Reminder... No School on Monday, March 11th for a Teacher Workday!
Peabody Celebration Next Wednesday!

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!

Calling all B ibliophiles!

We want to thank all our families for the incredible support and joyful enthusiasm at this year's Book Fair! We had an unprecedented turnout, but most importantly were able to get fantastic quality titles for readers of every subject and interest. The last chance to view and purchase items is during Game Night tonight from 6-7:30 pm. As a reminder, any item that was purchased as a back order will be delivered to students during the next two weeks. Questions as always can be directed to mbperry@peabodyschool.org . Again, we are grateful for your patronage.
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!
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.
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.

UPCOMING PPF EVENTS
Tonight! – 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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