Island View Elementary PTA

December 2022 Newsletter

Principal's Message

Island View Families:

A few snow flurries a few weeks ago caused quite the excitement at school. 😊 The students' enthusiasm was adorable. Many kids asked me to close school because of the "blizzard", and one 1st grader exclaimed to his class, "It's really piling up out there!" It's a great time of year for our eagles.

While the holiday season is filled with joy, it also brings added stress to families—heightened expectations, busy schedules, and even memories of loss. Please take care of yourself first, rest well. Breathe deeply and look for moments of wonder. Children learn how to navigate stressful situations by watching adults in their lives. Enjoy time with your children by reading books, playing games, watching movies, and enjoying meals together. Use the time to create memories that will sustain you throughout the year.

Have a restful and joy-filled break.

Brian Hanrahan

Important Dates

Dec 19-Jan 2: Winter Break - no school
Jan 5-19: Rehearsals for ClassAct - Island View play "That's My Crown!"
Jan 13: No School
Jan 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
Jan 20: Performances of the ClassAct - Island View play "That's My Crown!"
Jan 26: Pizza Factory Restaurant Takeover

ClassACT - Island View Play – That's My Crown!

Jan 5th through Jan 20th, assorted times

It's time for the Season Award. These aren't the TV season awards; they are awards given to the seasons! It's a tough competition this year, as the Winter Dwarves, the Spring Fairies, the Autumn Elves and the Summer Trees all present the most exciting stories that happened in their kingdoms. This year, each season tries to win with a royal adventure story: The Ice Queen, The Mismatched Prince, The Elf Queen's Jester and The Accidental King. Which season will win this year's Seasonal Crown?

All rehearsals will take place at Island View Elementary School from January 5th through 19th with performances on the 20th. At the end of the program, we will be performing the original play, That's My Crown!, on the Island View stage. Sign-ups happened in December and parents of participating students have been notified. Please remember, your child must be at all the rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals will be January 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 from 3:45 - 4:45 for K - 2nd and 3:45-5:45 for 3rd - 5th. 2:45-3:45 for K - 2nd on Wednesdays, and 2:45 - 4:45 for 3-5th on Wednesdays. The two performances will be January 20th at 2:00pm for the school performance and January 20th at 7:00pm for the public performance.


This program relies on volunteers to help with rehearsals and performances. Many spots have already been filled, but we could always use an extra set of hands, and we really need volunteers for the day of the performances. Please check out the volunteer duties and sign up to volunteer! :) Volunteers must be approved by the school district by signing up HERE.

Volunteer sign up:

Volunteer duties:

ASD volunteer application:

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Guzik at

Restaurant Takeover @ Pizza Factory

Thurs, Jan 26th, 5-7pm

Come join Island View staff, students, families and friends at Pizza Factory for a "Restaurant Take-Over" Thursday, January 26th from 5 to 7 PM. We will eat delicious pizza, win prizes and support the programs of Island View Elementary PTA! Every pizza, salad bar, drink, or food item order we place that night, a percentage will be donated to the Island View Elementary PTA! We will be in the dining room, but this offer also works for delivery or pick-up.

A Simple Gesture Grant for Island View

Recently, the school received a grant from A Simple Gesture for Island View students to get snacks in the classrooms (it's a limited amount, so this doesn't cover snacks every day). While this sounds simple, it takes some coordination to get snacks for 440 kids!

We need someone to step up and volunteer to help or coordinate this, we'd love to hear from you. Please email and/or

ISV PTA Meeting

Tue, January 17 – 6:00-7:00 pm

Island View parents!

Location: Will be held at the ISV library. We will post a zoom link for those that can attend virtually. Keep your eye out for additional information on the PTA Facebook page.

If there are any events that you know of or speak to your creativity, skills or passion, please consider signing up to volunteer at a PTA event. Please join us to make our kids' school experience the best it can be!

Here's the link to join the PTA:

Island View PTA Needs You

Box Tops help Island View

Box Tops is an easy way to support Island View. Remember to get box top credits (10 cents per box top) by scanning your receipts using the Box Tops for Education app within 14 days of eligible purchases.

If you don't want to scan your receipt, the PTA has you covered. Just drop off receipts at the PTA mailbox in the front office and we'll do the rest.

As of December 16th, we have raised almost $190 for the school.

Box tops for Education flyer

30 Bonus Box Tops at Target

Target is participating with the Box Tops program and offering a bonus for participating products purchased there.

Box tops Bonus at Target

Are you able to Donate?

If you are able, please consider donating to the Island View PTA so that we can continue to support the Island View staff and students as much as possible. Thank you!

You can also help by selecting Island View PTA as your charity of choice in Amazon Smile. Once you have it set up, you 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. Thank you for your support.

How to set Island View PTA as your charity of choice in Amazon Smile.


If you snapped a great picture of your Island View student participating in a school event, please share it with us! It is never too early to start sending pictures of your eagle to the PTA, so we can make sure we get everyone in the year book. If you captured some great pics at one of the winter concerts, at the nutcracker field trip, or at the senior center while our students volunteered, please consider submitting them to the yearbook!

Images can be sent to

Questions? Please feel free to contact us any time!
President - Teresa Syms
Vice President - Karen Denny
Membership Coordinator - Molly Johnson
Hospitality Coordinator - Kristin Lamb & Amber Fry