NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of August 26, 2016
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
To Help Roxbury Hockey Player's Dad: A 1-Day Online Power Play

Rotarian Steve Alford adds a new spin to GoFundMe campaign to help 17-year-old Roxbury High School hockey player and Interact member, Justin Matthews, whose father is battling cancer.

His idea: a 1-day GoFundMe challenge on August 26 on behalf of the family. The challenge: Get as many people to go to the existing GoFundMe page and double the donations already there.

Alford hopes it will become an event, an unusual twist on GoFundMe that generates some community excitement and the extra $5,000 the family needs to survive.

Click here to read more about this GoFundMe challenge from Tap Into Roxbury.
Roxbury Schools 
Hopping Even in the Summer

The halls might be a bit emptier, but there is plenty going on in the grades K-12 school district's seven buildings. 

Superintendent Loretta Radulic says, "We are more than half way through the summer, and excitement is beginning to build for the upcoming school year. We still have much to do before opening day, but based upon what we've already achieved, it promises to be a great year." 

Click here to read more about Roxbury Schools summer's projects in the Roxbury Register!
EMS Launches Web Program to Help Students Succeed

Eisenhower Middle School will be launching a new program this year from Evolutions Labs specifically geared toward middle school students using an interactive experience to engage students in a digital medium. Content tackles topics like bullying, friendship, goal setting, time management and studying. It will also help students navigate a range of other issues such as social media bullying to drug and alcohol use to general health and wellness.

Eisenhower Middle School will be piloting this program for all Eisenhower Middle School students and parents.
 
The program, called Suite360, is a multi-faceted digital platform which leverages web, mobile-app and mobile messaging. Eisenhower Middle School students will access the program by downloading an app or by accessing a mobile-optimized website. Evolution Labs has designed an interactive experience to engage students in a digital medium.
   
Click here to read more about this pilot program at Eisenhower Middle School.

RHS Bands Parents Association Looking for Sponsors


The Roxbury High School Band Parents Association is hoping area businesses will support the band members by becoming sponsors of the 8 th   Annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic which will take place on September 24th.
 
Money donated by sponsors help the students buy concert attire, instruments and equipment. Sponsorships start at $10 and go to $150 for a full-page ad and are tax deductible. The deadline to get in the program is September 9th.

Click here to read more about this sponsorship opportunity from Tap Into Roxbury.  

Two RHS TV Production Students
Attend WVU Mountaineer Media Camp 

Two Roxbury High School TV production students attended West Virginia University's Mountaineer Media Camp this past July. Eleventh graders, Christine DiGioia and Sarah Waldron attended this 3-day camp with more than 20 other students. This camp provided high school students interested in journalism, media, and strategic communications a chance to see how the media landscape is changing, why media is important today, and why media innovation is valuable. Students participated in workshops to enhance their communication, photography, and journalism skills as well as improve their understanding of media in the modern world. 

Pictures can be seen at @wvumediacollege on Twitter and Instagram. 
Local Teacher Named "NJSTA Simmons Scholar"

Erica Iuvone, a first grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Succasunna, NJ was one of twenty-two educators selected from a broad pool of elementary school teachers in New Jersey by the New Jersey Science Teachers Association (NJSTA) to attend a week-long professional development workshop in July held at Rowan University in Glassboro that was entitled Preparing Elementary Teachers to Implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
 
Ms. Iuvone also received an invitation to attend the New Jersey Science Convention (NJSC) in October 2016, where she will be recognized as an "NJSTA Simmons Scholars." This professional development opportunity for New Jersey teachers was part of an ongoing initiative of NJSTA and its Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award. The mission of NJSTA is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

Click here to read the full article regarding Ms. Iuvone's achievement.

 
Summer Title I Program SAILS

During July 2016, 74 students from Franklin and Nixon Elementary Schools benefited from a Title 1 program entitled SAIL, which aims to provide targeted academic support in English Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition to working with certified staff on the areas of English/Language Arts and Mathematics, students also had an opportunity to engage in a daily period of kinesthetic learning, as well as to reinforce important learning through the use of technology.
 

Gaels Pride!

RHS Alumni Joelle Manganella and Kelsey Ryan are starring in the classroom and on the lacrosse field for Fairleigh Dickinson Madison!

Manganella, who is a Psychology and Biology major, posted a 3.71 GPA this spring, while helping lead the Devils to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The All-MAC Freedom First Team selection and IWLCA All-Region Second Team honoree, led the team with 47 goals and 67 points this season.
 
Ryan's defensive prowess was a key part of the Devils' MAC Freedom Championship and the team's second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.  The Psychology and Education major amassed a 3.81 GPA this spring. On the field, she earned All-MAC Freedom First Team honors and was named IWLCA All-Boardwalk Region First Team.  Click here to read more!

Family in Roxbury Hopes Golfers Will 
"Raise the Roof" for Spina Bifida Awareness
Golfers will tee off September 26 at the Berkshire Valley Golf Course in Oak Ridge to raise money for Levi Spencer, a 4-year-old Roxbury native born with spina bifida, a birth defect that paralyzed him from the hips down.

The first annual Golf Scramble is one of a series of fundraisers held as part of "Raising the Roof for Levi," an online fundraiser created by Spencer family supporters, known as Team Levi, that will help finance an estimated $100,000 of handicap-friendly renovations at the Spencers' Succasunna home.

These events are "just for raising awareness about the birth defect spina bifida," which is the family's major goal, said Levi's mom, Jillian Spencer. Her young son's condition is a rare one; less than 200,000 cases occur annually in the U.S.

Participants will golf in groups of four. Each group will kick off the event at one of the course's 18 holes, then rotate once everyone sinks their shots. Families and businesses alike can sponsor a hole, which will feature a sign or plaque with their names. Sponsors can enjoy gold, silver or bronze status, which offer different advertising opportunities depending on the amount donated.

Click here for the complete coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.
Attention Vendors: Join Us for a Shopping Market Place!

The Roxbury High School Girls Volleyball team is hosting a Fall Shopping Marketplace on  Sunday, October 9  from  11:00 am to 3 pm . We're seeking vendors to participate in this fun-filled shopping day! Registrations for new vendors will be begin on  July 10 . If you're a crafter or vendor with goods you'd like to sell, come join us. Click here for additional vendor information.
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AROUND TOWN
Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
The latest edition of the Township's "Weekly What's Happening E-Newsletter" filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!





Grants Fixing Up Landing Train Station

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a local non-profit group was awarded over $225,000 in grants toward the rehabilitation of the Lake Hopatcong Train Station in Landing.

These grants further the Lake Hopatcong Foundation's plans to renovate the former train station into office space and a museum about the lake and its rich history.

"Organizations like the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, help to ensure that communities and towns all across America retain their unique sense of place," said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is providing a required match toward the grants; for the Morris County grant, the LHF board has allocated $53,893 from the capital campaign effort (20 percent of the grant project cost) and for the National Trust the LHF board has allocated a one-for-one match of $10,000.

The community can continue to support the project by making a donation towards the train station, giving $25 each to purchase a tile for the roof restoration and buying tickets to the upcoming barbecue at the train station from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 28th.

Visit  www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org, click on Giving Menu and Lake Hopatcong Train Station Capital Campaign to give.

Click here to read the full article in the  Roxbury Register regarding the grants the Lake Hopatcong Foundation was awarded.


Roxbury's 9/11 Day of Service

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Since 2010, residents of Roxbury Township have come together to honor the heroes of September 11, 2001 by giving back to their community.

We recall the selfless acts of police, firefighters, EMTs, and countless volunteers who offered themselves to care for their fellow citizens. We follow their example and remember those we lost by connecting with our neighbors to make our community a better place.

This annual community-wide event is a partnership between the Township of Roxbury, the Roxbury Clergy Council, and local businesses and organizations who participate in and sponsor the event.

This year's Day of Service will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Click here to download the brochure and registration form. Residents can also through their Community Pass account here!


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Senior Softball League Offered 
through Roxbury Recreation

The township's recreation department is starting a Thursday senior softball league for those ages 60 and over. It is open to residents and non-residents. For more information, check out the article in the Roxbury Register by clicking here!



'Free To Breathe' Anti-Lung Cancer Walk in Roxbury in October

Free to Breathe, a national nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization, has opened registration for its seventh annual Lung Cancer Walk in Succasunna on Sunday, October 2.

The event will be held at Horseshoe Lake Park and include a welcome rally, kids dash and one or two mile walk on a picturesque course that winds around baseball fields and Horseshow Lake. To register, visit   www.freetobreathe.org/get-involved/northernnj.

For all the event details, click here to read the coverage in the Roxbury Register.


Residents Can 'Adopt A Road' in Roxbury Township
Roxbury Clean Communities h as proposed what it calls a "simple and fun way to be a part of the community."

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 the township trash and litter free. 

Click here for more information on this program from the Roxbury Register.

Household Hazardous Materials will be Collected in Morris County
 
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The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled two upcoming free household hazardous waste disposal and computer/T.V. drop-off events on Saturday, September 10th in Parsippany and Saturday, October 1st in Chatham, to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products and recycle electronic equipment that has accumulated in their homes.

For a complete list of hazardous materials being collected, click here!

Click here to read the Roxbury Register covering this event and more!

Teddy Bear Princess Tea Party 
with the Girl Scouts
 
You are invited to a special Teddy Bear Princess Tea Party to meet your new Daisy friends to explore all the fun that Girl Scouting has to offer on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. at the Roxbury Senior Center. Click here to view the invitation!

Extreme Leadership Extravaganza 

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An exciting adventure and leadership experience is coming to Northern New Jersey residents and surrounding areas called the Extreme Leadership Extravaganza hosted by the Youth Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America.  The Extreme Leadership Extravaganza is a weekend of fun activities and leadership training for co-ed youth ages 14 & older. The event will be held on Friday, September 9 to Sunday September, 11, 2016 at Winnebago Scout Reservation (102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866). This event is open to all teenagers, male and female, Scout or non-Scout.

Those who attend will take part in activities like archery, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, tomahawk throwing, leadership lessons, swimming, project management, CPR training, boating, zip-lining across the lake, batting cages, volleyball competitions, and much more.

Click here for more information!
Roxbury Recreation Upcoming Programs and Events!

Roxbury Recreations sports and activities are now posted
here.

Roxbury Soccer Club Fall Registration Registration window open until Sept 10th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Cross Country Team Sign Ups Ends August 26th - Click here to view flyer.

Country Fit Fitness Class - Walk-ins Welcome through September 22nd - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Baseball Association Fall Sign-Ups - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Girls Volleyball for Grades 5-8 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury T-Birds T-Ball for Ages 3-5 - Program starts September 16th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Girls Softball Clinic - begins week of September 12th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Recreation's Cross Country Team - sign up by August 26th - Click here to view flyer.

Girls on the Run - begins mid-September - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Public Library Events: 

Click here to view the Roxbury Library's upcoming Calendar of Events for adults and children.



'Exercise Your Mind' this summer at the Roxbury Township Public Library  
Click here to read upcoming events this summer at the Roxbury Library posted in the Roxbury Register.

Youth Services Summer Reading 
Date: Ongoing
Location: Roxbury Public Library  
Children and teens can sign up for summer reading and start logging their hours and can start signing up for select programs beginning Monday, June 20. Visit our website at www.roxburylibrary.org for more information. 

Donate Used Books to the Roxbury Library for Upcoming Fall Sale
The Roxbury Township Public Library, located at 103 Main St., Succasunna, is planning a fall used book sale fundraiser, all of which are open to the public. The fall used book sale is accepting donations of hardcover, paperback, and textbooks in good condition, DVDs, CDs, and books-on-tape from August 23rd through September 2nd. Magazines, Reader's Digest condensed books, encyclopedias or X-rated materials will not be accepted. Tax receipts are available.

The Friends are looking for volunteers to help set up the room, sort books and help pack up books for donation the last day of the sale. If you can help, email:  FriendRoxburyLib@gmail.com.

The Friends of the Roxbury Township Public Library will be sponsoring a fall book sale from September 8th through September 11th.

Click here for more information regarding this event from the Roxbury Register.



Call the library at 973-584-2400 Ext. 501 or e-mail comments@roxburylibrary.org for general info and information on registrations or appointments as necessary for some programs.   
Upcoming Events in Roxbury

The Museums at Drakesville Historic Park open Sunday in Roxbury

Photo Credit: Roxbury Register
The
King House and King Store Museums at Drakesville Historic Park, located at 209-211 Main Street, Ledgewood  are open on the second Sunday of April through December, and for various special events throughout the year. Both buildings are listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, as is the surrounding Ledgewood Historic District (originally called Drakesville.) Admission is free, and historic interpreters are available on site for tours of the museums.

Click here to read the article in the Roxbury Register for more information about this historic park and museum.


Uncle Floyd - Legendary Funny Man of Television and Movies at Investors Savings Bank

Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events

Community Yard Sale Returns to Roxbury
 
Calling all crafters, flea market flippers, garage sale gurus, wood working wizards and antique enthusiasts!

The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce has now opened vendor registrations for their 4th Annual Community Yard Sale to be held at the Horse Shoe Lake Complex on September 24th. The event will be held rain or shine between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Do not let the name fool you. This event attracts a healthy mix of vendors selling new and old items, crafts, collectibles, and clothes as well as shoppers from near and far. Food trucks and facilities will be available. There is no admission charge for shoppers. Instead the small vendor fees raised will go to support Roxbury Social Services, scholarships and other school and community programs.
 
You won't want to miss this well-attended event. Visit www.RoxburyGarageSale.org for registrations and details.


Home for the Holiday on Main Street

Join us on Saturday, December 3, 2016  on Main Street in Succasunna between North Hillside Avenue and Hunter Street from  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for this year's Home for the Holiday event

Roxbury Township is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd annual Home for the Holiday Event. We anticipate another successful year of bringing residents and visitors out for a day of events including horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers, visit with Santa Clause and shopping with vendors. To participate as a vendor, please complete the attached registration form found here.  

Vendor deadline for registration is November 7, 2016. Contact Lucinda Bryant at (973) 448-2002 or bryantl@roxburynj.us with any questions.



Click here to check out the Roxbury Chamber of Commerce's website for upcoming events and news!
 
Browse through their membership directory here, so you can support fellow members of our community!
ROXBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
Register Now!
Registrations are now being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2016/2017 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 program is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of 10/1/2016 and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!
Roxbury Community School - College Prep Corner

The Roxbury Community School is dedicated to helping students prepare for college through a few different avenues.

Students can take part in workshops to sharpen their writing skills and prepare for the college essay process.

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

Visit www.roxbury.org/CollegePrep for all upcoming courses and programs!
Yoga for Kids (Ages 4-6)

Join us for Yoga for Kids Ages 4-6 with a ChildLight Yoga certified instructor who will guide children to develop an appreciation for yoga through breathing exercises, child-friendly poses, yoga games, crafts, songs, and music in a loving, non-competitive, cooperative environment that encourages respect for self and others. Themes are incorporated into each class and include yoga principles and animal adventures.


DATES: (Saturdays - 8 Week Session) -  September 10, 17, 24,  October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 
TIMES: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION:  Roxbury High School, Room B115
COST:  $100.00 per student

Visit   www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner to view additional course information and to register!
Kujenga Robotics and Coding Upcoming Programs

Register your elementary student for robotics and coding classes through Kujenga either in-district or at Kujenga in Flanders. Kujenga is an educational entity designed to bring robotics, coding, engineering and science skills to all students in order to prepare them for the technology-driven future. Kujenga is here to open a world of imagination and creativity for your child while they learn design and engineering principles as well as science, math, and coding. 

Visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner to check out the after school programs at Jefferson and Kennedy as well as the classes at Kujenga in Flanders!
Young Rembrandts Upcoming Programs

Young Rembrandts After School
This fall is the perfect time to register for Young Rembrandts! Artists will advance techniques in color pencil, marker, and Sharpie. A fast food still life, emoticons, and the statue of liberty will provide a lot of fun and many artistic challenges. Young Rembrandts students will emulate master artist Andy Warhol, create their own skateboard graphic and much more! Make this an unforgettable winter for learning and fun! The K-4 Schools will have drawing classes while grades 5-6 learn Cartooning! Don't wait, enroll today! 

Date:   Fall and Winter Dates Scheduled - Beginning in September
Time: After-School at the Designated School
Location: Franklin, Jefferson, Kennedy, Nixon, and Lincoln/Roosevelt Elementary Schools
Cost: $92 per child

Click here to see when it's offered at your child's elementary school and to register!


YR Little Hands (Preschool)
This fall, your pre-schooler will "fall" in love with our lessons. Just like the rainbow our youngest artists will create in the month of September, we will cover a colorful and pattern-rich spectrum of subjects. We'll soak in the warm colors of the sun as we draw a radiating sun face and we'll be careful not to get tangled up in our patterned spider web we draw in October! Learn about Native American culture through a detailed tepee we'll draw in November. We'll draw these (and may more exciting lessons!) while we enhance our fine-motor skills, learn to stay on task and follow directions, and learn the discrimination skills so critical in the classroom!  Register now for this 6-Week session beginning Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Roxbury High School. Tuition cost is $92 per student and includes materials, instruction, and fun! Click here to register now!


YR NJEA Conference Camp - November 10-11, 2016 (Grades 1-6)
NJEA Two-Days of Fun! Come draw with us!

Session 1 - Grades 1-3 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Session 2 - Grades 4-6 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.




YR Parent/Child Drawing Classes

Young Rembrants is hosting how to draw classes for both parents and children using an engaging methodology that all can succeed with. We learn about drawing and art while developing academic, conceptual, and critical thinking skills. We have fun too!
 
Parents and children can enjoy some special time learning how to draw together with Young Rembrandts!

Three fall sessions are now available beginning in October and November. Register here!
Mad Science Upcoming Programs

Mad Science After School

NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers 
for Grades K-4
 
Students set off on a voyage to discover the Solar System. We will explore topics such as Planets and Moons, Sun and Stars, Space Phenomena, Rocket Science and Space Travel, Space Technology and Living in Space! Our course culminates with a rocket launch or two and each participant will make their own Mad Science Robot to take home!
 
Date:   Fall Dates Scheduled - Beginning in the end of September
Time: After-School at the Designated School
Location: Franklin, Jefferson, Kennedy, Nixon Elementary Schools
Cost: $90 per child


** NEW** Brixology **NEW**
  for Grades 5-6  
   
This new STEM program allows kids to step into the shoes of an engineer by using LEGO® bricks to build a different engineering-themed projects in each class; exploring engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bio-engineering; using critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem-solving to test and improve creations; and experiencing extended learning with a take home project to reinforce each concept.

http://www.roxbury.org/Page/3626

 Click here to see when it's offered at your child's elementary school and to register!


Mad Science NJEA Conference Camp - November 10-11, 2016 (Grades K-6)

Join us in the depths of the Mad Science Laboratory as we explore the wonders of engineering!  Education wrapped in entertainment!  Our most popular camp features all the wonders of chemistry and potions! Slime, bath fizzers, home-made lemon soda, tootsie rolls, ice cream, acid/base volcanoes, polymer bounce balls and much more! fun take-homes each day! 

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Roxbury High School, Room A103
Cost: $80 per student

Drawing Classes with Mr. Potters

Join Ed Potters (www.edpotters.com), an experienced Fine Arts adjunct professor for a handful of  classes to help you expand your knowledge and skill in the drawing world.


Fall Classes include:
- Drawing What You See (6-Weeks - Mondays - Beginning September 12th)
- Getting Up Close with the Grid (6-Weeks - Tuesdays - Beginning September 13th)
- Drawing for the Beginner and More (6-Weeks - Thursdays - Beginning September 15th)

Tuition: $160 per person per session

Visit www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms to view additional course information and to register!
ed2go ONLINE LEARNING



Roxbury Community School is proud to partner with ed2go, the industry leader in online learning for adults. With over 300 great online classes to choose from, ed2go offers something for everyone with highest-quality online continuing education courses that are affordable and easy to use. With hundreds of great online courses, from Creating Web Pages to Accounting Fundamentals, Speed Spanish to Grant Writing, and everything in between, it is easy to see why millions of lifelong learners take ed2go online courses. To view subject categories and to register for popular courses, visit www.roxbury.org/OnlineLearning.
Accents on Dance Upcoming Programs

Hip Hop Dance After School

Hip Hop is an eclectic street style of dance that is performed in running shoes to current upbeat tempos. The dynamic moves taught in Hip Hop class are fast, stylish, funky and similar to those seen in music videos.
 
This class is appropriate for high energy dancers that are driven by a beat. Similar to a Jazz class, Hip Hop is broken down into 3 parts - warm up, corner work/technique and choreography. Students in a Hip Hop class will work on their strength, flexibility, and musicality through intricate fun and fast paced funky choreography.
 
Since the tempos are usually quicker than any other dance form, the choreography in a Hip Hop class provides a great cardio workout and is also a fun way to exercise the mind and memory.
 
(Children should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers to class) 

Date:   Throughout the 2016/2017 School Year
Time: After-School at the Designated School
Location: Franklin, Jefferson, Kennedy, and Nixon Elementary Schools
Cost: $75 per child

Click here to see when it's offered at your child's elementary school and to register!


Mommy and Me Dance
Join the Accents on Dance Studio for this new program which is the perfect introduction to dance for our very youngest dancers. Ages 18 months to 3 year years old are invited to a session of "Mommy and Me". These classes are structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development in the youngest dancers. A parent/guardian is required for participation. Tuition is $75 per pair for this 6-week program beginning Wednesday, September 21st or $65 per pair for this 5-week program beginning Monday, September 19th at the Accents on Dance Studio. Register now at www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner.


Recreational Dance
Join the  Accents on Dance Studio  in this new program for boys and girls in grades 1-4. This is a win/win opportunity for both parents and children. We are creating a dance class that will expose dancers to Jazz, Musical Theatre, Ballet, and Lyrical forms of dance. Students will be involved with a recital in June, so there will be costume and ticket costs. Don't wait to sign up, we will only be taking the first 15 students. For more information and register, visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner.
Adult and PreK Learn to Skate at Aspen Ice

Whether you wish to pursue hockey or figure skating or just be able to enjoy the occasional visit with family and friends, Aspen Ice Learn to Skate Group Classes are the first step to success! Each level teaches skills that encourage basic coordination, balance and movement in a fun and entertaining environment.  
 
Adult Learn to Skate - Visit  www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms for dates and times and to register!

PreK Learn to Skate - Visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner  for dates and times and to register!

Cost:  $120* per student 
Adult ESL Course Offered this Fall

These classes would be "survivor English" with basic instruction including listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order for adults to more fully involve themselves in the community. Shopping, filling out forms, using a public library, finding your way around, interacting with your community, group discussion, speaking with people you meet, description of jobs and job applications, and much more!  Students must purchase a textbook and workbook for this class.  These materials can be purchased through Amazon.com.  Registration deadline is Monday, August 29th.
 
Location:  Roxbury High School, A103
Dates:  Tuesdays - September 13 through December 13, 2016 - 14 Weeks  
Time(s): 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
Tuition Cost:  $154 per student per semester (cost doesn't include books/student materials)
   
Click here to register now!
Upcoming FREE Workshops

Car Care - Know Your Car 
This class will educate people on the benefits of vehicle maintenance and safe driving habits. You will also learn how to jump start your car, change a flat tire, and the importance of adjusting your mirrors and more. Class is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. Please join us for a light dinner or continental breakfast.
 
Location:  Automotive Magic, 34 Berkshire Valley Road, Kenvil, NJ

Dates/Times: 
Session 1 - Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7-9 p.m.
Session 2 - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9-11 a.m.
 
Click here to register now!



Solutions for Successful Aging
This informative panel discussion to introduce families and their senior loved ones about how to prepare for and make the most of the senior years and understand resources that are available to today's aging population. Attendees will develop an understanding of options available to them including options for Creative Aging and understand different ways people are funding their aging choices. A light dinner will be provided. This informative workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Roxbury High School. Registration is required so sign up now here!
  
Getting Paid to Talk
Fall Workshop

Date:   Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Roxbury High School, Room A105 
Cost:  $15 per person

To register for the upcoming class, click here!
 
One of the more interesting continuing education classes we offer is "Getting Paid to Talk," a single-evening introduction to Voice Acting class that's presented by a company called Voice Coaches. We're presenting the class again in a couple of months.
 
This class is especially appealing to educators and instructors who use their voices professionally already. It's a fun and enlightening evening that offers up a lot of great information about the field of Voice Acting. Learn more at  http://www.voicecoaches.com/gptt .
 
Voice Coaches has been featured in articles in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Tampa Tribune, Newsday, and dozens of other newspapers around the country. They are a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and the American Society for Training and Development.
2016/2017 Aerobics with Annette Buzzelli  

Sign up now for an exhilarating fitness program that is a COMPLETE body workout that is as effective as it is fun!  This three-part program designed by Jackie Sorenson includes:  (1) Great abdominal workout;  (2) Weight training to strengthen your muscles, bones, and heart;  (3) Dynamic cardiovascular dance routines, all set to a wide variety of current popular music. 

Come "sweat and smile" with us as you work at your own individual level.
   
 
 
INSTRUCTOR:  Annette Buzzelli, Certified Sorenson Instructor, 973-927-9326 
LOCATION:  Kennedy Elementary School Gymnasium
TIME:  7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
DATES:  Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 13, 2016
COST:  $99 per person per session

Click here to register for Fall, Winter, and Spring dates!
 
2016/2017 Yoga for Beginners

Sign up now for the beginner class that introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Gradually these poses will be linked together into a gentle flowing sequence. If you have never tried yoga this is the class for you, designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. This course is ideal for teens and adults.  
 
Instructor: 
Peggy Sugrue
Location:  Franklin School, All-Purpose Room
Times:  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dates: Tuesdays - 10 Classes
Cost: $100 for 10 classes

Click here to register for Fall, Winter, and Spring dates!
Interior Design Workshops with the Blue Giraffe

Join Wendy Wrzos, a certified Interior Design Specialist and owner of the Blue Giraffe design company, for the following upcoming workshops for those individuals looking to buy or sell a home or homeowners looking for an update!

Instructor: 
Wendy Wrzos -- Check out Wendy's Blog here!
Location:  Roxbury High School, Room A102
Cost: $20 per person per session




Fall Classes include:
- Organizing and Decluttering Your Home - Thursday, September 15, 2016
- How to Sell Your Home (Staging 101) - Monday, October 17, 2016
- How to Decorate Your Own Home - Monday, October 24, 2016
- Color Your Home with Paint - Monday, December 5, 2016

Visit  www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms  to view additional course information and to register!
Hypnosis Workshops

Join Barry Wolfson for a special set of workshops for Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, and Relaxation through Hypnosis. Each workshop includes hypnosis exercises, discussion, and an option CD for $18, which assists in reinforcing immediate results.
 
Hypnosis is a medically approved method of tapping the normally inaccessible power of the mind and correcting negative behavior. 

Instructor: 
Barry Wolfson
Location:  Roxbury High School, Room A103
Times:  6:30 to 9:15 p.m. (time frams varies depending on which session you register for)
Dates: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cost: $50 per person per session

Intramurals Club at Lincoln/Roosevelt

This 8-week session (16 total sessions) is open to all 2016-2017 Lincoln/Roosevelt School students in grades 5 and 6. Your child will have the opportunity to play a variety of sports and activities. The groups are typically co-ed and broken up randomly each day. This session will begin on Tuesday, September 27th and end on Thursday, November 18th. The sessions will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:15 am - 8:15 am, following the Roxbury school calendar. 

Instructor: 
Mr. Jim McDermott, L/R Physical Education teacher
Location:  Lincoln/Roosevelt Gymnasium
Times: Before School;  7:15 to 8:15 a.m. 
Dates: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning September 27th
Cost: $150 per student for Fall Session

For more information and to register, visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner
Kiddie Soccer

During our seasonal 8-week sessions, your child will participate in a group with approximately a 12:1 child to coach ratio. These groups are typically co-ed and broken into age groups by year.
Our staff of soccer coaches have developed a series of fun, thematic games designed to teach the children the very basics of soccer. Games such as Sleeping Giant, Red Light Green Light, Sharks & Minnows, and Soccer Potato are used to teach the children soccer in a fun-filled, safe and constructive environment.

An eight-week session consists of eight 1-hour classes held on a successive day and time of the week. Each 1-hour class has two or three water breaks for the children (water and snacks should be provided by the parent). 
 
Every participant receives a  Kiddie Soccer  t-shirt at the first class.  At the last class, every child receives a special medal for having participated in the program.  Kiddie Soccer  also offers an optional uniform and starter kit (bag, ball, water bottle and shin guards). 

For more information and to register, visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner
2016/2017 Community School  Programs/Trips

Adult Programs / Kids' Corner
Program planning for the 2016/2017 school year has already begun. Find scheduled programs for kids at   www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner and for adults at www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms

Check back over the summer for the new additions to this year's line up! 



Radio City Christmas Spectacular
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 20, 2016
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. 
Seating:  Side Orchestra Section
 
Cost:  $85.00/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 $80.00 per person (5% off per ticket) 
- Senior Citizen Discount (65 +) -  Ticket Price is $80.00 per person (5% off per ticket) 
 
Click here to reserve your tickets now!
REMINDERS
Calendars, meetings and more!
 

The next election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. If you aren't registered, you have 21 days before the election to do so. The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 18th.

You can register to vote if:
- You are United States citizen
- You will be 18 years of age by the next election
- You will be a resident of the State and county 30 days before the election
- You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of  felony conviction

Click here to download the New Jersey-Morris County Voter Registration form and information.
Share the Good News!

We're always looking for great stories happening in Roxbury. Send your news to goodnews@roxbury.org to tell us about a great teacher, principal or something you observed at school that is worthy of recognition. Please make sure photos are a high resolution, in case we want to share with our friends in the news media. Videos are also welcome! 

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
9/6/2016 - Workshop (Note: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, instead of Monday)
9/19/2016 - Regular
10/4/2016 - Workshop (Note: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, instead of Monday)
10/17/2016 - Regular
11/7/2016 - Workshop
11/21/2016 - Regular
12/5/2016 - Workshop
12/19/2016 - Regular
1/3/2017 - Reoganization (Note: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, instead of Monday)

Location: Lincoln-Roosevelt School Auditorium (unless indicated otherwise)

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

View the Meetings and Minutes Page here
Check 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. This page is updated at least twice a month.
Check Your Honeywell Settings!
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