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- Back to School Bullying: Not Just Sticks and Stones
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- August 5 - Teen Event
- August 15 - School Starts
We are throwing a back to school party for teens! Tell your teens about the Back to School Glow Party at the Colyer Forsyth Community Center Gym on August 5th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Pizza, soda, music, graffiti wall, games, prizes and a free glow swag bag for the first 100 teens. This is a great opportunity for your teens to makes some friends before the school year starts! This event is open to Corvias residents ages 13 - 17 only.
Corvias Military Living strives to be the best place to work and the best provider of customer service. One of the ways we achieve that is through work/life balance initiatives for our employees that allow them to better serve you. Beginning August 1st, Corvias Community Centers will no longer be staffed on Saturdays and will close at 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Activities in the centers that require checking out of equipment (pool table, video game remotes, basketballs, etc.) will only be available during our regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. We encourage residents to continue to take advantage of Community Center amenities such as fitness centers, laundry facilities and gym available via key fob, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm, seven days a week.
With summer coming to a close and the start of a new school year right around the corner, parents are preparing their children for a variety of changes. This year while tackling your normal routine of back to school shopping, we encourage you to discuss school bullying with your children. Read more…
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly a third of all children report having been bullied in school. Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive or covert behaviors. Bullying can occur in the form of verbal, social or physical harassment.
Research today shows bullying has significant short and long term effects that impact the education, health and safety of our children. As a parent, it is important to understand the dynamics of bullying, and the warning signs bullied children may exhibit.
Warning signs of bullying:
- Loss of interest in school
- Suddenly prefers adult company
- Sudden behavior changes
- Sleep problems
- Depression or self-harm
- Suicidal ideation
Tips for Parents:
Parents play a vital role in preventing bullying and recognizing the signs of bullying.
- Talk to your kids about bullying
- Keep open lines of communication
- Establish responsible use of technology and social media
- Model kindness and respect in the home
If you would like more information on bullying check out the following resources:
Congratulations to the Installation Yard of the Month winner SFC Vallery and Family as well as the Community Yard of the Month winners. McClellan: SSG Nicasio and Family, Historic Main Post: W02 Postma and Family, Ellis Heights: SPC Cunningham and Family, Warner Peterson: SGT Garnett and Family, and Colyer Forsyth: SFC Muren and Family. To nominate a yard for Yard of the Month, please contact your community office.
All USD 475 schools begin Full Day classes on August 16. 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!
How can you beat the heat this summer? Avoid using heat generating appliances during the hottest part of the day! Things such as your clothes dryer, oven and dish washer can all generate a lot of heat, which can make it harder to cool your home.