Thanks to everyone for feeding our staff during conferences! What a treat! Special thanks to the Frifeldt’s for organizing and smoking the pork – yum!

Some of our friends visited Project 1 in downtown Grand Rapids!

We love exploring our garden!

Some of our Las Huellas friends catching up with a good book!

*NEW Information

After School Enrichment Sign Up

Please see, below, for the sign up for this session of After School Enrichment:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4CA4AE22A3FE3-afterschool2

Robotics Competition at Innocademy

It’s that time of year! Our third annual Robotic event will be held at Innocademy Zeeland on November 16th from 8 am – 4 pm. It takes a huge team to pull these events off from set-up crew on Friday, registration of teams, judges, referees, and so many others. Many of you have assisted us in the past and will find registration easy and just a couple of steps will get you settled into a spot.  

If you are interested please visit https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/volunteer-role-descriptions this will give you a quick description of all the roles we need to fill.  

Once you have chosen a role please visit https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resource_library/volunteer/volunteer-registration-step-by-step-guide.pdf. This will give you step by step directions for getting everything done that you need to do.  

If have any questions please reach out to Ms. Renee at renee.frye@innocademy.com Also, feel free to share this with anyone else you think would like to help us out.  

Innotimes Journalism Elective

Mr. Kelly’s middle school journalism elective has been working hard on publishing a newspaper full of fun articles. Please see below for their first issue!

Fundraising Opportunities

Fundraising season has begun at Innocademy & iCademy Global! Fundraisers are designed for your kiddo to earn money to put into his/her field experience account for overnight travel on some of the incredible experiences offered by both schools.  Fundraisers are always optional and never required.  Before break we rolled out our first fundraisers of the year, Marketplace & SaveAround Coupon Books.  All 3rd-8th graders were presented with the information attached here and were sent home with the information for both fundraisers.  If you have a Younger/Youngest friend (Young 5-2nd) and you would like to have him/her start saving for their overnight trips, you may participate in the SaveAround Coupon Book sale. Attached is the information needed for both fundraisers.  

Another fundraiser we offer is SCRIP.  SCRIP at its core is a gift card fundraiser.  You purchase a gift card from list of over 700 vendors and percentage of your purchase (2-20%) goes back into your child’s account for field experiences.  This is a very short video about how SCRIP works.  There will be an informational meeting on Thursday October 24, at 4:00 in the circle room, the small room at the top of the stairs. Please reach out to Ms. Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com with questions.
SCRIP rebate bonuses this week (more can be found at shopwithscrip.com):

Bath & Body Works  – 17% Blimpie – 15.75%Outback – 9.75%PetSmart – 8% 

October 31st Opportunity

Our friendly neighbors at Royal Park Place wanted to let our families know that they do a little trick or treat event there and our school families are welcome.  They are VERY eager to hand out candy 🙂. 

Royal Park Place Main Lobby

October 31, 4:30-5:30.

trick or treating and coffee and hot chocolate for parents

*Old Info – In Case You Missed It

Hot Lunch Menu – October

Devos Info…

Each morning a group of parents leads Devotions at Innocademy. If your child would like to participate, please make sure that they arrive to school right at 8:20. Devos parent volunteers will walk students inside as a whole group, lead them up the stairwell next to the elevator and guide them to the Devos space in our Learning To Be Fit upstairs space. Students arriving after 8:20am will need to participate on a different day.

REALLY IMPORTANT:

PLEASE do not park in the parking spaces next to the building unless you have a handicapped sticker/pass. We have families who are in that situation and need to utilize those spots. Thank you.

Birthday Treats

Just a reminder that there has been a change in Birthday Treat requests for this year. Please take a peek at the information below from our Family Resource Guide:

Innocademy requests a food-free birthday treat to ensure the health and safety of all of our students. If you are planning to send a birthday item with your child (bubbles, pencils, erasers, stickers, etc.), 25 is a safe number to plan for. If a food item comes into the classroom for a birthday celebration, it will be sent back home with the student. This is a significant change for the ‘19-’20 school year and we appreciate your partnership.

Before School Reminders

8:20 -Supervised morning recess and Devos begin (Parent-led Devotions meet during the months of Sept-May)

8:25 – Last opportunity for any students attending Devos to head inside

8:35 – Morning recess students line up outside for the Pledge of Allegiance

8:40 – Student enter the building

8:45 – Class begins  (students arriving after 8:45 will be marked tardy. Please sign them in at the front desk.)

For the safety of our students, please remember that morning recess and optional devotions do not begin until 8:20 each morning. Because there is no outdoor recess coverage by Innocademy staff until that time, it is important that students do not arrive before 8:20 and remain under the supervision of a parent/guardian.  Thanks so much for your cooperation and concern for student safety. 

Christmas ExtravaGANZA

Many, many more details to come, but please mark your calendars for this exciting event!

What: Christmas ExtravaGANZA 

When: Thursday, December 12th

Where: Community Reformed Church in Zeeland

Time: 7pm – 8pm; Students should meet teachers at 6:45pm

Family Resource Guide 19-20

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know – and MORE – about daily life at Innocademy!

19-20 School Calendar