Focus on Student Learning

Students in Grade 4B are hard at work using little Bits to "Hack my House." Using input bits (pink) to control output bits (green), students are brainstorming ways to modernize and automate the houses they recently built. For example: a pressure sensor that controls a light and sound, which acts as a burglar alarm. These small, magnetic components provide our students with the ability to be creative & to design, test & redesign their inventions easily.

American Heart Association Jump Rope - 
Hoops for Heart Fundraising Event
The Peabody School will be kicking off our 2017 Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart  MondayJanuary, 30 2017 and you can get a head start by registering online and sending emails NOW!

  2. Choose our state and city. 
  3. Select our school and join team.
  4. Choose Option 1- Yes! You participated last year.

Also, your child will have a flyer/envelope sent home  on Friday  January, 27 2017 with some detailed information about the event.  The event will begin on  January, 30 2017 and end on Friday, March 3, 2017 (envelopes will be due at this time).

Be sure to check out some of the new items in your HeadQuarters - we don’t want you to miss out on the Zoo Crew Ecard Challenge or the Zoo Crew Daily Mission where you can unlock cool videos and items in your very own Zoo Expedition.  These are new and fun ways to challenge yourself and others to be heart healthy and ask friends and family for a donation to save lives. 
While you're at it, take a few seconds to download the FREE Mobile app for iPhone or Android by searching for Jump/Hoops and fundraise no matter where you are!

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. You are making a big difference in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Support Peabody School 

Thank you to everyone (donor  roll) who has already made a gift!
We are aiming for 100% participation from our families.
For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact Vaughan Clark at 
vaughan.clark@peabodyschool.org

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)

PPF Meeting Dates
Wed 03/08 – 8:15 am (Rescheduled from 03/01, please update your calendars.)
Tues 04/11 - 6:30 pm
Friday 05/26 - 8:15 am

Upcoming PPF Events
02/23 – SPIRIT NIGHT AT CHICK-FIL-A
Join us at Chick-Fil-A on February 23rd.  If you take in the flyer (click here to print) and let them know you’re there to support Peabody School, they’ll generously donate a portion of all sales to the PPF!

02/27-03/03 - BOOK FAIR
Please help us staff the Peabody Book Fair!  You’re welcome to choose more than one shift if you’d like.  Most shifts have slots for two volunteers, but there are additional openings to help move the book fair to Game Night, where families will also have an opportunity to shop.  Click here to choose your shift.

03/03 - GAME NIGHT
Calling all GameMasters!  Please join us for Game Night!  

We have some fun new additions to game night, including a food truck!  We are pleased to announce that Farm Fresh Fixins will be offering tasty dinner and snack options at Game Night this year.  They won the 2016 Virginia Food Truck Battle & Beer Competition and we are so pleased they’re coming to hang out with us at Game Night!  They’ll accept cash or cards.
             
We are looking for at least 20 GameMasters and other volunteers as well.  Please click here to reserve your table or volunteer

03/23 – SPIRIT NIGHT AT ZOE’S KITCHEN
Join us from 5-8 at Zoe’s Kitchen at Barrack’s Road.  Let them know that you’re there to support Peabody and they’ll donate a portion of dinner sales to the PPF!

04/22 – PEABODY SCHOOL FAMILY FUN RUN 5K
We are very excited to announce our very first Family Fun Run 5K.  Please stay tuned here for more details and for sign-up and volunteer information


Parent Information Center

Updated Calendar
Here is the  updated school calendar. Please have a look to see what events have been added or updated. These dates can also be accessed and subscribed to on our  website calendar


Panther News
Watch this week's edition of our Panther Flash news! 
To access, you'll need both the link and the password.
Link:   http://peabodyschool.smugmug.com/201617/Videos
Password: pantherflash

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to 8th grader Julia N., who was invited by the director of her Youth Symphony to participate and represent Peabody School at the high school Wind, Brass, and Percussions Invitational run by faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. This was the 30th year of the event and involved kids all around Virginia. Julia participated in an ensemble group for flute all day and then performed a concert that evening. She had a fantastic time, and we are proud of her! 

We also would like to congratulate Kiran for being accepted into the Junior Regional Orchestra! The Junior Regional Orchestra is comprised of students in the 7th, 8th and 9th grades from over 10 counties in central Virginia who audition for acceptance into this ensemble. Their concert will take place at Monticello High School on March 25th, 2017.

This Week in Middle School... 

Reminders for Tonight's Dance
Tonight's middle school dance, hosted by Student Government, begins at 6:30pm and pickup is promptly at 9:00pm. As a reminder  cell phones are not permitted at the danceStudents who bring phones will store them at the door for pick up at the end of the night. Students should plan to bring money for entrance ($5) and snacks. 

Support Peabody Panther Basketball
Our boys' and girls' basketball teams played hard against Tandem Friends School this week! We are so proud of their tenacious spirit! Please come support our boys' team on Tuesday January 31st at 4pm as they take on Little Keswick here in our very own gymnasium!


AHS Visit Day
Albemarle High School  is having visitation day on March 2nd .  This day invites interested students to come shadow a current AHS student for the afternoon. Counselors will hold an information meeting for parents/guardians at   4pm   in the AHS Library.  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.


Middle School Newsletter 

We hope you enjoy reading about all the interesting things that our middle schoolers are working on this quarter!

Middle School Happenings 

Middle School Specials Newsletter


Scenes from around Peabody...
1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
Fax: (434) 296-5751
E-mail: info@peabodyschool.org