Upcoming Events


  • January 22, 2018CAP Program LMS Grade 8
  • January 22, 2018PTA Box Top Blitz Contest Begins
  • January 22, 2018Day 6
  • January 22, 2018AES Kindness Challenge Theme #1
  • January 22, 2018Therapy Dog Visit for Grade 2
  • January 22, 2018AES Yearbook Sale Begins
  • January 22, 2018Great Kindness Challenge Week
  • January 22, 2018BRS Kindness Challenge Theme #1
  • January 22, 2018 10:30 AMRV JROTC Presentation to Grade 8
  • January 22, 2018 3:00 PMBRS Talent Show Practice
  • January 22, 2018 3:00 PMBRS Homework Club
  • January 22, 2018 3:30 PMBasketball Away
  • January 23, 2018Day 1
  • January 23, 2018BRS Kindness Challenge Theme #2
  • January 23, 2018AES Kindness Challenge Theme #2
  • January 23, 2018CAP Program LMS Grade 8
  • January 23, 2018 11:00 AMLMS Yearbook Order Form Due!
  • January 23, 2018 3:00 PMBRS Talent Show Practice
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PTA – Upcoming Events & Reminders

UPCOMING EVENTS

Basketball Snacks

Please sign up to help sell snacks at LMS during boys and girls home basketball games from 3:30-6pm on any of the dates below: January 18, 24

PTA Meeting – Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm in the PAC

Join us for an engaging presentation by Lt. Cyril Bleistine of the NJ State Police

“Internet Safety” How to Protect Your Children and Yourself

While you’re listening to the presentation your child(ren) will be participating in STEM activities provided by Tutor Doctor:

  • STEM—Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  STEM engages students in questioning, problem solving, collaborations and hands on activities that address real life issues.  Our activities will do this in an entertaining, student friendly way.

We are also raffling off tickets to CoCo Keys.

RSVP here.

NEW!!  Paint With a Twist – Thursday, February 15th

Come paint for the evening and BYOB.  Space is limited, so sign up NOW!

Visit this site to sign up: https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/mt-laurel/event/1416470/

Princess and her FROG Dance – Saturday, February 24th

$22/adult and $18/child plus a minimal ticket processing/surcharge fee.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan 19th

Visit our website to purchase tickets.  

This event sells out fast, so don’t wait until the last minute.

A Night with Your Knight – Friday, March 2nd

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan 24th

A special night of fun in March for the boys of the Lumberton School District and a special female figure (mom, aunt, grandmother) to enjoy together.

Assist with event preparations, set-up, check-in, and clean-up after the event.  We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help out.  Please Sign up here.

Ladies Night Out – Thursday, March 15th

The Ladies Night Out Committee needs your help!  Volunteers needed to assist with preparation prior to the event as well as the day/evening of the event.
Available Slots:

  • Wrapping Baskets Prior to Event: (8) Needed
  • Set-up the Day of the Event: (5) Needed
  • Check-in: (4) Needed
  • Ticket Sales: (8) Needed
  • 50/50 Raffle Sales: (4) Needed
  • Distribution of the Auction Items: (6) Needed

Any help is greatly appreciated!  If you have any questions or would like to donate any items for auction, feel free to contact Jill Reichard at jillreichard@gmail.com

If you are interested in helping please sign up here.

REMINDERS

SFGA Reading Program (K-6) is going on now (12/11-1/26).  Read and get that free Six Flags ticket.

Box Top Blitz coming 1/22-2/9 – Make sure you’re clipping those box tops to help our schools.

Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser coming 2/5-2/16 – Don’t forget to order those Easter chocolates.  PICK UP will be 3/5!

Kids Night Out – Flyers coming soon

FLW – Mad Science 3/8

AES – Mad Science 4/19

BRS – DJ Dance Party 4/18

Looking for new fundraiser ideas.  Email me with your ideas at lumbertonptapresident@gmail.com

Happy New Year!  We are looking forward to a fun rest of the year!

Lumberton PTA


Revised 2017-2018 Calendar

Here is a REVISED VERSION of the 2017-2018 School Calendar. This was approved by the Board of Education at their 1/10/18 meeting.


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 Info Regarding Google Play & Genesis

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

It has come to our attention that the Google Play Store is now offering an app labeled “Genesis Grading Mobile Client”. We have been informed that this app has not been designed, written, or sanctioned by Genesis; Genesis is advising that parents do not use this product; nor should users provide their Genesis passwords or logon IDs to 3rd party vendors or applications.

We advise that you access Genesis using the link provided on the Lumberton District website. In addition to the link to accessing Genesis, this webpage provides helpful user manuals and directions, as well as instructions for requesting Genesis access if you don’t already have it. The link is: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/genesis-parent-access/

Please be wary when downloading applications and programs that come from unfamiliar solicitations. Thank you.

Lumberton Township School District


Congratulations Mr. Langowski!

Please read the ATTACHED LETTER regarding Mr. Joe Langowski, Superintendent of Schools. He was selected by the Burlington County Principals and Supervisors Association as its 2017-2018 Visionary Leader as Superintendent.


PARCC Testing Dates for Spring 2018


Grade 3: April 23 – May 3

Grades 4 & 5: April 24 – May 4

  • Students will be tested in the morning, taking 1 unit per day.
  • There will be 4 units of English Language Arts.
  • There will be 4 units of Math.

There will be NO testing on Take Your Child to Work Day, April 26th.

Grades 6-8: May 8 – May 11

  • Students will be tested in the morning.
  • There will be 4 units of English Language Arts and 3 units of Math
  •  Each day, Tuesday-Thursday, students will take 1 unit of English Language Arts and 1 unit of Math.On Friday, May 11 students will take 1 unit of English Language Arts.

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. Today’s missed day will be made up on Friday, May 25, which is one of two inclement weather days built into the calendar.

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, May 25 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


Adult/Child Flu Vaccination Clinics – Burlington County Health Dept

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached flyer from the Burlington County Health Department regarding its 2017-2018 Adult/Child Flu Vaccination Clinics.

Thank you.

Lumberton Township School District


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.