May 1-5 – Staff Appreciation Week
May 3 – PTO Meeting (6:30 pm)
May 5 – Last Frederick’s Bookstore
May 11 – Carnival Will Call (after school, main lobby)
May 12 – Indianola Carnival (4:30-9:00 pm)
May 19 – Middle School Dance (7:00-9:00 pm)
May 26 – 2017 Alumni Award applications DUE
May 29 – Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
May 31 – PTO Meeting (6:30 pm)
June 1 – Last Day of School/Drum Out (3:00 pm)
Recurring: Mileage Club (Every Tues/Thurs, 8:30 am)
Celebrate the Return of Mileage Club…
…and the return of warm weather, by stamping cards on Tuesday and Thursday mornings! Students are encouraged to walk the perimeter of the Calumet playground from 8:30-8:50am (unless it is raining), getting stamps on their cards with each lap completed. They get some great time exercising outdoors with friends and a foot charm with each filled card. Parent volunteers are welcome to bring younger siblings to take part as well!
Celebrate the Success of Music Man Jr.!
Celebrate our Indianola Staff!
The week of May 1-5 is Staff Appreciation Week! Join the PTO in celebrating the awesomeness of the Indianola staff — teachers, administrators, custodians, cafeteria workers, tutors, office staff…everyone in our building who makes each day special for our students. On Wednesday, May 3, please show your appreciation for Indianola staff by sending in a flower from your yard to contribute to a bouquet for the teachers and staff in your child’s life. Also, appreciation notes from students and/or parents are a great way to show how much you appreciate the experiences our children are provided each and every day!
Please help make May 3rd special by sending in a flower and a note. The bouquet can be enjoyed for a few days and the appreciation notes for a lifetime!
PTO This Wednesday!
The May PTO meeting will take place this Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm in the school library. Childcare will be provided.
Last Frederick’s Friday
Frederick’s last day open for this school year is next Friday, May 5th. Frederick’s books are used as carnival prizes, so now is a good time to donate your gently used books. Also, we are still looking for a Frederick’s coordinator for next year- let’s keep this wonderful Indy tradition going!
Celebrate at Carnival!
The 7th annual Indianola Carnival is on Friday, May 12 from 4:30-9:00 pm. Please sign up for donations of canopies, coolers, and cupcakes at http://signup.com/go/PhpaP5. Please sign up to volunteer for a shift (or 4) at the Carnival at http://signup.com/go/yq5mDc. And, please buy your pre-sale tickets here: http://indianolakids.org/2017-indianola-carnival-pre-sale-tickets/.
Celebrate at the Middle School Dance!
Save the date for the “Hollywood Stars” Middle School Spring Dance – Friday, May 19th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Parents are needed to organize and volunteer that night! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate your Favorite Book at 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 email@example.com. 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://www.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.
- 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 Co-President at firstname.lastname@example.org.