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On October 28 and 29 phones across Mercer Island will be ringing when more than 160 volunteers will place calls to friends and neighbors for the annual “All in for Kids” Phone-A-Thon sponsored by the Mercer Island Schools Foundation.
Dear Island Park Community,
Thank you so much for the kind words, cards, generous gifts and incredible encouragement I have received while on medical leave. Your positive thoughts and well wishes have bolstered my spirits and filled my heart. Please know that I feel so supported and cared for. I am so privileged to be part of this loving and considerate learning community. I miss everyone, especially the students, and look forward to returning to carry on our important work.
About Island Park
Island Park is one of four 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 Lisa Deen lead a staff of 65 who serve approximately 425 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 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 and art clubs.
Island Park Elementary was awarded the Washington Overall Achievement Award in 2009-2014 and was recognized with achievement awards in science and math for the 2011-2012 school year. Island Park was also a designated King County "Level III Green School" in the spring of 2012.
Island Park uses district adopted curriculum as the foundation for its instructional program. Individual teachers and/or grade level teams assess students' needs and adapt instruction as necessary for learning to occur. Teachers frequently integrate material from several disciplines to make learning more meaningful for students.
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM All-Island Band Night Rehearsal
5:45 PM - 9:00 PM All-Island Band Night at Islander Stadium
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM MIEA Building Rep Council
October 24, 2019
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM IP International Night
October 28, 2019
5:45 PM - 9:00 PM MISF Phone A Thon
October 29, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Special School Board Meeting at NW