Jump on Peabody Elementary’s Walking School Bus Honoring Asjuana Clayton!

This week is national Walk-and-Roll-to-School Week!
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This Wednesday all Peabody Eagles and parents are invited to join the Walking School Bus! We will meet that morning and walk/roll to school together on our very awesome Walking School Bus!

When:  Wednesday, October 3
            7:00 a.m. 
Where:  Meet at the car wash at corner of East Parkway/Young Avenue

We need at least 15 parent/community volunteers to join the effort to escort theWalking School Bus, so please sign up by CLICKING HERE.

We will walk in honor of 3rd grade eagle, Asjuana Clayton, who was hit by a car over the weekend and is recovering with serious injuries. Let’s have a huge turnout to show her that her classmates support and love her!

 

Show this Peabody Eagle We Care. Fund Drive for 3rd Grader Injured in Hit-and-Run

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This past weekend, Peabody third-grader Asjuana Clayton was injured in a hit-and-run accident. According to reports on WMC-TV, she was clipped by the rearview mirror of a passing car.  The driver took off and left Asjuana with a severely broken leg and all of her teeth knocked out. 

See this story that ran on WMC-TV. 

Asjuana’s spunky attitude in the WMC-TV story, even after this terrible accident, has landed her story on TV stations across the country.  

We are so proud of this strong little girl… and she’s going to have to be stronger.  The accident will require major surgery on her mouth.  

We are asking all Peabody kids to bring $1 to school. If you can bring more, please do.  

Peabody Spotlight: 4th Grade Teacher Dominique Mendoza

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Position: 4th Grade Science/Social Studies Teacher

Years at Peabody: 1

Years teaching: 1

College or Grad School:  Undergrad- Belmont Abbey College, Grad- Christian Brothers University

Family: It’s just me and my husband, Adrian Mendoza. My family lives in North Carolina. My In-laws live in Texas. 

What are your hobbies? Taking pictures, reading, spending time with friends, people watching, searching Pinterest for lots of good teaching ideas.

What is your favorite elementary school memory? In 4th grade we spent a semester studying how to be a professional. We went on a day-long field trip to “Enterprise City,” which was a fictional town. We spent the whole day doing our jobs and experiencing what it takes to run a city. 

What is your hope for your Peabody students? For them to believe in themselves wholeheartedly. To have the conviction that with hard work we are capable of achieving any dream!

What is your favorite Memphis outing? Overton Park – I love to take walks and people watch.

Do you need anything for your classroom? highlighters, colored copy paper, spiral notebooks or composition notebooks. 

What is one thing a parent can do to partner with you in educating their child? Read the assigned pages with your students for homework and help them think about the questions. This helps my students internalize and review what has been taught in class.

 

Peabody Spotlight: 4th Grade Teacher Dominique Mendoza

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Position: 4th Grade Science/Social Studies Teacher

Years at Peabody: 1

Years teaching: 1

College or Grad School: Undergrad- Belmont Abbey College, Grad- Christian Brothers University

Family: Its just me and my husband, Adrian Mendoza. My family lives in North Carolina. My In-laws live in Texas. 

What are your hobbies? Taking pictures, reading, spending time with friends, people watching, searching pinterest for lots of good teaching ideas.

What is your favorite elementary school memory? In 4th grade we spent a semester studying how to be a professional. We went on a day-long field trip to “Enterprise City,” which is a fictional town. We spent the whole day doing our jobs and experiencing what it takes to run a city

What is your hope for your Peabody students? For them to believe in themselves wholeheartedly. To have the conviction that with hard work we are capable of achieving any dream!

What is your favorite Memphis outing? Overton Park – I love to take walks and people watch.

Do you need anything for your classroom? highlighters, colored copy paper, spiral notebooks or composition notebooks. 

What is one thing a parent can do to partner with you in educating their child? Read the assigned pages with your students for homework and help them think about the questions. This helps my students internalize and review what has been taught in class.

 

Historical Marker to Celebrate Man Who Saved Peabody Elementary in 1953

 

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John B. Weatherall died in Peabody School on Saturday, September 12, 1953, and on that fateful day, he had a fatal heart attack after rushing to fight a fire inside the school where he was the custodian.  Born in 1900, he was the son of a pioneer and frontier family, and he enlisted in the Marine Corps during World War I.

After his discharge, he went home to the farm, but ultimately moved to Memphis and built parts for military aircraft for Fisher Body.  After the war, he went to work as a custodian for Memphis City Schools at Peabody Elementary School.

In those days, it was necessary for someone to constantly maintain the school and keep the boilers and other equipment going at all times, so the custodian was required to live next to the school and in this case, his house was where the playground is now.  For this reason and others, we feel it is most fitting for a historical marker to be placed at the playground in his memory since he gave his last full measure of his life for Peabody Elementary School.

– Excerpt from letter to Principal Jones and the Memphis City School Board, written by the family of John B. Weatherall.

A historical marker dedicated to the heroism of John B. Weatherall will be placed at Peabody Elementary durina a ceremony held this Saturday, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

The ceremony will take place in the backyard of Peabody Elementary.  

If you have any questions about the dedication, please contact Jimmy Ogle, Shelby County Historical Commission Chairman

 

 

Bring Positive Changes to Peabody Elementary!

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Here are two great opportunities to make a big difference at Peabody Elementary and beyond…

One is by serving on the Positive Behavior Incentive System (PBIS) team. This team meets 4-6 times a year to look at school-wide incentives for positive behavior.  More details can be found in the form below.  

The second opportunity is by serving as the Peabody Representative on the Parent Assembly. This assembly meets once a month and is comprised of one parent representative from each school. More details can be found in the form below.  

Thank you for considering these opportunities!

-Peabody PTA, Parent and Community Engagement Team