Gables Weekly Summary


Book Fair - All Week

Monday (11/14) - Friday (11/18) at the school or Online:

  • Search for "Gables Elementary School" at the above link and then click on the book fair link.
  • Click on "Shop the Fair."
  • Shop to support Gables!

Your Help is Still Needed!

please go to Bloomz Sign-up page and see if you will be able to help in any way. Most of the slots are already filled but there are some available slots if you want to help.

Thank you in advance for your help and support!

Zoom Links for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday.

If you have signed up for a virtual meeting with your child's teacher, please download the attached file below to find the zoom link for your conference or click on the Gables Parent/Teacher Conferences Smore.
Gables P/T Conferences Information

How to prepare for the P/T conferences, How to sign-up, and the Zoom Link for your meeting.

Holiday Sale on Gables Spirit Wear.

Hello Friends of Gables,

Looking for gifts for the upcoming holiday or maybe just need a new Gables shirt. Well you are in luck. Our partner in Gables Spirit wear has with a special discount for a short time. If you order now, you will receive 20% off your entire order and free shipping for orders over $75.00. Whether you are ordering for the holidays or just need a upgrade, the order will be shipped directly to your house in 2-3 weeks. Order online at your convenience, just follow the link below:

Reminders - Don't Forget

Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused

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

OSU Tutoring

Meeting ID: 648 128 2246 Password: 828319.

Gables and Community Events Next Week

Book Fair

The Book Fair will take place from Monday, November 14th - Thursday, November 17th from 9:15 - 11:30 & 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 18th from 9:15-11:30 a.m.

We are also Open for P/T Conferences Thursday the 10th and the 17th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

You can shop at the school or Online:

  • Search for "Gables ES" at the above link and then click on the book fair link.
  • Click on "Shop the Fair."
  • Shop to support Gables!

Gables PTA Meeting

Monday, Nov. 14th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join us at the PTA Meeting. The PTA has hosted family events, raised money for school assemblies and classroom projects, and advocated for the kids at Gables.

Join Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 6529414038

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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. Please detach and return the bottom half of this form. Vote for ONLY one movie for us to play and RSVP if you are coming. Thank you and see you at the movies! Students can wear their Pjs and something to sit on and parents should feel free to a chair as well.

Please, See attached flyer below.

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Contact Information:

Interested in volunteering:

Please See attached pdf Flyer below.


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:

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Below are some tips, tools, and strategies that will help educators and parents to support kids’ Reading and Writing.

Awesome Tools that you must check:

1. Children’s Storybooks

Many wonderful free illustrated children’s books are available to read at Children's Storybooks Online. Stories span age ranges from preschool, young children, teens, through young adults.

2. Talk to Me

Talk to Me is another text to speech application. It can be used to read words out loud as they are typed, which can help students to better correlate the letters and words with how they’re pronounced. Compatible with iPad.

3. Read & Write

Students can practice reading and writing letters using this application. Users can trace letters, learn letter sounds, and get illustrations to go along with each part of the alphabet.

4. The Writing Machine

By correlating pictures and words, reading text, sounding out letters, this tool helps students develop early literacy abilities with greater ease.

5. iStoryTime

There are numerous titles to choose from in the iStoryTime series, all of which allow kids to have the book read to them or to get help reading it themselves.

6. Stories2Learn

Why use existing stories to help troubled readers when you can build your own? This application lets you develop your own text and audio stories, including messages, topics, and other things that can help keep kids interested.

7. AlphaWriter

Using Montessori-based learning methods, this application helps kids to learn how to read, write, and spell phonetically. It also teaches lessons on consonants and vowels, letter sounds, writing stories, and much more.

8. Reading Trainer

While this app is designed to help average readers boost their reading speed and ability, it can be useful to those who struggle as well, as many of the skills taught can help just about anyone become a more confident reader.

9. Bob’s Books

Bob’s Books uses phonics-based interactive games to help kids learn how to read. Activities will help young learners to sound out words, spell, and make connections between letters and sounds.

10. MeeGenius! Kids’ Books

MeeGenius is another series that’s perfect for practicing reading skills. Those with trouble reading can use illustrations and helpful word highlighting to get help, or just have the book read to them until they’re confident enough to do it on their own.

Quick Links

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.