Gables Weekly Summary


Parent/Teacher Conference Sign/Up Links

Click above button to find your teacher and reserve your time slot!

Pastries with the Principal: How to Prepare for Parent/Teacher Conferences

In November's Pastries with the Principal next Friday, Ms. Lausch will go over how parents can prepare for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Pastries with the Principal

Friday, November 12, 9:15 am

Zoom link:

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Zoom Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 18th from 3:45pm - 7:15pm. You must schedule your 10-15 minute window in advance. Links are posted in Bloomz or you can click the button above.

Food for Teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences

PTA has requested our help in providing and setting up food for our teachers as they meet with parents on Tues, Nov 16 and Thurs, Nov 18. The signups are in Bloomz, and you can also reach there here:

Tuesday, Nov 16

Thursday, Nov 18

If you cannot donate time or food but wish to help, you may also send cash or check (payable to Gables PTA) in an envelope to the school office or your child's teacher. The funds will be used to purchase any needed items that are not donated.

Friday Is (the Real) Last Day of PTA Winter Flower Sale

They extended last week's deadline to today: The online sale ends Friday (11/5/21) at 11:59pm.

Literacy Night Was a Blast!

Ms. Buchanan, Ms. Gates, Ms. Graham, and Ms. Palmer hosted Literacy Night for us by reading aloud several books such as If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! by Elise Pareley and The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. Students participated by listening and by using their goodie bags to answer questions about the readings.

Reading 20 minutes each day introduces kids to many more words and increases their understanding, which is reflected in their test scores. Reading silently, aloud or listening to a book all count towards this goal.

Sources of free books to read aloud:

1. Public library. Children can check out up to five books at a time. Apply for a Library Card

2. Check out Epic Books at

3. also has a number of books read aloud and recorded, including the book 3-5 Graders heard The Day the Crayons Came Home.

Encourage Kids to Write, Too

Good readers are usually good writers! Encourage your child to write stories. These stories can be based on the books you read aloud at home.

School Pictures

Parents can still order pictures online. To order online:; Keyword is GBLS.

For specific questions about your order, reach out directly to Marco Photo Service:


Gables morning dropoff is 8:45am to 9:00am

School doors are open from 8:45am to 3:30pm.

  • Do not drop off your student before 8:45am unless you have made arrangements with the Latchkey program. Classes start at 9:00am.
  • Only drop students at the side door (East side parking lot), not the front door.
  • Leave driveways (especially the yellow house) and cross walks clear.

Traffic is increasing as the weather gets colder and as Transportation continues to have driver shortages. We are aware of the issues and are working with our community partners to address.

Nearby Child Care Centers

If you need ongoing child care before 8:45am or after 3:30pm, two nearby child care centers bus to and from Gables and may have openings available:

Bethel Road KinderCare

2001 Bethel Rd · (614) 457-0754

Closes 6PM

Star Box Day Care

2625 Bethel Rd

Closes 6PM · (614) 451-6058

Daycare contact information is provided for reference only and does not constitute an endorsement of any center or promise of service.

Next Week

Community Events & Resources

Columbus Public Health Flu Vaccine Info

Flu vaccine information from Columbus Public Health. Your Primary Care Provider may also offer flu vaccines.

COVID-19 Tests

Public libraries in the area often have free COVID-19 Test kits available, although availability is not guaranteed. The library branches nearest Gables ES are:

Whetstone Branch, 3909 N High St, Columbus

Dublin Branch, 75 N High St, Dublin

Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd, Columbus

Old Worthington Library, 820 High St, Worthington

For a full list of test sites in Ohio (some may require appointments):

Worthington Resource Pantry

Free food and personal care items

Nov 2 - No school

Nov 4 - School Pictures

Nov 4 - Literacy Night 6pm (Zoom

Nov 7 - Change clocks: Move 1 hour back

Nov 8 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm (Zoom

Nov 12 - Pastries with the Principal @ 9:15am (Zoom

Nov 15-19 Scholastic Book Fair

Nov 16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:15pm

Nov 17 - Dining for Dollars: Chipotle

Nov 18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:15pm

Nov 19 - PTA Family Night

Nov 22-23 - Asynchronous days, no in-person or Zoom school

Nov 24-26: No School - Thanksgiving Break

About Gables Elementary School

Gables Attendance Email:

Gables 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: