Indianola Informal K-8 PTO

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Indianola Informal!

Picture Day!

Smile! 😊📸

Picture day was Thursday, October 5th! Paper order forms should have come home already, but if yours is misplaced or didn't make it, you can also order online.

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?

Volunteer Opportunities

Potluck dinner for teachers during conferences Nov. 14
Let's show the teachers and staff how much we appreciate all their hard work and care for our children with a tasty dinner during the second night of conferences. 

Middle School Dance Nov. 3

The Spring Middle School Dance (6-8th grade) is coming up on Nov 3 from 7PM-9PM. There are a lot of ways you can help. We need adults to sell tickets during lunch, decoration and food donations, chaperones to help out for two 30-minute shifts during the dance, take tickets, sell candy, and hand out food. 

We really need adults to help make this dance a safe, fun and memorable experience for our kids. Please use this sign up link to let us know how you plan to help. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Kittleson ( 

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

October 6
Last day of Penny Wars

October 16
Wellness Week starts

October 19
School Skate Party

October 20
No School

October 25
No School

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