Island View Elementary PTA

April 2022 Newsletter

Principal's Message

Dear Island View Families:

One thing I love and appreciate about my job is the relationships I form with your students and the amazing conversations they offer. For instance, I had the following exchange recently with a 2nd grader:

"Mr. Hanrahan, what’s your opinion of Harry Potter?"

"Hmmmmm…I’d say I love Harry Potter."

"Well, between zero and infinity, how much do you like him?"

"Probably closer to infinity."

"Well, I made up a number that’s bigger than infinity. It’s called a google-plex."

"Wow, I’d say I like Harry Potter that much."

"Do you know I like little baby shrimp too? We had them for dinner last night."

Now, how do you top that conversation? 😊 It shows curiosity, confidence, and an adorable agility of mind—not to mention the most precious non sequitur I’ve ever heard. Simply put: your students are a joy to be around every day. Thank you for sharing them with the Island View staff.

As we move into spring, state testing will begin; please anticipate more information and a testing schedule later in April. I also realize many parents are wondering when volunteering in schools will resume. The district and principals are currently working on a plan for volunteers. I will communicate the plan to families once it is finalized. I appreciate your patience as we transition out of our COVID restrictions.

I hope you enjoy a restful and fun spring break with your amazing kids. As always please let me know if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions.

In gratitude-

Brian Hanrahan

ASD Cyber Safety Workshop

The Anacortes School District is proud to host the Anacortes Police Department and US Department of Homeland Security for an important presentation on cyber safety for children.

"Online Safety - Parents' Guide to Protecting Children on the Internet" will be presented Wednesday, April 27, at 5:30 PM in Brodniak Hall.

Please note, this event is for parents only and is not appropriate for children. The event will not be broadcast live or recorded for later viewing.

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Presenting the 2021-2022 Island View Yearbook cover!

The votes are in and the front cover for our 2021-2022 yearbook has been selected! CONGRATULATIONS to Thomas Worthington and thank you for creating our amazing new front cover, Thomas!

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Yearbook sales will open later this month, so keep an eye out on our Facebook, Instagram and website for more updates!

PTA Dollars At Work

Did you know that the PTA funds vital Health Room supplies, critically needed by our nursing staff?

PTA dollars fund clothing, snacks, water, and other health room supplies.

Thank you for being a part of this important service.

We are proud of ALL Anacortes students and staff!

Read more about the wonderful things going on throughout our school district in the winter edition of Anacortes Pride.

See how many ISV students, faculty, and staff you can find in there!

ISV Support Opportunities


It's easy to help the Island View PTA raise funds throughout the year, via shopping you're probably already doing! These include Box Tops and Amazon Smile. In fact, so far this year, we've earned $53.30 through Box Tops and over $75 through Amazon Smile! Instructions on how to participate in each of these programs - at no additional cost to your family - are below.

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Teacher Wish Lists

You may have heard your child talk about their Class Charter this year. Similarly, our Island View staff members have a Staff Charter where they're focusing on feeling supported, valued, connected, and balanced. We know we can help with that!

There are several new lists on our Wishlist page, including some from specialists and the ISV Counselor, Mr. Vecchione! Check them out and if you are able, **please consider giving back to our amazing teachers by clearing 1 or more items from any of their wish lists! #clearthelist

❤️ THANK YOU teachers for all you do!!

❤️ THANK YOU to everyone else for your help with clearing the lists!!

Visit to shop teacher classroom wishlists.


Hospitality Updates

Spring Conferences

Island View families provided 31 boxed Jimmy John's dinners for the staff working the Parent Teacher Evening Conference - a much welcomed nourishment break in the day. Thank you so much for the generous gift card and drink donations that made this possible.


Staff Appreciation Week

The first week of May is Staff Appreciation Week! The Hospitality Team is busy planning some fun ideas. Look for SignUp Genius opportunities to get involved, coming soon!

Membership Updates

Next meeting: Tuesday, April 19 @ 6 PM!

Join us on April 19th in person for all the latest news and help us make plans for the remainder of the school year!

We'll be discussing some BIG end-of-year events like the yearbook, 5th grade graduation, the Color Run, and next year's PTA Board.

We hope to see you there!

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PTA Benefits

Did you know that as a WSPTA member, you are eligible for numerous benefits at businesses and retailers? See below for a complete list!

WSPTA Benefits

Save These Dates!


  • 4-8: Spring Break
  • 19: PTA Meeting at 6PM
  • 27: Cyber Safety Presentation at Brodniak Hall, 5:30 PM
  • 28: Half Day; early release at 12:05PM


  • 2-6: Staff Appreciation Week
  • 2: National Principals Day
  • 4: National School Nurse Day
  • 17: PTA Meeting at 6PM
  • 21: Island View Color Run
  • 27: Half Day; early release at 12:05PM
  • 30: Memorial Day; no school


  • 14: Final PTA Meeting of the school year
  • 21: Half Day/Last Day of School; early release at 12:05 PM

Questions? Please feel free to contact us any time!
President - Eric Mithen
Membership Coordinator - Rachel Esposito
Hospitality Coordinator - Stacey Mahoney