Monday: Bring a Card and Dress Your Child in Pink for Ms. Wilkes


She’s the first person you see when you need forms or are signing your child in late:) She’s Ms. Wilkes, the front office administrative assistant, and after Monday she will be taking a leave of absence to receive treatment for cancer.  She’s beat cancer once, and we are rooting for a repeat performance!

So show your support for her fight and gratitude for all she does…

Mondaydress your child in pink (you can, too!) and bring her a card or small present from your family.  

Let’s show Ms. Wilkes that Peabody cares.  


Introduce your child to reporting with the New Cub Reporter Club!


Is your child curious? Does she like to write stories?

Then maybe your child should join Peabody’s newest club –



The Cub Reporter Club

Cub Reporters will create a multimedia website all about our favorite school – Peabody Elementary!

Students from the University of Memphis Department of Journalism

and a faculty member from the department will give tips and help with editing!

Cub Reporters is only open to 5th graders and there are just 12 spots.


The Cub Reporter Club is sponsored by:


The U of M student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists



The U of M student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists


You can get first priority for this club and others by attending the Title I meeting this Thursday, Sept. 22nd @ 6 pm in the Peabody Cafetorium.





Show Cooper-Young Your School Spirit at Friends of Peabody ‘Light the Way’ Party!


Let’s ‘Light the Way’ for runners at this Friday’s Cooper-Young 4-Miler!  Join in the fun as neighbors throughout Cooper-Young hold ‘Light the Way‘ parties to cheer on the runners.  Bring flashlights or glo sticks so your kids can help light up the race route that runs right outside Peabody Elementary on Young Ave!

Pack a picnic, grab some chairs or a blanket, and we’ll all get together on the front grounds and steps of Peabody.  It will be a fun night for fellowship and to show the community that Peabody loves Cooper-Young!  

When:  Friday, Sept. 16th

Where:  Front grounds of Peabody Elementary

Time:  6:00 p.m. 

Bring if you wish:  Flashlights, glo sticks, pom pons, signs to cheer the runners, a picnic (if you want to eat), chair or blanket

Wear if you wish:  A royal blue shirt.  Show your Peabody Pride!

The race starts at 7:00 – but streets start closing for the race route at 6:15.  If you’d like to park close to the school – try to get there by 6:00! 


Spirit Night @ Central BBQ this Tuesday – 10% of Proceeds go to Peabody!


Our generous school adopters, Central BBQ, are holding the first ‘Spirit Night’ of the school year!  Eat at Central BBQ on Central Ave. this Tuesday evening and 10% of all proceeds will go to Peabody Elementary!  The proceeds come from all sales after 5 p.m. – but let them know you’re there for Peabody Elementary, and it will make them feel all warm inside:) 

When: Tuesday, Sept. 13th

Where:  Central BBQ, 2249 Central Ave.

Time:  5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Share this on FB and via email with your friends and neighbors!

Satisfy your Central BBQ craving and help Peabody Elementary – doesn’t get much better than that.