Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

PTO Meeting Rescheduled

The PTO General meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday,February 26th at 6:30 pm in the ISLA library.  

Come learn about what is happening with the PTO and hear about Conscious Discipline.Conscious discipline is a social emotional model that helps adults retool themselves so that they can respond and guide their children’s behavior. ISLA parent Annie Hoff is a certified conscious discipline instructor and will share information on this brain based social emotional model that is taking off in schools all over the state and country. Child care will be available.

Follow this link to RSVP and to register for child care: https://goo.gl/forms/p92TJTgeWY7gfZo43

 

Calendar of Events

Feb 18– Presidents Day, No school
Feb 19 – ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Feb 20-22 – 5th Grade at Wolf Ridge
Feb 21 – Late Start, 2 hours
Feb 26 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
Mar 7 – Student Led Conferences, 8-10:15
Mar 7 – Late Start, 2 hours
Mar 9 – MAIN Parents Immersion Festival, 9 am – 12 pm, Minnetonka High School
Mar 19 – Student Led Conferences, 4:30-7:15 pm
Mar 19 – ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Mar 21 – Student Led Conferences, 8 am-2 pm, No School
Mar 22-29 – Spring Break, No School

Summer Camp

For full descriptions and dates visit: https://www.isla.school/explore/summer-camps

To Register for Summer Camp: https://goo.gl/9Qc23E

UNIFORM EXCHANGE

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 are stored.  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.

LA PROGRAM

We’re always looking for future LA Host Families. Please contact Kim Gelperin at kimgelp@gmail.com or Meggin Gregory at gregorymeggin@gmail.com for more information.

2019 Language Ambassador Experiences!!!

Have a look at our LA experiences that will take place BEFORE the Fiesta de la Primavera!

It’s easy, use the Signup Genius link, click on the experience, & sign-up with payment all on Signup Genius.

Be sure to read all descriptions thoroughly!! Reach out to Tasha Bredeson at Fiesta@isla-academy.org for any questions!

Language Ambassador Experiences Signup!

Upcoming LA EXPERIENCE:

BRACELET MAKING PARTY!! WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

3:45PM - 5PM       10 spots!               Sign-up NOW!

 

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

WE ARE OPEN TO ALL TYPES OF DONATIONS SO BE CREATIVE! DONATE AN ITEM ON YOUR OWN OR OFFER AN ITEM WITH OTHER ISLA PARENTS.  

  • 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 at  merriesjogren@gmail.com for questions.

Thank you FABULOUS ISLA parents, for your support!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1z23LXyGc5RFDMrIDyvuEbnKE6spzxK41skcw6r-Lmbo/viewform?edit_requested=true

MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT THE PTO

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 https://campaigns.mabelslabels.com/ 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 https://smile.amazon.com/ and search for International Spanish Language Academy.  Then just make sure to bookmark AmazonSmile and use it for all your Amazon shopping needs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

IMMEDIATE/BIGGEST NEEDS INCLUDE:

Day time volunteers are needed for classroom exploration and library support. Spanish is not required. Have you considered volunteering? Sign up for a shift on the sign ups below and give it a try! Still not sure? E-mail us your questions - Sarah and Julia at volunteer@isla-academy.org

Exploration - We need your help! February and March spots remain open for every grade level! February and March dates listed by grade level below. Volunteer time is 12:50-2:50 pm.

  • Kinder - 3/8
  • 1st - 2/25, 3/11
  • 2nd - 2/26, 3/12
  • 3rd - 3/4 & 3/14
  • 4th - 3/15
  • 5th - 3/5, 3/18
  • 6th 2/19, 3/7, 3/19

Description: You will be assisting the students participate in the projects and other hands on activities that Sra. Maldonado has set up. Volunteer in your child’s class. The sign up identifies the grade and rotating exploration day, with 2 volunteers needed per day for grades K-2, and 1 volunteer needed per day for grades 3-6: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4FA4A62AA1FF2-exploration

Library - We still have a need for volunteers to assist classes during library time. Spanish is not required. Thank you for considering! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-library

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

ISLA Board CommitteeOpenings: Interested in joining one of the Board Committees?  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-volunteer

Popcorn Machine Maintenance - Contact the PTO if you are interested in maintaining the popcorn machine in between school and PTO events. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-volunteer

Go to the Volunteer Interest Form to learn about more ways to get involved: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4a62aa1ff2-volunteer

Questions about Volunteering? Contact us at volunteer@isla-academy.org