Burbank Bulletin

June 6, 2022


Dear Luther Burbank Families,

It’s hard to believe we have turned the calendar to June. I am fully confident that these last weeks of school will end on a strong and positive note with even more learning and appropriate closure and transition opportunities for our students. On Thursday, we will take our 8th graders to Boston for a FULL day of exploration and sightseeing. Our trip will include a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway, learning along the Freedom Trail, a luncheon cruise on the Spirit of Boston, a trip to Quincy Market and the North End, and, what trip to Boston would be complete without a Duck Tour, and, so yes, a Duck Tour it is! It's going to be a great day (and I am going to make sure I precede our great day with a good night's sleep and a good pair of walking shoes!)

Looking ahead, other end-of-year activities include, our 6th Grade Meet and Greet for parents/caregivers this evening, an all-school Field Day and Minute-to-Win-It event next Tuesday, a Recognition Ceremony to celebrate our 8th Graders next Thursday evening, Move-Up day for our 6th and 7th graders next Friday and a "Maths Amazing" Cultural Enrichment presentation to conclude the week. Phew! Busy, busy and ALL good!

If you have not yet done so, please take some time to complete our end-of-year LBMS School Council Parent Survey. A link to the survey can be found in an email sent to families earlier today. At the end of each school year we take time to reflect, making note of things we did well and identifying areas where we wish to make improvements. Feedback from parents, students, and staff helps us gain a broader perspective of our collective needs. Your feedback really is a very important part of this process.

With gratitude,


Dates to Remember

June 6: Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meet and Greet, 6:00 (in person, MRE Auditorium); Title 1 Information Session, 5:30 PM

June 8: Nashoba SEPAC meeting, 6:00 PM (see info below)

June 9: 8th Grade Field Trip to Boston (Full Day)

June 14: Field Day/Minute to Win It (All Day School Event), Rain Date, 6/13

June 16: 8th Grade Recognition Night, 6:00 PM

June 17: 8th Grade - DAY OF FUN!

June 17: Maths Amazing, Cultural Enrichment, Gr. 6-8

June 17: Move-Up Day

June 20: Holiday, No School

June 21: Last Day of School, Early Release (no lunch served), 10:45 Dismissal

June 21: Report Cards Issued via PowerSchool

Link to NRSD 2021-2022 School Calendar

End of Year Chromebook Returns

All 8th grade students will be returning their Chromebooks at the end of this school year. Students who are attending Nashoba will be issued a new device at the start of their freshman year. Chromebooks, including the charger and case, will need to be returned on Wednesday, June 15, prior to attending Recognition Night. More information will follow.

6th and 7th grade students who are moving or transferring out of the district, and will not be attending Luther Burbank next year, must also return their Chromebook, case, and charger, to the office prior to the last day of school. Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please email Judy Ursuliak at jursuliak@nrsd.net.

Spring Sports Have Concluded

Our spring sports season has concluded. A huge thank you goes out to Coach Gormley (Track), Coach Dillon (Baseball), and Coach Hourihan (Softball) for leading our teams this season!

The track season concluded with the District meet vs. Hale and Sawyer last week. The Burbank Lancers finished in third, for both the boys and girls teams, and had some very good individual results. Two boys will be competing in the State Track and Field Meet this coming weekend in Gardner.

The baseball team's campaign came to an end last week with an exciting and well played game against Clinton. The Lancers concluded their season with a record of 7 wins and 5 losses.

In their last game of the season Burbank softball beat Clinton softball by a score of 25-12. The lady Lancers finished the season strong with a 7-1-3 record.

Nashoba Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Last Meeting of the Year

The Nashoba SEPAC will be holding their last meeting of the school year on June 8th. Please find the meeting information below. Thank you for your support!

Nashoba Regional School District

SEPAC General Business Meeting

Wednesday, June 8 · 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Via Google Meet


Or dial: ‪(US) +1 262-546-6303‬ PIN: ‪635 127 736‬

Field Day, Parent Volunteers - We Need You!

We will be holding our Annual Field Day on June 14th. This event is a super-charged full day of fun and community-building. We would love your company and your help. Please consider donating your time and joining us!

We are in need of parent/guardian volunteers from 8:00-11:00 AM for field day activities and from 11:00-12:30 PM to supervise our annual cookout and volleyball tournament.

Please email Judy Ursuliak at jursuliak@nrsd.net if you are willing and able to volunteer. Please email by June 6th with your available time slot, 8:00-11:00 and/or 11:00-12:30. An updated CORI on file will be required.

We are also in need of donations of water to help keep our students hydrated. All donations of 12-24 oz. water bottles will gladly be accepted in the school office up until June 14th. Thank you for your support!

At Home Covid Testing Program Coming to a Close

For those students participating in our At Home Covid Testing program, students will receive the last testing kit for the school year this Thursday, June 9th.

  • This week, our PCR Safety Check testing will occur on Tuesday - not Wednesday. This is to accommodate our 8th grade field trip on Thursday.

  • Our PCR Safety Check testing program will conclude on June 15th.

  • At Home Testing Schedule through the end of the school year: June 11th & June 18th

Check Out What our Students are Reading...

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Substitute Teacher Pay Increase

The substitute rate is now $100/day for teachers and instructional assistants. If you know of anyone who may be available/interested in substitute teaching, please send them our way. We are happy to work with schedules and allow for flexibility where we can.

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 Laura Friend at lfriend@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.

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2021-2022 LBMS Student and Parent Handbook

Students and families are asked to review the 2021-2022 LBMS Student and Handbook. Our LBMS COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols document serve as a complement to the handbook.

Nashoba Nutrition Services

Lunch menus and important updates can be viewed here

School Calendars

NRSD 2021-2022 School Year and 6 Day Cycle Calendars


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Innovation School - Summer Camp Opportunity

The Innovation School in Cambridge brings creative education to students around the world. Their mission is to empower the next generation of young designers, entrepreneurs, makers and inventors who will impact their communities and world through their work and ideas. Currently, registration has begun for their in-person summer camp program. Click on this link for more information: