September 24, 2018

Reminder: Don’t forget to VOTE for our student created Art Prize Piece, “Michigan’s Living Treasure” at Jamn’ Bean Coffee Company, 161 Ottawa. Our voting number is 67878

Our fish hat designs are coming together for the Pumpkinfest. Second grade has been designing hats Inspired by the story This is Not My Hat. Their designs will be on display in downtown Zeeland. They drew ideas and then made prototypes out of K’nex and Cardboard. Sadly only the drawings will be on display.

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ENORMOUS thanks to Mrs. Tuttle for giving us a first hand sneak peak at her Art Prize piece, “Flutter” and teaching us all about what goes into creating such neat Art! Make sure you stop and see it inside the Gerald R. Ford Museum!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please... (NEW items are in RED)

  • September 28th – Innocademy Visits Art Prize
  • October 1st – Optional Morning Devos Begins – 8:35am
  • October 2nd & 3rd – School Pictures
  • October 3rd – State of Michigan Count Day
  • October 9th & 10th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 12th – October 21st – Innocademy Break Week
  • October 22nd – School Resumes
  • November 19th – 25th – Innocademy Break Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26th – School Resumes
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 21st – Records Day for Teachers – No School For Students
  • February 7th & 8th – Teacher Professional Development – No School For Students
  • February 13th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • February 18th – 24th – Innocademy Break Week
  • February 25th – School Resumes
  • March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break Week
  • April 8th – School Resumes
  • May 8th & 9th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm
  • May 24th – June 2nd – Innocademy Break Week
  • June 3rd – School Resumes
  • June 7th, 14th, 21st – Enjoy your Fridays – No School For Students
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm


Visiting Art Prize

We are really excited to visit Art Prize this week Friday, September 28th! Please make sure your kiddos dress in layers for the day as well as wear comfy shoes designed for LOTS of walking! If your student is traveling with Innocademy Staff, please make sure they have a sack lunch labeled with their name (everything should be disposable for this day, please). If you ordered a lunch, that will be delivered to students that morning before we leave.

Volunteers Needed For Picture Days – Can You Help?

On October 2nd and 3rd we are in need of some volunteers to keep picture day running smoothly. Super easy – no experience necessary! If you are willing and able to volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift – or both, please click on the link, below. Thanks!

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

We are excited to invite everyone to our Scholastic Book Fair being held the week of October 8th! Huge thanks to Carolyn Fitzgerald for coordinating! The book fair will be open for students to visit, first, and then another time for purchase, if they wish! The book fair will also be open during the evening of conferences. In order to be “open” we need volunteers to help staff it – – no experience necessary! If you are able to help during the week, please click on the link (you will need to create a Scholastic Account before accessing the sign up)

Can You Help? We Are Still In Need…

Optional morning, parent led Devos Begins on October 1st.

Please see the note, below, from Jessica Knott regarding Devos:

Devos starts Monday October 1st *8:30-9am DAILY…

**We have a new spot for Devos this year-By the stage. :)**

We have Parent Teachers for everyday other than Tuesdays. :/  Prayerfully consider this chance to help out. :)
*Mondays- Motion Mondays reciting bible verses
*Tuesday-OPEN- please consider helping you can either do your own teaching or we can help you out by having it all planned out.  REMEMBER THIS IS ONLY FROM 8:30-9am. And is an amazing way of helping and meeting other kiddos/ and starting your day!!
*Wednesdays – Doug’s Day of Teaching
*Thursday’s – Noemi’s Day of Teaching
*Friday’s – Jessica’s Day – Fellowship Fridays = worship, praising, singing, dancing- FUN FRIDAYS
Hope all can make it.. we will have some new things this year… stay tuned. :)
Looking forward to this time with you all!!  ❤️🙏
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Visiting Tip Toes in Holland?

Tip Toes children’s store in Downtown Holland is having an Usborne Book Fair happening all day Monday September 24 and Tuesday September 25th. With every book you buy you have a chance to buy books at 40% off for Innocademy! Books will be delivered here at school once the book fair has closed. Thanks, Tip Toes!

Family Stewardship Opportunity

The Alliance for The Great Lakes is Adopting Beaches!

Grab your family or friends, bring a bucket or trash bag and jump on in to the Adopt a Beach Event starting at 10:00 am on October 6 at Tunnel Park in Holland.  

Schools and groups can register by visiting The Alliance for The Great Lakes website.


Hot Lunch Payments

Just a friendly reminder to add money to your students’ lunch accounts if they are planning to order hot lunch. You may utilize or send in cash or checks to school in a labeled envelope with your child and deposited behind Ms. Heidi’s desk. Checks can be made payable to Holland Christian Food Service.

If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to see if you qualify for free/reduced cost lunch, please fill out this confidential, online form at . For school district, select Holland Christian and Innocademy will be listed as a school under that district.

If you’ve qualified in the past and are hoping to qualify again this year, you must fill out the form in order to receive benefits. If you applied last year and have been receiving free/reduced lunch yet this year, the benefits are scheduled to end on September 30th if you do not reapply.

Middle School Sports Schedules

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Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 18-19 in PDF (1)

September Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead Sept 2018

Pizza Extra Slice Price = $1.50

Each day that pizza is on the menu, your student has the opportunity to order two slices or 1. If your child opts for the additional piece of pizza, their lunch account will be charged an additional $1.50. Questions? Please email Nancy at

After School Enrichment – Session #2

After School Enrichment runs everyday from 3:30-5:30pm. You can sign up ahead of time ($12 per day) with the link, below, or use it as an emergency drop in ($14). It’s available every day that we have full days of school; not on 1/2 days or professional development days or break weeks.

A Note From Ms. Katie – Health Advisory Board

Hello parents and welcome back to school! We are starting back up the Innocademy Health Advisory Board and are currently looking for more members! If you are not already on the board and are interested in going please email your name to I will then send out the first September meeting date (still finalizing). Thanks again for considering!

Would YOU Like To Work At Our Campus?

Daycare:  We have an opening for 2-3 days per week in our staff daycare.  Responsibilities include caring for children 3 months – 4 years old including feeding, changing, playing with them inside and outside.  Hours are approximately 8:30 – 4:30 pm (Mondays till 5:30 pm)

Afterschool Enrichment:  We have an opening for a 2 day per week Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator.  Responsibilities include supervising school-aged kids in a structured after school program that includes group games/activities, outdoor play, and reading /homework time.  Hours are 3:30 – 5:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If interested in either position, please contact Sara at

Shopping Amazon? Consider AmazonSmile!

Did you know that for every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, our school receives a donation? That’s right! AmazonSmile works EXACTLY like Amazon. Same great deals and shipping! When you login, be sure to select INNOVATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES as your designated organization and we will receive a percentage of each purchase. Easy!

Calendar for 2018-2019

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