Upcoming Events

  • October 24, 2016Red Ribbon Week
  • October 24, 2016Day 3
  • October 24, 2016My Future is Too Bright for Drugs
  • October 24, 2016 8:00 AMWinter Sport Physical Due!!
  • October 24, 2016 3:45 PMField Hockey
  • October 24, 2016 4:00 PMGirls' Soccer
  • October 24, 2016 4:00 PMBoys' Soccer
  • October 24, 2016 7:00 PMHarlem Wizards Game
  • October 25, 2016Day 4
  • October 25, 2016Teaming Up Against Drugs
  • October 25, 2016 3:00 PMLumberTONES
  • October 26, 2016Be Your Own Superhero
  • October 26, 2016Day 5
  • October 26, 2016 3:45 PMBoys' Soccer
  • October 26, 2016 3:45 PMField Hockey
  • October 26, 2016 7:30 PMPTA Meeting
  • October 27, 2016Put a Cap on Drugs
  • October 27, 2016Day 6
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Harlem Wizards Ticket Sales


Don’t miss out on the fun!  Enjoy a fun-filled family night out that benefits the students of Lumberton. The Harlem Wizards will be at Rancocas Valley Regional High School on Monday, October 24th to play against your Lumberton Teachers, Principals, and Administrators. Game starts at 7pm.

Advanced tickets can be purchased online for $12 via the PTA website at www.lumbertonpta.org until October 23th.

Tickets will be $15 on the day of the event at the RV Gym ticket window. 

Please consider purchasing your tickets NOW to avoid long lines or a sold out event.  

For more about the game, please click on the video below. 

Wizards Take on the Lumberton Wildcats

Thank you,

Lumberton PTA

PTA Reflections Contest

Calling all writers, artists, musicians, photographers, dancers and filmmakers!  Does your child have a story to tell? Then encourage them to submit an entry in the PTA Reflections contest. This year’s theme is “What’s Your Story?” Entries can be submitted in the categories of:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Musical Composition
  • Visual Arts
  • Literature

The deadline for the PTA Reflections contest is Monday, November 14th. Official rules for each of the six categories can be found at www.lumbertonpta.org

The PTA Reflections contest honors creativity at the local, state and national levels. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase their many talents.

Support Our Troops!!

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Please support our troops in Afghanistan by purchasing an item on this list while you are shopping and drop it off to the main office at Ashbrook Elementary School or send in with your child by Wednesday, November 9th.

Protein/Energy Powder
Protein/Energy Bars
Bagged Tuna or Bagged Chicken
Baby Wipes or Baby Powder
Pumpkin Seeds/Sunflower Seeds
Rick Crispy Treats
Mio Liquid Water Enhancer
5 Hour Energy Drink
Crystal Light/Gatorade Powder Mix
Granola Bars
Breakfast Bars
Mixed Nuts (in canisters, bags, packets)
Dried Fruit
Beef Jerky/Slim Jims
Coffee (in canisters/packets, no K-Cups)
Razors/Shaving Cream (Men’s or Women’s)
Fruit Cups/Pudding Snack Packs
Skittles/Swedish Fish/Twizzlers
Tooth Brushes/Tooth Paste/Floss
Hand Sanitizer
Q Tips
Shampoo/Conditioner (Men’s or Women’s)
Tea Bags
Pringles (canisters or packets)

Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey (www.operationyellowribbonsouthjersey.org)


Next Board Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2016 in the BOE conference room starting at 7:00 PM.

NEW to the Lumberton YouTube Channel Lineup!

Did you know that Lumberton Township Schools now has its own YouTube channel? The district will be posting informative instructional videos as they are developed. You may now view a video that guides you in previewing and selecting “just right” books for your child, and explains the nuts and bolts of Reading Workshop. Simply click on this link to view it:


This new YouTube channel is another way that we’re making that vital connection from our schools to your home.

Lumberton, NC Flood Relief

Lumberton Township, New Jersey is Seeking Donations to Support Residents of Lumberton, North Carolina, Who have been Affected Greatly by the Flooding Caused by Hurricane Matthew

Lumberton, NJ – October 12, 2016 – In an effort to support their fellow Lumbertonians, Township officials have launched a donation drive for the Flood Victims of Lumberton, North Carolina. At its regularly scheduled Township Committee Meeting on October 11, 2016, the Township Committee made a public request for Township Residents to help support those affected residents in Lumberton, NC, who in the past have helped their New Jersey counterparts, when they were affected by flooding.

Mayor Sean Earlen stated, “When our Township suffered severe flooding in the past, such as during the 2004 flood and those thereafter, Lumberton, NC was gracious to send our residents supplies and monetary donations through the Red Cross.”  “ We as a Township Committee are now asking our Residents to come together so that we can return the favor, our fellow Lumbertonians have lost a lot because of this storm and we want them to know that we are here to support them as they recover,” added Mayor Earlen.

The Lumberton Township Office of Emergency Management has requested the following items:

  • Cleaning Supplies – Bleach, Mops, Rubber Gloves, Anti Mold/Mildew Cleaner, Brooms, Sponges and  Buckets
  • Baby Items – Diapers, Bottles, Baby Formula, and Baby Food
  • Hygiene & Senior Items – Ensure, Depends and any and all Hygiene items for both Male and Female

All donated Items should be brought to the Lumberton Township Building, located at 35 Municipal Drive Lumberton, NJ 08048, please enter in the front entrance of the Building marked Police and Court.

The deadline for all donations is Friday, October 21 at 4pm.

Monetary Donations may be made out and sent to the American Red Cross, 807 Carol Street Fayetteville, NC 28303.  Donations should say Hurricane Matthew Relief for Lumberton, NC.

PTA Reminders

A THANK YOU to all who attended our PTA meeting and Fall Book Fair!

We would like to remind you of these current fundraisers and events!

CHERRYDALE CANDLE, CANDY AND GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER deadline for returning order forms is Friday October 14.   Cherrydale offers a variety of wonderful items that make great holiday gifts.  All proceeds from this sale will benefit our schools and your children for year round educational activities and materials.

BOX TOPS BLITZ contest ends this Friday, October 14th.  Please send all unexpired Box Tops into school with your child’s name, homeroom teacher’s name and grade .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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will take place at the Lumberton Middle School Cafeteria on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 3:30-8:30.  For appointments please contact: Trish Gesswein at pmg816@gmail.com

THE WIZARDS ARE BACK! The Lumberton PTA invites you to join us for a hilarious evening of basketball, antics and madness as we host:

                     The Harlem Wizards vs. Lumberton Staff

Where: Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Date: Monday, October 24th
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $12 in advance $15 at the door
Visit http://www.lumbertonpta.org/ to purchase your tickets today!

LMS Veteran’s Day Assembly

Dear Military/Veteran Family,

The Lumberton Middle School Veteran’s Day Assembly will be held on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 8:30 am in the Performing Arts Center. A reception will follow. Treats made by our 8th grade Family Consumer Service Class will be served. Any family member, neighbor or family friend who is a veteran or on active duty is welcome to attend. Please RSVP by Monday, November 3 to kharven@lumberton.k12.nj.us or mleith@lumberton.k12.nj.us.

Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest

Please see the attached information and entry form for the Burlington County Health Department’s “Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest!“. The contest is open to all Burlington County students in 5th – 12th grades, and the theme is “How Do I Stay Above the Influence of Alcohol & Drugs.” Deadline for entering is Friday, October 21st, 5:00 p.m.

The Harlem Wizards Are Back!!


The Lumberton PTA invites you to join us for a hilarious evening of basketball, antics and madness as we host:

The Harlem Wizards vs. Lumberton Staff

Where: Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Date: Monday, October 24th
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $12 in advance $15 at the door

Visit LumbertonPTA.org to purchase your tickets today!

Required Standardized Testing Information

ATTACHED is a letter providing you with all dates and descriptions of standardized tests that will be administered in the Lumberton Township School District this year. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education, but we are happy to provide you with this information. Any questions please call the district’s Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction at 609-267-1406.

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 1,350 students during the 2016-2017 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.