Indianola Community Directory and MORE!

Indianola Community Directory

As parents, we look for ways to enrich our child’s education. We enroll them in athletic or artistic activities during the year and look for history, robotic, or coding camps during the summer. But how do we find enrichment as parents? By volunteering as a coach or serving in our communities we gain unique experiences. I also encourage you to volunteer here at Indianola. It is a wonderful experience to observe your child in the classroom setting as you read with other students or help fill Friday folders. You quickly learn classmates’ names as you open yogurt tubes or thermoses in the cafeteria. Getting to know other parents as you organize Wellness Week events, serve on a Carnival committee, or attend a PTO meeting enriches you during your child’s years at Indianola.

We want you to choose how you serve in our community. There are roles that can accommodate various work schedules – stop in on a lunch break even! Indicate your volunteer interests in the Indianola Directory below so we can begin to plan for next year’s activities.

Whether you are new to our school, ready to volunteer, or not, please complete the directory info form (linked below). Contact information is helpful to organize summertime get-togethers and give kids a chance to write each other while they are apart (snail mail or parent’s email).

Click here to complete the Indianola Community Directory form.

Thank you,

Tricia Porostosky, Parent Consultant

tporostosky@columbus.k12.oh.us

indianoladirectory@gmail.com


Important Dates

May 26 – 2016 Alumni College Award applications DUE

May 29 – Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 30 – Field Day K/1 and Middle School

May 30 – 8th Grade Art Gala (6:30-8 pm)

May 31 – 8th grade Completion Ceremony (2:00 pm)

June 1 – Last Day of School/Drum Out (3:00 pm – Buses/Dismissal at 3:30 pm)

June 1 – Elementary Report Cards Go Home, MS report cards mailed home

Mileage Club will return next school year!


Auction: 18 Holes of Golf

You thought the silent auction at the carnival was over? 18 Holes of Golf at Willow Run Golf Course was not bid on at the live silent auction at the carnival. Here’s your chance to help the PTO raise money for the school and have some fun!! Located just east of Columbus, this is a perfect Father’s Day gift or gift for any golf enthusiast. The winner will receive 18 holes of golf for a foursome with golf carts.

Beginning at 6 p.m. TONIGHT and ending on the last day of school, you can go to www.32auctions.com/indycarnival and bid on this item online! Bidding starts at just $25, there is a “buy it now” price of $128. Feel free to share the auction’s website with friends and family who might be interested!


Head Lice Information

Head lice is a common problem among young children. Inform yourself here so you can identify and treat head lice should you find them and as you prepare for camps this summer. Although a nuisance, it is not a serious condition and can be successfully treated. What to look for: Head lice are tiny grayish white insects. They cannot fly or jump, but can crawl. Sometimes lice are difficult to find in a child’s hair. The lice eggs (nits) are much easier to see. They are about the size of a pinhead, shaped like a teardrop and vary in color. Nits are tightly attached to a single hair shaft and cannot be washed or brushed out. They are commonly found in the hair at the back of the neck or behind the ears.


Field Day Schedule

Tues. May 30:

K/1st grades 9:15-11:00

Middle School 1:30-3:00

Parent volunteers are welcome and encouraged, including volunteers for set up (come early)!


Annual 8th Grade Art Gala

May 30, 6:30-8:00 pm

Ground Floor

8th graders will be having a culminating art exhibit to celebrate their 3 year long experience in the art department, and their whole time at Indianola! On display on the ground floor hallway will be their final Inspired Self-Portraits, and various other pieces.

8th grade parents are encouraged to sign up to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0549A4A72EA13-artgala

All staff, teachers, and 8th grade parents are invited to come to the Gala, and celebrate the incredible Indy arts and congratulate our 8th graders!!!


Walk in the Pride Parade with CCS

Join CCS teachers, staff, students, community partners, and more. All friends, family, alumni, and allies are welcome to march with us! Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8:30am.

Sign Up Online!


Summer School Registration is Open!

Register online today for Elementary and Middle School students. High School registration opens June 5. Locations, dates and times listed here. Online registration requires your child’s student identification number which can be found on his/her past report cards. Summer school information packets are available here.

Middle School Dance, Field Day and More

Important Dates

May 19 – Middle School Dance (7:00-9:00 pm, Indianola gymnasium)

May 23 – 4/5 Concert (7:00 pm, Indianola auditorium)

May 23/25 – Book Club

May 25 – 2/3 zoo field trip

May 26 – 2016 Alumni Award applications DUE

May 29 – Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 30 – Middle School Art Gala

May 31 – 8th grade Completion Ceremony (2:00 pm)

June 1 – Last Day of School/Drum Out (3:00 pm); Elementary Report Cards Go Home, MS report cards mailed home

Recurring: Mileage Club (Every Tues/Thurs, 8:30 am)


Middle School Dance!!

The Middle School Hollywood Stars Dance is tomorrow, Fri. May 19th from 7-9pm. Parents need to chaperone, set-up, tear down and more! http://signup.com/go/AnQAyFF

Past Indy students (currently in grades 6-8) are welcome to attend the dance but must first fill out the form at this link (Indy students and CGA students do NOT need to fill out this form). $5 pre-sale tickets, $6 at the door. Students should not come early – they will not be allowed inside (unless with a parent setting up).


Field Day Schedule

Wed. May 24:

  • 2nd/3rd grades 9:15-10:45
  • 4th/5th grades 1:30-3:00

Tues. May 30:

  • K/1st grades 9:15-11:00
  • Middle School 1:30-3:00

Parent volunteers are welcomed and encouraged!


Keep Bringing In Box Tops For Education

We’ve collected around $700 worth of Box Tops so far this school year. Great work, Indy families! With a final push this month, we can reach our goal of $1000. 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. $1000 goes a long way toward providing support for our teachers and enriching our kids’ education. Click here for more information on Box Tops for Education and where to find them.


May Book Club

Our final bookclub for the year will be Tuesday, May 23 for grades 2/3 and 4/5 and Thursday, May 25 for K/1. For the last bookclub, please bring a book that you’ve read and would like to share with others. We will meet in small groups that day so everyone has a chance to share. Students will be asked to share what they enjoyed about their book, what their book was about, why they would encourage others to read this book, etc. The book can be a book that the student has read themselves or a book that has been read to the student. Volunteer for Book Club by signing up here or email talexander4@columbus.k12.oh.us. Thank you for being part of book club this year!


2017 Indianola Alumni Award

Each year, the Indianola PTO awards $500 to one current high school senior who graduated from 8th grade at Indianola. If you know of Indianola alumni who will be graduating from high school in 2017, please let them know that it’s time to apply for the award. Award applications can be submitted online at http://indianolakids.org   Scroll down the right side below the calendar to find the application. The submission deadline is Friday, May 26 at 11:59 pm.

Guidelines:

  • Must have attended Indianola Informal Alternative Elementary for 4 or more years
  • Must have graduated from 8th grade at Indianola
  • Must complete the online application at http://indianolakids.org
  • Application is located along the sidebar below the calendar
  • Recipient is chosen in random lottery and notified by the end of this school year
  • One $500 award granted
  • Winner must submit a letter of acceptance from a college or other post-secondary program

Questions? Contact Cass Freeland, PTO CoPresident at cassfreeland@yahoo.com.


Indianola’s Jumanji Performance

Indianola’s Jumanji players are working hard to get ready for their June 11 performance with Dramatic Impact at the Columbus Arts Festival! Please come and watch!

Columbus Arts Festival, Grass Patch Stage (Rich St. and Civic Center Dr.) Sunday, June 11 at 12:15 pm


Walk in the Pride Parade with CCS

Join CCS teachers, staff, students, community partners, and more. All friends, family, alumni, and allies are welcome to march with us!

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8:30am – Downtown Columbus. Parade information will be sent out at a later date, so we need a way to contact you over Summer Break. Everyone who participates will receive a free t-shirt!

Sign Up Online!


Summer School Registration is Open!

Register online today for Elementary and Middle School students. High School registration opens June 5. Locations, dates and times listed here. Online registration requires your child’s student identification number which can be found on his/her past report cards. Summer school information packets are available here.


Helpful Links

Multicultural Camp: Located at Bexley High School and OSU for students entering 5th -12th grades next year, this program takes place 9:00 am-6:30 pm, dates listed here: http://www.iperc.org/home/2017-multicultural-camp/.

Camp Invention for students entering K-6th grades is approximately $235 at various schools in the Central Ohio area. Details can be found here, click Register for Camp Invention in upper corner

OSU West Campus Science and Technology Festival: Free Event! This Saturday, May 20th. Participating departments and organizations include: Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, Center for Applied Plant Sciences, Center for Automotive Research, OBIC, Sea Grant/Stone Lab, COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory, Office of Energy and Environment, Orton Geological Museum, and more. Details (including parking info) can be found here.