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April 28, 2024


A.B. Combs families,


We hope you all had a wonderful week!  It is hard to believe we are already at the end of April and May is just around the corner.


Teacher Workday:  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.


Field Day:  Our annual Field Day is on Tuesday, April 30th.  Students must wear sneakers, bring a water bottle, and sunscreen must be applied at home.  Volunteers are needed for specific grade level times listed in the sign up genius.  We hope you can join us!


School Play: Our Gator Thespians will perform the spring play “The Big Bad Musical” on Thursday, May 2nd at 6pm in the school gym.  We hope you can join us for this exciting performance.


Teacher Appreciation Week:  Combs PTA has organized Teacher Appreciation Week during the week of May 6th-10th.  Activities are planned to recognize the great teachers and staff at Combs.   Our PTA could use your help! If you can donate your time or drinks/candy, it would be much appreciated. Please sign up here.


Pancakes and Pajamas:  We invite families to join their child for Pancakes and Pajamas! Please come dressed in your favorite pajamas to enjoy this special breakfast. Last names A-L are welcome to come to breakfast on Thursday, May 9th, and last names M-Z on Friday, May 10th. Breakfast will be available from 7:45-8:30 am, and families are asked to bring cash or check!  Our cafeteria does not take debit or credit cards.


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.


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

April 29th: Teacher Workday, no school for students

April 30th: Field Day

May 1st: Kindergarten Field Trip to Powell Pond (Steele and Tyndall)

May 2nd: School Play Performance at 6pm

May 3rd: Kindergarten Field Trip to Powell Pond (Tyndall, Klager, and Norton) 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