Principal's Message

Dear Island Park Families,
 
Welcome back to school! 

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyful and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

A warm welcome to new Island Park families. I look forward to meeting and working with you.  Please make a note of our new family coffee at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12.  Read more...

  
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Latest Island Park Headlines

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    Welcome Back!

     
    The Island Park staff is excited for the 2016-2017 school year to begin and to welcome returning and new faces to school! 
      
    including information about class placement timelines, open houses,
    first day of school, transportation, and much more!
     
      
    First Days of School 
    1st - 5th Grades - Wednesday, August 31 (NO EARLY RELEASE)
    Kindergarten - Friday, September 2 (see special start schedule here)
     
     
    Back to School Events at Island Park 
    Island Park Open House - August 30th, 10:00-11:00am
    Opening Day Coffee/Volunteer Sign Up - August 31st, 9:15-11:00am
    Ice Cream Social - September 1st, 6:00-7:30pm
    New Family Coffee - September 12th, 9:15am
    Curriculum Night - September 13 (K-2: 5-6pm; 3-5: 6-7pm)
     
    visit the IP PTA webpage for more details... 
     
     
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  • Summer Office Hours

    Open August 8 - August 30
    Monday - Thursday
    9am to noon (Afternoon appointments available by appointment only)
    Regular hours resume on the first day of school, August 31, 2016
     
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Latest District Headlines

  • Mercer Island students post gains in several grade levels on 2015-16 state assessments

    August 23, 2016 – Mercer Island students achieved results significantly above the state averages at all levels on the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) administered last spring. Read more...

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  • District, city partner to employ cameras on school bus stop arms for student safety

    August 18, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District and the City of Mercer Island are working together to enhance student safety with the installation of cameras on school bus stop arms, in order to deter illegal passing by private vehicles. Read more...

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  • 2016-2017 Back to School Information

    Find important information about Back to School activities and the start of the new school year by clicking here. This includes information about class placement timelines, open houses, middle school and high school Back to School/Fees and Photos events, athletic information and much more.

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  • 2016-2017 kindergarten start dates and information

    July 18, 2016 - For the first time, all-day kindergarten is fully funded by the state, making it tuition free for families. Concurrently, the district is placing greater emphasis on child/family transition to kindergarten. To prepare kindergarten students and families for the 2016-2017 school year, parent-student-teacher conferences will occur during the first two days of school, August 31 and September 1. The first full day of school for all kindergarten students will be Friday, September 2. Read more...

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  • Arlene Azose selected as a first place winner in Ivar's Teacher of The Year Awards

    June 27, 2016 - Arlene Azose, math and science teacher at Islander Middle School, was awarded first place in Ivar's 13th annual Teacher of the Year Contest. Read more...

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  • School Board urges city to fund and implement further safety improvements

    June 24, 2016 - Mercer Island School Board members have signed a letter urging the City Council to fund and implement additional safety improvements in the North Mercer complex area which includes Mercer Island High School and Northwood Elementary. Read more...

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  • Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year honored

    June 9, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District honored its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year at a recognition event June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island High School awarded Scholastic Cup for eighth consecutive year 

    June 8, 2016 - The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and Washington Army National Guard have announced Mercer Island High School is the 2015-16 Scholastic Cup Champions for the 3A classification. Read more...

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About Island Park

Island Park is one of four K-5 schools in the Mercer Island Schools. It is located mid-island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.

Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Lisa Deen lead a staff of 65 who serve approx. 560 students. Programs hosted at Island Park include an English Language Learners (ELL) program; the Personalized Learning Program (PLP) for students with special learning needs; a Special Education Resource Room; Counseling, LAP (remedial reading); technology integrated classrooms; music, art, Spanish, library, and PE specialists; technology TOSAs; a tuition-based foreign language program; student council; before school choir, band and orchestra programs; and after school clubs including chess, Robotics, and art clubs.  

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