MIDDLE SCHOOLERS VISIT COSTA RICA!
Last week our 7th and 8th grade students had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica for an immersive learning experience! What an adventure!
SOLE SISTERS FOOD DRIVE
Our Sole Sisters running club is hosting a food drive to support Hand2Hand. Hand2Hand delivers nutritious food to students over the weekends and on extended school breaks by mobilizing churches, schools, individuals, and businesses to join together, providing hope and opportunity to thrive.
We will be collecting food items from
April 28-May 6.
The class that collects the most food will get a popsicle party.
The food items that we are collecting are…
•GoGo squeeze yogurts
•Applesauce cups OR fruit cups
• Kellogg’s breakfast bites OR breakfast bars
If you would like to shop on Amazon and have your donation sent directly to the school we have created a list. (If you use this option please try to include your child’s name and their teacher)
Thank you for supporting the Sole Sisters Food Drive
TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK – MAY 2nd-6th
Dear Innocademy/Precademy Families,
Next week, May 2-6th is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Each and every day they nurture, grow, and make a huge impact on our kiddos and this is our chance to say THANK YOU!!!
Throughout the week, we will have fun ways to show our thanks. We’re asking for you to contribute in any way you can! We included a schedule of the fun activities that we have planned for them but are asking for your help on especially Thursday & Friday.
Thankful Thursday: On Thursday, we’re asking students/parents to write thank you notes, draw or color pictures, make a homemade gift or bring a handpicked bouquet of flowers for your teachers and staff
Friday Very Favorite Viernes: Friday we will be putting gift baskets together for each teacher & staff member. Sign Up Genius links provided to help fill these baskets and show these teachers some love. We want to make sure each teacher, specials teacher, support teachers & staff are all shown the love, so please consider including them in your giving.
***Please drop the items off at the front desk labeled with the teacher/staff members name NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY MAY 4th***
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Up Genius Links:
Middle School https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A4A72FA6F94-some1
Classic Elementary Teachers https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A4A72FA6F94-some
Las Huellas Elementary https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A4A72FA6F94-some2
School Staff https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A4A72FA6F94-some3
Specials Teachers https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A4A72FA6F94-some4
Student Support Staff https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A4A72FA6F94-some5
INNOCADEMY FIELD DAY AROUND THE WORLD – May 23, May 24 or May 25
Monday, May 23: 2nd-4th Grade | Tuesday, May 24: Y5’s-1st Grade | Wednesday, May 25: 5th-8th Grade.
If you are able to volunteer on the day your student is participating, that would be fantastic! Please see the sign up, below:
An email will be sent out a week prior to the event with an information booklet so you are able to become an expert about the game you will be teaching to students on Field Day!
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com
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
MAY LUNCH MENU
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.
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.
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.
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
Please click, below, to see the 21-22 Family Resource Guide