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September 4- Labor Day Corvias Office closed
The time of year has come again, as the children go back to school and families are settling into the normal routine of school life for the next 9 months with sports and other activities. We hope you will mark your calendars for an ice cream social at the housing office on September 7th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Please bring the kids and stop in for an after school treat. The Corvias team will all be here to make fun ice cream bowls with everyone. The team enjoys seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces and communicating with the parents about the day to day life here at McConnell.
Temperatures will begin to cool off later in September and our landscaping company will be applying a fall fertilization and weed preventative application in late September. We will send an e-mail to residents once conditions are suitable for this work to take place.
As we move into fall, the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system (HVAC) filters should be changed out in conjunction with the changing weather. HVACs recirculate indoor air; filters keep things like dust and debris from entering the system. Keeping an HVAC clean increases the longevity of the system and keeps efficiency high. Fall is the most challenging time of year for those who suffer from ragweed allergies. Ragweed pollen and other allergens, dust mites and pet dander are trapped by HVAC filters. Additional replacement filters are available by request. You can contact the office to schedule a replacement. Please contact the housing office at 316-347-2929 for details.
Congratulations to the Seymour Family for winning August Yard of the Month. To nominate a yard for Yard of the Month, please contact your community office.
The beginning of the school year brings concerns for many children and parents. Good grades, getting enough sleep and getting along with teachers and other students are all important. Many kids are excited to go back to school after summer break. But for a child that has been bullied before in the past, returning to school can be very stressful.
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, cyber or physical harassment.
As a parent, talk to your child about how they can stand up and prevent bullying. Be familiar with the schools bullying policy and prevention efforts. Preventing and stopping bullying involves a commitment to creating a safe environment where children can thrive, socially and academically, without being afraid.
Remind your child to:
Be kind to the kid being bullied. Show them that you care by trying to include them. Sit with them at lunch or on the bus, talk to them at school, or invite them to do something. Just hanging out with them will help them know they aren’t alone.
Treat everyone with respect
Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone
Challenge others to be kind
If you would like more information on bullying check out the following resources:
Keep your refrigerator and freezer at the right temperature. The refrigerator should be between 38° F and 42° F and the freezer between 0° F and 5° F.