December 17, 2018

REMINDER: Christmas Break begins at 12:30pm this Friday.

Thanks to Ms. Hillary and Ms. Kate for another FANTASTIC Christmas Extrava-GANZA! Thanks also to all of our families for attending and providing refreshments after the performance!

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Thanks to our Middle School Robotics Team for setting up an exhibit at the Extrava-GANZA! Way to train up our littles and get them excited for future opportunities!

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Thanks to all of the parents who volunteered to present to our Middle School Classes for their mini career fair last week! And to those of you who agreed to do some “Power Lunches” in the coming months! So fun!

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Ms. Gina’s friends did some amazing science thanks to our science volunteer Mom! They worked with partners to OBSERVE (watch) a REACTION (change) in their experiment (trying something). They used vinegar, baking soda , and candy canes! Science is so awesome!

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We LOVE Ms. Claudia! Thanks for working tirelessly in the Just Right Library to share your love of reading with all of our students!

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Our Las Huellas friends had the opportunity to learn about Costa Rican culture and yummy FOOD!

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Thank you, Families, for all of your GENEROUS donations to Angel Tree! We were able to help 15 of our Innocademy, Innocademy Allegan and iCademy Families this year! Wow!


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

  • December 19th – TTQ Registration Opens
  • December 21st – 1/2 Day for Students – Dismissal is at 12:30pm
  • December 24th – January 6th – Holiday Break Weeks
  • January 7th – School Resumes
  • January 10th – School Spelling Bee – afternoon
  • January 17th – Innocademy 8th Grade Families – iCademy Info Night – 6:30pm
  • 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 26th & March 27th – Student Led Conferences
  • 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


Old Cell Phones/Tablets Needed

Old cell phones or tablets that are in working condition but no longer used for your family are needed!  We have been so thankful for some exciting grants and community connections that have provided amazing science and robotics equipment for our school.  In the coming months you may hear of your children driving and programing Lego Robots, Sphero robots, Quadcopters, Micro:bits, Science Labs, and much more!  However, to drive those programs, we need smartphones or tablets.  Many times when devices are upgraded, old devices collect dust in a drawer.  If that is true for you, we can turn those old smartphones and tablets (Regardless of former carrier) into amazing drivers of tech in our school.  We will strip them down with a factory reset (or would love it if you did that), so you do not have to worry about stored information on the device.  Questions? Please contact Mr. Chad at  Thank you for considering!

Total Trek Quest (TTQ) Registration

TTQ is a fun, high energy program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade! TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel apart of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/ relationship skills, how to make healthy decisions, and being proud of who they are.

Cost is $45.00, scholarships are available. If you have any questions, or concerns regarding the online registration process, or need a scholarship, please contact Brandon Melnyk at 616-450-4651 or

Registration can be completed online at

Click, below for additional information:

Parent Info S19Innocademy

Navigators Information Night

Has your child been begging to join Navigators, but couldn’t due to scheduling conflicts? Well, good news! Navigators USA Chapter 175 is moving to a new time and day! 

Please join us at our New Family Information Night from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 6eight Coffee. Or, email with any questions.  

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Spelling Bee

It’s time to start thinking about our Innocademy/iCademy school spelling bee! Classroom bee’s will be held the end of December or early January.  Our school spelling bee will be held early-mid January.  Dates are still being determined so please continue to watch the blog for more information.  Please use the attached list for practice words if you and your kiddo wish to start practicing now.

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Old Info…In Case You Missed it =)

December Lunch Menu

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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

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

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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!

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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