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PTO News - Middle School Dance, No School Tuesday & More...


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Middle School Dance

The middle school dance will be on the evening of November 1st! Please use the signup link below to volunteer your time as a chaperone.
** If you have a MS student who previously attended Indy, they can attend the dance on November 1st! Please complete the attached form and submit to Ms. Koeth by Today, October 30th! Please note, CGA students whose home school is Indy can attend without the form.

No School Tues? What to do?

1. Visit an art gallery for free: Cultural Arts Center is always free and open 9-4 Tuesday through Friday. Wexner Center for the Arts has memberships that can be checked out from the Whetstone, Martin Luther King, Northside, and Main library branches.
2. The Ohio History Center has memberships that can be checked out from Karl Road, Linden, Northern Lights and Northside branches.
3. Travel through Historic Dublin to 11 different businesses to find tiny magical fairy doors. Fill in your "passport" to get a free t-shirt then head home to write stories about the mysterious inhabitants.
4.  Visit the Orton Geological Museum which is open Monday through Friday 8-4 or the Nature Center at Highbanks Metro Park
5. Visit your neighborhood community recreation center or splash at open swim at the Columbus Aquatics Center from noon to 4:30.
Important Dates
11/1    Fall Parade and Class Parties 2 pm
11/1    Middle School Fall Dance
11/5    No School, staff professional development
11/6    PTO Meeting 6:30 pm in the library, childcare provided
11/8    Second Cup of Coffee 9 am in the art room
11/12&14 Conferences 4-7:30 PM
11/13  90 min early release
       staff professional development
11/26  Student Flu Shots, Required form
11/27-29  Thanksgiving Break

Snuggle Up with a Good Book

Whether you read aloud to your children or they read to you, it's always great to have a list of recommended books to help you choose.

One site, The Best Children's Books, allows you to view lists of books by guided reading levels. So all students, even kindergartners can find "just right books" to practice at home.

Search for award winning books in the online library catalog or visit School Library Journal for a discussion of new books recommended for this years' awards. These suggestions include chapter books and picture books that are great for all students and represent many new diverse books and authors.

New Spirit Wear!

Order your new Spirit Wear      All sizes are $10 per shirt! Taking orders through November 15! 

Absent? OR . . .
Planning a Trip?

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. 
**Traveling out of town requires prior approval by the principal in order to be considered excused. Please complete this form and submit to the office a week before the travel (must indicate travel destination).

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

Clothing Assistance

Outfitting students in grades K-12 with clothes that fit and are appropriate for Ohio weather is the heart of  Charity Newsies. The children they serve are enrolled in public, private, charter and vocational schools-students from more than 400 schools in Franklin County are helped each year by them.

The majority of students are given a warm winter jacket, pants, shirts, undergarments, socks, hat, and gloves .  See the site above for applying at the Charity Newsies headquarters Monday-Friday 9 am - 12:30 pm until December 9.
Children's Hospital offers Health Clinics in your neighborhood!

Library Resources
All Columbus Metropolitan Library locations have Homework Help Centers and provide what students need to succeed in school:
  • Friendly staff and volunteers to help
  • Welcoming spaces to study and learn
  • Computers and printers
  • School supplies
  • Resource books
Help your student be a better reader.
All locations also have a Reading Buddies program.
  • Who: Students in Kindergarten through Grade 3
  • What: One-on-one reading practice with library staff or volunteers
  • Why: To help students with reading skills so they can be successful in school
The program supports Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

BalletMet Soar on Saturdays

Soar on Saturdays is a dance access program aimed to give young students (ages 8-12) the opportunity to explore movement over the course of a free six-week dance class.

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