Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Juntos Information Night- November 13th @ 6:30pm

The staff from Juntos, the Spanish Immersion program from North Junior High, will be presenting information about their program at the next PTO general meeting. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program and have your questions answered.  Parents of students in all grades are welcome and encouraged to attend. Childcare will be provided by our Language Ambassadors.  Pre-registration is requested to help ensure adequate accommodations. Please follow this link to register and to request child care:

Late Start      

Thursday, November 15th is ISLA’s next late start of the school year. Buses and school will start 2 hours late. If you need child care for this day, please contact Aventuras at need at least 24 hours to process requests for care.



  • Hearing & Vision Day - Seeking volunteers to assist with student Vision and Hearing screens next week
  • Library - The library is still in need of additional volunteers. Dates available throughout the school year. Areyou only available on a limited basis - That’s okay! Pick the date(s) that workfor you! Regular volunteers are extra helpful, but not required. Prefer to talkto someone about what’s expected before signing up? Email us!
  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair - Seeking volunteers to assist with book selection, welcome table and gift wrapping. Interested?Please e-mail


Questions about Volunteering? Contact us at


What if you could turn a $5 donation into an additional $500, $1,000, or even $10,000, donation for ISLA PTO?

Join us on November 15, 2018, for Give to the Max Day – and you could help make that happen! Make your donation on and help us continue to change lives at ISLA.

On November 15,every gift made on will be entered into multiple prize drawings for Golden Tickets for additional opportunity for the nonprofit or school.

Throughout the day GiveMN will randomly draw a donation and add $$$ to the total!

1 donation could turn into:

  • $500 every 10 minutes
  • $1,000 every hour
  • $10,000 end of day

Can't fit it in on November 15?  Donations made from November 1 - November 14 through scheduled giving are also eligible for prizes and count towards the GTMD Totals. GiveMN will randomly selecting one donation from each of Nov 1-14 to receive a $500 Scheduled Giving Golden Ticket! 1 donation could turn into $500 for each day (Nov 1-14)!

We would like to increase ISLA's chances of prize money throughout Give to the Max Day! Sign up below to coordinate giving throughout the day. Signup is anonymous - Your name will not be displayed in the signup below; however, the time will show as filled. Benefit of signing up is to increase ISLA's opportunity to win GiveMN cash prizes by distributing the donations throughout the day. Added bonus - you'll receive a reminder :)

The more gifts we generate on on November 15, the more our chances increase to win that additional $10,000 donation. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!

Our goal is to raise $15,000 and you can help us reach it!

Donation minimum on site is $5 minimum with no maximum.

If you would like to donate, but prefer not to donate through GiveMN, please email pto@isla.schoolfor details.


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!

  • 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.
  • AmazonSmile: 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.

Calendar of Events

  • Nov 13 - PTO General Meeting with Juntos Presentation, 6:30 pm
  • 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, 6:30 pm **Note date change**
  • Dec 2 - Barnes & Noble Book Fair,Ridgehaven Mall
  • Dec 6 – Late Start (2 hours)

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.

Emergency School Closing

The directive to close schools comes from the office of the superintendent of Hopkins Schools. All local stations announce school closings for Hopkins Schools in the morning before school opens and announce early dismissals due to developing severe weather.  ISLA will not be named individually.  We are included in the announcement about Hopkins School District #270.  If there is a question as to the possibility of school being closed, please tune your radio to WCCO or other local news stations.  The major local TV stations run a continuous print-out across the bottom  of the screen to keep you informed on school closings. You can also sign up for e-mail notification regarding closings at the following site:

Please avoid calling the school during this extremely busy time.

Teachers and staff have updating and upgrading classroom websites.

Feel free to check them out.

Zuhrah Shrine Circus Presents World of Magic

The Zuhrah Shrine Circus committee is proud to present "World of Magic" A Pat Davis & Family Show

Pat Davison and his family perform magic, juggling, and many other acts. This show is being designed for the young and young at heart.

Tickets are free, but will be required for space. Show time are 11 and 3 on November 24th at the Zuhrah Shrine Center, 6120 Blue Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343.

For ticket requests and more information, please call the Zuhrah Shrine office at 952-426-3023.