Summer Resources & Activities
Lexia Summer Resources
Summer Literacy Practice:
Consider Core5 Skill Builders for summer practice
iReady will be available through the summer, too.
Family Resource Fair
Back-to-School Free Family Resource Fair
The Back-to-School Free Family Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, August 20, on the Fort Hayes campus from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All CCS families will be invited to join us. Imagine the Fort Hayes campus filled with tents and booths from all our community partners who want to share resources with our students and families to get them ready for a successful school year. Key district departments will also be on hand to address last-minute needs.
Library and Reading Corner
Tips for Encouraging Kids to Read
So that we have many resources to help you and your kids to keep reading every day:
Different ways to make a book:
2022 Summer Reading Challenge
CML Whetstone Branch's Calendar of Events
3909 North High Street, Columbus
Family Day! Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts
Family Day Event by Columbus Metropolitan Library:https://library.osu.edu/events/family-day-celebrating-sparky-charles-m.-schulz-and-peanuts
Listen to a story
Enjoy recorded stories for read-aloud fun with your kids.
Listen below or call the library’s Dial-A-Story number. It’s free –call any time of the day.
Children can hear new stories to sharpen their listening and comprehension skills. New stories will be updated monthly!
Storytime and Shortcakes
Scholastic Summer Reading
The Scholastic Summer Reading program offers kids an exciting, free, and safe summer reading experience, while helping to provide books to kids with limited or no access over the summer, keeping every child reading.
FREE Summer Sports and Activities
Register here: https://www.procamps.com/secure/camper/registrations/add/3359. First come, first serve, must pre-register. Campers will receive camp t-shirt at check-in and food at the conclusion. Campers will be divided into teams and rotate through fundamental soccer drill stations. Instruction led by coaches.
- Who: Boys & Girls ages 6-14
- What: Youth Soccer Camp
- When: June 7th - 10th; 4-7pm
- Where: Worthington Kilbourne High School, 1499 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Free Golf for CCS 5-17 years old
Call or visit your local pool to sign up for FREE SWIMMING lessons or for SWIM/DIVE TEAM!
Free Bowling Everyday
More Sports Resources
https://www.columbuscrew.com/crew2/ ($10 tickets)
Baseball: https://www.milb.com/columbus Clipper
Basketball: https://www.columbuscondors.com/about-us minor league
Speed skating https://columbusspeedskating.org/ (learn to, starts at age 4)
Cub Scout Pack 3128 is in Northwest Columbus. We serve boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade with the Columbus City Schools who attend Cranbrook, Gables, and Winterset Elementary Schools, and students from these schools who attend the Columbus Gifted Academy. The Cub Scout program is part of the Boy Scouts of America. We are a group of volunteers who are invested in the lives of our community's children. Cub Scout programming meets children where they are developmentally, while introducing them to leadership, citizenship, duty to God, and outdoor adventures. Please visit our pack's website at www.pack3128.com for more information.
Where: 4776 Winterset Dr, Columbus, OH 43220, USA
When: On Saturday 06/04/2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Art & Crafts Corner
Free Summer Celebration Kickoff Saturday (COMA)
FREE ADMISSION TO THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART this summer
All this summer, Columbus City Schools students and families are invited to come to the Columbus Museum of Art for FREE. The “WONDERPASS” is back. CMA is thrilled to have received funding from Battelle to offer free admission to CCS students and their families this summer, June 1 - September 5. Just visit the CMA website to order your tickets and use the code “WonderPass” at checkout!
Also join us for our free Summer Celebration kickoff Saturday, June 4 from 11 AM-2 PM. Booking online? Use code “WonderPass” at checkout! Hours Tues-Sun: 10 AM – 5 PM Thurs: 10 AM – 9 PM 480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus Arts Festival
The festival features five
performing art stages, a Hands-On Activities Village. More than150 live acts include jazz, R&B,
rock, choral music, comedy, modern dance, poetry, and storytelling.
Activities for At Home
Adapted from some of our best books on early childhood development and education, these fun and inexpensive activities will keep kids learning and give you easy ways to connect with them during this unexpected break in routine.
The world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics, including original art, books, magazines, journals, comic books, archival materials, and newspaper comic strip pages and clippings.
Phoenix Theaters (Lennox 20)
Seating is limited to auditorium capacity. Admission is totally FREE, and they are offering a special kiddie meal.
No purchase is necessary, and all ages are welcome.
*trampolines, dodgeball, ninja, Kiddie Court, foam pit, slamball, slackline, massage chairs, & Fidget Ladder.
Check out special days for great coupons.
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers a variety nature, wellness and creativity programming for residents of all ages and interests.
Mott Military Museum & Tuskegee Airmen
Quick links for art activities, free in-store projects, work hops,...etc
Macaroni Kids Guides/Articles/Events/Discounts/Art activities This site updates activities every week.
Every Saturday Every Month from 9-noon. Plus directions for many projects with materials you have at home.
Cool summer activities to help children stay healthy and have fun.
Search for activity by topic, age,location, etc.
Sunflowers - 30811825
Creature Feature - 30252229
Meet some of our ambassador animals in the Nature Center.
Amish Farm/Wagon Ride to feed the Animals
https://thefarmatwalnutcreek.com/ Come explore a working farm, a horse drawn wagon ride, and tour our barns and houses. Check out the animals you can feed.
A mom's commentary about the trips she took with her kids plus tips on how to get there.
Anthony Thomas Factory:
Ages 12 and under- $1, Ages 13 and older- $2.
American Whistle Factory in Columbus: A 1 hour tour is $6 per person. Visit this link.
The Capitol Square complex includes the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building and Atrium.
The buildings are not only working government offices but a magnificent monument to the
people and the period during which Ohio's democracy was founded and formed.
Science Lovers Corner
COSI Center of Science and Industry
75 Easy Science Experiments for Kids to do at Home (2022) Do you have a budding scientist living in the house with you? You’re probably looking for ways to foster their love of science and all things STEM. Luckily, even simple
science experiments done at home can be super educational and fun for kids of all ages.
Orton Geological Museum: FREE tours. Located on The Ohio State University Campus. Dinostore has science based books, rocks, fossils etc for sale.
Ohio Historical Center
Showcases Ohio's history from the ice age to today. These exhibits feature a variety of topics and interactive children activities.
Blow bubbles into paint and not get in trouble!! Choose your favorite colors to blow bubbles onto wood or your favorite ceramic!! This is a fun and interesting new experience in paint!
Insights on What to See and Doin Columbus, Plus a Seasonal Calendar of Events Get a Free Visitors Guide.
Zipline Adventure for Kids! Canopy Tours
The Ohio Historical Marker Program
More than 1,700 markers that share our state’s history, help tell the unique stories of the people, places, things, or events that helped shape individual communities as well as Ohio and the nation. There's one on Main Street.
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunity by Columbus City Schools
Are you looking for a rewarding position that will make a great impact in our community? If so, our Award-Winning School District may have a perfect opportunity for you.
Interested applicants must apply online to receive an invite to a CAREER FAIR.
Please read the attached flyer to know what are the required positions.
Please read the attached pdf flyer below.
Columbus City Schools is looking for caring adults who want to serve as Family Ambassadors. To learn more about the Family Ambassador Program or if you are interested in this position and want to submit your application, click here.
MBK offers Summer Youth Employment Opportunities
CALLING ALL STUDENTS AGES 15-19!!!
MBK has 200 Earn to Learn summer positions in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, fashion, film and content creation. All positions pay $15/hr. Please encourage students to apply early as space is limited. Feel free to share.
Email questions to MBKvillage@columbus.gov
Link to application and program descriptions are below:
PAID INTERNSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Columbus Fashion Alliance
Introduction to Fashion. Students learn from entrepreneurs and industry professionals with an opportunity to gain real world experience of what it means to be in the fashion industry. Topics includes design, technical design, sourcing, materials, suppliers, styling, merchandising, marketing/branding, innovation, and more.
Columbus Urban League
Youth will participate in an online and in-person learning experience called VLOG 2021. VLOG 2021 will help youth polish critical digital skills using YouTube as a primary platform, creating and developing digital content. Participants will create their own VLOGs (Video Blog) to share reflections on COVID-19, racism and more. Each youth will also develop a marketing strategy to attract “viewers” to watch their final videos on YouTube.
Heart of JOB Foundation
This new state-of-the-art Music Production workshop prepares adolescents for future careers in the music industry through hands-on experience and professional development. MP 100 teaches participants that creative arts like music are not only a hobby but a skillset that can lead to rewarding careers in entertainment. Modules are divided into four disciplines: 1) Executive Media Production, 2) Music Business Intelligence, 3) Innovation Engineering & Entrepreneurship, 4) Digital Audio Technologies.
The Ohio State University
One week pre-college summer business residential program. Students receive an introduction to college life and experience business education from finance to leadership to professional image, topics are wide-ranging. Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end.
Lead youth in a 8-week masterclass on the various aspects of brand campaign and content creation led by influential mentor experts and presenters.
Students will research and explore an issue that matters to youth in their age group, neighborhoods, and/or popular culture and how they might disrupt that issue with a positive summer youth campaign.
Printable calendar templates to make your own summer calendar and keep track of everything you want to do.
About Gables Elementary School
Attendance Phone Number: 1-380-997-6025
PTA email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FACTline Email: email@example.com
FACTline Phone Number: 614-221-FACT (614-221-3228)
Customer Relations Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 to 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.