Greetings from the Burke's Grandparents' Council!
This fall, as we recognize two years since the inception of the Council, we look forward to Burke's autumn traditions, making new memories with our granddaughters both on and off campus, and spending time with each other as we find creative ways to support the girls.
 
As we reflect on the last two years, we hope that the Council is carrying out its objective of giving current grandparents added opportunities to connect with their granddaughters and to be part of their learning experience. This insight to the girls' education comes in the form of volunteer opportunities and having access to Head of School Michele Williams, staff, and faculty at special events throughout the year just for grandparents. This allows us to witness first-hand Burke's mission in action, as the school continues to educate, encourage, and empower our granddaughters. We may also have the opportunity to become involved in other activities ranging from assisting with events to helping arrange guest speakers.
 
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. To learn more about joining the Council or about volunteer opportunities associated with being a member, stop by our welcome table at the annual Family Festival on Saturday, October 20. If you cannot make it to Festival and would like more information about the Grandparents' Council, please contact Erica Obando, Communications and Advancement Associate, at 415.751.0177, ext. 301, or erica@kdbs.org . You may also visit our grandparent webpage .
 
We hope to see you at Festival!
 
  
Mary Robinson and Barbara Sklar 
Co-Chairs, Burke's Grandparents' Council
 
Christina Norman
Vice Chair, Burke's Grandparents' Council
 
Susan Boeing
Rosemary Booth
Sylvia Bunshoft
Flip Caldwell
Barbara Callander '44
Lyman Casey
Bob Caulfield
Anne Coglianese
Joe Coglianese
Suzy Diamond
Dagmar Dolby
Sandy Feldman
Dan Feldman
Ivana Ferrera
Doris Fisher '49
Vicki Fleishhacker '60  
Trish Flint
Susan Gantner
Ellen Griffin
Cherrie Harden
Gary Harden
Jane Hartley
Stefania Jha
Rick Jones
Julie Jospe
Neelie Kroes
Martha Kropf
Doris Linnenbach
Susan Lynn
Mary Ann Margaretten
Bobbie McClanahan

Tom Perkins
Helen Schwab
Clarke Swanson
Elizabeth Swanson
Bonnie Trexler
Terry Trexler
Mary Ann Walker
Katie Webb
Gail Whelan
Dede Wilsey
Kay Woods
Jack Wyant
Peg Wyant
Cynthia Zinober
Pete Zinober
Family Festival at Burke's!


Save the date! Festival is on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, we are going to lean in to the changes on campus and celebrate the rebuild. Our Festival team has already adapted wonderfully to the construction, and we know you all will too. We are so excited that so many Burke's community members have joined the team and look forward to seeing everyone at the big event!
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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 Erica Obando at 415.751.0177 ext. 301 or erica@kdbs.org.
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Calendar of Upcoming Burke's Events


Burke's Family Festival
Saturday, 10/20 
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Burke's Campus
 
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
Friday, 5/10
11:30 a.m.
Burke's Campus

Pansy Day

Wednesday, 6/12
10:30 a.m.
Burke's Campus

Commencement

Thursday, 6/13
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Burke's Gymnasium