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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018
Support Financial Aid at Burgundy! We’re starting to get donations and descriptions for the items that will populate our auction March 3! Are you thinking about what you may like to donate? We welcome a variety of donations—items, services, and experiences. Please note that we do not need to have the item you are donating at this time, we only need the donation details—by February 12 for inclusion in the auction catalog. When you’re ready, go online to fill out the online donation form. You... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018
Burgundy’s Parents of African-American Students group (PAAS) will be sponsoring an African-American Historical Figures exhibit called “Burgundy’s Blacks in Wax LIVE!” The name is inspired and authorized by the founder and CEO of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Burgundy students, teachers, parents, and faculty are encouraged to participate by researching and portraying a historical figure they admire for a "living museum" exhibit. Please sign up in the library by... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018
Dreaming of summer? Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp is working to make your dreams a reality! We believe that summers should be fun, exciting, and nurturing! Our camp experience spurs children’s social and intellectual development, and encourages personal growth and confidence. At Burgundy, through shared experiences in a caring and inclusive camp community, in a beautiful natural camp setting, children are respected and appreciated for who they are. Led by a warm and professional staff, campers... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018
Does your child want to head to the Cove for camp this summer? Registration is now open! Please note that space is limited and some sessions are already filled with a waitlist and others are filling quickly. If you have any questions, please contact the camp registrar Michele McCabe at
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018
James Perriam. Photo by Kayla Khan.On Wednesday, a group of Burgundy students from 4th through 8th grades participated in the schoolwide round of the National Geography Bee. Questions came from U.S. and world geography, and included a section on identifying relevant data on a map. After an extended finalist round, James Perriam, a 4th grade Cooper, was named the Burgundy Geography Bee champion for 2018! He will move on to the next step, which is a test to determine statewide bee competitors.... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018
Several Burgundy Middle School musicians recently auditioned for Fairfax County’s All District Bands. Ruby Ahdoot and Nathan Carpenter-Holmes, both 8th grade, and Ben Abbruzzese, 6th grade, have all achieved spots. Congratulations! Nathan, a guitarist, will be playing with the All District Jazz Band’s Middle School Jazz Ensemble. The concert is this weekend, Saturday, January 27, at 5 p.m. at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Upper School. Ruby and Ben are playing with the countywide All District... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Friday, January 19, 2018
Getting ready to make meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House. View more photos. On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Middle School celebrated "A Day On, Not a Day Off" to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and call for service by completing six service projects, five of them with off-campus components. We have been doing this for nearly a decade. Middle School students and parents met in the gym for a communal take-and-go breakfast and very short introductory program, before... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, January 19, 2018
I hear two comments from parents about Burgundy on a regular basis. The first is “I wish I could have gone to Burgundy!” or, my favorite iteration, “I wish I could go to Burgundy!” The second comment I receive pretty often is, “I wish Burgundy had a high school!” This one is offered with equal conviction (and not only from 8th grade parents who may be agonizing through the high school application process). And it is, honestly, equally flattering. But I am not as enthusiastic, and here’s why…... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018
We’re starting to hear about some fantastic donations headed our way for this year’s auction. March 3 will be an uplifting night, and we know you won’t want the excitement to end! Think about hosting a sign-up party for various interests and age groups. Review last year’s auction catalog (pages 21-22) to see the parties we offered then and get creative! Think about coordinating something with friends. Pick a date, location, number of people possible, and a budget. Need advice on ideal price... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018
It’s been good to have a couple of ‘normal’ days after our various weather days! Overall, the students (and teachers — and admin and staff, too) have returned from the two-week break in good spirits, and Wednesday morning at All School Meeting, led by our 8th grade hosts (this week, Eleanor and Juliette), we reflected on the concept of New Year’s Resolutions: what they are, where they reportedly originated, why they continue to be relevant…. Although many adults are ambivalent about New Year’s... Read More