Las Huellas kiddos have fun investigating binary code.

Learning all about Kids Food Basket!

Celebrating the wedding of Q and U!

*NEW Information

Welcome Mr. Bob – Open House

Please mark your calendars so that we can officially welcome Mr. Bob to our IES Family. Join us on March 5th here at Homestead Campus from 3 – 4:30pm to say “hello” and introduce your family.

8th Grade Dance

Save the Date: March 7th @ Homestead Campus 7pm-10pm

Ticket Sales – You will be able to purchase tickets for $10 at your school on the dates below:

  • Tuesday, February 25th
  • Monday, March 2nd
  • Tuesday, March 3rd

***Guest forms are at the front desk at your school

Please Sign-Up for supplies to help make this dance special for the kids:

If you have questions contact Trista Kimber ( ) or Mr. Tyler  (

*Old Info – In Case You Missed It

Not New, But REALLY IMPORTANT REMINDER Regarding Illnesses:

Please read the guidelines, below, outlined in our Innocademy Family Resource Guide and recommended by the Ottawa County Health Department

Please help us create a safe, healthy environment for all of our students and teachers. We ask for your help in keeping your child home any time he or she is ill or becoming ill. It can be a tough call but if we all adhere to the guidelines, we can help make these days happen less for everyone.

Per the Ottawa County Health Department, these include:
● Fever within the previous 24 hours, must be fever free without the use of medications for 24 hours.

●  ANY vomiting or diarrhea in the past 36 hours. Must be completely symptom free without the use of medications for 36 hours. If they still are not eating normally, they shouldn’t return to school.

●  Any symptoms of diseases (scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, etc.)

●  Runny nose with any colored discharge

●  Excessive coughing

●  Sore throat

●  Any unexplained rash

●  Pink eye

InnoMazing Girls Running Club 

Who: Girls 3-8th grade who WANT to RUN and have fun with friends 

When: Practices will be Tues and Thurs from 4:00-5:30pm starting March 3rd

Where: We will begin conditioning practice indoors at 6611 Prairie Winds Drive (Big Red Barn) as the weather improves we will likely move practices to Innocademy

Focus: This year our focus will be being “Part of a Team” the girls will become part of a small team (4-6 girls) where they will learn the importance of communication, working together, encouraging others, conflict resolution, and building trust.

Cost: $60

Current season coaches: Ms. Ashley Dentler and Katelyn LaButte.

** we would love to have 1-2 additional coaches, please contact Katelyn if you are able to help coach**

Questions? Contact – Katelyn 616-405-3536

Hand 2 Hand Meal Assistance

Hand 2 Hand is an organization that provides supplemental weekend food and snacks for families. It is designed to come alongside families who may be having financial difficulties. Families choose how long or short of a time they will participate in the program.  Click on the link for more details or to sign up.

Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

Big thank you to Carolyn Fitzgerald for once again organizing the Scholastic Book Fair to be held during student led conferences on March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd. If you are able to help volunteer during the book fair, please sign up using the link, below. Set up is March 30. Fair will run during conferences March 31 and April 1st and 1/2 day April 2nd.

February Lunch Menu

Scrip Fundraising

Our next fundraising opportunity is Scrip, it’s a great way to fundraise during the holiday season and really easy to use!

Watch this video to learn more about what Scrip is: CLICK ME TO VIEW

Attached is PDF which explains all the steps to starting scrip through iCademy Global, please use the School Code: A326C3BB482L8 (use this code to access your school when signing up on the website below).

iCademy Family Spotlight – We Need You!

At IES, we value global learning! If you and/or your family has traveled recently, we’d love to hear about it! Every couple of months, a team of teachers focused on expanding our school’s global mindset, will be sending out a newsletter that features educational videos, relevant activities, and student/ staff spotlights. If you’d like to share your international experience, please complete this form by the end of Winter Break. We are looking forward to seeing all the cool places that the IES community has been!

Total Trek Quest – SIGN UPS Happening NOW! We Currently have 9 Boys Registered!!!

Total Trek Quest 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 a part of a team, while also working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/relationship skills, how to make healthy choices, and resisting peer pressure.

Please register your son here:

We’re also always looking for coaches. Coaches can be male, female, both, or neither, and are in prime position to be a positive role model for these boys throughout this 9-week journey. Coaches don’t need to be a runner, as the program has much more to offer. All coaches receive support from TTQ staff before, during, and after the season, as well as program training & CPR certification. This is a truly rewarding experience for anyone.

If you have questions regarding registering your boy(s) and/or are interested in coaching, please contact Brandon Melnyk @ , or 616-450-4651.

Thank you, and we’ll see you in the spring!

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.

Family Resource Guide 19-20

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

19-20 School Calendar