Principal's Update

Principal's Update
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BURBANK BULLETIN

January 8, 2018

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

The record cold artic air that has hit New England has hit with vengeance. I hope that this message finds everyone having survived the recent weather event in warmth and comfort.  Our facilities team has been working diligently since last Thursday with our local DPW and district contractors to ensure that our parking lot and sidewalks have been treated and cleared. With the extremely high winds, the task has proven to be an ongoing process. We are extremely grateful for the efforts that have been made in order for us to return to business as usual this Monday morning.

While I know that conversations regarding attire can often lead to hearty discussions with adolescents, please do remind your child to dress warmly and bundle up with the cold winter air that seems to have become our norm.  Layers are great for school. Students can store an extra sweatshirt in their locker. Hats and gloves are great, too.

Warm regards,

Laura Friend

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

January 12 – Early Release Professional Development, 11:30 AM dismissal

January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No school

January 16 – LBMS School Council, 3:30 PM

January 22 – Geography Bee, MRE Auditorium, 6:00 PM (rescheduled date)

February 5 – Spelling Bee, 6:00 PM (mark your calendars)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Honor Roll Recap

Congratulations to all of our students who achieved the honor roll during the first trimester. I’m very pleased to report that a record-breaking 68% of our students met the honor roll criteria. We had a great turnout at our first honor roll breakfast before the holiday break, and we are looking forward to offering the event again at the conclusion of the second trimester. Honor roll names were recently printed in the Clinton Item  and can also be viewed online at Telegram.com.

Luther Burbank Award Recipients

Congratulations to our first trimester recipients of the Luther Burbank Award. The Luther Burbank Award is in its second year. Recipients are selected by their teachers for demonstrating the qualities of citizenship, respect, and kindness. These qualities are ones that epitomize the vision set forth by our school’s namesake, Luther Burbank.  Please take a peek at our special bulletin board in the main hallway where we recognize these award recipients: Ava Walker (gr. 6), Harry Wells (gr. 6), Aanycia Castro-Rivera (gr. 7), Erik Fish (gr. 7), Cathyrn McNally (gr. 8), and Adam Naze (gr. 8).

A Job Well Done – Littleton Nashoba Football

Please join me in congratulating Liam Owen, Cole Williams, and Andrew Spratt for being members of the Littleton Nashoba football team, winning the New England Regional Championship. This title earned the team the chance to compete in the U14 Youth Football National Championship Tournament in Florida last month where they ultimately took fourth place. Congratulations to the boys on their hard work and perseverance, and a special nod to Liam and Andrew for also being recognized for their academic accomplishments as team members as well.

Candid Picture Day – Thursday, January 11

Hockmeyer Studios will be at school on Thursday to take candid photos of our students for this year’s yearbook. The photographer will also take pictures of all student activity groups and interscholastic sports teams. The yearbook is shaping up very well this year. A huge thank you to Mrs. Brennan and Mrs. Parson and the yearbook committee for all of their work on this publication. Stay tuned – yearbooks will be going on sale soon.

Lancer Basketball Off to a Great Start

After a great turnout for tryouts, the Luther Burbank Middle School Basketball season is off to a terrific start. 

You can cheer both teams on at our next home game vs. Littleton this Tuesday, January 9th. For the full schedule, please click here.

Intramurals

As usual, during basketball season we will be taking a short break from intramurals. Both morning and afternoon intramurals will resume shortly after February vacation.​