Peabody receives Perry Foundation Grant!

We are excited to announce that the Perry Foundation has awarded Peabody a $200,000 1:2 matching grant for the Peabody 2020 Campaign. Our community will need to raise $400,000 by March 2020 in order to receive the funds. Please consider making a gift to help create new opportunities for our children!

Coffee Hour

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.
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 .
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.
Pop-Up Market is a Huge Success!

Peabody's 8th grade entrepreneurs would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who visited the Pop-Up Marketplace! The business teams sold out of their inventory and everyone at ARO, BetterBowl, PowerUps, Pocket Change, and Study Stick are grateful for your enthusiasm and support.  

It was a long journey from initial brainstorming and ideation to product development and sales. This process provided Peabody's 8th graders with a unique experience and a way to showcase skills sometimes not featured in their other classes. A number of students are even considering continuing their businesses after the conclusion of the class!
Grade 8 attends UVA Distinguished Alumna Luncheon

8th grade students were invited to a luncheon to hear from the UVA 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award winner. The UVA Women's Center presented this award to Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS, a Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She will become the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine on July 1, 2019. Dr. Golden spoke to the students about her journey on the path of healthcare and gave the students great advice on following your dreams and passions while still making time for friends and fun. Other recipients of this award include, Janet Napolitano, Katie Couric, and Dawn Staley.
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!
Congratulations to our Peabody Track Team!

Our track team had a very successful first meet out at Walton Middle School!  
All the runners did a great job, and special shout-outs to:

Sienna Robinson: 2nd in 6th grade 100M!!
Ivy Lyman: tied for 3rd in 6th grade 400M
Reese McCardle: 3rd in 6th grade 1600M

Last but not least, one of the greatest moments of the evening was watching our single relay consisting of Caroline, Ananya, Sophie, and Ivy place 4th, having never attempted a true track relay, before. Their baton handoffs were terrific and their team focus was fantastic!
Hovercraft Project

Last Friday, our 4th, 5th and 6th graders got the opportunity to participate in the Hovercraft Project and wow! What a fantastic day! Students were grouped with students in other grade levels and worked together to engineer their hovercraft to detailed specifications. Team Leaders learned the steps needed and took that information back to their teammates. Then, scientific testing of the hovercraft began! The day culminated with a distance and speed competition, and then students pulled adults from the audience to have a ride. We hope to participate in this incredible program again!
Peabody Athletics Banquet

All 2018-19 Peabody athletes and their families are invited to the annual Athletics Banquet on Thursday, May 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Batten Gym. Students will be recognized by their coaches and will receive their certificates and pins.

Peabody will provide the pizzas from Extreme Pizza at 5th Street Station, and families are invited to RSVP and sign up to bring a side dish or dessert. Please contact Diane Krehmeyer if you did not receive your sign-up genius invitation via email.
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!!
Un Grand Merci!

On behalf of our Vauban friends and the French department, a huge thank you to  all the Peabody community, hosting families and faculty for your warm welcome and an enriching exchange experience!
Peabody Yearbook

It’s time to order your 2018-2019 Peabody School Yearbook! Our yearbook will include special moments to remember our wonderful school year!

Please complete this form and return it with your payment, cash or check, made payable to Peabody School no later than Friday May 10. You may pre-order your yearbook for $35 until May 10. Any copies ordered after the deadline will cost $40.
Peabody Parent Forum News

UPCOMING PPF EVENTS
May 6th-10th – Teacher Appreciation Week-Contributions due Monday, 4/29!
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

  • 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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