Indianola Informal K-8 PTO

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Indianola Informal!

May Update

May 15, 2022

More Community Fun!

Donate Used Instruments to our Music Program!

Got a drum collecting dust? A clarinet in the closet? Donate your used instruments at the Indianola Instrument Drive on May 22nd from 11:30am-1:30pm! Reach out to family and friends to donate and support Indianola students and their musical endeavors. See the flyer below for more details:

Volunteer Opportunity!

Did you have a blast at Carnival? Looking for more ways to support Indianola?

Sign up for a shift at the Frozen Drinks Booth at the Arts Festival, on June 11th.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca8a92fa1fa7-columbus

May 13, 2022

It's Carnival Time!

Make your plan for Carnival fun! We can't wait to see everyone from 4:30pm-9pm tonight, Friday, May 13, 2022!

Help to make the Carnival a success!


Our carnival is May 13 this year! In addition to being lots of outdoor fun, it is Indy's biggest fundraiser. We are looking for volunteers to help with everything from logistics and set up, to games and concessions.


There are two new opportunities for volunteering this year. First, Ms. Jodie, who has been teaching our children drama, will be offering improv and drama activities. Second, instead of having a dunk tank, we will be having a paint splatter activity. If you are willing to get covered in washable paint, wear some ratty clothes and spend a half-hour as an artistic target.

Important Dates


May 2-6
Staff Appreciation Week

May 4
PTO General Meeting, 6:30-8pm, Indianola Informal Library & Virtual

May 13
Carnival, 4-9pm, Indianola Informal

May 22
Instrument Drive, 11:30am-1:30pm, Indianola Informal

June 2
Drum Out & Last Day of School

June 11
Arts Fest Volunteer Booth

June 18
Clintonville 5K

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.

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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.

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Our Accomplishments

In 2020-2021 the PTO raised over $14,000 and had expenditures of just over $9,000. 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, creation of a school song with the Dick and Jane Project, field trips, and teacher appreciation activities, to name just a few.

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Our History

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.

The History of Indianola Informal by Andrew Staley

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