THANK YOU! 

HUGE Thank you to Rivka Hodgkinson for organizing the Fair Trade Market this past weekend! Kids had a great time learning about what Fair Trade means and browsing the amazing collections brought to us by our unique vendors.

Mark Your Calendars, Please! NEW items in BOLD=)

  • Wednesday, December 20th – 1/2 Day – Enjoy Winter Break
  • Wednesday, January 3rd – School Resumes
  • Friday, January 19th – All coursework due at midnight for semester
  • June 10th – 16th – Middle School East Coast Trip with Innocademy

NEW Info For This Week!

Angel Tree & HDVCH – Are You Able To Help?

As Innocademy and iCademy Families we are able to give to the families in our community who have recently experienced loss. Thank you for embodying the Spirit of Christmas by investing in the lives of the people around us. We are so grateful for YOU and this community with all of its support! Even the smallest contribution can be a significant blessing! If every family was able to contribute just one thing, that would be amazing!
We are also excited to be partnering with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital this Holiday Season! A section of HDVCH is specifically focused on the care and “distraction” of their young patients through items and activities that interest patients as they stay at the hospital.
This sign up has many items that HDVCH is looking for, but we are not limited to the items on this list. Anything that would be a fit for kids 17 and under to distract them from treatment, being in a hospital during the holidays or simply could bring a smile to their face will be collected.
If you are able to contribute either items for the Angel Tree Project, donations to HDVCH or both, please bring the UNWRAPPED items to Homestead Campus no later than Monday, December 18th. Please take a peek – there are things on the list for as little as $5.
Click on the link, below, for requested items for Angel Tree and HDVCH.

Scrip Bonus Earnings this week:

GAP/Old Navy/Banana Republic/Athleta  – 20%

Bass Pro Shops – 13%

Starbucks – 10%

Hotels.com – 9%

Under Armor – 16%

CVS Pharmacy – 8%

Home Depot – 7%

Lowe’s – 6%

Red Robin – 11%

Pet Smart – 9%

Domino’s Pizza – 11%

Lord & Taylor – 12%

If you would like to sign up to participate in Scrip or would like more info about it, please contact Ms. Jody.  Information about Scrip can also be found at www.shopwithscrip.com or by watching this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwkeGiRuYVY

Medication Reminder

For the safety of our students, ALL medications need a note from a doctor.  All medications are to be administered by Heidi or Jane and students should not be administering meds to themselves. This includes over the counter medications as well. 

Marketplace, Wreath Sale and Scrip update

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported our entrepreneurial students the past couple of months.  Over $5,500 was earned by nearly 90 students at Marketplace – your generosity is so very much appreciated!  Our wreath sale fundraiser was another huge success earning just under $2,000 for the 45+ students who participated.  Our Scrip shopping families also earned another $2,500 for their 35 kiddos over the last 3 months.  That’s right folks $10,000 has been earned by 125 students and their families thanks to your support, encouragement and generosity!!!  What an incredible gift you have given our students this holiday season!

If your student participated in any of these fundraising opportunities be on the lookout for a Field Experience Account balance update coming home this week with specific information relating to his/her earnings for the fundraiser and a current balance.

Parent Entry Badges Available

If you are interested in purchasing a badge that will allow you to access the front door during school hours, please see Heidi at the front desk. She has badges available for $5. You will also be required to fill out a background check if we don’t currently have one on file for you. 

School Car Decals – Limited Quantity

We do have a limited quantity of Precademy, Innocademy, iCademy and Las Huellas Car Decals available at the front desk. Get them while they last! Decals are $4 each.

Job Opportunity!

Innocademy-Homestead Campus has a great “hot lunch” opportunity for someone who wants to work around their student’s schedule.  This position is Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-2:30pm.  Innocademy Homestead food service is under the Holland Christian food service Child Nutrition Program and compensation would be through Holland Christian.  You would co-work with another team member preparing and serving hot lunch. Please contact Nancy at nmccarthy@hollandchristian.org if you are interested. 

WINTER GEAR AND SLIPPERS!!

Thanks to all of our families for sending winter gear with students every day. Students will always go outside for recess if the temperature and/or windchill are 10 degrees or above. Looking forward to some winter fun! Also a reminder that slippers are encouraged at school. Many students (and teachers! =) keep a pair in their cubby so they can change from their wet boots into something cozy and warm for learning time.

Wonder Tickets STILL Available!

ALL DECEMBER LONG: 

ANY WONDER TICKETS BOUGHT 

WILL BENEFIT:

Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global Outdoor Learning Center/Field Trip Scholarships

MOVIE TICKETS bought via this direct link to Fandango support our cause!

https://www.fandango.com/wonder-199146/movie-overview?a=13034&cmp=13034:wonder06794

$1.00 from every ticket to WONDERbought any day during DECEMBER supports Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global Outdoor Learning Center/Field Trip Scholarships

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OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)

December Hot Lunch Menu

Inno Homestead-December 2017 (1)

Do You Volunteer?

Thank YOU! If you have been wanting to volunteer, we would LOVE it! If you have not yet filled out a volunteer background check form, please use the form, iCad volunteer background check to do so. This is for ANY adult who helps out on campus – no matter if you are a regular volunteer or just a one timer. We appreciate all of our families – – and extended families/friends who help support our students and staff!

Part Time Help Wanted!

Do you have a teenager looking for a part time job working with kids?  If so, we have a position available that could be a great fit.  We are looking for an Afterschool Enrichment Helper.  This person would assist the Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator in implementing the lesson plans for that day, supervising kids, helping with snack time, and cleaning up at the end of the day.  Hours are 3:30 – 5:30 pm for 2-3 days per week.  Must be 15 to apply.  If you are interested, please email sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Christmas…

We feel incredibly fortunate to work in a community where our parents are so supportive! We know that, sweetly, many of you often like to do something for us at Christmas. This year, we not only hosting an Angel Tree for families in need, but also collecting items for “poke prizes” and “distraction boxes” provided to patients at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital. We would love for you to donate to one of these opportunities instead of feeling like you need to do something for us. If, however, you feel as though you still would like to do something additional, Amazon Giftcards are always great as they allow us to purchase fun games and materials for the classroom. Thank you so much!

Future Prep’d Academy

Amazon Smile – Rewards for Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy

In case you were planning to do some online Christmas shopping we wanted to offer a reminder that our organization, Innovative Education Services, will receive a percentage of anything you purchase through Amazon Smile!
If you simply go to AmazonSmile.com it looks and feels exactly like Amazon because it is! At this website, once you identify that you’d like to support Innovative Education Services, a percentage of EVERYTHING you purchase comes back to our schools! Easy!

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.

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
  • WOOD-TV8
  • 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 leisa.lobbezoo@innocademy.com)

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 deedee.defrell@icademyglobal.org 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:

https://ww3.livelesson.com/msvirtualoffice/

UserName: MSvirtualoffice    Password: #iCademy09

High School Virtual Office Information:

https://ww3.livelesson.com/hsvirtualoffice/

UserName: HSvirtualoffice    Password: #iCademy09

School Calendar for 2017-2018

iCademy Calendar 2017-2018 FINAL

Live Lesson Schedule

17-18 Live Lesson & RE-FUEL 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.  support@vectortechgroup.com