Indianola Informal K-8 PTO

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Indianola Informal!

Summer Update

June 23, 2022

2022-23 School Calendar

Important Dates


June 29
2022-23 PTO Budget Meeting

August 21
Kindergarten/First Grade Playdate, 6-7pm
Informal gathering on the Calumet (grassy) playground to meet teachers and new friends

August 22
Parent Information Night, 5-7pm

August 24
First Day of School

August 24-26
Kindergarten Staggered Start, 9-12am
They will only attend one morning according to their last name. Your child can ride an assigned bus to school but must be picked up in person at noon.
Last Name A-G: Wednesday, August 24th
Last Name H-M: Thursday, August 25th
Last Name N-Z: Friday, August 26th

August 29
Kindergarten students start full day school.

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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