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World's Finest Chocolate has made VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING possible for the school district. We are looking forward to issuing the PTA your school's very own code to start fundraising with. Contact your Coordinator Rhonda Wall (773)554-6329
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Burgundy has an immediate opening for a full-time position as "Technology Support and Integration Specialist." This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic educator with strong technology skills or a skilled technician with a strong interest in elementary and middle school education, including an opportunity to inspire and support hands-on, experiential learning in our two new makerspace environments.
In addition to experience with tech support in an Mac/iPad/Chromebook environment and a commitment to promoting discovery, the ideal candidate will possess strong problem solving skills, work ethic, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with others. Salary is negotiable. A detailed job description is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11BiZkFudUVfS4MDBRahZjJtR0YMZwP6wX0nnOFKwQtU/edit?usp=sharing.
Please reply with cover letter and resume to Joe Peacock, Director of Technology at: [email protected].
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I am so terribly grateful for Burgundy. I truly don't take for granted everyone that makes this school an absolutely amazing place. From Russell to Ali, Lori to Jeff, Ann and Jenny to the BPA and Tracy and Elizabeth who kicked off Kyria's learning experience at Burgundy. I'm so heartbroken to see such an educational general in Tracy moving on into another phase of life: ecstatic that K and I got to experience her complete dedication and sad that others won't get to experience her passion for teaching and the kids. But completely thrilled that there remain the Elizabeths, Barbies, Nicoles, etc that get to remain and pour into these little, powerful human beings. I feel a bit schizophrenic as I ride this emotional wave.
I remember feeling extreme anxiety when Kyria was moving from K to 1st and how Lori took me by the hand and had me visit the 1st grade, just like I was a new parent all over again. It really made me feel better. I've fell in love with Jenny and Ann and now we're moving on and I'm a HOT MESS with all the tears.
I'm so INCREDIBLY proud of all the hard work the kids have put in this year, so scared and anxious that K is growing up WAY TOO FAST and so glad that we get to come back to a school that embraces and nourishes K's body, soul and mind. Have I said I'm eternally grateful yet? Well, I am.
Words can't describe my gratefulness for the dedication and leadership Jeff and Elizabeth continue to show day in and day out. It is truly a privilege to work alongside you and all the parents that make Burgundy what it is.
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!!!
Ps: Shameless plug as the Annual Giving Captain, if you haven't given, I encourage you to join me in doing so. Every bit counts.
Burgundy is a one-of-a-kind independent school for Junior Kindergarten through 8th Grade. We believe Burgundy students enjoy two amazing campuses.
Our main campus is a former dairy farm, 26 partially wooded acres, just off the busy Beltway of metropolitan Washington, DC. Many people can feel the change in environment as they drive on to the gravel road that leads into our Alexandria campus. We also support the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies, nestled in 506 acres of a secluded valley in West Virginia.
Operating as usual
ACT Campers worked together to paint scenery on the commons today!
The Alexandria Children's Theatre camps at Burgundy allow kids to engage with multiple aspects of the theatre experience.
Our campers started session three off with a splash!
What are you doing to keep cool this week?
Today the first ever Burgundy Derby was held! Each car was crafted by our MakerSpace campers, and everyone gathered to cheer them on. Great job engineers!
Wednesday means ice cream day at Burgundy Summer Camp! The truck was greeted with cheers from campers as it arrived on campus. ☀️
No matter how much things change, some things at Burgundy will always stay the same!
Burgundy Signs of Summer!
The first summer camp session is in full swing, and campus is bustling with fun and energy.
We cannot believe it's already been a week since this memorable and free spirited graduation! So proud to welcome the Class of 2023 as our newest Burgundy Alums and we cannot wait to see where their love of learning takes them from here. More photos to come!
Photo credit: Joseph E.
With graduation season in full swing, we have been thinking a lot about our alumni community. We are so proud of our alumni and the way they continue to respect our earth, stand up for what they believe, and spread kindness as they grow beyond Burgundy. Team Burgundy Forever!
Photo credit: Joseph E.
And with that, the 2022-2023 school year comes to an end. Have a wonderful summer break, everyone!
Photo credit: Kate E. and Kimberly M.
Scenes from the 4/5 Drama Celebration “Apples Always” 🍎🎬🎭
The 4th grade performances were a nod to the trades and occupations of the 4/5 Social Studies program, where each student played the role of the specific trade they studied in class. And the 5th graders studied and created their own masks for the show -- after learning the important theatre structure of commedia dell’arte, an Italian form of character performance that includes masks. Bravo, Lower Schoolers!
Photo credit: Joseph E.
Recent smiles captured around campus! The last week of school countdown has begun :) ☀️
Our Coopers and Redtails did a fantastic job presenting their Social Studies colonial projects last week for family and friends!
The students chose a colonial occupation and shared its culture and related artifacts with community members in attendance, bringing dramatic representation, student-led interest, and so much creativity to campus -- for example, check out the detail in the image of a student's fully 3D-printed farm layout.
Such excellent presentation and leadership skills were on display!
Sliding into the Memorial Day Weekend with some fun Field Day action shots!
Photo credit: Kelsey, Julianna, Taylor, and Kate F.
Who doesn’t love an outdoor music class where you get to learn rhythmic awareness via hand drums?!
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Honk! Jr. on a wonderfully heartwarming production, celebrating all the good of being different!
The Class of 2023 delighted audience members of all ages by sharing Ugly's story through each character's charm and wit in an unforgettable weekend of performances. To our 8th graders, we are continually impressed by your confidence and teamwork both on and off the stage. Thank you for being you!
And to all involved in making this production such a success - honk, honk!!
Photo credit: Joseph E.
Our Class of 2023 ducks have assembled and are ready for the opening production of Honk! Jr. this afternoon at 4:15 pm.
Make sure to go online before tomorrow at noon to purchase your tickets for one of the two remaining showtimes — tomorrow at 7:00 pm, and this Saturday at 3:00 pm. A cash concession will be available at the shows.
Best of luck to our 8th graders 🦆🎭
Visits to the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies (BCWS), our mountain campus in West Virginia, are always special for our students, parents, faculty and staff, and campers. However, there is nothing quite like when our students experience it for the first time.
Last week the first grade Goats set off on their first overnight trip to “the Cove” and since then have been sharing stories of seeing their favorite animals, exploring the pond by canoe, square dancing in the barn, learning about how to be a citizen scientist, and so much more. Seeing it through their eyes is truly magical!
Photo credit: Kate E. and Jeff S.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!! ❤ We are so grateful for our school community and all the hard work and heart that is on display each day!
As this week wraps up, we want to say a huge thank you to our Burgundy Parents Association (BPA) and parents for making this week so special for us!
It’s that time of year again! The Book Fair is here and happening all week in the Library from 8 AM - 4 PM, with extended afternoon hours on Tuesday and Wednesday until 6PM. 📚📖
Students have been previewing the sale during the day and getting their wishlist of books ready. Teachers are making classroom book wishlists too!
The library having partnered with Bookworm Central receives a percentage of all sales. Thanks for your support and make sure to stop by this week.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Burgundy Auction! Whether you donated an item, volunteered, sponsored the event, bid on items, raised your paddle, or came out to be part of this special evening, you made a difference.
Burgundy’s auction is our school’s largest annual fundraiser for financial aid and in addition to supporting an important cause, the auction is an evening for our community to come together. The sun came out between two days of rain, and the tone of the night was joyful. It was heartwarming to see existing Burgundy friendships grow and new ones made. And the evening ended with some serious dancing!
Again, thank everyone who made the night such a success. We’ll see you at the auction next year!
Photo credit: Joseph Edwards Photography
After learning Earth Day vocabulary a few weeks back in French, our Kindergarteners went on a mission to pick up trash around campus and sauver la Terre! (save the Earth!) 🌎
Photo credit: Kelsey S.
Yesterday a double rainbow appeared right above our third graders during the first school group of the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies spring season!
What a fantastic way to kick off this month of Cove adventures 🌈
Photo credit: Jill R.
Go Blazers!! Wishing a successful meet to our athletes competing in Track & Field today! 👟♥️🔥
Photo credit: Zachary A.
As the saying goes, “there’s no bad weather, only bad gear!” ☔️😃
Happy Friday Everyone!
Photo credit: Kate E.
Presenting this year’s digital Auction program! Check your email to view all the content -- including a welcome letter, the live auction items, a schedule of events for the evening, and thank yous to our sponsors. 📚📖
And keep the bidding going over at one.bidpal.net/theburgundystory/welcome
Only 3 hours left to purchase your tickets [link below] to Saturday's Burgundy Auction: The Burgundy Story! Ticket sales for the event close tonight at midnight. So don't delay -- get yours today! 📖 🎫
And as a reminder, you can now start bidding on silent auction items, enter one of the raffles, buy tickets to sign up parties and preview the fantastic items that will be auctioned live at the event -- all from the online bidding site. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this incredible selection of items.
Enjoy a parents’ night out and drop the kiddos off for a Movie Night in Hawk’s Nest hosted by 4/5 teachers Angela and Kimberly. Kids grades 2nd to 5th can come in their coziest PJs and enjoy popcorn and treats during the movie! Visit the Auction online bidding site [link below] for more details on this awesome fixed-price sign up party!
Make sure to buy your tickets for the Auction this Saturday, April 29 at 6 PM. We can't wait for you to join us for a great night of music, mingling, and bidding. All to raise support for financial aid at Burgundy!
Head on over to the auction online bidding site [link below] because we are LIVE! You can now start bidding on silent auction items, enter one of the raffles, buy tickets to sign up parties and preview the amazing items that will be auctioned live on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this incredible selection of items.
And don’t forget, ticket sales close on Wednesday! So buy your tickets now and get ready for a great night of music, mingling, and bidding -- all to raise support for financial aid at Burgundy. We can’t wait to see you Saturday! Happy bidding!
It's essential that all of our students are welcomed and encouraged to engage as their true selves in all aspects of the Burgundy community.
Last Friday, students participated in the GLSEN Day of Silence. In this nationally recognized student-led demonstration, LGBTQ+ students and allies stand up to the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ+ people in schools.
During lunch, we broke the silence as an entire community, celebrating with rainbow stickers, temporary tattoos, music, dance, and camaraderie!
Photo credit: Joseph E.
We found the best natural remover for weeds just in time for our community members to start work on our school garden. Our goats are happy and the beds are ready with organized spaces for spring planting. It's a win, win! 🐐🌱
Thanks to all who came out this past weekend for Garden Day!
Photo credit: Ali and Allie
It's about to go down... join pickleball enthusiasts Jared G. (Middle School Head) and Jerad W. (Athletic Director) for a tournament at Burgundy! This is just one of many wonderful items available through our online bidding site for the upcoming Auction.
Mark your calendars for Monday, April 24, at 5:00 PM when the site goes LIVE -- preview items that will be auctioned off live at the event, start bidding on online items, enter one of the raffles, and buy tickets to one of the unique sign-up parties.
And don't forget to buy your tickets for Saturday, April 29 at 6 PM to join us for a great night of music, mingling, and bidding. All to raise support for financial aid at Burgundy!
To join us visit: https://one.bidpal.net/theburgundystory
Don’t forget to join us tonight from 6-8pm for the final evening of the Arts Festival in the Logan Loft. Take a walk through the gallery viewing all the wonderful student paintings, portraits, and so much more! Plus, live student music 🎶
Photo credit: Libby and Kate E.
The Arts Department is excited to share the visual art creations of our students at this year’s Arts Festival, happening this coming Monday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 18, from 6:00 - 8:00pm both nights!
Join us in The Logan Loft for this open gallery art show allowing you to come and go as you move through the galleries. The show focuses on highlighting our community's paintings, portraits, and other visual artwork. We look forward to seeing you there!
Community volunteerism is crucial in creating a fun and successful school event... join in the longtime Burgundy tradition of cooperation and collaboration by lending a hand at this year’s Auction on Saturday, April 29: The Burgundy Story.
Options to volunteer include the week before, the day of, and the Monday following the event, and there is something for everyone!
Volunteer sign-ups were sent to current parents and faculty and staff -- so please reference those emails to confirm your time/task slot before your 1st choice fills up. We cannot thank you enough for your participation!
The photos are of a few volunteers/parents from the Auction 2022: Burgundy Roars Back. To register and purchase Auction 2023 tickets visit: one.bidpal.net/theburgundystory
Our Burgundy Parents Association (BPA) has partnered with the local Arlington outdoor store, Casual Adventure to help families prepare for spring trips to the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies. If you purchase items from Casual Adventure, they will give 10% back to the BPA. All you have to do is visit the store tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12 and mention Burgundy! See the flyer for more info!
Burgundy in Bloom 🌷
This week the 4/5 Coopers presented their sustainable urban geo-cities, an end-of-unit math project, to several other Lower School classes.
For the project, the Coopers were paired into groups by mentor/mentee to showcase their understanding of different shapes, lines, area, perimeters, and volume. All the cities featured a common implementation of green initiatives such as transportation and energy sources to make them as sustainable as possible.
After seeing the innovation and creativity of each city, can’t you see it now… Burgundian Urban Planning LLC!
Our 1st through 8th grade Spanish classes have been studying the Andes region — learning about all the rich and diverse environments and cultures of the people who live there.
Currently on display in the Loft Gallery is "Viaje a Los Andes/ A Journey to the Andes" created by Maria and her students. This exhibit features artistic expressions such as costumes, jewelry, house designs, endemic crops and flowers, and Andean animals — some of which are endangered (condors and pumas, for example). The students also worked on social justice projects such as community health center plans for low-income indigenous people.
Visitors to the space are invited to step into the vibrant world of the Andes and discover one of the planet's most complex, challenging, and biodiverse environments.
The exhibit runs through Monday, April 10, so stop by the Loft today!
We caught up with Zach and Kate in Advancement today, who reminded us to submit auction donations (of all kinds) by this Friday, April 7! Head to burgundyfarm.org/auction-donation today to submit items, experiences, and/or become a business event sponsor for the Auction: The Burgundy Story happening Saturday, April 29!
All proceeds from the Auction benefit our financial aid program. Have questions? Contact Special Events & Outreach Coordinator Daisa at [email protected].
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