REMINDER: Next Week is Teacher Professional Development
March 17th – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at Noon
March 18th and March 19th – No School
*Also, a sack lunch WILL be available for kids to grab on their way out of school on Wednesday, March 17th. Please let your kiddos know if they should order a lunch for that day & one will be waiting for them.
Thank you to our Family Engagement Team and Author/Illustrator Amy Young for the fabulous book talk and sharing what it’s like to be an author!
Ms. Anita’s Friends learned about International Women’s Day by talking about the reason why we celebrate it. They covered the history of the suffragettes and the story of different female figures that have inspired others with their hard work and accomplishments. They finished their day doing a garland with different women that have inspired them and a small writing.
Yay for outside lunch days, again!
WE LOVE WARM WEATHER – (PLEASE KEEP IN MIND SCHOOL DRESS CODE =)
From our Innocademy Family Resource Guide…
Please help your student make sure that they are choosing appropriate clothing for school. Dresses and shirts should have a strap of at least two fingers (one inch) wide (no strapless, spaghetti straps, halters or side low-cut sleeveless shirts) and should completely cover the mid-section. Shorts, dresses and other pants must be at fingertip length or longer with student arms resting at their sides. Pants must be worn at waist level. Students not meeting the dress code will need to change their clothing … either new from home or school-provided. School dress code is in effect for field experiences and may have additional guidelines appropriate for the experience. Hats are allowed. If a student wears hooded clothing, we ask that hoods remain down when indoors to encourage social and academic engagement. * Due to Covid-19 a mask, covering both mouth and nose, needs to be worn in the building.
IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION REGARDING FREE/REDUCED LUNCH BENEFITS. P-EBT CARDS ARE HERE!
If you have not yet registered for free/reduced lunch, your family could still qualify for these benefits! Please fill out a short application at lunchapp.com to apply. You will need to select HOLLAND CHRISTIAN as the district for our school as they are our food service provider.
PARK PASSPORT 2021
With a 12 NEW sites and all new questions, the 2021 Nature-rich Park Passport will guide you and your family to 16 local parks and natural areas where you can find forests, beaches, dunes, lakes, trails and more in our nature-rich community.
VISIT JHOMARY’S PARADISE AND HELP INNOCADEMY STUDENTS TRAVEL
Our middle schoolers are embarking on a trip to St. Louis and Mammoth Caves this coming June and are raising money for their trip accounts. Jhomary’s, a brand new snack shack has opened up in Holland and offered to partner with us! On MARCH 16TH, if you show the flyer, below, 20% of your total will be given back to our school for trips! THANK YOU to Jhomary’s!
FIRST EVER FLAT STANLEY HOCKEY TOURNAMENT – WRAP UP FOR THE WEEK !
DAYS ONE AND TWO
Mr. Ben has created a 3 min video to provide highlights from Day 1 and Day 2 of the tourney. He was very deliberate in remembering vivid details and player moves! Show your kids if/when you have a chance please! Passcode: wSy00?d1
DAYS THREE AND FOUR
Take a peek at the sports report, below, to relive the play by play action on the hockey court!
UPDATE ON OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (THANKS, MR. CHAD!)
For the last year, Innocademy has been working on improving our school grounds in line with our nature rich/outdoor learning goals. As we released last fall, we have been collaborating with Native Edge landscape architects to create a master plan. The master plan is ambitious and touches on nearly every aspect of our Outdoor Learning Environment. We are very excited to announce the progress of our first stage, our Nature Playground in the Northeast corner of our property. Already last fall, Native Edge oversaw the installation of a native wetland garden complete with hundreds of native plants, boulders, a walking path, and retention ponds. Thanks to a generous grant through Zeeland Board of Public Works in combination with some school funds set aside for outdoor classrooms, we will be moving this spring to add an overhanging deck, sand “beach” and natural playground with stumps and logs, a rain garden and bioswale. Because this area can hold a lot of moisture, the first step is to include a drainage system that leads water out through the ponds and into the drainage basin. In future phases, we look forward to adding an amphitheater and connecting path. While this stage will largely require heavy machinery to carve the land, we will soon be looking for volunteers to help shape the nature play elements. If you are interested in knowing more, or volunteering labor this spring, contact email@example.com
BREAKFAST MENU FOR WEEK OF MARCH 15th
BREAKFAST/LUNCH SIGN UP/PICK UP – March 19th
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
TOTAL TREK QUEST REGISTRATION – 3RD – 5TH GRADE BOYS – STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
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-Family-Engagement-1Download
PBS LEARNING CHANNEL MARCH PREVIEW
Below is the updated March schedule for the Michigan Learning Channel:https://www.michiganlearning.org/schedule/embed/#?secret=DtEP3R9t1W
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/.
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 .
COMMUNITY FOOD RESOURCES
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:
- April 13
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.
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