Indianola Informal K-8 PTO
Indoor Recess Activity Drive
Give the gift of indoor recess activities this holiday season!
Friends of Indianola PTO assembled an Amazon wish list based on requests from Indy teachers for games and other activities to do during indoor recess.
Visit our Amazon Wishlist to order and have it shipped directly to the school. (You'll have the option to select the PTO registry address when choosing shipping address.)
The PTO will purchase items on the list not purchased by parents before break is over.
5th Grade Families: Free COSI Memberships available!
Thanks to the generosity of the Robert Weiler Company, COSI is proud to offer a complimentary one-year COSI Membership to Columbus City Schools 5th Grade Students and their families.
You’re invited to give your family the gift of science learning with year-round visits to COSI. It’s simple!
2023 Carnival Kick Off Meeting - January 10th
Last year we had a very successful carnival and that wouldn’t have been possible without all of the help from our Carnival Committee, our volunteers, and our sponsors. We want this year to be just as successful but we need your continued help.
If interested in volunteering again for the Carnival Committee or if you just want to learn more about the needs for 2023 please attend our first meeting held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 7:00-8:30pm at Studio 35 (upstairs).
You are welcome to invite your fellow Indianola friends and family to join us!
December 15 & 16
December 21- January 3
September 9, 2022
Updated 2022-23 School Calendar
About Indianola Informal
Indianola Informal is a K-8 public school located in Columbus, Ohio. Our school is a lottery school and part of the Columbus City Schools. We offer a unique informal program in which teachers plan integrated units using Columbus City Schools’ curriculum and children’s interests to build authentic learning experiences.
About the Friends of Indianola PTO
Friends of Indianola PTO is a volunteer organization made up of families, teachers and staff of our school. Our mission is to support the education of the children at Indianola Informal K-8 by fostering relationships among the school, parents, and teachers. Through donations and fundraising efforts, we are also able to enhance educational opportunities for our students and provide our school with support for materials and enrichment not otherwise included in the school budget.
In 2021-2022 PTO had expenditures of just over $35,000 and brought in $55,000. This money came from various fundraisers and donations including the Virtual Carnival & Silent Auction, Read-A-Thon, Kroger Community Rewards, Box Tops for Education, Amazon Smile, Facebook Fundraisers, and other funds accumulated over the past few years. In the past the PTO has been able to provide Chromebooks for multiple grade levels, chess club for grades 2-8, OSU theater performances, drums for Elementary Music, field trips, and teacher appreciation activities, to name just a few.
Indianola Informal has a rich history dating back to 1975 with the opening of a new school dedicated to informal education. Check out the video below to learn more about the history of our school.