Gables Weekly Summary


Thank you for attending the Gables' Open House!

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School Picture Day is Next Thurs, October 6th.

Check your child's folder for the flyer!

You can order online:

Orders shipping to the school typically arrive about four to six weeks after Picture Day and are distributed to students shortly thereafter, but it could take a little longer depending on production. You can always check with the local office that takes your photos for assistance.

The package will contain the sizes in the package description. The parent had an option to select whatever background they would like from the 60+ they have available.

To have the orders sent to school orders need to be placed prior to picture day or up to 48 hours after picture day.

Orders can be placed after that but there would be a shipping charge to parents because those would be separate orders sent to an address provided by the parents.

Please READ: Safety Message From The Principal

September 29, 2022

Dear Gables Families and Staff:

Here at Gables Elementary and across our Columbus City Schools, we are safer when we all work together to prioritize safety. I am sending you this letter to inform you of a safety incident and ask for your help emphasizing the need for students to report safety concerns immediately.

This morning, a student reported that they were approached by an unknown man yesterday during recess on the west side of the building near Willoughby Road, who attempted to lure the student away. The man threatened to harm the school when the student refused and ran away.

Unfortunately, we weren't made aware of the situation until today.

I have reported the incident to our District's Safety and Security team along with Columbus Police. I've also assigned additional support staff to monitor the playground area during recess.

The individual is described as an older man, with all white hair and a thin build. He was wearing a black shirt and pants, and a blue baseball cap and left the area in a black Ford Escape.

We all must work together to keep our children safe. I encourage you to have an age-appropriate conversation with your student to reinforce the importance of immediately telling a trusted adult if they are ever approached by someone they don't know or are in an alarming or uncomfortable situation.

Also, please remind them of these necessary safety precautions:

1. Never talk to strangers, get into cars, or accept anything from someone they don't know.

2. Always walk with an adult or group of friends to and from school and after-school activities.

3. Follow the appropriate walking routes and stay in well-lit areas.

4. Come straight to school and go directly home after school (agree on a time when your child should be home after school).

5. If you "See Something, Say Something."

Should you have any questions or information that may assist police in their investigation, please call them at 614-645-4545. Your cooperation and support will help us keep each student safe as they make their way to and from school daily.


Jill Lausch


OSU Tutoring

Every Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 pm-6 pm and 6pm-7pm.

Zoom Meeting ID: 648 128 2246 password: 828319.

Reminders - Don't Forget

Fall Flower Sale Pick-up is Today 9/30 & your help is needed

Please go to sign-up in Bloomz and see if you can help with flower delivery.

If you have any questions, please contact Gables PTA at

OSU Tutoring

Meeting ID: 648 128 2246 Password: 828319.

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

Gables Night at the BlueJackets- Oct 1

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 7pm

Nationwide Arena, West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH, USA

Hello Friends of Gables,

We are excited for this Saturday night as have our first Gables Night at the Bluejackets pre-season game against the Washington Capitals. The puck drops at 7:00pm. Tickets for the event can be found at the link provided below. Upper Bowl tickets are $21.00, and lower bowl seats are $31.00 with $10.00 of each ticket sold coming back to the PTA to help us fund future events. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the PTA at

Link for tickets:

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Community Fair

Friday, Oct. 7th, 4:30-6:30pm

1220 Bethel Road

Columbus, OH

Lawn Games, Free Food including (Halal Food), Fire Safety House, Family Fun, and more!

Let's check it out!


We're excited to announce our Pathway Express program is back for another year with four all-new destinations for students and families to explore!

The first stop on this year's Pathway Express is in October with FREE admission EVERY weekend to the Ohio History Center. Your family is invited to the Pathway Express Family Resource Day on Sunday, October 9, from 1-4 pm at the Ohio History Center. CCS families and students participating in Pathway Express Family Resource Day will gain many benefits, including experiential learning opportunities, a glimpse into work students do throughout the year, author visits, fun activities, giveaways, prizes, and more.

To register, please click here

Keep an eye out for additional information coming home with your child about upcoming Pathway Express activities. We can't wait to see you there!

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FREE BalletMet Soar on Saturday Registration

The Education Department at BalletMet is excited to once again offer Soar on Saturdays, a dance access program specifically for children ages 8-12 not already enrolled at BalletMet. Soar on Saturdays allows young students to explore movement throughout a free six-week dance class.

The program continues to offer classes at the BalletMet Dance Centre and The King Arts Complex. All classes take place once a week on Saturdays with varied times depending on the location. Please see the included registration form for more detailed information. At the end of each six-week session, students are given the opportunity to share what they have learned with parents, friends, and family at an in-studio demonstration.

Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students should complete the attached Registration Form and return it to BalletMet via mail at 322 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, email at, or fax at 614-224-3697. No registrations will be taken over the phone.

For more detailed information about the program, please take a moment to review the attached FAQ sheet. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact BalletMet is committed to providing the community with meaningful and accessible arts programs, quality curriculum, and healthy dance instruction for all students.

Upcoming Virtual Family Engagement Session:

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:

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

Quick Links and Additional Resources

A+ Staffing

Job Seekers

Charity Newsies

Free School Clothing

CCS Infinite Campus Guide

Click here to learn more about Parent Portal - Infinite Campus

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6: Fall Pictures

14: Pastries with the principal

17: PTA Meeting @6:30 PM

21: No School - Professional Development Day

25: End of First Quarter

26: No School - Records Day

28: PTA Skate zone Party 5:00 - 7:00 PM

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 with 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.