NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, MAY 13TH! TEACHER WORKDAY
Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You!

On behalf of the entire staff, I want to thank all of our parents for an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week. We really felt the love and feel so grateful that you are part of the Peabody Family!
Peabody 2020 Coffee Hour Discussion

As a reminder, on May 14th at 8:30 AM, Mr. Orlando will host a coffee hour to discuss the Peabody 2020 Campaign. Please RSVP! Any questions or suggestions about the Campaign are welcome. Consider making a gift to help create new opportunities for our children!
Staffing Updates

I am happy to announce Elizabeth Barbour as our new 4/5 Math teacher for next year. Liz has a Master of Teaching in Elementary Education and her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, both from the University of Virginia. Liz has taught third and fourth-grade and is currently teaching math and science iin Fluvanna County. Liz is also heavily involved with the Junior League of Charlottesville and the Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond. We all welcome Liz to our school!

On a bittersweet note, many of you may have heard through the grapevine that Eliza Rogan, our art teacher, is having a baby! Such exciting news! Unfortunately for us, she has decided that she can not work a full-time schedule next year. Therefore, we have started a search for a new art teacher for next year. Eliza has really contributed so much in such a short time. We are sad to see her leave but of course, really excited for her growing family!

Lastly, we welcome back Chris Haske to the Peabody Family! Chris spent the better part of a decade as our art teacher before going on an adventure to Tanzania last year with his family. Chris and his family are moving back to the area and are excited to reconnect with old friends! Chris will be teaching some sections of Lower School technology and Middle School Arts and Enrichment classes next year. We are looking forward to Chris helping us integrate art and technology into some new "design thinking" curricula as we open our new Makerspace.
Music Concert Season!

As the end of the year approaches, so do the Peabody School Music Concerts! Our K-2 concert will take place on Tuesday, May 21st at 1:30pm in the Peabody gym. Our 3-5 concert will take place the same day, but in the evening, beginning at 6pm. Our middle school concert will feature performances from five Peabody ensembles: Choir, Beginning Band, Beginning Strings, Advanced Strings, and Advanced Band! This concert will be Thursday, May 23rd at 6pm at The Southern, on the Downtown Mall ( 103 1st St S, Charlottesville, VA 22902) . Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Southern, and you can arrive as early as 5:30pm for that concert. All of these concerts are free, and everyone is welcome at any or all of them! We hope to see you there supporting our kids and the hard work they've done this year in music class.
Congratulations to the Peabody Class of 2015!

We are extremely proud of our Peabody alumni and their ongoing success after they graduate. The Peabody Class of 2015 has selected the following colleges and universities to attend this fall. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

Grace Ayyildiz - Davidson College
Henry Chin - University of Virginia
Logan Houpt - Colorado College
Anders Knospe - Dartmouth College
Mercedes Nagy - Spelman College
Calen Oleznowicz - Skidmore College
Vincent Pearce - Rice University
Evan Riegle - University of Virginia
Davida Rimm-Kaufman - Virginia Tech
Cordell Smith - Washington University in St. Louis
Graduation and Promotion Ceremony

Can you believe that the end of school is less than a month away! We look forward to a special day on Friday, June 7th as we both honor our graduates and celebrate the end of a another wonderful year.

Here are some details of the day:

The graduation and awards ceremony for 8th graders and Middle School award winners will take place in the Batten gym. Seating will start at 8:30AM and the ceremony will start at 9:00AM and last approximately an hour. The entire student body will be present to honor our 8th graders. Due to limited seating, this event is only attended by students, Grade 8 parents, their guests, and parents of award winners.

Starting at 10:30AM, we will also hold a promotion ceremony for the rest of our students, also in the Batten gym. This ceremony will be followed by classroom celebrations in your student's homeroom. There will be more information to come about that piece and parking for the event. All are welcome to this ceremony.

Parking details will be sent out at the end of the month!
Peabody Turns 25!

We are excited to begin planning for Peabody's 25th anniversary celebration in Spring 2020! We are looking for volunteers to offer their time, knowledge, and support as part of our 25th Celebration Planning Committee. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please reach out to Molly Hurt .
End of Year Parent Surveys

We hope your child(ren) have had a wonderful year at Peabody! As we approach the end of the academic term, we would appreciate your taking the time to tell us about your experience this year via our annual parent survey. 

Click HERE to take the Annual Peabody Parent Survey.

We would also appreciate your taking the time to take our biennial Diversity and Inclusivity Survey.  Information from this survey will be used for educational purposes to understand current practices and perceptions at Peabody. 

Click HERE to take the Peabody Diversity and Inclusivity Survey.

Please answer both surveys by FRIDAY, MAY 17.  Thank you so much for your help!
Nominate Peabody for Best of C-ville by May 17!

It's time for the annual Best of Cville competition! Please nominate Peabody under the category of Services for Best Private School (Peabody School) and Best Preschool (The Peabody School) on the C-Ville webpage .

Nominations will run through Friday, May 17. Voting for the selected nominees begins Wednesday, May 29, and ends Friday, June 21. Results will be published in the Best of C-VILLE magazine on stands August 28, 2019. Thank you for helping promote Peabody!!
Peabody Parent Forum News

UPCOMING PPF EVENTS
May 29th – Meeting 5:30 PM

PPF Contact Information
For more information about 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.! Click  here  for the full donor list to date.
Parent Information Center

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

  • May 14-16, ERB testing Grades 3, 5 and 7

  • The 10th annual Dogwood Duathlon, a run-bike-run duathlon for youth ages 7-16 will be held on the morning of Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the Forest Lakes South neighborhood. Find more information here.


  • The Paramount still has some space in their summer Theater camp the week of June 10-15: Compass Creative Dramatics’ Cinderella Saves the World! This is a weeklong camp for rising 1st graders through age 16, 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday with 2 performances on Saturday, June 15. Cost is $185 for the week and includes outside of the camp. Participants can sign-up online.


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