Huge Thanks to Mr. Ben for organizing all of the Flat Stanley Hockey Tournament Fun last week – what a ball!
All of our K friends made awesome, colorful art pictures this week!
Ms. Morgan’s Friends enjoyed some math fun as they celebrated Pi Day this week!
Beginning the week of March 22nd we will be taking many photos and videos around our campus to use for future marketing projects. If you wish your child not to be photographed individually or even as part of a group, please email email@example.com. In the email, please specify if an individual photo is not okay, but a group of students would be fine. Or if you’d prefer neither be taken.
OPPORTUNITY FOR BOOK PURCHASE FROM AUTHOR AMY YOUNG
If you were able to attend Amy Young’s presentation last week, then we are confident that you may want to have some of her books in your home. If you would like to order a book by Amy (https://amyyoungart.com/) and have it personalized by her, please order through the Bookman in Grand Haven (https://bookmanbookstore.indielite.org/). You can send Becca Beebe firstname.lastname@example.org your note for Amy to sign. Becca will deliver the books back to Innocademy Homestead campus after Amy has signed them
SPEAKING OF BOOKS…
Here is a fun list for your family to explore as part of March is Reading Month. Be on the lookout for other book lists as we move through the remainder of the year!
BREAKFAST MENU FOR WEEK OF MARCH 22nd
BREAKFAST/LUNCH SIGN UP/PICK UP – March 22nd
- 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/.
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
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