Archive for the ‘News & Notes’ Category

June 19, 2017

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

It’s HERE!!!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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

  • June 23rd – No School – Enjoy the long weekend!
  • June 19 – June 24 – Hand2Hand Food Drive – Canned Beans, Corn and Chicken
  • June 22nd – Innocademy Graduation – 6:30pm
  • Saturday, June 24th – Inno Turns 10 Celebration Day & Color Run Race
  • Monday, August 7th – First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

10 Year Celebration – Help Needed, Please!

We have LOTS of opportunities for families to help before, during and after the celebration. Thanks for considering!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4eaca723a4fb6-10year

Hand2Hand Food Drive

In conjunction with our 10 year celebration, we will also be starting a food drive for Hand2Hand Ministries! From June 19th – June 24th students may bring in cans of corn, green beans and chicken.Thank you!

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

Mileage Club Returns!

Mileage Club is during recess. Students run/ walk around a designated course. Once they complete a lap they will get a punch in their yellow foot card, representing one lap. Once they fill out the whole card (which equals 2 miles/ 20 punch holes) they will be awarded a foot charm and a pair of shoelaces. They will continue to do this (if they want to) each lunch recess, everyday until the last Thursday of the year. The more cards they fill out the more likely it is for them to win a prize. At the end of Mileage Club we will have a prize drawing. Completed cards will be drawn out of a box to see who won each prize. Start date is: 6/6/17. End date is: 6/22/17. Student helpers will punch cards during this 3 week period. After the 3 weeks have elapsed, we will have an assembly on the last Monday and Tuesday to hand out prizes.

8th Grade Graduation – June 22nd

We are excited to celebrate our Innocademy Graduates! BIG thanks to the Brooks’ Family for being willing to host the event. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the ceremony and celebration. It will be held on Thursday, June 22nd at 6:30pm at 1527 S Shore Dr. Holland 49423.

Help Wanted – After School Enrichment Opportunity!

We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our after school team! We are looking for someone who would love to work with our kiddos after school 3:30-5:30 part time during the school week. Days would be Tuesday, Thursday and every other Friday. All programming would be handled with your help, if desired, as well as billing. The main role would just be to engage with the kids, parents and other staff to provide a safe and fun learning atmosphere for the students. Please feel free to contact Renee Frye by email at renee.frye@innocademy.com or chat with me in person if you have any interest or questions.

All Ages Soccer Opportunity 

My daughter, Trina, an Innocademy/iCademy middle schooler, had graduated out of Rec soccer, but was hoping to still play. We discovered AYSO soccer in Hudsonville which has been a great opportunity, so I thought I’d spread the word. There are teams in fall and/or spring for all ages, preschool through high school. Each season lasts for six weeks and all games and practices are held at the Port Sheldon Sports Complex in Hudsonville. Registration is open until July 1st for the Fall/Spring league. www.ayso676.org . Email me if you have any questions at jane.lanser@gmail.com

June Lunch Menu

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After School Enrichment Sign Up – Last Session

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

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

Lost and Found! Please check – Even if you think you aren’t missing anything =)

Please take a moment to check the overflowing pile of lost and found. EVERYTHING will be donated at the end of the year.

Looking For An End of The Year “Thank You”?

As this school year draws to a close, teachers are proactively gearing up for next year.  Our students have already been exposed to creative play, design thinking, and tinkering through a myriad of projects throughout the year.  This up coming year we want to take that to a whole new level with classroom and schoolwide makers space centers, kits, and stations.  Many of the supplies that we would need for this are easily available intentionally because we don’t want the maker space mentality to stop at the front door.  However, getting supplies and equipment for 400 kids can be overwhelming for staff.  So we are asking for your help!

Instead of year end gifts to our teachers (believe me we appreciate coffee as much as anyone else) we are asking that you consider purchasing and or collecting materials for our classroom makers spaces.  Teachers have compiled lists of items they would love to have at school and in their classrooms to spur on creative thinking and problem solving.  Long lists can feel overwhelming though so if instead you would prefer to buy gift cards to places such as Amazon, we may be able to get volume discounts, as well as reduce duplications of needed supplies.

The list of consumable supplies will be on-going and we are developing a place up front where these can be collected throughout the year. 

Non-consumable                             Consumable

Legos

colored paper

blocks

beads

K-nex

glue

tinker toys

pipe cleaners

hole punchers

rubber bands

Scissors

straws

Legos

paper tubes

Magnet tiles

boxes

marble run

aluminum foil

magnets

cups

rocks

Markers

sensory items

Screws/bolts

Screw drivers

Foam pieces

plastic shapes

Tissue paper

Garden tools

string

Jenga

Paper plates

Lincoln logs

paper clips

circuits

Paint

Makey Makey tools and connectors

glue

Meccano- construction set (erector set)

pipe cleaners

Knex

Duct tape-  good quality

Snap Circuits

Popsicle sticks

Glue guns

scissors

Robotics kits

3d- 4 in a row

Small motors

Arduino boards

Ozbots and other programable robots

Paint brushes

Video equipment (including working old phones)

Writing and Grammar – Private Tutoring With Lucy Seay

Does your student need a bit of extra help with writing composition and grammar, either after school or during the summer months?

In private tutoring, I work with students to focus on both structure and style in writing. Beginning with a solid understanding of the parts of speech, we cover basic grammar, types of phrases and clauses, word choice, and varied sentence structure, in both fiction and non-fiction writing. In addition, I work with older students on challenges such as summarizing and analyzing written material; developing narrative, descriptive, informative, or persuasive essays; conducting research and organizing reports and longer term papers; and analyzing and writing about literature.

With a degree in communication, I have been writing professionally for more than 25 years. I have taught writing classes for upper elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as privately tutoring students in various levels of writing, from remedial to advanced.

For more information about private tutoring for your student, please call (616) 748-4973 or email lucyseay@att.net. I would love to work with you.

Interested in Piano Lessons?

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

 

 

Our youngest friends are excited to launch their animal research projects!

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Learning gets REAL for our Middle School Friends! Mr. Alvin’s students learn about the science of brake systems as they dismantle staff cars in the parking lot.

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Thanks to our Makerspace group for the new box hockey game!

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Our middle friends had a GREAT time and learned lots on their trip to Detroit and Lansing!

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Ms. Kelli and Ms. Cyndi show off their teamwork skills in prepping for the painters!

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June 12, 2017

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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

  • June 16th, 23rd – No School – Enjoy the long weekends!
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • June 19 – June 24 – Hand2Hand Food Drive – Canned Beans, Corn and Chicken
  • June 22nd – Innocademy Graduation – 6:30pm
  • Saturday, June 24th – Inno Turns 10 Celebration Day & Color Run Race
  • Monday, August 7th – First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

10 Year Celebration – Help Needed, Please!

We have LOTS of opportunities for families to help before, during and after the celebration. Thanks for considering!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4eaca723a4fb6-10year

Hand2Hand Food Drive

In conjunction with our 10 year celebration, we will also be starting a food drive for Hand2Hand Ministries! From June 19th – June 24th students may bring in cans of corn, green beans and chicken.Thank you!

Innocademy Turns 10 T-Shirt Order – Deadline is June 14th

Last month your children participated in a design competition to create a t-shirt fit to celebrateInnocademy‘s 10th Birthday. Staff and students have voted, and the winning design is by Selah, from Ms. Anita’s class! Congrats Selah!
 
Shirts are available NOW to order for you and your kiddos. What a great way to celebrate and support our school! 
Here is the link to order this extra special shirt:
https://www.createmytee.com/JoinOrder/49543
 
PLEASE NOTE:  THESE ARE NOT THE SAME SHIRTS YOU  RECEIVE AS PART OF THE COLOR RUN REGISTRATION. 
 
To place an order you will need to
 
1) Create an account (it’s easy and free!)
2) Select the option “Enter my order selections”
3) Scroll through the different color options for your shirt and select the quantity for each shirt size (pay close attention to adult vs. youth sizes!)
 
***The last shirt option (the Heather Grey color) is reserved for staff only, please!
 
Shirts are $10 each! 
 
The ordering window closes on Wednesday, June 14th – that is when charges will be made to your card/account! Until then your card information is securely saved by the organization. 
 
Shirts will arrive just in time for the 10 Year Celebration/Color Run on June 24th!

 

Mileage Club Returns!

Mileage Club is during recess. Students run/ walk around a designated course. Once they complete a lap they will get a punch in their yellow foot card, representing one lap. Once they fill out the whole card (which equals 2 miles/ 20 punch holes) they will be awarded a foot charm and a pair of shoelaces. They will continue to do this (if they want to) each lunch recess, everyday until the last Thursday of the year. The more cards they fill out the more likely it is for them to win a prize. At the end of Mileage Club we will have a prize drawing. Completed cards will be drawn out of a box to see who won each prize. Start date is: 6/6/17. End date is: 6/22/17. Student helpers will punch cards during this 3 week period. After the 3 weeks have elapsed, we will have an assembly on the last Monday and Tuesday to hand out prizes.

8th Grade Graduation – June 22nd

We are excited to celebrate our Innocademy Graduates! BIG thanks to the Brooks’ Family for being willing to host the event. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the ceremony and celebration. It will be held on Thursday, June 22nd at 6:30pm at 1527 S Shore Dr. Holland 49423.

Help Wanted – After School Enrichment Opportunity!

We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our after school team! We are looking for someone who would love to work with our kiddos after school 3:30-5:30 part time during the school week. Days would be Tuesday, Thursday and every other Friday. All programming would be handled with your help, if desired, as well as billing. The main role would just be to engage with the kids, parents and other staff to provide a safe and fun learning atmosphere for the students. Please feel free to contact Renee Frye by email at renee.frye@innocademy.com or chat with me in person if you have any interest or questions.

All Ages Soccer Opportunity 

My daughter, Trina, an Innocademy/iCademy middle schooler, had graduated out of Rec soccer, but was hoping to still play. We discovered AYSO soccer in Hudsonville which has been a great opportunity, so I thought I’d spread the word. There are teams in fall and/or spring for all ages, preschool through high school. Each season lasts for six weeks and all games and practices are held at the Port Sheldon Sports Complex in Hudsonville. Registration is open until July 1st for the Fall/Spring league. www.ayso676.org . Email me if you have any questions at jane.lanser@gmail.com

 

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

June Lunch Menu

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After School Enrichment Sign Up – Last Session

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

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

Lost and Found! Please check – Even if you think you aren’t missing anything =)

Please take a moment to check the overflowing pile of lost and found. EVERYTHING will be donated at the end of the year.

Looking For An End of The Year “Thank You”?

As this school year draws to a close, teachers are proactively gearing up for next year.  Our students have already been exposed to creative play, design thinking, and tinkering through a myriad of projects throughout the year.  This up coming year we want to take that to a whole new level with classroom and schoolwide makers space centers, kits, and stations.  Many of the supplies that we would need for this are easily available intentionally because we don’t want the maker space mentality to stop at the front door.  However, getting supplies and equipment for 400 kids can be overwhelming for staff.  So we are asking for your help!

Instead of year end gifts to our teachers (believe me we appreciate coffee as much as anyone else) we are asking that you consider purchasing and or collecting materials for our classroom makers spaces.  Teachers have compiled lists of items they would love to have at school and in their classrooms to spur on creative thinking and problem solving.  Long lists can feel overwhelming though so if instead you would prefer to buy gift cards to places such as Amazon, we may be able to get volume discounts, as well as reduce duplications of needed supplies.

The list of consumable supplies will be on-going and we are developing a place up front where these can be collected throughout the year. 

Non-consumable                             Consumable

Legos

colored paper

blocks

beads

K-nex

glue

tinker toys

pipe cleaners

hole punchers

rubber bands

Scissors

straws

Legos

paper tubes

Magnet tiles

boxes

marble run

aluminum foil

magnets

cups

rocks

Markers

sensory items

Screws/bolts

Screw drivers

Foam pieces

plastic shapes

Tissue paper

Garden tools

string

Jenga

Paper plates

Lincoln logs

paper clips

circuits

Paint

Makey Makey tools and connectors

glue

Meccano- construction set (erector set)

pipe cleaners

Knex

Duct tape-  good quality

Snap Circuits

Popsicle sticks

Glue guns

scissors

Robotics kits

3d- 4 in a row

Small motors

Arduino boards

Ozbots and other programable robots

Paint brushes

Video equipment (including working old phones)

Writing and Grammar – Private Tutoring With Lucy Seay

Does your student need a bit of extra help with writing composition and grammar, either after school or during the summer months?

In private tutoring, I work with students to focus on both structure and style in writing. Beginning with a solid understanding of the parts of speech, we cover basic grammar, types of phrases and clauses, word choice, and varied sentence structure, in both fiction and non-fiction writing. In addition, I work with older students on challenges such as summarizing and analyzing written material; developing narrative, descriptive, informative, or persuasive essays; conducting research and organizing reports and longer term papers; and analyzing and writing about literature.

With a degree in communication, I have been writing professionally for more than 25 years. I have taught writing classes for upper elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as privately tutoring students in various levels of writing, from remedial to advanced.

For more information about private tutoring for your student, please call (616) 748-4973 or email lucyseay@att.net. I would love to work with you.

Interested in Piano Lessons?

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

Our Middle Friends in Las Huellas are preparing their “Shark Tank” inventions for presentation!

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Thanks, Ms. Andrea, for volunteering this week! We had fun getting to know you!


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Ms. Gina, Ms. Eileen and Ms. Monica attended the Elevate Conference this weekend…


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…and even met one of their favorite idea people, Mr. Greg of “Kindergarten Smorgasboard”!

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June 5, 2017

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

WELCOME BACK! HOPE BREAK WAS FANTASTIC!

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

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

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

  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • Thursday, June 8th – IES Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:30-8:30pm @ Homestead Campus
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH – LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR COLOR RUN on June 24th!
  • June 9th, 16th, 23rd – No School – Enjoy the long weekends!
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • June 22nd – Innocademy Graduation
  • Saturday, June 24th – Inno Turns 10 Celebration Day & Color Run Race
  • Monday, August 7th – First Day of School
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

June Lunch Menu

Inno_Homestead-JUNE_2017-2

 

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After School Enrichment Sign Up – Last Session

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

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

Lost and Found! Please check – Even if you think you aren’t missing anything =)

Please take a moment to check the overflowing pile of lost and found. EVERYTHING will be donated at the end of the year.

ANOTHER Great Art Announcement from Ms. Sharon!

Ten students were selected to have their work shown at the Grand Rapids Art Museum as part of the Festival of the Arts on June, 2,3,4. Congratulations to Bryce VWt, Anna W, Kira K, Noelle D, Shea F, Megan S, Kenzie K, Levi W, Greta B and Christian G!

Looking For An End of The Year “Thank You”?

As this school year draws to a close, teachers are proactively gearing up for next year.  Our students have already been exposed to creative play, design thinking, and tinkering through a myriad of projects throughout the year.  This up coming year we want to take that to a whole new level with classroom and schoolwide makers space centers, kits, and stations.  Many of the supplies that we would need for this are easily available intentionally because we don’t want the maker space mentality to stop at the front door.  However, getting supplies and equipment for 400 kids can be overwhelming for staff.  So we are asking for your help!

Instead of year end gifts to our teachers (believe me we appreciate coffee as much as anyone else) we are asking that you consider purchasing and or collecting materials for our classroom makers spaces.  Teachers have compiled lists of items they would love to have at school and in their classrooms to spur on creative thinking and problem solving.  Long lists can feel overwhelming though so if instead you would prefer to buy gift cards to places such as Amazon, we may be able to get volume discounts, as well as reduce duplications of needed supplies.

The list of consumable supplies will be on-going and we are developing a place up front where these can be collected throughout the year. 

Non-consumable                             Consumable

Legos

colored paper

blocks

beads

K-nex

glue

tinker toys

pipe cleaners

hole punchers

rubber bands

Scissors

straws

Legos

paper tubes

Magnet tiles

boxes

marble run

aluminum foil

magnets

cups

rocks

Markers

sensory items

Screws/bolts

Screw drivers

Foam pieces

plastic shapes

Tissue paper

Garden tools

string

Jenga

Paper plates

Lincoln logs

paper clips

circuits

Paint

Makey Makey tools and connectors

glue

Meccano- construction set (erector set)

pipe cleaners

Knex

Duct tape-  good quality

Snap Circuits

Popsicle sticks

Glue guns

scissors

Robotics kits

3d- 4 in a row

Small motors

Arduino boards

Ozbots and other programable robots

Paint brushes

Video equipment (including working old phones)

Writing and Grammar – Private Tutoring With Lucy Seay

Does your student need a bit of extra help with writing composition and grammar, either after school or during the summer months?

In private tutoring, I work with students to focus on both structure and style in writing. Beginning with a solid understanding of the parts of speech, we cover basic grammar, types of phrases and clauses, word choice, and varied sentence structure, in both fiction and non-fiction writing. In addition, I work with older students on challenges such as summarizing and analyzing written material; developing narrative, descriptive, informative, or persuasive essays; conducting research and organizing reports and longer term papers; and analyzing and writing about literature.

With a degree in communication, I have been writing professionally for more than 25 years. I have taught writing classes for upper elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as privately tutoring students in various levels of writing, from remedial to advanced.

For more information about private tutoring for your student, please call (616) 748-4973 or email lucyseay@att.net. I would love to work with you.

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

Interested in Piano Lessons?

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

Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

The Girls On The Run team had their 5k this past weekend on Saturday.  They did great!!  The group of girls are from 3rd to 5th grade, and represent Inno Classic, Las Huellas, and iCademy.  The girls have worked hard over the past couple of months to train for the 5K celebration, as well as learn to be the best they can be for themselves, friends, family, and community.  They also had to work together on a community impact project.  One of the teams wanted to focus on animals and provide wish list items for a local animal shelter.  The girls also had a bake sale to raise money to give as a donation.  They were able to donate $60.40!!   The girls would also like to give thanks to the Inno family for supporting their cause with donations of dog food, rawhide bones, dog toys, cat toys, cat treats, paper towels, and gently used blankets. 

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May 22, 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

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

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

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

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Cookies Needed =)

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

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

After School Enrichment Sign Up – Last Session

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

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

iCademy/Innocademy Family In Need…

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

Garden Donations Still Needed, Please!

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

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

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

Middle School Families, Only =)

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

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

  • Choir
  • Band
  • Costa Rica
  • Stop Motion Animation

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

Survey Link for Showcase Pick Up

Congratulations Art Students!

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

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

Congratulations on a GREAT Soccer Season!

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

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

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 Girls On The Run – Community Impact Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

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

May Lunch Menu

May Lunch Menu

Interested in Piano Lessons?

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

Spring Showcase! May 24th – 7pm

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

community-reformed-pick-up-map

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Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

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

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

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

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Dancing and singing in Las Huellas!

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May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

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

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

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

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

YET ANOTHER BARCODING BLITZ DAY!

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

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

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

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

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

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

Fuzzy Peach Middle School Dance Fundraiser

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

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

workout in the park

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

Innocademy/Precademy Garden Project

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 18th from 5:30-8:00pm here at Homestead Campus. 

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

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

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

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

May Lunch Menu

May Lunch Menu

Interested in Piano Lessons?

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

Spring Showcase! May 24th – 7pm

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

community-reformed-pick-up-map

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InnoMazing Race Is Back! All Welcome To Participate!

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

5K poster 2017

Innomazing race student sponsorship

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Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

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

Online Internet Safety

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

Corpus Christi Golf Outing – May 20th

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

Corpus Christi Boostersgolf (Autosaved)

Annual Report

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

International Team

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

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

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

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

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Learning about refracting light in InnoEngineering with Mr. Chad!

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May 8, 2017

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

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

HUGE Thank You!

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

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

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

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Congratulations to Eshwar and Sanjith!

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

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Innocademy/Precademy Garden Project

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 18th from 5:30-8:00pm here at Homestead Campus. 

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

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

Training is FREE!

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

May Lunch Menu

May Lunch Menu

Interested in Piano Lessons?

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

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

Spring Showcase! May 24th – 7pm

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

community-reformed-pick-up-map

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InnoMazing Race Is Back! All Welcome To Participate!

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

5K poster 2017

Innomazing race student sponsorship

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Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

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

Online Internet Safety

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

May 19th- Middle School Spring Dance 

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

Corpus Christi Golf Outing – May 20th

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

Corpus Christi Boostersgolf (Autosaved)

Annual Report

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

International Team

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

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

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

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

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

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

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

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May 1, 2017

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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PLANNING FOR 10 YR CELEBRATION-

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

 

HUGE Thank You!

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

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

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

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

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

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

Spring Showcase! May 24th – 7pm

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

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“Sex, Drugs & Technology” Meeting Recap

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

SEX, DRUGS & TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP RECORDING

InnoMazing Race Is Back! All Welcome To Participate!

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

5K poster 2017

Innomazing race student sponsorship

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Spring Fling – Daddy/Daughter Dance

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

Online Internet Safety

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

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

May 19th- Middle School Spring Dance 

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

Corpus Christi Golf Outing – May 20th

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

Corpus Christi Boostersgolf (Autosaved)

Annual Report

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

April Lunch Menu

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School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

International Team

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

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

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

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

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Youngest friends learn about pollution and keeping our waters clean.

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

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April 24, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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

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

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Volunteers Needed in The Library on April 28th

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

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

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

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

Thanks—

Jane Lanser, jane.lanser@gmail.com

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

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

SEX, DRUGS AND TECHNOLOGY VIRTUAL MEETING

InnoMazing Race Is Back! All Welcome To Participate!

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

5K poster 2017

Innomazing race student sponsorship

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May 19th- Middle School Spring Dance 

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

Corpus Christi Golf Outing – May 20th

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

Corpus Christi Boostersgolf (Autosaved)

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

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

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Cost $12.00

 SIGN UP HERE

Questions please email

Renee.Frye@Innocademy.com

Annual Report

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

April Lunch Menu

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 After School Enrichment Sign Up

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

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

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

IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

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

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

International Team

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

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

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

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

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Working on greater than and less than!

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Family Friday fun learning a dance of Brazil!

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

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

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

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

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

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

 

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Cost $12.00

 SIGN UP HERE

Questions please email

Renee.Frye@Innocademy.com

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

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

SEX, DRUGS AND TECHNOLOGY VIRTUAL MEETING

Annual Report

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

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

April Lunch Menu

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 After School Enrichment Sign Up

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

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

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

IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

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

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

International Team

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

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

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

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

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

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

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April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Welcome Back! Hope Vacation Was FANTASTIC!

Congratulations!

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

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

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

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

April Lunch Menu

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Tutor Training – Help Needed, PLEASE!

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

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

Thursday, April 13th from 5:30-8:00pm here at Homestead Campus. 

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

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

Training is FREE! 

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

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

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

After School Enrichment Sign Up

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

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

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

IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

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

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

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

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed

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

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

International Team

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

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

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

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

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