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Food & Wine

New Los Altos shop brews milk tea for gourmands

New Los Altos shop brews milk tea for gourmands

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Your Health

Preventing digital eyestrain

Preventing digital eyestrain

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Your Home

Mixing greywater and native plants

Mixing greywater and native plants

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On The Road

While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors

While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors

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Senior Lifestyles

General Enrollment Period open for Medicare patients

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Inside Mountain View

Minimum wage increases to $10.30 per hour in MV July 1

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Wedding To Remember

Sneaky shots: A photographers guide to capturing the proposal

Sneaky shots: A photographers guide to capturing the proposal

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Your Kids

Gap Year: Local students take time between high school and college to explore their interests

Gap Year: Local students take time between high school and college to explore their interests

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Make a smooth move to middle school

When leaving the comfort zone of elementary school for the uncharted waters of middle school, both students and their parents may feel the same nervous anticipation.

One key to a smooth transition is to make communication with your child and the new school a priority. Here are some suggestions for parents:

• Register as early as possible. Every day you wait can reduce the number of class choices.

• Visit the school before day one. Participate in any type of formal orientation offered by the school. If none, call the school on your own and arrange for a tour. Locate and let your child practice opening their combination locker.

• Organize basic materials needed for day one. Purchase required class-related materials, such as art supplies, graphing tools and a daily planner. Also remember a class schedule and school map.

• Be aware of social pressures. Middle school is a time when students can be exposed to drugs or alcohol. Students must learn to handle peer pressure and make smart choices.

Dr. Pastorok is an education specialist with Kumon Math and Reading Centers. For more information, call 1-800-ABC-MATH or logon to www.kumon.com.

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