Schoolbits – June 23, 2016


IMCOM-E PCS handbooks
Are you PCSing with school age children? Checkout the IMCOM-Europe PCS handbooks available online to help your family prepare for a smooth school transition to your new duty station. Find resources for both inbound and outbound European moves at europe.armymwr.com/europe/imcom-e-slo-list.


School lunch accounts
If you are PCSing at the end of this school year, close out your child’s lunch account at the AAFES customer service. If you owe money please pay before departure. Any remaining funds will be returned. If your child is moving between elementary, middle, or high schools in the same location, the account will be transferred to the new school and all funds associated with that account will follow your child to his new school. If you do not have a lunch account and will be attending a DoDEA school during the 2016-17 school year, stop by AAFES to set up an account.


Early release announced
Parents are reminded, beginning in the 2016-17 school year, Wiesbaden community schools will implement a one-hour early release each Thursday to facilitate collaborative staff development time. The change is being implemented on a community-by-community basis across the Department of Defense Education Activity-Europe. For more information or questions, contact your student’s principal.



Summer reading program
Wiesbaden military community youths are invited to participate in six fun-filled weeks of stories and activities aimed at promoting literacy during the Wiesbaden Library’s “Read for the Win” Summer Reading Program. There will be new and engaging projects, activities and incentives each week. This program is for youths in grades one to five and will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4. Parents can register their children at the library June 20 through 25. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9821 for more information.


Kids summer programs
Wiesbaden Child, Youth and School Services offers a host of great trips, classes and activities during the summer months. There are also a 4H imAlone Workshop, Summer Camps and Clinics, and SKIESUnlimited classes. For details go to www.wiesbaden.armymwr.com. Children must be registered with CYSS to participate in the Summer Programs. To enroll your children in activities, make/change/cancel hourly care reservations, make a payment, or reprint a receipt, please visit webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/wiesbadencyms.html.