Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, April 20, 2018
It’s National Volunteer Week! We want to give a hearty thank you to all our many volunteers!
At each admission open house I try to be honest with parents looking at Burgundy about who we are, and one of the things I say is, “We are not a ‘drop ’em off at JK and pick ’em up at 8th grade graduation’ kind of place.”
At Burgundy it’s a shared journey, one to which parents, guardians, and families contribute substantially and help facilitate with their various kinds of volunteering: from... Read More
The recreated conference room in West Barn.The Logan Loft has officially opened and arts classes have moved in, so you might be wondering what’s going on with the spaces where they were. Burgundy’s maintenance team has already renovated part of the space to be used as a conference room for meetings. Over the summer, they’ll help move language classrooms. Next school year, the playground-side classroom will become home to Chris Hughes’s French classroom. Maria Espinoza’s Spanish class will move... Read More
The vet visited Burgundy recently and caretaker Ali Shepard ’04 confirms that everything seems to be on track with our miniature horse Poppy and the delivery of her foal, which we’re expecting in the next few weeks. Signs like milk production and a change in Poppy’s belly shape will let Ali know that the delivery date is approaching.
Ali has set up the stall in the barn as a birthing stall, and plans to be in the barn with Poppy during the birth. The vet will come shortly after for a check of... Read More
Burgundy will host singer and actor François Clemmons for a lunchtime concert, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. The concert will be either on the outdoor stage on the Campus Commons, or inside in the theater/community room.
François may be best known as the policeman Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, but he enjoyed a career as a singer specializing in both opera and spirituals. He founded the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble, and before his retirement he was the Alexander Twilight... Read More
First graders exploring Huntley Meadows on a previous trip.
Annual Giving supports memorable learning opportunities for all our students, on campus and off! For virtually all field trips during the year, the cost of transportation and admission is already covered, not an add-on fee for families. Annual Giving helps make this possible.
First grade authors write and share books
about local wildlife, often inspired by what
they've seen at Huntley Meadows.The Huntley Meadows field trips that the... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Lener, Assistant Head of School and Lower School Head on Friday, April 20, 2018
Thank you to all the parents who joined us last Thursday night for Curriculum Night. The event gave attendees a chance to learn more about our drama program from grades 1-8, our science program from JK-8 and our Middle School math program. It is impressive to see how the curriculum builds from year to year and integrates with our subject areas. We learned about the 2nd and 3rd grade study, the Shakespeare play in 4th and 5th that connects with the Medieval unit in social studies, and the... Read More
We’re looking forward to a Burgundy summer; how about you? Summer is a great time to make new friends and keep the old — both Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp and Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies Camp have spaces, if you are still thinking about registering, or if you have friends or family who might be interested. Please feel free share this information!
Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp runs for 8 weeks; the first week of camp starts June 18, the last week of camp begins August 6. Camp is for... Read More
Posted by Ali Shepard ’04, caretaker on Friday, April 13, 2018
This past weekend Burgundy lost one of our beloved goats, Ruby. She would have been 9 in August and lived a wonderful and full life at Burgundy. In Ruby’s passing, I have been reminded of exactly what makes Burgundy the best place for me and so special for all our students. The value of truth, as well as the belief that social and emotional intelligence belong at the heart of education, are exactly why I will be a Burgundian for life.
On Monday, I was invited to meet with the Kindergarten and... Read More
Cutting the ribbon to officially open The Logan Loft! See more photos from the dedication.
On Wednesday our school community and many guests gathered to celebrate the dedication of The Logan Loft, named for alumni parent donors who inspired hundreds more donors in our community to fund construction, and the Campus Commons, which will honor longtime librarian Ann Van Deusen. The program opened with singing from the 7th grade “Burgundy Bellas” chorus; included remarks from Head of School Jeff... Read More
UPDATE, May 9: Please note that due to a low number of registrations, the May 11-12 bootcamp class has been canceled.
This spring, Burgundy will host the first Alexandria parenting classes led by the Maryland-based Parent Encouragement Program. PEP’s parenting classes seek to help parents understand why kids misbehave, how to use positive discipline, and what to do when you’re stuck. Their two upcoming classes are open to all interested families in the area:
Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me... Read More