May 21, 2018

REMINDER – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 25TH – TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY. BREAK WEEK FOLLOWS THE WEEK OF MAY 28TH – JUNE 3RD.

A little rain won’t stop us! What a great time everyone had at the Innocademy Allegan Campus Hoopla this weekend! Congratulations to all of our InnoMazing Girls on their run! And HUGE thanks to their coaches!

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Thanks to everyone who was able to donate to the His Harvest Stand Food Drive last week! We appreciate your continued generosity!

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Thanks to all who were able to attend Showcase last week – what a FANTASTIC evening!

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SPECIAL Note and CONGRATULATIONS From Art Teacher, Ms. Sharon!

I am happy to announce that TEN of our students were chosen to participate in the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts Youth exhibit being held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum from Jun 1-3.  The art museum is open free to the public for anyone to attend and the artwork will be shown downstairs in the education center.  This is quite an honor!  The students whose work will be shown are:  Lexi B., Jossalyn W., Chloe V., Hannah F., Isabelle C., Holly T., Rhea S., Chloe S., Isabelle S., and Sarabeth S.  I will display the work at school so everyone can see it after the show. Congratulations to these talented artists and everyone who submitted work!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Ms. Natalia became a grandmother this week! Sweet little baby Alexander was born at 7pm on Thursday, May 17th. All are doing well! Congratulations, Ms. Natalia!

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

  • May 22, 23 & 24th – Middle Classic and Las Huellas Friends to Mackinac Island and LSSU
  • May 25th – Professional Development Day – No School
  • May 28th – June 3rd – Innocademy Break Week – No School
  • June 4th – School Resumes
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 21st – Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – 5:30-8pm
  • June 25th – 8th Grade Graduation – 6:30pm 
  • June 27th – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • July 30th – Open House for 2018-2019 School Year! 
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures

NEW Information

Thank You From Ms. Katie!

Thank you to everyone who donated to Jump Rope for Heart!! This year the students raised a total of $5,167.33!!! This is so awesome!! 

If your student earned more prizes then just the monsters, they will be delivered to me this week and next week and I will begin handing them out! Thanks again!! 

What’s That Envelope For?

On Friday, students received an envelope for fundraising for the Outdoor Learning Environment. Lots of opportunities to earn raffle tickets, t-shirts and even money towards a bike! Students collecting $500 in donations are GUARANTEED to receive a voucher for $120 at Velo City! Wowzers!Screen Shot 2018-05-17 at 8.39.36 AM

 

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Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – June 21st!

Mark your calendars for June 21st from 5:30-8:30pm!
You will want to bring the family out to Homestead Campus for the Outdoor Learning Environment fun, family-friendly fundraiser event! Lots of food, fun and games with your family. Live band playing great tunes for singing along!
WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE…
Each class from Innocademy will buddy up with another class and iCademy will collaborate as a whole school to collect items for theme-based packages that will be raffled during the event! Your family will receive a free raffle ticket for every item you donate! What a win-win!
Please take a look at the link, below, to see what you may be able contribute and sign up – – it doesn’t even have to be from the same class of your child(ren) if it is something you can easily contribute!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4eaead229-homestead3
As always, THANK YOU for your generosity and helping us build out our Homestead Outdoor Learning Environment for all our kids!
Thanks so much! Hope to see you on the 21st!

What IS The Outdoor Learning Environment, Anyway?

When we first moved into Homestead Campus 6 years ago, we began developing a vision for what the Outdoor Learning Environment could become! Over the last 6 years it has gone from a grassy field full of pricker bushes to a place where students thrive and they, as well as the greater community, get a chance to sharpen their saws! Please see below for the artist’s original rendering of the vision for the space. While the 2nd slide says “future” the future is HERE! And we need your help to make this vision a reality! Please plan on attending the fundraiser on June 21st!

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Interested In Piano Lessons?

Ms. Jill is taking new students starting in June! These lessons would be scheduled during the school day. Please email Jill if you are interested in chatting some more jillzuber@gmail.com

BookFlix from Scholastic – FREE Fun!!!

It is described as a …

…family-friendly reading tool that can be used to create meaningful, high-quality interactions among families. It features 250 interactive and animated books, 70 Spanish books, after-reading learning games, read aloud with word highlighting, and top-notch storytelling narrators including James Earl Jones, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates, and dozens more!

The best part … it is free. 

Here’s how to access it:

  • Go to Fennville District Library site:
  • http://www.fennvilledl.michlibrary.org
  • Click on mel (Michigan ellibrary: found on the right side, in purple of the homepage)
  • Click on Kids (upper part of the page)

BOGO Scholastic Book Fair June 7-14

While this sale will have limited hours, it is a great opportunity for students to stock up on summer reading!  If you are able to volunteer some time to help our littles shop or to help students check out (psst…we will train you =), please click on the link, below:

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/wO9jqKUFA 

Lost and Found

Must be close to break week as the lost and found area is overflowing, again! =) Please pop on by before Friday to take a peek for any items your littles may have misplaced.   

Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

Summer Reading Program

Join us for the Howard Miller Library’s Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock! Registration begins Monday, June 11 with our kick-off party @ 10:00 AM featuring Tom Plunkard the Magician! FREE programs & prizes for all ages, birth through those entering the 12th grade. The program runs June 11- August 4 Check our website in June for our calendar of events at. www.hmpl.org

May Hot Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead MAY 2018

Summer Suess Day – Saturday, June 16th

The Summer Seuss Day is June 16th from 10A- 2P at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.  Link is provided if you’d like to check out the details.  Volunteer opportunities will be in food service, game monitoring, and general clean up. Questions? Please email Alex at 

alex@theellafoundation.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/154289011932385/

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Summer Technology Camp Opportunity for Girls

Camp Infinity is a week-long summer technology camp for girls entering 5th to 8th grade that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. MCWT Foundation created it to address the primary reasons girls lose interest in technology: confidence, social relevance, and social (peer) acceptance.

The camp:

  • Builds confidence and capability with hands-on technology activities such as robotics and computer game design
  • Demonstrates that technology is fun through the execution of engaging projects with other girls, with high school girls as counselors
  • Reinforces social relevance by featuring visitors from the local technology community that explain how their work is important to society at large

Founded in 2004, Camp Infinity helps spark girls’ interest in math and science, which tends to decrease during middle-school years. It separates the girls into two groups of 20 by grade to better cater to their technological experience. The fourth and fifth grade girls focus on website, app and video game design while the sixth and seventh graders focus on robotics and web and app design.

During lunch, professionals from leading area companies meet with the girls and encourage them to continue learning about technology. Access to role models like these reinforces the rewards and opportunities a career in technology can bring.

Date: Holland – July 16th thru July 19th

  • Lunch will be provided each day.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day.
  • All camp supplies will be provided.
  • Camp Infinity times are from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Cost: $75/camper. Limited scholarships are available to reduce the cost to $25/camper.

Link to Camp Infinity Holland website

(If the link doesn’t work, the URL is:

https://mymcwt.secure.force.com/Events/cnp_paas_evt__ExternalRegistrationPage?Site_Id=a2N0a000000ptvdEAA)

Questions? Please contact DuAnne Masselink dmasselink@davenport.edu

FREE National Park Admission for 4th Graders

If you have a 4th grader and plan on visiting any National Parks this summer, you will want to check out this link for more information.  

https://hip2save.com/2018/04/09/free-1-year-national-parks-membership-for-families-with-4th-graders-2/

After School Enrichment Link

If you need to sign up for afterschool enrichment this session, please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-spring

As always, please direct any questions regarding after school enrichment to Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Open House for 2018-2019

Please mark your calendar for the evening of July 30th. We will be welcoming all of our NEW and CURRENT families back for the school year at Innocademy! It will be an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and bring in their classroom supplies.

Calendar for 2017-2018

2017-2018 Innocademy school calendar FINAL

Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

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