Burbank Bulletin

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.


With gratitude,

Laura

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 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!

After School Academic Support to Conclude this Thursday

This Thursday will mark the last day of our After School Academic Support program for the school year. We are grateful for this Title I funded program and its efforts to support students after school.

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:

    • May 28

    • June 4

    • June 11

    • June 18

Links:

LBMS and FSS Softball Players Come Together after Last Week's Game Ending Tie! #theNASHOBAway #onepack

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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!


https://cornersportsonline.com/t/lancaster-schools

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 nashobaregionaldfs@gmail.com, to learn more about the opportunity!

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

COMMUNITY UPDATES

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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.

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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:


https://cambridge.nuvustudio.com/pages/summer-2022