Just a reminder that schools are closed for students on Monday, September 26 for a Teacher In-Service. Also, student lunch balances have been added to the summary screen of the parent access portal. Parents will now be able to view lunch balances in Genesis instead of logging into Café Prepay for this information.

Upcoming Events

  • September 26, 2016Schools Closed for Students
  • September 27, 2016Day 3
  • September 27, 2016 3:45 PMGirls' Soccer
  • September 27, 2016 3:45 PMField Hockey
  • September 27, 2016 7:30 PMRV BOE Meeting
  • September 28, 2016FLW Picture Day
  • September 28, 2016BRS Picture Day
  • September 28, 2016Day 4
  • September 28, 2016 8:00 AMOBOS Session 1
  • September 28, 2016 3:45 PMGirls' Soccer
  • September 28, 2016 3:45 PMField Hockey
  • September 28, 2016 3:45 PMBoys' Soccer
  • September 29, 2016AES Picture Day
  • September 29, 2016Day 5
  • September 29, 2016 3:45 PMGirls' Soccer
  • September 29, 2016 3:45 PMBoys' Soccer
  • September 29, 2016 6:00 PMRV Project Graduation BBQ Pulled Pork Fundraiser
  • September 29, 2016 7:00 PMPTA Meeting
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Next Board Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2016 in the BOE conference room starting at 7:30 PM.

Sidewalk Construction along Chestnut Street

Burlington County Department of Transportation Division of Roads and Bridges will begin work to create handicap accesses on all sidewalk corners along Chestnut Street. This work is required prior to repaving of the road, which is currently on hold as per the County Engineering Department.

Contractors will begin work on the sidewalks on Monday as they remove existing concrete and pour new concrete. They are scheduled to conclude on Tuesday as workers remove forms and add landscape materials.

We have just become aware of this non-district initiative and wanted to pass this information along to you. Please exercise caution on all corners if you walk your child to school. If and when the county schedules road paving, we will be sure to pass that information along to you when we receive it.

Get The Scoop: Meet the PTA

You are cordially invited to meet the PTA and “Get the Scoop” about our exciting new events and activities this year. Join us for prizes, fun and ICE CREAM at the LMS Cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. Register for the PTA, learn about our volunteer opportunities available, purchase Kid Stuff books, ornaments and more! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

Kids welcome!

Date: 09/29/2016 (Thu.)

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: LMS Cafeteria

For more information about the Lumberton PTA, please visit our website: http://www.lumbertonpta.org


Box Tops Blitz Contest

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

The PTA is excited to announce another Box Tops Blitz contest!!!

The class that collects the most Box Tops per school will win…. A SURPRISE PRIZE!!!

The Blitz will start TODAY and run through 10/14/16.

Every homeroom in grades preK-8  will be eligible to win.

Please send all unexpired Box Tops into school with your child’s name, homeroom teacher’s name and grade no later than 10/14/16.  The teachers will collect the Box Tops and provide them to the PTA at the conclusion of the contest. 

Each Box Top is worth $0.10 and the money goes directly to the PTA.  This money goes towards field trips, assemblies and many more programs/activities that benefit your children.  For any information or questions, please email Jen at jmhrx730@hotmail.com.

Help our schools earn easy cash and you might win!


Lumberton PTA Room Representative Sign Ups

Dear Lumberton Parents & Guardians,

Interested in being a Room Representative for your child’s class parties? 

Simply go to www.LumbertonPTA.org and Click on the Room Parents Sign Up Genius Links for each school to sign up online to be a Head Room Representative or Room Representative for your child’s class. All volunteers must be a registered member of the Lumberton PTA and must complete a Volunteer Affidavit. PTA Memberships can be completed online and payment can be made via Pay Pal. The Volunteer Affidavit can be found in the Documents section of the PTA Website or on the Lumberton School District Website.

All Head Room Representatives and Room Representatives must complete the online signup by Friday, September 30. If you have any questions or need any assistance with this process, please send an email to LumbertonRoomRep@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Lumberton PTA

Important First Day Form Information

A message from the Lumberton Township School District:

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow, your child starts back to an exciting new school year! So that you are prepared, we want to let you know about a few changes to the first-day packet he or she will bring home. in order to remain fiscally responsible and to eliminiate paper waste, as well as streamline the process for you, we have moved some of our traditional paper forms to Genesis. These transitioned forms include

  • Consent to survey student
  • Posting of child’s information on district website
  • Family military status
  • Permission for child’s photo to appear in news media
  • Student use of Internet and district network

You will still have the option to apply tiered permission or non-permission to the above; however, you will grant these permissions directly on Genesis. Please note: you will be required to provide a response to each of the above categories before you may view anything else within Genesis.

You will still be receiving some paper forms that must be completed and returned to your child’s homeroom/classroom teacher during the first week of school. These include

  • Lumberton (school-specific) clothing order forms
  • Student medical history form
  • Conformatoin of viewing of various district policies
  • Permission to dispense Tylenol/Advil
  • Permission to dispense prescription medication
  • Genesis demographic confirmation
  • Genesis health contact information confirmation
  • Volunteer affidavit
  • Locker search and behavior code (LMS ONLY)

You will want to log into the district website at www.lumberton.k12.nj.us to check for other forms that may apply to your child, such as the state physical form for students who participate in extracurricular sports. To find these forms, click on the Parents pull-down menu and click on Forms for Parents, or follow this link: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/forms-for-parents/. You may want to pay special attention to the Medical Forms folder.

Here’s wishing you and your child a great start to your new school year!

Lumberton Township School District

Eighth Grade Chromebook Reminders

Dear Lumberton 8th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to those of you who attended our first Parent Chromebook Orientation today. We are happy you were able to walk out with your child’s Chromebook!

We do have some information to provide to you. We learned that student logins were reset over the summer. This means that students will not be able to log into their Chromebooks until they set a new password. Unfortunately, they MUST do this on a district desktop computer on the first day of school.

The second of two scheduled Chromebook Parent Orientation sessions is scheduled for Thursday, September 1 at 6 p.m. We strongly recommend parents/guardians attend this session so their children will have their Chromebooks for the first day of school.

We are resending the required forms and remind you to PLEASE BRING A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR $36 if you are choosing the insurance coverage offered by the school district. Checks should be made out to Lumberton Board of Education. You will need to turn in all three forms and payment (if you choose district-offered insurance) in order to sign out your child’s Chromebook.

Any parent/guardian who does not attend this session will need to make an appointment with Mr. DeFeo to sign out his or her child’s Chromebook.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District

1:1 Chromebook Take Home Initiative

Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Summer is quickly passing, so naturally, it’s time to think about the upcoming school year. This year, incoming 8th graders will be participating in a modified Chromebook program where they will be able to take home their district-issued Chromebooks throughout the school year. Studies indicate that children who have access to educational technology in school and at home complete homework regularly, perform better in school, and feel more connected to their teachers and classmates.

You are strongly encouraged to attend one of two parent sessions that explains the 1:1 take-home Chromebook model, and allows you to sign out your child’s district-issued Chromebook and take it home that day. These sessions will be held at LMS on Thursday, August 18, starting at 3 p.m. and Thursday, September 1, starting at 6 p.m. Attending one of these two meetings will enable you to understand the program and the responsibilities placed on you and your children in using a district-issued Chromebook.

Please read the attachments and complete the TWO included forms (found here); bring the forms with you to one of these important sessions. This will allow your child to receive a district-issued Chromebook before the start of school! Our 8th grade teaching staff will be integrating Chromebooks into their lessons within the first few days of school, so your cooperation is vital.

Thank you,

Mark Leung, Director of Educational Technology
Pete DeFeo, Principal, Lumberton Middle School

BOE Certification

Congratulations to the Lumberton Board of Education for obtaining certified board status from NJ School Boards Association. The Board completed 18 hours of training over a three year period. The final training was completed at the annual retreat on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

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Lumberton Support Staff Member of the Year Award Winners

It is our great pleasure to give you the names of our district’s 2015-16 recipients of the Lumberton Support Staff Member of the Year Award. 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!

Terry Sanders, Administrative Assistant to Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

Sherri DiPaola, Instructional Aide

Jennifer Grimm, School Secretary

Rita Searles, Instructional Aide

Debbie Kahn, Instructional Aide

Governor’s Educator of the Year Award Winners

It is our great pleasure to give you the names of the district’s 2015-16 recipients of the Governor’s Educator of the Year Award. 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!

Liz Corej, Speech and Language Specialist

Rachel Williams, 1st Grade Teacher

Tracy Houck, 2nd & 3rd Grader Teacher

Mahe Zaidi, 4th Grade Teacher

Mary Leith, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

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 64; Florence L. Walther School scored 68, Ashbrook Elementary School scored 67, Bobby’s Run School scored 56, and Lumberton Middle School scored 65. The following ARTICLE explains the HIB scoring process in more detail.

The official 2014-15 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 January 7, 2016 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 1,470 students during the 2015-2016 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.