Greetings from the Burke's
Grandparents' Council!
It is with great enthusiasm that we provide you with an update on the Burke's Grandparents' Council. Since our creation, our Council has been busy at work implementing new and exciting opportunities for our Burke's grandparents.

One of the benefits to being on the Grandparents' Council is an opportunity to volunteer. Whether it is in the Lunchroom, Library, or at Festival in the fall, it is a fantastic way to interact with the Burke's community and your granddaughter while carrying out the Burke's mission to educate, encourage, and empower our granddaughters.

To learn more about joining our Grandparents' Council or about the volunteer opportunities associated with being a member, stop by our welcome table on Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day. 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 on May 12 at Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day!

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

Susan Boeing Vicki Fleishhacker Tom Perkins
Rosemary Booth Susan Gantner Elizabeth Swanson
Sylvia Bunshoft Julie Jospe Clarke Swanson
Barbara Callander '44 Stefania Jha Bonnie Trexler
Lyman Casey Rick Jones Katherine Webb
Sandy Feldman Neelie Kroes Dede Wilsey
Dan Feldman Mary Ann Margaretten Peg Wyant
Doris Fisher '49 Bobbie McClanahan Jack Wyant

Christina Norman

A Note from the Head of School

First, I would like to extend a special thank-you to our Grandparents' Council co-chairs, Mary Robinson and Barbara Sklar. Their time and efforts leading this committee have been remarkable.  More.
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day is on Friday, May 12

We're so excited to once again host some of the most special members of the Burke's community on campus for Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day on Friday, May 12! RSVPs are required by April 28.   More .
Projects Yield Regional Winner

Congratulations to our sixth graders for another great year of visionary projects as part of the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision contest. The project asks students across the country to create a technology that will be helpful 20 years in the future.  More .
Ebony Frelix '91 Speaks at Burke's

On International Women's Day (March 8), Burke's joined with millions celebrating around the world with a packed program led by our own students, as well as one alumna who spearheads philanthropy efforts at Salesforce. More.
Aye Aye, Captain!

The newest SFPD captain in the Richmond District is a Burke's girl! Congratulations to Alexa O'Brien '89 -- read more about her on The Richmond District Blog (which is also run by an alumna: Sarah Bacon '86).
VIDEO: "The Economist" Features Burke's Week of Code

During Burke's third annual Week of Code, which took place December 5-9, founder Hadi Partovi visited campus and observed our computer-science curriculum. He was accompanied by a film crew from The Economist magazine. More.
Faculty Profile: Dr. Tone Rawlings

Dr. Tone Rawlings is keeping things interesting in the science lab for fifth and sixth graders. The curriculum centers on the standard topics, but how many of us studied the principles of heat transfer by making s'mores in convection ovens constructed out of cardboard? More.
Become Our Fan on Facebook!

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.
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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Calendar of Upcoming Burke's Events

Arts Festival
Thursday, May 11
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Throughout the Burke's Campus
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
Friday, May 12
11:30 a.m.
8th Grade Musical
Thursday, June 1
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 8