Principal's Message

David Hoffman Watch Me Fly

Dear Island Park Families,

It’s hard to believe we have come to the end of another successful school year. I’m certain that this has been a year of tremendous growth and accomplishment for each of our students. The following poem is written for and dedicated to them as they look back in awe at their stellar achievements and gaze forward in confident anticipation of new challenges and opportunities.

Staffing Update (6/3/14) 

As we head toward our summer break, I want to keep you informed about impending staff changes.  Some staff are retiring, some are eagerly taking on new grade/school assignments, and a few have not been hired yet. Here is what I currently know  (always subject to change)… 


Latest Island Park Headlines

  • Have a Wonderful Summer!
        Students will return to school for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. For more information, please see below. 
    Welcome to New Families- information here
        2014-2015 School Calendar here
        Island Park PTA website here
    Summer Office Hours
    June 20 - June 25
    August 4 - August 27 
    M-Th 9:00-12:00
    (Office closed June 26 - August 1) 
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Latest District Headlines

  • Read the summer District News online now

    webcover The most recent print edition of the Mercer Island School District (MISD) News will arrive in residential mailboxes on Mercer Island this week, but it can be read online now.

    The summer 2014 edition highlights student-centered learning in the district and significant accomplishments by students this spring, including:

    • the five class of 2014 valedictorians;
    • the 2013-14 MISD Teachers of the Year;
    • how teachers at the elementary level are bringing history to life and instilling a passion for learning;
    • what Islander Middle School students are doing to get engaged globally;
    • a high school sophomore who competed in a national theatre competition in New York and met Denzel Washington; and
    • MISD retirements.
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  • Last day schedule for Mercer Island School District

    Next week marks the end of the 2013-14 school year. The high school, middle school and elementary school levels will each end at different times. Read more...
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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 Aimee Batliner-Gillette 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...