NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of October 21, 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

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.

Parent Workshop to Protect Children in a Digital Age

Times have changed and the digital world is ever evolving and to that end two Roxbury School's Substance Awareness Coordinators (SAC), Jennifer Kenny from Roxbury High School and Geri Esposito from Eisenhower Middle School, brought in Melissa Straub from High Impact Youth Training Solutions to help educate parents on how they can protect their children in a digital world at a free parent workshop on Wednesday night at Roxbury High School. 

"My hopes for bringing this presentation to Roxbury was for parents to be made aware of the dangers and how to protect their children from the dangers of social media," according to Esposito. 

Straub uses her experiences as a private investigator and social justice advocate to present a workshop with extensive information on current issues, sites, apps and how children are using social media and technology every day with tips to help parents monitor their children's online activity. 

Click here to read more about this parent workshop and tips for parents for keeping children safe in the digital age.


Meet the Roxbury Board of Education Candidates
Meet the Candidates (pictured left to right)
Back Row: Rich Alexander, Peter Okun, and Dan Masi
Front Row: Joyce Ferraro, Meredith Sorrano, Lisa Millus, and Carol Scheneck

The Roxbury public had a chance to come out and meet the candidates on Tuesday night at the Lincoln/Roosevelt School. This event, sponsored by the L/R PTO allowed the seven candidates running for three, three-year terms for the Roxbury Board of Education to debate questions from the general public by the moderator, Louise Davis, from the NJ League of Women Voters. 

Click here to read more about each candidate!

Don't forget to come out and vote on Tuesday, November 8th!


RHS Marching Gaels Take Second in Group IV Open Competition and Best Music at US Band Yamaha Cup

The Roxbury Marching Gaels took on three fellow bands from New Jersey and one from Pennsylvania last weekend in the US Bands Yamaha Cup marching band competition held at Met Life Stadium this past weekend, where over 60 high school marching bands from the northeast competed. 

Roxbury's Marching Gaels took the field on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to perform their 2016 production of "Slide" in front of hundreds of spectators for the Group IV open competition, including many who made the trip from Roxbury. 

Competing against marching bands from Old Bridge HS, Shawnee HS, Piscataway HS, and Nazareth, Pa, HS, Roxbury took home second place and best music awards. The Nazareth Blue Eagles took home first place with best performance honors. Roxbury's Marching Gaels will return to competition against those same New Jersey schools this Saturday, October 22, at Rutgers High Point Stadium at 8:14 p.m. in the US Bands NJ State Championships. 

Click here to read more about this event and see more pictures from the RHSBPA.
A Win for Roxbury Field Hockey on "Stick it to Cancer" Day
In a squeaker of a game, played with breast cancer research in mind, the Roxbury High School field hockey team defeated Parsippany Hills on Wednesday. 

The 2-1 victory boosted the Gaels' record to 11-6-1.

Played in summer-like warm weather, with everyone wearing pink, the "Stick it to Cancer" event had the team collecting donations for a family on the team that is battling breast cancer and for breast cancer research. 

Click here to read the full coverage from Tap Into Roxbury!


Roxbury Girls Soccer Head to the County Finals This Weekend!


Roxbury Girls Soccer Beats Randolph in County Tournament Semifinal
The Roxbury High School girls soccer team will play in the Morris County championship next weekend, having defeated neighboring Randolph on Sunday 5-1. It will be the Gaels' third consecutive trip to the culminating game of the Morris County Tournament.

The Gaels will go for a shot at the championship when they take on West Morris at 5 p.m. on October 22 at home. 

Click here to read all the details from Tap Into Roxbury.

Click here to check out additional coverage from the Daily Record.

Another Win for Roxbury Girls Soccer Precedes County Championship Game
In its 11th win of the season, the Roxbury High School girls soccer team defeated Morris Knolls 5-1 on Tuesday.

The win puts Roxbury's record at 11-2-1 and sets the team on a good course for its Morris County Tournament championship battle on Saturday at home at 5 p.m. against West Morris Central.

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

Girls Soccer: 2016 Morris County Tournament Final Preview
The Morris County Tournament Final Bracket is set for Saturday, October 22nd at Roxbury. The Roxbury vs. West Morris game begins at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to see how Roxbury got there, previous match ups, and players to watch from NJ.com

Roxbury Girls Soccer Seeking Third Straight MCT Title
Roxbury is the two-time defending Morris County Tournament champion and is set to defend a third. For a second straight year, the Gaels will take on West Morris with the county title on the line.

Click here to read additional coverage from the Daily Record. 




Girls Volleyball: Morris County Tournament Semifinals Set
The semifinals are set for the  Morris County Tournament  following Saturday's quarterfinal action.

Randolph, the top seed and No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, survived a test against eighth-seeded Chatham, 25-22, 20-25, 25-20, in the quarterfinals.

Randolph will face fifth-seeded  Kinnelon  in the semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 22. Kinnelon upset defending champion and fourth-seeded/NJ.com No. 19  Roxbury  in the quarterfinals, 25-22, 9-25, 28-26. Kinnelon will travel to Randolph for the semifinal Saturday night, either at 5 p.m., or 7 p.m.

Click here to read more about the semifinals set from NJ.com


Roxbury Boys Soccer Beats Morris Knolls
Thomas Honig scored a goal to help Roxbury earn a 2-1 comeback victory over Morris Knolls in Succasunna.

Down 1-0 after the first half, Roxbury scored two goals in the second.

Eric D'Armino contributed a goal, while Marco Fernandez had an assist. Goalkeeper Alex Marchesi made three saves and had an assist for Roxbury. Christian Bornemann scored the lone goal for Morris Knolls, while Tommy Scalici had the assist. Goalkeeper John Boss made two saves.

Click here to read this game coverage from NJ.com
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. 
 
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!

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.

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 register.communitypass.net/roxbury
- 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!


Once in a Lifetime - RHS Fall Drama
Roxbury High School just announced its fall drama that will take place on Thursday and Friday, November 3-4, at 7:00 p.m. at the school. 

This year's production will be Once in a Lifetime, by Moss Hart and George Kaufman.  This satirical comedy focuses on the effect of talking pictures and the entertainment industry. 

It's sure to be a fun and entertaining evening for all! 

Click here to read more about this show and to download the ticket order form!


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.
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 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.  

SURVEYS AND REVIEWS
Give the district feedback and share your thoughts.
Review Your School on GreatSchools.org!

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for the latest edition of the Township's "Monthly What's Happening E-Newsletter" filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables YOUR TOWN to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. Sign up now here!


Railroad Track Repairs Slated in Roxbury This Weekend;  Route 10 Will Be Closed
Image Credit: Google Images
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials are reminding motorists the second of four railroad crossing rehabilitation projects that will require road closures and detours is starting this week in Succasunna.

Route 10 in Roxbury is scheduled to be closed in both directions between Eyland Avenue and Main Street before the railroad grade crossing on Friday, October 21. Beginning at 6 p.m. Route 10 eastbound will be closed, and at 8 p.m. Route 10 westbound will be closed. Route 10 will be reopened in both directions by 6 a.m. Monday, October 24.

Click here for a full detour schedule posted in the Roxbury Register.


Roxbury Seeks Grant to Finish Main Street Facelift
Roxbury will apply for a grant that would give the township enough money complete the half-finished Main Street improvement project in Succasunna and add a bicycle lane between Black River Park and Route 46, it was decided Tuesday. 

Presented with  three possible uses of the grant money - including a walking/cycling path along Howard Boulevard and a sidewalk between the Landing Park softball fields and the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Station - the township Mayor and Council chose the Main Street "streetscape"/bicycle lane project.

Click here to read more details about this project from Tap Into Roxbury!


Seventh Annual Lung Cancer Walk Raises More Than $50,000
Sunday, October 2nd marked the seventh annual "Free to Breathe" Lung Cancer Walk in Succasunna. Nearly 400 participants raised over $50,000 for  Free to Breathe , a national lung cancer coalition with the goal of doubling lung cancer survival rates by 2022.

The event included a welcome rally, local DJ, kid's dash and picturesque walk that wound around baseball fields and Horseshoe Lake. This year's participants included people who have been touched by lung cancer in any number of ways. Survivors, those diagnosed with lung cancer, friends and family who have lost someone to lung cancer, and anyone looking to raise funds and awareness for this difficult disease were registered for the annual event.

Fundraising will continue until Nov. 1, the start of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone wishing to contribute can visit www.freetobreathe.org/northernnj.

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


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
Roxbury Rotary Club's annual fundraiser is here! Money raised in the Annual Roxbury Rotary Fruit and Pie Sale go to some really good causes.

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:  www.RoxburyWAA.org  

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


Lifetime Resident Paints Rural Picture of Succasunna in Roxbury
Lifelong Succasunna resident Charlie Alpaugh isn't officially the town historian, but he is among the few who are richly qualified.

Alpaugh, now 79, presented residents and the Township Council with an overview of what life was like in the Succasunna section of the township way back when.

Alpaugh spoke at the council's Oct. 4 meeting, as part of the  "Roxbury: Six Great Communities; One Amazing Township" series. Last month, Port Morris was in focus.

Click here to read more about Charlie Alpaugh's Roxbury experience 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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 
- 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

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 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! 

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!


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!

Instructor: 
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  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 NOW 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!
REMINDERS
Calendars, meetings and more!
Share the Good News!

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

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
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.
Check Your Honeywell Settings!
Don't wait until severe weather hits to check your settings. You may want to change your time time settings from Midnight to Midnight and have more than one way of being contacted...i.e. phone call/text message and or email.  This way if the phone lines are down/circuits are busy etc., you are covered.  
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