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April 21, 2024


A.B. Combs families,


This coming week is Administrative Assistants Week.  We are thrilled to be recognizing and celebrating Mrs. Price, Ms. Ferrell, and Mrs. Olson, our wonderful team that supports our front office.  Please join us in sharing our appreciation!


Report Cards:  Report cards were sent home on Friday with your child.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.


Teacher Workday:  Next Monday, April 29th, is a Teacher Workday.  There will be no school for students on this day.  Students will return to school on Tuesday, April 30th.


Volunteers Needed for Field Day:  Our annual Field Day is coming up on Tuesday, April 30th.  Volunteers are needed for specific grade level times listed in the sign up genius.  We hope you can join us!


Celebrate Success/Student-Led ConferencesPlease join us on Friday, May 17th to celebrate our many accomplishments of the school year. We will share data, our data tracking, and awards with one another! Student Led Conferences will take place on Friday, May 17, at specified times below in students’ classrooms. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Kindergarten: 1:00-1:30
  • 1st grade: 9:10-9:40
  • 2nd grade: 1:45-2:15
  • 3rd grade: 11:45-12:15
  • 4th grade: 9:45- 10:15
  • 5th grade: 11:00-11:30

Volunteers Needed for Art:  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! 


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.


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 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 9am

May 9th: Pancakes and Pajamas Breakfast 7:45-8:30am (last names A-L)

May 10th: Pancakes and Pajamas Breakfast 7:45-8:30am (last names M-Z)

May 14th: Celebrate the Arts Night 6pm

May 17th: Celebrate Success and Student-Led Conferences


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


Juley Sexton