Burbank Bulletin

September 30, 2019


Thank you to all of our families for joining us during last week’s Open House. We hope that you enjoyed the evening. We also hope that our 8th grade families enjoyed their new Open House format. It was neat to see students and families engaged in learning together. We really do appreciate the partnership we share with all of our parents and want you to know that our doors are always open to any questions, concerns, and thoughts you may have as we move forward into the year.

For families not able to attend Open House, I shared some exciting news about our school's performance on the 2019 statewide MCAS assessment. Last Tuesday, the state released assessment and accountability results. 67 schools were recognized as Schools of Recognition for high achievement, high growth, and/or exceptional performance relative to their improvement targets. Luther Burbank was recognized as a School of Recognition and was one of only six schools in the state, and the only middle school, to be recognized in all three categories. For more information, click here.

We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment. Kudos to our teachers and students who work so hard, and kudos to our families for all of the support they provide us each and every day.

Your child’s 2019 MCAS Parent/Guardian report will be mailed home in the month of October.

We are looking forward to continued growth and LEARNING in the year ahead!

Yours in partnership,

Laura Friend



Dates to Remember

October 14: Columbus Day, No School

October 21-31: Scholastic Book Fair

October 24: Early Release Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 Dismissal (more into to follow)

October 25: No School Parent Teacher Conferences

October 30: Early Release, Professional Development, 11:30 DIsmissal

November 11: No School, Veterans Day

Book Sale, October 5th-6th, Thayer Memorial Library

The Annual Book Sale event for The Friends of the Thayer Memorial Library is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6. Located in the Lancaster Town Hall, the regular sale hours are from 9am - 4 pm and 12 - 4pm, respectively.

Please see the attached press release and event flyer below.

4th Annual Sam Pawlak Memorial 5K Run/Walk - Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Sam Pawlak Memorial 5k run/walk to be held on November 16, 2019, at 1:30 PM. This fun family event takes place at the Mary Rowlandson/Luther Burbank schools in Lancaster. Runners, walkers, and stroller pushers 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 a graduating senior from NRHS. There will also be a 1 mile fun run for children that begins at 1:00 PM. Come dressed in your favorite holiday attire. Prizes awarded for best dressed. Hot chocolate served post race. Click here to register.

Positive Sign Thursdays at Luther Burbank

Each Thursday, our Student Council starts the day with a good dose of positivity and thankfulness. Students and staff greet students as they enter the building with a positive message. How can you not smile? (see more pictures @LBMSPrincipal).

#PositiveSignThursday #theLBMSway