September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Board News…

The ISLA School Board met on September 19th, 2017 at 6:30pm. Here is what we have been working on:

  • A huge thank you to all of the parent volunteers who made Curriculum Night/State of the School possible last week.  Your help and enthusiasm helped ISLA fill crucial volunteer roles throughout the school.
  • New LED lights were installed throughout ISLA in order to provide more energy efficiency and cost savings throughout the building.
  • ISLA’s financials continue to be positive!
  • The Green Space Initiative has had some setbacks in terms of permitting, but ground breaking plans to be set for a date in June.
  • New playground equipment is coming in October.
  • A Parent Ideation session with Carlo Cuesta, organizational leadership coach, will be happening on October 12th. Parent involvement requests should be coming shortly!
  • The Board updated the Student Internet and Technology Use Policy to reflect current curriculum and technology language and needs.

Current ISLA School Board Members are as follows:

Nora Tycast (Chair), parent

Jaiah Kamara, parent

Dan Tix, parent

Martin Hoff, parent

Adriana Maldonado, teacher

Kris Taylor (Secretary), parent

Heather Copps, parent

Jared Goodwin (Vice-Chair), community member

Allison Olesen, teacher

Cori Adams, teacher

JJ Schlangen (Treasurer), community member

Susan Malaret, parent

Mary Jo De Villers, grandparent and community member

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:

To view the complete agenda and notes for the board meeting please follow this link:

Thank you!

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend Curriculum Night/State of the School. As we mentioned, ISLA has a great tradition of volunteerism. ISLA is able to be the successful school that we are because of the parents, teachers, administration and community members who are invested in making it work.  

Enclosed is a link to a Google Form that we encourage all parents to fill out with a list of volunteer opportunities. Volunteering and giving at ISLA looks different for every family and hopefully there is a role that works for you.

If you missed this evening, click here for a copy of the PowerPoint presentation.   For the classroom presentations, please contact your child’s teacher.

Extra-curricular Activities

Registration for Extra-curriculars by September 29th:

Here are the offerings: (for detailed descriptions visit our website)

Monday: MinecraftEDU, Grades 5 and 6, Sr. Edgar
Tuesday: Teatro – Theater, Grades 1-5, Srtas. Anna, Lara & Cristina
Wednesday: Role-Play Club, Grades 4-6, Sr. Carlos
Wednesday: Drawing Classes, Grades K-5, Young Rembrandts (register here)
Thursday: MinecaftEDU, Grades 3 and 4, Sr. Edgar
Thursday: Express – Arte, Grades K-4, Srtas. Mapu & Nidy
Thursday: Rotario de Deportes – Sports Rotation, Grades K-6, Sr. Pepe & Diego
Thursday: Chess Club, Grades K-6, Twin City Chess Club

International Day of Peace

September 21, 2017

ISLA Fall Yard Clean Up

Saturday, October 7th
Come and go 9 am - 3 pm
(as much time as you can give between soccer games! An hour helps!)

What to Bring:

Gloves, Rakes, Shovels, Pruners, Brooms, Wheel Barrel/Bin/Cart/Tarp, Pole Saw, Hand Saw or Chain Saw, A few trucks or trailers for hauling brush would be appreciated.

Please bring the whole family to help pull weeds, rake leaves, collect pine cones, cleanup the grounds, and decorate for fall. A bonus for being able to take a bag or load to your local yard waste recycling center!

Contact Abbie Seba with questions. - 952-567-1112