Gables Weekly Summary


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The Winter Break is almost here and you might think about some activities to do with your child during the break.

Here you go, you will find activities for all elementary ages.

Winter Break Family Activities

Reminders - Don't Forget

Update your information in the Parent Portal If you haven't already - Click the link below for help

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Winter Break is here and it's time for the reading challenge

We have 3 Reading Challenges:

1- Columbus Metropolitan Library

2- Literacy Pro.


Students can participate in all of them for example, they can participate in Literacy Pro Reading Challenge and count their minutes on their READ_A-THON and the Reading Challenge by Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Sign-up for the Winter Reading Challenge by CML

Go to Columbus Metropolitan Library "any branch" and Sign-up for the Winter Reading Challenge. K-12 Students can earn prizes by just reading. Pick up a game board at any library location today! Winter Reading Challenge runs through January 31.

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Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused

Email (preferred) or call 1-380-997-6025 and leave a message.

Gables and Community Events Next Week

Gables PTA Meeting

Monday, Dec. 19th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join us at the PTA Meeting. The PTA has hosted family events, raised money for school assemblies and classroom projects, and advocated for the kids at Gables.

Join Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 6529414038

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Limited Pathway Express tickets still available for CCS families:

Tickets REQUIRED for free admission

Free tickets for the Zoo by the library

If you didn't get a chance to visit the ZOO, you can get free tickets to the ZOO by visiting the Columbus Metropolitan Library website and checking the branches that have the Free Zoo Tickets.


Scroll down to: Culture Passes available for check out.

Present your Library Card or Student Success Card at any Columbus Library branch to check out a Culture Pass for the locations below.


  • Pass admits two adults or children

Columbus Clippers

  • Pass admits up to two adults and four children
  • Valid for Sunday games only during the regular season

Columbus Museum of Art

  • Pass admits eight people of any age

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art

  • Pass admits eight people of any age

Columbus Symphony

  • Pass admits one adult; children under 16 are free
  • Valid for Masterworks performances only

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

  • Pass admits up to six people of any age
  • Pass is not valid for Zoombezi Bay, Safari Golf Club or The Wilds
  • Pass does not include parking fees

Franklin Park Conservatory

  • Pass admits two adults and six children

Ohio History Center

  • Pass admits up to eight adults and/or children
  • Pass also valid to Ohio Village (seasonal)

National Veterans Memorial Museum

  • Pass admits two adults and five children

Discounted Skating at Skate Zone 71 over Winter Break!

Treat yourself and your kids to a discounted pass to Skate Zone 71 over Winter Break!!

Just Click here to order the Digital Pass for your school!

Community Resources

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Click here to learn more about CRC services

Food pantry, healthcare barriers, income assistance information,...etc.

Quick Links

Holiday Help and Resources

If you're looking for Holiday Help, Resources, Thanksgiving Meals, Christmas Toys, and more! Click this button.

Columbus on the Cheap

Click here to learn more about Columbus on the Cheap Events.

Parent Portal Smore

Click this button to know more about parent portal - Infinite Campus.

Bloom: A Free Store - Click Here

Bloom Free store for families with children 0-3 years old. Provides clothes, diapers and baby equipment. Locations in Worthington and the West-side.

Have Questions??? Or Need Help???

Have an additional question about Columbus City Schools? Call the FACTline at 614-221-FACT (221-3228) or email us at

Members of the media seeking information about the Columbus City Schools District, it's students, or staff members are encouraged to contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations (614) 365-5680.

School Hours:

8:30 Students enter for breakfast

8:55 Students enter classrooms

9:00 Tardy Bell rings

11:45 - 12:45 1st and 4th-grade lunch and recess

11:45-12:45 Kindergarten and Grade 2 grade Recess and Lunch

12:45-1:45 Grades 3 and 5th lunch and recess

3:30 Dismissal

December at a Glance

Dec 1- Jan 31: Winter Reading Challenge.

5-9: Penguin Patch "Kids' Holiday Shop"

12/10: Free Zoo and Aquarium Admission with CCS from 6:00-8:00 PM

12: Winter concert @ 6:30 PM. Graeter's Ice Cream Night after the Concert. Students report at 6:00 pm for tuning and warm-up.

16: Book Nook, and Pastries with the principal @ 9:00 AM.

19: PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM.

20: 30-Minutes Early Release.

21-Jan 3rd: No School - Winter Break READ_A_THON Challenge.

01/04: School Resumes with new Bus Routes

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 about 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.