May 22, 2017

May 19th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

REGISTER BY JUNE 9TH TO BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT AND COLOR PACKET!

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

If you would like to help with this event, we have several areas we could use volunteers.
We will need help with event planning and sponsorships before the event, and lots of volunteers for the day of. If you would like to join in the fun, please contact Jenna Fisher for more details: jennabekah77@gmail.com

Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza Rehearsal in PM – DISMISSAL FROM COMMUNITY AT 3:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 7:00pm 
  • Monday, May 29th – June 4th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Tuesday, May 30th – Fuzzy Peach Fundraiser – 7-9pm
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • Thursday, June 8th – IES Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:30-8:30pm @ Homestead Campus
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH – LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR COLOR RUN on June 24th!
  • June 9th, 16th, 23rd – No School – Enjoy the long weekends!
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • Saturday, June 24th – Inno Turns 10 Celebration Day & Color Run Race
  • Monday, August 7th – First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Cookies Needed =)

As you know, this week, Wednesday is the Spring Showcase at Community Reformed Church. If you are able to donate some refreshments for the fun event, please click on the link, below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa5aa23a2fc1-cookies

After School Enrichment Sign Up – Last Session

If you are interested in having your student(s) attend After School Enrichment, you can find the link, here:

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

iCademy/Innocademy Family In Need…

As I shared in the email Friday morning, one of our iCademy Global students, Anya Dibkey, sister of Logan at Innocademy, has been struggling with Crohn’s disease for many years. Over the course of the last 3 weeks, however, Anya has endured 6 surgeries.
As of Friday morning…after the 6th surgery… doctors are hopeful that she is on a good path and will not have to have another for the next 3-6 months.
As you can imagine, the stress of an ill child, mounting medical expenses and being 2-1/2 hrs from home has been a heavy burden for Anya‘s family to bear.  As a result, her Aunt has set up a GoFundMe page for those of you who would be interested in supporting this family. Thank you for your generosity!
https://www.gofundme.com/AnyaDibkey

Garden Donations Still Needed, Please!

While you’re enjoying the weekend, please consider stopping by a local greenhouse or checking out your backyard. We have less than half of the plants we need to make the Homestead garden beds look beautiful this spring.

Thank you to those of you who have already donated. For those who haven’t had a chance yet, it’s not too late! Please take a look at the updated sign up genius link, below, to sign up for a plant (or a few!) to donate to your classroom’s garden bed.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4dada92faafa7-homestead1

Middle School Families, Only =)

On Wednesday May 24, the Innocademy students will be traveling to Community Reformed Church for the Innocademy Showcase dress rehearsal. We understand some of the middle school students will not be participating in this and would like to offer you the opportunity to pick them up here instead of the church.

The students who will need to attend dress rehearsal are students who are in Las Huellas, Ms. Gina, Ms. Monica, Ms. Heather, Ms. Cyndi, Ms. Kerri or Ms. Sara’s learning groups or are middle school students involved with:

  • Choir
  • Band
  • Costa Rica
  • Stop Motion Animation

If your child is not involved with the groups above and you would like your child to stay here during the afternoon, please follow the link below and fill out the survey. We are requesting this be completed by Tuesday May 23 so we can plan and staff accordingly.

Survey Link for Showcase Pick Up

Congratulations Art Students!

Ms. Sharon reports that we are really fortunate to have 6 Innocademy students selected to have their work sent to China as part of the China Art Exchange sponsored by MSU! Students who chose to participate depicted life in Michigan to share with students in China.  The artwork was sent to MSU to be juried and the artwork that was selected will be sent to schools in China.  Congratulations to the following students:

Greta B., Eshwar S., Selah A., Maylena F., Kate M. and Shea F.

Congratulations on a GREAT Soccer Season!

As you know, this year was the FIRST season for girls’ 7/8th grade soccer at Innocademy & iCademy Global! We were excited to partner with Corpus Christi to form a team!

The ladies just completed a very successful season (4-4).  Trina and Annabelle, Innocademy students, had a great time contributing to the team and making some new friends.

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 Girls On The Run – Community Impact Project

As part of a Community Impact Project, the Innocademy and iCademy Global girls from Girls on The Run are hosting a bake sale to raise funds to benefit the Humane Society. Baked goods will be available in the Re-Fuel Cafe, all day, Monday-Thursday this next week.

The girls are also collecting items for the animal shelter. Those items can be placed on the designated table in RE:FUEL

If your family would like to support the girls’ hard work by making a donation  (goody or item for the shelter), please take a look at the sign up list below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0448A9AB2AA1F58-community 

Our names are Brooke, Delyla, Erin and Braylee and we are representing Girls On The Run. As part of our Community Impact Project we are collecting donations & also raising money through a Great Grand Bake sale for an animal shelter, to help the animals that don’t have a home. The Bake Sale will take place in the Re-Fuel Cafe from Monday through Thursday; if you would like to donate baked goods or items, please click on the Sign Up Genius link and bring the items to Innocademy next week. 
Baked goods will be placed on the counter of the Re-fuel cafe and the item donations can be placed in the table up front, with the GOTR poster. 
Below you will find some of the Human Society’s wish list:
Batteries (AA, C, 9-volt)
Calming Caps
Canned Cat/Dog food (Pate style for cats)
Cat Treats 
Cat Bowls (stainless steal or ceramic)
Cat Toys with Feathers (no plastic)
Plush Dog Toys (no tennis balls or rope toys)
Plush Cat Houses
Dog Chews (rawhide, bully sticks, Nylabones)

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

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

Get your ’16-’17 yearbook starting today through Friday, May 26th.  They are available online at yearbookforever.com for $20 a book.  The books have been designed by a group of middle school students, are hard cover, and are a great keepsake for years to come.  Books will be distributed the week of June 19th for kids to enjoy and get signatures from their friends.  No late orders will be accepted so please place those orders now through next Friday!

May Lunch Menu

May Lunch Menu

Interested in Piano Lessons?

Alabanza Piano Studio has openings for summer camps, for students who have had some piano lessons. Piano Olympics Camp July 7, Boom Badda Boom Camp June 16, and Chord Camp June 30. More information and registration at www.alabanzapianostudio.com . Questions? Please contact Jill Zuber at jillzuber@gmail.com

Spring Showcase! May 24th – 7pm

There will be a rehearsal at the church on May 24th. Please plan on picking up your student at 3:30pm at Community Reformed Church using the map, below. If your student is participating in After School Enrichment that day, he/she will be transported by staff back to school that afternoon.

community-reformed-pick-up-map

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Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

Mark your calendars for some fun! On June 8th from 6:30-8:30 join other students from Innocademy, Innocademy Allegan and iCademy at Homestead Campus for the Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance. Please keep your eye out for a sign up genius asking for sundae topping donations.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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!

Ms. Hillary’s music students are building rhythm patterns with their Beat Blocks!

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Look what we built in Innogeneering with Mr. Chad! A portable sink for science!

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Our Youngest Friends use their “Pointer Power” to be excellent readers!

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Dancing and singing in Las Huellas!

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May 15, 2017

May 15th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

If you would like to help with this event, we have several areas we could use volunteers.
We will need help with event planning and sponsorships before the event, and lots of volunteers for the day of. If you would like to join in the fun, please contact Jenna Fisher for more details: jennabekah77@gmail.com

Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • Monday, May 15th – Wednesday, May 17th – Plant Donations due. See below for details =)
  • Wednesday, May 17th @9am – Barcoding Blitz Day – Can You Help?
  • Thursday, May 18th – Tutor Training Volunteer Opportunity – 5:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday, May 20th – InnoMazing Race and Whole Community Hoopla @ Innocademy Allegan
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza Rehearsal in PM – DISMISSAL FROM COMMUNITY AT 3:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 7:00pm 
  • Monday, May 29th – June 4th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Tuesday, May 30th – Fuzzy Peach Fundraiser – 7-9pm
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • Thursday, June 8th – IES Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:30-8:30pm @ Homestead Campus
  • June 9th, 16th, 23rd – No School – Enjoy the long weekends!
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • Saturday, June 24th – Inno Turns 10 Celebration Day & Color Run Race
  • Monday, August 7th – First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

YET ANOTHER BARCODING BLITZ DAY!

We have some great momentum going as we try to complete barcoding our books.  We’ve had a small group join us for our previous barcoding days and now most of these parents are continuing to barcode at home.  We’d love to have a few more of you join us on WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 at 9 am.  Claudia will get you started on how it works and then you’re welcome to work on books for an hour or the whole day or even take some books home with you.  An easy and fun way to make a big contribution to our school!  Also, a big thanks to those of you who are already helping us out with this project!!

Middle School Dance (7th/8th Grades) – THIS WEEK FRIDAY!

If you are able to help chaperone or donate some snacks/drinks, please click on this link to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eaead2ca3fb6-spring1

Get your dancing shoes ready! Our Spring semi-formal dance is coming! On May 19th from 7pm-10pm, join us for the “Under The Sea” themed event. All 7th/8th middle schoolers from iCademy, InnoZeeland and InnoAllegan are invited to participate!

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

Get your ’16-’17 yearbook starting today through Friday, May 26th.  They are available online at yearbookforever.com for $20 a book.  The books have been designed by a group of middle school students, are hard cover, and are a great keepsake for years to come.  Books will be distributed the week of June 19th for kids to enjoy and get signatures from their friends.  No late orders will be accepted so please place those orders now through next Friday! Check out the SA-WEET poster made by Kira!

Fuzzy Peach Middle School Dance Fundraiser

The middle school dance committee is hosting a night at Fuzzy Peach in Zeeland to help raise money for the dance. We thought it might be good to hold it during the kids May break week. It will be on Tuesday May 30th from 7-9 pm.

FREE – Workout in The Park – Saturday, May 20th

workout in the park

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

Innocademy/Precademy Garden Project

As I mentioned in last week’s email, we are excited to start a garden project for the boxes outside and need your help!
Each homeroom class has a garden theme and ideas for plants to place in the boxes. Please see the attachment, find your child’s homeroom teacher (Jessenia and Anita are working together!) and read all about the theme and types of plants they are looking for. Have fun choosing plants at a local greenhouse with your child – – or feel free to give a monetary donation in lieu of a plant. You may sign up using the link, below, for the type of plant(s) you wish to provide.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4dada92faafa7-homestead
If you’d like to take a peek at the list of plants and theme for each homeroom, again, here it is:
School Garden_Master
We are looking for plants to be delivered to school between May 15th – May 17th.
Thanks, in advance, for helping create this super cool space for our kiddos to learn and grow!

Phonemic Awareness Tutor Training – FREE!!! Are You Able To Help, Please?

We are SO excited to be able to offer another Barton Intervention Tutor Training for anyone interested in helping our 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, May 18th 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”; yoututor my kid and I will tutor yours =).

Training is FREE! Please RSVP to Leisa at leisa.lobbezoo@icademyglobal.org if you’d like to join us!

Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important program and our students.

May Lunch Menu

May Lunch Menu

Interested in Piano Lessons?

Alabanza Piano Studio has openings for summer camps, for students who have had some piano lessons. Piano Olympics Camp July 7, Boom Badda Boom Camp June 16, and Chord Camp June 30. More information and registration at www.alabanzapianostudio.com . Questions? Please contact Jill Zuber at jillzuber@gmail.com

Spring Showcase! May 24th – 7pm

There will be a rehearsal at the church on May 24th. Please plan on picking up your student at 3:30pm at Community Reformed Church using the map, below. If your student is participating in After School Enrichment that day, he/she will be transported by staff back to school that afternoon.

community-reformed-pick-up-map

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InnoMazing Race Is Back! All Welcome To Participate!

Mark your calendars! Our sister school in Fennville is hosting the Inno-mazing Race – a 5K event that helps students pay for their field experiences. It’s a great way to connect with the community, and help out some Inno-mazing kids! Students at Homestead Campus are welcome to participate and raise money for their field experiences as well! Hope to see you there! Register HERE to run the race.

5K poster 2017

Innomazing race student sponsorship

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Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

Mark your calendars for some fun! On June 8th from 6:30-8:30 join other students from Innocademy, Innocademy Allegan and iCademy at Homestead Campus for the Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance. Please keep your eye out for a sign up genius asking for sundae topping donations.

Online Internet Safety

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.

Corpus Christi Golf Outing – May 20th

As you may remember, Corpus Christi School is partnering with us this spring to make sports available for our middle school students. If you are a golfer and looking for a fun event to support a great school, this is it! Thank you!

Corpus Christi Boostersgolf (Autosaved)

Annual Report

Innocademy’s Annual Report is available on our website. You can find it HERE by clicking on the button that says “Annual Report”

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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

 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!

Thank You, Parents! For making us feel so special this week!

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Learning about refracting light in InnoEngineering with Mr. Chad!

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May 8, 2017

May 7th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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Mr. Kelly is EXCITED about the Color Run! We did a little fun “practice” this week!

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

If you would like to help with this event, we have several areas we could use volunteers.
We will need help with event planning and sponsorships before the event, and lots of volunteers for the day of. If you would like to join in the fun, please contact Jenna Fisher for more details: jennabekah77@gmail.com

HUGE Thank You!

To all of our volunteers who, again, helped in the Just Right Library on Tuesday. What a BIG job! Thank you for helping make a dent!

Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Saturday, May 20th – InnoMazing Race and Whole Community Hoopla @ Innocademy Allegan
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza Rehearsal in PM – DISMISSAL FROM COMMUNITY AT 3:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 7:00pm – NOTE TIME CHANGE
  • Monday, May 29th – June 4th – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • Thursday, June 8th – IES Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:30-8:30pm @ Homestead Campus
  • June 9th, 16th, 23rd – No School – Enjoy the long weekends!
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • Saturday, June 24th – Inno Turns 10 Celebration Day & Color Run Race
  • Monday, August 7th – First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Congratulations to Eshwar and Sanjith!

Eshwar and Sanjith participated in the Spelling bee conducted by North South Foundation (NSF), a volunteer driven non-profit organization. Eshwar won the first place in Senior Spelling bee and Sanjith got the 8th place in junior category! Wow! Hearty congratulations to you, both!

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Innocademy/Precademy Garden Project

As I mentioned in last week’s email, we are excited to start a garden project for the boxes outside and need your help!
Each homeroom class has a garden theme and ideas for plants to place in the boxes. Please see the attachment, find your child’s homeroom teacher (Jessenia and Anita are working together!) and read all about the theme and types of plants they are looking for. Have fun choosing plants at a local greenhouse with your child – – or feel free to give a monetary donation in lieu of a plant. You may sign up using the link, below, for the type of plant(s) you wish to provide.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4dada92faafa7-homestead
If you’d like to take a peek at the list of plants and theme for each homeroom, again, here it is:
School Garden_Master
We are looking for plants to be delivered to school between May 15th – May 17th.
Thanks, in advance, for helping create this super cool space for our kiddos to learn and grow!

Phonemic Awareness Tutor Training – FREE!!! Are You Able To Help, Please?

We are SO excited to be able to offer another Barton Intervention Tutor Training for anyone interested in helping our 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, May 18th 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”; yoututor my kid and I will tutor yours =).

Training is FREE!

Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important program and our students.

May Lunch Menu

May Lunch Menu

Interested in Piano Lessons?

Alabanza Piano Studio has openings for summer camps, for students who have had some piano lessons. Piano Olympics Camp July 7, Boom Badda Boom Camp June 16, and Chord Camp June 30. More information and registration at www.alabanzapianostudio.com . Questions? Please contact Jill Zuber at jillzuber@gmail.com

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

Spring Showcase! May 24th – 7pm

There will be a rehearsal at the church on May 24th. Please plan on picking up your student at 3:30pm at Community Reformed Church using the map, below. If your student is participating in After School Enrichment that day, he/she will be transported by staff back to school that afternoon.

community-reformed-pick-up-map

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InnoMazing Race Is Back! All Welcome To Participate!

Mark your calendars! Our sister school in Fennville is hosting the Inno-mazing Race – a 5K event that helps students pay for their field experiences. It’s a great way to connect with the community, and help out some Inno-mazing kids! Students at Homestead Campus are welcome to participate and raise money for their field experiences as well! Hope to see you there! Register HERE to run the race.

5K poster 2017

Innomazing race student sponsorship

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Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

Mark your calendars for some fun! On June 8th from 6:30-8:30 join other students from Innocademy, Innocademy Allegan and iCademy at Homestead Campus for the Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance. Please keep your eye out for a sign up genius asking for sundae topping donations.

Online Internet Safety

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.

May 19th- Middle School Spring Dance 

Get your dancing shoes ready! Our Spring semi-formal dance is coming! On May 19th from 7pm-10pm, join us for the “Under The Sea” themed event. All middle schoolers from iCademy, InnoZeeland and InnoAllegan are invited to participate! Look for more information to come regarding ways your can get involved!

Corpus Christi Golf Outing – May 20th

As you may remember, Corpus Christi School is partnering with us this spring to make sports available for our middle school students. If you are a golfer and looking for a fun event to support a great school, this is it! Thank you!

Corpus Christi Boostersgolf (Autosaved)

Annual Report

Innocademy’s Annual Report is available on our website. You can find it HERE by clicking on the button that says “Annual Report”

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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.

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

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

Thank you,

International Team

 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!

Ms. Kristy’s grandfather and Chloe’s GREAT grandfather, who served in World War II, took time to speak with Mr. Kelly’s class about his experiences. Wow!

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Our Youngest Friends doing a little Bird Art! What fun!

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Youngest Friends had great fun visiting the Outdoor Discovery Center this week!

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Oldest Friends got a chance to check out some cool careers during their visit to the Careerline Tech Center this week!

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May 1, 2017

April 30th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

If you would like to help with this event, we have several areas we could use volunteers.
We will need help with event planning and sponsorships before the event, and lots of volunteers for the day of. If you would like to join in the fun, please contact Jenna Fisher for more details:jennabekah77@gmail.com

 

HUGE Thank You!

To all of our volunteers who helped in the Just Right Library on Friday. What a BIG job! Thank you for helping make a dent!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Saturday, May 20th – InnoMazing Race and Whole Community Hoopla @ Innocademy Allegan
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza Rehearsal in PM – DISMISSAL FROM COMMUNITY AT 3:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 7:00pm – NOTE TIME CHANGE
  • Monday, May 29th – June 4th – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • Thursday, June 8th – IES Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:30-8:30pm @ Homestead Campus
  • June 9th, 16th, 23rd – No School – Enjoy the long weekends!
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • Saturday, June 24th – Inno Turns 10 Celebration Day & Color Run Race
  • Monday, August 7th – First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Just Right Library – OUR 2nd BARCODING DAY COMING TOMORROW!!

Our first barcoding blitz day is in the books (pun intended =).  We got a strong start and want to keep the momentum going, so we’ll be having another one on Tuesday—tomorrow!  For those of you who haven’t done this before, please bring a laptop if possible, we’ll meet at 9 for a little teaching session, and then you’re free to stay and barcode as long as you would like.  Email myself (jane.lanser@gmail.com) with questions or just feel free to show up tomorrow.  Thanks for your help—so much fun to see progress!

Spring Showcase! May 24th – 7pm

There will be a rehearsal at the church on May 24th. Please plan on picking up your student at 3:30pm at Community Reformed Church using the map, below. If your student is participating in After School Enrichment that day, he/she will be transported by staff back to school that afternoon.

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“Sex, Drugs & Technology” Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended this workshop last week. If you were unable to make the meeting, please see below for the link. You will notice that you have to forward the recording until 7pm as the iCademy Parent Meeting met just ahead of this workshop =).

SEX, DRUGS & TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP RECORDING

InnoMazing Race Is Back! All Welcome To Participate!

Mark your calendars! Our sister school in Fennville is hosting the Inno-mazing Race – a 5K event that helps students pay for their field experiences. It’s a great way to connect with the community, and help out some Inno-mazing kids! Students at Homestead Campus are welcome to participate and raise money for their field experiences as well! Hope to see you there! Register HERE to run the race.

5K poster 2017

Innomazing race student sponsorship

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Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

Mark your calendars for some fun! On June 8th from 6:30-8:30 join other students from Innocademy, Innocademy Allegan and iCademy at Homestead Campus for the Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance. Please keep your eye out for a sign up genius asking for sundae topping donations.

Online Internet Safety

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.

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

May 19th- Middle School Spring Dance 

Get your dancing shoes ready! Our Spring semi-formal dance is coming! On May 19th from 7pm-10pm, join us for the “Under The Sea” themed event. All middle schoolers from iCademy, InnoZeeland and InnoAllegan are invited to participate! Look for more information to come regarding ways your can get involved!

Corpus Christi Golf Outing – May 20th

As you may remember, Corpus Christi School is partnering with us this spring to make sports available for our middle school students. If you are a golfer and looking for a fun event to support a great school, this is it! Thank you!

Corpus Christi Boostersgolf (Autosaved)

Annual Report

Innocademy’s Annual Report is available on our website. You can find it HERE by clicking on the button that says “Annual Report”

April Lunch Menu

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School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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

 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!

Learning about how coffee is grown and processed! We even got to help!
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Getting some work done and having fun at Lifting Hands in Costa Rica

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Youngest friends learn about pollution and keeping our waters clean.

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What a GREAT recess helper! Brody went around and collected equipment without anyone even asking him to! THANK YOU!!

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April 24, 2017

April 23rd, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 27th – 7:00pm – Virtual Meeting “Sex, Drugs and Technology” – PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE
  • April 28th – JRG work session for Volunteers – EVERYONE WELCOME
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Day of the Young Child at Cityside Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Saturday, May 20th – InnoMazing Race and Whole Community Hoopla @ Innocademy Allegan
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 6:30pm
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • Monday, August 7th – First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Volunteers Needed in The Library on April 28th

Don’t we so appreciate those parents and teachers who CREATE and ENVISION and DECORATE and LEAD?  But then there are so many of us who just want a simple project, one where you just tell me what to do and I’ll do it.  Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

As our student population grows and we add more lovely books to our library, it’s becoming even more important to get a check in/out system in place.  This will only be successful when all of our books are finally barcoded—and this has been a beast of an ongoing project.  But many hands make light work, so we are hoping to hold some big blitz days in order to finally complete this job.

Our first one is scheduled for Friday, April 28.  Claudia and I will be there to walk you through the (easy) steps, we’ll have cheat sheets that you can refer back to, we’ll have a comfortable place to work, and most likely even some treats.  You can feel free to sit in front of your laptop and be antisocial or this might be an easy way to meet some new parents as you’re working.

If possible, please bring a laptop and meet us in the JRL library area at 9:00.  We are so flexible and will take whatever time you can give us—come late, stay one hour or the whole day.  It’s not even necessary to commit ahead of time, although if you know you’re coming, you can send me a quick email so we have a rough count.  AND, this is also a great way to pull in grandparents or other family members or friends.  Let’s make it a party!!

Thanks—

Jane Lanser, jane.lanser@gmail.com

“Sex, Drugs and Technology” – Virtual Meeting – April 27th @ 7:00PM.

This workshop will feature Stephanie Vanderkooi, Prevention Coordinator at Lakeshore Regional Entity, and Heather Alberda, AASECT Certified Sexual Health Educator for the Ottawa County Health Department, talking about current and emerging trends in alcohol and drug use and sexual health among teens. Parents will learn researched based information to be able to have effective and informed conversations with their youth about drugs, sexual health and technology. You may attend the meeting by clicking on the link, below At 7:00pm on April 27th.

SEX, DRUGS AND TECHNOLOGY VIRTUAL MEETING

InnoMazing Race Is Back! All Welcome To Participate!

Mark your calendars! Our sister school in Fennville is hosting the Inno-mazing Race – a 5K event that helps students pay for their field experiences. It’s a great way to connect with the community, and help out some Inno-mazing kids! Students at Homestead Campus are welcome to participate and raise money for their field experiences as well! Hope to see you there! Register HERE to run the race.

5K poster 2017

Innomazing race student sponsorship

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May 19th- Middle School Spring Dance 

Get your dancing shoes ready! Our Spring semi-formal dance is coming! On May 19th from 7pm-10pm, join us for the “Under The Sea” themed event. All middle schoolers from iCademy, InnoZeeland and InnoAllegan are invited to participate! Look for more information to come regarding ways your can get involved! 

Corpus Christi Golf Outing – May 20th

As you may remember, Corpus Christi School is partnering with us this spring to make sports available for our middle school students. If you are a golfer and looking for a fun event to support a great school, this is it! Thank you!

Corpus Christi Boostersgolf (Autosaved)

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

LOOK at The Cool Thing Happening at After School Enrichment This Week!

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Cost $12.00

 SIGN UP HERE

Questions please email

Renee.Frye@Innocademy.com

Annual Report

Innocademy’s Annual Report is available on our website. You can find it HERE by clicking on the button that says “Annual Report”

April Lunch Menu

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 After School Enrichment Sign Up

Welcome to After School Session 7 we will be looking at Zoos and Aquariums; their animals and conservation programs.

SPECIAL – Friday April 28th DeGraff Nature Center will be joining us! You do not want to miss out! Live animals and great conversation about how we can preserve our wildlife here in Michigan! Snack Included! Sign up ahead for only $12.00!

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

IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

In order to keep drop off moving smoothly, a reminder that students should be ready to exit your car with all of their gear when you stop.  A good rule of thumb is if you need to unbuckle yourself to unload your student(s) and organize his/her gear or do anything else other than wave goodbye, please choose a parking spot in the lot or visitor parking area next to the building rather than sitting in the drop off zone.

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

Just a reminder that, when entering and exiting the parking lot on the West (McDonald’s side of the building, all cars should follow the posted signs and KEEP LEFT at all times during the day, night and weekends. Thank you for helping keep our traffic flow moving in the right direction an ensuring the safety of our students, staff and families.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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

 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!

So much fun is being had on the Oldest Friends trip to Costa Rica!

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Working on greater than and less than!

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Family Friday fun learning a dance of Brazil!

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Mr. Alvin is king of 4 square!
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April 17, 2017

April 16th, 2017

 Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 27th – 7:00pm – Virtual Meeting “Sex, Drugs and Technology” – PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Day of the Young Child at Cityside Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 6:30pm
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

LOOK at The Cool Thing Happening at After School Enrichment Next Week!

 

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Cost $12.00

 SIGN UP HERE

Questions please email

Renee.Frye@Innocademy.com

“Sex, Drugs and Technology” – Virtual Meeting – April 27th @ 7:00PM.

This workshop will feature Stephanie Vanderkooi, Prevention Coordinator at Lakeshore Regional Entity, and Heather Alberda, AASECT Certified Sexual Health Educator for the Ottawa County Health Department, talking about current and emerging trends in alcohol and drug use and sexual health among teens. Parents will learn researched based information to be able to have effective and informed conversations with their youth about drugs, sexual health and technology. You may attend the meeting by clicking on the link, below At 7:00pm on April 27th.

SEX, DRUGS AND TECHNOLOGY VIRTUAL MEETING

Annual Report

Innocademy’s Annual Report is available on our website. You can find it HERE by clicking on the button that says “Annual Report”

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

April Lunch Menu

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 After School Enrichment Sign Up

Welcome to After School Session 7 we will be looking at Zoos and Aquariums; their animals and conservation programs.

SPECIAL – Friday April 28th DeGraff Nature Center will be joining us! You do not want to miss out! Live animals and great conversation about how we can preserve our wildlife here in Michigan! Snack Included! Sign up ahead for only $12.00!

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

IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

In order to keep drop off moving smoothly, a reminder that students should be ready to exit your car with all of their gear when you stop.  A good rule of thumb is if you need to unbuckle yourself to unload your student(s) and organize his/her gear or do anything else other than wave goodbye, please choose a parking spot in the lot or visitor parking area next to the building rather than sitting in the drop off zone.

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

Just a reminder that, when entering and exiting the parking lot on the West (McDonald’s side of the building, all cars should follow the posted signs and KEEP LEFT at all times during the day, night and weekends. Thank you for helping keep our traffic flow moving in the right direction an ensuring the safety of our students, staff and families.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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

 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!

Trench warfare in Middle School as students learn about World War I and the conditions the soldiers endured.

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Souvenir sign from Ms. Cindi’s spring break vacation! Yay for a fun place to work and learn!

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Welcome Back, Ms. Monica!!! We are excited for your return!

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April 10, 2017

April 9th, 2017

Welcome Back! Hope Vacation Was FANTASTIC!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Voight Family on the birth of their daughter, Lillia Joy, on March 25th! Lovely, little Lilla weighed 7lbs 4oz and was 19inches long. She was welcomed home by her excited big brothers; Micah, Gabriel and Ari!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • Thursday, April 13th – 5:30 – 8:30pm – FREE Tutor Training at Homestead Campus
  • April 13th – 3:30-5pm – Planning meeting for Fair Trade Market
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Day of the Young Child at Cityside Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 6:30pm
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

April Lunch Menu

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Tutor Training – Help Needed, PLEASE!

We are SO excited to be able to offer another Barton Intervention TutorTraining for anyone interested in helping our 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, April 13th 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 and our students.

Please RSVP to Leisa at leisa.lobbezoo@icademyglobal.org if you would like to attend!

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

After School Enrichment Sign Up

Welcome to After School Session 7 we will be looking at Zoos and Aquariums; their animals and conservation programs.

SPECIAL – Friday April 28th DeGraff Nature Center will be joining us! You do not want to miss out! Live animals and great conversation about how we can preserve our wildlife here in Michigan! Snack Included! Sign up ahead for only $12.00!

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

IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

In order to keep drop off moving smoothly, a reminder that students should be ready to exit your car with all of their gear when you stop.  A good rule of thumb is if you need to unbuckle yourself to unload your student(s) and organize his/her gear or do anything else other than wave goodbye, please choose a parking spot in the lot or visitor parking area next to the building rather than sitting in the drop off zone.

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

Just a reminder that, when entering and exiting the parking lot on the West (McDonald’s side of the building, all cars should follow the posted signs and KEEP LEFT at all times during the day, night and weekends. Thank you for helping keep our traffic flow moving in the right direction an ensuring the safety of our students, staff and families.

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed

The dates for the Fair Trade Market have been set for December 8 and 9th. This market is different than the student marketplace taking place in November. Fair Trade Market is where fair trade vendors descend on Homestead Campus for our students, families and community to do some shopping while our students get to learn about what “Fair Trade” is all about. Planning for the event will begin on April 13th from 3:30-5pm in the cafe on campus and volunteers are needed! Please join us to help make this a fantastic event! Questions? More information? Please contact Rivka Kawano at rivka.kawano@gmail.com

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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

 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!

Fantastic fun at the drive in movie night for our youngest friends!

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March 27, 2017

March 26th, 2017

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “A Little Princess”; the first presentation by Homestead Theatrical Arts! What a FANTASTIC show!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • Monday, Marcy 27th – Thursday, March 30th – Spring Book Fair at Homestead Campus!
  • Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th – Student Led Conferences
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 13th – 3:30-5pm – Planning meeting for Fair Trade Market
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Day of the Young Child at Cityside Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 6:30pm
  • 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 =)
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

In order to keep drop off moving smoothly, a reminder that students should be ready to exit your car with all of their gear when you stop.  A good rule of thumb is if you need to unbuckle yourself to unload your student(s) and organize his/her gear or do anything else other than wave goodbye, please choose a parking spot in the lot or visitor parking area next to the building rather than sitting in the drop off zone.

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

Just a reminder that, when entering and exiting the parking lot on the West (McDonald’s side of the building, all cars should follow the posted signs and KEEP LEFT at all times during the day, night and weekends. Thank you for helping keep our traffic flow moving in the right direction an ensuring the safety of our students, staff and families.

Book Fair is HERE!

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!  Wow, were your kids excited to see those book carts and flyers arrive.  But now it gets even better!  The books are out and ready to be explored beginning Monday morning.  Your students will be going through as a class to browse and make wish lists on Monday and will have another scheduled class time later in the week to make purchases.  But you are also welcome and encouraged to shop with them before or after school or before or after your student conference.  Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm and Thursday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  The window for online ordering continues from now until April 1 athttp://www.scholastic.com/bf/innocademy where you can find all book fair books and have them shipped to school (and delivered to your student) for free.

And one more small detail.  This is a great time to educate your students on sales tax and the importance of factoring this in when making purchases, including Scholastic books =)

Looking forward to seeing lots of you at the fair this week!

 

Missed Signing Up For Tulip Time Parade? Deadline Extended!

Extended sign up in case you missed it last week. Please sign up by Tuesday Morning, March 28th at 8am. If we do not have at least eight families signed up to participate in the parade we will need to postpone until next year! Thank you.

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

Thursday Synergy Session Information!

Students can dress up like their favorite book character for our synergy day on Thursday, March 30!  As a school, we will be voting for best dressed student.

*Our stewardship for this day will focus on book donations.  If your student(s) wants to bring in a book from home, or purchase a book from the book fair to donate to our school library we’d love it!  Any student(s) who donate a book will be able to sign their name on the donation sticker that will be placed on the book!

After School Enrichment Sign Up

Welcome to After School Session 7 we will be looking at Zoos and Aquariums; their animals and conservation programs.

SPECIAL – Friday April 28th DeGraff Nature Center will be joining us! You do not want to miss out! Live animals and great conversation about how we can preserve our wildlife here in Michigan! Snack Included! Sign up ahead for only $12.00!

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

Day Of The Young Child Event – April 22nd

Mark your calendar and plan to join Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global at the Day of the Young Child event at Cityside Middle School in Zeeland on Saturday, April 22nd. SUPER fun day for all of our younger and youngest friends!

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Lost And Found – Please Check This Week

While at conferences this week, please plan to take a moment to paw through the large quantity of lost and found items. Any unclaimed items will be donated over the spring break recess. Thank you!

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

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed

The dates for the Fair Trade Market have been set for December 8 and 9th. This market is different than the student marketplace taking place in November. Fair Trade Market is where fair trade vendors descend on Homestead Campus for our students, families and community to do some shopping while our students get to learn about what “Fair Trade” is all about. Planning for the event will begin on April 13th from 3:30-5pm in the cafe on campus and volunteers are needed! Please join us to help make this a fantastic event! Questions? More information? Please contact Rivka Kawano at rivka.kawano@gmail.com

Good Sam Run

The Wild Run is a fundraiser for Good Samaritan Ministries, whose mission is to end poverty and homelessness by mobilizing faith-based and community partners, activating individual and community assets, and meeting immediate needs in our community. Most of the families they serve with housing assistance and long-term supports have children in the OAISD. They would like to build awareness as a resource for families that are struggling and are asking for assistance from schools to provide information about their event to get families involved with younger students participating and high school students volunteering.

To help you get a sense for the event, here is a link to photos from 2016. This year they also have a food truck with a portion of the sales going back to the organization:https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoodSamMinistries/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154409170885429

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March Lunch Menu

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Spring Conference Sign Up

March 28th and March 29th will be our Spring Student Led Conferences at Innocademy! If you have not yet picked a time to visit, please do so at the link, below:

SPRING CONFERENCE SIGN UP

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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

 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!

Fantastic fun at the drive in movie night for our youngest friends!

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March 20, 2017

March 12th, 2017

Enrollment for NEW families NOW OPEN until 4pm Monday, March 20th for 2017-2018! If you know anyone who would like to enroll with us, please send them this link:  INNOCADEMY ENROLLMENT 17-18

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • Thursday, March 23th, Fri, March 24th & Sat, March 25th – “A Little Princess” at Homestead Campus @ 7:30pm
  • Monday, Marcy 27th – Thursday, March 30th – Spring Book Fair at Homestead Campus!
  • Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th – Student Led Conferences
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 13th – 3:30-5pm – Planning meeting for Fair Trade Market
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 6:30pm
  • 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 =)
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

IT’S PERFORMANCE WEEK!  REMINDER – “A Little Princess” Tickets on Sale, NOW!

Come support the Homestead Theatric Arts students as they perform in “A Little Princess”  this week Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!  Performances are March 23, 24, & 25 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available now at the front desk or at the door starting at 6:30pm on show nights.  $5 for adults and $3 for students. Doors to the theater open at 7:00pm.

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Opportunity To Help – A Little Princess!

We are really hoping to recoup some of the cost of the show and were hoping families would be willing to donate some baked goods to sell at intermission and before the show.  If you are interested, please sign up at the link, below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82ea64-drama

There will be a marked table in the café area where you can drop off items Thurs & Friday. 

Questions? Please email kristy.vanwort@innocademy.com or jody.voss@innocademy.com

Thank you!!!

Penny War Update – THE WAR CONTINUES =)

Thank you!!! Your generosity last week brought in just over $100 and a suitcase full of books, toys, puzzles, games and more!  Thank you so much for your support! 
We wanted to give an update about one of the awesome stewardship opportunities that we get to participate in during our trip in April! We are partnering with a non-profit called Lifting Hands, whose mission is “to help better the lives of people in the community by providing educational classes, mental health assistance, and community outreach.”
 
Recently, Lifting Hands bought a new building because their organization is growing! Part of the work we will be doing in Costa Rica will be to help paint the outside of this building.  They have asked us to raise half of the cost to purchase the paint needed, the other half will be donated to a generous organization in Costa Rica.  To help with this project, we have set a goal of raising $900 for the paint and supplies needed for this stewardship opportunity. If you would like to learn more about this stewardship partner, you can find them on Facebook or follow this link Lifting Hands
 
We have 1 week to raise the $900 needed!  Anything over what we need will be donated to our other stewardship partner, FundaVida for supplies they need to run their before/after school programs.  
Thank you, in advance, for your continued generosity going towards this awesome stewardship opportunities!

Tulip Time Parade – Volunteers Needed! Sign Up Before March 25th!

Have you ever considered walking with your school in the Tulip Time Kinderparade! Well here is your chance. Parade is Thursday May 11th at 2pm. Please make sure to read all details below and contact Renee Frye if you have any questions  renee.frye@innocademy.com

Please sign up no later than Friday March 25th. The school will make a final decision on participation once we receive some additional feedback no later than Friday March 31st.

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

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON!

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be here next week, March 27-30, but ONLINE ordering is already available. The fair will be open on Monday for browsing only (no cashier).  Your students will be coming through with their class to preview and then will return later in the week to make purchases.  Students and families are also welcome to shop Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm (during conferences) and Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Online ordering (with free shipping) is available from March 19 to April 1 athttp://www.scholastic.com/bf/innocademy.

A special note for our older students and parents:  This time around Scholastic has offered to send more young adult/adult books!!

We are still looking for more volunteers to staff the fair (moms? dads? grandparents?) which is very simple to do.  This is a great way to spend some time among books and our kiddos—what could be better than that? http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ba5a82ca7fb6-march.

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

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed

The dates for the Fair Trade Market have been set for December 8 and 9th. This market is different than the student marketplace taking place in November. Fair Trade Market is where fair trade vendors descend on Homestead Campus for our students, families and community to do some shopping while our students get to learn about what “Fair Trade” is all about. Planning for the event will begin on April 13th from 3:30-5pm in the cafe on campus and volunteers are needed! Please join us to help make this a fantastic event! Questions? More information? Please contact Rivka Kawano at rivka.kawano@gmail.com

Good Sam Run

The Wild Run is a fundraiser for Good Samaritan Ministries, whose mission is to end poverty and homelessness by mobilizing faith-based and community partners, activating individual and community assets, and meeting immediate needs in our community. Most of the families they serve with housing assistance and long-term supports have children in the OAISD. They would like to build awareness as a resource for families that are struggling and are asking for assistance from schools to provide information about their event to get families involved with younger students participating and high school students volunteering.

To help you get a sense for the event, here is a link to photos from 2016. This year they also have a food truck with a portion of the sales going back to the organization:https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoodSamMinistries/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154409170885429

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Parent’s Night Out Opportunity – March 24th – At Holland East School

This is not a Homestead Campus event, but rather something offered through Holland Recreation Department. =)

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March Lunch Menu

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Spring Conference Sign Up

March 28th and March 29th will be our Spring Student Led Conferences at Innocademy! If you have not yet picked a time to visit, please do so at the link, below:

SPRING CONFERENCE SIGN UP

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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

 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!

Homestead Campus Teachers took their learning on the road last week! They visited Wisconsin, Lansing, Detroit and Grand Rapids to learn about some innovative teaching!

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Thanks, Ms. Claudia, for ALL you do for our students each day!

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Enjoying National Pancake Day in Green Room!

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Learning about the making of Maple Syrup from Mr. Brandner.

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Oldest Friends sharing their writing with Blue Room Learners

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Yay! We LOVE Recess!!!

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Ms. Jessenia’s learners enjoying reading music and playing instruments.

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March 6, 2017

March 5th, 2017

Enrollment for NEW families NOW OPEN for 2017-2018! If you know anyone who would like to enroll with us, please send them this link:  INNOCADEMY ENROLLMENT 17-18

 

Also, we are hosting an Information Night on..

Thursday, March 9th @ 6:30pm

 

Tuesday, March 14th @ 6:30pm

Thank you for sharing with anyone you know! =)

 

Thank You!!!

Thanks to all of our families who participated in the Kid-2-Kid Sale this past Saturday! What a fun first time event! Looking forward to an even better one next year!

Thanks, also, to everyone who sent in items for the food drive a couple of weeks ago! We collected roughly 1,023 cans of food! Wow! Mr. Dan from His Harvest Stand stopped by to pick up the food and chat a little with our students about what their donations mean.

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Congratulations!

Huge congratulations to the VanEnameenam Family on the birth of Ruby Rebekah on February 27th. Ruby was welcomed home by proud big sister and brother, Myka and Koehn. Everyone is doing great!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please… Items in RED are NEW This Week!

  • 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
  • Monday, Marcy 27th – Thursday, March 30th – Spring Book Fair at Homestead Campus!
  • Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th – Student Led Conferences
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 6:30pm
  • 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

Important Note From Ms. Heather…

Innocademy has always been transparent when it comes to hiring teachers and letting you as parents know of any spots open so you can best expect and prepare for your student’s upcoming school year.  With that being said, I am announcing that I will be leaving Innocademy after the end of this school year. I have accepted a first grade position at a school in Brazil.

Teaching abroad has been a passion of mine for several years, and I am very excited to immerse myself in another culture and continue to grow and learn as an educator!  Innocademy will always be my home, and has a VERY special place in my heart.  I want to thank YOU as parents for making Innocademy the unique and special place it is.  Thank you for making it an amazing 6 years at Innocademy!

Sincerely,

Ms. Heather

Hand 2 Hand Coming to Homestead Campus!

Innocademy is starting to participate with a program called “Hand2Hand”. This program provides supplemental weekend food and

snacks for families. Should you decide to participate, your child will receive a bag full of food items, on Thursdays, that may be eaten over

the weekend by your family. There is no cost to participate. Keep in mind this program is intended to come alongside families who could really use

the help. If you are not in need of this type of assistance right now please refrain from signing up so we can maximize

our resources for those families who would benefit from this. Individual families can decide how long or short a period

of time they would like to participate. If you sign up for Hand2Hand, then down the road you no longer need the

assistance, simply write a note expressing your desire to discontinue receiving Hand2Hand food bags. You may bring

the note right to the front desk or give to the child’s teacher. This opportunity is being provided through the H2H

Hope Gathering Area Pantry, Vertical Church, Community Ref Church and Faith Ref Church.

H2H

March Lunch Menu

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Spring Conference Sign Up

March 28th and March 29th will be our Spring Student Led Conferences at Innocademy!

Please use schedule below to determine when to begin signing up your family for Student Led Conferences.

  • Families with 4 students or more – Begin sign-ups on Wednesday, Mar. 1st.
  • Families with 3 students – Begin sign-ups on Saturday, March 4th.
  • Families with 2 students – Begin sign-ups on Tuesday, March 7th.
  • Families with 1 student – Begin sign-ups on Friday day, March 10th.

You can sign you students up at this link:  SPRING CONFERENCE SIGN UP

REMINDER – “A Little Princess” Tickets on Sale, NOW!

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. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk. They are $5 for an adult and $3 for a student. Hurry and get yours, now, before they sell out!

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Did you forget to purchase books at our Fall fair?  Are you ready for some more great books?  Well, another fair is coming March 27-30 (right before our Spring Break).  Your student/s will have one or two opportunities to visit the fair as a class and family members are also welcome to stop in throughout the week to shop.  More details will be coming soon.  In the meantime, you can visit our online book fair page at www.scholastic.com/fairto order or preview what books will be available.

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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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

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

 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!

Such fun at the Feed My Starving Children packing event! Thanks to Sarah McKay for the pics!

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Building “chairs for Goldilocks” in our Innogeneering class with Mr. Chad

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Some of our littlest Precademy Friends having some recess fun!

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