Mid-December News

Important Dates

This Sunday

12/17  Columbus Museum of Art meet-up, FREE 2 pm

Next Week

12/22  Early Release, students dismissed at 3:00
12/25 – 1/5/18    Winter Break
1/8/18   First School Day of 2018

Breakfast Menu

Museum Adventures Month: 
Columbus Museum of Art

This month, you are encouraged to enjoy the great exhibits and hands-on learning tucked inside many of our area museums. THIS Sunday, December 17, we will meet at Columbus Museum of Art at 2 pm. Admission is FREE all day EVERY Sunday!! Questions? Please contact parent consultant, Tricia Porostosky at tporostosky@columbus.k12.oh.us

Indianola’s Invention Convention is Coming!!!
The Invention Convention program envisions a day when EVERY child in Ohio has the chance to follow their natural curiosity, invent creative solutions to problems, and be inspired to achieve their highest level of personal accomplishment. Invention Convention is an optional at-home project for Indianola’s 4th-8th graders. There will be Informational Announcements Wednesday, December 21st during 4/5 and 6-8th lunches. Journals, Presentation Boards, and after school optional assistance meetings will be provided this year. Judging of Indianola’s student projects will take place on January 25th. Please email ElizaBeth Towne (ehall5666@columbus.k12.oh.us) with questions. You can learn more about Invention Convention at www.inventionleague.org

Outdoor Education Winter Camp

Looking for child care during the Holiday break? Details and registration here.

Career Center Visits, High School Lottery and more

Weds. Jan. 10th 2018, the eighth grade class will visit both CCS career centers and learn how they can graduate HS with a Job Certification, ready for work, and ready for college if that’s their goal.

For more information about Young Scholars Program, College Credit Plus, Law and Leadership institute and Selective Admissions for high school please read this document.
Please contact Mary Whitehead – MS Counselor with any questions mwhitehe@columbus.k12.oh.us
Lost and Found Items

Please claim Lost and Found items before leaving for the winter break. Due to space constraints all remaining items will be donated to charity after next Friday, December 22.

Important Dates
12/12   4th and 5th Grade Concert 7pm
12/13   Ohio History Museum meet-up 4-5 pm
12/14   Middle School Concert 7pm
12/15   2/3 Field Trip to Ballet Met’s The Nutcracker, sponsored in part by PTO
12/15   8th grade Babysitting Fundraiser 5:30 to 9:30
12/22  Early Release, students dismissed at 3:00
12/25 – 1/5/18    Winter Break
1/8/18   First School Day of 2018

Lunch Menu

 

Parents’ Night Out Fundraiser!

We have a great opportunity for parents to enjoy some “kid-free” time – and let the 8th graders earn a little money for their trip!
Friday, December 15th from 5:30-9:30 at Indianola, 8th grade students, parents of 8th graders, and Gina McGowan will be present to babysit..
We will have movies, crafts and lots of activities to entertain and wear out your children.. We will be using Gina and Ryan’s classrooms..
Children ages potty trained -12 are welcome
Only $5 per child- what a bargain!!
So put this on your calendar!!
You can sign up at this link – but walk-ins are completely welcome too!!

Winter Concerts
Be entertained Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm with a concert featuring the 4th and 5th grade choir, strings, and band. The next concert is Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 pm and features the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade vocal and instrumental groups.
Participating students need to arrive at the school no later than 6:30 pm and go directly to the cafeteria.
IMPORTANT: Ruth Hall, our wonderful music teacher, needs parents to help monitor students backstage and help change the stage from chairs and stands to risers. To sign up to help during the 4/5 concert, please click here.
Museum Adventures Month

This month, you are encouraged to enjoy the great exhibits and hands-on learning tucked inside many of our area museums. Remember, following the PK-3 Literacy Academy, families can stay and explore COSI for free (check out the new dinosaur exhibit)! Next, families are invited to meet up with parent consultant, Tricia Porostosky, at the Ohio History Center on Wednesday, December 13 at 4 pm. The museum offers free admission from 4-5 pm every Wednesday through Sunday. Sunday, December 17, we will meet at Columbus Museum of Art at 2 pm. Questions? Please contact Tricia at tporostosky@columbus.k12.oh.us

   Audio Books: For Road Trips and Sick Kids!
 
Audio books are a great tool to engage children in a variety of stories or to introduce a new genre of literature. As we head into the holiday travel season as well as flu season, parents should plan ahead and take advantage of this great resource. This blog has summaries of many current audio books for a range of ages. Columbus Metropolitan Library has several free digital audio books available, though you may need to reserve a title ahead of time for something specific. Magic Treehouse audio books (by Mary Pope Osborne) are a great place to start for many young children. Looking for the newest titles? These books may not be in audio form yet, but they will engage students just the same (Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is especially recommended).

Outdoor Education Winter Camp

Looking for child care during the Holiday break? Details and registration here.

Clintonville Rotary Gives 3rd Graders Dictionaries

Each year, Clintonville Rotary provides every 3rd grader in Clintonville with their very own dictionary.  This program is part of the club’s commitment to literacy. The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners. Indianola 3rd graders received their dictionaries this week. Read more about Rotary’s services and events here.