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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2018
Burgundy’s Head of School Jeff Sindler is among 133 independent school heads from the Washington-Baltimore region who have co-signed an open letter decrying gun violence and urging legislative leaders to take action to prevent it. The letter ran as a full-page advertisement in The Baltimore Sun (Wednesday, March 14, 2018) and The Washington Post (Sunday, March 18, 2018). Jeff explained that the content of the letter and the opportunity to sign it was coordinated through collaborative efforts... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Are you using Amazon Smile? If not, now is a great time to start! Amazon will triple their donation to Burgundy with your first purchase. From March 12 to 31, Amazon will triple the donation rate to 1.5% on your first eligible purchase at smile.amazon.com. All monies donated by Amazon through this program are applied to Burgundy’s Annual Giving Fund.
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent Board and BPA elections. Our community’s input in these elections is important for maintaining the strong governance structure at Burgundy. The Board’s Committee on Trustees is pleased to announce that Tina Chindgren-Wagner, Marc DeCourcey, and Allen O’Neil ’92 have been elected for their first three-year term beginning July 1 on the Board of Trustees. The Committee is also grateful for the continued service of current trustees David Aaron, Jake... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
Burgundy is featured in a recent story from MindShift, an educational reporting project from public radio station KQED. The story highlights the shift toward dog-friendly school campuses and employing both official and unofficial “comfort dogs.” For the story, a reporter spoke with Head of School Jeff Sindler, 8th grader Max S., and 1st grade Goats student Maggie H. about Jeff’s dog Cameron and their experience with dogs on campus. Read the Story Dogs on Campus at Burgundy
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
  Crazy wind storm! Power outages! No problem! Burgundy Soared thanks to our amazing community! We are truly humbled and inspired by your generosity. Parents, faculty, staff, and students gave their time, talent, and financial support to make this year’s Auction a grand success. It was an honor to serve as your Burgundy 2018 Auction co-chairs. We are forever grateful! — Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Betsy Erickson, co-chairs   Raffle Winners Congratulations to our raffle winners! Best of the... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
Picture yourself here! Soar away in our hot air balloon photo booth at the Auction.  See you tomorrow! As you know, Auction proceeds from live and silent auction items, raffles, and contributions, detailed in our catalog, support financial aid. A big thanks to co-chairs Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Betsy Erickson, who have put in so much time and effort to make the Auction wonderful! Chuck Weger — alumni parent, longtime volunteer, and husband to 2/3 Viceroys teacher Vicki Hayes — is our featured... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
All parents and guardians are welcome to join us for a mindfulness learning and practice session Tuesday, March 13, 7-8:30 p.m. in the theater/community room of the new Logan Arts & Community Center. This free session is offered by one of the instructors from Minds Incorporated, the organization that has been working with our teachers through the year. Parents and guardians can discover simple, easy-to-practice stress-reduction tools that can be used to handle the difficult emotions that... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Matt Sahlin (pronounced Suh-leen) will join Burgundy as Director of Advancement. He will begin work July 1. Matt has served since 2012 as Director of Development at Alexandria Country Day School and previously worked in development at his alma mater Trinity College (CT). At ACDS, Matt was a senior administrative team member. He is familiar both with independent schools generally—he is a graduate of Choate—and the small K-8 school environment. Matt led a... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018
Helping out at Hip Hop for Heart In late January, a group of Middle School families and members of Burgundy’s Parents of African American Students group (PAAS) worked at Hip Hop for Heart—an annual dance party for children in Alexandria’s foster care system, organized by alumni parent Catherine Joyce and the Fund for Alexandria’s Child. Our volunteers helped transform the Durant Center on Cameron Street in Alexandria into a beautiful dance venue, complete with a DJ, a "... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by supporting your personal wildlife sanctuary? This is family friendly and we have fun, but it is a WORK weekend, so you are responsible for your own children, will likely help supervise others, and we have jobs for all of them. Also, most jobs are gritty, heavy, and require adults who have both hands free. Come for any or all of the weekend. You bring your own bedding and lots of layers of clothes. We feed you well. “The advantage of Opening is... Read More

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