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National Night Out, a community police and safety event, will be on August 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field. Corvias Military Living is partnering with the Directorate of Emergency Services to provide residents with demonstrations and activities.This free event features safety demonstrations and displays from local and state law enforcement offices. Don’t miss the K-9 and Force Protection demonstrations.
National Night Out offers games and activities for children. Be sure to check out the zip-line, face painting, inflatables, laser tag, rock wall and much more. Residents can also cool off with light refreshments and cold drinks and treats. This event is free of charge.
Great news, our Resident Referral Program is back for a limited time! If you refer a new applicant and they move in by Monday, August 31st, you could earn some extra cash! To receive the referral fee, make sure the person you refer provides your first and last name upon their first visit at our Leasing Center.
- 1st Referral = $100
- 2nd Referral = $200
- 3rd, 4th, 5th... = $400
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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!
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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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!
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Upcoming events and important dates:
- August 1, 8, 15, 22 : Enjoy free live music from the United States Army at Constitution Park every Saturday in August starting at 7:00 p.m. http://www.armyfieldband.com/
- August 4: National Night Out; Parade Field 6-9pm.
- August 4: The Youth Sports program will be hosting the nationally known NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition at National Night on August 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Parade Field. This event is open to boys and girls ages 6-15 years old. Registration will occur on site. Please call 301-677-1179 for more information.
- August 5, 12, 19, 26: Fort Meade Farmers Market- Shop at Fort Meade's very own farmers market every Wednesday from 10:00 am-2:00 p.m. at the Meade Pavilion.