Focus on Student Learning
Peabody School welcomes
Khizr and Ghazala Khan

The Khans graciously accepted an invitation to visit Mr. Merrick's eighth grade class and speak on the importance of an educated citizenry. Mr. Khan's deep appreciation of the Constitution served as the focus of his talk, and he engaged the students with Q&A time, as well as signing their pocket constitutions. Mrs. Khan shared about the importance of kindness, and how simple gestures can affect people in lasting ways.The Khans had a delightful time and future visits are in the planning stages. 
LS World Language Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Lower School World Language Parent Conferences
Now that middle school conferences have been scheduled, we are able to offer lower school parents an opportunity to meet with our world language teachers. Availability for Madame Meyer and Profe Moynihan can be found below. Email or call Aimee in the front office to schedule a time slot - or 434-296-6901.

Thursday, November 10

Friday, November 11
Thursday, November 10

Friday, November 11

This Week in Middle School 

Grade Seven French Immersion Program
Following the visit of the DAREIC officials from the Besancon school district, some new projects have emerged.  Our colleagues in Belfort and us would like to offer the possibility to the French and American students to participate in mobility exchanges in order to reinforce our link created during the diverse exchanges between the two classes for the past year. Please find more information about the program  here!

Our eighth graders are staying busy!

Vietnam War Foundation & Museum
On October 17th, Mr. Merrick took the eighth graders to the Vietnam War Foundation & Museum in Ruckersville. They were given an extensive tour of various exhibits including weaponry, nursing, boot camp, and the protest movement. Additionally, students were invited to climb aboard various aircraft and vehicles ranging from Huey helicopters to APCs (armed personnel carriers). Four Vietnam War veterans were on hand to lead the tours and answer questions. This trip was conducted to enhance the Cold War unit in class.

Dr. Keel visits the eighth grade class
Following Mr. and Mrs. Khan visit, Ambassador to NATO, Dr. Alton Keel, spoke to the eighth grade about his years working under President Reagan. The class has been studying the Cold War, and
Dr. Keel shared with us his personal history and involvement during the end of the Cold War.

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)

PPF Meeting Schedule
Thursday 12/01 – 8:15
Thursday 01/19 – 8:15
Wednesday 03/01 – 8:15
Tuesday 04/11 – 6:30
Friday 05/26 – 8:15

Thank you to everyone that came out to Brixx yesterday to support the PPF!  We had a great day and are very thankful to see so many familiar faces.  Stay tuned for the PPF’s next event!

For any questions or to volunteer for upcoming events, please contact the PPF at  Thank you!

Middle School Newsletters
Peabody Music Department

Thank you to those who have helped support the Peabody Music department raise money for our middle school trip to Kings Dominion this spring. In addition to the Attractions Book fundraiser, we would like to have a bake sale at the Peabody talent show on November 18th. If you would be able to help provide baked goods that can be sold at the talent show please let me know by Wednesday November 9th! All of the proceeds will directly go towards our trip to the Festival of Music at Kings Dominion. The best way to contact me is through e-mail, We truly appreciate all of the support! 

National Geographic Bee Coming!

Plans are being made for the annual Peabody School National Geographic Bee competition.  Students in grades 4-8 are invited to test their skills in geography and enjoy learning about their world’s landforms and cultures.  Grade level competitions will be held in December, and the school wide competition, which will determine Peabody’s winner, will be held January 18th at 1:30 in the gym. Our Peabody winner will take a qualifying test for the state bee to be held March 31.  Students may begin studying now by going to Please contact Julie Lacy if you have any questions.  

Scenes from around Peabody...
Parent Information Center
  • Fall Sports Potluck Banquet
    On Wednesday, November 9th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Batten Gymnasium, we will be hosting our first ever sports banquet! We are excited to honor this fall's fifth through eighth grade student athletes. If you received an Evite, be sure to RSVP. Further, if you are attending, be sure to sign up to bring something. We hope you can come and celebrate a successful fall sports seasons?

  • Bring A Friend Day November 7th
    Please email with the name, grade and parent contact/email information of a student that you’d like to invite. Spaces for visiting friends will be assigned first come, first served. For planning purposes, the deadline is Friday, October 28th. Thanks for helping spread the word about Peabody!

  • Fall Sports Uniforms Due
    As the fall athletics season comes to an end, it is time to return your child's uniform.  Uniforms should be clean, bagged, and labeled with the students name and number. Give them directly to Waki Wynn no later than  Monday, November 7

  • Watch this week's edition of our Panther Flash news! 
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    Password: pantherflash

  • West City Soccer Winter Session
    Registration has begun for West City Soccer's winter session at Peabody School. Classes are held on Monday afternoons from 3:15-4:15 and begin on December 5. See this registration form for more details. Forms are due by Tuesday, November 29
  • School Portraits are Ready
    The school portrait galleries were sent out via email this week.  Please be sure to have your orders in by November 11th if you’d like to be included in the group order.  If you have any questions, or if you did not receive your gallery, please contact
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
    Thursday, November 10: Noon Dismissal. Lower School dismissal starts at noon and Middle School dismissal starts at 12:20 pm. 
    Friday, November 11: School Closed. 
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Charlottesville, VA 22902

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