Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant


The PTO thanks you for your support!  Dia de los Muertos was a big success!  Our largest attendance ever!  The PTO would like to thank all the volunteers who made this event happen. Your generous spirit is the foundation of ISLA.  We are grateful. 

A very special thanks to ISLA parent, Amy Siggelkow Duffing, owner of 3 Peas Photography, who donated her time and professional talents at the photo booth. We'd also like to acknowledge the support of Tim Owens from Hopkins High school, his students and ISLA alumni volunteers who ran many of the activity stations during DDLM.  We could not have staffed the event without them. These kids deserve a pat on the back for their volunteerism! They are leading the way and setting a perfect example for our kids to follow.   

Please join us for our next family event, Service Project Night. Look for details in January.  

The PTO Social Committee


Get ready: Give to the Max, Minnesota’s ‘giving holiday’ is coming up on November 15th! This year, is celebrating their 10th anniversary by giving away prizes every 10 minutes. Watch for updates on the ISLA Families page on Facebook and over email to find out how your donation to ISLA PTO can help. Let’s make this our best Give to the Max day ever!

Parenting in a Digital Age workshop: 

Hopkins One Voice Coalition is partnering with myHealth to offer a brand new "Parenting in a Digital Age" workshop- The Naked Truth: Pornography, Sexuality, and Parenting in a Digital Age on Monday, Nov. 12, 6:30-8:00 pm at Eisenhower Community Center. This workshop will address realities and considerations around youth exposure to pornography today. Parents will leave with helpful tips for how to talk with their young person about porn,sexuality, healthy relationships, and their individual family's values. Register through Hopkins Community Education. $10/ household, scholarships available. 


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!

Mabel’s Labels:  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.

Amazon Smile: 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 Amazon Smile and use it for all your Amazon shopping needs.


Are you looking for a fun volunteer opportunity, or have talents you would like to share with school and PTO? Check out opportunities and sign-up for more information in the Volunteer Interest form:

Questions? Email us at



Fiesta de la Primavera 2019

It is never too late to volunteer. Are you interested in getting involved but missed the information night?

Fill out this form & we will find something that suits your volunteer abilities.

Fiesta Chairs
Tasha Bredeson & Gretchen Merritt

We have such a fabulous community!!!

Thank you so much for providing meals for the ISLA staff during the fall conferences! We feel so loved and cared for! We appreciate all the families that took time out of their busy schedules to feed us!

Calendar of Events

  • Nov 6   Election Day
  • Nov 13 PTO Meeting, 6:30pm – Juntos Presentation
  • Nov 15 Late Start, 2 hours
  • Nov 15 Give to the Max Day
  • Nov 21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday, No School
  • Nov 27 ISLA Board Meeting, 6:30pm** Date Change
  • Dec 2   Barnes and Noble Book Fair,Ridgehaven Mall
  • Dec 6   Late Start, 2 hours