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April 14, 2024


A.B. Combs families,


We had an amazing Leadership Day on Friday!  We welcomed guest educators from all over the country to learn about our leadership model.  Most importantly, it is an authentic opportunity for our students to practice their leadership skills.  It was such an honor to see our students embody all the leadership qualities we try to instill on a daily basis.


We are proud to announce that our 5th grade students raised nearly $750 for Meals on Wheels of Wake County for their Wax Museum.  They all did such an incredible job!


Students not returning for next year: It’s hard to believe but we are in the beginning stages of preparing for next school year.  Our teacher allotments depend on the number of students we have registered.  If you know your child will not be returning to Combs for the next school year, please email our data manager, Ms. Sarah Ferrell, at  


Panorama Survey: Help us make your child’s school experience as positive and beneficial as possible by giving honest, thoughtful responses to the questions in our family survey from April 8 - May 17.  This is a district-led survey provided to all families and we welcome your feedback.


Virtual Family Engagement Event:  We will host a virtual Family Engagement Event on Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm entitled  The Good and Bad of Social Media.  We highly encourage all parents to attend!   The Google Meet links are posted on our school website.


Volunteers Needed:  We need volunteers to help prepare for the art show as part of Celebrate the Arts night in May! Volunteer dates start in April, and we need lots of help. Please sign up using this link if you can come in and help! 


EOG Testing schedule for grades 3rd-5th: In an effort to be proactive, we want to share our testing schedule for the end of the school year for students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th.  We appreciate your partnership as we plan ahead for these testing dates.

Thursday, May 30th: 3rd and 4th Reading 

Friday, May 31: 5th Science 

Monday, June 3: 3rd Math

Tuesday, June 4: 5th Reading 

Wednesday, June 5: 4th and 5th Math 


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

April 15th: 2nd grade Field Trip to Poe Health Center (Ferrell, Gill, Ernst)

April 16th: Virtual Family Engagement Event--Good and Bad of Social Media 6pm

April 17th: 2nd grade Field Trip to Poe Health Center (Robertson, Bouche, Dingess) 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

April 30th: Field Day

May 1st: Kindergarten Field Trip to Powell Pond

May 2nd: School Play Performance at 6pm

May 3rd: Kindergarten Field Trip to Powell Pond and Rain date for Field Day

May 6th-10th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7th: Rising Kindergarten Open House

May 9th: Pancakes and Pajamas Breakfast (last names A-L)

May 10th: Pancakes and Pajamas Breakfast (last names M-Z)


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


Juley Sexton