“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

We are happy to be staging a spring musical this year, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!" Roles will be available for students 2nd - 8th Grade, and auditions for speaking parts will be held during December. For those who do not want to audition but would still like a part, involvement in chorus is by signup, and an email will be going out before the winter break containing details of how to do this. There will also be a backstage crew, responsible for set, lighting and props. Please contact Mrs. Saunders if your child would be interested in helping out backstage.

Rehearsals will be after school on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays for main parts, and several Tuesdays for chorus. To avoid children being at rehearsals that do not directly involve them, they will only be called on specific dates, rehearsal schedules will be sent out weekly in advance.

We hope that many students participate!
Hoodie Arrival!
If you ordered a Peabody Panther hoodie for your child, they were distributed last week! Please take a moment and sharpie your child's name onto the sweatshirt label so they don't get lost in our lost and found. Thank you for ordering!
Talent Show Update

We wanted to remind you that Talent Show auditions for K-5 will happen during class and recess time Monday - Wednesday of next week (11/12 - 11/14). Please remind your local musicians to come prepared for auditions. 

Also, we wanted to let you know that the K-5 Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, November 30 and it will take place at the inside performance space at IX Art Park. We're excited about the improved acoustics, ease of parking, and neighborhood food/drink options that the IX has to offer. The show will start at 5:30pm.  Please contact Mr. Wyatt or Ms. Fennessy with any questions!
Food Chemistry

The 6th graders are starting to learn about food on a molecular level. Their first food based chemistry project was create something that depended on salt for more than just taste. This video shows Gabe, Ellena, and Caroline as they pickled cucumbers with no salt, the requisite amount of salt, or double salt to demonstrate the importance of salt in the pickling process.
Application Reminder

If you are planning for your child to apply to Peabody Kindergarten, please remember the deadline is February 1. If you have not yet scheduled your child's testing, please do so immediately, as the schedules are filling up. Visit our website to obtain the list of licensed psychologists to administer the testing. Thank you!
This Week in Athletics

As a reminder, all fall sports participants should bring their uniforms to school on Monday, November 12th for team pictures. Uniforms will be collected at that time. If your child is interested in playing a winter sport (basketball or swimming), please contact Waki Wynn . We hope that many students play on a team and have some fun!
Peabody Parent Forum News

Mark your calendars!  All parents are welcome to join us to discuss PPF events and other Peabody School news. The next PPF Meeting will be Tuesday, November 13th - 5:30 PM. We’ll make an announcement as we get closer as to the location.

Contact: PeabodyParentForum@gmail.com  All PPF events and PPF meetings will also be listed on the Peabody School Facebook page.
Parent Information Center


  • School Photos will be sent home with students on Thursday, November 15th.

  • As a reminder, please make sure to stop when the school bus is stopped at the intersection of Stoney Ridge and Southern Parkway. Thank you!

  • The Curry School at the University of Virginia is running a Saturday Enrichment program for gifted and high ability students in grades K-5 staring in January. Please see more information here.

  • The Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Virginia is looking for student volunteers to be tested by their graduate students. Please find more information here.




Another Great Week at Peabody School!