Indianola Informal K-8 PTO

 Welcome to
Indianola Informal!

Carnival Volunteers Needed

In addition to being an ABSOLUTE BLAST, Carnival is Indianola's biggest fundraiser of the year. The only way that this amazing event can happen is with everyone’s help. 

Check out the links below for our volunteer opportunities:

Ticket Sales




Green Team

Sports and Obstacles

Silent Auction Staff

Set-Up/Break-Down, Parking, and Logistical Staff



🍉🌽🍕 Concessions 🍿🥤🌭

🎪🏀⛳ Games and Activities 🏈🎭📸

Please note: Due to the nature of this event—a school fundraiser—all ticket sales are final. Games, concessions, and activities are available only while supplies last

Carnival T-Shirts

T-Shirts can be picked up Thursday, May 9 from 3-4 PM by the front doors of the school or at the main ticket booth at the front of the school during Carnival on Friday, May 10

PLEASE NOTE: Supply chain issues could impact the availability of shirt color and size. We will do everything possible to get what you see above in the size you ordered. We appreciate your understanding. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? 

Let us know when you're available through the form below, or click here, and we'll email you opportunities that meet your busy schedule as they arise.

Important Dates

April 27
Trills and Thrills: MS Band Competition at King's Island

August 9, 2022

2023-24 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

251 East Weber Rd Columbus, Ohio 43202 PH: (614) 365-5579 | Fax: (614) 365-8324