Exciting News!

We are very excited to announce that we are beginning the long-awaited project to replace the school trailers, currently housing Preschool and our Library. They are far beyond their intended useful life, and will be replaced by a permanent structure. This process will also afford us an opportunity to address unmet long-term space and facility needs and to invest in our students’ Arts and Technology experience. The final design will be a one-story structure that will integrate with the scale and aesthetic of the existing building and sit on a similar footprint as the trailer. In the coming month, we will be soliciting ideas and feedback from the entire Peabody community, as this is crucial to designing the best space for our students. In the meantime, feel free to send any thoughts or questions directly to Rob Orlando . Stayed tuned for more on this exciting project!
Concert Season

We have many performances coming up at Peabody during May. We are proud to show-off our students' talent!

Wednesday, May 23
6:00-7:30 pm: Grades 3-5 Music Performance

Thursday, May 24
6:00-7:00 pm: Middle School Music Performance

You can always access our calendar at the bottom of the newsletter every week or on our website!
Special Subject Newsletter

Our students have been busy in all of their specials classes! Please enjoy this edition of the Specials Newsletter!
This Week in Middle School...

Please join us for our first Panther Corps Share Fair! Each 7th and 8th Grade student has spent the whole year working on a community project of their choosing. Come see how our Peabody students are making an impact on our community. Student exhibits will be on display on May 22nd from 1:00-2:30PM and May 23rd from 8:30-10:00AM. 
Mutligenre Madness is coming! 

The eighth graders are busily working on their culminating writing projects. Topics have been chosen, research continues, and the crafting of a range of pieces of their choice is in the works. We all are looking forward to witnessing these comprehensive projects that uniquely convey "the story behind the story" of their self-selected area of interest. We hope you will join us in the gym for the unveiling of their work on 5/29 from 1:00-2:30 or 5/30 from 8:30-10:00.
Kings Dominion Music Festival Results

Congratulations to the Peabody Band, Choir and Orchestra on successful performances at the Kings Dominion Festival of Music! Each group had a great performance!! The Peabody Orchestra placed 3rd in the middle school orchestra devision and the Choir received an award for excellent rating. Thank you to all of our wonderful teachers and chaperones who helped with this trip! We couldn't have done it without you!!!

The middle school spring music concert will take place on Thursday, May 24th at 6pm in the Batten Building Gymnasium. Performers should arrive between 5:30 and 5:45. The concert is expected to be 45 -60 minutes long. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Kids' Night Out!...Deadline extended!

Peabody may be about to go on summer break, but Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is welcoming students to attend a Kids' Night Out on Saturday, June 2nd! Friends in PreK through 8th Grade, you are invited to attend an evening of adventure from 4:30 until 9:30PM, and you may come dressed as witches, wizards, and Patronuses to begin crafting, spellcasting, and potion-mixing! Dinner and dessert will include Ollivanders Fruit Wands, Hufflepuff Pizza, Pensive Punch, and Butterbeer! Your parents may drop you off via the Floo Network or Muggle transport, and you'll find Platform 9 3/4 disguised as the main entrance to Peabody School.

We await your owls to reserve your spaces by Monday, May 21st, or your families may reply via our Muggle technology by printing your  KNO Registration Form  and submitting them by May 16th to the drop box in the main office with cash or checks made payable to Peabody School. Our KNO program supports the Peabody School Annual Fund, and the $35 fee per student includes dinner, dessert, a potion, and two fun craft projects. For families with two or more children attending, the sibling discount applies, and the fee is $25 per child.

Kids' Night Out will also be held on these dates over Summer Break: June 30th, July 14th, and August 18th. Look for an email announcing each KNO theme and sign-up details two weeks prior to each date.
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! 

Graduation and Promotion

Can you believe that the end of school is less than a month away! We look forward to a special day on Friday, June 8th 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 our welcome to this ceremony.

We look forward to a wonderful morning! Please contact Rob Orlando if you have any questions.
Parent Information Center

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

  • Christina from Yay Lunch will be holding a focus group to talk about the program on Thursday, May 24th at 8AM located in the Batten Conference Room.

  • Please see information about a farm cooking and science camp led by Lisa Gorsch, farm owner/manager of Wineberry Farm and former science teacher at Peabody School

  • Come claim Items at the Lost and Found, located either on the Ramp or by the Music Room. Items not claimed by Memorial day will be donated!!!!

  • Registration is now open for the second annual United Way Relay, which supports equitable access to local healthcare. Race is June 16 at 7:30 am at the Albemarle High School track. Register here! 
Another Great Week at Peabody School!