Join the new ‘Family Gathering’ Fridays at Peabody Elementary

Screenshot 2014-11-05 22.39.28It’s a new program at Peabody to promote character education — a few students from one grade level will put on a short presentation on the school’s “Character Word” for the month.  This is to encourage conversation about this characteristic at school and in the home throughout the month.

Our fifth grade eagles were brave and put on the initial performance in October on “Responsibility.”

The next performance is this Friday, November 7th @ 7:45 — our fourth graders will present the Character Word “Compassion.”

These short presentations take place on the first Friday of each month — just 5-7 minutes for each presentation.  The Community Gathering starts early, too — 7:45 — so our students can get to their work and you can get to yours!

Attendance is completely voluntary (unless your child is part of the presentation!) but we welcome you to join Peabody in this monthly celebration of being the best person you can be!

Community Gathering Calendar

First Friday of Each Month @ 7:45am in the Peabody Cafeteria

November 7: COMPASSION (4th grade)

December 5: FAITH (3rd grade)

January 9: COMMITMENT (2nd grade)

February 6: LOVE  (1st grade)

March 6: WISDOM (Kindergarten)

April 10: HEALTH ( Support classes)

May 1:  HUMOR (Support classes)




Inspire a Young Person – College and Career Day at Peabody Elementary!


No – they’re not ready to declare their majors just yet, but elementary students are old enough to start thinking about the future. Sure, most of them want the glamorous jobs – firefighters, athletes, and actors – but now is the perfect time to expose them to a range of professions! 

Some studies show that career development is a lifelong path that begins in elementary school. Here are a few simple tips for presenting to young kids.

We’d like you to share your career with our students, and it will only take you an hour!  Just sign up for a time by clicking our easy SignUp Genius button belowHave a friend or relative with an interesting job? Share this post with them!

Peabody Elementary Career Day (grades 3-5)

Friday, December 5th, 2014

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Or Click This Link to Sign-Up!

Don’t want to sign up online? You can call our school counselor: 

Christopher Jones, PSC

901.826.8860 (Direct Number)

901.416.4606 (School Office Number)

Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your sign-up time. There will be a waiting area in the library and refreshments for all participants.  Thank you for supporting Peabody Elementary!

Join Peabody’s ‘Walking School Bus’ this Wednesday!

Peabody Elementary's 2013 'Walking School Bus'

Peabody Elementary’s 2013 ‘Walking School Bus’

This Wednesday all Peabody Eagles and parents are invited to join the Walking School Bus! We will meet that morning and walk/roll to school together on our very awesome Walking School Bus!

When:  7:30 am, Wednesday, October 1

Where:  Meet at the carwash at corner of South Parkway/Young Avenue

Teachers will meet students at this intersection, and we strongly encourage parents to walk with their kids! This is a part of an international movement to encourage more children to walk to school.

The Peabody Informer: Week of 9.16.14

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Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, September 18th from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Conferences are scheduled on 15 minutes intervals. Please call the school @ 416-4606 to schedule an appointment in the office to meet with your child’s teacher for Parent Teacher Conferences.



Students are out of school Friday, September 19th for the District’s Learning Day for Students.



Mrs. Wilkes, Peabody School Secretary, has been chosen to go to jail without passing go. On September 25, 2014, an actual MPD officer will come to Peabody School to haul Mrs. Wilkes off to jail for the Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. Mrs. Wilkes will return to school in a limousine. Students who bring $1 to support the cause by Wednesday, September 24th will earn an “Out of Uniform Day” for Friday, September 26th. Please pay you’re your $1 to see Mrs. Wilkes go to jail. Our goal is $400.00.



  • Starry Night in Peabody Park Tuesday, September 16 from 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
  • AR Family Night- Parents bring your child to the library Wednesday, September 17 from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. to take an AR test.
  • Refreshments will be served.

Grandparents Day Luncheon at Peabody Elementary!

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Next week we celebrate grandparents at Peabody with the annual Grandparent’s Luncheon! Please see your child’s Tuesday folder to sign up their grandparent(s). The form will also include the designated days for your child to eat with grandparents.

Pre-paid orders must be turned in by Monday, September 8th.  

Or you can download the form here and turn it into the school by Monday!

Grandparents Day Luncheon Order Form