September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

ISLA Jump Rope Contest

Dear ISLA Parents,

Once again, we are preparing for our Annual Jump Rope Contest.  Currently we are finishing the Jump Rope unit and the contest will take place on Tuesday February 6th in the ISLA gym. We invite parents, guardians, grandparents, relatives, and friends to come and watch.

I appreciate your support and enthusiasm for this activity to promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

These are the participating groups:

  • Division I - Grades 1 and 2 – starts at 1:15.     All observing classes must be in the gym 5 minutes before the contest     starts.
  • Division II - Grades 3 and 4 – starts at     1:55.  All observing classes must be     in the gym 5 minutes before the contest starts.
  • Division III - Grades 5 and 6 – starts at 2:30. All observing     classes must be in the gym 5 minutes before the contest starts.

Each selected student will have 2 ten second turns during the contest. The top contestant will be the one with the most jumps in 10 seconds. Six students (Three boys and three girls) in each division will receive awards for third, second and first place.

If you have any questions, please contact me at


Sr. Díaz

Late Start     

Thursday, February 8th 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.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp dates and themes are posted on our website.  Registration opens February 1st.   For information visit:


ISLA Spirit Week is coming up, from February 12 to the 16th.  

Here are the Spirit Week themes:

Monday: Gorro/Pelo Loco - Wear your wackiest or favorite hat/hairdo.

Tuesday: Día de Pijama - Students wear their favorite pajamas or onesies to school.

Wednesday: Día de Amistad - Students are encouraged to wear red/pink/white/purple for classroom friendship fiestas.

Thursday: Día de Opuestos - Teachers wear ISLA uniform and students dress like a teacher - or show opposites in another way.

Friday: Día de Expresión - Show your true colors and express yourself! Dress in a way that celebrates who you are.

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, 2018. No previous experience necessary, but some areas of expertise we currently need include, law, human resources, marketing, fundraising, or education.  All you wonderful ISLA teachers, please consider serving on the Board! We are also in need for a parent to fill a one-year vacancy from June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

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 Mary Jo De Villers , 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 9, 2018. Here is a link to the Statement of Interest 2018:  A sample ballot, including nominated candidates, will be posted on the school's website in April 2018 and the election for office will occur in connection with the annual meeting in May 2018. 

Sibling Enrollment


Make sure that your child receives the sibling enrollment priority they are entitled to at ISLA.  Submit an online student application for the sibling of a currently enrolled student by the sibling enrollment deadline of February 12,, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  Any student applications for a sibling received after the deadline will follow regular enrollment processes.