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

Screen Shot 2018-12-09 at 8.44.43 PM

Screen Shot 2018-12-09 at 8.44.52 PM

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

Screen Shot 2018-12-09 at 8.46.18 PM

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!

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 10.04.57 AM

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 10.05.04 AM

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 10.05.14 AM

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 10.05.22 AM

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 10.05.29 AM

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

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 10.07.08 AM

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 10.07.19 AM

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 10.07.29 AM

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!

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.12.33 AM

 Spelling and partner reading fun in Las Huellas!

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.09.54 AM

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.10.01 AM

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.10.14 AM

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.10.40 AM

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

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.11.50 AM

 

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.12.21 AM

Christmas Extrava-GANZA preparations are underway!

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.11.06 AM

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

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.11.19 AM

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

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 12.09.36 AM

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.

Screen Shot 2018-11-05 at 11.37.42 AM

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

Screen Shot 2018-11-05 at 11.39.44 AM

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

Screen Shot 2018-11-05 at 11.42.19 AM

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.

Screen Shot 2018-11-02 at 11.35.49 AM

Screen Shot 2018-11-02 at 11.36.06 AM

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!

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 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!

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 11.48.52 PM Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 11.49.03 PM Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 11.49.10 PM Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 11.49.22 PM

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

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 11.47.55 PM Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 11.48.10 PM

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!

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 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

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.

Congratulations to one of our Innocademy parents for  winning the popular vote in the West Michigan Honda Dealers Design & Drive competition!Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 10.13.05 AM

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

Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 10.20.44 AM Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 10.20.54 AM

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

Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 10.22.16 AM Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 10.22.24 AM Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 10.22.31 AM

 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)

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-04 at 10.56.25 AM

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!

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)

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!

Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.52.02 PM

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

 Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.48.14 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.48.42 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.49.06 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.49.19 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.49.27 PM

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.

Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.50.40 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.50.56 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.51.24 PM

 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!

inno order form 2018 back NEW .     inno order form 2018 front NEW .  Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.13.22 PM

Why Is There A Bus In The Parking Lot?

Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 11.42.17 PM

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!

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!

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.

Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 11.31.57 PMScreen Shot 2018-09-23 at 11.31.27 PM

Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 11.31.40 PM

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!

Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 11.34.50 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 11.34.59 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 11.35.08 PM Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 11.44.02 PM

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

Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 12.07.11 PM

Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 12.07.24 PM

Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 12.07.30 PM

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