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?
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global Outdoor Learning Center/Field Trip Scholarships
MOVIE TICKETS bought via this direct link to Fandango support our cause!
$1.00 from every ticket to WONDER—bought any day during DECEMBER supports Precademy/Innocademy/iCademy Global Outdoor Learning Center/Field Trip Scholarships
OLD Info…In Case You Missed It =)
December Hot Lunch Menu
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 email@example.com
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
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
- 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