Donate to Peabody!

The Peabody PTA has made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Peabody Cookie Dough Fundraiser for the safety of our families and children due to COVID.

The families of Peabody generally raise $6,000 each year that go directly to projects for PTA teachers, staff and students. These funds have helped build the computer lab and contributed to the arts program. This year the PTA has also purchased equipment for virtual learning — such as microphones for teachers and styluses for K-2nd to use with their tablets and created a comfortable lounge for the teachers and staff working inside the school to provide the best education possible for our kids.

If you are able, please consider donating any amount to the Peabody Elementary PTA so that we can continue to do this important work!

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Stylus Pens for K-2 Tablets!

The Peabody PTA is proud to have purchased stylus pens to make learning easier for K-2 students at Peabody! These pens will allow student to more easily draw on their pads.

Families — we heard your students needed these — and we want to be there to help!

If you can, support the Peabody PTA so that we can continue assisting our teachers, staff and students. This is the first year we won’t be able to hold our annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser. So, please donate. Help your PTA be there for our school, even when we can’t be there.

New Teacher/Staff Lounge

The Peabody PTA has been hard at work setting up a new Teacher/Staff Lounge for teachers and staff working inside the school. A classroom has been temporarily transformed into an inviting and comfortable space for teachers and staff to rest and rejuvenate while woking hard to teach our students during this time of virtual learning.

The PTA has provided comfortable chairs, small tables and decorated with plants, paintings and even a table top water feature to create an inviting environment. We’ve also added a mini-fridge and microwave to make their lives a little easier!

Many, many thanks to Peabody parent Melissa Wilbanks, who produced original art and made macrame plant holders! We are also grateful to parents Sydney Ashby and Lisa Moore for putting everything in place.

And big thanks to new Peabody President, Vivian Moody and the entire PTA board for approving funding and working together to find the right pieces for this new lounge!

Peabody teachers and staff — your PTA loves you! And many thanks to all families who have joined the PTA or donated funds.

If you’d like to support the work of the Peabody PTA, donate here!

PTA Halloween Teacher Gifts!

Each month, the Peabody PTA shows our teachers how much we appreciate their hard work with gift bags.

Many thanks to Peabody mom, Lisa Moore, for putting together these goody bags for our teachers! Check out the Peabody masks — we’ll have a few for sale in our next Peabody Swag Sale, if you want to be safe and show #PeabodyPride at the same time!

Thank you Peabody PTA President, Vivian Moody, and the entire PTA board for funding and supporting these projects to keep spirits high during virtual learning.

If you’d like to support the Peabody PTA, just donate here!

Beloved Music and Dance Teacher, Mr. Sanders – Retiring after 33 years ❤️

Jerry Sanders, Legendary Peabody Music Teacher

“Farewell to Peabody”

Little did I know when I accepted the Orff Music/Dance position at Peabody Elementary School that I would be retiring from that very same position thirty-three years later! I was planning to teach a year or so and move on to continue my performing career. I soon realized that I was able to “be on stage” every day of the school year with a captive and receptive audience of wonderful children. The children are the reason that I stayed–they were my inspiration and will always remain so.

Gratitude fills my heart when I think back to the amazing young people that I have had the privilege of working with over the years. My goal was never to produce a plethora of professional singers and dancers–although a good many of my students have gone into the Performing Arts as a career. I wanted simply to give every child the gift of loving Music and Dance as much as I do. I hope that I have been successful.

Thank you, Peabody Elementary School. It has been a great ride!

Jerry Sanders