The "First Six Weeks of School"

Did you know that Peabody uses Responsive Classroom as an approach to build community in the classroom? We understand that there is a strong connection between academic success and social/emotional competencies. You may hear some of our teacher referring to the "First Six Weeks of School" as a critical time for establishing a positive climate for the rest of the year.

"The early weeks of each new school year offer teachers distinct opportunities and challenges. It is during this time—when expectations and routines are established, rules generated, and goals articulated—that the foundation is laid for a productive and cooperative year of learning. As teachers, we work hard to convey, from the very first day of school, the important message that we will do high-quality work in our classrooms. We also work to convey the message that we will do this high-quality work in an atmosphere of support and collaboration. But this atmosphere does not just appear by our decree. It must be carefully constructed upon many small, but critical, building blocks, and the first six weeks of school is the time to do it.*) For more information on Responsive Classroom, talk to your child's teacher or please refer to their website.
Morning Arrival Reminder

Please remember that our doors open at 8:00 AM. Please do not drop students off by the front door before that time as they are unsupervised. Thank you!
Back to School Nights

We are excited to officially welcome back all of our families during our two Back to School Nights. Families will have the opportunity to visit their student's classroom and get an overview of the program from the teacher. Specials teachers will also be available during both nights. The PreK-5 night is being held on September 12th and the Middle School night is being held on September 19th. Both nights will run from 6-8PM. These are both adult only meetings. We hope you can join us!
Peabody Enrichment Program and Clubs
We are happy to share our club and enrichment offerings for the year. Please note, students who would like to attend the after school program after club meeting time need to be registered for after school through the  parent portal .

You will find three links below. Please read through each one for registration information.  

Homework Club (K-8)
Homework Club will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd, and runs Monday-Thursday thereafter. Homework club is $12.00 a day. Unlike After School Care, there is no registration necessary for homework club. 
Save the Date!
We hope you and your family can join us for a Peabody potluck on Sunday, October 6th from 3-5PM at Darden Towe. We'll kick off celebrations for Peabody's 25th anniversary with a casual, fun-filled afternoon at the park. Peabody parents Jaronda Miller-Bryant and Kim Jones have generously offered to plan the event, so please reach out to them if you have questions or would like to volunteer to help. More details to follow!
Peabody Panthers Athletics

We have a number of sports for middle school students to participate in this year (in addition, 5th graders are allowed to participate in soccer).

Peabody athletics are generally a two day a week commitment, with a combination of practices and/or games each week.

Peabody athletics would love for all middle school students to consider participating in at least one sport during the school year. Our offerings this year include: fall (soccer, volleyball, cross country), winter (basketball - boys and girls, swimming), spring (soccer, volleyball, track and field).

To register your child for fall sports, please contact Coach Waki . Please note that there is a $75 athletics fee. This will be billed at a later date. In order for students to participate in any sport, they must have a physical form completed and on file. 

Volleyball and soccer practices will begin the week of August 26th. Please see the online school calendar for a complete fall schedule."

Go Panthers!
Charlottesville Family Awards Voting Now Open!

The voting for the annual Charlottesville Family Favorite Awards will run August 15-September 15, 2019. Please consider voting for Peabody School in the areas of Best Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and Best Teacher. We appreciate your support!
Parent Information Center

  • Peabody is CLOSED, Monday, September 2nd.

  • In lieu of individual student shadowing, CHS will be offers a more robust and informative opportunity for prospective students. CHS will host prospective students 3 times this school year. Prospective students may attend 1 event and must register before the deadline. More information and the registration link can be found on the CHS school counseling website.

  • This is a GeoMap of all the Peabody families for the 2019-20 school year, which includes student & parent names with their addresses. If you are interested in carpooling, please be sure to check it out!

  • Just a friendly reminder that the small lot as you enter the campus is a construction zone. Cars are not permitted to park in that lot during construction as there many safety requirements for entry into that zone. Thanks for understanding!

We Love our Peabody Students!