Fiesta de la Primavera

September 29, 2019

Kristen Bilardi

When I am with a group of human beings committed to hanging in there through both the agony and the joy of community, I have a dim sense that I am participating in a phenomenon for which there is only one word...."glory." ~ M. Scott Peck

16 Days to Fiesta

  • Get your tickets
  • Donate to Stock the Cellar/Bar (couldn't be easier)
  • Online auction is March 20-28
  • Call your sitter and find a back up

Kinder Parents or First-Time-Fiesta?

Do you have questions of any sort? Are you wondering what to bring?  How late does it really go?  What IS the Fiesta?  We can and will help answer anything!  Email us: Karen at kchenvert@comcast. net or Sarah at  sedemars@yahoo. com

The Online Auction Begins on Monday

Beginning on March 20th, click here to visit and bid on our online auction items through March 28th.  Check the site often, as new items are still being added!

Please share the link  to our online auction with your friends and family.  This is a great way for people near and far to help contribute to our fundraising goals, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Help us spread the world!  The more money we raise, the higher the number of Language Ambassadors the PTO can staff!

Be aware that many of the “Great Gatherings” & “Staff Donation” items available online will sell out during the online auction – be sure to start your bidding on Monday and check back every day to see if you’ve been outbid!

Last Chance for Early Bird Ticket Pricing!

Buy your tickets now! Don’t delay!  

Return your RSVPs by March 17th or buy your tickets online today at

Ticket prices INCREASE at the door!

Parent Donation Spotlight!

Bourbon, Beer and BBQ
Calling all ISLA Dads!

Bid to spend a night relaxing in the Bredeson backyard, sipping on bourbon or beer, while eating delicious BBQ!  Bring your game face and shades because after the eats, get ready for a night of poker.  All abilities and levels of players are welcome.  Come make dad friends!  Thank you, Erik Bredeson

Stock the Cellar & Stock the Bar

Stock the Cellar (formerly the Wall of Wine) is an auction item which is only up for live bid at the Fiesta, so send in your RSVP and get your babysitter!  Stock the Cellar is a Fiesta favorite and it is your chance to win dozens of bottles of wine!  This year, we are adding a similar item called “Stock the Bar” which will include high quality spirits, liquors, and barware.

We can't stock the cellar or bar with out your help and Minnehaha Lake Wine & Spirits has agreed to sponsor us with a challenge!  

They have agreed to donate 2 cases of wine if ISLA families reach a donation total of $250 (minimum).  The challenge is on!  Drop off your checks made out to ISLA PTO (with “wine” in the memo).  Place the money in an envelope and give it to Emily Smith in ISLA’s front office.

If you wish to directly purchase and donate a favorite bottle of wine or spirits, please drop off the bottle(s) at ISLA, directly to Emily Smith in the front office, or contact Casie Budolfson, at Add a tag if you wish, for a more personalized touch.

Ace Spirits, 4 Shady Oak Rd, Hopkins is offering a 10% discount on any bottle of liquor, if you mention ISLA Fiesta.

If you need liquor suggestions, please sign up and purchase (click the link):