PLEASANTON -- Tri-Valley girls about to enter middle school are invited to an orientation program on Friday, May 17 at the Harvest Park Middle School gym, 4900 Valley Ave.

Those attending must register by Monday. The cost is $5 and includes a snack, crafts and orientation.

Planned by a group of Girl Scouts working on their Silver Award project, "Hello Middle School!" will cover subjects such as how to use a gym lock, how to make new friends, study techniques and organizational skills, good nutrition and how to navigate the lunch line as well as dress codes, activities and clubs.

Girls must attend with a parent or guardian, who will have a chance to talk with a principal, a PTA representative and school counselors.

The program will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to all fifth-grade girls about to enter middle school in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and Sunol. A school tour will be offered afterwards for those who will be attending Harvest Park.

For registration information, email hello.middle.school@gmail.com or call 925-462-4663.