10/16 – Seventh Son Harvest Festival Fundraiser, 1:00-6:00 pm
10/26 – NO SCHOOL, Records Day
10/27 – Picture Retakes
10/28 – Fall Parade, 2:00 pm
10/28 – Middle School Dance, 7:00-9:00 pm
11/4 – Talent Show, 7:00-8:00 pm
11/8 – NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day
Safety First: No Glass Containers Please
Our dedicated cafeteria staff ask that students not bring any glass containers to school. With the movement of many bodies in and through the cafeteria, spills and bumps happen. Thank you for leaving glass containers at home.
Frederick’s Bookstore Returns!
Frederick’s Bookstore, an Indianola Tradition, will be opening on Fridays starting October 7th from 8:30-9:30am and 3:00-4:00pm. Fredrick’s is located in the room off the auditorium to the rear. Frederick’s sells gently used books to students for 50 cents or by trading a book from home. We want all children to have books at home to keep and read. We are in need of books – especially chapter books for grades 1-5. You can donate them in the box under the table outside the office. We are also in need of parent volunteers to work on Fridays either in the am or pm time slots. If you are available, please contact Kelly Chellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join In: Parent Support Book Club
We will meet on Tuesday, October 11 from 9:30-10:15 at the Karl Rd. library branch. Our first book is a novel by award-winning author, Sharon Draper, Out of My Mind. Reading these thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a child with cerebral palsy will spark our discussion as we look at how we advocate for our own children’s needs among other topics. There is still time to join and many copies are available through Columbus Metropolitan Libraries (or under $6 through Amazon)! We will discuss the first half of the story on the 11th. Email questions to email@example.com.
Introducing Your New Parent Consultant: Tricia Porostosky
Hello everyone, I’m very excited to be in this role. I’m eager to collaborate with our wonderful staff and parents to find ways to engage families here at school, as well as extend learning at home and in the community. You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a note in my mailbox in the school office, or find me in the library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 14th, due to a Professional Development Day and on Wednesday, October 26th for Records Day.
Welcome from Tiffany Alexander (Part Time Counselor)
Hello! My name is Tiffany Alexander and I am the new part time counselor at Indianola K-8. I am in the building on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am a proud graduate of Bowling Green State University and The Ohio State University. This year, I will be working primarily with Indianola’s K-4 students. I will be teaching lessons on topics such as career exploration, goal setting, making and keeping friends, and overall positive school behaviors. I am also planning to facilitate several counseling groups.
I am very excited to be here at Indy and to meet and get to know all who are a part of the Indy family! I also wanted to make you all aware that Red Ribbon Week is coming up October 23rd – 31st . This week is a great opportunity to talk with your student about the dangers of drug abuse and/or making healthy choices! Again, I am very excited to get to know you all and look forward to a great school year! Please don’t hesitate to reach out by email email@example.com or by phone (614-365-5579) if you need anything.
2016 Indianola Talent Show Auditions
Attention 4th -8th grade students: Auditions for this year’s Talent Show will be held on Thursday, October 13 beginning at 4pm. Your act must be “show ready” with your music on a flash drive to be uploaded at your audition. There will be no ‘in-school’ rehearsals this year. The cast will have one run through prior to the performance on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 pm. All acts must audition – NO EXCEPTIONS. We will be looking for a diverse array of talents; instrumentalists and dancers are especially encouraged to sign up at Room 109. (Auditions will be called in the order of sign-ups.)
Seventh Son Brewing Harvest Festival Fundraiser
Celebrate the fall season at the Seventh Son Brewing Wilderman Release and Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 16 from 1:00-6:00 pm. Enjoy a petting zoo, mask making, pumpkin painting, a pumpkin sale, and more. Food will be available from the Challah Food Truck, and beverages will be available from both Seventh Son and a kid-run lemonade and cider stand. Proceeds from the pumpkin sale and $1 from each drink sold will be donated to Indianola’s PTO to fund other PTO-sponsored events and activities. Volunteers are needed to assist with the lemonade/cider stand, pumpkin painting, and mask making. Please use this link to sign-up on VolunteerSpot: If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Collin Castore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers Needed for Book Club
If you are interested in helping with book club, please contact Tiffany Alexander (email@example.com) and/or Courtney Gavazzi (firstname.lastname@example.org.) Please specify whether there is an age/grade level you would be interested in helping with. Book club will be held once per month on a Tuesday or Thursday starting in November. Thanks in advance for any support!
Save the Date!
Friday, October 28th will be a special day at Indianola, with fun activities for both elementary and middle school students.
The annual Fall Parade takes place during the school day. Students may bring costumes to wear during a parade around the neighborhood.
That night, the Middle School Dance will be held in the cafeteria and gym from 7:00-9:00 pm. Stay tuned for more information about the dance!
Join us for these fun fall celebrations!
The Nisonger Center’s Toy and Technology Library is a resource for Central Ohio children with disabilities and their families. Adapted toys/devices are available to borrow for 30-day loan periods.
Ohio Association for Gifted Children, Parent Day: Sun, October 16 2:30-6 only $5