Indianola Informal K-8 PTO
Penny Wars 2023
Check under the couch cushions! Look in your coat pockets!
It's time for PENNY WARS!!!
Last year you raised $6,773, and thanks to your generosity, our shade structure is well underway. 2nd & 3rd won last year, but it's anyone's game for 2023!
The rules are simple:
Bills, Pennies and non silver-colored coins (newer dollar coins) are Positive points
Silver-colored coins are Negative points
Add Positive points to your grade, sabotage other grades with Negative points
The grade with the highest total points at the end of school on October 6th wins a fabulous Grand Prize (keep year ears open for an announcement!)
Shade Structure Update
Last year, we kicked off a fundraising bonanza called Penny Wars, and it was a blast! Thanks to all the awesome folks who chipped in, we've got something special brewing on the playground.
Picture this: Ohio's sun, while lovely, can get pretty intense. That's where our shiny new shade structure comes in. It's like the cool, shady hangout spot we all wished for.
Now, here's where you come in. We're still fundraising to make this shade structure the coolest thing ever. Your donations make a big difference. Seriously, every bit counts!
This project shows how our school community comes together to make things happen. Construction is already in full swing, and we're super pumped about the cozy, shaded space it's going to provide.
We'd love for you to be part of this awesome journey by contributing to our fundraising efforts. Big or small, your donation rocks!
Ready to join the fun and help make our playground amazing?
Penny Wars begin!
Open House, 5-7p
PTO General Meeting
Last day of Penny Wars
Wellness Week starts
School Skate Party
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.
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.