Indian Run Family Update

Indian Run Elementary | October 14, 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Indian Run Families,

We had an awesome week here at IRE! We continue to be blown away by how kind, respectful, and amazing our students are! I'd like to share a quick example to highlight this.

Just yesterday, I overheard a kindergarten student talking to another student while waiting in line. Completely unprompted, the student said: "nothing is impossible as long as I keep trying." That was music to my ears! These types of conversations happen daily at IRE and fill our hearts!

Our students are simply the BEST and really exemplify our IRE motto: What begins here will change the world. Thank you for your continued partnership and all you do to support your children and the IRE community!

Please see below for some important IRE updates. We hope you and your family have a great, long weekend!

* Just a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 15th (tomorrow). Our staff will be working on professional development dedicated to work around diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Amber and Marty

Quote of the week:

For what it’s worth... it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not,

I hope you have the courage to start over again.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Indian Run Announcements

IRE Book Fair

Next week is the week for students to make their purchases at the book fair. Feel free to browse the wish lists with them that they brought home and discuss what would be okay for them to bring home. Please be sure to check out the "E Wallet" option for payment this year. It's super easy for you to create online and ensures your students do not lose their cash or check payment too. Remember that a portion of proceeds go to the IRE library to bring additional titles into our readers hands!

Just an FYI, the book fair ends on October 22.

PTO Updates

1. Donatos: "Dough Night"

Fundraising is as easy as ordering a pizza!!! On Thursday 10/14, the Donatos at 6 S. High Street will be sponsoring a "Dough Night" for our school!

Invite your family and neighbors to have lunch or dinner at Donatos! Donatos will donate 20% of the sales that our school brings in from your fundraising efforts. All you have to do is MENTION our school when placing an order and Donatos will mark the order! You can dine in, pick up or have your pizza delivered ALL DAY but don't forget to mention IRE! 6 S. High Street location only!

2. Walk-a-Thon

We are wrapping up WEEK 2 of our Walk-a-Thon fundraiser! Thank you so much to all of our families who have made generous donations to our school. The Walk-A-Thon is our biggest fundraiser of the year - 100% of the donations support the students at IRE. Funds raised support so many incredible opportunities for our students including Field Day, Fair of Hearts, author visits, playground equipment and more!

In addition to the projects above, this year our PTO is working towards two extra projects that will make a big difference in our school:

  • If students reach our school-wide goal of $12,000, the school will be getting a technology upgrade! We will be adding two new TVs to the cafeteria to promote social-emotional learning during lunch time.These will focus on fun conversation starters, attributes of character, emotional regulation and healthy behaviors around anxiety.

  • If students reach the stretch goal of $15,000, we will be building an outdoor classroom near the IRE playground! This classroom space will provide teachers with the opportunity to teach class outdoors and provide an additional space for students to relax during recess.

We need your help! If every student raises just $35, we will reach our $15,000 goal! Students receive fun prizes and incentives starting at $5 raised!

Fundraising is easy! Please ask your friends, family and neighbors to donate! The PTO has added a third way to donate to make fundraising even easier.

  1. Venmo: Send your donation to the @IREPTO2021 business account. Please mark your donation as private and include your student’s name and teacher as the donation memo. By marking private, you ensure that only you and the IRE PTO account are able to see student information.

  2. Check: Send donations via check (made out to Indian Run PTO) to school with your student in an envelope labeled “Walk-a-Thon” with your child’s name and teacher.

  3. Square: You can use a credit card and donate through the PTO’s Square account at: To ensure your child gets credit for their donation, email your receipt to with your child’s name and teacher.

Have questions? Reach out to our PTO through the “Indian Run Elementary PTO” Facebook Group or via email at

Thank you for your support of our students!

3. Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear has finally arrived! Thank you so much for your patience as our vendor navigated supply chain issues. Spirit Wear will be sorted and delivered to classrooms on Friday and will go home with your student next Monday.

Lost and Found

Recognize any of these items? Missing any clothing items? Please have your child check the lost and found which is near the gymnasium. Thanks!

Spirit Week: October 25-29

Spirit Week Dress Themes - Created by our 5th Grade Principal's Advisory Team

Monday 10/25 - Mismatch/Wacky clothes day

Tuesday 10/26 - Tie Dye, Bright/Neon color clothes day

Wednesday 10/27 - PJ/Comfy clothes day

Thursday10/28 - Favorite team/Jersey day

Friday 10/29 - Fall Friday (wear Fall colors: orange, yellow, brown, red, green etc.)

Fall Harvest Parties - October 29

  • If you are interested in supporting your classroom teacher, please reach out to them directly.

  • How could you help? Share arts, crafts, activities, ideas, etc. to make for a fun Harvest Party.

  • Food will not be consumed at the parties. PTO will be sending home small goodie bags to all students.

  • To mitigate the spread of COVID, we will not include costumes or a costume parade this year.

Little Rocks Wrestling

Interested in wrestling? Take a look at this LINK for more information on how to get involved with the "Little Rocks Wrestling" program.

Substitute Positions

Dublin City Schools is hiring for All Substitute Positions

Student teachers who are graduating in December and are interested in substitute teaching in January 2022, should contact Lynnette Focht at

Adopt a Family

Are you experiencing economic hardship such as: job loss, death of a family member, sudden move, divorce, health issues, or an unexpected emergency? Dublin City Schools partners with many organizations that can help! An upcoming opportunity is Welcome Warehouse's Adopt-A-Family/Holiday Assistance program in December. If you are interested in holiday assistance, the deadline to let your school counselor know is OCTOBER 22nd, 2021. See attached flier for more information.


The Wire

Be sure to check out our latest episodes of The Wire.


  • October 6-22 - Walk-a-Thon fundraiser
  • October 11-22 - IRE Book Fair
  • October 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences (Virtual)
  • October 15 - No School (Teacher PD/Work Day)
  • October 20 - Picture Retakes
  • October 21 - Parent Teacher Conferences (Virtual)
  • October 22 - Walk-a-Thon Day
  • October 25-29 - Spirit Week
  • October 26-27 - 3rd Grade ELA Ohio State Testing
  • October 29: Harvest Parties
  • November 2 - No School - Staff Work Day
  • November 24-26 - No School

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District News

COVID-19 Data

The latest COVID-19 data for Dublin City Schools is posted at this link.

Coffee with Dr. Marschhausen

Join Dr. Marschhausen for coffee at the Emerald Campus Cafe at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19.

Raising Mentally Healthy Kids on Oct. 20

Join PERC and Dr. Parker Huston for “Raising Mentally Healthy Kids:” at 9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Dublin Rec Center.

See Something, Say Something

At times, social media can fuel rumors of threats toward our schools or individuals. When school administration is made aware of any such allegation, it is thoroughly investigated in collaboration with law enforcement, and appropriate legal counsel. The outcomes of these investigations are not a matter of public record.

We offer a number of avenues for students and parents to provide information to us. If you or your child has been directly affected by an incident at school, you may do any of the following:

  1. Call or email an administrator, school counselor, or other trusted adult.

  2. Submit a report via Stay Safe. Speak Up app or website or call 1-866-LISTEN-2-ME.

Need more information? Visit our sites below.


If your child will be absent from school, please email our attendance line at You can also call our attendance line at 614.718.8776

Indian Run Elementary

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