2020-21 Annual Fund Kick-Off

The 2020-21 Annual Fund is now officially underway! 

All families should have received our Annual Report in the mail last week.

Your participation in the Peabody Annual Fund provides essential operating support to Peabody. The generosity of our community supports almost everything that keeps Peabody running, from salaries and classroom technology to arts and supplies. This year, we are also faced with increased expenses for items such as technology infrastructure upgrades, outdoor learning spaces, additional cleaning supplies and protective equipment, and additional aid to Peabody students and families who felt the financial impact of COVID-19. We hope that you will support Peabody in this area and that you will keep in mind that your Annual Fund gift, of any size, really matters to the school. 

Thank you in advance for your consideration of a gift to Peabody School for the 2020-21 year and for being such strong supporters of our wonderful school!
Art Gallery
Students researched, sketched, and created the final drawings of buildings to create an environment for their spectacular cityscapes. Lines were emphasized using black ink and color applied with watercolor paint. Individual elements were cut out and adhered to the background to create a collage. In the process some pieces have spacers adhered to the back, creating the illusion of space and to create a sense of depth. We are so impressed with the attention to detail and amount of thought that went into creating these works of art. Each piece is unique and takes you on a visual exploration. couple of paragraphs. Place article copy her
Naomi Robinson
Logan Brodhead
Lisa Cang
Student Government Elected!

Congratulations to the following students who were elected to our Student Government:

President: Caroline Grist
Vice-President: Nicky Bednar
Treasurer: Quinn Duncan
Secretary: Ali Bird

We also acknowledge all of the worthy candidates who had the courage and motivation to run!
Original Works

It is time for Original Works! This is a creative opportunity to support your child and the Peabody art program through the Original Works organization. Capture a moment in time by ordering custom keepsakes featuring your child’s very own masterpiece! This year we are offering the option of online ordering and direct shipping to your home making the process simple, safe, and convenient. Original Works offers mugs, magnets, tote bags, ornaments, and this year they have added facemasks to their products! Ordering will be open the week following Thanksgiving break. More information will be available soon.
Virtual Talent Show!

The 2020 K-5 Peabody Talent Show will happen virtually, on Friday, November 13. Individual student performance videos will be brought together in a talent show movie that will then be shared with our school community. 

If you would like to participate in the virtual talent show, submit a video of your performance piece no later than Monday November 9 at 5pm. Talent Show participation is optional, but if you would like to participate please note the basic requirements and submission process below.  

Submit a video of your music or dance performance piece by uploading your video to Google Drive. Please title your video "2020 Talent Show: your name + your grade." Click here to access the shared folder where you can upload that video to Drive to share with Ms.Colleen and Mr. Wyatt. The maximum length for videos is 1 minute for K-3 students and 2 minutes for students in grades 4-5. 

If you have any questions about the Talent Show or the submission process, please email. We look forward to the videos of your performances! 

Ms. Colleen or Mr. Wyatt
Holiday Shopping at the Peabody School Store!

New this year, we are offering long-sleeve Peabody Panther t-shirts (in blue only) for $20! Click the link below to place your order before November 16, 2020. T-shirts will arrive in early December before the holidays!

SALE!: We are also having a SALE on our current supply of short-sleeve Panther t-shirts! They are $10 each, available in both orange and blue (see photo) while supplies last. Please email diane.krehmeyer@peabodyschool.org to check size availability in stock!
Outdoor Education

For those of you whom I've not had the pleasure to meet or e-meet yet, my name is Geneva Mommsen and I am the new Outdoor Education teacher at Peabody this year. The Outdoor Education special class is on a rotating schedule with the Art and Physical Education classes this year. This means that if your child hasn't had this class yet, they will soon. Each student will have the Outdoor Education class for approximately 12 weeks of the school year, split across two blocks or rotations. 

I am delighted to have joined the Peabody team and to be providing another opportunity for students to engage with nature and get outside during the school day. In order to increase access to outdoor learning, for times when students are not in the Outdoor Education rotation or for students and families looking for more ways to get outside and engage with nature, I have created a Wakelet Website. On the Peabody Outdoor Ed. Wakelet, you will find collections that feature websites, resources, and suggestions for different nature based learning. It is my hope that these resources are helpful to our Peabody students and their families. The collections include Animal Holidays, Hikes and Outdoor Adventures (near Charlottesville), craft and activity suggestions in Fun Stuff, and Leave No Trace Basics. 

Please visit https://wakelet.com/@PeabodyOutdoorEd to view the collections of resources.  

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions for more resources to include on the Wakelet site, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Grandparent Plus Program

If you are interested in your child's grandparents receiving our weekly e-newsletters or other mailings from the school, please complete the Grandparents and Special Friends form HERE.

Parent Information Center

  • Thank You for helping our teachers with lunch and recess coverage. See the sign-ups HERE!

  • Virginia also launched a new application called COVIDWISE. It is the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) COVID-19 exposure notification app to facilitate contact tracing in response to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

We Love our Peabody Students and Teachers!