listing of Resources, Websites and local attractions of interest
families with school age and pre-school children.
NORTHWEST NJ AREA
FAMILY ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES & CLUBS
River & Western Railway, Flemington, NJ Train Excursions
Campgaw Mountain Ski Area, Mahwah,
NJ Skiing, Winter Sports
CS Gymnastics, Flanders, NJ
- near ITC Crossing Shopping Center, Kids Gym, Dance, Parent-Child
Dance Worship Institute -
Randolph, NJ, - Classes & Instruction in Evangelical & Liturgical
Dream Dance Studio - Orben Dr, Landing, NJ 07850
973-398-1888 - Kids Dance
Gems Gymnastics - Randolph NJ, # 973-584-4111 or Rockaway NJ
Generations of Dance -
Kids Dance, Gymnastics, Ballet. Landing, NJ tel 973-810-2252
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey -
Fun activities and character development, local Roxbury groups
Growing Stage Live Theatre,
Netcong, NJ Family Theatre, volunteer involvement
Gymnastics Inc - Kenvil, NJ
High Point Ski Area,
Sussex, NJ Winter Sports, Cross-country, Snowshoe
K Party Rentals
Party Eqt Rental, Inflatable tubes,
Moonwalk, B'day parties
Land of Make Believe, Hope, NJ
Family Water & Amusement Park
Moms Club of Roxbury
Area - For stay- at-home moms, part time or full time, offering a
variety of activities
Mountain Creek Ski Area,
Vernon, NJ Skiing,
Museum of Early Trades &
Crafts, Madison, NJ Exhibits & hands-on demos of all
sorts of great stuff !
New Jersey State Fair,
Augusta - Sussex County Every August, Entertainment,
Pump It Up Party Zone, Randolph,
NJ Huge Inflatables, Birthday Parties, Arcade
Space Farms Zoo and Museum, Sussex,
NJ Animals, antique cars, something for everyone !
Sun High Farm & Orchards, Randolph,
NJ Tours, small farm animals, farm market, fall
Whippany Railway Museum,
Whippany, NJ See Steam Engines up close! Special Holiday
Wightman's Farms, Bernardsville,
NJ Corn Maze, Fall Hayrides & Pumpkin Picking
Wild West City, Byram, NJ
Western Shows. They also run "no-gun" days with Pioneer
Beanstalk Academy -
153 Lakeside Boulevard, Landing, NJ 07850 #
Bright Horizons - 150 Clark
Dr, Int'l Trade Zone, Mt. Olive, NJ. 973-691-0776
Growing Tree Childcare - 1070 Route 46, Ledgewood, NJ #
Creative Kidcare - 7B Lackawanna Dr, Byram, NJ # 973-347-0733
Creative Kids Learning Center - 77 Sunset Strip, Succasunna, NJ.
19 Hwy 10, Succasunna, NJ. 973-927-3331
Little Jewish Pre School - 11 Norman Rd, Rockaway, NJ.
Magical Moments Child Care, 48 Edgemere Av, Mt. Arlington,
Rosemary's Child Care, private home near Nixon Elementary School,
Landing, NJ. 973-398-1868
Roxbury Day Care, before and after school programs, 2 locations in
Nixon Elementary School and River View Apartments. Call
973-584-9671 for info
The Academy - Pre-School & Kindergarten, 1176 Route 10, Randolph,
The Nixon Public
School Office has a list of Landing 'Home Based' Child Care Providers
Math Tutoring - Middle School & High
School Algebra, Calculus, Geometry -
like living in Landing just as much as people do !! Click below
for safety info:
FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES
The following were recommended by our
readers, approved by the Editor and are family friendly:
American Academy of Family Physicians
- Visit their website so you won't need to visit their office.
Family Research Council - Protecting children & families,
Character & Values education.
Kids Health - Prevention,
Symptoms, First Aid.
Comprehensive overview of over 1000
National Institutes of Health Medline -
US Government run Medical Info site.
National Organization for
Marriage - Advocacy for Traditional Marriage.
New Jersey Family Policy Council -
Resources, NJ Legislative information on preserving traditional values.
Pediatric AIDS Foundation - A
non-political charity helping children with HIV. Deserving of support.
Web MD - Comprehensive Medical
New Jersey Poison
Information & Education System
Poison Info Hotline:
1-800-222-1222 Write it down !!
BULLYING < > SCHOOL
BULLYING < > SCHOOL
State of New
Jersey Guidelines on School Bullying (Became NJ State Law on
September 1, 2003)
With the increase of violence in schools generally, coupled with the sad fact that
many parents allow their children to watch TV, Videos and Movies that
feature (and promote) violence, the issue of the "School
Bully" takes on a new urgency. When this is coupled with the fact
that 'Entertainment' targeted toward teens often contains language that
belittles those who don't 'run with the crowd', the stage is set for
Teens getting the idea that their bullying behavior will be overlooked. Many parents have felt that some
Roxbury School Teachers and Principals have taken this issue too lightly
in past years and only recently are beginning to understand the
seriousness of this. The definition of Bullying is not only outright
violence, but can also take the form of consistent verbal harassment
against a child in school or on the School Bus while away from the eyes
of a Teacher. This reality seems to escape some Roxbury
school staff and explains why some Roxbury parents drive their kids
to and from School, rather than putting them on the bus and having them harassed
by constant vulgarities, gutter talk and subtle threats. These start as early as 5th or
6th grade, and intensify in 7th and 8th, as some parents of Eisenhower
Middle School students have learned.
Several concerned Roxbury School Guidance Counselors are doing what they
can to set up anti-Bullying programs, and we appreciate their efforts.
However, some Roxbury School Administrators, Board Members, Teachers and Phys Ed
Staff still have not embraced the need to be pro-active
about this serious problem, and only "do something" after a
child has been traumatized. They pay "lip service" to the
anti-bullying programs, while their behavior shows that they actually
regard these rules as an annoyance. While Roxbury
is probably little different than other suburban districts as regards the extent
of this problem, the passage in 2003 of a new state-wide law on
"Bullying", gives parents objective and measurable
standards with which to hold School Administrators accountable. Download the file
above which is the NJ State Guideline which took effect in September
2003. It is an Adobe .pdf file. Save to your Computer using the
Adobe File Menu. The website below has additional resources, and has a
focus on our local Roxbury Township Schools.
Roxbury NJ Public School
Students Facing Bullying
BE AN IDIOT - DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE !!
If you drink any kind
of Alcoholic beverage and then get behind the wheel, you are a potential
murderer. Yes, it's that simple. Just ask the family of the Landing 18
year old who died on I-80 several years ago after his "friend"
the driver drank and then
drove. More recently, another Landing driver stands accused of causing a
fatal accident while 'impaired'. Consuming even small amounts of alcohol dulls the senses,
increases reaction time, and hampers
judgment, vision and alertness. If you consume any amount of alcohol and your driving is affected, you can be convicted of drunk
driving in the State of New Jersey. Don't be an idiot. Don't drink and
New Jersey Mothers
Against Drunk Driving - MADD
New Jersey State Police
Sex Offender Internet Registry. This website allows you to
check if any registered sex offenders live in a certain area.