Our Homestead Campus/Corpus Christi Soccer Teams! Thanks for organizing, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Andy!
Mark Your Calendars, Please! NEW items in BOLD=)
- November 17-19 – Opening Weekend of “Wonder” – FilmRaiser for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy
- November 28th – 6:30pm – Holland Christmas Light Parade
- November 29th – 3:30-5:30 – Pick up wreaths if you sold them for the fundraiser
- December 2nd – Middle School Robotics Competition at Allendale
- December 8th & 9th – Fair Trade Market at Homestead Campus
- June 10th – 16th – Middle School East Coast Trip with Innocademy
NEW Info For This Week!
A Reminder About West Parking Lot Traffic…
Unfortunately, there have been many folks trying to exit through the entrance area of the parking lot. This is extremely dangerous! Please, for everyone’s safety, KEEP LEFT and use the entrance for entering and the exit for exiting – – no matter what day or time you are using the parking area. Thank you.
Outdoor Learning Center Update!
Things are moving right along in the east parking lot area! So exciting to see progress! This week we will be pouring surfaces and asphalt and rebuilding the swing set. Students will be using the playground pieces as well as an area in the East parking lot back by the Blue Room as their recess spaces this week. Please look for a call for volunteers, soon.
Girls Running Club at Homestead Campus
Welcome to a new year and a new feel to our girls running club. At our IES schools we spend a lot of time working with our kids on 7 healthy habits. This year our running club will take this one step further and help our girls in grade 3rd-6th develop healthy habits in their relationships, personal self and the community around them. The plans are still being finalized but here is some good information to start thinking about
- We plan to begin meeting in early to mid-February for about 10-12 weeks. We look to meet twice a week after school for about 1.5 hours
- The cost we are hoping to keep at about $50.00 per student. This will include all materials (maybe even a fun book study), a 5K race in May (hosted by our sister school Innocademy Allegan) and a shirt.
As we travel down this new running path with volunteers of teachers and parents please know we are super excited to work with your girls and are working hard to get all the planning and details ironed out and will share them once we return from our Thanksgiving break. As always if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always open to volunteers and new ideas! Thank you!
Have You Purchased Tickets for “Wonder” Yet?
Just a reminder that we have a unique opportunity to raise funds for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global—as Lionsgate and Wonder are donating $1.00 per movie ticket to our cause. Please help us by spreading the word to see the film opening weekend (Nov 17-19). Tickets are on sale now. For sales to count: Get tickets at Filmraiser.com/tickets. Select Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global—and you will checkout via Fandango.
Please share this information with friends and family near and far! Anyone who purchases a ticket during opening weekend using this information….ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES will be donating $1! How awesome is that?!
NO NEED TO SEE THE SHOW DURING OPENING WEEKEND AS LONG AS YOU PURCHASE TICKETS BY THE 19TH YOU MAY ATTEND A FUTURE SHOW AND WE STILL RECEIVE THE $1 PER TICKET!
MarketPlace Happens THIS WEEK! Volunteers Needed!
MarketPlace will be open Homestead Families and the general public to shop this week.
Set Up Times will be…
- 3:30pm – 7pm – Tuesday, November 7th
- 8:00am – 10am – Wednesday, November 8th
Shopping times will be…
- 10am – 4pm – Wednesday, November 8th
- 8am – 8:30pm – Thursday, November 9th – Be sure to shop before/after parent meeting!
- 8:30am – 1:15pm – Friday, November 10th – FRUGAL FRIDAY – Remaining items 1/2 off if a seller chooses to participate.
Clean Up time if you are NOT participating in FRUGAL FRIDAY
- After parent meeting on Thursday evening (or before, if necessary)
Clean Up time if you are ARE participating in FRUGAL FRIDAY
- 1:30pm – 4pm – Friday, November 10th
If you are willing/able to volunteer to help check students out or help our littles shop, please click on the link, HERE to sign up.
Nominate Your Favorite Precademy/Inno/iG Teacher!
The Holland Sentinel is working to discover and highlight some of the BEST teachers in the area! We are so lucky to have LOTS of them in our organization! You can use the link HERE, to nominate your favorite teacher each month. If selected, he/she will be featured in the Holland Sentinel as well as be invited to an end of the year celebration with other amazing teachers from the area.
Message from Michigan Department of Education
The opinion of parents and caregivers of school-aged children matters when it comes to reporting on how well schools serve Michigan’s children.
The Michigan Department of Education is inviting feedback from that group on Michigan’s new, online “school transparency dashboard.” The dashboard is designed to show the performance of every public school in Michigan, including public school academies (charter schools).
The new dashboard is designed especially for parents and other caregivers. It will report on more than 20 different factors—or measures—that parents and other stakeholders have said are important to them when evaluating the quality of a school. The survey allows participants to view components of the new dashboard, then answer questions about the way information is presented, the usefulness of certain features, and unique interests.
- Click the link below (or type the survey URL into your web browser) to access the online survey: surveymonkey.com/r/MDEESSA_Dashboard2017
- Survey details:
- You can complete the survey on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.
- The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
- All answers will be confidential.
- Survey must be completed by November 15, 2017.
OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)
November Lunch Menu
SCRIP Update from Ms. Jody!
You have heard of Scrip over the last little bit. You may know it is an ongoing fundraiser where you order gift cards to all your favorite stores to be used on future purchases. You order it for $25, get a $25 card and also earn a small amount, 2-15%, towards your kiddos’ field trip accounts. What you may not realize is how beneficial this opportunity is for you and your family. We compared Scrip to our most popular fundraiser, our sub and pizza sale in the spring. Here are the numbers:
# of participating families
Avg per family
Scrip (one year of earnings)
Pizza & Sub Sale
As an example, if you are family with a Blue Room kiddo, their entire trip to Mackinac/LSSU this coming year could be paid for if you use Scrip to pay your everyday expenses like groceries, gas and clothing. It’s easy to join and simple to use!
If you want to start taking advantage of this easy way to earn money for your kiddos accounts, please send Ms. Jody an email at email@example.com for our school enrollment code or make plans to attend an info meeting on Thursday 10/26 @ 3:45pm in the Orange Room at Innocademy.
Fair Trade Market – Volunteers Needed!
Do you want to learn more about Fair Trade or are already a supporter? Are you passionate about telling the community what is special about our schools? Then you are a perfect volunteer for the Fair Trade Fair. Volunteer opportunities are available for any amount of time, and from school or from home. Please call or text Rivka Hodgkinson 616-965-5514 to learn more.
Transitioning Students Opportunity!
Tulip Time Dancing for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students!
Weather Delays/Closed Campus
When Mother Nature decides to make travel to campus dangerous we may find it necessary to cancel or delay on site options for that day. We determine morning cancellations based on Zeeland Public Schools; If they are closed due to weather, our campus will be closed. If they delay due to weather, we will delay. GREAT news, though! Since we are an online school, students can continue their learning at home for any days where we experience a delay or closing of campus. All due dates are still in effect. If campus is closed, we will notify you by the following methods:
- Email to parents
- Facebook post
- WZZM 13
- iCademy group text message through Rained Out (sign up for this service by texing “icademy” to 84483. You will receive a message back saying you are signed up. Please contact Leisa if you have trouble firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the event of a 2 hour delay, campus will be open at 11am. On these days, there will only be a HOT lunch choice for the day as Ms. Rosie won’t have time to prepare both choices..
Have You Accessed Your Parent/Observer Account?
Each parent/guardian should have a parent/observer account associated with your student. If you do not have one, please email Deedee at email@example.com so that she can set one up for you. If you aren’t sure, simply go to this link: https://icademy.ems.connexus.com/ and enter your firstname.lastname as the username and password will be #iCademy17.
Why Do You Need A Parent/Observer Account?
This is the primary way that your child’s teacher will communicate with you and makes it easy for you to connect with them on questions. It’s also the place you will look for general communications from your grade teams. This account also helps you clearly see what your student needs to do and has already completed. If you have questions, please contact your child’s mentor or teacher.
Amazon Smile – Help iCademy While You Shop! =)
Did you know that Amazon Smile works EXACTLY the same as Amazon.com? Only, while making your purchase, a percentage of the sales gets donated to our schools! What?! Soooo easy to sign up! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and select Innovative Education Services as the organization you would like to support. It’s that easy! Each time you wish to make a purchase on amazon, simply go to amazonsmile.com instead.
Virtual Office Links!
Middle School Virtual Office Information:
UserName: MSvirtualoffice Password: #iCademy09
High School Virtual Office Information:
UserName: HSvirtualoffice Password: #iCademy09
Everyone, Please Read – Free/Reduced Lunch Applications.
Each year iCademy Global receives additional funding based on our family population that may qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. Seems funny for an online school, I know, but it’s the truth! This additional funding works out to be a HUGE budget line item for us.
We are in danger of foregoing some funding this year simply because we have fewer families that have filled out the application. EEEK!!
We need your help! Even if you think you won’t qualify, or your kiddos might never even take hot lunch, PLEASE take a moment and fill out the CONFIDENTIAL online form. Every little bit helps our schools! Just go to lunchapp.com….search for our school through Holland Christian (they are our hot lunch provider).
You will be notified if you qualify and you can then decide if you would like to participate if/when your students are ever on campus.
Thank you, in advance, for your help in securing extra funding for our students and programs.
Earn $$ For Trips – Sign Up For Scrip!
To being, please check out the information at shopwithscrip.com, you should then be able to create an account with our organization ID. Please email Leisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.
There is tons of info – – and even an app where you can do some cool instant scrip earning while shopping and eating out!
Once you have filled out the information, please also email Ms. Jody at email@example.com so that she can help you with a plan to receive your gift cards….sending them home with your student or picking them up on campus each time.
School Calendar for 2017-2018
Live Lesson Schedule
Reminder that live lessons happen each Monday and Wednesday of the school year, beginning August 7th!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org