- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Upcoming Events
- Resident Appreciation coming soon
- Your opinion matters
- How to make back to school a success
- School bullying: Not just sticks and stones
- July Yard of the Month winners
- Green corner
Dear Fort Bragg Family Housing Residents,
We have many new families that have joined us here at Fort Bragg during the big PCS season. We would like to welcome each of your and thank you for allowing us to meet you and your family’s housing needs. One of the best things about military life is the opportunity to explore. There are several resources to help you get familiar with Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. We here at Corvias have compiled a list of local spots based on our own experiences and feedback from our residents. Click here to learn more about the sites and sounds of Fayetteville. The Original Relocation Guide – Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, and Sandhills Region 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. Don’t forget to also check out Fort Bragg MWR to see what is happening in your backyard here.
It seems as though summer has just begun, when in fact it is almost over and school is beginning in just a few short weeks. As our children prepare to head back to the classroom, I would like to ask that all residents be on the alert for children on their way to and from school. To help ensure the safety of our children, please remember to pay attention to the posted speed limits in the neighborhoods. Also, please remember that Fort Bragg enforces hands free phone devices when driving – so please remember no texting or chasing Pokemon while behind the wheel.
Business Director, Corvias Military Living – Fort Bragg
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August 6 – Join the Smith Lake Recreation Area Outdoor Education Program at 11AM for Skulls and Skins. This program is designed to raise awareness about the environment, and engage children and their families with interactive learning, while embracing the outdoors.
August 13 – Warrior Saints Boxing – Best of the Best 2 at 5PM at Sports USA
August 17 – Hump Day at Sports USA. Join Sports USA every Wednesday from 5-7PM for freebies and specials to help make it through to Friday!
August 19 – Back to School – A workshop for teens 13-18 to help them find the future they want at Throckmorton Library at 2PM
August 20 – Fort Bragg monthly 5K Walk/Run starts at 8AM at Hedrick Stadium
August 22 – First Day of School for On Post Schools for grades 1-8
August 23 – First Day of Kindergarten for On Post Schools
August 29 – First Day of School for Cumberland and Harnett County Schools
We our residents! We will host Resident Appreciation Week 15 August – 19 August. Please stay tuned for more details about events and freebies that we will have for our residents throughout the week.
We would like to thank all of our residents who participated in our second quarter RCI surveys. We are happy to announce the following winners – each resident received a prize of $200:
- SGT Antonio Chaney (Randolph Pointe)
- SGT Jose and Cristina Corona
- SGT David and Monica Fausone
- SGT Jeremy and Patricia Hobson
- SGT Nicholas and Jessica Voccia
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.
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.
The Fort Bragg School Liaison Office has a wealth of resources to help parents and children grades K-12 have a successful school year. They can also help you with both on post and off post schools policy, practices, and enrollment criteria. For more information, visit http://fortbraggmwr.com/sls/.
Another great resource to help parents and children navigate the education system is the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). The MCEC's work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. For more information visit http://www.militarychild.org/.
Have a great school year!
With summer coming to a close and the start of a new school year right around the corner, parents are preparing their children for a variety of changes. This year while tackling your normal routine of back to school shopping, we encourage you to discuss school bullying with your children.
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 or physical harassment.
Research today shows bullying has significant short and long term effects that impact the education, health and safety of our children. As a parent, it is important to understand the dynamics of bullying, and the warning signs bullied children may exhibit.
Warning signs of bullying:
- Loss of interest in school
- Suddenly prefers adult company
- Sudden behavior changes
- Sleep problems
- Depression or self-harm
- Suicidal ideation
Tips for Parents:
Parents play a vital role in preventing bullying and recognizing the signs of bullying.
- Talk to your kids about bullying
- Keep open lines of communication
- Establish responsible use of technology and social media
- Model kindness and respect in the home
If you would like more information on bullying check out the following resources:
We would like to congratulate our July 2016 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 2016 winners:
- MSGT Warren and Michelle Bailey
- SSG Mehdi and Carlie Berriri
- Mr. Scott and Michelle Bickell
- SPC Josiah and Vanessa Boyer
- SSGT James and Kasey Cavender
- 2LT Erin and Shauna Chilson
- SSG Kyle and Madeline Cotham
- SPC Hector and Christina Crespo
- SSG Carlos and Melissa Diaz Rivera
- SGT Brandon and Elsa Frongillo
- CPT Matthew and Erica Garrick
- SGT Patrick and Lisa Goswick
- SGT Jaime and Ana Gonzalez
- SSG John and Susan Gyaben
- SPC Carl and Meghan Jacobsen
- PV2 William and Sierra Leedom
- SSG Logan and Michelle Melgar
- SGT Jorge and Mirelys Mercado
- SGT Sean and Jennifer Morrisey
- SSG Eric and Jamie Nico
- CSM Jason and Donna Osborne
- SFC Sylvester and Melissa Randolph
- CSM Brian and Lori Rarey
- SSG Randel and Amy Rodriguez
- SSG Jeremy and Stefanie Tapley
- SFC Joshua and Adelle Tripp
- SFC Lewis and Kimberly Urdahl
- 1LT Daniel and Cheric Vigeant
- SFC Matthew and April Woolf
How can you beat the heat this summer? Avoid using heat generating appliances during the hottest part of the day! Things such as your clothes dryer, oven and dish washer can all generate a lot of heat, which can make it harder to cool your home.