Gables Weekly Summary
Thank you for attending the Gables' Open House!
School Picture Day is Next Thurs, October 6th.
You can order online:
- Go to INTER_STATE.COM/ORDER
- Use Order Code: 73198RA
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused
Email email@example.com (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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link for tickets: www.bluejackets.com/gablespta
Friday, Oct. 7th, 4:30-6:30pm
1220 Bethel Road
Let's check it out!
THE PATHWAY EXPRESS PROGRAM IS BACK
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!
FREE BalletMet Soar on Saturday Registration
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: https://www.ccsoh.us/rsvp
For previous recorded video sessions: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/1084
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 Factline@columbus.k12.oh.us.
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.
Quick Links and Additional Resources
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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 Phone Number: 1-380-997-6025
PTA email: email@example.com
FACTline Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FACTline Phone Number: 614-221-FACT (614-221-3228)
Customer Relations Email: email@example.com
Customer Relations Phone Number: (614) 365-8888
Gables Family Ambassador
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 ielnwawy@Columbus.k12.oh.us,
You may also contact me by calling or texting my Google Voice Phone Number at 614-653-8847.