Peabody’s French Cheese Experts

Did you know that we have a “Cercle des Connaisseurs de Fromage” at Peabody school(the CCFPS, “ Peabody Cheese Connaisseurs society” )?!
French Grade 5 students just got their Certificate and their membership card after a Tour de France du Fromage through diverse activities and cheese tastings. To be part of this very private club, they had to be able to describe a cheese in French following a very detailed sensory grid!
Congratulations to our cheese experts!

Game and crêpes in Grade 4 French

In Grade 4 French class this week, we played the “jeu des 7 Familles”, a happy family game version that they created themselves! Bravo! And, since it was official Crêpe Day in France, they got to flip crêpes (with a coin in their hand after making a wish, as the tradition goes) and of course they savored them with confiture et chocolat. Miam!
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.
6th Grade Trail of Tears exercise in which kids take Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal speech to Congress, and create found poems. Our students created some interesting pieces, both literary and artistic.
Summer Camp Opportunities


  • Raspberry Pi Camp will he held the week of July 8th at Peabody for rising 6th-9th grade students. The goal of the Peabody Raspberry Pi Camp is to get someone over the initial hurdles of coding and become self sufficient for electronic projects in the future. A Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that is a powerful learning tool for coding and electronics.  If your student is interested in learning about robotics, coding, and circuitry and wants to learn real world coding and applications, this is the perfect summer camp for them. Go to cvillepicamp.com to learn more and sign up.


  • Light House Studio has opened registration for their Summer Film Academy and would love to have some Peabody students! Here is a link to the list of workshops.
Peabody Parent Forum News

Zinburger Spirit Night, Thursday, February 21st  - Please save the date! Details and flyer to follow.

Brixx Bucks for Education Night, Wednesday, March 27th - Brixx will donate $4.00 per pizza/adult entrée and $1.00 per child’s meal to Peabody School. Please print the flyer and take it with you to Brixx so Peabody gets credit.

Help Wanted!  – It takes a small army of volunteers to make Game Night fun and successful and we are definitely in need of more volunteers. We want to thank you in advance 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! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FA9AB2DA13-peabody2  

UPCOMING PPF EVENTS
February 21st – Zinburger Fundraising Night
February 22nd – Meeting 8:15 AM
March 8th – Game Night
March 25th – Meeting 5:30 PM
March 27th – Brixx Fundraising Night
April 29th – Meeting 8:15 AM
May 6th-10th – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 29th – Meeting 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!
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

  • Albemarle High School will have their visitation day on Tuesday, March 26th . This day invites interested students to come visit AHS from 9:30 – 12:30. Counselors will hold an information meeting for parents/guardians at 4pm. Families that are interested should contact Sheena Washington in the AHS School Counseling office at 434-974-4321 or by email at swashington@k12albemarle.org 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.

  • 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.




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