Spring Break Newsletter!

Important Dates!

4/14 – 4/23   NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

4/28 – Last Day to Complete Parent Survey (see below)

5/3 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm (Indianola Library)

5/12 – Indianola Carnival 4:30-9:00 pm

5/18 – Spring Concert: 6-8, 7:00 pm (Auditorium)

5/23 – Spring Concert: 4/5, 7:00 pm (Auditorium) – DATE CHANGE

5/29 – NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

5/30 – 8th Grade Art Gala (time TBA)

5/31 – 8th Grade Completion Ceremony (time TBA)

6/1 – Last Day of School! DRUM OUT, 3:00 pm

The Carnival Shirt Store is Now Closed.  See you at the Carnival!

Last Chance to Order Carnival Shirts!

Order online TODAY!

This year’s Carnival Shirt is Neon Blue with black and purple print on the front and back of the shirt. The 2017 shirt features art from Indianola’s kindergarten through 5th grade students! Students were asked to draw pictures of their favorite Carnival activities. We used as much of their art as we could fit on the tee! Shirts are available in Men’s, Women’s Missy Fit, and Youth sizes. Each shirt costs $14, regardless of the fit or size.

Click here to go to the 2017 Carnival Shirt Store! http://indianolakids.org/2017-carnival-shirt-store/

Garden Earth Day Clean Up

This Saturday, April 15, from 10 am- noon (weather permitting) help tidy up Indianola’s learning garden. Connect with nature and each other! There are also volunteer rewards provided by Chipotle and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams among others. Register here: https://earthdaycolumbus.givepulse.com/event/49645-Indianola-Informal-K-8-Earth-Day-Cleanup

Parent Survey

The District’s Department of Student & Family Engagement is conducting a brief parent survey. Your input is needed! Your opinions are very valuable as they begin to plan activities for next year. You may complete the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfe-WRSBcK7TrbkQu8uF6PVA-ZpzahkUk3_2mWY9jPwN5gB4Q/viewform?c=0&w=1. The survey will remain open until Friday, April 28, 2017.

Spring Break Ideas!


Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and all of the departments within the City of Columbus want you and your family to have a happy, healthy and safe time whenever school is out. In order to help, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will host a variety of programs and events during Spring Break with safety as its top priority.


Show Your Membership Card and Save!

If you are a member of one of the following six museums/attractions, you can now enjoy Buy One, Get One Free admission to the other five Columbus museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage program. No coupon is necessary. Simply show your valid Membership card each time you visit! Columbus Member Advantage partners include:

  • Columbus Museum of Art (Free on Sundays and pay what you want Thursdays from 5-9pm. There is a Free Teen Open Studio Thursday and Friday next week.)
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • COSI
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Ohio History Center
  • Wexner Center for the Arts (free on Thursdays 4-8pm and first Sundays)

Receive up to two free general admissions of equal or lesser value per visit when purchasing two regular-priced general admission tickets.


Visit the Ohio History Center, open daily through April 23, with a buy one get one free deal. https://www.ohiohistory.org/participate/event-calendar/ohio-history-center/spring-break-hours


Have fun as a family creating your own daily themes based on your children’s interests:

  • Make It Monday – make artwork, or encourage your child to cook something for dinner or dessert.
  • Take a Trip Tuesday – a hike at a Metro Park can make you feel far from home.
  • Bookworm Wednesday – read with or to your child, grab some books from the library, act out your favorite stories with puppets, or create a homemade play.
  • Thoughtful Thursday – do something nice for your community, help a neighbor, pick up trash, or volunteer in other ways.
  • Friendship Friday – Invite your child’s friends over or meet up with classmates at a park.


Every year the museum open its doors to the general public for a day of biodiversity exploration and discovery. During the event you can get a behind-the-scenes view of their world-class collections (insects, mites, plants, fishes, molluscs, birds, mammals, and animal sounds), plus meet the faculty, staff, and students who study the flora and fauna of Ohio and the world. You can also engage in a number of hands-on activities, including our Arthropod Petting Zoo, Seedling Planting, Bugs-in-Goo, the Bug Drawing Station, and more. Saturday, April 22 10-4 at 1315 Kinnear Road.

PTO Meeting Wed, May 3rd

All Indianola families are invited to attend our next monthly PTO meeting at 6:30 pm in the library. Family engagement is a vital part of the Indianola community. Be a part of the decision making process and find ways to volunteer for this school year and next!

Summer Enrichment at the Audubon 

The Grange Audubon is offering day camps for all grade levels. Dates and details are available here: http://grange.audubon.org/events. Contact Allison Clark (aclark@audubon.org) for more details.

Four-day half day camps for preschool through rising 5th graders are $125, with an early bird special of $100 until May 1st. Two-day full day camps for middle school and high school are $175,with an early bird special of $100 until May 1st.

Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities Lists for elementary, middle, and high school students, compiled by the Gifted and Talented Department: http://www.ccsoh.us/SummerOpportunities.aspx

Math Plus Camps engage students of all ages in the fields of Mathematics and Technology ages 4-13: https://summercamps.mathplusacademy.com/

Camp Architecture will explore design through tours, sketching, model building, and other activities for students entering grades 3-8: http://www.columbuscfad.org/camp-architecture/about/

Hoover Sailing Club has sailing camps for students ages 7-17: http://hooversailingclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/youth-sail-instruction-application-schedule.pdf