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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.
Have a great school year!
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You don’t need a lot of money or time to plan a last minute summer staycation. Here are some tips to help explore the local area:
- Visit a local museum – art, Natural or American history are just a few of the museums DC has to offer. The best part, most of them are free! The aquarium and zoo are a lot of fun.
- Take a history lesson – enjoy the rich history of DC by visiting the national monuments and catching a glimpse of the White House
- Relax at Quiet Waters park. You can easily spend the entire day at this park enjoying the art galleries, playgrounds, paddle boats and so much more.
- Tour the beautiful U.S. Naval Academy campus, admission to the museum is free.
- See a ballgame – check out the Orioles, Nationals or the minor league team the Bowie Baysox play a baseball game. Soak up some sun, eat a hotdog, and enjoy a favorite pastime.
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We are excited to announce big changes are happening with payment options for residents at Corvias Military Living. You now have online and mobile rent payment options. This will save you time in your day and allow you to pay your rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home. If you are already set up with an allotment of your BAH going towards your home each month, this will not apply to you. However, it may apply in the event you need to pay a prorated amount for rent upon move-in or when you move-out and wish to pay an outstanding balance. Click here for a summary of your options.
Get a confidential peer-to-peer specialty consultation through Military OneSource from veterans and military spouses who truly hear and understand your unique challenges. Call 800-342-9647 today to speak with a peer consultant. Military OneSource offers a variety of confidential and FREE services to service members and their families address every phase of military life. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood services. It is a virtual extension to installation services.
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!
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.
Upcoming events and important dates:
- August 4: National Night Out; check for local events
- August 7, 14, 21, 28: Storytime at Bayside Community Center 10:30-11:30am
- August 15: Bowling/Golfing Tournament; 2-9pm at Ruggles Golf Course and The Brunner Lanes
- August 27: First Day of School