Middle School Snapshots

“Supporting our students by supporting those who care for them”

The Snapshot is a monthly newsletter for parents and caregivers focused on topics that support positive mental health.

The content provided in the Snapshots is for information purposes only. The Snapshots include information that is general in nature and does not address the many individual child rearing challenges parents and caregivers may experience. Therefore it is the readers’ responsibility to determine the suitability of the information for their specific needs.


It is Your Business

March  2023 ~ Time spent online is now a standard part of most people‘s lives, both adults and teens.  The digital age has created another layer of complexity for today‘s... Read more

G-r-o-w-i-n-g Pains

February  2023 ~ The middle school years can be challenging for kids. Preteens are coping with changing bodies and relationships. They're questioning who they are and how they fit in.... Read more

The Substance Use Conversation

December 2022 ~ In this complex world there are many influences on young people from many different sources. But you are your children's most important teacher. Your words and actions... Read more

The Power of Sleep

November 2022 ~ Getting a good night’s sleep may be one of the first things to fall off your radar given the competing demands of a busy family life. But... Read more

Healthy Relationships and Consent

October 2022 ~ Friendship is an important part of a child's development. Having friends supports their independence beyond the family and prepares them for respectful, trusting relationships as adults. The... Read more


September 2022 ~ Since 2018 we have worked diligently to offer parents and caregivers a quality newsletter focused on topics that support positive mental health. When it comes to promoting good... Read more

Creating a Better World Through Inclusion

June 2022 ~ Inclusivity can mean a number of different things. Usually, it refers to including and considering those who are often excluded or marginalized—this can involve race, religion, sexuality,... Read more

Mental Health Literacy

April 2022 ~ Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being, which means it affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress... Read more

Building Healthy Habits

March 2022 ~ Promoting children’s physical health and well-being in the middle years lays the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Children who feel healthy are more likely to be engaged... Read more

De-Constructing Bullying

February 2022 ~ The tween years can be particularly difficult for youth who experience bullying. They can feel isolated, powerless and afraid of the repercussions if they speak out or... Read more

Raising Savvy Digital Citizens

January 2022 ~ Responsible digital citizenship means taking part in online community life safely, ethically and respectfully. Tweens and teens with cell phones and social media, online education, gaming or other... Read more

Youth and Substance Use

October 2021 ~ Talking to teenagers about difficult subjects like substance use can sometimes be a challenge for parents. However, providing your child with balanced information about substance use early... Read more

Preparing for School

September 2021 ~The transition back to school will be a big change as schools move to larger cohorts and more routine, in addition to once again facing a September of... Read more

Middle Snapshots Sept 2020-June 2021

September 2020 ~ Welcome Back! October 2020 ~ Hold On To Your Kids November 2020 ~ Social and Emotional Learning: Strategies for Parents December 2020 ~ Taking Care in Difficult Times: Managing Emotions During the... Read more

Middle Snapshots Sept 2019- June 2020

October 2019 - Vaping and Cannabis November 2019 - Human Rights  December 2019 - Teens and Alcohol January 2020 - Youth and Social Media February 2020 - Healthy Screen Time March 2020 - Mental Health... Read more

Middle Snapshots Sept 2018- June 2019

December 2018 - Teenage Brain January 2019 - Cannabis and Alcohol February 2019 - Tobacco and Vaping March 2019- Positive Mental Health April 2019 - School and Community Connections May 2019 - Adolescent Health Survey... Read more