Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant


Winter Assembly

The concept of celebration is richly steeped in culture and tradition. Today at ISLA we gathered together for an assembly to celebrate community, creativity, music and dance. Sr. Gonzalez guided us through an instrumental wonderland showcasing the hard work of students from first to sixth grade. Sr. Cristian, Srta. Lina and Sr. Juan Ro performed alongside of eight budding ISLA dancers in a spectacular array of movement and poetry. We all left with big smiles on our faces that will carry us into a season of celebration, rest and reflection.

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 on the ISLA Board for three-year terms, beginning June 30, 2019. No previous experience necessary, but we do have a specific need for expertise in finance/accounting. The Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the school, implementing policies and procedures, and long-term strategic and financial planning. There are a number of different committees on which Board members can serve. Click here for descriptions of the various committees.

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. Click here for Statement of Interest. The election for office will occur in connection with the annual meeting May 21, 2019.

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 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Any student applications for a sibling received after the deadline will follow regular enrollment processes.


We’re always looking for future LA Host Families. Please contact Kim Gelperin ( or Meggin Gregory ( more information.

It’s possible we may still need a host family for this coming spring (mid-January to end of school) - let us know if this timing might work for your family!


Looking for more easy ways to help support the great work that the PTO does for our kids and their school? Here are two great options!

You can find your child’s things easily in the lost and found by marking them with bright, durable, Mabel’s Labels. Go to and click on Select your School/Organization and choose International Spanish Language Academy.  A portion of your purchase will support the PTO.

Shop at Amazon? You can have a portion of your purchase donated to the PTO!  Go to and search for International Spanish Language Academy.  Then just make sure to bookmark AmazonSmile and use it for all your Amazon shopping needs.

North Jr. High
Parent Information Night

NJH 6th Grade Parent registration information night is at 6:00-7:30 on Thursday,January 10.  6th Grade parents interested in registering their child at North Jr. High next yearshould plan on attending.

Winter Session Extra-curricular Activities

Click here to sign up.

There is still space in the following extra-curricular activities.


Chess Club – Twin Cities Chess Club            

Monday at 8:00 am
K – 6
Minimum 6 students

Want to amaze your friends and impress your opponents? Want to increase your IQ while having fun playing chess and compete for various prizes? Learn from Twin Cities Chess Club instructors who have years of experience. Competitive Chess tournaments are scheduled once a year and students can play for real chess trophies! All levels are welcome.We have a great instructor for this class but he is not Spanish speaker.

Manualidades /Arts and Craft

Grade 1 -3
Max.12 students    
You are invited it to create different handcrafts, origami, painting and many other ways to do things withtheir own hands. Come and explore your creative and imagination.

Ven a Bailar y Divertirte - Dance and Party

Grade 2 – 6
Max. 15 students

It is scientifically proven that dancing improves your memory and cognitive functions. Why not have fun with contemporary and Latin dance? In this class, students will have the possibility to work on becoming more flexible through choreographies based on contemporary techniques supported by different musical rhythms, among them Latin ones. We will learn enjoy Zumba, Hip-Hop and Contemporary Rhythms

Manualidades /Arts and Craft

Grade 1 -3
Max.12 students

Learn the art of hand lettering! In this beginner class we will teach lettering basics, proportions,different fonts, how to mix styles and ways to add embellishments. Come join us for a great time!

Jueves de Juegos / Thursday Games

Grade 5 – 6
Max. 8 students  

Are board games and Minecraft your thing? Then this class is for you. You will be able to play a number of different games like Catan, Carcassone, Pandemic etc. But that's not all,we will play Minecraft and explore coding at J&J (Jueves de Juegos).

Rutinas de Bienestar / Well-being Routines

Grade 2 – 6
Max. 8 students

In this workshop we willpractice and learn relaxation techniques. We will introduce children to different disciplines like yoga, acroyoga, mindfulness, breathing exercises,stretching meditation, etc. Come join us and you will feel relaxed to begin the weekend.


Young Rembrandts Drawing Class

Grade K-6
Click here  to register


Thank you for your continued support!


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