CALENDAR FOR 22/23 SCHOOL YEAR – FINALLY!
OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER – FAMILY FUN – MAY 26TH
NOTE FROM PBIS PARENT LIAISON – HEATHER VOLKEMA
Hi! I’m Heather Volkema and I am a parent to a 2nd grader, Paige, in Las Huellas. I am your parent liaison for PBIS at Innocademy.
PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, which is an evidence-based curriculum to reward and foster positive, respectful, responsible, resilient, and safe behaviors in our children. As a parent you may be familiar with PBIS in the form of “tickets” or “boleto” that your child receives when they’re “caught” being respectful, responsible, resilient, or safe. This curriculum is used from Young 5’s through 8th grade. These tickets get placed into classroom drawings for a few winners each Friday. The current goal is to get 3,000 tickets by the end of the school year. The students have been working very hard to earn them and deserve lots of recognition for their positive behaviors.
We love family involvement and are often asked “How can I help?”:
1) Support PBIS at home by encouraging and recognizing things that your child does that are respectful, responsible, resilient, and safe at home. One thing teachers have been working with kids on and you can do at home: Encourage your child to ask permission before touching another person’s belongings.
2) By donating prizes for the drawings that occur each week. If you’d like to directly donate to your child’s classroom-you may directly message your child’s teacher for items needed for their classroom. If you’d wish to donate to items to stock the prize boxes of any classroom/areas of need-that would be greatly appreciated! Items can be delivered to the classroom or front desk at any time.
Ideas of what to donate: (new items & please avoid nuts)
· movie box candy
· school supplies-pencils, pens, erasers, markers, etc.
· puzzles, card games
· water bottle stickers
· books (gently used okay)/activity books
· Chapstick, coin purses, fidget spinners
If you have any questions, feel most welcome to reach out at any time. Thank you for all you do! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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CLASSROOM & DAYCARE HELP NEEDED
Are you looking for a part-time job for one day or maybe two or three a week, sometimes? Do you enjoy working with children? Are you available from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm on a school day? We are looking for parents who can help be substitute teachers in our classrooms at Innocademy. When they are out, teachers leave a detailed schedule and lesson plans for a substitute to follow, easily, so students can continue their learning.
We also have an opening for someone to help in our staff daycare, if you’d rather work with young children from 3 months – 4 years old, instead. If you would like to learn more about either one of these positions, please reach out to Jessenia.email@example.com.
OTTAWA COUNTY MOBILE FOOD PANTRY SCHEDULE – April
SPRING SHOWCASE – WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th
Mark your calendars! The Innocademy Spring Music Showcase is being planned for Wednesday, May 18 at 7 pm. The show will take place at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. This music show will involve every student enrolled in a music class at Innocademy. More details about the concert will be released in the coming weeks. If your student is not involved in a music class (this would only apply to middle school), please feel free to come and enjoy the evening – we’d love to see you!
CALENDAR CHANGE – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wanted to let you know that our last day of school, June 23rd will be 1/2 day. Students will be dismissed at noon.
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STUDENT ABSENCE/EARLY DISMISSAL
In the event your child is going to be absent for the day or needs to be picked up, early, please send an email and/or Bloom’s message to their teacher as well as firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the reason for the absence or early dismissal.
DO YOU HAVE A NEW STUDENT STARTING WITH US ’22/23?
All students who are currently attending school at Innocademy and are planning to attend for the 22/23 school year are all set!
If you have a NEW student from your family who will be joining us – – even if they are transitioning from Precademy to Innocademy, please go ahead and begin enrollment for them by fillling out THIS FIRST STEP IN ENROLLMENT FOR 22/23
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please click, below, to see the 21-22 Family Resource Guide