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Second Cup of Coffee THIS Friday!

This Friday, November 8 from 9-10 AM in the art room (Rm 19) you are invited to have a Second Cup of Coffee! This forum is a great way for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to meet one another, share resources, and provide feedback to improve the school community. 

Though school-age children will remain in their classes during this time, younger siblings are welcome to come along with you. Second Cup of Coffee is held monthly on the second Friday.

Show Some Love: Teacher/Staff Dinner for Conference Night

Parent/teacher conferences for grades K/1 and 4-8 are next week. To help support our teachers, please contribute to a potluck meal, Tuesday the 12th.
For more information, see the link here.
Important Dates
11/6    TONIGHT!! PTO Meeting 6:30 pm in the library, childcare provided
11/8    Second Cup of Coffee 9 am in the art room
11/8    Talent Show Auditions after school
11/12&14 Conferences 4-7:30 PM
11/13  90 min early release
       staff professional development
11/15  Last Day for Spirit Wear Orders
11/26  Student Flu Shots, Required form
11/27-29  Thanksgiving Break

Talent Show Auditions

Grades 5-8 are invited to Talent Show auditions THIS Friday, Nov 8 after school in Ruth's room. Come ready with any music or props needed to show your stuff! Arrange for a ride home by 5 PM.

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