Congratulations to the Peabody 2nd Grade Class, who led the pledge of allegiance in today's Naturalization Ceremony in the U.S District Court in the Western District of Virginia. And congratulations to our Peabody parents, the Mukherjees, who became U.S. citizens today!! Thank you to the Honorable Joel C. Hoppe, presiding U.S. magistrate judge, for the wonderful opportunity!
Auction News!

We can't wait!!! Nearly 200 of you are coming to the Peabody Auction and Gala at the Jefferson on Feb 24!! Please NOTE: The deadline to RSVP and pay for tickets is are not sold at the door....

Please RSVP to  -  You may drop a check to the Front Office ($45/ticket) or pay online ($50/ticket) at  by close of business on Monday. Come join the fun!

Plus....New LIVE auction items and ART FROM THE HEART artwork (made by your children) are now posted on the website!!

Auction Child Care

Grade 8 students Luke Craytor and Lucas Fuller, along with Miss Kristina, are hosting a “Kids’ Night Out” babysitting event the night of the the auction, February 24th 6:00-11:00pm. All of the proceeds from this babysitting event will go to the Boys and Girls Club in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, which was affected by Hurricane Maria.

Cost: $25 per child with a suggested donation. Please register here !
Returning to Peabody School for the 4th summer....Camp Invention!

June 24-29, 2018 in the Batten Building
Rising 1st-6th graders
Counselor in Training opportunities for rising 7th-9th graders
For more information or to register:

Contact Amy Brudin , Director, with any questions!
Support Peabody’s 8th Grade Valentine’s Day Fundraiser!

Send your Peabody student a special treat for Valentine’s Day and support the 8th Grade Legacy Project! For a $5 contribution, the Peabody Panther will deliver a plush toy and a personalized note to your favorite Peabody student! Supplies are limited so  order  soon! Deadline is Monday!
Dr. Ravichandran's Visit

The 8th grade was instructed by a guest lecturer last week, Dr. Kodi Ravichandran. Dr. Ravichandran is a primary investigator at UVA and his lab's work focuses on understanding how some of our cells sacrifice themselves due to injury and their removal by the immune system. It was a great treat for our students to learn about the application of their course work directly from someone that is creating the experiments that help us understand how life works.

Renaissance Visit

The 8th grade visited Anna Minutella's Synthetic Biology class at The Renaissance School last week in order to insert genes into bacteria to make them express different colored pigments. This entry level genetic engineering experiment is a great experience to help understand how biological research and products are created in today's world. Additionally, our students were given a crash course in entrepreneurship and marketing from Steve Haske and Bethany Farris. These experiences will help the 8th graders as they continue to work on creating their own biotech companies as part of their capstone projects here at Peabody.
This Week in Middle School...

  • Our boys' basketball team won their game against Field school. Our girls' team lost another hard fought game against Charlottesville Catholic.

  • The Middle School Dance is tonight!

Coming Up....

  • The girls' and boys' basketball teams have a doubleheader on Monday, February 12th, starting at 4:30 against Tandem Friends School. Come support our Panthers as they finish the season on Monday!
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

March 9th – Game Night, 6:30 PM
March 28th – PPF Meeting, 8:15 AM
May 2nd – PPF Meeting, 5:30 PM

GAME NIGHT- Game Night is just around the corner! 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. Prior Game Masters should have received the email invite earlier today and we encourage everyone to sign up early to reserve your preferred game or time slot! Stay tuned here and join us at the PPF Meeting on February 9th for more exciting Game Night announcements!
Parent Information Center

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

  • Our next Box Tops submission will be mailed on February 28th. Please place your collections in the box by the main entrance by February 23rd.

  • There No School February 16th-19th for our Midwinter Break.

  • 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.

  • West City Soccer will not met this upcoming Monday, February 12th. There will be a make-up session March 19th.

  • Valentine's Day is Wednesday, February 14. Peabody students love to celebrate their friendships on this special day! Students are welcome to bring cards or goodies to distribute to all of their classmates, but we ask you to please refrain from bringing in candy or other sugary treats.

  • Covenant School is hosting a Coffee with the Head of School for rising 9th Grade families on February 15th. Please see more information here.

  • 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.

  • Western Albemarle High School will host their annual Private School Orientation on Friday, February 16th from 9:15-10:45
Another great week at Peabody!