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March 31, 2024


A.B. Combs families,


We hope each of you had a wonderful Spring Break.  We look forward to seeing our great leaders back on campus tomorrow!


School Picture Day:  We will host Spring Picture Day on Wednesday, April 3rd.  We will also be taking class pictures on this day.  Order forms were sent home; you can also find order information on the school website.


SSA Information:  Parents may request testing for their child to be considered for Single Subject Acceleration from April 1st-12th. Information can be found HEREParents with students in traditional calendar schools can only request testing during the April 1st-12th window using the link on the WCPSS Website.  Please use the link that states 2023-24 Test Request: Traditional Calendar and Year-Round Track 2.   Requests must be received by the close of school on April 12th.  


Virtual Principal Chat:  Please mark your calendars for a virtual Principal Chat on Thursday, April 4th at 8:45am.  Please use the Google Meet link here.  Families can provide feedback, qualities, and characteristics they want to see in our next assistant principal.  Families will also have the opportunity to hear the latest school updates and ask any questions they may have.


Math Bee Awards Assembly: We will host an awards assembly for qualifying students on Monday, April 8th at 8:45am.  Students and families who are invited should have received an invitation in their child’s Friday Folder.


Wax Museum:  Our 5th grade students will share their 5th grade Wax Museum on April 9th.  All students will be able to participate and encouraged to bring change to “activate” student leaders.


Teacher Workday: Please mark your calendars for our next Teacher Workday on Wednesday, April 10th.  There will be no school for students on this day.


Preschool Registration: The Wake Pre-K Collaborative Partners will host a community Pre-K application event Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Early Learning Center, 5008 Memory Road, Raleigh. The event will provide families with support completing the application. Staff will also be available to offer developmental and language screenings. Please share this information if you have families who may be interested and eligible. More information. You may post these fliers at your schools: English | Spanish


Upcoming School Events (see our school calendar for events and an explanation of school events for the year):

April 3rd: Individual and Class Picture Day

April 4th: Virtual Principal Chat at 8:45am

April 8th: Math Bee Awards Assembly for invited students/ families 8:45am

April 9th: 5th grade Wax Museum

April 10th: Teacher Workday, no school for students

April 12th: Leadership Day (dress for success)

April 15th: 2nd grade Field Trip to Poe Health Center

April 16th: Virtual Family Engagement Event--Unpacking Social Media 6pm

April 17th: 2nd grade Field Trip to Poe Health Center and 4th grade Historic Oakwood Field Trip (Smith, O'Brien & Horton)

April 18th: 4th grade Historic Oakwood Field Trip (Barnhardt & Bardsley)

April 19th: Report Cards go Home

April 24th: 3rd grade Field Trip to NCSU and Agroecology Farm

April 29th: Teacher Workday, no school for students

Please follow A.B. Combs on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Have a great rest of the weekend!


Juley Sexton