NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of December 9 , 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

Movie Night, Toy Drive Scheduled for Saturday at Roxbury High School
The Roxbury High School Interact Club will host its third annual "Movie Night and Toy Drive" beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th in the RHS auditorium. Donations  will benefit the Children's Specialized Hospital of New Brunswick. Last year the club collected 270 unwrapped toys. This year's goal is 500.

The movie "Elf" will be shown, and Santa will be available for photos.

Click here to read more information from the Roxbury Register!


K-6 Science and Engineering Fair - Registration Starts December 1st!

Calling all Scientists and Engineers! Registration opens on December 1st for the  K-6 Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, April 1, 2017. 

For more information and to register online, please visit www.roxbury.org/ScienceFair

Each student will receive a ribbon and certificate of participation .



Book Fair at the RHS Library!  

Please support the Roxbury High School book fair by clicking on the link here and purchasing books online. The entire Scholastic catalog is available online, so you can shop for the whole family, from preschool through adult. The online fair runs until December 11th. 




Roxbury High School's Peer to Peer Club Sponsors 'The Nutcracker' for a Cause

Roxbury High School's Peer to Peer Club, formally known as Peer Leadership, is sponsoring The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 17th at Roxbury High School for two shows, one at 2:00 p.m. and the other at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling Generations of Dance at 973-985-7239 or by emailing generationsdance@aol.com.

Peer to Peer Club is comprised of 98 students at Roxbury High School under the guidance of co-advisors, Jennifer McCracken, Kevin Bewalder, Justin Spargo, and Barbra Hardy. These students work with freshman twice a month during their freshman seminar classes to teach the students mini lessons and assist them in the transition to the high school. The club helps build community and character building.


Click here to read more about this upcoming event!


Roxbury's "My Favorite Book" Contest Winners

Three sixth-grade students from Lincoln/Roosevelt Elementary School were presented awards as the "My Favorite Book" essay contest winners on Tuesday at the Roxbury Public Library, Youth Services Department.

Click here to read more about this contest and the winners.



Franklin School Stuffs Bus for Social Services

Franklin Elementary School stuffed its first bus full of unwrapped toys for children of all ages for Roxbury Social Services last weekend. 

Students brought in toys throughout the week leading up to the event, then volunteers spearheaded by Gail LaCosta, the school counselor worked on stuffing the bus as more toys were delivered by members of the community. 

Click here to read more information regarding this event!



Roxbury Roxbotix Adopts-A-Road

In late October, members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix robotics team participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the NJ Clean Communities initiative. This high school team spent time cleaning up Righter Road in Succasunna. 

Click here to read more about this event and the Roxbury Clean Communities program.



Jefferson School 4th Graders 'Come to Life'
Fourth-grade students from Jefferson Elementary School enthusiastically 'came to life' at Monday night's board of education meeting at Lincoln/Roosevelt School. 

Twenty-five students from three different classes took on the embodiments of athletes, authors, scientists and more in their creative wax museum. These students took the stage, waited to come to life, and then became their famous counterpart.

Click here to read more about this project and see more pictures!


Roxbury Students Place in Wallkill Valley Regional High School Art Invitational

Students from Roxbury High School were one of nine schools that participated in Wallkill Valley Regional High School's Art Invitational on Wednesday night. 

This annual show put on by Wallkill showed 125 pieces of artwork between Wallkill Valley Regional High School, High Point Regional High School, Mount Olive High School, Roxbury High School, Vernon Township High School, Warren Hills Regional High School, West Milford High School, Sussex Middle School, and Sparta High School. 

Click here to see how Roxbury placed!



Kennedy's Early Art Club Collects Toys for Roxbury Rotary

Students in the Early Act Club at Kennedy Elementary School collected toys for the Roxbury Rotary Club to bring to the New Brunswick Children's Specialized Hospital.
 
A Roxbury student who had been hospitalized there when she was younger with a pain disorder came to help pick up the gifts. 

Click here to read more about this event!


November Crêpe Sale Benefits Louisiana Flood Victims
Roxbury High School French Club held a November Crêpe sale to benefit the Louisiana flood victims. They are proud to report that they will be donating $200 to the Cajun Army for supplies to aid those who are still not able to live in their homes due to massive flood damage. 

Be on the lookout for a January Crêpe Sale in the gym lobby. Hot, fresh crêpes with coffee and hot chocolate!  Thank you everyone for your support!
Roxbury Pummels Montville in Ice Hockey

The Roxbury High School ice hockey team dominated its counterparts from Montville on Monday, defeating the Mustangs 10-4.

The contest puts Roxbury's record at 2-0.

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


Roxbury Hockey Snags Third Straight Win

The Roxbury High School ice hockey team on Thursday defeated Kinnelon, a victory that brings the Gaels' record to 3-0. 

The Gaels next play December 15th in an 8:15 p.m. Mennen game against Mendham High School.

Click here to read more details regarding this game from Tap Into Roxbury.


All-Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference Girls Soccer Final Rankings and Postseason Honors, 2016

Roxbury Senior Jamie Irwin, named Played of the Year for the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference.

Roxbury Gaels also named Team of the Year at the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference finishing the year with 15 victories and a Morris County title.

Click here to read more details from NJ.com 



All-County Soccer Honorees
Wednesday the All-County luncheon was held and once again Roxbury represented amazingly! 

Congrats to our 2016 All-County team members! ⚽️����

First team: Jamie Irwin, Karly Forker, Sarah Olivero & Ashleigh Sarafin

Honorable mentions: Jackie Katzenberger, Maddie Martino, Dani Dachowski, and Shannon Miller


Roxbury Alumni News 

Roxbury graduate Troy Stanich ('15) was named the Centennial Conference Wrestler of the week for the week of November 21st. The Stevens Tech wrestler is currently ranked 2nd nationally in his 133 weight class. Click here to read more!




RHS Spanish Club Holds Sporting-Goods Drive
The Roxbury High School Spanish Club is hosting a sporting-goods drive on Saturday, December 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. 

This drive benefits The Nicaragua Project, a non-profit organization that aims to promote fitness and sportsmanship amongst young children in Nicaragua.

Click here to read more information regarding this collection event.

Be Noble, Go Global ~ 
Roxbury's Global Hi-5 Multi-Cultural Expo 2017
Be a part of  a grand event coming to the Roxbury Township School District on February 16, 2017.  Gather up your family, friends, clubs, 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 multicultural awareness!

Click here to see more event details, what groups are already registered, and how you can sign up!


Entries Sought for Highlands Photo, Art Contest
The New Jersey Highlands Coalition, in association with the Morris Museum and Morris Arts, will host its fourth Annual Highlands Art and Photography Exhibit featuring the landscapes, flora, fauna, natural or cultural resources of the Highlands of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Artists are invited to submit work for exhibits this fall and winter at the Morris Museum and the Atrium Gallery, both in Morristown. Winning entries and a selection of finalists will be featured in a special pop-up exhibit at the Morris Museum to be held December 16-18th, and an extended exhibit at the Atrium Gallery, a spacious, three story exhibit space at the Morris County Administration Building in Morristown.

Click here to read more information about this event from the Roxbury Register.


CCM Fifth Annual Photo Contest for High School Students Prizes for First, Second and Third Place Winners
New Jersey high school students with an eye for photography have until April 15, 2017 to enter the County College of Morris (CCM) Fifth Annual Photo Contest for the chance to win prizes and be recognized at a CCM art exhibition.

High-school-age photographers are invited to submit photos representing their definition of family. "Entries should go beyond the traditional definition of family as by birth or marriage and instead explore a contemporary, personal definition of family such as friendship, community, nation, global village and beyond," says Professor Hrvoje Slovenc, who teaches photography at CCM. "Contestants also are encouraged to depict all the good and bad that relationships bring."

Winning photographs, honorable mentions and finalists will be featured in an exhibition also including work by CCM photography students. The exhibit will take place next May in CCM's Art and Design gallery. Winners are required to submit high-resolution files for the exhibition and may need to show proof of ID and authorship.

Photos can be submitted now through midnight April 15, 2017. To enter online, click here

Click here for more information regarding this contest from Tap Into Roxbury!
NJ Devils Game to Support Jefferson PTA
 
Jefferson School PTA is selling tickets to a NJ Devil's game against the flyers on December 22nd. Click here to reserve your tickets!


Roxbury High School Cheer Competition 
Clothing Sale

The Roxbury High School Cheer Competition team won two bids to compete at Nationals in February in Florida. To help offset expenses, the team is selling cheer and generic style apparel. 

Holiday delivery orders need to be placed by December 4th. 

Click here to download the order form. 






Roxbury High School Class of 2017 
Barnes and Noble December Bookfair Fundraiser

Roxbury High School Class 2017 has partnered with the Ledgewood Barnes & Noble for their last fundraiser of 2016.  Support from this fundraiser will help defray the costs of the senior program and senior trip. 

As an extra incentive for your senior, the class member who turns in the receipts with the highest order total will receive one free prom ticket. All receipts/order summaries which show support of the Class of 2017 must be given to Ms. Maria Rispoli, class co-advisor by January 31st.

Click here to find out how you can help support the Roxbury High School Class of 2017!
 
RHS Athletic Events Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date calendar of Roxbury High School sporting events.



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.



Securely Disposing of Your Mobile Devices

With the holidays, a lot of people get new devices. The Roxbury Computer Services department shared with the staff some important information that is beneficial to us all. 

Click here to read this information to help you  understand what to do with any old devices to ensure that your data and privacy are secure before you dispose of the device.



Roxbury Alumni Association is Looking for Board of Directors
The Roxbury Alumni Association is looking to expand its current board of directors. They are looking for energetic alum interested in getting involved with Alumni 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.

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.


Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations are Now Being Accepted
The Roxbury Public Schools Distinguished Alumni Award has been established to honor alumni who have typified the Roxbury School District tradition of excellence and brought credit to our community by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, or friends of Roxbury Schools may submit nominations for the 3rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Award. All interested in submitting a nomination may complete and return the nomination form by no later than February 15, 2017 for the upcoming selection year. Online submissions are preferred and can be located at www.roxbury.org/distinguishedalumni

Click here to read more about the Distinguished Alumni Nomination process.
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 www.roxburynj.us/301/Township-Employment-Information.

SURVEYS AND REVIEWS
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Will you share your experience? Tell your Roxbury School story on  GreatSchools.org, which many parents use to research school districts as they scout for houses.

As we continue to prepare the children of today for tomorrow, we need your help to tell future Roxbury parents about the great things happening in our district.

Please take a moment to find your school and share your Roxbury story today:
Your feedback matters! Give us your thoughts on Roxbury.org

Roxbury Public Schools is committed to listening to the views and experiences of parents on our website. We want to hear from  you! Your feedback is important because it helps our web team understand where they need to make improvements and what you do like about our website.
 
Complete the survey today: http://goo.gl/forms/P5IBDPcPLe

AROUND TOWN
Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. For township information, visit:  http://www.roxburynj.us/

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!

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables YOUR TOWN 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. Sign up now here!
U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots rolls through Roxbury this weekend! 
Join us at Kuiken Brothers on Route 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 11th.

A special trail will collect donated new, unwrapped toys in the Morris County area for the United States Marine Corps program. Greet Santa and his helpers as they assist the Marines collect toys! More info at www.toysfortots.com.


Holiday Lighting and Decoration Contest Offered in Roxbury
Roxbury Recreation is again sponsoring the 2016 Holiday Lighting & Decoration contest.  One grand prize will be for "the best in town" and will be awarded with a special plaque.  Each of the four wards in the township will be judged separately and each ward will receive a first, second and third place holiday ornament.  Winners will be announced in this newspaper and on the township's website on December 16th.

Click here for more details and contest rules from the Roxbury Register.


Holiday Celebration Continues in Museums at Drakesville in Roxbury
Residents are invited to join the Roxbury Historic Trust at the  Museums at Drakesville Historic Park from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 11th, to experience the holiday customs of yesteryear.

The museums are located at 209-213 Main Street, Ledgewood. The museums are decorated for the holidays and admission is free.

Tours of the King Store and King House Museums will also be available to visitors throughout the afternoon.

For more information, call 973-584-1457, visit  www.roxburynewjersey.com, or go to Facebook: The Museums at Drakesville.

Click here to read from the Roxbury Register.

560 Wreaths Secured to Decorate Vets' Graves in Roxbury
Although the township's Kim Armstrong was getting a bit nervous, everything worked out perfectly, and 560 graves of veterans dating back to the Revolutionary War in Succasunna will be decorated with large  wreaths on December 17th.

Armstrong, a member of the  Ferro Monte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has organized the  "Wreaths Across America" event in the township for the past three years.

Last year, she said, the 560 goal was also met. That's the number of veteran's graves located in the cemeteries of the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna and the United Methodist Church of Succasunna, both located on Main Street.

On December 17th, volunteers will take the the wreaths and ceremonially place one on each grave.

Click here for the schedule and history of this event from the Roxbury Register.

For more information:
- Like Ferro Monte Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter at @FerroMonteDAR
- Email us at FerroMonteDAR@gmail.com


Sign Up Now to Have Roxbury Fire Station #1 Deliver Holiday Presents
On Dasher, on Dancer, Santa Claus is coming to town... on his big yellow "sleigh". For a donation of $50.00, Santa will arrive on the firetruck at your house and deliver a present (supplied by the parents) and spend a few minutes inside the home. The following is the list of dates and times this will run:

Sunday, December 18 from 12 to 8
Monday, December 19 from 5:30 to 8
Tuesday, December 20 from 5:30 to 8

Time slots fill up quickly...if you live in the Succasunna/Kenvil/ Ledgewood area and are interested, private message them to set up your appointment! Find them on Facebook here!

Roxbury Begins Search for New Township Manager
The Township Council is about to take that first step in what Councilman Fred Hall says will be a long process to replace retiring Township Manager Chris Raths.

Raths, who lives in the township, has been manager for the past 16 years. He plans to retire on April 1.

That means, Hall said Wednesday, that the council really has to start the process of replacing him now.

"It's a long process. The first thing we are going to do is to hire an agency which will conduct a nationwide search. We already researched the major agencies who do this kind of thing, and we will pick one next week," Hall said, referrin g to the council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 13.

Click here to read more about Raths departure and the next steps for Roxbury from the Roxbury Register.


Kenvil in Focus at Roxbury Council Meeting
Located on the border of Mine Hill Township, the Kenvil section is accessed by Route 46 eastbound. Route 46 is the largest roadway which passes through this portion of the township.

It's the section of the township known as Kenvil, and it was in focus when the Township Council met on Tuesday, November 29.

The presentation, given by lifetime Kenvil resident Russ Vanderbush, was part of the "Six Great Communities: One Amazing Township" series. Over the past few months, presentations have also been made at council meetings about  Succasunna and  Port Morris.



Residents Can 'Adopt A Road' in Roxbury Township
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. 

Roxbury Announces Self-Serve Portal 24/7 Rox & Connected Roxbury NJ

Roxbury continues to deliver innovative customer service with their new self-serve on-line portal called 24/7 Rox. Now 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. You are no longer limited to access town hall during regular business hours; Roxbury Township is open 24/7!

In addition to 24/7 Rox, we also offer another way to access our Township with our full-featured, mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ. The app is free and available in the app store for IOS and Androids. All the information on our website is now in your hands and goes where you go. There are quick links to the Roxbury Newsletter, Online Payments, Notification Sign-Up, Agendas, Calendar and more; all at your fingertips. You can find contact information, permit requirements, meeting minutes, answers to frequently asked questions and even our municipal code books. The app can also be used to access the new 24/7 Rox portal. By fall we plan to add pet licensing; all on-line! 

Mayor Jim Rilee is very pleased Roxbury has launched these two user-friendly internet connections that provide a single source for information illustrating the Township's innovate approach to better serve the public.

24/7 Rox is accessed from our website (www.roxburynj.us) and our mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.

We invite you to sign-up and explore why Roxbury is One Amazing Township with Six Great Communities!

Roxbury Recreation Upcoming Programs and Events!

Roxbury Recreations sports and activities are now posted
here.

Roxbury Girls Lacrosse - Registration deadline December 16th - Click here for more information.

Jr. Gaels Wrestling Clinic - Program starts December 9th - Click here for more information.

Girls Winter Lacrosse Clinic - Begins February 4th - Click here to view flyer.

Street Hockey - Begins mid-January - Click here to view flyer.

Boys Gaels Jr Lacrosse - Begins early March - 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.

Computer Classes 
Registration required. Classes for Roxbury cardholders only. 
- E-Resources - Learn how to download electronic books and magazines with an individualized ½ hour appointment. Appointments available Tuesdays and Fridays.

Weekly Story Times
- Crafts for Kids for ages 3 and up Tuesday 4 p.m.
- Chess Club for ages K - grade 6 Wednesday 5 p.m.
- Play Together for all ages Thursday 10:30 a.m.
- Toddler Story Time for ages 3 ½ and under Friday 10:30 a.m.
- Preschool Story Time for ages 3 ½ and up Friday 1:30 p.m.

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.   
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 Ski Club 2016/2017

The purpose of the Roxbury Community School's Ski and Snowboard Club is to provide students the opportunity to ski and/or snowboard at local mountain resorts. Students will be provided with transportation to and from the mountains. Students will be required to attend meetings, return all necessary forms, and pay a fee for transportation/chape rone s.  Ski packages will be purchased directly from the mountain. Students in grades 5-12 are welcome to join.  Family Ski at Shawnee is also available.

Participating Schools:
Shawnee Mountain:
Family Ski Program     

Camelback Mountain:

Register now for the 2016/2017 Ski Club Program at www.roxbury.org/SkiClub
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!
Young Rembrandts Upcoming Programs

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!

Two fall sessions are now available beginning in November. Register here!




YR After-school - Fall (Session 2) and Winter
Registrations are now being accepted for winter Young Rembrandt classes through the elementary schools after school. Do you have a little artist in your midst and are in hopes of finding a fun and creative confidence-boosting outlet for them? If so, then the Young Rembrandts winter course is just for them! Young Rembrandts teaches children the technical skills of drawing, the basis of all visual arts, in a fun and nurturing setting. Our drawing instruction is easy to follow ensuring success regardless of artistic ability.  Cost: $92 per student (includes materials, instruction and fun!) 

Kujenga Robotics and Coding Upcoming Programs

After School with Kujenga - Winter
The Roxbury Community School has teamed up with KUJENGA, 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 the Swahili word for "build" or "create". We are 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.

Register now for the Learn Coding at School programs.  Coding is the new literacy! Kujenga teaches programming to young students using robotics, Scratch Jr, and Scratch. Learning to code helps young people think creatively and reason systematically.

Winter registration is now open for the K-6 elementary schools! 
Check them out at www.roxbury.org/Kujenga.


Kujenga at Kujenga - Winter
Winter session dates for Kujenga at Kujenga are now being accepted! Programs offered include:
  • Lego WeDo Robotics
  • Lego Mindstorms Robotics Ev3
  • Learning Coding with Scratch and Python
  • Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  • Saturday Morning Create-A-Class
Click here to register now for Kujenga at Kujenga!
Mad Science Upcoming Programs

Mad Science After School (Winter Break Mini-Camp)
Join Mad Science for Invention-ation Winter Break Mini-Camp on December 28-29, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon at Roxbury High School.  Campers will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and (the most important of all) their minds! With a little bit of ingenuity, campers will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to bring home a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. Multiple fun and educational take-home experiments each day! Tuition is $90 per child. Register now with Mad Science here!

Mad Science After School (Winter Classes)
Registrations are now being taken for winter Mad Science programs after school programs at the five elementary schools in district. Join their hands-on, one-hour science programs that are themed around a particular area of science This winter K-4 students will see if they are smarter than a mad scientist and Lincoln/Roosevelt students will learn some "Fairly Odd Forces". Cost: $90 per student. 

Classes start in January, but don't wait! 

Register now at www.roxbury.org/MadScience.
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!


Recreational Dance at Jefferson School
Join the Accents on Dance Studio in this new program for boys and girls in grades K-4.  This program 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. 

Dates:  ( Wednesdays)  - 6 Weeks  January 11, 18, 25, 2017,  February 1, 8, 15, 2017
Time: 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. 
Location: Jefferson Elementary School, Gymnasium  
Cost:  $75 per student 

Register now at www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner!


Broadway Intensive at Accents on Dance Studio
Back by popular demand, Broadway Intensive will incorporate acting, singing, dancing, scenery design and development.   This Accents on Dance class will be held at the  Accents on Dance Studio : 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ. Studio Phone number is 973-584-4550.

For Ages: 11+

Dates: ( Fridays) - 6 Weeks; January 13, 20, 27, 2017, February 3, 10, 17, 2017
Time:  6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ
Cost:  $75 per student

Check them out at  www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner !


Preschool Princess Dance Party at Accents on Dance Studio
Princesses will have a magical time dancing and making new friends at our Princess Dance Party. Throughout the class, they will learn how to dance like a princess, make magical crafts and also learn about the values a princess lives  by  kindness, patience,  honesty,  and helpfulness. Little princesses will enjoy songs,  stories,  and princess-inspired crafts. Dressing up in princess attire is strongly encouraged! 

Dates: ( Wednesdays) - 6 Weeks; January 11, 18, 25, 2017, February 1, 8, 15, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Location:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ
Cost:  $75 per student

Register now at www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner!


Day-Time Yoga for Adults at Accents on Dance Studio  

LOCATION:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ
DATES: (Fridays - 6 Weeks) January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 2017
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
COST: $75 per student

Register now at  www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms!



Get Fit in the New Year!

The Roxbury Community School is offering different Aerobic and Yoga for Beginners sessions starting in the new year! 
Aerobics
Register now for the winter and/or spring sessions of Aerobics with Annette Buzzelli, a certified Sorenson Instructor. Join this exhilarating fitness program for a complete body workout that is effective and fun!

Sessions take place in the Kennedy Elementary School gymnasium from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Winter session begins Tuesday, January 3rd and spring session begins Tuesday, March 28th.  Tuition is $99 per person per session. 

Register now at www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms .



Yoga for Beginners
Join this beginner class that introduces you to 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. If you have never tried yoga, this is the class for you! It is designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. This course is idea for teens and adults. Yoga for Beginners is a 10-week class that meets Tuesdays or Thursdays depending on which session you register for. Winter Tuesday classes begin January 10th and Winter Thursday classes begin January 12th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Franklin School. Cost is $100 per 10-week session per person.

Register now online at www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms.
Spring Kiddie Soccer
Register for the seasonal 8-week spring Kiddie Soccer for ages 3.5-6 years old. The program teaches a series of fun, thematic games designed to teach the children the very basics of soccer. Spring sessions meet on Sundays starting April 9th at Lincoln/Roosevelt field. Tuition starts at $130 per child. 

Visit www.roxbury.org/KiddieSoccer for more information and to register.
Getting Paid to Talk Workshop
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! You'll even have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of a teacher. 

The next workshop is Thursday, April 6th at Roxbury High School. Tuition is $15 per person. 

Register now at www.roxbury.org/VoiceCoaches!
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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:
12/19/2016 - Regular
1/3/2017 - Reorganization (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!
Don't wait until severe weather hits to check your settings. You may want to change your time 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.  
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