URGENT REMINDER – INNOCADEMY IS A NUT-FREE SCHOOL
Because we have students and staff with life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts it’s incredibly important that we are vigilant about remaining a completely nut-free campus.
You might be saying, “Well, I know that no one in my child’s class has an allergy so I’m okay sending a bag of trail mix as a snack.” Does your child ever use the community lunchroom? restroom? drinking fountain? Do they ever open a door to exit or enter the building or internal areas? Guessing that would be a “Yes.” for all of our students each day. Should your child have any nut residue or nut butter smear on their hands, they can leave traces on any table, door, or area they touch. For some students and staff, unknowingly touching that area and then touching their mouth, eyes or nose is enough to send them into anaphylactic shock, closing their airway and necessitating immediate life-saving medical attention.
Thank you for helping us keep all of our students and staff at Homestead Campus.
“Sweets Season” – Candy & Pop At School – Please Help!
From Halloween through New Year’s Day seems like endless treats and sweet indulgences. Learning for our Inno kiddos becomes tricky when they are experiencing sugar highs and major crashes throughout the day. It’s been a WILD week, here!
Sending a healthy snack and water bottle each day will help keep hunger at bay while also helping your child avoid these extremes. Please encourage your child to do their best learning by reserving sweet, sugary drinks (pop, Gatorade, energy drinks, etc.) and candy for home.
Classes Having FUN at Innocademy This Week…
Ms. Jo’s class enjoyed an outdoor adventure with at VERY special guest – Ms. Jo’s MOM! Thank you for joining us!!
Ms. Natalia’s Friends visited Post Family Farm where they learned how a pumpkin seed grows, had a chance to pet the animals, ride the pumpkin train, gather their own pumpkin, and go for a hayride!
Ms. Karen’s (Ms. Kayleigh’s) Friends practiced forming and combining different shapes to form other shapes and designs. They also had fun practicing their shape sorting!
GVSU FREE “Energizing Our Weekend” Event Happening TOMORROW From 10am – 3pm
Mark Your Calendar, Please…
- November 14th – Fundraiser Pick Up on Campus – Time TBD
- November 17th – Angel Tree Requests Due
- December 12th – Christmas Extrava-GANZA
Angel Tree Requests – Due November 17th
As an IES family, we value all the members of our community and have a heart to give to those who are struggling. With the holiday season approaching, we know that there are many people who may need assistance in one way or another.
If you are an Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, iCademy Global, Precademy or Las Huellas family and you need help with food/gas/clothes/gifts/etc. this Holiday Season OR if you know of a family in need, please reach out to Rachel Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th and she will send you (or the family you nominate) a form to collect the necessary information to receive from the Angel Tree.All names will be kept confidential. As much as we’d like to help all year round, please know we will be unable to accept requests after the 17th.
Breakfast Menu Changes
MONDAY’S BREAKFAST MENU will include an Apple Cinnamon Muffin instead of the Blueberry Muffin.
TUESDAY’S BREAKFAST MENU this week and every week after will now be Donut Holes, Cheese Stick & Orange Slices
Breakfast Location Moved
If your child enjoys breakfast in the morning, please remind them that, with the cold weather, breakfast is still being served, but we’ve moved inside to the lobby before school starts.
November Ottawa County Food Pantry Calendar
FREE Monthly Stem Workshops – Updated Info!
The program is called Exploring Engineering and STEM and is for tweens 8-12years old. Each month we focus on a different career area of STEM. One or more professionals will share what they do for a career with the kids and how they got into it, plus answer questions. Then kids do a hands-on activity related to the career area. The program meets once a month on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM, at the North Branch of Herrick District Library located at 155 Riley Street in Holland. No need to sign up ahead of time, simply show up if you would like to attend.
Attendance Matters Incentive
Save the Date – Innocademy Christmas Extravaganza
When: Tuesday December 12, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Community Reformed Church in Zeeland, MI
Who: Every Y5-8th grade student who is enrolled in a music class!
You don’t want to miss this wonderful night of music! More details to come as the date approaches.
November Hot Lunch Menu
Substitute Staff Needed
- Do you enjoy helping children learn?
- Do you have a flexible schedule?
- Are you looking for ways to support our school?
If so, we are in need of adults who love to work with kids and have the time to help throughout the school day. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of substitutes right now all over the country.
If you have any interest and would like to discuss this further, please email Ms. Jessenia at email@example.com.
PBIS Prize Sign-Up – Donations Needed – Message From Ms. Kristin
Hello Parents, I am sure you have all heard about PBIS at Innocademy. We are asking for your help to restock our prize bins with things that our students will be motivated to work for. We have created a couple of Sign Up Geniuses, one for Y5-5 and one for 6-8. If you would like, please sign up to purchase some of these things and either drop them off to school or send them in with your kiddo. If you choose to donate towards the whole school celebration, we will keep an envelope at the front desk for this money. Thanks for considering and for your help as we all work together to support all of our students! Items may be dropped off at the front desk for Ms. Kristin.
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.
’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.