Congratulations to Ms. Patricia (Trish) Lee. She has been awarded the 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This is the highest recognition any math or science teacher can receive in the United States. Ms. Lee is the only middle school teacher from NJ to receive the science award this year.

Upcoming Events


  • October 21, 2019FLW Boz Visit
  • October 21, 2019Day 1
  • October 21, 2019School Violence Awareness & Peace Week
  • October 21, 2019 3:45 PMBoys Soccer Away
  • October 21, 2019 3:45 PMGirls Soccer Home
  • October 22, 2019Day 2
  • October 22, 2019 9:00 AMFLW Fire Safety Assembly
  • October 22, 2019 3:45 PMGirls Field Hockey Away
  • October 23, 2019Day 3
  • October 23, 2019LMS Winter Sports Physical Due!
  • October 23, 2019 3:00 PMBRS LumberTONES Practice
  • October 23, 2019 3:45 PMBoys Soccer Home
  • October 23, 2019 3:45 PMGirls Field Hockey Home
  • October 23, 2019 3:45 PMGirls Soccer Away
  • October 24, 2019Day 4
  • October 24, 2019 3:00 PMLMS Voices in the Middle
  • October 25, 2019BRS Fun Friday
  • October 25, 2019Day 5
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Exciting News! Congratulations Ms. Patricia Lee!!

Dear Lumberton Families,

Please see the ATTACHED regarding some very exciting news that one of our LMS teachers has been awarded the highest recognition that any math or science teacher can receive in the United States!

Thank you,
Lumberton Township School District


Lumberton Schools Receive Major US DOE Grant

School Districts in Gloucester and Burlington County partner with Rowan University’s Center for Access Success, and Equity to receive a U.S. Department of Education grant for up to $2.4 million over the course of four years.

Burlington County Times 10-9-19

The Delsea Regional, Elk Township, Logan Township, and the Lumberton School Districts have been awarded “The School Climate Transformation Grant” by the U.S. Department of Education. The districts will receive up to $2.4 million over the course of four years from the U.S. Department of Education to support training for teachers, staff, and students to implement evidence-based strategies to improve school climate for elementary and middle school students attending the four school districts cited above, through a partnership with Dr. Shelley Zion from Rowan University’s C.A.S.E (Center for Access, Success and Equity). A total of $429,793 will be administered during the first year to plan and implement the initial goals of the project. The project builds on the work that Dr. Zion and the C.A.S.E. team has been leading over the past three years.

The grant was awarded to the four rural school districts partnering with C.A.S.E. to improve equity, culture, and climate in their schools. The grant will support current work as well as expand upon programs to include Positive Behavioral Intervention Support (PBIS), implementing Restorative Justice practices, increasing trauma-informed supports, student lead action research projects, mentoring (both teacher to student and student to student), and developing district climate teams. Using these best practices to enhance the work already occurring in the districts will provide these districts with the ability to engage faculty, staff, students, and families/community with a focus on improving student learning while also focusing on the overall social and emotional development of their students to ensure future student success.

“The commitment by the U.S. Department of Education to further the work our school districts are engaging in with middle and elementary school students and staff around climate and culture is an amazing validation of our work thus far,” Delsea Assistant Superintendent Dr. Melissa Williams explained. “This funding will allow all four districts an opportunity to fund innovative projects and programs while partnering with community partners in the name of our students.”

Mrs. Patricia L. Haney, Superintendent of Logan Township School District, further elaborated on the benefit of this grant by stating, “As a school district which is slated for reduced state funding over the next few years, Logan Township is thrilled that we will be able to continue our work to build the capacity of our staff and students in the area of Equitable Culture and Climate as a result of being one of four districts which will receive this grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant will help all four districts to continue to grow in our understanding of the influence of culture on human behavior while continuing to build an equitable climate and culture in each of our schools, which meets the needs of marginalized populations of students.”

Mr. Joseph Langowski, Superintendent of the Lumberton Township School District, highlighted the work of C.A.S.E. Executive Director Dr. Shelley Zion. “Dr. Zion’s work is transformative. The grant title, “The Case for Student Voice as a Change Agent in Schools,’ describes our collective commitment to improve social emotional opportunities for our students by providing them with greater voice in their schools. This grant will give us unprecedented opportunities to better serve our students.”

Zion stated, “Each of these leaders has demonstrated a persistent commitment to addressing issues of equity, including the voices of students, and improving schools for all students. These funds allow us to deepen our work, and to serve as a model for schools in South Jersey and nationwide.”

For additional information, please contact:

Delsea and Elk: Dr. Melissa Williams, Assistant Superintendent and Project Director, [email protected], 856-694-0100 x214

Logan Twp.: Mrs. Patricia L. Haney, Superintendent, [email protected], 856-467-5133 x510

Lumberton Twp.: Mr. Joseph Langowski, Superintendent, [email protected], 609-267-1406 x6614

Rowan University Center for Access, Success and Equity: Dr. Shelley Zion, Executive Director, [email protected], 856-256-4000


2019-2020 EDC Registration

Online registration for the EDC Program is open, on a first-come, first-served basis, to all Lumberton students (grades K through 8) and to Mt. Holly students as follows: Brainerd School students (4-year-old Pre K through grade 1); Folwell School students (grades 2-4); and, Holbein students (grades 5-8 – afternoon session only.) 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.

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]


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


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.

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


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


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.



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


2019-2020 Calendar

SEE ATTACHED

This was board approved on 3/14/19.


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


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


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 1,150 students during the 2019-2020 school year. The district’s youngest students — from preschool to second grade — learn in Florence L. Walther School. Students in grades 3-4-5 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 Leung, Business Administrator. Questions may be directed to the Board of Education Offices, 33 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048, (609) 267-1406.