Donations and Fundraising

::: THE WHY :::

Fundraising activities enable the ISLA PTO to give financial support to our many initiatives & programs that help us provide the ISLA community, students & staff an improved overall experience. Some of these PTO initiatives include: 

LANGUAGE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

LAs are student teachers from Spanish-speaking countries who come to ISLA to help in our classrooms, familiarize the students with more native Spanish speakers, and share their culture with our students. Some expenses include a monthly stipend (wages), host family stipends for groceries & living expenses, education in responsive classrooms, fees through Amity Program and much more!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Community events like Yahoo/Boohoo, the Back to School picnic and Dia De Los Muertos are available to the community for absolutely FREE! Your donation towards any of ISLA PTO's fundraising activities will go back to help us fund some of the expenses associated with planning and coordinating these events such as food/beverage, entertainment and decorations!

SCHOOL & CLASSROOM SUPPORT

Your donation will help with some of the expenses associated with ISLA PTO’s support programs for the school, teachers, and classrooms each year. Some expenses include special projects, staff appreciation, classroom supplies, field trip support & scholarships!

::: CURRENT FUNDRAISERS :::

– Social Worker Fundraiser – 

This school year, ISLA welcomed school Social Workers to our Student Support Services team. They bring important skills to ISLA, providing guidance to our teachers and staff to support the social-emotional needs of their students as well as providing direct services to students. A few of the services they provide include positive behavior support, mental health support, social emotional learning and support, and much more. The ISLA PTO & Board are collaborating to raise funds to support the costs of our social workers at ISLA. The PTO’s goal is to raise $10,000 and as of today, we have raised $1280 in monetary donations, $650 from our January calendar (drawing coming later this week with the Feb calendar soon to follow), gives us a running total of $1,930!!! 


Our Butter Braid + Pizza fundraiser (mentioned above) will also be going towards our Social Worker costs. We are so grateful for the community’s support and partnership as we all work towards the same goal of providing the very best support for our kids & staff. 

THANK YOU!

– BUTTER BRAIDS & PIZZAS – 

Grab some delicious Butter Braids & Pizzas for the PTO's latest fundraiser!! Click the link here or scan the QR Code on the image to register & you will be able to create a unique website for your student(s) to start taking orders from friends & family. You can create one website per family or one per child, whichever you prefer! 

40% of sales will come back to ISLA PTO towards our joint efforts with the Board to fund our Social Workers!!

– COMMUNITY NIGHTS –

Skip the cooking once per month and join us in dining out / ordering takeout and a portion of the proceeds will come back to ISLA PTO!! Here are a few of our upcoming nights: 

Monday 2/12 4–9pm
MyBurger
10997 Red Cir Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Wednesday 3/6 4–9pm
Patty Wagon
6042 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Tuesday 4/9 4–6pm
FamFare Kitchen
(meal pickup service from the school– Details coming soon)

Mabel’s Labels

Keep your kid’s stuff out of the lost & found!! Check out the Tag Mates (or even the stamps) from Mabel’s Labels! This is yet another quick & easy fundraiser– 20% of proceeds will go back to the ISLA PTO– AND it will help you (and the staff) keep track of your child’s belongings!

Just Search for International Spanish Language Academy at www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com

– BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION –

Download the app on your phone and search for International Spanish Language Academy to begin benefiting your kids’ school! After setting up your account, you can send digital receipts via email or scan a hard copy in the app. No more ripping boxes up!! 

Use any of the below referral links to give ISLA an extra bonus when you sign-up:

Referral Link 1 // Referral Link 2 // Referral Link 3

– ISLA School Board Fundraiser: Building our Future –

As a public charter school ISLA educates students from 20 area school districts.Unfortunately ISLA is not eligible for much of the core funding available to district schools, including referendums.We need your help to deliver the ISLA mission today—and in the future.
Please join us in contributing to the Building Our Future Fund. Funding will help bridge the financial gap and provide funding to meet the objectives put forward in our 2020 Strategic Plan.

PTO Board Building our Future Fund!

::: DONATIONS :::


– TEACHER WISHLISTS

Our wonderful teachers work so hard to make their classrooms welcoming and comfortable for our kids. This year, the PTO has asked that our teacher’s share a list of items they need to complete this huge task. Here are their lists, broken down by grade. Any item is a huge help for our teachers & is SO very appreciated by them AND your kids in their rooms. We are still awaiting a few lists, and will send out updated links when they are ready! If you have access to donations of comparable items outside of Amazon, just reach out to me at ptosecretary@Isla.school and I’ll get their list updated!

El Nido
Group wishlist for all of El Nido

Kinder
Doris Bonifacio Salas
Silvia Herrero-Fernandez

Maryann Najera

Luis Vivas

1st Grade
Bonyin King

Erika Leal Gil

Edily Sanchez

2nd Grade
Irene Martinez

Miriam Oropeza

Lina Pinto Perez

3rd Grade
Corene Adaxms

Rosa Fernandez

Patricia Floe

4th Grade
Riana Dilley

Roberto Izquierdo

Pilar Robles

5th Grade
Stewin Bernal

Jordi Costa

6th Grade
Rachel Karlov

Specialists
Exploración & Art: Adriana Maldonado
Exploración & Art: Ana Luisa Galleres (link to come) 
Physical Education: Igor Diaz 
Tech: Edgar Avendano (link to come) 
Music: Danyelo Rivera
Lunch: Jorge Gomez 

Special Education
Ruth Garcia
 
Tatiana Gordillo
 
Thairys Rodriguez

Office
Emily Smith
Jessica Gielen
Nurse: Tanya Nelson 

::: THANK YOU :::

CAN'T DONATE MUCH, DOLLAR-WISE?

That's okay!! There are plenty of us in the same position. So we donate varying amounts of our time towards helping run the PTO/Board/School programs! Check out the many ways you can Volunteer your time instead!!

THANK YOU, PARENTS for your support of the ISLA PTO, your kids, the classroom, our teachers, LAs and the school!! YOU make a difference!!!