REMINDER – NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST – FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH
We look forward to school resuming on Monday, April 10th
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 email@example.com 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!
HUNGRY HOWIE’S & BIGGBY FUNDRAISER INFORMATION
Your kiddos should have already shared this informaiton with you so hopefully, it’s a repeat! We have started our final fundraiser for the year. Your student can participate in selling these coupon sheets from both Biggby and Hungry Howie’s to raise money for their field experience opportunities to LSSU, Lansing/Detroit and Costa Rica or for any opportunities offered in future years.
Coupon sheets are $25 each, with $12.50 going to your student traveler. They are good at 100’s of locations across Michigan and are worth over $200 each. Please see the attached documents for more information. Questions can be directed to Ms. Renee or Ms. Kate
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR APRIL 12TH – 3RD – 7TH GRADE FAMILIES
PSAT TESTING FOR 8TH GRADERS – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12TH
Please plan to have your student report to Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St. Zeeland, MI 49464. Doors open at 7:30am for check in for Innocademy and iCademy students. Testing begins at 8am. PSAT test will end about noon. Please have your student get a good night’s sleep, eat a great breakfast and plan to bring a #2 pencil and calculator. If they do bring a phone or another electronic device, they will need to power it off and leave it at registration as they will not be allowed to have it in testing areas.
STORYWALK IN DOWNTOWN ZEELAND – APRIL 15TH, 1-5PM
Save the Date for an exciting, literacy-based StoryWalk adventure with your child. On Saturday, a month-long installation of “I Got the Rhythm” by Connie Schofield-Morrison begins in downtown Zeeland with special activities taking place from 1-5 PM.
Begin your journey at the Howard Miller Library to access resources and engaging activities free of charge for children. Performing arts from both ZPS and ZCS will provide child-friendly entertainment, and free ice cream will be given out near the splash pad.
ZPS is proud to partner with Corewell Health, Zeeland Christian School, Outdoor Discovery Center, Hope Discovery ABA, and the City of Zeeland for this interactive learning experience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
PARENTING WORKSHOP AVAILABLE
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
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 email@example.com if you are interested in learning more!
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.
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.