June 4, 2018

Welcome Back! Hope Break Week Was FANTASTIC!

Our Middle Friends had a GREAT trip to visit the Soo Locks, Lake Superior State University and Mackinac Island before break week! Thanks to all of our amazing parent chaperones!

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Working hard in Mr. Chad’s Innogeneering to help the First Little Pig build a better house!

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Visiting with our friends and Pen Pals from Innocademy Allegan!

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

  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd – Enjoy Your Friday – No School
  • June 7th – 14th – BOGO Book Fair Sale!
  • June 10th – 16th – Older Friends East Coast Trip
  • June 21st – Last Day For Yearbook Orders www.yearbookforever.com
  • June 21st – Outdoor Learning Environment Fundraiser – 5:30-8pm – Come Join The Fun!
  • 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! 
  • August 16th – IES All Schools Picnic Potluck at Dutch Village
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures

NEW Information

Fundraiser Envelopes Due!

Before break week, 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! If you did not get a chance to turn in the envelope, today, please do so, asap! Thank you!

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After School Enrichment Sign Up

Please use the link, below, if you need to sign your student up for After School Enrichment for the remainder of the year.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aead2ba6fd0-wrapping

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grant at grant.lancaster@innocademy.com

Please Chat With Your Kiddos =)

Lots of hard work and hours have gone into our (Outdoor Learning Environment) OLE the last couple weeks. (Thank you Mr. Kelly!!!)  Please take a quick moment to chat with your students about the items, below:

1.  staying off the newly seeded areas (surrounded by caution tape) looks like dirt but there is grass seed and fertilizer on there desperately trying to grow.

2.  staying off the decorative mulch close to the building vs. the mulch around the play structures and swings which is okay to be on. We would like students to stay on the sidewalks and out of the plant areas.

Thank you for your help!

Yearbook Orders Are Here!

It’s that time of year again – Yearbooks will be arriving soon! 

A team of middle schoolers has been hard at work to capture a year in the life of all of our Inno students. Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.yearbookforever.com for $20 each. 

Sales end on June 21st. Order soon – supplies are limited! 

REMINDER: BOGO Book Fair Set Up and Sale

Wednesday, starting after lunch, is set up for our Buy One Get One Book Fair Sale!  Sale starts Thursday limited hours before and after school. 

Currently, we only have one person signed up so far to volunteer. If you are available, please use the link, below to sign up to help. Thanks!

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

Did You Know…?

All libraries have FREE wifi hotspots that you can check out for one week at a time? There is usually a waiting list, but definitely something to check out if you will be traveling this summer =).

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!

Meet Up and Eat Up Info

Meet Up and Eat Up is a fun reason to get out of the house and get outside! Activities like games, sports, water activities, books, and crafts provide exercise and fun with friends. Free meals are provided for everyone 18 and under throughout the summer. See below for a location near you!

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Old Information (In Case You Missed It =)

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   

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 – And First Week of June =)

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

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Innocademy Calendar for NEXT School Year 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

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