November 20, 2017

November 20th, 2017

Have a GREAT Thanksgiving Break Week!

What dedication! Even on Thanksgiving break week robotics students are geared up and practicing for their big meet on December 2nd!

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Indoor Recess Fun and Reading!

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

  • November 28th – 6:30pm – Holland Christmas Light Parade
  • November 29th – 3:30-5:30 – Pick up wreaths if you sold them for the fundraiser
  • December 2nd – Middle School Robotics Competition at Allendale
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

NEW Information For This Week

Please Check Your Kiddos…

Unfortunately, there have been 2 cases of lice reported. Please make sure you check your student(s) for nits/live bugs. Here you will find information on lice as well as proper treatment and clean up. lice-clean-up-instructions Lice Myths and Facts

Inno News – Thanksgiving Edition

Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

A Reminder About West Parking Lot Traffic…

Unfortunately, there have been many folks trying to exit through the entrance area of the parking lot. This is extremely dangerous! Please, for everyone’s safety, KEEP LEFT and use the entrance for entering and the exit for exiting – – no matter what day or time you are using the parking area. Thank you.

Girls Running Club at Homestead Campus

Welcome to a new year and a new feel to our girls running club. At our IES schools we spend a lot of time working with our kids on 7 healthy habits. This year our running club will take this one step further and help our girls in grade 3rd-6th develop healthy habits in their relationships, personal self and the community around them. The plans are still being finalized but here is some good information to start thinking about 

  1. We plan to begin meeting in early to mid-February for about 10-12 weeks. We look to meet twice a week after school for about 1.5 hours
  2. The cost we are hoping to keep at about $50.00 per student. This will include all materials (maybe even a fun book study), a 5K race in May (hosted by our sister school Innocademy Allegan) and a shirt.

As we travel down this new running path with volunteers of teachers and parents please know we are super excited to work with your girls and are working hard to get all the planning and details ironed out and will share them once we return from our Thanksgiving break. As always if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to share them with us at noemi.hoven@innocademy.com,  renee.frye@innocademy.com or ashely.dentler@innocademy.com. We are always open to volunteers and new ideas! Thank you!

Nominate Your Favorite Precademy/Inno/iG Teacher!

The Holland Sentinel is working to discover and highlight some of the BEST teachers in the area! We are so lucky to have LOTS of them in our organization! You can use the link HERE, to nominate your favorite teacher each month. If selected, he/she will be featured in the Holland Sentinel as well as be invited to an end of the year celebration with other amazing teachers from the area.

Pencil Nubbins for Mr. Chad =)

Please save for him all of your pencil or colored pencil stubs.  When you are down to the end of your pencil life either because the eraser is missing or the pencil is short or whatever.  Mr. Chad is creating several projects involving pegboards and has discovered that Pencils work in the larger pegboards!!! Also, golf tees of all colors would be greatly appreciated for a similar purpose.  Thanks!

November Lunch Menu

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Calendar of Events for November

November Calendar of Events

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SCRIP Update from Ms. Jody!

You have heard of Scrip over the last little bit.  You may know it is an ongoing fundraiser where you order gift cards to all your favorite stores to be used on future purchases.  You order it for $25, get a $25 card and also earn a small amount, 2-15%, towards your kiddos’ field trip accounts.  What you may not realize is how beneficial this opportunity is for you and your family.  We compared Scrip to our most popular fundraiser, our sub and pizza sale in the spring.  Here are the numbers:

Fundraiser

# of participating families

Amount earned

Avg per family

Scrip (one year of earnings)

21

$4693.27

$223.49

Pizza & Sub Sale

53

$456.55

$84.09

As an example, if you are family with a Blue Room kiddo, their entire trip to Mackinac/LSSU this coming year could be paid for if you use Scrip to pay your everyday expenses like groceries, gas and clothing.  It’s easy to join and simple to use!  

If you want to start taking advantage of this easy way to earn money for your kiddos accounts, please send Ms. Jody an email at jody.voss@innocademy.com for our school enrollment code or make plans to attend an info meeting on Thursday 10/26 @ 3:45pm in the Orange Room at Innocademy. 

 Cleaning Out Closets?

As you are clearing out and getting ready for the holidays, please consider donating used building toys to Innocademy Maker Space.  Students are excitedly designing solutions to engineering challenges using K’nex, Lego, Lincoln Logs, Dominos, Jenga pieces, snap circuits, and so much more!

Also Innocademy can use up remaining portions of gift certificates to Lowes, Menards, Meijer and other local retailers.  Lots of small parts and pieces could be bought with leftover cards!

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to learn more about Fair Trade or are already a supporter? Are you passionate about telling the community what is special about Innocademy? Then you are a perfect volunteer for the Fair Trade Fair. Volunteer opportunities are available for any amount of time, and from school or from home. Please call or text Rivka Hodgkinson 616-965-5514 to learn more. 

Parent’s Night Out –  November 30th!

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  
All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  Kiddos need to be no younger than 3 years old and completely potty trained. We will provide popcorn and a movie or some craft for them to enjoy.  
Our team will put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and note any allergies.
We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date. 

Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!

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Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

November 13, 2017

November 12th, 2017

Welcome beautiful baby Eleanor Violet! Ms. Hillary and her husband are thrilled to announce the birth of her daughter this past week. Eleanor was born on November 9th at 10:50am and weighed in at 6lb 8oz. Everyone is doing well!

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Thanks Garden Helpers!

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Fun in Young 5’s!

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Students from the Afterschool Wearables Project with Mr. Sandon visited Kendall College of Art and Design this week to present their ideas to the students working as partners on the project with them. Awesome ideas! Fun collaboration!

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Congratulations to Emma F. for completing the marketplace scavenger hunt and winning the raffle for $25 added to her field trip account!

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

  • November 17-19 – Opening Weekend of “Wonder” – FilmRaiser for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy
  • November 28th – 6:30pm – Holland Christmas Light Parade
  • November 29th – 3:30-5:30 – Pick up wreaths if you sold them for the fundraiser
  • December 2nd – Middle School Robotics Competition at Allendale
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

NEW Information For This Week

LAST CALL – Have You Purchased Tickets for “Wonder” Yet?

Just a reminder that we have a unique opportunity to raise funds for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global—as Lionsgate and Wonder are donating $1.00 per movie ticket to our cause. Please help us by spreading the word to see the film opening weekend (Nov 17-19). Tickets are on sale now. For sales to count: Get tickets at Filmraiser.com/tickets. Select Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global—and you will checkout via Fandango.

Please share this information with friends and family near and far! Anyone who purchases a ticket during opening weekend using this information….ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES will be donating $1! How awesome is that?!

NO NEED TO SEE THE SHOW DURING OPENING WEEKEND AS LONG AS YOU PURCHASE TICKETS BY THE 19TH YOU MAY ATTEND A FUTURE SHOW AND WE STILL RECEIVE THE $1 PER TICKET!

Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

A Reminder About West Parking Lot Traffic…

Unfortunately, there have been many folks trying to exit through the entrance area of the parking lot. This is extremely dangerous! Please, for everyone’s safety, KEEP LEFT and use the entrance for entering and the exit for exiting – – no matter what day or time you are using the parking area. Thank you.

Girls Running Club at Homestead Campus

Welcome to a new year and a new feel to our girls running club. At our IES schools we spend a lot of time working with our kids on 7 healthy habits. This year our running club will take this one step further and help our girls in grade 3rd-6th develop healthy habits in their relationships, personal self and the community around them. The plans are still being finalized but here is some good information to start thinking about 

  1. We plan to begin meeting in early to mid-February for about 10-12 weeks. We look to meet twice a week after school for about 1.5 hours
  2. The cost we are hoping to keep at about $50.00 per student. This will include all materials (maybe even a fun book study), a 5K race in May (hosted by our sister school Innocademy Allegan) and a shirt.

As we travel down this new running path with volunteers of teachers and parents please know we are super excited to work with your girls and are working hard to get all the planning and details ironed out and will share them once we return from our Thanksgiving break. As always if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to share them with us at noemi.hoven@innocademy.com,  renee.frye@innocademy.com or ashely.dentler@innocademy.com. We are always open to volunteers and new ideas! Thank you!

Lost and Found is FULL!

Please take a moment this week to check the lost and found as it is getting quite full.

Nominate Your Favorite Precademy/Inno/iG Teacher!

The Holland Sentinel is working to discover and highlight some of the BEST teachers in the area! We are so lucky to have LOTS of them in our organization! You can use the link HERE, to nominate your favorite teacher each month. If selected, he/she will be featured in the Holland Sentinel as well as be invited to an end of the year celebration with other amazing teachers from the area.

Pencil Nubbins for Mr. Chad =)

Please save for him all of your pencil or colored pencil stubs.  When you are down to the end of your pencil life either because the eraser is missing or the pencil is short or whatever.  Mr. Chad is creating several projects involving pegboards and has discovered that Pencils work in the larger pegboards!!! Also, golf tees of all colors would be greatly appreciated for a similar purpose.  Thanks!

Las Huellas Shirts For Sale!

Have you seen the cool shirts worn by some of our Las Huellas teachers and students? If you would like one (no need to be a Las Huellas student! =), they are opening up the order, again. Each shirt is $12. If you wish to order, please have your money and order form turned in no later than November 16th. LAS HUELLAS ORDER FORMLAS HUELLAS ORDER FORMS

Message from Michigan Department of Education

The opinion of parents and caregivers of school-aged children matters when it comes to reporting on how well schools serve Michigan’s children.

The Michigan Department of Education is inviting feedback from that group on Michigan’s new, online  “school transparency dashboard.” The dashboard is designed to show the performance of every public school in Michigan, including public school academies (charter schools).

The new dashboard is designed especially for parents and other caregivers. It will report on more than 20 different factors—or measures—that parents and other stakeholders have said are important to them when evaluating the quality of a school. The survey allows participants to view components of the new dashboard, then answer questions about the way information is presented, the usefulness of certain features, and unique interests.

  • Survey details:
    • You can complete the survey on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
    • All answers will be confidential.
    • Survey must be completed by November 15, 2017.

November Lunch Menu

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Calendar of Events for November

November Calendar of Events

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SCRIP Update from Ms. Jody!

You have heard of Scrip over the last little bit.  You may know it is an ongoing fundraiser where you order gift cards to all your favorite stores to be used on future purchases.  You order it for $25, get a $25 card and also earn a small amount, 2-15%, towards your kiddos’ field trip accounts.  What you may not realize is how beneficial this opportunity is for you and your family.  We compared Scrip to our most popular fundraiser, our sub and pizza sale in the spring.  Here are the numbers:

Fundraiser

# of participating families

Amount earned

Avg per family

Scrip (one year of earnings)

21

$4693.27

$223.49

Pizza & Sub Sale

53

$456.55

$84.09

As an example, if you are family with a Blue Room kiddo, their entire trip to Mackinac/LSSU this coming year could be paid for if you use Scrip to pay your everyday expenses like groceries, gas and clothing.  It’s easy to join and simple to use!  

If you want to start taking advantage of this easy way to earn money for your kiddos accounts, please send Ms. Jody an email at jody.voss@innocademy.com for our school enrollment code or make plans to attend an info meeting on Thursday 10/26 @ 3:45pm in the Orange Room at Innocademy. 

 Cleaning Out Closets?

As you are clearing out and getting ready for the holidays, please consider donating used building toys to Innocademy Maker Space.  Students are excitedly designing solutions to engineering challenges using K’nex, Lego, Lincoln Logs, Dominos, Jenga pieces, snap circuits, and so much more!

Also Innocademy can use up remaining portions of gift certificates to Lowes, Menards, Meijer and other local retailers.  Lots of small parts and pieces could be bought with leftover cards!

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to learn more about Fair Trade or are already a supporter? Are you passionate about telling the community what is special about Innocademy? Then you are a perfect volunteer for the Fair Trade Fair. Volunteer opportunities are available for any amount of time, and from school or from home. Please call or text Rivka Hodgkinson 616-965-5514 to learn more. 

Parent’s Night Out –  November 30th!

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  
All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  Kiddos need to be no younger than 3 years old and completely potty trained. We will provide popcorn and a movie or some craft for them to enjoy.  
Our team will put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and note any allergies.
We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date. 

Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!

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Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

November 6, 2017

November 6th, 2017

Reminder: Parent Meeting on Thursday evening at 6:30pm & MarketPlace Shopping after! You won’t want to miss a chance to win $$$ for your student’s field trip account!

Child Care For Parent Meeting…

Parents: Please know that there will be child care provided from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. during our Parent Meeting Thursday, November 9.  We ask that you please drop your child off to us in the iCademy space in the front of our school.  We will have a movie, a craft and some dancing fun! We kindly ask that you donate a few dollars for this service as it will be going towards students’ field trip accounts of those that help the three Innocademy teachers that will be there.  Thank you!  We hope to help you in this way so that you can enjoy both the meeting and the shopping at Marketplace.  Please pick your child up by 7:45 p.m.

Thanks Mr. Chad! We love Kinex! Guessing Santa will be receiving some requests this year!

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Our Homestead Campus/Corpus Christi Soccer Teams! Thanks for organizing, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Andy!

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Making Polish Stars in our Family Friday Groups. We then learned to Polka! What fun!

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

  • November 8th – 10th – Homestead Campus MarketPlace
  • November 9th – Innocademy Parent Meeting 6:30pm – Don’t forget to shop Marketplace before and after the meeting
  • November 17-19 – Opening Weekend of “Wonder” – FilmRaiser for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy
  • November 28th – 6:30pm – Holland Christmas Light Parade
  • November 29th – 3:30-5:30 – Pick up wreaths if you sold them for the fundraiser
  • December 2nd – Middle School Robotics Competition at Allendale
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

NEW Information For This Week

A Reminder About West Parking Lot Traffic…

Unfortunately, there have been many folks trying to exit through the entrance area of the parking lot. This is extremely dangerous! Please, for everyone’s safety, KEEP LEFT and use the entrance for entering and the exit for exiting – – no matter what day or time you are using the parking area. Thank you.

Outdoor Learning Center Update!

Things are moving right along in the east parking lot area! So exciting to see progress! This week we will be pouring surfaces and asphalt and rebuilding the swing set. Students will be using the playground pieces as well as an area in the East parking lot back by the Blue Room as their recess spaces this week. Please look for a call for volunteers, soon.

Girls Running Club at Homestead Campus

Welcome to a new year and a new feel to our girls running club. At our IES schools we spend a lot of time working with our kids on 7 healthy habits. This year our running club will take this one step further and help our girls in grade 3rd-6th develop healthy habits in their relationships, personal self and the community around them. The plans are still being finalized but here is some good information to start thinking about 

  1. We plan to begin meeting in early to mid-February for about 10-12 weeks. We look to meet twice a week after school for about 1.5 hours

  2. The cost we are hoping to keep at about $50.00 per student. This will include all materials (maybe even a fun book study), a 5K race in May (hosted by our sister school Innocademy Allegan) and a shirt.

As we travel down this new running path with volunteers of teachers and parents please know we are super excited to work with your girls and are working hard to get all the planning and details ironed out and will share them once we return from our Thanksgiving break. As always if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to share them with us at noemi.hoven@innocademy.com,  renee.frye@innocademy.com or ashely.dentler@innocademy.com. We are always open to volunteers and new ideas! Thank you!

Have You Purchased Tickets for “Wonder” Yet?

Just a reminder that we have a unique opportunity to raise funds for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global—as Lionsgate and Wonder are donating $1.00 per movie ticket to our cause. Please help us by spreading the word to see the film opening weekend (Nov 17-19). Tickets are on sale now. For sales to count: Get tickets at Filmraiser.com/tickets. Select Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global—and you will checkout via Fandango.

Please share this information with friends and family near and far! Anyone who purchases a ticket during opening weekend using this information….ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES will be donating $1! How awesome is that?!

NO NEED TO SEE THE SHOW DURING OPENING WEEKEND AS LONG AS YOU PURCHASE TICKETS BY THE 19TH YOU MAY ATTEND A FUTURE SHOW AND WE STILL RECEIVE THE $1 PER TICKET! 

Thank you!

MarketPlace Happens THIS WEEK! Volunteers Needed!

MarketPlace will be open Homestead Families and the general public to shop this week.

Set Up Times will be…

  • 3:30pm – 7pm – Tuesday, November 7th
  • 8:00am – 10am – Wednesday, November 8th

Shopping times will be…

  • 10am – 4pm –  Wednesday, November 8th
  • 8am – 8:30pm – Thursday, November 9th – Be sure to shop before/after parent meeting!
  • 8:30am – 1:15pm – Friday, November 10th – FRUGAL FRIDAY – Remaining items 1/2 off if a seller chooses to participate.

Clean Up time if you are NOT participating in FRUGAL FRIDAY

  • After parent meeting on Thursday evening (or before, if necessary)

Clean Up time if you are ARE participating in FRUGAL FRIDAY

  • 1:30pm – 4pm – Friday, November 10th

If you are willing/able to volunteer to help check students out or help our littles shop, please click on the link, HERE  to sign up.

Inno News! 

We are so excited to have some students in Ms. Cati’s Las Huellas class who wanted to try their hand at some broadcast news. Please click, below,  to see their first broadcast!

Lost and Found is FULL!

Please take a moment this week to check the lost and found as it is getting quite full.

Nominate Your Favorite Precademy/Inno/iG Teacher!

The Holland Sentinel is working to discover and highlight some of the BEST teachers in the area! We are so lucky to have LOTS of them in our organization! You can use the link HERE, to nominate your favorite teacher each month. If selected, he/she will be featured in the Holland Sentinel as well as be invited to an end of the year celebration with other amazing teachers from the area.

Pencil Nubbins for Mr. Chad =)

Please save for him all of your pencil or colored pencil stubs.  When you are down to the end of your pencil life either because the eraser is missing or the pencil is short or whatever.  Mr. Chad is creating several projects involving pegboards and has discovered that Pencils work in the larger pegboards!!! Also, golf tees of all colors would be greatly appreciated for a similar purpose.  Thanks!

Las Huellas Shirts For Sale!

Have you seen the cool shirts worn by some of our Las Huellas teachers and students? If you would like one (no need to be a Las Huellas student! =), they are opening up the order, again. Each shirt is $12. If you wish to order, please have your money and order form turned in no later than November 16th. LAS HUELLAS ORDER FORMLAS HUELLAS ORDER FORMS

Message from Michigan Department of Education

The opinion of parents and caregivers of school-aged children matters when it comes to reporting on how well schools serve Michigan’s children.

The Michigan Department of Education is inviting feedback from that group on Michigan’s new, online  “school transparency dashboard.” The dashboard is designed to show the performance of every public school in Michigan, including public school academies (charter schools).

The new dashboard is designed especially for parents and other caregivers. It will report on more than 20 different factors—or measures—that parents and other stakeholders have said are important to them when evaluating the quality of a school. The survey allows participants to view components of the new dashboard, then answer questions about the way information is presented, the usefulness of certain features, and unique interests.

  • Survey details:
    • You can complete the survey on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
    • All answers will be confidential.
    • Survey must be completed by November 15, 2017.

Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

November Lunch Menu

Image

Calendar of Events for November

November Calendar of Events

Screen Shot 2017-10-30 at 9.55.20 AM

SCRIP Update from Ms. Jody!

You have heard of Scrip over the last little bit.  You may know it is an ongoing fundraiser where you order gift cards to all your favorite stores to be used on future purchases.  You order it for $25, get a $25 card and also earn a small amount, 2-15%, towards your kiddos’ field trip accounts.  What you may not realize is how beneficial this opportunity is for you and your family.  We compared Scrip to our most popular fundraiser, our sub and pizza sale in the spring.  Here are the numbers:

Fundraiser

# of participating families

Amount earned

Avg per family

Scrip (one year of earnings)

21

$4693.27

$223.49

Pizza & Sub Sale

53

$456.55

$84.09

As an example, if you are family with a Blue Room kiddo, their entire trip to Mackinac/LSSU this coming year could be paid for if you use Scrip to pay your everyday expenses like groceries, gas and clothing.  It’s easy to join and simple to use!  

If you want to start taking advantage of this easy way to earn money for your kiddos accounts, please send Ms. Jody an email at jody.voss@innocademy.com for our school enrollment code or make plans to attend an info meeting on Thursday 10/26 @ 3:45pm in the Orange Room at Innocademy. 

 Cleaning Out Closets?

As you are clearing out and getting ready for the holidays, please consider donating used building toys to Innocademy Maker Space.  Students are excitedly designing solutions to engineering challenges using K’nex, Lego, Lincoln Logs, Dominos, Jenga pieces, snap circuits, and so much more!

Also Innocademy can use up remaining portions of gift certificates to Lowes, Menards, Meijer and other local retailers.  Lots of small parts and pieces could be bought with leftover cards!

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to learn more about Fair Trade or are already a supporter? Are you passionate about telling the community what is special about Innocademy? Then you are a perfect volunteer for the Fair Trade Fair. Volunteer opportunities are available for any amount of time, and from school or from home. Please call or text Rivka Hodgkinson 616-965-5514 to learn more. 

Parent’s Night Out –  November 30th!

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  
All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  Kiddos need to be no younger than 3 years old and completely potty trained. We will provide popcorn and a movie or some craft for them to enjoy.  
Our team will put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and note any allergies.
We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date. 

Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!

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Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.

Arrival Time – 8:35am

Student safety is of paramount importance to all of us at Innocademy. In order to keep students safe we want to remind our families that students should not arrive prior to 8:35am. They will not be admitted into the building should they arrive early and there are not any staff on duty outside prior to 8:35am. Thank you for your help and support in keeping our students safe.

Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. 

Each year Innocademy receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us. 

We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!! 

We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form.  Every little bit helps our schools!   Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).

You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

October 30, 2017

October 29th, 2017

Reminder that students are not dressing up on Tuesday. We wish your family a safe and fun evening.

Thank You!!

Thanks to everyone who purchased books during our Fall Book Fair. Our school earned $2,616.38 to purchase new books for our libraries!! So exciting!

 

We love our faithful, Friday lunch volunteer! Thank you Iselle Bracelly!!

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Congratulations LaButte Family! Adorable Baby Grant made his arrival a couple of weeks ago! He is welcomed home by big sisters, Bryanna and Allison.

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Exploring ramps in Innogeneering with Lincoln Logs, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners!

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Social Studies comes alive at Middle School this week with Exploration of a sunken ship, town hall meeting to declare independence or not, and some Ancient Mesopotamian skits!

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Blue Room and Las Huellas Friends visited Michigan Heritage Park this past week!

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Rainy weather had the Middle School friends improvising with their INDOOR version of Frisbee Golf!

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

  • November 1st – Wreath Sale Fundraiser Launch (Nov 1st – 15th)
  • November 8th – 10th – Homestead Campus MarketPlace
  • November 9th – Innocademy Parent Meeting 6:30pm – Don’t forget to shop Marketplace before and after the meeting
  • November 17-19 – Opening Weekend of “Wonder” – FilmRaiser for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy
  • November 28th – 6:30pm – Holland Christmas Light Parade
  • November 29th – 3:30-5:30 – Pick up wreaths if you sold them for the fundraiser
  • December 2nd – Middle School Robotics Competition at Allendale
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

NEW Information For This Week

November Lunch Menu

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Calendar of Events for November

November Calendar of Events

 

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FilmRaiser – “Wonder”! Scrip Shoppers earn an additional 4% =)

We have a unique opportunity to raise funds for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global—as Lionsgate and Wonder are donating $1.00 per movie ticket to our cause. Please help us by spreading the word to see the film opening weekend (Nov 17-19). Tickets are on sale now. For sales to count: Get tickets at Filmraiser.com/tickets. Select Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global—and you will checkout via Fandango.

Please share this information with friends and family near and far! Anyone who purchases a ticket during opening weekend using this information….ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES will be donating $1! How awesome is that?!

Thank you!

News from Ms. Sharon and Art

I wanted to update everyone about what is happening in the art area We started out the year with name designs, each class doing something different.  We did abstract designs in electives, kaleidoscope designs for 3rd and fourth graders, fish designs for first and second graders and giant initials for kindergarteners.  Then we celebrated the solar eclipse with printed designs and suns.  After that we all learned about the human figure.  Younger students concentrated on the face and the older ones on proportions of the full figure.  We used a variety of materials including, colored pencils, pastels, crayons, markers, paint and collage to complete this project.  Since I spent some time in Japan this fall I was excited to do something Japanese so the first and second graders made polka dot pumpkins in the style of Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist.  We are now working on fall landscapes. Hope you can come inside our school and see all the artwork we have created, you will be amazed!

Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

Outdoor Learning Center Update!

Over the course of the last couple of weeks a survey was performed on our land so we can move forward with getting the hardcourts set in place, hopefully before winter! Those stakes that have been placed are quite costly. Teachers will be reviewing with students the expectations about staying safe by keeping out of that space until it’s fully completed.

Pictures Should Have Come Home!

Digital files were sent to those folks who ordered them. Those who ordered prints should have received them in their student’s backpack last week. There are two galleries online for you to view if you would like to order yet. If you place your order through the gallery link, it will ship directly to you.

Click here and type in innowednesday as the password to view and order from Wednesday’s pictures.

Click here and type in innothursday as the password to view and order from Thursday’s pictures.

Where and When Do I Order A Yearbook?

There have been a few questions regarding yearbooks for Innocademy students. No worries – – you didn’t miss ordering one =). Because Christy is not a traditional school picture company, the yearbook ordering is not tied to our student picture orders. We do a separate hard cover yearbook each year and you will be able to place an order later this spring.

SCRIP Update from Ms. Jody!

You have heard of Scrip over the last little bit.  You may know it is an ongoing fundraiser where you order gift cards to all your favorite stores to be used on future purchases.  You order it for $25, get a $25 card and also earn a small amount, 2-15%, towards your kiddos’ field trip accounts.  What you may not realize is how beneficial this opportunity is for you and your family.  We compared Scrip to our most popular fundraiser, our sub and pizza sale in the spring.  Here are the numbers:

Fundraiser

# of participating families

Amount earned

Avg per family

Scrip (one year of earnings)

21

$4693.27

$223.49

Pizza & Sub Sale

53

$456.55

$84.09

As an example, if you are family with a Blue Room kiddo, their entire trip to Mackinac/LSSU this coming year could be paid for if you use Scrip to pay your everyday expenses like groceries, gas and clothing.  It’s easy to join and simple to use!  

If you want to start taking advantage of this easy way to earn money for your kiddos accounts, please send Ms. Jody an email at jody.voss@innocademy.com for our school enrollment code or make plans to attend an info meeting on Thursday 10/26 @ 3:45pm in the Orange Room at Innocademy. 

 Cleaning Out Closets?

As you are clearing out and getting ready for the holidays, please consider donating used building toys to Innocademy Maker Space.  Students are excitedly designing solutions to engineering challenges using K’nex, Lego, Lincoln Logs, Dominos, Jenga pieces, snap circuits, and so much more!

Also Innocademy can use up remaining portions of gift certificates to Lowes, Menards, Meijer and other local retailers.  Lots of small parts and pieces could be bought with leftover cards!

Interested in Middle School Sports through I.E.S.?

Reminder to participate in any middle school or high school event in the state of Michigan is required to follow MHSAA regulations. All students must have a physical on file at Innocademy to practice and to participate in events. See attached files for necessary forms. Mr. Kelly also has paper copies ready at school. 

  • Physical – Needs to be completed by Physician and is good until July 31, 2018.
  • Important Information – Medical Information in case of emergencies.
  • Sports Eligibility form – Students are completing their academic course load and will have grade checks to make sure that they are academically eligible to participate. 
  • Concussion Awareness form – Document that explains concussions and the potential risks of athletics.
  • Corpus Christi Consent form – Giving the consent that your child is allowed to participate in this sport.
  • $60 check – Made out to Corpus Christi to cover costs of uniforms, officials, coaches, and tournament entry fees.

*If you played a Fall sport we have your information on file and you just need to turn in the $60 check.

Girls Volleyball (5/6) Team

  • We need to finalize our roster!  
  • As of right now, we will start practice Monday, October 16 and practice Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:00-5:30. Coach Deur will confirm this by Friday.
  • If you have not already supplied the information to Mr. Owens that he asked for (Birthday, Shirt Size, Phone #, Parent Name(s) and Home Address, please do so.  Also, make sure that the necessary paperwork is filled out for your respective school. 

Boys and Girls Basketball teams (5/6 and 7/8)

  • Practices will start in December with first competitions taking place in January. 
  • Please let us know if your child is interested before November 17 and have forms turned into Mr. Kelly  as we need this information to determine how many teams, practice schedules, jerseys, and coaches. 
  • Once we have the number of students interested we will work on creating all of practice and event schedules to get to parents.

Girls Cheer 

  • Do you love to smile?  Do you have lots of energy and excitement?  Do you want to be part of an amazing team?  If you said yes to these questions, then you are you ready to be a Corpus Christi cheerleader!  
  • We are bringing back the school cheerleading team… Hip Hip Hooray!  We will be cheering at the boys home basketball games this winter (January/February time frame – exact game dates are not yet known).
  • Practices will be at school on Wednesday’s from 3:45-5:00, starting November 1st.
  • If you are interested, please get in touch with Mindi DeSanctis at mrd61281@yahoo.com or 786-4985. Looking forward to a great cheer season -Mindi

IF you are in need of any of these forms from above, please contact Mr. Kelly!

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to learn more about Fair Trade or are already a supporter? Are you passionate about telling the community what is special about Innocademy? Then you are a perfect volunteer for the Fair Trade Fair. Volunteer opportunities are available for any amount of time, and from school or from home. Please call or text Rivka Hodgkinson 616-965-5514 to learn more. 

Parent’s Night Out –  November 30th!

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  
All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  Kiddos need to be no younger than 3 years old and completely potty trained. We will provide popcorn and a movie or some craft for them to enjoy.  
Our team will put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and note any allergies.
We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date. 

Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!

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“Plugged In” at Homestead Campus

Plugged in started this last week and will continue every Monday-Friday from 8:35-9:00.. this is a Parent led group and is a time to devote ourselves to God and plug in and get God’s word…  We are now meeting in the classroom next to the blue room at Innocademy. Plugged in is open to EVERYONE that wants to start their day off with God and other fellow Christians-come join us for Devotions daily.. 😉. Have any questions or would like to help out? Please contact Jessica at jessknott11@icloud.com or feel free to join us on Facebook.. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1996872057213613  (where we will be updating periodically and you can message for any prayer needs or concerns).

Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.

Arrival Time – 8:35am

Student safety is of paramount importance to all of us at Innocademy. In order to keep students safe we want to remind our families that students should not arrive prior to 8:35am. They will not be admitted into the building should they arrive early and there are not any staff on duty outside prior to 8:35am. Thank you for your help and support in keeping our students safe.

Amazon Smile – Help Innocademy While You Shop! =)

Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.

Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. 

Each year Innocademy receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us. 

We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!! 

We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form.  Every little bit helps our schools!   Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).

You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

October 23, 2017

October 22nd, 2017

Welcome Back! Hope break week was FANTASTIC!

THANK YOU!

Huge thank you to everyone who attended student led conferences before break week! What a great turnout! So fun to meet and reconnect with families.

 

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Inno Roots Met Together to Talk About Volunteering at Innocademy and iCademy! 

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We LOVE Ms. Gina (AKA Rockstar….with the immune system of a CHAMPION =)!

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

  • October 26th – 6:00-8:30pm – Barton Tutor Training Workshop
  • October 26th – 3:45pm – SCRIP Information Meeting in Orange Room
  • October 26th – 11am – Picture Retake Day
  • October 27th – Parent’s Night Out – 6-8:30pm. See below for information on this awesome event for students in classic and las huellas programs.
  • November 8th – 10th – Homestead Campus MarketPlace
  • December 2nd – Middle School Robotics Competition at Allendale
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

NEW Information For This Week

Outdoor Learning Center Update!

Over the course of the last couple of weeks a survey was performed on our land so we can move forward with getting the hardcourts set in place, hopefully before winter! Those stakes that have been placed are quite costly. Teachers will be reviewing with students the expectations about staying safe by keeping out of that space until it’s fully completed.

Pictures Coming Home!

Digital files will be sent to those folks who ordered them. Those who ordered prints will receive them in their student’s backpack today or Tuesday. There are two galleries online for you to view if you would like to order yet. If you place your order through the gallery link, it will ship directly to you.

Click here and type in innowednesday as the password to view and order from Wednesday’s pictures.

Click here and type in innothursday as the password to view and order from Thursday’s pictures.

Picture Retake Day

For students who had their pictures taken at the beginning of October, pictures will be given to students on Monday or Tuesday of this week so please take a peek in backpacks! If your child needs a photo retaken or initially taken because they were absent or have joined our school family after that date, the retake day will be this THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26TH AT 11AM.

Where and When Do I Order A Yearbook?

There have been a few questions regarding yearbooks for Innocademy students. No worries – – you didn’t miss ordering one =). Because Christy is not a traditional school picture company, the yearbook ordering is not tied to our student picture orders. We do a separate hard cover yearbook each year and you will be able to place an order later this spring.

SCRIP Update from Ms. Jody!

You have heard of Scrip over the last little bit.  You may know it is an ongoing fundraiser where you order gift cards to all your favorite stores to be used on future purchases.  You order it for $25, get a $25 card and also earn a small amount, 2-15%, towards your kiddos’ field trip accounts.  What you may not realize is how beneficial this opportunity is for you and your family.  We compared Scrip to our most popular fundraiser, our sub and pizza sale in the spring.  Here are the numbers:

Fundraiser

# of participating families

Amount earned

Avg per family

Scrip (one year of earnings)

21

$4693.27

$223.49

Pizza & Sub Sale

53

$456.55

$84.09

As an example, if you are family with a Blue Room kiddo, their entire trip to Mackinac/LSSU this coming year could be paid for if you use Scrip to pay your everyday expenses like groceries, gas and clothing.  It’s easy to join and simple to use!  

If you want to start taking advantage of this easy way to earn money for your kiddos accounts, please send Ms. Jody an email at jody.voss@innocademy.com for our school enrollment code or make plans to attend an info meeting on Thursday 10/26 @ 3:45pm in the Orange Room at Innocademy. 

 Cleaning Out Closets?

As you are clearing out and getting ready for the holidays, please consider donating used building toys to Innocademy Maker Space.  Students are excitedly designing solutions to engineering challenges using K’nex, Lego, Lincoln Logs, Dominos, Jenga pieces, snap circuits, and so much more!

Also Innocademy can use up remaining portions of gift certificates to Lowes, Menards, Meijer and other local retailers.  Lots of small parts and pieces could be bought with leftover cards!

Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

Reminder – Hand 2 Hand Still Available

Homestead Campus is again participating 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.

To participate, you can fill out the form here and return to the front desk:

H2H

Interested in Middle School Sports through I.E.S.?

Reminder to participate in any middle school or high school event in the state of Michigan is required to follow MHSAA regulations. All students must have a physical on file at Innocademy to practice and to participate in events. See attached files for necessary forms. Mr. Kelly also has paper copies ready at school. 

  • Physical – Needs to be completed by Physician and is good until July 31, 2018.
  • Important Information – Medical Information in case of emergencies.
  • Sports Eligibility form – Students are completing their academic course load and will have grade checks to make sure that they are academically eligible to participate. 
  • Concussion Awareness form – Document that explains concussions and the potential risks of athletics.
  • Corpus Christi Consent form – Giving the consent that your child is allowed to participate in this sport.
  • $60 check – Made out to Corpus Christi to cover costs of uniforms, officials, coaches, and tournament entry fees.

*If you played a Fall sport we have your information on file and you just need to turn in the $60 check.

Girls Volleyball (5/6) Team

  • We need to finalize our roster!  
  • As of right now, we will start practice Monday, October 16 and practice Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:00-5:30. Coach Deur will confirm this by Friday.
  • If you have not already supplied the information to Mr. Owens that he asked for (Birthday, Shirt Size, Phone #, Parent Name(s) and Home Address, please do so.  Also, make sure that the necessary paperwork is filled out for your respective school. 

Boys and Girls Basketball teams (5/6 and 7/8)

  • Practices will start in December with first competitions taking place in January. 
  • Please let us know if your child is interested before November 17 and have forms turned into Mr. Kelly  as we need this information to determine how many teams, practice schedules, jerseys, and coaches. 
  • Once we have the number of students interested we will work on creating all of practice and event schedules to get to parents.

Girls Cheer 

  • Do you love to smile?  Do you have lots of energy and excitement?  Do you want to be part of an amazing team?  If you said yes to these questions, then you are you ready to be a Corpus Christi cheerleader!  
  • We are bringing back the school cheerleading team… Hip Hip Hooray!  We will be cheering at the boys home basketball games this winter (January/February time frame – exact game dates are not yet known).
  • Practices will be at school on Wednesday’s from 3:45-5:00, starting November 1st.
  • If you are interested, please get in touch with Mindi DeSanctis at mrd61281@yahoo.com or 786-4985. Looking forward to a great cheer season -Mindi

IF you are in need of any of these forms from above, please contact Mr. Kelly!

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to learn more about Fair Trade or are already a supporter? Are you passionate about telling the community what is special about Innocademy? Then you are a perfect volunteer for the Fair Trade Fair. Volunteer opportunities are available for any amount of time, and from school or from home. Please call or text Rivka Hodgkinson 616-965-5514 to learn more. 

Month At A Glance

Thanks to Ms. Kate for putting together all of the “Need To Knows” for October =)

October School Calendar

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Parent’s Night Out –  October 27th

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids (current Inno students who are preschool age and older, please) off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  We will provide popcorn and a movie or even some craft for them to enjoy.
Our team would put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  This is a very expensive conference for teachers but we feel it is well worth it to be the best we can be for your kids. Thank you in advance for your help in achieving our team goal!
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and so we plan popcorn needed accordingly. We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date.
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFAD23A2F94-parent

Daycare Staff – Help Wanted!

We are looking for someone to join our Daycare Team.  This position would work 8:30 – 4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (there may be opportunity to sub on other days on an as-needed basis).  Generally speaking, the staff daycare is ope on days school is in session as well as staff Professional Development days.

The Daycare team provides care to our staff’s children.  The kids range from 12 weeks old to 5 years old.  Providing a nurturing environment for these little ones while mom/dad is working is the key to this role.  Responsibilities include caring for kids, feeding them, bringing them outside for playtime, etc.

Please email Sara in Human Resources if you are interested in more information on this position – her email is sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

October Lunch Menu

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Second Tutor Training Opportunity – October 26th

We are working to be able to screen our students at iCademy Global and Innocademy for their strengths in phonemic awareness. These are the fundamentals of reading. We are finding students who are in need of some support beyond what can be offered each day in the classroom.

We have the resources – Barton Intervention is a complete, research based program proven to strengthen these foundations!

We have the FREE training!

WE NEED YOU!!

SO excited to be able to offer a Barton Intervention Tutor Training for anyone interested in helping our students achieve their learning goals! Absolutely no experience necessary!  

October 26th from 6-8:30pm

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.

Whatever time you can offer during the week would be so appreciated! 1 hour, 2 hours or even more! 

Training is FREE! 

Please simply RSVP to leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com if you wish to attend.

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

Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!

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“Plugged In” at Homestead Campus

Plugged in started this last week and will continue every Monday-Friday from 8:35-9:00.. this is a Parent led group and is a time to devote ourselves to God and plug in and get God’s word…  We are now meeting in the classroom next to the blue room at Innocademy. Plugged in is open to EVERYONE that wants to start their day off with God and other fellow Christians-come join us for Devotions daily.. 😉. Have any questions or would like to help out? Please contact Jessica at jessknott11@icloud.com or feel free to join us on Facebook.. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1996872057213613  (where we will be updating periodically and you can message for any prayer needs or concerns).

Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.

Arrival Time – 8:35am

Student safety is of paramount importance to all of us at Innocademy. In order to keep students safe we want to remind our families that students should not arrive prior to 8:35am. They will not be admitted into the building should they arrive early and there are not any staff on duty outside prior to 8:35am. Thank you for your help and support in keeping our students safe.

Amazon Smile – Help Innocademy While You Shop! =)

Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.

Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. 

Each year Innocademy receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us. 

We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!! 

We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form.  Every little bit helps our schools!   Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).

You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

October 9, 2017

October 8th, 2017

REMINDER: No School on Friday (teacher professional development day) and Break Week all next week!

School Resumes on the 23rd of October!

THANK YOU!

Huge thank you to Carolyn Fitzgerald, Marie Getz and Kate Nguyen for organizing and setting up the Book Fair this week for our students! It’s going to be fantastic!

Ms. Cati and Ms. Tatiana’s Friends had a GREAT day learning and practicing leadership at Camp Pendalouan! What a fun day for Las Huellas and Classic students!

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Middle  School Robotics. Fund raising, programming, building, journaling, and art(ing) all rolled up into one crazy challenge that is months in the making. Set your calendars to cheer on our three middle school teams December 2 in Allendale!

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Ms. Kahli’s learners work on their energy investigations!

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Fun and games in After School Enrichment!

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

  • October 9th – 12th – Book Fair
  • October 10th & 11th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 12th – Inno Roots Meeting at 9:15am
  • October 13-22 – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • October 23 – School Resumes
  • October 26th – 6:00-8:30pm – Barton Tutor Training Workshop
  • November 8th – 10th – Homestead Campus MarketPlace
  • December 2nd – Middle School Robotics Competition at Allendale
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

NEW Information For This Week

Inno Roots Meeting – THIS WEEK!

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Ever Wonder Why We Do Student Led Conferences? =)

Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/MindShift.KQED/posts/1278008685568381

Book Fair – Happening THIS Week!

Take a peek at the awesome books coming to the Fair this week!  http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F17-K6-booklist/F17-K6-booklist.html

Reminder – Hand 2 Hand Still Available

Homestead Campus is again participating 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.

To participate, you can fill out the form here and return to the front desk:

H2H

Interested in Middle School Sports through I.E.S.?

Reminder to participate in any middle school or high school event in the state of Michigan is required to follow MHSAA regulations. All students must have a physical on file at Innocademy to practice and to participate in events. See attached files for necessary forms. Mr. Kelly also has paper copies ready at school. 

  • Physical – Needs to be completed by Physician and is good until July 31, 2018.
  • Important Information – Medical Information in case of emergencies.
  • Sports Eligibility form – Students are completing their academic course load and will have grade checks to make sure that they are academically eligible to participate. 
  • Concussion Awareness form – Document that explains concussions and the potential risks of athletics.
  • Corpus Christi Consent form – Giving the consent that your child is allowed to participate in this sport.
  • $60 check – Made out to Corpus Christi to cover costs of uniforms, officials, coaches, and tournament entry fees.

*If you played a Fall sport we have your information on file and you just need to turn in the $60 check.

Girls Volleyball (5/6) Team

  • We need to finalize our roster!  
  • As of right now, we will start practice Monday, October 16 and practice Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:00-5:30. Coach Deur will confirm this by Friday.
  • If you have not already supplied the information to Mr. Owens that he asked for (Birthday, Shirt Size, Phone #, Parent Name(s) and Home Address, please do so.  Also, make sure that the necessary paperwork is filled out for your respective school. 

Boys and Girls Basketball teams (5/6 and 7/8)

  • Practices will start in December with first competitions taking place in January. 
  • Please let us know if your child is interested before November 17 and have forms turned into Mr. Kelly  as we need this information to determine how many teams, practice schedules, jerseys, and coaches. 
  • Once we have the number of students interested we will work on creating all of practice and event schedules to get to parents.

Girls Cheer 

  • Do you love to smile?  Do you have lots of energy and excitement?  Do you want to be part of an amazing team?  If you said yes to these questions, then you are you ready to be a Corpus Christi cheerleader!  
  • We are bringing back the school cheerleading team… Hip Hip Hooray!  We will be cheering at the boys home basketball games this winter (January/February time frame – exact game dates are not yet known).
  • Practices will be at school on Wednesday’s from 3:45-5:00, starting November 1st.
  • If you are interested, please get in touch with Mindi DeSanctis at mrd61281@yahoo.com or 786-4985. Looking forward to a great cheer season -Mindi

IF you are in need of any of these forms from above, please contact Mr. Kelly!

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to learn more about Fair Trade or are already a supporter? Are you passionate about telling the community what is special about Innocademy? Then you are a perfect volunteer for the Fair Trade Fair. Volunteer opportunities are available for any amount of time, and from school or from home. Please call or text Rivka Hodgkinson 616-965-5514 to learn more. 

Navigator Scouts at Innocademy

Maybe you have heard about our new Navigators scouting troop? Navigators is a parent-led organization that is similar to boy scouts or girl scouts, and is all-inclusive. Designed for kids ages 5-11 (though younger children can come with parents, and older children can be involved in leadership opportunities), we work to earn badges, learn skills, and focus on community involvement and service. If you want to get your family involved in this special opportunity, please attend our parent meeting October 26 at 6:30pm in the Cafe. You can ask questions, get to see our calendar for the year, and learn more about this great organization. Any questions call Josh Hodgkinson 989-550-2107 after 6pm or email Chapter175@NavigatorsUSA.org

Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

Month At A Glance

Thanks to Ms. Kate for putting together all of the “Need To Knows” for October =)

October School Calendar

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Parent’s Night Out –  October 27th

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids (current Inno students who are preschool age and older, please) off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  We will provide popcorn and a movie or even some craft for them to enjoy.
Our team would put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  This is a very expensive conference for teachers but we feel it is well worth it to be the best we can be for your kids. Thank you in advance for your help in achieving our team goal!
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and so we plan popcorn needed accordingly. We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date.
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFAD23A2F94-parent

 

 

Daycare Staff – Help Wanted!

We are looking for someone to join our Daycare Team.  This position would work 8:30 – 4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (there may be opportunity to sub on other days on an as-needed basis).  Generally speaking, the staff daycare is ope on days school is in session as well as staff Professional Development days.

The Daycare team provides care to our staff’s children.  The kids range from 12 weeks old to 5 years old.  Providing a nurturing environment for these little ones while mom/dad is working is the key to this role.  Responsibilities include caring for kids, feeding them, bringing them outside for playtime, etc.

Please email Sara in Human Resources if you are interested in more information on this position – her email is sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Multiplication Mania, Growth Groups, BrainIAC time, MTSS – What is it?

You may have heard your child mention a particular part of their day when they work with a teacher and a small group of students? In Allegan it is called “BrainIAC” time. At Innocademy Zeeland it is called “Multiplication Mania” in middle school and “Growth Groups” for elementary students.

No matter the name it is a Multi-Tiered System of Support or MTSS for short. This is just one more tactic of our “just right learning” philosophy. Essentially, it is a learning journey where we try to meet each student where they are academically; whether they need to be challenged in a particular area or could use additional academic support.

Based on assessment data, we have created small groups for students where they focus on reviewing or reinforcing specific learning targets several times a week. In this current session the learning targets are in math.

As we progress through the year, students will be grouped and regrouped; each student receiving what he/she needs for a particular set of learning targets and expectations. 

Hopefully, you will be hearing a lot from your kiddos about their learning groups this year!

October Lunch Menu

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Chemistry Rocks Opportunity!

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Homestead Campus & Corpus Christi Sports Schedules

Come on out and support our teams! What fun! Also, we are still looking for a volleyball coach. If you know an interested parent or community member, please have them contact kelly.lepley@innocademy.com . Short season…4/5 games.

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Second Tutor Training Opportunity – October 26th

We are working to be able to screen our students at iCademy Global and Innocademy for their strengths in phonemic awareness. These are the fundamentals of reading. We are finding students who are in need of some support beyond what can be offered each day in the classroom.

We have the resources – Barton Intervention is a complete, research based program proven to strengthen these foundations!

We have the FREE training!

WE NEED YOU!!

SO excited to be able to offer a Barton Intervention Tutor Training for anyone interested in helping our students achieve their learning goals! Absolutely no experience necessary!  

October 26th from 6-8:30pm

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.

Whatever time you can offer during the week would be so appreciated! 1 hour, 2 hours or even more! 

Training is FREE! 

Please simply RSVP to leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com if you wish to attend.

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

Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!

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“Plugged In” at Homestead Campus

Plugged in started this last week and will continue every Monday-Friday from 8:35-9:00.. this is a Parent led group and is a time to devote ourselves to God and plug in and get God’s word…  We are now meeting in the classroom next to the blue room at Innocademy. Plugged in is open to EVERYONE that wants to start their day off with God and other fellow Christians-come join us for Devotions daily.. 😉. Have any questions or would like to help out? Please contact Jessica at jessknott11@icloud.com or feel free to join us on Facebook.. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1996872057213613  (where we will be updating periodically and you can message for any prayer needs or concerns).

Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.

Arrival Time – 8:35am

Student safety is of paramount importance to all of us at Innocademy. In order to keep students safe we want to remind our families that students should not arrive prior to 8:35am. They will not be admitted into the building should they arrive early and there are not any staff on duty outside prior to 8:35am. Thank you for your help and support in keeping our students safe.

Amazon Smile – Help Innocademy While You Shop! =)

Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.

Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. 

Each year Innocademy receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us. 

We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!! 

We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form.  Every little bit helps our schools!   Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).

You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

October 2, 2017

October 1st, 2017

Congratulations Ms. Ruth!

Ms. Ruth is excited to welcome grand baby #2 this past week! Lemon Lucille came into this world Saturday morning at 1:40, weighing 8.1 lbs and 20 inches long.  Baby and Mom are doing great.  Grandma is enjoying snuggle time.

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Thank You!

Thanks for your generosity in donating funds to help Ms. Maria’s family recover from the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico. If you didn’t get a chance or would like to learn more, please  see the link https://fundly.com/help-ms-maria-s-family-hurricane-relief-fund or, if you would like to donate clothing or other items needed by the family as they make their way to live with Ms. Maria, please see the link, here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48aaa923a75-clothing

Special thanks to one of Ms. Maria’s kiddos, Judah and brother Caleb, for organizing their own campaign to raise money to help Ms. Maria’s family! You can see their sweet video, here: https://vimeo.com/236213901 Judah’s aunt and uncle generously agreed to donate $450 if Judah could find 10 folks to donate $5 or more to the cause! So sweet! Thank you!!!

 

We had SUCH a great time at Art Prize!

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In Las Huellas, Ms. Cati’s  students taught Ms. Maria’s students a lesson on Native Americans and their culture, all done in Spanish! The students prepared a presentation and props, questionnaires and even treats. Well done!

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Keva Planks! One of our maker space donations we received from parents or community to grow our learners! Kiddos are practicing visual discernment while coping structures in addition to problem solving and creativity! 

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

  • September 28th – Innocademy Art Prize Trip
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • October 4th – State of Michigan Count Day – Look for details, soon!
  • October 6th – Homestead Campus MarketPlace Info to come home with kiddos!
  • October 9th – 12th – Book Fair
  • October 10th & 11th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 13-22 – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • October 23 – School Resumes
  • October 26th – 6:00-8:30pm – Barton Tutor Training Workshop
  • November 8th – 10th – Homestead Campus MarketPlace
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

Month At A Glance

Thanks to Ms. Kate for putting together all of the “Need To Knows” for October =)

October School Calendar

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NEW Information For This Week

Parent’s Night Out – October 6th and October 27th

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids (current Inno students who are preschool age and older, please) off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  We will provide popcorn and a movie or even some craft for them to enjoy.
Our team would put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  This is a very expensive conference for teachers but we feel it is well worth it to be the best we can be for your kids. Thank you in advance for your help in achieving our team goal!
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and so we plan popcorn needed accordingly. We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date.
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFAD23A2F94-parent

Picture Day Schedule- October 4th/5th

Below you will find the picture day schedule for students. If you have a sibling of an Inno student that you would like to have photographed, Ms. Christy is willing to do those on Wednesday at 3:20pm. Please make certain you also fill out an order form for them as well.

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If you’d like to see examples of photos that Ms. Christy has done for us in the past, you may take a peek at this link: http://emboldenstudio.com/innocademy/

IMPORTANT: Please complete an order form for each child even if you are not ordering. This helps us keep track of who is who as well as provide a photo for the yearbook. Thank you!

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Daycare Staff – Help Wanted!

We are looking for someone to join our Daycare Team.  This position would work 8:30 – 4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (there may be opportunity to sub on other days on an as-needed basis).  Generally speaking, the staff daycare is ope on days school is in session as well as staff Professional Development days.

The Daycare team provides care to our staff’s children.  The kids range from 12 weeks old to 5 years old.  Providing a nurturing environment for these little ones while mom/dad is working is the key to this role.  Responsibilities include caring for kids, feeding them, bringing them outside for playtime, etc.

Please email Sara in Human Resources if you are interested in more information on this position – her email is sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Multiplication Mania, Growth Groups, BrainIAC time, MTSS – What is it?

You may have heard your child mention a particular part of their day when they work with a teacher and a small group of students? In Allegan it is called “BrainIAC” time. At Innocademy Zeeland it is called “Multiplication Mania” in middle school and “Growth Groups” for elementary students.

No matter the name it is a Multi-Tiered System of Support or MTSS for short. This is just one more tactic of our “just right learning” philosophy. Essentially, it is a learning journey where we try to meet each student where they are academically; whether they need to be challenged in a particular area or could use additional academic support.

Based on assessment data, we have created small groups for students where they focus on reviewing or reinforcing specific learning targets several times a week. In this current session the learning targets are in math.

As we progress through the year, students will be grouped and regrouped; each student receiving what he/she needs for a particular set of learning targets and expectations. 

Hopefully, you will be hearing a lot from your kiddos about their learning groups this year!

October Lunch Menu

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Chemistry Rocks Opportunity!

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Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

Book Fair – Sneak Peek!

Take a peek at the awesome books coming to the Fair on October 9th!  http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F17-K6-booklist/F17-K6-booklist.html

Microwaves At Lunch…Food For Thought =)

It is true that we have two microwaves at lunch for students to use. It’s a GREAT option once in a while to heat up a quick lunch. Please keep in mind, though, that we have over 100 students eating lunch at one time. If 60 students bring something to heat up for one minute each, the line for microwave use could easily be 1/2 hour…longer than the lunch time =(. Please be conscious of sending items that take more than 30seconds – 1 minute to heat up. Some families have purchased a small lunch size thermos and heat up items in the morning. Amazing how warm that keeps food until lunchtime. Thanks for your help!

Homestead Campus & Corpus Christi Sports Schedules

Come on out and support our teams! What fun! Also, we are still looking for a volleyball coach. If you know an interested parent or community member, please have them contact kelly.lepley@innocademy.com . Short season…4/5 games.

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Second Tutor Training Opportunity – October 26th

We are working to be able to screen our students at iCademy Global and Innocademy for their strengths in phonemic awareness. These are the fundamentals of reading. We are finding students who are in need of some support beyond what can be offered each day in the classroom.

We have the resources – Barton Intervention is a complete, research based program proven to strengthen these foundations!

We have the FREE training!

WE NEED YOU!!

SO excited to be able to offer a Barton Intervention Tutor Training for anyone interested in helping our students achieve their learning goals! Absolutely no experience necessary!  

October 26th from 6-8:30pm

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.

Whatever time you can offer during the week would be so appreciated! 1 hour, 2 hours or even more! 

Training is FREE! 

Please simply RSVP to leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com if you wish to attend.

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

Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!

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“Plugged In” at Homestead Campus

Plugged in started this last week and will continue every Monday-Friday from 8:35-9:00.. this is a Parent led group and is a time to devote ourselves to God and plug in and get God’s word…  We are now meeting in the classroom next to the blue room at Innocademy. Plugged in is open to EVERYONE that wants to start their day off with God and other fellow Christians-come join us for Devotions daily.. 😉. Have any questions or would like to help out? Please contact Jessica at jessknott11@icloud.com or feel free to join us on Facebook.. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1996872057213613  (where we will be updating periodically and you can message for any prayer needs or concerns).

Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.

Arrival Time – 8:35am

Student safety is of paramount importance to all of us at Innocademy. In order to keep students safe we want to remind our families that students should not arrive prior to 8:35am. They will not be admitted into the building should they arrive early and there are not any staff on duty outside prior to 8:35am. Thank you for your help and support in keeping our students safe.

Amazon Smile – Help Innocademy While You Shop! =)

Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.

Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. 

Each year Innocademy receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us. 

We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!! 

We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form.  Every little bit helps our schools!   Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).

You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

September 25, 2017

September 24th, 2017

If your student is RIDING THE BUS to Art Prize with Innocademy on September 28th, please make sure to send in $5 to cover the cost of transportation. Thank you!

 

Thank You!

Thanks for your generosity in donating funds to help Ms. Maria’s family recover from the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico. If you didn’t get a chance or would like to learn more, please  see the link https://fundly.com/help-ms-maria-s-family-hurricane-relief-fund

Thanks Ms. Ann, for coming to class today and bringing the cool Ozbots!

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Ms. Ashley was surprised to receive a classroom grant from MEEMIC! Congratulations!

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Building hydraulic bridges over the channel to access the south pier and Big Red in Holland.

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

  • September 28th – Innocademy Art Prize Trip
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • October 4th – State of Michigan Count Day – Look for details, soon!
  • October 9th – 12th – Book Fair
  • October 10th & 11th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 13-22 – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • October 23 – School Resumes
  • October 26th – 6:00-8:30pm – Barton Tutor Training Workshop
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

NEW Information For This Week

Picture Day – October 4th/5th

IMPORTANT: Please complete an order form for each child even if you are not ordering. This helps us keep track of who is who as well as provide a photo for the yearbook. Thank you!

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Book Fair – Sneak Peek!

Take a peek at the awesome books coming to the Fair on October 9th!  http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F17-K6-booklist/F17-K6-booklist.html

Microwaves At Lunch…Food For Thought =)

It is true that we have two microwaves at lunch for students to use. It’s a GREAT option once in a while to heat up a quick lunch. Please keep in mind, though, that we have over 100 students eating lunch at one time. If 60 students bring something to heat up for one minute each, the line for microwave use could easily be 1/2 hour…longer than the lunch time =(. Please be conscious of sending items that take more than 30seconds – 1 minute to heat up. Some families have purchased a small lunch size thermos and heat up items in the morning. Amazing how warm that keeps food until lunchtime. Thanks for your help!

Homestead Campus & Corpus Christi Sports Schedules

Come on out and support our teams! What fun! Also, we are still looking for a volleyball coach. If you know an interested parent or community member, please have them contact kelly.lepley@innocademy.com . Short season…4/5 games.

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Second Tutor Training Opportunity – October 26th

We are working to be able to screen our students at iCademy Global and Innocademy for their strengths in phonemic awareness. These are the fundamentals of reading. We are finding students who are in need of some support beyond what can be offered each day in the classroom.

We have the resources – Barton Intervention is a complete, research based program proven to strengthen these foundations!

We have the FREE training!

WE NEED YOU!!

SO excited to be able to offer a Barton Intervention Tutor Training for anyone interested in helping our students achieve their learning goals! Absolutely no experience necessary!  

October 26th from 6-8:30pm

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.

Whatever time you can offer during the week would be so appreciated! 1 hour, 2 hours or even more! 

Training is FREE! 

Please simply RSVP to leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com if you wish to attend.

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

Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!

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Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

“Plugged In” at Homestead Campus

Plugged in started this last week and will continue every Monday-Friday from 8:35-9:00.. this is a Parent led group and is a time to devote ourselves to God and plug in and get God’s word…  We are now meeting in the classroom next to the blue room at Innocademy. Plugged in is open to EVERYONE that wants to start their day off with God and other fellow Christians-come join us for Devotions daily.. 😉. Have any questions or would like to help out? Please contact Jessica at jessknott11@icloud.com or feel free to join us on Facebook.. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1996872057213613  (where we will be updating periodically and you can message for any prayer needs or concerns).

Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices.

Las Huellas Boot Camp Notes

Thanks to those of you who were able to make the Las Huellas information meeting last week. In case you missed it, please see

the following two presentations. There is one for K-2 and one for 3-5.  

K-2 Las Huellas Presentation

3rd – 5th Grade Las Huellas Presentation

Please also see the t-shirt design below for las huellas this year and let your child’s teacher know if you would like one. Cost is $12 per shirt. We have both children and adult sizes. If you need an XXL or larger just add $3 to your cost. We ask that you send a check made out to Innocademy with the total amount in an envelope with names and sizes. These are due by Friday, September 29th. 

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If you volunteer in any capacity, would like learn about opportunities to partner with our school in some way, or would simply like to keep up-to-date on some of the wonderful things happening within the Innocademy community, please join the Inno Roots Bloomz Group! 

Joining is easy!

  1. Download Bloomz App
  2. Use code: EHE9EG
  3. Create account

Art Prize Entry – Congratulations Mrs. Tuttle!

Once again this year, Mrs. Tuttle has secured an entry for the Art Prize competition. You will definitely want to check out her amazing painting displayed in the windows of the post office on Michigan Street – – and vote #64977. Her piece is entitled “Reflections of October”. You can find out more about the piece, here:  https://www.artprize.org/64977

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Arrival Time – 8:35am

Student safety is of paramount importance to all of us at Innocademy. In order to keep students safe we want to remind our families that students should not arrive prior to 8:35am. They will not be admitted into the building should they arrive early and there are not any staff on duty outside prior to 8:35am. Thank you for your help and support in keeping our students safe.

September Lunch Menu

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Amazon Smile – Help Innocademy While You Shop! =)

Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.

Innocademy Family Resource Guide

THE absolute best place to begin when looking for information regarding daily operations here at Innocademy. It has been updated for the 2017-2018 school year. Please take a peek. Thank you! 

Family Resource Guide 17-18

Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. 

Each year Innocademy receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us. 

We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!! 

We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form.  Every little bit helps our schools!   Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).

You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

September 18, 2017

September 17th, 2017

If your student is RIDING THE BUS to Art Prize with Innocademy on September 28th, please make sure to send in $5 to cover the cost of transportation. Thank you!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Huge congratulations to Mr. Cory on the birth of his new baby boy! Theodore Ellis Dams was born on Monday, September 11th at 11:20pm. Theodore weighed in at 8 lbs, 12oz and was 21 inches long. Everyone is doing just great!

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Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who made it to the tutor training workshop this last week! What a great time learning and growing with you!

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Mr. Reid Introduces Kernel…the corn snake to the Innocademy Las Huellas older friends. They are learning about Kernel so they can care for their own, newly adopted, corn snake; Senor Slitherin.

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GREAT day for Salsa Competition!

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Yay for the Homestead Campus volleyball girls!

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

  • September 28th – Innocademy Art Prize Trip
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • October 4th – State of Michigan Count Day – Look for details, soon!
  • October 9th – 12th – Book Fair
  • October 10th & 11th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 13-22 – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • October 23 – School Resumes
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip

NEW Information For This Week

“Plugged In” at Homestead Campus

Plugged in started this last week and will continue every Monday-Friday from 8:35-9:00.. this is a Parent led group and is a time to devote ourselves to God and plug in and get God’s word…  We are now meeting in the classroom next to the blue room at Innocademy. Plugged in is open to EVERYONE that wants to start their day off with God and other fellow Christians-come join us for Devotions daily.. 😉. Have any questions or would like to help out? Please contact Jessica at jessknott11@icloud.com or feel free to join us on Facebook.. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1996872057213613  (where we will be updating periodically and you can message for any prayer needs or concerns).

Weather Delays/School Cancellations

When Mother Nature decides to make travel to school dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay school. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, we will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. will notify you by the following methods:

  • Email to parents
  • Facebook post
  • WZZM 13
  • WOOD-TV8
  • Bloomz
  • Innocademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “innocademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices. 

Las Huellas Boot Camp Notes

Thanks to those of you who were able to make the Las Huellas information meeting last week. In case you missed it, please see

the following two presentations. There is one for K-2 and one for 3-5.  

K-2 Las Huellas Presentation

3rd – 5th Grade Las Huellas Presentation

Please also see the t-shirt design below for las huellas this year and let your child’s teacher know if you would like one. Cost is $12 per shirt. We have both children and adult sizes. If you need an XXL or larger just add $3 to your cost. We ask that you send a check made out to Innocademy with the total amount in an envelope with names and sizes. These are due by Friday, September 29th. 

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If you volunteer in any capacity, would like learn about opportunities to partner with our school in some way, or would simply like to keep up-to-date on some of the wonderful things happening within the Innocademy community, please join the Inno Roots Bloomz Group! 

Joining is easy!

  1. Download Bloomz App
  2. Use code: EHE9EG
  3. Create account

Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

Art Prize Entry – Congratulations Mrs. Tuttle!

Once again this year, Mrs. Tuttle has secured an entry for the Art Prize competition. You will definitely want to check out her amazing painting displayed in the windows of the post office on Michigan Street – – and vote #64977. Her piece is entitled “Reflections of October”. You can find out more about the piece, here:  https://www.artprize.org/64977

Screen Shot 2017-09-10 at 10.23.20 PM

Arrival Time – 8:35am

Student safety is of paramount importance to all of us at Innocademy. In order to keep students safe we want to remind our families that students should not arrive prior to 8:35am. They will not be admitted into the building should they arrive early and there are not any staff on duty outside prior to 8:35am. Thank you for your help and support in keeping our students safe.

September Lunch Menu

Screen Shot 2017-09-02 at 11.01.18 AM

Amazon Smile – Help Innocademy While You Shop! =)

Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.

Innocademy Family Resource Guide

THE absolute best place to begin when looking for information regarding daily operations here at Innocademy. It has been updated for the 2017-2018 school year. Please take a peek. Thank you! 

Family Resource Guide 17-18

After School Enrichment – Session #2 Sign Up

“Games Galore” this time around! Please see the link for options, registration and pricing information.

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

Please contact Renee Frye with any questions at renee.frye@innocademy.com

Parent’s Night Out – September 21st

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  We will provide popcorn and a movie or even some craft for them to enjoy.  
Our team would put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  This is a very expensive conference for teachers but we feel it is well worth it to be the best we can be for your kids. Thank you in advance for your help in achieving our team goal!
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and so we plan popcorn needed accordingly. We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date. 
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFAD23A2F94-parent 

Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. 

Each year Innocademy receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us. 

We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!! 

We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form.  Every little bit helps our schools!   Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).

You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

September 11, 2017

September 10th, 2017

Thank you!

Huge Thank you for the donation of the clear, plastic bins for some of our Innoengineering supplies, Saikumar Family! Kids will love being able to easily identify what they wish to use!

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

  • September 12th – Las Huellas Boot Camp – 3:45pm
  • September 12th – Innocademy Classic New Family Orientation – 4-5pm
  • September 12th – Barton Tutor Training – 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • September 15th – Annual Salsa Competition
  • September 28th – Innocademy Art Prize Trip
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • October 4th – State of Michigan Count Day – Look for details, soon!
  • October 9th – 12th – Book Fair
  • October 10th & 11th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 13-22 – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • October 23 – School Resumes
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
  • December 11th – Christmas Extravaganza @ Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences

NEW Information For This Week

Annual Salsa Competition is Friday – Can You Help?

It’s back! Each fall we hold our annual Innocademy Salsa Competition. This year’s competition is scheduled for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH. In order to put together our amazing kid-selected recipes, we need your help! We would appreciate any donations your family could make from the link, below – thanks so much!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094fa4aa2a1-salsa

Innocademy Visits Art Prize – September 28th

On Thursday, September 28th all Innocademy students will be traveling to Art Prize in Grand Rapids! We will be leaving Innocademy at approximately 9:10am and returning to school approximately 2:10pm.

The trip is really exciting and something staff and students alike look forward to each year! In order to make groups of students/chaperones for that day, we need your help!

In an effort to make sure that we are not paying for transportation that we don’t need, we would appreciate your family designating your plans for that day and then pledging to adhere to those declared plans as the trip date arrives. With 330+ students and approximately 50 staff and volunteers, you can imagine the difficulty in rearranging groupings and transportation for last minute changes =). We absolutely understand that life happens and you or your child might wake up sick that day, but if we can limit those changes by making early decisions about what your family will be doing, that would be incredibly helpful! THANK YOU!!!!

There are 3 options we would like you to consider:

Option #1 – You are transporting your OWN students to and from Art Prize, walking around during the day and do not need to check in with Innocademy Staff before, during or after the trip. You do not need to meet us at school that morning. If you have arranged to take someone else’s child, that is for you to work out with those parents PRIOR to the trip day, please! Thank you!

Option #2 – You wish to chaperone the trip. This means that you will meet at Innocademy that morning, ride the bus to and from the event, chaperone your own children and, possibly additional children (we try to keep the groups no larger than 5 students per adult). Please keep in mind that siblings under 5 years old are not allowed to ride the bus per ZPS transportation department rules. The cost for each student and parent is $5.

Option #3 – You are unable/do not wish to chaperone, but your child(ren) will be attending school as normal that day, riding the bus to and from the event with Innocademy students/staff. We will assign them a staff or parent chaperone. The cost for each student is $5.

Please plan on completing this sign up no later than Monday, September 18th at 8:00am.

Looking forward to a FANTASTIC adventure in art!

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

Art Prize Entry – Congratulations Mrs. Tuttle!

Once again this year, Mrs. Tuttle has secured an entry for the Art Prize competition. You will definitely want to check out her amazing painting displayed in the windows of the post office on Michigan Street – – and vote #64977. Her piece is entitled “Reflections of October”. You can find out more about the piece, here:  https://www.artprize.org/64977

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What Is BrainStem? Saturday, September 16th

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Old Info (In Case You Haven’t Seen it, Yet)

Arrival Time – 8:35am

Student safety is of paramount importance to all of us at Innocademy. In order to keep students safe we want to remind our families that students should not arrive prior to 8:35am. They will not be admitted into the building should they arrive early and there are not any staff on duty outside prior to 8:35am. Thank you for your help and support in keeping our students safe.

September Lunch Menu

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Las Huellas Bootcamp – September 12th – PLEASE NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE

(ONLY for Parents of Las Huellas Friends =)

We have a had a wonderful first few weeks of school. Now that our  feet are wet and we are in the swing of things we would love to have a Parent Bootcamp for those families who are new to the program or veteran families who just want to keep on learning more about Spanish Immersion. September 12th we will be presenting information in two sessions; K-2 will be 3:45-4:10pm and 3-5th grades will be from 4:10-4:30pm. Hope to see you there!

New Family Orientation – Youngest, Younger and Middle Friends (K-4th grades in our classic program =)

If you are a new parent this year in the Y5 through 4 Classic Innocademy, we would like to invite you to an orientation to introduce you to procedures, expectations and a brief history as to who we are!

Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 4-5 

Blue Room

Topics to cover:

  • Family Resource Guide
  • 7 Habits
  • Classroom Expectations
  • Values
  • Foundations
  • Just Right Grouping
  • Questions and Answer time within small groups

Robotics Fun at Innocademy!

Interested in joining the iCademy/Innocademy middle school Robotics team? Mr. Chad from Innocademy is so excited to start things up this year. Please contact him at Chad.Zuber@innocademy.com with any questions that you have! 

Help Needed in JRL

Ms. Claudia is looking for one more person to help with doing JRL on Wednesday mornings.

Doing JRL means:

1. Checking in and out books for our younger and youngest friends.

2. Putting the returned books back on their shelves.

3. Having fun by getting to know Inno’s little ones.😆

Whoever is interested in helping needs to be able to be at school between 9.00am and 11.00am every Wednesday we have school (not to be available every once in a while is not a problem though). Please contact Ms. Claudia if you are interested rieder.claudia@t-online.de

Amazon Smile – Help Innocademy While You Shop! =)

Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.

Innocademy Family Resource Guide

THE absolute best place to begin when looking for information regarding daily operations here at Innocademy. It has been updated for the 2017-2018 school year. Please take a peek. Thank you! 

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FERPA & Asbestos Notification

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IMPORTANT REMINDER: We are a Completely NUT FREE Campus.

Sadly, we had a student have a serious reaction to a nut exposure last week. Please remember that we are a completely nut free campus. All nuts.

We know many students pack their own lunches and snacks and it’s easy for some things to slip by. Please talk with your students, share with them how to read labels for allergy information and, if they have an allergy, please encourage them to eat only the food that they brought to school.

In an effort to help, we’ve listed below some examples of tree nuts. Please avoid bringing foods that are, or contain, these ingredients.

  • Almond
  • Artificial nuts
  • Brazil nut
  • Beechnut
  • Butternut
  • Cashew
  • Chestnut
  • Chinquapin nut
  • Coconut
  • Filbert/hazelnut
  • Gianduja (a chocolate-nut mixture)
  • Ginkgo nut
  • Hickory nut
  • Litchi/lichee/lychee nut
  • Macadamia nut
  • Marzipan/almond paste
  • Nangai nut
  • Natural nut extract (e.g., almond, walnut)
  • Nut butters (e.g., cashew butter, nutella)
  • Nut meal
  • Nut meat
  • Nut milk (e.g., almond milk, cashew milk)
  • Nut paste (e.g., almond paste)
  • Nut pieces
  • Pecan
  • Pesto
  • Pili nut
  • Pine nut (also referred to as Indian, pignoli, pigñolia, pignon, piñon, and pinyon nut)
  • Pistachio
  • Praline
  • Shea nut
  • Walnut

Tree nuts are sometimes found in the following:

  • Black walnut hull extract (flavoring)
  • Natural nut extract
  • Nut distillates/alcoholic extracts
  • Nut oils (e.g., walnut oil, almond oil)
  • Walnut hull extract (flavoring)

Thanks for your help in keeping all of our students safe and healthy.

After School Enrichment – Session #2 Sign Up

“Games Galore” this time around! Please see the link for options, registration and pricing information.

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

Please contact Renee Frye with any questions at renee.frye@innocademy.com

Let’s Do Kids’ Yoga to Support a Great Local Charity!

Kids’ Food Basket and Sing Song Yoga are partnering together to offer this fun event and Homestead Campus is willing to host! We hope your family can join us!

When: Thursday, September 14, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

What: 

  • Family Yoga (all ages welcome) 
  • Kids’ Food Basket Brown Bag Decorating (with brief intro from KFB’s Holland Development Specialist, Kim Magoon) 

Where: Homestead Campus

Why:

  • raise money for KFB through donations from participants at the event 
  • decorate brown bags to send a little love from one child to another
  • raise awareness of the work KFB does for families throughout West Michigan

Who: Public welcome. All ages. Parents need to remain with their children throughout the event.

Cost: Suggested donation of $5/person or $15/family

Together, let’s support children nutritionally, physically and emotionally.

Sing Song Yoga® is a kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Their iOS App, DVD and local classes make it easy for families to enjoy yoga with their kids.  

Parent’s Night Out – September 21st

Do you need some time to yourself? 
What movie do you want to go see at the movie theater? Where do you want to eat?  
What errands do you have to run that would be so much easier if it was only you?
Las huellas’ team is here to help!  Drop your kids off with us in our las huellas space (in the space behind Precademy) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on our scheduled night and enjoy the evening!  All we ask is for a small fee of $10 (cash or check made out to Innocademy) per child.  We will provide popcorn and a movie or even some craft for them to enjoy.  
Our team would put the money we collect from these parent night out events into our Professional Development Account that will help us go to Minnesota and learn from Spanish Immersion experts at the University of Minnesota next school year.  This is a very expensive conference for teachers but we feel it is well worth it to be the best we can be for your kids. Thank you in advance for your help in achieving our team goal!
Please use the sign up genius below to sign your kids up and so we plan popcorn needed accordingly. We have set dates for the entire year. Make sure to sign up for the correct date. 
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFAD23A2F94-parent 

Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. 

Each year Innocademy receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us. 

We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!! 

We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form.  Every little bit helps our schools!   Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).

You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.

Can I Eat Lunch With My Student at School?

Absolutely! We love visitors! Please simply sign in at the front desk with Ms. Heidi. She will give you a visitor’s badge and you are all set!

Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!

To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID (please email leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com for the code).

There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!

Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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