Gables Weekly Summary


Relationship Week

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In today's Pastries with the Principal, Ms. Lausch focused on Relationship Week and SEL (social-emotional learning) at Gables. See the replay here (6 min) or check out the slides.

Family-Teacher Conferences

Don't forget to reserve your time to conference with your child's teacher! Conferences will be Tuesday Feb 15 and Thursday Feb 17. Find the signup links here.

To prepare, take a few minutes to review Ms. Lausch's recommendations on how to get the most out of this time with your teacher:

Preparing for Teacher Conferences - Video

Preparing for Teacher Conferences - Presentation Slides

Black History Month

Mrs. Lavina Meeks, Family Ambassador at Ohio Avenue Elementary School in CCS, wrote this series of newsletters with content for adults and children. In her words:

Black history is American history and should be taught throughout the year across the curriculum—not confined to a single month. Learning about black history is good for all students, not just African American students. It helps end racism.

Book Fair: Feb 14 - 18

Shop in person next week (Feb 14 - 18) to avoid shipping charges or purchase online now through next Friday (Feb 18).

Reminder: If your family sets up an eWallet for your child to use during the fair, make sure to notify your teacher, too.

Save the (New) Date: Math Night is Thursday, Feb 24th

Note the new date - this is a change from what was previously published. Math Night will be Thursday, February 24th and will have two sessions - one for grades K-2 at 6pm and a second for grades 3-5 at 7pm. Please join us!

iCalendar files you can save to your personal calendar:

Math Night (K-2) Feb 24 6:00-6:45pm

Math Night (3-5) Feb 24 7:00-7:45pm

CCS Summer Experience Registration Opens March 15

REMINDERS - Don't forget!

Kindness, February's Word of the Month

Kind people show concern for others and are helpful, generous, and considerate. They often do nice things without expecting nice things in return.

Help connect social emotional learning (SEL) at home with school by encouraging your Gator to display Kindness and maybe be selected for Student of the Month in their class!

Recommended Routes for Gables Traffic

Map of recommended routes in Gables neighborhood.

CCS and Gables Events Next Week

Gables PTA Meeting - all parents, caregivers, and teachers welcome to attend

Monday, Feb. 14th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

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Each CCS student along with one parent/caregiver gets free weekend General Admission to the Columbus Museum of Art in February (Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 5pm). If you want to visit during the first weekend in February (the end of the Van Gogh exhibit), call 614.221.6801 to reserve your Pathways Express ticket. Be prepared to pay a fee to add the Van Gogh exhibit (no free admission to this) if you want to see that, but you are not required to attend (and thus pay for) that exhibit if you do not wish to.

CCS Community Partners will be on site February 12 with games and prizes. See the Pathways Express site for more info.

Community Resources

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

NW Children's Hospital provides free tax preparation services to qualifying families. Should you file taxes (even if you won't owe anything)? See their site for more information.
Columbus City Schools Health Hub

The latest CCS health information, including the COVID-19 Dashboard.

2: No school for students

11: Pastries with the Principals (Relationship Week) @ 9:15am (

14-18: Scholastic Book Fair

14: PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm (

15: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45pm-7:15pm (Zoom links here)

17: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45pm-7:15pm (Zoom links here)

21: No school

24 Math Night @ 6:00pm (

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About Gables Elementary School

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