Thank You for Being a Friend… of Peabody Elementary!

The first Peabody PTA Volunteer Appreciation Night honored 150 generous family and community members for all that they do for the children of Peabody Elementary! 


We even had a guest appearance from nationally renowned food revolutionary Tony Geraci, the new director of Nutrician Services for Memphis City Schools!


Tony Geraci talking to outgoing PTA co-president Mandy Grisham. 

Geraci visited to acknowledge all of the great things happening at Peabody Elementary.  He has a special interest in us, since he lives in Cooper-Young. That makes Peabody his neighborhood school! 

The Christian Brothers University women’s basketball team also came to our volunteer night. These dedicated student-athletes tutor Peabody students weekly in the STAR Tutoring program!


The Lady Bucs at Volunteer Appreciation Night

Our 150 volunteers accomplished so many things this year. Check out this touching slideshow created by outgoing PTA co-president, Mandy Grisham! Thank you, Mandy! 


2012 Volunteer Appreciation Video from Peabody PTA on Vimeo.

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Peabody Elementary PTA Volunteer Appreciation Night!


Calling all secret superheroes!

You know who you are. You’ve copied flyers, made signs, collected money for teacher gifts, WatchDogged, tutored, donated to gift baskets, sold cookie dough…..  Yes, you!
It’s time to be recognized. If you’ve volunteered to help Peabody Elementary this year – please join the celebration!
When:  Thursday, April 26
            6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Peabody Elementary Cafeteria
FREE dinner for those who RSVP.  Meals provided by MCS celebrity chef Tony Geraci
FREE childcare for children 3 years old and under.  
Please RSVP here by Wednesday, April 25th or email Mandy Grisham at

This will also be the end-of-the-year PTA meeting – so hear about all the great things that have happened this year, what’s still to come, and about leadership opportunities for 2012/2013!! 


Thanks Peabody. Super-Spirited Night at El Toro Loco!

More than 15 school families, their many little ones, and a handful of our dedicated teachers showed Peabody Pride at Spirit Night tonight!  Thank you! 

A portion of the proceeds will go to our school.  


Thank you El Toro Loco!


Mark your calendars for the last Spirit Night of the school year…. our grand finale at Central BBQ on Central May 8th!!