Indianola Informal K-8 PTO

 Welcome to
Indianola Informal!

Carnival Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to help with everything from setting up and taking down booths to supervising games and activities. You don't need any special skills or experience to volunteer – just a willingness to help out and have fun!

Want to volunteer but need to stay with your kindergartner? We've got you covered! Look for games & activities that say Young children can volunteer with a parent (or grandparent/caregiver). 

Check out all of the fun options at the links below!

Carnival ticket presales now closed

The Annual Indianola Informal Carnival is Friday May 12th – Rain or Shine!

2023 Indianola Carnival T-Shirt orders now closed

T-Shirts will be available for pick-up Thursday, May 11th from 3-4pm by the front doors of the school or at the main ticket booth during Carnival on Friday, May 12th

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!

Important Dates

April 19  

Grades 3-8 OST ELA Part One

April 20  

Grades 3-8 OST ELA Part Two

April 25  

Grades 3-8 OST Math Part One

April 26  

Grades 3-8 OST Math Part Two

April 26  

7th/8th Band/Strings/Choir Concert - 7:00pm

April 28  

Middle School Spring Dance

April 29  

7th/8th Band/Strings/Choir to Trills & Thrills (Kings Island)

May 1-3  

7th Grade Camp

May 1-5  

Staff Appreciation Week

May 2  

5th and 8th Grade OST Science Part One

May 3  

5th and 8th Grade OST Science Part Two

May 3  

PTO Meeting - 6:30pm

May 4  

Skate Party

May 12


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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