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Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017
Mindfulness increasingly is taught in schools to help students focus their attention and manage their emotions, behaviors and social interactions. This year Burgundy will partner with Minds Incorporated, a local organization dedicated to teaching students, educators, and parents mindfulness practices that build, along with social and emotional learning, awareness and concentration, compassion, and creativity. Teachers read The Mindful Child over the summer and will take part in regular... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Thanks to an alumni connection, Burgundy has been selected by the Nellis Group Real Estate team for their 100th Home Sale for Charity Campaign. The Nellis Group is giving away the full commission from the sale of the 100th home sold by the team this year. With your vote, Burgundy can earn a portion of that donation! Please visit to cast your vote for Burgundy in the first round today and help us get into the final vote! The top 6 charities after the first round of... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017
On the Burgundy website, the Burgundy calendar has been divided into several types of events. Some are publicly accessible while others are available only to logged in users. These event types are available via iCal calendar subscriptions. Subscribing is best done via computer (rather than a smartphone or tablet). Once you're logged in to the website, visit On the left there are several Event Types listed - choose the ones that you're interested in. We... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017
GusAs most visitors quickly notice, Burgundy is a dog-friendly campus. Several canine companions join our faculty and staff on campus on a regular basis, including Cameron (with Jeff in the Main Office), Chance (with Elizabeth L. in Meyers Barn), Gus (with Kathleen in Meyers Barn), Izzy (with Elizabeth N. in West Barn, K Foxes), Sulley (with Paige in the Middle School), and Winter (with Chiquita in the Middle School).   Other dogs are often seen during morning and afternoon carpool as they... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017
Get ready to cheer on all of the Burgundy Blazers teams during games at home and at other area schools! Fall sports at Burgundy are soccer, cross country, and volleyball. Soccer starts next week, with a home game for JV on Monday, September 18, at 3:45 p.m. and a home game for varsity on Thursday, September 21, at 4 p.m. Access the field by the path through the woods between the Middle School building and parking lot. Cross country has a home meet Monday, September 25, 3:45 p.m. Please note... Read More
Posted by Michele McCabe, Advancement and Annual Giving Coordinator on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Just before the school year began, Burgundy received a generous donation online to our Annual Giving Fund. The donor was not listed in our records so I contacted her about her connection to Burgundy and she shared this story: My mother, Wilma, attended Burgundy many years ago. In fact, you may not have been an official school when she attended. It would have been around 1945/46, under the name Wilma Bailey. If it helps, her parents were William and Dorothy Bailey. My mom struggled all her life... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Throughout the day Monday, May 15, Burgundy students signed their names on the steel beam that will be the last to be placed in the frame of the new Arts & Community Center. Steel work continues and recent rain has protracted the work somewhat, but we’re still looking forward to our “topping out” celebration soon. We’ll let you know as soon as we can set a date!
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
On Saturday, April 29, a small, but very productive group of Burgundy students and parents continued our celebrations of Earth Week by cleaning up fallen timber and invasive growth around a gazebo bridge near the boat launch area at Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton. This park is one of several that protect the waterway and surrounding lands along the Occoquan River. It also holds an important place in the history of women's rights and suffrage. Turning Point Plaza at Occoquan Regional Park... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
This year’s Book Swap was open for browsing and choosing books all day Thursday, April 27. Each class came through the book swap at a time convenient for their schedule. Luisa Reyes of Wright to Read, an Alexandria literacy-focused nonprofit, and Cindy Woodruff, our librarian, in addition to classroom teachers, helped students select a book to take home. All Burgundy students chose a book. The remaining books were donated to Wright to Read so they could give books for summer reading to all... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Lener, Pat Harden and Joe Peacock on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Practice putting down your cell phone like Joe, Pat, and Elizabeth!Burgundy families were offered a screening of the film Screenagers on Sunday, May 7, which which was attended by about 50 adults and 30 students. In recent years we have periodically invited outside experts on internet safety to speak to our community about similar issues, but this film was particularly valuable in its focus on the strains on family life created by the rapid proliferation of digital devices. Some of the issues... Read More