Gables Weekly Summary


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It's Parent/Teacher Conferences Time! & Your Help is Needed

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Thank you in advance for your help and support!

Gables Parent/Teacher Conferences Smore

You can find the links to sign-up for the conversation and How to prepare for the P/T Conferences.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Sign up Links

Please Find your teacher and her sign-up link or download the file below to find your teacher and reserve your time slot.
Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Up Links

Wilkerson Kindergarten:

Rude Kindergarten:

Buchan Kindergarten:

C. Smith Grade 1:

Erwin Grade1:

Schoedinger Grade 1:

Palmer Grade 2:

Mohan Grade 2:

Dreier Grade 2:

Buchanan Grade 3:

Gates/Belcastro Grade 3:

Graham Grade 4:

Rensel Grade 4:

Seagraves Grade 4:

Grace Grade 5:

Kocher Grade 5:

P.Smith Sped:

Allen Sped:

Ortiz Sped:

Howard Sped:

Troy/Collins Gifted:

Ankeney ESL:

Mendoza ESL:

Shope PE:

Fritsche Art:

Free Kindergarten Readiness Program for CCS Families

CCS has a special initiative for our city’s youngest learners. Waterford Upstart is an at-home kindergarten readiness program that gives 4-year-olds a fun start in reading, math, and science in 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

For CCS families unable to enroll in an in-person Pre-K class, this free, proven program helps children develop the skills they need to be ready for KG!

  • It’s Free: Waterford Upstart is a free online program to help your child get ready for kindergarten. Everything you need is included, even a free computer and internet hotspot.
  • It’s Simple: Your child completes lessons independently in just 15 minutes a day. The program keeps their interest with fun books, songs & activities that are on their skill level.
  • It Works: On average, children who use Waterford Upstart enter kindergarten reading at nearly a first-grade level!
  • Reading Skills: Students learn Letter Recognition, Letter Sounds, Reading and Listening Comprehension skills, Real Words and Sight Words, and Vocabulary.
Waterford Upstart Initiative

For more information about the robust in-person Columbus City Schools Early Childhood Education program and the Waterford Upstart initiative, Click Here.

i-Ready Support for Families

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an online program that adjusts its questions to suit a student’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on their answer to the previous question. The purpose of this is not to give your student a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your student’s learning. i-ready Family Center is available to help families best support students using the i-Ready program.

Reminders - Don't Forget

Did you forget to order your flowers???

Did you forget to order your winter flowers? Well, you are in luck, there is some time. The sale ends TODAY Friday, November 4th at 11:59 pm.

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No School on Tuesday, November 8th.

Professional Development Day. All Schools are closed for students. See you on Wednesday! Have a Wonderful Day Off.

No Virtual Family Engagement Session on Tues, Nov 8th.

Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused

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

OSU Tutoring

Meeting ID: 648 128 2246 Password: 828319.

Gables and Community Events Next Week

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Community Resources

Thanksgiving Meal Assistance List: 2022

Thanksgiving Meal Assistance Locations:

Columbus Dream Center 11A-12:30P at the Columbus Dream Center 38 W Greenwood Ave Columbus, OH 43201

Central Community Center CCH Food Basket Giveaway (tentative) November 22, 2022 9AM - 5PM

Dodge Community Center Turkey Giveaway Nov 18, 2022 5-7PM

Mid-Ohio Food Bank 3960 Brookham Dr, Grove City, OH 43123 (614) 277-3663

* Please note: Each agency has its own guidelines and availability of food and gifts. Please contact agencies directly to ensure holiday help is available. Many of these agencies require donation requests several weeks prior to the holiday. Please plan accordingly.

Recreation and Parks "Schools Out" Program - Thanksgiving and Winter Break Now Registering

Youth need opportunities for fun, engaging enrichment experiences when school is out. Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s Schools Out program opens recreation centers for extended hours during Columbus City Schools upcoming fall and winter breaks.

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

November at a Glance

1: Third-Grade Test Ohio State Test(Part 1)

2: Third-Grade Test (Part 2), Report Cards Available Online (Parent Portal)

4: The Winter Flower Sale Ends at 11:59 pm.

6: Daylight saving Time (fall back one hour).

8: No School - PD Day, No Virtual Family Engagement Session, Election Day.

10: Fall Conferences Night.

17: Fall Conferences Night.

18: Pastries with the principal, PTA Family Night (TBA)

21-25: No School - Fall Break

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.