School Photos Update

It was another busy and successful week of school portraits! It is one of my favorite weeks of the year, and I treasure getting to spend just a few minutes getting to know each of the amazing Peabody students.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful Peabody teachers for their patience and flexibility with the (hopefully minimal) disruptions. A special thank you goes to Aimee Nolasco, Mary Beth Perry, and Kathleen Olowin for their help this week too! And finally, sincere gratitude to Kimberly McCardle, who once again volunteered her time to round up children for me, racking up 10,000 Fitbit steps a day in the process! I could not possibly do this without her. I expect the online galleries to be ready the week of October 15th. You will receive directions for ordering prints and digital downloads then. Final make up photos will take place on Wednesday, October 10th.

As always, please feel free to contact me at with any questions.
Susan Parmar
Peabody School Speaker Series

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 17th using this form !
Fall Admissions Open House 

The Peabody Fall Admissions Open House will be held Wednesday, 10/17 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Please feel free to print out this Open House flyer and post it in your place of business or local library, etc., to help us market the event. Thank you!
Vote for Peabody!

The 2018 Charlottesville Family Favorite Awards survey is open from September 1 to October 10! Please click on "Cast your Vote!" and vote for Peabody in the following categories:

Question 58 - Best PreSchool
Question 59 - Best Private School - Elementary School
Question 60 - Best Private School - Middle School
Question 63 - Best Teacher
Attraction Books

It is that time of year: Attraction Books are here! If you're not familiar with them, these fundraising coupon books can be used at restaurants and businesses all over the Charlottesville area. The Peabody music department will be selling Attraction Books to raise money for a number of exciting things this year, including a final Middle School concert at the Southern. All students in the middle school will be given two books to take home and sell over the next month. We have plenty more books and would love for students to sell additional ones if possible- our goal is for each student to sell three. They are being sold for $25 dollars each and can be purchased with cash or a check made out to the Peabody School. They can also be payed for online with EZPAY, by going to and entering the code: Peabody. Please note on the envelope any orders paid with EZPAY. Students will need to turn in money and any extra books to Ms. Colleen by October 31st. Books will be going home with students today.
This Week in Athletics

The Peabody girls volleyball team beat The Waldorf School 2 sets to 1. Our soccer team finally got to play a match! They played hard in a 6-1 defeat to Charlottesville Catholic. Darius Mehta and Ivy Lyman represented Peabody at the Covenant Invitational Cross Country Meet this past Saturday and ran like the wind!
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.
Thanks!  Thank you to everyone that came out to the Brixx Buxx fundraising night! We will keep you posted when we learn how much we earned. We were also excited to see new faces at the PPF meeting on Thursday morning! If you were there yesterday and we didn’t get your contact info, please send us an email so we can stay in touch. We love hearing new input and ideas! 

Friday Frolics Please join us this afternoon for Friday Frolics! This is a meet and greet opportunity for our PreK – 2nd grade families to gather at Belmont Park after school on Friday afternoons (weather permitting) to unwind a bit and spend some time getting to know each other. 

Game Night Game Night will be held on March 8th. We are working hard on getting some great food trucks to join us and some new, fresh ideas for making this beloved event even better this year!

Teacher Appreciation Week The PPF’s favorite event is Teacher Appreciation Week! This year, TAW is from May 6th – May 10th. We love celebrating the amazing Peabody Teachers and Staff that take such great care of our kiddos every day!  

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

  • There is NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 8th and 9th.

  • Middle School Mid Quarter Progress reports were emailed home today.

  • 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.

  • Our first submission of box tops is coming up on October 20th. Please bring in your submissions before October 15th.

Another great week at Peabody!