CONGRATULATIONS to the Bridge Building Teams from Mr. Alvin & Ms. Debbie’s class! They competed in a civil engineering tournament and were one of only two 7th and 8th grade teams invited to participate in the National Tournament to be held on May 21st in Salt Lake City, Utah!
PICTURE TO COME, SOON!
Mr. Kelly’s class created some artifacts from the Shang Dynasty for their museum projects!
Ms. Anita’s Friends visited the butterfly exhibit at Fredrick Meijer Gardens and then did some “horsing” around
2 Minute Website Tour – Where’s the Blog and Calendar?
Take a quick peek to see where your favorite info may be hiding!
REMINDER: Last Day For InnoAmazing Girls Sign Up
InnoMazing Girls running club begins Tuesday March 19 for girls in 3rd-6th grade. They will meet on Tues/Thurs after school until 5:00. You can see further details on previous blog post. Please contact Jenna Fisher for any last minute interest. firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Led Spring Conference Sign Up
This year conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 26th and Wednesday, March 27th.
Please sign up at the link, below:
Sign ups will continue to be available until MONDAY, MARCH 25th AT 5PM.
As always, if you are unable to make either the evening of March 26th or March 27th, please work with your child’s teacher to schedule another appointment time.
Spring Book Fair – March 25th – March 28th – Volunteers Needed!
We are excited to, again, host the Scholastic Book Fair this spring! If you would like to volunteer to help check out students….or help students shop, please click on the link, create an account and sign up.
Book Fair – New Way To Pay!
There is a new payment method available with this book fair called eWallet where parents can put money into an account for students to spend at the book fair. I’ve included a link for a video and a link to the bookfair home page to see more information and sign up. I’ll be sending home a flyer with the book fair flyer later this week that will have information.
eWallet video: http://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=5978222277001
Bookfair homepage with link to sign up for eWallet: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=innocademyzeelandcampus1
32 spots still open for volunteer sign up. Mainly need help during conferences and take down Thursday after school.
Sign up link to volunteer: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/0per9JM4S
China Art Exchange news
Third and fourth graders were given information and parent permission slips if they were interested in participating. MSU sponsors this program which is designed to introduce Chinese culture to American students. Many examples of Chinese student work were sent to our school from China. In return we have an opportunity to send artwork to China to tell about our culture. The artwork will be juried by staff at MSU. Artwork that is selected will be sent to China and artwork that is not selected will be sent back home. All artwork must be turned in to Sharon Brandner in the art area by April 9 and must be accompanied by a signed parent permission slip which was given to the students Monday, March 11 who expressed an interest in participating.
Great donation opportunity
Ottawa Co. DHS info: Program called Pathways to Potential. Part of this program rewards students with behavior and attendance bucks that they use to “shop” at the school store. The store is stocked 100% on donations. Any preloved trinkets, stuffed animals, books, small to medium toys are appreciated. Anything kids would love. The stuffed animals go the quickest, so these donations are really appreciated and put to good use.
Drop off hours are 8-5 at DHS across from Holland Branns. If you tag them for Jodi Cech (program volunteer) they will go to the right location. If you have any questions you can message Jodi at 616-218-5006.
They also collect donations of winter clothes if you have any to donate.
Hot Lunch Menu Update for Wednesday, March 27th
Tyson mini mega chicken poppers
If you enjoyed creating an item to sell for marketplace, this might be an opportunity your family would enjoy!
On April 20th the Holland Civic Center will be host to the first ever Children’s Business Fair. Only 30 spots are available for kids from all over to host a table and sell their wares. If your student is interested, please take a peek at the link, below for more details about the day and how to apply. https://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/holland
March is Reading Month – Whole School Project
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Get the whole family involved. From now until April 1st, use the attached Bingo Board to keep track of your adventures and number of pages your child has read (independently or with someone else!). At the end of the month, we will add up all of the pages (each page = 1 mile) to find out how many miles we “traveled” as a whole school!
Paper copies will also be sent home with kiddos today, but I’m sure it’s always nice to have an electronic copy as well!
March Lunch Menu
After School Enrichment Link For March
On Thursdays, Healthy Kids Club is taking place instead of After School Enrichment. I’ve updated the signup genius so you can now sign your child up on Thursdays. PLEASE do this if you plan on your child coming to Healthy Kids Club because space for Healthy Kids Club is not unlimited.
This sign up will be good through March 28th.
Please contact Grant at email@example.com with any questions you may have.