My favorite holiday tradition is preserved and protected in a memory snow globe. Gently shake the orb and flakes flutter and fall onto a downtown street in Omaha, Nebraska. It is almost evening. Holiday lights are draped between and wrapped around street lamps. The decorations twinkle like glitter against the slate sky. Frosted shop windows illuminate gifts and other goodies. Peer closely into the glass sphere and you will see a father gently corralling his three small children, dressed in puffy snowsuits and dangling stocking caps toward the front door of a small bookshop. The name on the storefront reads, Matthew’s Bookstore.
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...