REMINDER: Innocademy Thanksgiving Break begins next Monday, November 25th! Enjoy the holiday! We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday, December 2nd!
Congratulations to the Weaver Family! They were the winners of the Marketplace Scavenger Hunt on Thursday evening so $25 will be added to their family trip account. Thanks to everyone who participated!
WOW! What a fantastic Saturday full of fun!!! Innocademy hosted 20 teams from all over west Michigan at our middle school robotics tournament! Thank you to all who volunteered time to make it an extra special event! Special thanks to Mr. Chad and Ms. Renee for organizing the day! Additional huge thanks to our student referees from iCademy Global and Holland Christian High School Robotics Teams and their head referee, Mr. Reid!
Recess Reminder – We Are Outside EVERY day
Just a reminder to always, always, always send winter gear with your students as, barring rain or extreme temperatures, we are outside every day. Innocademy is in line with area schools in the district in terms of heading outside for recess. Our threshold is a “feels like” temperature of 0 degrees. Anything zero degrees or below we will stay inside. If it is above, we will be heading outside for recess.
All of our students are expected to be outside for recess because we know that fresh air is healthy for us – even if we have a bit of a cold. If you feel your student is too ill to be outside in the fresh air, he/she should probably be at home that day, recovering.
LAST WEEK! Food Drive this Month
Each of the classrooms have a collection box for any donations students bring in throughout this week. While we’d love any donations you are able to provide, the target for this last week of the drive is HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. Please refer to the attached list for ideas.
Questions? Please connect with Ms. Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may notice some construction happening on the playground this week! We are excited to be building a hitting wall for lacrosse, tennis, etc.
REMINDER! Christmas Parade Dec. 2nd – 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.
REMINDER: 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.
They also do tons of theme related things–summer camps, free things around town, seasonal things, etc.
What Should I Do If My Child Has Lice?
Throwing a check on kiddos every couple of weeks is a good practice for early detection of lice. Or, if your student is unlucky enough to have had lice, checking several times a week, at first, is a great way to keep them at bay. Nits are the eggs that hatch into the live bugs. Nits are kind of “glued” to the shaft of the hair – usually about 1/8″ – 1/4″ from the scalp and do not flake off or move easily like dandruff. They generally don’t engulf the entire strand of hair, but are oval and stuck to one side like a leaf on a stem (sorry to gross you out…and you are probably itching, now, aren’t you?).
Below are some GREAT resources on myths vs. facts, how to clean your home (don’t forget your car and car seats!) as well as additional information from the Ottawa County Health Department.
*Old Info – In Case You Missed It
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…
- Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
- Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT)
- Label envelope: BITTERSWEET SKI PASSES – LEISA LOBBEZOO
- 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?”
WITHOUT SKI CLUB PASSES
$34-$50 lift ticket
$10 helmet rental
WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($18 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)
$22 lift ticket
$18 lift ticket
$10 helmet rental
+ 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run
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.
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!