Wow! Thanks so much to everyone that took part in the “Special Person” lunch day last Monday. How fun to see everyone cheering at the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tourney! All of your smiles and high fives helped make it a fantastic event!
Ms. Nancy and Ms. Heather square off during the final of the teacher tourney on Monday morning!
Cam (The Ham! =) and his dad enjoy lunch
Hannah and her mom share some quality time together.
Jaylee and her Aunt having fun!
Kaden and his dad do some bonding.
The Vongphrachanh Family enjoys lunch together.
Ethan shares some lunch with his mom and little brother.
Kelly B. and Jeff L. square off in quite a heated match of R/P/S! Wow!
Mark Your Calendars…PLEASE
March 16th - Connecting Committee Coffee at Deb Weiss Gelmi’s home after drop off on Friday morning. Younger siblings are welcome to come! 10313 Lynwood Lane, Zeeland.
March 26th and March 27th - Student Led Conferences
April 9th - Innocademy Open House for Next Year - location TBD
May 14th and May 15th - Middle Friends Trip to Mackinac Island
May 24th - Innocademy Family Night at West Michigan Whitecaps.
June 21st - Family Fun Night at Dutch Village - Thank you Nelis Family!
Beginning of the Day Reminder
For the safety of our students, please remember that our before school activities (recess and devotions) do not begin until 8:35 each morning. Because there is no outside recess coverage by Innocademy staff until that time, it is important that students do not arrive before 8:35. Thanks so much for your cooperation.
K Friends Learning Link
Please click on the link to learn more about the latest happenings in Ms. Heather/Ms. Robin’s group! http://innoyoungfriendsblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/week-of-march-5th.html
Student Led Conference Appointment Forms
Your student should have brought home a green form on Friday indicating the conference time for each child in your family. If you did not receive your form, please contact your child’s ELA teacher asap. If, for some reason, the time(s) outlined on your appointment form will not work for your family, please contact a teacher asap so that we can reschedule. Also, this is probably a GREAT time to remind you that if you ever desire a sit down meeting with any of your child’s teachers, we are always willing to schedule that at any point during the school year.
Adventures in Art from Ms. Cynthia - A.K.A. “Ms. Art Rocks!”
We have been exploring the world through some groovy (and very educational) art. The past few months, we have been discovering the regions and eras of these Master Artists: Henry Matisse (French) cut paper and collage. Piet Mondrain (Dutch) line and bold colors Fused within each lesson we cover the elements of art: Space, Line, Texture, Value, Color, Form, and Lines. Additional projects we did to to enhance our learning were cool snowman with texture and our cityscapes with semi-monochromatic hues and layers of line. Lines are everywhere!
iPad Chargers…..Where Oh Where Could They Be? Help Please!
Unfortunately, we are missing at least 6 of 13 chargers. We would love your help if you wouldn’t mind checking at home? The Innocademy chargers have a (probably faded =) sharpie markered number on the plug. Your student may have accidentally brought one home if he/she has ever checked out an iPad to use overnight. These cords are able to charge iPods and iPhones as well. Thanks for your help!
Innocademy Spotlight - The Weiss-Gelmi Family
Parents/Guardians: Michael Gelmi and Deb Weiss-Gelmi Kids (age/grade/pod/family): Lia Weiss-Gelmi, age: 7.5, 2nd grade, green pod, Ms. Kelli Kids (not attending Inno… Names and Ages): Everett and Emerson, 5 months Parent’s Occupation(s): Michael: elementary principal, Deb: teacher, currently home with twins Hobbies/Interests: yoga, running, reading baseball/softball, sports in general, travel, camping Favorite way to spend time as a family: playing board games, laughing, reading together, eating out, camping, swimming, traveling
Ms. Nancy, of the African American Cultural Center, shares with us what the inside of Dr. Martin Luther King’s study may have looked like.
Blake, Olivia and Noah help their Garden Club group during Foundation Friday.
Jared and Jakobe enjoy some Flashlight Reading on Friday!