Young Filmmakers Academy

Our Young Filmmakers Academy participants and their families will be attending the fall premiere of their short films developed around the idea of Creating Peace, on Family Day (November 11th) at the Virginia Film Festival from 1:00-1:30.  

The premiere and other activities will be held at UVA's Campbell Hall on the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds. There is free parking at the Culbreth Road Parking Garage - please enter through University Ave. 

We will be releasing our students' films after the big premiere!

There are FREE workshops for kids of all ages in acting, dance, music, and more scheduled all day and open the public. Register online at classes fill quickly so don't delay!
Grade 5 Collaborates with LEAP

As part of Energy Action Month in October, the Local Energy alliance Program (LEAP) and our 5th Graders at Peabody School worked to discover the vampires that are hiding in our homes, schools, and businesses. Vampires are electronic devices and appliances that draw electricity when they are not in use.

We discovered vampires with electronic devices and appliances that have clocks, that are capable of running in standby mode, and/or need a remote to turn it on. The vampires we found included microwaves with clocks, coffee makers with clocks, computers, and smart TVs. We found that  some but not all chargers are vampires . The chargers that were vampires included the chargers for an electric toothbrush and computer speakers.

See more information about our work at the LEAP website!
Bring a Friend Day

We are excited to welcome our Bring a Friend Day visitors on Tuesday, 11/7, and we appreciate your awareness that we will have more cars parking that morning to walk children in to school. Also, while the deadline for this BAF day has passed, please note that the next opportunity to bring guests will be January 22. Thank you!
Parent-Teacher Conference Babysitting

8th graders will be offering babysitting services during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th. 

Babysitting will be available each day between 8am-4pm. Babysitting is to be used during a parent's conference time only. Parents should drop their children in the Peabody gym and sign them in. There will be board games, coloring, and gym activities. 

Donations will be accepted to support the 8th grade legacy project. Each year the 8th grade class raises funds for a legacy gift: in the past this has included the outdoor classroom, the Peabody bus, a ping pong table, and furniture for the atrium. 

Thanks for supporting our 8th graders!
High School Open Houses

Please note the following High School Open House dates:

  • Woodberry Forest School on 11/5: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (local reception)
  • Renaissance School on 11/6: 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
  • Albemarle High School (MESA program) on 11/8: 5-7 pm
  • Monticello High School (HMSA program) on 11/16: 5-6:30 pm
  • Western Albemarle High School (ESA program) on 11/14: 5:30-7 pm
World Peace Game

Our fifth grade students will be participating in the World Peace Game this spring and we are in need of your help!

As we prepare to offer this to our students, we need your help to build the board. Please see the sign-up genius for pieces needed for us to play the game and if you are willing donate anything, please drop it off in the main office. Used pieces are more than acceptable. Thanks!

This week in Middle School...

  • Our Grade 8 students participated in a trip to the Triple C Camp Ropes Course.

  • Our Grade 7 students tested their popsicle stick bridge designs. The design criteria for building these bridges were a minimum of a 2 ft. span and 10in. clearance. Popsicles were valued at $1,500 and glue sticks were valued at $20,000 ($60,000 each glue stick after the first 10 to keep the focus on the popsicles). Students designed bridges to hold the most weight and cheapest cost per pound. Claire Newman's bridge held 35 pounds and was the most cost efficient at $24,778.57 per pound!

  • Quarter Two started on 11/2. Report cards will be distributed next week.
2017-2018 Annual Fund

The 2017-18 Annual Fund is now officially underway! Thank you in advance for your consideration of a donation to Peabody School for the 2017-18 year. As a "thank you," please note that Annual Fund donations received prior to December 31, 2017 will receive the new Peabody "mobile pocket" for your cell phone! Holds credit cards, driver's license, and other small personal items!
Peabody Talent Show

We are excited about the annual Peabody Talent Show that will take place on Friday, December 1st at 6:00pm. In order for your student to participate in the Talent Show he or she needs to audition. Auditions will take place during class time next week, the week of November 6th. If you have any questions please email Matt Wyatt or Ellen Kasiske!
Ancient Mesopotamia Project

Students in Grade 5 presented an Ancient Mesopotamia Museum this Friday. All students were asked to research a given topic and construct both a written essay about their research and a museum piece related to their topic. Thank you to all of our parents, teachers, and students who attended and to our fifth grade students who acted as wonderful docents for the museum!
PPF News

Tuesday, November 14th – PPF Meeting –5:30 PM (evening meeting)
Thursday, November 16th – Brixx Pizza – all day event
Monday, December 4th – Zinburger – all day event

THANK YOU!  Thank you for everyone who attended Dr. Jane Englund’s presentation yesterday evening. We had more than 25 parents in attendance which included 3 prospective parents. Dr. Englund said many times how fortunate we are to be at Peabody. (We couldn’t agree more!) It was such a positive message for parents to hear.

SPIRIT DAY- Please join us at Brixx Pizza on November 16th! You must present this flyer and order the specified items for Peabody to benefit. We appreciate your support! 

PPF Contact Information
Main PPF Email:
Shannon Walsh, Chair
Marianne Dino Kish – Speaker Series Coordinator
Heather Nielsen – Friday Frolics Coordinator, PreK Liaison
Jessica Sikes-Dorman – Co-Game Night Coordinator
Lea Doise – Spirit Day Coordinator
Caroline Wilkinson – Friday Frolics Coordinator
Amy Sikes – Peabody Fun Run Coordinator
Kathleen Olowin – Box Top Coordinator
Driving Reminder

We are seeing a number of morning incidents where a local school bus is stopped on Southern Parkway at the Stoney Ridge intersection and parents are not stopping their vehicles to give right of way.  

Please remember that it is a Virginia state law that when a school bus is stopped in the road with lights flashing and the stop sign out, and there is no divider between the lanes, that you MUST stop your vehicle. 

We appreciate everyone paying attention to their driving so that all our children stay safe. Thank you!
Parent Information Center

  • No School on November 9th and 10th for Parent/Teacher conferences. Conference sign-ups for Lower School end this Monday, November 6th. The link for sign-ups is