Back-to-School!

Welcome to Peabody Elementary!  Whether you are a new or returning parent – all the back-to-school rules can be a little confusing.  We hope this makes it easier:

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First. Friend us on Facebook! You’ll receive updates all year round!

Registration. Every child at Peabody must register every year. For the first time, registration will take place all online!

Online Registration begins MONDAY, JULY 13TH and will continue for several weeks.

Be aware that if you have never completed an online SCS registration before — you will need to create a new account.  Also, if you do not have the tools necessary to complete online registration (such as a computer, wi-fi access, scanner) or if you are having problems registering – please click this link to find available resources.

Click here to go to SCS Online Registration Information Page!

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE SHELBY COUNTY REGISTRATION SITE, AS THERE ARE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS — AS WELL AS KINDERGARTNERS AND RETURNING STUDENTS WHO HAVE CHANGED ADDRESSES.

Kindergarten and New Students.  You can stop reading. Here is a special page just for you! Please click on your special page, as your registration requirements are different than current students.

Proof of Residence. All parents/guardians of all students must provide (2) approved items. These can be scanned and attached in the online registration. Click here for details.  IMPORTANT: Proof of Residence for Kindergartners and new Peabody students must be verified in person at Peabody. Please click here for the dates Peabody will be open to verify documentation. If you are a current Peabody student, but have changed addresses since last registration — you will also need to verify Proof of Residence at the school.

For anyone who needs help with online registration you can receive assistance at Peabody Elementary Tuesday July 21st – Friday July 24th from 10am – 1pm. 

The Uniform.  Peabody Elementary has a uniform code.  We’ve made it easy – click this link for uniform guidelines.

School Supplies.  When we were kids it was so much fun to pick out new pencils and notebooks, but as parents, we know we have to plan ahead if we don’t want it to cost a fortune!  Click here for the Supply List!

Extended Care Program. Click here if you are interested in Before or After Care for your child.

Lunch.  Breakfast and lunch are free to all registered SCS students, regardless of income! Click here for the link to the school menu.

Drop off and Pick up.  Teachers are ready to receive students by 8:00 am.  The school bell rings at 8:15 am. You can bring your child to the room or drop him off in front of the school.  Staff members and our own Peabody Watchdogs are there to help get your child safely out of the car.  Don’t be late – or you’ll have to sign in at Principal Nelson’s office (really!)  The school day ends at 3:15 pm.  Your child will be waiting for you outside the school by 3:15 with his classmates and supervised carefully by his teacher.  It’s quite the logistical marvel.

ARRIVAL

7:45 A.M.-8:00 A.M. Those who want breakfast enter through the cafeteria for breakfast (Free breakfast is offered to any child.)

8:00 A.M. Students start to enter school through main entrance door

8:15 A.M. School begins!

DISMISSAL

3:05 P.M. Day Care/Bus Riders dismissed

3:10 P.M. After School Care dismissed and brought to cafeteria.

3:15 P.M. Car Riders/Walkers dismissed and are waiting for you outside the school!

If there the weather is poor, Peabody implements its Inclement Weather Dismissal Policy.  This means you will need to enter the school and your child will be brought to you for dismissal. This is so our wonderful students and staff do not have to sit out in poor weather waiting for parents to arrive.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE START OF SCHOOL, YOU CAN CALL STARTING MONDAY, JULY 13TH FROM 9:30 – 3:00PM AT 901-416-4606

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:

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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