September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Dress for the Weather…

It is time to wear warm jackets, hats, mittens and boots and snow pants.Students go outside every day for recess unless it is raining or the outside air temperature is less than 0º or the windchill is -0º or below.  Exercise and physical activity helps children release their muscle tension after several hours in school and contributes to overall wellness, including cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance.  Recess also provides an opportunity for students to play and relax outdoors and to socialize.

Emergency School Closing

The directive to close schools comes from the office of the superintendent of Hopkins Schools.  All local stations announce school closings for Hopkins Schools in the morning before school opens and announce early dismissals due to developing severe weather.  ISLA will not be named individually.  We are included in the announcement obout Hopkins School District #270.  If there is a question as to the possibility of school being closed, please tune your radio to WCCO or other local news stations.  The major local TV stations run a continuous print-out across the bottom  of the screen to keep you informed on school closings.  You can also sign up for e-mail notification regarding closings at the following site:

Please avoid calling the school during this extremely busy time.

Fall Conference Sign-up

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for your fall goal setting conference with your child’s teacher.   Conferences will be from 12-8 pm on November 9th and 8-3 on November 10th.  Grades 1-6 conference will have student participation.  Kindergarten conferences will be parent/teacher only. 

Here is the link to register: 

Parent Info Night at ISLA

ISLA will be holding a Parent Info night for prospective parents on Thursday, November 9th at 6:30 pm.  Let all your friends, family and neighbors with elementary-age children know!  They can register to attend this adult’s only presentation on the ISLA website under the Explore tab and then the Enrollment tab or if you forward this newsletter, they can click here.

Mexican Folk Dance

Live Show sponsored by the Wayzata Library

Saturday, November 4, 1-2 pm

This program takes place at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice Street E, Wayzata. It is for all ages. Join them for a festive celebration of Mexican folk dance and music! This colorful and energetic performance will feature Alma Folklorica, a diverse 16-member dance group of children from the Church of St. George in Long Lake. Experience the dances, music and vibrant traditional costumes from six states of Mexico.

Halloween Candy Buy Back!

Encourage your children to bring unopened Halloween candy to Shamblott Family Dentistry. They will give children $1 for every pound of candy they donate (up to $5). Shamblott Family Dentistry sends the candy to Operation Gratitude, who mails care packages to our U.S. military. Last year they shipped 1,600 pounds of candy!

Bring Halloween candy to:

  • Shamblott Family Dentistry
  • 33 - 10th Ave. S., Suite 250
  • Hopkins, MN 55343
  • (952) 935-5599
  • Wednesday, November 1, 4-7 pm