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Child Security

October 5, 2017 in Current News by fpsesafety

The following post is from: Safety & Security

Child Safety & Security Classes

Is your child starting to be old enough to be left at home alone or with a sibling? Are they using the internet alone? The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children offers free online training for kids aged 5-17 on home alone safety, internet identity safety, and cyberbullying. Their website is www.netsmartz.org and they have materials for both kids and parents.

DIY Child ID Kit

Although it is not something you would ever want to have to use, a child ID kit is essential if you ever need law enforcement’s help finding your child. It is also a great tool to have when traveling far distances or if you live in a natural disaster area. Here’s what you need to make one at home:

  • Photo of the child’s face, in color, that has been taken in the last 6 months
    • The photo should be updated regularly, about twice a year
    • You should keep a physical copy on hand as well as a digit copy on a phone or computer that you can easily access
  • Create a description of your child and include their name, nickname, birthday, gender, hair color & style, eye color, weight, height, and any identifying qualities. Identifying qualities can include if they wear glasses, have braces, piercings, and birthmarks.
  • A copy of your child’s fingerprints
    • Grab some fingerprint ink from an office supply store
    • Have your child thoroughly wash their hands and fingertips
    • Roll their finger across the ink pad and then roll their finger across plain cardstock or paper, using firm and even pressure
    • The print should show lines and swirls clearly. If there are smudges, try again
    • Keep these prints somewhere secure. Do not give to anyone (including law enforcement) unless it is an emergency
  • A sample of DNA
    • There are services that you can use to collect and store your child’s DNA in case of an emergency, or you can do one of the following:
      • Have your child use a new toothbrush without toothpaste. Do not rinse it off. Let it air dry and then store it in a brown envelope. Use a self-sealing envelope or have your child lick to seal the envelope, and then store it in a cool, dry location
      • Follow the above instructions but instead have your child exclusively use a new hairbrush for a month. Store it with the hair in the brush
      • Collect a used bandage with a blood sample on it from your child and store it in a brown envelope in a cool, dry place
    • Dental Impressions
      • You can use a clean piece of Styrofoam to collect bite marks from your child. Have them bit down firmly on Styrofoam, so that you can clearly see their tooth impressions. Store somewhere safe, and update every two years until they are 18
    • Medical Reports
      • Keep copies of x-rays, dental records, and documentations of broken bones somewhere safe and accessible

If you can only do a couple of these things, the photograph, description, and DNA sample are the most important things to keep.


by Adam

September Events and Opportunities

September 6, 2017 in Uncategorized by Adam

September 8th is the last date to apply for Chouteau Greenway Citizen Advisory Committee. Find more info and apply at https://greatriversgreenway.org/Chouteau/ or contact Elizabeth Simons, office: 314-932-4904 cell: 314-609-9188 email: esimons@grgstl.org

September 9th is a FPSE Job Fair, from 11am to 2pm at City Garden School (1618 Tower Grove Ave.) Local job opportunities will be available from restaurants, hospitals, construction, and more. More info: http://www.parkcentraldevelopment.org/neighborhood-job-fair-readiness-workshops/ Contact Linda at (314) 535-5311 or linda@pcd-stl.org

September 15th City Garden School launches the Colorbrave Series, an opportunity for community intergroup dialogues and educational presentations focused on race and bias. Sessions are held at the school, 1618 Tower Grove Ave, and begin at 5:30 pm with a light dinner, followed by a presentation and discussion, concluding at 7:30 pm. Childcare for children ages 3 to 14 is provided. Attendance is free, but registration is required: http://ow.ly/4pQG30eGbyc. Contact: Amber Norris, 314-664- 7646, amber@citygardenschool.org

September 19th at 6:45pm is the next FPSE Neighborhood Association meeting, located at the 4317 Vista (Adam’s Park Club / Elementary). Join our email list or contact us at forestparksoutheast@gmail.com

by Gelinda

It’s Not Too Late to Recruit at the Job Fair 9/9

August 28, 2017 in Botanical Heights, Forest Park Southeast by Gelinda

The following post is from: Forest Park Southeast – Park Central Development

We are still accepting applications from local businesses for the Job Fair Saturday, September 9th.  If your company is looking to hire employees from your neighborhood, come to the job fair and make a positive impact in your backyard.  For more information, contact Linda Nguyen at 314.535.5311 or linda@pcd-stl.org.
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by Gelinda

FPSE Development Committee Meeting Tuesday, 8/29

August 25, 2017 in Development, Forest Park Southeast by Gelinda

The following post is from: Forest Park Southeast – Park Central Development

The next Forest Park Southeast Development Committee meeting will be Tuesday, August 29 at 5:30 pm at 4512 Manchester.  Agenda items can be found below:

8.29.17 FPSE Development Committee Meeting Packet

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by Adam

Next Tuesday (Aug 1st): National Night Out!

July 28, 2017 in Uncategorized by Adam

Hi Neighbors!  It’s that time of year.  Tuesday, August 1st will be National Night Out.  The Forest Park Southeast neighborhood will be celebrating in Chouteau Park at 6:30pm.  We’ll have the annual kickball game, residents versus business owners.  Hope to see you there!

Keep in mind that we will not be meeting the 3rd Tuesday of August, so please join us for this special event!