REMINDER – EARLY RELEASE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH
Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, students will be dismissed at noon.
REMINDER – NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST – FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH
We look forward to school resuming on Monday, April 10th
CONGRATULATIONS – From Ms. Emily
Congrats, again, to all of our student artists who had artwork displayed in the Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Art Show! Our very own Adrielle D was awarded “Best of Show” out of 11 schools 3rd – 8th grade!
Also, special congratulations to Emma F., Lillian B, and Gavin B. who were awarded first place for their grade level for our school and will have their piece matted and framed and on display in the hospital for the next year! I am SO very proud of all of our student artists! It was a joy to celebrate with you! ~ Ms. Emily
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!
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.
APRIL LUNCH MENU
INNOCADEMY PARTICIPATING IN KINDER PARADE – WE NEED YOU!
As we did last year, Innocademy will be participating in the KinderParade in the Holland Tulip Time Festival on Thursday, May 11th at 1:30pm. We would LOVE for you to join us!
Please fill out THIS SIGN UP if you wish to participate in the parade. If you sign up, you are committing to providing an adult to march with your student if they are in TK through 1st grade. In accordance with parade rules, this adult must wear a Dutch Costume for the parade. If your student is in 2nd-8th grade, an adult is not required but is encouraged. ALL adults marching MUST wear a Dutch Costume. Costumes will not be provided by Inno. ALL students marching MUST wear the free tee shirt that Inno will provide.
Please include the following in the comment section:
- Name and grade of student marching
- T-shirt size of student marching
- Name of adult marching (required for TK-1st grade)
2023 – 2024 INNOCADEMY SCHOOL CALENDAR
2024 – 2025 INNOCADEMY SCHOOL CALENDAR
REMINDER – 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
SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS OPPORTUNITIES!
1. MARCH 24, Art Outloud Kick Off Event| Free Community Event, 6-8pm at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Lantern Lit Trail Hike in collaboration with Landsharks, Woosah Outfitters, Outside Coffee Company, Saugatuck-Douglas Library and Saugatuck Brewing Company. Grab a coffee or hot chocolate from Outdoor Coffee Company before or after your hike. Free activities for creatives of all ages!
2. JUNE – AUGUST, Children’s Summer Camps | HERE is our digital version of the brochure for our upcoming summer camp season. Our camps are designed for ages 3-14, in a range of creative mediums! It’s important to note that we offer scholarships for students.
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
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.