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- There is still time for some summer fun! Great adventures in your “backyard”
- Back to school
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- August 1 and August 22 – U.S. National Whitewater Center Excursion Trip brought to you by Fort Bragg Outdoor Recreation Excursions
- August 8 – Dive in Theater at Twin Lions Pool presents Paddington Bear from 8-11PM.
- August 13 – Story Hour at Linden Oaks from 10-11AM.
- August 15 – Back to School Bowling Bash from 1-4PM. For $5 you get a hot dog, 16oz soda, 1 game, shoe rental, and a backpack with school supplies for children ages 5-16yrs old
- August 15 – Movie Night under the Stars at Smith Lake Recreation Area present Maleficent at 9PM.
- August 22 – MWR 5K Walk/Run Neon Night Run. The run starts at 8:30PM at Hedrick Stadium
- August 28 – ASYMCA and the Fort Bragg Fire and Emergency Services have teamed up to offer E4 and below or their spouse in their second or third trimester a FREE Car seat. Parents much preregister by Aug 20 at https://fbdonations.abilafundraisingonline.com/carseat
- September 19 – Race Fort Bragg. Reebok Spartan Race will be hosted. Commit as a team to running, jumping, climbing, and crawling 3+ miles through a course riddled with over 20 obstacles
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Join ACS and Corvias Military Living as we host our monthly story hour on August 13 from 10-11AM at the Lodge at Linden Oaks. The Military Police will join us as the special guest reader. There will be a light snack and activities following the story. Call 910-396-2749 or 910-643-7517 to register. We look forward to seeing you there.
- Remember to secure your belongings both in your home and your car. View PMO’s Crime Prevention Tips to help deter crime in the community.
- Summertime is a great time to spruce up your yard. Please remember that residents are responsible for keeping their flowerbeds free of weeds and debris.
- Residents can obtain grass seed and mulch from the Corvias Military Living Warehouse located at the corner of Honeycutt and S. Lucas every Friday from 2-4:15. If you live at Linden Oaks you can pick grass seeds and mulch every Friday at the Lodge at Linden Oaks Community Center from 2-4:15PM.
- Please remember that travel trailers, motor coaches, cargo trailers, camper bodies or trailers, commercial vehicles, tractor trailers, boats, boat trailers and horse trailers cannot be stored or parked outside a garage or carport.
- Backyard pools:
- Only small, well-maintained wading pools are permitted. Wading pools must be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10-feet wide.
- Wading pools must be positioned in the backyard on grassy areas
- Wading pools must be emptied daily and removed when not in use.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your Community Center.
We would like to congratulate our July 2015 Yard of the Month winners. We would like to thank you and all of our residents who help keep our community looking great! We look forward to seeing your beautiful yards in the October for our Fall Yard of the Month competition. Again congratulations to our July 2015 winners:
- Mr. Scott and Michelle Bickell
- SSG James and Kelli Bratton
- SSG Daniel and Brittany Byerly
- SSG Jare and Vickianna Clements
- SPC Dustin and Dana Coffman
- SGT Douglas and Kristen Cole
- SSG Daniel and Elisa Fahey
- SGT Daniel and Cristina Fusco
- SPC Aquiles and Alba Castillo Gomez
- SGT Jaime and Ana Gonzalez
- SGT Patrick and Lisa Goswick
- SSG John and Susan Gyaben
- SGT Samuel and Lindsey Harding
- SGT John Joshua and Melinda Hilario
- SGT Russell and Courtney Hinnenkamp
- SPC Sajid and Brandi Khan
- CPT Luke and Ashley Keller
- SGM Kenneth and Molly Johnson
- Mr. Richard and Janie Jones
- SPC Richard and Natasha Lopez
- SSG Juan and Britta Armendariz Martinez
- SSG Christopher and Christina Mezquita
- SGT Nicklous and Angela Price
- SSG Randal and Amy Rodriguez
- SGT Pedro and Arismeys Matos Rodriguez
- SPC Brandon and Valerie Schak
- CPT Karey and Michelle Speten
- COL Robert and Lisa Wilson
One of the best things about military life is the opportunity to explore. The Cape Fear River offers a variety of water adventures to include tubing and kayaking. Visit http://www.fayobserver.com/living/paddling-the-cape-fear-river-a-relaxing-adventure/article_e38845e2-a677-5718-9bfd-4851f9820382.html to learn about the outdoor adventures that best fits your inner explorer. The Original Relocation Guide – Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, and Sandhills Region also highlights a variety of places to visit and things to do to help residents learn about the great opportunities that lie outside their door. To order your FREE relocation guide to help you unlock new adventures visit their website at http://www.relocationguide.biz/relocation-guides/fayettevillefort-braggsandhills-nc/.
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.
For additional resources to help parents and children grades K-12 have a successful school year, visit the Fort Bragg School Liaison Office at http://fortbraggmwr.com/sls/.
Another great local resource to help parents and children navigate the education system is the Parent to Parent program. Parent to Parent is an initiative of the Military Child Education Coalition, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization. The MCEC's work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. Through a contract with the army, all Parent to Parent workshops are provided free of cost to parents of children affected by the military lifestyle. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parent-to-Parent-Fort-Bragg-NC/528591133860018?sk=info&tab=page_info or http://www.militarychild.org/parents-and-students/programs/parent-to-parent.
Have a great school year!
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