Your Peabody Parent Representatives Want to Hear from You!

Screenshot 2014-04-11 10.05.57The end of the school year is approaching!

What feedback would you like to give to the staff and faculty of Peabody Elementary and the administration of Shelby County Schools?

The next Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting will be held on April 22, and your parent representatives, Mandy Grisham and Ginger Spickler, want your input on what they should be bringing before the council, particularly as the end of the school year approaches.

Questions, concerns, or even positive feedback about people or programs can all be shared at the meetings. 

Click here to provide your comments.

TCAP/SAT 10 Spirit Week and April Calendar

TCAP/SAT 10 Spirit Week April 21-25

Screenshot 2014-04-09 21.27.39Please talk with your child about staying focused and doing their best these next three weeks before TCAP.

Students can wear the following items during this week:

Monday, April 21                “Made in the Shade” Wear your favorite shades

Tuesday, April 22                “Sock the TCAP/SAT 10” Wear crazy socks

Wednesday, April 23          “Hats Off to TCAP/SAT 10” Wear your favorite hat

Thursday, April 24              “Tying up Loose Ends” Wear a tie, scarf, or boa

Friday, April 25                   “Team Up” Wear your favorite jersey

Beta Club will host a TCAP Dance on Friday, April 25h from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. in the cafeteria.  Admission will be $2.00 for students.

Sign up here to volunteer for the TCAP Dance (3-5th graders!) It will be great training for chaperoning at the Prom, one day:) 


TCAP (Grades 3-5) is scheduled the week of April 28-May 2

SAT 10 (Grades 1-2) is scheduled the week of May 5-9


April Calendar

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Sign Up to ‘Lunch with Your Peabody Eagle’ and Help Foster a Happy Lunchroom!

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March is Cafeteria Etiquette month at Peabody!

In an effort to bring about a positive environment in the school cafeteria during lunch time, the Peabody Leadership Team has invited parents to join classes for lunch to help encourage positive lunch manners!

Sign up is easy – just click this link HERE to eat with your child’s class one day from March 24-April 4!

After you sign up, you will receive an e-mail with specific instructions about how to help children remember good etiquette.

Science Fair, Popcorn Fundraiser, Spruce Day, Report Cards — It’s March at Peabody Elementary!

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March Notes from the Desk of Principal Nelson: 

Science Fair

Come and view our students spectacular Science Fair Projects Friday, March 21st from 8:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M. in the cafeteria.

Popcorn Fundraiser

Please support Peabody Elementary by participating in our Popcorn Fundraiser.  We are not only selling popcorn. We are selling tote bags and doggie treats. Funds from the doggie treats will be donated to an animal shelter. The Fundraiser will run from March 20 – April 4.

Spruce Peabody Day

Volunteers needed! PTA is sponsoring their annual Spruce Peabody Day. PTA and volunteers will work to prepare the outside grounds of the school for Spring.  Sprucing will take place Saturday, March 22nd from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.  Go to this Facebook Event page to RSVP.

Report Card Informational and PTA Night

Parents will have an opportunity to pick up report cards early on Tuesday, March 25th from 5:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M.  PTA will have a brief meeting in the cafeteria at 6:00 P.M. Our Honors Program for this report card period will be Wednesday, April 2nd. Times are 8:30 A.M. for grades KK-2 and 9:40 A.M. for grades 3-5.

Spring Into Reading!

spring_HDThis Spring Break, don’t take a break from reading…pick up a book for great stories and a chance at great prizes!

Read 10 books or more to get a free book to take home! Parents, please fill out the reading log that will be sent home with the names of the books you read with your child over Spring Break and return to his/her teacher by Tuesday, March 18 to receive a free book!

1st & 2nd Graders:
Earn 5 or more Accelerated Reader points between March 17 and the end of the school day on March 20 to be entered into a drawing for two second row tickets (plus a parking pass!) to see the Grizzlies play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, March 24!

3rd-5th Graders:
Keep working on your Read to Achieve books! Read six books (30 pages or more, please) and do one book report before April 2 to join your friends at FedExForum on April 10 (during the school day!) for the Read to Achieve Celebration, featuring Grizzlies players, Grizz girls, and Grizz himself! Parents, please sign off on the books your child reads on his/her Read to Achieve bookmark.

Reading aloud to your children (of all ages!) is one of the very best things you can do to support their education. Here are seven reasons why!

Peabody Elementary Science Fair Postponed

Well, the weather has postponed yet another Peabody event!

Screenshot 2014-03-05 10.12.24This time — our Science Fair.

Our teachers have determined that the kids will not have enough time to work on group science projects.  The school will reschedule the fair as soon as possible, and we will let everyone know.

For those of you who so generously signed up to be judges, we thank you for volunteering! We hope you will be able to judge the rescheduled fair. The science fair coordinator, Dominque Mendoza, will contact you.

If you have any questions, please click this link to find the contact form for Ms. Mendoza.

Thank you for supporting Peabody Elementary!

Peabody Silent Auction Ends Wednesday!

The February snow shut down our annual chili cook-off, but it didn’t stop generous businesses from donating auction items for Peabody Elementary.

Screenshot 2014-02-19 23.32.37Our PTA has decided not to reschedule this year’s chili event.

So we’re doing something a little different —  a SILENT AUCTION on Facebook! 

How does it work? Items went up on our Facebook event page Friday, February 21st. In the comment box under each item, you place your bid. Just like in any silent auction, highest bidder wins!

We will close all bidding Wednesday, February 26th at 5pm CST.

What do we have? We have gift certificates and packages from restaurants like Sweet Grass and Central BBQ. You can bid on summer camp and swimming lesson packages.  Plus, gift packages from Harrah’s Casino, Goner Records and Midtown Framers! And more.

What can you do? Share this event with family and friends all over Facebook. Items are from local businesses, so your Memphis area friends will find this auction most valuable!

Here is the Facebook Event Page for the Peabody Elementary Silent Auction! 

Thank you for supporting Peabody Elementary in the heart of Midtown Memphis!