January News

Important Dates
1/12      Read-a-thon information sent home
1/15      NO SCHOOL Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day
1/16      School Tour 1:30pm

1/24      NO SCHOOL – Records Day

1/26      Report cards go home
2/6 & 8   Conferences 4 – 7:30 pm

Lunch Menu
Food Services Site

King Arts Complex MLK Open House
Explore the impact of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the King Arts Complex Monday, January 15 noon – 4 pm. Admission FREE.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers FREE admission on this coming Monday as well as Presidents’ Day. Parking fee applies ($10). Details here.

Remember, Columbus Museum of Art admission is FREE all day EVERY Sunday!! Check out their current Lego exhibit as well as these other ideas to find and create.

Ohio History Center is open on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day and is FREE the last hour, 4 -5 pm. Check out these other ideas.
 Cultural Arts Center  has a free gallery to explore as well as Ohio Craft Museum.

School Tours
Tell your neighbors and friends: prospective parents are welcome and encouraged to visit our learning community! Tours are on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm from January 16th through March 27th and are lead by our Parent consultant, Tricia Porostosky (tporostosky@columbus.k12.oh.us)  Two additional tours will be held to accommodate those that are unable to visit during the school day, on February 7th and March 7th, both at 5:30 pm.  Interested families should register for a tour here.
Lottery applications, submitted through Infinite Campus, are due for middle school by February 28th and for elementary school by March 30th.  At this time we anticipate very few, if any, lottery openings for third grade, fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade.  This is not guaranteed but could be factored into decision making as families decide which schools to select for the lottery.

Wild About Reading!

Student packets for the 2018 “Wild About Reading” Indianola Read-A-Thon should have come home with students today.  The first day of reading is next Friday, January 19, so between now and then, please encourage your children to set their reading goals and start getting sponsors to pledge support.

We hope that participating will inspire extra reading enjoyment for students, while also helping to raise money for our school.

Career Center Visits, High School Lottery and more

This week, the eighth graders visited both CCS career centers and learned 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

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