ISLA News

April 28, 2017

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Scavenger Hunt with the LA's

Would you like to discover the treasures that ISLA has? Be a risk taker and join us to discover them with us! We have all kinds of surprises for you! register to participate on May 5th right after school in the adventure before time runs out to find the treasures!

Join Us @ https://mkt.com/isla-pto  Scavenger Hunt

Leiry, Nuria, Nataly y Susana

Late Start

Thursday, May 4th is ISLA’s next late start.  School and buses will run 2 hours late.  If you need childcare for this time please register at onoccasion.misamigosimmersion.com

Schedule and Dress Requirements for Spring Concerts 2017

Kinder 5/19/2017 9.30 am

Girls and boys in dark pants, shorts or skirts (navy or black) Solid shirts in yellow, green, red or pink.

ISLA will provide or make flower crowns for all students.

First Grade 5/5/2017 10 am

Check with the first teachers about costumes for their dance.

Second Grade 5/11/2017 10 am

Boys and girls in dark pants, shorts or skirts (Black or Navy) with a red, black, white or striped shirt.

ISLA will provide eye patches and red and black bandanas to wear on their heads.

Third & Fourth Grade 5/10/2017 6.30 pm

Third: Boys and girls in dark pants, shorts or skirts (Black or Navy) with a red, black or white shirt.

ISLA will provide eye patches and red and black bandanas to wear on their heads.

Fourth: Girls and boys in dark pants, shorts or skirts with any shade of blue or green shirt.

Fifth & Sixth Grade + BAND 5/18/2017 6.30 pm

Fifth: Boys and girls in dark pants, shorts or skirts (Black or Navy) with a red, black, white or striped shirt.

ISLA will provide eye patches and red and black bandanas to wear on their heads.

Sixth: Boys and girls jeans with their Tie Dye ISLA shirts.

Wellness Committee Update

Eating a variety of foods keeps our meals interesting and flavorful. It’s also the key to a healthy and balanced diet because each food has a unique mix of nutrients—both mac­ronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate provides a blueprint to help us make the best eating choices. Along with filling half of our plate with colorful vegetables and fruits (and choosing them as snacks), split the other half between whole grains and healthy protein: The more veggies – and the greater the variety – the better.

  • Potatoes and french fries don’t count as vegetables because of their negative impact on blood sugar.
  • Eat plenty of fruits of all colors.
  • Choose whole fruits or sliced fruits (rather than fruit juices; limit fruit juice to one small glass per day).
  • Go for whole grains or foods made with minimally processed whole grains. The less processed the grains, the better.
  • Whole grains—whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa, and foods made with them, such as whole-grain pasta and 100% whole-wheat bread—have a gentler effect on blood sugar and insulin than white rice, bread, pizza crust, pasta, and other refined grains.
  • Choose beans and peas, nuts, seeds, and other plant-based healthy protein options, as well as fish, eggs, and poultry.
  • Limit red meat (beef, pork, lamb) and avoid processed meats (bacon, deli meats, hot dogs, sausages).

It’s also important to remember that fat is a necessary part of our diet, and what matters most is the type of fat we eat. We should regularly choose foods with healthy unsaturated fats (such as fish, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils from plants), limit foods high in saturated fat (especially red meat), and avoid unhealthy trans fats (from partially hydrogenated oils):

  • Use healthy oils from plants like extra virgin olive, canola, corn, sunflower, and peanut oil in cooking, on salads and vegetables, and at the table.
  • Limit butter to occasional use.

Dairy foods are needed in smaller amounts than other foods on our plate:

  • Choose unflavored milk, plain yogurt, small amounts of cheese, and other unsweetened dairy foods.
  • Calcium-rich non-dairy foods include leafy green vegetables (like collards and bok choy) and broccoli, both of which are also great sources of vitamin K, another key nutrient for bone health. Beans and tofu can also supply calcium.

Water should be the drink of choice with every meal and snack, as well as when we are active:

  • Water is the best choice for quenching our thirst. It’s also sugar-free, and as easy to find as the nearest tap.
  • Limit juice—which can have as much sugar as soda—to one small glass per day, and avoid sugary drinks like sodas, fruit drinks, and sports drinks, which provide a lot of calories and virtually no other nutrients.

Finally, just like choosing the right foods, incorporating physical activity into our day by staying active is part of the recipe for keeping healthy:

  • Trade inactive “sit-time” for “fit-time.”
  • Children and adolescents should aim for at least one hour of physical activity per day, and they don’t need fancy equipment or a gym. You can choose unstructured activities for children such as playing tug-of-war, or having fun using playground equipment.

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