The end of the year is drawing near. We have exciting things planned for this month. The students have been working hard on their career papers and presentations and will get a chance to present to their peers towards the end of the month. 4th and 5th graders will be presenting the week of May 15 and the middle schoolers will be presenting at the Middle School Career Fair on May 24. I am excited to see their hard work in action.
Many of the students will be transitioning to a new school, up to the middle school, or just up to the next grade level. With that comes a lot of change and adjusting. My hope is to prepare them for this change and get them to embrace it, so that they have the best chance to succeed in the following school year.
Parents of 8th graders, this is a nice article to help you, help your son/daughter transition to not only high school, but a new school with new peers and expectations. Check this website out for some good tips: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-teens.html. The best advice I can give the 8th graders is stay true to yourself and reach high for your goals; do not sell yourself short! I will miss you guys, but know that you guys are ready for this next stage of your lives!! Good luck :)
Parents of 5th graders, we are planning on having a mandatory parent meeting in the middle of May in order to provide you with some tools and tips to use to help your son/daughter get ready for middle school next year. Although, they will be in the same building, there are many different expectations and standards in our middle school that the 5th graders will need to adjust to. Here is a good article to read to get you and your child prepared for the differences that they will face as middle schoolers: http://psychcentral.com/lib/helping-your-child-transition-from-elementary-to-middle-school/