- Back to School Bullying: Not Just Sticks and Stones
- Banned Breeds on Post
- School Starts back Be Mindful of traffic
- Green corner
- A/C Filters
- Trash cans
- Cajun Word of the day
- Motor Oil on Post
- Care for animals during the days of Summer
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
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.
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:
There is a new Post wide Garrison pet policy that was signed by Garrison Commander that addresses in particular banned breeds on post. Corvias is also in the process of updating the Resident Responsibility Guide to reflect the new policy and it will go into effect on August 20, 2016.
Traffic will be picking up and the gates will take longer to get through due to buses and school routes being worked. Please be mindful of the kids that will be at the bus stops and make sure you leave for work a little earlier.
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.
Please replace you’re A/C filters very often. We have them for free at the community center nearest you. Replacing the filter often and not letting it get dirty will help your unit perform more efficiently.
Please keep your backyards picked up for lawn care to come in and mow your grass on a regular basis.
Also, keep all your poop and scoop picked up on a daily basis.
After the trash day please make sure to pull your trashcans back from the road.
Beignet-pronounced “bin-yey” this is a sweet shaped donut sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Used motor oil or any oil or paint does not need to be put in trash containers.
You can take this to the Auto Hobby Shop on post.
Corvias Military Living values all residents and their loved ones, including the furry ones. Be it a faithful old friend or a new puppy, here are some helpful tips for caring for any pet.
Food: Be sure to know the diet and feeding schedule of a new pet. Most pets need to be fed once or twice a day, depending on the veterinarian’s recommendation.
Water: Make sure the pet has plenty of clean, fresh water both indoors and out. Water should be changed at least twice a day.
Shelter: Pets need a place to call home. Providing shelter both indoors and outdoors is essential in maintaining the health and safety of pets.
Potty: Make sure to create a safe place for the pet’s bathroom needs. Most importantly, clean it regularly, not only for pets but for the lawn care team, too.
Grooming: Brushing and combing a pet every day helps to remove any loose or shedding hair they might have. After pets have been outdoors, check for ticks, fleas or any debris that might be in their fur.
Healthcare: Just as other family members need annual checkups, so do pets. Vet Services can help provide needed vaccines, pet registration and answer questions in regards to a pet’s health.
Just a little proactive care can mean extra time with your pet.
The following resources provide additional responsible pet ownership information: http://www.akc.org/puppies/responsible_dog_ownership/index.cfm and http://adoptarpo.org/adoptapet.html.
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Aug 16, 2016: First Day of School on Fort Polk
Please contact your school for Kindergarten dates as they may vary.
August 13, 2016- BOSS Pool Party 5PM to 10PM at the 50 Meter Pool
July 28- Annual Cafeteria Conversation and Resource Fair- 5-7PM at the Parkway Elementary School
(This is located at 3585 University Parkway, Leesville, LA 71446)-Corvias will be participating.)