Help ‘Stand for Children’, Help Peabody

Being a parent at Peabody Elementary means getting involved.  It’s that ‘Peabody Pride,’ and it’s been here for generations of Peabody families.

 

But we are entering a new era of education in Memphis and Shelby County.  How will consolidation affect Peabody?  How will it affect all of the children of the city and county?

 

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Stand for Children is a national organization with local affiliates.  Memphis has a strong local chapter.

 

Our local Stand organizers can help us better understand what issues… like consolidation… mean to our families, bring our concerns to the people who make laws, and rally support when legislators aren’t looking out for our school.  

 

But Stand needs more representatives from Peabody to voice the needs of our school.  

 

Find out more about Stand and how you can represent the children, teachers, and parents of Peabody.  

 

Meeting:  Tuesday, October 26th

Time:  5:30-7:00 

Where:  Peabody Cafeteria


Light refreshments will be served and children are welcome. 


 

Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, was Stand for Children’s first board chairman.  He says that the voices of parents and concerned citizens must be heard in any debate about education. Stand can get these voices heard.

 

Can you make it? Please RSVP and let us know if you plan on attending by phone or replying to this email. Please call community organizer Jaclyn Suffel at             901-438-7786       if you have questions or would like to RSVP. If you can’t come, but are interested, email Jaclyn anyway. 


 

 

 

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Thursday Peabody Extravaganza – October 20th 6 p.m.

If you haven’t come to a P.T.A. night – this is one you’ll want to make.  

Note – wear your P.J.s (or just let the kids jammy-up), bring your credit card, and get ready to have fun and learn some new stuff! 

1.  New Peabody Gear on Sale! 

 The PTA will be taking credit cards! So you can load up on shirts and hoodies and pay for it later:) 

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Modeled by adorable 3rd grader, Ava Bulter

2. PTA News!

 Your hardworking PTA has been wrangling budgets, setting up fundraisers and organizing new programs.  Hear about all of the great things your parent organization has been doing, and how it’s making Peabody an even better school to learn and love!

3.  Family Literacy Night!

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Bring your child to the meeting in his P.J.s!  After the meeting, Peabody Elementary is holding a ‘Family Literacy’ Night! This event is to celebrate the school’s new Accelerated Readers program which was purchased with PTA funds.  

Milk and cookies will be served.  Peabody’s Ms. McMillen will read stories to the kids, a representative from the Memphis Public Library will be on-hand to sign up people for library cards, and parents will get a sneak-peak at just how Accelerated Readers will work (because your kids will be talking about it!)  

Show your Peabody Pride this Thursday at 6 p.m.

in the Cafeteria!

 

 

Spirit Night @ Ching’s Hot Wings this Tuesday!

If you missed last week’s Spirit Night – here’s another chance! Eat at Ching’s Hot Wings and benefit Peabody Elementary!

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Peabody will receive a percentage of profits from Tuesday’s Spirit Night!

Where: Ching’s 1264 Getwell Road

When: Tuesday, October 11th & Tuesday, October 18th

            5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Watch this great video about Ching’s by BackBeat Memphis

 

Ching’s Wings from BackBeat on Vimeo.

 

Spirit Night @ Ching’s Hot Wings this Tuesday!

If you missed last week’s Spirit Night – here’s another chance! Eat at Ching’s Hot Wings and benefit Peabody Elementary!

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Peabody will receive a percentage of profits from Tuesday’s Spirit Night!

Where: Ching’s 1264 Getwell Road

When: Tuesday, October 11th & Tuesday, October 18th

            5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Watch this great video about Ching’s by BackBeat Memphis

 

Ching’s Wings from BackBeat on Vimeo.

 

Be the First to Pre-Order a Peabody Polo or Hoodie!

You asked for swag – so we got some!  Peabody is getting its first official shirts and hoodies!  The shirts will be available in mid to late October.  

If you order now, you can be among the first to get these smart-looking shirts and hoodies. All items are in royal blue – the official color of Peabody Elementary.  

Here is the embroidered emblem: 

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The emblem will be on the upper-left portion of the shirt.  

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This is a short sleeved pique polo with stain release fabric.  It is machine washable and is a cotton/polyester blend. They run small, so order up one size.

Prices: Youth Polo $15/Adult Polos $20

 

Hoodies will also be available.  

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These fleece hoodies have been approved by Principal Jones – so your child can wear this royal blue hoodie and be sure it conforms to school policy.  

These hoodies are soft, yet pill-resistant and have a pouch pocket. They run small, so order up one size.

Prices: Youth Hoodie $25/Adult Hoodies $30.

If you’d like to pre-order polos and hoodies for the whole family – we’ve made it easy.

(1) Download this form, (2) fill it out, (3) write the check to Peabody PTA, and (4) put form and check in a sealed envelope marked PTA and take to main office. 

Deadline for pre-order: Wednesday, October 19th. 

Go Eagles!