Archive for the ‘News & Notes’ Category

June 11, 2018

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Please click the link, below, to RSVP by TUESDAY for Food and Fun at the Outdoor Learning Environment Event on June 21st.

RSVP for Food and Fun

Also, if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to sign up to donate something for one of the classroom baskets, please see the link, below for that information:

OLE Fundraiser Basket Items Donation Link

BIG thanks to Nick Devries, several members of the finance team from Innotec, and Ella Lanser for pouring many hours of hard work into our Outdoor Learning Environment! It looks absolutely beautiful thanks to their efforts! Thank you for donating your time to impact our school environment in such a positive way! 

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Our Older Friends are on their way to the East Coast after spending some time at Niagra Falls, yesterday!

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HUGE Thanks to Ms. Renee for her work with NASA…yes, THE NASA! She was able to receive a loan of ACTUAL moon rocks and share those with our students. 

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Ms. Renee also had to promise NASA that she would be in constant possession of those rocks – – hence the adorable backpack!

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Thanks, Ms. Stacy, for listening to our ideas about the Salad Bar!

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

  • June 15th & 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 7th – 14th – BOGO Book Fair Sale!
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 21st – Last Day For Yearbook Orders www.yearbookforever.com
  • June 21st – Last Day For Books To Be Returned to JRL
  • June 21st – Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – 5:30-8pm – Come Join The Fun!
  • June 25th – 8th Grade Graduation – 6:30pm 
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 5:30-7pm
  • August 16th – IES All Schools Picnic Potluck at Dutch Village
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures

NEW Information

Fundraiser Envelopes Due! It’s NOT Too Late!

Before break week, students received an envelope for fundraising for the Outdoor Learning Environment. Lots of opportunities to earn raffle tickets, t-shirts and even money towards a bike! Students collecting $500 in donations are GUARANTEED to receive a voucher for $120 at Velo City! Wowzers! If you did not get a chance to turn in the envelope, today, please do so, asap! Thank you!

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June Hot Lunch Menu

June Lunch Menu

Please Return Innocademy Books To JRL

Thanks for helping get all of our Innocademy books back in the JRL library by June 21st.

Please take a peek in closets, under beds and any other nooks and crannies in your house for any books with the sticker like the one, below:

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Summer Food Assistance

Feeding America Summer Food Pantry

Meet up & Eat Up Lunch Locations

Bridge Card Double Up Food Bucks Program

Hand2Hand Food Program

Beginning June 4, if you know a student in grades K to 12 who is in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, text “FOOD” to 877877. You’ll get a message back that asks you to text your zip code (you can also text the child’s zip code). The next message you get will be a list of schools closest to that zip code where kids can get free meals this summer. Please copy, paste, and post! Even if you aren’t in need, someone else’s kids are. No child deserves to go hungry, ever.

Mileage Club Begins This Week!

Please see the video that the Wellness elective kids made to help explain the fun details about Mileage Club.

Art Prize News! Wow!!!

I am pleased to announce that we have connected with a venue to show our work, Michigan’s Living Treasure.  We will be at the Jam n Bean coffee and ice cream shop located at 161 Ottawa connected to the Homewood Suites.  This year there is a monetary prize of $2500 for our school if we get the most votes so be sure to sign up to vote in the fall and tell others to come see it and to vote for us!

Kiddos of all ages have been working really hard on our entry!

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Annual Organizational Board Meeting

Innocademy Organizational Meeting

Annual Education Report Notice

2016-2017 Annual Education Report Notice Innocademy

Pest Management Information

ADVISORY TO ALL PARENTS.docx

Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

After School Enrichment Sign Up

Please use the link, below, if you need to sign your student up for After School Enrichment for the remainder of the year.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-wrapping

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Yearbook Orders Are Here!

It’s that time of year again – Yearbooks will be arriving soon! 

A team of middle schoolers has been hard at work to capture a year in the life of all of our Inno students. Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.yearbookforever.com for $20 each. 

Sales end on June 21st. Order soon – supplies are limited! 

REMINDER: BOGO Book Fair Set Up and Sale

Wednesday, starting after lunch, is set up for our Buy One Get One Book Fair Sale!  Sale starts Thursday limited hours before and after school. 

Currently, we only have one person signed up so far to volunteer. If you are available, please use the link, below to sign up to help. Thanks!

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/wO9jqKUFA

Did You Know…?

All libraries have FREE wifi hotspots that you can check out for one week at a time? There is usually a waiting list, but definitely something to check out if you will be traveling this summer =).

Meet Up and Eat Up Info

Meet Up and Eat Up is a fun reason to get out of the house and get outside! Activities like games, sports, water activities, books, and crafts provide exercise and fun with friends. Free meals are provided for everyone 18 and under throughout the summer. See below for a location near you!

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Regional-Hudsonville-Jenison

 

Summer Suess Day – Saturday, June 16th

The Summer Seuss Day is June 16th from 10A- 2P at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.  Link is provided if you’d like to check out the details.  Volunteer opportunities will be in food service, game monitoring, and general clean up. Questions? Please email Alex at 

alex@theellafoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/154289011932385/

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After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Welcome Back! Hope Break Week Was FANTASTIC!

Our Middle Friends had a GREAT trip to visit the Soo Locks, Lake Superior State University and Mackinac Island before break week! Thanks to all of our amazing parent chaperones!

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Working hard in Mr. Chad’s Innogeneering to help the First Little Pig build a better house!

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Visiting with our friends and Pen Pals from Innocademy Allegan!

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

  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 7th – 14th – BOGO Book Fair Sale!
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 21st – Last Day For Yearbook Orders www.yearbookforever.com
  • June 21st – Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – 5:30-8pm – Come Join The Fun!
  • June 25th – 8th Grade Graduation – 6:30pm 
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 
  • August 16th – IES All Schools Picnic Potluck at Dutch Village
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures

NEW Information

Fundraiser Envelopes Due!

Before break week, students received an envelope for fundraising for the Outdoor Learning Environment. Lots of opportunities to earn raffle tickets, t-shirts and even money towards a bike! Students collecting $500 in donations are GUARANTEED to receive a voucher for $120 at Velo City! Wowzers! If you did not get a chance to turn in the envelope, today, please do so, asap! Thank you!

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After School Enrichment Sign Up

Please use the link, below, if you need to sign your student up for After School Enrichment for the remainder of the year.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-wrapping

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Please Chat With Your Kiddos =)

Lots of hard work and hours have gone into our (Outdoor Learning Environment) OLE the last couple weeks. (Thank you Mr. Kelly!!!)  Please take a quick moment to chat with your students about the items, below:

1.  staying off the newly seeded areas (surrounded by caution tape) looks like dirt but there is grass seed and fertilizer on there desperately trying to grow.

2.  staying off the decorative mulch close to the building vs. the mulch around the play structures and swings which is okay to be on. We would like students to stay on the sidewalks and out of the plant areas.

Thank you for your help!

Yearbook Orders Are Here!

It’s that time of year again – Yearbooks will be arriving soon! 

A team of middle schoolers has been hard at work to capture a year in the life of all of our Inno students. Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.yearbookforever.com for $20 each. 

Sales end on June 21st. Order soon – supplies are limited! 

REMINDER: BOGO Book Fair Set Up and Sale

Wednesday, starting after lunch, is set up for our Buy One Get One Book Fair Sale!  Sale starts Thursday limited hours before and after school. 

Currently, we only have one person signed up so far to volunteer. If you are available, please use the link, below to sign up to help. Thanks!

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/wO9jqKUFA

Did You Know…?

All libraries have FREE wifi hotspots that you can check out for one week at a time? There is usually a waiting list, but definitely something to check out if you will be traveling this summer =).

Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – June 21st!

Mark your calendars for June 21st from 5:30-8:30pm!
You will want to bring the family out to Homestead Campus for the Outdoor Learning Environment fun, family-friendly fundraiser event! Lots of food, fun and games with your family. Live band playing great tunes for singing along!
WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE…
Each class from Innocademy will buddy up with another class and iCademy will collaborate as a whole school to collect items for theme-based packages that will be raffled during the event! Your family will receive a free raffle ticket for every item you donate! What a win-win!
Please take a look at the link, below, to see what you may be able contribute and sign up – – it doesn’t even have to be from the same class of your child(ren) if it is something you can easily contribute!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4eaead229-homestead3
As always, THANK YOU for your generosity and helping us build out our Homestead Outdoor Learning Environment for all our kids!
Thanks so much! Hope to see you on the 21st!

Meet Up and Eat Up Info

Meet Up and Eat Up is a fun reason to get out of the house and get outside! Activities like games, sports, water activities, books, and crafts provide exercise and fun with friends. Free meals are provided for everyone 18 and under throughout the summer. See below for a location near you!

Regional-Holland-Township-ES

Regional-Hudsonville-Jenison

 

 

Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

What IS The Outdoor Learning Environment, Anyway?

When we first moved into Homestead Campus 6 years ago, we began developing a vision for what the Outdoor Learning Environment could become! Over the last 6 years it has gone from a grassy field full of pricker bushes to a place where students thrive and they, as well as the greater community, get a chance to sharpen their saws! Please see below for the artist’s original rendering of the vision for the space. While the 2nd slide says “future” the future is HERE! And we need your help to make this vision a reality! Please plan on attending the fundraiser on June 21st!

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Interested In Piano Lessons?

Ms. Jill is taking new students starting in June! These lessons would be scheduled during the school day. Please email Jill if you are interested in chatting some more jillzuber@gmail.com

BookFlix from Scholastic – FREE Fun!!!

It is described as a …

…family-friendly reading tool that can be used to create meaningful, high-quality interactions among families. It features 250 interactive and animated books, 70 Spanish books, after-reading learning games, read aloud with word highlighting, and top-notch storytelling narrators including James Earl Jones, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates, and dozens more!

The best part … it is free. 

Here’s how to access it:

  • Go to Fennville District Library site:
  • http://www.fennvilledl.michlibrary.org
  • Click on mel (Michigan ellibrary: found on the right side, in purple of the homepage)
  • Click on Kids (upper part of the page)

BOGO Scholastic Book Fair June 7-14

While this sale will have limited hours, it is a great opportunity for students to stock up on summer reading!  If you are able to volunteer some time to help our littles shop or to help students check out (psst…we will train you =), please click on the link, below:

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/wO9jqKUFA   

Summer Reading Program

Join us for the Howard Miller Library’s Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock! Registration begins Monday, June 11 with our kick-off party @ 10:00 AM featuring Tom Plunkard the Magician! FREE programs & prizes for all ages, birth through those entering the 12th grade. The program runs June 11- August 4 Check our website in June for our calendar of events at. www.hmpl.org

May Hot Lunch Menu – And First Week of June =)

INNO Homestead MAY 2018

Summer Suess Day – Saturday, June 16th

The Summer Seuss Day is June 16th from 10A- 2P at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.  Link is provided if you’d like to check out the details.  Volunteer opportunities will be in food service, game monitoring, and general clean up. Questions? Please email Alex at 

alex@theellafoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/154289011932385/

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Summer Technology Camp Opportunity for Girls

Camp Infinity is a week-long summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance.

The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.

During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring.

Date: Holland – July 16th thru July 19th

  • Lunch will be provided each day.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.
  • All camp supplies will be provided.
  • Camp Infinity times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Cost: $75/camper. Limited scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $25/camper.

Link to Camp Infinity Holland website

(If the link doesn’t work, the URL is:

https://mymcwt.secure.force.com/Events/cnp_paas_evt__ExternalRegistrationPage?Site_Id=a2N0a000000ptvdEAA)

Questions? Please contact DuAnne Masselink dmasselink@davenport.edu

FREE National Park Admission for 4th Graders

If you have a 4th grader and plan on visiting any National Parks this summer, you will want to check out this link for more information.  

https://hip2save.com/2018/04/09/free-1-year-national-parks-membership-for-families-with-4th-graders-2/

After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

May 21, 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

REMINDER – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 25TH – TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY. BREAK WEEK FOLLOWS THE WEEK OF MAY 28TH – JUNE 3RD.

A little rain won’t stop us! What a great time everyone had at the Innocademy Allegan Campus Hoopla this weekend! Congratulations to all of our InnoMazing Girls on their run! And HUGE thanks to their coaches!

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Thanks to everyone who was able to donate to the His Harvest Stand Food Drive last week! We appreciate your continued generosity!

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Thanks to all who were able to attend Showcase last week – what a FANTASTIC evening!

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SPECIAL Note and CONGRATULATIONS From Art Teacher, Ms. Sharon!

I am happy to announce that TEN of our students were chosen to participate in the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts Youth exhibit being held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum from Jun 1-3.  The art museum is open free to the public for anyone to attend and the artwork will be shown downstairs in the education center.  This is quite an honor!  The students whose work will be shown are:  Lexi B., Jossalyn W., Chloe V., Hannah F., Isabelle C., Holly T., Rhea S., Chloe S., Isabelle S., and Sarabeth S.  I will display the work at school so everyone can see it after the show. Congratulations to these talented artists and everyone who submitted work!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Ms. Natalia became a grandmother this week! Sweet little baby Alexander was born at 7pm on Thursday, May 17th. All are doing well! Congratulations, Ms. Natalia!

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

  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 21st – Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – 5:30-8pm
  • June 25th – 8th Grade Graduation – 6:30pm 
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures

NEW Information

Thank You From Ms. Katie!

Thank you to everyone who donated to Jump Rope for Heart!! This year the students raised a total of $5,167.33!!! This is so awesome!! 

If your student earned more prizes then just the monsters, they will be delivered to me this week and next week and I will begin handing them out! Thanks again!! 

What’s That Envelope For?

On Friday, students received an envelope for fundraising for the Outdoor Learning Environment. Lots of opportunities to earn raffle tickets, t-shirts and even money towards a bike! Students collecting $500 in donations are GUARANTEED to receive a voucher for $120 at Velo City! Wowzers!Screen Shot 2018-05-17 at 8.39.36 AM

 

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Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – June 21st!

Mark your calendars for June 21st from 5:30-8:30pm!
You will want to bring the family out to Homestead Campus for the Outdoor Learning Environment fun, family-friendly fundraiser event! Lots of food, fun and games with your family. Live band playing great tunes for singing along!
WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE…
Each class from Innocademy will buddy up with another class and iCademy will collaborate as a whole school to collect items for theme-based packages that will be raffled during the event! Your family will receive a free raffle ticket for every item you donate! What a win-win!
Please take a look at the link, below, to see what you may be able contribute and sign up – – it doesn’t even have to be from the same class of your child(ren) if it is something you can easily contribute!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4eaead229-homestead3
As always, THANK YOU for your generosity and helping us build out our Homestead Outdoor Learning Environment for all our kids!
Thanks so much! Hope to see you on the 21st!

What IS The Outdoor Learning Environment, Anyway?

When we first moved into Homestead Campus 6 years ago, we began developing a vision for what the Outdoor Learning Environment could become! Over the last 6 years it has gone from a grassy field full of pricker bushes to a place where students thrive and they, as well as the greater community, get a chance to sharpen their saws! Please see below for the artist’s original rendering of the vision for the space. While the 2nd slide says “future” the future is HERE! And we need your help to make this vision a reality! Please plan on attending the fundraiser on June 21st!

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Interested In Piano Lessons?

Ms. Jill is taking new students starting in June! These lessons would be scheduled during the school day. Please email Jill if you are interested in chatting some more jillzuber@gmail.com

BookFlix from Scholastic – FREE Fun!!!

It is described as a …

…family-friendly reading tool that can be used to create meaningful, high-quality interactions among families. It features 250 interactive and animated books, 70 Spanish books, after-reading learning games, read aloud with word highlighting, and top-notch storytelling narrators including James Earl Jones, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates, and dozens more!

The best part … it is free. 

Here’s how to access it:

  • Go to Fennville District Library site:
  • http://www.fennvilledl.michlibrary.org
  • Click on mel (Michigan ellibrary: found on the right side, in purple of the homepage)
  • Click on Kids (upper part of the page)

BOGO Scholastic Book Fair June 7-14

While this sale will have limited hours, it is a great opportunity for students to stock up on summer reading!  If you are able to volunteer some time to help our littles shop or to help students check out (psst…we will train you =), please click on the link, below:

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/wO9jqKUFA 

Lost and Found

Must be close to break week as the lost and found area is overflowing, again! =) Please pop on by before Friday to take a peek for any items your littles may have misplaced.   

Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

Summer Reading Program

Join us for the Howard Miller Library’s Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock! Registration begins Monday, June 11 with our kick-off party @ 10:00 AM featuring Tom Plunkard the Magician! FREE programs & prizes for all ages, birth through those entering the 12th grade. The program runs June 11- August 4 Check our website in June for our calendar of events at. www.hmpl.org

May Hot Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead MAY 2018

Summer Suess Day – Saturday, June 16th

The Summer Seuss Day is June 16th from 10A- 2P at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.  Link is provided if you’d like to check out the details.  Volunteer opportunities will be in food service, game monitoring, and general clean up. Questions? Please email Alex at 

alex@theellafoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/154289011932385/

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Summer Technology Camp Opportunity for Girls

Camp Infinity is a week-long summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance.

The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.

During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring.

Date: Holland – July 16th thru July 19th

  • Lunch will be provided each day.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.
  • All camp supplies will be provided.
  • Camp Infinity times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Cost: $75/camper. Limited scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $25/camper.

Link to Camp Infinity Holland website

(If the link doesn’t work, the URL is:

https://mymcwt.secure.force.com/Events/cnp_paas_evt__ExternalRegistrationPage?Site_Id=a2N0a000000ptvdEAA)

Questions? Please contact DuAnne Masselink dmasselink@davenport.edu

FREE National Park Admission for 4th Graders

If you have a 4th grader and plan on visiting any National Parks this summer, you will want to check out this link for more information.  

https://hip2save.com/2018/04/09/free-1-year-national-parks-membership-for-families-with-4th-graders-2/

After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14th, 2018

REMINDER FOR TODAY:

Innocademy Showcase TONIGHT. Doors open at 6:30pm, students report to gym to meet their teachers at 6:45pm and program begins at 7pm.

Students dismissed at 3:30pm from Community Reformed, this afternoon. Middle School Students staying at Innocademy can be picked up between 3:15 and 4:00pm.

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A vision of makers space.. students working on a coding project, others making an animation, some carving with foam, some weeding vinyl stickers for the parade Saturday, some making bags for the East Coast trip.

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

  • May 14th – Spring Showcase Rehearsal – Students Dismissed from Community Reformed Church at 3:30pm
  • May 14th – Spring Showcase at Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • May 19th – Whole Community Hoopla at Innocademy Allegan
  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 21st – Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – 5:30-8pm
  • June 25th – 8th Grade Graduation – 6:30pm 
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures

NEW Information

Thank You!

Thank you so much for all of you who spoiled our teachers and staff this past week! Boy, did we feel appreciated! It’s such a joy to work with amazing students, families and staff every, single day! THANK YOU!

Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – June 21st!

Mark your calendars for June 21st from 5:30-8:30pm!
You will want to bring the family out to Homestead Campus for the Outdoor Learning Environment fun, family-friendly fundraiser event!
WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE…
Each class from Innocademy will buddy up with another class and iCademy will collaborate as a whole school to collect items for theme-based packages that will be raffled during the event! Your family will receive a free raffle ticket for every item you donate! What a win-win!
Please take a look at the link, below, to see what you may be able contribute and sign up – – it doesn’t even have to be from the same class of your child(ren) if it is something you can easily contribute!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4eaead229-homestead3
As always, THANK YOU for your generosity and helping us build out our Homestead Outdoor Learning Environment for all our kids!
Thanks so much! Hope to see you on the 21st!

What IS The Outdoor Learning Environment, Anyway?

When we first moved into Homestead Campus 6 years ago, we began developing a vision for what the Outdoor Learning Environment could become! Over the last 6 years it has gone from a grassy field full of pricker bushes to a place where students thrive and they, as well as the greater community, get a chance to sharpen their saws! Please see below for the artist’s original rendering of the vision for the space. While the 2nd slide says “future” the future is HERE! And we need your help to make this vision a reality! Please plan on attending the fundraiser on June 21st!

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Summer Reading Program

Join us for the Howard Miller Library’s Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock! Registration begins Monday, June 11 with our kick-off party @ 10:00 AM featuring Tom Plunkard the Magician! FREE programs & prizes for all ages, birth through those entering the 12th grade. The program runs June 11- August 4 Check our website in June for our calendar of events at. www.hmpl.org

Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

May Hot Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead MAY 2018

Whole Community Hoopla – Innocademy Allegan – May 19th

Did you know that the cost to run the 5K is ONLY $10 and includes a t-shirt? Wow!!!! Sign up, now!

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EVERYONE is invited to the Whole Community Hoopla on Saturday, May 19th! Join our friends at Innocademy Allegan Campus for a great day of fun!

If you are interested in participating in the Craft Fair, please see the application, here:

Craft fair application

If you are interested in participating in the 5K Race or 1 mile Fun Run, please see the application, here:

Innomazing race description 2018

If you know someone – or ARE someone who would like to sponsor the race, please see the information, here:

Innomazing race corporate sponsorship 2018 (1)

Summer Suess Day – Saturday, June 16th

The Summer Seuss Day is June 16th from 10A- 2P at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.  Link is provided if you’d like to check out the details.  Volunteer opportunities will be in food service, game monitoring, and general clean up. Questions? Please email Alex at 

alex@theellafoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/154289011932385/

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Summer Technology Camp Opportunity for Girls

Camp Infinity is a week-long summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance.

The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.

During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring.

Date: Holland – July 16th thru July 19th

  • Lunch will be provided each day.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.
  • All camp supplies will be provided.
  • Camp Infinity times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Cost: $75/camper. Limited scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $25/camper.

Link to Camp Infinity Holland website

(If the link doesn’t work, the URL is:

https://mymcwt.secure.force.com/Events/cnp_paas_evt__ExternalRegistrationPage?Site_Id=a2N0a000000ptvdEAA)

Questions? Please contact DuAnne Masselink dmasselink@davenport.edu

FREE National Park Admission for 4th Graders

If you have a 4th grader and plan on visiting any National Parks this summer, you will want to check out this link for more information.  

https://hip2save.com/2018/04/09/free-1-year-national-parks-membership-for-families-with-4th-graders-2/

After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

 

Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

May 7, 2018

Monday, May 7th, 2018

REMINDER FOR THIS WEEK:

1/2 day Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th due to Tulip Time.

Students dismissed at 12:30pm

Our Oldest Friends had an AMAZING time on their trip to Mexico! So much learning about culture and language, working at the orphanage, purchasing and sharing new shoes with our sweet new friends and having bunches of fun along the way!

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Ms. Kerri’s learners started reading Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. What a wonderful story about community coming together despite diversity. This story is told from the view of the wishing tree. Hopefully you or your kids have noticed our wishing tree up by the front entrance. We have added our personal, community or world wishes to the tree. Please add to our tree if you would like!

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Blue Room Friends filling each other’s buckets!

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Maylee and Shelby enjoyed performing at the Laup Festival with Sol Azteca Spanish Dance Group this weekend!

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

  • May 9th & May 10th – 1/2 Day for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 14th – Spring Showcase Rehearsal – Students Dismissed from Community Reformed Church at 3:30pm
  • May 14th – Spring Showcase at Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • May 19th – Whole Community Hoopla at Innocademy Allegan
  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 25th – 8th Grade Graduation – 6:30pm 
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures

NEW Information

Teacher Appreciation and Food Drive

Oh how we love our Innocademy teachers!
It is Teacher Appreciation day tomorrow, Tuesday May 8th, so we would like to have a simple fun week of celebrating them, and all their hard work.
To make it fun for all, and keep our focus on reaching our community, we have come up with some little things to do all week.
Taco Tuesday- will kick off our celebration serving the teachers tacos. Food being provided by Mi Favorita Grocery, part of our Inno Family
Wild Wednesday- kids bring 2 (wild) flowers to share with their teacher and a specials teacher (male teachers will win points with their wives if they bring home a vase of flowers!)
Thank-you Thursday- will be such a blessing to have each kid bring in a thank you card for their teacher(s)
Favorite Friday- is a chance to share some of the teacher’s favorite treats with them. Please see the signup if you would like to contribute something to your child’s teacher(s). www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C4AAEA72EA02-teacher 
Food Drive- Innocademy Classic, Innocademy Middle, and Las Huellas will be competing for the most donated food items per department, with the winning team having a “teacher surprise” during the assembly on Friday. (think Jimmy Fallon, Dance Evolution) Items to be dropped off in the lobby by front windows, in the department they want to contribute to for the contest.

Thank You!

We are finished with Jump Rope for Heart and our students have raised over $4,000!!! Wow! Thanks so much for your generosity and support of this fabulous project!

Middle School Spirit Week

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May Hot Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead MAY 2018

Check Out Camp Infinity!

Camp Infinity is a four-day summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance. The camp:

  • ●  Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and web design
  • ●  Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school/collegiate girls as counselors
  • ●  Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

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Learn more by clicking on the “Camp Infinity Flyer 2018″, below:

Camp Infinity 2018 Flyer (1)

Register using the link, below:

https://www.mcwt.org/events/list/Weeklong-Summer-Events

REMINDER: Spring Showcase – May 14th

Join us on Monday, May 14th at Community Reformed Church beginning at 7pm (kids report to the gym at 6:45pm). Similar to the Christmas EXTRA-va-GANZA, students will be performing for families this evening.

Again, students will be rehearsing in the afternoon at Community Reformed Church. Please plan to pick them up at 3:30pm from the Church using the map, below:

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If your student is attending after school enrichment, they will be transported by staff back to school.

 Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

Afternoon Dismissal….Please Help 

Each afternoon, as our kiddos wait for parents, you may notice it’s quite a challenge to have everyone corralled and ready for you all to scoop them up. When students are not where they are supposed to be  – – or not listening, it slows the process down, considerably. We have talked, quite a bit, at school and are asking for you to help reinforce these reminders at home as well.

The expectations for dismissal are as follows:

  • Everyone quickly exits the building as soon as they are released
  • Y5 – 2nd grade students sit on sidewalk and wait.
  • Older kiddos stand behind siblings or behind a younger friend.
  • Everyone should be on the sidewalk, not running around or playing on the playground. 

Thank you!

Whole Community Hoopla – Innocademy Allegan – May 19th

Did you know that the cost to run the 5K is ONLY $10 and includes a t-shirt? Wow!!!! Sign up, now!

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EVERYONE is invited to the Whole Community Hoopla on Saturday, May 19th! Join our friends at Innocademy Allegan Campus for a great day of fun!

If you are interested in participating in the Craft Fair, please see the application, here:

Craft fair application

If you are interested in participating in the 5K Race or 1 mile Fun Run, please see the application, here:

Innomazing race description 2018

If you know someone – or ARE someone who would like to sponsor the race, please see the information, here:

Innomazing race corporate sponsorship 2018 (1)

Summer Suess Day – Saturday, June 16th

The Summer Seuss Day is June 16th from 10A- 2P at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.  Link is provided if you’d like to check out the details.  Volunteer opportunities will be in food service, game monitoring, and general clean up. Questions? Please email Alex at 

alex@theellafoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/154289011932385/

Screen Shot 2018-04-27 at 3.50.30 PM

Summer Technology Camp Opportunity for Girls

Camp Infinity is a week-long summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance.

The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.

During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring.

Date: Holland – July 16th thru July 19th

  • Lunch will be provided each day.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.
  • All camp supplies will be provided.
  • Camp Infinity times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Cost: $75/camper. Limited scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $25/camper.

Link to Camp Infinity Holland website

(If the link doesn’t work, the URL is:

https://mymcwt.secure.force.com/Events/cnp_paas_evt__ExternalRegistrationPage?Site_Id=a2N0a000000ptvdEAA)

Questions? Please contact DuAnne Masselink dmasselink@davenport.edu

FREE National Park Admission for 4th Graders

If you have a 4th grader and plan on visiting any National Parks this summer, you will want to check out this link for more information.  

https://hip2save.com/2018/04/09/free-1-year-national-parks-membership-for-families-with-4th-graders-2/

After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Assessment Calendar – Beginning April 9th

Testing will begin for third through seventh grade students starting April 16th through the week of May 14th. Your child’s teacher will let you know who will be taking what  test throughout the testing window. It is especially important that your child gets plenty of rest, eats a balanced diet,  and brings healthy snacks to school during this testing period.

Please check the information, below, for when your student(s) in grades 3rd – 8th will be testing.

May -M-Step 2018

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Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

REMINDER:

1/2 day next week Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th due to Tulip Time.

Students dismissed at 12:30pm

They are ON THEIR WAY! Our Oldest Friends left for Mexico on Saturday and were all smiles and full of excitement!

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Ms. Gina doing some fun science with our youngest friends!

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Middle School Students had the opportunity to experience a lot of different careers and chat with those in the industry at CareerQuest at DeVos Place this past week – what fun!

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Ms. Monica’s Friends “trying out” the new Spanish Immersion Y5 sensory table. Thanks for the find, Ms. Jenna!

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Kids of all ages have been working hard on our Art Prize entry for this fall! Thanks for the guidance and vision, Ms. Sharon!

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

  • Thursday, May 3rd – Last Day for Devos for the year!
  • May 9th & May 10th – 1/2 Day for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 14th – Spring Showcase at Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • May 19th – Whole Community Hoopla at Innocademy Allegan
  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 

NEW Information

May Hot Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead MAY 2018

Last Day For Devos – Thursday, May 3rd

Devos will be done for the year this Thursday, May 3rd. All students can arrive at school at 8:35am or after and enjoy some outside recess time before school at 9am.

Come Visit Us at Laup and Tulip Time

If you are planning to be in Holland on Saturday for Kinderplaats or Laup, you might see a tent and faces you recognize! Stop by our booths to say “hi” and participate in some fun! Laup will be held at The Shops at Westshore and Kinderplaats will be in the Civic Center Parking Lot.

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Afternoon Dismissal….Please Help 

Each afternoon, as our kiddos wait for parents, you may notice it’s quite a challenge to have everyone corralled and ready for you all to scoop them up. When students are not where they are supposed to be  – – or not listening, it slows the process down, considerably. We have talked, quite a bit, at school and are asking for you to help reinforce these reminders at home as well.

The expectations for dismissal are as follows:

  • Everyone quickly exits the building as soon as they are released
  • Y5 – 2nd grade students sit on sidewalk and wait.
  • Older kiddos stand behind siblings or behind a younger friend.
  • Everyone should be on the sidewalk, not running around or playing on the playground. 

Thank you!

Whole Community Hoopla – Innocademy Allegan – May 19th

Did you know that the cost to run the 5K is ONLY $10 and includes a t-shirt? Wow!!!! Sign up, now!

 

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EVERYONE is invited to the Whole Community Hoopla on Saturday, May 19th! Join our friends at Innocademy Allegan Campus for a great day of fun!

If you are interested in participating in the Craft Fair, please see the application, here:

Craft fair application

If you are interested in participating in the 5K Race or 1 mile Fun Run, please see the application, here:

Innomazing race description 2018

If you know someone – or ARE someone who would like to sponsor the race, please see the information, here:

Innomazing race corporate sponsorship 2018 (1)

Summer Suess Day – Saturday, June 16th

The Summer Seuss Day is June 16th from 10A- 2P at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.  Link is provided if you’d like to check out the details.  Volunteer opportunities will be in food service, game monitoring, and general clean up. Questions? Please email Alex at 

alex@theellafoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/154289011932385/

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Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

Spring Showcase – May 14th

Join us on Monday, May 14th at Community Reformed Church beginning at 7pm (kids report to the gym at 6:45pm). Similar to the Christmas EXTRA-va-GANZA, students will be performing for families this evening.

Summer Technology Camp Opportunity for Girls

Camp Infinity is a week-long summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance.

The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.

During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring.

Date: Holland – July 16th thru July 19th

  • Lunch will be provided each day.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.
  • All camp supplies will be provided.
  • Camp Infinity times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Cost: $75/camper. Limited scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $25/camper.

Link to Camp Infinity Holland website

(If the link doesn’t work, the URL is:

https://mymcwt.secure.force.com/Events/cnp_paas_evt__ExternalRegistrationPage?Site_Id=a2N0a000000ptvdEAA)

Questions? Please contact DuAnne Masselink dmasselink@davenport.edu

FREE National Park Admission for 4th Graders

If you have a 4th grader and plan on visiting any National Parks this summer, you will want to check out this link for more information.  

https://hip2save.com/2018/04/09/free-1-year-national-parks-membership-for-families-with-4th-graders-2/

After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

 

Assessment Calendar – Beginning April 9th

Testing will begin for third through seventh grade students starting April 16th through the week of May 14th. Your child’s teacher will let you know who will be taking what  test throughout the testing window. It is especially important that your child gets plenty of rest, eats a balanced diet,  and brings healthy snacks to school during this testing period.

Please check the information, below, for when your student(s) in grades 3rd – 8th will be testing.

May -M-Step 2018

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Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

April 23, 2018

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Spirit Week this week for all students in Y5 – 4th (middle school will be doing theirs, soon!

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Middle Schoolers are working hard on their World War II projects!

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What a weird weather week! Yay for sunshine, FINALLY!

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

  • April 28 – May 4th – Oldest Friends Trip To Mexico
  • May 9th & May 10th – 1/2 Day for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 14th – Spring Showcase at Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • May 19th – Whole Community Hoopla at Innocademy Allegan
  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 

NEW Information

Are You in Need of Clothing?

Twice a year – Fall & Spring, our church, Harvest Bible Chapel Spring Lake, hosts a community event called: “Wear & Share”. It is a time where anyone (men, women, children) in need of gently used clothing can come and shop… for FREE! J That is correct… for FREE. 
 
The event is open to anyone in need of clothing. No pressure, commitment, obligation or cost! Just show up, shop and be on your way. Free shopping… isn’t that every girl/mom’s dream!
 
The event is next Saturday, April 28th from 8am – 1pm at our new, south campus – 12900 US-31, Grand Haven, MI (corner of 31 and Lincoln).
Also… if you have items you would like to donate to this cause please drop off your items this week at the church address above. Thank you!

Whole Community Hoopla – Innocademy Allegan – May 19th

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EVERYONE is invited to the Whole Community Hoopla on Saturday, May 19th! Join our friends at Innocademy Allegan Campus for a great day of fun!

If you are interested in participating in the Craft Fair, please see the application, here:

Craft fair application

If you are interested in participating in the 5K Race or 1 mile Fun Run, please see the application, here:

Innomazing race description 2018

If you know someone – or ARE someone who would like to sponsor the race, please see the information, here:

Innomazing race corporate sponsorship 2018 (1)

Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

Spring Showcase – May 14th

Join us on Monday, May 14th at Community Reformed Church beginning at 7pm (kids report to the gym at 6:45pm). Similar to the Christmas EXTRA-va-GANZA, students will be performing for families this evening.

Summer Technology Camp Opportunity for Girls

Camp Infinity is a week-long summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance.

The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.

During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring.

Date: Holland – July 16th thru July 19th

  • Lunch will be provided each day.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.
  • All camp supplies will be provided.
  • Camp Infinity times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Cost: $75/camper. Limited scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $25/camper.

Link to Camp Infinity Holland website

(If the link doesn’t work, the URL is:

https://mymcwt.secure.force.com/Events/cnp_paas_evt__ExternalRegistrationPage?Site_Id=a2N0a000000ptvdEAA)

Questions? Please contact DuAnne Masselink dmasselink@davenport.edu

FREE National Park Admission for 4th Graders

If you have a 4th grader and plan on visiting any National Parks this summer, you will want to check out this link for more information.  

https://hip2save.com/2018/04/09/free-1-year-national-parks-membership-for-families-with-4th-graders-2/

After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Hot Lunch Menu – April

INNO HOMESTEAD APRIL 2018

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Assessment Calendar – Beginning April 9th

Testing will begin for 8th graders this week Tuesday. The remaining third through seventh grade students will take the test starting April 16th through the week of May 14th. Your child’s teacher will let you know who will be taking what  test throughout the testing window. It is especially important that your child gets plenty of rest, eats a balanced diet,  and brings healthy snacks to school during this testing period.

Please check the information, below, for when your student(s) in grades 3rd – 8th will be testing.

April – M-STEP 2018 May -M-Step 2018

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Nominate An AMAZING Teacher!

Would be so fun to see some of our INCREDIBLE Innocademy teachers on this list of nominees posted in the Holland Sentinel! Deadline is end of April.

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/contests

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Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Congratulations to our Innocademy/iCademy Robotics Team #5927! They recently competed at the State Competition at Saginaw Valley State University this past weekend! GREAT season, GlobeTrotters!

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Chloe, Eshwar, and Regan went to Hope College on April 12th to teach education students about Google Classroom. They gave a presentation together and then worked individually with four groups of 2 – 15 students.

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

  • April 28 – May 4th – Oldest Friends Trip To Mexico
  • May 9th & May 10th – 1/2 Day for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 14th – Spring Showcase at Community Reformed Church – 7pm
  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 

NEW Information

Spring Showcase – May 14th

Join us on Monday, May 14th at Community Reformed Church beginning at 7pm (kids report to the gym at 6:45pm). Similar to the Christmas EXTRA-va-GANZA, students will be performing for families this evening.

Summer Technology Camp Opportunity for Girls

Camp Infinity is a week-long summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance.

The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.

During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring.

Date: Holland – July 16th thru July 19th

  • Lunch will be provided each day.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.
  • All camp supplies will be provided.
  • Camp Infinity times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Cost: $75/camper. Limited scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $25/camper.

Link to Camp Infinity Holland website

(If the link doesn’t work, the URL is:

https://mymcwt.secure.force.com/Events/cnp_paas_evt__ExternalRegistrationPage?Site_Id=a2N0a000000ptvdEAA)

Questions? Please contact DuAnne Masselink dmasselink@davenport.edu

FREE National Park Admission for 4th Graders

If you have a 4th grader and plan on visiting any National Parks this summer, you will want to check out this link for more information.  

https://hip2save.com/2018/04/09/free-1-year-national-parks-membership-for-families-with-4th-graders-2/

After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

Hot Lunch Menu – April

INNO HOMESTEAD APRIL 2018

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Assessment Calendar – Beginning April 9th

Testing will begin for 8th graders this week Tuesday. The remaining third through seventh grade students will take the test starting April 16th through the week of May 14th. Your child’s teacher will let you know who will be taking what  test throughout the testing window. It is especially important that your child gets plenty of rest, eats a balanced diet,  and brings healthy snacks to school during this testing period.

Please check the information, below, for when your student(s) in grades 3rd – 8th will be testing.

April – M-STEP 2018 May -M-Step 2018

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Nominate An AMAZING Teacher!

Would be so fun to see some of our INCREDIBLE Innocademy teachers on this list of nominees posted in the Holland Sentinel! Deadline is end of April.

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/contests

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Art News From Ms. Sharon – China and Magazines

All entries for the China Art exchange are due to Ms. Sharon no later than April 10 so they can be shipped to MSU for judging. All students from 3-6th grade have been invited to participate. Parent permission slips are required and were sent home before break.  If you need one please see Ms. Sharon either Monday or Tuesday after school.  She cannot send any artwork unless the parent permission slip is included. Also, thank you for all the magazines,  I have more than enough so we do not need any more.

Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

April 9, 2018

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Welcome Back! We hope Spring Break was relaxing and fun!

Congratulations to our Innocademy/iCademy Robotics Team #5927! They recently took 1st place at the Regional Competition and will be headed to the State Competition at Saginaw Valley State University THIS WEEKEND,  April 12th-14th! Good Luck, GlobeTrotters!

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Dressing like our favorite book characters was SO fun! Mr. Cory even decided to dress like author Shel Silverstein!

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Thanks to Mr. Best for sharing his life as an author with us!

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

  • Monday, April 9th – School Resumes
  • Week of April 9th – M-STEP Testing Begins!
  • April 28 – May 4th – Oldest Friends Trip To Mexico
  • May 9th & May 10th – 1/2 Day for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 

Hot Lunch Menu – April

INNO HOMESTEAD APRIL 2018

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Assessment Calendar – Beginning April 9th

Testing will begin for 8th graders this week Tuesday. The remaining third through seventh grade students will take the test starting April 16th through the week of May 14th. Your child’s teacher will let you know who will be taking what  test throughout the testing window. It is especially important that your child gets plenty of rest, eats a balanced diet,  and brings healthy snacks to school during this testing period.

Please check the information, below, for when your student(s) in grades 3rd – 8th will be testing.

April – M-STEP 2018 May -M-Step 2018

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Nominate An AMAZING Teacher!

Would be so fun to see some of our INCREDIBLE Innocademy teachers on this list of nominees posted in the Holland Sentinel! Deadline is end of April.

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/contests

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Art News From Ms. Sharon – China and Magazines

All entries for the China Art exchange are due to Ms. Sharon no later than April 10 so they can be shipped to MSU for judging. All students from 3-6th grade have been invited to participate. Parent permission slips are required and were sent home before break.  If you need one please see Ms. Sharon either Monday or Tuesday after school.  She cannot send any artwork unless the parent permission slip is included. Also, thank you for all the magazines,  I have more than enough so we do not need any more.

Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

March 19, 2018

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Teachers did TONS of learning in Chicago last week!

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This bridge by Gabe H, Carson, and Adrian was made of brittle balsa wood strips, weighed only 26 grams, and held a 14,067 gram load! That’s 31 pounds! That’s 541 times it’s weight.

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

  • March 19th – March 23rd – Penny War for Capstone Trip Stewardship Project
  • Friday, March 23rd – Parent’s Night Out – 6-8:30pm
  • March 27th & March 28th – Student Led Conferences
  • March 27th – 29th – Scholastic Book Fair
  • March 30th – April 8th – Spring Break Week – No School
  • Monday, April 9th – School Resumes
  • April 28 – May 4th – Oldest Friends Trip To Mexico
  • May 9th & May 10th – 1/2 Day for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 

NEW Information For This Week

 

Coin Wars Begin, Today!

The oldest friends are headed to Mexico in a few short months!  We will be working with a children’s home while we are there.  They need help with some home repairs and all of the 15 children living there are in desperate need of a good pair of shoes.  We are hoping to raise a $1000 to purchase painting/repair supplies needed to work in the home and also take the children to purchase shoes.

Today starts our annual Coin War fundraiser.  This year the student travelers thought it would be fun to have the following rules for our coin war:

  • All pennies and rolled coins count for positive.
  • Silver unrolled coins and bills count negative.

There will be two winners for the Coin Wars this year – one from the youngest-middle friends group and one for the older and oldest friends.  The winning classes will get to help choose the themes for spirit week.

You can see more details, below:

 

Capstone Penny War

Thanks for supporting us as we travel!

The Mexico capstone travelers

Scholastic Book Fair – Next Week!

Coming to Homestead Campus next week is the Scholastic Book Fair – March 27 – March 29th (March 26th is preview day).  
 
We are in need of volunteers to cash folks out and help little ones shop. Please see the sign up, below:

Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

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

IMPORTANT MORNING ARRIVAL Information – West Parking Lot

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JRL Help Needed, Please!

After Spring Break one of the current JRL volunteers won’t be available any longer.
Therefore Ms. Claudia is looking for a new person to help with doing JRL on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday morning.
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 week on that specific day (not to be available every once in a while is not a problem though).
Please contact Ms. Claudia at rieder.claudia@t-online.de with any questions you may have.

Pizza/Sub Fundraiser Launch

We are so excited to launch the Pizza and sub sale! Forms were passed out this afternoon to students from Innocademy blue room through middle school, and will available to younger, youngest and iCademy friends as well. Below is some general information to help us successfully launch this fundraiser.

  • Order forms (see below) are due Friday, March 23rd
  • A single check can be made our to Innocademy with the total from all pizza and sub orders
  • Sub sandwiches will be at school for pick up on April 12th from 3:30-5pm

Pizzas will cost $8 to purchase (Students will earn $5 per pizza sold)

Subs will cost $3.50 to purchase (Students will earn $1.25 per sub sold)

Pizza & Sub sale info

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Sub Order Form (1)

Please let Ms. Tatiana  tatiana.boinais@innocademy.com, Ms. Jody  jody.voss@innocademy.com or Ms. Kahli  kahli.schroeder@innocademy.com know if you have any questions. 

March Lunch Menu

INNO HOMESTEAD March 2018

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Meet Officer Huizenga…

Officer Ryan Huizenga has been our police liaison over the course of the past two years. Along with helping us with safety drills, Officer Huizenga often stops in just to see how things are going and say “hello”. Make sure to stop and introduce yourself if you see him on campus!

West Parking Lot Reminder =)

Please remember to drive on the RIGHT SIDE ALWAYS – the old traffic pattern has been discontinued. =)

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After School Enrichment Sign Up Link

For those of you wishing to sign up students for after school enrichment this session.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-marching

Visiting With Kiddos Before/After School?

We LOVE having our families at school! If you have a meeting before or after school and have littles or Innocademy students in tow, we thank you for keeping them with you at all times. Unfortunately, we’ve had some items come up missing, broken or damaged during these time periods.

Volunteer Opportunity for 2018-2019

Family mentor program

Purpose: To welcome new IES families and provide support throughout their first year. Mentors will be available to families as needed and will assist new families with specific orientation questions as they come up.

Why?: Our IES calendar can be overwhelming as well as the various field trips, assessment schedules and lunch menus.

Mentor responsibilities: Meet with mentee family as needed. Make email or phone arrangements to go over past experiences and current concerns at the beginning of the year. Face to face meetings are recommended but not required. Be available for new family and make contact at least two times per semester.

If you are interested, or would like more information, please complete this quick and easy form

Parents Night Out – Sponsored By Las Huellas

Need a night away? Las Huellas teachers are offering a “Parent’s Night Out” opportunity on Friday, March 23rd from 6-8:30pm. Cost is $10 per child and open to any Innocademy students/siblings. Children of all ages are welcome – – for infants, please bring a well stocked diaper bag and anything else needed =). Popcorn, movie and craft fun! Join us!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eafad23a2f94-parent

Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year

Inno 18-19 School Calendar

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Hot Lunch Payments

Just a reminder that hot lunch is a prepay program.  All Child Nutrition Programs are set up that money needs to be in the lunch account for a child to receive hot lunch.  Please keep your child’s account current. You may drop off a check at the front desk or go to sendmoneytoschool.com  to submit a payment – there is a transaction charge to pay online.  Thank you!

One never knows when a family may get hit with a financial challenge.  Lunch benefits are always available year round…. you may apply at lunchapp.com and fill out a confidential application. Any questions, please email Sue at slambers@hollandchristian.org.   If your family currently has a negative balance, if you apply for lunch benefits and qualify we will wipe out your negative balance.  

Services Available 

If you or someone you know needs assistance with housing, food, utilities, furniture, medical services, etc. Please see the information below for a list of available resources in Ottawa County:

CSHCResource

Norovirus Awareness

The Ottawa County Health Department announced an upswing in the number of people experiencing norovirus and norovirus-like symptoms, otherwise known as the stomach bug.

This poster shows different steps that can protect people, especially those who live in nursing homes, from norovirus.

This poster shows different steps that can protect people, especially those who live in nursing homes, from norovirus.

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. Stacy won’t have time to prepare both choices.

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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