5th Grade News
The fifth graders decided they wanted to support International Neighbors after learning about how they help refugees. The students organized a bake and craft sale this past Friday and Monday. They worked hard to make it a success, along with their generous families. Shown in the photo is Kari Miller, founder of IN, receiving the donation from fifth grade.

Fifth graders also traveled to Walker School yesterday to meet their fifth and sixth grade pen pals. They enjoyed a get-to-know-you activity in which they discovered commonalities. They also joined them for a fun school band concert. They were awesome hosts and our students loved making new connections!
Mrs. Rogan at the Discovery Museum

 Did you know that Mrs. Rogan wrote and illustrated a children's book? She is doing a book reading of her children’s book "Lulu" in conjunction with her art show at the Virginia Discovery Museum in Charlottesville. The book reading is Saturday, December 22nd from 10:30-noon and she will have a little art activity that goes along with the book (of course). She will have books and mural stickers available. People can get a peek of the book at her website at www.elizarogan.com. The show will be up through January in the craft room.  
Costumes Needed!!

We are starting to prepare for our upcoming production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Jr." and the Middle School performance of "Into The Woods", and are looking for a lot of costumes and props. For "Into The Woods," we particularly need a rocking chair, ball gowns, ornate jackets for the two princes, a black hooded cloak and two peasant style dresses, waistcoats and flat caps. Please let Mrs. Saunders know if the items are donated or on loan. A list will be sent out for Willy Wonka once the design team have had their first meeting.
We are always delighted to accept donations of items that can be used in drama classes and performances such as Halloween costumes; hats; bags; masks; dress-up clothes or props.
We are very appreciative of your support! If your child would like to participate as a chorus member in Willy Wonka, please email Mrs. Saunders .
Peabody Parent Authors!

Please join Peabody parent Michelle Damiani at New Dominion Bookshop on Jan 31st at 6 pm for a launch party for her new book, " The Road Taken."

Peabody parent Christina Proenza-Coles' forthcoming book "American Founders" is due out March of 2019.

Peabody parent Jocelyn Johnson's short story " Control Negro" was selected for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 2018.

Congratulations to all our Peabody authors!!
Panther Corps Penny Wars - Coming January 2019!

7th Grade students are proud to announce their first fundraising effort, Panther Corps Penny Wars, which will take place in January 2019.

During morning arrival each day in January, 7th graders will be hosting Penny Wars in the main entrance to raise funds for their Panther Corps partner organizations: Hoothon at UVA, the Wildlife Center, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP).

Bring your spare change any morning in January to play Plinko and see which organization your funds will support! 
Winter "Bring a Friend Day" January 22nd

Tuesday, January 22 is "Bring A Friend Day" at Peabody for Grades 1-5. If your child would like to invite a student who might be interested in Peabody, please email admissions before January 9 with the name, grade, and parent contact/email information of the student. Space is limited and priority is given to students who have not visited Peabody BAF Day before. Thank you!
This Week in Athletics

Our boys and girls basketball teams started their seasons this week in the Batten gym with two hard fought games against Charlottesville Waldorf School. Both teams came up short but played with tenacity! Ellena Amato and Luke Frank had tremendous games for the Panthers!

The girls on Peabody’s swim team participated in the Saints JV Holiday Relay meet in Richmond at St. Catherine’s School on December 14th. Representing Peabody were Jaya, Reese, Maddie, Grace, Ivy, Stella and Alex.  Each swimmer scored points for the team and Stella, Ivy and Jaya had personal best times! Way to go Peabody swimmers!
2018-2019 Annual Fund

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the 2018-19 Annual Fund! We appreciate your support, and continue to strive for 100% participation over the next 7 months! Click  here  for the full donor list to date.
Lost and Found!

A reminder that all Lost & Found items will be donated on Thursday December 20th. If you believe your child has an item that might be in the Lost & Found, please plan to check before then. Thanks to our 7th graders for gathering and organizing our Lost & Found items each week!
Have a Wonderful Break with your Family!
Wishing you peace and happiness.

We Love our Peabody Students!!