Peabody Volunteer Training Session


If you plan to volunteer in any capacity this school year for activities such as Field Trips, Classroom Helper, Watch Dog Parent, Field Day or just reading to students, please attend this Volunteer Training Session.

You will be able to complete the on-line volunteer process during the session and learn about Level 3 Volunteering which requires SCS Board fingerprinting. Even if you’ve been approved for volunteering with SCS before, you must re-apply each year. The process will take only a few minutes for those who have already applied.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 5pm-5:30pm

WHERE: Peabody Elementary Library

See this form for details on what level approval you need. SCS Volunteer Form




Rainy Day and Parking Procedures


Message from Principal Nelson: 

Student health and safety is a priority at Peabody Elementary. During inclement weather or rainy days, the children will wait inside the building.  Parents must come into the school in the foyer and stand in the designated area behind the ropes. Students will not be called from classrooms until 3:10 P.M. during Rainy Day Dismissal.  Remember, early check-out stops at 2:40 P.M. Students will not be called for check out after 2:40 P.M. Important learning takes place at the end of the day.  Please allow your child to stay at school until 3:15 P.M. each day!

Car rides in grades KK, 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be dismissed through the front entrance of the school.  Pre-K and 5 grade car riders will be dismissed downstairs through the east side door.  Daycare riders and walkers in grades KK-5 will be dismissed through the west door.

We ask all parents to enter through the front (Grades 1-4) or the east side (Grades Pre-k and 5) of the building to pick up the children during inclement weather.  Pre-K parents must come into the Pre-K classroom to sign-out students.

Please do not park or leave your car unattended in front door of the school from 7:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.  Unfortunately, the police will issue a ticket.  Please read and follow the Parking Sign guidelines around the school. When parking, please do not block our neighbors’ driveways.

Parents are NOT ALLOWED to park in the Faculty Parking Lot or drop-off/pick-up students on the lot at any time due to student safety and limited parking for teachers. Cars found on the Faculty Parking Lot will be asked to move immediately.

Parents, please do not park on the side of Tanglewood Street adjacent to the school on any given day.  The police will ticket vehicles parked there. Tanglewood Street adjacent to the school is RESERVED FOR DAYCARE AND SCHOOL BUSES ONLY!!! Thank you for helping to keep our students safe!

Here is our handy school parking map: Peabody ES Parking Map


Join Team Peabody EventThe Peabody PTA is involved in so many great activities that benefit our Eagles. And communication about upcoming events and important reminders is just one of those services the Peabody PTA provides to our families

That’s why we’re collecting emails for the 2018-2019 school year, so that you can be as engaged as you can be. But we can’t send you emails until you opt in.  Even if you signed up last year, you must opt-in again.

Relatives and teachers are encouraged to sign up. And if you’re interested in volunteering — you can sign up for our teams here!

We’ve made it easy.

Just click here to opt in to email and volunteer opportunities!

You can pay your dues online, too!

PTA Solo Parent Family Dues


PTA Dual Parent Family Dues


If you don’t want to pay online, just put cash or a check made out to: PEABODY PTA and place in an envelope with your name, email and “PTA Dues” written on it. Then slip into the PTA mailbox located on the front of the receptionist’s desk in the mail lobby.

Peabody Welcome Back Squad!

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We are so happy to have students and parents back for the 2018-2019 school year. We want to make sure our students feel our excitement! Peabody is looking for parent volunteers to join the Welcome Back Squad and greet our students on the first day of school from 7:45 – 8:15am in front of the school. Parents will line the sidewalks to welcome students with a big smile and wave!

If you are interested, please come to the school Monday, August 6th at 7:40am. We will meet in the main office. If your child is with you, she can hang out in the cafeteria (teachers will be supervising) and then walk through the Welcome Back Squad with the other kids.

Grandparents, aunts, cousins, friends – feel free to join and let’s get this school year off to an exciting start for our Eagles.

Bring your biggest smiles and best cheers!


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

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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