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!

Enter the 7th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off!

            7th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody PTA            Chili Cook Off



Saturday, February 8, 2013

from 12-1:30 p.m.

Peabody Elementary School cafeteria

Enter your tasty chili now for just $15!

 (After Feb. 2, entrance fee is $20.)

          Prizes will be awarded for Judges Choice, People’s Choice, Best HOT Chili, Best Non-Beef Chili & NEW Wild Card category (Tell us in two sentences what makes your chili special. E.g. local ingredient, kid-cooked, family recipe, school garden ingredient, etc.)

All proceeds will benefit the Peabody School beautification projects!

Sign up:

Download this registration form:

2014 Chili Cookoff Registration Card

Return this form AND a check made payable to the Peabody Elementary PTA to:

Peabody Elementary Front Office OR

CYCA Office at 2298 Young Avenue OR

Email completed form to

We also need volunteers to help put on this great event. Sign up now to help set up, clean up, decorate tables and assist the judges!

Click this button for easy sign up!

Sign Up Now!

Bring the kids!!  

A $2 kids ticket will get your little one a grilled cheese sandwich and drink! Adults get in with a $5 ticket – that buys you 4 tastings and drink!

Collect Box Tops and help Peabody Elementary!

imagesPeabody Elementary is collecting Box Tops from all of your favorite products — General Mills, Chex, Ziploc, Nestle and more.

The students bring them to their class and if enough are collected .. they get a class party!

The neighborhood is in this too!  There are drop off locations in Cooper-Young at Stone Soup Café in their market, Burke’s Books and the Cooper Young Community Association office at 2298 Young.

So clip and save.  Your are making money for Peabody Elementary!

You did it! Record-breaking cookie dough sales for Peabody Elementary!

Screenshot 2013-12-06 09.45.53Big thanks to all of you who helped Peabody Elementary through our annual Cookie Dough Sale!  It was a great year — we raised $6,000 to donate to Peabody’s “Succeed to Read” program! 

Now, it’s the fun part. Rewarding the awesome kids who helped sell nearly 950 boxes of cookie dough!

We need volunteers for Cookie Dough Day this Thursday, December 12th.  

  • 1:30 – 3:00:  Set-up, coordinate, serve ice cream, dance and clean up!
  • 3:00 – 6:00:  Hand out cookie dough and distribute prizes!

There are different shifts throughout these periods, so if you can only help out for an hour — your time will be much appreciated!

Contact super Cookie Dough parent Shelley Thomas to volunteer! She needs your help. Plus, it’s really fun.

Peabody PTA’s Cookie Dough Sale Ends Tuesday!


Cookie dough order are due Tuesday, November 19th. Money for the sales must be included with the order. 

Make all checks payable to: Peabody Elementary School

Please do NOT take orders to the front office, but send them to your child’s classroom. The orders should be in the original manila folder in which your order form was delivered.  PTA members will pick up the orders from your teachers.  

Thanks for all you do for Peabody Elementary!

Can you help pick up cookie orders from the classroom? Even if you can only help for 15-minutes — your assistance will be greatly appreciated.  This is a quick way to serve your school!

Also, if you have means to communicate to teachers only – please let me them know that we will be going from class to class collecting on those days.