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PTO News: Open House, Picture Day Retakes and more...

PH: (614) 365-5579 | FAX: (614) 365-8324
Important Dates
9/27    Open House 6-8 pm

Plan Ahead:
10/3    Picture Retakes
10/9-10/10  7th Grade Stone Lab Trip
10/10   Professional Development, Early Release at 2pm
10/16   Roots and Wings Mural Kickoff, 6 pm in the auditorium
10/19   No School  - Professional Development
10/24   No School  - Records Day
October Lunch Menu

PTO Meeting Next Wednesday
Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm in the school library. Childcare will be provided for this meeting. The PTO meets the first Wednesday of each month and everyone in the school community is encouraged to attend!

September Meeting Minutes

Open House Tomorrow!

Open house is a great chance for all families to engage with the learning that has taken place so far this school year. Students are excited to show you how they are growing as artists and authors and much more! 

This is also a great time to connect with other families and learn the names of your child's classmates. As always, be patient while parking and courteous to our neighbors.

Have a conflict, but want to come in for a tour? Email Family Ambassador, Tricia Porostosky, to set up a tour that works for you (please note, classroom teachers may not be available during tour time).

  Picture Retakes: Wednesday, Oct. 3rd
Was your child absent on picture day? Retakes will be NEXT Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. To order pictures online go to and use the code 32644QA for Indianola. Please do not send any envelope if you order online.

Box Top Competition Continues

Bring in your box tops and fill up other class bins! Yes, that's right, the class with the LEAST box tops win!  

Tubs will be counted in November and the class with the fewest box tops will vote on their prize!  Prize options will be announced by your teachers soon!

Absent? Tardy? Email!

Please send an email right away to when your student is going to be absent.  If the student's absence or late arrival is due to a doctor, dental, or court appointment, PLEASE get a written excuse from the office you are visiting. Picking up a child early without a valid reason will be counted as unexcused. 

Please email documentation to Denise (see above) or fax to 614-365-8324. Thank you for your cooperation!

Community Resources

Columbus Open Studio and Stage
Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) is a two-day event this weekend Sept 29 & 30 that provides an opportunity to visit Columbus artists in their studios through a self-guided tour and to attend scheduled tours behind-the-scenes at Columbus' performing arts venues. Each map (ticket) is $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Registration is required for stage tours. Indianola parents April Sunami and Pilgrim Heidi Kambitsch will open their studios for this event.

Transit Arts 

FREE workshops for students in the areas of visual arts, hip hop dance (starting at age 5), and poetry. Transit Arts also provides open mic nights, info can be found at 

Kids' Robotics Workshop
This Saturday, Sept 29 at the Microsoft Store Easton 10:30 am and again at 11 am
This free 30 minute workshop gives students 8 and up an intro to basic robotics and coding using the Ohbot robot. Students create code using the Ohbot app for Windows 10 to make the robot speak.
The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every Camp participant under 17 years of age must sign a Participation Agreement upon arrival and remain in Microsoft Store for the duration of the event. No experience with coding, robotics or Ohbot is required.
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
This Sunday is CXC Kids Day for Cartoon Crossroads. At the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, it will be an amazing day to hear from and meet some amazing creators!
Learn more about CXC Kids Day and all the events happening this week in Columbus, the Cartoon Crossroads, at

Earn Funds for our School!

Register your rewards cards and clip Box Tops to earn funds for our school every time you shop!  Enrolling will NOT impact your fuel or store rewards in any way. This is an easy way to support Indianola and provides our school with several thousand dollars each year. 
Kroger Community Rewards
Go to or call 1-800-576-4377 for more information.

1.    Sign in to or create an account.
2.    Go to the Community Rewards page in the Community menu, then click on "View Your Rewards Details."
3.   Enter Indianola's Organization Number (90115) or Organization Name (Friends of Indianola Informal School, Inc.)
4.    Click "Save" and you're done! Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register also.


Giant Eagle Apples for the Students
Go to or call 1-800-553-2324 for more information.  New this year - Giant Eagle now provides our school with quarterly cash rewards!

1.    Sign in to or create an account.
2.    Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® online.
3.    Visit the My School Programs page and enter Indianola's school code (4403) or search for Indianola Alternative K-8.
4.    You're done! Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register also.

Indianola Informal K-8 School
251 E. Weber Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202