Alumni Spotlight

We love shining a spotlight on our Peabody Alumni and hearing about their journeys after Peabody. This winter, we are excited to feature a family of Peabody graduates: Ben, Ellie and Kate Kayton. 

Ben graduated from Peabody in 2006. After leaving Peabody, Ben says he was well prepared for his high school academics, especially writing. Charlottesville High School was huge compared to Peabody, but he found it a great place to continue to be involved in sports teams such as golf and wrestling. He went on to the College of William and Mary where he did a double major in Computer Science and Math. He was fortunate to land an amazing job as a web developer with ESPN and works in the Charlotte office. He has worked with the SEC Network website, X-Games and the main site.  

Ellie graduated from Peabody in 2009. Academically, she had no problem with the transition to high school. Although Charlottesville High School had a much larger student population, she found many more opportunities to be involved. Ellie joined Knightingales as well as participated in competitive cheerleading, lacrosse and field hockey. She also joined and eventually led BACON (Best All-around Club of Nerds). She remembers how exciting it was to help Dr. Shields design the STEM space built in 2013. 

Kate graduated from Peabody in 2013. She feels that her work ethic and perseverance were key to making it through middle school as well as high school. She remembers that the teachers at Peabody offered many different teaching styles and were always willing to answer any questions. Kate is currently a freshman in the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where she is working to earn her BFA in Classical Ballet. In five years she hopes to be dancing with a professional company while also keeping her options open to pursue a DPT degree. 

Thank you to Ben, Ellie and Kate for taking the time to share a little about your lives. Your Peabody community is proud of you and all your accomplishments! 
Admissions News

The next admissions  Bring a Friend Day is Monday, January 22, 2018!   If your child would like to request to bring a friend on this day - grades 1st-6th only - please notify the Admissions Office  BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th.

The  Winter Admissions Open House will be Wednesday, February 13, 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 early February and due back mid-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. (West City soccer starts on Monday!)
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...

  • Our boys' and girls' basketball teams played a double header against Regents School. Both of our teams played hard! Our girls lost their game but played a spirited game! the boys won a fast paced game in the second game of the doubleheader.

  • Our seventh and eighth grade students had individual check-in meetings with Ms. Young and Ms. Funk to discuss progress with their project block activities. These meetings allowed students to set some goals and objectives for the second part of the year.

Coming Up....

  • Our boys' and girls' basketball teams have games on January 8th at Charlottesville Catholic and January 12th at Covenant School. The first game on each day starts at 4:00.

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

  • To assist students in preparing for exams, homework will not be assigned from January 10-19th. 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.
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!!!

Peabody Geography Bee

Our annual National Geographic Bee is being held next Thursday, January 11th at 1:30PM. Classroom winners in grades 5-8 will be competing to be our school representative at the state competition. All are welcome to support our kids! 
PPF News

January 9th – 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 Tuesday’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! 

THANK YOU- A big thank you to all the room parents and other volunteers that helped make the holiday gift-giving a smooth process. The teachers were thrilled with the generosity of the Peabody parents and we couldn’t get it all done without the kindness and hard work from our parent volunteers! Thank you!
Parent Information Center

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

  • We do try to get the students outside as much as possible in the cold weather, only when it safe to do so. Please encourage your children to wear proper outdoor gear/clothing to school!

  • 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.