The Great Peabody Debate! Our students debate and vote. Help boost their civic pride!


What: A debate of political issues by 4th & 5th grade students, supported by K-3rd grade students.


When: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 8:15 a.m.


Where: Peabody Elementary Cafeteria


Who: All interested parents and community members are invited!


Why: To help our students develop the thinking, writing and speaking skills they need to become strong and active citizens.


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are still needed for the following shifts:

     Tuesday, October 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. to decorate the cafeteria for the debate (3 volunteers needed)

     Wednesday, October 31, 6:15-7:00 a.m. to decorate the school entrance (2 volunteers needed)

     Wednesday, October 31, 8:00-11:30 a.m. to help manage the debate and election (3 volunteers needed)

Contact Tony de Velasco at or 901-721-3970.


Get it on National Food Day with Memphis City Schools!


Memphis City Schools has been making some big changes in the way our children eat – produce from local farmers, using items grown in school gardens, and just generally healthy food for our kids! 

Join Memphis as it participates in its first Food Day!  This is part of a national effort to raise awareness about healthy eating.  

When:   Wednesday, Oct. 24th

               3:00 – 5:00 pm

Where:  MCS Central Kitchen Center

               3176 Jackson

More details here…

Hit the Court! Peabody Elementary Cuts the Ribbon on New Basketball Court.


It’s official.  Peabody Elementary has the best backyard on the block!  The new basketball court is in place and ready for play!


The ribbon has been cut on the court and the kids began playing immediately (OK – they were already playing before the ribbon was cut!)

The new court is just the latest addition.  The beginning of the school year brought a new shade structure and a new produce garden. Many, many hands have worked on this backyard… from watering to digging to coordination to grant writing to fundraising!  

All totaled – this marks $45,000 of improvements!!  


We want to give special thanks to Peabody PTA president Chris Kelley and past co-president Mandy Grisham for their massive coordination effort to improve the backyard. 

‘Must See’ Thursday Meeting at Peabody Elementary! Action Starts at 5:30!


Good things are going on at Peabody Elementary! This Thursday evening, you don’t want to miss a minute!


5:30 p.m. – It’s ribbon cutting on our new basketball court!  See the latest addition to the new Peabody Backyard that we all helped create! Shoot an inaugural hoop!

5:45 p.m. – Doors open to the gymnasium – be the first to get your sign up sheet for Peabody after school clubs! Earliest numbers get preferred choices.  

6:00 p.m. – It’s our monthly Peabody Elementary School and PTA meeting. This month, it’s the 4 C’s: Common Core Curriculum, Civics, Clubs, and Central BBQ! Details here. 

See you Thursday!

The PTA is offering free childcare for children ages 2-4, so parents can focus on the meeting.  Sign up here for a slot.