Peabody Spring Enrichment Session

Registration for our Spring Enrichment Classes is now open. We have many exciting offerings for the upcoming session! Registration closes on March 26th!

WestCity Soccer Registration is open for the spring session as well. The first day of the spring session is April 9th!
Book Fair Time at Peabody!

Bookworm Central and Peabody School present Book Fair 2018! Starting this upcoming Monday and Tuesday, March 5th and 6th we invite parents to visit our library space to preview the books yourself FIRST! All week long, beginning at 8 am and concluding at 2:30 pm, the Book Fair will be open to display award-winning, current, and highly popular titles for all ages; come browse on Monday and Tuesday and buy at your leisure the rest of the week!
Auction Success!

Thanks to everyone for making Saturday night's gala event "Peabody and the Chocolate Factory," such an amazing success! We broke records all night long with the highest attendance ever (198 guests!) and netting over $50,000! This money will go directly to support the professional development of our amazing Peabody teachers.  

Huge thanks to the fabulous Auction Committee, our patron sponsors, treat-a-teacher ticket donors, and auction donors (including the Peabody faculty!).  

See you again in 2020 for the next auction and the 25th anniversary of Peabody School!
Neighbors 4 Neighbors Food Drive

The Neighbors 4 Neighbors school food drive will begin on Monday, March 5! 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 23rd.

We would like to have every student participate in our food drive. Last year Peabody collected 443 pounds of food and earned 2nd place out of the area K-8 schools!  Let’s see if we can surpass that this year!

Most needed items for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank:
Low Sodium, Low Sugar, and Whole Grain items preferred. No glass please!
Peanut or Almond Butter
Canned Tuna and Chicken
Canned Soups, Stews and Chili
Canned Fruit
Canned Veggies
Beans, Canned or Dried
Boxed Mac & Cheese
Pasta and Rice
Spaghetti Sauce
Paper Products
Baby Food, Formula and Diapers
Soap and Toothbrushes

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
Peabody 5th Grader Qualifies for State GeoBee!

Ronak Ailawadi, 5th Grader, has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee! The Virginia State Bee will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018. One champion from each state and territory will advance to the National Geographic Bee Championship, which will be held May 20-23 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. Good luck, Ronak!
Peabody School Jump Rope for Heart 2018

Parents, we are excited to kick off Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart! Your student is becoming a Heart Hero by taking care of their own heart, spreading the message of the American Heart Association and raising funds for lifesaving research. Have your student jump online at or to take one of our three health challenges, send emails and ask for donations. The fundraiser event will run from Monday, March 5th until Friday, March 30th. 

Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association!
Peabody Alumni Panel

The annual "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about High School" alumni panel will be next Friday night, March 9, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Batten 203.   Game Night starts right afterwards!   

This fun and insightful panel discussion is geared for 7th and 8th grade students and their families. The following Peabody alumni have kindly agreed to participate, and we hope you can join us for their thoughts on high school! 
Talia Sherman, Peabody ‘17, Charlottesville High School
Tim Weissman, Peabody ‘17, Charlottesville High School
Thurston Whitlow, Peabody ‘16, Charlottesville High School
Opeymi Balogen, Peabody ‘17, Albemarle High School/MESA
Kathryn Zimnick, Peabody ‘17, Albemarle High School/MESA
Will Krehmeyer, Peabody ‘16, Monticello High School/HMSA
Marieke Leliveld, Peabody ‘16, Monticello High School/HMSA
This Week in Middle School...

8th graders took a special trip to Wegman's to help their 2nd grade buddies choose groceries to donate to the annual Peabody food drive! Each pair had $2 to spend and bought pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, and macaroni and cheese. The 6th and 7th graders will be helping their service learning buddy classes (pre-K and kindergarten) choose food to donate over the next few weeks.
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! 

PPF News

HELP WANTED!  We still have several slots open on the Game Night Sign-Up Genius! We would be forever grateful if you’d consider signing up to be a Game Master and especially to help with setup and cleanup.  

We are excited to announce a new food truck will be joining us at Game Night this year. Mouth Wide Open ( ) has been in the food truck business since 2012 and they’re ready for our families! The menu looks great and we’re thrilled to have them join us.


SLIDERS (2/order)
  Grilled salmon w/ cucumbers & lemon herb sauce
   Bacon cheeseburger w/ avocado & chipotle
   Grilled Chicken w/ pesto, peppers & cheese
   Eggplant parmesan w/ fried eggplant, marinara, mozzarella

   Brussels Sprouts
   French Fries

Cheeseburger slider and fries
Grilled chicken slider and fries
Chicken strips and fries
Grilled cheese and fries
Parent Information Center

  • Check out the latest edition of the Panther Flash! Password: pantherflash

  • We have a new Baby Grand Piano in our Music room. Thank you to Keswick Hall for the generous gift!

  • Tentatively, the Yay Lunch ordering platform will be available next week to order lunches for the week of March 12th. Christina Liva will be on site during Game Night to answer any questions! Stay tuned!

  • Renaissance School’s summer classes are now open to rising 7th-12th grade students in the Charlottesville area!  Summer classes at Renaissance School are a great way to earn high school credit in a small and supportive environment. Summer classes for high school credit include Geometry, Algebra 2, and Darkroom Photography. Students can also participate in an intensive one-week SAT Math boot camp or learn the art of Screen Printing! For more than 18 years, Renaissance School has enriched students through an interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Considering Renaissance School for your college prep high school?  Summer classes are a great way to experience our engaging teachers and small classes with lots of focused attention. For more information, please visit or call 434-984-1952. 

  • We are continuing to collect broken and unwanted crayons for recycling with the Crayon Initiative and dried out markers to recycle with Crayola. Collections can be placed in the box by the main entrance. Please, crayons and markers only--no colored pencils, paints or oil pastels.

  • Albemarle High School visitation day is on Tuesday, March 27th. This day invites interested students to come visit AHS from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Counselors will hold an information meeting for parents/guardians at 1pm. Families that are interested should contact Sheena Washington in the AHS School Counseling office at 434-974-4321 or by email at 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.
Another Great Week at Peabody School!