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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2018
Join us in the garden for fun, hard work and community any time from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. This event is designed for all ages. Sign up if you plan to attend, and please indicate how many adults and how many children with ages. Community garden preparation activities will include harvesting, weed pulling, and other odds and ends. All skill levels are welcome. We’ll have tasks organized by ages. Bring your gloves and your favorite gardening tools. Questions? Contact Dori at... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2018
Girls Varsity This was a tremendous season of growth for the girls varsity basketball team. Many of our players were new to basketball and from the beginning were dedicated to building their fundamentals. We are proud of the way our players were able to improve their individual technical skills such as dribbling, shooting, and passing but also improved collectively as a team. They deepened their understanding of the game and honed their defensive skills. During the final third of our season... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, March 30, 2018
On Tuesday evening, immediately following spring break, we had a good portion of our 8th grade parents in the community room of the new arts and community center for a reception and discussion of their Class of 2018 Legacy Gift. Parents spoke with a great deal of gratitude for the various gifts their children had accumulated over their Burgundy years. In various ways these gifts often add up to the sense, when one speaks to an 8th grader or graduate, of a sort of 'renaissance person' — someone... Read More
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 All monies donated by Amazon through this program are applied to Burgundy’s Annual Giving Fund.
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, 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