Wednesday, October 4th is our first State of Michigan Student Count Day for the year. As you do each day, please make certain your children arrive to school on time and stay for the entire day.


Friday, October 6th is our second day of fall conferences and 1/2 Day for our students. As with all 1/2 days, afternoon dismissal will happen at 12pm.

Ms. Emily’s 1st – 4th grade art students created a reflection of themselves in the “Only One You” project

Some of our fantastic Las Huellas Spanish Immersion teachers dressing to celebrate Hispanic History Month and specifically “The Grito: Viva Mexico, Viva!”

Mr. Marisol’s kiddos are taking full advantage of our beautiful weather and enjoyed some outside reading time.

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • October 4th – State of Michigan Count Day
  • October 4th – 6th – Scholastic Book Fair
  • October 5th and 6th – Student Led Conferences
  • October 6th – 1/2 Day – Students Dismissed at 12pm
  • October 10th & 11th – School Pictures for all
  • October 13th – Staff Professional Development – No School For Students
  • October 14th – October 22nd – Fall Break Week – No School
  • October 23rd – School Resumes


Fall Conferences Are Coming on October 5th and 6th!

Please watch your email next week for the link to sign up for a spot to meet with your child and their teacher. As we do each year, our sign-ups are graduated. We invite families with multiple children at Innocademy to sign up first in order to be able to schedule all of their kiddos without large gaps in between appointments. Thank you for honoring the sign-up dates and times that pertain to your family situation. Thank you!

October Lunch Menu

Family Perception Survey – One Response Needed Per Family by 9/29, Please

Each year we survey our Innocademy Families, students, and staff to gather input on how the year is going so far. Once the perception data is gathered, we analyze the results and develop strategies to further grow our program as well as celebrate our successes. This process is a component of our Comprehensive Needs Assessment which drives our School Improvement Plan. We value your input! Thank you for taking time to complete the FAMILY PERCEPTION SURVEY on or before Friday, September 29th.

Scholastic Book Fair Coming to Innocademy!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming will take place from Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th. Students will have the opportunity to shop the fair with their class and we will have the fair open prior to school at 8:20am each morning and after school 3:30-4:00pm for family shopping. We will be open during afternoon and evening conference times on Thursday & Friday as well.

We would love parent/guardian or grandparent volunteers! Please see the signup link HERE to volunteer.

Dear Innocademy Families:

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair Fall 2023 is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.   

Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place from Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th. Students will have the opportunity to shop the fair with their class and we will also have the fair prior to school at 8:20am each morning and after school 3:30-4:00pm. We will be open during afternoon and evening conference times.

Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

The countdown to more book joy is on! Catch you at the Fair!

Happy reading,

Ms. Jessenia


Daily Attendance Matters

Oops! Correction on PBIS Information!

So sorry, all! I nabbed the wrong info regarding PBIS a few weeks, ago. Please see, below for the CORRECT information!

A Message From Our PBIS Parent Liaison – Heather Volkema

Hi! I’m Heather Volkema and I am a parent to 4th grader, Paige, in Las Huellas. I am your parent liaison for PBIS at Innocademy.

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, which is an evidence-based curriculum to reward and foster positive, respectful, responsible, resilient, and safe behaviors in our children. As a parent, you may be familiar with PBIS in the form of “tickets” or “boleto” that your child receives when they’re “caught” being respectful, responsible, resilient, or safe. This curriculum is used from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade.

These tickets get placed into classroom drawings for a few winners each Friday. The goal was to reach 1,000 tickets by Labor Day Break and then celebrate as a whole school after break! Students DID it! They have been working very hard to earn their tickets and deserve lots of recognition for their positive behaviors!

We love family involvement and are often asked “How can I help?”:

  1. Support PBIS at home by encouraging and recognizing things that your child does that are respectful, responsible, resilient, and safe at home. 
  2. By donating prizes for the drawings that occur each week. If you’d like to directly donate to your child’s classroom-you may directly message your child’s teacher for items needed for their classroom or ask your student for age-appropriate ideas for their classrooms. 
  3. If you’d wish to donate to items to stock the prize boxes of any classroom/areas of need-that would be greatly appreciated-Middle School is currently a higher area of need! Items can be delivered to the classroom or front desk at any time.

Ideas of what to donate: (New items & NO NUTS)

  • movie box candy, Taki’s, individual bags of chips/treats (these are the most popular!)

school supplies-pencils, pens, erasers, markers, etc. 

  • puzzles, card games
  • water bottle stickers
  • books (gently used okay)/activity books
  • keychains
  • Chapstick, coin purses, fidget spinners

If you have any questions, please reach out at any time. Thank you for all you do! My email is

Nutritious Foods Available For Those Struggling With Food Insecurity

Ottawa County Food Pantry Information – September

Interested in a Part-Time Job? We Need You!

The IES Staff Daycare is looking for a dedicated, passionate, and caring individual to join us! If you or someone you know is interested in a rewarding role working with children, this could be the perfect opportunity. Whether you have professional childcare experience or are simply enthusiastic about working with kids, we encourage you to apply. If interested, please reach out to IES Human Resources at

Schedule: 15 to 20 hours a week (8:15a to 3:45p) Wage: $13/hr

Would You Like To Volunteer at Innocademy This Year?

If you would like to volunteer, this year, in any capacity, please go ahead and fill out the Family Volunteer Form

If you do wish to volunteer – THANK YOU!!! We are so appreciative of your help! Please know that we do need a new background check form on file every year for each person who volunteers. One form will cover you for the entire year. If you have not already filled that out, please do so BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK TO FILL OUT THE FORM. Volunteer Background Check Forms may be returned to the front desk or emailed to

Innocademy Spirit Wear – Available All Year – Watch For Sales!

We are excited to partner with SpiritWear, this year! Our Innocademy and Las Huellas School Stores will be available ALL. YEAR. LONG. to all of our families by clicking on THIS LINK FOR INNOCADEMY and by clicking on THIS LINK FOR LAS HUELLAS. You may choose your item, pay for it and have it shipped to your home – easy! Shipping is free for orders over $75. As a bonus our school receives 10% from every sale. Please watch for special sales and new items throughout the year.

September Lunch Menu

’23-’24 Innocademy Family Resource Guide

If you’ve not already done so, please read through the Innocademy Family Resource Guide for this year so that you are familiar with daily life at Innocademy. As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help. Thank you.

Innocademy School Pictures

We are so fortunate to have Christy Pacanowski of Embolden Studio taking school pictures for us, again, this year! These are not your standard, generic, low-quality school pics! If you’d like to check out her BEAUTIFUL work, please CLICK HERE. Christy will be with us on October 10th and 11th and taking EVERY student’s picture – – even if you are not ordering prints. Prior to picture day we will send home picture order forms and information as well as the schedule so you know what day/time your child will be having their picture taken

Innocademy School Calendar for 23-24