Palms Middle School

Middle Years Newsletter

Middle school students go through dramatic changes and need their parents’ support. The Palms Middle School Magnet Program provides the Middle Years monthly newsletter to help parents help their children.

Middle Years offers practical ideas to improve school success, strengthen the home and school partnership, enhance parenting skills, strengthen family life, understand middle schoolers’ behavior, and build positive character traits.

Each issue is a PDF file that you can download and read. See the Help Page for details about how to read PDF files.

2016-2017

2016-2017 Issues
Issue (click to download) Lead Article
September 2016 School is priority #1
October 2016 Discipline for tweens
November 2016 Study smart
December 2016 Show Grit
January 2017 Project success
February 2017 Handling tween behavior
March 2017 Reading:  Dig deeper
April 2017  
May 2017  

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Back Issues

PDF files are available for back issues of the Middle Years Newsletter beginning with the September 2008 issue.

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2015-2016

2015-2016 Issues
Issue (contact FOP for a copy) Lead Article
September 2015 Focused and Ready to Learn
October 2015 Homework Problems–Solved
November 2015 My Actions, My Responsibility
December 2015 Reading: On The Case
January 2016 Mixing Up Study Time
February 2016 Motivated From the Inside 
March 2016 Ready for Future Careers
April 2016 Updating the Rules
May 2016 Tuned Into Learning

2014-2015

2014-2015 Issues
Issue (contact FOP for a copy) Lead Article
September 2014 A+ Organizing
October 2014 Rules that Work
November 2014 A Plan for Study Time
December 2014 A Place for Respect
January 2015 Test-Taking Strategies
February 2015 Typical Tween Behavior
March 2015 Revise and Shine
April 2015 Spreading Kindness and Compassion
May 2015 Have a Creative Summer

2013-2014

2013-2014 Issues
Issue (contact FOP for a copy) Lead Article
September 2013 Strategies for Success
October 2013 Put to the Test
November 2013 A Healthy Social Life
December 2013 Tips for Strong Writing
January 2014 Make the Most of Class Time
February 2014 Become More Responsible
March 2014 I Can Cope
April 2014 New Ways to Study
May 2014 Learning That Fits In

2012-2013

2012-2013 Issues
Issue (contact FOP for a copy) Lead Article
September 2012 On Time for a New Year
October 2012 Getting the Most from Study Time
November 2012 Controlling Impulses
December 2012 Paying Attention in Class
January 2013 Goal Getters
February 2013 Working in a Group
March 2013 Discipline for Tweens
April 2013 Steps to Better Research
May 2013 Sunny with a Chance of Learning

2011-2012

2011-2012 Issues
Issue (contact FOP for a copy) Lead Article
September 2011 Organized for success
October 2011 Homework: A change of pace
November 2011 Discipline that works
December 2011 Acts of Kindness
January 2012 Friendly reading
February 2012 I like me!
March 2012 Math for a lifetime
April 2012 What's your style?
May 2012 Warm up to learning

2010-2011

2010-2011 Issues
Issue (contact FOP for a copy) Lead Article
September 2010 Steps to a smooth year
October 2010 Playing by the rules
November 2010 Textbook super sleuths
December 2010 It's all in the family!
January 2011 Study secrets
February 2011 Safe from bullying
March 2011 Taking the reins
April 2011 Working in a group
May 2011 Stretch your child's learning

2009-2010

Back issues of Middle Years 2009-2010 are not available.

2008-2009

2008-2009 Issues
Issue (contact FOP for a copy) Lead Article
September 2008 All-day success
October 2008 Focus on responsibility
November 2008 Excited to learn
December 2008 Making sense of reading
January 2009 Stress busters
February 2009 Homework: Whose work?
March 2009 Kindness: It's contagious
April 2009 Discipline that fits
May 2009 Summer learning