Marking Period 3 grades are now available in the Genesis Parent Portal. Issues? Send an email to parentaccess@lumberton.k12.nj.us.

Upcoming Events


  • April 23, 2019All Schools Closed
  • April 24, 2019All Schools Closed
  • April 25, 2019All Schools Closed
  • April 26, 2019All Schools Closed
  • April 27, 2019 7:00 PMPassover Ends
  • April 29, 2019Day 6
  • April 29, 2019KG & PK Academy of Natural Sciences Event
  • April 29, 2019 7:00 AMLMS Chorus ALL
  • April 29, 2019 3:00 PMBRS LumberTONES
  • April 29, 2019 3:30 PMLMS Softball vs. Westampton
  • April 29, 2019 3:30 PMLMS Baseball vs. Westampton
  • April 29, 2019 7:30 PMBudget Hearing
  • April 30, 2019State Testing Infrastructure Trial for Grades 3-5
  • April 30, 2019Day 1
  • April 30, 2019 7:00 AMLMS Chorus 8th Grade Only
  • April 30, 2019 10:45 AMBRS Citizen of Month Assembly
  • April 30, 2019 1:45 PMAES Celebrations Assembly
  • April 30, 2019 3:00 PMLMS Track Practice
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State Aid Funding and April 30

Dear Lumberton Parents, Guardians and Staff Members,

As you know, Lumberton Township School District has received a significant reduction in state aid funding, which is set to continue for the next five years. As such, we have joined more than 70 New Jersey public school districts as well as numerous pro-public education advocacy groups in an effort to urge the State to revise the state funding formula to ensure that no New Jersey public school student is denied any educational opportunity. To date, we have sent letters, joined a rally in Trenton on March 5th, and the Superintendent and a Board Member testified at both the NJ Assembly Budget Hearings. In addition, our Superintendent provided testimony at the NJ Senate Budget Hearings as well.

On April 30th the Lumberton Township School District, along with numerous public school districts across New Jersey, will be sending a contingent back to Trenton to continue our protest of the state aid funding cuts.  There is strength in numbers, so if your schedule permits and you are able to join us , please rsvp to Suzanne May at smay@lumberton.k12.nj.us or 609-267-1406, ext. 6614. We will be departing from the Ashbrook Elementary School parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and will return by 1:00 p.m.

For more information about the coalition, its focus and pledge to all students across New Jersey, please visit https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/support-students-coalition-letter-gov-murphy-legislative-leaders/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork.

Thank you – Lumberton Township School District


PTA Color Run on 5/10/19

Lumberton Township PTA will host a Color Splash FUNDrun

WHAT: Color Splash FUNDrun by Get Active Fundraising for Lumberton Township PTA

WHEN: 05/10/19 at 6:00pm

WHERE: Lumberton Municipal Complex 33 Municipal Dr. Lumberton, NJ 08048

REGISTER: secure.getactivefundraising.com

CONTACT: Michele Pallante

The students of Lumberton Township PTA will host a community-wide Color Splash FUNDrun by Get Active Fundraising on 05/10/19 at 6:00pm to raise money for their school.

The Color Splash FUNDrun is an untimed 1.5 Miles fun run for all ages and fitness abilities. Walk, jog, or run to the finish line!

Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones, making it a “colorful experience.” This event is fun for all ages and a great way to make running fun and exciting!

Additionally, during the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line.

“Rather than sell goods, we want to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to encourage a life-long healthy way of living,” says Michele Pallante.

Participants that register by 04/26/19 will receive a t-shirt, race bib, and individual color packet.

You can sign up for the run by visiting secure.getactivefundraising.com and searching for your event or by completing a paper registration form.

Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. This is a great way to promote for any business and support your community. Please contact the event organizer for more information.


FLW-AES-BRS Yearbooks Deadline Extended

FLW-AES-BRS Yearbooks Deadline Extended

In case you did not have a chance to get your child’s yearbook, we have extended the deadline to order them until Friday, May 3rd.

All orders and payment will be done online at www.schoolannual.com – Click on “Buy Student’s Yearbook” and search to find your school – FLW, AES, BRS.  This will open the School Yearbook order page.  If you have any questions about your order, please call 877-767-5217


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening on 5/11

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, NJ, Deborah Heart and Lung Center is hosting a no-cost Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) screening for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 years old.  

According to the American Heart Association, SCA, the result of an undetected and undiagnosed heart abnormality, is the number one cause of adolescent death in the U.S. It can happen before the age of 20, and often strikes healthy teenagers with no prior warning or symptoms.

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest screening, sponsored by Deborah Hospital Foundation, is offered at no cost, and includes:

*Blood pressure, height and weight

*Heart auscultation (listening for a heart murmur)

*Electrocardiogram (ECG)

*If needed, an Echocardiogram (ultrasonic heart imaging)

Confidential results will be delivered to each paent – or directly to the student if they are over the age of 18 years – before they leave, after review by one of Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s board certified Cardiologists. All screenings are scheduled by appointment, so there is no downtime waiting. The entire process typically takes less than one hour to complete.

Please see the ATTAHCED FLYER for more information and instructions to register on-line.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


School Funding Testimony – Superintendent Joe Langowski

Superintendent Joe Langowski testified before the NJ Assembly Budget Committee and the NJ Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee about school funding on 3/27/19.

A video of his testimony can be found HERE.

He urged NJ legislators to pause state aid cuts that are impacting over 300,000 public school students throughout New Jersey and requested that they convene a bi-partisan joint committee of educational stakeholders to determine the negative impact on students resulting from the current funding formula. Lumberton School District stands to lose more than $2 million in state aid over the next six years.


Spring PTA Events

Good Morning!

Spring is an exciting time for the Lumberton PTA and we want to make sure that you do not miss a thing! Here are our upcoming events. We hope that you can join us!

May 10th: Color Run
Join us for fun, and colorful run. Tickets will be available soon, but mark you calendars now! The run kicks off at 6:00pm, and pre-ordered shirts will be available for pickup at 5:30pm.

One final note!
Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Ladies Night Out Event! The event was very well attended with over 225 guests and over 100 baskets auctioned. Thanks to those who donated to classroom baskets and/or either personal or corporate donations. With your support we were able to raise over $12,000 for our schools. We appreciate your support!


Upcoming Events & Referendum

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for supporting the referendum. District administration continues to work with their architect and financial advisor on the projects. The architect will send out bid specifications as the next step of the process. The business administrator will accept the bids with an estimated formal opening in late April. The Board of Education will hold a special meeting on May 7th to accept the selected bids so that work can begin this summer.

As a reminder, FL Walther School will house grades Pre-K to 2 next year, Ashbrook will be closed for renovations and Bobby’s Run and the Middle School will host grades 3 through 8 during the 2019-20 school year.

The 2-20 snow day will be made up on Tuesday, May 28 and is a “Day One.” Please adjust your calendars now. This was approved by the BOE at their last meeting.

Important upcoming events …

Friday, April 19 – SPRING BREAK BEGINS – ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED


2019-2020 Calendar

SEE ATTACHED

This was board approved on 3/14/19.


Revised 2018-2019 Calendar

SEE ATTACHED

This was board approved on 3/14/19.


United States Flag Flown for BRS

The picture below is a United States flag being flown over the Middle East on Christmas Day, 2018. This flag was being flown in honor of Bobby’s Run School as a thank you for their gift to the troops which were sent earlier in December. BRS students gathered donations of “grab and go” snacks and put together care packages for the troops which were shipped over in December for Christmas arrival. Bobby’s Run recently received this flag and it will be proudly displayed in our hallways.

12-25-18 American Flag Flown for BRS

 


GT-3 Cell Phone Recycling Project

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Ashbrook Elementary’s GT-3 class needs your help! GT-3 is participating in a “reduce waste” program and visited the Philadelphia Zoo as part of the “Unless Project” on February 21st. The class would like to collect as many used cell phones as possible to take with them to help in the zoo’s efforts to save endangered gorillas.

How does recycling cell phone save endangered gorillas? Coltan is the mineral that is used to make cell phones and other small devices run faster and longer, and 80% of the world’s supply of coltan is found in prime gorilla habitat. However, the mining of coltan is destroying that habitat. In order to mine coltan, miners have to cut down trees, dig up the earth all around and filter through the coltan that they need, so gorillas are forced to flee their homes in hopes of finding a safe place that hasn’t already been destroyed by miners.

Recycling old mobile phones helps reduce the demand for coltan and protects gorilla habitat in Africa. If you have a cell phone in a junk drawer in your house, stationed somewhere in the garage collecting dust, or even if the kids are using it as a toy, send it in to the main office of your child’s school by Thursday, April 18th and the GT-3 class will gladly take it off of your hands!

Thank you – Lumberton Township School District


2019-20 Kindergarten Roundup

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/


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 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!

Educational Specialist
Mrs. Amanda Lamprey – Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant: Pre-K to 3rd Grade

FLW
Mr. Paul Travaglini –  Physical Education / Health Teacher

AES
Mrs. Bernai Brown-Holman – 2nd Grade Teacher

BRS
Mrs. Patty Brooks – 4th Grade Teacher

LMS
Mrs. Donna Gusrang – Physical Education / Health 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 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!

District
Ms. Dawn Bayley – Child Study Team Secretary

FLW
Mrs. Diane Gravenstine – Instructional Aide

AES
Mrs. Candis Gerulsky – Instructional Aide

BRS
Mrs. Kathy Stevenson – Instructional Aide

LMS
Ms. Michelle Shoemaker – Instructional Aide


LMS Pick up and Drop off Procedures Reminder

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.

Mr. Wrigley


So Happy App!

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.


Revised 2019 NJSLA Test Dates

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


New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures at BRS and LMS

Please read the ATTACHED LETTER from Mr. Wrigley and Mrs. Hofstrom regarding our new pick up / drop off and bus procedures.


First Day Forms and Other Required Forms

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 parentaccess@lumberton.k12.nj.us.

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


Student Lunch PINs / SchoolCafe Accounts

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.

Thanks,

Leah Koveloski
Lumberton Township
Sodexo Food Service
lkoveloski@lumberton.k12.nj.us
leah.koveloski@sodexo.com
609-702-5555 ext. 3912


New Cafeteria Payment System SchoolCafe

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.

Sincerely,

Leah Koveloski
General Manager
Sodexo Food Services
Lumberton Township Schools
609-702-5555 x3912
Leah.Koveloski@Sodexo.com
lkoveloski@lumberton.k12.nj.us


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). Mrs. Kim Pease is the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator. She can be reached at kpease@lumberton.k12.nj.us 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.”



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.


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.


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 Pease at kpease@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


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. 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.