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Resource Kits—
Moving Right Along: Engaging Parents for Student Success
in the Middle Grades

Help parents right when they are most eager to see that their children make a successful new start!

The transition to the middle grades can be an apprehensive time for parents and students. But for school leaders it also presents a wonderful opportunity to help parents when they want it most. What your school does—or doesn't do—during the transition will have a lasting impact on your students and their parents.


The Moving Right Along kit is a compilation of over 200 pages of experience- and research-based resources to help you ensure a smooth transition from elementary to middle grades. It will help both elementary and secondary school leaders prepare parents and their rising students to meet new challenges and open up a meaningful dialogue for success that can last throughout the middle years and beyond.




Available in English and Spanish,
the kit is appropriate for both Elementary and Secondary schools,
and contains all of these helpful components:

Two ways to present!

  A DVD with a ready-to-use enhanced PowerPoint® presentation professionally narrated and presented by The Parent Institute: Secrets of Success in the Middle Grades. Appropriate for meetings of just parents or meetings including students, this DVD provides schools with a powerful, ready-made meeting. Just pop it in the DVD player and your job is done!
  A CD-ROM containing the PowerPoint® presentation with a suggested script for your own presentation to parents, and Leader's Guide complete with an agenda, discussion topics and tips for conducting successful meetings youself, plus all of the kit's reproducible materials for future use.
A ready-to-implement campaign—complete with planning materials and handouts for your transition events. It includes:

  • ten successful transition program profiles;
  • sample invitations and media releases to engage the community
  • checklists and timelines
  • ways to work with your feeders schools
  • copy-ready materials to put into your transition packet.
There are also ideas for the first week of school and ways to keep the momentum going for years to come!
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Over 200 pages of reproducible handout materials covering the academic, logistical and social concerns of students, parents, teachers and counselors.

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  • Parents will get information to help them understand and ease their child’s transition anxiety and developmental issues, plus ways to help their child get organized and accept responsibility for their learning, improve their time management, homework skills, attendance and more!
  • Students will get tips on peer pressure, bullying/cyberbullying, reading, math, writing,testing, study skills and other key topics!

  50 Copies of our best-selling booklet

"Moving Right Along: Ways Parents Can Help Children Succeed in the Middle Grades"

A Colorful Organized Storage Binder—

Hold all your kit components in one easy-to-find source for years of safekeeping!




Order the English kit for the low price of only $349!
Add the Spanish Supplement and pay only $419 for both versions!

—You'll receive the entire English kit, PLUS Spanish versions of the DVD, CD-ROM, the booklet, handout masters, reproducible workshop materials and appropriate leader's materials.


For assistance with your order, please call The Parent Institute at 1-800-756-5525 and read them your session ID: W27207