Ladies Night Out Tickets

LIMITED Tickets Left for Lumberton’s Ladies Night Out Event!

Enjoy great food, spirits and a chance to win hundreds of amazing raffle prizes. Ladies Night Out is open to the public, so feel free to invite your friends and family!

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Time: 6pm (Doors open at 5:45pm, Raffle entries conclude at 7pm)
Location: The Merion, 1301 US 130 S, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
    *Red or Pink attire recommended, but not mandatory*

Buy your tickets now!  Last day to purchase tickets is Thursday, March 1st at 9pm.

Cost is $50 per person  ​(admission includes dinner, dessert, coffee/tea, soda and 1 free drink ticket plus 25 raffle tickets) Cash bar available  

 *plus a minimal processing/surcharge fee per ticket

Go to Lumbetonpta.org to purchase tickets.

No admission ticket sales at the door.  Tickets are limited and sold on a first come first serve basis.

When purchasing tickets, please include a common group name for everyone in your group to use to ensure you all are seated together. Tickets for a group or a pair do not have to be purchased at the same time as long as everyone uses the same group name.

           For any questions, please contact the Ladies Night Out Co-Chairs Jill Reichard at jillreichard@gmail.com or Dia Ganney at lptavpofaes@gmail.com


Prevent Influenza Spread

Please read the ATTACHED LETTER from the Lumberton School Nurses about keeping students home who show signs of illness, and preventing the spread of the influenza virus.


Special Education Parent Advisory Group on 3/6/2018

ATTACHED is the flyer for our next district Special Education Parent Advisory Group. The meeting will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 6:30pm at Bobby’s Run School. Debbie Esposito, Parent Group Specialist, START project will be the presenter.  Please click on the link below to register for this meeting.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spanstart-project-presents-starting-and-running-an-effective-special-education-parent-advisory-group-tickets-41386606454

*Child care will be provided FREE of charge for children ages 4 and up, by EDC staff, if there is enough interest from families.  If you will require this service, please respond directly czweben@lumberton.k12.nj.us BY THURSDAY 3/1/18, indicating the age and number of children that will be present.  *

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 6:30pm at Bobby’s Run School.

Thank you,

Caryn Zweben


Poster Content for Lumberton Schools CENTENNIAL Year!

The Lumberton Township School District is celebrating its CENTENNIAL YEAR this year! (1918-2018) To commemorate the district’s 100 years, we are sponsoring a poster contest, which is open to all students. Entries fall into two categories: Grades K-3 and Grades 4-8. Details are contained on the ATTACHED FLYER. All entries must be submitted by March 16.


LMS Dodgeball Tournament

Dodgeball Tournament on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

ANNUAL DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT will be held in the Robert Morton Gym at Lumberton Middle School. The tournament is open to all LMS students Grades 6-8. Teams must consist of 6-8 players. Additional players can rotate for each match to get equal playing time. Entry fee is $5.00 per player. Teams are encouraged to create a uniform tee though it is not a requirement. Registration is due by Friday, March 2, 2018. Registration forms (ATTACHED) can be dropped off in the PTA Mailbox in LMS Main Office.

**Spectators entrance fee: $3 for Adults and $2 for Students and Children

Questions?? Contact Trish Gesswein at pmg816@gmail.com


8th Grade Dance DINE & DONATE at Panera Bread on 2/28

Lumberton PTA 8th Grade Dance: DINE & DONATE

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Join us at Panera Bread in Mt. Laurel Centerton Square between 4-8 pm. 20% of proceeds go towards the 8th Grade Dance.

Bring this FLYER or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and we’ll donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase.


Welcome Mr. Shawn Dennis!

We want to welcome Shawn Dennis as the district’s new Director of Facilities. Mr. Dennis comes to us from Springfield Township and has quite a bit of experience in facilities management. Please help us welcome Shawn to the Lumberton family.


PTA – Upcoming Events & Reminders

UPCOMING EVENTS

Princess and her FROG Dance – Saturday, February 24th

$22/adult and $18/child plus a minimal ticket processing/surcharge fee.

Visit our website to purchase tickets.  

This event sells out fast, so don’t wait until the last minute.

A Night with Your Knight – Friday, March 2nd

A special night of fun in March for the boys of the Lumberton School District and a special female figure (mom, aunt, grandmother) to enjoy together.

Visit our website to purchase tickets.  

Assist with event preparations, set-up, check-in, and clean-up after the event.  We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help out.  Please Sign up here.

Ladies Night Out – Thursday, March 15th

The Ladies Night Out Committee needs your help!  Volunteers needed to assist with preparation prior to the event as well as the day/evening of the event.
Available Slots:

  • Wrapping Baskets Prior to Event: (8) Needed
  • Set-up the Day of the Event: (5) Needed
  • Check-in: (4) Needed
  • Ticket Sales: (8) Needed
  • 50/50 Raffle Sales: (4) Needed
  • Distribution of the Auction Items: (6) Needed

Any help is greatly appreciated!  If you have any questions or would like to donate any items for auction, feel free to contact Jill Reichard at jillreichard@gmail.com

If you are interested in helping please sign up here.

REMINDERS

Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser – PICK UP will be 3/5!

Kids Night Out – Flyers coming soon

FLW – Mad Science 3/8

AES – Mad Science 4/19

BRS – DJ Dance Party 4/18

Looking for new fundraiser ideas.  Email me with your ideas at lumbertonptapresident@gmail.com

We are looking forward to a fun rest of the year!

Lumberton PTA


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


LMS Yearbook Sale!

Attention ALL middle school students and parents: IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR LMS WILDCAT YEARBOOK!

The yearbook sale started back in October! The current cost is $26.00. Your child received an order form in homeroom which explained how to order the 2017-2018 yearbook. Information has been sent by Herff Jones to all parents via email. Ordering online is the easiest way. We also offer personalization of the book for an additional cost ($3.00). The website is: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com and put in the code 4725 for LMS. The cost is $26.00. After December 31st, the cost goes up to $30.00 (+3.00 for the name) and the hard due date to order and get it personalized is January 23rd.

You don’t want to miss out on getting this book full of memories, so please order now. Partial payments of $15.00 or $20.00 will be taken to hold your book. This can’t be done online, so send that to school. Attached is another order form.

A Reminder: if an 8th grade student wants to purchase a yearbook, they must do so at this time. Yearbooks will not be provided by the PTA and they will not be given out at the dance. They must be ordered and paid for through the school sale. Don’t be left out in June and miss this keepsake item! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hamlet at jhamlet@lumberton.k12.nj.us


Important Info Regarding Google Play & Genesis

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

It has come to our attention that the Google Play Store is now offering an app labeled “Genesis Grading Mobile Client”. We have been informed that this app has not been designed, written, or sanctioned by Genesis; Genesis is advising that parents do not use this product; nor should users provide their Genesis passwords or logon IDs to 3rd party vendors or applications.

We advise that you access Genesis using the link provided on the Lumberton District website. In addition to the link to accessing Genesis, this webpage provides helpful user manuals and directions, as well as instructions for requesting Genesis access if you don’t already have it. The link is: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/genesis-parent-access/

Please be wary when downloading applications and programs that come from unfamiliar solicitations. Thank you.

Lumberton Township School District


Congratulations Mr. Langowski!

Please read the ATTACHED LETTER regarding Mr. Joe Langowski, Superintendent of Schools. He was selected by the Burlington County Principals and Supervisors Association as its 2017-2018 Visionary Leader as Superintendent.


PARCC Testing Dates for Spring 2018


Grade 3: April 23 – May 3

Grades 4 & 5: April 24 – May 4

  • Students will be tested in the morning, taking 1 unit per day.
  • There will be 4 units of English Language Arts.
  • There will be 4 units of Math.

There will be NO testing on Take Your Child to Work Day, April 26th.

Grades 6-8: May 8 – May 11

  • Students will be tested in the morning.
  • There will be 4 units of English Language Arts and 3 units of Math
  •  Each day, Tuesday-Thursday, students will take 1 unit of English Language Arts and 1 unit of Math.On Friday, May 11 students will take 1 unit of English Language Arts.

Important Parking Lot Safety Information

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

With school in session well into the first marking period, now is a good time to send a reminder about parking lot driving etiquette. Recently concerns have arisen about children’s safety in the school parking lots. Many vehicles that are dropping off and picking up students are not paying attention to basic safety, courtesy, and traffic laws. The district is working with the Lumberton Police Department to ensure that parents follow traffic laws and parking lot safety rules when driving on district property, especially during school arrival and dismissal times. During this school year, township police will be regularly stationing themselves in school parking lots to monitor drivers. They may issue warnings or citations to those who do not follow approved traffic patterns or who drive at excessive rates of speed. Each school has communicated the appropriate traffic pattern to follow when dropping off or picking up children; please follow these rules and be mindful of pedestrians and other vehicles at all times. The safety of our students, staff members, and visitors is everyone’s responsibility and only by working together can we ensure that those who come to our schools can do so without risk or harm.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


School Closing Make-Up Information

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Today (Tuesday, October 24), the district made the decision to close schools due to a power failure at the Lumberton Middle School/Bobby’s Run School complex. This decision had to be made within minutes of receiving word that both schools had no power. The district opted to close school, rather than call a two-hour delay, because PSE&G could not guarantee when power would be restored.

Each school in the district has in-place an emergency generator, which provides ancillary power to keep the building safe and minimally operational. The generators do not restore full power to the buildings.

Power was restored by PSE&G around 10:30 a.m. The power outage was caused by high winds and falling tree limbs, which subsequently downed power lines in the area. Today’s missed day will be made up on Friday, May 25, which is one of two inclement weather days built into the calendar.

Tomorrow’s full day of school will be Day 4, as planned. The district has revised the way a cycle day is made up. Traditionally, Lumberton schools carried a missed cycle day over to the next available school day. However, beginning this year, the make-up school day will become the missed cycle day. Today was supposed to be Day 3, therefore, May 25 will be Day 3. After any make-up days, the district will continue following normally-scheduled cycle days.

We apologize for any inconvenience today’s closing caused; however, the safety of our students and staff always comes first.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


Soda Tabs to Support the RMH

Please join us in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey. From September until June we will be collecting soda tabs. Please bring them into the AES main office at any time throughout the year. Collecting aluminum can tabs is a great way to teach kids about service and the importance of recycling while raising funds to support the daily operations of the House. If you have any questions please contact Kim Hoffman at khoffman@lumberton.k12.nj.us.

Soda can tabs


First Day Forms

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow, your child will start an exciting new school year! To help you prepare, we want to let you know about requirements for school/district forms. On the first day of school, your child will receive a “first-day packet” with forms that must be signed and returned to school. However, in recent years, this packet has been streamlined; therefore, you will need to complete some additional forms when you log into Genesis. Other forms you may want to review are located on the district website. Please use the list below as a checklist when you complete and return required first day forms.

First Day Packet Forms (MUST be completed and returned by all families)

  • Free and Reduced Lunch Form (MUST be completed by EVERY district family whether applying for F/R lunch or not; form will be brought home by the youngest child)
  • Authorization to Dispense Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen
  • Authorization to Dispense Prescription Medications (must be signed by family physician)
  • District Policies and Procedures AND Acknowledgement
  • Genesis Demographic AND Health Information Verification sheets
  • Health Service Information AND Policies
  • School Clothing Order Forms (Complete ONLY if purchasing school clothing)
  • Student Health History
  • Volunteer Affidavit
  • LMS Locker and Property Search (Required for all LMS students only)

Forms in Genesis

You will automatically be prompted to provide a response to the Genesis forms the first time you log into the system each year.

  • Consent to Survey Student
  • Family Military Status
  • Permission for child’s name and/or photo to appear in news media
  • Posting of child’s name and/or photo on district website and/or social media
  • Student use of Internet and District Network

Forms Online (district website under Parents pull-down menu)

The online forms should be printed and sent to your child’s school nurse as they relate to your child’s health conditions or extracurricular activities.

  • Allergy Management Protocol
  • Asthma Management Protocol
  • Medication Drop-Off/Pick Up Form
  • Self-Medication Form and Contract
  • Sports Related Concussion Fact Sheet (REQUIRED for interscholastic and intramural sports)
  • Student Athlete Injuries and Sign-Off Form (REQUIRED for interscholastic and intramural sports)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death and Sign-Off Form (REQUIRED for interscholastic and intramural sports)
  • Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation History Form (State Physical Form; MUST be completed annually to participate in interscholastic and intramural sports.)

You may want to log into the district website at www.lumberton.k12.nj.us to review parent handbooks, Genesis log-in instructions, and other important information. Forms online (titled First Day Forms and Information) will be on the upper right corner of the website to the left of the weather box; the link is directly under the District Calendar link. By returning required forms within the first week of school, you are helping provide a positive start your child’s school year by allowing him or her to participate in all school activities.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District


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 Hoffman at khoffman@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


Important School Lunch Information

Dear Lumberton Parents and Guardians,

ATTACHED is important information outlining Lumberton’s school lunch program and options for purchasing school lunches. Please remember that Lumberton also offers a comprehensive and healthy school breakfast program for an affordable $1.50 per day (Families who qualify for Free & Reduced meals pay no more than 30-cents). By participating, you can ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast in school before he or she begins the academic day. Details about the breakfast program are outlined in an attached letter.

By signing up for pre-payment options, you can ensure that your child always has funds to purchase lunch (and/or breakfast) without carrying around cash. Parents/guardians can also specifiy which types of food items their children may purchase by placing restrictions on their meal accounts. Students with no restrictions on their accounts are able to order any food item, including unlimited snacks.

Take control of your child’s eating habits at school and sign up for advanced payment through www.myschoolbucks.com.

Thank you,

Lumberton Township School District