Week of October 14, 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.

School Calendar Change - Tuesday, November 8th

Please be advised that the Board of Education approved a calendar change on Tuesday, September 6th for the 2016/2017 school year. Click here to view the updated school calendar.

The district will now be CLOSED on Tuesday, November 8th due to Election Day.

'Meet the Candidates Night' on October 18th

Roxbury Township residents will have the opportunity to vote for three seats for a three-year term on the Roxbury Board of Education on the November 8th ballot. 

In preparation of this election, the Lincoln/Roosevelt PTO is to host an upcoming 'Meet the Candidates Night' in a debate format moderated by the NJ League of Women Voters. 

The Roxbury public is invited to this debate to learn more about the seven candidates running and where they stand. This event will take place in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School Auditorium at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna, NJ on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. 

The seven candidates seeking election are as follows in alphabetical order:


- Richard Alexander

- Joyce Ferraro

- Dan Masi

- Lisa Millus

- Peter Okun

- Carol Scheneck

- Meredith Soranno 

Individual candidate statements and biographies will be available the night of the debate.  

Please join us and don't forget to come out and vote on Tuesday, November 8th! 

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

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

Click here to download the New Jersey-Morris County Voter Registration form and information.
Roxbury Schools Learn to 'Be a Survivor' with ALICE Training

Roxbury Township Public Schools recently adopted a new strategy for lockdown procedures known as the ALICE plan. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.
Loretta Radulic, Roxbury Schools Superintendent said, "The philosophy known as ALICE is to use technology and information in a way so that staff and students can make informed decisions in a crisis. ALICE is a proactive approach that increases the chances of survival in a crisis."
Prior to ALICE, the district followed the lockdown method which has been in place since 2000. This method alone is no longer acceptable per the New Jersey Department of Education.
Two presentations were held this week for staff and parents regarding the ALICE training. 

Click here to find out more about these presentations and click here to view Mr. Simonetti's Parent Presentation

RHS Students Receive Letters of Commendation 
for National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Roxbury High School Seniors  Jacklyn Kleinsorgen, Samantha Meneses, Vilina Ong, and Kaley Ubellacker. All four recently were notified that they will be receiving letters of commendation and certificates from the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The four were notified Thursday morning by Emilie Bacchetta, the Director of Guidance and Principal Jeff Swanson. 

Swanson went on to say to the seniors, "I received notification the other day along with certificates that will be given out at the Senior Awards Program later this year. You need to know that's like a big deal. It's based on your PSAT scores. You were entered into the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Contest and you are among the top 5% of the 1.6 million people who took the test." 

Click here to read more about this achievement!

Jefferson School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
Last week Jefferson Elementary School celebrated the "Week of Respect".  Principal Melissa Cosgrove explained how her school was celebrating. 

"With such a strong focus this month on respect and kindness, we have a number of special days designated for school spirit days! We encourage each child to participate in each of these days as we talk about how the students can positively impact our community." 

Click here for more pictures and information regarding Red Ribbon Week at Jefferson School!

Roxbury Bands - Gaels Chronicle - October Issue

RHS Marching Gaels are participating in two US Bands Events this October!  The Yamaha Cup is at Met Life Stadium on October 15th and t he NJ State Championships are at Rutgers on October 22nd. 
Click here to read the full Gaels Chronicle for October 2016! 

Blending Magic with a Positive Message at Nixon School 
Pictured left to right: Brook DeRocco, Magician Ken, and Elijah Diaz

A magic show wouldn't be complete without illusions and a magic bunny being pulled from a hat. Nixon Elementary School students were treated to a special magic show with all the sleight of hand tricks along with a special message to help deal with bullies and teach the children positive ways of handling situations and being friends to each other. 

Yesterday, Nixon's PTA brought in Ken Northridge, a motivational speaker who blends his magic show and comedy with lessons in character education for elementary aged students. 

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

Broadway Night - Thursday, October 20th

The Roxbury High School Performing Arts presents Broadway Night next Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 in the Roxbury High School Cafeteria. 
Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens.  Includes desserts and the announcement of the 2017 RHS musical!

Come for a night of Broadway music and fun!

Roxbury Honors Distinguished Alumni Recipients
The mission of the Roxbury School District is "preparing the children of today for tomorrow", so what better way to bring this to light than to show what tomorrow holds? On Monday, October 24th, the Roxbury Board of Education will honor Mr. Michael Levine, Roxbury High School Class of 1997 and Mr. Peter Abeles, Roxbury High School Class of 1957 with this year's Distinguished Alumni Award.  The public is invited to attend to help recognize the accomplishments of these individuals. 

The Roxbury Public Schools Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2015 to honor alumni who have exemplified the Roxbury School District's tradition of excellence and brought honor to the community by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service. 

Click here to read more about these distinguished alumni.

Congrats to Coach Lorusso for 150 Career Wins!

Congratulations Coach Cosmo Lorusso for earning his 150th career win. The Roxbury Gaels helped Lorusso reach this milestone victory on Friday against Morris Knolls.

Lorusso is one win away from his 100th career win as Ro xbury head coach.

Click here to read more about Coach Lorusso's coaching career and a recap of this game from the Star Ledger.

Click here to read more about this game from the Roxbury Register!

Roxbury Football Follows Voelbel's Lead
Photo Credit: Bob Karp, Daily Record
Morris County football fanatics, meet Roxbury senior Tucker Voelbel.

He's one of three running backs in the Gaels' signature Wing-T offense.

He's one of only two returning varsity starters from last year's team - the other is lineman Jake Babus.

And he's the one player who means the world to the Roxbury football team.

Voelbel, a full-time starter on both sides of the ball since his sophomore year, does it all.

"The guys look to Tucker because he always conducts himself with class and humility," Roxbury head coach Cosmo Lorusso said.  "They follow his lead.  He isn't the kind of guy to give impassioned speeches, he simply leads by example.  Tucker is willing to do whatever he needs to do for the betterment of the team,  and he makes his teammates better, and that has helped us to a 3-1 start."

Click here to read more coverage on Tucker Voelbel in the Daily Record.

Roxbury Girls Soccer Moves onto Semi-Finals

Last Sunday, Roxbury Girls Soccer beat Chatham 3-0 in the Quarterfinal Round of the Morris County Tournament.

Ashleigh Sarafin had two goals and an assist for top-seeded Roxbury in a 3-0 victory over ninth-seeded Chatham in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament in Roxbury.

Madison Martino came through with a goal and two assists for Roxbury, which scored all three goals in the final 20 minutes. Roxbury will play fourth-seeded Randolph in the county semifinals next weekend. Click here to read this article in the Star Ledger. 

For additional coverage, click here to read Tap Into Roxbury.

A Win is a Win; Roxbury Girls Soccer Beats Mendham in 1-Goal Contest
The Roxbury High School girls soccer team squeeked out a 1-0 win against Mendham on Tuesday. 

The one goal, made by Karly Forker with an assist by Ashleigh Sarafin, was enough to push the Gaels' record to 9-2. It came in the second half of the away game. 

Roxbury goaltender Sarah Olivero made five saves while Mendham's goalie, Rose Ritger, turned away nine shots by the Gaels. 

Click here for more information from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Girls Soccer Ties Ramapo in Double-OT Night Game

Last night under the lights, double-overtime wasn't enough time for the RHS girls soccer team to break a tie with Ramapo. 

The game ended 1-1, with both teams scoring their goals in the second half and neither able to do it again despite two overtime periods. 

Roxbury, which has nine wins and two losses this year, will now get ready for Sunday's  1:00 p.m. Morris County Tournament championship battle against Randolph at Parsippany Hills High School.

Click here to read the full story in Tap Into Roxbury.

Service Points Carry Roxbury Volleyball to Morris Tourney Win over Morristown

Buoyed by dominating serves, the Roxbury High School volleyball team defeated Morristown last Thursday 2-0 to advance in Morris County Tournament play.

The Gaels, now 10-2, won the match with identical 25-16 scores in both games. The win means Roxbury will take on Kinnelon in tournament's next round.

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

Roxbury Volleyball Pounds Out Another Win with Pope John Shutout
The Roxbury High School volleyball team improved its record to 11-2 on Tuesday with a decisive win over Pope John XXIII of Sparta. 

The team next plays Randolph in a 7 p.m. away game on Thursday. It will be the annual Kill Cancer Night match, played in honor of former Gaels coach Amanda Nagy who died in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

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

'Kill Cancer Night' with Girls Volleyball

The Roxbury High School volleyball team lost Thursday to its Randolph rivals in the annual "Kill Cancer Night" match, a contest that found myriad displays of cancer awareness pink in the Succasunna gym. 

It was a special night for Roxbury, despite the loss, because each year the team plays the Kill Cancer Night match in honor of former coach Amanda Nagy who died in 2011, at 32, from cancer. Money raised at Thursday's game, through donations and snack sales, will go to the Amanda Nagy Scholarship Fund, Susan G. Komen and Sideout Foundation. 

Click here to read the full coverage from Fred Aun in Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Field Hockey Beats Columbia 

Roxbury Field Hockey stags 10th Win against Columbia yesterday. The win brought the Gaels' record to 10-4-1 as they gear up for Saturday's contest against West Morris Central in Morris County Tournament action. Click here to read more details from Tap Into Roxbury.

Kayla Bedel-Franklin and Emily Giordano scored two goals each as Roxbury defeated Columbia, 4-2, in Maplewood. Click here to read more details from

Morris County Tournament Field Hockey semifinal preview
The Morris County Tournament semifinals in field hockey are this weekend.  Click here to read more about this semifinal preview from
Roxy Rumble ~  Who has the best fall cheerleading half-time routine?
The Roxbury High School Cheer Parents Club is hosting a cheerleading competition for fall football half-time shows on Sunday, October 23rd at Roxbury High School.
High school and recreational teams are invited to come out and compete against their peers to earn the title of "THE BEST"! This fun, friendly competition will give fall cheerleaders the opportunity to experience the three of competition without committing the time and expense of a competition cheer team.

Click here for more event information and to register. Submissions are due by Thursday, October 20th.
See you at the Roxy Rumble!

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!
FREE Parent Workshop and Upcoming Events

Halloween at R-R-Roxbury!

Does trick-or-treating s-scare you? And those giant h-haunted houses?? Then join the rest of the town on Thursday, October 27th at the Roxbury High School Turf Field for trick or treating fun! Set-up your 'house' at the track, and hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters while your family trick-or-treats between 6:30-7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treating takes place around the track at Roxbury High School for Roxbury Residents only! 

To participate, you need to:
- Register online at
- On Thursday, October 27th, bring your house to RHS Track to set up between 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. 
- Bring candy to hand out to the trick-or-treaters
- You must have a house and candy in order to participate in trick-or-treating and games
- Houses can be a minimum of a chair and a bucket of candy, or an elaborate, haunted display

Start planning your costumes and haunted houses now! Click here to register now!

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: 10am-2pm
Location: Horseshoe Lake Parking Lot

Click here to download this flyer.

EMS Veteran's Day Assembly - 11/9

Veteran's Day is a time to thank those who have made a commitment to our country to secure our freedom and protect the citizens of the United States of America.

On Wednesday, November 9th, Eisenhower Middle School students will be participating in honoring service men and women while learning more about our Veterans.

If you are a Veteran, have a Veteran member in your family, or if you are a member of the Women's Auxiliary, we would like to invite you to partake in the Eisenhower Middle School Veteran's Day Assembly.

Click here to download the invitation form.

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, October 25th in the Media Center from 12:30-2:00 p.m. 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!

There will be approximately fifty colleges and universities visiting us and spots are already filling up quickly.

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
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Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. For township information, visit:

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 Rotary's Annual Fruit & Pie Sale
Apple Pie. Pumpkin Pie. Key Lime Pie. Lemon Meringue Pie. Caramel Apple Walnut Pie. Pecan Pie. Peach Praline Pie. French Silk Pie. 
Your diet doesn't stand a chance in Roxbury, a town with a Rotary Club that makes it so easy each year to rationalize buying the pies mentioned above. Money raised in the Annual Roxbury Rotary Fruit and Pie Sale goes to some really good causes, after all.
It's the organization's biggest fundraiser and it's very popular, not only with those who buy the pies and citrus fruit but also with Roxbury Social Services Department Director Janet Wald. Rotary donates some of the fundraiser's proceeds to Social Services and, each year, it orders extra fruit and pies that people can buy and give directly to the Roxbury Food Pantry, Alford said.
This year's Fruit and Pie Sale has a couple of new twists, said Alford. The fruit will come from California, not Florida, and there will be middle school and high school students selling fruit to help raise money for  Raising the Roof for Levi, an effort to help the Spencer family of Succasunna make their house more accessible for their 4-year-old son Levi, born with spina bifida. 

Alford's very excited about the involvement of Eisenhower Middle School students in this year's sale, something instigated by Eisenhower 8th-grader T.J. Mathis. With support from Eisenhower Middle School Principal Dominick Miller and teachers Marie Pessolano and Elizabeth Tucker, the school's Builder's Club (a middle school counterpart to the Kiwanis Club's high school arm called the Key Club) will work with Roxbury High School Interact Club members. 

Pies and fruit can be pre-ordered online. For more information call Roxbury Rotary President Gary Ribe at 973-219-4367.

Click here to read the full coverage of this story from Fred Aun in Tap Into Roxbury.

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:  

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

Fistball enthusiasts look to grow sport in Roxbury Township

Roxbury High School Senior Alexx Berdej and Florham Park resident Bob Feid, of the US Fistball Association, explain the game of Fistball to the Roxbury Rotary Club.

Join them from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 16th for a fistball practice and demonstration in the Roxbury High School gymnasium. Boys and girls ages 13-17 are invited to come, watch, and participate.

Click here to read more about Alexx and fistball from the Roxbury Register.

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 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 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. 

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 ( 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

Bowling League for Kids - Begins Oct 19 - Click here to view flyer.

Girls Skills & Drills Basketball Clinic - Begins Oct 26 - Click here to view flyer.

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.

Boys Basketball Skills and Drills Clinic - Begins November 1st - Click here to view flyer.

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

NJ Devils Game - Oct 22 - Click here for more event and ticket information.

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

Teachers Convention Boys Basketball Clinic - November 10-11th - Click here to view flyer.

Shoot Out Hunger 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - Oct 22-23 - 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.

Sharing the World with Raptors
At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October. 22, learn what raptors are, discover the different adaptations these predatory birds use as daytime (diurnal) and nighttime (nocturnal) hunters. Attendees will get to know some of the species of hawks and owls that are common residents in New Jersey and find out how important they are to the natural world. Ever wanted to see a raptor up close? Now is the chance, thanks to an educator from the Raptor Trust, the premier wild bird 'hospital' in the area. Ages first grade to adult. Registration is required. 

For Women: Divorce Changes Everything. Find Your Independence
Are you a woman who is considering or experiencing a divorce? Get the help, support and information you need by attending this seminar at the Roxbury Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1st. 

This seminar will help patrons:
- Understand what financial issues you can expect as you move through the divorce process
- Take control over the situation for your emotional and financial health
- Focus on your children's needs
- Look ahead to the next chapters of your life

Join Keith Smith, CFP, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, as he explores this complex topic. Registration is requested.

Computer Classes 
Registration required. Classes for Roxbury cardholders only. 
- Facebook 201 - Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.
- 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 for general info and information on registrations or appointments as necessary for some programs.   
Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events

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 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!
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,!

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     
Parent/Student Informational Meeting  for Shawnee Ski Club will be held on Monday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m.  at Eisenhower Middle School. Attendance is strongly encouraged even if your child has participated in the club previous years. 
Camelback Mountain:

Register now for the 2016/2017 Ski Club Program at
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 for all upcoming courses and programs!
Young Rembrandts Upcoming Programs

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

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

YR Parent/Child Drawing Classes

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

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!) 

Mad Science Upcoming Programs

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

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

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

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! 

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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
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!

Check out all the programs available through Accents on Dance! 
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!

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

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

Visit  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. 

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)
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 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. 

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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. 

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Car Care 101 - Know Your Car - FREE Workshop

Register now to learn the benefits of vehicle maintenance and safe driving habits. You will also learn how to jump start your car, change a flat tire, and the importance of adjusting your mirrors and more! Class is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. Please join us for a light dinner on Tuesday, October 18th from 7-9 p.m. 

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2016/2017 Community School  Programs/Trips

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Every year the Community School takes a bus into New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  There is no better way to ring in the holiday spirit than a visit to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular while leaving the driving into Manhattan to someone else.
Enjoy prime seating and have a chance to take a picture with Santa!
Trip Date:  Sunday, November 20, 2016

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

10/17/2016 - Regular
11/7/2016 - Workshop
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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