Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, April 6, 2018
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice."
—Martin Luther King, Jr., after being accused of disturbing the peace during the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, race remains a difficult topic. Racial justice, equality, and equity are still in question, and roiling identity politics fuel old divisions. Even if our hearts feel pure, the demons of bias on personal and societal levels... Read More
If you’re on Facebook, we hope you’ll connect with Burgundy for updates! With regular changes to the news feed algorithm, you may be missing some content from us. But there’s an easy way to make sure you see what you want.
First, make sure you’re connected to our page. Visit https://www.facebook.com/burgundyfarm and ensure the buttons under our cover video read “Liked” and “Following.” If they don’t—please click the thumbs up to like and follow Burgundy!
Then, hover over or click the... 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
Enjoy mancala and many other games!The Burgundy Parents Association is having a Family Game Night on Friday, April 20 and all Burgundy families are invited to attend! New families enrolling this fall are also invited. Join us 6-8 p.m. in the Burgundy Gym for a fun family night out, featuring a wide variety of games to play with family and friends, and plenty of food (pizza) for all. If you can attend, please register by April 18.
With inclement weather expected tomorrow, we have to postpone our garden work. You’re welcome to join us in the garden for fun, hard work and community any time from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday, April 14. 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 their ages) will be attending.
Community garden preparation activities will include harvesting, weed pulling, and other odds and ends. All skill levels are... Read More
Box Top coordinator Meghan Semiao gathered each classroom’s collection of Box Tops earlier this month and shared the numbers. Across our Alexandria campus, we collected 905 Box Tops, with the Viceroys and Kindergarten classes contributing the most. Each one is worth 10 cents, so that means this collection netted $90.50 for Burgundy’s annual giving fund, which supports professional development, program and instruction, and financial aid. You can send Box Tops in anytime! We’ll plan for one more... Read More
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering coed tennis as a new sport at Burgundy this spring. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be invited to join the tennis team and learn how to play a great lifetime sport. Bethany McCoy, Burgundy’s athletic director and Middle School P.E. teacher, coached men’s and women’s tennis for five years at the high school level.
Coach Bethany shared, “I am so excited to bring tennis to Burgundy and hope that students will embrace the active lifestyle that... Read More
Our students have been cooking up
some delicious art pieces to share
at the Arts Festival!Two upcoming events will help us celebrate the transformation our new spaces are having on Burgundy’s curriculum and community. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!
First, the inaugural Arts Festival in the new building will showcase work from every Burgundy student. This is a new location for a longtime Burgundy tradition. The annual Arts Festival is nearly 30 years old! Join us 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday... Read More
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
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