Walker Pen Pals

Last week, fifth graders welcomed their ESL pen pals from Walker School. Most of them are refugees and are learning English. The differing languages didn't get in the way as students enjoyed time getting to know one another, playing games, and making new friendships. 
Too Much Media, Not Enough Social

Freddy Jackson from the Love: No Ego Foundation spoke to Middle School today. His presentation was titled: Too Much Media, Not Enough Social.
His goals were to encourage and inspire students on how to use social media as a tool and not a lifestyle, 2) to help bring awareness to the ego and how it may be forcing their decisions and running their lives, particularly as it relates to social media engagement, 3) to show how Love is the greatest and most rewarding energy and best space to live from. Freddy will be rejoining our students throughout the year to follow up on his positive message!
Parent Teacher Conferences

As a reminder, sign-ups for Lower School parent teacher conferences opened today, Friday, October 18th at 9:00AM. Conference sign-up will close on October 28th.
2019-2020 Annual Fund 

The 2019-20 Annual Fund is now officially underway! Thank you in advance for your consideration of a gift to Peabody School for the 2019-20 year. Everyone should have received our Annual Report in the mail last week. Thank you for being such strong supporters of Peabody School!
Open House Thank You!

We want to extend a big "thank-you" to our outstanding parent tour guides, who ushered 23 families through the Peabody Admissions Open House in 4 hours! Whew! We are very grateful to:

Julie Bird
Susan Blank
Bridget Davis
Julie Jones
Carolyn Kalantari
Marianne Kish
Sarah Krishnaraj
Susan Parmar
Middle School Tour for Grade 5 Parents

Whether you have just toured Peabody last year, or have been with us since PreK, you may wish to learn more about our middle school program, as you begin thinking about your child's transition out of elementary school. We would like to invite you to take a 30-minute tour with Diane Krehmeyer on Wednesday, November 13, from 8:30 - 9 a.m., right after drop-off. We will visit classes, and she will be covering course curriculum, as well as what the students can expect for high school. Please RSVP for the tour of our middle school program on Wednesday, Nov. 13! Click on the link below to reserve your spot!

The Panther Ball: A 25th Anniversary Celebration!

We are so excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary on an auction year! We hope you will join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Jefferson starting at 6:30 p.m. Please find more information about the celebration and auction in Friday folders (lower school) and in your email inbox.
We have a wonderful evening planned, and hope that you are willing to help by either serving on our committee or procuring auction items (or both!) See our sign-ups below:

To volunteer to serve on the Auction Committee, click AUCTION COMMITTEE SIGN-UP by October 1. To submit an auction donation form, click AUCTION DONATION FORM by October 24.
Thank you!
Kids' Night Out

Friends in PreK through 5th Grade, you are invited to attend an evening of Festive Fall Fun! Dress in your favorite costume (optional) and enjoy a night of games, crafts, and spooktacular surprises! Dinner and dessert will be provided. Please send your child with a water bottle!

Parent Information Center

  • See the latest installment of the Panther Flash! Password:pantherflash

  • Susan Parmar is putting the final touches on the school portrait galleries and looks forward to sending them to you soon! Please look for them this weekend or early next week in an email coming from Susan Parmar Photography.

  • Middle School students... Unsold Attraction books or $50, either via check or EZPay, are due back to the school no later than Friday, October 25th.

  • The Road to College: A Workshop for 7th & 8th Grade Parents is free and open to the public. The event will be held from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at JMRL-Crozet Library, 2020 Library Road.  Please see Renaissanceschool.org for more information. 

  • The UVA Psychology Department needs volunteers to help our clinical psychology graduate students practice giving an intellectual test for children. If you would like your child to participate in this training activity and be tested, please contact Dr. Lee Llewellyn by email or phone at 982-4737.

We Love our Peabody Students!