Gables Weekly Summary


CCS Family-School Relationships Survey

Our school truly values feedback from families, and we would like to learn more about your child’s school experience this year. CCS is collecting responses for a Family-School Relationships Survey to learn how we can better support our community during the rest of the school year and beyond.

Parents and guardians, please take 10-15 minutes to complete the Family-School Relationships Survey by May 6th. You can access the survey at; just select Gables Elementary School from the dropdown menu and click “Take this survey.” All responses are completely anonymous and will help us to plan programs, resources, and services for the remainder of this school year.

This survey is also available in Spanish, French, Somali, Arabic, and Nepali. To view the survey in one of these languages, click on the link above and select your preferred language in the dropdown menu at the top left of the page.

Gables Art Show is TODAY! It is Free to attend!

Friday, April 29th, 6-8pm

1680 Becket Avenue

Columbus, OH

Join us for this in-person event. Admire our students' art work (ALL Gables students will have work presented), dine at the food trucks (vegetarian options will be available), take a chance on a raffle basket, and take home some goods from the bake sale. Gables PTA will have themed baskets that will be raffled at the end of the show. You do not have to be present when winners are announced in order to win, but you do have to purchase at least one ticket if you want a chance at a basket! Raffle tickets are $0.50 each and each ticket is one chance at winning the basket of your choice.

We can't wait to see you back in the building Friday night 6pm-8pm!

Next Year's Calendar (2022-2023 School Year)

The board approved the school calendars for next year. The first day of classes will be Wednesday, August 24, 2022, and we will have a full week off for the week of Thanksgiving (November 21-25, 2022).

No parking along the school curb and Becket Avenue

Do not park on Becket and do not stop where buses drop off in front of the school.

Please follow the instructions for the drop-off and pick-up procedure in the attached this file.

OST testing Grades 3, 4, & 5: Tues, May 3 & Wed, May 4

If your child will be absent on 5/3 or 5/4 in observance of Eid al-Fitr, notify the school office for the absence to be excused. You may use the included template letter for wording.

Digital Author Visit - Kevin Kurtz "Week of May 16th"

Students can purchase autographed books from the author. Orders are due by May 6. Please see the attached flyer.

Supporting Our Transgender Youth

In Tuesday's Virtual Family Engagement Session, our community partners at Kaleidoscope Youth Center shared how they support transgender children in our district:

  • Drop-in Center Programming (ages 12-20)
  • Education & Training Program (virtual & in-person)
  • KYC Community Based Wellness Program (ages 16-24)

Contact Kaleidoscope Youth Center directly for more information:

Liam Gallagher, Director of Center Based Programming


To join the center's newsletter visit The newsletter's audience is primarily parents and family of transgender youth. More programming and support is being developed for families of transgender youth as well as transgender youth younger than 12. Please join the newsletter to learn more.

You can also watch a recording of Tuesday's session as well as past virtual engagement sessions here.

To support transgender people, you can [24 minutes in recording]:

  • Respect identities and pronouns (even if you don't understand or agree). Respect the language and pronouns they use. We don't assume someone's name or age; don't assume their pronouns. It costs $0 to respect someone's name and pronouns!
  • Practice! Be intentional and consistent. Ask pronouns, offer your pronouns. Understand everyone makes mistakes. If you err, offer an apology (in private) and continue. Thank them for corrections - corrections show they value you and want to continue the relationship.
  • Be supportive - LGBTQ youth are a disproportionate portion of the homeless population, directly tied to the lack of support from family and friends.
  • Create inclusive spaces! Be gender-neutral, use words/phrases like: "partner," "significant other," "parents," "guardian," "students," and "friends" rather than "boys and girls" or "ladies and gentleman", etc.

Attendance in the Final Stretch

Attendance = Engagement


The end of the school year is just as important as the beginning.

To encourage students to come to school on-time and each day - and to enlist parents to help support improved attendance - Columbus City School is launching a special attendance awareness initiative this Spring. Students who improve their attendance could win weekly prizes and incentives including FREE tickets to Columbus Clippers games and FREE food coupons from Donatos, Tim Hortons, and White Castle.

What do I do?

Know how many absences your child currently has

Work towards improvement, not perfection.

Attend everyday possible this school year (through June 2, 2022).

These last 5 weeks provide great learning opportunities for students - don't miss out!

Tips and Strategies to Support Families:

  • Know the school attendance policy and check in.
  • Update information in infinite campus.
  • Keep regular routines.
  • Schedule trips and appointments when school is not in session.
  • Monitor child's academic progress.
  • Join meaningful school activities.
  • Notify school of illness or quarantine.
  • Finish strong.

If you want help or support with resources like financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced - cost can be found here

If you miss this session, no worries you can watch the recordings for all engagement sessions here.

Reminders (Don't Forget)

2022-2023 School Supply Boxes

Don't delay ordering your school supply boxes for next school year. Please click on the link below. find the grade your child will in next school year. Once you have completed your order you are done. The school supply boxes will be delivered directly to your child's classroom in August before the start of school. If you have any questions, please contact the PTA at

No parking along the school curb and Becket Avenue. Please see the attached file below.

CCS At Home Library also has online resources

By now, all elementary students should have at least 5 books for their CCS At Home Library. Five packets of five books will be sent home through the end of May (25 books total for each elementary student). As part of the #TogetherWeRead Initiative, the district also has online resources available for each grade level. K-5 resources can be found here.

The reading app Sora is also available through your child's Clever account. Instructions on how to access Sora are available here. Note that you can access the app directly (you do not have to go through Clever) and can use it on any device where you can download the app.

CCS Summer Experience registration ending Mon, May 2.

Applications for the 2022 Summer Experience can be found and submitted in Parent Portal.

Weekly Meetings/Clubs

  • Unified Arts Club (Grades 4-5) - Thursdays - online 4:30-5:30pm here.

Gables and Community Events Next Week

Columbus Zoo Hosting 'CCS Family Days' on Select Weekends in May

Limited number of free tickets available for CCS students throughout the month.

Our friends at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium are partnering with the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation to host CCS Family Days throughout May. CCS families will receive two free tickets per student on the following days:

  • May 7;
  • May 14-15; or
  • May 21-22.

Click here to reserve your CCS Family Day tickets.

Each family day event includes a limited number of tickets, and does not include parking. The zoo is partnering with COTA to provide transportation – and additional discounted tickets – for families.

In addition to the upcoming CCS Family Days, we’ve also teamed up with the zoo to host a unique “Zooventure” photo scavenger hunt. As you explore the zoo, you’re encouraged to capture and share your incredible photos using the hashtag #CCSZooventure and tagging Columbus City Schools and Columbus Zoo & Aquarium in your posts.

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Upcoming OST testing Grades 3, 4, & 5. May, 3 & May, 4

If your child will be absent on 5/3 or 5/4 in observance of Eid al-Fitr, notify the school office for the absence to be excused. You may use the included template letter in the Ramadan smore for wording.

CRIS/Celebrate One baby shower this Saturday

Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) is hosting a community baby shower this Saturday, April 30, 1pm-4pm. "We invite pregnant women and new moms to celebrate your new baby at Healthy Kids Day hosted by the YMCA! Receive free baby supplies and enjoy activities for young children." Register at:

North YMCA, 1640 Sandalwood Place, Columbus, OH 43229.

Free or Cheap Events this Weekend in Columbus.

Over 115 free or cheap events this weekend in Columbus. check it out!

CCS Summer Experience registration ending soon Mon, May 2.

Register through the Parent Portal by May 2. Watch the video or visit the site for more information. You can also reach out to Gables' Family Ambassadors, Israa Elnwawy ( or Jeri Seabaugh (, if you have questions.

1-7: Teacher Appreciation Week

9: PTA Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

10: Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m. , Graeter's Night after Concert.

13: PTA Flower Sale - Delivery Day.

30: No School-Memorial Day.

31: **Field Day** Volunteers needed.

June 2: Last Day of School.

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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