Gables Weekly Summary



The revision to the Traditional Academic Calendar moves the current Friday, October 14 Professional Development Day (Non-Attendance Day for Students) to Friday, October 21. On the new calendar, students would NOT attend on Friday, October 21.

To view the updated traditional calendar with the proposed update included, see below or visit the District Calendars page.

Fall Flower Sale Begins 9/6 and Lasts until 9/20

In your child's book bag, you should receive a booklet, envelope for any money or checks, and a small sheet with some important dates on the sale. The sale began on September 6th, and ends on September 20th and the flowers will be delivered on September 30th to the school to be picked by the parents from 3:00-6:00pm.

You should also have recieved an email from with a code that can be used for online puchases. You can email this code to friends, and family or share it to your social media sites for easy online ordering. If you did not receive the email or have any questions, please contact the PTA for assistance at

Back to School Bash - Volunteers are Needed

Our community partner from Columbus Metropolitan Library " Whetstone Branch" will be joining us today to provide families with the resources that they need on their "WHEEL OF FUN" and some free giveaways.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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2022 Back to School Bash Returns! - Save the Date & Volunteer signup

The Gables PTA is excited to invite the Gables families back to an in-person 2022 Back to School Bash on Friday, September 9 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and your help is needed! Admission is FREE to everyone. Events will include games, activities, face painting, bounce houses, dunk tank, and contests for prizes, There will also be Pizza on site for purchase, popcorn, lemonade, and ice cream provided by the PTA.

Visit the Gables staff, families, and friends and get information about upcoming school events!

To volunteer for a 30-minute shift, go to the signup in Bloomz. Select "Show for All Groups", click "Signups" at the top of your page, and then click the event signup. From there, you can see what is still needed and add your name where you like. Thank you in advance for all your help and support!

Chromebook Inventory

On Thursday, September 8th, and Today - Friday, September 9th, Columbus City Schools is working hard to make sure that every student has a Chromebook and cases for the Chromebooks. So they visited the school to check on all the Chromebooks for the success of our students.

Tuesday Virtual Family Engagement Session Recap - "Parent Portal Help"

Parent Portal Assistance phone number 380-997-7245, email address, please include your student's name and date of birth and a picture of your photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc)

We encourage everyone to go through the annual update process once per year and any time your information changes so that your school can reach you about your students.

You can confirm your email and other information using the Annual Update Tool that Jessica showed in the session.
When searching for an app in your app store, look for "Campus Parent” to make sure you get the right one. You must create your account and log in on a computer or in a browser on your phone first before using the app.

Information that does not require us to verify (like your phone number) is updated instantly. Other information is usually verified within a few days. This time of year is a little busy, so it may take a little longer.

If you have questions about your student’s attendance, please contact our school secretary at for assistance.

Thursday Virtual Family Engagement Session Recap - Keeping Your Child Healthy

Health Services Contact Information: (614)365-5824

Back-to-School Health Checklist:

  • Schedule an annual check-up with your child's pediatrician.
  • Make sure your kids are up-to-date on all required vaccinations.
  • Get a copy of your child's updated immunization record from your family physician and give it to your child's school nurse at the start of school.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for all ages! Get your family vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Schedule a vision screening.
  • Schedule a dental appointment and cleaning.
  • Set up sports physicians for student-athletes.
  • Masks are optional at CCS. If you choose to have your child wear one, buy well-fitting, comfortable masks.
  • Familiarize yourself with school protocols on masking, testing, and quarantining in case of COVID-19 symptoms or recent travel to a different state.
  • Pack hand sanitizer and remind your children to keep practicing good hand hygiene.

Exclusion Date:

  • Exclusion date is September 23, 2022.
  • Families have until that date to provide proof of immunizations begin in progress.
  • Students who do not have the proof will not be allowed to attend school until this is up-to-date.
  • Families will receive a letter if their child needs an immunization.
  • Work with your School Nurse!

Reminders - Don't Forget

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

Back to School Bash

Friday, Sep. 9th, 6-8pm

1680 Becket Avenue

Columbus, OH

Do you want to meet the Gables Staff, families, and friends in a place that has fun activities and food?! Come Join Us on Friday, 9/9, and Enjoy!

What: Games, activities, face painting, bounce houses, dunk tank, and contests for prizes.

Food: Pizza truck on site for purchase. Popcorn, Lemonade, and ice cream are provided by the PTA.

Visit the Gables staff, families, and friends and get information about upcoming school events.

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:

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

9/2: First Day of School for Kindergarten

9/5: All Schools Closed - Labor Day

9/6: Fall Flower Sale Begins

9/9: Back to School Bash 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Volunteers are needed.

9/16: Pastries with the Principal 9:00-10:00 AM

9/19: PTA Meeting (in the gym) 6:30 - 7:30 PM

9/20: Last day for Fall Flower Sale. Ends at 11:59 PM

9/21: Dining for Dollars at Raising Canes Closes at 12:00 PM

9/23: Family Fun Night Out - Chuck E. Cheese. Closes at 3:00 PM.

9/30: PTA Flower Sale Pick up 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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.