Operation Summer Reading Kicks Off!

School’s out — yippee!! But that doesn’t mean it’s time to shut down your brain til August! This morning, the details of Peabody’s Operation Summer Reading were announced to the students (click on the link for a recap). One part of the plan is for students to share their favorite books with each other over the summer via this website. Email a picture of your child reading or holding their book, and a short review (1-2 sentences is great!) that will make other kids want to rush out and find that book! Here are a few to get you started:


Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar: It is so funny! Dameon is funny and he is in love with his teacher. A lot of crazy things happen! (Review by Cori Carnes, rising 5th grader)


Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss: It is really funny, especially when he got in the shower with a sock! (Review by Derin Kovarik, rising 4th grader)


The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo: It’s mysterious and interesting. I couldn’t look up from the book — literally! (Review by Kelcie Harris, rising 5th grader)


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: It has a lot of magic, and no book is more exciting! (Review by Walt Spickler, rising 5th grader)

Email YOUR book review to friendsofpeabody@gmail.com!

The Kitchen Community Garden Comes to Peabody Elementary!

Message from Peabody 2nd Grade Teacher Jillian Atlas:

The-Kitchen-Community-One-Color-Low-ResThe Kitchen Community has officially finished construction for building our gorgeous new garden! Students will install the soil, the irrigation system, and plant various plants on Wednesday from 9am to 12pm.

This garden is a permanent structure, complete with irrigation system, gravel drainage, art pieces, sitting area, and it’s gorgeous! If you want to learn more about the Kitchen Community visit their website at: www.thekitchencommunity.org.

Please find attached the schedule for our kid’s garden installation day –again, it is scheduled from 9am to 12pm for this Wednesday, May 20th.

Parent involvement and volunteers are welcome in this process!

Thanks again for your continued support and to (Peabody Mom) Emily Holmes for being our Garden Goddess of Peabody!!!

Jillian Spiciarich Atlas

2nd Grade Optional Teacher

Peabody Elementary

Kitchen Community Garden Installation Schedule

Buy Your Peabody Spirit Wear!

The Spirit T-shirt

The Spirit T-shirt

We’ve got long sleeved t-shirts, polos and hoodies available through your Peabody PTA!

Polos and hoodies can be worn as part of the school uniform and the spirit T-shirt can be worn every Friday with uniform bottoms!

In youth sizes:  t-shirts $12.00, polos $15.00 and hoodies $25

In adult sizes: t-shirts $15.00, hoodies $30-32


The Spirit Polo

The Spirit Polo

Please visit click this link to order these awesome new shirts, and the classic Peabody polos & hoodies. Or you can download an order form here and turn it in, with your check to the main office. 

Submit your checks (made payable to Peabody PTA) or cash (exact change) to the main office.



The Spirit Hoodie

The Spirit Hoodie

If you have any questions — contact our awesome Peabody PTA representatives Heather Trotter and Stephanie Hill through this form!


Volunteer to Give Our Top Cookie Dough Sellers a Fun Ice Cream/Dance Party!

Screenshot 2015-01-05 00.03.39Our Peabody Eagles did an amazing job selling cookie dough this year — raising more than $6,000 to go straight to technology! Our best year ever! So, now, it’s time to reward the top fundraisers!

This Friday, January 9th, we’ll wrap up the first week back at school with a fun Dance Party/Ice Cream Party for the top sellers! And we’ve got A LOT of these eager little Eagles to serve Ice Cream to — 73 in all!

That means — we need parental help!

The more help, the less chaos and the more fun for everyone!

Signing up is easy — just click this link to volunteer