Introducing the First-Ever Burke's Grandparents' Council!
Being a grandparent is one of life's most rewarding pleasures and therefore, it is with much enthusiasm -- as fellow Burke's grandparents -- that we tell you about a new and exciting initiative happening here at Burke's. Since we as grandparents are already such a vital part of our Burke's community, we have decided to establish a Grandparents' Council.

The purpose of the council will be to give current grandparents and special friends the opportunity to meet a couple of times a year with your granddaughter's teachers and Head of School Michele Williams, as well as have an opportunity to learn firsthand about the experiences that our grandchildren are enjoying as a member of the Burke's family. This will allow us to witness first-hand Burke's mission in action, as the school continues to educate, encourage, and empower our girls. We may also have the opportunity to become involved in other activities ranging from assisting with events to helping arrange special outings/speakers, etc. Lots of ideas to consider!

With that in mind, we would like to offer you a fun way to be involved in your granddaughter's academic experience by inviting you to become a member of the Grandparents' Council. If you would like to learn more about volunteering on the Grandparents' Council or have any questions, please contact Filomena Spero, Associate Director of Advancement at 415.751.0177, ext. 301, or

We look forward to seeing you this year!

Mary Robinson and Barbara Sklar
Co-Chairs, Burke's Grandparents' Council

Council Members
Barbara Callander Rick Jones Elizabeth Swanson
Lyman Casey Mary Ann Margaretten Clarke Swanson
Sandy Feldman Bobbie McClanahan Katherine Webb
Dan Feldman Christina Norman Dede Wilsey
Susan Gantner Tom Perkins
A Note from the Head of School

We are so excited to create the Grandparents' Council as a way to foster a vehicle for grandparents and special friends to be more involved with your grandchildren while supporting Burke's mission at the same tim e. More.
Tell Your Story

We would like to include grandparent profiles in each of our newsletters. We invite you to submit your profile: Send us a picture along with a brief bio of where you have been and what brought you to Burke's! Please contact Filomena Spero at 415.751.0177 or .

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Giving Back Grows at Burke's

Burke's partnership with the Richmond District Neighborhood Center grows this school year as the nonprofit has room and activities for entire grades of Burke's students.  More.
Celebrating Diwali

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Burke's Annual Fund 2016-17

We hope you will consider making a gift to this year's Annual Fund. Giving is easy: You can donate online at  or contact   Diana Kaw  at 415.751.0177, ext. 231. (Please note, if you're the grandparent of an eighth grader, you will be asked to support the 2017 Class Gift instead.)
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If you're on Facebook -- or even if you're not! -- you can follow along with daily happenings on the Burke's campus by checking out our Facebook page. Click here for directions.
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Calendar of Upcoming Burke's Events

Lower School Holiday Sing
Friday, December
16, 2016
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Upper School
Winter Sing

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
2nd-4th Grade Spring Concert
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:40 to 10 a.m.
Arts Festival
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Throughout the Burke's Campus
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Burke's Campus
8th Grade Musical
Thursday, June 1, 2017
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Pansy Day
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Upper School Courtyard

Thursday, June 8, 2017