January 14, 2019

January 13th, 2019

Reminder – No School Next Monday, January 21st – End of Semester Records Day for Teachers.

Congratulations to Eshwar and Kate; our winner and runner up in the Innocademy/iCademy Spelling Bee on Thursday! Eshwar and Kate will be competing at the Ottawa County Regional Spelling Bee to be held in February. Congratulations!

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Older Las Huellas Friends had a fantastic time learning to operate the drone in Innogeneering with Mr. Chad!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

JANUARY

  • January 17th – Innocademy 8th Grade Families – iCademy Info Night – 6:30pm
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students

FEBRUARY

  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes

MARCH

  • March 26th & March 27th – Student Led Conferences
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week

APRIL

  • April 8th – School Resumes

MAY

  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week

JUNE

  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Hope College Science Camps

Hope college runs some sweet science camps including programing, robotics, biology, animation, etc.  Kids learn a ton while having fun! 

https://hope.edu/academics/center-exploratory-learning/science-camps/index.html

After School Enrichment Sign Up

If you were hoping to sign up for After School Enrichment at any point this session, please use the link, below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-after2

Friendly Reminder – Books Due =)

Ms. Claudia has asked us to send out a reminder that all books that were checked out before Christmas Break were due back last week. Please turn in any books you may still have.

InnoAmazing Girls – Coaches Needed!

Last year was our first year adventuring into our own version of Girls on the Run; InnoAmazing Girls for girls in grades 3rd – 6th. It was a great success and such a fantastic program. We are desperately in need of coaches for this year. Our wonderful coaches from last year are willing to meet with you and provide support and assistance throughout the program, but cannot take it on full time this year. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ms. Ashley at ashley.dentler@innocademy.com.

Old Info…In Case You Missed it =)

Calling All Las Huellas Families!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

3:45- 4:30 p.m. Cafeteria 

Please join our Spanish Immersion team for whole program celebrations, updates, and important need-to-knows for families of ALL immersion kiddos. We will  be providing research on the general benefits of Immersion Education, along with research to support the importance of a long-term commitment to your child’s language learning. Our hope is to provide you with helpful information and tools that will in turn provide your child with a successful language learning experience!

January Lunch Menu

INNO HOMESTEAD JAN 2019

Help Wanted

Have you always wanted to work at Homestead Campus? Here’s your chance! The positions, below, are paid positions, not volunteer. =)

Lunchroom Help

We are currently looking for someone to help supervise the lunchroom.  Hours are approximately 11:30 – 1:15 pm Monday – Friday during scheduled school days.  The position could split by 2 people with each working 2 or 3 days per week.  Duties include overseeing students in the lunchroom, assisting students with lunch, organizing lunchroom exit, and cleaning up lunchroom. 

Custodial Help

This position would be supporting the overall cleanliness and upkeep of the iCademy & Innocademy facilities for approximately 10 hours per week.  Responsibilities include vacuuming, trash disposal, and light cleaning.  Hours would occur in the evening outside of the regular school day.  This would be an ideal job for high school students looking for a part time job.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please email Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Total Trek Quest (TTQ) Registration

TTQ is a fun, high energy program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade! TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel apart of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/ relationship skills, how to make healthy decisions, and being proud of who they are.

Cost is $45.00, scholarships are available. If you have any questions, or concerns regarding the online registration process, or need a scholarship, please contact Brandon Melnyk at 616-450-4651 or bmelnyk@arborcircle.org

Registration can be completed online at

www.raceplanner.com/register/index/TTQSpring19AO

Click, below for additional information:

Parent Info S19Innocademy

18-19 Innocademy Yearbook Info

The ’18 – ’19 Yearbook is starting to come together, but we need your help!

Last year’s books were hardcovers at $20 each. Unfortunately, prices have been raised this year overall. 

We would also like the chance to include more information, pictures, and memories in this year’s book by adding more pages. Please take the survey at the link below so that we can offer the book that most families will be interested in!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM7ehDt2nxHP9_PbjpqrCcCwkSCJcaQgKHXrizuFiSf7huYg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Orders places during the open house night earlier this year will still be honored. Questions? Please contact Ms. Kate at kate.webb@innocademy.com

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

January 7, 2019

January 7th, 2019

Welcome Back! We hope the holidays were restful,  relaxing and filled with fun for your family!

Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

JANUARY

  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 10th – School Spelling Bee – afternoon
  • January 17th – Innocademy 8th Grade Families – iCademy Info Night – 6:30pm
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students

FEBRUARY

  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes

MARCH

  • March 26th & March 27th – Student Led Conferences
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week

APRIL

  • April 8th – School Resumes

MAY

  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week

JUNE

  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Innocademy/iCademy School Spelling Bee on Thursday

Join us live and in person, or virtually, to witness the awesome collection of spellers assembled for our annual Innocademy/iCademy School Spelling Bee. Winner and Runner Up will advance to the Ottawa County Regional Spelling Bee in February.

If you’d like to view the bee live and in person, join us beginning at 1:15pm in the Learn To Be Fit Space on the 2nd floor. If you would like to join, virtually, please click on the link, below anytime after 1:15pm on Thursday, January 10th:

https://icademyglobal.zoom.us/j/9081728419

Calling All Las Huellas Families!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

3:45- 4:30 p.m. Cafeteria 

Please join our Spanish Immersion team for whole program celebrations, updates, and important need-to-knows for families of ALL immersion kiddos. We will  be providing research on the general benefits of Immersion Education, along with research to support the importance of a long-term commitment to your child’s language learning. Our hope is to provide you with helpful information and tools that will in turn provide your child with a successful language learning experience!

January Lunch Menu

INNO HOMESTEAD JAN 2019

Help Wanted

Have you always wanted to work at Homestead Campus? Here’s your chance! The positions, below, are paid positions, not volunteer. =)

Lunchroom Help

We are currently looking for someone to help supervise the lunchroom.  Hours are approximately 11:30 – 1:15 pm Monday – Friday during scheduled school days.  The position could split by 2 people with each working 2 or 3 days per week.  Duties include overseeing students in the lunchroom, assisting students with lunch, organizing lunchroom exit, and cleaning up lunchroom. 

Custodial Help

This position would be supporting the overall cleanliness and upkeep of the iCademy & Innocademy facilities for approximately 10 hours per week.  Responsibilities include vacuuming, trash disposal, and light cleaning.  Hours would occur in the evening outside of the regular school day.  This would be an ideal job for high school students looking for a part time job.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please email Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Old Info…In Case You Missed it =)

Old Cell Phones/Tablets Needed

Old cell phones or tablets that are in working condition but no longer used for your family are needed!  We have been so thankful for some exciting grants and community connections that have provided amazing science and robotics equipment for our school.  In the coming months you may hear of your children driving and programing Lego Robots, Sphero robots, Quadcopters, Micro:bits, Science Labs, and much more!  However, to drive those programs, we need smartphones or tablets.  Many times when devices are upgraded, old devices collect dust in a drawer.  If that is true for you, we can turn those old smartphones and tablets (Regardless of former carrier) into amazing drivers of tech in our school.  We will strip them down with a factory reset (or would love it if you did that), so you do not have to worry about stored information on the device.  Questions? Please contact Mr. Chad at chad.zuber@innocademy.com  Thank you for considering!

Total Trek Quest (TTQ) Registration

TTQ is a fun, high energy program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade! TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel apart of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/ relationship skills, how to make healthy decisions, and being proud of who they are.

Cost is $45.00, scholarships are available. If you have any questions, or concerns regarding the online registration process, or need a scholarship, please contact Brandon Melnyk at 616-450-4651 or bmelnyk@arborcircle.org

Registration can be completed online at

www.raceplanner.com/register/index/TTQSpring19AO

Click, below for additional information:

Parent Info S19Innocademy

Navigators Information Night

Has your child been begging to join Navigators, but couldn’t due to scheduling conflicts? Well, good news! Navigators USA Chapter 175 is moving to a new time and day! 

Please join us at our New Family Information Night from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 6eight Coffee. Or, email chapter175@navigatorsusa.org with any questions.  

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18-19 Innocademy Yearbook Info

The ’18 – ’19 Yearbook is starting to come together, but we need your help!

Last year’s books were hardcovers at $20 each. Unfortunately, prices have been raised this year overall. 

We would also like the chance to include more information, pictures, and memories in this year’s book by adding more pages. Please take the survey at the link below so that we can offer the book that most families will be interested in!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM7ehDt2nxHP9_PbjpqrCcCwkSCJcaQgKHXrizuFiSf7huYg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Orders places during the open house night earlier this year will still be honored. Questions? Please contact Ms. Kate at kate.webb@innocademy.com

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

December 17, 2018

December 17th, 2018

REMINDER: Christmas Break begins at 12:30pm this Friday.

Thanks to Ms. Hillary and Ms. Kate for another FANTASTIC Christmas Extrava-GANZA! Thanks also to all of our families for attending and providing refreshments after the performance!

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Thanks to our Middle School Robotics Team for setting up an exhibit at the Extrava-GANZA! Way to train up our littles and get them excited for future opportunities!

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Thanks to all of the parents who volunteered to present to our Middle School Classes for their mini career fair last week! And to those of you who agreed to do some “Power Lunches” in the coming months! So fun!

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Ms. Gina’s friends did some amazing science thanks to our science volunteer Mom! They worked with partners to OBSERVE (watch) a REACTION (change) in their experiment (trying something). They used vinegar, baking soda , and candy canes! Science is so awesome!

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We LOVE Ms. Claudia! Thanks for working tirelessly in the Just Right Library to share your love of reading with all of our students!

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Our Las Huellas friends had the opportunity to learn about Costa Rican culture and yummy FOOD!

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Thank you, Families, for all of your GENEROUS donations to Angel Tree! We were able to help 15 of our Innocademy, Innocademy Allegan and iCademy Families this year! Wow!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • December 19th – TTQ Registration Opens
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 10th – School Spelling Bee – afternoon
  • January 17th – Innocademy 8th Grade Families – iCademy Info Night – 6:30pm
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 26th & March 27th – Student Led Conferences
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Old Cell Phones/Tablets Needed

Old cell phones or tablets that are in working condition but no longer used for your family are needed!  We have been so thankful for some exciting grants and community connections that have provided amazing science and robotics equipment for our school.  In the coming months you may hear of your children driving and programing Lego Robots, Sphero robots, Quadcopters, Micro:bits, Science Labs, and much more!  However, to drive those programs, we need smartphones or tablets.  Many times when devices are upgraded, old devices collect dust in a drawer.  If that is true for you, we can turn those old smartphones and tablets (Regardless of former carrier) into amazing drivers of tech in our school.  We will strip them down with a factory reset (or would love it if you did that), so you do not have to worry about stored information on the device.  Questions? Please contact Mr. Chad at chad.zuber@innocademy.com  Thank you for considering!

Total Trek Quest (TTQ) Registration

TTQ is a fun, high energy program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade! TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel apart of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/ relationship skills, how to make healthy decisions, and being proud of who they are.

Cost is $45.00, scholarships are available. If you have any questions, or concerns regarding the online registration process, or need a scholarship, please contact Brandon Melnyk at 616-450-4651 or bmelnyk@arborcircle.org

Registration can be completed online at

www.raceplanner.com/register/index/TTQSpring19AO

Click, below for additional information:

Parent Info S19Innocademy

Navigators Information Night

Has your child been begging to join Navigators, but couldn’t due to scheduling conflicts? Well, good news! Navigators USA Chapter 175 is moving to a new time and day! 

Please join us at our New Family Information Night from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 6eight Coffee. Or, email chapter175@navigatorsusa.org with any questions.  

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Spelling Bee

It’s time to start thinking about our Innocademy/iCademy school spelling bee! Classroom bee’s will be held the end of December or early January.  Our school spelling bee will be held early-mid January.  Dates are still being determined so please continue to watch the blog for more information.  Please use the attached list for practice words if you and your kiddo wish to start practicing now.

2019 School_Spelling_Bee_List_Combined

Old Info…In Case You Missed it =)

December Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead DEC 2018

18-19 Innocademy Yearbook Info

The ’18 – ’19 Yearbook is starting to come together, but we need your help!

Last year’s books were hardcovers at $20 each. Unfortunately, prices have been raised this year overall. 

We would also like the chance to include more information, pictures, and memories in this year’s book by adding more pages. Please take the survey at the link below so that we can offer the book that most families will be interested in!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM7ehDt2nxHP9_PbjpqrCcCwkSCJcaQgKHXrizuFiSf7huYg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Yearbook sales will go live during the Innocademy Extravaganza on 12/13/18!

Orders places during the open house night earlier this year will still be honored. Questions? Please contact Ms. Kate at kate.webb@innocademy.com

Ski Club Passes Now Available!

Just a reminder that Ski Club Passes are now available for all Innocademy/iCademy Global families and friends! Simply fill out the forms, below, and return to Leisa Lobbezoo with check payable to Bittersweet Ski Resort. Please allow for 10-14 school days to receive your passes after turning in forms and payment.

Student Ski Club Disclaimer – 2018-2019

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School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

December 10, 2018

December 9th, 2018

GIANT thanks to all of our families – –  all of our original Angel Tree requests have been FILLED! WOW! We did have just a couple of additional items added this morning if you still wish to help!

Congratulations Team Galaxy on your efforts at the First Robotics State Tournament

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Charming Senor Slytherin in Las Huellas 5th with Ms. Cati

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • December 13th – Angel Tree items due – Please see, below, for details
  • December 13th – Rehearsal for Extrava-GANZA – Students dismissed from Community Reformed Church at 3:30pm
  • December 13th – Innocademy Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 17th – Innocademy 8th Grade Families – iCademy Info Night – 6:30pm
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 26th & March 27th – Student Led Conferences
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

IES Angel Tree – Angels Still Needed! =)

If you are able to help with a final few requests, that would be fantastic!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CA5A822A4FE3-angel

*PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL ITEMS ARE NEW, NOT PREVIOUSLY USED (unless indicated on sign up)

*Please leave items unwrapped

Please bring items to the iCademy space at Homestead Campus by Thursday, December 13.

If you could include the family # on your item that would be helpful!

Questions? Please contact deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org

Christmas Extrava-GANZA Rehearsal – Students Dismissed from Community Reformed

On December 13th all students participating in the Christmas Extrava-GANZA program that evening will be bussed that afternoon to Community Reformed Church for rehearsal. Students will be dismissed at 3:30pm FROM COMMUNITY REFORMED CHURCH. Please see Map, below, for traffic flow. Students attending After School Enrichment that day will be transported back to school by staff and can be picked up from Homestead Campus as normal.

Community Reformed Pick Up Map

MIDDLE SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA INFO

Since there are very few middle school students participating (only choir students), we have made the decision for those middle school students who aren’t participating to stay at Innocademy for the afternoon so we can continue with classes as normal. This allows us to keep moving with instruction and reduce the amount of down time our students may experience while being at the church. 

Knowing some parents may need to pick up students at both locations, we are planning on having middle school students do pick up from 3:15 – 4:00 pm at Innocademy.

If this situation poses an issue for your family, please feel free to contact any of the middle school team members by Tuesday December 11 to workout a possible solution.

Extravaganza Refreshments

This year as a school we have decided to order cookies from Costco. We will also be providing an option of packaged nut free cookies for families with allergies. Please look for a special designation and, if your family does not have allergies, please help by pointing your kiddos in the direction of the Costco cookies =). Ordering cookies will  help keep things simple and keep our students with food allergies safe!

If you are able to contribute funds to help with the purchase of these cookies it would be most helpful! We cannot wait to celebrate all the hard work by students & staff! There will be an envelope at Ms Heidi’s Desk for contributions. Venmo transfers to Tonya Frifeldt are also an option!! Thank you for always being willing to help out!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa5aa23a2fc1-extravaganza1

Books for Sale!

Huge thanks to Michelle Sweet of Usborne Books and More for providing us with a phenomenal win-win opportunity! Purchase items for $5 Tuesday, December 11th – Thursday, December 13th (morning only =) and all purchases earn free books for Innocademy! Yes! Everything is $5 and under!! Books will be set up in the lobby before and after school and during lunch. Can’t make it to the school to browse? Shop through this link for the whole assortment of books available: https://e5203.myubam.com/1183097

Questions? Please contact Michelle Sweet at michellesweetusborne@gmail.com

Spelling Bee

It’s time to start thinking about our Innocademy/iCademy school spelling bee! Classroom bee’s will be held the end of December or early January.  Our school spelling bee will be held early-mid January.  Dates are still being determined so please continue to watch the blog for more information.  Please use the attached list for practice words if you and your kiddo wish to start practicing now.

2019 School_Spelling_Bee_List_Combined

Career Day

On December 14 from 11:20 – 12:30 we are running an informal career day for our middle school students. This is a test run for our Power Lunches we would like to start in January. We are looking for 7 – 10 volunteers to do two presentations of about 20 minutes each related to the volunteer’s career. We would like the volunteer to present the following items:

  • Who he/she is.
  • The career s/he is in.
  • How s/he made the decision to enter that career field.
  • Schooling necessary for that field. (High School Diploma, College Degree, Apprenticeship, etc).
  • The day to day functions of that particular career. 
  • Things s/he likes about the career, and things s/he would like to change or improve.
  • Q&A session. 

If you or someone else is interested, please let Mr. Cory know by Tuesday December 11. 

Old Info…In Case You Missed it =)

December Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead DEC 2018

18-19 Innocademy Yearbook Info

The ’18 – ’19 Yearbook is starting to come together, but we need your help!

Last year’s books were hardcovers at $20 each. Unfortunately, prices have been raised this year overall. 

We would also like the chance to include more information, pictures, and memories in this year’s book by adding more pages. Please take the survey at the link below so that we can offer the book that most families will be interested in!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM7ehDt2nxHP9_PbjpqrCcCwkSCJcaQgKHXrizuFiSf7huYg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Yearbook sales will go live during the Innocademy Extravaganza on 12/13/18!

Orders places during the open house night earlier this year will still be honored. Questions? Please contact Ms. Kate at kate.webb@innocademy.com

Art Note from Ms. Sharon

Art classes have been very busy this past year.  Art Prize was our big event.  If you haven’t seen our creation for the 2018 Art Prize, it is hanging by the Classic Kindergarten room.  All art students in the past year helped create our masterpieces. Our K-4 classes have been working on name designs, portraits and pumpkins and one point perspective. They will be coming home shortly and you can ask your child how it was created and what they learned.  In our study of portraits students learned about proportion, placement of features and different techniques used by artists.  Middle school electives learned about Modigliani and exaggerated features.  They also made portrait masks using clay and designed an illuminated manuscript letter.

We are also finishing up our study of arial perspective.  

Ski Club Passes Now Available!

Just a reminder that Ski Club Passes are now available for all Innocademy/iCademy Global families and friends! Simply fill out the forms, below, and return to Leisa Lobbezoo with check payable to Bittersweet Ski Resort. Please allow for 10-14 school days to receive your passes after turning in forms and payment.

Student Ski Club Disclaimer – 2018-2019-edited

JRL Library Book Check Out – NEW!

Wanted to share with you our new automatic check out system for books in the main Just Right Library for students in classic and Las Huellas 3rd – 8th grades. Huge thanks to Ms. Claudia who has been working really hard to develop a system that helps us keep all of our valuable books available for our students.

We recently started to use an automatic check-out system that allows us to keep track of our books. The system allows students to keep their checked out books for 2 weeks. If they are not able to finish them during that time, no problem! They can easily renew them, if nobody else has a hold on them.

If library books are overdue, we will not charge overdue fines, but we will send out a note to the parents with a deadline a few days later. By that date either the books need to be back at Innocademy or a replacement fee will need to be charged. The replacement fee will be $5, $10, or $15 dollars, depending on the value of the book. Again, this is so that we can keep books available for our students all year long.

Thank you for your understanding. Please don’t hesitate to connect with us should you have any questions.

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

December 3, 2018

December 3rd, 2018

Way to go Innocademy Robotics! Super effort this weekend at your competition.

Thanks to Mr. Chad for a great season!

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Lots of awesome work happening in Las Huellas last week! Pre-reading strategies, math rockstars and overall hard workers!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • December 13th – Angel Tree items due – Please see, below, for details
  • December 13th – Rehearsal for Extrava-GANZA – Students dismissed from Community Reformed Church at 3:30pm
  • December 13th – Innocademy Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

IES Angel Tree – Angels Still Needed! =)

As Innocademy and iCademy families we are able to give to the families in our own community who have recently experienced loss. Thank you for embodying the Spirit of Christmas by investing in the lives of the people around us. We are so grateful for you and this community with all its support!  Even the smallest contribution can be a significant blessing. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CA5A822A4FE3-angel

*PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL ITEMS ARE NEW, NOT PREVIOUSLY USED (unless indicated on sign up)

*Please leave items unwrapped

Please bring items to the iCademy space at Homestead Campus by Thursday, December 13.

If you could include the family # on your item that would be helpful!

Questions? Please contact deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org

Thank You for considering!

Books for Sale!

Huge thanks to Michelle Sweet of Usborne Books and More for providing us with a phenomenal win-win opportunity! Purchase items for $5 Tuesday, December 11th – Thursday, December 13th (morning only =) and all purchases earn free books for Innocademy! Yes! Everything is $5 and under!! Books will be set up in the lobby before and after school and during lunch. Can’t make it to the school to browse? Shop through this link for the whole assortment of books available: https://e5203.myubam.com/1183097

Questions? Please contact Michelle Sweet at michellesweetusborne@gmail.com

December Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead DEC 2018

18-19 Innocademy Yearbook Info

The ’18 – ’19 Yearbook is starting to come together, but we need your help!

Last year’s books were hardcovers at $20 each. Unfortunately, prices have been raised this year overall. 

We would also like the chance to include more information, pictures, and memories in this year’s book by adding more pages. Please take the survey at the link below so that we can offer the book that most families will be interested in!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM7ehDt2nxHP9_PbjpqrCcCwkSCJcaQgKHXrizuFiSf7huYg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Yearbook sales will go live during the Innocademy Extravaganza on 12/13/18!

Orders places during the open house night earlier this year will still be honored. Questions? Please contact Ms. Kate at kate.webb@innocademy.com

Art Note from Ms. Sharon

Art classes have been very busy this past year.  Art Prize was our big event.  If you haven’t seen our creation for the 2018 Art Prize, it is hanging by the Classic Kindergarten room.  All art students in the past year helped create our masterpieces. Our K-4 classes have been working on name designs, portraits and pumpkins and one point perspective. They will be coming home shortly and you can ask your child how it was created and what they learned.  In our study of portraits students learned about proportion, placement of features and different techniques used by artists.  Middle school electives learned about Modigliani and exaggerated features.  They also made portrait masks using clay and designed an illuminated manuscript letter.

We are also finishing up our study of arial perspective.  

Christmas Extrava-GANZA Rehearsal – Students Dismissed from Community Reformed

On December 13th all students participating in the Christmas Extrava-GANZA program that evening will be bussed that afternoon to Community Reformed Church for rehearsal. Students will be dismissed at 3:30pm FROM COMMUNITY REFORMED CHURCH. Please see Map, below, for traffic flow. Students attending After School Enrichment that day will be transported back to school by staff and can be picked up from Homestead Campus as normal.

Community Reformed Pick Up Map

Ski Club Passes Now Available!

Just a reminder that Ski Club Passes are now available for all Innocademy/iCademy Global families and friends! Simply fill out the forms, below, and return to Leisa Lobbezoo with check payable to Bittersweet Ski Resort. Please allow for 10-14 school days to receive your passes after turning in forms and payment.

Student Ski Club Disclaimer – 2018-2019-edited

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

JRL Library Book Check Out – NEW!

Wanted to share with you our new automatic check out system for books in the main Just Right Library for students in classic and Las Huellas 3rd – 8th grades. Huge thanks to Ms. Claudia who has been working really hard to develop a system that helps us keep all of our valuable books available for our students.

We recently started to use an automatic check-out system that allows us to keep track of our books. The system allows students to keep their checked out books for 2 weeks. If they are not able to finish them during that time, no problem! They can easily renew them, if nobody else has a hold on them.

If library books are overdue, we will not charge overdue fines, but we will send out a note to the parents with a deadline a few days later. By that date either the books need to be back at Innocademy or a replacement fee will need to be charged. The replacement fee will be $5, $10, or $15 dollars, depending on the value of the book. Again, this is so that we can keep books available for our students all year long.

Thank you for your understanding. Please don’t hesitate to connect with us should you have any questions.

Learning To Be Fit & Recess – Outside =)

Just a reminder that, everyday your students head outside for recess and should have clothing/boots to keep them warm. If it is a day that your student has Learning To Be Fit with Ms. Katie, every effort will be made for students to also enjoy this class outside. If weather is a “feels like” temperature of 10 degrees or less or if it’s raining, students will be enjoying recess as well as L2BF class inside. Please let us know if your family is struggling to purchase winter gear for your kiddos and we will do everything we can to help.

REMINDER: Hot Lunch Accounts

Just a reminder to please either send money to school for student hot lunches in a sealed envelope with their name on the outside or deposit funds electronically at sendmoneytoschool.com. If you know that your family has a large outstanding balance and will have trouble paying it all at once, please contact us and we can help make arrangements for payment. If your family is in need of assistance for lunch, please fill out an application for free and reduced lunch at lunchapp.com.

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

Christmas Extrava-GANZA December 13th!

Want to make sure that you mark your calendars for our annual Christmas ExtravaGANZA taking place on December 13th from 7-8pm at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. 

If you are new to Innocademy this year, the ExtravaGANZA is our annual Christmas Program and is presented by students in our classic and Las Huellas programs who attend music class each week with Ms. Hillary or are part of the middle school choir. In the past, middle school students in some other electives have also participated. Please stay tuned for details as we get closer.

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

November 26, 2018

November 26th, 2018

Happy Snow Day!

Hope your extra long Thanksgiving Break was FANTASTIC! Looking forward to seeing everyone, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27th

Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • November 26th – Zeeland Christmas Parade @ 6:30pm- Participate with us!
  • December 13th – Innocademy Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

IES Angel Tree – Angels Needed! =)

As Innocademy and iCademy families we are able to give to the families in our own community who have recently experienced loss. Thank you for embodying the Spirit of Christmas by investing in the lives of the people around us. We are so grateful for you and this community with all its support!  Even the smallest contribution can be a significant blessing. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CA5A822A4FE3-angel

*PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL ITEMS ARE NEW, NOT PREVIOUSLY USED (unless indicated on sign up)

*Please leave items unwrapped

Please bring items to the iCademy space at Homestead Campus by Thursday, December 13.

If you could include the family # on your item that would be helpful!

Questions? Please contact deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org

Thank You for considering!

School Improvement Parent Survey

Because we are always looking to learn and grow we are asking your help with our annual parent survey. We value everyone’s input and the School Improvement Team uses these surveys to help better our school. Please fill out one survey for each family.  If you have any questions please contact sara.sultan@innocademy.com or debbie.rossi@innocademy.com. Please complete the survey by the end of the day on November 26.

Thank you for taking time out to do this for us!  We truly appreciate it!

JRL Library Book Check Out – NEW!

Wanted to share with you our new automatic check out system for books in the main Just Right Library for students in classic and Las Huellas 3rd – 8th grades. Huge thanks to Ms. Claudia who has been working really hard to develop a system that helps us keep all of our valuable books available for our students.

We recently started to use an automatic check-out system that allows us to keep track of our books. The system allows students to keep their checked out books for 2 weeks. If they are not able to finish them during that time, no problem! They can easily renew them, if nobody else has a hold on them.

If library books are overdue, we will not charge overdue fines, but we will send out a note to the parents with a deadline a few days later. By that date either the books need to be back at Innocademy or a replacement fee will need to be charged. The replacement fee will be $5, $10, or $15 dollars, depending on the value of the book. Again, this is so that we can keep books available for our students all year long.

Thank you for your understanding. Please don’t hesitate to connect with us should you have any questions.

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

Learning To Be Fit & Recess – Outside =)

Just a reminder that, everyday your students head outside for recess and should have clothing/boots to keep them warm. If it is a day that your student has Learning To Be Fit with Ms. Katie, every effort will be made for students to also enjoy this class outside. If weather is a “feels like” temperature of 10 degrees or less or if it’s raining, students will be enjoying recess as well as L2BF class inside. Please let us know if your family is struggling to purchase winter gear for your kiddos and we will do everything we can to help.

REMINDER: Hot Lunch Accounts

Just a reminder to please either send money to school for student hot lunches in a sealed envelope with their name on the outside or deposit funds electronically at sendmoneytoschool.com. If you know that your family has a large outstanding balance and will have trouble paying it all at once, please contact us and we can help make arrangements for payment. If your family is in need of assistance for lunch, please fill out an application for free and reduced lunch at lunchapp.com.

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

November Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead NOV 2018

 

Christmas Extrava-GANZA December 13th!

Want to make sure that you mark your calendars for our annual Christmas ExtravaGANZA taking place on December 13th from 7-8pm at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. 

If you are new to Innocademy this year, the ExtravaGANZA is our annual Christmas Program and is presented by students in our classic and Las Huellas programs who attend music class each week with Ms. Hillary or are part of the middle school choir. In the past, middle school students in some other electives have also participated. Please stay tuned for details as we get closer.

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

November 12, 2018

November 11th, 2018

Thank You!

HUGE thanks to all of our families for your support of the annual “Marketplace” fundraising project last week. What another incredible turnout of fantastic, yummy and creative items for sale! Thanks, also, to Ms. Jody for coordinating the entire event as well as Ms. Krista Deur for being our incredible parent volunteer for the week. So thankful for your help!

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 Spelling and partner reading fun in Las Huellas!

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Ms. Monica’s friends do some show and tell writing

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Christmas Extrava-GANZA preparations are underway!

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Ms. Debbie’s students do an in depth SILENT chalk talk discussion about analyzing text.

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • November 13th – Inno 8th Grade Families invited to iCademy Info Night! 6:30pm.
  • November 19th – 25th – Innocademy Break Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26th – School Resumes
  • November 26th – Zeeland Christmas Parade @ 6:30pm- Participate with us!
  • December 13th – Innocademy Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Innocademy Parent Meeting – Notes from 11/8

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Thanks to all of you who were able to attend the Innocademy Parent Meeting this past Thursday evening. If you were unable to attend, please see the information, below. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions.

 

Learning To Be Fit & Recess – Outside =)

Just a reminder that, everyday your students head outside for recess and should have clothing/boots to keep them warm. If it is a day that your student has Learning To Be Fit with Ms. Katie, every effort will be made for students to also enjoy this class outside. If weather is a “feels like” temperature of 10 degrees or less or if it’s raining, students will be enjoying recess as well as L2BF class inside. Please let us know if your family is struggling to purchase winter gear for your kiddos and we will do everything we can to help.

Have an 8th Grade Student at Innocademy?

November 13th @ 6:30pm – iCademy invites our Innocademy 8th graders and parents to an information meeting to learn more! Your students will hear from some of our staff that morning, but we invite you all back that evening to ask questions and meet more of our staff. You may attend the meeting live and in person or through a virtual meeting! If you choose to join us, virtually, please use the link, below to login at 6:30pm:

https://icademyglobal.zoom.us/j/249377740

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

REMINDER: Hot Lunch Accounts

Just a reminder to please either send money to school for student hot lunches in a sealed envelope with their name on the outside or deposit funds electronically at sendmoneytoschool.com. If you know that your family has a large outstanding balance and will have trouble paying it all at once, please contact us and we can help make arrangements for payment. If your family is in need of assistance for lunch, please fill out an application for free and reduced lunch at lunchapp.com.

Join Our Schools For the Zeeland Christmas Parade! November 26th!

Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will have a combined float in the parade happening at 6:3opm on Monday, November 26th in the ZEELAND Christmas Parade. Everyone is welcome to join! Please sign up at the link, below with the number of participants you will be bringing to walk alongside the float. Questions? Please contact Renee Nyhof at brnyhof@charter.net.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094DA5A722A2F58-zeeland

Do you have or know of an Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, Precademy or iCademy Global Family who has a need this holiday season, that we can help bless you with? We love taking care of our own little community, and helping with needs when they arise, which includes Christmas.

 IES Angel Tree

Again, this year we will offer an Angel Tree opportunity, open to all IES families; Precademy, Inno Allegan, Inno Zeeland and iCademy. Needs will be compiled into a Sign-Up Genius (concealing identity of individuals/families who have requested assistance) and shared with all of our families to select from, and help provide.

Please do not worry, as this will all be anonymous.

Should you have some specific needs this year – – – or know of a family that does, please send an email request BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, to deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org

All requests will be viewed by Ms. Deedee. Once all requests have been received, you will hear back directly from her regarding your need (s) with specific details.

We wish for all families to enjoy their holidays, so please let us know how we can brighten yours.

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

November Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead NOV 2018

Amazon Smile – Rewards for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy

In case you were planning to do some online Christmas shopping – – or ANYTIME shopping we wanted to offer a reminder that our organization, Innovative Education Services, will receive a percentage of anything you purchase through Amazon Smile!
If you simply go to AmazonSmile.com it looks and feels exactly like Amazon because it is! At this website, once you identify that you’d like to support Innovative Education Services, a percentage of EVERYTHING you purchase comes back to our schools! Easy!

LEGO robotics event – November 17th

Our second annual robotic event is coming up on Saturday November 17th and we need your help. We are hosting 24 teams – 8 of our own and need as much help as possible to make it successful.

We need volunteers to help us set up, run things day of both small and large jobs and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in helping please visit https://www.firstinspires.org/ and sign up to volunteer for our event. Their is a process, but no cost to you. Just a little time. Maybe you wonder if you need to have knowledge of robotics, but you don’t! All you need is a desire to support students and a willingness to learn. Volunteering can be for any one over the age of 18, a parent, grandparent, coworker, neighbor!

A light breakfast and lunch will be served as well as a cool new t-shirt you get to keep.

We are hosting an information meeting Thursday November 1st in the Cafe at 5pm if you have any questions or need assistance in signing up. Questions? Please contact Renee at renee.frye@innocademy.com

Christmas Extrava-GANZA December 13th!

Want to make sure that you mark your calendars for our annual Christmas ExtravaGANZA taking place on December 13th from 7-8pm at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. 

If you are new to Innocademy this year, the ExtravaGANZA is our annual Christmas Program and is presented by students in our classic and Las Huellas programs who attend music class each week with Ms. Hillary or are part of the middle school choir. In the past, middle school students in some other electives have also participated. Please stay tuned for details as we get closer.

After School Enrichment – Session #3

After School Enrichment runs everyday from 3:30-5:30pm. You can sign up ahead of time ($12 per day) with the link, below, or use it as an emergency drop in ($14). It’s available every day that we have full days of school; not on 1/2 days or professional development days or break weeks.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-asesession1

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

November 5, 2016

November 5th, 2018

REMINDER: 

Thanks for exercising your right to vote, tomorrow

Ms. Liliana’s friends are preparing a musical story to share with their mentee class.

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Mr. Kelly’s students passionately and respectfully debate on the process for electing our Chief Executive.

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Ms. Monica’s kiddos have fun “playing teacher” during break time.

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • November 7th, 8th and 9th – Marketplace Event
  • November 8th – 6:30pm Innocademy Parent Meeting/Marketplace Shopping
  • November 13th – Inno 8th Grade Families invited to iCademy Info Night! 6:30pm.
  • November 19th – 25th – Innocademy Break Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26th – School Resumes
  • November 26th – Zeeland Christmas Parade @ 6:30pm- Participate with us!
  • December 13th – Innocademy Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Enhancement Millage – What is that on the Ballot?

Please take a peek at the information, below, to understand what Proposal 3 is about and how it can positively impact our school. Essentially it will increase our per pupil funding to just over $200 per student for the next 10 years.

Enhancement Millage Information

Innocademy Parent Meeting – THURSDAY!

Please plan to join us at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 8th for an Innocademy Parent Meeting. Our Marketplace Event will be open before and after the parent meeting for some excellent shopping!

Marketplace Happening THIS Week!

Hard to believe, but it’s that time of year, again….MARKETPLACE!
If you are new to Innocademy, Marketplace is a huge fundraiser for kiddos in grades 3rd – 12th hoping to raise money for field experiences. Students work to create home made items – – or sell gently used items from their houses.
The Marketplace event happens at Homestead Campus on November 7th – 9th and is open for browsing and purchasing to all Homestead Campus families as well as the community.
  • Wednesday, November 7th – Open from 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday, November 8th – Open from 8am – 8:30pm
  • Friday, November 9th – Frugal Friday – everything remaining is 50% off! 8am – 1pm

REMINDER: Hot Lunch Accounts

Just a reminder to please either send money to school for student hot lunches in a sealed envelope with their name on the outside or deposit funds electronically at sendmoneytoschool.com. If you know that your family has a large outstanding balance and will have trouble paying it all at once, please contact us and we can help make arrangements for payment. If your family is in need of assistance for lunch, please fill out an application for free and reduced lunch at lunchapp.com.

Join Our Schools For the Zeeland Christmas Parade! November 26th!

Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will have a combined float in the parade happening at 6:3opm on Monday, November 26th in the ZEELAND Christmas Parade. Everyone is welcome to join! Please sign up at the link, below with the number of participants you will be bringing to walk alongside the float. Questions? Please contact Renee Nyhof at brnyhof@charter.net.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094DA5A722A2F58-zeeland

Do you have or know of an Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, Precademy or iCademy Global Family who has a need this holiday season, that we can help bless you with? We love taking care of our own little community, and helping with needs when they arise, which includes Christmas.

 IES Angel Tree

Again, this year we will offer an Angel Tree opportunity, open to all IES families; Precademy, Inno Allegan, Inno Zeeland and iCademy. Needs will be compiled into a Sign-Up Genius (concealing identity of individuals/families who have requested assistance) and shared with all of our families to select from, and help provide.

Please do not worry, as this will all be anonymous.

Should you have some specific needs this year – – – or know of a family that does, please send an email request BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, to deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org

All requests will be viewed by Ms. Deedee. Once all requests have been received, you will hear back directly from her regarding your need (s) with specific details.

We wish for all families to enjoy their holidays, so please let us know how we can brighten yours.

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

Failure…Is It Important?

Thanks to Ms. Kris from iCademy for passing this along! Attached is a great PDF about Failure and what we can learn from it. As we continue to dive in to who we are as whole people, this idea of failure is an interesting one to discuss with your kiddo. Check out the resources in this email and use them to have a great conversation as a family! Again, huge thanks to “Big Life Journal” as we continue to learn about ourselves through the lens of growth mindset.

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OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

November Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead NOV 2018

Construction Update

Reminder that, for the next few weeks, the intersection at 84th and Bus 1-196 will be closed. The intersection at Homestead and Bus 1-196 is open. Please see the attached map for a suggested detour of the 84th street intersection.

MDOT Closures Week of October 29

Amazon Smile – Rewards for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy

In case you were planning to do some online Christmas shopping – – or ANYTIME shopping we wanted to offer a reminder that our organization, Innovative Education Services, will receive a percentage of anything you purchase through Amazon Smile!
If you simply go to AmazonSmile.com it looks and feels exactly like Amazon because it is! At this website, once you identify that you’d like to support Innovative Education Services, a percentage of EVERYTHING you purchase comes back to our schools! Easy!

LEGO robotics event – November 17th

Our second annual robotic event is coming up on Saturday November 17th and we need your help. We are hosting 24 teams – 8 of our own and need as much help as possible to make it successful.

We need volunteers to help us set up, run things day of both small and large jobs and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in helping please visit https://www.firstinspires.org/ and sign up to volunteer for our event. Their is a process, but no cost to you. Just a little time. Maybe you wonder if you need to have knowledge of robotics, but you don’t! All you need is a desire to support students and a willingness to learn. Volunteering can be for any one over the age of 18, a parent, grandparent, coworker, neighbor!

A light breakfast and lunch will be served as well as a cool new t-shirt you get to keep.

We are hosting an information meeting Thursday November 1st in the Cafe at 5pm if you have any questions or need assistance in signing up. Questions? Please contact Renee at renee.frye@innocademy.com

Christmas Extrava-GANZA December 13th!

Want to make sure that you mark your calendars for our annual Christmas ExtravaGANZA taking place on December 13th from 7-8pm at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. 

If you are new to Innocademy this year, the ExtravaGANZA is our annual Christmas Program and is presented by students in our classic and Las Huellas programs who attend music class each week with Ms. Hillary or are part of the middle school choir. In the past, middle school students in some other electives have also participated. Please stay tuned for details as we get closer.

What is iCademy About, Anyway?

November 13th @ 6:30pm – iCademy invites our Innocademy 8th graders and parents to an information meeting to learn more! Your students will hear from some of our staff that morning, but we invite you all back that evening to ask questions and meet more of our staff. You may attend the meeting live and in person or through a virtual meeting!

After School Enrichment – Session #3

After School Enrichment runs everyday from 3:30-5:30pm. You can sign up ahead of time ($12 per day) with the link, below, or use it as an emergency drop in ($14). It’s available every day that we have full days of school; not on 1/2 days or professional development days or break weeks.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-asesession1

Outdoor Learning at Innocademy!

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Innocademy is very excited to be partnering with the Outdoor Discovery Center in Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and Middle School to move toward nature-based education.  By bringing the students outside, we are able to connect what we are learning inside the classroom to the real world around us.  There is so much great research showing the benefits of nature-based education.  To that end we are working toward getting students outside more often!

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

October 29, 2018

October 28th, 2018

REMINDER: 

In order to be respectful to all of our students, we will not be dressing in costumes on Wednesday, October 31st, but we will be celebrating the fall season with some fun activities with our buddy classrooms.

Our Youngest Friends enjoyed their trip to Outdoor Discovery Center – – and some of our friends even caught a fish!

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Green Room Friends had a fantastic time at Post Family Farm!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • November 7th, 8th and 9th – Marketplace Event
  • November 8th – 6:30pm Innocademy Parent Meeting/Marketplace Shopping
  • November 19th – 25th – Innocademy Break Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26th – School Resumes
  • December 13th – Innocademy Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Innocademy Parent Meeting

Please plan to join us at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 8th for an Innocademy Parent Meeting. Our Marketplace Event will be open before and after the parent meeting for some excellent shopping!

Marketplace Happening Next Week!

Hard to believe, but it’s that time of year, again….MARKETPLACE!
If you are new to Innocademy, Marketplace is a huge fundraiser for kiddos in grades 3rd – 12th hoping to raise money for field experiences. Students work to create home made items – – or sell gently used items from their houses.
The Marketplace event happens at Homestead Campus on November 7th – 9th and is open for browsing and purchasing to all Homestead Campus families as well as the community.
Wednesday, November 7th – Open from 10am – 4pm
Thursday, November 8th – Open from 8am – 8:30pm
Friday, November 9th – Frugal Friday – everything remaining is 50% off! 8am – 1pm

November Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead NOV 2018

Construction Update

Reminder that, for the next few weeks, the intersection at 84th and Bus 1-196 will be closed. The intersection at Homestead and Bus 1-196 is open. Please see the attached map for a suggested detour of the 84th street intersection.

MDOT Closures Week of October 29

Amazon Smile – Rewards for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy

In case you were planning to do some online Christmas shopping – – or ANYTIME shopping we wanted to offer a reminder that our organization, Innovative Education Services, will receive a percentage of anything you purchase through Amazon Smile!
If you simply go to AmazonSmile.com it looks and feels exactly like Amazon because it is! At this website, once you identify that you’d like to support Innovative Education Services, a percentage of EVERYTHING you purchase comes back to our schools! Easy!

LEGO robotics event – November 17th

Our second annual robotic event is coming up on Saturday November 17th and we need your help. We are hosting 24 teams – 8 of our own and need as much help as possible to make it successful.

We need volunteers to help us set up, run things day of both small and large jobs and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in helping please visit https://www.firstinspires.org/ and sign up to volunteer for our event. Their is a process, but no cost to you. Just a little time. Maybe you wonder if you need to have knowledge of robotics, but you don’t! All you need is a desire to support students and a willingness to learn. Volunteering can be for any one over the age of 18, a parent, grandparent, coworker, neighbor!

A light breakfast and lunch will be served as well as a cool new t-shirt you get to keep.

We are hosting an information meeting Thursday November 1st in the Cafe at 5pm if you have any questions or need assistance in signing up. Questions? Please contact Renee at renee.frye@innocademy.com

Christmas Extrava-GANZA December 13th!

Want to make sure that you mark your calendars for our annual Christmas ExtravaGANZA taking place on December 13th from 7-8pm at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. 

If you are new to Innocademy this year, the ExtravaGANZA is our annual Christmas Program and is presented by students in our classic and Las Huellas programs who attend music class each week with Ms. Hillary or are part of the middle school choir. In the past, middle school students in some other electives have also participated. Please stay tuned for details as we get closer.

What is iCademy About, Anyway?

November 13th @ 6:30pm – iCademy invites our Innocademy 8th graders and parents to an information meeting to learn more! Your students will hear from some of our staff that morning, but we invite you all back that evening to ask questions and meet more of our staff. You may attend the meeting live and in person or through a virtual meeting!

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

After School Enrichment – Session #3

After School Enrichment runs everyday from 3:30-5:30pm. You can sign up ahead of time ($12 per day) with the link, below, or use it as an emergency drop in ($14). It’s available every day that we have full days of school; not on 1/2 days or professional development days or break weeks.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-asesession1

October Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead October 2018

Outdoor Learning at Innocademy!

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Innocademy is very excited to be partnering with the Outdoor Discovery Center in Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and Middle School to move toward nature-based education.  By bringing the students outside, we are able to connect what we are learning inside the classroom to the real world around us.  There is so much great research showing the benefits of nature-based education.  To that end we are working toward getting students outside more often!

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

October 22, 2018

October 21st, 2018

Welcome Back! Hope break week was fantastic!

Mark Your Calendars, Please… (NEW items are in RED)

  • October 25th – Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – 8am-9am
  • November 7th, 8th and 9th – Marketplace Event
  • November 8th – 6:30pm Innocademy Parent Meeting/Marketplace Shopping
  • November 19th – 25th – Innocademy Break Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26th – School Resumes
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

After School Enrichment – Session #3

After School Enrichment runs everyday from 3:30-5:30pm. You can sign up ahead of time ($12 per day) with the link, below, or use it as an emergency drop in ($14). It’s available every day that we have full days of school; not on 1/2 days or professional development days or break weeks.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-asesession1

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

Art Prize $$ Due, Please =)

If you and/or your student rode the bus for the Art Prize Trip last week and have not yet sent in your $5 to cover the cost of transportation, please do so, asap. Thank you!

October Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead October 2018

Outdoor Learning at Innocademy!

Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.50.23 PM

Innocademy is very excited to be partnering with the Outdoor Discovery Center in Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and Middle School to move toward nature-based education.  By bringing the students outside, we are able to connect what we are learning inside the classroom to the real world around us.  There is so much great research showing the benefits of nature-based education.  To that end we are working toward getting students outside more often!

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 18-19 in PDF (1)

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar