Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

PTO General meeting

February 5th, 6:30pm
ISLA library 


Come learn about what is happening with the PTO and hear about Conscious Discipline from ISLA parent and certified instructor, Anne Hoff. Conscious Discipline is a proven,comprehensive approach that empowers you with skills that create a safe,connected, problem-solving environment for families.  More details to come!

The Spirit Store is open!  


This is your chance to get an ISLA t-shirt!

  • Place your order by Friday, February 9
  • All orders will be delivered to your student’s classroom by February 26.
  • If you have questions, please contact Laura at

If you have had a change in household income or family status and need assistance, families can submit an application for educational benefits anytime throughout the school year. 

Please see the link below for an application.

Application for Educational Benefits - 2018 - 2019

Oboe Player

Does anyone in the ISLA community know how to play the oboe?  Please contact Emily in the office if you have this talent.

Summer Camp

is opening registration today for ISLA families.

For full descriptions and dates visit:

To Register for Summer Camp:

Registrations for non-ISLA families will begin on Feb. 1. Don't wait!

Disney Tickets


ISLA is trying to win Disney tickets for a Fiesta fundraiser. In order to do so, we need to show a commitment to volunteerism. Please consider following the link below and registering as an ISLA volunteer.  At this time, there is NO FURTHER commitment beyond this. Thank you!

Los Talentos de ISLA

ISLA will be having its Talent Show on Tuesday, February 12.Students can register individually or as groups by January 31st. A group of eight 6th grade students and four teachers and staff will be the selection committee for the event. Selection will take place on Feb. 1st, 4th and 5th depending on grade level.

The committee will contact all registered participants with specific information.

An individual or group can present a video of their talent if it is too difficult to bring everything needed for the try out day.  

All presentations must be in Spanish including any lyrics.

All shows must be no longer than 5 minutes.

Follow the link to help your child register if he/she would like to participate.

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!  



Thank you for your continued support!


Questions about Volunteering?
Contact us at


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.


We are looking for donations for our 12th annual Fiesta de la Primavera auction scheduled for May 4, at Plymouth Creek Center in Plymouth.


  • Host an adult dinner party(always a big hit)
  • Ladies night out, men’s night out, card night
  • Sponsor a group fun event (men’s golf outing, pool party, backyard BBQ)
  • A week or weekend at a vacation home, cabin or time-share

It is recommended that donated items be at least $30 or greater in value.

Please fill out the google form by March 15, contact Merrie Sjogren  merriesjogren@gmail.comfor questions.

Thank you FABULOUS ISLA parents,for your support!


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.

Calendar of Events

Jan 25 – PTO Family Night, 6 pm
Feb 5 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
Feb 7 – Grades 1-6 Jump Rope Contest
Feb 11 – Lottery & Sibling Enrollment Deadline, 4 pm.
Feb 11-15 – Spirit Week
Feb 18 – President’s Day, No School
Feb 19 – ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Feb 20-22 – 5th Grade Wolf Ridge Trip
Feb 21 – Late Start, 2 hours

Please encourage your child(ren) to show their school pride the week of Feb 11- Feb 15. If students participate in the theme, they do not need to come to school in uniform.

This year our themes are:

Monday, Feb 11: Día de pijama (come to school in your most comfy or fun pajamas!)

Tuesday, Feb 12: Personaje favorito (come to school dressed as your favorite book, movie or TV show character!)

Wednesday, Feb 13: Día medieval/Cuentos de hadas (come to school dressed from medieval times or as someone/thing from a fairy tale!)  

Thursday, Feb 14: El combo perfecto (come showing the perfect combination: on your own or in a group demonstrate a perfect combo like books on a shelf, cookies and milk, veggies in a salad, leaves on a tree or any creative idea you can think of! We will celebrate Friendship Day this day.)

Friday, Feb 15: Pelo/gorro loco(come to school with wacky hair or hats.)

Show us your spirit for ISLA!