Gables Weekly Summary


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No School on Monday, September 5th

All School Closed - Labor Day

Gator Way

At Gables, we are committed to creating a community of learners that promotes respectful, responsible, safe and kind and highly motivated students to become productive citizen in the ever-changing world.

TODAY - Friday, September 2nd is the first day of school for Kindergarten

Welcome Back to School!

We are so HAPPY to have our Students back to in-person Classes inside the school.

. 2022-2023 School Year

-Please encourage your child to do IReady for 30 minutes daily.

-IReady is available for students k-8. Do IReady Math and reading on Clever. See quick links below for instructions how to log into Clever, Google classroom, and IReady.

Resources for Families

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Need some help with your schoolwork?

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s School Help Centers are now open. Plus, get connected with virtual tutors Monday through Friday from 2 to 11 p.m. Learn more by clicking Here.

Free School Clothes from Charity Newsies

Charity Newsies’ mission supports proving clothing to children in need in Franklin County.

Clothing applications are available on-line only. Applications will be accepted through 2:00pm on Friday, Dec 3, 2022. In-person applications are no longer available at our headquarters or any of the public libraries as in previous years.

Clothing Packets will consist of one winter coat, knit hat and gloves, 3 pairs of pants, 3 shirts, 6 pairs of socks and underwear. All clothing will conform with the published uniform and/or dress code policy of each child’s school. For schools that allow a uniform only, a uniform voucher will be provided in lieu of the shirts and pants, as applicable.

For all questions relating to our on-line clothing application please email: This email is monitored during regular office hours only. (M-F 9am-12:30pm)

Click Here for more information.

Click Here to apply online.

Reminders - Don't Forget

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Have a Wonderful Long Weekend!

Parent Portal Annual Update

If you haven't completed your annual update, the Parent Portal is where you do that.

ALL families need to complete the annual update on the Parent Portal. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

1- Go to the Parent Portal on the CCS Website:
2- From the menu on the left side click on Parent Portal Existing User Login
3- Look for the menu on the left side of the screen ( if the menu is not visible click on the three black bars (hamburger menu) at the top left corner.

4-On the drop-down menu that appears click "More".

5-Towards the bottom of the list that appears click on "Annual Update".

6- At the bottom of the screen click on "Begin Annual Update"

7-Follow the step-by-step instructions. You will receive a confirmation email after completion.

Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused

remember to notify the office when your child is unable to attend school during scheduled school days.

  • The best way to report an absence is to email (preferred).
  • Please email every day your child is absent to ensure a complete record. Include any doctor's school excuse notes if you seek medical help.
  • If you prefer to call, call 1-380-997-6025 and leave a message. Avoid calling the main school line - it's extremely busy in the mornings! Leaving a detailed message is acceptable.

How to log into a Chromebook, Google Classroom, and Clever?

Instruction on How to log onto a Chromebook, Google Classroom, and Clever is under the Academics Tab. in the Gables Website or Click the quick links below in the additional resources.

Gables and Community Events Next Week

Back to School Bash

Friday, Sep. 9th, 6-8pm

1680 Becket Avenue

Columbus, OH

Do you want to meet the Gables Staff, families, and friends in a place that has fun activities and food?! Come Join Us on Friday, 9/9, and Enjoy!

What: Games, activities, face painting, bounce houses, dunk tank, and contests for prizes.

Food: Pizza truck on site for purchase. Popcorn, Lemonade, and ice cream are provided by the PTA.

Visit the Gables staff, families, and friends and get information about upcoming school events.

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Bethel IUMC First Friday: Free movie night on Friday, September 2nd.

Friday, Sep. 2nd, 7:30pm

1220 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH

**Not affiliated with Columbus City Schools**

Free community event - children must be accompanied by a grown-up.

Upcoming Virtual Family Engagement Session:

CCS hosts weekly Zoom sessions addressing the most pressing topics and answering the most common questions families have. Called Virtual Family Engagement Sessions, these sessions are hosted by the Department of Communications and Engagement and feature expert District staff and many of our community partners sharing information and insights on important topics.

RSVP at:

For previous recorded video sessions:

Quick Links and Additional Resources

9/2: First Day of School for Kindergarten

9/5: All Schools Closed - Labor Day

9/6: Fall Flower Sale Begins

9/9: Back to School Bash 6:00 - 8:00 PM

9/19: PTA Meeting (in the gym) 6:30 - 7:30 PM

9/20: Last day for Fall Flower Sale. Ends at 11:59 PM

9/21: Dining for Dollars at Raising Canes Closes at 12:00 PM

9/23: Family Fun Night Out - Chuck E. Cheese. Closes at 3:00 PM.

The calendar is continuously updated to ensure changes are reflected. Such changes may not be reflected above as older weekly summaries are archived & not maintained. To get the most accurate information at any time, click the heading above or click here.

About Gables Elementary School

Attendance Email:

Attendance Phone Number: 1-380-997-6025

PTA email:

FACTline Email:

FACTline Phone Number: 614-221-FACT (614-221-3228)

Customer Relations Email:

Customer Relations Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

Gables Family Ambassador

Israa Elnwawy.

I am here to help families become informed with Gables and to answer any questions about the school and our community or guide them in the right direction.

You can find me on Bloomz or email me at,

You may also contact me by calling or texting my Google Voice Phone Number at 614-653-8847.