Dear Island Lake Families,
On Friday evening last week, our Island Lake PTA hosted the first International Night. I want to thank Rania Paraskeva and our PTA for their vision around this event. When the idea was first discussed, the hope was that a few Island Lake families would show some interest in presenting and attending a fairly small event. The reality of the event was much different. A HUGE number of our families created booths about their home country or culture including information, pictures, music, traditional clothing and FOOD!!! It was one of the most amazing evenings I have spent at Island Lake. I was moved by the way our many diverse backgrounds were unified in an elementary school gym in the middle of the United States. It was beautiful!
The food drive this week has been a great success as well. As an Island Lake community we have collected a large amount of food that will be donated to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is run by the Mounds View Public Schools and collects donations all year round. If you are interested in learning more about their mission, or want to find a way to support their work, please go to their website by clicking here.
All of us at Island Lake wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have a nice week off and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday, November 26.
Island Lake Principal