Gables Weekly Summary


Hello from Another New Family Ambassador!

Hi Gables Gators community!

My Name is Israa Elnwawy.

I am a mother of three kids. Two of them are students at Gables Elementary School. I graduated with a Science degree from Egypt where I worked as a science teacher for 3 years. I moved here to Columbus at the beginning of 2020 with my family, and I worked as a teacher again in Ohio Kids Academy and Kindercare Learning Center. In my free time I enjoy going out to parks to have fun with my kids, going to the movies, sometimes shopping, and reading.

I am so excited to be a Family Ambassador and to work with each of you and increase our voices and presences at Gables Elementary School.

You can find me on Bloomz or email me at

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Thank You Attending Math Night, the Kids Really Had Fun!

Art Show Committee Meeting

The Art Show planning committee met Thursday, Feb 24. For questions contact the PTA at

Spring Flower Sale

Our Spring Flower sale started today, February 25. Here are some important dates for the spring flower sale.

  • February 25th: Spring Flower Sale begins
  • March 11th: Last day to order flowers. The on-line sale ends at 11:59pm.
  • Delivery date: May 13th

Hopefully you will receive the brochure and envelope in your child’s bookbag either today or tomorrow. On Friday(2/25), you will receive an email to the email address you provided to Gables. The email will come from Foertmeyer and Sons and include a link and access code for your child. Please share this link and code with your family, friends, and neighbors who might want flowers. You can also post it on Facebook and other social media platforms.

Prizes Gators may earn:

  • Top Individual seller from k-2 and 3-5 will have a special lunch with Mrs. Lausch
  • Top selling Classroom will receive a Pizza Party
  • Any Gator that sells 10 or more items will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card


Extra Clothes

Don't forget to send EXTRA CLOTHES for your kids to keep in their cubbies as they get muddy during the recess time.

The school can accept donation of new socks, new underwear and sweatpants.

OSU Branches Tutoring Link

Meeting ID : 91823394472 Password : 720581

Recommended Routes for Gables Traffic

Map of recommended routes in Gables neighborhood.

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!

CCS Enrollment Periods for 2022 - 2023 School Year

School Choice and BlendED are optional programs - families are not required to participate in these. The typical Gables' pathway is: grades K-5 attend Gables ES, grades 6-8 attend Ridgeview Middle School, and grades 9-12 attend Centennial High School. You do not need to submit any applications or paperwork to continue in this neighborhood academic pathway.

Gables and Community Events Next Week

This Is the LAST Weekend of Columbus Museum of Art Free Access through CCS Pathway Express

March's Pathway Express partner is the North Market.
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READING OPENS THE WORLD - 12pm-3pm on Saturday (2/26)

St. Stephen's Community House, 1500 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA

Reading Opens The World Family Literacy and Book Fair

40,000+ Free Books For Families and Educators!

  • Books are available on a first served basis, so arrive early.
  • Parents and guardians are Welcome to choose up to 10 Free books Per child for home libraries.
  • Educators, School Staff Who worked in Title I or Title I eligible schools and programs are invited and can choose up to 40 FREE books for their classrooms or programs.
  • Day care providors , after and before school programs and community organizations that serve 70% or more families in need are also welcome to select books.

Metro Park Activities for Families

February 26: Owl Walk at 10am; Inniswood Metro Gardens

February 27: For Families: Skunk Cabbage Hike at 2 pm; Blendon Woods

March 5: Skunk Cabbage Hike at 10 am; Clear Creek

Sensory Sensitive Sundays!

Chuck E. Cheese's is now open from 9:00 am - 11:00 am on the first Sunday of every month, specifically for children with autism and other special needs

Northwest Columbus Summer Camp Corner

Registration Currently Open

Several are in waitlist status - check your favorites here:

Upcoming Camp Registrations

Feb 28- March 4: Reading Week

9: No school

13: Daylight Savings- Move clocks 1 hour ahead.

14 : PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm

22 : End of quarter 3

23: No school

30: Spring Students Pictures

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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 Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

Customer Relations Email: