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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018
Fun at the 2017 Fall Fair. More photos on Facebook! Believe it or not, we’re already beginning to prepare for the Fall Fair! We’re looking forward to it, and we know you are too. Please save the date: Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We’re pleased to share a defining statement for the Fall Fair: Burgundy's annual Fall Fair is always a fun day for our community! Fair proceeds support financial aid, but the event's main purpose is as a "friendraiser," not a fundraiser. The Fall Fair is... Read More
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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018
As we prepare for a host of on-campus events, we wanted to share some reminders about parking. Please always be careful and aware of your surroundings when driving on campus. We need your help to maintain a safe environment for all! On campus, parking spaces are delineated to maximize parking efficiency — please respect these lines. Carpool Lane Parking Outside of morning and afternoon carpool times, briefly parking in the carpool lane is generally allowed (e.g., when picking up a student... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, May 11, 2018
Next week the Class of 2018 will put on this year's 8th grade musical, the timeless classic Peter Pan! The 8th grade musical is always a highlight of the school year and a rite of passage of the 8th graders’ individual and collective journeys. This year, the play is even more special because it’s the first major drama production in the new Logan Loft! Younger students, parents, and faculty and staff will delight in the reprisal of their favorite characters from Peter to Captain Hook to... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018
Families — as adults and children are around the barnyard, please keep these rules and guidelines in mind so all may be safe and sound. Poppy and Topaz are integrating into the herd and will be seen outside in the pasture! Topaz is very social and loves attention, so it is important that we all remember a few rules when visiting her, so that she feels safe and we can start training her well! Pet on Topaz on her front end. She likes to be pet on her neck and shoulders where she can see hands... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018
Thanks Ruby and Nathan for this Peter Pan promotional video! Click to play. Thanks Mina for the Peter Pan poster artwork!Tickets are now available for the Class of 2018’s production of Peter Pan! We’re thrilled to have four opportunities to see the show this year, beginning Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., continuing Friday night at 7 p.m., and concluding Saturday with both an afternoon (2 p.m.) and evening show (7 p.m.). All shows include an intermission and the opportunity to purchase... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Springtime is a time for new growth, and that’s been even more apparent in the Burgundy barnyard recently with the birth of Poppy’s foal! A few weeks ago, we didn’t know when the foal would be born or what color she would be. But a year ago, we didn’t know we would have the opportunity to rescue a pregnant Poppy and bring her to Burgundy. Annual Giving helps to support the wealth of opportunities our curriculum offers all our students, including the care of animals and the maintenance of the... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Art teachers Mary Iannone and Annie Rocha recently attended a STEAM conference (focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at the National Cathedral School to help gain knowledge for our Makerspace program for the coming school year. Gifts to Annual Giving help make professional development opportunities like this possible. At the conference, Mary and Annie networked with a variety of teachers from many different grade levels and subject areas, and even met a... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Some of the Deep Creek Middle School students on stage.This morning at a special All School Meeting in the amphitheater, second grader Anna M. announced the name caretaker Ali Shepard ’04 has chosen for Poppy’s foal, born in the barn last week. We’ll call the filly Topaz! The Burgundy community offered a lot of suggestions, and the idea of “Topaz” came from Melissa Koval, parent of 8th grader Rowan Smith. In the announcement, Anna explained “Topaz is a gemstone and she’s our little gem!” The... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, May 4, 2018
For the most part there probably are only two types of parents right now: those who already are worrying about their kids’ online lives and those who will be. Technology is creating positive innovation, intellectual collaboration, and personal connectivity, too, and adults are as captivated as kids. Yet much of what is engaging our children can be opaque to us, even as we see technology becoming a hub for an increasing number of our kids’ lives. And how we’re going to manage this intense... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Lener, Assistant Head of School and Lower School Head on Friday, April 27, 2018
On April 18 school closed at noon and soon after Burgundy employees — both teachers and staff — headed off campus for this year’s Capital Area Progressive Schools (CAPS) Symposium. Mary Akeley and I were part of the steering committee that organized this year’s event, with a presentation from Dr. Dena Simmons, the Director of Education at Yale’s Center for Social and Emotional Intelligence. She spoke to us about leveraging emotional intelligence and culturally responsive practices for thriving... Read More