Indianola Informal K-8 PTO

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Indianola Informal!

Spirit Wear (Totes are now available!)

Time for fall spirit wear!

Some of you already had a sneak preview of our tie-dye t-shirts in kids' sizes at the Ice Cream Social- now they are available for pre-order in youth and adult sizes, as well as a cozy sweatshirt and tote bags! The deadline for ordering is October 19, with pickup at the school a week or two later (watch your email for dates!)

Support Indy with your own Pizza Party!

Help Indianola Informal! Eat Yummy Pizza!

The Friends of Indianola PTO are hosting a pizza sale! Purchase a make-your-own pizza kit and support your school. Each pizza kit includes all of the ingredients and instructions you need to make 2 cheese pizzas. Only $15!

These pizzas will be available for pickup at Parent Teacher Conferences on November 10th and 15th and make perfect quick fun and easy meals for conferences, parties, football watching, or any other time.

Customize your pizza at home, post your creation on social media and win a $25 gift card from Auddino's!

Important Dates

September 15 - October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10-28
Panorama Survey Window

October 17
Volleyball and soccer at Ridgeview, 4:30pm

October 19
Soccer at Woodward Park, Volleyball at Home, 4:30pm

October 19
2nd & 3rd grade parent Zoom: Third Grade Reading Guarantee, 6-7pm

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October 20
Wear purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day 2022 to show support for LGBTQ youth and stand against bullying.

October 21
No School, Professional Development Day

October 24
Volleyball and soccer at Dominion, 4:30pm

October 24

October 24
K/1 field trip to the pumpkin patch

October 25
Last day of first quarter

October 26
No School, Records Day

October 27
K/1 field trip to Columbus Symphony

October 28
PTO sponsored Middle School Dance
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October 31
K5 Costume Parade and class parties, MS staff vs. student volleyball game, bring a canned food item

October 31 - November 4
Third Grade
Ohio State Testing in Reading (exact days TBD)

Native American & Native Alaskan Heritage Month

November 1-2
Signs of Suicide with 6th grade (details to be shared with parents beforehand)

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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