Middle School Talent Show at IX Park Event Space tonight at 6:30PM!
Grade 8 Entrepreneurship Class

As a counterpoint to their busy academic and extracurricular lives, Peabody's 8th graders are also flexing their entrepreneurial muscles. Last week, as part of their yearlong entrepreneurship class, students participated in a product pitch session in front of a panel of special guests. The teams introduced their products (all of which have been designed to provide an uncommon solution to a common problem), shared their business models, answered questions, and received actionable feedback from panel members. The teams must now make decisions about potential product revisions before creating inventory that will be available for purchase at the first ever Peabody Pop-up Marketplace later this spring. Please stay tuned to learn more about the teams, their clever products, and opportunities to purchase them for yourself. Thank you to guest panelists Allison Teweles, Marci Ledlow, Rachel Lloyd Miller, Matt Bednar, and Brett Jones for sharing your time and insight with the group!
Thank You for Supporting the Peabody 2020 Campaign!

Thank you to all the families who came to the event at Three Notch’d where we shared plans for new STEM, performing arts, and outdoor play space. In case you missed it, you might like to see the video we showed at the event and check out the Capital Campaign site on our webpage. Please reach out with questions and to share ideas about the Campaign. We hope you are as excited as we are about the new building addition and will consider making a gift to the Campaign!
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!

Kids Night Out!

Friends in PreK through 8th Grade, get ready for a Lego-themed costume and pajama party . . . at school! You are invited to dress in jammies or costumes and bring your favorite stuffed animal, pillow, and blanket to participate in an evening of sleepover and Lego-themed fun on March 30 from 6-9 pm. We’ll be building blanket forts, getting in a little Lego time, and watching The Lego Movie. The KNO program supports the Peabody School Annual Fund, and the fee includes dinner, dessert, and lots of fun! Please fill out this Registration Form and return with payment no later than Monday, March 25.
MHS Honors Society Inductions

Congratulations to the following Peabody alumni who were inducted into these honor societies at Monticello High School on Monday, March 11.

Latin Honor Society: Lexie Stadler '17
French Honor Society: Will Owens '17, Anne Krehmeyer '18
Mathematics Honor Society: Brady Garrett '18, Anne Krehmeyer '18
Science Honor Society: Will Krehmeyer '16, Marieke Leliveld '16, Iona Ralls '16
History Honor Society: Will Krehmeyer '16, Iona Ralls '16
National Honor Society: Will Krehmeyer '16; Marieke Leliveld '16; Iona Ralls '16
Thank You, Alumni Panelists!

Thanks to our representatives from the class of 2018 for serving on the "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about High School" Panel on Friday, March 8. We had more than 50 middle school students and their parents attend, and we appreciate our alumni sharing their time and insights!! (see attached photo)
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!
Donations Needed for Project!

Please help the 5th grade with an ambitions cardboard space project that they will share with their 1st grade friends!

We are in need of the following items:
  • LARGE cardboard boxes (the bigger the better)
  • 2 paint rollers
  • Tin foil
  • a pair of plastic dish washing gloves
  • 3 inch long springs
  • plastic bottle caps
  • glow in the dark stars
  • toilet paper rolls
  • corks
  • black cloth
  • a bucket of small rocks (pea gravel size)
  • old computer keyboards

Donations can be dropped off in the computer lab. Thanks for your help!
Enjoying High School with an Eye on College

For the graduating Peabody 8th grader, the next four years present the opportunity to lay a significant foundation for success in college. But the college admissions process can feel daunting and impenetrable. A global approach to the high school years can lead to enhanced admissions prospects for students—and peace of mind for them and their parents—as they prepare for college. Please join us for a night with Clayborne Education, including founder and former Peabody parent Clay Daniel, who will present wise and forward-looking approaches to the high school years, the college years, and beyond. This session will be held April 10th starting at 6:30PM.
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.

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

  • Financial Aid contracts have been released and are due to be signed by Noon on Monday, March 18. Please contact Rob Orlando with any questions.

  • 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.

  • On Tuesday, March 26th, Monticello High School will host its incoming ninth graders for a half-day visit. Students will have an opportunity to tour the building, meet some of the faculty and current students, and eat lunch in the cafeteria, using the following schedule:

9:45: 8th graders arrive
9:50-10:20: Student-led tour of the building
10:25-10:50: Lunch
10:55-11:30: Reconvene in the auditorium 

  • 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.