April 10, 2017

Welcome Back! Hope Vacation Was FANTASTIC!


Congratulations to the Voight Family on the birth of their daughter, Lillia Joy, on March 25th! Lovely, little Lilla weighed 7lbs 4oz and was 19inches long. She was welcomed home by her excited big brothers; Micah, Gabriel and Ari!

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

  • Thursday, April 13th – 5:30 – 8:30pm – FREE Tutor Training at Homestead Campus
  • April 13th – 3:30-5pm – Planning meeting for Fair Trade Market
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Day of the Young Child at Cityside Middle School
  • 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
  • Thursday, August 17th – Dutch Village Homestead Family Potluck Picnic
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)
  • December 8th  & 9th- Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus


April Lunch Menu



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Tutor Training – Help Needed, PLEASE!

We are SO excited to be able to offer another Barton Intervention TutorTraining for anyone interested in helping our 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, April 13th 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 and our students.

Please RSVP to Leisa at leisa.lobbezoo@icademyglobal.org if you would like to attend!


After School Enrichment Sign Up

Welcome to After School Session 7 we will be looking at Zoos and Aquariums; their animals and conservation programs.

SPECIAL – Friday April 28th DeGraff Nature Center will be joining us! You do not want to miss out! Live animals and great conversation about how we can preserve our wildlife here in Michigan! Snack Included! Sign up ahead for only $12.00!


IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

In order to keep drop off moving smoothly, a reminder that students should be ready to exit your car with all of their gear when you stop.  A good rule of thumb is if you need to unbuckle yourself to unload your student(s) and organize his/her gear or do anything else other than wave goodbye, please choose a parking spot in the lot or visitor parking area next to the building rather than sitting in the drop off zone.

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

Just a reminder that, when entering and exiting the parking lot on the West (McDonald’s side of the building, all cars should follow the posted signs and KEEP LEFT at all times during the day, night and weekends. Thank you for helping keep our traffic flow moving in the right direction an ensuring the safety of our students, staff and families.

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed

The dates for the Fair Trade Market have been set for December 8 and 9th. This market is different than the student marketplace taking place in November. Fair Trade Market is where fair trade vendors descend on Homestead Campus for our students, families and community to do some shopping while our students get to learn about what “Fair Trade” is all about. Planning for the event will begin on April 13th from 3:30-5pm in the cafe on campus and volunteers are needed! Please join us to help make this a fantastic event! Questions? More information? Please contact Rivka Kawano at rivka.kawano@gmail.com

School Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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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.



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 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 Older Friends work on creating their own civilizations!

Fantastic fun at the drive in movie night for our youngest friends!

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