2024-02-29 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

March 1, 2024

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to ISLA next week!  This is a great opportunity to refresh your reading collection with new books in both English and Spanish for all ages.  Come stop by during conferences or shop online beginning on Monday, March 4th by heading to ISLA's Bookfair website.  Here, you can also set up an eWallet for your child.  All sales benefit the staff at ISLA.

Check out lost and found at conferences. After conferences all items in the lost and found will be donated.


As we continue to work on improving the PTO Website to be the go-to source for info, we will be trying to condense some of the info included in Noticias. Here’s to progress– And make sure you keep tabs on the website!!

Join the ISLA Community at some favorite local restaurants each month!!

Hang out and let the kids play together while you grab dinner. The best part is that a portion of our restaurant purchases will be coming back to the ISLA PTO!!! So far this year, we have raised $2,739!!! Our next planned date is listed below. Please visit the PTO Website for the full schedule!

Wednesday 3/6 4–9pm
Patty Wagon
6042 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419

• • • Get involved • • •  

You can find more information on all of these topics on the PTO Website!Serve lunch

Click here to see available time slots!

Box Tops for Education
Get started!!

Mabel’s Labels

Visit their website and search for International Spanish Language Academy

Teacher Wishlists

Click here to view the full list of teachers broken down by grade!

1 WEEKuntil ISLA PTO’s BIGGEST fundraiser and gathering where we come together as a community to mingle, celebrate, dance, eat & drink. (There may even be a few surprises up our sleeve this year!) While doing that, we fundraise to provide 100% of the costs of the Language Ambassador Program by gathering donations from both local businesses and within our community through Great Gatherings, gift baskets, gift certificates and countless other types of items to auction off!

2nd Annual Fiesta Raffle!!

Please return your completed raffle tickets to your teacher by 3/6! If you would like to sell more tickets, please reach out to Jenner Moretto at fiesta@isla.school.

Participation is not required– If you will not be selling, please return them to your teacher, to Jenner Moretto or Caitlin Edstrom ASAP so we can disburse to others looking for more.


Tickets: $10/each
1ST PLACE: $500 cash
2ND PLACE: $250 cash
3RD PLACE: $250 cash

– Current Fiesta Needs –

Purchase Tickets / RSVP!
The Fiesta de la Primavera Committee needs to give the venue a final count on attendance TODAY! Click here for an overview on timing for the evening and get your tickets here. We are SO EXCITED to get our whole community together and celebrate the year while we raise funds for our LAs!

Bid – Bid – Bid!

Our silent auction is OPEN for bidding!! Click here to get started and preview the items for our live auction, which will only be available at the event!

Movie Night w/Mily & Manuel

TOMORROW they will be hosting a special movie night for 4th–6th graders. Dinner, snacks & fun will be had by all!!! It will run from 6:30–9pm (movies start at 7pm) in the ISLA Flex Room.

Grab a volunteer slot!

The Fiesta Committee has the fun planned & ready– Now we need your help to make it all come together next Saturday! Grab a slot to help unload, set-up, greet guests, sell beads, take photos, be a helper for the live auction and more!

Live Auction!

There are 8 AMAZING items coming to you during our Live Auction at Fiesta de la Primavera. Here is a preview of those, and you can view full details here. Grab your Fiesta tickets to have a chance at these amazing experiences!

  1. Red Door Resort Stay
  2. Golf for 4 + carts at the Oak Ridge Country Club
  3. Gunflint Cabin Adventure
  4. Spanish Wine Tasting w/Izquierdo
  5. Trip to Mexico
  6. MN Wild Kaprizov signed Jersey
  7. Chilean Sushi Night w/Sr Rivera, Sr Diaz & Sr Edgar
  8. MN UFC VIP Tickets– Front row/center field w/access to Field Club for free food, drinks & parking!

Can’t attend?

You can still participate in the online auction!! Click here to register on the Givesmart website and view the available items. Great Gatherings are available now!! If you attended Fiesta or participated in the online auction last year, you should already have an account. Follow this link if you have forgotten your username or password.

Mentor Interest link

Student Led Spring Conferences

Welcome to the sign up for our Spring Student-Led Conferences.  We truly value our high level of family participation in these conferences and we strongly encourage parents/caregivers to attend!

Each 30 minute spring conference includes a 15 minute student-led session followed by 15 minutes with your child’s classroom teacher.  Please use the links provided to schedule a conference for your child(ren). 

Pre-Kinder/El Nido:
(20 minute conferences)

Delfines: Blanca Perez Ascencio
Aguilas: Gemma Urdaneta


Profe Luis Vivas
Srta. Doris Bonifacio

Seño Silvia Herrero

Sra. Maryann Najera

1st Grade

Profesora Bonyin King
Sra. Edily Sanchez

Srta. Erika Leal

2nd Grade

Profe Irene Martinez
Profe Miriam Oropeza
Profe Lina Pinto

3rd Grade

Sra. Patty Floe

Sra. Rosa Fernandez

Sra. Cori Adams

4th Grade

Profe Riana Dilley

Sr. Roberto Izquierdo

Profe Pilar Robles

5th Grade

Profe Stewin Bernal
Sr. Jordi Costa

6th Grade

Maestra Rachel Karlov

Specialists Conferences are fifteen minutes long.  We welcome you to schedule a check-in with your child’s specialist teachers.

Physical Education

Sr. Igor Diaz


Sra. Adriana Maldonado


Profe Danyelo Rivera