Princess and Her FROG Dance tickets went on sale starting on Friday, January 20 at 6:00 PM at http://www.lumbertonpta.org/.

Upcoming Events


  • January 23, 2017Day 2
  • January 23, 2017Franklin Institute Hot and Cold Assembly
  • January 23, 2017Kindness Challenge Day 1
  • January 23, 2017OBOS Reading in Language Arts Classes
  • January 23, 2017Box Top Blitz Contest Begins
  • January 23, 2017 3:00 PMLumberton's Got Talent Practice
  • January 23, 2017 3:00 PMBRS Health & Fitness Club
  • January 23, 2017 3:00 PMHomework Club
  • January 23, 2017 3:45 PMBasketball Home
  • January 24, 2017Kindness Challenge Day 2
  • January 24, 2017Day 3
  • January 24, 2017 3:00 PMLumberton's Got Talent Practice
  • January 25, 2017Kindness Challenge Day 3
  • January 25, 2017Day 4
  • January 25, 2017 6:00 AMNight with Your Knight Ticket Sales Begin
  • January 25, 2017 3:00 PMHomework Club
  • January 25, 2017 3:00 PMLumberTONES
  • January 25, 2017 3:45 PMBasketball Away
AEC v1.0.4

Referendum Survey

Dear Lumberton Resident,

You are being asked to participate in an important, but brief, survey for the Lumberton Township School District. Your responses will help district officials to determine what repairs will be made to aging district buildings.

Currently, the age and wear of some areas in Lumberton Middle (LMS)/Bobby’s Run Schools (BRS) and Florence L. Walther School (FLW) require immediate attention. Other student-occupied areas in those schools need renovation soon. Because we value your opinion, we are asking you to provide your views on various maintenance, repairs and upgrades to those facilities.

The information we get from your responses will help us determine how we proceed with a possible referendum. It is important to note that if a referendum is passed, the state should provide approximately 40 percent funding of approved costs.

This anonymous survey – which should take less than 5 minutes to complete, can be accessed by clicking on this link http://tinyurl.com/z7xaq5l. Please answer all of the questions and feel free to spread the word by sharing with your neighbors. We would like to collect as much information from Lumberton residents before the survey closes on Friday, February 10. So that we receive authentic data, please complete the survey only once (per resident).

Thank you for your assistance in helping us determine the best route to take in keeping our schools operating safely and efficiently for our students, staff and visitors!

Sincerely,
Lumberton Township School District


A Night with Your Knight

1st Annual  “A Night with Your Knight” (Sponsored by the Lumberton PTA)

This event includes competitive games/activities, photo booth to commemorate the event, and concession stand style combo meal. This event is open to boys of Lumberton Township Schools and a special female figure in their lives (one adult 18 years and older per family)

 Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 6:00PM- 9:00PM (Games to begin promptly at 6:40 PM)

Location: Big League Dreams (15 Fostertown Road, Medford NJ 08055)

Active-wear/Sportswear attire recommended

Cost: $40 (admission and meal-deal combo for 1 adult and 1 child, each additional child $18)

**Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY on the PTA website. No ticket sales at the door. Tickets are limited and sold on a first come first serve basis**

Online Ticket Sales to begin Wednesday, January 25th at 6PM and will conclude on Friday, February 17th at 6PM (pay with credit card)  www.lumbertonpta.org


The Princess and Her FROG Dance

The Princess and Her FROG Dance (Father, Relative, Other Gentleman)

There will be one dance this year.  The event will include music, dancing,

buffet dinner and a picture to commemorate the evening.

 This event is open to all girls of Lumberton Township Schools and a special male figure in

their lives (one adult 18 years and older per family).

Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

NEW Location: RV High School Cafeteria

Cost: $22 per adult and $18 per child

(limit six tickets per purchase)

**Tickets will be sold ONLINE on the PTA website. NO in-person ticket sales.

Tickets are limited and sold on a first come first serve basis.**

Online Ticket Sale begins Friday, January 20th at 6 PM and

ends Friday, February 3rd at 6 PM (pay with credit card) http://www.lumbertonpta.org/


Winter Weather Closing Process Reminder

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

As winter weather is now upon us, Superintendent of Schools Joe Langowski has offered the attached reminder of the school closing process.

Have a great weekend,

Lumberton Township School District


AES Kindness Challenge

This year Ashbrook School is participating in The Great Kindness Challenge starting on January 23rd to January 27th. We will be having different theme days that your children are encouraged to participate in. Your child will also be given a checklist of suggested kind acts to perform during the week at home or school. In school we will also be having a poster contest to conclude the week. This week is dedicated to promoting kindness. For additional information on The Great Kindness Challenge please contact Ms. Hoffman or click on the link: http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org or open this attachment.


Upcoming LMS One Book One School Reading

Dear Lumberton Middle School Parents and Guardians,

Students have been reading the school’s One Book, One School selection, Courage for Beginners, all year. Next week, (week of Jan 16) all students will read Chapters 18-20 in Social Studies classes; keep in mind that school is closed on Monday, January 16. An additional reading and activity will take place during the week of January 23 in Language Arts classes.

Please make sure that your child brings his or her copy of Courage for Beginners to class every day during the upcoming two weeks, as readings may take place on different days depending on the teacher’s schedule. So far, overall feedback about Courage for Beginners and the related activities has been positive. We are glad your children are enjoying this coming-of-age story!

Sincerely,

LMS One Book, One School Committee


Next Board Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for January 19, 2017 in the Performing Arts Center. The PTA Reflections Reception will be held during this meeting as well.


Grades 3-8 PARCC Testing Dates

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

The schedule for PARCC testing has been set for 2017 and is as follows.

Students in grade 3 will be tested April 4-12.  There will be 3 units of English Language Arts and 4 units of Math.

Students in grades 4 and 5 will be tested  April 28- May 4.  There will be 3 units of English Language Arts and 4 units of Math.

Students in grades 6-8 will be tested May 8-12.  There will be 3 units of English Language Arts and 3 units of Math.

Testing for all students will be conducted in the morning.  Students who have the accommodation of extended time may continue testing into the afternoon if they require the additional time.

A copy of the PARCC schedule, along with additional details, can be found on the Lumberton website under the Curriculum tab.  Select “PARCC Place” from the drop-down menu to view all PARCC-related information.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration Process

The 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration Process has begun! Detailed information can be found at the following location: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/2017-2018-kindergarten-registration

Happy New Year!!


Governor’s Educator of the Year Award Recipients

Each year, the district selects four classroom teachers and one educational specialist as the Governor’ Educators of the Year. It is our great pleasure to release the names of the district’s 2016-17 honorees. Each one of these fine education professionals has gone above and beyond, in and out of the classroom. Please congratulate each one, as they deserve our gratitude and well wishes!

Educational Specialist
Mrs. Megan Mancini, Reading Specialist

FLW
Mrs. Marny DeSantis, 1st Grade Teacher

AES
Mrs. Melissa Antinoff, 3rd Grader Teacher

BRS
Mrs. Lauren Asaro, 4th Grade Teacher

LMS
Mr. Gary Egbert, 6th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies Resource Center Teacher


Lumberton Support Staff Member of the Year Award Recipients

Each year, the district selects five support staff members, one from each school and one district employee, to honor as Lumberton Support Staff Members of the Year. It is our great pleasure to release the names of our district’s 2016-17 honorees. Each one of these fine educational support professionals provides the much-needed classroom and ancillary support that enables each of us to do our jobs better.

Again, we see the work ethic that each one of these outstanding staff members provides, and are happy that they are part of our district family!

District
Mr. Chris Cline, Desktop Support Specialist

FLW
Mrs. Kelly Rodgers, Instructional Aide

AES
Mr. George Alers, Custodian

BRS
Mrs. Dawn Lally, Instructional Aide

LMS
Mrs. Colleen Pendergast, Instructional Aide


PTA Save the Date – March 3, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

Date:  Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

Location: Big League Dreams Medford NJ

Event:  1st Annual “A Night with Your Knight”

Join us for an evening of food, fun, and games at Big League Dreams in Medford presented by the Lumberton PTA . This event is open to boys of Lumberton Township Schools and a special female figure in their lives (one adult 18 years and older per family)

Thank you,

Lumberton PTA


School Bulletins Moving to Once Per Month

In an effort to reduce the number of emails you receive and to streamline our information distribution processes, each school will now be sending out school bulletins on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month only.

It is our hope that by eliminating the distribution of redundant information, we can provide only the information you need and help streamline your information sources.


LMS Yearbook Orders

Attention ALL middle school students and parents: IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR LMS WILDCAT YEARBOOK! The yearbook sale is starting. Your child received an order form in homeroom which explains how to order the 2016-2017 yearbook.

Information was sent by Herff Jones to all parents via email. Ordering online is the easiest way and you can also get the book personalized (additional cost) if you order online only.  The website is: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in the code 4725 for LMS. The cost is $26.00 and a partial payment of $15.00 or payment in full is needed by December 22nd.  The cost goes up to $30.00 after this date and the hard due date is January 23rd. You don’t want to miss out on getting this book full of memories, so please order now.

NEW THIS YEAR: if an 8th grade student wants to purchase a yearbook, they must do so at this time. Yearbooks will not be provided by the PTA and they will not be given out at the dance. They must be ordered and paid for through the school sale. Don’t be left out in June and miss this keepsake item! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hamlet at jhamlet@lumberton.k12.nj.us


NEW to the Lumberton YouTube Channel Lineup!

Did you know that Lumberton Township Schools now has its own YouTube channel? The district will be posting informative instructional videos as they are developed. You may now view a video that guides you in previewing and selecting “just right” books for your child, and explains the nuts and bolts of Reading Workshop. Simply click on this link to view it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru-FYE-aTCU

This new YouTube channel is another way that we’re making that vital connection from our schools to your home.


Required Standardized Testing Information

ATTACHED is a letter providing you with all dates and descriptions of standardized tests that will be administered in the Lumberton Township School District this year. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education, but we are happy to provide you with this information. Any questions please call the district’s Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction at 609-267-1406.


Important First Day Form Information

A message from the Lumberton Township School District:

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow, your child starts back to an exciting new school year! So that you are prepared, we want to let you know about a few changes to the first-day packet he or she will bring home. in order to remain fiscally responsible and to eliminiate paper waste, as well as streamline the process for you, we have moved some of our traditional paper forms to Genesis. These transitioned forms include

  • Consent to survey student
  • Posting of child’s information on district website
  • Family military status
  • Permission for child’s photo to appear in news media
  • Student use of Internet and district network

You will still have the option to apply tiered permission or non-permission to the above; however, you will grant these permissions directly on Genesis. Please note: you will be required to provide a response to each of the above categories before you may view anything else within Genesis.

You will still be receiving some paper forms that must be completed and returned to your child’s homeroom/classroom teacher during the first week of school. These include

  • Lumberton (school-specific) clothing order forms
  • Student medical history form
  • Conformatoin of viewing of various district policies
  • Permission to dispense Tylenol/Advil
  • Permission to dispense prescription medication
  • Genesis demographic confirmation
  • Genesis health contact information confirmation
  • Volunteer affidavit
  • Locker search and behavior code (LMS ONLY)

You will want to log into the district website at www.lumberton.k12.nj.us to check for other forms that may apply to your child, such as the state physical form for students who participate in extracurricular sports. To find these forms, click on the Parents pull-down menu and click on Forms for Parents, or follow this link: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/forms-for-parents/. You may want to pay special attention to the Medical Forms folder.

Here’s wishing you and your child a great start to your new school year!

Lumberton Township School District


Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Information

The Lumberton Township School District is committed to providing all students with a safe learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB). Ms. Kim Hoffman is the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator. She can be reached at khoffman@lumberton.k12.nj.us or 609-518-0030. In addition to Ms. Hoffman, the contact information for the FLW, AES, BRS and LMS Anti-Bullying specialists can be found on the home page of each respective school.

The district HIB policy can be accessed HERE. Official NJ Department of Education score for the district overall is 64; Florence L. Walther School scored 68, Ashbrook Elementary School scored 67, Bobby’s Run School scored 56, and Lumberton Middle School scored 65. The following ARTICLE explains the HIB scoring process in more detail.

The official 2014-15 District/Schools Self-Assessment for Determining Grades as determined under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122) can be found HERE. “While completing the Self-Assessment, we learned that our school district/schools have demonstrated strengths in the following area: Character Education. A review of these programs was given at the January 7, 2016 Board of Education Meeting.”



About Our District

Lumberton Township School District offers children in preschool and grades kindergarten through eight an opportunity to receive a first class education in central Burlington County. For more than a decade Lumberton has been one of the most rapidly growing school districts in South Jersey, educating approximately 1,350 students during the 2016-2017 school year. The district’s youngest students — from preschool to first grade — learn in Florence L. Walther School. Students in grades 2-3 receive instruction in Ashbrook Elementary School. Students in grades 4-5 are educated at Bobby’s Run School. Students in grades 6-8 receive instruction at Lumberton Middle School, a New Jersey Star School. The Lumberton Schools educate students under the leadership of Joe Langowski, Superintendent of Schools, and Thomas Fanuka, Business Administrator. Questions may be directed to the Board of Education Offices, 33 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048, (609) 267-1406.