Gables Weekly Summary


Family Ambassador Position

Gables ES is looking for caring adults who want to serve as Family Ambassadors. The Columbus City Schools Department of Communications & Engagement is currently seeking parents, grandparents, former teachers, and caring community members with a heart for service to become Family Ambassadors. If you are interested in the FA position and willing to help our families, please email Mrs. Jill Lausch at

Click here to learn more about Family Ambassador Program.

Gables Student of the month - October

Responsible: October's Word of the month

Join us in celebrating the success of these wonderful students! Congratulations gators!

Ms. Wilkerson ---> Olivia Montgomery --->She follows instructions the 1st time and is a leader!

Mrs. Rude -------> Jayde Belcher --------> Each day Jayde takes care of classroom materials and her tablemates. In addition, she follows classroom and school expectations and instructions.

Mrs. Buchan -------> Amjed Salamah -------> Amjed is on time and prepared for school. He participates actively in classroom discussions and activities. Amjed contributes positively to our classroom community and is accepting of different perspectives. He takes care of himself and does his best at all times.

Mrs. Erwin --------> Izabella Sanders ----------> I can always count on Izabella to be responsible not only for herself, but for any of her classmates that might need help.

Ms. Smith --------> Sebastian Morales ----------> Sebastian is an awesome kid and we are lucky to have him in our room 3 family! He is always willing to help someone in need and can always be counted on to do the right thing. Congratulations!

Ms. Schoedinger ---------> Adam Gheith ---------> Adam shows responsibility in the way he takes care of his school supplies, is able to follow directions, and I know that I can count on him to be a leader in the classroom as a good role model for others.

Mrs. Palmer -------> Adam Tarom --------> Adam does iReady at home every day. He comes to school prepared everyday with his chrome book.

Ms. Mohan ---------> Luna Frye ---------> Luna is a diligent and responsible student. She follows instruction, keeps hands to self and completes work on time.

Mr. Dreier --------> Natalie Harris ---------> Natalie always follows instructions, she keeps hands to herself and when lining up she waits patiently and behaves like a responsible young lady.

Mrs. Buchanan -------> Hadley Price ---------> She is a wonderful student. She knows all the rules of the school and always follows them. She helps other students with the rules too. She is helpful to others.

Mrs. Belcastro -------> Zakariya Ouahbi ---------> He is always prepared for class and takes care of his materials..

Ms. Gates ------> Alexa Puentes Castaneda --------> Alexa is always responsible with her work and when she is a helper, she makes sure to do her job very well.

Ms. Rensel -------> Aisha Safi ----------> Follows directions, is a role model, is aware of others needs, waits her turn, raises her hand to speak, participates in class discussions, cleans up, is organized and can return homework in on time and all classwork.

Mr. Seagraves ---------> Coco Conners --------> Coco makes sure to be on time and ready for the day ahead of her. She is also a responsible Safety Patrol. She is always on time for duty

Ms. Graham --------> Dylan Guzman -----------> Dylan is a very responsible student. He always gets his class work and homework done on time. He walks in the hallways and always follows all of the school and classroom rules. He is a very responsible student.

Ms. Grace -------> Lamar Jernaz -------> Lamar always is ready and prepared for class. She never forgets her charged Chromebook and has turned in 100% of all homework. She also cleans up after herself and puts materials where they belong.

Ms. Kocher ----------> Asinat Cherroun -------------> Always brings in homework, turns in papers, and takes care of our classroom

Ms. Ortiz -------> Thomas Lewis --------> Thomas has shown responsibility by completing his gen ed homework daily and turning it in. He also has been successfully attending a whole group intervention lesson in a larger group setting daily. This shows his ability to follow instructions.


Click the file below to learn more about i-Ready. You will learn about: Diagnostic, Growth Monitoring, or Standards Mastery Personalized Instruction Reports.

Book Nook is Back!

Book Nook is a program the PTA puts on once a month where the students of Gables go with the class to buy books for only 50¢. We have a stock of books for all ages and interests. The first Book Nook will be on Friday, December 16th. Please see attached flyer below.

Any questions should be directed to the PTA at

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Virtual Family Engagement Sessions Recap

Tuesday's Session:

During Tuesday Virtual Family Engagement Session, They focused on what parents need to do now to update their information in the Parent Portal. They also shared more about the new direct communication tool which will send emails and text messages directly to parents when a bus route is delayed or uncovered.

Parent Portal Assistance Line 380-997-7245 email (please include a photo of your picture ID and your student’s name and date of birth)

the communication tool that will be used to notify parents about delayed buses uses the Parent Portal. If your information is not up to date, you will not get texts or emails.

You can see how to update your information in the parent portal step by step in the parent portal smore in the quick links below or when you click here.

You can watch the recorded session here if you missed it.

Thursday's Session:

Virtual Family Engagement Session - Bus Routes Part 1/Parent Portal
Virtual Family Engagement Session - Bus Routes Part 2/What New to Expect

Reminders - Don't Forget

Update your info in the parent portal

Click this button to learn how to update your info in the parent portal.

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Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused

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

Gables and Community Events Next Week

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Penguin Patch - Kids' Holiday Shop - Dec 5 - Dec 9

  • Students will have a chance to select gifts for their loved ones, wrap it up and have it just in time for holidays.
  • Every gift is inexpensive, with kid-friendly pricing from 25¢ to $12.
  • Join the fun and excitement - sign up at your school to volunteer during the Penguin Patch Holiday Shop. Look for Flyer in your child's backpack or see the attached flyer.


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

If you're looking for Holiday Help, Resources, Thanksgiving Meals, Christmas Toys, and more! Click this button.

Parent Portal Smore

Click this button to know more about parent portal - Infinite Campus.

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

December at a Glance

Dec 1- Jan 31: Winter Reading Challenge.

5-9: Penguin Patch "Kids' Holiday Shop"

12/10: Free Zoo and Aquarium Admission with CCS from 6:00-8:00 PM

12: Winter concert @ 6:30 PM. Graeter's Ice Cream Night after the Concert. Students report at 6:00 pm for tuning and warm-up.

16: Book Nook, and Pastries with the principal @ 9:00 AM.

19: PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM.

20: 30-Minutes Early Release.

21-Jan 3rd: No School - Winter Break

22-Jan 2: Read-a-thon

01/04: School Resumes with new Bus Routes

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.