- Spring Into Fun
- What to do when you’re are ready to move
- Resident Spotlight Program
- Corvias Foundation spouse education grant
- Getting Your Picky Eater to Try Healthy Foods
- Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day
- Guest Policy
- Daylight Savings Time
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your neighborhood?
Make sure to join us for our Spring Into Fun event on Saturday, March 28th from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Potomac Place Community Center. There will be fun for the whole family! Join us for egg hunts, photos with the bunny, prizes, crafts and refreshments. Don’t forget your camera to capture great memories and a basket to collect all the eggs you find. We look forward to seeing you there!
Egg Hunt Times:
- Ages 0-2 at 12:30pm
- Ages 3-5 at 12:45
- Ages 6-8 at 1pm
- Ages 9-12 at 1:15pm
- Ages 13-18 at 1:30pm
Getting ready to PCS? Deploy? Retire? Make sure to stop by the Community Office to provide a 30-day notice, along with a copy of your orders.
Ensure you have a smooth transition by following these steps once you are ready to move:
- Complete a Notice to Vacate Form at least 30 days prior to move out and submit to the Community Office. Your pre-inspection and final inspection will be scheduled at this time.
- For your final move out inspection, all personal items should be removed from the home, and the home should be left surface clean. All keys are returned to the Corvias representative at the final move out inspection.
If you have any questions about the move-out process, please stop by or call the Community Office and we’ll walk you through it.
Who doesn’t like to be recognized for doing the right thing? Corvias Military Living has a program to do just that! The Resident Spotlight program is a fun way for us to give residents kudos for taking care of and contributing to their community.
Our team is on the lookout for residents who take pride in their home and community. There are many ways to be an exemplary resident such as, consistently demonstrating care and cleanliness of your home, picking up after your pet regularly, taking time to beautify your yard and regularly returning your trash can from the curb to your home, just to name a few.
Thank you cards are awarded in four categories: care of home, yard, pets and community. If you are spotted being an outstanding citizen of Fort Meade you will be entered into a drawing to potentially win a $25 gift card. There will be one monthly winner per community.
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant. The application deadline is May 7, 2015.
March is National Nutrition Month. The focus of National Nutrition Month is to encourage healthy eating and physical activity habits. As a parent, making sure that our children eat right is one of the biggest concerns. With hectic schedules it is easy to turn to unhealthy choices out of convenience, especially when you have a picky eater.
Many experts agree on these five “tricks” to help get your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
- Don't make a big deal about it. If you announce "We're going to try something new tonight," your child will just translate that as "This is going to be disgusting; prepare to hate it." Instead, just set the plate down and let your kid explore it for herself.
- Make it fun. You've seen the cute pics: pancakes topped with smiley fruit faces, grilled cheese served in cookie-cutter shapes. Another winner is anything dunkable: Offer peanut butter or yogurt to dip fruit into, or some ranch dressing to go with steamed vegetables.
- Make it familiar. Incorporate the healthy stuff into dishes you know your child likes. If your child loves pizza, try adding vegetables. Got a muffin fan? Make a batch with blueberries or grated zucchini or carrots. Chicken-nugget chomper? Bake them with whole-grain bread crumbs.
- Talk it up. A kid couldn't care less about cholesterol or heart disease, but he will take notice if you tell him that doughnut won't give him enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with his friend in the swimming pool.
- Eat it yourself. If you won't touch anything green, why should they? If they see you enjoying a big salad or a fish dish, they just may come around (well, eventually).
St. Patrick’s Day is often associated with wearing the color green, corned beef and cabbage, shamrocks, and rainbows leading to pots of gold. Here are a few interesting fun facts about this great holiday:
- St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. His parents were Roman citizens living in England.
- St. Patrick’s Day was once a dry holiday. Until 1970, St. Patrick’s Day was considered a strict religious holiday which meant pubs were closed.
- The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.
- People wear green on this day to avoid being pinched.
- The St. Patrick’s Day parade was invented in the United States. The biggest celebrations are in New York City and Boston.
Residents may have guests visit their home for up to 30 consecutive days. Any guests visiting or residing in the home for longer than 30 days must complete a Request for Guest form, which can be obtained at your community office. In addition, guest must apply with the Visitor Control Center for a background check to be conducted. Corvias Military Living will not approve for a guest to reside in the home until notification of a favorable background check has been approved by the Visitor Control Center.
Please review the additional information below from the Visitor Control Center:
Effective 1 Feb 2015, a badge is required for access through the inspection station for residents and guest. All individuals requesting access to the installation that do not possess a government ID will be required to be vetted or sponsored. Residents in housing must be approved by Corvias and in possession of the COPS badge. A CAC card, Military ID, or a local issued COPS badge, is required or access to the installation will be denied.
The lease holder must sign the application to initiate the background check and have a government issued ID to request sponsorship of family members and/or guest. The following documents are required to apply for a background check: driver’s license or state ID, social security card, and a birth certificate or U.S. Passport.
It’s time to Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set clocks forward one hour. As you reset your clocks, it is a good time to test smoke detectors. If the alarm does not sound, contact your Community Office.
Make sure your thermostat fan is set to "auto" instead of "on." This will ensure your home heats or cools only when necessary.
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
- March 1: Cooking Matters Weekend Tour
- March 8: Daylight Savings Time Begins
- March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
- March 25: Youth Opportunity Fair 2-5pm at Club Meade
- March 20: First Day of Spring
- March 21: Brunch with the Easter Bunny 11-2pm at Conference Center
- March 28: Spring Into Fun Resident Event 12-2pm at Potomac Place