Focus on Student Learning
Electromagnetic Spectrum 

The entire 7th grade contributed in creating a visualization of the different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, UV, X and gamma rays).  Since our sun generates waves in every region of the spectrum, we created a faux sun and placed it in the center of the science room's ceiling.  The students created waves of differing wavelengths representing the different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum that emanated from the sun towards the ceiling lights.  Each ceiling light is covered with an image of the same nebula taken by a special camera that uses only that region of the electromagnetic spectrum.  

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Next Wednesday
 morning  (10/26)  at 9:00 a.m. you will receive an e-mail containing the link to register online for   parent - teacher   conferences

PreK- Grade 3

Conferences will take place Thursday, 11/10, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 11/11from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Grades 4-8

This year, we are providing parents the opportunity to meet with each of their child's content area teachers.  Conferences  will take place  Thursday, 11/10, from 1:00 p.m.   to 6:00 p.m . and  Friday, 11/11 from 8:00 a.m.   to 4:00 p.m.

More details will be included in the forthcoming message on  Wednesday  morning.  If you have any questions during the sign-up process, please direct them to Mr. Miller.

Thanks for being a partner in  your child's education!

Get Involved on a Committee at Peabody
We are in need of parents who would be willing to share their expertise and perspective on one of our committees. We will have opportunities on both our accreditation and ad hoc board committees. Areas of interest would be technology, strategic planning, development, diversity, environmental stewardship, and communication. Please contact Mr. Orlando for more information or to express an interest. 

Open House Thanks! 

We had an amazing number of guests at the Admissions Open House on Wednesday October 19!!  Thank you to the following parents who served as greeters and tour guides: 

Julie Bird
Susan Blank
Allie Craytor
Sara Daniel
Julie Jones
Marianne Kish
Whitney Lyman
Kathleen Olowin
Susan Parmar
Kristen Singh
Susan Parmar

And to our intrepid Peabody crew: Rob Orlando, Victoria Young, Travis Miller, Courtney Bernsen, Kathryn Barker, Veronica Gomez-Torres, and Aimee Nolasco who set up, toured, cleaned up, and in general made it a great day for all our visitors!

And finally, a word on our amazing students and Admissions is an excerpt from an email I received Wednesday:

"We  had such a wonderful visit and were so impressed with everything.  Please pass along a sincere thank you to all of the teachers and staff for being patient with the distractions today. As a fellow educator, I am most appreciative of the social and etiquette skills that are taught.  It was so nice to see students greeting adults at the door and taking the time to speak with us. It was also a pleasure to speak with each and every teacher in the building as they were so generous with their time."

I think that says it all...THANK YOU!  :)


PS:  Please remember that the deadline to RSVP to Bring A Friend Day is next Friday, 10/28.  Please email with the name of the child, grade visiting, and contact information for parents.  Thank you!

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!

Scenes from around Peabody...
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!

  • Box Tops Submission Approaches
    Our first submission of Box Tops coupons for this school year needs to be mailed by November 1st.  Please bring your collections to school before next weekend and place them in the green collection box just inside the front door.  

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

 High School Open House Info

  • Renaissance High School: Parents and students are welcome to join us to meet faculty and students on Friday, November 4th, from 9:00am– 4:00pm. Learn about our academic program, college counseling, tuition assistance and more.  See flyer for Open House details.  Discover what makes Renaissance School stand out among Virginia’s independent high schools!
  • Covenant School: As your current 8th graders explore options for high school next year, we would like to offer them the opportunity to spend a day attending classes at Covenant. Contact for more information. 


1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
Fax: (434) 296-5751