This 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!
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!
Well, the weather has postponed yet another Peabody event!
This 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!
The February snow shut down our annual chili cook-off, but it didn’t stop generous businesses from donating auction items for Peabody Elementary.
Our 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!
Give your little Buccaneer an afternoon of affordable family fun!
Christian Brothers University invites its favorite neighborhood elementary school to an afternoon of basketball!
It’s the Buccaneers final regular season game and they want to hear our Peabody families cheering from the stands!
When: Saturday, March 1st @ 4pm
Where: Canale Arena on the CBU Campus on Central Ave.
Admission: FREE for kids and $2 for Peabody parents!
Come has some fun and represent our fine school on “Peabody Elementary Day” at CBU!
Starting next week, Peabody’s 3rd, 4th & 5th graders will get the chance to participate in the Grizzlies’ Read to Achieve program! Here’s the deal…
Each student must:
Every 3rd-5th grader who meets these requirements will get to go to the Memphis Grizzlies Read to Achieve Celebration at FedExForum on April 10, featuring Memphis Grizzlies players, team mascot Grizz, Grizz Girls and other special guests! As an added incentive, students who attend the Celebration will receive a free book to help build your personal library.
Your child will be coming home with a Read to Achieve bookmark on which they’ll need to record the names of the books they read. There’s also a place for you to initial, showing that you know they read the book. And, of course, they can take an Accelerated Reader test on their books, which will count toward their AR point goals!
So, come on, Peabody…let’s Read to Achieve!
*In order to count, a book should be at least 30 pages long, or on your child’s reading level, whichever is higher.
If you have a child at Peabody Elementary and would like to send your child to a different Shelby County School OR if you are currently attending a Shelby County School and want to send your child to Peabody Elementary — the transfer process opens this Tuesday!
And there are no lines to wait in and no paper applications! It’s all online — but it IS first apply, first serve.
Peabody Principal Melanie Nelson has outlined how this works:
- All Students in Shelby County can apply for a General Choice Transfer on February 18-March 7, 2014
- Online application portal opens on the SCS District website at 10: a.m. on February 18
- Parent’s will log in with child’s name, birth date, current grade/school and social security number or district PIN (Test your log in here)
- The list of schools with enrollment spaces will be posted online prior to February 18.
- Applications will be electronically stamped with date and time as they are submitted
- Students on an existing transfer at SCS school are approved through the exit grade of the current school (No re-apply necessary)
The General Choice Transfer Process is NOT the same as the Optional Schools Process. Click here to see the difference.
Learn more about the General Choice Transfer Process on the Shelby County Schools website!
It’s one of our most interactive meetings of the year — you and your child will participate in fun, hands-on science activities at Peabody’s Family STEM Night!
We’ll also share information on local STEM programs your kids can join.
Plus, learn more about how your child will be participating in Peabody’s upcoming Science Fair!
WHAT: Family STEM Night
WHERE: Peabody Elementary Cafeteria
WHEN: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00 pm
This will also be our February PTA meeting, so come for an update from our Peabody PTA.
Big News: Dress-down passes will be given out to all kids whose parents attend STEM Night!
Please click on this link to sign-up to be a judge for Peabody Elementary’s Science Fair!