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Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
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! Give Now! 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
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Updated photo: Mayapples of years past!In various places around campus, mayapples are growing. World languages teacher Carrie Ustun has explained that these are rare and protected wildflowers in Virginia. (Please note that mayapples are not edible.) They have many other names, including podophyllum, mandrake, and hog apple. The number of mayapples growing around Burgundy varies, and sometimes dwindles due to playing children and animal foragers. Please pay careful attention in areas where you... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Merchandise on Burgundy's Jostens school store is customizable, and print on demand. For the last several months, we have partnered with Jostens to provide an online school store. We are sorry to announce that due to customer service concerns, we plan to end our contract with Jostens early. If you’d like to make any final online purchases, please do so by Friday, June 8. Don’t forget that merchandise is also available at Norton House, including clothing (limited sizes available) and lots of... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
We are delighted to announce that this year's auction grossed $143,045 (unaudited). The net proceeds of $121,174 will go directly to student financial aid at Burgundy and help maintain the diversity that benefits all members of the Burgundy community. Thank you to our wonderful auction co-chairs Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Betsy Erickson and to all of the students, parents and friends, faculty and staff, as well as members of the business community, who helped to make our 2018 auction a success.
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018
Annual Giving ​and fundraising at independent schools including Burgundy​ comprise a vital part of schools' annual operational budgets​. At Burgundy, Annual Giving provides critical monies t​hat directly impact our children's experience, from professional development opportunities for ​teachers ​to the financial aid ​that supports 25% of our student population​! According to data from the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, ​the average current parent participation rate... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018
Tennis The tennis team made Burgundy history with their inaugural spring season! This was the first time the Burgundy Blazers made “racket” on the tennis courts, competing in four matches. The coed tennis team consisted of 32 student-athletes who embraced the fundamentals, footwork, and formations that led to success on the doubles court. The matches were abbreviated which means we played about a third or half of a high school match (first to 3 win by 2, etc.). We had a cohesive team with... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, May 25, 2018
This week in addition to attending the tail-end of the Medieval Festival at 4/5 I had the pleasure of reviewing some of the Medieval Simple Machine write-ups and illustrations in the Gallery of the Logan Loft. An integrated unit, Medieval Studies touches social studies, science, math, reading and writing, and even the arts! The simple machines projects draw on STEAM skills: students design a machine, then write a persuasive letter to potential benefactors (royalty) asking for patronage of... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, May 18, 2018
This afternoon, I’m returning from the Cove, having spent some quality time at our incredible Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies campus with the Viceroys. Rain is not the weather we hope for when we set out to the Cove, but I can tell you that seeing so many shades of green, even in the rain, is somehow grounding and delightful, and seeing our kids so engaged, with little care about the weather, is always inspiring! Cove trips also are the surest signal that the school year is racing to... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018
Buckeyes working together on an assignment at the Cove. Photo by Joanne Petty. This is the time of the year when classes make their spring journey to the Cove. This experience is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the natural world — in our own outdoor laboratory! Annual Giving helps to support the wealth of opportunities our curriculum offers students at the Cove. Funding helps to maintain Cove facilities and more. The bus that gets students and chaperones to and from Burgundy is an... Read More