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!

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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 18-19 in PDF (1)

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

October 8, 2018

October 8th, 2018

Thank YOU! We appreciate the efforts of our families to have students here all day and on time for Count Day last week! Our next Count Day is Wednesday, February 13th.

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Ms. Cati’s students try out Kale as a health snack!

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Mr. Chad’s Innogeneering students take Angry Birds off the screen and develop their own version!

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

  • October 9th & 10th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 12th – October 21st – Innocademy Break Week
  • October 22nd – School Resumes
  • October 25th – Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
  • 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 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Please Check Your Kiddos…

We have had a report of head lice. Please take a moment to check your student(s) for lice and/or nits. You can find some great information on identification and clean up, here:

Lice Myths and Facts

Cleaning home of lice

Student Led Conferences This Week!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at Student Led Conferences this week Tuesday, October 9th or Wednesday, October 10th! If you haven’t yet signed up for conferences, please visit the sign up link, below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4eaead229-fall4

Can You Help?

HUGE thanks to The Towne Family, owners of American Char, who will be treating out teachers to dinner during conferences on Tuesday evening! So sweet.
Please see the note, below from Tonya Frifeldt regarding dinner for Wednesday evening:
We’d love to be able to gift our teachers with some desserts for Tuesday and Wednesday as well as a nacho bar for dinner on Wednesday. If you are able to help, at all, please click on the link, below for details and information.
 

This Week Only – Do You Have Shoes You Wish To Donate?

Cause We Care is putting together a donation of ANY STYLE and ANY SIZE kid and/or adult shoes. Gently used with no holes or worn out/missing soles. Flip flops, snow boots, heels, cleats…they all count! You can drop them off at Innocademy this week! To find out more, click on the attachment Shoe Drive Flyer (1)

 

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Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – You’re Invited!

Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy families,
We have a fun opportunity for you to enjoy with your kids and it helps our High Schoolers with their capstone trip this year.
We want to invite you to a Pancake Breakfast on October 25th
from 8am-9am, right before school starts. Even if you finish eating early, we’ll watch your kids if you have to get to work. It will be a fun time for your kids to show off their school and friends while enjoying breakfast with you!
We ask that you consider a minimum donation of $5 per plate towards an opportunity for our HS students to travel with their class this year. We will have multiple options for donations: cash and online.
Super easy, small commitment, GREAT EVENT!
RSVP Herehttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044CAAAF2CA6FD0-pancake
*Please RSVP by October 17th, so we can order enough food for everyone.
Can’t wait to see you there!
iCademy HS Entrepreneurship Team

Scholastic Book Fair is HERE!

We are excited to invite everyone to our Scholastic Book Fair being held this week! Huge thanks to Carolyn Fitzgerald for coordinating! The book fair will be open for students to visit, first, and then another time for purchase, if they wish! The book fair will also be open during the evening of conferences. In order to be “open” we need volunteers to help staff it – – no experience necessary! If you are able to help during the week, please click on the link (you will need to create a Scholastic Account before accessing the sign up)

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/uJmp4SPgs

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!

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

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 18-19 in PDF (1)

After School Enrichment – Session #2

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-asesession

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

October 1, 2018

September 30th, 2018

REMINDER: State of Michigan Count Day on Wednesday, October 3rd. As always, please make sure your students arrive on time and are here for the duration of the day.

InnoFish is up across the street from Out of the Box in Zeeland. Check it out over the next week and a half!

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We had sooooo much fun at Art Prize! Thanks a million to all of our parent chaperones!

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Our Middle Schoolers were able to adventure to Heifer International for an overnight experience and learned a ton about what life is like for many people around the world.

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

  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures
  • October 3rd – State of Michigan Count Day
  • October 9th & 10th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 12th – October 21st – Innocademy Break Week
  • October 22nd – School Resumes
  • 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 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

October Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead October 2018

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!

Innocademy School Pictures

Just a reminder that Tuesday and Wednesday will be school pictures for Innocademy students according to the schedule, below. Please fill out the form, below, even if you are not planning to order a picture package for your student. We need a completed form so that we can keep kiddos straight when putting together the yearbook =). If you have a sibling who does not attend Inno, but you would like to order photos for them as well, please also fill out an order form and bring them to school anytime between 12:15 – 1:15 on TUESDAY and Ms. Christy will be happy to photograph them, as well!

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Why Is There A Bus In The Parking Lot?

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Perhaps you’ve seen the bus in the Innocademy parking lot? The one with our name on it? Our sister school, Innocademy Allegan has graciously allowed us to use their bus for the middle school weekly science trips to the Upper Macatawa Nature Area. Thanks, IAC, for the loan!

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!

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

We are excited to invite everyone to our Scholastic Book Fair being held the week of October 8th! Huge thanks to Carolyn Fitzgerald for coordinating! The book fair will be open for students to visit, first, and then another time for purchase, if they wish! The book fair will also be open during the evening of conferences. In order to be “open” we need volunteers to help staff it – – no experience necessary! If you are able to help during the week, please click on the link (you will need to create a Scholastic Account before accessing the sign up)

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/uJmp4SPgs

Family Stewardship Opportunity

The Alliance for The Great Lakes is Adopting Beaches!

Grab your family or friends, bring a bucket or trash bag and jump on in to the Adopt a Beach Event starting at 10:00 am on October 6 at Tunnel Park in Holland.  

Schools and groups can register by visiting The Alliance for The Great Lakes website.

Hot Lunch Payments

Just a friendly reminder to add money to your students’ lunch accounts if they are planning to order hot lunch. You may utilize sendmoneytoschool.com or send in cash or checks to school in a labeled envelope with your child and deposited behind Ms. Heidi’s desk. Checks can be made payable to Holland Christian Food Service.

If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to see if you qualify for free/reduced cost lunch, please fill out this confidential, online form at lunchapp.com . For school district, select Holland Christian and Innocademy will be listed as a school under that district.

If you’ve qualified in the past and are hoping to qualify again this year, you must fill out the form in order to receive benefits. If you applied last year and have been receiving free/reduced lunch yet this year, the benefits are scheduled to end on September 30th if you do not reapply.

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)

After School Enrichment – Session #2

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-asesession

A Note From Ms. Katie – Health Advisory Board

Hello parents and welcome back to school! We are starting back up the Innocademy Health Advisory Board and are currently looking for more members! If you are not already on the board and are interested in going please email your name to Katie.wilson@innocademy.com. I will then send out the first September meeting date (still finalizing). Thanks again for considering!

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

September 24, 2018

September 23rd, 2018

Reminder: Don’t forget to VOTE for our student created Art Prize Piece, “Michigan’s Living Treasure” at Jamn’ Bean Coffee Company, 161 Ottawa. Our voting number is 67878

Our fish hat designs are coming together for the Pumpkinfest. Second grade has been designing hats Inspired by the story This is Not My Hat. Their designs will be on display in downtown Zeeland. They drew ideas and then made prototypes out of K’nex and Cardboard. Sadly only the drawings will be on display.

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ENORMOUS thanks to Mrs. Tuttle for giving us a first hand sneak peak at her Art Prize piece, “Flutter” and teaching us all about what goes into creating such neat Art! Make sure you stop and see it inside the Gerald R. Ford Museum!

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

  • September 28th – Innocademy Visits Art Prize
  • October 1st – Optional Morning Devos Begins – 8:35am
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures
  • October 3rd – State of Michigan Count Day
  • October 9th & 10th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 12th – October 21st – Innocademy Break Week
  • October 22nd – School Resumes
  • 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 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Visiting Art Prize

We are really excited to visit Art Prize this week Friday, September 28th! Please make sure your kiddos dress in layers for the day as well as wear comfy shoes designed for LOTS of walking! If your student is traveling with Innocademy Staff, please make sure they have a sack lunch labeled with their name (everything should be disposable for this day, please). If you ordered a lunch, that will be delivered to students that morning before we leave.

Volunteers Needed For Picture Days – Can You Help?

On October 2nd and 3rd we are in need of some volunteers to keep picture day running smoothly. Super easy – no experience necessary! If you are willing and able to volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift – or both, please click on the link, below. Thanks!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0C4EAEAD229-innocademy1

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

We are excited to invite everyone to our Scholastic Book Fair being held the week of October 8th! Huge thanks to Carolyn Fitzgerald for coordinating! The book fair will be open for students to visit, first, and then another time for purchase, if they wish! The book fair will also be open during the evening of conferences. In order to be “open” we need volunteers to help staff it – – no experience necessary! If you are able to help during the week, please click on the link (you will need to create a Scholastic Account before accessing the sign up)

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/uJmp4SPgs

Can You Help? We Are Still In Need…

Optional morning, parent led Devos Begins on October 1st.

Please see the note, below, from Jessica Knott regarding Devos:

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Devos starts Monday October 1st *8:30-9am DAILY…

**We have a new spot for Devos this year-By the stage. :)**

We have Parent Teachers for everyday other than Tuesdays. :/  Prayerfully consider this chance to help out. :)
*Mondays- Motion Mondays reciting bible verses
*Tuesday-OPEN- please consider helping you can either do your own teaching or we can help you out by having it all planned out.  REMEMBER THIS IS ONLY FROM 8:30-9am. And is an amazing way of helping and meeting other kiddos/ and starting your day!!
*Wednesdays – Doug’s Day of Teaching
*Thursday’s – Noemi’s Day of Teaching
*Friday’s – Jessica’s Day – Fellowship Fridays = worship, praising, singing, dancing- FUN FRIDAYS
Hope all can make it.. we will have some new things this year… stay tuned. :)
Looking forward to this time with you all!!  ❤️🙏
Any questions jessknott11@icloud.com or our Facebook page=
https://m.facebook.com/groups/1996872057213613

Visiting Tip Toes in Holland?

Tip Toes children’s store in Downtown Holland is having an Usborne Book Fair happening all day Monday September 24 and Tuesday September 25th. With every book you buy you have a chance to buy books at 40% off for Innocademy! Books will be delivered here at school once the book fair has closed. Thanks, Tip Toes!

Family Stewardship Opportunity

The Alliance for The Great Lakes is Adopting Beaches!

Grab your family or friends, bring a bucket or trash bag and jump on in to the Adopt a Beach Event starting at 10:00 am on October 6 at Tunnel Park in Holland.  

Schools and groups can register by visiting The Alliance for The Great Lakes website.

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

Hot Lunch Payments

Just a friendly reminder to add money to your students’ lunch accounts if they are planning to order hot lunch. You may utilize sendmoneytoschool.com or send in cash or checks to school in a labeled envelope with your child and deposited behind Ms. Heidi’s desk. Checks can be made payable to Holland Christian Food Service.

If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to see if you qualify for free/reduced cost lunch, please fill out this confidential, online form at lunchapp.com . For school district, select Holland Christian and Innocademy will be listed as a school under that district.

If you’ve qualified in the past and are hoping to qualify again this year, you must fill out the form in order to receive benefits. If you applied last year and have been receiving free/reduced lunch yet this year, the benefits are scheduled to end on September 30th if you do not reapply.

Middle School Sports Schedules

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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)

September Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead Sept 2018

Pizza Extra Slice Price = $1.50

Each day that pizza is on the menu, your student has the opportunity to order two slices or 1. If your child opts for the additional piece of pizza, their lunch account will be charged an additional $1.50. Questions? Please email Nancy at nmccarthy@hollandchristian.org

After School Enrichment – Session #2

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-asesession

A Note From Ms. Katie – Health Advisory Board

Hello parents and welcome back to school! We are starting back up the Innocademy Health Advisory Board and are currently looking for more members! If you are not already on the board and are interested in going please email your name to Katie.wilson@innocademy.com. I will then send out the first September meeting date (still finalizing). Thanks again for considering!

Would YOU Like To Work At Our Campus?

Daycare:  We have an opening for 2-3 days per week in our staff daycare.  Responsibilities include caring for children 3 months – 4 years old including feeding, changing, playing with them inside and outside.  Hours are approximately 8:30 – 4:30 pm (Mondays till 5:30 pm)

Afterschool Enrichment:  We have an opening for a 2 day per week Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator.  Responsibilities include supervising school-aged kids in a structured after school program that includes group games/activities, outdoor play, and reading /homework time.  Hours are 3:30 – 5:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If interested in either position, please contact Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Shopping Amazon? Consider AmazonSmile!

Did you know that for every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, our school receives a donation? That’s right! AmazonSmile works EXACTLY like Amazon. Same great deals and shipping! When you login, be sure to select INNOVATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES as your designated organization and we will receive a percentage of each purchase. Easy!

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

September 17, 2018

September 16th, 2018

Our Middle School Students were able to visit a Civil War Re-enactment. Poor Mr. Kelly was deemed a thief and had to suffer the consequences!

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Las Huellas friends working together!

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

  • September 28th – Innocademy Visits Art Prize
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures
  • October 3rd – State of Michigan Count Day
  • October 12th – October 21st – Innocademy Break Week
  • October 22nd – School Resumes
  • 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 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

PLEASE RESPOND by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – Art Prize Field Experience for Everyone! 

If you have not already done so, please read and respond to the information, below:

Each year Innocademy/Las Huellas kiddos and staff take a trip to Art Prize. We love this trip and are so excited to embark on the journey again this year! Please mark your calendars for September 28th and take a peek at the sign up, below for more details and recording your family plans for the day. SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERY, SINGLE FAMILY FOR RESPONDING.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-artprize

Speaking of Art Prize

“Michigan’s Living Treasure” our Art Prize entry has been installed at our venue, Jam n Bean coffee shop which is in the Waters Building, 161 Ottawa, a few blocks behind the GRAM art museum. We have a chance to win the popular vote if all our families vote for us when we are down at Art Prize. Our voting number is 67878.  All our Innocademy and Las Huellas students have helped create this work of art and I hope all our families will get a chance to see is displayed.  Remember to VOTE!

Hot Lunch Payments

Just a friendly reminder to add money to your students’ lunch accounts if they are planning to order hot lunch. You may utilize sendmoneytoschool.com or send in cash or checks to school in a labeled envelope with your child and deposited behind Ms. Heidi’s desk. Checks can be made payable to Holland Christian Food Service.

If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to see if you qualify for free/reduced cost lunch, please fill out this confidential, online form at lunchapp.com . For school district, select Holland Christian and Innocademy will be listed as a school under that district.

If you’ve qualified in the past and are hoping to qualify again this year, you must fill out the form in order to receive benefits. If you applied last year and have been receiving free/reduced lunch yet this year, the benefits are scheduled to end on September 30th if you do not reapply.

Middle School Sports Schedules

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Please Check Your Kiddos…

We have received a report of lice at school. Please check your kiddos and treat, if necessary. If your student is unlucky enough to end up with a case of lice at any point this year, please make sure they have been treated and are lice and nit free before returning to school.

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

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)

September Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead Sept 2018

Pizza Extra Slice Price = $1.50

Each day that pizza is on the menu, your student has the opportunity to order two slices or 1. If your child opts for the additional piece of pizza, their lunch account will be charged an additional $1.50. Questions? Please email Nancy at nmccarthy@hollandchristian.org

After School Enrichment – Session #2

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-asesession

A Note From Ms. Katie – Health Advisory Board

Hello parents and welcome back to school! We are starting back up the Innocademy Health Advisory Board and are currently looking for more members! If you are not already on the board and are interested in going please email your name to Katie.wilson@innocademy.com. I will then send out the first September meeting date (still finalizing). Thanks again for considering!

Volunteers Needed For Picture Days – Can You Help?

On October 2nd and 3rd we are in need of some volunteers to keep picture day running smoothly. Super easy – no experience necessary! If you are willing and able to volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift – or both, please click on the link, below. Thanks!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0C4EAEAD229-innocademy1

Would YOU Like To Work At Our Campus?

Daycare:  We have an opening for 2-3 days per week in our staff daycare.  Responsibilities include caring for children 3 months – 4 years old including feeding, changing, playing with them inside and outside.  Hours are approximately 8:30 – 4:30 pm (Mondays till 5:30 pm)

Afterschool Enrichment:  We have an opening for a 2 day per week Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator.  Responsibilities include supervising school-aged kids in a structured after school program that includes group games/activities, outdoor play, and reading /homework time.  Hours are 3:30 – 5:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If interested in either position, please contact Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Shopping Amazon? Consider AmazonSmile!

Did you know that for every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, our school receives a donation? That’s right! AmazonSmile works EXACTLY like Amazon. Same great deals and shipping! When you login, be sure to select INNOVATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES as your designated organization and we will receive a percentage of each purchase. Easy!

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

 

September 10, 2018

September 9th, 2018

Although a little cold, the first soccer game of the season was a success 5-3! 

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5th grade Mentors with 1st grade Las Huellas

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Learning fractions with play doh

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Ms. Liliana’s friends create movement to their drum piece in small groups.

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

  • September 28th – Innocademy Visits Art Prize
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures
  • October 3rd – State of Michigan Count Day
  • October 12th – October 21st – Innocademy Break Week
  • October 22nd – School Resumes
  • 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 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

Art Prize Field Experience for Everyone! 

Each year Innocademy/Las Huellas kiddos and staff take a trip to Art Prize. We love this trip and are so excited to embark on the journey again this year! Please mark your calendars for September 28th and take a peek at the sign up, below for more details and recording your family plans for the day. SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERY, SINGLE FAMILY FOR RESPONDING.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-artprize

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)

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

September Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead Sept 2018

Pizza Extra Slice Price = $1.50

Each day that pizza is on the menu, your student has the opportunity to order two slices or 1. If your child opts for the additional piece of pizza, their lunch account will be charged an additional $1.50. Questions? Please email Nancy at nmccarthy@hollandchristian.org

After School Enrichment – Session #2

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-asesession

Construction Update

The latest information we have from the Department of Transportation:

On Wednesday 8/29 the intersection of Main Ave, M-121 and I-196 BL will be shut down for reconstruction for approximately 3 weeks. Traffic will detoured via 88th Ave/Fairview, Washington Ave, M-121 and North 84th Ave; posted detours will be in place. Please keep in mind there will still be no left turns allowed on I-196 BL.

A Note From Ms. Katie – Health Advisory Board

Hello parents and welcome back to school! We are starting back up the Innocademy Health Advisory Board and are currently looking for more members! If you are not already on the board and are interested in going please email your name to Katie.wilson@innocademy.com. I will then send out the first September meeting date (still finalizing). Thanks again for considering!

Volunteers Needed For Picture Days – Can You Help?

On October 2nd and 3rd we are in need of some volunteers to keep picture day running smoothly. Super easy – no experience necessary! If you are willing and able to volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift – or both, please click on the link, below. Thanks!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0C4EAEAD229-innocademy1

Would YOU Like To Work At Our Campus?

Daycare:  We have an opening for 2-3 days per week in our staff daycare.  Responsibilities include caring for children 3 months – 4 years old including feeding, changing, playing with them inside and outside.  Hours are approximately 8:30 – 4:30 pm (Mondays till 5:30 pm)

Afterschool Enrichment:  We have an opening for a 2 day per week Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator.  Responsibilities include supervising school-aged kids in a structured after school program that includes group games/activities, outdoor play, and reading /homework time.  Hours are 3:30 – 5:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If interested in either position, please contact Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Annual Asbestos Notification

asbestos notification – Inno

Pesticide Notification

Inno Pest Management 18-19

FERPA

Inno FERPA 18-19

Shopping Amazon? Consider AmazonSmile!

Did you know that for every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, our school receives a donation? That’s right! AmazonSmile works EXACTLY like Amazon. Same great deals and shipping! When you login, be sure to select INNOVATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES as your designated organization and we will receive a percentage of each purchase. Easy!

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

Construction Update

We have been working with M-DOT regarding the current construction. They have graciously agreed to work with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department to provide help during dismissal times each day. Yay! Sounds like things will look as they do, today, for the remainder of August. In September, they will be switching things up to work on the other side. We will update you about plans for October as we get closer, but please plan extra time to arrive and depart from school until Thanksgiving Break.

 

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH – Please don’t skip this paragraph – everyone needs to read it! =)
Did you know that our school receives funding for EVERY FAMILY that fills out this confidential, online form regardless of if you qualify or not? For real! Please take a moment and fill out the application at lunchapp.com .Who knows, you may qualify! For school district, select Holland Christian and Innocademy will be listed as a school under that district. Thanks for your help!

Middle School Athletics Available!

Corpus Christi and Innocademy Athletic Partnership
Corpus Christi has an Athletic Partnership with Innocademy. We work together to offer these sport team opportunities that we wouldn’t be able to provide on our own. All Innocademy athletes and coaches need to follow all of the eligibility guidelines and rules of GRACEAC.
Practices
Fall Sports practices can begin the no earlier than the second week of August.  Please get your sports physical and required forms filled out and turned in to your coach, the main office, or to the athletic director.  Forms can be printed below and are also available in the school office. Specific sports events and practice schedules will be emailed out to interested student-athletes. Practices are held at Corpus Christi at 12100 Quincy Street Holland, MI 49424. Each sport has different schedules and coaches will email you the schedules of practices and events.
Documents for Participation: Please print and complete the following documents.  Return them to Mr. Kelly who will keep them on file for the school year.

Middle School Fall Sports Sign up

If you signed up at the open house on Monday you are all set, if you did not please complete this form so we can determine if we have
enough student-athletes for specific teams. https://goo.gl/forms/8Vjq75GFvszyzPD02
Volunteering
There will be a signup genius sent out to parents of student-athletes if interested in volunteering to help with concession stands, admissions, scoreboard, or other opportunities that arise.
G.R.A.C.E.A.C.
Corpus Christi belongs to Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council (GRACEAC).  The school athletic director attends all GRACEAC meetings. Information regarding GRACEAC and the sports schedules can be found on its website –www.graceac.com Students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to sign up! Corpus Christi’s “no cut” policy gives all athletes an opportunity to improve their skills and contribute to their team.
Physicals/Consent Forms
Corpus Christi requires each student-athlete wishing to participate in a sport to have a sports physical on file at school prior to the first practice with any team and dated no earlier than April 15 of the prior school year.  No student-athlete will be allowed to practice until this form is on file – no exceptions.
Eligibility
All students are expected to put forth their academic best in all subject areas just as they are expected to put forth their athletic best in all athletic areas.  Throughout all athletic sports seasons, student-athletes are expected to be able to answer yes to the following three questions. If a student, parent/guardian, teacher, or administration fails to respond “yes” to either question – ineligibility may result.
  • Have you turned in all of your homework assignments on time and completed to the best of your ability?
  • Are you giving 100 % effort in your classes, in regards to yourstudies, homework, and tests?
  • Are you showing respect to teachers, classmates, fellow team members, etc?
The player will maintain in good academic standing in the opinion of his/her teachers as well as positive school behavior.  The player’s academic performance and behavior will be reviewed on a weekly basis. The Athletic Director will notify the parent(s) in writing if the player received a warning or ineligible rating from any one teacher.  If a player receives two or more warnings in one week or a warning from the same teacher for two consecutive weeks, the player will be ineligible to participate for that review period. If a player is ineligible twice, the player will be removed from the team.

Uniforms & Fees

Every athletic team is provided a Corpus Christi uniform.  The uniform varies depending upon the sport. At the conclusion of the sports season, it is your responsibility to return a clean uniform.  Failure to do this will result in a replacement fee. We strive to offer a quality athletic experience for your son/daughter.  The participation fee is $60.00 per student, per sport for the coming year.
Coach Guidelines
All coaches need to go through a Background Check and complete the VIRTUS training.  To register for VIRTUS training click hereIf interested in volunteering to coach please let me know so we can connect about this opportunity.
Sports Offered
Fall
Winter
Spring
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Boys Soccer
Girls Volleyball
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Cheerleading (Sideline)
Boys Baseball
Girls Soccer
Boys and Girls Track

September 4, 2018

September 3rd, 2018

Welcome Back!

Thanks For A GREAT First Session!

We are thrilled to have closed out such a fantastic first session of school! SO many great experiences and friendships renewed…or built, thus far! Fun to see teachers and students enjoying getting to know each other in their new learning spaces.
 
Our end in mind is always to invest early in teaching daily routines (ugh…we know…pretty monotonous =) so that we can maximize learning time together for the months ahead. We know that relationship building always works best when we all; students, teachers and parents are clear on expectations from the start.
 
Ms. Monica led our entire staff through a great book club adventure this summer based on what she and other teacher read and implemented, with much success, last year with their classes.  We love the simplicity and wisdom of Michael Linsin’s approach that honors and empowers children and teachers alike.  
 
After great discussions and much planning, we’ve laid out some common themes, expecations, language and if/thens across our entire school.  Something you may notice is that we intentionally are not using the word “consequence” with our students. We have been sharing with them sentences like “if” and “then”, understanding that every action has a reaction (kinda like science, right =). Sometimes the reaction is positive and sometimes it’s another opportunity for learning!
If your child comes home with a note, it is intended to be a way for them to share an important part of their daythat they had still had some difficulty with either 1) listening and following directions, 2) keeping hands or feet to themselves, or 3) respecting their classmates or a teacher after a friendly reminder and spending some time away from their peers.  The note is not intended to be punitive but rather communicative.  We hope they provide a teachable moment both at home and at school.  A few conversation starters that some teachers have suggested include:  “Oh, bummer.  Tell me what happened.” ” What could you do that would work better?”  “What will you do next time?”  If they can’t think of a solution/idea, ask them if they would like some ideas.   “I know someone that had that problem and they…….  Oh, and someone else I know……”  Please know we believe in fresh starts every day!
 
With that being said, our teaching team is always available to chat. If you are ever unclear about anything that happens at school, or would like more information about anything really, please reach out to your child’s teacher directly. We are happy to talk through any questions you might have, patterns you are noticing, and would be thankful for the opportunity to do so.

Great fun our families had sharpening their saws this break week!

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

  • September 4th – School Resumes at 9am
  • September 6th – Parent Information Night – 5:30-8pm
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures
  • October 3rd – State of Michigan Count Day
  • October 12th – October 21st – Innocademy Break Week
  • October 22nd – School Resumes
  • 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 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

REMINDER: Innocademy Parent Meeting This Thursday, September 6th

Please plan to join us for the Innocademy Parent Meeting on September 6th. NEW families, I believe we originally announced a meeting for tomorrow evening? The September 6th meeting is in place of that meeting. We decided it would be a great opportunity to meet with ALL of our Innocademy Families. Please see the attached chart for more details and specific time frames for grade levels.

New families, please plan to attend beginning at 5:30pm. Families that have been with us in previous years, please plan to attend at 6pm. Again, more details and timeframes may be found in the attached chart.

*SPECIAL NOTE: This is the only parent meeting where child care will not be available as all of our staff will be presenting information throughout the evening.

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September Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead Sept 2018

Pizza Extra Slice Price = $1.50

Each day that pizza is on the menu, your student has the opportunity to order two slices or 1. If your child opts for the additional piece of pizza, their lunch account will be charged an additional $1.50. Questions? Please email Nancy at nmccarthy@hollandchristian.org

After School Enrichment – Session #2

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-asesession

Construction Update

The latest information we have from the Department of Transportation:

On Wednesday 8/29 the intersection of Main Ave, M-121 and I-196 BL will be shut down for reconstruction for approximately 3 weeks. Traffic will detoured via 88th Ave/Fairview, Washington Ave, M-121 and North 84th Ave; posted detours will be in place. Please keep in mind there will still be no left turns allowed on I-196 BL.

A Note From Ms. Katie – Health Advisory Board

Hello parents and welcome back to school! We are starting back up the Innocademy Health Advisory Board and are currently looking for more members! If you are not already on the board and are interested in going please email your name to Katie.wilson@innocademy.com. I will then send out the first September meeting date (still finalizing). Thanks again for considering!

Volunteers Needed For Picture Days – Can You Help?

On October 2nd and 3rd we are in need of some volunteers to keep picture day running smoothly. Super easy – no experience necessary! If you are willing and able to volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift – or both, please click on the link, below. Thanks!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0C4EAEAD229-innocademy1

Would YOU Like To Work At Our Campus?

Daycare:  We have an opening for 2-3 days per week in our staff daycare.  Responsibilities include caring for children 3 months – 4 years old including feeding, changing, playing with them inside and outside.  Hours are approximately 8:30 – 4:30 pm (Mondays till 5:30 pm)

Afterschool Enrichment:  We have an opening for a 2 day per week Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator.  Responsibilities include supervising school-aged kids in a structured after school program that includes group games/activities, outdoor play, and reading /homework time.  Hours are 3:30 – 5:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If interested in either position, please contact Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Annual Asbestos Notification

asbestos notification – Inno

Pesticide Notification

Inno Pest Management 18-19

FERPA

Inno FERPA 18-19

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

Still Needed! Helping with JRL – the library for our students

Do you love books? Do you love kids? This opportunity might be for you! We are looking for help in our Just Right Library (JRL) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. You would need to be available to be at school between 9:00am and 11:00am on the morning you choose.

The ability to come in on a regular basis is important, but it is totally fine if you are not able to make it every once in while.

The tasks you are asked to do will be the following:

1. Checking in the JRL books that our younger and youngest friends checked out on the previous day.

2. Checking out the new books for these students (depending on the day 2 or 4 classes)

3. Putting the books that got returned back on their shelves.

4. Having fun by getting to know our younger and youngest friends.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Ms. Claudia at jrl@innocademy.com

Thank you for considering! We are looking forward to meeting you in the JRL library!!!

Parking Lot Safety

Friendly reminder regarding parent and student safety at end-of-the-day pickup. We’re hoping that you’ve noticed the Safeties, directing car and foot traffic, during dismissal each day.

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When picking up your child at 3:30, you are always more than welcome to park in the lot and walk to your child on the side of the building. We are asking that if you choose to do so, that you please only cross the line of pickup cars with the assistance of our Safeties! Yes, you may need to walk a few extra steps to cross at the front of the line, but this ensures everyone’s safety, AND sets a great example for your kiddos to only cross traffic when it is safe!

Shopping Amazon? Consider AmazonSmile!

Did you know that for every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, our school receives a donation? That’s right! AmazonSmile works EXACTLY like Amazon. Same great deals and shipping! When you login, be sure to select INNOVATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES as your designated organization and we will receive a percentage of each purchase. Easy!

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

Arrival

Students may arrive each morning at 8:35am. Please do not drop students off earlier. There is no playground supervision prior to 8:35am each day. To help everyone remember the drop off time, there are signs in the drop off area of the parking lot. At 8:35am each morning, our safeties will remove these signs so that you may drop students off.

Handicapped Parking Spaces

There are spaces next to the building on each side for those who need them. Unless you have a sticker, mirror tag or license plate indicating a need to park in those spaces, please park in the spaces located in the bigger lot areas – – even if you are intending to only be there for a quick minute. Thank you!

Dismissal

Students will be dismissed at 3:30pm each day. Please stay in your car and travel around the parking lots according to the map, below. If you choose to physically walk and retrieve your child, please park in the designated parking spaces and walk to your child – – it is super dangerous for parents to call to their child from the other side of the parking lot and ask them to sprint through cars. For the safety of our students and drivers, we ask that you do not do that.

Please read the map, carefully, to determine on which side of the building you will drop off and pick up your student.

Innocademy Dismissal Map

Construction Update

We have been working with M-DOT regarding the current construction. They have graciously agreed to work with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department to provide help during dismissal times each day. Yay! Sounds like things will look as they do, today, for the remainder of August. In September, they will be switching things up to work on the other side. We will update you about plans for October as we get closer, but please plan extra time to arrive and depart from school until Thanksgiving Break.

BRINGING LUNCH FROM HOME?

If you would like your kiddos to bring a lunch to school each day – GREAT! Please know that we are a COMPLETELY NUT FREE CAMPUS. We appreciate your help making sure all of our kiddos are safe. We do have a couple of microwaves available, however, there are often long lines for these. If you do send something to microwave, items that are mostly thawed are much appreciated! 7-8 minute meals should probably be consumed at home, if possible =).
ORDERING HOT LUNCH
Students may place their orders for lunch with the teachers each day. Please see attached for the menu for August. You can send cash to school with your kiddos in a labeled envelope or make deposits online at sendmoneytoschool.com . If this is your first time setting up an account for your student, you will need his/her ID number. I’m happy to look that up for you if you shoot me an email request leisa.lobbezoo@icademyglobal.org ! All online deposits through sendmoneytoschool.com are charged a fee.
FREE/REDUCED LUNCH – Please don’t skip this paragraph – everyone needs to read it! =)
Did you know that our school receives funding for EVERY FAMILY that fills out this confidential, online form regardless of if you qualify or not? For real! Please take a moment and fill out the application at lunchapp.com .Who knows, you may qualify! For school district, select Holland Christian and Innocademy will be listed as a school under that district. Thanks for your help!

Middle School Athletics Available!

Corpus Christi and Innocademy Athletic Partnership
Corpus Christi has an Athletic Partnership with Innocademy. We work together to offer these sport team opportunities that we wouldn’t be able to provide on our own. All Innocademy athletes and coaches need to follow all of the eligibility guidelines and rules of GRACEAC.
Soccer Camp
Soccer camp opportunity for anyone interested in Soccer. Soccer Camp, Saturday, August 11, 9-11am at Corpus Christi School.  A special Thank You to Coach Chris and Coach Andre for running this skill filled camp!
Practices
Fall Sports practices can begin the no earlier than the second week of August.  Please get your sports physical and required forms filled out and turned in to your coach, the main office, or to the athletic director.  Forms can be printed below and are also available in the school office. Specific sports events and practice schedules will be emailed out to interested student-athletes. Practices are held at Corpus Christi at 12100 Quincy Street Holland, MI 49424. Each sport has different schedules and coaches will email you the schedules of practices and events.
Documents for Participation: Please print and complete the following documents.  Return them to Mr. Kelly who will keep them on file for the school year.

Middle School Fall Sports Sign up

If you signed up at the open house on Monday you are all set, if you did not please complete this form so we can determine if we have
enough student-athletes for specific teams. https://goo.gl/forms/8Vjq75GFvszyzPD02
Volunteering
There will be a signup genius sent out to parents of student-athletes if interested in volunteering to help with concession stands, admissions, scoreboard, or other opportunities that arise.
G.R.A.C.E.A.C.
Corpus Christi belongs to Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council (GRACEAC).  The school athletic director attends all GRACEAC meetings. Information regarding GRACEAC and the sports schedules can be found on its website –www.graceac.com Students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to sign up! Corpus Christi’s “no cut” policy gives all athletes an opportunity to improve their skills and contribute to their team.
Physicals/Consent Forms
Corpus Christi requires each student-athlete wishing to participate in a sport to have a sports physical on file at school prior to the first practice with any team and dated no earlier than April 15 of the prior school year.  No student-athlete will be allowed to practice until this form is on file – no exceptions.
Eligibility
All students are expected to put forth their academic best in all subject areas just as they are expected to put forth their athletic best in all athletic areas.  Throughout all athletic sports seasons, student-athletes are expected to be able to answer yes to the following three questions. If a student, parent/guardian, teacher, or administration fails to respond “yes” to either question – ineligibility may result.
  • Have you turned in all of your homework assignments on time and completed to the best of your ability?
  • Are you giving 100 % effort in your classes, in regards to yourstudies, homework, and tests?
  • Are you showing respect to teachers, classmates, fellow team members, etc?
The player will maintain in good academic standing in the opinion of his/her teachers as well as positive school behavior.  The player’s academic performance and behavior will be reviewed on a weekly basis. The Athletic Director will notify the parent(s) in writing if the player received a warning or ineligible rating from any one teacher.  If a player receives two or more warnings in one week or a warning from the same teacher for two consecutive weeks, the player will be ineligible to participate for that review period. If a player is ineligible twice, the player will be removed from the team.

Uniforms & Fees

Every athletic team is provided a Corpus Christi uniform.  The uniform varies depending upon the sport. At the conclusion of the sports season, it is your responsibility to return a clean uniform.  Failure to do this will result in a replacement fee. We strive to offer a quality athletic experience for your son/daughter.  The participation fee is $60.00 per student, per sport for the coming year.
Coach Guidelines
All coaches need to go through a Background Check and complete the VIRTUS training.  To register for VIRTUS training click hereIf interested in volunteering to coach please let me know so we can connect about this opportunity.
Sports Offered
Fall
Winter
Spring
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Boys Soccer
Girls Volleyball
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Cheerleading (Sideline)
Boys Baseball
Girls Soccer
Boys and Girls Track