- Join us for our annual Movie Night!
- Pool Hours Reduced
- Back-to-School safety tips
- Back to School Bullying: Not Just Sticks and Stones
- Green corner
- Help prevent storm water pollution
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us on Friday, August 26th for Zootopia! The event will begin at 7:30 pm and will be held at the field next to the Old Cavalry Post Community Center. Families will enjoy free popcorn, drinks, a chance to win prizes and much more. We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, Aug. 10, the community pools will begin operating with reduced hours through the week, but will continue operating normally on the weekends. Please see new schedule below:
- Weekdays: 4 to 8 pm
- Saturdays: 12 to 8 pm
- Sundays: 1 to 6 pm
The community pools will operate on this schedule through Sept. 5, after which the pools will close for the season.
All Lawton Public Schools begin classes Wednesday, Aug.10. Residents should be mindful of increased vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic during peak school hours. Below are the top Back-to-School safety tips from safekids.org:
Reminders for drivers:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential areas and school zones.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours.
- Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- When parking vehicles in driveways, do not block sidewalks.
Reminders for school children:
- For their safety, children should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars.
- Make sure they always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them.
- Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
- Walk in groups of three or more.
We wish you a safe and fun 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:
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.
Storm water pollution is a challenging water quality problem. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a discrete number of sources, storm water pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere.
Rainwater runoff from streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites and pick up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. These pollutants can cloud the water and make it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow and could potentially destroy aquatic habitats.
Storm water runoff is our most common cause of water pollution. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater
To report any storm water issues in the residential areas, please contact your Community Office. If the storm water incident is occurring anywhere else on post, please contact the Fort Sill Environmental Quality Division at (580) 442-3266.
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Aug 5- Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade; 1-6pm; Cameron CETES Conference Center
Aug 10- First day of school and reduced pool hours begin
Aug 26- Movie Night resident event; 7:30 pm; Field next to Old Cavalry Post Community Center