Break Week November 20th – 26TH

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

THANK YOU, Parker!

Thanks to Parker L for surprising Mr. Chad with 32 playground whistles! Mr. Chad was saying his whistle was broken so Parker spent 11 hours 3D printing him new ones! Mr. Chad is beyond grateful!


We are so lucky to have such amazing Guest Readers visit our classrooms! Thank you’s this week go to…

Officer Polanco for reading to Ms. Marisol’s Las Huellas kiddos.

Ms. Davis for reading to Ms. Karen/Ms. Kayleigh’s Youngest Friends.

Ms. Billington for reading to Ms. Megan’s Friends.

Fun at Innocademy This Week…

Mr. Chad’s Connections Classes learned about Diwali and celebrating through art at the beach!

Mark Your Calendar, Please…

  • November 17th – Angel Tree Requests Due
  • November 18th – November 26th – Thanksgiving Break Week
  • November 27th – School Resumes
  • December 5th – Literacy Night – Watch For More Details, Soon!
  • December 12th – Student Dismissal AT Community Reformed Church – 3:30pm
  • 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 TODAY 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.

There’s Still Time 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.

Innocademy Extravaganza Details from Ms. Hillary

It’s Showtime! I am pleased to share with you our plans for the Innocademy Extravaganza. The performance will be held on Tuesday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland (10376 Felch St, Zeeland, MI 49464).  As in years past, we will hold our dress rehearsal at the church during the afternoon. All students will be bussed to the Community Reformed via Zeeland bussing and should be picked up there by parents promptly at 3:30 p.m.   

Doors will open for the evening performance at 6:45 p.m. Students should proceed to the gym between 6:45-6:50 to meet their teacher and line up. Family and friends may find seats in the sanctuary to view pictures and student artwork that will be digitally set to music. If you are a parent of a youngest friend in Ms. Kerri, Ms. Kayleigh, Ms. Natalia, or Ms. Ruth’s classroom, please meet your child on stage right AFTER their performance to take them back to sit with you for the remainder of the program.  

This program will feature the musical learning of ALL the Innocademy students in grades Young Fives – 8th. The students have been working very hard to prepare their performances for you!

Lastly, don’t forget that this is a special occasion so please dress your best and leave tennis shoes and jeans at home! 

We are looking forward to sharing a wonderful evening of music and learning with you! If you have any questions regarding the Innocademy Extravaganza, please feel free to contact Ms. Hillary at or Ms. Melissa at

Thank you!

“Give A Gift” Capstone Fundraiser

For our students in grades 3rd – 8th we are offering a fundraising opportunity this Christmas Season. Please see the INFORMATION FLYER HERE for more details and how your student can participate!

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

December Lunch Menu


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.

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. 


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