Red Ribbon Week 10/22 to 10/26. Harlem Wizards on 10/24. Fall Conference Booking Begins on 10/26 at 4:00 PM in the Genesis Parent Portal. Text @ltsd1819 to 81010 to join our district remind account!

Upcoming Events


  • October 20, 2018 9:00 AMSudden Cardiac Arrest Screening
  • October 20, 2018 7:00 PMGolden Eagle Community Band
  • October 22, 2018Red Ribbon and School Bus Safety Week
  • October 22, 2018AES Wear Red Day
  • October 22, 2018Day 1
  • October 22, 2018AES Boz Visit
  • October 22, 2018BRS Wear Red Day
  • October 22, 2018 7:00 AMLMS Chorus Full
  • October 22, 2018 3:00 PMLMS Community Service Club Info Meeting
  • October 22, 2018 3:45 PMBoys Soccer Away
  • October 22, 2018 3:45 PMField Hockey Away
  • October 22, 2018 3:45 PMGirls Soccer Home
  • October 23, 2018BRS Superhero Day
  • October 23, 2018Day 2
  • October 23, 2018AES Superhero Day
  • October 23, 2018 3:00 PMLMS Nama Stay After School Club Begins!
  • October 24, 2018Day 3
  • October 24, 2018AES Wear Jeans
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AES Red Ribbon Week

Ashbrook Elementary School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
Monday, October 22nd to Friday, October 26th

The activities planned for this week are to encourage students to stay healthy and make good choices.  Students may wear clothing as indicated below to show their support.

2018 Theme: Life Is Your Journey.  Travel Drug-Free.
Monday October 22nd – Wear red day
Tuesday October 23 – Wear a superhero shirt
Wednesday October 24 – Wear jeans
Thursday October 25 – Wear sweats or athletic gear
Friday October 26 – Wear your favorite team shirt


PTA – Harlem Wizards are Back!

Harlem Wizards

Tricks, Hoops & Alley Oops! 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: Wednesday, October 24th
Time: 7:00 p.m.(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $12 in advance $15 at the door

Visit https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=2082031 to purchase your tickets today!


PTA Info – Fall 2018

Click HERE for all things PTA!


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


2017-18 1:1 Technology Initiative Survey Results (Parents, Students, and Teachers)

Results from our 2017-18 1:1 Technology Initiative Surveys have been posted. Thank you very much for participating and sharing thoughts on your experience with the initiative. We value your feedback and will use the results to improve our 1:1 program moving forward. Have a great summer!  Links to the results are below and can also be found on the Chromebook 1:1 Initiative website page.

Student survey results
Parent survey results
Teacher survey results

 


2019 PARCC and NJSLA-S 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).

AES: May 1- May 9
BRS: May 2- May 10
LMS: May 7- May 10
NJSLA-S: May 20 and 21

* this schedule is as of 6/18/18


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.


A Discussion About School Safety and Security on March 27, 2018 in Review

Here are some of the items shared at the 3-27-18 Discussion About School Safety and Security meeting:

Fact Sheet
PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation (pdf format)
School Resource Officer Video

The district will be starting mentoring clubs at Lumberton Middle School and Bobby’s Run School, and we need your assistance. Volunteers will be facilitating sessions with students throughout the year. It only takes a 2-hour per month commitment. If interested in volunteering to help a student, please contact Suzanne May at smay@lumberton.k12.nj.us. Include your name, contact information, the name of a club you’d like to run and the most convenient day(s) of the week. In addition, if you or your business would be willing to sponsor the cost of one bus for transportation of club members, please contact Mrs. May. LTSD is looking for a $3,000 donation, which could also be supported by several businesses or individuals.


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.


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 2017-18 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. Hilary DiTullio, Reading Specialist

FLW
Mrs. Karen Lynch, Kindergarten Teacher

AES
Mrs. Joanne Naylor, Music Teacher

BRS
Mrs. Tara Sworaski, 5th Grade Teacher

LMS
Mrs. Patricia Lee, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Science 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 2017-18 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
Mrs. Betsy Zeng, Administrative Assistant

FLW
Mrs. Debora Mackow, Instructional Aide

AES
Mrs. Sabrina Glogowski, Instructional Aide

BRS
Mrs. Tammy Oxx, Instructional Aide

LMS
Ms. Bethany Christie, Instructional Aide


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.