Noticias de ISLA y ISLA PTO

September 29, 2019

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

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.

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Late Start      

Thursday, December 6th is ISLA’s next late start. Buses and school will start 2 hours late. If you need child care for this day, please contact Aventuras at  They need at least 24 hours to process requests for care.

­­­ Wanted: Your Passion for ISLA!­­­

Looking for a way to help support the mission and oversight of our amazing school? ISLA needs you! We are looking for interested community members, teachers, and parents to fill several upcoming vacancies on the ISLA Board for three-year terms, beginning June 30, 2019. No previous experience necessary, but we do have a specific need for expertise in finance/accounting. The Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of the school, implementing policies and procedures, and long-term strategic and financial planning. There are a number of different committees on which Board members can serve. Click here for descriptions of the various committees.

Questions can be directed to Mary Jo De Villers, Election and Nominating Committee Chair, at  If you are interested in applying, please submit a Statement of Interest to the Election and Nominating Committee. Click here for Statement of Interest. The election for office will occur in connection with the annual meeting May 21, 2019.


We’re always looking for future LA Host Families.  Please contact Kim Gelperin ( or Meggin Gregory ( for 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!

6th graders at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

On Tuesday the Minnesota Center for Book Arts served as the perfect creative backdrop for ISLA 6th graders to explore their creativity. Students have spent the last 5 weeks digging deep into the concept of conflict as they unpack their central idea: In times of conflict, art allows for introspection and can serve to promote action for peace. Through the process of paper cutting and collaged paper each student created their own multi-toned print design that will be used as propaganda for promoting action on a global issue that matters to them. These provocative posters will be exhibited at our end-of-year celebration of learning called the Exhibition.


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.


  • Women's XS snowpants (OR girls size 14-16)
  • Women's S gloves & mittens
  • Women's winter boots SIZE 5-6 & 8
  • 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.




  • Library - The library is still in need of additional volunteers. Dates available throughout the school year. Are you only available on a limited basis - That’s okay! Pick the date(s) that work for you! Regular volunteers are extra helpful, but not required. Prefer to talk to someone about what’s expected before signing up? Email us!
  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair - Seekingvolunteers to assist with book selection, welcome table and gift wrapping.Interested please email:


Questions about Volunteering? Contact us at

Diá de RubeGoldberg

A Rube Goldberg is an overly designed contraption with a series  of steps to accomplish a simple task.  

Rube Goldberg Explanation

ISLA students. Students will work in teams (2-8 people per team).Up to 4 teams per grade level.

Info Date: Monday, December 17th at 6:30 pm

Showcase Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2019

All teams must have a parent sponsor.  There will be a parent information meeting for parents interested in sponsoring a team on Monday,December 17 at 6:30.  A training workshop will be provided in January to assist the teams with tips and ideas to help the team with the Rube Goldberg.

Please RSVP using the following form:

Rube Goldberg Interest Information Form

For further questions, contact Sra. Maldonado at