Gables Weekly Summary


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Family-School Relationships Survey - THANK YOU!!

So many Gables families took the time to share their experiences that we reached our goal for survey participation. This is incredibly important and outstanding support - thank you to all who have taken the time to do this!!

It's not too late to complete your survey if you haven't already - it's open through today, January 28. Visit to get started. ALL feedback is relevant.

To understand the purpose of this survey and its uses in the school, review our discussion with Jacquie Pencek in January's Pastries with the Principal.

Gables Elementary School 2022 Profile
It's School Choice season, and the window to apply to the Elementary School Lottery opens Feb 1. Gables' School Choice video is now available on our main Gables ES page or view it above. To see all Elementary Schools, visit the district site here.

Elementary School Fair will be online Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Zoom links are here.

School Choice Windows:

  • High School & Middle School Lottery Applications: Accepted via the Parent Portal Wednesday, January 5, 2022 through Monday, February 28, 2022.
  • Elementary School Lottery Applications: Accepted via the Parent Portal Tuesday, February 1, 2022 through Thursday, March 31, 2022.

OSU Tutoring Spring Session Starts Next Tuesday (Feb 1)

OSU Branches Tutoring is restarting next week, and it will only run Tuesday and Wednesday nights - attend for an hour starting at 5pm or 6pm. No registration is required, join the Zoom at the appropriate time:

You're Invited to Relationship Week

The Department of Equity, Office of Social Emotional Learning and Student Supports cordially invites all CCS Families to participate in Relationship Week, starting Monday February 7.

  • Monday: Start with Hello
  • Tuesday: One Act of Kindness
  • Wednesday: Forgiveness
  • Thursday: Celebrate Diversity
  • Friday: Friendship Friday

REMINDERS - Don't forget!


January's Word of the Month: Citizenship

Good citizens help keep their school and community clean and are nice to their neighbors.

Help connect social emotional learning (SEL) at home with school by encouraging your Gator to display Citizenship and maybe win Student of the Month in their class!

Parent Portal

Link to Parent Portal for registered users. Make sure your information is correct so that you receive the most current district notices and can participate in district events such as School Choice.

Remote Learning

In the event Gables needs to transition to remote learning, sometimes a last-minute decision will be made. These will be handled similarly to a snow day: Families will receive an email, robocall and it will be broadcast on the news/CCS website. Thank you for your flexibility during this time as we all work to weather this new wave of COVID-19. If you have technical difficulties logging in remotely, please contact your child's teacher.

Student Guide to Success booklets

Thank you for returning the Student Guide to Success booklets! If you haven't yet completed your child's, please do so. Remember to print your child's name clearly in the spaces provided. It's helpful if you also write their name on the front cover as well.
Each child should be doing at least 30 minutes Reading and 30 minutes Math each week (older grades have a 45 minute minimum). You can access iReady through

Each week, the student with the most minutes in each class is entered into a drawing for a free book token to our book vending machine!

CCS and Gables Events Next Week

OSU Branches Tutoring (Zoom)

Tuesday, Feb. 1st, 5-7pm

This is an online event.

Elementary School Choice Fair (Zoom)

Thursday, Feb. 3rd, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Links to schools are HERE and will open at 6pm on 2/3/22.
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Each CCS student along with one parent/caregiver gets free weekend General Admission to the Columbus Museum of Art in February (Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 5pm). If you want to visit during the first weekend in February (the end of the Van Gogh exhibit), call 614.221.6801 to reserve your Pathways Express ticket. Be prepared to pay a fee to add the Van Gogh exhibit (no free admission to this) if you want to see that, but you are not required to attend (and thus pay for) that exhibit if you do not wish to.

CCS Community Partners will be on site February 12 with games and prizes. See the Pathways Express site for more info.

January CCS Pathways Express: COSI

Free admission to COSI every weekend in January for CCS families. Reservations are currently booked, but you may be able to attend if you take the green ticket your child received directly to COSI. Free admission is not guaranteed but possible. Learn more about Pathways Express.

Community Events & Resources

PAST Innovation Lab - Maker Mania: Summer 2022 Kick Off

Saturday, Jan. 29th, 10am-12pm

1003 Kinnear Road

Columbus, OH

Free information sessions about PAST Foundation's STEM Summer Programs. Registration required, masks required; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Columbus City Schools Health Hub

The latest CCS health information, including the COVID-19 Dashboard.

3: School Resumes - doors open at 8:45am

6: COVID-19 Vaccines (if consent previously provided)

10: PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm

14: Pastries with the Principal @ 9:15am

14: End of Quarter 2

17: No school

18: No school

19: No school

26: Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza on Sawmill

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2: No school for students

11: Pastries with the Principals (Relationship Week) @ 9:15am (

14-18: Scholastic Book Fair

14: PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm (

15: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45pm-7:15pm (Zoom TBA)

17: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45pm-7:15pm (Zoom TBA)

21: No school

23 Math Night @ 6:00pm (

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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 Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

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