December 3, 2018

Way to go Innocademy Robotics! Super effort this weekend at your competition.

Thanks to Mr. Chad for a great season!

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Lots of awesome work happening in Las Huellas last week! Pre-reading strategies, math rockstars and overall hard workers!

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

  • December 13th – Angel Tree items due – Please see, below, for details
  • December 13th – Rehearsal for Extrava-GANZA – Students dismissed from Community Reformed Church at 3:30pm
  • 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


IES Angel Tree – Angels Still Needed! =)

As Innocademy and iCademy families we are able to give to the families in our own community who have recently experienced loss. Thank you for embodying the Spirit of Christmas by investing in the lives of the people around us. We are so grateful for you and this community with all its support!  Even the smallest contribution can be a significant blessing.


*Please leave items unwrapped

Please bring items to the iCademy space at Homestead Campus by Thursday, December 13.

If you could include the family # on your item that would be helpful!

Questions? Please contact

Thank You for considering!

Books for Sale!

Huge thanks to Michelle Sweet of Usborne Books and More for providing us with a phenomenal win-win opportunity! Purchase items for $5 Tuesday, December 11th – Thursday, December 13th (morning only =) and all purchases earn free books for Innocademy! Yes! Everything is $5 and under!! Books will be set up in the lobby before and after school and during lunch. Can’t make it to the school to browse? Shop through this link for the whole assortment of books available:

Questions? Please contact Michelle Sweet at

December Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead DEC 2018

18-19 Innocademy Yearbook Info

The ’18 – ’19 Yearbook is starting to come together, but we need your help!

Last year’s books were hardcovers at $20 each. Unfortunately, prices have been raised this year overall. 

We would also like the chance to include more information, pictures, and memories in this year’s book by adding more pages. Please take the survey at the link below so that we can offer the book that most families will be interested in!

Yearbook sales will go live during the Innocademy Extravaganza on 12/13/18!

Orders places during the open house night earlier this year will still be honored. Questions? Please contact Ms. Kate at

Art Note from Ms. Sharon

Art classes have been very busy this past year.  Art Prize was our big event.  If you haven’t seen our creation for the 2018 Art Prize, it is hanging by the Classic Kindergarten room.  All art students in the past year helped create our masterpieces. Our K-4 classes have been working on name designs, portraits and pumpkins and one point perspective. They will be coming home shortly and you can ask your child how it was created and what they learned.  In our study of portraits students learned about proportion, placement of features and different techniques used by artists.  Middle school electives learned about Modigliani and exaggerated features.  They also made portrait masks using clay and designed an illuminated manuscript letter.

We are also finishing up our study of arial perspective.  

Christmas Extrava-GANZA Rehearsal – Students Dismissed from Community Reformed

On December 13th all students participating in the Christmas Extrava-GANZA program that evening will be bussed that afternoon to Community Reformed Church for rehearsal. Students will be dismissed at 3:30pm FROM COMMUNITY REFORMED CHURCH. Please see Map, below, for traffic flow. Students attending After School Enrichment that day will be transported back to school by staff and can be picked up from Homestead Campus as normal.

Community Reformed Pick Up Map

Ski Club Passes Now Available!

Just a reminder that Ski Club Passes are now available for all Innocademy/iCademy Global families and friends! Simply fill out the forms, below, and return to Leisa Lobbezoo with check payable to Bittersweet Ski Resort. Please allow for 10-14 school days to receive your passes after turning in forms and payment.

Student Ski Club Disclaimer – 2018-2019-edited


JRL Library Book Check Out – NEW!

Wanted to share with you our new automatic check out system for books in the main Just Right Library for students in classic and Las Huellas 3rd – 8th grades. Huge thanks to Ms. Claudia who has been working really hard to develop a system that helps us keep all of our valuable books available for our students.

We recently started to use an automatic check-out system that allows us to keep track of our books. The system allows students to keep their checked out books for 2 weeks. If they are not able to finish them during that time, no problem! They can easily renew them, if nobody else has a hold on them.

If library books are overdue, we will not charge overdue fines, but we will send out a note to the parents with a deadline a few days later. By that date either the books need to be back at Innocademy or a replacement fee will need to be charged. The replacement fee will be $5, $10, or $15 dollars, depending on the value of the book. Again, this is so that we can keep books available for our students all year long.

Thank you for your understanding. Please don’t hesitate to connect with 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.

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

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!

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.

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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