Mr. Chad’s Friends got to learn about the differences between herbivore and carnivore skulls – thanks Myles!
Ms. Morgan’s Friends are learning all about amazing angles by creating art using protractors and the first letter of their names!
Ms. Anita’s Friends discovered a bunch of amazing TREASURES that, until recently, have been hidden by the snow. They created different groups for things that were lost and found, trash, and items that were naturally occurring.
FIRST EVER FLAT STANLEY HOCKEY TOURNAMENT NEXT WEEK!
The first ever FLAT STANLEY CUP comes to Innocademy’s brickyard this next week, named appropriately after the National Hockey League’s year-end tournament as well as the popular school pen-pal movement from yesteryear! We are playing a grade v grade tournament with the winning grade getting the chance to play the staff team on Friday! Included in the tournament is a round robin and a winners’ bracket toward the week’s end. The stakes are not only for school bragging rights, but also for a chance to taste the sweet victory of HC cinnamon rolls and ice cream with mountains of sprinkles; sounds like a classic entry into spring and an adios to a good winter! Encourage your kiddos that they can ensure their grade’s success just by playing together; that’s a win-win scenario!
If you have any questions, please contact the lunch league commissioner through email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great, sunny week!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS HERE – SHOP IN PERSON (KIDS ONLY) OR ONLINE – Friday, March 5th to Friday March 12th
We are very excited to be hosting a Covid-19 safe book fair next week! Students will be visiting the fair with their classmates. You can browse the actual books by clicking on the file, below:
If you’d like to shop and purchase online, please know that it is free to ship directly to school and/or if you prefer your order shipped to your home, shipping is free if the purchase is over $25 . Below is our website for the fair as well as directions on setting up an ewallet for online transactions
Teachers are also making wish lists for their classrooms and will be sharing those with you in case you’d like to make a purchase for them!
Please feel free to share the website for ordering and purchasing books with friends and family. The more books we purchase, the more free titles we earn for our classrooms and school library. THANK YOU!
BREAKFAST MENU FOR WEEK OF MARCH 8th
BREAKFAST/LUNCH SIGN UP/PICK UP – March 12th
- THIS SIGN UP is open for next week’s breakfast/lunches for our virtual learning families, only
- Deadline for sign-up are TUESDAYS AT NOON. Late responses cannot be accepted.
- Pick up will be at iCademy on FRIDAY AFTERNOONS from 2:00 – 2:15pm
- Please contact Ms. Stacy at email@example.com with questions.
TOTAL TREK QUEST REGISTRATION – 3RD – 5TH GRADE BOYS – STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
PBS LEARNING CHANNEL MARCH PREVIEW
Below is the updated March schedule for the Michigan Learning Channel:
During March, the Michigan Learning Channel will also be observing National Reading Month, with special programming for families on Saturday evenings. The acclaimed program Reading Rockets will air on Saturday’s at 7:00 p.m. Reading Rockets has resources to help young children build phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension at www.readingrockets.org. There are also online materials and resources for teachers looking for new classroom strategies when teaching reading.
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., the Michigan Learning Channel will air episodes of The Great American Read. The series looks at 100 best-loved books, and groups them by grade level with video assets on PBS Learning Media at https://dptv.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/great-american-read/. PBS Digital Studios also weighed in on this series with a number of short videos with a less formal take on great books called It’s Lit! https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/watch/digital-studios/.
COMMUNITY FOOD RESOURCES
INNOCADEMY MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS
You may or may not know that our Board of Education meets monthly to discuss topics such as student achievement, finances, enrollment, and strategic thinking. These meetings are open to the public and you can find the schedule and more info here on our website. If you have any questions about them, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SICK CHILD? POSSIBLE COVID EXPOSURE? SHOULD THEY COME TO SCHOOL?
Walk through this super helpful INTERACTIVE FLOW CHART anytime you have a question about whether or not your child should attend school because they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or have had a possible exposure.
As always, if your child is suffering from any of the symptoms, below, that are NOT related to seasonal allergies, they should be kept home until symptoms are no longer present without the use of medication.
- Runny nose and/or congestion
- Tired and/or achy
- Short of breath
- New loss of taste and or smell
INNOCADEMY FAMILY CALENDAR FOR 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR
MARCH HOT LUNCH MENU
MARCH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT NEWSLETTER
Please find the Family Engagement Newsletter for this month in the pdf, below:
MARCH IS READING MONTH EVENTS
The family engagement SR has planned two events for the month of March that are centered around literacy. The first event is local author Amy Young she writes and illustrates children’s books. She will be doing a read aloud and a Q&A about being an author and illustrator.
The 2nd event is for parents only. Our literacy coach from the Ottawa ISD will be giving two presentations, Young5s-4th grade and 5th-8th grade. The theme is developing a reading tool kit for home to help your growing readers.
You can find out more details by opening the pdf, below
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOLERS WHO WISH TO PLAY SPORTS
Registration for GRACEAC spring sports with our partner school, Corpus Christi is now open! GRACEAC will be offering girls soccer and boys & girls track & field for 5th-8th graders this spring. Spring sports are permitted to begin practice on Monday, March 15 (subject to change), and the GRACEAC spring sports calendar typically ends before Memorial Day weekend. Parents can register for GRACEAC spring sports at the following link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/256711
Documents for Participation: Please print and complete the following documents. Return them to the coaches at Corpus Christi who will keep them on file for the school year.
- Athletic Eligibility Form
- OK Conf Physical Form
- Concussion Awareness
- Concussion Training Link
- Emergency Contact Sheet
- $60.00 Check made out to Corpus Christi Catholic Schools Athletic Department
Corpus Christi belongs to Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council (GRACEAC). The school athletic director attends all GRACEAC meetings. Information regarding GRACEAC and the sports schedules can be found on their website – www.graceac.com. Students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to sign up! Corpus Christi’s “no-cut” policy gives all athletes an opportunity to improve their skills and contribute to their team.
The GRACEAC requires each student-athlete wishing to participate in a sport to have a sports physical or wavier on file at school prior to the first practice with any team and dated no earlier than April 15 of the prior school year. No student-athlete will be allowed to practice until this form is on file – no exceptions.
All students are expected to put forth their academic best in all subject areas just as they are expected to put forth their athletic best in all athletic areas. Throughout all athletic sports seasons, student-athletes are expected to be able to answer yes to the following three questions. If a student, parent/guardian, teacher, or administration fails to respond “yes” to either question – ineligibility may result.
- Have you turned in all of your homework assignments on time and completed to the best of your ability?
- Are you giving 100 % effort in your classes, in regard to your studies, homework, and tests?
- Are you showing respect to teachers, classmates, fellow team members, etc?
The student-athlete will maintain good academic standing in the opinion of his/her teachers as well as positive school behavior. The player’s academic performance and behavior will be reviewed on a weekly basis. The Athletic Director will notify the parent(s) in writing if the player received a warning or ineligible rating from any one teacher. If a student-athlete receives two or more warnings in one week or a warning from the same teacher for two consecutive weeks, the player will be ineligible to participate in that review period. If a player is ineligible twice, the student-athlete will be removed from the team.
Uniforms & Fees
Every athletic team is provided a Corpus Christi uniform. The uniform varies depending upon the sport. At the conclusion of the sports season, it is your responsibility to return a clean uniform. Failure to do this will result in a replacement fee.
We strive to offer a quality athletic experience for your son/daughter. The participation fee is $60.00 per student, per sport for the coming year.
COVID POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS?
In the event your child receives a positive COVID diagnosis, please make sure to contact us, immediately. We must continue to update the COVID transparency page on our website and be able to work with the health department in their contact tracing efforts.
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
For those hoping to receive the Covid-19 Vaccination, you may learn more about when you are able to receive the vaccination as well as how to schedule an appointment when the time comes. Please visit THIS LINK .
FEEDING AMERICA MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Mark your calendar and share these dates with friends and neighbors! Feeding America Mobile Food Distribution takes place in the Roosevelt Elementary of Zeeland Public Schools in the west parking lot. This is a drive-thru, no contact distribution. All are welcome. No income guidelines or proof of residency required. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
The event runs 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on:
- March 9
- April 13
VIRTUAL LEARNERS (Different Than Remote Learning =)
If your family has chosen to participate in the Innocademy Virtual Learning program this year and have questions, please contact Mr. Bob. Bob.Soulliere@iesschools.org
VIRTUAL LEARNERS CALENDAR FOR 2ND SEMESTER
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please see below for the 20-21 Innocademy Family Resource GuideInnocademy-Family-Resource-Guide-20-21-1Download
CALENDAR FOR THE 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR