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October 23, 2022

 

Hello A.B. Combs families,

 

We hosted our first Game Night this past Wednesday!  It was certainly a great night, and look forward to other community events this school year.

 

Yearbook Contest: We are looking for our wonderful leaders in art!  The deadline for students to submit drawings for the cover of the 2022-23 yearbook is November 3rd.  More information about the Yearbook Cover Contest can be found here.

 

Virtual Family Engagement Event: Our teachers have participated in professional learning about personality type and how that impacts teaching strategies with various learning preferences.  Please join us on Tuesday, October 25th at 6pm for a virtual event called Type Tuesdays: Empowering Families Through Personality Type.  Learn how to better connect for a happier home.  View the flyer here. 

 

Volunteers for Gator Gallop:  PTA is seeking volunteers to support our students during our Gator Gallop next week.  There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with the PTA here.  While students are running, our PTA needs 2 volunteers from each class to hand out sticks.  Please sign up here if you would like to help during your child’s assigned run time.

 

Gator Gallop: Our PTA's annual Gator Gallop fun run is Thursday, October 27th (with a rain date of Friday, October 28th). Our goal this year is to raise $32,000 for our school, which will help support our teachers and students in many ways! The deadline for shoutouts and signs will be Monday, October 24th. All funds and messages must be received by then to be included. If you haven't already registered your student, please click the link here. There is no cost to sign up. Email signs, shoutouts or any questions to gatorgallop@abcombspta.com. Families are invited and encouraged to attend this event and cheer on your leader at their assigned time! The run times for each grade level are:

8:40 - 9:25: 5th Grade

9:35 - 10:20: Kindergarten

10:30 - 11:15: 1st Grade

11:15 - 12:00: 3rd Grade

12:05 - 12:50: ESC/PreK

1:00p - 1:45: 2nd Grade

1:55p - 2:40: 4th Grade

 

Picture Makeup and Retakes:  If you would like to have your child’s picture retaken or if they need their picture taken because of an absence that day, retakes will be done on Wednesday, November 2nd.  Ordering information can be found on our school website.

 

Action needed by Oct 28: Take the Bell Schedule Survey: As part of the school bell times study, WCPSS district leaders are seeking input from students, parents, and staff regarding start and end times for elementary, middle, and high schools. Please provide your input by Oct 28.

 

Spirit Wear: The PTA online shop has new Combs spirit wear available.  Click here if you are interested in ordering any of the available items. Once ordered, they will then be delivered to the student’s classroom.

 

WCPSS Magnet Fair: 5th grade families, the magnet fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th from 9am-12pm at Enloe Magnet High School.  Come learn about magnet middle school options!  All magnet schools in our district will be there to share information about their magnet programs.

 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Tuesday, October 25th: Virtual Family Engagement Event on Personality Type at 6pm

Thursday, October 27th: Gator Gallop/ Fall Celebrations (rain date of October 28th)

Saturday, October 29th: WCPSS Magnet Fair at Enloe High 9am-12pm

Wednesday , November 2nd: Virtual Family Engagement Event for Spanish Speaking Families 6pm

Wednesday, November 2nd: Picture Retakes

Friday, November 4th: Teacher Workday

 

Please continue to visit our website at www.wcpss.net/combses and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Have a wonderful weekend, great gators!

 

Juley Sexton

Principal