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August 10 - Center Street Jam
August 22 - Team Seymour Back to school Bash
August 24 - Center Street Jam
August 28 - First Day of School for Traditional Calendar
Stay up-to-date on resident events, community information and emergency notifications. Please take a moment to update your contact information here, because we don’t want you to miss a thing that is going on in your community! By providing us with a working phone number and two current e-mail addresses, we will be able to contact you in a timely fashion for maintenance requests, event information, and more.
If you’re working or playing outside under the hot August sun, you know that staying cool can be a challenge. It’s vital to your safety, of course, so take the proper steps to keep the heat from striking you down:
Water- Drink lots of it. Keep a water bottle handy in a shaded location so it doesn’t get too warm, and try to drink at least a cup every 20 minutes, whether you feel thirsty or not.
Shade-Avoid direct exposure to the sun when possible. Look for areas that aren’t already hot from sunlight earlier in the day, and where breezes can cool the air somewhat. Remember your sunscreen.
Break- Schedule regular breaks so everyone has a chance to cool down, get some water, and recover from the heat.
Acclimation- The body can learn to adapt to hot conditions, but don’t force it. Build up your tolerance for heat by gradually extending the amount of time you are in the sun.
Buddies- Keep an eye on your friends and family, and ask them to watch you for any signs of heat-related illness. People often don’t recognize the symptoms quickly enough.
Congratulations to A1C Zachary and Elizabeth Tolson at 203 Chanute for winning Yard of the Month for July! You have gone above and beyond making your house a home!!
The Corvias Team will be judging homes August 7h for the next Yard of the Month! Yards will be judged on:
Overall appearance (landscaping, lawn ornaments, etc.)
Flowerbeds free of weeds and grass
Driveway free of grease and oil
Free of trash, debris and pet waste
The winner will have the have the Yard-of-the-Month sign displayed in front of their home, their picture in Corvias Community News, and will also receive a $50 gift card.
Each month, residents spotted doing the right thing or going above and beyond are recognized. If you find a Thank You note on your door from Corvias, you have been entered into a monthly drawing! This month, our Resident Spotlight Award goes to Tremayne and Tracy Tucker! Thanks for being an outstanding resident and taking such great care of your home, your yard and your pet. You were submitted for this award by one of our team members. We are happy to have you and your family living with us at Seymour Johnson!
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. Wayne County Public Schools provides public K-12 education for Seymour Johnson AFB children.
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.
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!
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children, Corvias Military Living wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website, windowcoverings.org.
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 set of homes we will be visiting are: 207-235 Kirtland, 600-615 Lackland , 301-314 March. These homes will be visited the week of: August 14th – August 18th.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled mowing days. Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Also, all toys and other items need to be stored properly in the back yard. If you have a pool in your back yard, Munie will not be able to mow inside your fence. As always, yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices.
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!