Gables Weekly Summary


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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you to all the families, teachers, and staff who volunteered to help during the Penguin Patch. It couldn't have been done without you!

Spirit Week is here!!!

Monday, Dec. 12 - Hat/Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Jersey/Gables Shirt Day

Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Rainbow/Favorite Color Day

Thursday, Dec. 15 - Twin Day

Friday, Dec. 16 - PJ Day

Please see attached flyer below.

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Message from Ms. Allison Kocher about the Safety Patrol

No safety patrol on Monday

Some last minute meetings came up and there will not be safety patrol on Monday, December 12th. This is the last week we will be having safety patrol until after the new year! On Thursday we will be having breakfast provided by myself and that will be our last day of the 2022 school year for patrol. We will see everyone back on January 4th!

Discounted Skating at Skate Zone 71 over Winter Break!

Treat yourself and your kids to a discounted pass to Skate Zone 71 over Winter Break!!

Just Click here to order the Digital Pass for your school!

FREE COSI Memberships for 5th Grade and their Families


You're invited to become a COSI member for FREE!

You're invited to give your family the gift of science learning with year-round visits to COSI. It's simple! To sign up for your free membership:

  • Visit to fill out your application form.
  • Visit for hours, directions, member benefits, FAQs, and policies.

Some restrictions apply. Pricing and benefits are subject to change without notice. A limited number of Memberships available. First come, first served.

There are also some meters around and parking is free for those on Sundays.

Is there a military discount for families that are active and retired?

For any membership questions or help, please email

Reminders - Don't Forget

No safety patrol on Monday 12/12/2022

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Update your information in the Parent Portal If you haven't already - Click the link below for help

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

Pathway Express to the Zoo & Aquarium

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 6-8pm

4850 West Powell Road

Powell, OH

Pathway Express arrives at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium in December with FREE admission all the weekdays after Dec 10th throughout the month for a celebration of holiday magic. Join families from across CCS and experience one of Central Ohio’s most cherished traditions - Wildlights.

In addition to creating memorable moments under the millions of lights and festive displays, students and families are invited to explore the incredible animal habitats home to more than 600 species from around the world.

Families are invited to join CCS and partners for our monthly Family & Community Resources Day on December 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., and the event will feature:

  • Free Admission to Wildlights
  • Free Winter Coats for Students
  • Holiday-Themed Giveaways
  • New Book Bundles
  • And More!

Click here to reserve your seat on the Pathway Express today!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call Extended Learning at 614-365-5010.

There was an AMAZING response from families, so the tickets are sold out at this point, but they will have additional tickets available next week after we see how many tickets have been redeemed so far.

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Winter Concert

Monday, Dec. 12th, 6:30pm

4405 Scenic Drive

Columbus, OH

Featuring 4th Grade Strings, 5th Grade Strings, 5th Grade Band, and Choir

Students report at 6:00 pm for tuning and warm-up

Student performers wear a white top, black/dark bottoms (pants/skirt), and black/dark shoes.

Community Resources

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Click here to learn more about CRC services

Food pantry, healthcare barriers, income assistance information,...etc.

Columbus on the Cheap

Click here to learn more about Columbus on the Cheap Events.


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:

Quick Links

Holiday Help and Resources

If you're looking for Holiday Help, Resources, Thanksgiving Meals, Christmas Toys, and more! Click this button.

Parent Portal Smore

Click this button to know more about parent portal - Infinite Campus.

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

December at a Glance

Dec 1- Jan 31: Winter Reading Challenge.

5-9: Penguin Patch "Kids' Holiday Shop"

12/10: Free Zoo and Aquarium Admission with CCS from 6:00-8:00 PM

12: Winter concert @ 6:30 PM. Graeter's Ice Cream Night after the Concert. Students report at 6:00 pm for tuning and warm-up.

16: Book Nook, and Pastries with the principal @ 9:00 AM.

19: PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM.

20: 30-Minutes Early Release.

21-Jan 3rd: No School - Winter Break

22-Jan 2: READ-A-THON!

01/04: School Resumes with new Bus Routes

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 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.