NEWS & EVENTS
Week of September 20 , 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!

STRATEGIC PLAN: Invitation to help Roxbury Schools prepare for the future
Roxbury Township Public Schools begins its new school year planning to "prepare the children of today for tomorrow" with the beginning of its strategic planning process.  The Roxbury Board of Education will spend the next few months with more than a dozen parents, students, educators, community leaders, entrepreneurs, township officials, local nonprofits, and other Roxbury representatives as part of the strategic planning process. The developed strategic plan should reflect the partnership between the community and the school district and community participation is imperative to make this process a success.
 
Community members and organizations are invited to attend the Strategic Planning meetings on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, September 25th at Roxbury High School at 6:30 p.m. in the media center.
  • Monday, October 14th at the Board of Education meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lincoln/Roosevelt School (34 North Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ) 
Please help us better prepare for this event by RSVPing via our online survey at  www.roxbury.org/StratPlanRSVP2. For more information about the Strategic Plan, visit   www.roxbury.org/StrategicPlan

REMINDER: Back-to-School Nights for EMS and LRS
Eisenhower Middle School will hold it's back-to-school night on Tuesday, September 24th at 7 p.m. EMS is located 47 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna.

Lincoln/Roosevelt School will hold it's back-to-school night on Wednesday, September 25th at 7 p.m. LRS is located at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna.

These evening sessions offer families the opportunity to make personal connections with teachers and administrators, learn about new initiatives and programming, discuss goals and learning strategies as well as hear about important dates.

Jefferson School Holds Patriot's Day Collection for the Troops
In honor of Patriot's Day, the students at Jefferson Elementary School in Roxbury Township shipped 25 boxes of goods and supplies to the soldiers of the New Jersey Army National Guard C Troop.  This was a combined effort of the students of Jefferson School and the very generous monetary donations of students and community members which covered the cost of shipping.  This project would not have been possible without the assistance of the students, faculty members, and the family of Todd McDonald, a former Roxbury student, who will receive the packages.

Principal Cosgrove, parent Lisa Millus, fourth-grade students, Todd's mother and children worked together to pack the boxes on September 13th and mailed them out the following day.  Students enjoyed donating items in the Red, White, and Blue box which brightened the Main Lobby.

"We really loved doing something positive for our Troops. We want them to enjoy something nice," said  fourth-grader Ryan Parker.
 
Participating in community service projects and helping others reminds us how we can all make the world a better place and concentrate on the Unity of the country after 9-11. Jefferson will never forget. Click here to read this story on our website under "In the News".

Crane Drops in Place New Cupola for Roxbury Schools "Gray Building"
Using a tall crane, workers on Sept. 13 installed a new cupola atop the Roxbury Schools Administration Building. The pre-fabricated cupola replaced the rotted former cupola,which was taken down Aug. 23. The old cupola was 116 years old. It housed a bell atop the "Gray Building" that once rang to alert the community when each school day was about to begin.  The district is now deciding where the old bell will be put on display. The work is part of a historically-sensitive refurbishing of the building and the adjacent Lincoln-Roosevelt School. 

Click here to read this story from Tap Into Roxbury and be sure to vote below for the bell's final ground placement.

VOTE NOW: We Need Your Help to Honor Our History
Vote Now!
The Grey Building Bell Tower Bell needs a new home and we want the community's help to select its new place as a ground display! Since 1903, the bell was housed in the cupola atop the Grey Building on North Hillside Avenue. The crumbling cupola is being replaced, but it was determined that re-installing the bell would be too costly. However, it's a part of our history, so we want a special place of recognition and would like the community to have a voice in that decision.

Vote now to determine whether the bell will remain on-site in front of the first High School (now the Board of Education Administrative Offices) or be moved to the current Roxbury High School on the football field. Click here to cast your vote now! 

Click here to read about the Grey Building and Lincoln/Roosevelt's summer renovations from Tap Into Roxbury.

RHS Yearbook wins First Place / Gold Award with GSSPA 
Roxbury High School's yearbook design team once again shines. Its 2018/2019 Echo Yearbook publication, "In Our Hearts, On Our Sleeves", was recently awarded first place with the gold medalist award for the Garden State Scholastic Press Association annual yearbook contest. 

Students involved in the creation of the 2018/2019 book included Caitlin Crowley, Shane Cummis, Joe Eible, Anne Gede, Dana Gesregan, Maxwell Green, Madisyn Keith, Amelia Letchford, Antoinette Melillo, Ashley Miller, Michael Noonan, Katie Smith, Tony Sutton, Mat Talmadge, and Kelsey Young. 

Students involved in the production of the 2019/2020 yearbook will have an opportunity to enhance their skills in editorial design, view other award-winning yearbooks, as well as attend a comprehensive list of workshops at the upcoming GSSPA conference in October at Rutgers University. Click here to read more on our website under "In the News".

11th Annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic - Sept 28
The 11th Annual   Roxbury Marching Band Classic   is a competition of 16 local and regional high school marching bands including performances by both of Roxbury High School's marching bands: The Marching Gaels and The Roxbury Sound. 

The event will take place on   Saturday, September 28, 2019   at  Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ. Gates open at 3  p.m.  with the competition running from 4  p.m. - 10 p.m.   Entry wristbands available at the gate for: $10 general admission, $8 admission for those 65+ and/or students with ID, and FREE admission for children 4 years old and younger.  Vendor booths, baked goods, 50/50 raffle, concession stand, ample parking, and indoor restrooms are available throughout the event. Please come join us for an exciting evening of marching and music making!  Click here to read about this event on our website under "In the News".

RHS Girls Volleyball Dig Pink Night - Oct 3
The Roxbury Girls Volleyball Teams are having their annual Dig Pink night on Thursday, October 3rd at Roxbury High School vs Randolph High School. Freshman play at 4:00 pm, JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00. 

Food, refreshments, desserts and fundraising items will be able to be purchased. Please come out and make a donation to support the girls in our fight against cancer. Suggested student admission is $1 and Adults are $2. Click here to read about this event in our Virtual Backpack.


Athletic Training & Physical Therapy Information Session - Oct 16
Parents and 8th grade students are invited to join us to learn about the Academy for Athletic Training & Physical Therapy, located at Roxbury High School. The session will provide an overview of the admissions process, course of study and the opportunity to tour the facility.  The Academy for Athletic Training and Physical Therapy provides students with a solid foundation in the growing fields of exercise science, fitness studies, physical therapy, athletic training, and injury prevention and treatment. Click here to register today on eventbrite.

2nd Annual FitnessRox Family Fun Run - Oct 17
The Roxbury Township Public Schools will be holding its 2nd Annual FitnessRox Family Fun Run on Thursday, October 17th at Lincoln/Roosevelt School at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna, NJ. Registration and check-in opens at 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln/Roosevelt School and the run will begin at 5:00 p.m. The event is open to everyone! 

The course will kick off at Lincoln/Roosevelt School and will include various fitness stations between Franklin and Lincoln/Roosevelt Schools including Meeker Street. Participants can park at either Franklin Elementary School at 8 Meeker Street in Succasunna or in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School parking lots. 

The tax-deductible registration fees are $20 per individual participants and $60 for registering your immediate family (up to seven people). To register for this event, go to   www.roxbury.org/FitnessRox. The first 500 registrations before October 5th will receive a free reusable water bottle. 

The funds raised from this fun, family event will help Roxbury Schools continue its goal of providing health and wellness for its staff and students. 

Roxbury Township Public Schools are preparing the children of today for tomorrow by helping them to grow strong in minds and bodies. As a Bronze certificated Sustainable Jersey for School district, it is our goal to increase awareness and participation in health and wellness programs that not only benefit our students and staff but our community as a whole.  Click here to register now!
Roxbury Field Hockey Updates:
Whippany Park over Roxbury - Field hockey recap - Sept 16
Abigail Diglio had a goal and an assist for Whippany Park in a 2-0 win over Roxbury.  Maggie Gillespie also scored for Whippany Park, which led 1-0 at halftime, and Madison Gillespie had an assist. Chloe Honl made seven saves. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Mendham over Roxbury - Field hockey recap - Sept 18
Colleen McMenamin, Grace Chapis and Jackie DeRienzo scored for Mendham in its 3-1 win against Roxbury in Succasunna.  Megan McIntyre dished out two assists while Izzy Pampalone had one of her own for Mendham (3-3).  Lia Mils netted Roxbury's goal, which was assisted by Taylor Woolford.  Toni Cacopardo turned away 16 shots for Roxbury (3-4). Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Football Updates:
Roxbury Football Slammed by Sparta - Sept 13
Still looking for its first win of the year, the Roxbury High School football team was pummeled Friday by Sparta, losing 49-6.  Playing on its home field, Sparta scored early and often, exploiting Roxbury's defensive flanks for big plays. The Spartans were up 28-0 by the time the game reached the second quarter.  Offensively Roxbury returned to its Wing-T roots and led a more balanced attack utilizing running backs Dominick Badgely (22),  Tyler Doerr (46), Lucas Spitzer (8) and Anthony Tye (29) relatively evenly.  Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Gymnastics Updates:
September 18th - Big win in the first meet for Roxbury Gymnastics! 103.375-96.875 over Passaic Valley! - Follow Morris Sussex Sports on Twitter @MorrSussSports for the latest on Roxbury sports



Roxbury Soccer Updates:
Randolph over Roxbury - Boys soccer recap - Sept 16
Randolph defeated Roxbury 3-1, in Randolph.  Randolph (3-1) broke open a 1-1 tie by scoring two unanswered goals in the second half.  Brian Nichols scored for Roxbury (2-3) in the opening half. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com. Click here to read other game coverage from Tap Into Randolph.

Roxbury over Pope John - Boys soccer recap - Sept 19
Brandon Salmon scored both goals for Roxbury in its 2-0 win against Pope John in Succasunna.  TJ McMullin registered an assist for Roxbury (3-3).  Pope John is 2-5 with the loss. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Track & Field Updates:
Roxbury XC teams off to a great start
Both the Roxbury High School girls and boys cross country teams are off to a great start this year. The boys are currently 3-1 and the girls are currently 3-0 in the regular dual meet season.  Next week will be our final dual meets and conference divisional champions will be determined! 

Morris Sussex Sports INSTAGRAM - Girls XC - Sept 17
Roxbury over Par Hills & Morris Knolls.  Gabby Daskalova, Lauren Tom and Bella Campiglia light it up by coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the 3-0 Gaels!

Roxbury Volleyball Updates:
September 18th -  Roxbury Volleyball took down Montville 2-0 today to improve to 6-1! - Follow Morris Sussex Sports on Twitter @MorrSussSports for the latest on Roxbury sports

September 19th2-0 win over Warren Hills! Junior Juliana Medini with the Block! Follow Roxbury Volleyball on Twitter @RoxVball for the latest volleyball action!
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.


Fresh Produce by Roxbury Community Garden
Linda Almeny, center, the Roxbury Community Garden manager, poses with volunteers Chris Chemick, left, and Bob Gold as they display a weekly produce donation collected for the Roxbury's Social Services Food Pantry. The Roxbury Community Garden maintains two food pantry plots, worked by volunteers, and the harvest is donated to the Roxbury's food pantry weekly. Gardeners may also donate harvest from their own plots to the pantry by dropping donations in the collection basket. It is estimated that 140 pounds of fresh produce was donated in 2018 and over 180 pounds is expected to be donated for the 2019 growing season. The Roxbury Community Garden is sponsored and maintained by the Roxbury Environmental Commission and encourages organic growing and garden management. Click here to read this coverage from the Roxbury Register.



Roxbury Clean Communities Shred Day - Sept 22nd
Roxbury's 4th Annual Community Shredding Even will be Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Roxbury Recycling Center at 96 N. Dell Avenue in Kenvil. Due to limited capacity, this service will be available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact Kellie Ann Keyes at  kkeyes@roxburynj.us  or by calling 973-448-2053. 

Click here  to view this event flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Free Community Shred Day for Mt. Arlington Residents - Oct 19
The Borough of Mt. Arlington will be holding a Free Community Shred Day for residents on Saturday, October 19th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mt. Arlington Department of Public Works located at 1 Altenbrand Avenue in Mt. Arlington. Examples of items to bring to the on-site shredding include bank statements, medical/insurance forms, retired tax records, receipts, and personal files. Fight back against identity theft and have these documents shredded for free. Click here to view more event information from our Virtual Backpack.

Roxbury Clean Communities Fall Cleanup Day - Oct 26
RHS Roxbotix Team Adopts-a-Spot each year. You can too!
Join Roxbury Clean Communities for a Fall Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 26th at 9 a.m. Just a few hours is all we need to help cleanup a park, roadway, or neighborhood of debris and litter all while having fun with friends and neighbors. Individuals, families, schools, civic, religious and business groups are encouraged to participate. Community service hours can be earned by volunteers. Mini-grants are also available for non-profit organizations on a first come, first serve basis. 

For more information or to request a specific work site, contact Kellie Ann Keyes at kkeyes@roxburynj.us or by calling 973-448-2053. Click here to view this event flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Roxbury Schools Gaels Going Green Expo - Nov 3
Join the Roxbury Township Public Schools for a Gaels Going Green Expo, a STEAM Expo on all things sustainable on Sunday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon at Roxbury High School at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna, NJ. This first annual expo will be a day of celebrating all things sustainable in and around Roxbury with vendors, interactive workshops, demonstrations, etc.
 
This Expo will have information booths, classes, demonstrations, health checks, physical activities, and hands-on experiences and interactions for all ages. Come find out how to live a more sustainable and healthy life!  Parts of Roxbury High School will serve as an exhibit hall, with tables staffed by professionals offering a variety of information and guidance on sustainability services.
 
This event is partially made possible thanks to grant funding from Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program and the NJEA where Roxbury School District was one of 11 districts awarded a $10,000 grant in February 2019 for its STEAM Expos: Seeds of Sustainability and Gearing Gaels to Go Green proposal.
 
The district will host a tasting a composting session using aeroponic gardens and composters from five of the seven schools that were purchased using the grant funding. Leading up this expo, students and staff will learn about gardening, healthy nutritional habits, and composting. Items grown and information learned will be turn-keyed to the public as we Gear Gaels to Go Green!
 
For more information about this event, please visit www.roxbury.org/GreenGaels.
 
Become an Exhibitor - Roxbury Schools is looking for exhibitors for this event.

Exhibitors: Looking for a chance to expose your amazing sustainable business and brand? Want to introduce a particular new fitness or health-related product or service? Want to introduce a particular green product or service? Want to share a healthy food option? Or do you simply want to share your expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm to educate the community on various sustainability topics (health, wellness, fitness, healthy and/or green living, etc.)?
 
Then the Gaels Going Green Sustainability Expo is the place you will want to be! You will be able to cover all of the above and more in just one day! Get a chance to engage with Expo goers and sustainability enthusiasts and introduce them to your business and brand. Help promote prevention and education and offer inspiration and motivation while getting maximum exposure, awareness, and sales. Don't underestimate the value you gain from face-to-face interaction to build trust and strengthen your brand.
 
We are so excited at the possibility of partnering with you for our first Gaels Going Green Sustainability Expo and thank you in advance for your interest and support!
 
Exhibitors can register at www.roxbury.org/GreenGaelsExhibitor

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

New Millburn Police Officer Sworn in During Township Meeting
At Tuesday's township committee meeting, the newest member of the Millburn police force was ceremonially sworn in.  Edward Dundon, a 23-year-old Roxbury, NJ resident, was introduced by Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder, who read off a list of his accomplishments.  Gilfedder noted that Dundon had graduated from Roxbury High School in 2014, before going on to receive a four-year degree in psychology from Montclair State University.

Click here to read more from Tap Into New Millburn/Short Hills.

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:
10/14/2019 - Regular  / Strategic Plan Meeting
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:
Here's what's coming up open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents:
Roxbury Community School - Radio City Bus Trip to NYC
Every year the Community School takes a bus into New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  There is no better way to ring in the holiday spirit than a visit to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular while leaving the driving into Manhattan to someone else. Enjoy prime seating and have a chance to take a picture with Santa!
 
Trip Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Departure from Roxbury High School Parking Lot: 12:30 p.m. 
Return to Roxbury High School Parking Lot: approximately 8:00 p.m. 
Show Time: 5:00 p.m.  

Cost: $104/per person (Includes Show Ticket and Bus Transportation. Bus has bathroom on board and luxury seating) 
 
Discount Opportunities: (documentation may be requested)
- Roxbury School District Employee - Ticket Price is $99 per person ($5 off per ticket) 
- Senior Citizen Discount (65 +) -  Ticket Price is $99 per person ($5 off per ticket) 
 
Click here  to reserve your tickets now!
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

Roxbury Officials Bag Groceries to Help Fight Hunger
There was some police activity today at the Succasunna ShopRite, action that included Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi chasing down a shopper.  The chief, along with Roxbury Police Officer Jonathan Edmunds, were participating in the store's annual "ShopRite Partners in Caring Help Bag Hunger Day" event where local officials spend an hour bagging groceries as a fundraising effort.

The person pursued by Palanchi was not a scofflaw, just a shopper who accidentally left behind a bag that had been dutifully filled by the chief with purchases.

Other local officials who helped bag items for the event included Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling, Roxbury Councilman Dan Kline, Roxbury School Board Member Anne Colucci and Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak.

There will be another fundraising event at the store on Saturday: A food drive for Roxbury Social Services. At the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event, shoppers will be asked to buy some extra items to donate to the Social Services Food Pantry. Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

'Wreaths Across America' will again adorn veterans' graves in Roxbury
Wreaths will once again decorate the graves of veterans in local cemeteries.  Each year on  "National Wreaths Across America Day",  millions of Americans - a third of whom are children - come together to remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.  This year, National Wreaths Across America Day is planned for Saturday, Dec. 14.

The Ferro Monte Chapter of the National Society of the  Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is seeking sponsorships for wreaths to cover the 610 veteran graves at the combined cemeteries of the First Presbyterian Church and the United Methodist Church on Main Street also at the Flanders-Hillside Cemetery in Succasunna. T o meet this goal, the group is asking for sponsorships from local businesses, groups and individuals; each wreath costs $15. For more information on how to volunteer or sponsor a wreath for a hero, visit  www.roxburywaa.org.  Click here to read more about this event from the Roxbury Register.

2019 Antique Apparatus Fire Muster - Sept 21
Hosted by the Antique Fire Association of New Jersey in Association with SPAAMFAA.  Our organization is hosting an Antique Fire Truck Muster at Horseshoe Lake on September 21, 2019 from 9:30am to 2:00 pm. This organization preserves the antique fire trucks and is an educational organization. Our goals is to teach our young people of the history of the fire services and equipment and how far the fire services have evolved.
 
We have also reached out to the NJ State Forest Fire Services and hoping to have Smokey Bear at our event this year.  This year is a big year for Smokey Bear, celebrating his 75th birthday.  We have also invited the Morris County Sheriff Department to attend and the Flanders Fire Department will be setting up the Smoke Trailer again this year. 
 
This is an awesome way to start off Fire Prevention which is celebrated every October.  Parents bring your children to Horseshoe Lake to enjoy a morning at no charge.  Antique firetruck motorcade and muster. Free Admission! Food, vendors, and more! Click here for more details of this event from our Virtual Backpack.

Walk To End Alzheimer's - Northwest - Sept 22
The Alzheimer's Association ® is inviting all northwest New Jersey residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Walk will take place on Sunday, September 22nd at Horseshoe Lake Park - 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants can complete up to a 1.6 mile walk and learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer's Association. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

Register your team today. Sign up as a Team Captain, or register to walk as an individual. For those unable to join on event day, there are ways to participate, volunteer or donate without even walking. Learn more at  alz.org/njwalk . Text 2ENDALZ to 51555 to donate, or contact us at 973.437.3931. Click here to read more from Tap Into Madison.

Franklin Boys and Girls Join Cub Scouts - Sept 27
Boys and Girls in Grades K-5 come join Cub Scout Pack 54 on Friday, September 27th at 7 p.m. at Franklin Elementary School. Girls will be in all-girl dens and boys in all-boy dens, but everyone will have the same cub scout fun like camping, fishing, hiking, rockets, archery, BB, service projects and more! 

Click here to read more information about this event in our Virtual Backpack.


Girl Scouts Teddy Bear Tea Party for Kindergarten Girls - Sept 28
Kindergarten girls are invited to a special Teddy Bear Princess Tea Party hosted by the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey! Come meet your new Daisy friends!  Bring your special stuffed friend, wear your favorite princess attire for a lovely Teddy Bear Princess Tea Party at the Roxbury Senior Center located at 72 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna on Saturday, September 28th from 10-11 a.m.  Explore all the fun that Girl Scouting can be!  Click here to view this event in our Virtual Backpack.

7th Annual Community Yard & Craft Sale - Sept 28
Shop or sell at the 7th Annual Community Yard and Craft Sale to be held at the Horseshoe Lake Fairgrounds on September 28th.  Do not let the name fool you! This event, sponsored by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce, attracts a healthy mix of vendors selling new and old items, crafts, collectibles, and clothes as well as drawing in shoppers from near and far. Food trucks and bathroom facilities will be available for your convenience. The event will be held rain or shine between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00.  

Come shopping! Free! There is no admission charge for shoppers. With such a variety of vendors that there really is something for everyone!  Register to sell! Calling all crafters, flea market flippers, garage sale gurus, wood working wizards and antique enthusiasts! Register now, before space sells out.  You won't want to miss this well attended event! Visit  http://roxburygaragesale.org  for registrations and other details.  Click here to view this event flyer and to download a seller registration form from our Virtual Backpack. Click here to read more about this event from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury PBA 311 - Organizes First 5K Run and Food Truck Festival - Sept 29
Please join the Roxbury PBA 311 for their first 5K Run to the Food Truck Festival on September 29th, 2019 at Horseshoe Lake!  Registration for the 5K will start at 9:00am and the race will begin at 11:00am. Participation includes a free T-Shirt and free entrance to the Food Truck Festival following the race.  Please sign up at  http://www.signmeup.com/131582.

The Food Truck Festival is open to everyone! There will be approximately 12 different food trucks and fun for the whole family including, pumpkin picking, a live band, face painting and other fun activities.  The festival will open at 11am and the fun will last till 7pm. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for Children (12 and under). Click here to read more about the race and food truck festival from Tap Into Roxbury. Click here to see this flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Lake Hopatcong Foundation's Lake Loop 2019 - Oct 13
Lake Loop 2019 offers participants bike, run and paddle challenges on Sunday, October 13 at Hopatcong State Park.  Enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Hopatcong while participating in one, two or all three events in support of New Jersey's largest lake. Come challenge yourself and then relax while enjoying great local food, a beer tent (permit #72563), live entertainment and more! Register now here.

Free Early Developmental Screenings at Morris County Educare - Oct 24
RWJ Children's Specialized Hospital is offering 30-minute screenings for all children ages 1-5 in both English and Spanish at the Morris County Educare on October 24th. Each child will receive an interactive developmental screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3, covering five areas of development (Communication, Personal-Social, Problem Solving, Fine & Gross Motor skills). After the screenings, all results are shared with the families and recommendations are made if the child needs a further evaluation. Please keep in mind that no diagnosis will be made at the screenings. The screenings determine if their child might be at risk for developmental delays. They will also receive a letter to give to their pediatrician with any recommendations for further evaluations. Each family will also take home a packet of age appropriate games to play with their child to encourage development, a booklet containing what to expect as their child gets older and specific information relative to their child. We also follow up with every family that gets recommended for further evaluations.  We highly suggest parents call ahead to make an appointment since we can't guarantee space for walk-ins. Families can also register online here . Click here for more information regarding this event in our Virtual Backpack.

Donagels Donut Chase 5K - Oct 27
Registration is now open for the Donagels Donut Chase! The Donut Chase will feature three events dedicated to helping bring runners and families together through fitness.  The event will take place on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at the Horseshoe Lake Pavilion at 72 Eyland Avenue in Roxbury, NJ. The 5K is presented by local businesses Live Run Give LLC, Donagels, Tru Nature Yoga, and the Little Gym of Roxbury.

The charity beneficiary of this event is Pathways, a program that provides support, education, and wellness programs for women with cancer. Runners are encouraged (but not required) to raise funds and gather donations to help women with cancer in Morris County.  5K Runners will assemble at 9:30 am in a staggered start. Tru Nature Yoga will host Zumba warm up and 1 mile fun run immediately. Even the smallest participants can partake in this "sweet" event with the 100 meter Kiddie Run brought to you by the Little Gym of Roxbury. Finisher's medal, t-shirt, and a donut will be given to each registered participant.  To register please visit: donutchase5k.com For more information, please reach out to Christine Malloy at  liverungivellc@gmail.com  or visit donutchase5k.com. Click here to read about this event from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

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.

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.

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 Path to U.S. Citizenship
Monday, September 30 at 6 pm at the Roxbury Library
Want to become a US Citizen and don't know where to begin? A representative from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will lead a session outlining the steps you'll need to take. Register here or call the library at 973-584-2400.

Scholarship Strategies: Finding and Winning the Money You Need
Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library
Learn how to demystify the maze of scholarship opportunities from local author Jean O'Toole, whose book "Scholarship Strategies-Finding and Winning the Money You Need" was recently released by Morgan James Publishing. To register, call 973 584-2400 or go to roxburylibrary.org, then to Events tab.

Plan Your Ultimate Disney Vacation
Monday, October 7 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library
Want to plan a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth" and don't know how to begin?  Local Disney travel expert Ron Hayeck, founder of Mickey World Travel, will guide you on how to make the most of your time and money.  o register, call 973 584-2400 or go to roxburylibrary.org, then to Events tab.

Click here to read about these upcoming events in our Virtual Backpack.

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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