Skate Party and Box Tops

 

Important Dates
 10/24   School Skate Party, Skate Zone 71, 6:00-8:30pm
10/25   Records Day, No School
10/30   Wellness Week Begins
10/31   Costume Parade and Class Parties 2:00 pm
11/7     Professional Development Day, No School
11/10   Report Cards Go Home
11/16 & 20  Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7:30
12/1     Student Flu Clinic
 

Lunch Menu
Food Services Site

 

Professional Development
Due to a professional development day and records day there will be no school WEDNESDAY, Oct 25 and Tuesday, November 7.

 

Tuesday, October 24: Skate Party at Skate Zone 71
Get ready for a fun-filled evening with Indianola families! Tuesday, October 24th from 6-8:30 pm will be our Skate Party Fundraiser at Skate Zone 71 near Morse Rd and I-71. Admission is $3.00 and skate rental is additional: $3.00 for roller, $4.00 for inline. Young and old, lace up those skates and get moving as we celebrate our community with a fun way to exercise!  A portion of all admissions will come back to Indianola to fund other PTO events and activities. Remember, parents, there is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, October 25th, so this is a perfect night for skating!

 

Don’t Wait!
Bring In Box Tops NOW
Let’s flood the school with Box Tops on THURSDAY, October 26. Please bring your Box Tops for Education to the school office and drop them in the designated container, or send them in with your child. Box Top funds go toward providing support for our teachers and enriching our kids’ education.

 

Kids Create Digital Books
storyjumper.com is a resource for creating digital story books. Many of our children already enjoy writing and illustrating original stories. This tool gives them the opportunity to create digital versions to share with family and friends. Help your child upload family photos and create a story about a recent vacation. Young children can use online pictures or original artwork to create an alphabet book or a word-less picture book. Parents should also be aware that it is free to sign up and there aren’t any outside ads on the site, though it encourages publishing stories at a specific price (again no purchase necessary to create online books).

 

Wellness Week Needs YOU!

Wellness Week will be the last week of October and we need YOUR help to make it happen.  The week will include fun and educational activities for students on social, emotional, intellectual and physical wellness.
There are volunteer opportunities both before the school day starts, mid-morning, during lunch/recess hours, and at the end of the school day.  You can play a game during recess, pass out food samples, or stamp cards during Mileage Club.
Please sign up here: http://bit.do/wellnessweek17 If you have questions, contact Jennifer Young

School Directory
New school year, new teachers, new directory!!
Please sign up for the 2017-2018 School Directory. It only takes a couple minutes, and you can fill it in from your phone. Thanks!
PTO Welcome Letter
Read about all the great activities and events that you can volunteer for this year. Your Indianola PTO welcomes you to participate in decision making and hands-on support. Read more!

 

Community Resources
Columbus Metropolitan Library: Reading Buddies
 
Help your student be a better reader.
All locations have a Reading Buddies program.
  • Students in Kindergarten through Grade 3
  • One-on-one reading practice with library staff or volunteers
  • To help students with reading skills so they can be successful in school
Columbus Metropolitan Library: Homework Help Centers
All 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

Supply Lists and More

Important Dates

8/20   K/1 Playdate on Indianola playground (Calumet side), 1-2 pm

8/21   Parent Orientation (K/1: 4 pm, 2/3: 5 pm, 4/5: 6 pm, Middle School: 7 pm)

8/23   First Day of School, grades 1-8; Parent Breakfast 9 am

8/24   Half of Kindergarten attends (info will be mailed); Parent Breakfast 9 am

8/25   Half of Kindergarten attends; Parent Breakfast 9 am

8/28   All Kindergarteners begin regular attendance

9/4   Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

9/6   PTO meeting, 6:30 pm in school library

9/8   PTO sponsored Ice Cream Social, 6:00-7:30 pm


Sales Tax Holiday

Good News!

From NOW until August 6th, the state of Ohio will have a Sales Tax Holiday that will exempt certain items from sales and use tax. This is a great time to get back-to-school items.

The items that are exempt from tax:

* Clothing priced at $75 per item or less

* School supplies priced at $20 per item or less

* School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less

(Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.)

If you have any questions regarding this information, please visit the Holiday Sales Tax FAQ.


School Supply Lists

Indianola school supply lists can be found on our school’s district website http://indianolainformales.ccsoh.us/.

Middle School students should also purchase one simple sketchbook for art class and a pack of black sharpies!


Support for Families

School Supplies Assistance

Hands on Central Ohio has a list of school supplies giveaway events starting as early as Aug 11. Please read details for each event carefully as some have specific income requirements or zip code restrictions. Children are often required to attend in order to receive supplies.

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, gloves and a shoe voucher for Payless. See this schedule for applying at a library near you.