Book Fair Next Week!

The Peabody Book Fair returns to the library the week of March 4th! We are teaming with Bookworm Central again to bring you a wonderful selection of creative, award-winning, new, and classic books as well as a curated selection of educational games. Join us Monday and Tuesday from 8-3 to preview the offerings and make your wish list. Wednesday through Friday we will be open for sales 8-3, as well as during Game Night on Friday. Questions can be directed to Ms. Mary Beth Perry.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors School Food Drive

The Neighbors 4 Neighbors school food drive will begin on Monday, March 4! Peabody is once again participating in the annual community and school wide food drive entitled the Neighbors 4 Neighbors School Food Drive. All donations will be given to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Donation barrels can be found at the front entrance of the school and the Batten building. Donations will be accepted through Friday, March 22.

We would like to have every student participate in our food drive. Last year Peabody collected 393 pounds of food and earned 1st place out of the area K-8 schools!  Let’s see if we can surpass that number this year! Most needed items for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank:Low Sodium, Low Sugar, and Whole Grain items preferred. No glass please!
Spring Enrichment Registration Open!

Registration is now open for after school Spring Enrichment classes at Peabody. Classes start the week of April 8th. We are asking that registrations be submitted by March 22nd. Thank you!



Calling All Plastic Bottle Caps!

Did you know that plastic bottle caps are not recyclable?! 5th grade will be collecting CLEAN bottle caps (plastic only) of all colors and sizes for an Earth Day mural project. Please bring your clean plastic caps to 5th grade anytime before April 22 to be included in the mural!

Peabody Celebration!

Please join the Peabody Board of Directors and other Peabody parents for an evening at Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen and Brewery. We will discuss our exciting plans for new STEM, performing arts, and classroom spaces. Remarks at 6:30pm. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages on us! This is a family friendly event. We hope to see you there!

Peabody Alumni Panel, March 8th!

We are pleased to welcome some of our Peabody alumni back for our annual " Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about High School" panel! All 6th-8th grade students and parents are *highly* encouraged to attend this one-hour, fast-paced and funny Q&A about life in high school and how to start preparing for it now - PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 6 by clicking HERE . We look forward to seeing the following recent alums back at Peabody!

Evelyn Lepsch '18, Charlottesville High School
Lucas Fuller '18, Charlottesville High School
Katharina Ravichandran '18, Albemarle High School (MESA)
Anne Krehmeyer '18, Monticello High School (HMSA)
Brady Garrett '18, Monticello High School (HMSA)
Sam Vigilante '18, Western Albemarle High School (ESA)
Mercedes Goering '16, Renaissance School
Len Colley '16, The Covenant School
Aaron Argo '16, St. Anne's-Belfield
Spring Sports

Peabody offers three sports driving the spring season, volleyball, track and field and soccer. Please contact Waki Wynn to answer any questions and to confirm your child's participation! All uniforms from the winter season sports should be returned ASAP.
Middle School Wellness Presentation

On Friday, February 22, we were lucky to have Dr. Mark Lepsch and Ashleigh Sellman speak with our middle school students. Dr. Lepsch spoke with the boys on understanding how to achieve a healthy balance in life. Ashleigh Sellman, a registered dietician, spoke with our girls on the importance of listening to what our bodies need and not listening to what society tells us we need as far as diet and exercise. We encourage you to talk with your students about what they learned!
Paramount Invitation - March 3, 2019  

Pack your trunks! You’re invited to Babar’s coronation! Jean de Brunhoff’s popular children’s story of one little elephant’s epic rise from rags to riches is eloquently set to music by Francis Poulenc, and expressively re-imagined by Really Inventive Stuff with all the enthusiasm and pomp worthy of a royal gathering. Long live King Babar! The Richmond Symphony’s The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant – With Really Inventive Stuff will perform live on The Paramount’s stage.  
Summer Camp Opportunities


  • Raspberry Pi Camp will he held the week of July 8th at Peabody for rising 6th-9th grade students. The goal of the Peabody Raspberry Pi Camp is to get someone over the initial hurdles of coding and become self sufficient for electronic projects in the future. A Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that is a powerful learning tool for coding and electronics. If your student is interested in learning about robotics, coding, and circuitry and wants to learn real world coding and applications, this is the perfect summer camp for them. Go to cvillepicamp.com to learn more and sign up.


  • Light House Studio has opened registration for their Summer Film Academy and would love to have some Peabody students! Here is a link to the list of workshops.
Peabody Parent Forum News

Brixx Bucks for Education Night, Wednesday, March 27th - Brixx will donate $4.00 per pizza/adult entrée and $1.00 per child’s meal to Peabody School. Please print the flyer and take it with you to Brixx so Peabody gets credit.

Help Wanted!  – It takes a small army of volunteers to make Game Night fun and successful and we are definitely in need of more volunteers. We want to thank you in advance for your willingness to be a Game Master or to help with setup and cleanup.  We encourage everyone to sign up early to reserve your preferred game or time slot! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FA9AB2DA13-peabody2  

UPCOMING PPF EVENTS
March 8th – Game Night
March 25th – Meeting 5:30 PM
March 27th – Brixx Fundraising Night
April 29th – Meeting 8:15 AM
May 6th-10th – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 29th – Meeting 5:30 PM

PPF Contact Information
For more information about Game Night, PPF meetings, volunteer opportunities, or with questions or concerns, please contact Shannon Walsh or PeabodyParentForum@gmail.com .  Thanks!
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

  • CUDO Youth Ultimate Spring League Registration Open! Come play Ultimate Frisbee! Learn new skills and play games. Experienced coaches will guide participants in rules, techniques, and sportsmanship. Bring water, cleats/running shoes, and a good attitude! Girls and Boys ages 8-15, all skill levels. Fridays 5-6:30pm, March 15 - May 10 (not including April 5), make-up dates May 17 and 24. Location: Darden Towe Park. Registration is $10, plus $13 annual USAU affiliate youth membership. Go to cvilleultimate.org under "Leagues" to register.

  • Albemarle High School will have their visitation day on Tuesday, March 26th . This day invites interested students to come visit AHS from 9:30 – 12:30. Counselors will hold an information meeting for parents/guardians at 4pm. 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. Due to the fact that students will need to be assigned to a group, they will need parents to RSVP no later than March 20th.






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