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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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!
Grandparents Plus Program

Please complete this form by September 30th if you would like your child's grandparents or special friends to receive the weekly Peabody School e-newsletter and invitations to specials events (performances, Grandparents Day, etc.) at Peabody.

Please note that if you have multiple students attending Peabody, you only need to fill out this form ONCE. You may complete the form for up to four grandparents/special friends. This form must be completed every year to authorize Peabody to be in contact with your child's grandparents/special friends.
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
School Photo Schedule

We are pleased to share the school photo schedule. All students will be photographed. After all photos are complete, you will receive a link to an online album with options for ordering.

Monday October 1st:  Pre-K, K, and 1st grade individual and classroom photos, as well as the following sibling sets:  London- Morris, McDaniel, Mukherjee, Barry, Baumbusch, Evans, Orlando, Rose, and Sheehan.

Tuesday October 2nd:  2nd and 3rd grade individual and classroom photos as well as the following sibling sets:  Cang and Walker

Wednesday October 3rd:  6, 7, and 8th grade individual and classroom photos

Thursday October 4th:  4th and 5th grade individual and classroom photos and the following sibling sets: Kalantari, McGowan, Robinson, Kish, Lunsford, Proenza-Coles, Parmar, Amato, Grist, Sherman, Strzepek, Carver, and Lewis

Friday, October 5th:  The remaining sibling sets and all make ups
Calling all Geography Fans in Grades 4-8!

Peabody School will be slightly altering its approach to the National Geographic Geo Bee. This year we will be training for and competing in the Bee in after-school sessions. Mr. Brinkop and Ms. Lacy will run a three-week "Geography Bootcamp" (Thursdays after school from 3:30-4:30) where we will not only prepare for the Bee content-wise, but we will also explore questions from previous years and discuss strategies for solving difficult or unknown questions. After three weeks of Bootcamp we will run a preliminary round and then a final round in order to crown our school champion. We will have our first Boot Camp session on Thursday, September 27th followed by sessions the next two Thursdays. You must participate in the Boot Camp if you are interested in competing in the Bee. If we have ten or fewer participants then we will not need to conduct preliminary rounds, but Peabody cannot participate in the Bee if we have fewer than six participants . Please let Mr. Brinkop or Ms. Lacy know if you have any questions or if you are interested in participating!
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 lost a tight mach to Charlottesville Catholic 2 sets to 1. There are a few chances next week to come out and support our Panthers! Soccer, volleyball, and cross-country are all in action next week!
Peabody Parent Forum News

Every Peabody parent is welcome and encouraged to attend PPF meetings – we love input, questions, and suggestions!  We welcome volunteers to not only be part of the core PPF but also to help with special events and projects. All current positions and roles are held by volunteers.

Contact:  Shannon Walsh at   All PPF events and PPF meetings will also be listed on the Peabody School Facebook page. 

Mark your calendars!  All parents are welcome to join us to discuss PPF events and other Peabody School news. 
Thursday, October 4th - 8:15 AM
Tuesday, November 13th - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, January 16th - 8:15 AM
Friday, February 22nd - 8:15 AM
Monday, March 25th – 5:30 PM
Monday, April 29th – 8:15 AM
Wednesday, May 29th – 5:30 PM
Evening PPF meetings will be held off campus, location TBD.

Our first Spirit Night is September 26th at Brixx! ( see flyer)
Parent Information Center

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

  • Registration is open for the Charlottesville Ultimate Frisbee League. The league is open to Girls and Boys ages 8-15 of all skill levels. For more information, check out their webpage!

Another great week at Peabody!