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- Preventative maintenance
- There is still time for some summer fun! Great adventures in your “backyard”
- Back to school
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It seems as though summer has just begun, when in fact it is almost over and school is beginning in just a few short weeks. As our children prepare to head back to the classroom, I would like to ask that all residents be on the alert for children on their way to and from school.
You and your family may currently be experiencing a deployment. If this is the case, please allow us the opportunity to thank you for residing with us during this critical time. Deployments are never easy, but knowing your family is with others who understand what you are going through is a huge advantage, as well as the services that the Airmen and Family Readiness Center provide to families of deployed service members. Our goal is to ensure you have the needed support through these trying times. Please contact our community office if there is anything we can do to ease the burden of the deployment.
As always, thank you and your family for your dedicated service!
Sharon K. Shores
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
- Freeze Pop Fridays – Freeze Pop Fridays continue through August. Catch your cool treat at the community office every Friday (Aug 7, 14, 21, and 28) at 2 and 4PM.
- August 1 – Kayaking Trip with Outdoor Rec. Leaves ODR at 7:30am.
- August 3-7 – Youth Resiliency Camp from 11AM-1PM at the Youth Center. Call 919-722-0502 for more details and to register.
- August 14 – FREE Friday Night at the Movies at 6PM at the Base Theater presents Wreck it Ralph.
- August 21 – Independence Day Celebration and Back to School Bash at 5PM at the field across from the Fitness Center.
- August 28 – FREE Friday Night at the Movies at 6PM at the Base Theater presents Jupiter Ascending (rated PG-13).
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We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape. This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited will be 207-235 Kirtland, 600-615 Lackland and 301-314 March during the week of August 17th.
One of the best things about military life is the opportunity to explore. Goldsboro Travel and Tourism has up to date information about events happening in your area. Visit
http://www.visitgoldsboronc.com/resources/visitors-guide/ to learn about the outdoor adventures that best fit your inner explorer. The Wayne County Development Alliance also highlights a variety of places to visit and things to do to help residents learn about the great opportunities that lie outside their door. Visit them at http://www.waynealliance.org/things-to-do.
Where did the summer go? The first day of school is just around the corner. 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:
Obtain school information
Most schools websites provide information about policies, teacher links, homework and grading, lunch menus and the year’s calendar. If not, use the old-fashioned method and call. School personnel report to work weeks before classes start, so be proactive.
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.
For additional resources to help parents and children grades K-12 have a successful school year, and navigate the educational system, visit the Seymour Johnson School Liaison office at http://www.seymourjohnson.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4321.
Have a great school year!
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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!