NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of March 10, 2017
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 Reminders:

Monday, March 20th will now be a school day because of today's snow day.

If no additional emergency day is used between now and March 15th, the Roxbury Schools will be closed on Friday, March 17th.

Click here to view the district calendar.


Share the Good News Roxbury!
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 at  www.roxbury.org/SubmitRoxburyNews

Franklin School Receives Special Readers for Read Across America
Franklin Elementary School was a bustling place last week for Read Across America. Community and district members came together to make this a memorable week for the students.
 
Theresa McNemar, Reading Specialist at the school sent out invitations for readers to come over to the school and read a book or two to the students. The guests accepting invitations this year were Town Councilman Mark Crowley and Bob DeFillippo, Roxbury Chief of Police Marc Palanchi, police and fire department representatives, the Roxbury Women's Club, as well as district administrators.
 
Select students from Lincoln/Roosevelt School and the Roxbury High School Spanish Club members were also some of the honored guest readers!

Click here to read more and see pictures from this school's Read Across America Week.


Franklin School "It Matters to Me" Wins First by the Arc of New Jersey
Two years straight Franklin Elementary School has won the Developmental Disability Awareness Bulletin Board Student Contest for the elementary category for Developmental Disability Awareness Month sponsored by the Arc of New Jersey.
 
Gail LaCosta, guidance counselor and Alyssa Maksymiv, special education teacher at the school attended a recognition event at the State House in Trenton on Monday, March 6th to formally accept the award for first place in the elementary field.
 
Third and fourth-grade students at Franklin were invited to design a bulletin board and/or video that illustrates the students' acceptance of all people with this year's theme of "It Matters to Me".

Click here to read more about this award and to see more pictures.


RHS French Club in Action at NJ Devils Game
The Roxbury High School French Department and French Club had a blast at the Prudential Center back on January 20th when they were there to see a hockey game between the NJ Devils and the Montréal Canadians.  One of the students even won a stick signed by Kyle Palmieri!
 
Nous avons passé une excellente soirée! Click here to see more!

Roxbury Goes Global with Multi-Cultural Expo
The Roxbury Township Public Schools invited the public to help them celebrate the world's cultures and countries at its Global Hi-5 Multi-Cultural Expo on February 16th at Roxbury High School.
 
More than 500 guests were in attendance to view these country's cultures as they were authentically represented with music and dance performances, diversity of cuisines, crafts, culture, and history.
 
All attendees immersed themselves and stamped their "passports" as they experienced an authentic trip throughout the world visiting all the countries represented.
 
Over 25 participant entities and community members volunteered their time to share their cultures including each of the district schools, school clubs, scout troops, community organizations, and businesses.

Click here to read more about this event and to see pictures and video performances!

Click here to read additional coverage from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.


Kindergarten Registration Dates for the 2017/2018 School Year!
Roxbury's Kindergarten Registration dates are set for the 2017/2018 school year.  Click here to view the elementary school dates. Registrations are made by appointment only. 
 
Not sure what school your child should be attending? Contact Transportation at 973-584-6756 in February.

Click here for more information.


Roxbury Art on Display for Morris County Youth Art Month
Artwork from Roxbury Township Public Schools and throughout Morris County will be on display in the Sherman H. Masten Library at County College of Morris (CCM) from February 20th through March 11th, as part of Youth Art Month (YAM). The artwork will be located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center (Library) in the All-Purpose Room, located at 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

Click here for more information regarding this YAM event!
Roxbury High School Wrestling Update:
Roxbury's Reimers and Roumes Thwarted at State Wrestling Championships
Roxbury High School sent two wrestlers to the 2017 NJSIAA Individual Wrestling State Championships at Boardwalk Hall over the weekend.

Senior Richard Reimers (138 pounds) and junior Michael Roumes (152 pounds) were each part of the 448-member field in this year's tournament, the largest group of wrestlers to compete in New Jersey state tournament history.

Click here to read more match details from Tap Into Roxbury.

Click here to read about the NJSIAA Wrestling Semifinal Round in Atlantic City from the Daily Record.
Morris Retired Educators Offer Scholarships
The Morris County Retirees Education Association Philanthropic Fund, Inc. (MCREAP) is offering scholarships to Morris County residents who are attending and will be graduated from a public high school who plan to pursue a career in education and who will be attending an approved four-year accredited college or university offering a bachelor's degree with an education major. The scholarships are for $4,000.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, March 31. Scholarship applications are available at all high school guidance office or at www.mccea.com/mcrea .

Land Conservancy of New Jersey Offering Scholarships
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.

Two scholarships are available to college students who reside in New Jersey and are pursuing a degree in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, horticulture, park administration, or a related field. The application deadline is April 1.

Applications can be downloaded from The Land Conservancy of New Jersey website,  www.tlc-nj.org or can be obtained by calling (973) 541-1010 x. 14. Potential candidates must be enrolled in a college or university, be in good standing, have at least 15 credits completed, and have an academic average equivalent to a 3.0 or higher.

Click here to read more about this scholarship opportunity from the Roxbury Register.
Mini-Thon Barn Fundraiser

Come out to the Barn Restaurant on Thursday, March 16th to help raise funds for this year's Mini-Thon which will take place on Friday, April 7th.

Diners should leave their receipt at the door and a percentage of the proceeds will go to childhood cancer.

Click here to view the flyer and share with others !





Roxbury Bands - The Gael Chronicle - March 2017
On Saturday, April 1st the RHSBPA, in partnership with Music for All, will hold the 4th Annual Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational at Roxbury High School. 20 high school bands from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, including Roxbury's own Concert, Symphony and Wind Symphony bands are coming to RHS. Each band will perform before 6 of the most renowned adjudicators in the country. After each performance, the bands spent 45 minutes in the clinic area with one of the adjudicators, learning how to improve their performance and stage presence. Each ensemble will receive a plaque to commemorate their participation in the event.

This event is a regional showcase of musical programs and talent, is in its 4th year at RHS, and is raising the profile of the Roxbury HS Music Program. The accompanying workshops are a benefit to improving each student in band at every level. Because we have so many schools attending here, this event has become the second largest fundraiser for the band program.

Click here to read more about this upcoming event and to read more about the Roxbury Bands in the latest issue of the Gael Chronicle!

Kennedy PTA's Casino Date Night on Saturday, April 1st
Come enjoy an adult  evening of fun to support Kennedy Elementary School. A ll proceeds raised will go to a new poster printer and school assemblies.

The Kennedy Casino Date Night will take place on Saturday, April 1st at the The Chandelier at Flanders Valley. 

Come for food, friendship, fun and fantastic prizes including a  Coach purse, an  Amazon Echo, a  Fitbit, or  overnight stay at the Marriott and so much more!  Tickets are on Sale NOW! 
Please forward any questions to: jpennisi@rocketmail.com

A 50$ purchased ticket includes  $100 of chips to gamble,  Food (hot buffet, mashed potato bar,  cheese station, fruit, and dessert),  Cash Bar available

* Must be 21 or older to participate. NO children allowed at this event.*


Nixon PTA Book Swap
Nixon Elementary PTA needs your CHAPTER BOOKS! They run a monthly Book Swap for all grades, but are in need of books for grades 3 and 4 (ages 9-11). This is a great way to declutter and help our next generation fall in love with reading!

If you have books to pass on to eager readers, this is your chance! Drop off in the Main Office OR we are happy to pick up -- just email NixonPTA07850@gmail.com. Thank you!

EMS' Drama Club Presents Two Upcoming Programs


A PRINCESS PARTY -  Join the cast and crew of the upcoming EMS production of Aladdin Jr. for an afternoon filled with royal fun, crafts, and whole lot more! Come dressed as your favorite princess for an afternoon of royal delight!

Space at this event fills up quick so don't wait to register! 

Click here to view the flyer and ticket reservation form.










ALADDIN JR. - Ticket reservations are now being accepted for Eisenhower Middle School's spring musical of  Aladdin Jr.  showing Thursday-Friday, April 6-7 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School.

Click here to view the flyer and ticket reservation form.









RHS Bands 7th Annual Fundraiser for Hersey & Dorney Park Tickets

Looking for something fun this summer! Then look no further! Discount tickets to Hershey & Dorney Park as part of the Roxbury Bands 7th Annual Fundraiser are now on sale through March 27th!

Click here to view the order form.
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.


RHS Preschool Program Now Accepting 2017/2018 Enrollments
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2017/2018 preschool programs at Roxbury High School. If you are interested in the three-year-old program, please contact kdigerolamo@roxbury.org . For the four-year-old program, please contact pmandracchia@roxbury.org .


Roxbury Alumni News

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 the revised deadline date of March 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.


RHS to Host Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner on May 6; Honorees Announced
Established officially in 1903, Roxbury High School has a long-standing history of athletic excellence. From conference titles to state championships, Roxbury's athletic prowess has made the school a leader in New Jersey sports for many years, and Roxbury's athletes have earned honors in more than twenty sports while building a tradition of athletic excellence. In 2012, the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame was established to recognize all of the outstanding athletes, coaches, and teams in our history. 

More than 200 alumni and community members are expected to attend the induction ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the Roxbury High School Dining Hall. Tickets can be purchased at  www.roxbury.org/HallOfFame or in RHS athletic office at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ 07876. 

The Roxbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, comprised of administrators, teachers, coaches, former athletes, and community members, has selected this year's athletes, team, and coach to be inducted into the 2017 class of the Roxbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Click here to read more about this year's inductees!


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.


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.

SURVEYS AND REVIEWS
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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:
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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!

Roxbury Official's "Nitro Circus" Son Helps Spina Bifida Kid Hang with Wheelchair Athlete

Thanks to a Roxbury Township official and his high-flying son, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida saw Saturday that being unable to walk doesn't mean a person can't soar.

Roxbury Construction Official Rod Schmidt and hi son -  "Nitro Circus" daredevil Brandon Schmidt - pulled a few strings and helped 4-year-old Levi Spencer get a trip to a Pennsylvania action sports training center. There, Spencer spent a few hours with wheelchair motocross star Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, a "Nitro Circus" performer who flies his chair off monstrous ramps, does flips in the air, slides down rails and otherwise demonstrates that limits are mainly in our minds.

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

Roxbury's Keyes Honored for Successful Baby Delivery Assistance
Six Morris County telecommunications officers, who are part of a countywide emergency communications network, received Lifesaving or Medical Assistance Awards from the Morris County freeholders.

Among them was long-time Roxbury fireman Kirk Keyes. All were honored for their "exemplary efforts in dealing with a variety of difficult emergency events over the past year," according to a release by the freeholders.

Keyes, a public safety telecommunicator for the county, was honored for his fast thinking and level head during an incident which occurred on Jan. 30.

Click here to read more about Keyes' honor from the Roxbury Register.

Community Bulletin Board

Roxbury Fire Company #1 Fish and Chips Dinner - March 10th
Join the Roxbury Company #1 Fire and EMS squad for a Fish & Chips Dinner on Friday, March 10th at the Fire House on main street. Click here to view the flyer!

GENERATION FOUND Movie ~  Heroin use is an epidemic.
The CDC stated opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999.  The movie "Generation Found" is about youth addiction and recovery.

GENERATION FOUND will be showing at the Cinepolis in Succasunna on April 5th at 7:30 pm. The only way to get tickets is to reserve them online. Click here for more information, to watch the trailer, and to reserve your tickets!  Let's look at this problem together and find a solution.

Join LHF on Earth Day for Adopt-a-Road
Make a difference this Earth Day!  Join the Lake Hopatcong Foundation for one hour on Saturday, April 22nd to pick up roadside debris along Mt. Arlington Blvd in support of Roxbury's Adopt-a-Road Program.  Cleanup supplies and vests will be provided. All volunteers will be entered into a drawing to win prizes!  Click here to view the LHF flyer with additional details.

VFW Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Join VFW Post 2833 for a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Sunday, March 12th from 1-4 p.m.  Tickets are $15. Cash bar. Takeout available. Children under 6 are free.  For tickets contact Nancy Bottona at 862-219-0077 or Chris Mederos at 973-927-8295.  Click here to view the flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Opiate Symposium for Parents/Kids
The Roxbury Police Department and the Prosecutor's Office will be holding an Opiate Symposium on Wednesday, April 26th at Roxbury High School at 7 p.m.  This is an ongoing program that the MCPO has been doing throughout the County to educate parents and kids about the dangers of Heroin and Prescription medication abuse.  Stay tuned for more information to come!

9th Annual Morris County 4-H Science-Sational Day at CCM
Morris County youth in grades K-6 are invited to explore new ideas, put their designs to the test, and discover a new love for science at the 9th Annual Morris County 4-H Science-Sational Day on Saturday, March 25th at County College of Morris.  4-H Science-sational Day is a fun day of science learning for children in Grades K-6 presented by the Morris County 4-H Youth Development program. Youth will attend an entertaining and engaging program presented by Mad Science and then split into groups by grade level (Grades K-3 or 4-6) to participate in hands-on workshops that allow them to learn about a variety of science topics.  Click here to view more information!

Sign up now for the Third Annual Layups 4 Life Tournament
The third annual "Layups 4 Life" fundraising three-on-three basketball tournament, to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will take place Saturday, April 29th beginning at 11 a.m. at the Roxbury High School's main gym. The school is located at 1 Bryant Dr., Succasunna.  Register at  www.layups4life.org . Guys and girls ages 13 and up can play. Check in is at 10:30 a.m. All skill levels are welcome. Register by April 24th. The cost is $30 per player with a four person team maximum. The event will feature basketball, food, a silent auction and more. Music will be by NinetyThree Entertainment.  For more information, contact Dan Exter at  layups4life@gmail.com .

Montclair State University Summer Camps
Click here to check out the upcoming Montclair State University Summer Camps running this June and July.

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.

Mini Mites Soccer Program - Registration closes April 8th - Click here to view flyer.

Mighty Mites Soccer Program - Registration closes April 8th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Soccer Club PreK-8 - Online registration open to April 8th - Click here to view flyer.

HERO Boys (Grades 3-5) - Begins April 1st - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Teen Travel 2017 - Registration begins Feb. 4 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Day Camp 2017 - Registration begins Feb. 4 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Playground Program - Registration begins Mar. 4th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Camp Capra - Registration begins Mar. 4th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec Jr. Gaels Cheerleading - Registration is Mar. 11 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 3rd-4th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins May 16th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 5th-6th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins April 11th - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec 7th-8th Grades Girls Volleyball Clinic - Begins April 12th - Click here to view flyer.

STREAM Clean UP with Raritan Headwaters Association - April 22, 2017 - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Rec's Fun, Fitness & Friendship (Gr K-3) - Begins Mar. 21st - Click here to view flyer.

Roxbury Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events

11th Annual Taste of Roxbury
The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host the tenth annual  Taste of Roxbury culinary event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Roxbury High School.

This annual fundraising event will benefit community charities. Attendees will sample food-as much as they'd like-prepared by local restaurants.

This great evening of eating and socializing will feature great food, door prizes, music and a more!  Ticket and restaurants to be announced in Spring of 2017.

Click here for more information regarding the Roxbury Chamber of Commerce.

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 Summer Camp Programs!

For more information about our different camp offerings for preschool through high school, please visit www.roxbury.org/Summer!

These camps are just what we have planned so far! There's more to come!

All Roxbury Community School summer camps are open to all Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents.
Registrations are now being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2017/2018 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 10/1/2017 and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!
Roxbury Applied Music Program
Mid-Year Registration for Grades 5-12

Roxbury's Applied Music Program is one of the most celebrated after school programs in the region. Blessed with award-winning music educators offering world-class instruction, the program nurtures local talent, empowering students to pursue careers in entertainment well after graduation.

This is a district-wide program that provides a high-quality enhancement to classroom instruction. Teachers are all specialists on their instrument or vocal specialty. All of our teachers are trained professional musicians and highly qualified in their instrument of expertise. Private study is extremely valuable to the individual student and highly encouraged. Private study is offered as enrichment, NOT remedial instruction. It is encouraged for the complete development of each students' potential as a performing musician and/or artist.

We are beginning mid-year registrations for those students interested in taking private lesson. Once the form and registration fee are received, your child will be assigned a weekly lesson time.

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!
Tech Club at L/R - ROCKETS!

Registration is now open for a new after-school program at L/R. Join Ms. Rodgers and Mr. Smith for a Tech Club on Rockets this spring through the Roxbury Community School. 

Come learn about the science & engineering of rockets! Build and launch a single engine rocket complete with a parachute in this hands-on STEM experience.

Visit  www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner  to register now!
Kujenga Robotics and Coding 
Upcoming Programs

Kujenga After-School - Spring Sessions
Register now for the Learn Coding at School after school program with Kujenga. 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.

Spring registration is now open for the K-6 elementary schools! Check them out at www.roxbury.org/Kujenga.
Young Rembrandts Upcoming Programs

YR After-School - Spring Sessions
Registrations are now being accepted for spring 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!) 

Mad Science Upcoming Programs

Mad Science After School (Spring 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 April, but don't wait to register!

Register now at www.roxbury.org/MadScience.


Mad Science Whiz Kids (Spring Break Mini-Camp)
Le t's use our creativity and imagination to create some fun and exciting adventures in science! Discover potential and kinetic energy, explore electrical circuits, simple machines and create a wacky invention using every day items. Then we'll get shipwrecked on Mad Science Island where we will survive and thrive using some of the scientific ideas we have learned, mixed with our own engineering and imagination! Fun take-homes are included in this two-morning adventure!

DATES: (Wednesday/Thursday) April 19-20, 2017
TIMES: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
GRADES: Grades 1-5
COST: $95/Student

Click here to register now with Mad Science!
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 and Jefferson Elementary Schools
Cost: $75 per child

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

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.

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. Cost is $100 per 10-week session per person. Summer dates coming soon!

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!
REMINDERS
Calendars, meetings and more!
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
3/27/2017 - Regular Meeting
4/24/2017 - Regular Meeting
5/8/2017 - Workshop Meeting
5/22/2017 - Regular Meeting 
6/12/2017 - Workshop Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
6/26/2017 - Regular Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
7/24/2017 - Regular Meeting (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ) 
7/25/2017 - Retreat (Meeting at Office of Public Works, Dell Avenue, Kenvil, NJ at 5:00 p.m.)
8/28/2017 - Regular  (Meeting at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
9/18/2017 - Regular
10/16/2017 - Regular
11/20/2017 - Regular
12/18/2017 - Regular
1/2/2018 - Reorganization

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.
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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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