2/23 *** Box Tops DUE *** (fill the box in the school office)
2/24 Frederick’s Bookstore, before and after school (back of auditorium)
3/1 PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm (Indianola library)
3/8 Carnival Planning Meeting, 6:30 pm (St. James Episcopal Church)
3/11 Middle School Engagement Fair, 10:00 am -12:00 pm (Main Library, downtown branch)
It’s Box Tops Time!
Thanks for all the Box Tops for Education you’ve brought in over the past month. Each one earns 10 cents to support our kids’ education. They’re really adding up! Our goal is to reach $1,000 by the end of this school year. We’re approaching the half-way mark.
All Box Tops you bring in by TOMORROW, February 23 will go toward our March 1 submission (but we’ll gladly take them after February 23, too). Bring them, or send them with your child, to the school office and place them in the box-tops container — just ask one of the secretaries.
You’ll find Box Tops for Education on all kinds of brand-name grocery and household products. (Click here to find out which ones.) Please crop them close to help save time and postage.
“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots of good Fun that Funny!” Many kids found fun in a book this winter and made our Read-a-thon a huge success! Students read over 105,000 minutes and so far over $7000 has come in from pledges! Wow! We have some amazing readers here at Indy! Principal Koeth dressed as the Cat in the Hat for our Valentine’s Day parties and passed out Skate Zone bookmarks to kids who participated. Winning classes have been enjoying pizza parties this week too! Read-a-thon funds will be put to great use by the PTO for arts enrichment and other school needs! Thanks to everyone who donated prizes, helped count up minutes, and stuffed envelopes And thank you especially to all those students who read all those minutes – the more that you read the more places you’ll go! Way to go Indianola!
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.
K-1 Parent Workshops
The district’s Literacy Academy in December provided many great resources for families. Unfortunately, the weather was treacherous so many families missed out on some great information. Meet at Indianola to discuss some great literacy activities with other parents. We are meeting on Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the library. Complete this survey to register.
Registration is important for having the right number of materials, as there will be a family literacy kit to take home.
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.
- 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 Opportunities Lists: Elementary, Middle School, High School
- There is a scholarship available for students planning to attend one full week of summer camp at Indian Village, Camp Terra, or Camp Walnut. Essays must be received/postmarked by this Friday, February 24.
- Math Plus Camps engage students ages 4-13 in the fields of Mathematics and Technology.
- Camp Architecture will explore design through tours, sketching, model building, and other activities for students entering grades 3-8.
- Digital Animation: A Technology Mentoring Program for Young Women is a free summer program for current 7th & 8th graders held at OSU. Applications (including teacher recommendation, essay, and visual problem) are due by March 8.
- Hoover Sailing Club has sailing camps for students ages 7-17.