Gabe's Substance Synthesis Project...So Cool!

My substance synthesis project was Liquid Oxygen (LOx), oxygen in its liquid form. The way we make this material (which happens to be used for Space-X’s rockets) is by cooling pure Oxygen below its boiling point. We can do this by sending oxygen through a distillation column filled with liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen cools the oxygen to below its boiling point, condensing it into a liquid. What’s left is a pale blue, slightly magnetic substance that doesn't naturally exist on planet Earth.
January is going to be very gourmand and gourmet in the French department!

Grade 4 and 5 had a sweet start of the year in French class as they enjoyed a Galette des rois from MarieBette and a Galette au Goumeau baked by Madame Frémy. This king’s cake is eaten traditionally in the Besançon region alongside the most known galette à la frangipane , this was the occasion to have a little tour de France des galettes and review this favorite French custom.

There is more to come! Miam!
Peabody Art Exhibit at Cville Coffee

The Art Program at Peabody is proud to announce our first art exhibit at Cville Coffee. We have 46 students that are representing the projects of our entire art program in Kindergarten through 8th grade (please see selected works below) . Because of space limitations, we were only able to include a small selection of the hard work of all our students. We will be having an opening reception to celebrate all of Peabody’s talented artists on Sunday, January 20th from 4-5pm at Cville Coffee. All of the Peabody community is cordially invited!
Peabody Musical Theater Troupe Performs "Into the Woods"

Congratulations to Ms. Saunders and the cast of "Into the Woods", who put on an amazing performance on Thursday, January 17th.
Sawyer Ruday and Lyndsey Stemland
Sophie Owens
Maggie Tewles and Caroline Grist
Admissions News

 The Winter Admissions Open House will be Tuesday, February 12, 2018 from 9 - 1:00 pm. Please invite prospective families to join us!

The admissions deadline for applying to 2019-20 Kindergarten is February 1, 2019. Qualified applicants with completed admissions files may be invited to visit Peabody on one of the two upcoming Kindergarten Visit Days in February.

Contracts to returning families will be issued in late January/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 18, 2019. For other financial aid deadlines, click here .
Shoes for the Homeless

It is that time of year where we collect shoes for those in need through the annual "Let Someone Fill Your Shoes" campaign. Peabody has participated in this worthy event for many years and we not only collect shoes for the homeless, we are also a drop off location. The Let Someone Fill Your Shoes campaign is cosponsored by local area podiatrists and the Salvation Army. You may deposit new or lightly used, clean shoes in one of the large boxes located by the front doors of the school buildings during drop off or pick up times. Please feel free to take advantage of this opportunity to clean out the clutter of shoes no longer used by your family, while helping our students experience the reward of helping others. Shoes will be collected through Friday, February 1, 2019. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
Panther Corps Penny Wars is On!

7th Grade students are proud to announce their first fundraising effort, Panther Corps Penny Wars, which is taking place this month. During morning arrival each day in January, 7th graders are hosting Penny Wars in the main entrance to raise funds for their Panther Corps partner organizations: Hoothon at UVA, the Wildlife Center, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP). Bring your spare change any morning in January to play Plinko and see which organization your funds will support! 
CHS String Ensemble...Peter and the Wolf

The Charlottesville High School String Ensemble will be performing Peter and the Wolf on January 20th. The very talented Peabody alumnus, Kiran Klubock-Shukla, is a member of the ensemble. For every ticket he encourages the purchase of, 50% goes toward funding an orchestra trip to Atlanta this spring. If you purchase tickets from the Paramount, please contact Kiran so that he can earn that credit. It is sure to be a great show!  
Middle School Mid-Term Exam Schedule

 Mid-term exams will be held from January 23rd-25th. Please refrain from scheduling appointments during this period.

The schedule is as follows:
1/23: 8th Grade Biology
1/24: All Grades World Language
1/25: All Grades Math

To assist students in preparing for exams, homework will not be assigned from January 14-24th. The only exception is work that will help students get ready for the exam. (For example, Mr. Corlett may assign a group of review problems that will be gone over the next day to help with exam.) There will not be any additional tests given during the exam preparation period.
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

  • There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

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