Merion Elementary School
549 South Bowman Avenue
Merion, PA 19066
Dr. Tony Albanese, Principal
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School Closing Number: 302
3.13-3.27 - SCHOOL CLOSED
3.27 - Parent Teacher Social, 7-11pm, Levering Mill Tribute House
4.16 - 5th Grade Bingo Night, 6-8pm
Dear Merion Families,
What a week this has been! As the COVID-19 situation in our community evolves, so does the level of uncertainty surrounding our school schedule. There is a high likelihood that many of our HSA initiatives/events will be cancelled or rescheduled. (The first of which was 3rd Grade Prime Time Reading Night - rescheduled for May 16th.) Things are changing day-to-day. For that reason, we are temporarily pausing our FYI Newsletter. While we don't want to cut down on communication during this difficult time, the newsletter is simply not a platform that can keep up in this rapidly changing environment.
We strongly encourage all parents/guardians to join the
Merion Elementary School Parents group on Facebook for the most up-to- date information on HSA event cancellations/postponements.
We will continue to email all families if any HSA events are cancelled or moved, for those who do not have Facebook accounts. As always, you are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions/concerns.
Thank you for your understanding.
As announced by Gov. Wolf this afternoon, Lower Merion School District (and all schools in Montgomery County) will be closed through Friday, March 27, 2020.
No one will be allowed into any School District Buildings until further notice.
We will be in touch with LMSD families in the coming days and weeks about how the District will handle distance learning and meals.
Staff will receive further instructions from their supervisors.
Merion Merchandise online store is open
Merion Merchandise online store is open for the FINAL sale of this school year! We've added some NEW items of drawstring bags and Capri leggings, along with past favorite hoodies, shorts, T's and water bottles! Orders must be received by March 15 and will be delivered to your students classroom within a few weeks. All proceeds benefit Merion's HSA. Thanks for your support!
Click here for online ordering.
Merion Merchandise Shop
Got old cell phones lying around?
Merion Community Service is collecting old cell phones to raise funds for Laurel House, a domestic violence agency in Montgomery County. Phones can be dropped off in the Merion lobby during the month of March. And yes, we can take broken phones! Clean out those drawers! Any questions, contact Carolyn Vachani at email@example.com.
3rd Grade Prime Time Reading Night, March 19th, 6:00-7:45
Prime Time Reading Night is an event designed just for 3rd graders to promote the love of reading. We will have stations with activities for students to rotate through including special guests - author Cynthia Kreilick and art teacher Heather Exley from Sky Soup.
Please RSVP by March 13th.
Merion Elementary Yoga Club launches April 17
Merion Elementary Yoga Club launches April 17! Fridays from 8 am - 8:55 am. April 17th to June 5th. Click here to register Today!
SAVE MERION MUSE!
Our amazing student newspaper, Merion Muse, is entirely parent-produced and run. Next year, we are losing two of our three full-time parent advisors, and without additional parent support, the paper will not continue. If you are interested in learning more or helping out, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience in writing, journalism, media, publishing, or design a bonus!
Steel Soccer (formerly UK Elite) At Merion Elementary, Fridays 3:35- 4:50pm, April 17 - May 22
We are pleased to announce Steel Soccer (formerly UK Elite Soccer) is coming back! Fridays - 3:35pm - 4:50pm, April 17 - May 22. (Rain Date: May 29)
Click here to register today.
This soccer club is for students in grades K - 5.
Merion Parent/ Teacher Social, March 27th, 7-11pm
When: Friday, March 27th 2020 at 7:00-11:00pm
Where: Levering Mill Tribute House, Bala Cynwyd
Click here for more information and official invitation.
The Merion HSA Needs You for the 2020-2021 School Year!
The Merion HSA is looking for parents to get involved and help run our HSA- sponsored events that make our school so special! If you are interested or would like more details please contact us at email@example.com.
News From the Nurses Office
Out grown clothes needed by Nurses
Periodically the school nurses put out a request of the Merion community for clothes that your children have outgrown. We have run out of most of our supply of clothes in the Nurse's Office for when students need a change at school. We have socks and underwear. We need long pants, sweats, leggings, shorts in all sizes and all genders. Tops are always good but not as critical right now. Thank you in advance!
We are in our second month of high incidence of cold and flu, according to the CDC. Even with new developments, the best ways to prevent illness remain simple: wash hands often; get a flu vaccine; don't touch your eyes, nose, mouth; stay home when sick, eat nutritious food and get plenty of rest. Even with all these prevention tactics in play, some of us will get sick.
Tips on preventing and actions for the Flu.
When to keep your Child at Home:
If your student is sick please keep them at home. It is challenging with everyone's busy schedules but it helps decrease the spread of illnesses.
More LMSD info on sick policies
It is important to maintain a healthy environment in the classroom to protect all students. The following symptoms may indicate contagious illness. Your child should be kept at home if any of these occur:
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Current Lunch Menu
Get Involved Opportunities
Box Tops Are Going Digital
Lower Merion Sustainable Schools Initiative (LMSSI)
Rock Your Socks in observation of World Down Syndrome Day, March 20th
LMHS Jazz Band presents JAZZ festival, March 6, 6:00-10:30 p.m. at LMHS
LMSD Gifted Education Parent Series, March 12, 7-8pm, LMSD Administrative building
LM Aquatic Club Swimming and Diving, All Swimmers and Divers, Ages 5-18,LM Aquatic Club Narberth AA SPRING BASEBALL - REGISTRATION OPEN, Ages 5-12 years
LMSD STEM Night 2020, Save the Date: Thursday April 16, @ 6:00-8:00 pm
Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL) EXPO, March 21st 2020 @ 9am-12pm
LM Travel Basketball yr-round competitive AAU basketball, Grades 2-HS, Tryouts March 21-22 PARENTS NIGHT OUT, For children ages 4-11, LMHS, Friday, March 27th @ 5:30-9:00 PM
Bala Cynwyd Community Crafts event, March 28 @10am-3pm BCMS, Gym
The English Language Development Department invites you to a Winter Wonderland: A LMSD Event, March 30, 6- 7:30 pm, LMHS Cafeteria
Community Read Art Contest,Â Checkout the book Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood, April 9, BH Library
Updates & Reminders
Pay your Child's HSA Dues Here
Pay your Child's 5th Grade Dues Here
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