Book Fair Time at Peabody!

The Peabody School Book Fair is returning in March! Join us in the library during the week of March 5-9 to peruse another amazing selection of books and educational games from our Manassas-based book fair partner, Bookworm Central. Previews will occur Monday and Tuesday; sales Wednesday through Friday and during Game Night! We will be open each day from 8:00-2:30 and 5:30-8:30 on Friday evening.

Our fair is great fun and also serves as a school fundraiser. Last year the Peabody School community purchased over $7000 in books and games! We were able to use our proceeds of over $1400 to purchase a wide variety of new materials for the library, including numerous books featuring diverse perspectives and voices, multiculturalism, new award-winning titles, and lots of quality non-fiction.  

Prior to our sale days, students (and teachers!) will all have the opportunity to cycle through the fair on Monday and Tuesday to create wish-lists. Students will share lists with parents; teachers' lists will appear in a binder on the check-out desk at the fair. While the book fair proceeds are used to purchase books that remain in the library for all to use, you are welcome to gift teachers books from their wish-lists for personal classroom use. All K-5 classes will return for purchases during an assigned time between Wednesday and Friday. As always, parents and friends are welcome to stop in at any point during sales hours to make purchases.
See You at the Auction!

The Peabody Gala on Saturday night is SOLD OUT!! We can't wait to see you at the Jefferson at 6:30 p.m. Please be sure to see your email and auction program for all the details!!!

Neighbors 4 Neighbors Food Drive

The Neighbors 4 Neighbors school food drive will begin on Monday, March 5! Peabody is once again participating in the annual community and school wide food drive entitled the Neighbors 4 Neighbors School Food Drive. All donations will be given to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Donation barrels can be found at the front entrance of the school and the Batten building. Donations will be accepted through Friday, March 23rd.

We would like to have every student participate in our food drive. Last year Peabody collected 443 pounds of food and earned 2nd place out of the area K-8 schools!  Let’s see if we can surpass that this year!

Most needed items for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank:
Low Sodium, Low Sugar, and Whole Grain items preferred. No glass please!
Peanut or Almond Butter
Canned Tuna and Chicken
Canned Soups, Stews and Chili
Canned Fruit
Canned Veggies
Beans, Canned or Dried
Boxed Mac & Cheese
Pasta and Rice
Spaghetti Sauce
Paper Products
Baby Food, Formula and Diapers
Soap and Toothbrushes

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
2018-2019 Calendar Survey

This year Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Schools have chosen different dates for their Winter Break calendars. Typically both school districts have the same vacation dates, and Peabody School matches those dates. In order to make sure we are best serving our families, we want to gather input about which calendar is preferable for our community. Please select your preferred option below. Option A allows for normal five-day weeks of instruction on either side of the two-week break. Option B allows for an earlier start and end to vacation. Please respond by Wednesday February 28th...your feedback is appreciated!

Thank You!

Thank you so much for donating items to our household item drive! We got so many more donations than we expected. The IRC is quite happy with all the donations and they will put them to a good use. We also had a nice variety of stuff, from linens to blenders. We had to take three trips with a cart to collect all the items!

Thanks again!

Knox and Heming, Grade 8
Energy Conservation advice from Max Goldstein, Grade 8.
This Week in Middle School...

Students in Grade 6 are working in an interdisciplinary art/science unit to create their own country. As part of the unit, students created a coin mold and used melted copper to create a likeness of it.
2017-2018 Annual Fund Update

Many thanks to everyone who has already donated to the Peabody Annual Fund for 2017-18! We are extremely grateful for your contributions, and appreciate your support of Peabody and our mission. Our goal is 100% participation from all faculty/staff and families! We hope you will help us get there! 

PPF News

HELP WANTED!  Game Night is just around the corner 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!  

We are excited to announce a new food truck will be joining us at Game Night this year. Mouth Wide Open ( ) has been in the food truck business since 2012 and they’re ready for our families! The menu looks great and we’re thrilled to have them join us.


SLIDERS (2/order)
  Grilled salmon w/ cucumbers & lemon herb sauce
   Bacon cheeseburger w/ avocado & chipotle
   Grilled Chicken w/ pesto, peppers & cheese
   Eggplant parmesan w/ fried eggplant, marinara, mozzarella

   Brussels Sprouts
   French Fries

Cheeseburger slider and fries
Grilled chicken slider and fries
Chicken strips and fries
Grilled cheese and fries
Parent Information Center

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

  • Renaissance School’s summer classes are now open to rising 7th-12th grade students in the Charlottesville area!  Summer classes at Renaissance School are a great way to earn high school credit in a small and supportive environment. Summer classes for high school credit include Geometry, Algebra 2, and Darkroom Photography. Students can also participate in an intensive one-week SAT Math boot camp or learn the art of Screen Printing! For more than 18 years, Renaissance School has enriched students through an interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Considering Renaissance School for your college prep high school?  Summer classes are a great way to experience our engaging teachers and small classes with lots of focused attention. For more information, please visit or call 434-984-1952. 

  • We are continuing to collect broken and unwanted crayons for recycling with the Crayon Initiative and dried out markers to recycle with Crayola. Collections can be placed in the box by the main entrance. Please, crayons and markers only--no colored pencils, paints or oil pastels.

  • Albemarle High School visitation day is on Tuesday, March 27th. This day invites interested students to come visit AHS from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Counselors will hold an information meeting for parents/guardians at 1pm. Families that are interested should contact Sheena Washington in the AHS School Counseling office at 434-974-4321 or by email at to sign up. Due to the fact that students will need to be assigned to a group, they will need parents to RSVP no later than March 20th.

Another Great Week at Peabody School!