Welcome Back! Hope Break Week was fantastic – We are looking forward to seeing you on Monday!
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!
EAST PARKING LOT REMINDER FOR TUESDAYS/THURSDAY DISMISSAL
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have a number of iCademy students that dismiss at 3pm. Unfortunately, their parents have been unable to get through the line, recently, due to our Innocademy families lining up early.
Please, please, please… we need to allow space for them to pick up their kiddos. If you arrive early and want to wait for your kiddos to be dismissed, please park in an empty space in the parking lot. Once the iCademy students are dismissed at 3pm, you are welcome to vacate the parking space and line up at the walkway to wait for your child(ren).
PICTURE RETAKES – OCTOBER 27TH
If you didn’t order on picture day but would like to, please go here to view your child’s picture:
- Monday pictures: emboldenstudio.com/monday
- Tuesday pictures: emboldenstudio.com/tuesday
- Wednesday pictures: emboldenstudio.com/wednesday
Then email your order to email@example.com with the child’s name and teacher’s name.
Print or digital orders will be collected until October 28. After that, only digital orders will be available for purchase. There is a $5 fee charged for these “after-picture-day” orders.
CAPSTONE TRAVEL – FUDGE FUNDRAISER – DUE NOVEMBER 3RD
This week we launched our first fundraiser with some yummy goodness from Original Mackinac Island Fudge Co. You know and love the fudge and sweet treats of Mackinac – now you can have it just in time for the holidays! Below are the basics:
Cost – $8 per item
Earnings – $4 per item
Order forms are due to school on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022.
Delivery TO SCHOOL will be Thursday, Nov 17, 2022
Fudge will be:
- good for 4-6 weeks or can be frozen for up to 12 weeks
- will be individually sealed and wrapped
- The same 8oz size you would be getting in Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island
Click here for more details or contact Ms. Jody with questions.
NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.