2024-05-23 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

May 23, 2024

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Fundraising Committee Corner

Please join us for our End of Year Celebration! There will be food trucks, music, face painting, bounce houses, dunk tank, lemonade stand, and more! This event is 100% volunteer planned and run - please consider signing up for a volunteer shift to help out.

Thank you to ChiroCenter Chiropractic for their sponsorship of the bounce house, and our very own ISLA Governance Committee for their sponsorship of the dunk tank!

Transportation Requests for the 2024-2025 School Year

It's that time of year to request transportation for your child for next fall. To guarantee a bus stop at the beginning of the school year, you must submit your request by June 7th. Click here to request busing.

2024 Maud Hart Lovelace (MHL) Award Winners

The PTO purchased several MHL books for this challenge, thank you! We are already working on getting the new 2025 set for next school year! If your student would like to start reading the new nominees this summer, they can find them at the library (list here).

The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children's read-and-vote book award. Its purpose is to encourage recreational reading among school-age children.

Nominated titles are works of fiction of recognized quality selected by independent regional reading groups.

After a year of reading, voting, we have our winners! The students of Minnesota have spoken. Here are our top voted award winners and honor titles. Interact with other readers on your favorite social media platform to join the discussion!

Division I Winning Title
Division I Honor Title
Division I Honor Title

Division II Winning Title
Division II Honor Title
Division II Honor Title


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 (tnelson@isla.school).

Please keep in mind that we need updated orders & current medication 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.

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 (tnelson@isla.school).

Happy Trails

After 10 years of dedicated service, including leading ISLA through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sad to announce that this is Nurse Tanya's final year at ISLA. She has been a trusted support for so many students' health needs and brings a sense of dedication, organization, and care that is unmatched. Please join us in celebrating Nurse Tanya by saying good-bye or sharing a thank you card.  We are exploring options for nursing services, but we know that Tanya's shoes will be huge ones to fill.

PTO Highlights

What we include in Noticias is a highlight reel of current events. For the full spread of info, please utilize the PTO Website!

Stock up from the Spirit Store

The Spirit Store will be available at the End of Year party and will be your last chance to stock up on uniform-approved items for next year– Take that off your to-do list now and you’ll thank yourself!! Don’t forget to grab a few stickers, too!!

Kudos to the Community

There are so many wonderful humans in the ISLA Community & we would really LOVE to give special shout-outs to those that deserve it!! Please check out this new page on the PTO Website to see these shoutouts!! If you’d like to share a positive experience you’ve had with a teacher, staff member, LA, parent, grandparent or even a student– Please complete this form (available in English & Spanish)!


Torti’s Lost & Found

HUGE shoutout to parent Laci Haviland for her attention to managing the Lost & Found. You can view the latest video update here!! Make sure you stop by & grab any of your items ASAP!

Language Ambassador Updates

We have 5 confirmed Language Ambassadors for the 2024-2025 school year and are still finalizing more to join the school– To do so, we need more family involvement! We're excited to have a new way to be involved called "Ride Assistance". If you can't sign up for the time commitment to be a Host or Tio family, consider helping everyone a little bit by being one of the first people for them to call for a ride when needed. All questions can be asked to MK at islaLAprogram@gmail.com or by texting 612-867-9412. If you're interested, fill out this Google Form!

Twins Team!

There is still time to join up with some friends and serve concessions at a Twins game!! Each game that our group brings 10 volunteers to, the PTO will receive at least $1000 to support our school! Get more details and share your availability by filling out this volunteer survey ASAP.

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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! Please take a peek at these– Many teachers have updated theirs!!

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

Please keep an eye on the PTO Website for the full schedule which will be updated with Summer dates soon!

Tuesday 6/12 4–8pm
Davanni’s in Edina, 5124 Gus Young Ln

Fiesta Updates

The Fiesta Committee is looking ahead to 2025 – Don’t forget to mark 3.15.25 on your calendars!

– Upcoming Great Gatherings –

There are some tickets available for Great Gatherings that we will leave open until the event is held or they sell out! TIP: Use this link or sort the auction items on Givesmart by category to view only "AVAILABLE" items!

6/15 Summer Softball Social! Let’s start summer off with a day at Valley Park… Grilling, playground, baseball field, basketball court and more!! After we have lunch, we’ll have an ice cream bar with fun toppings! Open to all ages & grades– Price is per family!

6/22 Pool Party Calling all 1st-3rd graders!! Join Profe Edily, Bonyin & Tatiana (SPED) for a day of fun at the pool!! Lunch & a treat provided!

6/23 4th Grade Pool Party 4th Grade Friends get together and celebrate the Summer in the Murray family pool with snacks & beverages!


Questions? Reach out to Caitlin Edstrom on Facebook or via email at fiesta@isla.school