1/2 DAY ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH – Students Dismissed at Noon
Due to Student – Led Conferences,
NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH – Due to Teacher Professional Development
INNOCADEMY FALL BREAK – OCTOBER 17TH – OCTOBER 21ST – School Resumes on Monday, October 24th.
REMINDER: ATTENDANCE MATTERS
Please make sure your child is at school, ready to begin by 8:45 a.m. every day. Should your child be absent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let your child’s teacher know the reason for their absence so they can share any missing work. Thank you for your support in ensuring your child learns and grows with us this year. Every day counts for their academic success!
FALL STUDENT-LED CONFERENCE SIGN UPS
If you have not yet signed up for your child’s student-led conference, please do so, asap. Sign-ups will be open until Monday at 5pm.
Elementary (TK-5th) Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4DA5A929A6F49-fall
Middle School (6th-8th) Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4DA5A929A6F49-middle
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PITCH IN TO HELP PROVIDE A MEAL FOR OUR TEACHERS DURING CONFERENCES?
If you would like to help feed teachers for upcoming student-led conferences on October 12 & 13, we would be ever so grateful!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED, PLEASE!
The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held Tuesday, October 11th through Thursday, October 13th-the same week as conferences.
The job is fun & easy! Tidy books, help the students shop and operate an easy-to-use cash register. The book fair serves as one of our largest opportunities to fundraise for books and other items through Scholastic for the school.
Please sign up for as many 2-hour slots as you’re able. All the help is GREATLY appreciated!!! If you have not yet filled out the volunteer background check, please stop by the front desk prior to the week of the book fair to complete this.
BOOK FAIR – PRE SHOPPING OR ONLINE ORDERING
If you would like to take a preview of the Scholastic Book Fair or do some online shopping, please visit the link, below:
SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS GIFTS & FOOD VOUCHER ASSISTANCE
If your family lives in Southern Ottawa or Allegan County (except Plainwell, Otsego or Martin) and is in need of assistance this upcoming Holiday Season, please take a peek at the information, below and apply onlilne at saholland.org between October 17th and December 9th.
OCTOBER LUNCH MENU
LUNCH INFORMATION FROM HOLLAND CHRISTIAN
Food service is in full swing, thanks to YOU for being patient and persistent with our Family Portal. Please continue to use the family portal to deposit funds into your lunch account. We are a Pre Pay system, and appreciate families having funds in your child’s account when they choose to take hot lunch. Plus NO FEE TO MAKE A DEPOSIT ONLINE. Familyportal.cloud is where you can deposit funds or apply for lunch benefits. If you do not know your student account number, reach out to email@example.com
For those families that are receiving lunch benefits and only want milk, the national school lunch program does not give benefits for milk only. If you want free or reduced price milk, you may take a fruit, or vegetable, and the milk will be under your benefits.
BITTERSWEET SKI INFORMATION & PASSES
We are again offering Bittersweet Ski Passes for students (7 + years) and their families (extended families and friends, too! Open to anyone!) through Innocademy and iCademy Global.
Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($29) that acts as a coupon throughout the season, reducing the prices on lift tickets, helmets, and rentals. The pass can be used, repeatedly, at any time throughout the ski season (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days as well as black-out holidays), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend.
If you are interested, please…
- Read through the attached information
- Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
- Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT)
- Label envelope: BITTERSWEET SKI PASSES – LEISA LOBBEZOO
- Return to campus. If you would like to mail the forms and payment via US mail, that is great, too! Please use the information, below:
Attn: Leisa Lobbezoo – Ski Club, iCademy Global, 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464
Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 school day turnaround for your information to be processed at Bittersweet and passes to be issued so please plan ahead. =)
Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”
WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($29 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)
Adult (anyone not still in high school)
- $33 lift ticket
- $33 Rentals
- $15 helmet
Student (7 years old and older)
- $29 lift ticket
- $29 rentals
- $15 helmet rental
- + 2 FREE Lessons
WITHOUT SKI CLUB PASSES
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION
If you have someone new to pick up at dismissal time, please always feel free to share THIS VIDEO that includes the map.
TITLE 1 AND INTERVENTION
Title I is a federal aid program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Title I money is given to school districts based on the number of low-income families in each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services for children most in need of educational help. The focus of the Title I program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children, building capacity for parent involvement, and providing professional development for building staff. We use the Title funding to provide academic intervention services. (Please CLICK HERE to learn more about our Title and Intervention Program.)
STILL TIME TO APPLY! – – HAND 2 HAND – SIGN-UP OPEN FOR THIS YEAR
OK, Hand2Hand is firing up again for the year, and attached is the sign-up form. A few things to know:
- Hand2Hand is a weekly food bag distribution, provided by Vertical Church (yay to them for this partnership!!). Read the attachment for more info.
- There are no qualifications, other than just signing and returning the form.
- Bags are distributed on Thursday mornings and we attempt to put in lockers/cubbies during the lunch hour. The first delivery will be September 15.
- In order to receive the first delivery, forms must be returned to the front desk before the Labor Day break. However, families can continue to sign up throughout the year.