Solar Array Coming to Peabody

We are happy to share that Peabody will have a solar array installed on the Batten Building roof this summer! We will be working with SunTribe solar to install the array and the best news is that it comes at no cost to Peabody! The array will allow us to reach net zero for consumption in the Batten Building. Our environmental science students will also be able to track real time energy production and consumption.
Concert Season

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

Tuesday, May 8
1:00-2:00 pm: Kindergarten-Grade 2 Music Performance
6:30-8:00 pm: Grade 3 Drama Performance

Tuesday, May 15
6:30-8:00 pm: Grades 4-5 Drama Performance

Friday, May 18
2:15-2:45 pm: Kindergarten Variety Show

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

Thursday, May 24
6:00-8:00 pm: Middle School Music Performance

You can always access our calendar at the bottom of the newsletter every week or on our website!
PPF News

THANK YOU- Thank you so much to everyone that contributed to the Teacher Appreciation Week fund this year. Next week’s theme is Summer Fun and we such fun things planned! Please check out the flyer here!

Monday, May 7 – We’ll kick the week off properly with a (not so) Continental Breakfast!

Tuesday, May 8 – Ice Cream Truck and Tropical Dress Down Day
Leave that tie at home today! The faculty member with the most tropical spirit will win a great prize, awarded on Friday.  Kids are welcome to dress in fun tropical gear, too!
Teachers and faculty, please step outside between 11AM–1PM to help yourself to a delicious summer treat from Mobilee-Delicious! 

Wednesday, May 9 – Lemonade Stand
Please join us for cupcakes and a delicious lemonade bar with plenty of fresh fruit! 

Thursday, May 10 – Backyard Barbeque
We’ll treat the Teachers and faculty to a hearty lunchtime “backyard” barbeque! 

Friday, May 11 – Final Thank You and Prize Day!
Dress Down Day prize awarded along with a special treat for all staff and faculty members! 
Half day of school
Please send in any thank you notes from the kiddos to teachers and staff today! 

We can’t wait to post pictures of the fun events next week! The PPF would like to extend a hearty thank you this week and every day to the amazing teachers and faculty members that make Peabody School such an amazing place for our kids! 
BEST of C-Ville!

NOMINATE PEABODY by May 11th! Nominations for the Best of C-ville Reader's Poll are underway now and run through May 11! Please nominate Peabody under the Services category- you may nominate for:
Best Private School
Best Preschool

Thank you!! (Full voting begins Wednesday, May 16 and runs through Friday, June 8).
Kings Dominion Trip

The middle school music trip to Kings Dominion is upon us! On Friday, May 11th, we will take our annual journey to Kings Dominion to perform in the Festival of Music. We will need chaperones and chauffeurs to transport students and equipment to the park. Please mark your calendars and consider spending a lovely day at Kings Dominion with us, we can't do it without you!!! If you are able to act as a chaperone or chauffeur please complete the google form . We have also shared a tentative trip schedule and the permission to roam form . Please print the permission to roam form and return signed copies to Ellen Kasike as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.
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.
Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Caroline Grist! Her story placed third in the "Fragments of the Future" short story contest sponsored by Jambalaya, Village School's literary magazine. Caroline's story, "Time Keeps Ticking", was chosen from over 100 entries from seven different schools and judged by a diverse panel of local librarians, teachers, and fiction writers. Caroline will read her story at New Dominion Bookstore May 20th at 2:30.
Time to Order your Yearbook!

It’s time to order your 2017-2018 Peabody School Yearbook! Our yearbook will include special moments to remember our wonderful school year!

Please complete the form and return it with your payment, cash or check, made payable to Peabody School no later than Friday, May 11th.

You may pre-order your yearbook for $35 until May 11. Any copies ordered after the deadline will cost $40.
Kids' Night Out!

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 Wednesday, May 16th, 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. This event launches the exciting KNO season that will continue during the summer!
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! 

Parent Survey

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. Please complete the anonymous (and brief!) parent survey by  Monday, May 7, 2018.  Thank you!
Parent Information Center

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

  • We have a 1/2 day of school next Friday, May 11th. PreK-5 dismissal is at 12:00 and Middle School is at 12:20.

  • 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! 

  • We are asking that visitors do not park in the small lot between 9:30am and 2:30pm so that we can use this space for recess. Thank you!
Another Great Week at Peabody School!