September 15th, 2017
I would like to thank you all for coming to Curriculum Night/State of the School last night. It was wonderful to see how many parents signed up for volunteer opportunities, allowing us to keep up with our well-developed system of parent participation. As a charter school, ISLA counts on its system of volunteers to fill in the funding gaps which traditional districts are able to address through the levying of bonds. If you were unable to attend, please see the link in this newsletter with information about how to sign up for opportunities.
As we continue our efforts to foster international mindedness and global citizenship, ISLA will celebrate the International Day of Peace next week, September 18th through September 22nd. As many of you are aware, in 1981 the United Nations established September 21st as the International Day of Peace, and this is now celebrated in communities around the globe. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Day’s theme for 2017 This gives a perfect opportunity to collaborate with IB schools around the world, and to continue the dialogue of equality, respect, mutual understanding, and empathy.
I would like to inform you of a few of the activities taking place at ISLA next week.
Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend Curriculum Night. As we mentioned, ISLA has a great tradition of volunteerism. ISLA is able to be the successful school that we are because of the parents, teachers, administration and community members who are invested in making it work.
Enclosed is a link to a Google Form that we encourage all parents to fill out with a list of volunteer opportunities. Volunteering and giving at ISLA looks different for every family and hopefully there is a role that works for you.
We are looking forward
to a great school year! Thank you for
all that you do!
ISLA School Board, Chair