No – they’re not ready to declare their majors just yet, but elementary students are old enough to start thinking about the future. Sure, most of them want the glamorous jobs – firefighters, athletes, and actors – but now is the perfect time to expose them to a range of professions!
Some studies show that career development is a lifelong path that begins in elementary school. Here are a few simple tips for presenting to young kids.
We’d like you to share your career with our students, and it will only take you an hour! Just sign up for a time by clicking our easy SignUp Genius button below! Have a friend or relative with an interesting job? Share this post with them!
We also need some of our charismatic Peabody parents to greet volunteers at the door and bring them to their classrooms. This is a great way to show the community what super-cool parents we have AND it’s a fun way for you to meet some of the amazing pros who will inspire our children!
Peabody Elementary Career Day (grades 3-5)
Friday, December 6th, 2013.
Or Click This Link to Sign-Up!
Don’t want to sign up online? You can call or email our awesome school counselor:
Christopher Jones, PSC
901.826.8860 (Direct Number)
901.416.4606 (School Office Number)
Christopher Jones Email
Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your sign-up time. There will be a waiting area in the library and refreshments for all participants. Thank you for supporting Peabody Elementary!
Cookie dough order are due Tuesday, November 19th. Money for the sales must be included with the order.
Make all checks payable to: Peabody Elementary School
Please do NOT take orders to the front office, but send them to your child’s classroom. The orders should be in the original manila folder in which your order form was delivered. PTA members will pick up the orders from your teachers.
Thanks for all you do for Peabody Elementary!
Can you help pick up cookie orders from the classroom? Even if you can only help for 15-minutes — your assistance will be greatly appreciated. This is a quick way to serve your school!
Also, if you have means to communicate to teachers only – please let me them know that we will be going from class to class collecting on those days.
COOPER YOUNG’S YOUNG ARTIST SHOW
Peabody is hosting the COOPER YOUNG’S YOUNG ARTIST SHOW on Thursday, November 7th from 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. in the cafeteria. Students around the city have entered the contest and we have 12 students from Peabody who are participants.
Scholastic Book Fair is November 12-15. Book Fair Night is Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Students will take school pictures on November 13th. Only students who have pre-paid will be able to take pictures on this day. The deadline to pay is Monday 11th. Cash or money orders will be taken for payment. Students who have prepaid to take pictures can wear their dress clothes for picture taking.
STAND FOR CHILDREN PARENTS
Parents who signed up for “STAND FOR CHILDREN” we missed you at least week’s meeting. Meetings have resumed for Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. Remaining meetings are: 11-5, 11-12, 11-19
Now, we all know Peabody Elementary has some of the best and brightest educators in Shelby County, but it’s always nice when our teachers get official recognition for their talent.
Here are some of our latest honors. Please congratulate these fine professionals in person!
Lashunda Bell, 5th Grade Teacher, was chosen to participate in the Shelby County Schools Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers/Teaching Conference developed by Bill and Melinda Gates. Ms. Bell will attend a celebratory banquet in Robinsonville, MS in her honor. Ms. Bell was chosen because of her extraordinary teaching and passion for education.
Jerry Sanders, Orff Music Teacher, was chosen among an elite group of only five teachers for the entire Shelby County Schools as a “Top Teacher” for his outstanding TVAAS scores. Mr. Sanders will receive a Gould’s Salon Day Spa and a billboard with his photo.
Mrs. Barringer, 3rd Grade Teacher, was selected by the Mathematics Department of Shelby County Schools to serve as a Model Teacher for Model Classrooms. In this role, Mrs. Barringer will work to help improve mathematics instruction and student achievement.
Ronnie Freeman Jr. enjoying lunch with his grandmother, Mrs. Bobbie Patterson
By Dierdre Jones/Peabody Faculty
If you ask the students at Peabody Elementary about their greatest love, you are likely to hear them say, “My grandparents.” Over a three day span the overwhelming visibility of grandparents was proof positive. More than 150 grandparents filled Peabody Elementary’s cafetorium to capacity. The special occasion, was our annual Grandparent’s Day Luncheon.
As each guest arrived they were welcomed with a visitor’s badge and a sweet treat by the school secretary, Mrs. Wilkes. With all of the preliminaries out of the way, our special guests were then directed to the cafetorium to meet their grandchildren.
It was a heartwarming experience to watch the expressions of the students and grandparents as they caught each other’s eye upon entering the cafetorium. The grandparents were happy to be there and the smile on the students’ faces showed that the feeling was mutual.
According to Alison Webb’s grandfather, Mr. Alvin Ferguson, he has attended the Grandparent’s Luncheon for six years and has enjoyed it every year. He not only enjoys eating with Alison but also seeing and talking to the teachers and staff.
Fourth grade student, Lauren Dunnam, was all smiles as she sat between her great grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz. Her face is always aglow when she speaks of her weekly visits with them. These are memories that Lauren will cherish forever.
Grandparent’s Day is “Grand” at Peabody Elementary School because our students appreciate and celebrate one of their greatest loves – Grandparents!
I would be remiss not to mention one of my greatest loves, my 94 year old Granny Annie Lou Johnson, to whom this article is dedicated. There would be no me without you.
Our very own school garden will be one of the stops on the first annual “Tour de Coop,” a bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, and beehives in Midtown Memphis.
(The tour is a fundraiser for GrowMemphis, the organization that provided the original grant to fund our garden.)
The event takes place on Saturday, October 12, from 8:30-12:30.
We need volunteers to be present to meet cyclists, show off the garden beds, and talk about our amazing school garden. (I will give you talking points!)
Your shift can be for as little as 30 minutes or longer if you like. Parents, teachers, and students all welcome!
For questions, email Emily at email@example.com. To sign up, please click here:
And if you’d like to register for the Tour de Coop itself (kids are welcome!), please visit this link!