Focus on Student Learning
Marble Watercolor Abstractions

The 3rd grade artists started the project by rolling an inky marble around on watercolor paper. The intersecting tangle of lines from the marble served as a design from which to notice objects and images. Now the students are using watercolor to "color in" the sections that resulted from all of those intersecting lines. Simply by coloring in they are constructing images. Also important is that each adjacent section has to have a different color or shade of a color. That restriction has encouraged a keen sense and control over lightness and darkness with the watercolors.

Morning Arrival 
Some friendly reminders regarding morning drop-off:
  • Please do not leave your child at the front of the school unsupervised. Doors open at 8 a.m.
  • If you are the lead car, do not stop at the Lower School door entrance. Please pull all the way around the front circle (to the entry of the Batten parking lot) before stopping to let your child out of the car.
  • If you need to get out of your car to help your child with their belongings, please park  your car in a parking spot and escort your child to the sidewalk.
  • Front doors close at 8:25 a.m. 
  • Please share this information with any caregivers who do morning drop-off in your home. 
Thanks so much for helping all of our students get to school safely and on time! 
School Photos (October 17-24)
We are excited to announce that Peabody parent Susan Parmar of Susan Parmar Photography will be taking the school portraits this year! 

Monday October 17
Pre-K and K

Tuesday October 18
1st, 2nd, 3rd

Thursday October 20
4th and 5th

Friday October 21
Middle School

Monday October 24th
Make-up picture day

Monday 10/24, Wednesday 10/26 and Thursday, 10/27 - Sibling photos.  

If bad weather necessitates rescheduling, we’ll notify you of the new date.

If you have any questions, please email Susan at  

Peabody Student News

We are proud to recognize the following Peabody 8th graders for their community service and academic accomplishments:

For the next 12 months, Anya Le (with brother/Peabody alum Ian) is training a service dog with Service Dogs of Virginia, including providing early neurosensory stimulation, teaching basic obedience and exposing him to the human world. After "Doc" graduates from the Le family, he will enter advanced training at Service Dogs of VA, where they will determine what type of service dog he will become. Expect Doc to make appearances at Peabody throughout the year!

Congratulations to William Bradford, who achieved admission to the Johns Hopkins CTY Intensive Studies Program in Math and Humanities. He also will attend a ceremony for High Honors Award Recognition in the Spring. CTY’s Intensive Studies is designed for students who are ready for intense college-level course work and accelerated study in specific disciplines.  Also, this past spring  William was granted admission into The Davidson Institute, which recognizes "profoundly intelligent young people and provides opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference."

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)

Our next PPF meeting is October 26 at 6:30 PM.

Please join us (rain or shine!) for dinner on November 3rd at Brixx!  Please find flyer here to present it at the restaurant. Thank you for your support - see you there!

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

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Parent Information Center
  • Bring A Friend Day November 7
    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!

  • Mosaic Making - Saturday, October 15
    Due to rain we had to postpone last Saturday's mosaic making event, which has opened up some available spots. RSVP here to join us tomorrowOctober 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM to work on the amazing mosaic project.

  • Talent Show Auditions
    Next week will be the last week for talent show auditions. All students who would like to participate in the talent show music audition. Lower school students will audition on  Monday, October 17 during music class and middle school students will audition during their music class  on Tuesday or  Wednesday if they have not already done so.

  • Watch this week's edition of our Panther Flash news! 
    To access, you'll need both the link and the password.
    Password: pantherflash

  • In Need of a Truck! 
    If you have a flatbed truck and could help us transport a sofa from the Barracks Road area to school before October 19th, please email Mr. Miller at tmiller@peabodyschool.orgThanks in advance for the help!

  • Luke Henter on the Radio! 
    Huge thanks to Peabody Class of 2012 Alumnus Luke Henter for helping out with marketing the Open House and creating a great radio ad for Peabody!  Good luck at Princeton this year, Luke!

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Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
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