June 7, 2019

Kati Kragtorp

PTO newsletter - Week of May 31st

Urgent Message from the PTO Board:

The Fiesta Needs You!! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAKING A LEAD ROLE IN NEXT YEAR’S FIESTA? We are already in the process of setting things up for a successful event!

- Participate in a fiesta planning committee before event planning kicks off - tell us what you think and what you’ll need!!

- Support team is already in place! Volunteers are signing up and filling committees for next year’s Fiesta!

- School and PTO support will be strong throughout the planning process!

- Still unsure and have a few questions? Email, call, or text us!!

- Ready to sign up?! Awesome! Email, call, or text us!!

Our LA Program Needs You!! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TAKING A LEAD ROLE IN SUPPORTING ISLA’S LANGUAGE AMBASSADORS NEXT YEAR? We need leadership to coordinate the LA program. This is essential to continue to support the school with LAs in the same capacity.

- Support structure is already in place! Volunteers are signing up and filling committees to support next year’s LA program!

- School and PTO support will be strong throughout the year!

- Still unsure and have a few questions? Email, call, or text us!!

- Ready to sign up?! Awesome! Email, call, or text us!!

The PTO board reevaluated the needs for both the LA Program and Fiesta de la Primavera this Spring and is working to distribute responsibilities through volunteer committees that report back to the coordinators for each program. For both of the positions support is available to help you learn the ropes. You don’t need special skills, just a willingness to do your part.

ISLA is a truly amazing community in which our children are nurtured in mind and spirit to become critical and creative thinkers, and caring and informed global citizens.  From our amazing LA program to class parties, field trips, uniform exchange, lunch volunteers, community building events and the yearbook, so much of this would not exist without the contributions of our ISLA parents.  Your involvement is critical to the continued success of the programs the PTO supports at ISLA!  

The PTO has 3 open positions:

PTO LA Coordinator(s)

Fiesta de la Primavera Coordinator(s)

PTO Communications/Secretary

Help keep this amazing program running!

Please contact Ginnie Pollen at  if you are interested in serving in either of these capacities.

Thank you for your support!


The ISLA PTO Board

Back-To-School Supply Kits Are Available For Order Now!

Save time, skip the stores, and enjoy your summer by ordering your child’s school supplies NOW through Teacher Tailored School Supply Kits.

Each grade’s kit is custom designed by the ISLA teachers to include exactly what your child needs next year. Simply go online and order, and the kits will be delivered to your child’s ISLA classroom by Meet the Teacher Night in August.

For every kit ordered, money is earned for ISLA to support our programs and events.

Order now and you can relax all summer!


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Note: ordering school supplies through this service is optional; school supply lists will be available on the ISLA website this summer.

Questions? Please contact Betsey at

Great Gatherings: Still available!

Thank you for all of your support at the Fiesta!  You can still support our LA program and attend a fun event.  Available events include:

May 31st - Ashtanga Yoga Class for adults $20

June 1st - Karaoke Party $50

June 1st - Vamos a Jugar! $25

June 1st - Roller Skating Afternoon $35

June 8th - Egg Roll Party $50

June 9th - Picnic at the Falls $30

June 15th - Golf at Bent Creek in Eden Prairie $100

September 22nd - Puerto Rican Picnic $150

October 5th - UP YOGA $20

Click here for more information and to sign up:

Did you miss the meeting about the LA program?  We still want to hear from you!  Please contact Kim Gelperin ( or Meggin Gregory ( to hear more about the requirements of hosting an LA for 5 months or about the volunteer needs of the LA program.

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!



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! One June spot remains open! Dates listed by grade level below. Volunteer time is 12:50-2:50 pm.

5th - 6/4

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.