Be a chef, judge, or ticket-taker. Volunteer for the 5th Annual CYCA/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off


Try on a new job for an afternoon! A little of your time will do a lot to raise money to improve Peabody’s playground – a space that benefits students and the Cooper-Young neighborhood!

Volunteer spots are open to parents and/or community members. 

Here are two ways to help:

1.Click on this box below to sign up for a small job.  You’ll help make the contest run smoothly.


2. Download this page and sign up to be a Chili Chef!  Entry fee is just $15 before February 3rd. Prizes and glory await. 

If you can’t volunteer – please come, taste chili, and vote for the best!

Invite your friends and family.  It’s super fun.  Promise.

What: 5th Annual CYCA/Peabody Chili Cook-Off

When: Saturday, February 11th

             12:00 – 1:30

Where: Gymnasium of Peabody Elementary


Can you make a mean chili? Time to show off.

It’s the 5th Annual Cooper-Young Community Association/Peabody PTA Chili Cook-off!


For the past five years, we’ve partnered with the CYCA in this awesomely fun fundraiser for Peabody. The Chili Cook-Off is Saturday Feburary 11th from 12:00 – 1:30.  

But first – we need a few good cooks!  Whip up your favorite recipe and then wow our panel of judges or land the “People’s Choice” award!  

We welcome contestants from the Cooper-Young neighborhood and Peabody families.  

Sign up by February 3rd – registration fee is only $15!  

Download this sign-up sheet.  Compete, have fun, and help our neighborhood school!

RSVP to attend the Chili Cook-Off here!!

Not a Chili Chef? We’ve made it easy for you to volunteer! Just click below to grab a choice opportunity!

Show Your Peabody Spirit – Eat More Chicken

Like you needed an excuse to eat yummy chicken nuggets…


Peabody Spirit night this month is at Chick-fil-A!  You eat there, Peabody gets a portion of the profits.  It’s that simple. 

Where:  Chick-fil-A in Midtown on Union

When:  Tuesday, January 10th

            5-8 p.m.

When you order – let them know you’re a friend of Peabody Elementary! Invite your friends and family.

Lend Your Voice!

As you know, the Memphis and Shelby County School districs are in the process of consolidating into one large district. The many people on the new Unified School Board and the Transition Team, as well as hired consultants, are hard at work on making plans for what this new school system will look like and how it will operate.

The Peabody PTA’s Academic Innovation and Advocacy Team will be hosting a meeting in the Peabody library on Thursday, January 12, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss some “big picture” issues that we would like to advocate for during the consolidation process. Some of the issues we will likely discuss and put into the document we deliver to these groups include:

  • Length of the school day/year
  • Curriculum
  • Policies affecting students’ health and wellness

Mark Sturgis, Executive Director of the Memphis chapter of Stand for Children, will be present to help guide us in our advocacy work on behalf of Peabody’s students. If you have specific topics that you would like to add to the agenda for discussion on January 12th, please email them to Ginger Spickler, chair of the Advocacy team, at or call her at (901) 216-2162. We look forward to seeing many members of the Peabody community on the 12th!