With snow in the forecast, we bet you’re thinking about summer! The Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp is set to have another great year of fun, excitement, and meaningful experiences for your campers. Registration for Summer 2018 camp is open now!
Visit www.burgundysummer.org for all the details, including dates, rates, and descriptions of our camp programs. We have some exciting new camps this summer, such as Silver Knights Chess, Tae Kwon Do, and Fencing with the NOVA Fencing Club. All of your... Read More
Auction tickets are now available! Get your reservations in early—you won't want to miss this party!
Please help us get ready by sending in an RSVP, yes or no. This is critically important for our logistics and planning, especially the delicious catered dinner courtesy of Stephanie Babin, Michael Babin and Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Anyone who RSVPs prior to midnight on Sunday, February 25 will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card.
In addition to admission tickets,... Read More
We hope you have marked your calendars for Saturday, March 3 for our Auction, a fun social event and also our primary fundraiser for financial aid. We have already received lots of volunteer support in soliciting and donating items, designing class items, and more.
We are seeking additional volunteers who are able to help with preparations! It is a great opportunity to meet and get to know parents from other classes as well as our broader community. Opportunities are... Read More
Posted by Vini Schoene '73, BCWS Director on Friday, February 9, 2018
The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 16-19.
This is really easy for any age. Pick your time, go out, count what you can in as little as 15 minutes, and report it. You DON’T have to know all the birds. To learn more, check out http://gbbc.birdcount.org.
— Vini, who banded birds with her teacher in the Burgundy class of ’73
Next Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16, Burgundy’s 7th grade class takes the stage for their original play, Through the Eyes of Us! Shows begin at 7 p.m. at Aldersgate Community Church. Tickets are now available!
Check out a video commercial for the show, prepared by Cole M. and Maddie P.
Please note: This production is recommended for students in 4th grade and older. The student-generated content covers topics relevant in young adults' lives today, so may not be appropriate for... Read More
Posted by Angela Baek, Burgundy parent and teacher on Friday, February 9, 2018
Are you a sports enthusiast? Whether it's the Superbowl cheering for my home team (Go Eagles!) or cheering on my daughter running a race against her dad, I am always up for a good game. This week, the world's best athletes have gathered in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the 23rd Winter Olympics. To the athletes, their hopes and dreams of becoming the best are about to unfold. As the spectators, we are about to witness their accomplishments and cheer for our teams. I am especially excited about... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, February 2, 2018
I am happy to report that this week we received from Fairfax County our "Non-Residential Use Permit for the Burgundy Farm Country Day School Arts & Community Center!" Yes, this is the occupancy permit for the new building! We are beginning a gradual move-in and at this point our goal is for arts, drama, and music classes to meet in their new spaces in late February, sometime after President’s Day weekend. Our maintenance team and some contractors are finishing punch-list items and... Read More
With only one month before we soar together during an uplifting Auction night, the entire Burgundy community is busy with preparations!
If you’re planning to donate an item, service, or experience, we need those details by Monday, February 12 to meet our catalog deadline. Fill out the online donation form or contact Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Thank you!
Looking for other ways to support the Auction and financial aid at Burgundy? Here are more options:
Contribute... Read More
Mark your calendars for Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16, when Burgundy’s 7th grade class takes the stage for their original play, Through the Eyes of Us! Shows begin at 7 p.m. at Aldersgate Community Church in the Fort Hunt area of Alexandria. Please note: this is a location change from earlier plans. Tickets will be available via a link in next week’s Constant Comment.
Social media, constant questions, ever-changing friendships… the life of a middle schooler! This year’s 7th grade... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, January 26, 2018
It has been said that Burgundy kids are good talkers. I think there is truth in that. We certainly bring our students along here at school to not be shy (even if they are shy) about speaking up. When they are impassioned, as children often are, there can be a tendency for many voices to try to be speaking all at once. Fortunately we have some basic tools and signals that, for the most part, keep the passion from presenting problems, and there are many excellent conversations here each and... Read More