Don’t forget about the Skate Party May 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Skatezone 71. Admission is $3, and skate rental an additional $3. These parties are always a lot of fun, and they raise money for Indinanola.
Join us for the next IEP Support Group meeting Thursday, May 23, at 1:00 pm in the parent room (at the back of the auditorium). Kerry Metzker, the Columbus City Schools Special Education Coordinator assigned to Indianola, will join us to answer questions. If you have questions or would like to be added to the e-mail group, contact Catherine Bird ([email protected]).
The Carnival wrap-up meeting will take place in the library on Thursday, May 23, at 7:00 pm. Organizers will report on what went right and what went wrong at the Carnival, and offer suggestions for next year’s event. (See the Carnival post for some great pictures.)
Join us for the drum out on May 30 at 3:10! The drum-out is an Indianola tradition. Students exit the building as a class to the sound of drums played by middle school students and staff. This is their “completion ceremony” whereby they move on to the next grade. Eighth graders exit last and this is a special (and bittersweet) tradition each year.
The CCS parent survey you receive each year has been redesigned. Based on parent feedback from previous surveys, the district has been looking for a survey tool that was more research -based, one that would provide more meaningful data on parent engagement for decision making. The new survey is one that has been used by over 200 other school districts and it has provided quality responses. Please take the time to fill it out. The school will distribute the survey to families. You may also fill out the survey online until June 15. Click here to see the online survey.
A message from Mrs. West: Dear Indianola Family, My name is Leah West and I have been the speech/language therapist at Indianola Alternative K-8 for three years. As with every profession, change is inevitable. Technology has become very important in educating our students. In the field of Speech and Language Pathology, IPADS are being used to support the learning of students with speech and or language disorders. To this end, I am trying to purchase an IPAD through the website DonorsChoice.org. This website can be used to obtain necessary materials that will benefit teachers, students, etc. through monetary donations from supporters. Please take a few minutes to view my page. It is my desire to begin the 2013-2014 school year with one more tool that will help me to engage, motivate and ultimately teach our students who have communication disabilities. Thank You. Sincerely,
Mrs. West, M. Ed. C. C. C.
Speaking of technology, do you have an old computer lying around? We have several students that could benefit from having a computer in their home. If you have one you’d like to donate, please contact our school counselor, Mary Whitehead, at [email protected]
Because it has been so popular, Frederick’s Bookstore needs more books! If you didn’t already donate your unwanted books for the Carnival, please bring them in now. Frederick’s Bookstore opened last week, and will continue selling and trading books on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 – 1:30 for the remainder of the school year. Kids can buy books for 50¢ apiece, or trade for used books from home.
Save Box Tops This Summer! The Indianola PTO has earned over $700 this year from Box Tops for Education! Summer is a perfect time for your kids to start collecting Box Tops for the school. Go online to www.btfe.com for a complete list of eligible products. to learn about bonus Box Tops, and more. Then have your child decorate a Kleenex box (don’t forget the Box Top on it!) or an envelope and collect Box Tops all summer long! At the beginning of the school year, we will tally our summer Box Top collection and see how much we have earned!
Dates to Remember:
May 22 – Skate party at Skatezone 71, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
May 23 – IEP Support Group meeting, 1:00 pm
May 23 – Carnival wrap-up meeting, 7:00 pm
May 30 – Last Day of school, Drum out ceremony starts at 3:10