2024-01-25 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

January 25, 2024

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Year Book

Below you'll find the links to upload candid photos for the yearbook! If you have any fun pictures from field trips, sporting events, class parties, or other ISLA activities, we'd love to see them! There are folders for each grade as well as folders for the first day of school or a community folder for mixed grades or larger events. If you need to sign up for a TreeRing account, the school code is 1016123740893948. Please reach out to evas.mom@gmail.com with any questions.

El Nido
irst / Primero
Second / Segundo
Third / Tercero
Fourth / Cuarto
Fifth / Quinto
Sixth / Sexto

Art / Exploration
Phy Ed

LA Photos
First Day / Primer Dia

Join the ISLA School Board!

Looking for a way to support the mission and shape the future of ISLA? Join the ISLA Board of Directors! The Election and Nominating Committee is seeking interested community members, teachers, parents, grandparents, and guardians to fill upcoming vacancies on the ISLA Board for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2024. No previous board experience is required.  There is a great interest in individuals with expertise in grant writing, fundraising/development, marketing, and human resources, to name a few areas, but we welcome anyone who is dedicated and ready to support ISLA and its community.

The ISLA Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the school, implementing policies and procedures, and long-term strategic and financial planning. In addition, there are a number of different committees on which Board members serve. Click here for descriptions of the various committees. Currently the Board meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of each month.

If you are interested in seeking a Board seat, please submit a Statement of Interest (available here) to the Election and Nominating Committee by Friday, February 3, 2024. Questions about Board service and the election process can be directed to Isabelle Krisch, Chair of the Election and Nominating Committee, at ikrisch@isla.school.

Sibling Enrollment    

To be eligible for enrollment into Kindergarten, a student must be five years old on or before September 1 of the enrollment year. ISLA gives preference for enrollment to students who:

  • Meet the application deadline
  • Is a sibling of a currently enrolled pupil or foster child of the pupil's parents
  • Are a child of an ISLA staff member

Make sure that your child receives the sibling enrollment priority they are entitled to at ISLA.  Submit an online student application for the sibling of a currently enrolled student by the sibling enrollment deadline (4:00 pm on February 15, 2024).  Any student applications for a sibling received after the deadline will follow regular enrollment processes.

• • •  PTO Website • • •

Please visit the ISLA PTO website for a one-stop-shop of ALL things ISLA… Fiesta, Volunteer opportunities, donation needs and more!!

• • •  Butter Braids & Pizza • • •

We have kicked off our latest fundraiser for some delicious Butter Braids & Pizzas!! Click the link below (or scan the QR Code on the image) to register & you will be able to create a unique website for your student(s) to start taking orders from friends & family. You can create one website per family or one per child, whichever you prefer!

Register for online sales of butter braids & pizza here!

40% of sales will come back to ISLA PTO towards our joint efforts with the Board to fund our Social Workers!!

(Read on for an update on our progress)

• • •  Social Worker Fundraising Update • • •

This school year, ISLA welcomed school Social Workers to our Student Support Services team. They bring important skills to ISLA, providing guidance to our teachers and staff to support the social-emotional needs of their students as well as providing direct services to students. A few of the services they provide include positive behavior support, mental health support, social emotional learning and support, and much more. The ISLA PTO & Board are collaborating to raise funds to support the costs of our social workers at ISLA. The PTO’s goal is to raise $10,000 and as of today, we have raised $1280 in monetary donations, $650 from our January calendar (drawing coming later this week and the February calendar soon to follow), gives us a running total of $1,930!!!

Our Butter Braid + Pizza fundraiser (mentioned above) will also be going towards our Social Worker costs. We are so grateful for the community’s support and partnership as we all work towards the same goal of providing the very best support for our kids & staff.


• • •  Acoustic Panels • • •

After successfully raising the funds for the new acoustic tiles in the gym, the PTO is looking for about 10-20 handy men or women to help with the installation. No prior experience necessary. Please contact Jenner Moretto at: ptochair@isla.school

We are so excited to be hosting these monthly restaurant nights!! Our running total is a WHOPPING $2,739!!! Thank you for not cooking once a month and helping support the ISLA PTO!!!

• • • Upcoming • • •

Monday 2/12 4–9pm

10997 Red Cir Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Wednesday 3/6 4–9pm

Patty Wagon
6042 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Tuesday 4/9 4–6pm

FamFare Kitchen
(meal pickup service from the school– Details coming soon)

• • • More ways to get involved • • •

Serve lunch!

Jorge is fun to work with and it’s so cool to see your kids get excited to see you during their day (you can also go sit with them for a bit between serving)!! Plus, you can get a peek at how DELICIOUS the food has been this year with our new vendor– YUM!! Sign-ups are posted about a month in advance to help plan your schedule. Come try it out!!

Click here to see available slots!

Box Tops for Education!

Download the app on your phone and search for International Spanish Language Academy to begin benefiting your kids’ school! After setting up your account, you can send digital receipts via email or scan a hard copy in the app. No more ripping boxes up!!

Use any of the below referral links to give ISLA an extra bonus when you sign-up:

Referral Link 1 // Referral Link 2 // Referral Link 3

Mabel’s Labels

Keep your kid’s stuff out of the lost & found!! Check out the Tag Mates (or even the stamps) from Mabel’s Labels! This is yet another quick & easy fundraiser– 20% of proceeds will go back to the ISLA PTO– AND it will help you (and the staff) keep track of your child’s belongings!

Just Search for International Spanish Language Academy at www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com

Teacher Wishlists!

Our wonderful teachers work so hard to make their classrooms welcoming and comfortable for our kids. This year, the PTO has asked that our teacher’s share a list of items they need to complete this huge task. Their wishlist links are available on the PTO Website and are broken down by grade. Any item is a huge help for our teachers & is SO very appreciated by them AND your kids in their rooms. We are still awaiting a few lists, and will add links as they are ready! If you have access to donations of comparable items outside of Amazon, just reach out to me at ptosecretary@Isla.school and I’ll get their list updated!

Girls on the run

GIRLS ON THE RUN is coming to ISLA this spring!! It is an activity for 3rd – 5th grade girls with teams of 8-20 participants– We will be meeting twice a week for 8 weeks. This program helps girls prepare for a 5K while playing games and activities that incorporate life skills, such as managing emotions, being a good friend, standing up for yourself and others! Practices will be Tuesdays & Thursdays 4–5:30 and financial aid is available, no qualifying necessary.

Registration will open on 2/1! GOTR Details!

Please email me PTOChair@isla.school with any questions!!

Six weeks to go!!
Get your tickets!

When: Saturday, March 9th, 2024 6-11pm
Where: Bloomington Event Center

Hopkins Area Little League Registration is open and we're hoping to have the attached flyer included in the Hopkins Digital Backpacks. Registration will be open for quite a while, with our target advertising now through March 1st.