January 23, 2017

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Eshwar and Hannah R. for winning and placing as our first runner up in the annual Spelling Bee at Homestead Campus! Wow! What a battle to determine our champion! Congratulations to all of our class representatives for making it to the bee. Eshwar and Hannah will go on to compete in our Ottawa County Regional Bee in February. The winner of that bee will participate in the Grand Rapids Bee held at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Winner of the Grand Rapids Bee will represent West Michigan in Washington, D.C.! Good luck, Friends!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Thursday, January 26th – 5:30-8:30pm – Barton Intervention Tutor Training at Homestead Campus. See details, below
  • January 30th – Innocademy Family Commitment Surveys are due
  • Friday, February 3rd – All Pizza/Subs Fundraising Orders Due
  • Wednesday, February 8th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • Friday, Feb 10th – Teacher Professional Development Day – No School For Students
  • Monday, Feb 13th – Friday, Feb 17th – Innocademy Break Week
  • Tuesday, February 21st – Pizza/Sub Fundraiser item pick up – 3:30-5pm
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • March (Dates TBD) – Oldest Friends to Costa Rica
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK

Enrollment Commitment Form 2017-2018

If you have not yet completed a quick survey for your family indicating your intentions for the 2017-2018 school year, please do so no later than JANUARY 30TH.

17-18 Commitment Form

Are You A Middle Schooler? Interested in Robotics?

Our Homestead Campus Robotics Team #5927 is NOW OPEN TO ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS! Come join the fun!

Find out more, here! robotics-is-for-you

Please contact Mr. Chad with any questions chad.zuber@innocademy.com

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Barton Tutor Training Opportunity!

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

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

Thursday, January 26th from 5:30-8:00pm here at Homestead Campus. 

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

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

Training is FREE!

Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important program for our students! Questions or RSVP for training, please contact brenda.busscher@innocademy.com

 

Innocademy School Calendar 2017-2018

Many of you are already making plans for next year! Love the proactivity! We are currently working on the calendar for 2017-2018 and hope to release it, soon. Thank you!

Sign Up For Innocademy Texting!

Before our (what we thought was going to be awesome!) Infinite Campus notification system, we used a service called “Rained Out”. It sent you a notification if school was closed/delayed. I’ve refreshed the account so it’s ready to use again until our IC system is functioning correctly. If you signed up to use it before, you may just want to sign up, again, using the easy directions, below, just to make sure.

Here is how to sign up:

On your smartphone, prepare to send a text message

1) In the “To” section, type 84483

2) In the “message” section, type Innocademy (with capital “i”)

3) Hit “send”

You will receive confirmation that you are now part of the Innocademy text messaging system. If you do not receive a confirmation back, check with your carrier to see if they support “short code” messaging. You can email me with any issues and we can trouble shoot =).

Pizza/Sub Sale Fundraiser

Finally, information has been shared with students eligible to travel this year regarding a pizza/sub sale fundraiser if they are interested in adding to their field trip accounts. If you have younger students – or your student is not traveling this year, but you wish to participate, anyway, PLEASE DO! You can simply use the information and attached order forms. Please contact Tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal, jody.voss@innocademy.com or heather.kreuze@innocademy.com for any questions you may have.

Hungry Howies Form

Pizza and Sub Sale Information

Sub Order Form

All fundraiser orders and payment are due to your student’s classroom teacher or Mr. Derek (for iCad middle/high school students) on Friday, February 3, along with a single check made out to Innocademy.  Pick-up will be Tuesday, February 21 from 3:30-5:00.

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

Total Trek Quest for Homestead Campus – 3rd – 5th Grade Boys – IT’S HERE! See Below for Registration Details

Look for registration information on the spring season of TTQ to come home the first week in January. The spring season will start the last week of February and will end with the Tulip Time 5K on May 6.

Total Trek Quest is a 9 week experiential learning program for boys in 3rd through 5th grades. It combines the physical activity of training for a 5K run with a curriculum that focuses on learning to make goals, building strong social bonds and making healthy choices. The training for the 5k includes strength and stretching exercises along with a program that gradually increases time spent running. The curriculum activities focus primarily on building relationships, setting goals, and making healthy choices. Teams meet after school twice a week for the 9 week season. Teams consist of 5-15 boys with at least 2 adult coaches.

We are also looking for coaches! Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential. You do not need to be an experienced runner! Ideally, we want at least 2 coaches per 15 boys on a team. If you are interested in coaching, contact Vicki Kavanaugh at 616-396-2301 ext 149 for more information.

Parent Info Flyer S17-OttawaAllegan         TTQ Registration Form- Spring 17

REMINDER:  Inclement Weather Notifications – How We Let You Know Campus Is Closed:

As a general rule, Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will follow decisions made by officials at Zeeland Public Schools. Decisions are usually made no later than 6:30am and notifications sent immediately. In the event that weather makes it necessary for us to delay or cancel school and campus events for the day, notifications will be sent by email, posted on Facebook, WOOD TV8 and WZZM Channel 13. If you are in question, please check these outlets prior to sending students to campus.

January Lunch Menu

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Interested in Helping Staff With Photocopying?

Thank you to everyone who helps with photocopying for teachers and staff! I know that this really is helping the teachers free up some time to focus more directly in the classroom. With every small action of help it makes a big impact. Please do not hesitate to sign up even if you can only help one time or part of a slot of time. If you are unsure how the machine works I would love to help you! Thank you again for all your help here is the new sign up for after the holiday break! Questions? Please contact me at renee.frye@innocademy.com

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!

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4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!

http://goskimichigan.com/michigan-ski-programs/michigan-ski-cold-is-cool

 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

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

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

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

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