You are invited to attend Movie Night at Fort Meade! “Moana” movie screening will be held on Friday, September 29th outside at the Midway Common Community Center. Grab some FREE snacks at our Corvias Concession Stand starting at 7 p.m., or you may choose to bring your own. Show time will be at 7:30 p.m. Don't forget to bring your blanket or lawn chair!
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:
As a reminder, when placing boxes out for trash pickup, all boxes must be flattened. Hazardous materials such as paint, batteries and other chemicals will not be picked up, but you may drop off at Building 2250 on Rock Avenue for disposal. Large appliances and electronics will not be picked up. If you wish to dispose of these types of items, you may do so at Building 3000 on Ernie Pyle Street.
Service Members and their families are strong and face many adventures throughout their military career. Military life can also be stressful at times and some may start to feel isolated, overwhelmed, or angry when dealing with challenging situations. These reactions can be common responses to life events. However, these feelings may be signs of more serious conditions. People coping with challenges may feel like there is no escape from their symptoms, leading them to have thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – press ‘1’ for the Military Crisis Line or send a text to 838255. You can also visit http://www.militarycrisisline.net.
If you or someone you know is talking about suicide get them assistance immediately with these three steps – Ask, Care, Escort. Ask your loved one if they are thinking of killing themselves. Care for your loved one – actively listen to show understanding, remove any means that could be used for self-injury. Escort your loved one – never leave them alone! Escort them to their chain of command, a chaplain, a behavioral health professional, or primary care provider.
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.
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September 4th: Labor Day; all offices closed
September 4th: Last day of pool season
September 5th: Back to School
September 13th – Job Fair @ Club Meade 9am-2pm
September 29th – Corvias Movie Night at Midway Common Community Center