At Burke's, a love of learning lasts a lifetime! As a school, Burke's continuously evaluates and incorporates key elements of the latest research on the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development of girls into the day-to-day practice of teaching. Parent Education events give the parent community an opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest thinking as well, and to join the discussion. 
Each year, Burke's Parent Education committee, in partnership with the Head of School and administration, invites local and national thought leaders in a range of fields to share their ideas through the Burke's Speaker Series. In addition, Burke's is an integral part of the SPEAK consortium of Bay Area schools and Challenge Success, both of which coordinate thought-provoking, high-profile events throughout the Bay Area. The Children's Health Council (previously the Parent Education Network) provides events for parents who have children with learning and behavioral differences throughout the Bay Area.

Parent Education Events

BLEND Dinner
Thursday, September 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
A shared meal will be provided and students will participate in a collaborative art project led by Precita Eyes Muralists.

SPEAK: Kelly Corrigan-Three Tales of Parenthood
Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
You are invited to hear Kelly Corrigan speak about “Three Tales Of Parenthood”, a humorous yet insightful account of her personal journey of parenting children through elementary, high school, and now college. Kelly has written four New York Times bestselling memoirs in the last decade, earning her the title of “The Poet Laureate of the Ordinary” from the Huffington Post and the “Voice of a Generation” from O Magazine. She is also the host of the highly popular podcast, Kelly Corrigan Wonders as well as the PBS hit show “Tell Me More” where she has interviewed some of the top change-makers in the world such as Jennifer Garner and Steve Kerr.

A Conversation with Dolores Huerta
Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation
Wednesday, October 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

We are delighted to welcome Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez.
This special event is open to Burke's students, although it is recommended for students in fourth grade and up. All Burke's parents/guardians, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.  

Empowering Our Daughters & Safety Skill Training with Kidpower 
November 2 (12 p.m. on Zoom) for Lower School parents
November 7 (12 p.m. on Zoom) for Upper School Parents 
These events will NOT be recorded. Registration links will be available in Tuesday Notes. 

"Action Matter: Combating Harassment in Our Community, Hosted by Right To Be." 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7-8.15 p.m., via Zoom

SPEAK will partner with Right To Be, a global leader in the movement to end harassment, to provide a customized interactive virtual training session on how to respond to and intervene when we see harassment on the streets.  The training will help us learn about the harassment that may exist around us and, by addressing real-life scenarios, will provide us with a toolbox of techniques to feel prepared the next time we witness harassment.

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    Renita LiVolsi 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
    415.751.0187, ext. 329
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.


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