- January 22, 2019Day 6
- January 22, 2019Box Top Blitz Contest Begins
- January 22, 2019 7:00 AMLMS Chorus ALL
- January 22, 2019 3:00 PMLMS Drama Club
- January 22, 2019 3:00 PM5th Grade BSI Math Tutoring
- January 23, 2019Grade 8 Electronic Registration for RV Deadline
- January 23, 2019Day 1
- January 23, 2019 3:00 PMBRS Homework Club
- January 23, 2019 3:00 PMBRS LA Tutoring
- January 23, 2019 3:45 PMBoys Basketball Game
- January 23, 2019 5:00 PMGirls Basketball Game
- January 24, 2019Day 2
- January 24, 2019 3:00 PM5th Grade SE Tutoring
- January 24, 2019 3:00 PMLMS Drama Club
- January 24, 2019 3:00 PMBRS Art Club Session I
- January 24, 2019 3:45 PMBoys Basketball Game
- January 24, 2019 5:00 PMGirls Basketball Game
- January 24, 2019 7:30 PMBOE Meeting in PAC
The Princess and Her FROG Dance
(Father, Relative, Other Gentleman)
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 23rd, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: RV High School Cafeteria
Cost: $22 per adult and $18 per child
(Limit six tickets per purchase)
*Tickets are 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 18th at 6 PM and ends Monday February 4th at 6 PM (pay with credit card)
*Tickets sell out fast, so please purchase in a timely manner
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ORDER YOUR LMS WILDCAT YEARBOOK! The yearbook sale has been happening since November. Information was sent by Herff Jones to all parents via email and order forms were sent home. Ordering online is the easiest and most accurate way. The website is: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in the code 4725 for LMS. If your child forgot to bring home an order form, go the school’s website and click on the “documents” section and print one at home. The cost is $35. A partial payment of $20.00 can only be accepted in person, not online. You don’t want to miss out on getting this book full of memories, so please order now. The sale ends March 8th. Checks should be made out to Lumberton Schools. Cash is also accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hamlet at email@example.com.
Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians:
We wanted to remind everyone of some calendar items / district wide events that are taking place over the next four weeks.
- Friday, January 18 – SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS – Teacher In-Service
- Monday, January 21 – ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
- Tuesday, January 22 – PTA Box Top Blitz Round II Begins
- Thursday, January 24 – BOE Meeting in FJLPAC at 7:30 PM
- Friday, January 25 – Six Flags Great Adventure Reading Program Ends (Grades K-6)
- Thursday, January 31 – Marking Period 2 Ends
- Friday, February 1 – Marking Period 3 Begins
- Monday, February 4 – PTA Meeting in FLW Gym
- Tuesday, February 5 – Referendum Open Community Meeting in FJLPAC at 7:00 PM
- Wednesday, February 6 – Marking Period 2 Report Cards Available in Genesis Parent Portal at 4:00 PM
- Friday, February 8 – PTA Box Top Blitz Round II Ends
We hope you are having a great start to the New Year!
Lumberton Township School District
Welcome back from what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable winter break!
In a few short weeks the district will hold its referendum vote. As such, we wanted to remind you to visit the Referendum 2019 page on our website at https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/referendum/. There you will find a list of frequently asked questions (https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/faqs-referendum/) as well as other information regarding specifics of the referendum, renderings of the proposed improvements, key upcoming dates, articles and election information. As a reminder, the district is looking for residents to host referendum in-home meetings. Please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4caaa823a4fc1-referendum to sign up today!
The district will be sending out a mailer that should arrive in your mailboxes by the end of the week. Please take a minute to review the information.
Thank you – The LTSD
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP: If you, or any Lumberton resident you know, has a child in Lumberton who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 30, 2019, it’s time to register him or her for kindergarten! To complete online registration please go to https://genesis.lumberton.k12.nj.us/genesis/openReg . All necessary information can be found here: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/2019-20-kindergarten-registration/
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 2018-19 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. Amanda Lamprey – Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant: Pre-K to 3rd Grade
Mr. Paul Travaglini – Physical Education / Health Teacher
Mrs. Bernai Brown-Holman – 2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Patty Brooks – 4th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Donna Gusrang – Physical Education / Health 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 2018-19 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!
Ms. Dawn Bayley – Child Study Team Secretary
Mrs. Diane Gravenstine – Instructional Aide
Mrs. Candis Gerulsky – Instructional Aide
Mrs. Kathy Stevenson – Instructional Aide
Ms. Michelle Shoemaker – Instructional Aide
Hello Lumberton Families,
I hope all is going well with you during this busy time of year. The reason for my email today is to ask for your help. As you know, we changed our drop off and pick up procedures this year with regards to cars and busses. This has worked out quite well, but we are having a bit of an issue in the morning. If you drop a student off, we are asking you to pull up towards the main entrance to the school as far as you can. If cars pull up, we can get about eight cars dropping students off. Unfortunately, many people have been stopping about halfway, limiting the number of cars that can pull up to the curb. This has caused some cars to back up. In addition, some cars are then passing cars to pull up further, which has led to some close calls with accidents. This can all be alleviated if you pull up to the main entrance. Our reason for the change in the first place was to make this process as safe as possible and we fell we have found the best option for this purpose.
In addition, as you look to exit the parking lot, please remember to yield to the cars entering the parking lot at the Bobby’s Run Entrance.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Please Save the Date for these upcoming events:
February 6, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Rancocas Valley Regional High School and its sending districts would like to invite you to take part in our 1st Annual Special Services Resource Fair.
The goal of the event is to provide an opportunity for families to familiarize themselves with the vast number and variety of resources available in the county to support their children and families for all students ages 3-21.
Please contact Cary Zweben, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services with any questions.
Phone: (609) 267-9099 x3808
Sodexo has some exciting news….it’s their new app, “So Happy”. So Happy is linked to each school’s breakfast and lunch menus. It contains nutritional information and indicates allergens associated with every item found on each menu.
To download the free app, visit the App Store or Google Play Store and search “So Happy.” Then choose a school or multiple schools to gain access to the specific menu planned for that school. You will have the option of selecting your allergies, and if you do so, that allergen will be highlighted in red next to the menu item it is found in, warning you not to choose this item.
Please click HERE for additional info.
As of 10/5, The statewide assessments for ELA and mathematics will be called New Jersey Student Learning Assessments-ELA (NJSLA-ELA) and New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Mathematics (NJSLA-M). A LETTER regarding revisions was emailed to all district families on 10-30-18.
Here is our revised schedule:
AES: May 1 – May 7
BRS: May 2 – May 8
LMS: May 13 – May 15
NJSLA-S: May 21 and 22
* this schedule is as of 10/30/18
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The district is 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 Mark Ritter, Business Administrator. Questions may be directed to the Board of Education Offices, 33 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048, (609) 267-1406.