Peace Corps Program a L’ecole Peabody

Evan Steinberg, a Peace Corps volunteer currently based in Benin, visited Peabody yesterday and met with third grade classes, and fourth and fifth grade French students. Students learned a lot of facts about the French speaking country of Benin and the Peace corps organization, and this visit will launch an exchange program in various forms and activities.
Peabody School Speaker Series
This Monday!!!

We are proud to be welcoming Dr. Joy Lawson Davis to Peabody on October 22nd starting at 7PM. Dr. Davis was an at-large member of the NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children) Board of Directors, a professor at VCU and an author. Peabody School has partnered with Dr. Davis to provide ongoing professional development for our teachers which commenced this summer.

Raising & Nurturing Socially Conscious Gifted Youth

"Today, more than ever, gifted learners are taking on leadership roles as they are exposed to the numerous concerns of communities, near and far. As very sensitive and empathic beings, gifted children are very inclined to question decision-makers as well as adults in their own environment about issues of social, environmental, political and human rights concerns. This session will provide strategies and resources parents and educators can use to engage the social justice needs of gifted children and youth."
Raising & Nurturing Socially Conscious Gifted Youth
Peabody School

10/22/18 7:00pm - 10/22/18 8:30pm

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Celebrate Fall with Peabody’s Kid's Night Out

Friends in PreK through 8th Grade, you are invited to attend an evening of Festive Fall Fun on October 27th! Dress in your favorite costume (optional, though encouraged) and enjoy a night of games, crafts, movies and spooktacular surprises! Dinner and dessert will be provided. Please consider sending your child with a water bottle so they stay hydrated and the floor stays dry. Our KNO program supports the Peabody School Annual Fund, and the fee includes dinner, dessert, movie and a craft. Please register by October 22nd using this form !
Open House Thank You!

Huge thanks to the following Peabody parents who kindly greeted visitors and gave tours at our Fall Admissions Open House this past Wednesday! We had 20 families tour the school, so we really appreciate their time and support. :)

Heather Amato
Julie Bird
Susan Blank
Bridget Davis
Julie Jones
Carolyn Kalantari
Marianne Kish
Sarah Krishnaraj
Whitney Lyman
Heather Nielsen
Kathleen Olowin
Rhonda Reinhardt
Susan Parmar
Peabody Alumnus honored as a World Science Scholar

Ionnis "Yanni" Raymond, Class of 2016 and a junior at Renaissance School, is one of 45 high school students in the world selected for the honor, which is bestowed by the World Science Festival to recognize students with extraordinary talent in mathematics. Raymond, a math whiz who took calculus as a freshman and is now enrolled in calculus 3 at the University of Virginia, says the honor brings with it a year of courses from some of the world's leading mathematicians and scientists. The World Science Scholars are also invited to the annual World Science Festival. (story credit, CBS19 )

Congratulations to Ronak Ailawadi, who won our school championship this week. George Proenza-Coles was our runner-up and Suriya Ailawadi placed third.  Thousands of schools around the U.S. are participating in the 2018-19 Bee. Ronak will take a written test to possibly qualify as one of the top 100 scorers in Virginia. If eligible, he will have the opportunity to compete in the state Bee this spring. Congratulations to all of our students who participated!
"Bring a Friend Day" Deadline October 25th

Tuesday, November 6 is “Bring a Friend Day” at Peabody for Grades 1-5. If your child would like to invite a student who might be interested in Peabody, please email Diane Krehmeyer before 10/25 with the name, grade and parent contact/email information of the student. Space is limited and priority is given to students who have not visited Peabody BAF Day before. Thank you!
This Week in Athletics

The soccer team won their first game of the season by beating Little Keswick 5-4! The volleyball team beat Regents School 2 sets to 1 and lost a close match to Buford School 2 sets to 1. Congratulations to Caroline Grist, Gabe Damiani, Ivy Lyman, Julianne Grunden, Darius Mehta, and Benny Sherman for competing in Tandem Invitational.
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:  All PPF events and PPF meetings will also be listed on the Peabody School Facebook page.
Parent Information Center

  • Check out the latest edition of the Panther Flash! Password: pantherflash

  • The first Middle School Dance is on October 26 from 6:30-9:00 PM. Peabody students who want to bring guests must have their guests' parent/guardian fill out this form prior to 10/26. Guests will not be able to attend the dance without prior registration.

  • Join us Next Tuesday (10/23) at 6pm in Batten 101 to learn about Peabody’s Spring Break Cruise which doubles as a fundraiser for the Annual Fund! Get familiar with the ship, itinerary, and special Peabody promos like Kids Sail Free, free open bar, and $99 airfare. Kids are welcomed to come too!

  • Attraction Books money and/or unsold books are due back by October 31st. Money can go in the grey box in the front office (it needs to be labelled and ideally in the attractions envelope) and unsold books can be dropped off to Ms. Fennessy.

  • Renaissance School is hosting a workshop, The Road to College: A Workshop for 7th & 8th Grade Parents. It is open to all parents of middle school students who may be new to the process of college counseling in high school. For more information, please see this flyer.

  • 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.

  • PreK-5 parent teacher conference sign-ups will commence on Monday, October 22nd at 10AM.

  • All Parents should have received their student photo galleries earlier this week. The last day to get the bulk order/ free shipping is Tuesday October 23rd. Please contact Susan Parmar with any questions!

  • 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.