Burbank Bulletin

November 16, 2022

Dates to Remember

November 18: LBMS School Dance, Grade 6-8, 6:00-8:00 PM

November 19: Sam Pawlak Memorial 5k, 1:00 PM

November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break, No School

December 2: Trimester 1 Grades Close

December 3: PTO Shop Local Fair, Lancaster Community Center Gym, 12:00-4:00 PM

December 7: LBMS Winter Concert, @NRHS, 6:30 PM

December 8: PTO Meeting MRE Library and Virtual Option, 6:30 PM

December 9: Early Release, 11:30 AM Dismissal

December 16: Trimester 1 Report Cards Released

December 20: LBMS Winter Concert Snow Date, @NRHS, 6:30 PM

December 23 - January 2: No School, Winter Break

January 3: Classes Resume

Link to 2022-23 NRSD School Calendar

News from Nurse Ana

Feeling sick can be especially concerning these days. Could your sniffles be caused by COVID-19? Or the flu? A cold? Or maybe allergies? Or RSV?

As you may be aware, we are seeing an increase in illness throughout the district. Most of these illnesses are caused by respiratory viral infections, including common cold viruses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus and enterovirus, and influenza (the flu). In addition, we continue to see positive COVID cases. The symptoms for these illnesses overlap and are all treated primarily with rest and fluids in order to allow the body to fight the infection on its own. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain relievers may help with fever, aches and pain. If symptoms persist for a period of time or worsen, your healthcare provider may offer alternative treatments.

The Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds families about steps to take to prevent illness and stay healthy this season:

  • Practice hand hygiene frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or if a tissue is not available, cover them with an elbow, not a hand.

  • Clean high touch surfaces in your home frequently with household disinfectants.

  • Stay home from daycare/school/work if you have a fever (100°F or more) especially with a cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, congestion, runny nose, or sore throat, until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medications that reduce fever.

  • Avoid social gatherings if you or your children are ill.

  • Get vaccinated for the Flu and Covid

For more information on these illnesses, please visit the links below:

Is It Allergies, Cold, Flu, COVID-19 or RSV?

Flu season: CDC Flu Season

For more information of COVID: Flu vs COVID

For more information on RSV: CDC - RSV

Middle School Basketball Season to Begin

We are pleased to announce this year's coaches for the upcoming basketball season. Dave Dillon will return, after a year’s hiatus, as the coach for our girls’ team, and Bob Hulecki will join us as the coach for our boys’ team. A virtual informational meeting for students interested in participating will be held this Thursday, November 17, at 6:00 pm, the link was sent to families via email on Tuesday, November 15.

All student athletes interested in participating in middle school basketball for the upcoming season must be registered using this link. The deadline to register is November 18. Tryouts for the winter season will begin the week of November 28th. Please be aware that this online registration form MUST be completed prior to tryouts.

You're Invited to the 2022 Luther Burbank Winter Concert!

Luther Burbank's Winter Concert will take place on Wednesday, December 7th, at 6:30 pm in the Nashoba Regional High School Auditorium. Admission is free!

(The Winter Concert Snow Date is Tuesday, Dec. 20th.)

This performance will feature all 5 of Luther Burbank's performing ensembles -- the Grade 6 Concert Band, Grade 7/8 Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chorus, and Honors Wind Ensemble. It will feature musical artists John Coltrane, Freddie Mercury, and pop star Ruth B., as well as a four-movement work depicting the prehistoric beats that once roamed the earth. In addition, a student-selected film score from a Warner Brothers favorite and a Zambian composition with text in ChiBemba are sure to grab your attention. We look forward to bringing you an evening of live music and hope to see you there!

Congratulations, Meghan Hourihan, LBMS Project 351 Ambassador

Project 351 is an independent, nonprofit youth leadership organization, which develops a new generation of community-first service leaders through the yearlong engagement of an eighth-grade Ambassador from each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Ambassadors are selected by educators in their community based on their exemplary ethic of service and the values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude. Founded in 2011, and now entering its second decade, Project 351 has engaged 4,123 unsung heroes and quiet leaders as change agents in their community. Together, these remarkable eighth-graders have positively affected more than 1,000,000 lives through service. The 2022-2023 Luther Burbank Middle School Project 351 Ambassador is Meghan Hourihan. Congratulations, Meghan!

Cross Country Update, State Meet

On Saturday, November 5, Aubrey Christian (Gr. 7), Harper Alix (Gr. 6), Genevieve Lussier (Gr. 6), Connor Pinto (Gr. 7), and Noah Trussell (Gr. 7) competed in the State Cross Country meet at Devens. It was a beautiful day and the students all made us proud as they competed in their grade-level boys or girls race.

All runners did a fantastic job and represented Luther Burbank Middle School in a positive way showing perseverance and hard work. Congratulations on a great Cross Country season!

2022-23 Yearbook News

The 2022/2023 Yearbook is now on sale and is accepting orders. All orders must be placed online through the CoffeePond website. See the attached flyer.

  • The cost of the book this year is $32 if ordered before 3/1/23
  • $34 if ordered after 3/1/23 and before 4/8/23
  • $36 if ordered after 4/8/23 and before 4/15/23

The deadline for ordering the yearbook is 4/15/2023.

Don't miss out. See the attached information to order your yearbook online.

Reporting a Student Absent or Tardy

Please be reminded that we request that you notify the school if your child is going to be late or absent. You can do so easily by emailing LBMSattendance@nrsd.net. Please feel free to call Nurse Ana at 978-365-5629 if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
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Interested in Substitute Teaching for the 2022-2023 School Year? We Need You!

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. 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 at jursuliak@nrsd.net or call our main office at 978-365-4558.
2022-2023 LBMS Student and Parent Handbook

Students and families are asked to review the 2022-2023 LBMS Student and Handbook.

School Calendars

NRSD 2021-2022 School Year and 6 Day Cycle Calendars

Community Events

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Minuteman Family Showcase for 7th & 8th Grade Families

Minuteman High School will hold its annual Family Showcase open house on Sunday, November 20, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at the school, at 758 Marrett Road, Lexington. Please register online if you would like to attend.

The open house is a great way for prospective students and their families to tour the new state-of-the-art facility, and speak with current students, teachers, and staff members to learn more about the school.

Minuteman High School is a grade 9-12 public high school in Lexington offering high-quality academics, 19 career technical education programs, 14 varsity athletic teams, and 20 student clubs and activities. The Minuteman regional school district’s nine member towns are Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, and Stow.

Current eighth-grade students who would like to attend Minuteman in the 2023-24 school year – and reside in one of the nine member towns – must complete the application process by February 15 to meet the priority deadline for admission (includes completion of interview and records being received).

If you have any question about the Open House, or the school, please reach out to the Admissions Office at 781-861-6500 Option 2 or email Madison Horner at mhorner@minuteman.org.

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Sam Pawlak Memorial Run Holiday Hustle

Break out your sneakers and come support the Sam Pawlak Memorial 5k on November 19, 2022 at 1 PM. This fun family event takes place at the Mary Rowlandson/Luther Burbank schools in Lancaster. Runners and walkers, are encouraged to come out and support the Nashoba community in memory of Sam Pawlak. Half of the proceeds from this event will be awarded as a scholarship to two graduating seniors from Nashoba Regional High School. There will also be a children's 1 mile fun run that begins at 1PM! Come dressed in your favorite holiday attire! Prizes awarded to the best dressed! Shirts guaranteed up until Oct 24th only.


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Youth Basketball

Nashoba Youth basketball is an organization of volunteers who together help build and manage the various regional youth basketball programs. These programs include a Youth Basketball League, Central Mass. travel basketball, the summer basketball program and our association with the numerous AAU Programs.

Youth basketball is for students in grades 1-8.

Travel basketball is for students in grades 4-8.

Registration link: https://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=177063&org=nashobabasketball.com