We would like to thank members of the SAIS Visiting team for spending the week with us at Peabody. We have enjoyed their feedback and conversations about our school! They were impressed by our school and we look forward to any suggestions they have to strengthen our program. Special thanks to PPF members Heather Amato, Marianne Kish, Heather Nielson, Nicole Lepsch, and Whitney Lyman for participating. Also, special thanks to student government members, Kat Ravichandran, Heming Halvorson-Taylor, and Jaya Vaidhyanthan for representing our students so well!
PreK-Grade 5 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-teacher conferences for PreK-Grade 5 are scheduled for November 9th and 10th from 8:00AM – 4PM. Using the link below, you will be able to easily schedule a conference with your child's core class teachers as well as with specials teachers. Sign up will close at 10:00 Monday, November 6th.

Registration Process

Please paste this into your address bar:  http://ptcfast.com/schools/Peabody_School

1) Select homeroom teacher
2) Complete registration
3) Select first conference time
4) Add conference times for your child's other core class teachers* by selecting "Register another conference at this school for [Student Name]" from the left sidebar.
5) Add optional conference times with specials teachers
Parent-Teacher Conference Babysitting
8th graders will be offering babysitting services during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th. 

Babysitting will be available each day between 8am-4pm. Babysitting is to be used during a parent's conference time only. Parents should drop their children in the Peabody gym and sign them in. There will be board games, coloring, and gym activities. 

Donations will be accepted to support the 8th grade legacy project. Each year the 8th grade class raises funds for a legacy gift: in the past this has included the outdoor classroom, the Peabody bus, a ping pong table, and furniture for the atrium. 

Thanks for supporting our 8th graders!
High School Open Houses

Please note the following High School Open House dates:

  • Charlottesville High School on 11/2:  5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Woodberry Forest School on 11/5: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (local reception)
  • Renaissance School on 11/6: 9:15 am - 2:45 pm
  • Albemarle High School (MESA program) on 11/8: 5-7 pm
  • Monticello High School (HMSA program) on 11/16: 5-6:30 pm
  • Western Albemarle High School (ESA program) on 11/14: 5:30-7 pm
World Peace Game

Our fifth grade students will be participating in the Work Peace Game this spring and we are in need of your help!

As we prepare to offer this to our students, we need your help to build the board. Please see the sign-up genius for pieces needed for us to play the game and if you are willing donate anything, please drop it off in the main office. Used pieces are more than acceptable. Thanks!
This week in Middle School...

  • The Middle School Dance is tonight from 6:30PM-9:00PM!

  • If you have not signed up for a conference time, please call Aimee Nolasco in the main office.

2017-2018 Annual Fund

The 2017-18 Annual Fund is now officially underway! Thank you in advance for your consideration of a donation to Peabody School for the 2017-18 year. As a "thank you," please note that Annual Fund donations received prior to December 31, 2017 will receive the new Peabody "mobile pocket" for your cell phone! Holds credit cards, driver's license, and other small personal items!
Auction Donation Forms Due!

If you have a donation to the Peabody Auction, please turn in the form by this Monday, 10/30! thank you!
Peabody Parent Forum Speaker Series

The PPF is proud to present Dr. Jane Englund as our first speaker of the 2017-2018 school year!

SPEAKER: Dr. Jane Englund, UVA Adjunct Professor in Gifted Education
DATE: Thursday, November 2nd at 6:30PM
DOORS: Please arrive no earlier than 6:00PM
LOCATION: Peabody School - Batten Building

This is event is for adults only.

PRESENTATION TOPICS:
* Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children
* Complexities of Successful Parenting of Gifted Children

The newsletter and Facebook event will be updated as any additional plans are finalized. We hope to see you there!
PPF News

UPCOMING PPF EVENTS
Thursday, November 2nd: Speaker Series – Dr. Jane Englund, Batten Building, 6:00-8:00
Tuesday, November 14th: PPF Meeting – Batten conference room, 5:30 PM
Thursday, November 16th: Brixx Pizza – all day event
Monday, December 4th: Zinburger – all day event

THANK YOU!  Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by the Nestle Toll House Café on Monday! We really appreciated seeing so many of you there. The next Spirit Day will be at Brixx - a Peabody School favorite – on November 14th!

FRIDAY FROLICS – Last Friday Frolic today! PreK-2 families, lease join us at Belmont Park today from 3:15-4:30. Water and light refreshments will be provided. Siblings are always welcome!
Middle School Buddy Program

The new buddy program this year has given our middle schoolers a chance to get to know a lower school class a little better. For our first project, kindergarten and second grade students created sun crafts and cards, with some support from middle school, to give to schools affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Our next project will involve creating a holiday card and craft for residents in local assisted living facilities.
Parent Information Center

  • Avoid service fees! The last day to order photos with no extra fees is Wednesday, November 1st! Please contact susan@susanparmar.com with any questions!