Upcoming Events


  • September 20, 2019FLW Fun Friday
  • September 20, 2019BRS Fun Friday
  • September 20, 2019 9:00 AMLMS HIB Presentation
  • September 20, 2019 2:00 PMBRS Character Education Assembly
  • September 20, 2019 3:45 PMBoys Soccer Away
  • September 20, 2019 3:45 PMGirls Soccer Home
  • September 23, 2019Day 1
  • September 23, 2019Box Top Blitz I Begins
  • September 23, 2019International Day of Peace
  • September 23, 2019 3:45 PMBoys Soccer Home
  • September 23, 2019 3:45 PMGirls Soccer Away
  • September 24, 2019RV Referendum Vote
  • September 24, 2019Day 2
  • September 24, 2019 2:30 PMLumberton Staff Flu Clinic
  • September 24, 2019 3:45 PMGirls Field Hockey Home
  • September 24, 2019 6:30 PMPTA Ice Cream Social Event
  • September 25, 2019BRS Picture Day
  • September 25, 2019Day 3
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School Clothing Order Forms

Dear Lumberton Families,

Time is running out! Please show your support for the 8th grade class by ordering your school clothing today! Help make this fundraiser the best one yet AND show your school pride! Please complete the APPROPRIATE ORDER FORM and return it to your child’s school no later than Friday, September 27th. FULL PAYMENT must accompany the order. Make checks payable to Lumberton School Fund.

Florence L. Walther

Bobby’s Run School

Lumberton Middle School

Thank you,

LMS 8th Grade Class Advisors
Mrs. Donna Gusrang & Ms. Diane Dwyer


Burlington County Health Department Flu Clinic Schedule

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Please see the ATTACHED FLYER from the Burlington County Health Department regarding its 2019-2020 flu clinic schedule.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


RVRHS Special Services Resource Fair

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Rancocas Valley Regional High School is hosting the 2nd Annual Special Services Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please see ATTACHED FLYER for additional information.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


PTA “Get the Scoop” Meeting

You are cordially invited to meet the PTA and “Get The Scoop” about our exciting events and activities for the 2019-2020 school year! You can register to join the PTA, learn about volunteer opportunities, and purchase Wildcat merchandise. We welcome new ideas for fundraisers or special events.

Don’t forget to grab your free raffle ticket at the door to win one of four gift cards to Peachwave Frozen Yogurt!

Free childcare will be provided, please RSVP so we can plan accordingly:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4cabae2aa3f85-icecream

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: LMS Cafeteria

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


NJSLA Parent State Testing Notification

Please see the ATTACHED LETTER from Mr. Michael Berner, District Test Coordinator, regarding state testing.


19-20 PTA Information

Welcome back, parents, teachers and staff!

The PTA is super excited for this year and all of the events we are working on.  Coming up in September we have our first general meeting on September 24th at 6:30 in the LMS Cafeteria.  Meet our new and returning officers, exchange new fundraiser and special event ideas, and of course enjoy some yummy ice cream.  There will even be raffles for gift cards to Peachwave, the new self serve frozen yogurt shop.  As always, free childcare will be provided by EDC.  Room parent sign ups will be going out on the morning of September 11th (don’t forget you need to join the PTA  and sign a volunteer affidavit in order to be a room representative).  The annual Fall Book Fair begins September 30th, and the infamous Night With Your Night returns on October 10th at Big League Dreams.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us with questions or ideas:

Michele Pallante – President  [email protected]
Jill Reichard – VP of Activities and Events  [email protected]
Rosa Rubler – VP of FLW  [email protected]
Meghan Meadows – VP of BRS  [email protected]
Heather Claar – VP of LMS  [email protected]
Gina Jones – Treasurer  [email protected]
Jamie Drayton – Secretary  [email protected]

JOIN HERE:
https://www.lumbertonpta.org/join-pta


Preschool Expansion Update

Please CLICK HERE for the most recent preschool expansion information.

The district is looking to start a Preschool Expansion Committee to gather input from a variety of stakeholders If you are interested in participating, please complete the following google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x5Mgy1c0XABro2-Y7cRCzr_ndyUgEgiT3MpF9C1aBys/edit

Any questions, contact Caryn Zweben. Her contact info is as follows:

Caryn Zweben
Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services and District Homeless Liaison
Lumberton Township School District
Bobby’s Run School
32 Dimsdale Drive
Lumberton, New Jersey 08048
(609) 267-9099 Phone
(609) 702-1463 Fax
[email protected]


Online Meal Application Instructions

Online Meal Applications – New This Year!
The Lumberton School District has moved to online free/reduced meal applications for the 2019/20 school year. Please click on the SchoolCafé LINK. If your family does not already have a SchoolCafé account, create an account, and apply online starting on 9/5/19. This will streamline the application process immensely and prevent lost or misplaced applications from the student to the school. Applications received online can be verified and approved (or denied) the same day if all information is complete. If you do not have internet access, paper applications are available in your child’s school main office.

For returning students with eligible meal benefits, your current meal status (18/19 determination) will be carried over until mid-October.  If you wish to continue meal benefits for this school year, a new application must be submitted!  If you received a letter stating that your family is Directly Certified, you do not need to fill out a meal application.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Grimm, District Determining Official,  at (609) 261-2974 or by email at:  [email protected]


SchoolCafe Information & SoHappy App

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guaridans:

Last year, the Lumberton Township School District switched our credit card processing company used for the School Lunch Program from “Myschoolbucks” to “SchoolCafe.”

If don’t have an account, please create one. 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 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.

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.

Finally … 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.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact me directly.

Please check our website for further information regarding the School Lunch Program (https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us).

Sincerely,

Leah Koveloski
General Manager
Sodexo Food Services
Lumberton Township Schools
609-702-5555 x3912
[email protected]
[email protected]


First Day Forms and Other Required Forms

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

As a reminder, all of our September events and activities can be accessed by clicking HERE.

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 / Food Services – home page of district website (www.lumberton.k12.nj.us)

  • Cafeteria Letter and Advanced Pre-Payment Form – print and return if interested
  • SchoolCafe Link (Free & Reduced application will be in here starting on 9/5)
  • September Menu (print and hang on fridge)
  • Subsequent Monthly Menus

 First Day Folder/Packet Forms – hard copies; fill-out, sign and return

  • 2019-20 District Calendar (hang on fridge)
  • Health Services Information Letter
  • Annual Student Medical History Questionnaire
  • Emergency Information Verification Form
  • Policy 8550 – Free & Reduced Application is in SchoolCafe – hard copies available at each school main office as well
  • 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 8/23

  • Consent to Survey Students
  • Family Military Connection
  • Media Release
  • Use of District Technology
  • Web Posting

 Anti-Big Brother Act Notice for grades 2-8 – published on 8/23
* LMS form also includes 1:1 Chromebook Take Home Initiative *

Medical Information – published on 9/3

  • 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 9/3

  • District Information and Policy Acknowledgement
  • District Policy Review
  • Health / Family Life Program
  • Supplemental Accident Insurance Optional Coverage
  • Volunteer Affidavit - https://forms.gle/vQkCuZGPKzieu8d5A (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 [email protected].

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. Don’t forget to sign up for the grade-level Remind accounts. All information can be found here: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/2019-2020-communications-via-remind/


LTSD – Important Annoucements

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Please see the ATTACHED INFORMATION from Superintendent Joe Langowski regarding the 2019-2020 school year.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


LTSD 08-23-19 Referendum Update & Genesis Parent Portal

Dear Lumberton Community Members,

ATTACHED please find the fifth of several updates regarding the referendum work being done throughout the schools.

Also, as a reminder, the Genesis Parent Portal opens at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. In addition, letters with teacher and bus information are being mailed today, so you should receive them by Monday.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


LTSD – Important Dates – August and September

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

The start of the 19-20 school year is only two weeks away …

Here are some key August and September events for your calendars.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eqCsFQoo6j1baplakIvxXRdMRJbsOZY36h6wBmE7wo4/edit?usp=sharing

Have a great rest of the summer!

The LTSD


LMS Chromebook Distribution Night Information

Just a reminder that the LMS Chromebook Distribution Nights are on Wednesday August 28th, Tuesday, September 5th and Thursday, September 7th. The ATTACHED DOCUMENT contains everything you need to know about the process.


LTSD 8-09-19 Referendum Update

Dear Lumberton Community Members,

ATTACHED please find the fourth of several updates regarding the referendum work being done throughout the schools.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


LMS Chromebook Distribution

Dear LMS parents/guardians,

We are excited to continue our 1:1 Chromebook initiative for the 2019-20 school year. For those of you that are new to Lumberton, welcome to our schools and please check out our 1:1 website page for information about the program. For those of you returning, we look forward to another great year and ask that you check out our 1:1 website page for information about the program.

https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/11-initiative/

We are still working out some of the finer details and will continue updating the website throughout the summer, but for now please save the following dates:

2019 LMS Chromebook Distribution Sessions for 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Students

  • Wednesday, August 28 from 3:45-6:15 PM in the District Performing Arts Center (PAC)
  • Tuesday, September 3 from 3:15-5:45 PM in the District Performing Arts Center (PAC)
  • Thursday, September 5 from 4:30-7:00 PM in the District Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Look for a follow-up email in mid-August. We hope you are having a great summer!

Thank you,

The Technology Department


2019-2020 Communications via REMIND

Parents / Guardians,

The Lumberton Township School District is going to continue to use the REMIND app for the 2019-2020 school year.

However, we have broken the communication system into “grade levels” instead of schools / the district.

That way, administrators, teachers, secretaries, the PTA, etc. can send information that is pertinent to an entire grade level at any given time.

To join, text the following code(s) to 81010

@ltsd2020 – 8th grade
@ltsd2021 – 7th grade
@ltsd2022 – 6th grade
@ltsd2023 – 5th grade
@ltsd2024 – 4th grade
@ltsd2025 – 3rd  grade
@ltsd2026 – 2nd grade
@ltsd2027 – 1st grade
@ltsd2028 – Kindergarten
@ltsdpre – Preschool

Only sign-up for the grade(s) that your child or children are in.

If you need any assistance, please take a look at the following document – https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/203179887-How-do-I-join-a-class-

We hope you are having a great summer!

The LTSD


LTSD 7-26-19 Referendum Update

Dear Lumberton Community Members,

ATTACHED please find the third of several updates regarding the referendum work being done throughout the schools.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


Welcome New FLW Principal – Ms. Traci Bowles

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Please see the ATTACHED LETTER from Joe Langowski, Superintendent of Lumberton Schools, announcing the newly hired Principal of Florence L. Walther School.


New Student Registration

All information can be found here – https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/new-student-registration/

Students registered after Wednesday, August 21, 2019 will not have transportation services until Wednesday, September 11, 2019.


2019-2020 EDC Registration

Online registration for the EDC Program is open to all Lumberton students (grades K through 8), Brainerd School students (4-year-old Pre K through grade 1) and Folwell School students (mornings – grades 2-4; afternoons grade 2; early dismissal afternoons grades 2-4) on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will remain open until mid-August. The non-refundable registration fee for the 2019-20 school year is $50.00 per family and must be submitted at time of registration in order to reserve a spot for your child in the program.

To register as a new parent/family for EDC, log on to the EZ Track Website using a computer (as the system does not function fully on a mobile device) 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 in previous school years, you can go back onto the web site as a “returning customer”, update your information and then register for the 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.
  • The online calendar for scheduling your child for specific dates for childcare will be available by the end of July. An email will be sent to all registered families with more information.

If your family needs EDC childcare services, the first week of school (week of 9/1/19):

  • Online new family registration, for the 2019-20 school year, must be completed by Wednesday, 8/21/19. Registration will be closed from Thursday, 8/22 at 11 pm and re-open on Wednesday, 8/28.
  • Calendar days for EDC attendance must be scheduled and the tuition must be paid in full online by Tuesday., August 27th at 11 pm.
  • There will be NO late adds the first week of school.

If your family needs EDC services after the first week of school (starting week of 9/9/19 or later), registration may be completed after Wednesday, 8/28, keeping in mind that tuition must be paid in full one week in advance on the previous Tuesday, by 6 pm at the EDC site or by 11 pm via the online EZChildTrack System.

Please contact the EDC Office by phone at 609‐261‐2974 or email (noted below) with any questions or for more information.

EDC Phone Numbers / Contact Information
Coordinator: Diane Solan
Secretary: Jennifer Grimm
EDC Phone Number: (609) 261-2974
[email protected]
[email protected]


LTSD 7-12-19 Referendum Update

Dear Lumberton Community Members,

ATTACHED please find the second of several updates regarding the referendum work being done throughout the schools.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


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 [email protected] or 609-267-1404. In addition to Mrs. Pease, the contact information for the FLW, 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 58; Florence L. Walther School scored 67, Ashbrook Elementary School scored 61, Bobby’s Run School scored 53, and Lumberton Middle School scored 52. The following ARTICLE explains the HIB scoring process in more detail.

The official 2017-18 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.



LTSD 6-25-19 Referendum Update

Dear Lumberton Community Members,

ATTACHED please find the first of several updates regarding the referendum work being done throughout the schools.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


LTSD 6-14-19 Referendum Update

Please see the ATTACHED referendum update from Lumberton Superintendent Joseph Langowski.


Spring 2020 State Testing Calendar

Dear Families,

This is to alert you that the tentative calendar dates for state testing in the spring of 2020 have been set. This is preliminary information for your planning purposes, but it is currently subject to change.

You can access the information on the curriculum tab of the Lumberton website. It is titled “State testing” and the link can be found HERE as well. The information will be updated if any changes occur in the future.

Best Regards,

Maria T. Matlack

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction


Welcome New Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction – Mr. Michael Berner

Please see the ATTACHED CORRESPONDENCE from Superintendent Joe Langowski introducing Mr. Michael Berner as the district’s new Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction starting on 9/1/19.


2019-2020 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

 


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


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.


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 [email protected] 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