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- Army Wife Network to host free spouse events at Fort Riley September 17-18
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- Teen Event: End of Summer Bash
- Yard of the Month winner
- Corvias Candid Camera: Tell Us Your Story!
- Back to school
- National Night Out
- Green Corner
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An event filled with friendship, laughter, prizes, advice and self-discovery is coming September 17-18 to Fort Riley. Corvias Military Living is proud to partner with Army Wife Network, a multi-media resource site for Army spouses, to bring the Field ExerciseTM: Battle Buddies to Fort Riley’s military spouses. There is no cost to attend and the event is open to all spouses at Fort Riley.
The Field ExerciseTM: Battle Buddies is a networking and military appreciation event for spouses. Army Wife Network’s Tara Crooks, Janet MacIntosh and Paula Swanson will host two, free sessions from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 17 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, September 18. Both sessions of the Field ExerciseTM are free and focus on creating a personal support network to help navigate Army life.
“Our Field ExerciseTM will have a room full of talking and laughing spouses engaged with each other and recharging their spirits by putting themselves first,” said Crooks, co-founder of Army Wife Network and 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year. "We have been to Fort Riley before, to a great crowd of welcoming spouses. We look forward to bringing our event there again and cannot wait for them to experience our new Battle Buddies activities!"
The two four-hour sessions are identical and will feature a full lunch or dinner, door prizes and giveaways.
Registration for these events will open September 1st at www.armywifenetwork.com under the events section. Space is limited and a ticket will be required for event entry. Remember, only register for one of the two sessions. Watch for more details and information from Corvias and Army Wife Network as the registration date approaches.
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Attention teens!! We are hosting an End of Summer Bash just for Teens on Friday, August 14th from 5-7pm at the Colyer Forsyth Community Center fields. Activities will include Zorb Balls, Velcro Wall, Hydro Blaster game, food, music, and prizes!! This event is free and open to Fort Riley on-post family housing teens ages 13-17. Photo ID is required to attend.
Congratulations to the Knowlton Family for winning the July Installation Yard of the Month. To nominate a yard for Yard of the Month, please contact your community office.
Corvias wants to know how you make your house a home and why living on post is more than just a convenience- we're a Community! Tell us the story of your Corvias life at Fort Riley and we'll enter you in a drawing for a $50 gift card. It's simple...
- Take a photo depicting life at Fort Riley.
- Post your photo to our Facebook page-Fort Riley On-Post Housing
- Use the hashtag #CorviasCandidCamera in your post
This contest runs August 3rd – August 27th and each Friday in August we'll randomly choose one $50 winner! Be creative, silly, artsy, heartfelt, etc. but most of all have fun with it. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
All USD 475 schools begin Full Day classes on August 18. If you are uncertain what school your child will be attending or if they can ride the bus, find the answer by visiting the USD 475 website and then click on the infoFinder link at the bottom of the page. You will be taken to the infoFinder website where you will type in your home address and zip code. Once you select your address you will be able to find out what schools correspond to your area and if busing is available. On the left side of this page you will find the USD 475 transportation guidelines, boundary changes and other back to school information. For more information on busing and enrollment, visitusd475.org/enrollment. Read more…
The beginning of the school year can be overwhelming. With a little preparation, you and your family will be ready to begin the new academic year. No one can be fully prepared for the year ahead, but these tips might make it a little easier. Read more…
Check-Ups and Immunizations
Review your child’s immunization record to ensure it is up-to-date. It’s also a great time to have your child’s physical, eye and dental exams completed before school starts. Remember, students will need a sports physical or signed release form to participate in sport activities. Visit Tricare for more information.
The cost of clothes, shoes and supplies doesn’t have to bust your budget. Most school websites have supply lists posted. Before going shopping, take a complete assessment of what you have and what you really need. During the month of August, some states offer a “sales tax holiday,” which means that certain products will not be taxed during a set period of time. Get the most “bang” for your buck; check to see if your state participates in sales tax holidays.
Get back into a routine.
Two to three weeks before classes start, have your child go to bed earlier and get up earlier. Increase the time increments every few days and your child will be less resistant to the early morning wake-up calls for school. In addition, have your child lay out clothing the night before. It teaches organization and saves time.
Establishing a homework routine and providing a quiet, well-lit place to complete assignments is important for children. Tutor.com can help too, with tutoring sessions available to children in grades 1-12.
Safety and Bullying.
Create a plan in case of an emergency. Practice a safety word or code with younger children. Talk to your child about bullying and how to stay safe at school.
Have a great school year!
Fort Riley will celebrate National Night Out from 5-8:30pm August 4th at Jefferson Elementary School. National Night out is a night for law enforcement and communities to unite and take a stand against crime. The event is free and open to the public.
A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers - make sure they're recycled!