December 3, 2021

Dec 3, 2021Newsletter


Angel Tree – Angels Needed – ONLY 6 ITEMS LEFT

THANK YOU for your incredibly generous offerings, thus far. We are so excited to be able to help some of our IES Families this Christmas. If you were hoping to still donate, we have 6 items left on our entire list and would appreciate any help in providing those items. Please sign up using the link, below, if you are able to help.

IES Angel Tree Donation Sign Up

  • Make sure that all items are NEW, not previously used
  • Please Leave items unwrapped
  • Include a sticky note with the family number on each item
  • Items can be dropped off in the lobby at the Homestead Campus (Mon – Fri from 8:30 – 3:30)
  • Items can also be shipped from Amazon – or another retailer to campus (8485 Homestead Dr., Zeeland, MI 49464. Please note “Angel Tree – Family #____ as the recipient)
  • Donations are due by Monday, December 6th.

** If you have questions about any items on the sign up, please reach out to Deedee DeFrell at ddefrell@gmail.com

As always, we thank you for your generosity and help in making Christmas brighter for some of our families.

iCademy Elementary Visit Day!

If you are a virtual family with kiddos in K – 5th grade who has always wondered what happens on campus during our Hybrid days, keep reading!

We are excited to host a student visit day on December 9th! See below for details and registration info! You can also use THIS LINK TO REGISTER

Parents, while your kiddos are visiting, you are welcome to hang out in our Re:Fuel Coffee shop on campus or take a short 1.5 mile trek to downtown Zeeland – maybe get some Christmas shopping done or just browse their cute little shops and restaurants!

Please let us know if you’d like to make the switch from Virtual to Hybrid for our 2nd semester (2nd-5th only)- we’d love to have you join us for two days each week on campus!

Please reach out to leisa.lobbezoo@icademyglobal.org with any questions!

20% Off Dick’s Sporting Goods

Use THIS LINK to view a coupon for 20% off at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Holland and Grandville from 12/3 – 12/6

Stewarship Opportunity – Ages 12 and Older – for TOMORROW

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Holiday Community Bed Build.

Please join Sleep in Heavenly Peace volunteers for the 1st ever Holiday Bed Build for the Holland Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. . 

Our goal is to build 30 beds for kids in our community.

When: Saturday 12/04/2021

Registration will start at 9:30; bed building will start immediately after and will go until 12:30 (or until we are done). 

To pre-register please go to:  bit.ly/shpvolunteers

Where: FRC loading docks at 11311 James St. in Holland

Special thanks to De Leeuw Lumber Company for the amazing gift of lumber.  Thanks to FRC for the indoor build space. 

*Who: All ages are welcome to join us. 12yr+ can use some of the power tools. Please plan on working next to your minor if they are joining us. 

*Attire: We will be working in an indoor heated space, but it still may get chilly. Please wear warm work clothes, work gloves are helpful. 

If you can’t make it but would like to help please consider: 

Monetary Donation: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E345976&id=361


Check out our Amazon Wish List:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RXV24Q25SWR8?ref_=wl_share


Middle School Elective Choices

Middle Schoolers – Please take a look at these elective choices for second semester =)


Daycare Staff – Help Wanted

We are looking for additional team members to join our Daycare Team.  This position would work 1 – 2 days per week during weeks school is in session.  The Daycare team provides care to the children of our staff members.  The kids range from 12 weeks old to 5 years old.  Providing a nurturing environment for these little ones while mom/dad is working is the key to this role.  Responsibilities include caring for kids, feeding them, bringing them outside for playtime, etc.

Interested? Please reach out to Sara at sara.vereeke@innocademy.com

Planning To Go To College?

Are you planning on going to college next year? Are you not sure you want to go to college but are considering? Are you a parent of a 9th, 10th, or 11th grader and want to know this info now? If you answered yes to any of these questions or you are just curious to know the process of applying to college, types of financial aid and how to get them, completing the FAFSA form, scholarship info, and more come to the College Info Night December 7th at 6pm using this link. https://icademyglobal.zoom.us/j/3538716314 If you plan on coming, let Ms. Laura know laura.verkaik@icademyglobal.org and she will send you an invite directly and answer any specific information you are looking to have! See you there!

Bittersweet Ski Club Passes Are HERE!

We are again offering Bittersweet Ski Passes for students (7 + years) and their families (extended families and friends, too! Open to anyone!) through Innocademy and iCademy Global.

Ski passes are a great opportunity for folks to purchase a pass ($27) that acts as a coupon throughout the season, reducing the prices on lift tickets, helmets, and rentals. The pass can be used, repeatedly, at any time throughout the ski season (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days as well as black out holidays), by the pass holder! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. 
​If you are interested, please… 

  1. Read through the attached information
  2. Fill out the attached form for student and/or adult
  3. Secure in an envelope with payment (checks payable to BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT
  5. Return to campus. If you would like to mail the forms and payment via US mail, that is great, too! Please use the information, below:

Attn: Leisa Lobbezoo – Ski Club, iCademy Global, 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464

Once we receive the application and payment, there is usually about a 14 school day turnaround for your information to be processed at Bittersweet and passes to be issued so please plan ahead. =)

Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”

WITH SKI CLUB PASSES ($27 each pass – every skier must have one to receive the discounts.)

Adult (anyone not still in high school)

  • $31 lift ticket
  • $31 Rentals
  • $10 helmet

Student (7 years old and older)

  • $27 lift ticket
  • $27 rentals
  • $10 helmet rental 
  • + 2 FREE Lessons or NASTAR run 







Inclement Weather Notices – NO “SNOW DAYS” FOR ICADEMY STUDENTS =)

Wintery weather is just around the corner – ick!

One of the great things about iCademy is that no matter the weather, our students can KEEP ON LEARNING FROM HOME! Live lessons will continue and teachers will be available, as normal, on those days where the weather outside is frightful and our campus is closed!

If you are a student who comes to campus for Re:Fuel or the Elementary Hybrid Program on Tuesdays/Thursdays and the weather looks iffy, you will want to make sure to check if we are open before making the trek to campus. Our physical location in Zeeland will always follow Zeeland Public Schools weather delays and closings. If there is an AM delay, campus will be open beginning at 11:00am, instead of 9:00am. Again, all regularly scheduled learning will ALWAYS continue from home – – including assignment due dates and live lessons, no matter the weather!

You can find out if Homestead Campus is closed or delayed through the following methods:

  • iCademy Parent Facebook Page (join this if you haven’t already =)
  • Check your email inbox for an email from Leisa Lobbezoo
  • Check WZZM 13
  • Check WOOD TV8

Follow Us on Facebook

Feel free to join us at our public page iCademy Global as well as our iCademy Parent Group Page.

I Have a Tech Problem – What Do I Do?

Please direct all of your technology issues to our technology coordinator, Ms. Robyn at robyn.parks@icademyglobal.org

and she will be happy to help you as quickly as she can.

iCademy School Calendar for 2021-2022 School Year

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