ISLA News 2-16-2017

September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Bite-Sized Goals Can Set You Up For Success

Many health-related resolutions and goals start out strong, but unfortunately they lose steam. We want to make big changes, and in the beginning they may seem realistic. However, after a few weeks, we find we just can't keep up those lofty goals. Once you find yourself losing steam, it tends to stop all other motivation for making changes. 

The more realistic way to make changes is to choose tiny goals that you can actually achieve. Instead of setting a vague goal of "I will eat healthier", make a smaller goal of "I will pour a glass of milk instead of soda with dinner". Or instead of saying, "I going to lose 50 pounds", set your goal to "I will set a time each week to walk with a friend." The lofty goal of "I will spend more time with family" could be "I will put family game night on the calendar the first of every month" instead.

Feel good about any changes you are making, even the tiny ones!

President’s Day-No School

Monday, February 20th there will be no school in honor of President’s Day.  If you need childcare for this day, please sign up at  24 hour notice is requested to accommodate your child.


Wanted: Your Passion for ISLA!

Looking for a way to help support the mission and oversight of our amazing school? ISLA needs you! We are looking for interested community members, teachers, and parents to fill several upcoming vacancies for three-year terms, beginning June 30, 2017. No previous experience necessary, but some areas of expertise we currently need include law, finance, human resources, marketing, fundraising, or education.

Because ISLA is a charter school, ISLA’s Board of Directors operates as its own school district. The Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the school, implementing policies and procedures, and long term financial planning. There are a number of different committees on which Board members can serve.

Questions can be directed to Gina Rumore, Election and Nominating Committee Chair, at

If you are interested in applying, please submit a Statement of Interest to the Election and Nominating Committee by February 13, 2017. Click here for Statement of Interest 2017. A sample ballot, including nominated candidates, will be posted on the school’s website in April 2017 and the election for office will occur in connection with the annual meeting in May 2017.

Late Start     

Thursday, February 23rd is ISLA’s next late start. Buses and school will start 2 hours late. If you need child care for this day, register online at They need at least 24 hours to process requests for care.

ISLA Technology Committee needs you!

We are currently planning for improvements to ISLA’s technology infrastructure, vendor support and various projects (such as the computer lab repurpose/replacement).  We need a few more with computer/technical knowledge to help determine needs and assess options.

If you could help via e-mail or in person (at our monthly meeting generally held the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:40 pm), please contact us at

Summer Camp Registration is open!

Click here to register

Adventure Wilderness/ Aventuras en la Naturaleza

July 24 – 28
Entering Grades 1-5

Amazing Animals / Animalísimo

July 24 – 28
Entering Grade K

Magical Wizarding World through Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts / El Mundo Mágico de Harry Potter y las Bestias Fantásticas

July 31 - August 4
Entering Grades 1-5

MakerSpace, Coding and Minecraft / MakerSpace, Programación y Minecraft

August 7 - 11
Entering Grades 1-5