Principal's Update

Principal's Update
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BURBANK BULLETIN

November 13, 2017

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

A huge thank you to all of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to participate in our parent teacher conferences last week. We had a very strong presence at each grade level. In fact, 77 % of our families turned out for conferences. This is an increase in participation from last year. Incredible. A true testament to the commitment of our community, and we couldn’t be more thankful for your partnership. Thank you.

Soon, the first trimester will be drawing to a close.  During parent teacher conferences you likely discussed your child’s current performance. In December, your child will receive his/her first trimester report card which will further serve to document your child’s progress.  More importantly, your child’s report card will document strengths and areas for continued growth. I often talk about looking upon areas of growth and challenge, with students and adults alike, as opportunities. As Benjamin Franklin so aptly stated: “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”

And, isn’t that what it’s all about?

Warm Regards,

Laura Friend

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dates to Remember

November 14 – Picture Retakes

November 14, 16 – LBMS Drama auditions, 6:00 PM

November 16- Minuteman Visit Day – Interested 8th graders

November 16 – Nashoba SEPAC Presentation, 7:00 PM, LBMS library

November 22-24, No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1 – Trimester 1 Grades Close

December 5 –LBMS School Council, 3:00 PM

December 8 – Early Release – 11:30 a.m. Dismissal

December 14 – Winter Concert, 6:30 PM

December 15 – Report cards issued

 

It’s Getting Cold Out There…

Winter has definitely made its presence known with the cold temperatures of late. I know it’s difficult to wrangle with a middle-age student about clothing, but please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. When the temperature is 20 degrees or warmer, we go outside for recess. It is important that students have a coat. Hats and gloves are great. Pants and sweatshirts, too!

Congratulations Margot Sonia, our Project 351 Ambassador

Over the last several years, state leaders have reached out to local schools in an effort to develop civic duty through volunteerism. Project 351 is a special program which invites each city and town to submit the name of one eighth grade student ambassador who can best represent his/her community as a leader of compassion and humility.  We are very proud to announce that Margot Sonia will represent our school in this capacity as ambassador. Margot is a proven positive leader within our LBMS community and a committed volunteer outside of our school community. Congratulations to Margot and her family! 

SEPAC Presentation on Co-Teaching in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom **New Date

On Thursday, November 16th, two of our very own Burbank teachers, Mrs. Cauley and Mrs. Alberts, will speak about co-teaching in the middle school mathematics classroom during this month’s SEPAC meeting. The meeting will be held at Luther Burbank at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.

Lancer Basketball Information

Basketball season is almost upon us. If your son or daughter is interested in trying out for our boys or girls team, please register using our online registration form which can be found on our school website. Click here. Registration is now open. There will be a mandatory informational meeting for parents and interested athletes on November 16th at 6:00 p.m. 

A Reminder from NRSD Food Services

When writing checks for your child’s school lunch, please make checks out to "NRSD School Nutrition" or pay online through MySchoolBucks.com (checks sent to the school should not be made out to MySchoolBucks). Thank you for your assistance.