Focus on Student Learning

Exciting week of performances at Peabody! 
Wednesday  evening, grades 3-5 took the stage to show off their creativity and hard work!  Ms. G's class shined in their performance of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.  The fourth graders shared original works, that were created, directed, and produced by the students themselves.  The fifth grade class took us back in time with a radio play, complete with sound effects and commercial breaks.  A big thank you to all the teachers and parents that came out to support our Peabody stars!  

Today, our students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 performed an amazing array of musical acts! From body percussion to singing beautiful melodies, we all enjoyed a wonderful job done by our students! 

Parent Information Center

  • Box Tops Submission Approaches
    Our final submission of Box Tops coupons for this school year needs to be mailed by June 1st.  Please bring your collections to school before Memorial Day weekend and place them in the green collection box just inside the front door.  Please remember to continue to collect the box tops over the summer!

  • Panther News
    Watch this week's edition of our Panther Flash news! To access, you'll need both the link and the password.
    Password: pantherflash

  • Before School Care 
    Peabody will be offering Before School Care from 7:30-8:00AM next school year. The cost will be $5.00 a day. There is a new optional form on the parent portal titled "Before School Program Registration" if you are interested in registering your child. Please note, there will only be one registration fee charged if you register for both before and after school care. We will release details of the program this summer!
  • Library Information
    Library circulation ends today.  Library visits continue through next week and students with outstanding items can expect a "reminder notice" slip on the 26th.  Monetary payments of $5-$10 (per lost book) are collected by Medina Wilkerson; book donations (hardcover preferred) can be left in the library.  Please label with your student's name and reference the library to clear the account.

Peabody School Wins Grant from
the Century Link Foundation

(Released from Century Link on 5.15.17)

The program, which began in 2008, awards grants of up to $5,000 to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms. Peabody School received two grants from Century Link: 

  • $1,057.95 to support Integrating Design Software into our Math Curriculum, submitted by Katherine O’Dowd
  • $3,637.79 to support Through the Lens: Reflecting our community through videography, submitted by Christopher Haske

Congratulations to Ms. O'Dowd and Mr. Haske!! Read more... 

Logan and Knox obtained second place in Scrabble Competition! 

Logan Strzepek and Knox Daniel competed in the North American School Scrabble Championship, April 22-23 in Foxboro, MA. After winning all eight of their games in the main rounds, they took a narrow loss in the final to finish 2nd! The event, held at Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots), draws around 200 students from the U.S. and Canada. This was Knox's fourth year to compete and Logan's second. 

Peabody alumnus Yanni Raymond competed in the high school division, which was offered for the first time this year.

We are proud of our Panthers!

Best of Cville 2017
Vote for Peabody

Please nominate Peabody School in the Best of Cville Contest - underway now!

The nominations process is underway and the nomination phase will end today!  Please go online to:
Under the Services category, you may vote for Peabody under 2 categories:
  • Best Private School
  • Best Preschool

Once the nominations are closed, official voting will begin May 31st and run until June 23rd.  Thanks for your consideration of Peabody!

Alumni Spotlight

We are pleased to honor Rachel Cross in our Spring Peabody Alumni Spotlight. Rachel graduated from Peabody School in 2013 and her brother, Connor, is currently in the eighth grade at Peabody. Rachel is very excited to be attending Williams College in the fall as she says “in some ways, it is similar to Peabody, with small interactive classes where the professors get to know the students and are dedicated to helping them learn.” Read more...

Voyage a Paris

On Tuesday May 9th, KB and KL attended a very special French class, "Visiting Paris" with the author Amy Baird.

Amy Baird read her book  "Blossom and Beenie go to Paris", the  story of two unlikely friends, a Persian cat and a field mouse visiting Paris in their nightgowns! After her reading,  the children ask fun questions to the author and thanked her with a French song.
It was a fabulous traveling experience.
Merci Amy!

Madame Meyer
Support Peabody School! 

Thank you to everyone (donor roll) who has already made a gift! We are aiming for 100% participation from our families!

For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact Vaughan Clark at

Peabody Mosaic Project

Join us for fun mosaic creation and community. Sign up Required (Limited space so that we have a productive amount of people). This is an opportunity for students and their families to work together. This is not a drop off event. As the mosaic is getting higher we need older students, for these two dates, only students from 2nd grade and older. Children should be accompanied by adults. Bring snacks to sustain our mosaic making energy.

Sunday: May 21st
2 - 4 pm

RSVP to Chris Haske 

Save the Date for a
Benefit Concert!

Saturday, June 3rd 5 - 8 p.m.
The Jefferson Theater, Downtown
Tickets are $10 (Kids are free!).

Please join the following Peabody students (including our band: 14 Stories!) who will be performing a mix of classics and original songs at a benefit concert for the national non-profit Comfort Cases, which supports local foster children.  We hope to see you there!

Marcus Beauford
Kiran Klubock - Shukla
Will Owens
Sophie Owens
Anne Krehmeyer
Will Krehmeyer (Class of 2016)

Scenes from around Peabody...
1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
Fax: (434) 296-5751