ISLA Spirit Week is coming up from February 12 to the 16th.
Here are the Spirit Week themes:
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are interested in applying, please submit a Statement of Interest to the Election and Nominating Committee by February 15, 2018. Here is a link to the Statement of Interest 2018: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K5gghqoOoNmf1mGf20uDGfuFXDH6bI4VO-TXJlM6lf8/edit 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.
Emilia Betterman, our 4th grade student who was injured in a skiing accident in January, has been moved to Gillette Hospital in St. Paul. Now that Anamaria and Emilia are in St. Paul, the Caring Bridge team has added the opportunity to bring the family dinner. Please sign up on Emilia’s Caring Bridge site to help! To view the dates, please click on Helpful Tasks, and then Planner and open dinners should appear on the calendar. Meals should be dropped off at the front door of the Betterman House (4100 Lynn Ave. S., Edina) by 5:30 pm. Anamaria did not indicate any dietary restrictions for the family. Please provide dinner for 3-4 people. Thank you for all the help you can give to this family.
Summer Camp dates and themes are posted on our website. Registration opened February 1st. For information visit:
As parents, even when we do our best to keep our children healthy during the winter months, sometimes that just isn’t enough. Despite our best efforts, they catch colds and viruses that are getting passed around.
At ISLA this winter, we are seeing more than the usual number of cases of strep throat, influenza and fevers. These are things that are easily passed from one person to another. It would be a good time to review with your child good hand-washing practices and covering your cough. Teachers have also been reminding students of this in the classroom, as well as doing extra cleaning in classrooms each day.
The best way to prevent the spread of illness in the classroom is to keep students home that are not feeling well.
To help prevent the spread of illness to other household and family members, avoid sharing towels, dishes and utensils with the sick person; limit close contact as much as possible; use antibacterial wipes to clean shared surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches and sinks/faucets. Make sure everyone in the household gets extra rest and drinks extra fluids. Remind your child to wash their hands frequently and cover their cough or sneeze.
Hope everyone stays healthy!