Gables Weekly Summary


PTA Winter Flower Pickup

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 2-6pm

1680 Becket Avenue

Columbus, OH

Orders must be picked up; they will not be sent home with students. No appointment necessary - pick up any time during the window.

Learning at Home over Winter Break

Next Friday's Pastries with the Principal will feature a dicussion with Principal Jill Lausch and the Family Ambassador Jeri Seabaugh about ways to keep our learners busy (in a healthy way!) over the Winter Break.

Friday, December 10 at 9:15am on Zoom:

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Acceptance is the ability to see that other people have a right to be their own unique person. That means they have a right to their own feelings, thoughts and opinions.

When you start accepting people for who they are, you stop looking for ways to change them.

Each teacher picks two Students of the Month based on who best exemplifies Gables' Word of the Month. Ask your student about Acceptance - watch for opportunities to help them practice, and they might bring home a Student of the Month sign when December's students are chosen!
Gables Parent Involvement Policy

View the Gables Parent Involvement Policy

Columbus City Schools COVID-19 Vaccines for ages 5-11

Visit the CCS site for complete details.

The District will host the clinics at every elementary school during regular school hours to all eligible recipients age 5-11:

  • December 13 -17 to administer first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • January 3 - 7 to administer the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

To get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child, parents must complete and return the COVID-19 consent form, no later than December 7. Consent forms can be completed electronically or by paper copy and returned to your school nurse.







COVID-19 Vaccine Consent forms Due Dec 7

Button has consent form to complete electronically or to print.

Family Ambassador Online Office Hours

Still confused about or not sure why we mention the Parent Portal so much? Drop in to new Zoom hours each week to ask Jeri Seabaugh, the Gables Family Ambassador. When school is in session, office hours will be:

Monday 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Tuesday 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Zoom link for both:

If neither of these times work for your family, please reach out for an individual appointment: Jeri Seabaugh at

Corner Captains (Still) Wanted

It's never too late to help. Several parents have expressed concern about the traffic, and only two of our seven volunteers are Gables parents. Our community is stepping up to help - let's show them we care, too! If you want to help but cannot donate time, please share this signup information with your other community networks, too.

Any community member (parent, neighbor, concerned Columbus citizen) can sign up. Columbus Public Health's Safe Routes to School is providing stand-out clothing.

Sign up here

Contact Jeri Seabaugh for more information: or 386-487-2925

Community Events & Resources

What Schools Are They Building/Closing?

Facilities Management Plan - Design concept discussions. Give your feedback to shape our future school buildings. Anyone can attend.

All meetings present the same materials in all regions. If you missed the Region 4 meeting, you can still join:

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | All Regions | Main Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Ave)
  • Monday, December 6, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. | Region 5 | Mifflin HS
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | All Regions | Main Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Ave) (LIVE STREAM)
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. | Region 1 | Briggs HS
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. | Region 2 | Walnut Ridge HS
Tutoring Resources

Tutoring Resources for Parents and Students

Bethel IUMC First Friday event Dec 3 at 7pm
Free Winter Break Camps

These can fill up quickly - check them out soon.

Columbus City Schools Health Hub

The latest CCS health information.

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Registration is still open for their free After School Program. See attached flyers for details or call their North Site at 614-842-3250.

OHCO After Shcool Program (Español)

OHCO After School Program (English)

Practice English with Conversation Partners

Wednesday Nights

Meadow Park Church

2524 Bethel Road

6:30 - 8:00 pm

**Free child care while you practice.**

Contact Brenda Conard, for more information.

Dec 3 (Fri) - 2pm-6pm PTA Winter Flower pickup (no appt needed)
Dec 7 (Tues) - COVID-19 Vaccine consent deadline
Dec 10 (Fri) - 9:15am Pastries with the Principal (
Dec 13 - 17 - COVID-19 Vaccines if consent provided
Dec 13 (Mon) - 6:30pm PTA Meeting (
Dec 16 (Thurs) - Picture Retakes
Dec 17 (Fri) - Early Release @ 3pm
Dec 20 - Jan 2 - Winter break - NO SCHOOL
Dec 20 - Jan 2 - Read-a-thon

The calendar is continuously udpated 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 "December at a Glance" heading above or click here.

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

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