Focus on Student Learning

Discovery simulation in Grade 3

In Social Studies, the third graders are in phase one of the Discovery simulation.  In this part of Discovery, we're learning about the motivations of the people who came from England to colonize America.  We're also completing mapping and other activities to earn "wealth units" which we'll soon use to purchase food and supplies to sail off to the New World.  Will we have enough people, supplies and food to be successful?  Phase two begins when we reach Virginia and begin farming, hunting, and fishing.  This simulation utilizes a lot of math (everything must be carefully calculated), language arts (we'll be writing diary entries as colonists in phase 2), and, of course, we're learning a lot about early America.

Parent Information Center

  • Panther News
    Watch this week's edition of our Panther Flash news! To access, you'll need both the link and the password.
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  • CTP 4 Test 
    Students in grades 3, 5 and 7 will be taking the CTP4 test during two weeks in May. Testing for grades 3 and 5 will take place on Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25.  Testing for grade 7 will take place on Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 10. Please click here for more information. 
  • Yearbook Order Form 
    It’s time to order your 2016-2017 Peabody School Yearbook. Our yearbook will display special moments to remember our wonderful school year! Please complete the Yearbook Order Form and return it with your payment, cash or check, made payable to Peabody School no later than Monday, May 8th.  Also, we are always looking for pictures contributions. Please send any high resolution pictures you might have of students and school activities to Veronica Torres. Thanks!!
  • World Peace Game Camp
    Summer is around the corner, and The World Peace Game Foundation is pleased to announce a World Peace Game Camp with John Hunter in Charlottesville, June 19-23, 2017. The Camp is open to children between the ages of 9 and 12, reading on grade level and proficient in English (first-time players only, please). Limited scholarship assistance is available. More detail is available on the Foundation web site here.  
    We are also working behind the scenes at Peabody to bring The World Peace Game experience to our students right here at school. Mr. Brinkop and Ms. Young will attend a week-long Master Class this summer to learn the complexities of game play prior to our gradual implementation in grade 5 next year. 

  • Children's Choir - Summer camp and Fall registration info
    If your kids love to sing, please join the Children's Choir of Central Virginia!  We currently have a choir for grades 3 - 8, and are working to establish a choir for grades 1 - 2. Members can choose where they'd like to rehearse once a week, either at our Charlottesville Campus or our Crozet Campus.  Registration is now open for the Fall.  Sign up by May 31st, Early Bird Registration, and your registration fee will be waived. For more information please visit our website.  Also, We will be hosting a Summer Choir Camp the week of July 24-28. Sign up now! 

This week in Middle School...

Un dejeuner exquis!

Our lunch experience at Fleurie was outstanding! Erin Scala, owner of the restaurant, welcomed us warmly for a "private dining" experience. She went out of her way to make our student's experience as equally gastronomic as educational, giving us, for example, a little history of  the restaurant's concept.

Students ordered their meal in French, and some enjoyed developing their palate with something scrumptious that they never tasted before. 

Our lunch concluded with delicious "petits fours" and a fabulous creme brulee demonstration by the excellent French pastry Chef, Serge Torres. (You can see a very short video of it on smugmug).

Thank you, Monsieur Miller for being our extraordinaire chauffeur. Encore merci a tout le personnel du restaurant Fleurie!

- Madame Meyer

Visit to the Virginia Supreme Court 

On Wednesday, the eighth graders traveled to Richmond to learn about state government. They attended the Virginia Supreme Court, the capitol, and had a tour of the Delegates' chambers.

Support Peabody School 

Thank you to everyone (donor roll) who has already made a gift! 

We are aiming for 100% participation from our families.

For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact Vaughan Clark at

Peabody Mosaic Project

Join us for fun mosaic creation and community. Sign up Required (Limited space so that we have a productive amount of people). This is an opportunity for students and their families to work together. This is not a drop off event. As the mosaic is getting higher we need older students, for these two dates, only students from 2nd grade and older. Children should be accompanied by adults. Bring snacks to sustain our mosaic making energy.

Saturday: May 6
10 am - Noon


Sunday: May 21
2 - 4 pm

RSVP to Chris Haske 

Scenes from around Peabody...
1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
Fax: (434) 296-5751