Mark Your Calendars…PLEASE
Monday, February 27th - Regularly Scheduled Innocademy Parent Meeting - Innotec Suite 50 upstairs conference room - Childcare located at Suite 100
March 2nd - No school for Roosevelt Students - NO TRANSPORTATION OR HOT LUNCH
March 5th - No school for Roosevelt Students - NO TRANSPORTATION OR HOT LUNCH
March 5th - Parent/Special Person Lunch/Recess Day at Innocademy
March 26th and March 27th - Student Led Conferences
June 21st - Family Fun Night at Dutch Village - Thank you Nelis Family!
Thanks so much to those of you who have already responded! Just a reminder that if your family has not yet participated in our bi-annual parent satisfaction survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KSHCN69 or the further information for next year (transportation, athletics, music) survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LJCCTLX we would appreciate very much if you would take a moment to do so by 5pm tomorrow, February 27th. Thank you.
Parent Meeting Reminder
Tomorrow evening, February 27th at 6:30pm is our next parent meeting. The meeting will be held at Innotec - Suite 50 - upstairs conference room. Please use the spiral staircase to access the 2nd floor. If you are traveling from Innocademy to Innotec on Roosevelt, it is the building closest to our school.
If you are in need of childcare for that evening it will be located at the Innotec gym, which is the building directly behind Suite 50. In order to drop students off at the childcare facility, it is necessary to enter through the 2nd Innotec driveway on Roosevelt (just east of the Ventura building). Follow the drive toward the back to Suite 100.
If your child is eligible to attend the Mackinac Island Trip (you would have received a survey earlier this month - It is Ms. Leisa/Ms. Nancy/Ms. Cyndee/Ms. Kelli’s Social Studies groups), please plan on attending a 1/2 hr informational meeting BEFORE theparent meeting (beginning at 6pm).
If your child is eligible to attend the East Coast Trip (you would have received a survey earlier this month - it is Ms. Mel’s ELA group), please plan on attending a 1/2 hr informational meeting immediately AFTER the parent meeting. Looking forward to seeing you there!
K Friends Learning Link
Please click on the link to learn more about the latest happenings in Ms. Heather/Ms. Robin’s group!
March 5th - Parent/Special Person Lunch and Recess at Innocademy
Similar to the fall, we are having another recess/lunch with a favorite special person day at Innocademy! If you are communicating to your favorite people this week, please have them plan on joining us from 12-1pm for some special fun and lunch (that they bring) with your student.
Innocademy Yearbook Message
Hi Families! The yearbook committee is running in FULL FORCE right now. Each week, we are hoping to begin a new page in our book (which will go on sale in May and be delivered at the end of June)! What we are in need of are ANY pictures that you would like to see in the book that shows off all of the AMAZING events that have happened this year so far (including the Holiday Extravaganza, Fall Festival at Community Reformed, Stewardship events like raking and Food Pantry, any field trips that have taken place, or any other picture you feel would show our kiddos enjoying their time learning!!) or will happen in the future. Please keep this invitation in the forefront of your mind as you continue to take pictures at events! You are welcome at ANY TIME to pass those along to me via email, flash drive or if you are a Drop Box user (this is a fast and EASY EASY way to share those photos with me quickly!!!). If you have questions on how to get pictures to me, please feel free to send me an email or give me a call at email@example.com or 405-8869:-) Thanks so much for your help! This really makes our yearbook easier to put together and fun to look through:-) ~Leslie
Mosaic Update from Ms. Lisa
In Mosaic, we recently completed a unit on Kenya. We learned about Kenya’s geography, climate, culture, and flag. We also studied the animals of the region, especially the famous wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania. One day we focused specifically on the Maasai tribe, even trying on authentic Maasai jewelry and attempting the moran’s (warriors) famous “jumping dance.” We sampled Kenyan chai (black tea with milk and sugar) as well as a local dish called irio (recipe below). Finally, we finished our unit by learning about the first African female winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai, and her work with the Green Belt movement in Kenya.
4 large potatoes
1 1/2 cups frozen corn (or canned or fresh)
1 lb. fresh spinach leaves, chopped
2-3 cups black-eyed peas or green peas (I used black-eyed peas for Mosaic)
salt and pepper to taste
Cook each of the vegetables until tender, and drain. Mash the potatoes with a spoon, and mix in all the other ingredients, seasoning to taste. This makes enough for 60 kids to have a small spoonful, so probably a main dish for 6-8; recipe should be halved (at least) if you’re serving it as a side dish.
Innocademy Family Spotlight - The Meyers Family
Parents: Lou & Jen Myers
Kids: Simon (1st grade green pod),
Kids (not attending Inno): Mason almost 4, Aubry just 1 yr
Parent’s Occupation(s): Lou works at Herman Miller as a work team leader. Jen works
at Ottawa County Community Mental Health as a social worker & supervisor
Hobbies/Interests: Lou likes to golf & read; Jen loves to bake.
Favorite way to spend time as a family: vacations, going to Michigan football games,
going to the beach & playing outside.
The older friends made an informed and heartfelt decision to support Abner via a Kiva micro-loan. Their micro-loan completed his request and will now not only help Abner but also the people he serves with pharmaceuticals.
The young Maasai moran perform their dance as the girls try to decide who can jump the highest.
Jaylee, Anna, Haylee and Chloe model the jewelry of the Maasai.
Mel, Kerri, Heather, Leisa, Brenda, Lindsay and Kelli had the opportunity to visit Grand Traverse Academy during our winter break. ALWAYS fun to learn new things….and have some time to shop and eat and play!