2011 PTA Silent Auction Success


You’re #1 –  Peabody parents, faculty, staff, students, community friends, and adopters!


The baskets this year were creative and quite tempting…


In fact, last year… our first silent auction raised $2,800.  We thought that was fantastic.  

So how much did the 2011 Silent Auction raise?  We raised $3,300!!  That’s a whole lot of competitive bidding for just a few hours! 


Many, many thanks to all of our Midtown businesses and restaurants for their constant genorosity. 


And, of course, to our school AdopterCentral BBQ, for donating that delicious BBQ dinner. They made it easy to start bidding wars on bellies filled with yummy pulled pork, slaw and beans!


To wrap it up – many thanks to the Peabody parents, faculty and staff who made this night possible. Special shout out to PTA mom Kate Lareau for chairing this fun event!

Go Eagles!




It’s Official; Peabody Parents Are Awesome


While we have no data to back this up, it is highly unlikely that any elementary school in Memphis can boast three, count ’em, three parents on the recently announced Memphis Business Journal Top Forty Under Forty list. The 15th annual edition of the list was released earlier this month by the editors of the Journal after sifting through over 250 nominees. The final 40 were selected based on their professional contributions, accomplishments and community service.  And when all was said and done, a whopping 7.5% of the list was made up of Peabody parents!  

Our mighty threesome are among Memphis’ best lawmakers, physicians, bankers, lawyers, teachers, restauranteurs . . . the list goes on. But enough of that. Let’s meet them, shall we?


Monica N. Wharton, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Regional Medical Center at Memphis


Joann Massey, Business Development Consultant, State of Tennessee Economic and Community Development


Lurene Cachola Kelley, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis (and creator of and contributor to this web space)

Congratulations are in order for each of these wonderfully successful women for being one of Memphis’ Top 40 Under 40. But we suspect that if you asked them, they are most proud of another title altogether: Mom! 

Spirit Night @ Papa John’s 2nd Tuesday of November!


Your kids will love you, your kitchen stays clean, and Peabody gets money.  Could there be an easier decision? 

Spirit Night at Papa John’s Pizza in Midtown!  

Where: 1436 Union @ Cleveland

When: Tuesday, November 8th

           5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Just tell them you’re with Peabody Elementary!!  


November at Peabody Elementary Means BBQ and Silent Auction: Donate and save the date

On Thursday, November 17th –  the Peabody gymnasium turns into a shop-a-rama!


The 40+ baskets created by Peabody parents and faculty for the 2010 Auction

Last year, the PTA raised more than $2,800 on this one night for the library. That’s purchased Peabody students new books and is going toward a fun facelift for the library. 

So parents and community members – let’s make this an even bigger success! 

Donate items and, of course, come shop and eat!

When:  Thursday, November 17th 

               5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Peabody Gymnasium

Eat:       Central BBQ – $5/plate! 

Shop:   No charge to shop! Credit cards welcome.  

If you’d like to donate items to the auction or want to volunteer your time to help, please contact Kate Lareau at:  katelareau@gmail.com

Event sponsored by Central BBQ.  Many thanks to our always generous adopter



Flyer and more information for event!




Raise $, Help Peabody, Get Prizes!

Order Turn-In Fridays: November 4th and November 11th


There will be turn-in table these Fridays at Peabody.  Put your orders and payments in the envelopes that came with your book packet and bring ’em to the table. 

Top sellers can earn their class a party!


The head-honcho, top seller of them all – you get Grizzly Tickets!!


Books are $25/each

This fundraiser has been organized by the Peabody PTA with proceeds going to Peabody School’s Accelerated Reader Program.

Any questions about this fundraiser should go to Shelley Thomas at mrsglenthomas@yahoo.com or 237.9104