The Village Toymaker to sponsor AR Store!

Screenshot 2014-08-21 13.16.07The Accelerated Reader team is thrilled to announce that this year’s AR Prize Store will be sponsored by The Village Toymaker! This generous local business will be donating the toys and prizes our Peabody students will choose from when they shop with their AR points this year.

The Village Toymaker’s huge annual toy sale starts today (8/21/14) and runs through Sunday (8/24/14), with 20-50% off everything in their stores, so please stop by one of their locations (at the Children’s Museum, in East Memphis or in Germantown) to do a little shopping for upcoming birthdays, or maybe even some early Christmas shopping! When you do, PLEASE make sure to mention that you’re a Peabody family and thank them for their generosity to our children!

The first AR Prize Store will be held right around Fall Break, so encourage your child to do LOTS of reading and AR quiz taking — not only so they can get some great prizes, but also to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those mental muscles! Need more info about how to help your child be successful with AR? Check out our AR web page!

Kindergarten Orientation + Ice Cream = Fun!


New kindergartners and their families are welcome as Peabody celebrates the arrival of our newest Eagles. Thanks to our adopters at Neighborhood Church, the students (and any siblings) are invited to hangout and enjoy frozen treats with plenty of adult supervision while their parents get to know our fabulous Kindergarten teachers and their classrooms. Of course, after orientation, the grownups are invited to have a treat, too!

What: Kindergarten Orientation and Ice Cream Social

When: Tuesday, August 12 from 6PM to 7:30PM

Where: Peabody Elementary Cafetorium

It’s Peabody Election Day, Too!

We all know August 7th is Election Day in Shelby County … but did you know it’s also the kick-off for the Peabody PTA Elections?!

Screenshot 2014-08-07 11.56.05The nomination process for candidates closed Wednesday at midnight, so the ballot is now set.  Didn’t read up on your candidates?  No problem, because they are all running unopposed:)

Many thanks to all those who have volunteered to serve!

If board service is not for you, there are a host of other ways to be involved in the Peabody PTA. We’ve included some of those on the PTA Board Ballot below! So consider checking a box or two for volunteer opportunities you might find interesting — and someone from the PTA will follow up.

Also, please take time to vote. Even though everyone is unopposed, the votes certify the election process. Plus, it also makes our officers feel really good when more than just a handful of people affirm their volunteerism with a vote!

This poll closes on Thursday, August 14th. 

Click here to take part in the Peabody PTA Board Election!


WatchDOGS Volunteers Needed!

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If you’d like to become a regular volunteer, you can download this form and return it to the main office: 

WatchDogs Volunteer Form

You can also fill out this form online to volunteer! 

If you have any questions, just contact WatchDOGS coordinator and Peabody dad, Josh Spickler at 901-216-2024