- September 19, 2018Day 4
- September 19, 2018 7:00 PMYom Kippur Ends
- September 19, 2018 7:00 PMPTA Meeting in LMS Cafeteria
- September 20, 2018Day 5
- September 20, 2018 3:45 PMBoys Soccer Home
- September 21, 2018AES Fun Friday
- September 21, 2018LMS Wear Tie Dye
- September 21, 2018BRS Fun Friday
- September 21, 2018PTA Room Rep Sign Up Due Date
- September 21, 2018FLW Fun Friday
- September 21, 2018International Day of Peace
- September 21, 2018Day 6
- September 21, 2018 3:45 PMGirls Soccer Away
- September 24, 2018Box Top Blitz Contest Begins
- September 24, 2018Day 1
- September 24, 2018 3:00 PMFlu Shot for Lumberton Employees
- September 24, 2018 3:45 PMBoys Soccer Away
- September 24, 2018 3:45 PMGirls Soccer Away
You are cordially invited to meet the PTA and “Get the Scoop” about our exciting events and activities this year. Join us for prizes, fun and ICE CREAM!
Our meeting will begin in the PAC at BRS at 7:00pm, followed by the Ice Cream Social in the LMS Cafeteria.
Come on out to register for the PTA, learn about our volunteer opportunities available, purchase merchandise and MORE!
Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly! The whole family is welcome to attend!
Date: 09/19/2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: FJL PAC in Bobby’s Run School
For more information about the Lumberton PTA, please visit our website: www.lumbertonpta.org
Dear Lumberton Parents & Guardians,
Are you interested in being a Room Representative for your child’s class parties?
Simply go to http://www.lumbertonpta.org and Click on the Room Parent Sign Up Genius Link for each school to signup online to be a Head Room Representative or Room Representative for your child’s class. All volunteers must be a registered member of the Lumberton PTA (you can join here JOIN ) and must complete a Volunteer Affidavit.
All Head Room Representatives and Room Representatives must complete the online signup by Friday, September 21st. If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Lumberton PTA
Click HERE for all things PTA!
Please read the ATTACHED LETTER from Mr. Wrigley and Mrs. Hofstrom regarding our new pick up / drop off and bus procedures.
Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,
On Thursday, your child will start an exciting new school year! Each new school year brings both school and district forms that need to be filled out. Here is a quick synopsis in checklist format of what is where. We continue to streamline the process by eliminating redundant forms and making the process more “electronic.”
Cafeteria – home page of district website (www.lumberton.k12.nj.us)
- Cafeteria Letter and Advanced Pre-Payment Form – print and return if interested
- SchoolCafe Link (new for 18-19)
- September Menu (print and hang on fridge)
- Subsequent Monthly Menus
First Day Folder/Packet Forms – hard copies; fill-out, sign and return
- 2018-19 District Calendar (hang on fridge)
- Annual Student Medical History Questionnaire
- Emergency Information Verification Form
- Free and Reduced Lunch Form / Policy 8550 (MUST be completed by EVERY district family whether applying for F/R lunch or not; form will be brought home by the youngest child)
- Genesis Parent Module Access Request
- Lumberton PTA Information
- School Specific Clothing Order Forms
- LMS Locker and Property Search (LMS students only)
Forms in Genesis
These have been broken into four subsections and must be filled-out or acknowledged prior to having full access to the Genesis Parent Module.
Technology – published on 8/19
- Consent to Survey Students
- Family Military Connection
- Media Release
- Use of District Technology
- Web Posting
Anti-Big Brother Act Notice for AES-BRS-LMS – published on 8/19
* LMS form also includes 1:1 Chromebook Take Home Initiative *
Medical Information – published on 9/4
- Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen Authorization (yes or no for both)
- Authorization to Dispense Prescription and Over the Counter Medication – links to print the appropriate forms; must be signed by family physician; also includes a link to the Medication Drop-Off/Pick Up Form
- General Information
- Middle School Sports – links to NUMEROUS medical forms; only necessary if your child is planning on playing a sport at LMS
- Self-Medication Form and Contract – link to print the appropriate forms
District Information and Policies – published on 9/4
- District Information and Policy Acknowledgement
- District Policy Review
- Health / Family Life Program
- Supplemental Accident Insurance Optional Coverage
- Volunteer Affidavit - https://goo.gl/forms/JSgEqdd2YaSwpIAv2. (REQUIRED for any person volunteering in our schools for any school-related activity.)
If you are unable to log into your Genesis Parent account, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By returning and submitting required forms within the first week of school, you help provide a positive start to your child’s school year. We look forward to seeing your child(ren) this week!
Lumberton Township School District
P.S. We are also starting a district remind account to keep everyone abreast of important district-wide events. You spoke and we listened! Just text @ltsd1819 to 81010
Lumberton’s 8th grade class is sponsoring its annual clothing sale on behalf of Lumberton Middle School. The money raised contributes toward 8th grade graduation awards and part of the 8th grade trip, as well as other expenses. This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for our district’s 8th grade class.
But this is also a time when you and your child can show pride in being a Lumberton parent and student! THIS TIME OF YEAR ONLY you and your child have the opportunity to purchase clothing personalized with your school’s name.
Help make this fundraiser the best one yet AND show your school pride! Please complete the order above and return it to school by Friday, September 28th. FULL PAYMENT must accompany the order. Make checks payable to Lumberton School Fund.
Label the envelope: LMS School Clothing Sale / Attention: Mrs. Gusrang, LMS.
Thank you for supporting our school, and our district’s 8th grade class!
Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,
Student and Staff Lunch PINS/Setting up SchoolCafe Account
Lunch PINS are the last 5 digits of student/staff school ID (found in Genesis).
For households with students in more than one district: At this time, you will not be able to add students in different DISTRICTS to the same account. If you already have a SchoolCafe account with a student in another district (such as RV) you will have to set up a second SchoolCafe account using a different email address. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. You CAN use the same account for siblings in different schools within Lumberton Township School District (Walther, Ashbrook, Bobby’s Run, Middle).
Payment Maximum Limit: There is a maximum limit of $100 per transaction. If you have multiple students within the district, you must stay below the $100 when totaling up each child’s payment OR make separate transactions.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact me directly.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Meet Your Teacher night. These events are for adults only.
9/5 – Pre-K and Kindergarten at FLW at 6:45 PM
9/12 – 2nd grade at 6:30 PM and 3rd grade at 7:45 PM at AES
9/13 – First Grade at FLW at 6:45 PM
9/25 – LMS (6-7-8) at 7:00 PM; 6th grade parent orientation starting at 6:30 PM in the PAC
9/26 – BRS (4-5) at 6:30 PM
Don’t forget there are Meet and Greets (for both children and parents) scheduled during the day on September 5th as well. This is a great way for your child to meet his or her teacher(s) prior to the start of school.
8:15-8:45 AM – Grades 2-3 at AES
9:00-9:30 AM – Pre-K and Kindergarten at FLW
9:45-10:15 AM – 1st Grade at FLW
10:30-11:00 AM – Grades 4-5 at BRS
We hope everyone had a great summer!
Dear Lumberton Parents and Guaridans:
On August 1, 2018 the Lumberton Township School District switched our credit card processing company used for the School Lunch Program from “Myschoolbucks” to “SchoolCafe”. Any balances in “Myschoolbucks” whether positive or negative were carried forward to the new system.
You will need to create a new account in SchoolCafe. SchoolCafe can be accessed through any computer at https://www.schoolcafe.com or you can download the SchoolCafe app on your mobile device simply by searching for SchoolCafe in the Apple Store or Google Play. The Lumberton Township School District website has also been updated with the link to SchoolCafe. It can be found under the Food Service Information section of our homepage. Once your account is established, you will be able to view your child’s current account balance and make payments.
Please check our website for further information regarding the School Lunch Program (https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us). We hope that this will be a smooth transition for everyone.
Results from our 2017-18 1:1 Technology Initiative Surveys have been posted. Thank you very much for participating and sharing thoughts on your experience with the initiative. We value your feedback and will use the results to improve our 1:1 program moving forward. Have a great summer! Links to the results are below and can also be found on the Chromebook 1:1 Initiative website page.
AES: May 1- May 9
BRS: May 2- May 10
LMS: May 7- May 10
NJSLA-S: May 20 and 21
* this schedule is as of 6/18/18
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). Mrs. Kim Pease is the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator. She can be reached at email@example.com or 609-518-0030. In addition to Mrs. Pease, 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 59; Florence L. Walther School scored 47, Ashbrook Elementary School scored 62, Bobby’s Run School scored 60, and Lumberton Middle School scored 65. The following ARTICLE explains the HIB scoring process in more detail.
The official 2016-17 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 June 7, 2018 Board of Education Meeting.”
“EARLY BIRD” EDC REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING EDC FAMILIES – 2018-19:
As a thank you to our EDC families, a 20% registration fee discount will be offered to current families who register for EDC for the 2018-19 school year between May 1st and May 31, 2018. The “early bird” fee is $40/family; this fee is non-refundable. (Starting in June 1st, the registration fee will be $50/family.) Contact the EDC Office by phone at 609-261-2974 with any questions or for more information.
EDC REGISTRATION FOR NEW FAMILIES – 2018-19:
Online registration for families new to the Extended Day Care Program, will be open on June 1st. he annual EDC registration fee is $50/family; this fee is non-refundable. For program details, please refer to the EDC page on the district website. https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/extended-day-care-edc/. Contact the EDC Office by phone at 609-261-2974 with any questions or for more information.
Here are some of the items shared at the 3-27-18 Discussion About School Safety and Security meeting:
The district will be starting mentoring clubs at Lumberton Middle School and Bobby’s Run School, and we need your assistance. Volunteers will be facilitating sessions with students throughout the year. It only takes a 2-hour per month commitment. If interested in volunteering to help a student, please contact Suzanne May at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, contact information, the name of a club you’d like to run and the most convenient day(s) of the week. In addition, if you or your business would be willing to sponsor the cost of one bus for transportation of club members, please contact Mrs. May. LTSD is looking for a $3,000 donation, which could also be supported by several businesses or individuals.
The 2018-2019 calendar was approved at last night’s Board of Education meeting and can be found HERE.
INCLEMENT WEATHER/EMERGENCY CLOSINGS: We are now into the winter season, and it is important for everyone to be prepared for emergency closings. These are most often caused by weather, but can also occur when a boiler breaks or similar mechanical failure happens. Please have a plan in place for your children should the need for an emergency/early closing occur.
In the event of the need for an emergency closing, the district utilizes an automated phone calling system, Blackboard Connect. For delayed openings and before-school closings, Blackboard Connect will call ONLY the HOME NUMBER listed in our database to confirm that school is closed or delayed.
Always verify closings through the Lumberton School District Website: www.lumberton.k12.nj.us or RVTV Comcast Channel 19/FiOS Channel 40. Emergency closings are also broadcast on standard news outlets between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. Lumberton’s Emergency Closing Number is 702. In the event of an emergency early closure, Blackboard Connect will dial THREE numbers in the following order as applicable: home, mom’s cell, dad’s cell.
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 2017-18 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!
Mrs. Hilary DiTullio, Reading Specialist
Mrs. Karen Lynch, Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Joanne Naylor, Music Teacher
Mrs. Tara Sworaski, 5th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Patricia Lee, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher
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 2017-18 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!
Mrs. Betsy Zeng, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Debora Mackow, Instructional Aide
Mrs. Sabrina Glogowski, Instructional Aide
Mrs. Tammy Oxx, Instructional Aide
Ms. Bethany Christie, Instructional Aide
Lumberton Schools have applied to become a No Place for Hate District for the 2017-2018 school year. This includes: FLW, AES, BRS and LMS. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to become a part of this organization. These activities will promote respect through active learning projects that address bullying and hatred that will lead to a more positive school climate.
During the year, each school will have a minimum of 3 activities that celebrate diversity and respect as well as address bias and bullying. Each school will have a kick-off for the year to discuss the program goals. Students will sign and become familiar with the No Place for Hate Promise. More information will be distributed to parents, students and staff throughout the year. Please contact Kim Pease at email@example.com with any questions regarding the program.
https://www.adl.org/ – main website
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 1,200 students during the 2018-2019 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.