ISLA News - December 20, 2016

February 8, 2017

Emily Smith

Administrative Assistant

Lunch Ordering Deadline

We opened up the lunch ordering site early so that families would not need to remember to order their student’s lunches during winter break.  The deadline to order January lunches is Tuesday, December 20th at 10 pm.  We need to notify the caterer of the lunch count before we leave for winter break.  Click on the link below to place your order.  https://secure.orderlunches.com/access.php

Emergency School Closing

The directive to close schools comes from the office of the superintendent of Hopkins Schools.  All local stations announce school closings for Hopkins Schools in the morning before school opens and announce early dismissals due to developing severe weather.  ISLA will not be named individually.  We are included in the announcement obout Hopkins School District #270.  If there is a question as to the possibility of school being closed, please tune your radio to WCCO or other local news stations.  The major local TV stations run a continuous print-out across the bottom  of the screen to keep you informed on school closings.  You can also sign up for e-mail notification regarding closings at the following site:  http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/account/

Here is another link to sign up for texts: http://www.kare11.com/closings

Please avoid calling the school during this extremely busy time.

Felicitaciones ISLA!

Congratulations to International Spanish Language Academy on being awarded the 2017 Reader's Choice Award for Best Public School by our readers in Hopkins, Golden Valley, New Hope and Crystal; Best PTA by our readers in Hopkins, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Crystal; Best Summer Camp by our readers in Hopkins; Best Principal-Jeremy Perrin by our readers in Hopkins and St. Louis Park; Best Teacher-Claudia Holzbauer by our readers in Hopkins; and Best Teacher-Adriana Maldonado by our readers in Golden Valley! 

 Sun Newspapers Reader's Choice Awards is an annual contest published online and in print. This past June and July hundreds of readers chose their favorite service providers, medical professionals, church, schools, daycare providers, restaurants, fitness centers, etc.... Readers voted online or by mailing in the newspaper ballots. All answers were fill in the blank style based on categories provided.  

Extra-curriculars Winter 2017

Session Details

  • Date: January 9 – March 17
  • Time: 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Location: ISLA

Sign-up Details

Register Here - https://goo.gl/forms/xvmCZ4AgwvGMynAz1

Registration     Deadline is January 6

  • Registrations     accepted on a first come first serve basis
  • Late     registrations are not accepted
  • Please make     checks payable to: ISLA-PTO

Additional Details

  • Please have     your student bring a nutritious snack and a water bottle for after-school     snack time
  • Please be prompt to pick up your children. Any student     not picked up by 4:50 will be sent to Compañeros

 

MinecraftEDU                                                                                      

  • Monday                                                                
  • Grades 5-6
  • Limit 8 students

MinecraftEDU is a specialized version of Minecraft for educational environments that incorporates IB principles. These activities promote teamwork, friendship and creativity through true edutainment.

Teacher:  Sr. Edgar

 

Painting Life/Pintando la Vida

  • Tuesday
  • Grades K-4
  • Limit 8 students

Would you like to express your feeling through painting?  This is an amazing opportunity to show what you have inside.  In this extra-curricular activity, you will be able to create your own paintings as well as learn more about painting techniques.

We are all hands on deck! Teacher: Srta. Nataly 

The Spanish Corner / El Rincón Español

  • Tuesday
  • Grades K - 3
  • Limit 15 students

Do you want to be immersed in Spain? Using arts and crafts, songs, dances and traditional cooking, you will learn about Spain in a didactic fashion. It will be fun and at the same time increase vocabulary in Spanish and knowledge of culture, promoting creativity, empathy and friendship. Teachers: Srtas. Nuria and Susana

 

Google CS (Computer Science) First / Aprendamos programación con Google

  • Tuesday
  • Grades 5 - 6
  • Limit 10 students

This class will encourage students to go from consumers to creators.  It is intended to help students to increase the access and exposure to Computer Science (CS) through interactive activities and projects.  Our goal is to increase confidence when using computers, instill courage to try new things and provide a sense of belonging in technology for students. Teacher:  Sr. Douglas

 

Google CS (Computer Science) First / Aprendamos programación con Google

  • Wednesday
  • Grades 3-4
  • Limit 10 students

This class will encourage students to go from consumers to creators.  It is intended to help students to increase the access and exposure to Computer Science (CS) through interactive activities and projects.  Our goal is to increase confidence when using computers, instill courage to try new things and provide a sense of belonging in technology for students. Teachers: Srs. Mario and Martin

        

Zumba Kids with Salsa Rhythms / Zumba para Niños con Ritmos de Salsa

  • Thursday
  • Grades K – 5
  • Limit 15 students

Join the group to enjoy this Colombian discipline specially created for kids, which combines dance movements with a series of aerobic routines. If you like to dance and exercise at the same time, Zumba is for you! Come and have a great time with Srta. Leiry and Sr. Mario.

            

Chess Club – Twin Cities Chess Club

  • Thursday
  • Grades K – 6
  • Minimum 6 students

Want to amaze your friends and impress your opponents? Want to increase your IQ while having fun playing chess and compete for various prizes? Learn from Twin Cities Chess Club instructors who have years of experience. Competitive Chess tournaments are scheduled once a year and students can play for real chess trophies! All levels are welcome.  We have a great instructor for this class but he is not Spanish speaker.

  

MinecraftEDU

  • Thursday
  • Grades 3-4
  • Limit 8 students

MinecraftEDU is a specialized version of Minecraft for educational environments that incorporates IB principles. These activities promote teamwork, friendship and creativity through true edutainment. Teacher: Sr. Edgar