Peabody Geography Bee

Our annual National Geographic Bee was held next Thursday, January 11th at 1:30PM. Ronak Ailawadi, Grade 5 student, won our school competition. Congratulations to to all our other finalists: Danny Van Clief (runner-up), Shivan Sharma, Emma Strzepek, Darius Mehta, Kat Ravichandran, and Luke Craytor,
Auction News!

The invitations to our "Peabody and the Chocolate Factory" gala on February 24 are in the mail!!

Please RSVP and provide payment ($45/ticket) by Monday, Feb 5! You may drop a check to the Front Office or pay online at our new Peabody Auction website (thank you, Jen Fleisher!) at  www.peabodyauction.org .

Keep checking the site, as we will be posting descriptions of our amazing Live and Silent auction items in the next few weeks!!
Admissions News

The  Winter Admissions Open House will be Wednesday, February 13th, 2018 from 9 - 1:30 pm. Please invite prospective families to join us!

The admissions deadline for applying to  2018-19 Kindergarten is February 1st, 2017. Qualified applicants with completed admissions files may be invited to visit Peabody on one of the two upcoming Kindergarten Visit Days on February 1st or February 5th. 

Contracts to returning families will be issued in late January and due back early February. Remaining spaces will be released to new families at that time. 

Families who intend to apply for  Financial Aid must notify Head of School Rob Orlando via email BY  JANUARY 15, 2018. For other financial aid deadlines, click  here.
Winter Enrichment and Club Offerings

Registration for winter Enrichment and Clubs is now open. Please note that registration and payment is due on January 16th. Class start the week of January 22nd.
January Shoe Drive

Peabody will once again be a drop-off location for the Salvation Army Winter Shoe Drive. Please bring any gently used shoes you would like to donate to the drive to school and deposit into the box by the main hallway. The drive ends January 31st. Thank you for your support!
World Peace Game

Our fifth grade students will be participating in the World Peace Game this spring and we are in need of your help!

As we prepare to offer this to our students, we need your help to build the board. Please see the sign-up genius for pieces needed for us to play the game and if you are willing donate anything, please drop it off in the main office. Used pieces are more than acceptable. Thanks!

This Week in Middle School...

  • Peabody 7th and 8th grade students spent the first semester learning about leadership, community needs, and brainstorming ways that they can help out at Peabody or in Charlottesville. As part of their “Panther Corps” experience, each student has finalized their plans for an independent service project which will be completed this semester. We are thrilled to share the amazing work they will be doing. Please also see this flyer for information on how you can get involved!


Coming Up....

  • Our boys' and girls' basketball teams have a doubleheader on January 17th versus Charlottesville Catholic. The girl's game starts at 4:00. Come out and support our Panthers!

Mid Term Exams
  • Mid-term exams will be held from January 17th-19th. Please refrain from scheduling appointments during this period.

  • The schedule is as follows:
  • 1/17: All Math Classes
  • 1/18: 8th Grade Biology
  • 1/19: All World Language
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! 

Just a reminder that those donations received prior to December 31, 2017 receive a Peabody School credit card holder for your cell phone as a thank you!!!

Grades 5-8 Ski Trip!
Time to go skiing! This year’s grade fifth through eighth ski trip will be on Friday, February 2nd. Please read this information about the trip.. We really love to have as many chaperones as we can so that all the kids are well taken care of. This is a wonderful, community-building trip and we hope that you can join us!

See you on the slopes!
PPF News

UPCOMING PPF EVENTS
January 17th – PPF Meeting, 8:15 AM, Yay Lunch representative
January 31st – SPIRIT DAY, PANERA, 4PM-8PM
February 19th – PPF Meeting, 8:15 AM
March 9th – Game Night, 6:30 PM
March 28th – PPF Meeting, 8:15 AM
May 2nd – PPF Meeting, 5:30 PM

YAY LUNCH- Just a reminder that Christina Liva, the founder of a new, local company called Yay Lunch , will be attending Wednesday's PPF meeting to talk about their program. Yay Lunch works with local vendors, such as Mezah and Feast!, to provide healthy, locally sourced lunches for our students. The pilot will not start until early March and will not replace Peabody’s current lunch program this year. Samples will be provided!

SPIRIT DAY- Please join us at Panera on Wednesday, January 31st from 4PM-8PM. Please take this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and they’ll donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase! See you there! 
Parent Information Center

  • There is no school on Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • In the event of a weather cancellation, we post to the following: Facebook, direct email, Newsplex, NBC29, and our Weather Line.

  • February 10 - Kid*Vention Family Science Festival from 10am to 3pm at the Key Recreation Center. Exhibitors from around the area will be on deck to provide kids ages 3-10 and their family hands-on STEM activities. This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.

  • March 8 (deadline) - the Society of Women Engineers at UVA invite you to apply to attend the Middle School Exploration held on March 18 from 11am to 4pm. The program is designed to give middle school girls a comprehensive look at engineering through hands-on demonstrations, a design activity, a speaker, lab tours, and lunch with current engineering students. Apply now.