Gables Weekly Summary


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Wellness Week is Here! Remember that no school between November 21st and November 25th. We will see you back on Monday, November 28th.

Have a Wonderful Break!

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Sending EXTRA clothes especially a change of bottoms

Please send a change of clothes to keep at school in your child's cubby - especially pants and underwear for younger children (K-2).

We are out of common-size bottoms for boys and girls and do not have extra clothes on hand to cover playground messes or accidents. The office can take donations for NEW socks and underwear or sweatpants in children's sizes that are in good shape.

On the other hand, please make your child checks the items in the lost & found box in the gym during lunchtime.

Thank you!

Retake Picture Day is Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

Pictures will be taken at Gables ES.

You can order online:

Use Order Code: 74015FB

Look for a flyer in your child's backpack.

Virtual Family Engagement Sessions Recap

Tuesday's Session "Literacy Night":

At Home Library Initiative:

  • Elementary Buildings have already received the first shipment of book bundles and will be receiving the second shipment of these bundles this week.
  • The second shipment of book bundles are themed to the Portrait of a Graduate trail of creativity.
  • MS & HS Students will be receiving their first set of books in the coming months.


  • Bookelicious is a website that helps students find their reading identity in which it acts like a personal librarian by matching students to high-quality, topic-specific books.
  • ES Students will work with Library I.A through the website to develop book lists.
  • Book lists can be used to help students find books that they may want to read.
  • Twice this school year, K-5 students will choose 2 free books for their at-home library.
  • Website:

Scholastic Literacy Pro:

  • Literacy Pro (Lit Pro) is available through the Clever app.
  • Lit Pro Provides students with access to digital copies of books.
  • There are approximately 2400 titles available for students.
  • Allow Students to choose books they would like to read.
Thursday's Session Recap: Words Matter: "Learn Nonviolent Communication"

Susanna Warren the Director and lead trainer of the Compassionate Communication Center explained and shared the power of Nonviolent Communication to help get young people to listen. Words matter… but it’s much more than a communication technique. It can help both you and your child better express your emotions through conversation.

Here are some tips that might help you and your child.

  1. We fare better if we know how to get those needs met in a cooperative way, rather than an aggressive way.
  2. Each of us has remarkable inner resources we can use if we are given empathy to get in touch with them.
  3. Try to come up with an agreement with your child.

Learn more at or contact Susanna at

You can also watch the recording of this session by clicking here.

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Reminders - Don't Forget

Students can do i-Ready Reading & Math during the break

Have your child sign in I-ready for 20-30 minutes a day. Spend time in both reading and math. For example, 15 minutes of math and 15 of reading on Monday, or 30 minutes of Reading on Monday, and 30 minutes of Math on Tuesday.

Read the 2nd book bundle! or you can visit Bookelicious

Don't forget to have your student read the second book bundle through the break or you can read online. go to

Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused

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

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Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, November 29

Pictures will be taken at Gables ES. You can order online: Use Order Code: 74015FB

Gables and Community Events Next Week

Gables PTA Movie Night

Friday, Nov. 18th, 6pm

1680 Becket Avenue

Columbus, OH

Time: Doors open at 5:30 and the movie starts at 6:00

Where: Gables Elementary gymnasium

What: Movie, Pizza, Popcorn, and drinks will be available for purchase.

We are excited to see you at the movie! Students can wear their PJs and something to sit on, and parents should also feel free to bring their chairs as well.

Please, See attached flyer below.

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Free Columbus Crew Family Resource Fair

Sunday, Nov. 20th, 10:30am-2:30pm

96 Columbus Crew Way

Columbus, OH


Columbus City Schools families are invited to join our partners at the Columbus Crew for the first Pride & Glory Community Kick-Off next Sunday, November 20, at the new Lower.Com Field.

The Crew will host a FREE Family Resource Fair from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with corporate and community partners to provide various health and wellness resources as well as a variety of fun and engaging activations for CCS children and families.

Plus, for your viewing pleasure, the opening match of the World Cup featuring hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador will be aired on the Plaza's giant TV screen at 11:00 a.m.

HERE'S THE REAL FUN: CCS students are invited to play on the Field pitch and the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro Cup champions Crew 2 will be on-hand with the trophy for photo opportunities.

Complimentary parking will be available courtesy of the Columbus Crew (Fletcher Lot and 600 W Spring Lot) and please note that this massive event will take place outdoors rain or shine.

Please be sure to RSVP by clicking here (choose “other” when it asks for your Youth Soccer Organization).

We look forward to joining to96ther at the place to be, Field on November 20, with our partners at the Columbus Crew.
- CCS Engagement Team

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City of Columbus, Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest

The contest is taking place on Saturday, December 3, and the deadline to submit is 5 p.m. Friday, November 25.

Winners will have the opportunity to present at the MLK Jr. Breakfast and City of Columbus Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, and will also have the opportunity to compete in the statewide MLK Youth Oratorical Contest in April.

Here is some information on how to enter:

1. Electronically:

2. By mail or drop off to: City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods
c/o Gale Gray, 1410 Cleveland Ave, 2nd Floor Columbus, OH 43211

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CCS hosts weekly Zoom sessions addressing the most pressing topics and answering the most common questions families have. Called Virtual Family Engagement Sessions, these sessions are hosted by the Department of Communications and Engagement and feature expert District staff and many of our community partners sharing information and insights on important topics.

RSVP at:

For previous recorded video sessions:

Quick Links

Holiday Help and Resources

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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

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 3:45 - 7:15 p.m.

14: PTA Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Zoom Link:

16:Eat Pizza & Support PTA "PAPA GIORGIO'S PIZZA"

17: Fall Conferences Night 3:45 - 7:15 p.m.

18: Pastries with the principal, PTA Movie Night (Check Backpacks for flyer)

21-25: No School - Fall Break

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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

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.