Friday, November 17th will be Staff Professional Development so there will be no school for students that day.

Break Week November 20th – 26TH

We wish you a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends! See you on Monday, November 27th!

Classes Having FUN at Innocademy This Week…

Special thanks to the Petroelje Family for sharing with us their amazing visitors from Costa Rica! These 7 wonderful students and their teacher visited Innocademy this week to share with us about their country and learn from us, too!

This week the Life Skills classes learned about patience and perseverance as they worked together to stack cups into a tall tower without using their hands.

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • November 14th – Fundraiser Pick Up on Campus
  • November 17th – Staff Professional Development – No School For Students
  • November 17th – Angel Tree Requests Due
  • November 18th – November 26th – Thanksgiving Break Week
  • November 20th – School Resumes
  • December 12th – Christmas Extrava-GANZA
  • December 22nd – No School for Students or Staff
  • December 22nd – January 7th – No School – Holiday Recess
  • January 8th – School Resumes


REMINDER Angel Tree Requests – Due NEXT FRIDAY 11/17

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 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.

Want To Join Us at the Zeeland Christmas Light Parade?

Again this year our Homestead Campus IES Schools, Innocademy, Precademy, Las Huellas and iCademy Global will be hosting a float in the Zeeland Magical Christmas Parade to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH. 

HUGE thanks to Renee Nyhof for coordinating this event as well as providing the float and vehicle! We appreciate you!!!

If you and your child (all participants must have a parent present) would like to dress in fun Christmas colors, costumes and lights and walk with us in the parade handing out candy and info about our schools, please sign up HERE for the fun!

We will not have float riders this year, all participants will walk next to the float. Strollers and wagons are welcome – please decorate them with lights, if possible.

SpiritWear Holiday Sale Begins! Now Thru December 8th!

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.

Holiday Sale Info

  • Sale Dates: November 6th – December 8th
  • Savings: 20% discount sitewide
  • Shipping: Free shipping over $75, $5 shipping under $75
  • Delivery: All orders are guaranteed delivery by December 23rd


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


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.

Attendance Matters

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

’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 Calendar for 23-24