Gables Weekly Summary


This week in review

Pastries with the Principal: Lexia

During October's Pastries with the Principal, Jill Lausch walks parents through the purpose of the Lexia Core5 Reading app and how to support our kids while they are using it. Core5 provides a structured and systemic approach to six critical areas of reading: Phonological awareness, phonics, strutural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

If you missed it, the materials are:

November's theme will be Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences that happen later in the November. Save the date for that Pastries with the Principal on Friday, November 12, at 9:15 am via Zoom (

Free after-school tutoring kick-off

Tuesday was an amazing kick-off for the free after-school tutoring that is being offered via Zoom!

Registration is still open: Register your child by completing this short online form:

Please direct questions to Ms. Mohan at

  • Students join via Zoom from home.
  • Tutoring is available Tues through Thurs from 5 - 7pm each week through Thurs, December 2nd.
  • Children may attend for one, two, or three days each week - for one hour or for the whole session.
  • Any student Grades 1 - 5 can sign up. No recommendations or testing is required.
  • The Zoom link for participation will only be sent to families who register.

Grade 3 ELA OST testing dates announced

Grade 3 ELA Ohio State Test will be given on Monday, Nov. 1 (part 1) and Wednesday, Nov. 3 (part 2). All third grade students are required to take both parts of the test as part Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Doctor appointments should not be made for 3rd graders on those two days.

Family Engagement Sessions

CCS hosted two informative sessions for families this week:
  • Identifying Special Needs
  • First Quarter Check-In

These online sessions are helpful to learn about the district's tools and steps taken to teach our kids. If you were not able to attend, you can view archived sessions here.

Summaries of these two events are also available in Gables' Bloomz posts.

Next Week's Events

PTA Meeting

Monday, Oct. 11th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Nationwide Children's Medical Van at Gables

Monday, Oct. 11th, 9am

1680 Becket Avenue

Columbus, OH

The Nationwide Children's Medical Van will be at Gables on Monday, October 11. They provide immunizations, well child exams and care of illness or injury.

October's appointments are currently full. If you have questions about future events, email Kim Carpenter, RN at

Facilities Master Plan meeting - Region 4

Monday, Oct. 11th, 6pm

1545 Huy Road

Columbus, OH

CCS wants your input about buildings and what the District will be in the future.


We are in Region 4.






No School on Friday 10/15

Friday, Oct. 15th, 12am

1680 Becket Avenue

Columbus, OH

West Case Road Park Design Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 10am-12pm

2425 West Case Road

Columbus, OH

Join Us Next Week for a West Case Road Park Design Public Walking Tour

Cols Recreation & Parks wants to hear from you!

Mark your calendar! If you live near or visit West Case Road Park, we are excited to hear your thoughts and ideas about the future of the park. This 58-acre site located east of Sawmill Road will become one of the major greenspaces in northwest Columbus. You will meet with representatives from Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and the project team while exploring the park. We want to hear from you to help shape the future of the park by participating in activities and sharing your thoughts.

Learning From Home Tip for Parents

Give mealtime a math infusion. Do your kids like to help out in the kitchen? Meal prep is the perfect time to get children counting, measuring, estimating, comparing, and recognizing shapes. Ask your child to measure and count cups of ingredients, count how many plates and utensils are needed for the whole family, and figure out who has more or less mashed potatoes. Get creative with math during cleanup time, too: you can have your child name the shapes of the dishes and sponges, count the number of steps they took to complete the cleanup task, and predict how many dishes will fit in the dishwasher. (Want more ideas? Download this free tip sheet for 24 ways to have fun with math at home.)

October at a Glance

Oct 11 at 6:30 pm - PTA Meeting (
Oct 15 - NO SCHOOL for students
Oct 20 - Dining for Dollars: Papa Giorgio's
Oct 22 at 6:30 pm - PTA Family Night - Trivia
Oct 26 - End of Quarter 1
Oct 27 - NO SCHOOL for students
Oct 28 at 6:30 pm - Literacy Night

About Gables Elementary School

Gables Attendance Email:

Gables Attendance Phone Number: 1-380-997-6025

FACTline Email:

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

Customer Relations Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

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