Principal's Message

David Hoffman Corbally's Parrot

(Welcome Back to School Reflections)

The Crossroads shopping mall in Omaha, Nebraska was born the same year I was—1959.  Located within walking distance of my house, I must have visited the immense indoor center hundreds of times during my childhood, carelessly spending idle hours and weekly allowances. One vivid memory of the mall occurred in 1966. My brother, sister and I were part of a crazed Crossroads crowd who waited hours to catch a glimpse of our new television idol—Batgirl. Much to our chagrin, the television actress who played the curvaceous, cowled, caped crusader appeared late, sans costume, and with an entourage who kept obscuring our view.

Crossroads was also the home of Corbally’s Shoes.  Corbally’s was sandwiched between Calandra’s card shop and Occidental Savings and Loan, an institution that hardly attracted my attention or allowance.   

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    Welcome Back!

    Student placement information now available on Skyward
    The Island Park staff is excited for the 2014-2015 school year to begin and to welcome returning and new faces to school! 
    2014-2015 Back to School- information  here
    Welcome to New Families- information here
        2014-2015 School Calendar here
        Island Park PTA website here
     Principal Hoffman's Back to School Welcome here
    New Associate Principal Announcement here
    See you on Tuesday, September 2nd!
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About Island Park

Island Park is one of three elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District. It is located in the middle of the island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.

Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Kathy Morrison lead a staff of 65 who serve approx. 560 students. We are host of the district's English Language Learners (ELL) program and Personalized Learning Program (PLP) for students with special learning needs. Other special programs include Special Education Resource Room; Counseling, LAP (remedial reading); music, art, library, and PE specialists; technology TOSAs; a tuition-based foreign language program; student council; before school choir, band and orchestra...