NEWS & EVENTS
Week of November 1 , 2019
In Roxbury Township Public Schools, our students and schools are involved with more than just academics. They are active members of the community who give their time and efforts to important causes. Check out all the upcoming events happening throughout Roxbury in the coming weeks.
ROXBURY SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS

Roxbury we want to hear from you! We're always looking for great stories of things happening in the Roxbury Schools and around town that involve our students, staff, and families! And now we've made it even easier to submit your content! Stories, high quality pictures, and even videos can be submitted here or by emailing goodnews@roxbury.orgPlease remember to include first and last names of individuals pictured!

Don't Forget to Vote ~ Your Voice Matters
Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th. Have your voice heard and vote! 

This election allows registered voters to vote for members of the next General Assembly, Sheriff, Surrogat, Board of Chosen Freeholders, Roxbury Town Council, and Roxbury Board of Education Members.

In addition, there is a public question on the ballot up for a vote. It is on giving certain Veterans' benefits to residents of continuing care retirement communities. 

Click here to review your sample ballot based on which Roxbury Ward you live in.

Be informed... Click here to learn more about the candidates running for this year's Board of Education! 

Upcoming School Closings
The Roxbury Schools will be closed next week on the following days:
- Thursday, November 7th due to the NJEA Covention
- Friday, November 8th due to the NJEA Convention

Need the full 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 calendar? Find it on our website here.


Nixon School incorporates Service Learning into their Halloween Festivities
Parents and teachers agreed this year that fourth graders at Nixon Elementary School would incorporate service learning into at least one of their class parties. As part of their grade level Halloween party, students in Victoria Arms, Theresa McNemar, and Ashley Montano's classes played games but also created goody bags for the senior citizens at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. 

The goody bags included bookmarks decorated by the students, Halloween-themed slime, and additional treats added by the adults after school. "We made slime to be used for sensory stimulation or help them if they feel nervous," shared fourth-grader Michael Esposito. 

Arms explained the purpose of the visit sharing, "As part of our Social and Emotional Learning program we have been learning about empathy. Students were able to practice first hand sacrificing some time to make something special for others. This is a concept we want to instill in children while they are still young but it's hard to grasp the idea until we actually have a situation in which we can think about what it's like being in someone else's shoes." 

Fourth-grader Emily Brown, her younger brother Ian Brown (1st grade), Michael Esposito, his younger brothers Anthony Esposito (3rd grade) and Nathan Esposito (Gr K), and fourth-graders Liam Demova and Holden Riesebeck all made their way over to Merry Heart after school to deliver the special treats while still in their Halloween costumes. Click here to read more about this visit on our website under "In the News".

Kindness Makes a Difference at Jefferson School
Jefferson Elementary School in Roxbury Township participated in a month's worth of activities devoted to creating a healthy, drug and violence-free America while showing kindness and compassion to others in October.  Part of this month included Red Ribbon Week in which the red ribbon symbolizes the commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs within our community. Roxbury Schools, in cooperation with the Roxbury Municipal Alliance Committee, acknowledged this important month with a district-wide theme of "Strong Together Against Bullying and Drugs." Students in the district were given the opportunity to participate in district-wide themes and show their commitment to a bully and drug-free school district.
 
During the month, students and staff were asked to help out in their community by bringing in items to donate to the local food pantry. Announcements were made in school, on social media, and weekly broadcasts. Items collected were broken down by grade level. Preschoolers were asked to bring in baby products while Kindergarteners were asked to contribute baking and snack items. First graders brought in cleaning products. Second graders brought in condiments and juice. Third graders brought in toiletries while fourth-graders contributed non-perishables.  Jefferson School Paraprofessional Nancy Bottona loaded up her car with the donations and dropped them off this week at Roxbury Social Services. Click here to read this story on our website under "In the News".

Kennedy School Brings Awareness to Causes in October
Students at Kennedy School were decked in pink - pink clothes, pink hair, pink accessories - on October 30th to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Kennedy Principal Nicole Acevedo explained that all month the school had been raising awareness for special causes with October ending in a sea of pink.
 
Acevedo shared with the students on Wednesday, "Today is another very special day for Kennedy School. It is a day where again we come together as a school and show support and raise awareness for an important cause. This month this is the fourth time we have done this. We wore yellow to support spina bifida to support our great friend Levi. We then wore blue to support down syndrome, orange to pledge against bullying, and today, pink to raise awareness for breast cancer." Click here to read more on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury Percussionists Participate in NJPAS Day of Percussion
Roxbury High School percussion students recently performed at the New Jersey Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion at William Paterson University. The day began with masterclass presentations on snare drum, drum set, mallet percussion, and more.  Later, the students performed for an audience and a panel of adjudicators and afterward received feedback regarding their performance.  Students from the Honors Wind Symphony performed Mosaics by Jared Spears and the students in the Symphony Band performed Drums Galore by Anthony Cirone.
 
The two percussion ensembles will perform their pieces at the upcoming RHS Fall Instrumental Chamber Music Concert on Tuesday, November 19th at 7 p.m. in the Roxbury High School auditorium at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna. Click here to read this story on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury High School Celebrates Academic Excellence
Roxbury High School honored academic excellence on Thursday, October 10th with its annual Academic Excellence Recognition Evening, where students in grades 10 through 12 were presented certificates and swag for achieving a 3.75-grade point average (GPA) or higher in the 2018/2019 school year. Just over 330 students achieved this honor.
 
In addition to academic achievement, the program also showcased the vocal and musical talents of Taylor Bailey (Gr 12), Justin Kurbansade (Gr 11), Serah Njoroge (Gr 12), and David Petrov (Gr 11) singing the Star-Spangled Banner. Later in the program, Bailey sang Green Finch and Linnet Bird from Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim and Junior Zachary Solano on Tuba played Suite for Tuba by Dan Haddad.
This year, 125 First Year Awards were handed out, 109 to sophomores, 12 to juniors, and 4 to current seniors. Second Year Awards followed for those individuals who have a 3.75 GPA or higher for two consecutive years with 108 juniors and 17 seniors earning this distinction. Third Year Awards were given to 86 seniors for reaching this goal three consecutive years.
 
In addition to honoring these current high school students, the Roxbury Board of Education honored three individuals for the 5th annual Distinguished Alumni Award. Click here to read more about these distinguished alumni on our website under "In the News".

Rox-THON gets their Flock on
Flocking is back at Roxbury! It will begin this fall and continue until the ground freezes, before resuming next spring; all weather dependent. While the fundraiser remains the same, the organization bears a new name. Putting more of an emphasis on our local community, Roxbury High School's mini-THON will now be known as Rox-THON. It is the same group of students working towards the same cause, however, a majority of our proceeds will now stay here in Morris County.

Starting this year, donations will go to Goryeb Children's Hospital (Morristown, NJ) and 30% of those proceeds will support pediatric cancer research and medical bills through Four Diamonds (Penn State Children's Hospital). Roxbury High School will also host its 7th Annual event to fight childhood cancer on Friday, March 13, 2020.
 
"Flocking is super simple! Flocking is when you harmlessly prank your friends by signing up for us to put a flock of plastic flamingo s on their lawn," explained Captain Holly Van Ness, a senior at the school.
 
If you would like to flock-a-friend, you can choose how many flamingos you want to migrate to your friend's yard for up to 48 hours. A small flock of only 10 flamingos is only $15, a medium flock of 30 for $25, or you can choose a large flock of 50 flamingos for $35. If you have a special occasion, you may also choose to request a specific date for an additional $15. Click here to read more on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury High School's Structural Fabrication and Design Journey
Follow the new beginnings of the Structural Fabrication and Design program at Roxbury High School with weekly updates on the growth of the program and the work that the students are doing as they explore the human-designed world through the learning of SDF. 

Click here to find out more information about the program and to follow along on this year one journey.


Elementary Families: Looking for ways to help your child at home?
There is a newly improved Roxbury Elementary Resources webpage that holds the key you're looking for. Resources for parents provide content support along with interactive activities and games to make learning at home fun!

This website was created to support student growth and achievement within Roxbury. In order to achieve student success, it is important that teachers and parents work together to help develop children's skills throughout the school year. This website acts as a location to access resources to ensure all staff and parents are on the same page to provide the continued support to our students that is integral to growth and success. Click here to check out these resources.

Dining to Donate at The Barn to Support RHS Bands - Nov 5
Don't cook! Come support the RHS Band with a Dining to Donate Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 5th from 5-11 p.m. at The Barn Restaurant in Randolph.  Come as a group. Come as a family. Come as you are for great food and a great cause. Who knows who you will see there! Thank you for all of your support and hope to see you then! Just  leave your receipt at the door and proceeds will go to the RHS band programs. Click here to view this event flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

NJEA Convention Boys Basketball Clinic for Grades 4-8 - Nov 7 and 8
Join Coach Ansaldi and the RHS Boys Basketball Staff for a NJEA Convention Clinic on Thursday and/or Friday, November 7th and 8th from 9 a.m. to noon that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a safe and fun setting. Campers will participate in drills that work on their ball handling, passing, and shooting, as well as participating in fun skills stations, skills competitions, and team game play. Cost is $35 for one day or $60 for both days.  Click here  to download the flyer/registration form from our Virtual Backpack.

Forkin' it out to Support the Jefferson PTA - Nov 15 
Come support the Jefferson School PTA for a November Family Night Out on Friday, November 15th all day at Fuddruckers at the Roxbury Mall.  Visit the PTA table for a very special raffle (TBA).  Come in with the physical paper ticket, an email of it or just on your phone for the Jefferson School PTA to receive a predetermined percentage of your purchase. 

Click here to view or print off a ticket from our Virtual Backpack.

Roxbury Library - My Favorite Book Contest - Now thru Dec 1
The Roxbury Public Library is once again partnering with the Roxbury Woman's Club for the My Favorite Book Contest, open to all 6th graders who live or go to school in Roxbury. Visit   www.roxburylibrary.org/kids for the information flyer and entry form or stop at over at the library.   The top three entries will win gift cards to Barnes and Noble. Entries must be turned in to the library by Sunday, December 1. Click here to view this contest in our Virtual Backpack.      

Roxbury's Global Hi-5 Expo (Multi-Cultural Celebration) - Feb 20
Come and tantalize your five senses through international expressions of cuisine, music, art, crafts, costumes, dance performances, and so much more on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. at Roxbury High School! Experience the gift of the one HUMAN race and its multisensory cultural diversity in CommUNITY. 

Gather up your family, friends, clubs, and business to sponsor a booth to represent a country of your background or interest! Then, plaster the booth with all the information, color and creativity that you can with food, fun crafts, music/dance performances and prizes!   Now is the time to be proud! Raise multi-cultural awareness and let's celebrate and travel to cultures around the world! Click here to sign up for a booth now! Click here for more information regarding this event from our website under "In the News".
Roxbury Football Updates:
Roxbury Football Loses to Mount Olive on Senior Night - Oct 25
The Roxbury High School football team's hopes of celebrating Military Appreciation/Senior Night with a victory Friday were dashed by Mount Olive, which defeated the Gaels 44-21.  For the second week in a row, Roxbury had a favorable matchup. Click here to read more game details from TAPinto Roxbury.

Click here to check out some game day photos from the Daily Record.

Roxbury Soccer Updates:
Mendham over Roxbury - Girls soccer recap - Oct 24
Michelle Fanelli and Payton Johnson each scored a goal to lead Mendham to a victory over Roxbury, 2-0, in Succasunna.  Courtney Otten picked up the lone assist for Mendham (6-9-2), which led 1-0 at the half.  Aubrey Egerter made six saves to secure the fourth consecutive shutout for Mendham, its seventh shutout overall.  Roxbury falls to 2-8-2.

Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Boys Soccer Advances in States; Freshman Makes First HS Goal - Oct 29
The Roxbury High School boys soccer team on Tuesday shut-out Passaic Valley to advance in the state tournament.  The 2-0, first-round tournament victory by the Gaels sets up the team to take on Montville in quarterfinal play on Friday.  During Tuesday's contest, goals were scored by senior Ryan Hayford and freshman Aiden Metz. The goal was Metz's first as a high school player. Brian Nichols assisted in both goals against the Hornets.  Roxbury is now 10-8. Click here to read this game coverage from TAPinto Roxbury. Click here to read additional game coverage from NJ.com.
Gaels Going Green - Did you know...
Since 2016, the Roxbury Township Public Schools has been striving to become more sustainable and green in its policies and practices. The Board of Education and administration made the decision to pursue district sustainability and green initiatives by creating and approving a half of dozen different policies outlining its position and efforts.  To that end, all seven schools in Roxbury Township attained Silver certification through Sustainable Jersey for Schools in August 2018. In this section, you will find various green initiatives, events, and tips to live a healthier, greener life.

Click here for more information regarding our sustainability initiative.

The Mountain Biking Revolution is Coming to Roxbury- Nov 7
Revolutions Mountain Bike Club is hoping to bring mountain biking to students in Roxbury.  To kick off its efforts, it is inviting students in grades 6 through 12 to try mountain biking at Horseshoe Lake in the Righter Road parking lot on November 7 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The club will have coaches answering questions and leading rides. There will be a fleet of loaner bikes and helmets available for kids to use, or students can bring their own. Parents are welcome to ride as well. Click here to read more about this event from TAPinto Roxbury. Click here to view the event flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Rox Wellness Expo at RHS - Dec 5 and Dec 6
Roxbury High School will host the First Annual Rox Wellness Expo on Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th from 8am to 2 pm at Roxbury High School at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna, NJ. The goal of this expo is to promote a healthy lifestyle and community, with the over 1,500 Roxbury High School students and staff, by providing a means of awareness of the services that are available to assist them in their daily lives. Roxbury High School has been progressive in integrating the most current fitness and wellness trends. Some of the courses being offered include Personal Wellness, Intro to Exercise Science, Intro to Exercise Psychology, and Foundational Components of Allied Health Services.

The Rox Wellness Expo will be an opportunity to introduce services to the high school community and connect with them on an individual basis. Interested in being an exhibitor, instructor, or to make a donation? Click here for more information and for the instructor/exhibitor application.
RHS Athletic Events Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date calendar of Roxbury High School sporting events.

RHS Performing Arts Calendar
Click here for the major events in performing arts here in Roxbury!  Specific school related events can be found on their respective website calendars by visiting www.roxbury.org  and selecting the school from the drop down at the top left of the screen.

RHS Project Graduation
Roxbury Project Graduation is NOT just for senior parents! We need all high school parents to get involved. This group and event benefit all Roxbury students. Don't wait, we need your help now.  Each year on the night of graduation, we host Project Graduation, an all-night, alcohol/drug free event for Roxbury's graduating High School Seniors.  To make this happen each year we need your HELP!
 
Our meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the RHS guidance conference room. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 8th. Check us out on our Facebook page, Roxbury Project Graduation or the link for our website on the RHS website.  If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering,  please contact  Alana Hayford or  Audra Sarafin. Click here to read more details about this year's Project Graduation from our Virtual Backpack under the Flyer section.

Roxbury Collects 
Box Tops for Education
Roxbury Township Public Schools are continuously collecting "Box Tops for Education" at our K-8 schools.  This is an easy, practically effortless way to raise funds for our schools by purchasing items you buy all the time.  Clipped box tops can be sent to any of our K-8 schools district-wide. School addresses can be found on our website at www.roxbury.org .

Check out the Virtual Backpack!
Here we will feature events of organizations, clubs, and teams throughout our communities that serve to enrich the lives of our students.  Announcements, upcoming events, documents and forms that were previously sent home via backpacks will now be included in the Virtual Backpack. (On occasion, some paper forms, and flyers and other important information, will come home with your student or be sent to you directly via email.)  This page is updated as flyers are received. Check the backpack!

Check Your Honeywell Settings!
Don't wait until severe weather hits to check your settings! You may want to change your time settings from Midnight to Midnight and have more than one way of being contacted...i.e., phone call/text message and/or email! This way if the phone lines are down/circuits are busy, etc., you are covered! Log into your Honeywell account here. Click here for parent instructions on creating an account.
Roxbury Alumni In the News

Roxbury Alumni Association -- Get Involved!
The Roxbury Alumni Association was established in the early 1900s and formally incorporated in 1968. Every year the Alumni Association provides a scholarship to a graduating senior. The association also purchases a Echo yearbook and donates it to the Roxbury Township Library for its archive.  Membership is only $10 and with your gift, you directly support the ability for the Alumni Association to continue giving a RHS grad a scholarship. You are also supporting the association as it develops new programs and events for you to enjoy.  Looking to get involved? The Roxbury Alumni Association is looking to expand its current board of directors. They are looking for energetic alumni interested in getting involved with the Association and to add new members to its board. Interested individuals should reach out to Mr. Charlie Alpaugh the president of the association at 973-584-8805.

RHS Alumni Reunion Calendar
Are you planning a class reunion or get together or do you have a reunion coming up and want to see if anything is planned? Then click here to check out the Roxbury High School Reunion Calendar!


Find Us on Facebook too at "Roxbury High School Alumni Association"

Roxbury Employment Opportunities

Roxbury Schools 
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township Public Schools and to apply online,  visit www.roxbury.org/employment .

Roxbury Township
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township, visit  http://roxburynj.us/301/Township-Employment-Information.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
11/18/2019 - Regular
12/16/2019 - Regular
1/6/2020 - Reorganization

Location:  
Lincoln/Roosevelt Auditorium, 34 N. Hillside Ave., Succasunna, NJ (unless indicated otherwise)

Time:
7:30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise)

View the Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes here!

ROXBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
Register Now!

Registrations are still being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2019/2020 school year!
For more information about our high-quality program and to register for the Roxbury Community School Preschool, please visit  www.roxbury.org/preschool

The Roxbury Community School Preschool is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of October 1st and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!

Want to check us out! Email  comschool@roxbury.org to set up a tour!
Roxbury Community School - College Prep
The Roxbury Community School is dedicated to helping students prepare for college through a few different avenues.

The Roxbury Community School has also partnered with Catalyst Prep, Kaplan SAT/ACT Prep and Lentz & Lentz SAT/ACT Prep to empower students to excel on standardized tests like the SAT's and ACT's.

Continuing this year, the Community School has also teamed up with My 3 Sons Family Tutoring for ACT and SAT Preparation. Registrations are now being accepted for fall programs! 

Click here to see what upcoming college prep programs are offered!

Roxbury Community School - Adult Programs
At the Roxbury Community School we understand adults of all ages are busy with kids, work, and life in general. Sometimes though you need to just do something for yourself.  That's where we come in! We offer evening and weekend programs and workshops geared towards adults that help to enrich your mind and body.  Join us for these fun-filled and informative programs! These programs are all open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents!

Here's what's coming up:
Roxbury Community School - Kids Corner
The Roxbury Community School offers courses and workshops year-round for children of all ages. Children need to be registered in the school's they attend for the after-school programs. Evening and weekend programs are open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents.

Here's what's coming up after-school:
Roxbury Community School - Ski Club 2019/2020

Roxbury Ski and Snowboard Club (Grades 5-12)
Register now for this year's Ski and Snowboard Club for grades 5-12. Grades 5-8 go for six Fridays after school to Shawnee Mountain. Grades 9-12 go for five Fridays to Camelback Mountain after school. Once registration form and payment are received, club codes will be shared. Register now at www.roxbury.org/Ski .
 
RCS Club Perks to Share
Skiing and/or snowboarding are lifetime sports and the Roxbury Community School wants to provide our families and the surrounding communities the opportunity to ski and/or snowboard at local mountain resorts. Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents can advantage of this great opportunity! Transportation is on your own. Ski packages will be purchased directly from the respective mountains.  This winter Roxbury Community School is sponsoring a reasonably priced Family & Friends Skiing/Snowboarding program at Shawnee Mountain located in Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, PA and/or at Camelback Mountain in the Poconos, both a convenient drive from Roxbury. Cost is $5 per person to the Community School. Once registration form and payment are received, club codes will be shared. Register now at www.roxbury.org/Ski .

AROUND TOWN
Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. Click here for township information.

Click here for the latest edition of the Township's Monthly What's Happening E-Newsletter filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!

'Adopt a Road' in Roxbury
Help Roxbury's Clean Communities keep Roxbury Township clean with it's comprehensive litter abatement program. 

Roxbury's Adopt-a-Road and Adopt-a-Spot programs are looking for individuals, school groups, churches, or businesses willing to donate some time to continue to keep this township trash and litter free.

Click here for more information regarding Roxbury Clean Communities!
Roxbury's Self-Serve Portal 24/7
Roxbury continues to deliver innovative customer service with their self-serve online portal called 24/7 Rox. You can keep up-to-date with all the exciting news in Roxbury Township. On any day at any time, you can query property information, search and track your permit schedule a building inspection, receive status updates, file a service request, or research any property in town. Roxbury Township is open 24/7! 24/7 Rox is accessible here and via the mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.
Roxbury Emergency Alert Program
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Roxbury's Emergency Alert Program. This system enables Roxbury to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. 

Click here to sign up now for these time-sensitive notifications.
Community Bulletin Board and News

Lake Hopatcong Station Earns Historic Marker
A few dozen people gathered at the site of the Lake Hopatcong Train Station in Landing on Monday to dedicate a sign that recognizes the restored building's historical significance.  The official Morris County historic site marker is just off the roadside at 125 Landing Road near the stone train station that first opened in 1911 as a showcase for the Lackawanna Railroad.  The Morris Canal, two steamboat lines and the Morris County Traction Company trolley also converged at the heavily visited site.  Click here to read more about the dedication from TAPinto Roxbury.

Tree-top Adventure Course in Roxbury Nears Completion
Aerial walkways, platforms, cables and other components of a new "tree-top adventure" park in Ledgewood are in place, and construction of a "welcome center" built from cargo containers is nearing completion.  The "FLG X Adventure Course" is being built by the owners of several similar courses, the main being Flagstaff Extreme in Arizona. They did not respond to requests for interviews and information about the Roxbury project's progress.  Township officials said they do not know when the Ledgewood attraction will open for business.  The project is being built on about 45 acres of wooded land above the western side of Mt. Arlington-Ledgewood Road. It was first approved by the township in 2012 but was back-burnered by the original applicants, who eventually sold the land to the new owners. Click here to read more from TAPinto Roxbury.

Wreath Donations Sought for Roxbury Veteran Graves
The Ferro Monte Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR) is hoping to secure the donation of 610 holiday wreaths to be placed on the graves of Roxbury veterans in December.  For the sixth year, the group is participating in the national Wreaths Across America campaign. As was done in those prior years, wreaths will be put on veterans' graves in three Succasunna cemeteries: At the First Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church and at Flanders-Hillside Cemetery.

The donated wreaths will be placed on the veteran's graves on Dec. 14, designated as "Wreaths Day." The 11 a.m. event, on Main Street in Succasunna, will include comments by military and political dignitaries as well as food and beverages.  So far, wreath sponsorship pages created by the Ferro Monte Chapter and the Succasunna churches have secured 273 wreath sponsorships, about 45 percent of the goal. Click here to read more about this event and how you can participate from TAPinto Roxbury.

Roxbury Rotary Club to Send Military Care Packages thru Nov 1
The Roxbury Rotary Club is doing a project to send care packages to Roxbury military personnel serving in active military zones.   The care packages are targeted to ship Nov. 1.   The club is looking for family members or friends of military personnel to contact the Roxbury Rotary Club and provide contact information for whomever they would like to see receive a care package.   They can call Roxbury Rotary members Don Schuld at 201-874-0730 or Martin Agacinski at 973-960-7422. Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Fire and EMS Company Preps for Second Vendor Fair - Nov 2
Pleased with the results of last year's vendor fair, Roxbury Company 1 Fire and EMS in Succasunna is doing it again.  The fire and emergency medical personnel based at the firehouse on Main Street are seeking crafters, direct-sales merchants and other vendors to participate in the Nov. 2 event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., said organizer Jennifer Markle.  The goal of the fair will be to raise money needed by the fire and EMS station. "We are planning to make this an annual thing and we're hoping to add another event in the spring," said Markle, a firefighter. "It was very successful for us last year." Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Roxbury Women's Club - Nov 14
The Roxbury Woman's Club is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 2:45 pm to 7:45 pm at the Horseshoe Lake Community Center at 72 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna, NJ. All donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholestrol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse and Blood Type. 

All donors need to weight at least 110 pounds, eat a meal before donating, bring ID, and drink plenty of water before and after the donation. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Click here for more details of this event from our Virtual Backpack.

Vendors Sought for Roxbury's "Home For Holidays" festival on December 7th
Vendor registration is open for Roxbury's 5th Annual "Home for the Holidays" event scheduled for Saturday, December 7th.  This family-friendly outdoor street fair will run from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM along Main Street in Succasunna by the Roxbury Public Library and churches.  Vendors are encouraged to register early for discounts. Go to www.roxburynj.us/holidays for vendor form. Registration deadline is Friday, November 1st. 

Along with holiday shopping, there will be games for kids and free carriage rides with jingle-belled horses.  Santa Land inside the Library (sponsored by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce) will run from 1PM to 4PM. Families can meet Santa, get photographed with him ($5.00 for photo - all proceeds go to Roxbury Social Services), do fun crafts and hear holiday book readings.  Lots of live musical entertainment will add to the festivities and occur inside the Presbyterian Church. The Wick-Hegarty School of Irish Dance will be there with their talented dancers jigging in the street. 

You won't go hungry at "Home for the Holidays" either. Lots of food trucks will be parked at the Methodist Church. Both churches will also offer homemade treats and hot drinks so you can snack while you shop for holiday gifts.  Sign up now to participate or mark your calendar to attend with your family and friends. What a great way to kick off the holiday season.  For information, contact Michele O'Halloran at 973-448-2002 or  ohalloranm@roxburynj.us  . Facebook: Home for the Holidays Roxbury NJ. Click here to read about this event from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

Borough of Mt Arlington Jersey Cares Coat Drive - Now thru Dec 11
The Borough of Mt Arlington has teamed up once again with Jersey Cares for its annual Coat Drive. It will be held from November 1st through December 11th. Mt Arlington Borough Hall will again be a drop off location for new or gently used coats. 

Click here to view the flyer in our Virtual Backpack under the Flyer section for drop off dates and times.

DAR - American History Essay Contest (Grades 5-8) - Due by Dec 14
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites students in grades 5th through 8th to participate in our American History Essay Contest. The 2019/2020 title is "The Voyage of the Mayflower". This is a wonderful topic for students to imagine themselves as a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620. The deadline is December 14, 2019.  Click here for more information in the flyer section of our Virtual Backpack.

DAR - Christopher Columbus Essay Contest (Grades 9-12) - Due by Dec 14
The Ferro Monte Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites students in grades 9th through 12th to participate in our Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. The 2019/2020 title is "A Sailor's Experience as Part of Christopher Columbus' First Expedition to the Americas". This is a wonderful topic for students to imagine being a part of Columbus' voyage to the Americas in August 1942. he deadline is December 14, 2019. Click here for more information in the flyer section of our Virtual Backpack.

Buy-A-Brick Campaign to Help Improve Main Street
Roxbury Township's Main Street Committee invites you to help support their fundraising efforts to continue the beautification of Main St. in Succasunna. Memorial/honorary engraved bricks are still available for sale. The bricks are installed in the courtyard surrounding the Victorian Clock by the Gazebo at the Library.  Remember a loved one. Honor your family's name on historic Main Street. Salute your graduate!   Click here for more information and the order form or contact Michele O'Halloran at Town Hall  973-448-2002  or  ohalloranm@roxburynj.us

Roxbury & Mt Arlington Recreation Upcoming Programs & Events!
Roxbury Recreation
The Recreation Department at Roxbury Township is proud to offer programs for residents of all ages. Here in Roxbury there are an abundant number of youth sports and activities, a lake complex which provides for summer beach fun, beautiful parks, immaculate athletic fields, playgrounds for the little ones and trails for the adventurous.

Click here to visit Roxbury Recreation's website for upcoming sports, activities, and information!
Mount Arlington Recreation
Mt Arlington Rec is a group of volunteers appointed by the Mayor with the goal to coordinate and administer the recreation needs of the Borough. They work together with community volunteers to offer quality recreational programs for the entire family. 

Click here to visit Mount Arlington Recreation's website for upcoming programs, events, and activities!
Roxbury Public Library Upcoming Programs & Events!

Go to roxburylibrary.org to access Roxbury's Library's upcoming Events Calendar for adults and children. Register online for programs or call the library at (973) 584-2400. For general information, contact comments@roxburylibrary.org.


The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library Membership Drive and Fundraiser
The Friends of the Roxbury Township Public Library 2020 Membership Drive and Fundraiser kick-off has begun. Membership covers the period Jan, 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020.  In addition to knowing that you are supporting a vital part of our community, membership entitles you to attend the Friends-only preview night to our popular fundraiser book sale.  Donations to the Friends are tax-deductible. To all our Friends who supported the Library in 2019, and in previous years, we thank you for your continued support. Please look for your renewal notice in the mail. Applications for membership are available at the Library's circulation desk or by going on line at  https://roxburylibrary.org/friends/ . Click here to read about this from Tap Into Roxbury.

Weekly Youth Events
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - Books for Babies (Infant-24 Months)
  • Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - STEAM (4 and up)
  • Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - Toddler Story Time (3.5 and under)
  • Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time (3.5 and up)
  • Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - Chess Club (K-6th Graders)
Weekly Events for Adults
  • Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - State Health Insurance Assistance Program
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Mah Jongg
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. - Art Association of Roxbury, Painting and Drawing
  • Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - Beading and Jewelry Making
  • Thursday, 6:20 p.m. - Blue Mountain Meditation
  • Friday At the Movies - Movies most Friday afternoons at 2 p.m.
Check the Events tab at roxburylibrary.org for movies and specialty programs.
 
Monthly Book and Writing Groups -  (see specific meeting dates for book; all are welcome!)
  • Literary Horizons (First Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.)
  • Monday Evening (Third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday Morning (Third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m.)
  • Walking Talking Book Club (Various dates; email comments@roxburylibrary.org for details)
  • Roxbury Writers' Workshop (First Monday of the month at 1 p.m. - confirm time on online event calendar)
Other Services
  • Hoopla and CloudLibrary - Download free library eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, Comics and Movies. Call or stop by the help desk to get started.
  • Passports - Apply or renew Passports at the Library. Call the Library or go to roxburylibrary.org for details.
  • I.Queue Reserves Program Stop by the circulation desk for details on how to reserve your favorite authors' newest books.
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