K-5 Morning Meeting

Students in Grades K-5 participated in our first morning meeting. Peabody students participate in a group meeting once a month. The meeting is planned and facilitated by students. During the meeting, students are mixed-up into smaller groups and are led through a greeting, an activity, and a game. Students get to know students/teachers in other grades as part of building community at Peabody!

This morning, students in Grade 5 challenged our students to think about how they can conserve energy. Please see the idea tree in the 4/5 classroom wing to see the ideas our students came up with!
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Middle School Students Share Their Reflections on the Inaugural Middle School Leadership Conference...

A huge thank you to our presenters who spoke with our middle school students at the Leadership Conference: Kirsten Gelsdorf, Holly Hatcher, Marci Ledlow, Kelli Palmer, Bobby Parmar, and Dan Rosensweig!

So what did middle school students take away from the conference?

- Have the ability to look into others shoes to figure out what the world needs, have multiple ideas of how to provide what the world needs, and then have the determination to fail until you can get the results that you want.

- There are simple solutions to complex problems and one person can make a big difference.

- Not all good ideas work out in the end, which was sort of inspiring in a way, it told us that it is ok if our idea doesn’t work.

- Being passionate can make big differences.

- I think that the most important thing that I learned from this presentation was that if I want to be successful in changing my community or helping others is that I need to know about myself and what I can do to accomplish these goals. It really did help me discover how I can be a leader by being myself.

Read more reflections here.

This week in Middle School...

  • The Girl's Volleyball team remained undefeated and have yet to lose a set this year! They won their match against Regents School this week.

  • Our cross country team participated in their first meet and ran very well. Great running!!

A Look Ahead...

  • Quarter One-Mid Quarter Progress Reports were sent home today with students.

  • The soccer team has a match at Darden Towe on Thursday, October 12th, starting at 4PM against Tandem.

  • There is an Open House at Renaissance School on November 6th. Please see the flyer for more information.
2017-2018 Annual Fund

The 2016-17 Peabody Annual Report was mailed out today, and we hope that you enjoy it.  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!
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! The World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As “nation teams,” students will gain greater understanding of the critical impact of information and how it is used. The game will be facilitated by Mr. Brinkop as part of the students' schedule this spring. Mr. Brinkop attended a week long training this summer to be certified as a facilitator.

As we prepare to offer this to our students, we need your help to build the board. Please see the list of materials 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!

FRIDAY FROLICS – Friday Frolics start today! Friday Frolics are a great time for K-2 families to meet and connect after school on Friday afternoons.
Please join us at Belmont Park today (and all Friday afternoons in October) from 3:15-4:30, weather permitting. Water and light refreshments will be provided. Siblings are always welcome!

SPIRIT NIGHT Mark your calendars!  Please stop by the Nestle Toll House Café in the 5th Street Station shopping center any time from 8AM – 9PM on Monday October 23rd. If you mention Peabody School when you pay for your order, it’ll help the PPF benefit students and teachers at The Peabody School! While they are known for their delicious cookies, they also have coffees, smoothies, frozen yogurt and a host of savory options like paninis and flatbread pizzas for lunch and dinner.  We hope to see you there! 

PPF SPEAKER SERIES – Stay tuned for an exciting speaker announcement! Marianne Kish is finalizing the details so you should expect to see more info in the next newsletter. We’ll also put the event on the Facebook page as soon as we have confirmation. 
Admissions News

  • Fall Open House is October 18th from 9AM-2PM. Please pass along to any prospective families! Interested guests can RSVP to attend by clicking here.

  • Bring A Friend Day (1st-6th grades only) is Tuesday, November 7th! Public schools will be closed and this will give us an opportunity to invite prospective students for a visit following our Admissions Open House. We would like you to consider inviting students in grades 1st - 6th who would enjoy visiting Peabody and potentially benefit from a Peabody education.

  • Due to the high level of popularity of this day and limited space, we will only be able to invite students who have not already participated in BAF Day in the past.

  • Please email diane.krehmeyer@peabodyschool.org with the name, grade and parent contact/email information of a student to be invited (please check with them first to see if they are interested!)

  • Spaces for visiting friends will be assigned first come, first served. For planning purposes, the deadline is Friday, OCTOBER 20th to provide the name and contact information of a student to be invited.
Parent Information Center

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

  • As a reminder, school is closed on October 9th and 10th.

  • WANTED! Cardboard for a 5th grade Technology project - the larger the better! Boxes of all sized and shapes, flattened cardboard, paper towel rolls - any and all gladly accepted! Please drop off in the computer lab during the next 2 weeks (October 11- 20th.) Thank you!

  • 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.