Congratulations to Robert Williams for moving on to the Regional 2019 Northern Virginia Science and Engineering Fair! His project involved finding a way for wet suits to stay warmer longer.
From Robert's paper: "I want to do this project because my family and I are divers and towards the end of our dives we always get cold even with wetsuits, so I would like to find a solution to this."
From Robert's mom, Sarah: "Everything you guys have given as teachers has contributed to his love of... Read More
Registration for summer nature camp at Cooper’s Cove is now open to the public!
For those who can never get enough of Cooper’s Cove, this is your chance: the Junior Program is for children aged 8 - 10; the Senior Program is for those 11-15. There is also an Adult Weekend July 26-28: you don’t have to do any dishes, and we serve wine with dinner!
To learn more, you can attend an informational session with the Director, Vini Schoene, on January 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the library at Burgundy Farm... Read More
The Middle School will host a parents-only showing of the documentary, "Screenagers," on Wednesday, 2/20 from 7-9 p.m. in the Logan Loft Community Room. (There will also be a student showing for students in grades five through eight during the school day that same day.)
The event is open to parents of students in grades 5 through 8. Childcare will be provided, details coming soon. The viewing of the film will be about 70 minutes long, followed by small group discussions.
Our goal in sharing... Read More
Burgundy's Annual Auction is Saturday, March 2. This year we celebrate Burgundy with our theme "Reaching the Stars." The Auction is our school's primary fundraiser--all proceeds benefit financial aid, which helps one in four Burgundy students. This adults-only evening is an elegant and celebratory event that will include a delicious catered dinner, drinks, mingling with friends and of course wonderful items and experiences for bidding during a silent and live auction!
We will be in touch in... Read More
Posted by by Jeff Sindler on Friday, January 11, 2019
Hannah Miller, ‘15, TC Williams ‘19, is one amazing Burgundy grad. Hannah has been offered early admission to Georgetown University’s Justice and Peace Studies Program. Although we are told she will likely attend Georgetown, she has a few other exciting opportunities to consider, too! In addition to her remarkable college offer, Hannah is a remarkable citizen and advocate who embodies so much of the Burgundy mission and who makes all who knew her at Burgundy feel very proud.
For example,... Read More
This year we are celebrating our 10th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019.
As a part of that day, we will have an All-School Food Drive. We are collecting food items to benefit ALIVE, which supports families in need in Alexandria. The collection will take place all week next week (January 14-18) and students will sort and box the food on the actual day of service and then bring it all to the warehouse for further sorting and storage prior to distribution. ... Read More
We are so excited to introduce to you the newest member of our Burgundy animal family, Holly, the goat! Holly will be one year old on January 11. She came from a lovely family in Stafford who raised her as part of a 4H project but it was time for her to move to a new home. Holly is a mixed breed goat and very friendly!⠀
Middle School students collected the food, and then assembled, wrapped and decorated 24 beautiful holiday baskets to be distributed to the clients of Koinonia on Franconia Road. Each basket is designed to provide the makings of a festive holiday dinner for a family of four. We solicited donations of non-perishable food items and gift cards (or cash to buy them) for perishable foods at the Giant at Alexandria Commons on December 2.
Under direction of "Wrap Master," Cathy Guertin, students... Read More
Festival of Lights is Friday, December 21 in the Gym! Burgundy’s annual winter performance involves every class sharing stories about the theme of light from a diverse array of cultural traditions and experiences. This is a popular event and we usually see a large number of families on campus for Festival of Lights and the classroom parties that follow it. Don’t forget that Friday is a noon release, with no afternoon enrichments or bus service.
This year the advancement office is happy to... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Monday, December 10, 2018
On Saturday afternoon, a group of Middle Schoolers helped to wrap presents for Wesley Housing's program that provides holiday gifts for clients who live in their housing units.
Wesley Housing chooses some of their clients who are really struggling to make ends meet, and asks them to make a wish list of gifts for all members of their family. Generous donors bought these gifts, some "adopting" entire families, and our students wrapped them beautifully so the gifts can be a welcome and beautiful... Read More