May 12, 2019

Kati Kragtorp

PTO newsletter - Week of May 10th

Join us for The PTO General Meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30pm in the ISLA library.  We will be reviewing the 2019-2020 budget, holding elections and celebrating a great 2018-2019 year!  Childcare will be provided.  Please follow link to help us prepare for childcare needs.

We still have positions open on the board and committees.  Your involvement is critical to the success of the programs the PTO supports at ISLA!

Field Day

Do you remember YOUR Field Day?  This year, ISLA will be celebrating this fun event on May 21st (rain day is May 23rd).  Be part of the action, relive your youth, and sign up to help Sr. Diaz and the PTO serve food or manage the activities.  Dress in athletic clothes with

and bring a water bottle!  

To join in on the fun, click here:

Rain Day Only (Alternate volunteer sign up):

Please note that the following link is for the rain date of May 23rd.  This event will NOT take place unless the currently scheduled Field Day on May 21st is rained out.  Volunteers may sign up now for both dates, but only one will take place.

PTO Board Elections

Election for PTO Board members for the 2019/2020 school year will take place at the next general meeting on May 14th, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  We are looking for interested candidates to step up and fill the following positions:

PTO Communications/Secretary

PTO LA Coordinator(s)

Please contact Ginnie Pollen at  if you are interested in serving on the PTO board in either of these capacities or on any of the following committees.  

  • Fundraising
  • Social events
  • Room parent
  • Fiesta De la Primavera
  • Yearbook


Uniforms ready for a refresh? Pick up & refresh uniform items at the PTO meeting on May 14. All families are welcome and clothing donations are not required to participate. Any questions, contact

Box Tops are going digital!  As of this June, you will start to see the new digital Box Tops and with that will be a brand new app with which you will simply be able to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to ISLA’s earnings online!  Parents will be able to see the school’s earnings through the app at any time. This should serve as a great motivator as each one of us will be able to see the earning grow first hand. We will keep you posted once the new app is available.

In the meantime….  Please continue bringing in your clipped Box Tops. All Box Tops will continue to be accepted until their expiration date.  If you happen to spot the new digital Box Top icon on packages before the new app is available, you can download the current Box Tops Bonus app, select the bonus offer and scan your receipt. Thanks parents and let’s earn extra $$ for our great school!


Considering hosting an LA in the future?  Join us to learn more about getting involved, what it takes to host and the many reasons why it’s a great opportunity for your family.

We’re sure you have questions and we’d like to answer them!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019


ISLA Library

RSVPs aren’t necessary, but nice so we can plan accordingly.  Please contact Kim Gelperin at to RSVP.

Already know you want to host for the 2019-20 school year?  Please contact us now so we can put you on the list!  Kim Gelperin or Meggin Gregory want to hear from you!

Note: Attending the meeting isn’t a commitment to hosting! ;) But, it’s a great idea if you’re thinking about being a host family anytime in the future.



Day time volunteers are needed for classroom exploration and library support. Spanish is not  required. Have you considered volunteering? Sign up for a shift on the sign ups below and give it a try! Still not sure? E-mail us your questions - Sarah and Julia at

  • Exploration - We need your help! May and June spots remain open for every grade level! April dates listed by grade level below. Volunteer time is 12:50-2:50pm.

Kinder -  5/23

First - 5/24

2nd - 5/14, 5/30

3rd - 5/16

5th -  5/20, 6/5

6th - 5/21

Description: You will be assisting the students participate in the projects and other hands on activities that Sra Maldonado has set up. Volunteer in your child’s class. The sign up identifies the grade and rotating exploration day, with 2 volunteers needed per day for grades K-2, and 1 volunteer needed per day for grades 3-6:



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.

    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 AmazonSmile and use it for all your Amazon shopping needs.

Thanks to all those that contributed to the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! Some of the highlights:

- Students wrote messages to create the Appreciation Garden with 800+ messages collected on 400+ flowers!

- Students created flower bouquets and butterflies

- Sidewalks were filled with drawings and messages of gratitude by students and parents

- Notes of appreciation and treats were delivered throughout the week from parents and students

- The PTO provided the staff with snacks, breakfast, and a catered lunch. And one lucky teacher won a massage!