Burbank Bulletin

November 23, 2020


Dear Luther Burbank Families,

We have a short stretch ahead to Thanksgiving. Time is certainly flying by! Please accept my wishes to you and your family for a happy, restful, thankful, and pie-filled holiday. We have many reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving holiday season at Luther Burbank. We are especially grateful for our Burbank families and for our larger school-wide community.

With gratitude for your continued support and partnership,

Laura Friend

Dates to Remember

November 25-27: No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30-December 4: Spirit Week

December 9: Early Release Professional Development, 11:30 AM Dismissal

December 11: Trimester 1 Grades Close

December 14: Trimester 2 Begins, T2 Related Arts Begin!

December 17: LBMS School Council, 3:00 PM

December 23: Trimester 1 Report Cards Issued

December 24 - January 1: Winter Break

Important Updates for NRSD Families from the Nursing Team

If your child is sick, please do not send them to school. Call the school to report the illness and our school nurse will follow up with you with further instructions. The following symptoms require follow up:

  • Fever (100 F or higher) or chills

  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Headache, when in combination with other symptoms

  • Muscle aches or body aches (not due to other known cause such as exercise)

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies), when in combination with other symptoms

If your child is referred to COVID-19 testing by their Primary Care Provider, please ensure they undergo PCR testing only. We cannot accept the rapid/antigen test results.

If your child is tested for COVID-19, you must let our school nurse know. Children may not physically return to school with a pending test. You must review your child’s case with our school nurse before they can be cleared to return to school.

If your child is a close contact to someone who is positive for COVID-19, they must quarantine for 14 days. It is recommended that they get tested but a negative test result will not change the 14-day quarantine period.

Students who attend large gatherings may be asked to quarantine.

You must let our school nurse know if your child has traveled outside of Massachusetts. We must comply with the state’s Travel Order that pertains to both high risk states and international travel.

  • If you travel to a high risk state or abroad, upon return to MA, you will have to quarantine for 14 days OR produce a negative PCR COVID-19 test result (not a rapid/antigen test).

  • You can test up to 72 hours prior to arriving in or after arrival to MA.

For more information on traveling during the holiday season please visit the MA travel guide. Travel Order

2nd Annual Turkey Bingo

Last Friday students put down their pencils and closed up their chromebooks for our 2nd annual… TURKEY BINGO! It was a “drop everything and play bingo” school-wide event, and we had a blast! Bingo winners even "gobbled" down the hallway (safely and distanced, of course) for their bingo loot. We look forward to a second round of Turkey Bingo on Tuesday with our blue cohort.

A huge thank you to our Student Council for sponsoring this community-building event.

Spirit Week on the Horizon

Student Council will be sponsoring this year’s first spirit week. We encourage all of our students to join us and show their spirit.

Monday, November 30th and Thursday, December 3rd: Pajama Day (proper footwear required)

Tuesday, December 1st and Friday, December 4th: Throwback Day/ Decade Day. Throw your style back to your favorite decade.

LBMS Spirit Wear Online Store - Winter Edition

Great News! Luther Burbank’s official online store is open and selling items to promote spirit and raise money for our Student Activity Fund. If you are interested in ordering items, please click here: https://stores.inksoft.com/LBMS/shop/home to access the online store. Items will be delivered to Luther Burbank and distributed from the office. The store will be open for a limited time, so now is the time to check out our new winter items and catch some school spirit! If you have any questions about the school store please contact Judy Ursuliak at jursuliak@nrsd.net.

Update About Middle School Winter Sports

After careful consideration, the Midland-Wachusett League has voted unanimously to forego running middle school sports for the Winter 2020-21 season. The decisions moving forward will be based on a season by season basis.

Food Drive for the Wheat Community Cupboard

Felipe Cerioni, a senior at Nashoba Regional High School and NHS member, is conducting a food drive to support the Wheat Community Cupboard, which serves many surrounding towns. The food drive is running from Monday, November 30, to Friday, December 11. There is a collection box located in our main hallway, where students may drop off nonperishable goods. Some examples include canned food, cooking oils, pasta, rice and nuts. All donated items will be brought to the Wheat Community Cupboard in Clinton. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via email to Felipe at 2021fcerioni@mynrsd.com.

LBMS Best Buddies Gear

We are super excited to offer LBMS Best Buddies Gear. A huge thank you to Cheryl Lonardo and our PACE Program for getting this online shop off the ground.

Shop 24/7, 365 days a year. Check it out and catch some SPIRIT!!!!!!!

Link to order: https://lbmsbestbuddies.secure-decoration.com/