Peabody Silent Auction Ends Wednesday!

The February snow shut down our annual chili cook-off, but it didn’t stop generous businesses from donating auction items for Peabody Elementary.

Screenshot 2014-02-19 23.32.37Our PTA has decided not to reschedule this year’s chili event.

So we’re doing something a little different —  a SILENT AUCTION on Facebook! 

How does it work? Items went up on our Facebook event page Friday, February 21st. In the comment box under each item, you place your bid. Just like in any silent auction, highest bidder wins!

We will close all bidding Wednesday, February 26th at 5pm CST.

What do we have? We have gift certificates and packages from restaurants like Sweet Grass and Central BBQ. You can bid on summer camp and swimming lesson packages.  Plus, gift packages from Harrah’s Casino, Goner Records and Midtown Framers! And more.

What can you do? Share this event with family and friends all over Facebook. Items are from local businesses, so your Memphis area friends will find this auction most valuable!

Here is the Facebook Event Page for the Peabody Elementary Silent Auction! 

Thank you for supporting Peabody Elementary in the heart of Midtown Memphis!

It’s Peabody Elementary Day at CBU!

Screenshot 2014-02-25 23.21.22Give your little Buccaneer an afternoon of affordable family fun!

Christian Brothers University invites its favorite neighborhood elementary school to an afternoon of basketball!

It’s the Buccaneers  final regular season game and they want to hear our Peabody families cheering from the stands!

When:          Saturday, March 1st @ 4pm

Where:         Canale Arena on the CBU Campus on Central Ave.

Admission:  FREE for kids and $2 for Peabody parents!

 Come has some fun and represent our fine school on “Peabody Elementary Day” at CBU!

Read to Achieve with the Grizzlies!

rta-ip-web-240Starting next week, Peabody’s 3rd, 4th & 5th graders will get the chance to participate in the Grizzlies’ Read to Achieve program! Here’s the deal…

Each student must:

Every 3rd-5th grader who meets these requirements will get to go to the Memphis Grizzlies Read to Achieve Celebration at FedExForum on April 10, featuring Memphis Grizzlies players, team mascot Grizz, Grizz Girls and other special guests! As an added incentive, students who attend the Celebration will receive a free book to help build your personal library.

Your child will be coming home with a Read to Achieve bookmark on which they’ll need to record the names of the books they read. There’s also a place for you to initial, showing that you know they read the book. And, of course, they can take an Accelerated Reader test on their books, which will count toward their AR point goals!

So, come on, Peabody…let’s Read to Achieve!

*In order to count, a book should be at least 30 pages long, or on your child’s reading level, whichever is higher.

General Choice Transfer Process Opens Tuesday

Screenshot 2014-02-14 05.54.23If you have a child at Peabody Elementary and would like to send your child to a different Shelby County School OR if  you are currently attending a Shelby County School and want to send your child to Peabody Elementary — the transfer process opens this Tuesday!

And there are no lines to wait in and no paper applications! It’s all online — but it IS first apply, first serve.

Peabody Principal Melanie Nelson has outlined how this works:

  • All Students in Shelby County can apply for a General Choice Transfer on February 18-March 7, 2014
  • Online application portal opens on the SCS District website at 10: a.m. on February 18
  • Parent’s will log in with child’s name, birth date, current grade/school and social security number or district PIN (Test your log in here)
  • The list of schools with enrollment spaces will be posted online prior to February 18.
  • Applications will be electronically stamped with date and time as they are submitted
  • Students on an existing transfer at SCS school are approved through the exit grade of the current school (No re-apply necessary)

The General Choice Transfer Process is NOT the same as the Optional Schools Process.  Click here to see the difference.

Learn more about the General Choice Transfer Process on the Shelby County Schools website!

Peabody Family STEM Night Tuesday, February 18th!

Screenshot 2014-02-11 21.47.09It’s one of our most interactive meetings of the year — you and your child will participate in fun, hands-on science activities at Peabody’s Family STEM Night!

We’ll also share information on local STEM programs your kids can join.

Plus, learn more about how your child will be participating in Peabody’s upcoming Science Fair!

WHAT:  Family STEM Night

WHERE: Peabody Elementary Cafeteria

WHEN: Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00 pm

This will also be our February PTA meeting, so come for an update from our Peabody PTA.

Big News: Dress-down passes will be given out to all kids whose parents attend STEM Night!

Please click on this link to sign-up to be a judge for Peabody Elementary’s Science Fair!

Sign Up to Judge the Peabody Elementary Science Fair

Screenshot 2014-02-11 21.06.00The school science fair.  It’s a classic American tradition. And it’s never been more important than it is today.  The U.S. has fallen behind other countries in areas of math and science during a time when technology and scientific thinking have become vital elements of our economy.

We want you to play a role in encouraging our children to love science.  Please sign up to be a judge for our science fair.  We welcome and encourage anyone who likes to see proud kids make volcanoes explode … to volunteer!

Peabody Elementary Science Fair

WHEN: Friday, March 7th

WHERE: Peabody Elementary 

Please click this link to be a judge!