Spelling Bee

Can you spell " tergiversation " or " balustrades?" Five school finalists competed this past Wednesday in our annual Peabody Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Claire Newman for winning this year's bee! Our four other finalists were Siena Robinson, Ronak Ailawadi, Felicity Craig, and Danny Van Clief. Claire will now compete at the Regional Competition. Good Luck!
Enrollment Contracts for 2019-2020 School Year

 We are already looking forward to another fantastic year at Peabody in 2019-20! Your child’s Enrollment Agreement for the 2019-20 school year is now available on your parent portal. Please complete and sign the agreement electronically by logging in to your portal account . In addition, please submit your enrollment fee of $150 by check to the Front Office.

Your Enrollment Agreement and Enrollment Fee are due no later than Friday, February 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in order to hold your child’s space for the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline for re-enrollment is firm. There are substantial waiting lists in many classes, and places will be offered to waiting families after 4:00 p.m. on February 14th.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Invitations for our Lower School Grandparents and Special Friends Day were mailed home today. The event is on March 29th and is sure to be memorable! If you forgot to give us your information this fall, please complete   this form by February 8th if you would like us to invite your child's grandparents or special friends to the event.
Dr. Julia Taylor speaks to Peabody Faculty

The Peabody Staff was very fortunate to have Dr. Julia Taylor come speak with us this week. Dr. Taylor is the Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of Human Services at UVA. She is a former school counselor and former Dean of Student Services at a public girls school in North Carolina. Her focus with our staff was on tips for helping girls disrupt relational aggression and navigating social media. We are always looking for more ways to better support our students at Peabody, and Dr. Taylor provided our staff with a lot of valuable tools and information to carry into the classroom. 
Peabody Parent Forum News

Save the Date – The PPF is hosting a Brixx Bucks for Education night at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza.   Brixx will donate $3.00 per pizza/entrée and $1.00 per child’s meal to Peabody School. Flyer and more info coming soon!

Help Wanted!  – Game Night is just around the corner (March 3rd from 6:30-8:00) and we need your help. It takes a small army of volunteers to make Game Night fun and successful. We want to thank you immensely for your willingness to be a Game Master or to help with setup and cleanup.  We encourage everyone to sign up early to reserve your preferred game or time slot! Sign Up Here!

Upcoming PPF Events
February – Date TBD, Zinburger Fundraising Night
February 22nd – Meeting 8:15 AM
March 8th – Game Night
March 25th – Meeting 5:30 PM
March 27th – Brixx Spirit Day
April 29th – Meeting 8:15 AM
May 6th-10th – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 29th – 5:30 PM

PPF Contact Information
For more information about Game Night, PPF meetings, volunteer opportunities, or with questions or concerns, please contact Shannon Walsh or PeabodyParentForum@gmail.com .  Thanks!
Sarah Trundle Art Exhibit Showing Now!

Peabody is so pleased to be featuring the work of local artist Sarah Trundle in a new exhibit in the LEED Building. Sarah's unique and many-layered paintings range from bold, geometric, brightly colored abstracts to monochromatic minimalist neutrals. She is represented by several galleries nationwide and is honored to have her work in private and public collections internationally. We invite you to come see her work at Peabody(showing now through Spring Break), or at www.sarahtrundle.com . Thank you, Sarah!
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.
Parent Information Center

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

  • Western Albemarle High School will host its annual private school orientation on Friday, February 15 from 10:45 am - Noon. This meeting will allow families to meet administrators and counselors, tour the building with current students, learn about graduation requirements and extracurricular opportunities for students, as well as registration procedures.WAHS welcomes all families to attend orientation whether or not they are completely sure about Western bring their choice of high school. Contact Amy Wright, Director of School Counseling, for more information at 434.823.8700, ext. 3.

  • Grades 5-8 Ski Trip Information was emailed home last week. Please contact Mr. Orlando with any questions!



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