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PTO News - Family Reading night, Read-A-Thon and more!


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*Rescheduled* Family Reading Night

To encourage greater participation, the Family Reading Night has been rescheduled to coincide with the conference night on Thursday, January 31! All families will gain valuable reading resources and will have the option to shop opening night of the 2019 Indianola Book Fair.

Let's celebrate! Reading is my superpower!

Reading is My Superpower!

Keep tracking your READING minutes! Indianola students: return your ORANGE Goal Card for Week 1 this Friday (make sure you write your reading goal and minutes read)! Students who return goal cards will be entered into a prize drawing which will be announced Monday morning.

Also, share about your favorite book by dressing as a beloved book character, this Friday, January 25!
Important Dates

1/25    Dress as Your Favorite Book Character
Read-a-thon: Turn in orange goal card for week 1
1/25     Report Cards go home
Next Week:
1/31   *Rescheduled* Family Reading Night 5:30-7 pm
1/31     Conferences 4-7:30
2/1       Read My Shirt Day
Read-a-thon: Turn in orange goal card for week 2
Plan Ahead
2/5      Conferences 4-7:30
2/8      Spirit Day - Wear Purple
Read-a-thon: Turn in Pledge Money
2/13   90 minute early release
2/18   No School - conference comp day
3/25   No School - Records Day
5/10   Indianola Carnival 
(always the second Friday in May)
January Lunch Menu

Saturday Super Reader Academy

POWER UP your 2nd or 3rd Grade Reader by signing them up for the Saturday Super Reader Academy. This free academy has been super-charged with more locations, more seats, more intervention time, and more support to help more of our students meet and exceed the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
Every Saturday from January 26 - March 16 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon.
Transportation and food will be provided.

Feedback Needed!
Indianola Family Survey

Helping students do their best in school requires a
team effort. Families, students, and schools all play important roles in this process. To help all of us learn how to make your child's schooling experience as positive and beneficial as possible, please give us your honest, thoughtful responses as you 
complete this survey 
Because different children often have different experiences in the same school, if you have more than one child in school, we would like you to focus on the experience of just one child in a particular school. Please take this survey about your oldest child who attends Indianola.
This feedback is valuable in planning future events and activities for our families as well as reflecting on our procedures as a school community. 
We appreciate your help!

Community Resources

STEM Summer Camp Expo
View camp demonstrations and register on January 26, 2019 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at PAST Innovation Lab 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43212
Libraries Offer Temporary Passes to Franklin Park Conservatory
Columbus Metropolitan Library card holders can now check out free temporary memberships to the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Launched in early July, the new initiative is a pilot program the conservatory is testing at two library branches: Martin Luther King at 1600 E. Long St., and Shepard at 850 N. Nelson Road.  The pass allows admission for two adults and up to six children and expires after two days. Photo identification and a library card must be shown at the library desk for in-person checkout.

Columbus Metropolitan Library: Reading Buddies
Help your student be a better reader.
All locations have a Reading Buddies program.
Columbus Metropolitan Library: Homework Help Centers
All locations have Homework Help Centers and provide what students need to succeed in school:
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

Bucks On Us
Enjoy free parking and free admission to select Ohio State sporting events:  men's and women's swimming/diving and soccer, women's  ice hockey, fencing, and more.
***OSU Spring Break Camp***
Register now for spring break camp at OSU through recreational sports. Cost is $38 per day. Register here, click on "Community Porgrams", filter list by selecting Spring 2019 and Youth and Family for the category.

Whetstone High School

**Rescheduled** Tuesday, January 29: "Brave the Future" at Whetstone High School, 5:45pm-8:00pm. Come and learn all that WHS has to offer. Walk ins the night of the event are welcome! But to be entered in a drawing for WHS spirit wear, pre-register by going to and searching "Brave the Future"!!
Register NOW for your child's free dental care!
 Call 614-688-3763
Indianola Informal K-8 School
251 E. Weber Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202