ISA Summer Camp

Join us this summer for our ISA Summer Camp! Registration is open to all ISA and non-ISA families. Register online here!

Blending Joy and Learning!

  • It's Read Across America Day and a great day to honor Dr. Seuss!  
  • Our growing readers enjoyed having the opportunity to say Happy Birthday to the one and only Dr. himself!  (special thanks to Mr. Kobierski)
  • Of course, we spent our day exploring other disciplines as well.  Our young scientists were thrilled to see the activity inside their bug aquarium magnified with the use of a digital science camera!

Rites of Passage Spring Classes

Hey parents!

Looking for a public class to help you sail smoothly through that important teenage transition with your child?

Check out the upcoming public classes in March to make the experience positive and empowering!

For more information, visit the Rites of Passage website.

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Yoga Available for ISA Parents

ISA will be offering complimentary yoga classes next week as a trial run before the next school year. Drop the kids, have a coffee in the main office an enjoy a yoga class!

  • When: Tuesday and Friday at 9:15am for one hour
  • Where: 3rd floor Gym
  • Cost: FREE (will have a donation box) *Bring a mat if you have one (if not we will have some you can borrow!)

The class is designed for all levels (beginner through advanced)  to help students experience the vast, powerful benefits of Yoga:an improved state of mind that encourages self acceptance and awareness, as well as a stronger, more toned, efficient and flexible body.We will begin with  breathing exercises designed to link breath to movement as we warm the body and calm the mind. Class is composed of a standing balancing series followed by the flow portion of class (Vinyasa) that will include chaturangas (high to low push-ups),  inversions and twists to stretch and strengthen the body. We end with the floor series complete with core work, hip openers, inversions and the proper postures that encourage maximum mobility.  Class will be fun and effective, with a strong focus on proper alignment to set students up for success and prevent injury.

Marea has been teaching Hot Flow Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Pilates Fusion and Yoga HIIT classes consistently at Sumits Yoga Scottsdale for the last four years and has also been invited to lead special programs for youth, private instruction, private groups,and sport specific group training's.  Having a voracious appetite for knowledge, she is highly dedicated to constantly furthering her education in this field.

Math Week 2018

Last week was a fun-filled week of school-wide math mania!  Our Early Childhood explorers focused on shapes, counting, numbers, sequencing, patterns, and symmetry.  Lower School adventurers were Math Olympiads, consumers in a cupcake bakery using currency within a budget, researchers of famous mathematicians, and engineers.  Middle school learners worked used think aloud problem solving to strategize ways to dissect word problems.

See Photos from Math Week 2018!

 Spotlight on Grades 4 & 5, by Mrs. Sypel

Sudoku in Grades 3 & 4, By Ms. Gonzales

Welcome to New Staff!

We have welcomed several new teachers and staff to our team here at ISA! 

Sara Armstrong - Middle School Honors Humanities

Susan Butler - Middle School Math & Science

Alexa Galvez - Spanish PK1 Lead Teacher

Justine Kennedy - After School Assistant 

Phillip O'Neill - Custodian and Maintenance Coordinator

Page DeWitt - Human Resources

Free to Be Presentation – February 6th

Tuesday, February 6th, from 8:30-10 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.  

Join us for a parent seminar as we explore ways to instill body positivity in our children. Bodies are not just appearance, but the vessel in which kids will live and learn their entire lives. How they feel about their bodies will impact their How do we help our kids feel confident in their bodies and escape the negative impact of social media? The two seminars will present the same information to ensure the most number of interested people can attend. For information and downloadable resources, visit www.freetobetalks.com
There have been a number of studies lately that link body image to how we view the world, and even to factors such as academic achievement. Free To Be is a research-backed positive body image program for youth. Free To Be empowers boys and girls to reach their full potential by developing media literacy awareness, cultivating individual strengths, building resilience to social pressures that impact body image, and nurturing a positive social environment.
Thank you to Sheila Regher for coordinating this event!
Warmly, 
Gail Gold, Headmaster

More Information about Free to Be

Movie Night: Leap

Join us Friday, February 2nd for Movie Night!
All proceeds benefit the 7th and 8th grade Washington D.C. Trip

Black and Bling! Soiree

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I am excited to announce the date for the annual ISA Spring Soirée - Saturday, March 24th @ 5:30pm. For the 2nd year in a row, the Black & Bling! event will be held right here at the school. The annual Soirée is both an ISA fundraiser and an all-school social event. This year the event is adding an "Old Hollywood" theme to Black & Bling! for those who care to play dress up. Please save the date!

There are many, many ways to be involved, including:

  • ISA Teachers, Staff & Partners Sponsorship - Last year the ISA community sponsored $50 tickets for all ISA Teachers, Staff and their partners. This year our goal is to raise sponsorship funds enough to include even more Teachers, Staff AND their Partners. This is one way for everyone to be involved even if you can't attend.
  • 50/50 Raffle - Look for 50/50 Raffle tickets to start selling SOON. The 50/50 Raffle is another great way for everyone to be involved - even if you don't attend the event. Fifty percent of the total funds raised goes to ISA - and the other 50% goes to the WINNER!
  • BUY YOUR TICKETS! - Tickets are $75/each and include all food and three drink tickets (more tickets are available for a nominal cost). Also includes dancing, entertainment, live and silent auctions and a GREAT TIME!

You are also MORE THAN WELCOME to join the event planning team - if you are interested in volunteering to help with the event, please contact Kimberly Davey, 2018 Soirée Chair, at [email protected] or 602.722.0149.

The all-volunteer event planning team is working hard to make the live and silent auctions better than ever. If you have contacts at businesses you frequent that you would ask for a tax-deductible donation, that is another BIG WAY to help, using our donation letter and donation form. Please return the forms with as much information completed as possible to the front desk or directly to Kimberly.