Peabody school briefs

Accelerated Reading program takes off

On your marks, get ready, get set, READ!

Another school year at Peabody Elementary means another year of Accelerated Reader.

AR is an online reading improvement program funded by the Peabody PTA and supported by the Peabody teachers and parents. Children can read a book then take a quiz at school on it to assess how well they understood it. Points earned from the quizzes count toward prizes and recognition. Children can also attend Starry Nights Read Aloud events in Peabody Park and earn more points.

The goals for 2015-2016 have been set. Peabody Starry Nights have been scheduled, and Accelerated Reader Family nights have been planned with all with our students in mind. Oh, and did we mention that we’ve seen Mrs. Pappas, a Peabody parent, restocking the Accelerated Reader display case with fabulous prizes? All right Peabody scholars, let’s work harder to get smarter to improve our reading across the curriculum.

Thanks to Mrs. Katz, Mr. Malone, Mrs. Kennell, Ms. Pletcher, and Ms. Catina Roberts for sponsoring AR Family nights. Also, a special thanks to Mrs. Guthrie, Mrs. Crutchfield, Ms. Pletcher, and Mrs. Kennell for being our Peabody Park teacher readers.

Box Tops collections resume

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

Box Tops, like the one pictured here, can be found on many products you already buy. Collect them and our school gets .10 per Box Top. In past years the school has collected as much as $1,000 worth of Box Tops, helping fund projects like the Eagle Bucks program for great behavior.

The class that collects the most Box Tops gets a class gets a party. Neighborhood residents can also help out by dropping off Box Tops at locations in Cooper-Young like 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!

Peabody meets with adopters

Peabody Elementary School held its annual adopter’s planning session on September 24th, 2015. Sweet Grass, one of the school’s adopters, provided the delicious lunch.

Principal Nelson, teachers, PTA officers, members, and our adopters collaborated on ways to show continued support to the school. The session concluded with a plan for the 2015-2016 school year.

Peabody is proud to share partnerships with Central Bar-be-que, Burke’s Books, Chick-fil-a on Union Ave, Smoothie King, Cooper Young Community Association, Cooper Young Business Association, Sweet Grass Restaurant, Mona Spa, Union Avenue Baptist Church, Public Defender’s Office, The Neighborhood Church, The Village Toymaker, Galloway Baptist Church, and Envision Memphis.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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