Thursday, September 20th is ISLA’s first late start of the school year. Buses and school will start 2 hours late. If you need child care for this day, please contact Aventuras at Aventuras@isla-academy.org. They need at least 24 hours to process requests for care.
Thursday, September 27th, 6:30-8:30 pm is curriculum night and our State of the School Event. This is an event for PARENTS/GUARDIANS only. You will learn about the themes your child will explore this year, teacher expectations,homework, routines and more. Each grade level will conduct two identical presentations, allowing those with children in more than one grade level to attend both presentations. We will begin with an all-school presentation in the multi-purpose room at 6:30 pm. This will be a time to introduce all ISLA staff.
Presentations will take place in the classroom. We hope to see you then!
Looking for easy ways to help support the great work that the PTO does for our kids and their school? Here are two great options!
Facilities Committee is Looking for Volunteers
Are you available to help distribute the wood chip delivery on the playground? We would really appreciate your help and looking for a big group to make it go quickly. Come any time after 3:00 pm on Friday, September 21st, 2018. We will have limited shovels and rakes, so if you have an extra one please bring it along. Kids are welcome to help with this project!
Seeking Room Parent Volunteers
Interested in helping your child's class? Becoming a room parent is a great way to volunteer at ISLA. Room Parents support and work together with our amazing ISLA teachers to plan a handful of classroom activities, including celebrations and a classroom auction item for the Fiesta de la Primavera. Ideally,two parents will work together in each classroom to support each of your children's teacher and classroom throughout the year. If you have any questions and/or would like more information, please contact Alexia Pettersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the classrooms still in need of Room Parents:
Kinder - Huelga
1st - King
2nd - Dilley
3rd - Wood
Both 5th grade classrooms
Both 6th grade classrooms
Thank you for considering and your help!
Seeking Volunteers: Picture Day
Fun volunteer opportunity! ISLA is looking for a few volunteers to help picture dayrun smoothly by organizing the kids before they take their pictures and helping to smooth out collars, hair, etc.
Volunteers needed for Picture Day and Picture Retake Day. Thanks!!
Questions?Email us at Volunteer@isla-academy.org
Are you looking for a fun opportunity to help out and see the kids during the school day? Sign up for the lunch program sub list to help out during the lunch hour! Prep for Lunch, Greet the Kids, Serve Food, and Clean Up while working alongside another ISLA volunteer and Scott (ISLA's lunch manager).
Signing up for the lunch substitute list is a great way to help out on an ad hoc or last minute basis. (There is no commitment to signing up for the sub list.) Sign-up on Sub list on 9/1 time slot to be added to the sub email list.
Questions?Email us at Volunteer@isla-academy.org
Fiesta Planning is a great way to get involved and support our Language Ambassadors. Want to learn more? Come to the Fiesta de la Primavera Information Night!
When:Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30pm
Where:Gretchen Merritt’s Home
Contact:Tasha Bredeson & Gretchen Merritt
PTO Board Positions
It was a great turnout at the Back to School Picnic this past Sunday! What a great time and what an unbelievable community! With a heart of gratitude, thank you to all the volunteers that helped support this event! We couldn't have done it without you!
The PTO collects and organizes new or gently used uniforms that are donated by ISLA families who no longer need them. They will be set out at a variety of events throughout the year. However, if you find your child has gone through a growth spurt and you need access to them sooner Emily is able to give parents access to where the uniforms a restored. To donate items, please bag them and drop off at the school office. Please feel free to take any items your kids could use. You do NOT have to donate anything in order to take.
What is the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) at ISLA?
Who is involved in the PTO?
What specific activities/events does the PTO do?
How do I get involved in the PTO?
Please visit the PTO website at https://www.isla.school to learn more about our mission, vision and values. Also, the ISLA Families Facebook page is a popular means of communication, conversation, and news updates. To join the group, click on the following link which will take you to the group page (only if you are logged into your FBaccount) https://www.facebook.com/groups/23776852956/
Picture day is coming up on September 27th and 28th. Lee Prohofsky, a former ISLA parent, will be taking pictures. On Thursday, September 27th, Kindergarten, 3rd Grade and 6th grade will have their pictures taken. On Friday, September 28th, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade will have their pictures taken. Envelopes will come home prior to these dates for you to see the different packages. Payment should be included in this envelope. Please do not seal the envelope as that is what your picture packages will go into. Retakes will be taken on Friday, October 5th. See the flyer sent in the September 14 Noticias de ISLA y ISLA-PTO.
Information will becoming out the week of September 17th. Look for it in the newsletter that week.
Young Rembrandts Art has started registration already.
International Spanish Language Academy | Beautiful Drawings | Ages: 5 - 12
Wednesdays | 03:35 - 04:35 PM | 10/3/2018 - 12/19/2018 | $109.00 (No classes on 10/17 or 11/21)
About Our Program: The Course is designed to teach basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques, and vocabulary. We believe that drawing is the bedrock skill required for future artistic success, both now and in the future. We give our students'skills to express their creativity and believe that all children can – and should – learn to draw. You’ll see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
Boys and Girls are welcome to join Cub Scouts. For more information, call 612-261-2300 or visit JoinCubs.org
Hopkins Royals Boys Travel Basketball sign-up for boys Grades 4-8. Tryouts are Saturday and Sunday September 22-23. For more information please visit hrbbabasketball.net or contact Kim Lampe at email@example.com.