March 6, 2017

Enrollment for NEW families NOW OPEN for 2017-2018! If you know anyone who would like to enroll with us, please send them this link:  INNOCADEMY ENROLLMENT 17-18


Also, we are hosting an Information Night on..

Thursday, March 9th @ 6:30pm


Tuesday, March 14th @ 6:30pm

Thank you for sharing with anyone you know! =)


Thank You!!!

Thanks to all of our families who participated in the Kid-2-Kid Sale this past Saturday! What a fun first time event! Looking forward to an even better one next year!

Thanks, also, to everyone who sent in items for the food drive a couple of weeks ago! We collected roughly 1,023 cans of food! Wow! Mr. Dan from His Harvest Stand stopped by to pick up the food and chat a little with our students about what their donations mean.

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Huge congratulations to the VanEnameenam Family on the birth of Ruby Rebekah on February 27th. Ruby was welcomed home by proud big sister and brother, Myka and Koehn. Everyone is doing great!

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

  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Thursday, March 23th, Fri, March 24th & Sat, March 25th – “A Little Princess” at Homestead Campus @ 7:30pm
  • Monday, Marcy 27th – Thursday, March 30th – Spring Book Fair at Homestead Campus!
  • Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th – Student Led Conferences
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Wednesday, May 24th – Spring Extravaganza at Community Reformed Church – 6:30pm
  • 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 =)


Important Note From Ms. Heather…

Innocademy has always been transparent when it comes to hiring teachers and letting you as parents know of any spots open so you can best expect and prepare for your student’s upcoming school year.  With that being said, I am announcing that I will be leaving Innocademy after the end of this school year. I have accepted a first grade position at a school in Brazil.

Teaching abroad has been a passion of mine for several years, and I am very excited to immerse myself in another culture and continue to grow and learn as an educator!  Innocademy will always be my home, and has a VERY special place in my heart.  I want to thank YOU as parents for making Innocademy the unique and special place it is.  Thank you for making it an amazing 6 years at Innocademy!


Ms. Heather

Hand 2 Hand Coming to Homestead Campus!

Innocademy is starting to participate with a program called “Hand2Hand”. This program provides supplemental weekend food and

snacks for families. Should you decide to participate, your child will receive a bag full of food items, on Thursdays, that may be eaten over

the weekend by your family. There is no cost to participate. Keep in mind this program is intended to come alongside families who could really use

the help. If you are not in need of this type of assistance right now please refrain from signing up so we can maximize

our resources for those families who would benefit from this. Individual families can decide how long or short a period

of time they would like to participate. If you sign up for Hand2Hand, then down the road you no longer need the

assistance, simply write a note expressing your desire to discontinue receiving Hand2Hand food bags. You may bring

the note right to the front desk or give to the child’s teacher. This opportunity is being provided through the H2H

Hope Gathering Area Pantry, Vertical Church, Community Ref Church and Faith Ref Church.


March Lunch Menu

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Spring Conference Sign Up

March 28th and March 29th will be our Spring Student Led Conferences at Innocademy!

Please use schedule below to determine when to begin signing up your family for Student Led Conferences.

  • Families with 4 students or more – Begin sign-ups on Wednesday, Mar. 1st.
  • Families with 3 students – Begin sign-ups on Saturday, March 4th.
  • Families with 2 students – Begin sign-ups on Tuesday, March 7th.
  • Families with 1 student – Begin sign-ups on Friday day, March 10th.

You can sign you students up at this link:  SPRING CONFERENCE SIGN UP

REMINDER – “A Little Princess” Tickets on Sale, NOW!

We are so excited to announce that our Innocademy and iCademy Global students have been working hard on their spring production of “A Little Princess” by Vera Morrisa dapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “Sara Crewe”. This awesome production is being directed by Tess Kotecki. Performances will be March 23, 24, & 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk. They are $5 for an adult and $3 for a student. Hurry and get yours, now, before they sell out!

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Did you forget to purchase books at our Fall fair?  Are you ready for some more great books?  Well, another fair is coming March 27-30 (right before our Spring Break).  Your student/s will have one or two opportunities to visit the fair as a class and family members are also welcome to stop in throughout the week to shop.  More details will be coming soon.  In the meantime, you can visit our online book fair page at order or preview what books will be available.


School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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Interested in Hosting an Exchange Student This Summer?

4 Week Immersion Program with activities:  Dates TBD (usually late June – late July)High school students from Spain come to the U.S. on a 4 week program to enjoy the host family experience. Primarily, the students are living as a member of an American family, but the students are also able to come together as a group twice a week to do “American” activities. These activities include: bowling, canoeing, playing paintball, going to the beach, visiting Craig’s Cruisers and Michigan Adventures, and shopping at an outlet mall. The students can join the group activities on Tuesday and Thursdays in Grandville.

6 Week Total Immersion Homestay Program: (Great Lakes Area) Dates TBD (usually late June – early Aug.)

High school students from Spain spend 6 weeks living the “American Experience” with a volunteer host family in a total immersion. The students become part of the family and engage in whatever summer activities the host family has planned.  Students choose this program in order to be immersed in the English language and culture.

If you have questions or would like to talk more about the possibility of hosting, please contact Amirah Vosburgh at 616-914-9020

Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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!     

As always please contact Jessica Knott, or Rebekah deVries, for any questions regarding pluggedIN.

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 =).

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.


Thank you,

International Team

 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 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  . Please contact Jody at to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.Our Older Friends work on creating their own civilizations!

Such fun at the Feed My Starving Children packing event! Thanks to Sarah McKay for the pics!

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Building “chairs for Goldilocks” in our Innogeneering class with Mr. Chad

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Some of our littlest Precademy Friends having some recess fun!

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