The Bobby's Run School Bulletin

Friday, February 26, 2021

Principal's Message

We are excited to continue the tradition of celebrating Read Across America Week the week of March 1, 2021. Read Across America Week celebrates creating a nation of diverse readers. The goal of Read Across America is to uplift inclusive stories so that kids around the country can see themselves reflected in the books they read.

This year, our theme is Wild About Reading and we have selected the text, “A New Kind of Wild” by Zara Gonzalez Hoang to read together at Ashbrook and Bobby’s Run Schools. We chose this book because of the book’s great messages about community and friendship.

We have many other fun activities planned for the week and we hope you will enjoy celebrating and reading with us!

Friday, February 26th: Dress as your favorite book character.

Monday, March 1st: Wear a Shirt with a book character or about reading.

We will all read “A New Kind of Wild” as a school.

Tuesday, March 2nd: Students will work on activities based on the book “A New Kind of Wild” by sharing a book they are wild about reading.

Wednesday, March 3rd: Guest readers will come to our classrooms to read stories to the students.

Thursday, March 4th: Take some time to cuddle up and read. Please wear your pajamas this day. Ashbrook Elementary School will host Storybook Night.

Friday, March 5th: Dress Wild: Crazy hair, stripes, spots, animal prints.

Students will buddy up with students at the other school to do some reading-themed


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Breathing Dragons

Mrs. Paolin recently did a lesson on breathing exercises in her Wellness Wednesday lesson. Each Wednesday Mrs. Paolin has an interactive lesson for students to participate in with a focus on social and emotional learning. Last week she even got the help of her daughter to show students how to make their own breathing dragon or pegasus. Check out the awesome student work!

Upcoming Events

Spirit Days & School Closures

Friday, February 26th: Dress as a Favorite Book Character

Friday, March 5th: Be Wild! Dress up with spots, stripes, animal print, crazy hair

Wednesday, March 17th: Wear green

Friday, March 19th: National Laugh Day, wear something that has a smile on it

Friday, March 26th: March Madness basketball season, wear orange or your favorite teams color

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will continue on Monday, March 1st from 1PM to 4PM in the Bobby's Run Elementary Multi-Purpose Room for remote and hybrid students who signed up.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year opened Monday, February 1st on our website. Any Lumberton resident with a child who turns 5 on or before September 30, 2021 is eligible to register for kindergarten. Please help us by passing this information along to any friends, families, or neighbors with Kindergarten-aged children. Find more information on our website HERE.

Preschool Expansion

The Lumberton Township School District is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Preschool Expansion Grant from the New Jersey Department of Education. This award will allow the district to provide FREE, high quality preschool to a number of our three- and four- year-old students. The district will be partnering with the Center for Family Services to provide free, high quality preschool to Head Start eligible Lumberton children immediately upon enrollment.

Families must meet the criteria as outlined by Head Start, though some exceptions may be made for families moderately over these amounts. These income guidelines may be waived for families with special circumstances who might benefit from placement in Head Start.

What if I am not comfortable sending my child to school at this time?

There are several service delivery options available, including a fully remote option.

What do I do if I am interested in enrolling my child in the program?

Visit the district website to complete the interest form: or you can contact Caryn Zweben, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services: or by phone (609) 267-9099 x3808

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Covid-19 Reminders and Updates

  • Please keep your child home if they are sick, and notify Mrs. Barbieri as to why they are absent. She can be reached at
  • Make sure Genesis is updated if there were any changes to contact information over the break.
  • Please notify if you have traveled out of state.
  • Please notify if anyone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • If your student has symptoms of Covid-19, they will need a negative test or quarantine for 10 days before returning to school. An alternative diagnosis is no longer allowed.
  • At this time, close contacts will need to quarantine for 10 days if exposed to someone with symptoms or until the contact has a negative Covid-19 test.

Covid-19 Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomachache
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under one year old
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