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4th Grade 8th Grade Parent Summary
4th Grade Transition to Middle School Program
Park Middle School and Terrill Middle Schools look forward to new students
This spring, The
C.H.I.L.D. Organization of Scotch Plains Fanwood in cooperation with the
Municipal Alliance Coalition (MAC) are once again offering an After-School
enrichment program to ALL fourth-grade children who will be transitioning from
elementary school to middle school.
The middle school
environment can place greater academic and social expectations from our
children. Talking and role playing about these challenges in a supportive
environment can help children anticipate and cope with these expectations.
After-School Kids Program is a two day event that takes place from 3:15 - 4:30
PM at each of the 5 public elementary schools in Scotch Plains and Fanwood
throughout the spring.
and/or social workers will facilitate the program aimed at preparing our
children for Middle School and the ‘Teen Scene’. Topics will include:
Balancing Homework and Social Life, Family Responsibilities, Peer Pressure,
Making and Keeping Friendships, Respecting Each Others Differences and How to
FREE and Voluntary. Registration is limited to 20 students at each school, on a
first-come, first-served basis. If you think your fourth grader would benefit
and be interested in this program call send email to CHILD
note that for security reasons, parents or caregivers must "sign out"
their child at the end of each session. Also, parents may want to send along a
small neat snack for after school.
NOTE - For parents
only, there will be a 1 hour summary to help you empower your child during the
summer. The Parent Summary is usually held at SPFHS. .
Grade Transition to High School For Success
this spring, ALL 8th graders will have an opportunity to attend the Transition
to High School For Success at their current middle school assignment.
goals mature during high school with a focus on college preparations, career
goals, community involvement and post graduation options, counselors help to
prepare students for their transition from the middle school environment to the
high school environment. This program will help teach and strengthen
appropriate life skills necessary to create a proper balance between academic,
social and personal schedules.
will focus on recognizing their personal accomplishments and individual changes
throughout their middle school experience, while continuing to learn how to
recognize their strengths and abilities and to build on those strengths,
broadening their capacity for success.
This After-School Kids Program will take place 1 day after school at Park for Park's 8th grade students and 1 day after school at Terrill for Terrill's 8th grade students from 2:45 - 4:15 PM.
is limited to 20 students at each school, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Be on the look out dates and for electronic e-blasts for the permission forms
sent by your school's PTA.
Summary - For ALL Parents, there will
be a summary to help you empower your child during the summer.