Monday, April 23 was world book day. April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
To recognize this day, we had a STOP-DROP- and READ where everyone in the school stopped what they were doing and read for 20 minutes from 1:00-1:20. Classes spread out into the hallways with their favorite book and read.
LAs and staff dressed up like their favorite book character and walked in a parade through the hallways reading their favorite book.
Friday, May 4, 10 am
Families are invited!
The ISLA School Board met on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:30pm. Here are highlights from the meeting:
Current ISLA School Board Members are as follows:
If you would like to be involved with a committee that serves the Board, we would love to have you. Please see the ISLA school website for committee information: http://isla.school/board/board-committees To view the complete agenda and notes for the board meeting please follow this link: http://isla.school/board/documents
Have you thought about hosting an LA? Don’t miss your chance for this upcoming school year to open your home to one of our 2018-19 school year LAs.
We are scheduling house visits in May for potential host families. We will meet at your home and go over expectations of the host families and answer any additional questions that you have.
If you are interested in hosting and/or want more information, please contact LA Coordinator Kim Gelperin at email@example.com.
GREAT GATHERINGS/STAFF EVENTS
We still have many openings for all kinds of great gatherings and staff events. You can sign up for them on SQUARE. https://mkt.com/isla-pto A few of the gatherings/events that are coming up soon are listed below. As events are filled they will no longer be available, act now!
Imagine being done with school supply shopping for next year before summer is even here! ISLA PTO has partnered with SchoolKidz to make that possible for you!
The process is very easy. Simply go online to the website listed in the flyer and order your kit for your child/children. It will be delivered directly to school and will be waiting for them in their classroom on the first day. The best part is a portion of your school supply order will come back to ISLA PTO. It’s a win-win! This program is optional and is provided as a service to make your life simpler! Please see the attached form for additional details.
Order date: Opens April 23rd and closes June 22nd
Click here for order form.
There will be two open positions - Chair and Secretary/Communications - on the PTO for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested, please contact Chris Polston (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the chair position and Sarah Walz (email@example.com) for the communications position. The positions for the 2018-19 school year will be voted on at the May 22ndPTO meeting. A general description of each role is listed below:
i. To prepare the meeting agenda and define action items prior to the meeting.
ii. To convene and preside at meetings.
iii. To facilitate any group discussions.
iv. To call for members for committees.
v. To work closely with the Director and ISLA Board in matters that relate to the ISLA PTO.
vi. To make presentations to various groups and ISLA Board, if requested.
vii. To plan the annual calendar.
viii. To verify the filing of all appropriate tax documents as required by the IRS and the State of Minnesota.
ix. Available to sign checks, receipts or payment requests in addition to Treasurer.
i. To attend all meetings and record proceedings and votes of the ISLA PTO.
ii. To submit minutes of the PTO meetings to the ISLA PTO website posting prior to the next scheduled meeting.
iii. To make any necessary revisions to the PTO meeting minutes and post to the ISLA PTO website within two weeks of the meeting when the revisions were discussed.
iv. To assist the PTO Board in handling any necessary correspondence.
v. To maintain the permanent records of the Organization including but not limited to Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, IRS Determination letter, Federal Employer Identification Number, Sales Tax Exemption documentation, etc.
Hello and Good Day Parents,
In fourth grade we are studying business and economy. We are doing a final project to finish the unit. The fourth graders will be donating, spending, and saving the money. Our business is called CARNAVAL FAAP. FAAP states for the Fuego Competitivo (Competitive Fire), Arte Esperanza (Hopeful Art), Arcade-A (Arcade) and Pastericos (yummy desserts)
We are selling products and services. The product students will be selling is food. Our services include playing video games, playing hand-made games, and the creation of art. Some examples are throwing a ping pong ball into a cup, claw machine, making slime and other activities.
Our mission is to bring happiness and fun to the people that come to the carnival in where they will be able to eat, play, and create art.
The groups in this event are:
Arte Esperanza is a station in which you child can create unique art
Arcade-A is a place to play video games and arcade games.
Pastericos is a place to enjoy treats after having a whole bunch of fun
Fuego competitivo is a place to play competitive games in which you receive prizes.
The date will be May 1st and May 2nd in the time will be from 1:30 through 3:00pm. Also don’t forget to send your child with money in a plastic bag with their name on it so they can have lots of FUN!
Hope you enjoy!