Dear Eighth Grade Learners and Parents,
As a Luther family, we are excited to share with you the celebrations that come at the end of eighth grade.
Eighth grade students must meet Burbank Unified School District requirements in order to participate in promotion/eighth grade activities:
Promotion Dress Code
Eighth Grade Activities
CJSF Sealbearer’s Luncheon 12:09- 12:49 PM for Sealbearers.
Eighth Grade Awards Night 6:30 PM Luther Auditorium. All are invited.
Eight Grade Textbook Return/Locker Clean Out Day/Yearbook Distribution
Eighth Grade Disneyland Trip 6:45 AM-9:00PM (Leave Luther at 7:00 AM arrive back at Luther at 9:00 PM.)
Promotion Practice 8:30-10:00
Eighth Grade Extravaganza 1:00-3:00 (on the big field at Luther)
Promotion Ceremony at Luther Burbank Middle School Field 9:00 AM
Students should arrive no later than 8:15 AM.
If you have any questions about any of the end of the year activities, please feel free to contact the school at (818) 558-4646. I look forward to sharing the celebration with you!
Dr. Oscar Macias
BUSDeNews: 2017-18 Instructional Calendar
Please be advised that the 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar was adopted by the Board of Education during their regularly scheduled meeting on November 19, 2015.
A Note from the School Nurse
by Peggy Kurihara RN
The alarm clock has gone off and the brain needs fuel as soon as we wake up in the morning. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. My morning starts with a bowl of cereal. Adding a bagel with cream cheese, butter or a nut butter, along with some fresh fruit, gets me going for the rest of the day. Think about this. When we first wake up, the body has been without food since our last meal the night before. If we skip breakfast, it is like trying to drive a car without gas. Studies have shown that children who skip this meal tend to get sleepy at school, have a harder time paying attention, and end up eating more junk food throughout the day. Kids who eat breakfast are more likely to score higher on tests, perform better in the classroom, and have healthier eating habits.
The first meal of the day doesn't have to follow traditional breakfast foods. Leftovers from the night before like soups, stews, pastas or sandwiches are all great substitutes for the common egg-toast-cereal-type breakfasts. If your child is not used to eating first thing in the morning, start with something small, like a piece of toast or a dollop of yogurt. Slowly, start adding more to the meal. If time doesn't allow one to eat at home, pack it. Try string cheese, whole grain crackers, a banana or trail mix. All of these are easy to transport in the car on the way to school.
Preparing something to eat in the morning may require planning ahead the night before. The bottom line is to encourage your child to have breakfast every morning.
Remember, "Healthy Children (with food on board) Learn Better."
PTSA's mission is to positively impact the lives of all children and families.
Disney Employee Matching Gifts
The Program matches Eligible Donations dollar for dollar up to $15,000 year for employees of The Walt Disney Company and most of it's affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, "Disney") who meet specified eligibility criteria for the Program ("Eligible Employees") per calendar year. (Only Eligible Employees will be able to access the Program.)
You can learn more about the Disney Employee Matching Gifts program and how you can participate by visiting MatchingGifts.Disney.com
Greetings Yellow Jacket Nation...below is a link to a video from Mrs. Sosa about our School-Wide Positive Behavior Incentives Program for our Learners. There are a few ways you can help us out:
1. Encourage your learners to ALWAYS do the right thing so they can earn tickets for the opportunity drawing.
2. Donate items to the Opportunity Drawing that our Learners want to win or help reach out to local businesses to see if they are willing to donate anything.
Items could include:
- sports equipment
- art supplies
- stuffed animals (the kids still like them in middle school)
- nail polish
- Pokemon cards
- $5 gift cards to Jamba Juice, In-N-Out, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, 7-11, etc.
The possibilities are endless. Feel free to drop off items throughout the year to Mrs. Sosa in the Office. We will also have a table set up on Wednesday at Back to School Night if you have anything you would like to drop off. We can't thank you enough for all of your support and encouragement to keep all of our learners on the path to success! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Sosa at AggieSosa@burbankusd.org
On-campus lunch is set for Friday, May 18th. Lunch is from 12:09 p.m. to 12:49 p.m.
1. The on-campus lunch will be located on the PE field on the Maple side of the school. The entrance/exit for this lunch will be at the gates leading onto the field on Maple. Each adult that is attending will provide a valid identification and will have to register prior to the event. We will be using Survey Monkey as our mechanism for registration.
Here is the link:
Please note, you will not get an email confirmation sent to you.
You will, in fact, a message on top of the screen that says “thank you for taking the survey.”
2. The window to register will close Wednesday, May 16th at 5 p.m.
3. There will be no exceptions for failing to follow these new protocols. You and your guests must be on the registration list and have a valid identification. Names will be verified with our registration list. Failure to comply will result in restriction of access to the lunch.
Lastly, it is important to note that the event will be on the grass field. Please bring blankets and other items you will deem necessary to have lunch with your learner(s). Your learners will be meeting you in the designated on-campus lunch area from the PE area. There is no access to the main campus during lunch.
We are asking all guests to remain in the sectioned off area.
We anticipate that this process might take a little longer than what we are used to. We have already made personnel arrangements and plan to start the processing of the line earlier.
Please email if you have any questions/concerns.
Anyone interested in attending a S.T.E.A.M. class this summer?
There is an incredible opportunity for using 3D and Virtual Reality computers along with experimenting through hands-on building opportunities. Check out the link below to find out when this amazing class is running. STEAM Summer Camp Flyer
IT'S FINALLY MAY..
NEW DOUBLE POINT STORES
CHEVYS FRESH MEX
DAIRY QUEEN/ ORANGE JULIUS
It's finally May, which means we have new stores for you to earn double points at during the month! Shop at Chevys Fresh Mex and Dairy Queen/ Orange Julius and earn double points to your favorite school when you submit your receipts in the lockers by Old Navy through May 15! #MySchoolisCool or turn in your receipts to the school office in my school is cool collection box. Participating SCHOOLS EARN 1 point for every $1 spent. Schools with the highest points will earn CASH REWARDS!
*Program period is August 1, 2017 through May 15, 2018. Only original cash register receipts will be accepted.
YOU MAY TURN IN ORIGINAL RECEIPTS RETROACTIVE AUGUST 1ST, 2017.
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Hey Luther Families!!
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Early dismissal every Tuesday
Family engagement is the number-one predictor of student success. That’s why California State PTA is sponsoring Assembly Bill 2680 by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Concord). This bill demonstrates a commitment to connecting families, schools and communities to improving student outcomes.
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.
NASP has additional information for parents and educators on school safety, violence prevention, children’s trauma reactions, and crisis response at www.nasponline.org. ©2006, National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway #402, Bethesda, MD 20814