Schools Served by the PTO
Mary Rowlandson Elementary & Luther Burbank Middle School
2015 – 2016 Board Members

Shanna Paul and Stacy Kramer , Co-Presidents
Heather LeBlanc, Vice President
Angela Dolan, Treasurer
Jessica McClellan, Secretary

PTO Meetings

All meetings are at 6:30PM
in the MRE library.
All are welcome!

December 9
January 13
February 10
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8

Make a Donation to the PTO
Nashoba Calendar

Pawlak 5K Save the Date!


Please join us for the Sam Pawak Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk!

June 4, 2016 10AM

at the Mary Rowlandson Elementary & Luther Burbank Middle Schools

Hollywood Drive, Lancaster, MA

Samuel Pawlak passed away in May 2015 after a courageous battle with ALS, or “Lou Gherig’s Disease.” Sam’s life was dedicated to community and family, education and sports. Sam served the community in many ways, some of those being a beloved teacher, school administrator, and principal at Nashoba Regional High School, and later principal of Luther Burbank Middle School in Lancaster.  Sam was a lifelong athlete and was inducted into both the Nashoba Regional School District Hall of Fame for Athletes and Foxboro High School Basketball Hall of Fame.  While earning his degree, he played for Fitchburg State College Basketball and Baseball teams.  Sam retired as high school basketball referee in 2014 after reaching a milestone career as referee for 50 years.
A 5K Fun Run/Walk in Sam’s name seems a very appropriate way to honor his memory and the many contributions he made to our community.  A portion of the proceeds will go towards establishing a scholarship fund in his name.
PLEASE NOTE There are TWO steps to registration, fill out the registration form and pay. PLEASE DO BOTH STEPS.
1.) Click the words “Registration Form” to fill out registration form onlineRegistration Form
2.) Pay with pay pal using the button below, or you may send a check made out to Lancaster PTO to the following address:
Lancaster PTO, Mary Rowlandson Elementary School
103 Hollywood Dr.
Lancaster, MA 01523

5K Registration
Payment for Registrant Name:

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you there!



As you know, the first full week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Although so many have you have responded, we still need a bit more help.  If you haven’t already, could you take a few moments to look through the needs on the Volunteer Spot link?  Any and all help is most welcomed!


We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.


Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:


1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot:

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.


Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.



Many thanks,

Heather LeBlanc

PTO Vice President

Please join us for the PTO meeting on May 11, when we will be electing our new officers for next year.

Open offices are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Please consider running. We’d love to have your energy!

ALSO: We need a new person to maintain our website (on WordPress.) Will train!!

May 11, 6:30PM MRE librarypto-board-members-color



You are cordially invited to attend the Daughter Dance

on Friday, May 13, 2016.
Previously known as the “Daddy Daughter,” this dance welcomes girls to come dance the night away with their favorite date (Dad, Mom, Aunt, Uncle or Grandparent.) The dance will be held from 6:30-8:30 in the MRE gym.

Some highlights of the dance include:
Great music and a fun photo booth!
Formal pictures with your favorite date(s)
Snacks and drinks. We ask that Pre K-2 bring drinks and 3-5th bring snacks
Exciting raffle prizes.

See the attached forms for ticket and picture ordering.

Daddy Daughter Event


The PTO would like to announce the 2015
$500 recipients of the Andrew Foster Memorial Scholarship
Congratulations to Ben Hart and Riley Davis!
Boxtops11Please help us again this year by clipping the Box Top for Education.  Since we started in 2010 MRE and LBM have collected an amazing $5,258! 
Let’s continue to help the students of Lancaster by clipping those box tops! 
Drop off boxes can be found outside the school office.