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. If your child has a medical appointment, we must receive a doctor’s note in order for the absence to be excused. Thank you!
WELCOME MS. TANIA
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Tania as our Classic Elementary Spanish teacher. Ms. Tania has been at Innocademy for about 3 years serving as one of our Spanish Immersion paraprofessionals. She is from Chile and looks forward to continuing your child’s Spanish language learning. Please share this news with your child as Ms. Tania will begin with us on Monday, March 20th. As a note, former teacher, Ms. Ashley Pommer needed to leave Innocademy due to personal family matters.
THANK YOU! PENNY WARS RESULTS
We are so excited to share with everyone that Penny Wars was a great success and raised $746.00. With this great amount raised, we will be able to donate to the animal shelter in Costa Rica and also to a local school supporting them with some of their basic daily needs.
The Elementary grade that won the Penny War is 2nd grade. The Middle School grade that won Penny Wars is 8th grade. All students and staff are invited to participate in the daily theme that was chosen by these grade bands.
SPIRIT WEEK – MARCH 20TH – 24TH
Please see, below, for the Spirit Week designations for each of your kiddos!
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES – MARCH 29TH & 30TH
It’s time for Spring Student-Led Conferences! Teachers and students are excitedly preparing to share with you all the wonderful growth that has been accomplished this year!
Please follow the schedule below to sign up for a time to conference with your child’s teacher on either Wednesday, March 29th or Thursday, March 30th.
- Families with 3 or 4 Innocademy Students, begin signing up Saturday, March 18th.
- Families with 2 Innocademy Students, begin signing up on Monday, March 20th.
- Families with 1 Innocademy Student, begin signing up on Wednesday, March 22nd.
Thank you for not signing up before your designated day. We intentionally give families with multiple children extra time to sign up for conferences, as coordinating between multiple teachers can be tricky!
- If you have a student in Transitional Kindergarten – 5th grade USE THIS LINK
- If you have a middle school student USE THIS LINK
Also, a Taco Bar Lunch and Pizza Dinner will be provided for teachers on these Conference Days. If you are interested in donating food items for the taco bar, or money to purchase pizza to keep our teachers energized on these longer-than-usual days, please sign up here.
Thank you in advance for your support!
SCHOLASTIC SPRING BOOK FAIR
It’s time for our annual Innocademy Spring Book Fair 2023. We’re in need of adult volunteers to help make this a success for our children and our school. The fair runs both during school time and conference hours the week of March 28th-March 30th. Please make sure when you sign up that you have a background check on file with the front desk or stop in to fill out one prior. Please use THIS LINK TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP.
If you have any questions or want to help in any other way, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Heather Volkema & Kate Nguyen
FANTASTIC EMPLOYEES NEEDED AT ICADEMY AND INNOCADEMY
If you have been hoping for a job opportunity that is the same as your kiddo’s school schedule, you will definitely want to read, below:
Needed at iCademy
RE:Fuel Paraprofessional. Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30a to 3:30p. $16 an hour.
Needed at InnoZ
Paraprofessional. The wage is $14-$16 based on education/certification.
Monday & Wednesday 8:30- 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 12:00p- 3:30 p.m.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more!
MARCH LUNCH MENU CORRECTION
There is an error on the March menu. It shows lunch being served on Thursday, March 30, but that is a half day of school so there is no lunch that day.
IMPORTANT REMINDER – EAST (TACO BELL =) PARKING LOT
As I shared earlier this year, our sweet friends at iCademy do need to dismiss their students at 3 pm each Tuesday and Thursday from that parking lot. Please be considerate of this and do not line up to pick up your Innocademy students until all of their little people have been reunited with their parents in that line. If you are parking in that pickup line, one of our staff members will kindly ask you to park your vehicle in the lot and rejoin the line once it has been cleared of iCademy pick-ups. Thank you for your cooperation and kindness.
MARCH OTTAWA COUNTY FOOD PANTRY INFORMATION
BOOK CHARACTER DAY – MARCH 30TH
Please mark your calendars! On Thursday, March 30th staff and students are invited to come to school dressed as their favorite book characters! More details to follow.
MARCH LUNCH MENU
FAMILY REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR ’23 – ’24 SCHOOL YEAR – IT’S BACK!!!
Enrollment for new families s NOW OPEN for the ’23 – ’24 School Year! Thank you for the amazing stories you share with family and friends – this is how so many awesome families end up enrolling with us! Please keep sending folks our way – we’d love to talk with them about our family of great schools!
NEWS FROM HOLLAND CHRISTIAN FOOD SERVICE
Did you know that you may apply for lunch benefits at any time of the school year?
Situations change so don’t be hesitant to apply to this confidential resource.
Go to familyportal.cloud , use the drop-down (select Holland Christian as the district), and apply for Lunch Benefits. This is very easy, with no need to know your student’s ID number, and extremely confidential. For questions please contact Sue at 616-820-2934.
REMINDER: HOMESTEAD CAMPUS IS NUT FREE
We have students on campus who have severe allergies to nuts of any kind. Please use extra caution when packing snacks, bringing treats to school, and enjoying lunches so that we can keep all of our students safe.
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.
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.
- 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.