"The Best Two Weeks of My Life!"

That’s what some French students from Vauban school wrote about their two weeks at Peabody. Our exchange program came to an end this past Monday as we said goodbye to our new friends from Vauban Middle School.
It was a very rich experience for everybody indeed: the French and American students, the school faculty, the hosting families and even the French families on the other side of the pond! One Peabody parent stated, "Hosting a student from Vauban was a wonderful experience, not only for our child, but for our entire family! As busy as we were during the visit, it caused us to schedule more time to do fun things together and enjoy one another's company.  We got to know other Peabody families outside of school and witness our kids sharing a completely new experience. In sharing our home and our city with our French student, we all became more mindful of what makes living here in Charlottesville unique and special. We learned about our differences, but perhaps more importantly, we learned that many boys everywhere like to play sports, are constantly hungry, and enjoy video games! My son remarked, "I felt like I had a brother!" He has a standing invitation to stay with his Vauban counterpart's family - something he is excited to try next year! It's a commitment, but a worthwhile one. We highly recommend hosting to Peabody families."
One Peabody student will travel to France in June and attend the Vauban Middle School with her French friends. Some families will visit their guest in France this summer or have other traveling plans involving their French guest families. So..."mission accomplished!”
Our first mobility program was really positive and was the culmination of three years of curriculum activities. We are very grateful to all the support and all the people who made it possible, and we can’t wait to continue the adventure in the next years! Like in the French saying: “Longue vie to the Peabody/Vauban partnership!”
Earth Day

Last Friday, April 20, Peabody School students celebrated Earth Day with an all-day student-led fair, comprised of guest speakers and 19 Earth Science-related stations.

The 5th grade Environmental Science classes led the effort, presenting their management plans for a more efficient Peabody through a new partnership with LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program) and guiding other students through some Earth Day fun in the woods, garden, and outdoors through art and exploration.  

Students learned from Wildlife Biologist Brian Morse, as well as representatives from Sun Tribe Solar, who presented regarding how solar panels work. Students used their Earth Day “Passports” to explore the fair throughout the day, visiting science stations such as erosion planting, chemistry in the woods, invasive plant search, and tracks and scat exploration.

It was a wonderful community day for Peabody and we thank Ms. Lastinger and our 5th Grade students for all of their hard work!
Alumni News

Congratulations to the Peabody Class of 2014 on their college decisions. We are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck next year!

Shayla Banks - Central Virginia Community College (Radiology Technology)
Nellie Baumer - gap year, then college in France
Lucas Higgins - University of Michigan (Ross School of Business)
Jeb Horn - Virginia Tech
Sukhmai Kapur - Georgia Tech (Computer Science)
Cabot Martin - James Madison University
Stephen Newman - Deciding between University of Chicago and Yale
Ryan Olowin - Virginia Tech (Engineering)
Katie Stadler - George Washington University (International Studies)
Jonah Weissman - University of Virginia (Jefferson Scholar)
Ashton (LuLu) Wood - University of Virginia
BEST of C-Ville!

NOMINATE PEABODY by May 11th! Nominations for the Best of C-ville Reader's Poll are underway now and run through May 11! Please nominate Peabody under the Services category- you may nominate for:
Best Private School
Best Preschool

Thank you!! (Full voting begins Wednesday, May 16 and runs through Friday, June 8).
Kings Dominion Trip

The middle school music trip to Kings Dominion is upon us! On Friday, May 11th, we will take our annual journey to Kings Dominion to perform in the Festival of Music. We will need chaperones and chauffeurs to transport students and equipment to the park. Please mark your calendars and consider spending a lovely day at Kings Dominion with us, we can't do it without you!!! If you are able to act as a chaperone or chauffeur please complete the google form . We have also shared a tentative trip schedule and the permission to roam form . Please print the permission to roam form and return signed copies to Ellen Kasike as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.
This Week in Middle School...

Please join us for our first Panther Corps Share Fair! Each 7th and 8th Grade student has spent the whole year working on a community project of their choosing. Come see how our Peabody students are making an impact on our community. Student exhibits will be on display on May 22nd from 1:00-2:30PM and May 23rd from 8:30-10:00AM.
Lepsch wins Young Conservationist Award

Thank you to our friends at the Rainforest Trust for their informative presentation to the Peabody 5th-8th graders on Wednesday, and congratulations to 8th grader Evelyn Lepsch who won the Trust's Young Conservationist Award for her Panther Corps Project with them this year. Her beautiful mural will hang in the Middle School wing to inspire other students to help the animals and the environment! To learn more about how you can help, go to  www.rainforesttrust.org.
Time to Order your Yearbook!

It’s time to order your 2017-2018 Peabody School Yearbook! Our yearbook will include special moments to remember our wonderful school year!

Please complete the form and return it with your payment, cash or check, made payable to Peabody School no later than Friday, May 11th.

You may pre-order your yearbook for $35 until May 11. Any copies ordered after the deadline will cost $40.
2017-2018 Annual Fund Update

Many thanks to everyone who has already donated to the Peabody Annual Fund for 2017-18! We are extremely grateful for your contributions, and appreciate your support of Peabody and our mission. Our goal is 100% participation from all faculty/staff and families! We hope you will help us get there! 

Parent Survey

We hope your child(ren) have had a wonderful year at Peabody! As we approach the end of the academic term, we would appreciate your taking the time to tell us about your experience this year. Please complete the anonymous (and brief!) parent survey by  Monday, May 7, 2018.  Thank you!
Parent Information Center

  • Check out the latest edition of the Panther Flash! Password: pantherflash

  • Registration is now open for the second annual United Way Relay, which supports equitable access to local healthcare. Race is June 16 at 7:30 am at the Albemarle High School track. Register here! 

  • We are asking that visitors do not park in the small lot between 9:30am and 2:30pm so that we can use this space for recess. Thank you!
Another Great Week at Peabody School!