The postponed 2/20 Board of Education Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM and will be held in the FJLPAC. AES Most Improved Students will be recognized.

Upcoming Events


  • February 22, 2019Day 3
  • February 22, 2019FLW Read Across America Kick Off with Magician
  • February 22, 2019AES Fun Friday
  • February 22, 2019LMS Math League Contest
  • February 22, 2019FLW Fun Friday
  • February 22, 2019BRS Fun Friday
  • February 22, 2019 7:00 AMLMS Chorus Girls High
  • February 22, 2019 7:30 AMReferendum Breakfast Meeting
  • February 22, 2019 3:00 PMLMS Drama Club
  • February 22, 2019 3:00 PMLMS Yearbook Club
  • February 23, 2019 5:00 PMPTA F.R.O.G Dance
  • February 25, 2019Day 4
  • February 25, 2019AES Read Across America Kick Off
  • February 25, 2019FLW RAA Hat Decorating
  • February 25, 2019 3:00 PMLMS Community Service Club
  • February 25, 2019 3:00 PMBRS Math Tutoring
  • February 25, 2019 3:00 PMBRS Homework Club
  • February 26, 2019Day 5
AEC v1.0.4
District  BRS  LMS  AES  FLW  PTA  BOE 

LMS Drama Club Presents…..

Lumberton Middle School Drama Club Presents………

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

Cinderella

Friday, March 8th – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 9th – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 9th – 7:00 p.m.

at the Frank J. Logandro Performing Arts Center

For ticket and additional information, please see the ATTACHED FLYER


PTA – Upcoming Events – Volunteers Needed

The PTA has some exciting upcoming events and we need your help!

February 23rd: Princess and her F.R.O.G. Dance  5:00pm-8:00pm at RVRHS

Volunteers are needed to help setup, as well as day of and night of the event. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48abab2ba4f49-princess1

March 21st: Ladies Night Out  5:30pm The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ

Volunteers are needed in advance of the event, as well as the day and night of the event. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48abab2ba4f49-lno2019

April 1st -4th Scholastic Book Fair

Volunteers are needed to work the daytime and evening Book Fairs

FLW Daytime Fair:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cabae2aa3f85-book5

AES Daytime Fair:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cabae2aa3f85-book6

BRS Daytime Fair:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cabae2aa3f85-fall1

LMS Daytime Fair: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cabae2aa3f85-fall2

BRS Evening Fair:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cabae2aa3f85-fall

COLOR RUN: We are looking for a chair/co-chair for the Spring Color Run. Date is TBD. Please let us know if you are interested ASAP.

Thank you – Lumberton PTA


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 will be visiting 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 Wednesday, February 20th and the GT-3 class will gladly take it off of your hands!

Thank you – Lumberton Township School District


LTSD Upcoming Events

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

We have another busy four weeks coming up! Don’t forget to add these dates to your calendars:

Friday, February 22 – Referendum Breakfast Meeting 7:30 AM at Dunkin’ Donuts

Friday, February 22 – FLW Read Across America Kickoff

Saturday, February 23 – PTA Princess & Her F.R.O.G Dance

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Week of February 25 – Numerous Read Across America Activities & LMS Black History Month Events

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Wednesday, February 27 – LMS Spring Sports Physicals Due!

Wednesday, February 27 – Rescheduled BOE Meeting 7:30 PM in PAC – AES Most Improved Students

Thursday, February 28 – PTA Recovery Dine to Donate Night

Thursday, February 28 – 19-20 Kindergarten Roundup Forms Due

Friday, March 1 – Referendum Breakfast Meeting 7:30 AM at Diamond Diner

Wednesday, March 6 – Midpoint of Marking Period 3

Friday, March 8 – LMS Drama Club Production 7:00 PM in PAC

Saturday, March 9 – LMS Drama Club Production 2:00 and 7:00 PM in PAC

Sunday, March 10 – Daylight Savings Time Ends – Spring Forward

Tuesday, March 12 – Referendum Election 12:00-8:00 PM

All the best,

Lumberton Township School District


PTA – Ladies Night Out on 3/21/19

Please see the ATTACHED FLYER and plan to join us for another fabulous LNO!

Event:  Ladies Night Out

Date:  Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Time:  5:30pm

Location:  The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ

Online Ticket Sales begin today, February 8th and conclude on Wednesday, February 27th. 

Please join us for a fun filled evening with your favorite ladies! Enjoy great food, spirits, music provided by DJ Shorty Rock, and a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes.

LNO is open to the public, so feel free to invite your friends and family!

*We are currently seeking donations to expand our prizing! If you or your place of employment would like to donate any goods or services to our raffle prizing, please contact Jill Reichard at lptavpofaes@gmail.com*

Thank you – Lumberton PTA


AES-BRS-FLW Yearbook Orders!

  • FLW, AES & BRS Yearbook On Sale 1/28/19 to 3/29/19
  • Orders will be taken online only – www.schoolannual.com
  • Click on “Buy Student Yearbook”
  • Search to find your school
  • Cost is $15.00

Guidance for Furloughed Employees

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

For parents on furlough or not receiving a salary: this IS considered a change of economic circumstances and you may reapply for free/reduced breakfast and lunch for your student. A student’s status will remain confidential. Please fill out the ATTACHED FORM and turn it in to the main office of the school your child attends.

Please remember, once eligibility is determined, the eligibility determination stays in affect for the remainder of the school year. The household may request to return to a previous eligibility when the household recovers financially but is not required to do so. However, if you are selected for verification later in the school year, you will be required to produce documentation of actual income for the application month.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


LMS Yearbook Order

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 jhamlet@lumberton.k12.nj.us.


2019 Referendum Information

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


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.


2018-2019 Calendar

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


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.