December 17, 2021

Dec 20, 2021Newsletter

Enjoy this holiday recess – we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, January 3rd!

Wishing you and your family a relaxing, wonderful break as we wind down 2021 and look forward to all that 2022 brings! If you’d care to learn more about 20 more Holidays that some of our friends may celebrate throughout the season, HERE’S A FUN ARTICLE .


Thank you, again, Angels!

Because of your amazing generosity, we were able to provide over 280 gifts to 18 families across our organization who were in need this year. Thank you, again!

Calling All K/5 Families! Soup’s On!

We want to celebrate an amazing year, so far in our elementary program, THANK YOU for your support and launch some exciting program changes for the 2022-2023 school year!

Please join us for a (Covid friendly) soup supper at Homestead Campus on January 11th from 6-7:30pm.

Our staff will be serving up some yummy soups, bread, and desserts for iCademy K/5 families. Each family will have their own table situated in a large open space on our 2nd floor.

Please simply RSVP with the number of adults and children in your immediate family that will be joining us that evening. 

If you are unable to make the event, we will miss you! No worries, we will be sending out the information shared =).

Bob Ross Painting Party Fun

Mr. Joel and the Illustration club had fun inviting everyone to the Bob Ross Painting Party this past week – what a bunch of amazing artists we have at iCademy! Whether they were experts or just beginners, everyone had a great time!

iCademy Spelling Bee

We are excited to continue the Spelling Bee this year – iCademy has always done a great job and even had two finalists in the State! We are looking for more to join us for the fun and show off some skills. If you would like more information or want to sign up – please use the link below and let us know. 


Middle School Capstone Trip

Mammoth Caves and Smokey Mtns here we come! See attachment for more information! 

SIGN UP HERE to receive more details and reserve your spot:

Who:All 6th – 8th grade students and their guardians are welcome to attend the Middle School Capstone Trip. 

When:Friday May 20th to Tuesday May 24th

Cost$600 per person – This includes all of their expenses for Mammoth Cave Tour, Mountain Tour, City Experience and White Water Rafting. It also includes all of their meals, travel expenses and room and board for the entire trip. It does not cover souvenir expenses or extra snack costs, but as a snacker myself – I will have some to share! We will have the final cost with a first deposit right after Christmas Break, if you have questions or concerns about the cost or deadlines please let me know, we hope all can join us.

Every Student does have a chance to deposit $300 – $600 of that already into their travel account by electing Community Passport Travel, contact Tyler.huizenga@icademyglobal.org with questions.

We have a couple more fundraising events planned, but please start to save up those pop cans, rack those leaves and shovel those drive ways. The next Fundraising event is near Christmas and more information to come about how to sign up. 

Want to Try Hockey for FREE?



For over a decade, the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has provided low-cost programs to help get kids outside during the winter.

Cold is Cool Passport App
MSIA is pleased to provide an affordable way for families with 4th and/or 5th graders to head out to Michigan’s ski slopes and trails by obtaining the Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App. With the app, 4th and 5th- grade students can ski free two-or-three times at each of the 29 participating ski areas when accompanied by an adult. 

MSIA charges a one-time, per-student fee of $25 to administer this program. The lift tickets are all donated by the participating ski areas.  Program details are available here.

Discover Michigan Skiing
For those who don’t know how to ski, we also offer a reduced-rate program in January called Discover Michigan Skiing & Snowboarding. Everyone, including adults, can learn to downhill ski, cross-country ski or snowboard at the very reasonable rate of $45. The package includes rental equipment, a beginner group lesson and a beginner-area lift ticket. Details are available here.

Financial Assistance
It’s not always easy to find financial resources to help with the costs of outdoor recreation. So, MSIA put together a page on our website that may be of assistance to you and/or to the families in your community. You can access the page here. I want to point out a program called “Every Kid Sports” that provides funding for qualifying students. Skiing is an approved sport for this program.

Please help us spread the word!
Our state is a winter wonderland for three months each year. We look forward to providing some fun and experiential learning opportunities for your students. More information on skiing and snowboarding in Michigan – including ski area COVID-19 protocol – is available at goskimichigan.org. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call (248) 620-4448 or reply to this email.


December’s wellness topic is Get Outside: the benefits of spending time outside in nature