October 1, 2018

REMINDER: State of Michigan Count Day on Wednesday, October 3rd. As always, please make sure your students arrive on time and are here for the duration of the day.

InnoFish is up across the street from Out of the Box in Zeeland. Check it out over the next week and a half!

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We had sooooo much fun at Art Prize! Thanks a million to all of our parent chaperones!

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Our Middle Schoolers were able to adventure to Heifer International for an overnight experience and learned a ton about what life is like for many people around the world.

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

  • 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

NEW INFORMATION FOR THIS WEEK

October Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead October 2018

Art Prize $$ Due, Please =)

If you and/or your student rode the bus for the Art Prize Trip last week and have not yet sent in your $5 to cover the cost of transportation, please do so, asap. Thank you!

Innocademy School Pictures

Just a reminder that Tuesday and Wednesday will be school pictures for Innocademy students according to the schedule, below. Please fill out the form, below, even if you are not planning to order a picture package for your student. We need a completed form so that we can keep kiddos straight when putting together the yearbook =). If you have a sibling who does not attend Inno, but you would like to order photos for them as well, please also fill out an order form and bring them to school anytime between 12:15 – 1:15 on TUESDAY and Ms. Christy will be happy to photograph them, as well!

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Why Is There A Bus In The Parking Lot?

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Perhaps you’ve seen the bus in the Innocademy parking lot? The one with our name on it? Our sister school, Innocademy Allegan has graciously allowed us to use their bus for the middle school weekly science trips to the Upper Macatawa Nature Area. Thanks, IAC, for the loan!

Outdoor Learning at Innocademy!

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Innocademy is very excited to be partnering with the Outdoor Discovery Center in Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and Middle School to move toward nature-based education.  By bringing the students outside, we are able to connect what we are learning inside the classroom to the real world around us.  There is so much great research showing the benefits of nature-based education.  To that end we are working toward getting students outside more often!

OLD INFORMATION…Just in Case =)

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)

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/uJmp4SPgs

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 sendmoneytoschool.com 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 lunchapp.com . 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.

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)

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.

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

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 Katie.wilson@innocademy.com. I will then send out the first September meeting date (still finalizing). Thanks again for considering!

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

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