Back to School Parking Safety

We know that parking is at a premium around Peabody, but so is the safety of all of our students and parents.
A few reminders as we head back to school:
  • use the cross walk,
  • use the drop off lane,
  • do not park in the drop off lane or block neighbors’ driveways
  • please don’t drop your child off in the middle of the street
We want all of our little Eagles and their parents to have a safe experience at drop off and pick up and we want to be good neighbors. Safe and courteous parking is a great lesson to pass on to our Eagles!
Not sure where to park? One of our super Peabody parents, Michelle Stuart, made this wonderful parking map! Just click and download: Peabody ES Parking Map
And if you want to really help with parking safety — volunteer to be a Peabody Watchdog!  Just fill out this quick and easy interest form. You’ll make a HUGE difference in getting all of our Eagles in the door safely!

Meet & Greet New Teachers and Staff!


Bring your kiddos to enjoy popsicles and get to know some new faces at Peabody! 

When: Tuesday, July 31st @ 5pm

Where: Peabody Playground

New Faces at Peabody

Anecia Washington- Interventionist

  • Ms. Washington has 15 years of teaching experience and has taught CLUE.

Nancy Miller- Librarian                                             

  • Mrs. Miller has taught at Immaculate Conception Cathedral School since 2007 and has served as their librarian for the past 5 years.

Tamara Turner- School Counselor                        

  • Mrs. Turner has served as school counselor with SCS for many years.

Amanda Yarberry- Kindergarten         

  • Ms. Yarberry has served as a Reading Coach and comes to Memphis from Gainesville, FL.

Rachel Johnson- First Grade                                   

  • Ms. Johnson has taught 1st grade with SCS.

Shelley Miller- Second Grade                                 

  • Ms. Miller has taught KK-8 for several years.

Connie Knighton- Third Grade Math                    

  • Mrs. Knighton is a native Memphian who has 10 years experience with SCS and an additional 3 years in The State of Virginia School Systems.

Shelby Fairley-  Fourth Grade Reading               

  • Mrs. Fairley is a native Memphian who has taught 2 years in Mississippi School Systems.

Nicholas Homa- 5th Grade Math                            

  • Mr. Homa has served as a recent Eureka Math Instructional Advisor and has taught 6th grade Math with SCS.






Back to School

back to school

Welcome to Peabody Elementary!  Whether you are a new or returning parent – all the back-to-school rules can be a little confusing.  We hope this makes it easier:

First. Friend us on Facebook! And join our PTA and signup for our weekly email list. You’ll receive updates all year round.

Calendar. Sign up here to subscribe to our constantly updated digital school calendar! Before school begins, only SCS dates are available and updated. But by the first week of August, Peabody’s calendar will be available and we’ll update those in the digital calendar.

Registration. Every child at Peabody must register every year.

Click here for Shelby County School’s Registration page.

The Uniform.  Peabody Elementary has a uniform code.  We’ve made it easy – click this link for uniform guidelines.

School Supplies.  When we were kids it was so much fun to pick out new pencils and notebooks, but as parents, we know we have to plan ahead if we don’t want it to cost a fortune! School supply lists are updated by the school in the summer.  Click here for the Supply List!

Summer Reading List. If you misplaced yours, Peabody Summer Reading List: Page One and Page Two  There is still time!

Drop off and Pick up.  Teachers are ready to receive students by 8:00 am.  The school bell rings at 8:15 am. You can bring your child to the room or drop him off in front of the school.  Staff members and our own Peabody Watchdogs are there to help get your child safely out of the car.  Don’t be late – or you’ll have to sign in at Principal Nelson’s office (really!)  The school day ends at 3:15 pm.  Your child will be waiting for you outside the school by 3:15 with his classmates and supervised carefully by his teacher.  It’s quite the logistical marvel.

Extended Care Program. Click here if you are interested in Before or After Care for your child.

Lunch.  Breakfast and lunch are free to all registered SCS students, regardless of income! Click here for the link to the school menu.


7:45 A.M.-8:00 A.M. Free breakfast in the Peabody cafeteria!

8:00 A.M. Students start to enter school through main entrance door

8:15 A.M. School begins!


3:05 P.M. Day Care/Bus Riders dismissed

3:10 P.M. After School Care dismissed

3:15 P.M. Car Riders/Walkers dismissed