November 12, 2018

Thank You!

HUGE thanks to all of our families for your support of the annual “Marketplace” fundraising project last week. What another incredible turnout of fantastic, yummy and creative items for sale! Thanks, also, to Ms. Jody for coordinating the entire event as well as Ms. Krista Deur for being our incredible parent volunteer for the week. So thankful for your help!

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 Spelling and partner reading fun in Las Huellas!

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Ms. Monica’s friends do some show and tell writing

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Christmas Extrava-GANZA preparations are underway!

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Ms. Debbie’s students do an in depth SILENT chalk talk discussion about analyzing text.

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

  • November 13th – Inno 8th Grade Families invited to iCademy Info Night! 6:30pm.
  • November 19th – 25th – Innocademy Break Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26th – School Resumes
  • November 26th – Zeeland Christmas Parade @ 6:30pm- Participate with us!
  • December 13th – Innocademy Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • 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 9th-15th – Middle School Washington D.C. Trip
  • June 26th – 1/2 day – Last Day of School – Students Dismissed at 12:30pm


Innocademy Parent Meeting – Notes from 11/8

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Thanks to all of you who were able to attend the Innocademy Parent Meeting this past Thursday evening. If you were unable to attend, please see the information, below. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions.


Learning To Be Fit & Recess – Outside =)

Just a reminder that, everyday your students head outside for recess and should have clothing/boots to keep them warm. If it is a day that your student has Learning To Be Fit with Ms. Katie, every effort will be made for students to also enjoy this class outside. If weather is a “feels like” temperature of 10 degrees or less or if it’s raining, students will be enjoying recess as well as L2BF class inside. Please let us know if your family is struggling to purchase winter gear for your kiddos and we will do everything we can to help.

Have an 8th Grade Student at Innocademy?

November 13th @ 6:30pm – iCademy invites our Innocademy 8th graders and parents to an information meeting to learn more! Your students will hear from some of our staff that morning, but we invite you all back that evening to ask questions and meet more of our staff. You may attend the meeting live and in person or through a virtual meeting! If you choose to join us, virtually, please use the link, below to login at 6:30pm:


REMINDER: Hot Lunch Accounts

Just a reminder to please either send money to school for student hot lunches in a sealed envelope with their name on the outside or deposit funds electronically at If you know that your family has a large outstanding balance and will have trouble paying it all at once, please contact us and we can help make arrangements for payment. If your family is in need of assistance for lunch, please fill out an application for free and reduced lunch at

Join Our Schools For the Zeeland Christmas Parade! November 26th!

Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global will have a combined float in the parade happening at 6:3opm on Monday, November 26th in the ZEELAND Christmas Parade. Everyone is welcome to join! Please sign up at the link, below with the number of participants you will be bringing to walk alongside the float. Questions? Please contact Renee Nyhof at

Do you have or know of an Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, Precademy or iCademy Global Family who has a need this holiday season, that we can help bless you with? We love taking care of our own little community, and helping with needs when they arise, which includes Christmas.

 IES Angel Tree

Again, this year we will offer an Angel Tree opportunity, open to all IES families; Precademy, Inno Allegan, Inno Zeeland and iCademy. Needs will be compiled into a Sign-Up Genius (concealing identity of individuals/families who have requested assistance) and shared with all of our families to select from, and help provide.

Please do not worry, as this will all be anonymous.

Should you have some specific needs this year – – – or know of a family that does, please send an email request BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, to

All requests will be viewed by Ms. Deedee. Once all requests have been received, you will hear back directly from her regarding your need (s) with specific details.

We wish for all families to enjoy their holidays, so please let us know how we can brighten yours.

School Closings & Delays

Sad to say we are coming upon the season where weather delays/cancellations may be necessary. If a cancellation happens, it includes after school activities and events. If a delay happens, we will begin school at 11am instead of 9am. There will only be Option #1 for hot lunch that day. When Zeeland Public Schools makes the call to delay or cancel school, we always follow suit. We try to pass along that information as soon as we are aware. Here’s how we will pass along that information to you:

  • Rained Out Text to families
  • Email to families
  • Facebook Notification
  • Broadcast on WZZM
  • Broadcast on WOOD TV-8

If you have not yet signed up for the Rained Out Text messaging system, please simply enroll by:

  • Opening your messaging app on your phone
  • Type 84483 in the “to” section of messages
  • In the “message” section, type innocademy
  • Press “send”

You should receive a message back indicating you are now part of the group! Easy!

November Lunch Menu

INNO Homestead NOV 2018

Amazon Smile – Rewards for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy

In case you were planning to do some online Christmas shopping – – or ANYTIME shopping we wanted to offer a reminder that our organization, Innovative Education Services, will receive a percentage of anything you purchase through Amazon Smile!
If you simply go to it looks and feels exactly like Amazon because it is! At this website, once you identify that you’d like to support Innovative Education Services, a percentage of EVERYTHING you purchase comes back to our schools! Easy!

LEGO robotics event – November 17th

Our second annual robotic event is coming up on Saturday November 17th and we need your help. We are hosting 24 teams – 8 of our own and need as much help as possible to make it successful.

We need volunteers to help us set up, run things day of both small and large jobs and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in helping please visit and sign up to volunteer for our event. Their is a process, but no cost to you. Just a little time. Maybe you wonder if you need to have knowledge of robotics, but you don’t! All you need is a desire to support students and a willingness to learn. Volunteering can be for any one over the age of 18, a parent, grandparent, coworker, neighbor!

A light breakfast and lunch will be served as well as a cool new t-shirt you get to keep.

We are hosting an information meeting Thursday November 1st in the Cafe at 5pm if you have any questions or need assistance in signing up. Questions? Please contact Renee at

Christmas Extrava-GANZA December 13th!

Want to make sure that you mark your calendars for our annual Christmas ExtravaGANZA taking place on December 13th from 7-8pm at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. 

If you are new to Innocademy this year, the ExtravaGANZA is our annual Christmas Program and is presented by students in our classic and Las Huellas programs who attend music class each week with Ms. Hillary or are part of the middle school choir. In the past, middle school students in some other electives have also participated. Please stay tuned for details as we get closer.

After School Enrichment – Session #3

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.

Family Resource Guide

Again, just so everyone has it in easy reach, here is the Innocademy Family Resource Guide. Family Resource Guide 2018-2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

18-19 Innocademy School Calendar

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