Quick! Get to the Skate Party/Carnival Meeting on Monday, March 20th!

Important Dates!

3/20 Skate Party! EARLIER START! 6:00-8:30 pm (Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Drive, 43229)

3/20 Carnival Planning Meeting 6:30-8:30 pm (ALSO at Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Drive, 43229)

3/21 Clintonville Strings Festival, 7:00, Whetstone High School (6-8 arrive at 5:00, 4/5 arrive at 5:30)

4/1 Garden Clean up, 10:00-noon

4/5 Parent Education: Parenting Children in the Digital Age, 5:30, Indianola library

4/5 PTO Meeting, 6:30, Indianola library

4/13 Early Release, students dismissed at 3:00pm

4/14 – 4/23 NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

Indianola K-8 Skate Party Fundraiser 

Monday, March 20th, 6:00-8:30 pm!

Indianola’s PTO will receive 100% of your paid admission! Skate parties are also a great way to get to know each other better, for our kids and ourselves – come chat with other parents. And, you can meet with our Carnival Committee at the same time!

Printable dinner and laser tag coupon for Skate Zone 71! Click here!

Come to the Skate Party AND help out with the Carnival!

Clintonville Strings Festival

For 4-8 strings parents: The Clintonville strings festival is Tuesday, March 21st! To feed your children we are having a potluck before the festival starts. Below are 2 links. The first one is to sign up to bring something to the potluck and the second is to volunteer. If your child has dietary restrictions please consider having your child pack food for dinner. The students are really beginning to get excited!

Garden Clean Up

No foolin’! On April 1st, from 10 am- noon (weather permitting) help tidy up Indianola’s learning garden. Please bring any gloves, shovels, old paint brushes/outdoor paint, drills/ battery powered saws, wood planks, and gas powered weed whackers. Connect with nature and each other!

Absent? Tardy? Email!
Please send an email right away to dholland@columbus.k12.oh.us 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 an excuse from the office you are visiting. Picking up a child early without a valid reason will be counted as unexcused.
ALL absences over 9 absences will be counted as UNEXCUSED if there is not specific documentation from a doctor’s or dentist’s office. Please email documentation to Denise (see above) or fax to 614-365-8324. Thank you for your cooperation!

Helpful Links: Ways to Serve Others

Parent Surrogate (special education) Volunteers: The district is offering training for individuals interested in volunteering on Thursday, May 4, 9am-1pm. A parent surrogate is an individual who is trained by the state to represent a student at an IEP or ETR meeting due to the student being in foster care or in the custody of Franklin County Children Services. Essentially, the parent surrogate attends any special education meetings, signs off on special education forms, and ensures that the student is receiving appropriate services.
Seeds of Caring: Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer with your children?  Do you want to plant seeds of kindness and caring that will stay with your children for years to come?  Come join us at Seeds of Caring, where we plan kid-friendly volunteer events specifically geared toward children ages 2-12.  Our events include opportunities like delivering Meals on Wheels or making blankets for hospitalized children, and then we provide families ways to extend the learning at home.  All details and a listing of our volunteer events can be found here:  www.seedsofcaring.org

Summer Enrichment

Mark your calendars!

Important Dates!

3/1 PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm (Indianola school library)

3/2 Kindness Town Hall Discussion, 6:30-7:30 (Indianola)

3/6 UPDATED: Carnival Planning Meeting, 6:30 pm (Indianola school library)

3/7  K/1 Book Club, lunch time

3/9 2/3 and 4/5 Book Clubs, lunch time

3/11 Middle School Engagement Fair, 10:00 am -12:00 pm (Main Library, downtown branch)

3/20 Skate Party! 6:30-8:30 pm (Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Drive, 43229)

3/20 Carnival Planning Meeting 6:30-8:30 pm (ALSO at Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Drive, 43229)

Town Hall THIS Thursday!

Advancing Kindness in the Community: A Town Hall Discussion hosted by Indianola Informal on Thursday, March 2, 6:30-7:30pm.

LEARN more about how you and your family can get more involved in the community from organizations like BESA, The Columbus Foundation, the ClintonvilleBeechwold Community Resource Center, & Family Pride Network, as well as a group of 4th graders that are making a difference with homelessness. SHARE with others about an organization that you’re involved with! (open mic). Buy yard signs that promote kindness in your neighborhood ($10 each). “No matter where you are from or whom you love, we’re glad you’re our neighbor”. Bring the kids and make it a family affair!

Ronda’s class will inspire you to attend with their recording of Put a Little Love in Your Heart.

Kindness Month

In an effort to create a culture of kindness, our school, along with hundreds of other schools across the nation will be participating in a Kindness Challenge during the month of February. This month will be devoted to doing as many acts of kindness as possible in and out of school. The purpose of this month is to foster an environment that values the importance of being kind all year round. Studies have shown that promoting kindness among youth promotes self-confidence, positivity, and increased happiness.

In Friday folders, students received an age-appropriate parent-signed checklist. Please see the attached grade level checklist. Checklists need to be signed by a parent and turned in to the student’s homeroom teacher during the month of February, and the student will earn a kindness reward.

March Book Club

Information for next month’s book clubs was sent home in Friday folders and can be found here. This is a great time for students to engage with quality literature and discuss their ideas and reactions with peers. K/1 will meet during lunch on Tuesday, March 7. 2/3 and 4/5 will meet on Thursday, March 9.

Summer Opportunities and Engagement Fair for Middle Schoolers

Click the image below for more information and to register for the fair.

Helpful Links

  • PACE (Parents for Academic Challenge and Enrichment) meeting discussing perfectionism and the gifted child, TOMORROW – February 23 at Fort Hayes Education Center from 6:30-8:00 pm.
  • Ohio University Press and Paper Moon Art Studio invite parents, educators, counselors, and childcare providers to an interactive how-to workshop on incorporating choice-based art into their own routines on Saturday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 pm.
  • The Youth Welding Workshop provides a unique opportunity for youth to develop arc welding or oxyacetylene welding and cutting skills on April 15, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, $90, register by March 31.
  • INFOhio has fiction and non-fiction, online reading resources for students at all grade levels. Once on the INFOhio site, click the “Get My Password” button and fill out the short form, including our school’s zip code (43202), to get started.

Summer Enrichment