Peabody has a new website! 
We are pleased to announce the new Peabody School website is LIVE at  peabodyschool.org!  

Please note the following special features:
  • Parent Portal - Parent forms are here
  • Newsletter Archives -Weekly e-newsletters are archived
  • Alumni Contact - Have a Peabody alum?  Tell us what they are up to now!
  • Like us on Facebook for updates on what is happening at school! 
We hope you enjoy the new content, design, and appearance.  Many of you provided critical feedback during this process, and we appreciate your thoughtful input.   Special thanks goes to our web designer Ben Eppard, and Peabody parents Susan Parmar and Jen Fleisher for photography, graphic design, and marketing savvy.  Their assistance has been invaluable to us!

Any edits?  Please send to  diane.krehmeyer@peabodyschool.org .  

A Very Official Visit from France!
On September 8, Peabody school was honored to welcome Odile Malavaux, Natasha Lanaud-Lecomte and Sylvie Schmidt, French delegates of DAREIC organization. DAREIC is the organization, behind our exchange linguistic program in Middle school, promoting international relations within the National French education program.

Before touring the school, our visitors attended our grade 7 French class and met the group involved in the exchange linguistic program. Our students did a stellar work, sharing eloquently,  all the benefits of this beyond the borders experience and asking pertinent questions tothe group of visitors.
It was very good visit, sealing our partnership with Ecole Vauban and launching our second year exchange program!

Vive le français l’école Peabody!
Madame Meyer

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)

PPF NEWS
Our next PPF meeting is October 26 at 6:30 PM. We’d love to see you there.

FRIDAY FROLICS
There are only two more Friday Frolic days left! We invite our K-2 kids and their families to join us on Fridays after school at Belmont Park from 3:15-4:00 (stay longer if you wish). Water and juice boxes provided. Please feel free to bring your own snacks.

     Dates:  9/23, 09/30
     We hope to see you there!  (Siblings welcome. Rain cancels.)

PEABODY EVENTS
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and bring the whole family out to join us for our first ever Movie Night Under the Stars! (This is not a drop-off event.) Admission is free - concession sales (popcorn, candy, treats) range from $1-4 and will benefit the PPF.  Thank you for your support!

You won’t want to miss the special OOMPA LOOMPA guest appearance!

GROCERY CARDS
Some of our local grocery store chains offer their patrons the chance to help local schools. If you register your grocery store loyalty card, each time you shop for groceries Peabody School will earn a percentage of the total amount you spend. 
This is FREE money that is given to Peabody to use as we wish. We can build a ‘bank of numbers’ and double our earnings each year. Eventually, with enough numbers, we could earn up to $30,000 per year in free money from grocery stores while we are doing our normal shopping! This program is completely free for you, but grocery store cards must be re-registered each year for our school to benefit BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2016:  Please enter your grocery store card numbers on the optional Grocery Store Card Form on the Parent Portal - THANK YOU! 
https://peabodyschool.schooladminonline.com/users/sign_in

PEABODY CONTACT INFORMATION
For any questions or to volunteer for upcoming events, please contact the PPF at PeabodyParentForum@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Grade 8 visits Barrett Early
Learning Center


This Week in Middle School...
Mosaic Saturday

We are making a mosaic at Peabody School! It is going to be amazing, but we need your help to make it. Join us for a Saturday of fun mosaic creation and community. Sign up Required (Limited space so that we have a productive amount of people). Families with children of all ages welcome. This is not a drop off event. Children should be accompanied by adults. Bring food for your family to picnic.

  • Saturday: Oct. 8

  • 10 am - 2 pm

  • Bring a picnic

Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia

The Junior Strings ensemble in Charlottesville has open seats, and is looking for young players of violin, viola, cello, and bass to join. Families may register youth to participate at anytime during the season. 

No audition required.  Monday  rehearsals at St. Anne's Belfield 

Play in 3 concerts each season 
Junior Strings is an excellent learning opportunity for young musicians! Click here to learn more  http://www.yocva.org/ritam  or email  manager@yocva.org  



Attraction Books are Here! 

Attraction books are here! Each book is only $25 and has over $6,000 worth of savings. All of the money raised will go towards the middle school music trip to Kings Dominion on  May 5th. If you are interested in supporting the Peabody music program please purchase a book today! Attraction books can currently be purchased from any student in middle school. They are also available in the music room. They can be purchased with cash or a check made out to the Peabody School. We are working to organize a selling table during student drop off in the next few weeks. Say tuned for dates and more info!

Parent Information Center
  • Watch our second Panther Flash news! 
    To access, you'll need both the link and the password.
    Link:  http://peabodyschool.smugmug.com/201617/Videos
    Password: pantherflash

  • Helping Hands:  Fargo Family Meal Sign Up 
    In an effort to assist Mr. Fargo's family in welcoming their new baby, Ada, we are writing to request that you consider preparing a meal for the family. We are looking to provide 3 meals for them next week. Their family is small - just Mr. Fargo, his wife, their 3 year old son Willis and now baby Ada. The only restriction is that Mr. Fargo is HIGHLY ALLERGIC to seafood. Meal sign up.

  • The Charlottesville Family Favorite Awards 2016 - Voting Underway!!
    The  voting for the  Best Private Elementary School AND  Best Private Middle School in  Charlottesville is underway now and runs until  October 10. Please VOTE NOW! We have won this award a number of times in the past - let's do it again for 2016!

1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
Fax: (434) 296-5751
E-mail: info@peabodyschool.org