Upcoming Events


  • May 22, 20188th Grade NJSLA-S Day 1
  • May 22, 2018FLW Kindergarten Screening
  • May 22, 2018Day 5
  • May 22, 20183rd Grade Chorus Performs
  • May 22, 2018 9:30 AM5th Grade NJSLA-S Day 1
  • May 22, 2018 3:00 PMBRS LumberTONES
  • May 22, 2018 6:30 PMAES Art Show / Curriculum Fair
  • May 23, 2018FLW Kindergarten Screening
  • May 23, 2018Day 6
  • May 23, 2018 10:00 AMBrooks Poetry Celebration
  • May 23, 2018 7:30 PMLMS Spring Vocal Concert
  • May 24, 2018FLW Lunch BBQ
  • May 24, 20188th Grade NJSLA-S Day 2
  • May 24, 2018FLW Field Day
  • May 24, 2018Day 1
  • May 24, 2018 9:30 AM5th Grade NJSLA-S Day 2
  • May 24, 2018 12:15 PMLMS Spring Vocal Concert Assemblies
  • May 24, 2018 7:30 PMBOE Meeting
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Centennial Celebration Information – 6/6 at 2:00 PM

ATTACHED please find an invitation to attend a Centennial Celebration being held on Wednesday, June 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Florence L. Walther School. Come help us celebrate 100 years of public education in Lumberton Township as we unveil a time capsule that was buried more than 40 years ago. This event is open to all Lumberton residents and history buffs.

We hope to see you there!

Lumberton Township School District


Referendum Task Force Meeting on 5/29 at 7:00 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Frank J. Logandro Performing Arts Center in Bobby’s Run School for the next Referendum Task Force Meeting. A tour of several key areas of the BRS/LMS complex will be offered beginning at 6:30 p.m. for anyone who was unable to attend the first meeting. Please bring a friend; we are looking for as much community involvement as possible! The first meeting was both positive and productive, and we are hoping for an even greater turnout on May 29th. Task force participation has an anticipated time commitment of approximately one hour per month.


PTA Volunteer Social on 6/5

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! The PTA would like to celebrate our fabulous volunteers for all their help in making this another successful year. Join for light refreshments and celebration on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the LMS Cafeteria. All are invited – free EDC provided.


Ashbrook Art Show and Curriculum Fair

We hope you are planning to join us at the annual Ashbrook “Art Show and Curriculum Fair” on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

This is an Open House for you to bring the family anytime between the hours of 6:30 – 8:00 pm to see the students’ art work and projects they have completed during the school year.

We look forward to seeing you!


Lumberton Township Board of Education Request for Proposal

Proposals are being sought for the following positions for the Lumberton Township Board of Education.

Please provide a proposal to the Lumberton Township Board of Education (“Board”), County of Burlington and State of New Jersey. The proposer must comply strictly with the submission requirements set forth herein.

The proposal must be received at the Board offices, 33 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, New Jersey 08048 on or before Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM. The proposal must be submitted in the format required by the Board. No late submissions will be accepted. All properly submitted sealed proposals will be publicly opened, announced and recorded on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the office of the Business Administrator.

In addition, all proposers shall comply with P.L.1977, c.33 requiring submission of a statement of corporate ownership; N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 requiring submission of a New Jersey Business Registration Certificate and the collection of use taxes; and with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., and N.J.A.C. 17:27 concerning equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and the submission of proof of compliance therewith. A Political Contribution Disclosure must also be submitted.


Scholastic BOGO Book Fair on 6/6 and 6/7

SCHOLASTIC BOGO BOOK FAIR:

Get your kids excited for summer reading by taking them to the Scholastic BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) Book Fair on Wednesday, June 6th and Thursday, June 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the BRS Lobby. All items are buy one get one of equal value or less for free. A perfect opportunity to stock for the summer!


2018-19 EDC Registration

“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.


A Discussion About School Safety and Security on March 27, 2018 in Review

Here are some of the items shared at the 3-27-18 Discussion About School Safety and Security meeting:

Fact Sheet
PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation (pdf format)
School Resource Officer Video

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 smay@lumberton.k12.nj.us. 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.


Re-Revised 2017-2018 Calendar

Here is a RE-REVISED VERSION of the 2017-2018 School Calendar. This was approved by the Board of Education at their 3/22/18 meeting.

This shows when all missed days will be made up as well:

  • April 4th will be a Day 3 (for 10/24)
  • April 5th will be a Day 2 (for 1/4)
  • April 6th will be a Day 3 (for 1/5)
  • May 25th will be a Day 6 (for 3/7)
  • May 29th will be a Day 1 (for 3/8)
  • June 22nd will be a Day 3 (for 3/21)

 


Changes to NJASK Science Testing

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 4, 5, and 8,

Please read the ATTACHED FLYER which describes changes in NJASK science testing for this year.

Thank you,

Luimberton Township School District


2018-2019 Calendar

The 2018-2019 calendar was approved at last night’s Board of Education meeting and can be found HERE.


Welcome Mr. Shawn Dennis!

We want to welcome Shawn Dennis as the district’s new Director of Facilities. Mr. Dennis comes to us from Springfield Township and has quite a bit of experience in facilities management. Please help us welcome Shawn to the Lumberton family.


Welcome Patrolman Mortelliti as District School Resource Officer

Please read the ATTACHED LETTER from Superintendent Joe Langowski welcoming our new School Resource Officer, Patrolman Justin Mortelliti.


INCLEMENT WEATHER / EMERGENCY CLOSINGS

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.


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 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!

Educational Specialist
Mrs. Hilary DiTullio, Reading Specialist

FLW
Mrs. Karen Lynch, Kindergarten Teacher

AES
Mrs. Joanne Naylor, Music Teacher

BRS
Mrs. Tara Sworaski, 5th Grade Teacher

LMS
Mrs. Patricia Lee, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Science 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 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!

District
Mrs. Betsy Zeng, Administrative Assistant

FLW
Mrs. Debora Mackow, Instructional Aide

AES
Mrs. Sabrina Glogowski, Instructional Aide

BRS
Mrs. Tammy Oxx, Instructional Aide

LMS
Ms. Bethany Christie, Instructional Aide


LMS Yearbook Sale!

Attention ALL middle school students and parents: IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR LMS WILDCAT YEARBOOK!

The yearbook sale started back in October! The current cost is $26.00. Your child received an order form in homeroom which explained how to order the 2017-2018 yearbook. Information has been sent by Herff Jones to all parents via email. Ordering online is the easiest way. We also offer personalization of the book for an additional cost ($3.00). The website is: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in the code 4725 for LMS. The cost is $26.00. After December 31st, the cost goes up to $30.00 (+3.00 for the name) and the hard due date to order and get it personalized is January 23rd.

You don’t want to miss out on getting this book full of memories, so please order now. Partial payments of $15.00 or $20.00 will be taken to hold your book. This can’t be done online, so send that to school. Attached is another order form.

A Reminder: 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


Important Parking Lot Safety Information

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

With school in session well into the first marking period, now is a good time to send a reminder about parking lot driving etiquette. Recently concerns have arisen about children’s safety in the school parking lots. Many vehicles that are dropping off and picking up students are not paying attention to basic safety, courtesy, and traffic laws. The district is working with the Lumberton Police Department to ensure that parents follow traffic laws and parking lot safety rules when driving on district property, especially during school arrival and dismissal times. During this school year, township police will be regularly stationing themselves in school parking lots to monitor drivers. They may issue warnings or citations to those who do not follow approved traffic patterns or who drive at excessive rates of speed. Each school has communicated the appropriate traffic pattern to follow when dropping off or picking up children; please follow these rules and be mindful of pedestrians and other vehicles at all times. The safety of our students, staff members, and visitors is everyone’s responsibility and only by working together can we ensure that those who come to our schools can do so without risk or harm.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


School Closing Make-Up Information

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Today (Tuesday, October 24), the district made the decision to close schools due to a power failure at the Lumberton Middle School/Bobby’s Run School complex. This decision had to be made within minutes of receiving word that both schools had no power. The district opted to close school, rather than call a two-hour delay, because PSE&G could not guarantee when power would be restored.

Each school in the district has in-place an emergency generator, which provides ancillary power to keep the building safe and minimally operational. The generators do not restore full power to the buildings.

Power was restored by PSE&G around 10:30 a.m. The power outage was caused by high winds and falling tree limbs, which subsequently downed power lines in the area.

Tomorrow’s full day of school will be Day 4, as planned. The district has revised the way a cycle day is made up. Traditionally, Lumberton schools carried a missed cycle day over to the next available school day. However, beginning this year, the make-up school day will become the missed cycle day. Today was supposed to be Day 3, therefore, it’s make-up day will be Day 3. After any make-up days, the district will continue following normally-scheduled cycle days.

We apologize for any inconvenience today’s closing caused; however, the safety of our students and staff always comes first.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


Soda Tabs to Support the RMH

Please join us in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey. From September until June we will be collecting soda tabs. Please bring them into the AES main office at any time throughout the year. Collecting aluminum can tabs is a great way to teach kids about service and the importance of recycling while raising funds to support the daily operations of the House. If you have any questions please contact Kim Hoffman at khoffman@lumberton.k12.nj.us.

Soda can tabs


First Day Forms

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow, your child will start an exciting new school year! To help you prepare, we want to let you know about requirements for school/district forms. On the first day of school, your child will receive a “first-day packet” with forms that must be signed and returned to school. However, in recent years, this packet has been streamlined; therefore, you will need to complete some additional forms when you log into Genesis. Other forms you may want to review are located on the district website. Please use the list below as a checklist when you complete and return required first day forms.

First Day Packet Forms (MUST be completed and returned by all families)

  • Free and Reduced Lunch Form (MUST be completed by EVERY district family whether applying for F/R lunch or not; form will be brought home by the youngest child)
  • Authorization to Dispense Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen
  • Authorization to Dispense Prescription Medications (must be signed by family physician)
  • District Policies and Procedures AND Acknowledgement
  • Genesis Demographic AND Health Information Verification sheets
  • Health Service Information AND Policies
  • School Clothing Order Forms (Complete ONLY if purchasing school clothing)
  • Student Health History
  • Volunteer Affidavit
  • LMS Locker and Property Search (Required for all LMS students only)

Forms in Genesis

You will automatically be prompted to provide a response to the Genesis forms the first time you log into the system each year.

  • Consent to Survey Student
  • Family Military Status
  • Permission for child’s name and/or photo to appear in news media
  • Posting of child’s name and/or photo on district website and/or social media
  • Student use of Internet and District Network

Forms Online (district website under Parents pull-down menu)

The online forms should be printed and sent to your child’s school nurse as they relate to your child’s health conditions or extracurricular activities.

  • Allergy Management Protocol
  • Asthma Management Protocol
  • Medication Drop-Off/Pick Up Form
  • Self-Medication Form and Contract
  • Sports Related Concussion Fact Sheet (REQUIRED for interscholastic and intramural sports)
  • Student Athlete Injuries and Sign-Off Form (REQUIRED for interscholastic and intramural sports)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death and Sign-Off Form (REQUIRED for interscholastic and intramural sports)
  • Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation History Form (State Physical Form; MUST be completed annually to participate in interscholastic and intramural sports.)

You may want to log into the district website at www.lumberton.k12.nj.us to review parent handbooks, Genesis log-in instructions, and other important information. Forms online (titled First Day Forms and Information) will be on the upper right corner of the website to the left of the weather box; the link is directly under the District Calendar link. By returning required forms within the first week of school, you are helping provide a positive start your child’s school year by allowing him or her to participate in all school activities.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


No Place for Hate

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 Hoffman at khoffman@lumberton.k12.nj.us with any questions regarding the program.

https://www.adl.org/ – main website

http://philadelphia.adl.org/?_ga=2.38546531.1191183411.1504144129-944266742.1502474293 – South Jersey site


Important School Lunch Information

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

ATTACHED is important information outlining Lumberton’s school lunch program and options for purchasing school lunches. Please remember that Lumberton also offers a comprehensive and healthy school breakfast program for an affordable $1.50 per day (Families who qualify for Free & Reduced meals pay no more than 30-cents). By participating, you can ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast in school before he or she begins the academic day. Details about the breakfast program are outlined in an attached letter.

By signing up for pre-payment options, you can ensure that your child always has funds to purchase lunch (and/or breakfast) without carrying around cash. Parents/guardians can also specifiy which types of food items their children may purchase by placing restrictions on their meal accounts. Students with no restrictions on their accounts are able to order any food item, including unlimited snacks.

Take control of your child’s eating habits at school and sign up for advanced payment through www.myschoolbucks.com.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


Genesis – Parent Access

Genesis Parent Access is now available!!

Please note:

Forms in Genesis

You will automatically be prompted to provide a response to the Genesis forms the first time you log into the system each year. You will not be able to access the main student information screens until responses to these forms have been completed.

  • Consent to Survey Student
  • Family Military Status
  • Permission for child’s name and/or photo to appear in news media
  • Posting of child’s name and/or photo on district website and/or social media
  • Student use of Internet and District Network

One Book, One School Information

Each year, Lumberton Middle School participates in a One Book, One School program. The idea of One Book, One School is to engage the entire school community — from students to staff — in reading and discussing one novel during the school year. The school community also participates in activities that center on the book’s themes.

This year’s selection is Unstoppable by Tim Green. Please purchase this book for your child(ren) and ensure that they read the FIRST chapter ONLY before the start of school.

You may read the synopsis of the story by clicking on the follwoing link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13623913-unstoppable

Thank you,

Lumberton Middle School


2017-2018 EDC REGISTRATION

2017-2018 EDC REGISTRATION

Online registration for the Extended Day Care Program is open to all Lumberton families. Registration will remain open until mid-August.  Registration is on a first-come, first served basis. The non-refundable registration fee for the 2017-18 school year is $50.00 per family.

To register as a new parent/family for EDC, log on to the EZ Track Website at:
https://www.ezchildtrack.com/lumbertonedc/parent

  • After you complete the online registration for your family, you will receive an email saying your application has been submitted.
  • Once you are approved, you will receive an email with a temporary password. Log back into the system and use the “Returning Customer” icon and enter your email and the temporary password and then you will be able to create a custom password. (If you used our program during the 2014-15 or 2015-16 or 2016-17 school years, you can go back onto the web site as a “returning customer”, update your information and then register for the 2017-18 school year.)
  • Please note: the fee of $50.00 must be submitted upon registering your child in order to reserve a spot.
  • Our online system accepts e-checks or credit card payments; all registrations must be completed online.

Please contact the EDC Office by phone at 609‐261‐2974 with any questions or for more information.


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 56; Florence L. Walther School scored 55, Ashbrook Elementary School scored 58, Bobby’s Run School scored 55, and Lumberton Middle School scored 57. The following ARTICLE explains the HIB scoring process in more detail.

The official 2015-16 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 will be given at the February 9, 2017 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 1,250 students during the 2017-2018 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.