Focus on
The 6th graders are wrapping up their Substance Synthesis Projects in Chemistry.  Their goal was to pick any substance and become the class expert in the synthesis of their substance starting at the raw materials.  Sam Funk chose glowsticks, researched the chemical reaction, carefully measured the required ingredients, and finished his presentation with a demonstration.
100% of our Faculty and Staff Support the
Peabody School Annual Fund!

We are pleased to share that 100% of our faculty and staff are participating in the Annual Fund. We are so proud that our staff is committed to our mission and support our school community in such a meaningful way. Please consider joining their commitment and support our 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

Parent Information Center

Winter Peabody Enrichment Program
The winter session of our Peabody Enrichment Program (PEP) introduces new after school courses for  TuesdayWednesday, and  Thursday afternoons. Classes are comprised of six 1-hour sessions and begin on  Tuesday, January 17th. Check out the options and be sure to  register your child by  Monday, January 9th. Paper  registration forms can be found in the front office.

Winter Bring a Friend Day!
Monday, January 23, 2017 is “Bring a Friend Day” at Peabody School.  If your child (1st - 6th grades only please) would like to invite a guest, please let me know by WEDNESDAY, January 11 by emailing me at with the name, grade and parent contact/email information.  Space is limited, so we ask that you focus on friends who have not already visited us during previous Bring a Friend Days. 

Thank you!
Diane Krehmeyer 

Inclement Weather Information
As we head into winter, we will likely experience inclement weather that will affect our school schedule.  If school is cancelled or delayed due to weather:
  • A voice message will be posted on Peabody’s Weather and Message Line:  817-7669

  • A message will be posted on the school website:

  • An email will be sent to parents and staff

  • Information will be broadcasted on local TV and radio stations

For a 2-hour delay, drop-off begins at 10:00 am and classes begin at 10:30 am. For a 1-hour delay, drop-off begins at 9:00 a.m. and classes begin at 9:30. For more information, see our  Inclement Weather Policy.

Panther News
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Middle School Dance 
Please know that t he Middle School dance date has changed from  1/20/2017 to 1/27/2017  from 
6:30pm - 9:00pm

News from the Guidance Office


Happy New Year!  

6th Grade
Sixth grade has been learning about personal safety, and explored the 3 D’s of intervention.  Delegate, Distract and Direct.  We started looking at several different scenarios, and which interventions we could apply. We will continue this discussion and have some activities to practice using them.  

7th Grade
Seventh grade finally got to present their social change presentations they have been working hard on.   I was really impressed with all their work!  During their presentations a lot of good comments/questions came up about gender bias and social norms which we will be exploring further in the next couple classes.  We ended the class with a video on social norms and how they form.  Ask your students about the waiting room experiment!

8th Grade
8th grade started the year off today by first meeting with Mr. Orlando, Ms.Young and myself.  We talked about finishing the last half of the year strong and fighting the “Eighth Grade-itus” that seems to set in this time of year.  We then continued our talk on communication from before the break and led into consent. We learned when it is consent and when it is not.  We will continue to explore this and the different situations where it applies.  

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted 

This past summer I attended the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) conference in Williamsburg.  I learned a lot of valuable information. One thing I really liked about this conference was the family component.  It is not just for educators, but families and children come to these conferences as well!  I wanted to pass the website along to all our families as a resource for finding a network and additional support for our gifted community.  

Courtney Bernsen
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 your 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 and our students will handle the sorting and boxing from there. 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 3, 2017. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support,
Traci Wynn

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)

PPF Meeting Schedule
Thursday 01/19 – 8:15
Wednesday 03/01 – 8:15
Tuesday 04/11 – 6:30
Friday 05/26 – 8:15

For any questions or to volunteer for upcoming events, please contact the PPF at  Thank you!

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1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
Fax: (434) 296-5751