This year’s Arts Festival will be in a new home—the Logan Arts & Community Center! The event was originally scheduled for March 13, but we are rescheduling it for Tuesday, April 10. The date change will allow for the installation of a layer of paneling on the walls of the gallery—necessary before we can display art there. Delivery of the panels has been delayed. With this change, the Arts Festival coincides with the celebration and dedication of the building and Campus Commons on the... Read More
Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies Director Vini Schoene ’73 reminds us that ticks cannot read calendars, and with some bouts of warmer weather lately they may be active earlier than usual.
Families should be more vigilant about checking their children as we enter spring and early summer. Due to licensing guidelines for the school, Burgundy staff on the Alexandria campus cannot remove ticks which have already embedded in the skin. If a child comes to the school clinic with a tick, the health... Read More
Thanks to everyone who has sent in an RSVP. We need to hear from you, yes or no, so that we know how much food to order, and more! If you haven’t yet done so, RSVP now. Otherwise you will be contacted tomorrow for a response. Register by 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, February 25; we’ll randomly pick a name from those registered and the winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. If you have problems registering, please contact email@example.com.
Volunteers are also still needed... Read More
Earlier this week I ran into one of our teachers who had just had ‘a moment’ in her classroom. But that brief disappointment turned into the kind of learning moment that arises from great teaching. In an assignment that other schools may only approach during Black History Month (February) or Women’s History Month (March), but that our teachers strive to weave into the curriculum at any time, the class was working in small groups to research female scientists and the challenges they’d faced.... Read More
With inquiries from some parents and in light of recent events, we wanted to share the parent guide and overview of Burgundy’s Crisis and Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). Burgundy's first priority is the safety and well being of its students, along with the safety of its faculty and staff. Accordingly, the CEMP guides our faculty-staff and students, as well as parents, in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a crisis or emergency that may arise. For safety reasons, the full plan... Read More
The Tea Collection fundraiser is almost here again! When you shop at teaschooldays.com between February 26 and March 5, you can purchase Tea Collection clothing while also helping support Burgundy! When you enter the code SDS18BURGUNDY at checkout, you will get 15% off your purchase price, free shipping, and Burgundy will receive a donation worth 15% of your purchase.
With snow in the forecast, we bet you’re thinking about summer! The Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp is set to have another great year of fun, excitement, and meaningful experiences for your campers. Registration for Summer 2018 camp is open now!
Visit www.burgundysummer.org for all the details, including dates, rates, and descriptions of our camp programs. We have some exciting new camps this summer, such as Silver Knights Chess, Tae Kwon Do, and Fencing with the NOVA Fencing Club. All of your... Read More
Auction tickets are now available! Get your reservations in early—you won't want to miss this party!
Please help us get ready by sending in an RSVP, yes or no. This is critically important for our logistics and planning, especially the delicious catered dinner courtesy of Stephanie Babin, Michael Babin and Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Anyone who RSVPs prior to midnight on Sunday, February 25 will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card.
In addition to admission tickets,... Read More
Posted by Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Betsy Erickson, Burgundy Parents and Auction Co-Chairs on Friday, February 16, 2018
We both love giving admission tours and sharing the magic and wonder of Burgundy with prospective families as we walk them through our beautiful campus and introduce them to our faculty. We get to see their faces light up when the teachers talk about building communities in their classrooms and how they view themselves as partners in our children’s academic and social-emotional growth. We get to delight them with stories of how our children use every inch of the expansive Alexandria campus to... Read More
We hope you have marked your calendars for Saturday, March 3 for our Auction, a fun social event and also our primary fundraiser for financial aid. We have already received lots of volunteer support in soliciting and donating items, designing class items, and more.
We are seeking additional volunteers who are able to help with preparations! It is a great opportunity to meet and get to know parents from other classes as well as our broader community. Opportunities are... Read More