February 13 & 20, 2017

February 12th, 2017

Welcome Back! Hope Break Week Was Fantastic!!

Thank You!!!

WOW!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our families who donated to Barnabas Ministries crazy spirit day fundraiser last week! Because of your generosity, we were able to donate $1300 in funds in addition to lots of great supplies!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Monday, February 20th – School Resumes
  • Tuesday, February 21st – Pizza/Sub Fundraiser item pick up – 3:30-5pm
  • Thursday, February 23rd – Innocademy Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Thursday, March 23th, Fri, March 24th & Sat, March 25th – “A Little Princess” at Homestead Campus @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

His Harvest Stand Food Collection THIS WEEK!

This week we are partnering with Harvest Stand Ministries by having a whole school Food Drive to support those in need in our community.We will start collecting canned goods and other non perishable items on Monday February 20, and will end on Monday February 27.

You can learn about the organization, here: harveststandministries.org

Students can deposit their donations in their homeroom class collection box.

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Questions? Please contact Noemi at noemi.hoven@innocademy.com

Exciting News! Middle School Spring Sports Offerings!

This spring we are trying something new here at Innocademy! We are currently working on combining with Corpus Christi for all middle school sports! By doing this, students will have the opportunity to participate in many more sports such as soccer, tennis, baseball, track and basketball.

For this spring we will be joining the Corpus Christi team, and playing under their name. Next school year, we hope to combine and play under both the Innocademy and Corpus Christi name. Mike Owens is the Athletic Director at Corpus Christi and we will be working together with him to provide this amazing opportunity. He and myself will be present at the Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 to answer any questions and to provide more information.

The spring is coming fast and we need to see how many students we have interested in playing the sports below. If your student is interested, please send me an email with the sport they would like to participate in, the students first and last name Katie.wilson@innocademy.com and you will be added to an email list and will receive further information. Please do this before Monday, February 27. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions! Thank you and I am looking forward to this new exciting adventure!

TTQ Final Sign Ups

We have 6 boys signed up so far!! Yeah!! We have room for 9 more. If your 3rd – 5th grade son would like to participate, we would LOVE to have him! We have 2 awesome Hope College students who will be coaching our boys, but if anyone else would like to volunteer to help, they would appreciate the assistance. Questions? Need more info? Please contact Vicki Kavanaugh, Pathways Youth Development Coordinator @ 616-396-2301 ext. 149

Want to learn more about Total Trek Quest?   TOTAL TREK QUEST

Kid To Kid Sale Info – Join Us!

We are SO excited to host our first annual Kid-to-Kid sale on Saturday, March 4th.  Any student at Homestead Campus may participate! Get a jump start on spring cleaning and earn money for your field trips too! Click on the link below to indicate you will be participating:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4FA5A62B0-kid2kid 

Proceeds earned from your child’s space will go directly to his/her field trip account.

Who can sell:  Any student at an IES school

Where: Homestead Campus

When: Saturday, March 4

  • 8-9am Set Up Stations in the Inno lunch room
  • 9-10am Shopping Open to IES Parents Only
  • 10am-1pm – Shopping Open to Public and IES Parents

What: You can sell anything you wish related to kids: clothing, toys, books, games, shoes, sports equipment, anything you find in your room that you no longer would like to have. 

You will be given a space to sell your items. You will be in charge of pricing your own items. Your student and an adult must be present for the duration of the sale. You must supply your own cash to make change for any sale at your booth.

Options for participation:

  1. You may rent a table for $10 or you can provide your own.
  2. You may hire a student worker for $40 to sell your items for you. You will be responsible for pricing your items, setting up and taking down your space. Your student worker will be present from 9am-1pm
  3. You may participate in the bake sale. If you choose to participate in the bake sale, you will not be able tohave your own selling station. Only 5 students will be allowed to participate in the bake sale. Baked goods must be individually wrapped and priced. Your student must be present to assist with the selling of the baked goods. 

Questions? Please email Ms. Heather at heather.kreuze@innocademy.com

 Interested in Hosting an Exchange Student This Summer?

4 Week Immersion Program with activities:  Dates TBD (usually late June – late July)High school students from Spain come to the U.S. on a 4 week program to enjoy the host family experience. Primarily, the students are living as a member of an American family, but the students are also able to come together as a group twice a week to do “American” activities. These activities include: bowling, canoeing, playing paintball, going to the beach, visiting Craig’s Cruisers and Michigan Adventures, and shopping at an outlet mall. The students can join the group activities on Tuesday and Thursdays in Grandville.

6 Week Total Immersion Homestay Program: (Great Lakes Area) Dates TBD (usually late June – early Aug.)

High school students from Spain spend 6 weeks living the “American Experience” with a volunteer host family in a total immersion. The students become part of the family and engage in whatever summer activities the host family has planned.  Students choose this program in order to be immersed in the English language and culture.

If you have questions or would like to talk more about the possibility of hosting, please contact Amirah Vosburgh at 616-914-9020

OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

“A Little Princess” Coming To A Stage Near YOU!

We are so excited to announce that our Innocademy and iCademy Global students have been working hard on their spring production of “A Little Princess” by Vera Morrisa dapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “Sara Crewe”. This awesome production is being directed by Tess Kotecki. Performances will be March 23, 24, & 25 at 7:30pm. Look for ticket information coming soon!!!

February Lunch Menu

February Lunch Menu

After School Enrichment Sign Up for Session Beginning Feb 20th

After School Enrichment Sign up

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-come

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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News from “Plugged In”…formerly “Devos”

Wow, what a great year morning devotions at pluggedIN have been so far. Thank you for bringing your students before school starts for a chance to learn, pray, and build each other up in Christ.  Many stories have been shared about the great things being learned and the fun that is happening.   The number of students attending has grown significantly and we are looking for a few hands to help with “crowd control”.  If you feel you are able to assist for a morning, or more, to help coral listening ears to our parent-teachers, please sign up through the link below.  If you find yourself dropping your students off and have a couple of extra minutes to join our children at pluggedIN, please do and don’t forget to thank our great volunteers!  Thanks for considering helping out and thanks for letting us get to know your children, they are a joy!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4FA5A82B0-morning     

As always please contact Jessica Knott, jessknott@att.net or Rebekah deVries,rfdevries02@gmail.com for any questions regarding pluggedIN.

Sign Up For Innocademy Texting!

Before our (what we thought was going to be awesome!) Infinite Campus notification system, we used a service called “Rained Out”. It sent you a notification if school was closed/delayed. I’ve refreshed the account so it’s ready to use again until our IC system is functioning correctly. If you signed up to use it before, you may just want to sign up, again, using the easy directions, below, just to make sure.

Here is how to sign up:

On your smartphone, prepare to send a text message

1) In the “To” section, type 84483

2) In the “message” section, type Innocademy (with capital “i”)

3) Hit “send”

You will receive confirmation that you are now part of the Innocademy text messaging system. If you do not receive a confirmation back, check with your carrier to see if they support “short code” messaging. You can email me with any issues and we can trouble shoot =).

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

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www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.Our Older Friends work on creating their own civilizations!

Inno staff enjoys “measuring” data and “digging” into achievement trends during our professional development day on Friday!

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Designing T-Shirts

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Having FUN Celebrating 100 Days of School!

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February 6, 2017

February 5th, 2017

Thank You!!!

Special thank you to Carolyn Fitzgerald! Carolyn checks our lost and found several times each week; reuniting students with their lost labeled items and taking home icky items to wash. THANK YOU!!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Tuesday, February 7th – Ski Club at Bittersweet
  • Wednesday, February 8th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Tuesday, February 21st – Pizza/Sub Fundraiser item pick up – 3:30-5pm
  • Thursday, February 23rd – Innocademy Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Thursday, March 23th, Fri, March 24th & Sat, March 25th – “A Little Princess” at Homestead Campus @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Barnabas Ministries Fundraiser – FUN Spirit Days This Week!

Next week we are beginning a fundraiser to help Barnabas Ministries build a home for the Homeless youth in our area, and we have different things happening for Middle School and the rest of the school. You can learn about the organization, here: http://barnabasmin.org/new/

Here’s the schedule for this week:

Youngest – Middle Friends: Donate ANY amount to participate in Spirit Days

Monday: Donate any amount to wear crazy hair to school

Tuesday: Donate any amount to watch a movie during recess (or have tech time during recess)

Wednesday: Donate any amount to bring your stuffed animal to school

Thursday: Donate any amount to wear your pajamas to school

Oldest friends (Middle School): Week long competition – class that donates the most will get to pie their teacher in the face!

Collection jars will be available in each student’s homeroom class.

Questions? Please contact Rachel at rachel.walendzik@innocademy.com

Count Day on Wednesday

Please make every effort to have your student at school on time for the entire day on Wednesday. Attendance at school is always important, but our State of Michigan winter count day is this Wednesday, February 8th. Thank you for your help in securing appropriate funding for each of our students.

PLEASE COMPLETE ASAP – Enrollment Commitment Form 2017-2018

If you have not yet completed a quick survey for your family indicating your intentions for the 2017-2018 school year, please do so ASAP. Thank you!

17-18 Commitment Form

“A Little Princess” Coming To A Stage Near YOU!

We are so excited to announce that our Innocademy and iCademy Global students have been working hard on their spring production of “A Little Princess” by Vera Morrisa dapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “Sara Crewe”. This awesome production is being directed by Tess Kotecki. Performances will be March 23, 24, & 25 at 7:30pm. Look for ticket information coming soon!!!

February Lunch Menu

February Lunch Menu

After School Enrichment Sign Up for Session Beginning Feb 20th

After School Enrichment Sign up

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-come

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

News from “Plugged In”…formerly “Devos”

Wow, what a great year morning devotions at pluggedIN have been so far. Thank you for bringing your students before school starts for a chance to learn, pray, and build each other up in Christ.  Many stories have been shared about the great things being learned and the fun that is happening.   The number of students attending has grown significantly and we are looking for a few hands to help with “crowd control”.  If you feel you are able to assist for a morning, or more, to help coral listening ears to our parent-teachers, please sign up through the link below.  If you find yourself dropping your students off and have a couple of extra minutes to join our children at pluggedIN, please do and don’t forget to thank our great volunteers!  Thanks for considering helping out and thanks for letting us get to know your children, they are a joy!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4FA5A82B0-morning     

As always please contact Jessica Knott, jessknott@att.net or Rebekah deVries,rfdevries02@gmail.com for any questions regarding pluggedIN.

Are You A Middle Schooler? Interested in Robotics?

Our Homestead Campus Robotics Team #5927 is NOW OPEN TO ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS! Come join the fun!

Find out more, here! robotics-is-for-you

Please contact Mr. Chad with any questions chad.zuber@innocademy.com

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Innocademy School Calendar 2017-2018

Many of you are already making plans for next year! Love the proactivity! We are currently working on the calendar for 2017-2018 and hope to release it, soon. Thank you!

Sign Up For Innocademy Texting!

Before our (what we thought was going to be awesome!) Infinite Campus notification system, we used a service called “Rained Out”. It sent you a notification if school was closed/delayed. I’ve refreshed the account so it’s ready to use again until our IC system is functioning correctly. If you signed up to use it before, you may just want to sign up, again, using the easy directions, below, just to make sure.

Here is how to sign up:

On your smartphone, prepare to send a text message

1) In the “To” section, type 84483

2) In the “message” section, type Innocademy (with capital “i”)

3) Hit “send”

You will receive confirmation that you are now part of the Innocademy text messaging system. If you do not receive a confirmation back, check with your carrier to see if they support “short code” messaging. You can email me with any issues and we can trouble shoot =).

REMINDER:  Inclement Weather Notifications – How We Let You Know Campus Is Closed:

As a general rule, Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will follow decisions made by officials at Zeeland Public Schools. Decisions are usually made no later than 6:30am and notifications sent immediately. In the event that weather makes it necessary for us to delay or cancel school and campus events for the day, notifications will be sent by email, posted on Facebook, WOOD TV8 and WZZM Channel 13. If you are in question, please check these outlets prior to sending students to campus.

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-6-12-55-pm

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

Our Older Friends work on creating their own civilizations!

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Crazy fun playing icy Gaga Ball!

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After learning the story of Rapunzel, our friends in Mr. Chad’s Innogineering class helped Rapunzel use engineering skills to escape her tower prison!

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Listening to our oldest friends share their stories!

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January 30, 2017

January 29th, 2017
Please invite any interested friends/family to our 
"Youngest Friends Info Night and Precademy Enrollment" 
Thursday, February 2nd @ 6:30pm.

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • January 30th @ 4pm – Innocademy Report Cards available to view through Infinite Campus
  • January 30th – Innocademy Family Commitment Surveys are due
  • Friday, February 3rd – All Pizza/Subs Fundraising Orders Due
  • Tuesday, February 7th – Ski Club at Bittersweet
  • Wednesday, February 8th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Tuesday, February 21st – Pizza/Sub Fundraiser item pick up – 3:30-5pm
  • Thursday, February 23rd – Innocademy Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Enrollment Commitment Form 2017-2018

If you have not yet completed a quick survey for your family indicating your intentions for the 2017-2018 school year, please do so no later than JANUARY 30TH.

17-18 Commitment Form

News from “Plugged In”…formerly “Devos”

Wow, what a great year morning devotions at pluggedIN have been so far. Thank you for bringing your students before school starts for a chance to learn, pray, and build each other up in Christ.  Many stories have been shared about the great things being learned and the fun that is happening.   The number of students attending has grown significantly and we are looking for a few hands to help with “crowd control”.  If you feel you are able to assist for a morning, or more, to help coral listening ears to our parent-teachers, please sign up through the link below.  If you find yourself dropping your students off and have a couple of extra minutes to join our children at pluggedIN, please do and don’t forget to thank our great volunteers!  Thanks for considering helping out and thanks for letting us get to know your children, they are a joy!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4FA5A82B0-morning     

As always please contact Jessica Knott, jessknott@att.net or Rebekah deVries,rfdevries02@gmail.com for any questions regarding pluggedIN.

OKAY2SAY Information

OKAY2SAY has been a great resource for Michigan.  Kids can call in about bullying, human trafficking, etc. and it’s anonymous.  Find out more information in the Newsletter, below:

OK2SAY+Newsletter+Winter+2017

Stewardship Project – Please Help!

We are excited to begin a Stewardship Project that requires your help, and will benefit many members of our own community!

We will be working with Barnabas Ministries to support a group of people in our community that are often overlooked – the Homeless youth of Ottawa County.

Starting today – Monday, January 30th, we will be collecting supplies to create care packages for the homeless youth in our area that are supported by Barnabas Ministries.

Please consider sending in your choice of the items that are needed with your child to give to their ELA teacher:

~Gift cards (for food, usually fast food, small amounts $5)

~Hygiene products-deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, babywipes/face wipes, hand sanitizer, soap, body wash, feminine hygiene(tampons/pads). 

~SOCKS, gloves, hats

~Snacks-non perishables & easily opened, crackers, granola bars, poptarts, etc.

This collection will continue through our last day before break – Thursday, February 9th.

Barnabas Ministries is also in the midst of building a community home to shelter the homeless youth in our area, and they are in need of funds to finish that home. Please keep an eye out for fundraisers that will be taking place soon!

We thank you in advance for thinking outside of yourself and helping us reach out to those in need! Please contact Ms. Rachel at rachel.walendzik@innocademy.com with any questions!

OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

Are You A Middle Schooler? Interested in Robotics?

Our Homestead Campus Robotics Team #5927 is NOW OPEN TO ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS! Come join the fun!

Find out more, here! robotics-is-for-you

Please contact Mr. Chad with any questions chad.zuber@innocademy.com

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Innocademy School Calendar 2017-2018

Many of you are already making plans for next year! Love the proactivity! We are currently working on the calendar for 2017-2018 and hope to release it, soon. Thank you!

Sign Up For Innocademy Texting!

Before our (what we thought was going to be awesome!) Infinite Campus notification system, we used a service called “Rained Out”. It sent you a notification if school was closed/delayed. I’ve refreshed the account so it’s ready to use again until our IC system is functioning correctly. If you signed up to use it before, you may just want to sign up, again, using the easy directions, below, just to make sure.

Here is how to sign up:

On your smartphone, prepare to send a text message

1) In the “To” section, type 84483

2) In the “message” section, type Innocademy (with capital “i”)

3) Hit “send”

You will receive confirmation that you are now part of the Innocademy text messaging system. If you do not receive a confirmation back, check with your carrier to see if they support “short code” messaging. You can email me with any issues and we can trouble shoot =).

Pizza/Sub Sale Fundraiser

Finally, information has been shared with students eligible to travel this year regarding a pizza/sub sale fundraiser if they are interested in adding to their field trip accounts. If you have younger students – or your student is not traveling this year, but you wish to participate, anyway, PLEASE DO! You can simply use the information and attached order forms. Please contact Tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal, jody.voss@innocademy.com or heather.kreuze@innocademy.com for any questions you may have.

Hungry Howies Form

Pizza and Sub Sale Information

Sub Order Form

All fundraiser orders and payment are due to your student’s classroom teacher or Mr. Derek (for iCad middle/high school students) on Friday, February 3, along with a single check made out to Innocademy.  Pick-up will be Tuesday, February 21 from 3:30-5:00.

REMINDER:  Inclement Weather Notifications – How We Let You Know Campus Is Closed:

As a general rule, Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will follow decisions made by officials at Zeeland Public Schools. Decisions are usually made no later than 6:30am and notifications sent immediately. In the event that weather makes it necessary for us to delay or cancel school and campus events for the day, notifications will be sent by email, posted on Facebook, WOOD TV8 and WZZM Channel 13. If you are in question, please check these outlets prior to sending students to campus.

January Lunch Menu

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Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

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www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

Our Middle Friends play some games created by our Oldest Friends.

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Jeopardy in Stop Motion Animation Class with Ms. Cyndee! So fun!

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Barton Tutor Training! Such GREAT information! Thanks to all who joined us!

January 23, 2017

January 22nd, 2017

Please “like” us on Facebook

  • Innocademy
  • iCademy Global
  • Precademy
  • Las Hueallas
  • Innocademy Allegan
  • iCademy Robotics Team #5927

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Eshwar and Hannah R. for winning and placing as our first runner up in the annual Spelling Bee at Homestead Campus! Wow! What a battle to determine our champion! Congratulations to all of our class representatives for making it to the bee. Eshwar and Hannah will go on to compete in our Ottawa County Regional Bee in February. The winner of that bee will participate in the Grand Rapids Bee held at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Winner of the Grand Rapids Bee will represent West Michigan in Washington, D.C.! Good luck, Friends!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Thursday, January 26th – 5:30-8:30pm – Barton Intervention Tutor Training at Homestead Campus. See details, below
  • January 30th – Innocademy Family Commitment Surveys are due
  • Friday, February 3rd – All Pizza/Subs Fundraising Orders Due
  • Wednesday, February 8th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Tuesday, February 21st – Pizza/Sub Fundraiser item pick up – 3:30-5pm
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Enrollment Commitment Form 2017-2018

If you have not yet completed a quick survey for your family indicating your intentions for the 2017-2018 school year, please do so no later than JANUARY 30TH.

17-18 Commitment Form

Are You A Middle Schooler? Interested in Robotics?

Our Homestead Campus Robotics Team #5927 is NOW OPEN TO ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS! Come join the fun!

Find out more, here! robotics-is-for-you

Please contact Mr. Chad with any questions chad.zuber@innocademy.com

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Barton Tutor Training Opportunity!

We are SO excited to be able to offer another Barton Intervention Tutor Training for anyone interested in helping out students achieve their learning goals!

What’s Barton Intervention? We are working on screening students at Innocademy and iCademy Global for strengths and challenges in the area of Phonemic Awareness… the fundamentals of reading. Simply put, Barton Intervention is a complete program created to help strengthen these foundations:

Thursday, January 26th from 5:30-8:00pm here at Homestead Campus. 

Can’t make it, personally, but know someone (college student, favorite babysitter, grandparent, family friend) who would love to spend a couple of hours each week working one on one with one of our students? Send them over! We have LOTS of students on the list just waiting for tutors to be available.

Is YOUR student already receiving tutoring…and you just know that working with them one on one wouldn’t go over so well, but you’d love to help another student? We have parents in that situation and would love to help orchestrate a “swap”; you tutor my kid and I will tutor yours =).

Training is FREE!

Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important program for our students! Questions or RSVP for training, please contact brenda.busscher@innocademy.com

 

Innocademy School Calendar 2017-2018

Many of you are already making plans for next year! Love the proactivity! We are currently working on the calendar for 2017-2018 and hope to release it, soon. Thank you!

Sign Up For Innocademy Texting!

Before our (what we thought was going to be awesome!) Infinite Campus notification system, we used a service called “Rained Out”. It sent you a notification if school was closed/delayed. I’ve refreshed the account so it’s ready to use again until our IC system is functioning correctly. If you signed up to use it before, you may just want to sign up, again, using the easy directions, below, just to make sure.

Here is how to sign up:

On your smartphone, prepare to send a text message

1) In the “To” section, type 84483

2) In the “message” section, type Innocademy (with capital “i”)

3) Hit “send”

You will receive confirmation that you are now part of the Innocademy text messaging system. If you do not receive a confirmation back, check with your carrier to see if they support “short code” messaging. You can email me with any issues and we can trouble shoot =).

Pizza/Sub Sale Fundraiser

Finally, information has been shared with students eligible to travel this year regarding a pizza/sub sale fundraiser if they are interested in adding to their field trip accounts. If you have younger students – or your student is not traveling this year, but you wish to participate, anyway, PLEASE DO! You can simply use the information and attached order forms. Please contact Tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal, jody.voss@innocademy.com or heather.kreuze@innocademy.com for any questions you may have.

Hungry Howies Form

Pizza and Sub Sale Information

Sub Order Form

All fundraiser orders and payment are due to your student’s classroom teacher or Mr. Derek (for iCad middle/high school students) on Friday, February 3, along with a single check made out to Innocademy.  Pick-up will be Tuesday, February 21 from 3:30-5:00.

OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

Total Trek Quest for Homestead Campus – 3rd – 5th Grade Boys – IT’S HERE! See Below for Registration Details

Look for registration information on the spring season of TTQ to come home the first week in January. The spring season will start the last week of February and will end with the Tulip Time 5K on May 6.

Total Trek Quest is a 9 week experiential learning program for boys in 3rd through 5th grades. It combines the physical activity of training for a 5K run with a curriculum that focuses on learning to make goals, building strong social bonds and making healthy choices. The training for the 5k includes strength and stretching exercises along with a program that gradually increases time spent running. The curriculum activities focus primarily on building relationships, setting goals, and making healthy choices. Teams meet after school twice a week for the 9 week season. Teams consist of 5-15 boys with at least 2 adult coaches.

We are also looking for coaches! Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential. You do not need to be an experienced runner! Ideally, we want at least 2 coaches per 15 boys on a team. If you are interested in coaching, contact Vicki Kavanaugh at 616-396-2301 ext 149 for more information.

Parent Info Flyer S17-OttawaAllegan         TTQ Registration Form- Spring 17

REMINDER:  Inclement Weather Notifications – How We Let You Know Campus Is Closed:

As a general rule, Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will follow decisions made by officials at Zeeland Public Schools. Decisions are usually made no later than 6:30am and notifications sent immediately. In the event that weather makes it necessary for us to delay or cancel school and campus events for the day, notifications will be sent by email, posted on Facebook, WOOD TV8 and WZZM Channel 13. If you are in question, please check these outlets prior to sending students to campus.

January Lunch Menu

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Interested in Helping Staff With Photocopying?

Thank you to everyone who helps with photocopying for teachers and staff! I know that this really is helping the teachers free up some time to focus more directly in the classroom. With every small action of help it makes a big impact. Please do not hesitate to sign up even if you can only help one time or part of a slot of time. If you are unsure how the machine works I would love to help you! Thank you again for all your help here is the new sign up for after the holiday break! Questions? Please contact me at renee.frye@innocademy.com

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-volunteer

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-6-12-55-pm

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

January 16, 2017

January 15th, 2017

Congratulations!

More wonderful babies! Congratulations to the Owens Family! They welcomed beautiful bundle, Emmaline Joy Owens on December 21, weighing 8lbs 10oz and 21 inches long. Big sisters, Ryann and Haddie, are loving their new little sister!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Tuesday, January 17th – Innocademy Spelling Bee – 10:00AM
  • Friday, January 20th – End of Semester – No School For Students
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Innocademy Spelling Bee on Tuesday – All Are Welcome To Attend!

After having to postpone it last week, we are excited to host the annual Innocademy Spelling Bee this Tuesday, January 17th at 10am at the stage area. Winner and runner up will move on to the Ottawa County Regional Spelling Bee in February. Please feel free to attend!

Total Trek Quest for Homestead Campus – 3rd – 5th Grade Boys – IT’S HERE! See Below for Registration Details

Look for registration information on the spring season of TTQ to come home the first week in January. The spring season will start the last week of February and will end with the Tulip Time 5K on May 6.

Total Trek Quest is a 9 week experiential learning program for boys in 3rd through 5th grades. It combines the physical activity of training for a 5K run with a curriculum that focuses on learning to make goals, building strong social bonds and making healthy choices. The training for the 5k includes strength and stretching exercises along with a program that gradually increases time spent running. The curriculum activities focus primarily on building relationships, setting goals, and making healthy choices. Teams meet after school twice a week for the 9 week season. Teams consist of 5-15 boys with at least 2 adult coaches.

We are also looking for coaches! Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential. You do not need to be an experienced runner! Ideally, we want at least 2 coaches per 15 boys on a team. If you are interested in coaching, contact Vicki Kavanaugh at 616-396-2301 ext 149 for more information.

Parent Info Flyer S17-OttawaAllegan         TTQ Registration Form- Spring 17

Protege Game Studios Game Release Party – January 17th

What: Come and vote on our 3 – 5 student video game submissions! The winner gets a prize and gets their game featured on Protégé’s website/arcade cabinet!

When: January 17 10am to 3:30pm

Where: Protege Game Studios classroom

REMINDER:  Inclement Weather Notifications – How We Let You Know Campus Is Closed:

As a general rule, Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will follow decisions made by officials at Zeeland Public Schools. Decisions are usually made no later than 6:30am and notifications sent immediately. In the event that weather makes it necessary for us to delay or cancel school and campus events for the day, notifications will be sent by email, posted on Facebook, WOOD TV8 and WZZM Channel 13. If you are in question, please check these outlets prior to sending students to campus.

OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

Robotics Practices Begin This Week! So Fun! Join Us!

Find out more, here! robotics-is-for-you

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From InnoCares – Are You Able To Help?

Congratulations to the Alfaro family, on welcoming their new baby son, Torin Richard, on Dec. 27th. Everyone is doing great! This makes child #5 for the Alfaro’s so they could really use our blessing of some meals. If you might be able to help, please click on the link, below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805094FA4AA2A1-meals 

Also, just a reminder if YOU ever have a need that arises, InnoCares would love to help! Please use the Inno.Cares@innocademy.com address to request assistance.

Teen Trends Workshops

If you have a middle and/or high school student, this might be a workshop series to check out!

teen-trends-workshop-series

January Lunch Menu

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Girls and Women in Sports Day Event at Hope College!

For girls in 6th-8th grade:  Hope College is offering a Girls and Women in Sports day event on January 18th.  It is a free event, reservations are required as space is limited.  Please use this link for more information.  http://athletics.hope.edu/general/2016-17/files/NGWSG_Flyer.2017.pdf

After School Enrichment January Sign Up

Afterschool enrichment sign up for January  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-letitsnowlet

Interested in Helping Staff With Photocopying?

Thank you to everyone who helps with photocopying for teachers and staff! I know that this really is helping the teachers free up some time to focus more directly in the classroom. With every small action of help it makes a big impact. Please do not hesitate to sign up even if you can only help one time or part of a slot of time. If you are unsure how the machine works I would love to help you! Thank you again for all your help here is the new sign up for after the holiday break! Questions? Please contact me at renee.frye@innocademy.com

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-volunteer

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-6-12-55-pm

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

January 9, 2017

January 8th, 2017

Congratulations!

Babies, babies, everywhere!! Congratulations to Ms. Monica on the birth of Miles Jay Kraai on Saturday, January 7th. Miles weighed in at 8lbs 4oz and was 20.5 inches long. Everyone is doing really well.

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Congratulations also to the Alfaro Family on the birth of their new little bundle of joy, Torin Richard on December 27th! Torin weighed in at 8lbs 10oz and was 23 inches long. Everyone is doing well! His siblings are already showing him lots of love!!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Thursday, January 12th – Innocademy Spelling Bee – 10:00AM
  • Friday, January 13th – 2:15pm – Choir “Informance” at Stage area – all welcome!
  • Friday, January 20th – End of Semester – No School For Students
  • February 9th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Robotics Practices Begin This Week! So Fun! Join Us!

Find out more, here! robotics-is-for-you

screen-shot-2017-01-08-at-10-03-46-pm

 

From InnoCares – Are You Able To Help?

Congratulations to the Alfaro family, on welcoming their new baby son, Torin Richard, on Dec. 27th. Everyone is doing great! This makes child #5 for the Alfaro’s so they could really use our blessing of some meals. If you might be able to help, please click on the link, below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805094FA4AA2A1-meals 

Also, just a reminder if YOU ever have a need that arises, InnoCares would love to help! Please use the Inno.Cares@innocademy.com address to request assistance.

Innocademy Spelling Bee on Thursday – All Are Welcome To Attend!

We are excited to host the annual Innocademy Spelling Bee this Thursday, January 12th at 10am at the stage area. Winner and runner up will move on to the Ottawa County Regional Spelling Bee in February. Please feel free to attend!

Choir “Informance” on Friday Afternoon – All Welcome To Attend

Please feel free to join us for a VERY casual, student run choir “informance” on Friday afternoon at 2:15pm. Our choir students are excited to unveil the songs they’ve been working on this semester. The “informance” is scheduled to last approximately 15 minutes. Again, VERY informal, relaxed and fun.

Teen Trends Workshops

If you have a middle and/or high school student, this might be a workshop series to check out!

teen-trends-workshop-series

OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

January Lunch Menu

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-10-34-24-am

Girls and Women in Sports Day Event at Hope College!

For girls in 6th-8th grade:  Hope College is offering a Girls and Women in Sports day event on January 18th.  It is a free event, reservations are required as space is limited.  Please use this link for more information.  http://athletics.hope.edu/general/2016-17/files/NGWSG_Flyer.2017.pdf

Request From Ms. Sharon – Art

Art is in need of empty small boxes about the size of cereal, crackers, macaroni, fruit snacks, etc. to use for an upcoming 3-D art building project.  Just drop them off in the art area. Thank you!

After School Enrichment January Sign Up

Afterschool enrichment sign up for January  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-letitsnowlet

Interested in Helping Staff With Photocopying?

Thank you to everyone who helps with photocopying for teachers and staff! I know that this really is helping the teachers free up some time to focus more directly in the classroom. With every small action of help it makes a big impact. Please do not hesitate to sign up even if you can only help one time or part of a slot of time. If you are unsure how the machine works I would love to help you! Thank you again for all your help here is the new sign up for after the holiday break! Questions? Please contact me at renee.frye@innocademy.com

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-volunteer

REMINDER: WINTER GEAR AND SLIPPERS!!

Thanks to all of our families for sending winter gear with students every day. Students will always go outside for recess if the temperature and/or windchill are above zero degrees. Looking forward to some winter fun! Also a reminder that slippers are encouraged at school. Many students (and teachers! =) keep a pair in their cubby so they can change from their wet boots into something cozy and warm for learning time.

Yay Winter and Sledding!

Kids are loving the new fallen snow AND it’s finally sticking enough for them to use our sledding hill! Kids are welcome to bring sleds to school (LABELED, PLEASE =).

Speaking of Labels…

Just a note from our lost and found volunteer parent, Carolyn Fitzgerald that labeling winter clothing – or ANY clothing can help us return it to the students rather than having it end up in lost and found. Carolyn was able to find personalized labels on Etsy, Amazon or Groupon.

Also, REMINDER TO CHECK LOST AND FOUND BEFORE DECEMBER 20TH as all items left in lost and found will be donated over Christmas Break.

Total Trek Quest for Homestead Campus – 3rd – 5th Grade Boys

Look for registration information on the spring season of TTQ to come home the first week in January. The spring season will start the last week of February and will end with the Tulip Time 5K on May 6.

Total Trek Quest is a 9 week experiential learning program for boys in 3rd through 5th grades. It combines the physical activity of training for a 5K run with a curriculum that focuses on learning to make goals, building strong social bonds and making healthy choices. The training for the 5k includes strength and stretching exercises along with a program that gradually increases time spent running. The curriculum activities focus primarily on building relationships, setting goals, and making healthy choices. Teams meet after school twice a week for the 9 week season. Teams consist of 5-15 boys with at least 2 adult coaches.

We are also looking for coaches! Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential. You do not need to be an experienced runner! Ideally, we want at least 2 coaches per 15 boys on a team. If you are interested in coaching, contact Vicki Kavanaugh at 616-396-2301 ext 149 for more information.

Girls On The Run – MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!

We had such a great turnout for Girls on the Run registrations that needed to make 2 teams. Each team can have 15 girls maximum, which gives us space for just 8 more girls in 3rd-5th grade. Registration has re-opened just for the month of December, so if you missed your chance in November, don’t wait to grab a spot now.

With this great excitement, we are now in need of a couple more coaches. You do NOT have to be a runner. You DO need to have a passion for teaching these girls a great curriculum and support them in this really fun program.

Coaches can be male or female over the age of 18 -so Mom OR Dad can participate with their daughter.

Practices are held at Inno, right after school from 4-5:15pm, 2 days/wk. (M/W or T/TH)

If you have any interest in registration or coaching, please contact Jenna Fisher:jennabekah77@gmail.com 419.350.5707

Annual FERPA Information

inno-ferpa-1216

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-6-12-55-pm

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

Building our pencil holders in Innogeneering!

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Look at all of the trash we found IN the building! Thanks, Ms. Kelli’s students for challenging us to own our space!

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January 3, 2017

January 2nd, 2017

Welcome Back!

Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Tuesday, January 3rd – School Resumes
  • Thursday, January 12th – Innocademy Spelling Bee – Time TBD
  • Friday, January 20th – End of Semester – No School For Students
  • February 9th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

January Lunch Menu

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Girls and Women in Sports Day Event at Hope College!

For girls in 6th-8th grade:  Hope College is offering a Girls and Women in Sports day event on January 18th.  It is a free event, reservations are required as space is limited.  Please use this link for more information.  http://athletics.hope.edu/general/2016-17/files/NGWSG_Flyer.2017.pdf

Request From Ms. Sharon – Art

Art is in need of empty small boxes about the size of cereal, crackers, macaroni, fruit snacks, etc. to use for an upcoming 3-D art building project.  Just drop them off in the art area. Thank you!

OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

After School Enrichment January Sign Up

Afterschool enrichment sign up for January  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-letitsnowlet

Interested in Helping Staff With Photocopying?

Thank you to everyone who helps with photocopying for teachers and staff! I know that this really is helping the teachers free up some time to focus more directly in the classroom. With every small action of help it makes a big impact. Please do not hesitate to sign up even if you can only help one time or part of a slot of time. If you are unsure how the machine works I would love to help you! Thank you again for all your help here is the new sign up for after the holiday break! Questions? Please contact me at renee.frye@innocademy.com

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-volunteer

REMINDER: WINTER GEAR AND SLIPPERS!!

Thanks to all of our families for sending winter gear with students every day. Students will always go outside for recess if the temperature and/or windchill are above zero degrees. Looking forward to some winter fun! Also a reminder that slippers are encouraged at school. Many students (and teachers! =) keep a pair in their cubby so they can change from their wet boots into something cozy and warm for learning time.

Yay Winter and Sledding!

Kids are loving the new fallen snow AND it’s finally sticking enough for them to use our sledding hill! Kids are welcome to bring sleds to school (LABELED, PLEASE =).

Speaking of Labels…

Just a note from our lost and found volunteer parent, Carolyn Fitzgerald that labeling winter clothing – or ANY clothing can help us return it to the students rather than having it end up in lost and found. Carolyn was able to find personalized labels on Etsy, Amazon or Groupon.

Also, REMINDER TO CHECK LOST AND FOUND BEFORE DECEMBER 20TH as all items left in lost and found will be donated over Christmas Break.

Total Trek Quest for Homestead Campus – 3rd – 5th Grade Boys

Look for registration information on the spring season of TTQ to come home the first week in January. The spring season will start the last week of February and will end with the Tulip Time 5K on May 6.

Total Trek Quest is a 9 week experiential learning program for boys in 3rd through 5th grades. It combines the physical activity of training for a 5K run with a curriculum that focuses on learning to make goals, building strong social bonds and making healthy choices. The training for the 5k includes strength and stretching exercises along with a program that gradually increases time spent running. The curriculum activities focus primarily on building relationships, setting goals, and making healthy choices. Teams meet after school twice a week for the 9 week season. Teams consist of 5-15 boys with at least 2 adult coaches.

We are also looking for coaches! Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential. You do not need to be an experienced runner! Ideally, we want at least 2 coaches per 15 boys on a team. If you are interested in coaching, contact Vicki Kavanaugh at 616-396-2301 ext 149 for more information.

Girls On The Run – MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!

We had such a great turnout for Girls on the Run registrations that needed to make 2 teams. Each team can have 15 girls maximum, which gives us space for just 8 more girls in 3rd-5th grade. Registration has re-opened just for the month of December, so if you missed your chance in November, don’t wait to grab a spot now.

With this great excitement, we are now in need of a couple more coaches. You do NOT have to be a runner. You DO need to have a passion for teaching these girls a great curriculum and support them in this really fun program.

Coaches can be male or female over the age of 18 -so Mom OR Dad can participate with their daughter.

Practices are held at Inno, right after school from 4-5:15pm, 2 days/wk. (M/W or T/TH)

If you have any interest in registration or coaching, please contact Jenna Fisher:jennabekah77@gmail.com 419.350.5707

Annual FERPA Information

inno-ferpa-1216

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-6-12-55-pm

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

Boys Basketball Coaches STILL Needed, Please!

We are looking for basketball coaches for the upcoming boys season beginning December/January here at Homestead Campus. If you are interested or have questions, please email Katie.wilson@innocademy.com, Thanks!

Our Youngest Friends enjoy studying St. Lucia Day!

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Mentors and Mentees… SO sweet.

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Intense concentration at the Christmas Extravaganza!!!

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December 19, 2016

December 18th, 2016

REMINDER: WINTER GEAR AND SLIPPERS!!

Thanks to all of our families for sending winter gear with students every day. Students will always go outside for recess if the temperature and/or windchill are above zero degrees. Looking forward to some winter fun! Also a reminder that slippers are encouraged at school. Many students (and teachers! =) keep a pair in their cubby so they can change from their wet boots into something cozy and warm for learning time.

Thank You!!!

Thanks to all of our families for attending the Christmas Extravaganza last week! What FUN!!! Special thanks to Ms.Hillary and Ms. Kate for organizing the event! Wow!

Inno staff is SOOOOO appreciative of our Inno Families! Special thanks to the Hospitality Team of Inno Roots for putting together this sweet (literally!) hot cocoa bar for us last week. Feeling spoiled! Thank you!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Monday, December 19th – Robotics Meeting – 6pm
  • Tuesday, December 20th – Last Day of School before Christmas Break
  • Wednesday, December 21stMonday, January 2nd – Innocademy Break Weeks
  • Tuesday, January 3rd – School Resumes
  • Thursday, January 12th – Innocademy Spelling Bee – Time TBD
  • Friday, January 20th – End of Semester – No School For Students
  • February 9th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Want To Join The Robotics Team?! MEETING TONIGHT, DECEMBER 19TH @ 6PM

If you are a student in grades 8th – 12th and might be interested in joining the Homestead Robotics Team, please plan to attend the meeting on Monday, December 19th at 6pm. Please see attached flyer for details and contact Mr. Chad at chad.zuber@innocademy.com with any questions.

robotics-meeting

After School Enrichment January Sign Up

Afterschool enrichment sign up for January  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-letitsnowlet

Interested in Helping Staff With Photocopying?

Thank you to everyone who helps with photocopying for teachers and staff! I know that this really is helping the teachers free up some time to focus more directly in the classroom. With every small action of help it makes a big impact. Please do not hesitate to sign up even if you can only help one time or part of a slot of time. If you are unsure how the machine works I would love to help you! Thank you again for all your help here is the new sign up for after the holiday break! Questions? Please contact me at renee.frye@innocademy.com

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-volunteer

REMINDER: Lost and Found Will Be Donated Over Break

Please make sure that you take a peek at the lost and found items stored by our youngest friends room. As you can see, there are tons of items we would love to reunite with their owners. All items not claimed will be donated over Christmas break so please claim your items by December 2oth. Thank you!

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OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

Yay Winter and Sledding!

Kids are loving the new fallen snow AND it’s finally sticking enough for them to use our sledding hill! Kids are welcome to bring sleds to school (LABELED, PLEASE =).

Speaking of Labels…

Just a note from our lost and found volunteer parent, Carolyn Fitzgerald that labeling winter clothing – or ANY clothing can help us return it to the students rather than having it end up in lost and found. Carolyn was able to find personalized labels on Etsy, Amazon or Groupon.

Also, REMINDER TO CHECK LOST AND FOUND BEFORE DECEMBER 20TH as all items left in lost and found will be donated over Christmas Break.

Total Trek Quest for Homestead Campus – 3rd – 5th Grade Boys

Look for registration information on the spring season of TTQ to come home the first week in January. The spring season will start the last week of February and will end with the Tulip Time 5K on May 6.

Total Trek Quest is a 9 week experiential learning program for boys in 3rd through 5th grades. It combines the physical activity of training for a 5K run with a curriculum that focuses on learning to make goals, building strong social bonds and making healthy choices. The training for the 5k includes strength and stretching exercises along with a program that gradually increases time spent running. The curriculum activities focus primarily on building relationships, setting goals, and making healthy choices. Teams meet after school twice a week for the 9 week season. Teams consist of 5-15 boys with at least 2 adult coaches.

We are also looking for coaches! Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential. You do not need to be an experienced runner! Ideally, we want at least 2 coaches per 15 boys on a team. If you are interested in coaching, contact Vicki Kavanaugh at 616-396-2301 ext 149 for more information.

Girls On The Run – MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!

We had such a great turnout for Girls on the Run registrations that needed to make 2 teams. Each team can have 15 girls maximum, which gives us space for just 8 more girls in 3rd-5th grade. Registration has re-opened just for the month of December, so if you missed your chance in November, don’t wait to grab a spot now.

With this great excitement, we are now in need of a couple more coaches. You do NOT have to be a runner. You DO need to have a passion for teaching these girls a great curriculum and support them in this really fun program.

Coaches can be male or female over the age of 18 -so Mom OR Dad can participate with their daughter.

Practices are held at Inno, right after school from 4-5:15pm, 2 days/wk. (M/W or T/TH)

If you have any interest in registration or coaching, please contact Jenna Fisher:jennabekah77@gmail.com 419.350.5707

Annual FERPA Information

inno-ferpa-1216

December Lunch Menu

inno_homestead_dec_lunch

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-3-47-34-pm

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-6-12-55-pm

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Looking To Create A Team and Play In a Basketball Tournament?

Holland Recreation is offering a double elimination 3 on 3 basketball tournament for area youth to compete in while on winter break! All the information can be found below along with the registration form. attach registration form

5th/6th Grade Tournaments Date: Tuesday, December 27th @ Noon

7th/8th Grade Tournaments Date: Wednesday, December 28th @ Noon

Divisions: Teams will only face opponents of the same grade and gender.

Tournament Style: Double Elimination

Entry Fee: $40 (Due upon signing up)

Location: Holland Civic Center

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 19th @ 5pm

If you have any questions, please contact Garrett Thelen at g.thelen@cityofholland.com.

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

Boys Basketball Coaches STILL Needed, Please!

We are looking for basketball coaches for the upcoming boys season beginning December/January here at Homestead Campus. If you are interested or have questions, please email Katie.wilson@innocademy.com, Thanks!

Dutch Dancing Fun

Have you always wanted to learn to Dutch Dance and participate in Tulip Time? Now is your chance! If you are a student in grades 3rd, 4th or 5th at Innocademy or iCademy Global, you are invited to participate in a Dutch Dancing group that will perform at this year’s Tulip Time Celebration in May. Please take a peek at the flyer and click on the link to learn more and register.n

www.tuliptime.com/kinder-dutch-dance-group

Way to go Homestead Girls Basketball! Blaze for the WIN!

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Family Time Sharing!

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Developing games that can be played with limited spanish/english language for our oldest friends visit to Costa Rica this spring!

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Mr. Cory’s students figure out multi-step equations with manipulatives.

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Green room friends work to understand Christmas traditions around the world.

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December 12, 2016

December 12th, 2016

INNOCADEMY CLOSED TODAY, DECEMBER 12TH, DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. STAY WARM & SAFE!

THANK YOU – WINTER GEAR AND SLIPPERS!!

Thanks to all of our families for sending winter gear with students every day. Students will always go outside for recess if the temperature and/or windchill are above zero degrees. Looking forward to some winter fun! Also a reminder that slippers are encouraged at school. Many students (and teachers! =) keep a pair in their cubby so they can change from their wet boots into something cozy and warm for learning time.

Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Thursday, December 15th – Washington DC and Costa Rica commitments and deposits due
  • Thursday, December 15th – Dismissal At Community Reformed Church – 3:30pm – details below
  • Thursday, December 15th – Christmas Extravaganza – 6:30pm at Community Reformed Church – Performances begin at 7pm
  • Monday, December 19th – Robotics Meeting – 6pm
  • Tuesday, December 20th – Last Day of School before Christmas Break
  • Wednesday, December 21stMonday, January 2nd – Innocademy Break Weeks
  • Tuesday, January 3rd – School Resumes
  • Friday, January 20th – End of Semester – No School For Students
  • February 9th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

REMINDER – Christmas Extravaganza on THURSDAY!

When: Thursday December 15, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm for previewing of fun projects created by students. Performances begin at 7pm.

Where: Community Reformed Church in Zeeland

Who’s performing: All Innocademy Y5 – 4th grade students, Las Huellas, as well as the middle school choir

Others Showcased: Mr. Chad will be showcasing some engineering projects for parents to look at before entering the sanctuary. Stop motion animation will be providing videos for transitions, and Ms. Sharon & Ms. Kate are collaborating to showcase some student artwork as a prelude.

Thursday will be an afternoon half day rehearsal at Community Reformed Church. Students will be bussed over to the church from Innocademy. Dismissal will happen at 3:30pm from the church following this map: community-reformed-pick-up-map

Want To Join The Robotics Team?!

If you are a student in grades 8th – 12th and might be interested in joining the Homestead Robotics Team, please plan to attend the meeting on Monday, December 19th at 6pm. Please see attached flyer for details and contact Mr. Chad at chad.zuber@innocademy.com with any questions.

robotics-meeting

Yay Winter and Sledding!

Kids are loving the new fallen snow AND it’s finally sticking enough for them to use our sledding hill! Kids are welcome to bring sleds to school (LABELED, PLEASE =).

Speaking of Labels…

Just a note from our lost and found volunteer parent, Carolyn Fitzgerald that labeling winter clothing – or ANY clothing can help us return it to the students rather than having it end up in lost and found. Carolyn was able to find personalized labels on Etsy, Amazon or Groupon.

Also, REMINDER TO CHECK LOST AND FOUND BEFORE DECEMBER 20TH as all items left in lost and found will be donated over Christmas Break.

Total Trek Quest for Homestead Campus – 3rd – 5th Grade Boys

Look for registration information on the spring season of TTQ to come home the first week in January. The spring season will start the last week of February and will end with the Tulip Time 5K on May 6.

Total Trek Quest is a 9 week experiential learning program for boys in 3rd through 5th grades. It combines the physical activity of training for a 5K run with a curriculum that focuses on learning to make goals, building strong social bonds and making healthy choices. The training for the 5k includes strength and stretching exercises along with a program that gradually increases time spent running. The curriculum activities focus primarily on building relationships, setting goals, and making healthy choices. Teams meet after school twice a week for the 9 week season. Teams consist of 5-15 boys with at least 2 adult coaches.

We are also looking for coaches! Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential. You do not need to be an experienced runner! Ideally, we want at least 2 coaches per 15 boys on a team. If you are interested in coaching, contact Vicki Kavanaugh at 616-396-2301 ext 149 for more information.

Girls On The Run – MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!

We had such a great turnout for Girls on the Run registrations that needed to make 2 teams. Each team can have 15 girls maximum, which gives us space for just 8 more girls in 3rd-5th grade. Registration has re-opened just for the month of December, so if you missed your chance in November, don’t wait to grab a spot now.

With this great excitement, we are now in need of a couple more coaches. You do NOT have to be a runner. You DO need to have a passion for teaching these girls a great curriculum and support them in this really fun program.

Coaches can be male or female over the age of 18 -so Mom OR Dad can participate with their daughter.

Practices are held at Inno, right after school from 4-5:15pm, 2 days/wk. (M/W or T/TH)

If you have any interest in registration or coaching, please contact Jenna Fisher:jennabekah77@gmail.com 419.350.5707

Annual FERPA Information

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OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

December Lunch Menu

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Lost and Found – Yikes! It’s OVERFLOWING!

Please make sure that you take a peek at the lost and found items stored by our youngest friends room. As you can see, there are tons of items we would love to reunite with their owners. All items not claimed will be donated over Christmas break so please claim your items by December 2oth. Thank you!


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Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

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www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Looking To Create A Team and Play In a Basketball Tournament?

Holland Recreation is offering a double elimination 3 on 3 basketball tournament for area youth to compete in while on winter break! All the information can be found below along with the registration form. attach registration form

5th/6th Grade Tournaments Date: Tuesday, December 27th @ Noon

7th/8th Grade Tournaments Date: Wednesday, December 28th @ Noon

Divisions: Teams will only face opponents of the same grade and gender.

Tournament Style: Double Elimination

Entry Fee: $40 (Due upon signing up)

Location: Holland Civic Center

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 19th @ 5pm

If you have any questions, please contact Garrett Thelen at g.thelen@cityofholland.com.

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

Would You Like To Do Some Photocopying For Staff?

Photocopying session two sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-volunteer

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

Boys Basketball Coaches STILL Needed, Please!

We are looking for basketball coaches for the upcoming boys season beginning December/January here at Homestead Campus. If you are interested or have questions, please email Katie.wilson@innocademy.com, Thanks!

Dutch Dancing Fun

Have you always wanted to learn to Dutch Dance and participate in Tulip Time? Now is your chance! If you are a student in grades 3rd, 4th or 5th at Innocademy or iCademy Global, you are invited to participate in a Dutch Dancing group that will perform at this year’s Tulip Time Celebration in May. Please take a peek at the flyer and click on the link to learn more and register.n

www.tuliptime.com/kinder-dutch-dance-group

After School Enrichment Snow Angel Fun!!

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Middle schoolers use strategy cards during their non-fiction writing.

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Our youngest friends using their lit up Pointer Power skills in reading!

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December 5, 2016

December 4th, 2016

THANK YOU!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in or came out to cheer us on during the Holland Christmas Light Parade last week! Soooo fun and SUCH beautiful weather! Special thank you to the float committee: Renee Nyhof, Renee Frye, Michelle Williams and Hannah Willette for pulling everything together and the Nyhofs for the loan of the trailer and truck for our float!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Saturday, December 10th – Innocademy Allegan Campus Craft Fair – 10am-2pm
  • Saturday, December 10th – Minecraft Bootcamp at Protege Game Studios on Campus – http://tinyurl.com/joprq4u
  • Thursday, December 15th – Washington DC and Costa Rica commitments and deposits due
  • Thursday, December 15th – Dismissal At Community Reformed Church – 3:30pm – details below
  • Thursday, December 15th – Christmas Extravaganza – 6:30pm at Community Reformed Church – Performances begin at 7pm
  • Tuesday, December 20th – Last Day of School before Christmas Break
  • Wednesday, December 21stMonday, January 2nd – Innocademy Break Weeks
  • Tuesday, January 3rd – School Resumes
  • Friday, January 20th – End of Semester – No School For Students
  • February 9th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Looking for Something Fun To Do Next Saturday?

Check out our friends at Innocademy Allegan Campus! They are hosting a fun “Snowflake Sale” from 10am – 2pm. Bring the family and get all of your Christmas shopping done!

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Homestead Campus “Angel Tree” – Note from InnoCares

Do you or another Innocademy/iCademy family you know have a need within your family 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.

This year we will offer an Angel Tree opportunity, open to all Inno Homestead/Allegan Campus, and iCademy families. Needs will be placed on a tree, for others to select from, and help provide.

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

Should you have some specific needs this year, please send an email request BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, to: inno.cares@innocademy.com

All requests will be viewed by Ms Kerri and the Parent Lead of InnoCares, Marie Getz. Once all requests have been received, you will hear back directly from one of them 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.

Merry Christmas from the InnoCares Team

What Is InnoCares, Anyway?

Innocademy and iCademy Global strive to foster a Culture of Caring within our school community. The InnoCares Team (one of several parent volunteer teams serving under the umbrella of InnoRoots) was created to provide extra care and help for students, staff, and families during circumstances of higher needs. Some examples are the birth or adoption of a child, a job or housing transition, a death in the family, illness/injury or surgery. We all face these things at one time or another, and in those times, we all need a community of support around us. The InnoCares Team is the place to communicate those needs (email: inno.cares@innocademy.com) so we can arrange some help such as car pool, meals, or simply cards of encouragement. Some situations we realize can be of a delicate nature and we will keep those confidential while offering discreet support. Please email to let us know how we can care for you and your family!

A Note From Inno Roots

Once again our families have set the tone for a successful year by helping the Homestead Campus run a great first semester.   We appreciate your unfailing attention to detail and your helping hands in the daily lives of our kids.
 
We are fortunate to have volunteers stepping up to tutor and organize and chaperone and copy and run events and spruce the place up and cover so many other needs!  If you see a parent or grandparent around investing time and talent to our schools please make sure to thank them for making a difference in our IES community . 
 
As second semester approaches and schedules change with the seasons,  if you or a family member would like to become involved in new or additional ways, please contact the InnoRoots team to let us know and find out more.
 
Thank you for making our schools great!
 
The Innoroots Team
Jane Lanser, jane.lanser@gmail.com

Boys Basketball Coaches STILL Needed, Please!

We are looking for basketball coaches for the upcoming boys season beginning December/January here at Homestead Campus. If you are interested or have questions, please email Katie.wilson@innocademy.com, Thanks!

Dutch Dancing Fun

Have you always wanted to learn to Dutch Dance and participate in Tulip Time? Now is your chance! If you are a student in grades 3rd, 4th or 5th at Innocademy or iCademy Global, you are invited to participate in a Dutch Dancing group that will perform at this year’s Tulip Time Celebration in May. Please take a peek at the flyer and click on the link to learn more and register.n

www.tuliptime.com/kinder-dutch-dance-group

OLDER INFO…IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN IT =)

December Lunch Menu

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Lost and Found – Yikes! It’s OVERFLOWING!

Please make sure that you take a peek at the lost and found items stored by our youngest friends room. As you can see, there are tons of items we would love to reunite with their owners. All items not claimed will be donated over Christmas break so please claim your items by December 2oth. Thank you!


screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-6-08-46-pm

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-6-12-55-pm

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team

Looking To Create A Team and Play In a Basketball Tournament?

Holland Recreation is offering a double elimination 3 on 3 basketball tournament for area youth to compete in while on winter break! All the information can be found below along with the registration form. attach registration form

5th/6th Grade Tournaments Date: Tuesday, December 27th @ Noon

7th/8th Grade Tournaments Date: Wednesday, December 28th @ Noon

Divisions: Teams will only face opponents of the same grade and gender.

Tournament Style: Double Elimination

Entry Fee: $40 (Due upon signing up)

Location: Holland Civic Center

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 19th @ 5pm

If you have any questions, please contact Garrett Thelen at g.thelen@cityofholland.com.

Do You Know Of Any Spring Housing Options?

We have an iCademy Family returning from out of the country who will need to rent a place for one – four months this spring. If you know of something that might be an option for this family, please contact Michael at mcarlson777@gmail.com. Thank you!

Christmas Extravaganza Details

When: Thursday December 15, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm for previewing of fun projects created by students. Performances begin at 7pm.

Where: Community Reformed Church in Zeeland

Who’s performing: All Innocademy Y5 – 4th grade students, Las Huellas, as well as the middle school choir

Others Showcased: Mr. Chad will be showcasing some engineering projects for parents to look at before entering the sanctuary. Stop motion animation will be providing videos for transitions, and Ms. Sharon & Ms. Kate are collaborating to showcase some student artwork as a prelude.

Thursday will be an afternoon half day rehearsal at Community Reformed Church. Students will be bussed over to the church from Innocademy. Dismissal will happen at 3:30pm from the church following this map: community-reformed-pick-up-map

Upcoming Camp Opportunities – Protege Game Studios

Protege Game Studios will be hosting several upcoming camps for any interested students. Please contact Mr. Alec at alecmartelle@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.


December 10th:  Minecraft Bootcamp – http://tinyurl.com/joprq4u

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

ski-club-real-bittersweet-prices

Would You Like To Do Some Photocopying For Staff?

Photocopying session two sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-volunteer

4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.

We were so excited to see our friend, Bianca, last week! Bianca is from Honduras and we purchase our coffee from her mom for RE:FUEL!

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Ms. Kelli’s group reminds us that each and every one of us can make a difference!

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The stop motion animation class is working hard on their piece for the Christmas Extravaganza!

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Innogineering students finish up their mealworm experiments!

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Mapping our tastebuds in science with Mr. Alvin

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