*PLEASE NOTE – RE:FUEL AND VO’S CLOSED THE WEEK OF APRIL 10-14TH DUE TO STATE TESTING.

Congratulations! 

Wow!!!! Huge congratulations to iCademy Robotics Team #5927 for their AMAZING accomplishments at this past weekend’s tournament at GVSU!! Won their first EVER playoff! Way to go, Team!

Mark Your Calendars, Please! – BOLD are NEW items

  • Monday, March 27 – Thursday, March 30th – Scholastic Book Fair at Homestead Campus
  • Wednesday, March 28th – West Michigan College Fair at DeVos Place
  • Thursday, March 29thK-5 Synergy Session at Chan’s Martial Arts
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – iCademy Spring Break Week
  • Monday, April 10thThursday, April 14th – REFUEL AND VO’S CLOSED DUE TO STATE TESTING
  • April 11th – 8th/9th Graders take PSAT Testing – 11th graders take SAT test
  • Tuesday, April 11th – RE:FUEL Closed due to State Testing
  • April 12th – 10th Graders take PSAT test – 11th graders take SAT Work Keys test
  • April 13th – Fair Trade Market planning meeting – 3:30-5pm
  • April 19th 20th & 27th – 5th graders to take M-STEP Test
  • April 24th-28th – 11th Graders to take M-STEP test
  • May 3rd and 4th– 3rd/4th graders to take M-STEP Test
  • May 9th, 10th and 11th – 6th graders to take M-STEP Test
  • May 12th, 13th and 18th – 8th Graders to take M-STEP Test
  • May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – Campus Closed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • Thursday, May 11th – 4th graders to take M-STEP Test
  • Friday, May 12th,
  • Tuesday, May 16th – Thursday, May 25th – Capstone Trip to Dublin, London & Paris!
  • May 16th, 17th & 18th – 7th graders to take the M-STEP Test
  • Monday, June 5th – iCademy Graduation
  • Thursday, June 15th – End of Semester. ALL ASSIGNMENTS DUE AT 11:59PM (MIDNIGHT).
  • December 8th & 9th – Fair Trade Mini Market

NEW INFO FOR THIS WEEK…

K-5 March Synergy Session

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 29th. iCademy K-5 students are invited to Chans Martial Arts (735 Paw Paw Dr, Holland, MI 49423) from 1:30-3:00pm.  Cost is $10 per student and $8 for parents and siblings.  If you have multiple children at iCademy, you only need to pay $10 for one child and $8 for the rest. Chan’s does require a parent to be present during the session.  Please use the sign up genius to let us know if you plan to attend. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ca5a92fabf49-synergy/29514778

Book Fair Is HERE – This Week!

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!  The books are out and ready to be explored from Tuesday through Thursday.  Our older students will be able to shop during their re:Fuel days on Tuesday and/or Thursday and our K-5 kiddos will be visiting the fair on Thursday. Parents or other family members are also welcome and encouraged to shop with them. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm and Thursday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Online ordering is another great option from now until April 1 at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/innocademy, where you can find all book fair books and have them shipped to school (and delivered to your student) for free.

And one more small detail.  This is a great time to educate your students on sales tax and the importance of factoring this in when making purchases, including Scholastic books =).

Looking forward to seeing lots of you at the fair this week!

FIDGETS….

We know that some students learn better when they have something to “fidget” with during their learning time. We did have a few things floating around RE:FUEL at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, all of those are lost at this time.

If your student is someone that works better with a fidgit, please take time to sit down and google some things that might work! Students are absolutely welcome to bring those fidgets during their time on campus at RE:FUEL.

IMPORTANT: Morning Drop Off 

In order to keep drop off moving smoothly, a reminder that students should be ready to exit your car with all of their gear when you stop.  A good rule of thumb is if you need to unbuckle yourself to unload your student(s) and organize his/her gear or do anything else other than wave goodbye, please choose a parking spot in the lot or visitor parking area next to the building rather than sitting in the drop off zone.

Parking Lot Safety Reminder – Please KEEP LEFT

Just a reminder that, when entering and exiting the parking lot on the West (McDonald’s side of the building, all cars should follow the posted signs and KEEP LEFT at all times during the day, night and weekends. Thank you for helping keep our traffic flow moving in the right direction an ensuring the safety of our students, staff and families.

Missed Signing Up For Tulip Time Parade? Deadline Extended!

Extended sign up in case you missed it last week. Please sign up by Tuesday Morning, March 28th at 8am. If we do not have at least eight families signed up to participate in the parade we will need to postpone until next year! Thank you.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4a82eab9-kids

Day Of The Young Child Event – April 22nd

Mark your calendar and plan to join Precademy, Innocademy and iCademy Global at the Day of the Young Child event at Cityside Middle School in Zeeland on Saturday, April 22nd. SUPER fun day for all of our younger and youngest friends!

 OLD INFO (In case you haven’t seen it, yet)…

Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed

The dates for the Fair Trade Market have been set for December 8 and 9th. This market is different than the student marketplace taking place in November. Fair Trade Market is where fair trade vendors descend on Homestead Campus for our students, families and community to do some shopping while our students get to learn about what “Fair Trade” is all about. Planning for the event will begin on April 13th from 3:30-5pm in the cafe on campus and volunteers are needed! Please join us to help make this a fantastic event! Questions? More information? Please contact Rivka Kawano at rivka.kawano@gmail.com

Good Sam Run

The Wild Run is a fundraiser for Good Samaritan Ministries, whose mission is to end poverty and homelessness by mobilizing faith-based and community partners, activating individual and community assets, and meeting immediate needs in our community. Most of the families they serve with housing assistance and long-term supports have children in the OAISD. They would like to build awareness as a resource for families that are struggling and are asking for assistance from schools to provide information about their event to get families involved with younger students participating and high school students volunteering.

To help you get a sense for the event, here is a link to photos from 2016. This year they also have a food truck with a portion of the sales going back to the organization:https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoodSamMinistries/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154409170885429

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 West Michigan College Fair at Devos Place March 28th!

iCademy Global is signed up to visit the College Fair on March 28.  It is at the Devos Place in GR and it is from 10-11:30am.  It is open for 9-12th graders and we can take a maximum of 30 people.  Students will need to organize their own transportation. Please use the sign up genius, below to secure your spot!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CA5A822A7F49-west

Having Tech Troubles? 

If you are having issues with your computer and need technical assistance, Mr. Kevin, our offsite tech team lead, has said the smoothest way to get solutions in place would be to call 616-502-2572 or 866-629-8005.  support@vectortechgroup.com

Mandatory Testing Dates at iCademy

Please mark your calendars for the following dates. icademy-assessment-calendar-2017

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Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.

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www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AAEA629A02-bake  

Thank you,

International Team