May 23, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Luther Burbank Families,
Our final weeks of school are shaping up to be incredibly busy and jam-packed with special activities. This week, our LBMS musicians will lend their musicality during our Memorial Day Assembly on Thursday, on Friday our 7th and 8th grade band and wind ensemble will compete at the Great East Music Festival, and on Monday our musicians will represent LBMS and contribute during Lancaster’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade.
This Thursday's whole school Memorial Day assembly will provide us with an opportunity to remember all those service men and women who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our nation. The assembly will feature our middle school concert band and chorus, as well as 8th grade student speakers who will share meaningful poems and essays, including Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” The Memorial Day assembly enables us to stop and reflect on the solemnity of the meaning of Memorial Day. So many have given of themselves for our freedom and it is important for us to remember their service with humility and gratitude.
Finally, please take some time to complete our end-of-year LBMS School Council Parent Survey that was sent via email to families 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 is a very important part of this process.
Dates to Remember
May 23: Track & Field, 3:30 @ NRHS (postponed, new date TBA)
May 24: Softball & Baseball, 3:30 @ Home
May 26: Softball & Baseball, 3:30 @ Home
May 26: Memorial Day Assembly, 9:00 AM
May 27: Great East Music Festival
May 27: Baseball, 3:30 @ Home
May 30: Memorial Day Parade, 9:00 AM
May 30: Holiday, No School
May 31: Softball, 3:45 @ Shrewsbury
June 1: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reenactor, Cultural Enrichment (Gr. 8)
June 1: Softball & Baseball, 3:30 @ Home
June 1: Track & Field District Meet, 3:30 @ NRHS
June 6: Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meet and Greet, 6:00 (in person, MRE Auditorium); Title 1 Information Session, 5:30 PM
June 8: Lancaster PTO, 6:30 PM
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
Link to NRSD 2021-2022 School Calendar
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
After School Academic Support to Conclude this Thursday
At Home Covid Testing Program Continues
For those students participating in our At Home Covid Testing program, students will receive their next testing kit this Thursday, May 26th.
Testing Schedule for LBMS:
- Wednesdays: Weekly PCR Covid "Pool Testing" Safety Checks - in school
- Every other Thursday: Students take home Rapid Antigen Testing Kit (kit includes 2 tests/1 test to be administered at home each Saturday. It's not too late to sign up (see link below).
- Saturdays: At Home Rapid Antigen Testing (at home).
At Home Testing Schedule through the end of the school year:
LBMS and FSS Softball Players Come Together after Last Week's Game Ending Tie! #theNASHOBAway #onepack
The LBMS/MRE spirit wear store is open!!!!
At the moment t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and sweatshirts are available. We will be adding a few other items shortly and we will send out an update when those items become available.
The store will be open through May 25th. Happy Shopping!
Lancaster Schools | Corner Sports Embroidery
Dollars for Scholars
Dollars for Scholars is a group of volunteers responsible for raising and awarding many
thousands of dollars each year in scholarships to high school seniors of Nashoba Regional High School. Nashoba Dollars for Scholars will be awarding over $30,000 to graduates this Spring.
The group is looking for parents across the district with children in grade school, middle school and/or high school who want to get involved with a meaningful organization that directly impacts Nashoba students. Please see the flyer below, or contact the chapter president at email@example.com, to learn more about the opportunity!
Check Out What our Students are Reading...
Substitute Teacher Pay Increase
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Mark your calendars: NRHS Pops Concerts are Coming!
Come enjoy some fun musical selections at the Nashoba Regional High School in May!
NRHS Pops Concerts:
- NRHS Choral groups will perform on Wednesday, May 25th at 7 pm
- NRHS Bands will perform on Wednesday, May 18th at 7 pm
NRHS Pops Concerts are held in the NRHS auditorium (12 Green Road, Bolton, MA). Admission is $5 per person (seniors and students are free), payable at the door. These concerts are family friendly...younger musicians are especially encouraged to attend. Come and enjoy music at Nashoba Regional High School!
Second Annual Bolton Pride Parade
Please join us in honoring and celebrating our LGBTQIA+ community. Following the parade, we will hold a rally on the town common with public speakers, tables hosted by local organizations, vendors, music, yoga, music and dance performances, a cash raffle to benefit Out Metrowest, and food/ice cream trucks!
- Sunday June 5, 2022
- 2:00 pm Walking parade from Emerson school to the Town Common
- 2:30-6:00 pm Rally on the Town Common
- *parking at Emerson and Florence Sawyer schools
Check out the Bolton Pride Parade and Rally event page on Facebook for more information.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES AND FALL SPORTS REGISTRATIONs
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: