School Photo Time!

Susan Parmar is excited to be taking school portraits again this year! School portraits will be taken the week of September 30th and class photos on October 7th and 8th. Please take note of the schedule below, and help your children remember to dress in something picture-worthy (whatever that may mean for them)! Please note that some students will have sibling photos on a different day than their individual photos. Please contact Susan Parmar for any questions!

Monday, September 30: 
Individual pictures for PKS, PKP and K 
Sibling sets: Baumbausch, Bennett, London- Morris, Noland, Fargo, Pennock, Xanthakos, Frye, Snellings, Evans 

Tuesday, October 1:
Individual pictures for 1, 2S, 2W and 3G 
Sibling sets: Slezak, Krishnaraj, Gaughan, Mukherjee, Orlando, Schraeber, Venkatasen, Hoppe, Walker, Bassett- Taurel, Cang, Dengel

Wednesday, October 2:
Individual pictures for 3J, 4B and 4L 
Sibling sets: Barry/ O’connor, Danna, Pacheco, Van Clief, Alimard, Beresford, Carver, Breton- Whipple, McGowan 

Thursday, October 3:
Individual pictures for 7A, 7B, and 8 
Sibling sets: Blank, Duncan, Grist, Miller, Miller, Rosensweig, Strzepek, Bird, Jones, Lyman 

Friday, October 4:
Individual pictures for 5B, 5L, 6 
Sibling sets: Davis, Lunsford, Kalantari, Kish, Parmar, Proenza- Coles, Robinson, Ailawadi, Amato, Lewis, McCardle 

Monday, October 7:
class photos for grade 4-8 (between 8:45 and 10:30) and all individual and sibling make up photos

Tuesday, October 8:
class photos for grades PreK- 3 (between 8:45 and 10:30)
Calling all GeoBee participants!

We’re looking for students who are interested in participating in, or learning about, the National Geographic Bee. An informational session will be held in Mr. Brinkop’s classroom October 10, 3:30-4:15. We’ll describe the plan, answer questions, and give guidance for study materials. Students will study on their own during the following weeks then meet up again November 14 at the same time for a practice round. The final school-level competition will be held December 5 at 3:30. Here is a link to Geo Bee Info if your child would like to begin exploring soon. Please direct questions to Ms. Lacy or Mr. Brinkop . Thank you!
The Panther Ball: A 25th Anniversary Celebration!

We are so excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary on an auction year! We hope you will join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Jefferson starting at 6:30 p.m. Please find more information about the celebration and auction in Friday folders (lower school) and in your email inbox.
We have a wonderful evening planned, and hope that you are willing to help by either serving on our committee or procuring auction items (or both!) See our sign-ups below:

To volunteer to serve on the Auction Committee, click AUCTION COMMITTEE SIGN-UP by October 1. To submit an auction donation form, click AUCTION DONATION FORM by October 24.
Thank you!
Peabody HOODIES!  Due September 30th!

Please fill out the order form here: HOODIE ORDER FORM .
  • All sweatshirts are grey hoodies featuring our Peabody Panther logo. 
  • Youth sweatshirts are $20/Adults sweatshirts are $25.  
  • Please pay by cash or check to Peabody School after you submit the form. Write HOODIE/SWEATSHIRT on the check. 
  • Payment is due to the Front Office BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. NOTE: Items will not be ordered if payment is not received by deadline!  
  • Sweatshirts should arrive mid-October.

Questions? Email Diane Krehmeyer . Thanks!
Peabody Post

We're excited to share our first edition of the Peabody Post, a monthly newsletter produced by middle school students. Please enjoy the inaugural September Issue .
Fall Admissions Open House

We will be hosting our fall Open House on Wednesday, October 16 from 9-1 p.m.  Interested families may attend to tour the school, visit classrooms, and learn more about what Peabody has to offer. Please feel free to print out the OpenHouse flyer HERE and post it in your office or share with interested families! Thank you for your help in promoting Peabody in our community!
Peabody Speaker Series: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

By Nancy Striniste, Founder and Principal Designer at EarlySpace, LLC

Come join us on October 3rd at 7PM in the Batten Building for engaging book talk by Nature Play founder Nancy Striniste. Nature play can awaken children’s senses, challenge their bodies, inspire their imaginations and build self-confidence. In order to grow up healthy and happy, children need abundant, unstructured time to play and explore in the natural world, but today’s children rarely have the opportunity to roam free outdoors. Bringing nature to the places where children spend their time is an answer.

Nancy will also be working with our Grade 4 Environmental Science classes to design a new natural playscape in our woods! We hope that you can join us on October 3rd! Please RSVP here.
Panther Flash!

Did you know Peabody has our own weekly news segment? Tune into the Panther Flash every Friday to get caught up on the news at Peabody. The Panther Flash is written, produced, filmed and edited by students every week. The link to the broadcast will always be found in the Parent Information Center in the newsletter. Thanks to Mrs. Bernsen for helping our students with the production each week! Happy viewing!
Peabody Potluck 

We hope you and your family can join us for a Peabody potluck on Sunday, October 6th from 3-5PM at Darden Towe. We'll kick off celebrations for Peabody's 25th anniversary with a casual, fun-filled afternoon at the park. Please sign up here ! We hope you can join us!
Middle School Attraction Books

It's that time of year again--we are selling Attractions Books to fundraise for the Peabody Middle School Music program! The goal is for each student to sell at least two Attractions Books. They can be sold to family, neighbors, teachers, or anyone else you can think of! If your student is unable to sell the two Attractions Books, that is completely fine. 
We distributed Attractions Books to each student today during their Flex Block. Unsold books or $50, either via check or EZPay, are due back to the school no later than Friday, October 25th. This is the day of the school dance. Students will be expected to turn in their books/money before attending the middle school dance that evening. To keep track of who has paid, it is very important that if you are paying by check your student makes sure that their name and "Attractions Books" are written either in the memo line of the check, or on an envelope containing the check.
This letter contains payment information. If you have any other questions, please let Ms. Colleen know!
Parent Information Center

  • See the initial installment of the Panther Flash! Password:pantherflash

  • We are collecting used/broken/unwanted crayons of all brands, used/dried up markers of all brands including dry erase markers for the Crayon Initiative. Please bring items to the collection box by the main door or in your child’s classroom. We CANNOT accept pencils, pens, glue sticks or other office supplies. Thank you!

  • The UVA Psychology Department needs volunteers to help our clinical psychology graduate students practice giving an intellectual test for children. If you would like your child to participate in this training activity and be tested, please contact Dr. Lee Llewellyn by email or phone at 982-4737.

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