Indianola Informal K-8 PTO

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Indianola Informal!

Read-a-Thon 2023

The 2023 Indianola Informal Read-A-Thon is Feb. 20 through March 3! This annual PTO fundraiser promotes reading and raises money to support our school.

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!

Important Dates

December 8

Cindy's class ravine walk

December 14

4th-8th Choir concert 7 pm

December 14

Brian & Abby’s classes to Spruce Run

December 14

Hope & Theresa’s classes to Columbus Museum of Art

December 15

7th/8th Band, Strings, & Choir concert 7pm

December 15 & 16

Jared’s classes ravine walk

December 20

Pajama Day

December 20

30 Minute early release

December 21- January 3

No School - Winter Break

January 10

2023 Carnival Kick Off Meeting! 7-8:30p, Studio 35 (Upstairs)

January 12

4th-6th Instrumental Concert 7pm

January 16-18

No School (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Staff PD, and Records Day)

May 23-27

8th grade trip to Williamsburg, Virginia

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. 

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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 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.

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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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