Author Marc Boston
Visits Peabody

Today, Peabody was pleased to welcome children's author and Virginia Festival of the Book presenter Marc Boston!   Marc read his new book "The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff,"  a story about the importance of gratitude, giving to others, and letting go of material things.  

Marc read to our PreK, 1st, and 2nd grade classes, and he was so impressed with their observations.  He asked them why reading was important, and they said:  "to learn!!...to relax....to laugh and have fun...and because it opens up other worlds." 

If you are interested in ordering a personalized copy of Marc's book ($16.99), please go to  www.marcboston.com  (and watch the trailer!), or you can fill out this form  by  FRIDAY, DEC 9th  and submit to the Front Office with a check made out to Marc Boston.  Books ordered via form will be ready for holiday delivery by  December 16th.

Support the Peabody School Annual Fund!

The Peabody School Annual fund was officially launched in November. As is common in independent schools, tuition does not cover the cost of a Peabody education.The Annual Fund is critical in helping us retain our amazing teachers, provide financial aid to families, and to make sure that we have the most up to date resources available to our students.

Thank you to everyone 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  vaughan.clark@peabodyschool.org

For Your Information

Early Arrival Survey

Peabody is exploring the possibility of offering early care before 8:00 AM. Please complete the survey to assist us in this process. Thanks for your input!


Get Involved on a Committee at Peabody
We are in need of parents who would be willing to share their expertise and perspective on one of our  committees. We will have opportunities on both our accreditation and ad hoc board  committees. Areas of interest would be technology, strategic planning, diversity, environmental stewardship, and communication. Please contact  Mr. Orlando for more information or to express an interest. 

Let There Be Light 

Let There Be Light, the amazing art exhibition at PVCC where artists create installation artwork that lights up, is coming. Peabody is represented again and it is going to be awesome. The students have been using packing tape to create sculptures of mythical creatures. We can't wait to see them illuminated. Thank you to Mr. Haske and Mrs. Brudin for working with our students!

Friday, Dec. 9 
6-9pm 
PVCC, Dickenson Building

Lego League Team Wins First Place

Congratulations to the Peabody FIRST Lego League Team, which won first place for their research project at the November competition in Richmond! The team consisted of Kes Rodgers, Ronak Ailawadi, William McClellan, Tristan Olowin, and team coach Kathleen Olowin. They have worked very hard over the last several months, and were excited with the end result of their efforts!

Please click here for more information on this amazing project and achievement. 

This Week in Middle School 

Spotlight on Science

Our 8th grade Biology class finished our collaboration with the Renaissance School on Thursday by visiting their lab to learn about genetic engineering.  They were instructed by Renaissance's juniors and seniors to insert a specialized strand of DNA into the genome of bacteria.  The specialized strand of DNA causes the bacteria to produce a purple pigment that is visible to the naked eye.  The molecular biology techniques they learned through this collaboration are the same techniques that are used daily in drug discovery and medicinal research all around the world.

Middle School Homework Survey

We would like to invite you to take this quick survey about homework at Peabody Middle School:  Middle School Homework Survey for Parents.

Homework is an important part of the middle school experience, and we are gathering data to determine how much time our students are spending on homework during the week. 

Students are taking their own survey this week, so please give us YOUR best estimates as a parent. We value your input. 

Submissions are due by  Friday December 16

Thanks!

MESA Open House 

MESA's Open House will be December 8th, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  At the Open House, guests can walk freely among the MESA rooms and talk with current MESA students about their experiences in the program and some of the projects they have worked on. Staff will also be on present to answer any questions.

Student-Led "BIG IDEAS" Symposium

St. Anne's-Belfield School will host the inaugural student-led Greenway Symposium on December 10th with the theme "Big Ideas."

Inspired by popular TED Talk events around the country, the Greenway Symposium will provide a platform for the Charlottesville community to share their most interesting ideas, powerful insights, and unique experiences at an event specifically designed to bring students into the conversation.

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)

PPF Meeting Schedule
Thursday 01/19 – 8:15
Wednesday 03/01 – 8:15
Tuesday 04/11 – 6:30
Friday 05/26 – 8:15


PEABODY CONTACT INFORMATION
For any questions or to volunteer for upcoming events, please contact the PPF at PeabodyParentForum@gmail.com.  Thank you!

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