PTSA MEETING DATES
All meetings start 7 p.m. and are held in the school library.
Tuesday January 9, 2018
Tuesday February 13, 2018
Thursday March 15, 2018 (Due to Open House)
Tuesday April 10, 2018
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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
Announcing the Aeries Mobile Portal App
Aeries has recently released a brand new mobile app called the Aeries Mobile Portal. The Aeries Mobile Portal app can be used by parents and students to access grade, attendance, contact and demographic information in a concise, mobile-friendly format. Parents, guardians and students can use their preexisting Parent/Student Portal accounts to gain access to their data. For those parents or students who do not already have accounts, the Aeries Mobile Portal will guide them through the account creation process.
The Aeries Mobile Portal is developed and supported by Aeries. This app is not to be confused by the “Grades for Parents & Students” app which is not affiliated, endorsed, or authorized by Aeries or Burbank Unified School District. If you have any questions, please call the District’s parent and student portal hotline at (818) 729-4579.
The Aeries Mobile Portal app is available for both iOS and Android phones. For a basic overview of the new app please visit http://mkt.aeries.com/products-mobile-portal. You can also click the links below to download the app.
Director of Information Technology and Education Support
CCNP, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Project+, Security+, Network+, A+
Burbank Unified School District
Direct: (818) 729-3405
Earn Cash for LUTHER!
SHOP at Burbank Town Center, Barnes & Noble, CPK and neighborhood businesses such as monthly karate classes, DEPOSIT Receipts in the lockers by Public Safety (by Old Navy) and/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! Click here for the Burbank Town Center Store Directory.
*Program period is August 1, 2017 through May 15, 2018. Only original cash register receipts will be accepted.
Hey Luther Families!!
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If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Casper at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA does not endorse or recommend any products sold on Amazon.com. PTA receives a small percentage of every sale completed through the link above. Thank you for your support.
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
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