NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of November 11 , 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
Thank You to All Who Served

On behalf of the Roxbury Township Public Schools, we'd like to take a moment on this Veteran's Day to thank all the brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. Thank you for your service!
Roxbury Schools Honor Our Nation's Veterans
Two of Roxbury Township Public Schools celebrated and honored our nation's Veterans this week. Both Eisenhower Middle School and Lincoln/Roosevelt Elementary School held special presentations for Veterans and students on Wednesday. Click here to read more and to see pictures from these programs.

Marching Gaels Place 2nd at Weekend Competition

Saturday, November 5th at The USBands New England Regional Championship, The Marching Gaels placed 2nd in Class IV Open preliminary competition with a score of 91.9 and received captions for best percussion and best music. This placed them into the finals and they raised their score to 92.55! We are so proud of their season but more so of the amazing kids they are all around! Click here to read more about this event from the RHS Band Parents Association!

Nixon Schools Receives Grant for 'ABCs of Movement'
Nixon School recently found out that a grant proposed by Ann Martini, 
a Physical Education and Health teacher at the school has been awarded by the  New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD) for a new ABCs of Movement initiative.
 
This grant seeks to help the school foster and create new meaningful applications of the students' Occupational and Physical Therapies in alternative settings, such as adaptive physical education, while also helping to increase student motivation to be active and in turn contribute towards an improved quality of life.
 
The tricycles being proposed in this grant would be beneficial to the program as a means to improve the students' coordination and gross motor function, as well as, their strength, endurance, limb function, and mobility.
 
Click here to read more about this grant!


Lincoln/Roosevelt Holds Mock Presidential Election

In preparation of this past Tuesday's Presidential Election, students at Lincoln/Roosevelt Elementary School learned about the voting process with a mock presidential election that declared Donald Trump the winner in a landslide.
 
In an effort to teach the students about the democratic process, each homeroom was assigned a state to represent from the Electoral College.  Interim principal Cecil "Bud" Beavers came up with the idea to show the students first-hand how the popular vote versus the electoral vote worked in this country. 
 
Click here  to read more about this assembly and see more pictures.


EMS Character Education Committee Honored at Board Of Ed Meeting

The Roxbury Board of Education honored a handful of Eisenhower Middle School students at its Monday night board of education meeting for their participation in the EMS student-driven Police Unity Tour last May. 

The purpose of the unity tour was to recognize and acknowledge police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. More than 20,000 officers have lost their lives to date, with 119 losing their lives just this year alone. This project also allotted students the opportunity to interact with their local police officers and to honor their daily efforts. 

The middle school is already hard at work planning for the next unity tour which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th with a rain date of May 25th at Horseshoe Lake. Part of this coming year's program is to make the course two laps longer, hold a half-day schedule so the entire school can participate in the event, and to have school clubs be more involved. Each club and group will represent a fallen officer. 

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


Kayla Bedel-Franklin Signs to Sacred Heart

It's official! Kayla Bedel-Franklin to play field hockey next fall for Sacred Heart University! Surrounded by coaches, teammates, and family, Roxbury High School Senior signed her letter of intent on Wednesday at the school. Click here to read and see more pictures of Kayla's signing!
Roxbury Girls Soccer Beats Nutley to Move Ahead in State Tournament
The Roxbury High School girls soccer team easily defeated the team from Nutley on Nov. 4 to move ahead in the NJSIAA state tournament.

The Gaels beat Nutley 6-0. Roxbury was seeded fourth in the game while Nutley was the fifth seed. The win put Roxbury's seasonal record at 15-3.1.

Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Click here to read more from NJ.com.


Roxbury Volleyball Wins Second Round in States With a Shutout

The Roxbury High School volleyball team on Friday won a second-round NJSIAA tournament match against Moorestown and is now gearing up to take on the state champions. 

The Gaels, now 16-7, beat Moorestown 2-0 with easy victories in both games - 25-12 and 25-19 - despite Moorestown's impressive record of 23-6 coming into the match. 

Click here to read the full article from Tap Into Roxbury.


EMS Boys Cross Country Takes Second

The Eisenhower Middle School Boys Cross Country team competed in the Morris County Cross County Championships at Greystone Park on November 2. The boys placed second. 

Click here to see this article in the Roxbury Register!


In the front, from left, are: Tim Dolan, Connor Herraiz, Chris Kehoe and Matthew Hajel. In the back, from left, are: Coach Phillip Moskowitz, Jeremy Hajel, Max Annis, Thomas Schulz and Coach Michael Parker.





Roxbury Falls to West Morris But Reaches Playoffs
Last Friday the Roxbury High School football team lost to West Morris 34-17.  Roxbury (4-4) ended its regular season losing two straight and three of its last four games.

On Sunday, Roxbury officially received good news.  Roxbury has been awarded the eighth-seed in NJSIAA's North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 state playoffs and will visit top-seeded Wayne Hills (8-1), No. 14 in the  NJ.com  Top 20, in Friday's first round with first kickoff slated for 7 p.m. in Wayne.

Click here to read the full story from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury Football Takes a Hit Due to State Reversal of NJSIAA Decision
The Roxbury High School football game scheduled for Friday has been postponed, but the Gaels might have to play two games next week, thanks to a late Thursday decision by the state education commissioner. 

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) on Thursday was ordered by state Department of Education Commissioner Kimberly Harrington to postpone  a playoff ban it imposed on the Wayne Hills High School football team on Tuesday, according to reports. Wayne Hills was initially disqualified from the  NJSIAA North 1 Group 4 playoffs after it self-reported a rules violation, a decision that gave a win to Roxbury, which was supposed to play Wayne Hills in a Friday night playoff contest.

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


State Championship Dreams End for Roxbury Volleyball, Girls Soccer
The state championship dreams of Roxbury High School's volleyball and girls soccer teams were dashed Tuesday when both lost their NJSIAA tournament contests.

The soccer team was defeated 1-0 by Northern Highlands.  Despite the elimination from the tournament, the soccer team had a great year, ending the season with a 15-4-1 record and having won the Morris County Championship.

The volleyball team's season came to a close with a 1-2 tournament quarterfinal round loss to Old Tappan. The Gaels came out strong, winning the first game 25-22, but falling in the second game 12-25 and finding themselves unable to regroup for the deciding match, which they lost 14-25.  The team ended up with a 16-8 record.

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


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!
RHS Ice Hockey - Shredding Event

Support the Roxbury High School Ice Hockey team while cleaning out your files! This event is a fundraiser for the RHS Ice Hockey Booster Association. Cost is a donation of your choosing. 

Thanks in advance for your support!

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Horseshoe Lake Parking Lot




Jefferson School Playground Fundraiser - SAVE THE DATE!

Jefferson School PTA is sponsoring a visit from The Harlem Wizards on  December 9th  at Roxbury High School. This is a wonderful, interactive show that brings the entire Roxbury Community out for a fun family night. Click here to reserve your tickets!
RHS Athletic Events Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date calendar of Roxbury High School sporting events.

RHS Upcoming College Fair
Roxbury High School will be hosting its next College Fair on Tuesday, November 15th in the Media Center from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend. Students must sign up for a time to attend in advance with their guidance counselors.

Seniors should check the list and visit the representative of any college they are applying to as a great way of networking!


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.




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 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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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 Police Food Drive to Help Social Services and Teach Kids Empathy
The Roxbury Police Department's annual food drive to benefit Roxbury Social Services is underway. 

The yearly effort allows people to bring non-perishable items to the police station on Route 46 in Ledgewood. The items will be collected by the police department and delivered to the Roxbury Social Services Food Pantry on the day before Thanksgiving, police said. 

One thing that makes the police department's food drive special is that it offers parents an opportunity to teach children about "taking an active role in their community by helping to fight hunger," police said. When a child brings items to be donated, they will be named a "Fighting Hunger Hero" and get their photo taken with a police officer. The picture will go on the Roxbury Police Department's Facebook page, the child will be given a T-shirt and some will be picked to get a tour of the police station. 

Th ose with questions are asked to call (973) 448-2037 or (973) 448-2026.

Click here to read more details from Tap Into Roxbury.

Click here to view the flyer from the Roxbury PD with all the items in need.


Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Comes To Succasunna
Trained/Certified volunteer Medicare counselors will be scheduling appointments at no cost at 109 Main Street in Succasunna, NJ from November 1 - December 7, 2016. 

Skylands RSVP of Northwest NJ Community Action Partnership, Inc. (NORWESCAP) establishes dedicated enrollment centers to assist beneficiaries in Morris County to choose the proper prescription plan (Part D) for the upcoming year.

The Succasunna Center will also host a Free Open Enrollment Workshop on, Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm. Attendees will get all the latest updates and the opportunity to ask questions. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Call 973-970-9250 to reserve your spot at this informative workshop.

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


Roxbury Rotary's Annual Fruit & Pie Sale
Fruit from the Roxbury Rotary Annual Fruit and Pie Sale can be picked up from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot at 72 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna on Saturday, November 19th. 

Tickets are available for boxes of California navel oranges, California pink grapefruit, pears, apples, and tangerines. Pies can also be ordered, such as apple, peach praline, French Silk cream, lemon meringue, pecan, pumpkin, caramel apple walnut, and key lime. 

This fundraiser benefits Roxbury Social Services, Roxbury Public Library, third grader dictionaries, the Roxbury Rotary Roxbury High School Scholarship Program, along with the Raise the Roof for Levi fundraiser. 


Sponsored by Roxbury Rotary, Roxbury High School Interact Club, and Roxbury Middle School's Builders Club.


Wreaths Across America
For the third  year Roxbury is joining the Wreaths Across America family in honoring veterans by laying wreaths on the graves of departed servicemen and women on Saturday,  December 17th .

Honor our veterans for their service and sacrifice by sponsoring wreaths to be laid on a grave of veterans buried at the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna and the United Methodist Church cemeteries. 

Sponsor a Wreath at:  www.RoxburyWAA.org  

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


New Jersey Natural Gas - Kids on Conservation

Poster Contest for Fifth Grade Students*
Let your fifth grader's talents shine in the 10th annual Conserve to Preserve Kids (CTP) and Conservation Poster Contest through New Jersey National Gas. This contest is open to all fifth graders within the NJNG's service territory. The poster contest encourages students to illustrate an NJNG energy-saving tip for a chance to win one of three tablets. Each winning student's school receives $1,000 contribution toward an energy-conservation or environmental project and their teacher will receive $100 gift card.

Video Contest for High School Students*
Lights, camera, action ... Put your directional talents on display with New Jersey Natural Gas's sixth annual CTP Kids and Conservation Video contest! The contest is open to high school students (13 years and older) who attend traditional school or are home-schooled within their service territory. The contest calls for students to artistically showcase their energy-saving efforts and ideas through film. Both individually and group/class projects are accepted.

The individual video winner will receive $500 and the winning group submission will receive $2,500. Plus their school will receive a $1,000 contribution toward an energy-conservation or environmental project.

NJNG's community partner, the Asbury Park Press, will feature the top videos on their website. Visitors to the site will vote for their favorite and choose the winner for the $500 Viewer's Choice Award.

Contact Carolyn Cannon at ccannon@njng.com or 732-938-1035 to get started. All poster and video entries must be submitted by November 18, 2016. Winners will be announced in January 2017.

*Please visit Community Section of njresources.com and click on Energy for Education for more information and official rules.


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. 

Blood Drive at the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna

A blood drive will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna at 99 Main Street in Succasunna on Sunday, November 13th. Walks-ins are welcome. Hot soup will be available for all donors. 

To give blood, donors must be in good health, weigh 110 pounds or more and be at least 17 (16 with parental consent.) Donors must eat, drink and bring ID. 

For more information, call 800-933-2566 or visit  www.nybloodcenter.org .


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.

Jr. Gaels Wrestling Program - Program begins mid-November - Click here for more info. Click here to view flyer.

Fall Boys Basketball Program - Program begins mid-November - Click here to view flyer.

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.




My Favorite Book Contest for 6th Graders

The Roxbury Public Library is once again partnering with the Roxbury Woman's Club for the My Favorite Book Contest, open to all 6th graders who live or go to school in Roxbury. Entries must be turned in to the library by  Sunday, November 27

Click here for more information and download the entry form.










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 Area Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events

Free Social Networking Event
A free social networking gathering will take place on Wednesday, November 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Legends Ale House, in the Roxbury Mall . All Roxbury area business representatives are invited to attend. Meet fellow Roxbury area business representatives at a Happy Hour event designed to increase visibility among other local business people. 

No sales pitch. No speaker. Patrons should bring plenty of business cards to share & RSVP ahead. 

Free admission and appetizers courtesy of Legends Ale House; Cash bar available. 


This event is sponsored by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce.  Questions can be directed to Pam Smith at 973-770-0740 or  PamSmith@RoxburyNJChamber.org .



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 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 - Fall (Session 2) and 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.

Fall (Session 2) and Winter dates are now posted for the K-6 elementary schools. Check them out at www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner.


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 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)   - 5 Weeks -  November 11, 18, 2016,  December 2, 9, 16, 2016
Time:   6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 
Location:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Cost: $65 per student 

Register now at  www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner!


Mommy and Me Dance at Accents on Dance Studio
Join the Accents on Dance Studio for this new program which is the perfect introduction to dance for our very youngest dancers. Ages 18 mos. to 3 years old are invited to attend a 6 week session of "Mommy & Me". These classes are structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development in the youngest dancers.

Dates: (Wednesdays) - 6 Weeks - November 11, 18, 2016, December 2, 9, 16, 2016
Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Location:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Cost:  $75 per pair

Register now at  www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner!


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 -  November 16, 23, 30, 2016,  December 7, 14, 21, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 
Location:  Accents on Dance Studio, 139 Route 10 East, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Cost: $75 per student 

Register now at  www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner!
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




Upcoming Fall Class:
- 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

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.
Winter Intramurals at L/R
Register now for this 11-week session (22 total sessions) to play floor hockey, basketball, and volleyball before school from 7:15-8:15 AM just for Lincoln/Roosevelt students. 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 begins on Tuesday, December 6th and ends on Thursday, February 23rd in the L/R gymnasium. Cost is $200 per student. 

Register now at www.roxbury.org/Intramurals!
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!
2016/2017 Community School  Programs/Trips


Radio City Christmas Spectacular
THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT!
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
 


NYC Shopping Trip - December 17th
Sometimes it's nice to go somewhere without any concrete plans and have an opportunity to let a day leisurely unfold. If you've had this thought, then this trip is for you
 
Enjoy the spirit of the city's holiday season. Walk along Fifth Avenue and view the amazingly decorated holiday windows of famous stores, visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, dine on your schedule at a restaurant of your choice, see Rockefeller Center's Tree and the ice-skaters at its rink. You're free to choose whether to shop, visit Times Square attractions or a city museum or two. 
 
The way you spend your day is up to you, but you'll travel by luxury bus to and from a central Manhattan location.

Trip Date:  Saturday, December 17, 2016

Departure from Roxbury High School Parking Lot:  9:00 a.m.

Return to Roxbury High School Parking Lot:  approximately 6 p.m.

Price:  $30.00 per person (Includes Bus Transportation to and from Manhattan. Bus has bathroom on board and luxury seating) -- Discount Opportunities Available online.

Click here to reserve your spot not!
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Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
11/21/2016 - Regular
12/5/2016 - Workshop
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.
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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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