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December 3, 2021


We want to congratulate our grade level spelling bee participants.  Our students worked extremely hard to prepare for this event and we are excited for our student finalists to advance to the next round of the schoolwide Spelling Bee on Tuesday, December 7th.


State School Superintendent to visit: North Carolina State School Superintendent, Catherine Truitt, plans to visit Combs on Monday, December 6th, to celebrate Computer Science Education week.  We are thrilled to welcome her to our school and visit with our leaders!


Combs Food Drive: Help us give back to our community friend, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.  They support our school with the Backpack Buddy program and we are collecting canned/pre packaged goods through December 10th.  


Science Fair: Science Fair boards will be available for NO CHARGE this year for students thanks to our corporate partners!  We will have volunteers giving out science fair boards in front of the Media Center Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings in December from 8-8:30.  We also would love more parents as volunteers as judges, interviewers, helpers, and additional corporate partners.  Please send an email to sciencefair@abcombspta.comRegistration opens November 29th and closes January 7th.  Science Fair projects are due Friday, January 14th.  


Holiday Spirit Week: Please have your students join us the week December 13-17 for Holiday Spirit Week.

Monday - Reindeer Day: wear brown, reindeer antlers, red nose

Tuesday - Holiday Head to Toe: holiday hats/headgear, fuzzy socks

Wednesday - Winter Wonderland: Dress in your warmest winter scarf or turtleneck AND gloves or mittens 

Thursday - Penguin Day: Dress in all black and white

Friday - Snuggle Up and Read - wear your coziest pajamas

Magnet Tours: Do you know families who would like to tour Combs for the 2022-23 school year?  Our magnet tours are underway and interested families can sign up on our school website.  


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:

December 7th: School wide Spelling Bee 8:45am

December 13th-17th: Holiday Spirit Week

December 20th-January 2nd: Winter Break, no school

January 3rd: Students return to school


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Juley Sexton