November 5, 2021

Nov 5, 2021Newsletter


Project Night Lights – Join Us On Wednesday!

Please consider joining iCademy students, families, and staff next Wednesday night, November 10th at 8:15pm at Helen DeVos Children’s hospital!

We are going to join the GRPD, GRFD, doctors, nurses, and community members as they say “Good Night” to all of the kiddos in the hospital by flashing their flashlights from the ground up to the kids’ rooms. For kiddos spending a little or a lot of time at the hospital, this event is something they really look forward to each month! 

PROJECT NIGHT LIGHTS happens at 8:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Please show up around 8-8:15pm to help us chalk the sidewalk and create signs for the kiddos. Don’t forget to dress WARM and bring your flashlight and/or glowsticks. Feel free to bring your own signs as well! 

iCademy will be meeting on the sidewalk (see attached map) in front of the Van Andel Institute (there is some on-street parking as well). 333 Bostwick Avenue, Grand Rapids is the address. Just to the north of Crescent Park and directly to the west of the hospital.

So we know who to watch for, please SIGN UP HERE IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND.

Angel Tree – Last Call For Family Requests For Assistance

If you are an Innocademy Zeeland, Innocademy Allegan, iCademy Global, Precademy or Las Huellas family and you need help with food/gas/clothes/gifts/etc. OR if you know of an IES family in need, please reach out to Deedee DeFrell at ddefrell@gmail.com by Friday, November 5th and she will send you a form to collect your information.

All names will be kept confidential.

Calling all iCademy Families – Grand Rapids Public Museum Field Trip – Friday, November 12th!

On Friday, November 12th we are excited to be heading to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to participate in their annual “Anishinabe Cultural Day”. The event is free, but if students want to purchase lunch onsite at the Museum Cafe’, they will need to bring money with them. We will leave from Homestead Campus promptly at 10 AM, and will return at 2 PM.

We will be learning first-hand about Native American regalia, dance, and music, as well as the the rich history of local Native American cultures. We will be witness to authentic dancing and drumming sessions along with traditional story-telling, demonstrations, and interactive stations hosted by Native American Community organizations including pottery, basket, bowl making, and corn husk dolls. We will also experience the Museum’s exhibits, Anishinabek: The People of this Place. This exhibition highlights the Odawa, Potawatomi and Ojibwe people of West Michigan and provides an understanding of the Native American culture through rare artifacts and displays.

Please join us by clicking on this link to RSVP

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 







5th – 8th Grade Girls – Basketball Opportunity

If you live locally, are a girl in grades 5th-8th below you will find information on girls basketball.

If interested, please use the link below and sign up under the team name Corpus Christi. 

Please note the following dates for girls basketball: Monday, December 6: Deadline to submit girls basketball teams. A minimum of seven players is needed to register a team. Monday, January 3: Girls basketball practices may begin (start of winter II season). Saturday, January 15: Girls basketball regular season begins. Saturday, March 5: Girls basketball postseason tournament finals.

If participating in the season you have to have a signed physical turned in to practice and compete per MHSAA rules. A copy of the physical form is attached. There is also a $60 participation fee that can be turned into Corpus Christi. 


Covid-19 Vaccination Information/Clinics for Students Ages 5-11yrs old


Stewardship Opportunities – How Can You Help?

We are excited to consider ways we can be good stewards of our time and talents, here at iCademy Global! 

For this month, please consider joining us at Project Night Lights Wednesday, November 10th at 8:30. Watch for a sign up coming out this week!

If Wednesday night doesn’t work for your family, consider one of the following ways to care for others during the remainder of the semester.  

These ideas appeal to shoppers, gift-givers, smile spreaders, artists, hard workers, and more. We would love to hear about the ways you choose to help others in your community. 

Let’s celebrate and encourage one another here: Stewardship Sharing 


Angel Tree Gift Donations

As Innocademy and iCademy families, we are able to give to the families within our IES community who are experiencing economic difficulties. Thank you for embodying the spirit of the holidays by investing in the lives of the people around us. We are so grateful for you and this community with all its support! Even the smallest contribution can be a significant blessing.  Stay tuned for the donation sign-up coming very soon.

For now please consider donating wrapping supplies (wrapping paper, tape, boxes) and bringing them to Homestead Campus so we are ready to prepare all of the donations for delivery.  

Kids’ Food Basket Bag Decorating: 

Feeling creative and ready to share your artistic talents? 

Looking for other ways to help at your local food basket? 

Yard Work Help: 

Outdoor work can be a burden to many, why not dress in some layers and help a neighbor with their fall leaf clean up? 

Please Sign Up Here:


West Michigan Ice Dogs located in Holland  is having a “Try Hockey for Free Event” on Saturday November 6th .


November Lunch Menu

Is Your Student Sick? Should They Come To Campus? Please Follow This Flowchart

You can also use this super helpful INTERACTIVE FLOWCHART, if you prefer

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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