Merion Elementary School
549 South Bowman Avenue
Merion, PA 19066
Ms. Anne Heffron, Principal
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School Closing Number: 302
1.18 - Half Day, 12:25 pm dismissal, no PM K
1.21 - MLK Jr. Day, School Closed
Next HSA Meeting: When Medical and Psychological Needs Intersect
When - Wednesday, Jan 23, 7 pm
Where - Merion Auditorium
A child with anxiety issues develops an eating disorder, another who suffers from concussion syndrome becomes withdrawn and fearful of speaking in class. Recognizing the interconnection between medical and psychological conditions is vital to supporting the whole child. Please join us as we welcome Dr. Dana Lehman who will help parents understand the relationship between medical and psychological needs.
Dr. Dana Lehman received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University with a concentration in health psychology. She served as Director of the Eating Disorder Day Treatment program at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, Director of Integrative Medicine at Care Coordination Services, and currently has a private practice in Center City Philadelphia where she provides psychotherapy and consultative services with a focus on eating disorders, sexuality, and chronic illness.
And please save the date for our March HSA Meeting on Wednesday, Mar 6 at 9:15 am. LMSD Superintendent Copeland will provide an update on district initiatives and answer questions from parents/guardians. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served.
Last Call, Yogis - Practice Begins Tomorrow!
Registration is open for the winter session of Merion's popular Yoga Club! Classes are 8-8:55 am on Fridays from Jan 18 to March 15.
Young yogis will learn yoga poses, develop mindfulness practices, cultivate calming breathing techniques while increasing strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.
Dine at Panera and Support the 5th Grade Class
When - Thursday, Jan 24
Where - Panera, 278 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood
Take a break from cooking and leave dinner to Panera all while supporting Merion 5th graders. Next Thursday, between 4pm and 8pm 20% of all dine- in and take-away orders will go back to the 5th Grade Committee.
Note that kiosk orders do not count towards fundraiser nights!
Don't forget to show the cashier the flyer (electronic or paper flyer is acceptable) to your cashier!
You can even take advantage of *Rapid Pick up and Delivery options! Just use the promo code "prfund" at checkout to ensure the order is counted towards your fundraiser*
A New Way to Stay Connected
The HSA recently soft-launched a Merion Parents Facebook page and we are now ready to expand membership. If you have a Facebook account and would like to stay connected to the topics, events and issues that matter to our parent community, we invite you to join today!
From the Nurses Office
Free Dental Care Feb 1
Brookline Dental Associates is offering complimentary dental care on Friday, Feb 1, as part of their first annual Give Kids a Smile day to promote dental health. Appointments are necessary and are limited. Call 610-446-4225. A reminder that all incoming students for grades K and 1, and 3 are required to have a dental exam. If you do not have dental insurance, this is a wonderful option.
Staying Warm and Healthy this Winter
As winter has started to show its head it is a good time to remember a few things that will help keep your child and family healthy:
Can you Spare 3 Minutes for LMSD?
Lower Merion School District is working with faith-based organizations in our community to address food insecurity. The Interfaith Task Force on Food Insecurity is collecting data to assess interest in a summer program that would provide lunch and other nutritional support when school is not in session and school lunch programs aren't available.
You can help by taking the BRIEF survey here.
It's only 8 questions and should take less than 3 minutes. Survey closes Jan 25.
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Afternoon of Service"
When - Friday, Jan 18, 1-3 pm
Where - Lower Merion High School cafeteria
Lower Merion School District will celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual "MLK Afternoon of Service". Service projects will include: Valentines for Veterans; Dream Flags; kid-friendly arts & crafts; a clothing, literature and school supply drive; and more! The afternoon will also feature live musical entertainment and there will be snacks and
refreshments available for purchase. Questions? Contact Amy Buckman at email@example.com.
Harriton High School's buildOn organization will be collecting gently worn, used and new shoes during the MLK Jr Day of Service.
LMSD's Healthy Parenting Education Series Event: Extra Curriculars: How Much is Too Much?
When - Tuesday, Feb 5, 7 pm
Where - Penn Wynne Elementary School Cafetorium, 250 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood
Do you worry that your child may be overscheduled? How much is too much? Our open forum panel will discuss participation in athletics, social media, activities and more.
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Harriton buildOn Fundraiser at Get Air - Jan 17
Charlotte Miller Poetry Contest - Deadline Jan 18
Electronics Recycling Drive - Jan 21
Hope Classic Basketball Doubleheader - Jan 25
Ardmore Rotary 7th Annual A Cappella Sing-Off - Jan 27
LMGB Winter Clinics for 5th Graders
NLS Winter Basketball League Registration
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