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October 22, 2021

Hello A.B. Combs families,


It was another wonderful week of learning at A.B. Combs.  Please review our weekly announcements.


7 Habits of Highly Effective Families:  We are hosting a VIRTUAL 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Engagement event this coming Monday, October 25th from 6:30-7:30.  Special guest, Sarah Ann Sawyers, from Franklin Covey will be leading this wonderful event.  We hope you can join us and you can access the link here.


Gator Gallop: Our PTA’s annual Gator Gallop fun run is this coming Thursday, October 28th.  Our community has done an amazing job with the Gator Gallop fundraising and has hit our $28,000 goal.  The deadline for signs and shoutouts is Monday at 5:00.  All funds and messages must be received by that time to be included.  If you haven't already, the link to register is here. There is no cost to sign up.   Email sign and shout out messages to Families are invited to attend this outdoor event. We do ask for families to follow all safety protocols and to maintain appropriate social distance.  Families will not be allowed to be in the building during this event.   The run times for each grade level are:

8:40-9:25 4th grade

9:35-10:20 Kindergarten

10:30-11:15 1st grade

11:15-12:00 Break with time for PreK and ECS

12:05-12:50 2nd grade

1:00-1:45 5th grade

1:55-2:40 3rd grade


Leadership Notebooks: We are preparing to assemble our students’ Leadership Notebooks in the upcoming weeks.  Please have your child send in a 1” black 3 ring binder to their teacher.


Community Health Care Event: Athens Drive Health Science students are assisting Ekklesia Church, Campbell University, and Advance Community Health is hosting a Community Health Clinic on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Athens Drive Magnet High School. COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer) and Flu vaccines (free to those who may have insurance or paid for while supplies last for those who may not) will be available. There will also be free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, Body Mass Index, skin cancer, and medication review. 


Survey to complete: A primary goal of our Student Services team is to support student needs and, when needed, connect their families to available community resources.  Please complete the survey at the following link at your earliest convenience:  The link also provides access to information about community resources.  


Volunteer Registration: While we are not able to welcome volunteers in our school at this time, we would like to be proactive and have interested families complete the required volunteer registration.   If you are interested in volunteering at any event or field trip, you must complete the volunteer registration at a WCPSS facility by October 29th.  We will have a computer available in the front office to complete this process.


What to do if your child is sick: If your child shows any of the following symptoms, your child will need to stay home.  If your child is sick at home with these symptoms they may not return to school unless they receive a negative PCR covid test, or an alternate diagnosis from a doctor, or 10 days quarantine at home. These symptoms include: shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, cough, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.  As always, everyone must be fever free and feeling well for 24 hours prior to returning.


Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Saturday, October 23rd: PTA Campus Cleanup (sign up here)

Monday, October 25th: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families VIRTUAL event 6:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, October 27th: Teacher Workday, no school

Thursday, October 28th: Gator Gallop

Tuesday, November 2nd: Teacher Workday, no school


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Juley Sexton