- Message from the Business Director
- Community Park update
- Take one last lap!
- Back-to-School safety tips
- Back to School Bullying: Not Just Sticks and Stones
- Resident Reminders: Work Orders
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- Want to know what is happening in your community
It seems as though summer has just started, 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, we would like to ask all residents to be on the lookout for children on their way to and from school. I encourage everyone to read the back to school safety tips in this edition of the newsletter.
Also, has your contact information changed? We ask that you update your contact information with the community office regularly. It is important to update any change in your duty assignment, change in rank or change in family members. This information is critical should our office need to contact you and your family in the event of an emergency.
As always, thank you and your family for your dedicated service to preserving our way of life.
Community Park is currently undergoing renovations and is projected to be completed this fall. Keep your eye out for the re-opening of the park! Residents will have the ability to enjoy new and updated features which includes walking paths, fitness zones and dog parks. We are excited to provide the updated amenity to our on-post housing community.
Come enjoy the Corvias Community Pool one last time for the 2016 pool season. The last day of operation for this pool season will be on Labor Day; Monday, September 5.
Residents should be mindful of increased vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic as the 2016-2017 school season begins. Below are the top Back-to-School safety tips from safekids.org:
Reminders for drivers:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential areas and school zones.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours.
- Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- When parking vehicles in driveways, do not block sidewalks.
Reminders for school children:
- For their safety, children should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars.
- Make sure they always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them.
- Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
- Walk in groups of three or more.
We wish you a safe and fun school year!
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:
Corvias Military Living provides 24-hour maintenance services for all resident needs. If something in a home needs immediate attention the maintenance staff is available after normal business hours for emergencies. Call 661-385-6051 day or night, for any maintenance issues. Also, work orders may be submitted on the website.
Work order classification
Emergency – Response time in one hour or less with repairs completed in 24 hours. Response times may differ based on the particular issue or weather conditions. Some examples of maintenance emergencies include burst or frozen pipes, sewer back-up, electrical short or fire. An example of a weather related emergency would be the loss of heat during the winter months.
Urgent – Response time in 24-hours or less with repairs completed within five days. Urgent work is required to correct a condition that may become an emergency. Some examples include a broken garage door, a broken garbage disposal or a cracked window.
Routine – Response time in three business days with repairs completed within 15 days. Routine work is needed for an inconvenience that does not pose a hazard or potential hazard. This may include a broken drawer or towel bar.
Please contact the Community Office if you have any questions or concerns.
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.
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