NEWS AND EVENTS
Week of September 16, 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.

Superintendent's Message - Welcome Back Students!


On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Teachers, and Staff - Students, we are thrilled to have you return to our halls and classrooms! 

Parents, we are excited to have you as our partners in your child's education. While this has been a busy summer, hiring new personnel, providing professional development, enhancing curriculum and programs, augmenting our technology, beautifying our environment, among other such activities, we have also managed to design our district goals.

I plan to share them in greater depth at the second Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 19th; and I invite you to attend. This meeting will be held in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School Auditorium and starts at 7:30 p.m.

  Click here to read the Mrs. Radulic's Welcome Back Message for Students and Parents.


New Year Starts with a Bit of Magic in Roxbury

The 2016-2017 school year started off with a little magic and a pirate in the K-12 district, literally.
 
Superintendent of Schools Loretta Radulic said the excitement was in the air when staff and students began on Tuesday, September 6.
 
But even prior to that, teachers were welcomed back with an inspirational opening day message from Dave Burgess, the author of "Teach Like a Pirate". 


Click here to read more information about opening day, back-to-school nights, and more in the Roxbury Register!



Roxbury Celebrates 
'Thank a Police Officer Day'

Roxbury Chief of Police, Marc Palanchi stopped by Jefferson and Kennedy Elementary Schools on Thursday, September 16th to personally accept notes, pictures, and posters of thanks for 'Thank a Police Officer Day'. 

This event was arranged by guidance counselor, Stefanie DelRusso.

Click here for full coverage of this story and to see some great pictures from the day!


Pictured (left to right): 
Thomas Sargeant (Gr 2 Jefferson) Chief Marc Palanchi, and Santiago Camargo (Gr 2 Jefferson)
Why the Arts Matter in Education

September 11-19 is National Arts Week where the impact of teaching the arts in the public schools is recognized. Roxbury's children are very fortunate to have art classes in grades K-12 and it's important that we don't take this fact for granted. We know that a strong art program contributes to a child's success in school, on standardized tests and builds self-image.

According to Joann Hughes, the Visual Arts Lead Teacher at Roxbury High School, "The Visual Arts teachers in grades K-12 are planning a variety of events for the coming year. We promise to entertain, inspire, and make you proud to be a part of the Roxbury Community. Join us as we celebrate our student's achievements!"

Click here to read more  Why the Arts Matter in Education!
Roxbury Marching Band Classic Returns to RHS

Bands kick off their 2016 marching season with the program's most important event of the year, the 8th annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic. The Classic is hosted by the Roxbury High School Marching Gaels competition band, and the Roxbury Sound, who perform during halftime at all home football games. The Roxbury Sound's High
Energy performance will close out the Roxbury Classic this year. The Classic is an invitational competition of Regional High School Marching Bands from Northern and Central New Jersey. This year's competing schools are listed below, with the possibility the list may grow by show time.

The Roxbury Classic takes place on Saturday, September 24th, 2016, at Roxbury High School, One Bryant Drive, Succasunna New Jersey, 07876. Gates open at 4:45 pm, with a Competition Step off time at 6:00pm. Ticket prices are $10 General Admission, $8 Senior Citizens/Students with ID, and FREE for Children 4 years old and younger.

Click here to read the full release for this event from the RHS Band Parents Association.


RHS Bands Parents Association Looking for Sponsors


The Roxbury High School Band Parents Association is hoping area businesses will support the band members by becoming sponsors of the 8th Annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic which will take place on September 24th.
 
Money donated by sponsors help the students buy concert attire, instruments and equipment. Sponsorships start at $10 and go to $150 for a full-page ad and are tax deductible. The deadline to get in the program is September 9th.

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


Roxbury Gaels Mow Down Mo-Town Colonials as Football Begins

The Roxbury High School football team dominated its Morristown opponents on Saturday, September 10th in the season opener, beating the Colonials 28-13 in the first game of the season.

With a good start under its belt, Roxbury will prepare for Wayne Hills on Friday night at home.


Click here to read the full story from Caitlyn Coakley of Tap Into Roxbury.  

Click here for additional coverage of this game from Todd Cohen of the Daily Record.

Click here for more information about this year's Roxbury Gaels Football Team from Caitlyn Coakley of Tap Into Roxbury.


Full results from the Roxbury Cross-Country Invitational

Roxbury hosted the Cross Country Invitational this past Saturday, September 10th at Horseshoe Lake Park, Succassunna, NJ 

Click here to for complete results from this event from the Star Ledger.



Photo Credit: Larry Murphy, NJ Advance Media




Roxbury's Volleyball Train Rolls On With Win Over Mendham

The Roxbury High School volleyball team provided a shutout victory or Mendham on Thursday.

The Gaels got to come home from the away match early after beating their opponents 25-22 and 25-21. It was Roxbury's third win of the season, bringing the team record to 3-1.

The girls will compete in the Northern Valley Invitational Tournament at Demarest High School this weekend against the state's top teams. Regular season play resumes Monday with a home match against Morris Hills at 4 p.m.
 
Click here for complete coverage of this match from the Tap Into Roxbury Staff!

RHS Girls Volleyball Fall Shopping Marketplace

Mark Your Calendar!  Start Your Holiday Shopping at the Roxbury High School Girls Volleyball Fall Shopping Marketplace.  More than FIFTY awesome vendors will be there with unique gifts and services. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit the RHS Girls Volleyball Team and Roxbury Social Services.

Date:    Sunday, October 9, 2016
Place:  Roxbury High School,  1 Bryant Drive,  Succasunna, NJ
Time:   11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Click here to visit us on Facebook for a full list of vendors!Please visit  on Facebook to view a full list of vendors.



Roxbury High School College Fair
Our first College Fair for current Juniors and Seniors is  Monday, September 26, from  8:10-9:45. There will be many colleges in attendance, so please encourage your students to attend! Seniors should check the list and visit the representative of any college they are applying to. This is a great way for them to network!
Family in Roxbury Hopes Golfers Will 
"Raise the Roof" for Spina Bifida Awareness
Golfers will tee off September 26 at the Berkshire Valley Golf Course in Oak Ridge to raise money for Levi Spencer, a 4-year-old Roxbury native born with spina bifida, a birth defect that paralyzed him from the hips down.

The first annual Golf Scramble is one of a series of fundraisers held as part of "Raising the Roof for Levi," an online fundraiser created by Spencer family supporters, known as Team Levi, that will help finance an estimated $100,000 of handicap-friendly renovations at the Spencers' Succasunna home.

These events are "just for raising awareness about the birth defect spina bifida," which is the family's major goal, said Levi's mom, Jillian Spencer. Her young son's condition is a rare one; less than 200,000 cases occur annually in the U.S.

Participants will golf in groups of four. Each group will kick off the event at one of the course's 18 holes, then rotate once everyone sinks their shots. Families and businesses alike can sponsor a hole, which will feature a sign or plaque with their names. Sponsors can enjoy gold, silver or bronze status, which offer different advertising opportunities depending on the amount donated.

Click here for the complete coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Former Gael Shines in the Classroom and on the court!

Ryan Kelley, former Gael shines in the classroom and on the court! He  has been selected to the Academic All-MAC Team, as announced by the conference office at Arcadia University. This marks the first career selection for Kelley. 
Kelley is currently a senior at Arcadia University in Annville, PA.
 
Click here to read more about this Roxbury Alumni!
Former Gael is having a stand out season in net for WPU!

Women's soccer sophomore goalkeeper Angela Sandelli (Landing, N.J./Roxbury)  was selected as the Sept. 12 William Paterson Pioneer of the Week.
 
Sandelli recorded a pair of shutout victories last week. She made two saves for a 4-0 home victory against Centenary Sept. 7, and had five stops during a 1-0 win Sept. 10 at FDU-Florham. This season, she owns a 0.31 goals-against average and .944 save percentage while starting three contests.
 
Click here for all of the latest information on the Pioneers and to follow this former Alumni.


Halloween at R-R-Roxbury!
Start planning your costumes and haunted houses now! Click here to register now!
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
The latest edition of the Township's "Weekly What's Happening E-Newsletter" filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!





Roxbury's 9/11 Day of Service

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Since 2010, residents of Roxbury Township have come together to honor the heroes of September 11, 2001 by giving back to their community.

We recall the selfless acts of police, firefighters, EMTs, and countless volunteers who offered themselves to care for their fellow citizens. We follow their example and remember those we lost by connecting with our neighbors to make our community a better place.

This annual community-wide event is a partnership between the Township of Roxbury, the Roxbury Clergy Council, and local businesses and organizations who participate in and sponsor the event.

This year's Day of Service will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Click here to download the brochure and registration form. Residents can also through their Community Pass account here!


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Senior Softball League Offered 
through Roxbury Recreation

The township's recreation department is starting a Thursday senior softball league for those ages 60 and over. It is open to residents and non-residents. For more information, check out the article in the Roxbury Register by clicking here!





Residents Can 'Adopt A Road' in Roxbury Township
Roxbury Clean Communities h as proposed what it calls a "simple and fun way to be a part of the community."

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. 

Click here for more information on this program from the Roxbury Register.

Household Hazardous Materials will be Collected in Morris County
 
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The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled an upcoming free household hazardous waste disposal and computer/T.V. drop-off event on Saturday, October 1st in Chatham, to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products and recycle electronic equipment that has accumulated in their homes.

For a complete list of hazardous materials being collected, click here!

Click here to read the Roxbury Register covering this event and more!


Talk on Histoy of Roxbury Township Schools
 
The Development of Education in the Township of Roxbury will be the centerpiece of the Roxbury Township Historical Society's meeting on Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at its headquarters, the Silas Riggs Saltbox House, 213 Main Street in Ledgewood, one of the six "villages" that comprise the Township, established in 1740.

The public is invited to learn about education in the Township spanning three centuries, from one room school houses to a current system that includes seven schools educating 3,556 students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

A short business meeting will precede the presentation, followed by refreshments served in the keeping room of the 18th century Saltbox House, a living history museum showcasing period furnishings and interesting artifacts that provide a glimpse into our nation's past.

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!

Teddy Bear Princess Tea Party 
with the Girl Scouts
 
You are invited to a special Teddy Bear Princess Tea Party to meet your new Daisy friends to explore all the fun that Girl Scouting has to offer on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. at the Roxbury Senior Center. Click here to view the invitation!

Roxbury Recreation Upcoming Programs and Events!

Roxbury Recreations sports and activities are now posted
here.

Country Fit Fitness Class - Walk-ins Welcome through September 22nd - Click here to view flyer.

Girls on the Run - begins mid-September - Click here to view flyer.


Fall Basketball (Boys and Girls) -  Registration begins September 12th - Click here to view flyer.

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.

Become a Roxbury Rebel 2017 Tryouts -  September 18th - 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.



'Exercise Your Mind' this summer at the Roxbury Township Public Library  
Click here to read upcoming events this summer at the Roxbury Library posted in the Roxbury Register.


Learn How to Plan for Retirement at the Roxbury Township Public Library
What Happens After the Paychecks Stop? A Retirement Income Primer

This 50 minute presentation will examine how to budget for retirement expenses, potential sources of retirement income and potential risks to retirement income such as long term care and health care costs. Join staff at the Roxbury Public Library on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, when Jonathan Le Var, an Edward Jones financial advisor, will provide a step-by-step guide to financial management in retirement. Registration is requested. Call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail  comments@roxburylibrary.org to register.


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.   
Upcoming Events in Roxbury

The Museums at Drakesville Historic Park open Sunday in Roxbury

Photo Credit: Roxbury Register
The
King House and King Store Museums at Drakesville Historic Park, located at 209-211 Main Street, Ledgewood  are open on the second Sunday of April through December, and for various special events throughout the year. Both buildings are listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, as is the surrounding Ledgewood Historic District (originally called Drakesville.) Admission is free, and historic interpreters are available on site for tours of the museums.

Click here to read the article in the Roxbury Register for more information about this historic park and museum.


Uncle Floyd - Legendary Funny Man of Television and Movies at Investors Savings Bank

Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events

Community Yard Sale Returns to Roxbury
 
Calling all crafters, flea market flippers, garage sale gurus, wood working wizards and antique enthusiasts!

The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce has now opened vendor registrations for their 4th Annual Community Yard Sale to be held at the Horse Shoe Lake Complex on September 24th. The event will be held rain or shine between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Do not let the name fool you. This event attracts a healthy mix of vendors selling new and old items, crafts, collectibles, and clothes as well as shoppers from near and far. Food trucks and facilities will be available. There is no admission charge for shoppers. Instead the small vendor fees raised will go to support Roxbury Social Services, scholarships and other school and community programs.
 
You won't want to miss this well-attended event. Visit www.RoxburyGarageSale.org for registrations and details.


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!
CCM to Host Regional College Fair on September 18th

Students and parents interested in exploring higher education options can do so close to home at the Morris County Regional College Fair to be held at County College of Morris on Sunday, September 18th from noon to 3 p.m.

Representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities from across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, Virginia and other states will participate.  The fair is open to the public at no charge.

Click here for more information regarding this event.

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     
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 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!
** NEW ** Yoga for Kids (Ages 4-6) ** NEW**

Join us for Yoga for Kids Ages 4-6 with a ChildLight Yoga certified instructor who will guide children to develop an appreciation for yoga through breathing exercises, child-friendly poses, yoga games, crafts, songs, and music in a loving, non-competitive, cooperative environment that encourages respect for self and others. Themes are incorporated into each class and include yoga principles and animal adventures.


DATES: (Saturdays - 8 Week Session) -  Sept 24,  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 18, 2016
TIMES: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION:  Roxbury High School, Room B115
COST:  $100.00 per student

Visit   www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner to view additional course information and to register!
** NEW ** Play-Well Teknologies **NEW**

Jedi Master Engineering (Grades 2-5)
The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEG Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

DATES: Beginning September 19th
TIMES: After-School; 3:20-4:50
LOCATION:  Nixon
COST:  $115.00 per student

Visit   www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner to view additional course information and to register!
Kujenga Robotics and Coding Upcoming Programs

Register your elementary student for robotics and coding classes through Kujenga either in-district or at Kujenga in Flanders. Kujenga is 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 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. 

Visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner to check out the after school programs at Jefferson and Kennedy as well as the classes at Kujenga in Flanders!
Generations of Dance Ballet/Jazz Class


Come and join the Generations of Dance family for an introductory ballet/jazz class.  The lessons will include an introduction to ballet and jazz technique through the teaching of various movement and terminology. You will explore different combinations and traditional ballet barre work. Please wear comfortable clothes and bare feet is fine! Tuition is $60 per child.

Visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner for more information and to register!
Young Rembrandts Upcoming Programs

Young Rembrandts After School
This fall is the perfect time to register for Young Rembrandts! Artists will advance techniques in color pencil, marker, and Sharpie. A fast food still life, emoticons, and the statue of liberty will provide a lot of fun and many artistic challenges. Young Rembrandts students will emulate master artist Andy Warhol, create their own skateboard graphic and much more! Make this an unforgettable winter for learning and fun! The K-4 Schools will have drawing classes while grades 5-6 learn Cartooning! Don't wait, enroll today! 

** REVISED DATES HAVE BEEN POSTED **
Date:   Fall and Winter Dates Scheduled - Beginning in September
Time: After-School at the Designated School
Location: Franklin, Jefferson, Kennedy, Nixon Elementary Schools
Cost: $92 per child

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


YR Little Hands (Preschool)
This fall, your pre-schooler will "fall" in love with our lessons. Just like the rainbow our youngest artists will create in the month of September, we will cover a colorful and pattern-rich spectrum of subjects. We'll soak in the warm colors of the sun as we draw a radiating sun face and we'll be careful not to get tangled up in our patterned spider web we draw in October! Learn about Native American culture through a detailed tepee we'll draw in November. We'll draw these (and may more exciting lessons!) while we enhance our fine-motor skills, learn to stay on task and follow directions, and learn the discrimination skills so critical in the classroom!  Register now for this 6-Week session beginning Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Roxbury High School. Tuition cost is $92 per student and includes materials, instruction, and fun! Click here to register now!


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!

Three fall sessions are now available beginning in October and November. Register here!
Mad Science Upcoming Programs

Mad Science After School

NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers 
for Grades K-4
 
Students set off on a voyage to discover the Solar System. We will explore topics such as Planets and Moons, Sun and Stars, Space Phenomena, Rocket Science and Space Travel, Space Technology and Living in Space! Our course culminates with a rocket launch or two and each participant will make their own Mad Science Robot to take home!
 
Date:   Fall Dates Scheduled - Beginning in the end of September
Time: After-School at the Designated School
Location: Franklin, Jefferson, Kennedy, Nixon Elementary Schools
Cost: $90 per child


** NEW** Brixology **NEW**
  for Grades 5-6  
   
This new STEM program allows kids to step into the shoes of an engineer by using LEGO® bricks to build a different engineering-themed projects in each class; exploring engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bio-engineering; using critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem-solving to test and improve creations; and experiencing extended learning with a take home project to reinforce each concept.

http://www.roxbury.org/Page/3626

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


Mad Science 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

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!


Mommy and Me Dance
Join the Accents on Dance Studio for this new program which is the perfect introduction to dance for our very youngest dancers. Ages 18 months to 3 year years old are invited to a session of "Mommy and Me". These classes are structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development in the youngest dancers. A parent/guardian is required for participation. Tuition is $75 per pair for this 6-week program beginning Wednesday, September 21st or $65 per pair for this 5-week program beginning Monday, September 19th at the Accents on Dance Studio. Register now at www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner.


Recreational Dance
Join the  Accents on Dance Studio  in this new program for boys and girls in grades 1-4. This 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. Students will be involved with a recital in June, so there will be costume and ticket costs. Don't wait to sign up, we will only be taking the first 15 students. For more information and register, visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner.




We've just added five more NEW programs TODAY through Accents on Dance!
Be sure to check them all out!
Adult and PreK Learn to Skate at Aspen Ice

Whether you wish to pursue hockey or figure skating or just be able to enjoy the occasional visit with family and friends, Aspen Ice Learn to Skate Group Classes are the first step to success! Each level teaches skills that encourage basic coordination, balance and movement in a fun and entertaining environment.  
 
Adult Learn to Skate - Visit  www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms for dates and times and to register!

PreK Learn to Skate - Visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner  for dates and times and to register!

Cost:  $120* per student 
Generations of Dance Ballet/Jazz Classes

Join the Generations of Dance family for an introductory ballet/jazz class for ages 7-10. This class will include an intro to ballet and jazz technique through the teaching of various movement and terminology. Tuition is $60 per student for this 5-week program beginning in October. Register now at www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner.
Upcoming FREE Workshops

Car Care - Know Your Car 
This class will educate people on 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 or continental breakfast.
 
Location:  Automotive Magic, 34 Berkshire Valley Road, Kenvil, NJ

Dates/Times: 
Session 1 - Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7-9 p.m.
Session 2 - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9-11 a.m.
 
Click here to register now!



Solutions for Successful Aging
This informative panel discussion to introduce families and their senior loved ones about how to prepare for and make the most of the senior years and understand resources that are available to today's aging population. Attendees will develop an understanding of options available to them including options for Creative Aging and understand different ways people are funding their aging choices. A light dinner will be provided. This informative workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Roxbury High School. Registration is required so sign up now here!
  
Getting Paid to Talk
Fall Workshop

Date:   Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Roxbury High School, Room A105 
Cost:  $15 per person

To register for the upcoming class, click here!
 
One of the more interesting continuing education classes we offer is "Getting Paid to Talk," a single-evening introduction to Voice Acting class that's presented by a company called Voice Coaches. We're presenting the class again in a couple of months.
 
This class is especially appealing to educators and instructors who use their voices professionally already. It's a fun and enlightening evening that offers up a lot of great information about the field of Voice Acting. Learn more at  http://www.voicecoaches.com/gptt .
 
Voice Coaches has been featured in articles in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Tampa Tribune, Newsday, and dozens of other newspapers around the country. They are a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and the American Society for Training and Development.
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:
- Organizing and Decluttering Your Home - Thursday, September 15, 2016
- 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

Intramurals Club at Lincoln/Roosevelt

This 8-week session (16 total sessions) is open to all 2016-2017 Lincoln/Roosevelt School students in grades 5 and 6. 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 will begin on Tuesday, September 27th and end on Thursday, November 18th. The sessions will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:15 am - 8:15 am, following the Roxbury school calendar. 

Instructor: 
Mr. Jim McDermott, L/R Physical Education teacher
Location:  Lincoln/Roosevelt Gymnasium
Times: Before School;  7:15 to 8:15 a.m. 
Dates: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning September 27th
Cost: $150 per student for Fall Session

For more information and to register, visit www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner
2016/2017 Community School  Programs/Trips

Adult Programs / Kids' Corner
Program planning for the 2016/2017 school year has already begun. Find scheduled programs for kids at   www.roxbury.org/KidsCorner and for adults at www.roxbury.org/AdultPrograms

Check back over the summer for the new additions to this year's line up! 



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
Departure from Roxbury High School Parking Lot:  12:30 p.m.
Return to Roxbury High School Parking Lot:  approximately 8:00 p.m.
Show Time:  5:00 p.m. 
Seating:  Side Orchestra Section
 
Cost:  $85.00/per person (Includes Show Ticket and Bus Transportation. Bus has bathroom on board and luxury seating) 
 
Discount Opportunities: (documentation may be requested)
- Roxbury School District Employee - Ticket Price is $80.00 per person (5% off per ticket) 
- Senior Citizen Discount (65 +) -  Ticket Price is $80.00 per person (5% off per ticket) 
 
Click here to reserve your tickets now!

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!
 

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.
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:
9/19/2016 - Regular
10/4/2016 - Workshop (Note: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, instead of Monday)
10/17/2016 - Regular
11/7/2016 - Workshop
11/21/2016 - Regular
12/5/2016 - Workshop
12/19/2016 - Regular
1/3/2017 - Reoganization (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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