Burbank Bulletin

June 21, 2022


Dear Luther Burbank Families,

This week’s Bulletin will close out the school year. With the closure of each school year, I am reminded of the fragile nature of time. Sometimes, we find ourselves speeding to the end. The end of a school day, the end of a work day, the end of a week, the end of a school year, but isn’t it the journey that matters most? It’s between the beginning and the end where the living takes place. Truly.

Enjoy each and every day. Whether it be in school, out of school, or during vacation, time passes. In the end, really, all we have are our experiences and the relationships we share with one another. Time is fragile and the journey is precious.

As we step into the summer, I wish our community a wonderful, well-deserved respite. Rest, go to the beach, hike, swim, bike, read, play, sleep in, go to the movies, eat ice cream (of course!), spend time with one another, and, most importantly, enjoy each and every day.

When our students return to school in the fall, they will be in excellent hands under Mr. O'Shea's leadership and Mr. Grant's steady hand. Please be on the lookout for communication from Mr. O'Shea in early August with information about back-to-school events, including our popular Cookies with the Principal event for our incoming 6th grade families. Until then, enjoy the warmth of the summer days ahead, and the change of pace the months of July and August have to offer. (Sneak in some summer work listed below, too!)

With infinite gratitude,


Dates to Remember

August 31: First Day of School for Students!

September 5: Labor Day, No School

September 6: Primary Election Day, No School

September 15: Picture Day, LBMS and MRE

September 16: Early Release Professional Development, 11:30 Dismissal

September 22: Open House, Time TBA

Trimester 3 Report Cards

Trimester 3 report cards will be available for online viewing through PowerSchool Parent Access today, June 21st. You will be able to view all information that is included on our traditional report card through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not currently have access to the Portal, and you would like access, and/ or you would like a hard copy of your child's report card, please contact Judy Ursuliak, jursuliak@nrsd.net, for assistance.

To access your child's report card, log in to PowerSchool, navigate to Grades and Attendance. There you will see attendance details and letter grades. Choose the Standards Grades tab to view standards grades and comments.

If your student receives Special Education or EL services, you will receive a separate email with the trimester 3 progress reports attached.

The Nashoba Regional School District is committed to providing high quality instruction and feedback on progress toward grade-level expectations. If you have any questions regarding this year’s standards-based reporting process or what additional expectations comprise the reporting standards, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher directly.

Extend Your Learning Through the Summer - Summer Work & 2022 Back to School Supply Lists

Similar to years past, we have provided students with summer work to keep their learning intact through the summer weeks. This summer, summer work for students entering grades 6-8 includes work for math and reading. Summer work may be found on your child’s grade level Google Classroom and on our LBMS Summer Learning Website.

Please click here to access our Summer Learning Website. Supply Lists are also available!

Books Available for Summer Reading

Ms. Papia, our amazing LBMS library assistant, has curated a wide collection of highly engaging novels for students to check out throughout the summer weeks. Students are invited to come into the Luther Burbank office to peruse our collection and check out a book or two (or three).

When: Beginning July 1st, Monday-Thursday, 9:00-12:00

Luther Burbank Award Recipients, Trimester 3

Congratulations to our third trimester recipients of the Luther Burbank Award. Recipients are selected by their teachers for demonstrating the qualities of citizenship, respect, and kindness. These qualities are ones that epitomize the vision set forth by our school’s namesake, Luther Burbank. Please take a look at our video monitor in the main hallway where we recognize these award recipients: Avery Puri (gr. 6), Sadie Fitzgerald (gr. 6), Lucas Brogan (gr. 7), Macy Hamburger (gr. 7), Melanie Gould (gr. 8), and Quinn Trottier-Mitcheson (gr. 8).

Pictured left to right: Sadie, Macy, Quinn, Melanie, Lucas, Avery

Interested in Substitute Teaching for the 2022-2023 Shool Year?

We always want to bring talented and enthusiastic substitute teachers on board at Luther Burbank. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a substitute teacher and/or are interested in applying to become a substitute teacher, please email Judy Ursuliak jursuliak@nrsd.net or call our main office at 978-365-4558. Substitute teaching offers flexibility and a direct interface with our awesome students. It also offers interested community members a way to contribute to our school.