June 7th (the last day of school) will be a non-uniform day for all ISLA students.

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