Welcome Back! Hope break week was FANTASTIC!
Awesome float decorating job! Thanks to everyone that helped with the building this past Saturday! We are SO excited to be able to participate in the Holland Christmas Parade on Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. If you would like to walk with us in the parade, please sign up, HERE.
Students from the Afterschool Wearables Project with Mr. Sandon visited Kendall College of Art and Design this week to present their ideas to the students working as partners on the project with them. Awesome ideas! Fun collaboration!
Mark Your Calendars, Please! NEW items in BOLD=)
- 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!
Reminder – Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy in Christmas Parade
Just a reminder that we will be participating in the Christmas parade on Tuesday, November 28th at 6:30pm. Staging area is on the corner of 6th street and Columbia near Freedom Village. We will be there about 5:30pm. We are #16 in the lineup. Look for the float, above =). Please dress warmly and “Christmas-y”. Anyone walking in the parade needs to be adorned with some sort of lights. Dollar store is great for light up items! Should be loads of fun! Everyone is welcome to participate – – even if you didn’t sign up! Just show up!
Amazon Smile – Rewards for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy
UPDATED – Haiti Interest Survey – High School Students Only – DUE NOVEMBER 30TH.
OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Virtual Office Links!
Middle School Virtual Office Information:
UserName: MSvirtualoffice Password: #iCademy09
High School Virtual Office Information:
UserName: HSvirtualoffice Password: #iCademy09
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