We’re thrilled to announce that both the Fall Fair and Burgundy Auction will be chaired by returning volunteers in the 2018-2019 school year! Alex Rutherford and Darcy Katzin return to chair the Fall Fair on Saturday, October 13, 2018, while Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Betsy Erickson will helm the auction on Saturday, March 2, 2019. We appreciate having an extended commitment from both of these sets of co-chairs.
Please keep in mind that we’re collecting supplies for Kids’ Closet, Used Books, and... Read More
Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Burgundy's Annual Giving Fund for 2017-2018! This year we saw significant increases in two key areas: parent participation and overall giving. For the parents, there was a 30% increase in participation, which is a fantastic achievement. Overall, the Annual Giving Fund saw an increase of 15% in dollars raised, which is another cause for great celebration!
We want to thank all of the volunteers who dedicated themselves to ensure the success of this... Read More
Once you’re connected to Burgundy, you’re always a part of our family! We encourage alumni, their families, and former faculty and staff to stay connected. In addition to sharing news back and forth, we’re also happy to host visitors.
Recently we enjoyed two visits in one day! Alumnus Mike Bianco, who attended Burgundy for two years of elementary school in 1946-1948, and his friend Pat stopped by to see the many changes to our Alexandria campus since his student days. Former teacher and alumna... Read More
Officially, Burgundy's very successful auction was just one night in March, but the experiences offered as auction items have kept the fun going during the spring and summer! Several students and families have recently benefited from auction parties and events.
There were pool parties where students splashed into summer, a fairy wand-making party to bring a little magic to the end of the year, and handprint parties where JK students left their mark on the Norton House wall. Children and... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Jeff shares a vacation photo from BaliWe hope your family is enjoying summer! Now in its week four, Burgundy Summer Day Camp is having a fantastic summer under Director Hugh Squire, and the campers, their families, and the staff are enjoying the campus improvements (and no construction!). The Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies camp also is in full swing under longtime director Vini Schoene ’73 and her staff.
It’s been a busy but productive month since school ended for administrators and... Read More
We regret that we have sad and surprising news for our community. Early the evening of June 21, Topaz, Burgundy's young filly, passed away after a brief illness.
Topaz began showing signs of digestive discomfort on Wednesday evening. The vet visited and began treatment but recommended taking Topaz to a veterinary hospital. Caretaker Ali Shepard '04 took Topaz and her mom Poppy to the the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg. Poppy was there to be a comforting presence for... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, June 8, 2018
Thursday evening we held our 8th Grade Graduation in the Gym. As always, it was incredible!
Burgundy's graduations feature the graduating 8th graders; a very small portion of the ceremonies are adults speaking! The program for the graduation each year is designed by the graduating 8th graders themselves, with a minimum of facilitative help from their teachers and the ‘bones’ of the traditions carried forward from previous graduations. The graduation typically consists of speeches and musical... Read More
On Thursday, June 7, Burgundy celebrates the graduation of the 8th grade Class of 2018. The graduation ceremony is a student-directed event, and each member of the class will play a role.
After their time at Burgundy, these young alumni plan to attend a variety of independent and public high schools:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Bishop O'Connell High School
Collège du Léman (Switzerland)
Edmund Burke School
Episcopal High School
Flint Hill School
Georgetown Day School
Gonzaga... Read More
Burgundy’s current fiscal year ends June 30. Please make a gift to the Annual Giving Fund or fulfill your pledge by this date. Annual Giving provides critical support to Burgundy's operating budget for the fiscal year, contributing to the budget for professional development, program and instruction, and financial aid. Donations make a difference for every single student and family at Burgundy. Show your support for our community with a gift today!
Questions about giving? Please... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, June 1, 2018
Earlier this week I had the great joy of visiting the new Gold Frogger Airlines (parent company K Frogs) at the West Barn Early Childhood building. One K Frogs student was manning the phone at the reservation desk; another seemed to be collecting luggage (real, vintage American Tourister upright suitcases); and yet another two Frogs were warming up the jet for take-off. The students had invented and constructed the entire thing.
Last week I’d been watching some of them starting the ‘EC... Read More