Island View Elementary PTA

June 2021 Newsletter

Principal's Message

Dear Island View Families:

On a recent sunny morning as I was greeting arriving students, I had a delightful conversation with two 5th graders. After a couple moments I was struck by a thought and said, “Oh my gosh! You both are leaving Island View soon!” They both smiled, but I sensed a hint of nostalgic sadness on their faces. I cannot believe the 2020-21 school is ending. In some ways—perhaps because of the changes we’ve seen in our teaching and learning models throughout the year—it feels like a very long school year. Yet it is closing soon. Time is tricky.

Thanks to your hard-working PTA, we get to end the school year with a couple fun and “normal” activities—the Color Run on June 19th and in-person moving up ceremonies for our departing 5th grade students on June 22nd. I am thrilled that your students will have an opportunity to celebrate the closing of the school year together. Please see PTA communications and newsletter for information on the Color Run. Fifth grade teachers will send information on our moving up ceremonies to families soon.

As we look forward to the summer, I would like to extend a warm thank you to all our students, families, and staff members. I have never been more inspired by our school community than I have been this year. We experienced yet another recent change when we brought all students back to full days in May, and the transition was remarkably smooth. Parents adjusted to new arrival and dismissal processes with patience and cooperation. Students demonstrated resilience and a “can-do” attitude in most situations. Staff worked hard to create a culture of love and support for our kids. We are truly a blessed community. Thank you for your partnership and trust.

In several weeks we will have a chance to breathe some summer air. Please remember to slow down and enjoy a few long, lazy days making memories with your family. I will say it again: time is tricky. Your students will be high school seniors before you know it. (Trust me—that is my current reality.)

So savor the time. See you in September-

Brian Hanrahan

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The COLOR RUN returns!

The COLOR RUN is back! Join us on Saturday, June 19th at Island View Elementary for some seriously MESSY FUN!

Pre-registration for this FREE event is required. Please sign up to participate HERE.

We can't pull off this super event without LOTS of help. Please sign up to volunteer HERE.

Questions? Email president@islandviewpta.org

Hospitality

We had a wonderful time celebrating the Island View Staff during Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you to the many volunteers who donated so many fun items! Signs were put up in the staff room and around school. Each day we filled the staff room with items like cookies, fruit, beef jerky, and seltzers. We assembled large goodie bags with snacks and coffee. HOW IT WORKS donated printing and paper to send home staff appreciation cards for students to write or draw a thank you for someone. Mr. Hanrahan raffled off donated Island View spirit wear to a staff member each day. Finally, staff can pick up free ice cream at Lopez Island Creamery's new facility on Highway 20 opening this summer and watch how ice cream is made! Thank you so much to the Island View PTA Hospitality Committee for their creativity and coordination and to everyone who worked so hard to give a big thanks to the Island View staff!

The end of the year is quickly approaching and we have been gathering local gift cards to sprinkle among the Island View Staff. We could use a few more, please sign up here. If you would like to donate items, cash or local gift cards contact Hospitality.

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Meet the new PTA Officers!

Three cheers for these amazing volunteers who have stepped up to lead the Island View PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!!!

Feel free to email them (just click their title above) with any questions or to offer your help. Together we are looking forward to a much more involved and "normal" year next year!

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5th Grade Graduation

ISV 5th graders will celebrate at a very special, in-person ceremony on June 22nd. Fifth grade teachers will disseminate information to students and families once all details are finalized.

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Summer Shopping Benefits Island View

Did you know you can continue to support Island View through your summer shopping? Simply select Island View PTA as your charity of choice in Amazon Smile! Once you set it up, just shop as you normally would, and Amazon will automatically donate .05% of your purchase total to us! Super easy and it means a world of difference to our staff & students!

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You're INCREDIBLE

THANK YOU to the volunteers that supported the PTA and our young Eagles throughout this very unique year! We couldn't have made it without you.

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If you are interested in volunteering with the ISV PTA next year, please take a moment to complete this SUPER SHORT form so that we can reach out to you when we start making plans for 2021-2022.

Have a fabulous last few weeks of school and a joyful summer!

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Please Join and/or Donate today!

SAVE THESE DATES!

June

  • 19: Color Run!!
  • 21: Half Day (in-person)
  • 22: Half Day (in-person) / last day of school / 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

September

  • 7: Elementary Meet & Greets
  • 8: First Day - 1st-5th grades
  • 13: First Day - Kindergarten

Questions? Please feel free to contact us any time!

President Eric Mithen president@islandviewpta.org

Vice Presidents Kim Muñoz and Jack Curtis vicepresident@islandviewpta.org

Membership Coordinator Rachel Esposito membership@islandviewpta.org

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