Focus on Student Learning
Discovering the mystery! 
Second graders are deep into their study of mysteries! We have read and analyzed mystery novels, and were inspired to try out our detective skills in our classroom. Our mystery is that a stuffed animal has been borrowed without permission, and we have to discover who did it! First, we needed to investigate the crime scene. Students quietly observed the scene, and committed the details to memory. Later on in the lesson, students gathered together to pool their observations and take note of particular details that they noticed. Next in this investigation, we will be looking for further clues by reading witness statements!
Parent/Teacher Conferences 
Sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences Now!
Parent-Teacher conferences are taking place on Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11. This is an important part of the school-family partnership and we hope you are able to come. Visit the Registration Site to start the sign-up process. For grade-specific details, refer to this document. Conference registration ends at 10 pm Sunday, November 6. Please contact Travis Miller at with any questions. Thanks!

Legacy Project - Car Wash
The 8th Graders will be hosting a carwash during Parent Conference days to raise money for their 8th Grade Legacy Project. Please stop by the front circle of Peabody on Thursday November 10 from 1-5pm or Friday November 11 from 10am-2pm and they'll make your car sparkly clean! Donations will be accepted. 

Original Works
Art Fundraiser
Today your child is bringing home the Original Works packet. Original Works is an art fundraiser where you can purchase items with your child's artwork printed on them. In the packet that is coming home today you will find your child's artwork, a catalogue, an order form, a price list, and a free stickers announcement. 

If you would like to order something (there is no obligation to do so), the filled out order form, check, and original artwork  are due to school by Thursday, Nov. 3rd. On the price list sheet, it says  Friday, Nov. 4th, but seeing as it is a teacher work day, I have amended the due date to Thursday. (I will be here  on Friday. If you want to drop it off then, that is fine by me.)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me:

Thank you,
Chris Haske
Art Teacher
This Week in Middle School 

This Week in Middle School
The first quarter ends on Thursday November 3rd, so it is a busy time in the lives of our middle school students! Our middle school girls also finished up their Volleyball season this week with one final home game vs. Buford Middle School. We are so proud of their teamwork and sportsmanship this season!

MS Government
The Middle School Student Government is hosting their first dance of the year  tonight from  6:30-9:00pm! We are looking forward to a fun evening for all of our middle school students. An email to middle school parents with additional information was sent out earlier today. 

Our Student Government elected officials for the 2016-2017 school year are:

President: William Bradford
Vice President: Opeyemi Balogun
Treasurer: Heming Halvorson-Taylor
Secretary: Katharina Ravichandran
"Emissaries": Talia Sherman and Julia Nagel

Class Reps:
6th Grade: Claire Newman, Julianne Grunden
7th Grade: Len Colley, Anne Krehmeyer, Kate Wermter, Sam Vigilante
8th Grade: Lexie Stadler, Brian Teweles

Grade Seven French Immersion Program
Following the visit of the DAREIC officials from the Besancon school district, some new projects have emerged.  Our colleagues in Belfort and us would like to offer the possibility to the French and American students to participate in mobility exchanges in order to reinforce our link created during the diverse exchanges between the two classes for the past year. Please find more information about the program  here!

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. 
  • On Thursday, November 3, from 6:00 – 8:00pm Charlottesville Catholic School will be hosting a High School Information Night.  Representatives from both private and public high schools throughout Charlottesville, Albemarle, and some surrounding counties will be present.  This is a great opportunity for students who are entering high school in the next couple of years to learn more about the many options in our area and the various programs offered.  Families are welcome to email Katrina Kuhn ( to RSVP.  

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)

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!

Specials Newsletter
Community Youth Band

The Charlottesville Municipal Band is sponsoring a new youth ensemble this year. The new band will practice after school hours, perfect for students at private schools, homeschool students, and other youth looking for an opportunity to play in a band.  The youth ensemble will cap off the year with a public concert. Click here for more information. 

School Portrait Update

The school pictures have been completed, and I can’t wait for everyone to see their kiddos’ pictures!  Thank you to all of the Peabody faculty and staff for their cooperation and flexibility and to parents Kimberly McCardle and Kathleen Olowin for their invaluable assistance.  Please stay tuned for updates on when your photos will be ready for viewing and ordering.

Susan Parmar
Do you Volunteer at Peabody? Thank you! 

Please be sure to record your Volunteer hours!  We use this information for grant-writing purposes, as well as for our upcoming re-accreditation process.  There are two ways to record your hours:

1) In the Front Office, fill out your hours in the BLUE binder
on the shelf; or
2) On our website, Click on: For Parents/Additional Resources/Volunteer Form

It is quick and easy, and we appreciate it!

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!

  • Fall Sports Uniforms Due
    As the fall athletics season comes to an end, it is time to return your child's uniform.  Uniforms should be clean, bagged, and labeled with the students name and number. Give them directly to Waki Wynn no later than  Monday, November 7

  • Box Tops Submission Approaches
    Our first submission of Box Tops coupons for this school year needs to be mailed by Tuesday, 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

  • We are excited to hear all about the fun costumes that students have planned for Halloween. However, as a reminder, we ask that students refrain from bringing treats and/or wearing costumes on Monday. Thanks!

  • There is NO SCHOOL on Friday November 4. This is a workday for teachers!
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