January 30, 2017

Please invite any interested friends/family to our 
"Youngest Friends Info Night and Precademy Enrollment" 
Thursday, February 2nd @ 6:30pm.

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  • iCademy Robotics Team #5927

Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • January 30th @ 4pm – Innocademy Report Cards available to view through Infinite Campus
  • January 30th – Innocademy Family Commitment Surveys are due
  • Friday, February 3rd – All Pizza/Subs Fundraising Orders Due
  • Tuesday, February 7th – Ski Club at Bittersweet
  • 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
  • Thursday, February 23rd – Innocademy Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • 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

News from “Plugged In”…formerly “Devos”

Wow, what a great year morning devotions at pluggedIN have been so far. Thank you for bringing your students before school starts for a chance to learn, pray, and build each other up in Christ.  Many stories have been shared about the great things being learned and the fun that is happening.   The number of students attending has grown significantly and we are looking for a few hands to help with “crowd control”.  If you feel you are able to assist for a morning, or more, to help coral listening ears to our parent-teachers, please sign up through the link below.  If you find yourself dropping your students off and have a couple of extra minutes to join our children at pluggedIN, please do and don’t forget to thank our great volunteers!  Thanks for considering helping out and thanks for letting us get to know your children, they are a joy!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4FA5A82B0-morning     

As always please contact Jessica Knott, jessknott@att.net or Rebekah deVries,rfdevries02@gmail.com for any questions regarding pluggedIN.

OKAY2SAY Information

OKAY2SAY has been a great resource for Michigan.  Kids can call in about bullying, human trafficking, etc. and it’s anonymous.  Find out more information in the Newsletter, below:

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Stewardship Project – Please Help!

We are excited to begin a Stewardship Project that requires your help, and will benefit many members of our own community!

We will be working with Barnabas Ministries to support a group of people in our community that are often overlooked – the Homeless youth of Ottawa County.

Starting today – Monday, January 30th, we will be collecting supplies to create care packages for the homeless youth in our area that are supported by Barnabas Ministries.

Please consider sending in your choice of the items that are needed with your child to give to their ELA teacher:

~Gift cards (for food, usually fast food, small amounts $5)

~Hygiene products-deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, babywipes/face wipes, hand sanitizer, soap, body wash, feminine hygiene(tampons/pads). 

~SOCKS, gloves, hats

~Snacks-non perishables & easily opened, crackers, granola bars, poptarts, etc.

This collection will continue through our last day before break – Thursday, February 9th.

Barnabas Ministries is also in the midst of building a community home to shelter the homeless youth in our area, and they are in need of funds to finish that home. Please keep an eye out for fundraisers that will be taking place soon!

We thank you in advance for thinking outside of yourself and helping us reach out to those in need! Please contact Ms. Rachel at rachel.walendzik@innocademy.com with any questions!

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

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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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.

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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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.

Our Middle Friends play some games created by our Oldest Friends.

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Jeopardy in Stop Motion Animation Class with Ms. Cyndee! So fun!

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Barton Tutor Training! Such GREAT information! Thanks to all who joined us!

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