Ms. Gina’s friends had a GREAT time using their senses to discover the world around them!

Thanks to best selling author, Bryan Mealer for visiting last week! Mr. Bryan is the author of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

*NEW Information

Marketplace Reminder for This Week – Everything You Need To Know

If your student is participating in Marketplace this year, please take a peek at the calendar outlined, below:

Questions? Please contact Ms. Jody at

Robotics Competition at Innocademy THIS Saturday – Volunteers Still Needed!

Our third annual Robotic event will be held at Innocademy Zeeland on Saturday, 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 this will give you a quick description of all the roles we need to fill.  

Once you have chosen a role please visit 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 Also, feel free to share this with anyone else you think would like to help us out.  

Food Drive this Month

Each of the classrooms will have a collection box for any donations students bring in throughout the next few weeks. While we’d love any donations you are able to provide, we thought we might target a few essentials every week of the drive. Please see, below, for the schedule:

  • Week of Nov. 11th – you choose! Take a peek at the attached list for most needed items!
  • Week of Nov. 18th – household items – again, please refer to the attached list for ideas.

Questions? Please connect with Ms. Gina at

Angel Tree – Do You Know an IES Family in Need?

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. If possible, once we meet the needs of our IES families, we would love to open it up to folks you may know in the larger community.

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 and shared with all 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 22nd, to

All requests will be viewed by our Angel Tree Coordinators, Ms. Janece & Ms. Mandy (both from iCademy =). Once all requests have been received, you will hear back regarding your needs with specific details.

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

Christmas Parade – Participants Needed

Innocademy and iCademy Global will again be participating in the Zeeland parade on Monday, December 2. The parade marches through downtown Zeeland beginning at 6:30pm. We will have limited space for students to ride on the float, but would love to welcome tons of walkers next to the float! No need to sign up and everyone is welcome! We will send out more details as they become available closer to the date.

Innotimes Journalism Elective – October

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!

Bittersweet Ski Passes Now Available

Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($18) that acts as a coupon throughout the season; reducing the prices on lift tickets, helmets and rentals. The pass can be used, repeatedly, at any time throughout the ski season (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. 
​If you are interested, please… 

  1. Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
  2. Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT
  4. Return to campus. If you would like to mail the forms and payment via US mail, that is great, too! Please use the information, below:

Leisa Lobbezoo iCademy Global 8485 Homestead Drive Zeeland, MI 49464
Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 day turn around for your information to be processed at Bittersweet and passes to be issued so please plan ahead. =)

Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”



$34-$50 lift ticket

$26-$29 rentals

$10 helmet rental

WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($18 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)


$22 lift ticket

$22 Rentals

$10 helmet


$18 lift ticket

$18 rentals

$10 helmet rental 

+ 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run 

*Old Info – In Case You Missed It

Afterschool Enrichment – Ending After Thanksgiving

Our Afterschool Enrichment Program will be discontinued after November 22nd.  Unfortunately, we have struggled staffing this program this year and, as a result, are unable to continue offering this to families.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Looking for Something Fun To Do?

  • Website is
  • They send a daily email with weather, events, cheap places to eat, etc. for the following day
  • Facebook page
  • And of course we have their booklet at the front desk

They also do tons of theme related things–summer camps, free things around town, seasonal things, etc.

November Lunch Menu

After School Enrichment Sign Up

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


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