Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Dress for the Weather…

It is time to wear warm jackets, hats, mittens, 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 wind chill is -10º 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.

Exploration Class Volunteers Needed!

Are you looking for another fun way to see what your child is doing at school and also provide hands on support? Consider signing up to help during Exploration classes. You will be assisting the students participate in the projects and other hands on activities that Sra. Maldonado has set up. The sign up has identified what grade is meeting on what day, with 2 volunteers needed per day for grades K-2, and 1 volunteer needed per day for grades 3-6. Thank you for your consideration and continued support of ISLA!

Fiesta Donation Launch Party!!

Sunday, January 13th, 5pm - 8pm

Come over to Tasha’s home (2636 Kipling Ave, St. Louis Park 55416) to enjoy a fun evening of conversation, drinks, snacks, and fun. This is a great chance to jump in and help prep for ISLA’s 12th annual Fiesta de la Primavera which is the BIGGEST social/fundraising event of the year!!!

*no previous volunteering experience required. Only a fun personality and the ability to fold paper! :)

Questions?Contact/RSVP:                      SEE YOU SUNDAY!!



Thank you for your continued support!


Go to the Volunteer Interest Form to learn about more ways to get involved:

Questions about Volunteering? Contact us at



  • Women’s S gloves & mittens
  • Women’s winter boots SIZE 5-6
  • Men’s winter gloves SIZE M or L

Please drop off any items you may have for LA use with Emily in the front office. Or you can send it to school with your student. We are also accepting good jackets, snow pants,mittens/gloves, etc. for future LA use so if you have winter wear that doesn't fit the above requests we will gladly take it.


We’re always looking for future LA Host Families.  Please contact Kim Gelperin at kimgelp@gmail.comor Meggin Gregory at megginoleson@yahoo.comfor 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!

Calendar of Events

  • Jan 15 – ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • Jan 21 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School
  • Jan 22 – Grading Day, No School
  • Feb 5 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • Feb 11 – Lottery & Sibling Enrollment Deadline, 4 pm.

Let's be honest, you're already thinking about spring.SO...that means it's time to think about the Fiesta de la Primavera. Help out by sourcing donations, sharing a talent, or hosting a special event. Click this link for more ideas and to submit your own. 


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.

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.