For Your Information (FYI)
5.17 - No School (Teacher In-Service)
5.18 - Junior Olympics (Grade 5)
5.19 - Junior Olympics (Grade 4)
5.19 - CSE Spring Social @GET Cafe
5.20 - Pretzel Friday (Pre-Order here)
5.24 - Orchestra Concert (rescheduled)
5.26 - LMSD Elementary STEM Night (Register here)
5.27 - Merion Field Day & Early Dismissal
5.30 - No School
6.1 - Spring Fair
6.6 - Band Concert
6.7 - Merion General HSA Meeting (Zoom)
Merion Spring Fair: We Need You!
The Merion Spring Fair is coming ... Wednesday, June 1 from 4:30-7:00 p.m on Bowman Field! Volunteers are needed! Help make the fair a success by volunteering for a shift. See the Sign up Genius for details and feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
P.S. - Pre-order your wrist bands and tickets to beat the lines! See the flyer for all the details.
Teacher Appreciation Week Recap
Last week, Merion's HSA recognized the teachers and staff at Merion for all of their hard work. The HSA provided a daily treat, including a breakfast, a lunch, some sugary pick me ups, and Merion merch. We appreciate everyone who supports the HSA through dues and our fundraisers, as the money raised through those efforts go towards these fun treats for the staff. A huge thank you to volunteer Susie Condon for organizing the week!
BCMS Spirit Wear Sale Thru Sunday (5/15)
The Bala Cynwyd Middle School spring spirit wear sale is a great way for 4th & 5th grade parents to get promotion gifts for students moving to BC in the fall. Order tees, hoodies, and other gear here. Items will be delivered to homerooms at the beginning of June. Questions?Write to email@example.com.
Go for the Greens (May 20)
On May 20, we will celebrate Go for the Greens in the elementary school cafeterias. Our focus will be encouraging students to try new and tasty vegetables in our school cafeterias and at home. Broccoli will be available to students in the cafeteria to sample. Students will enjoy morning nutrition announcements on May 19 and 20. Watch a video recipe for broccoli "tater" tots that was developed by a La Salle University nutrition intern. We look forward to providing this event and future nutrition-related activities for our students.
The Nutrition Committee
Lost & Found is Online! (Claim Your Stuff)
Our lost and found is overflowing with items! Do any of them belong to your kid? We've made it easy for you and photographed all of the items! Please look through the photos and if you see something that belongs to your child, have them go to the lost and found (in the cafeteria) to pick it up. If your child is unable to collect their item on their own, we will have opportunities in the near future for parents/guardians to collect them at the school.
ACME: Bags for Merion
Merion Elementary School has been selected by local ACME store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag Program. For the month of May, Merion Elementary School will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $3 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag at the ACME store located at 829 Montgomery Avenue in Narberth.
CSE Spring Social (May 19)
Time to GET Social! Parents, you worked hard through another crazy year with your students and the Committee for Special Education wants to celebrate with you. Come out to meet other parents of special ed and gifted students at the most inclusive place around, GET Cafe in Narberth (246 Haverford Ave, Narberth, PA 19072). Join us on Thursday, May 19, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for beverages, Quizzo, prizes and lots of laughs! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
LMSD Elementary STEM Night (May 26)
Lower Merion School District will finally be hosting the Elementary Family STEM Night that was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID shutdown! *This event is for K-2 students and open to LMSD families only. An adult is required to be present with student(s) at all times.*
When: Thursday, May 26, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Where: Lower Merion High School (cafeteria and gym)
***The registration form is at the top of this page. Please bring proof of registration to the event.***
In the Community
Lower Merion Young Bulldogs Youth Camps Summer 2022
The Lower Merion Youth Football Camp is a non-contact youth football camps for boy’s grades 1st through 8th looking to master both the fundamentals and specialties of high-level football techniques. The camps are designed to teach the players the basics of football, which will enhance their overall football ability, along with specialty skills that will push the players to the next level. All camps are held at Arnold Field. Click here to register.
Penn Wynne Library Benefit - Moved to May 14
We’re excited to bring the community back together in-person for our first ever outdoor Appetite for Books event, to raise much needed funds for our beloved Library. This "under the stars" event will feature light bites and beverages, as well as great music, incredible raffle prizes and stellar silent auction items.
When: Saturday, May 14, from 7:00-9:00 PM (rescheduled due to rain)
Where: Outside of the Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Parkway in Wynnewood
CLICK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET. Tickets purchased in advance are $35/person OR $65/couple. At the door, tickets will be $40/person. *Must be 21 or over to attend this event. Non-alcoholic and kosher options will be available.
Summertime and Screen Time: Strategies for Parents (May 19 on Zoom)
The League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County, along with other Leagues from southeastern Pennsylvania, is sponsoring a presentation by Jennifer Ehehalt of Common Sense Media and Dr. Scott Hand, Director of Technology Innovation & Instructional Design in the Radnor Township School District. They will provide concrete strategies that work, explore available resources and take your questions about successfully limiting Summertime Screen Time.
When: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 7:00pm
The virtual event is FREE but to receive the Zoom link via email, you MUST Register.
Merion Scouts Fair (May 21)
All children and their families are invited to the 71st annual Cub Scout Fair at the Merion Scout House Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. There will be fun for the whole family with carnival games, a rope bridge, fun prizes, and great food. This event helps support our local scout groups. Please join us!
Lower Merion Football Clinic (June 5)
15th Annual Dr. Joseph W. Foote Memorial Lower Merion Youth Football Clinic:
Fun clinic run by Lower Merion Football players! Player will receive a Clinic T-Shirt!
When: Sunday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grades: 3rd to 8th - Boys & Girls
Where: Lower Merion High School - Arnold field - Turf
What to wear & bring: Reversible pinnnie, water bottle & sneakers
Fee: $15.00 to benefit Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund
Two ways to register/pay:
1) Register online www.narberthaa.com - Click yellow "Register Now" Button
2) Register at the event with cash or check payable to "Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund"
For more information contact Mary Brown (email@example.com)
Penn Wynne 5K (June 12)
The annual Penn Wynne 5K and Fun Run benefits the Penn Wynne Library and the Penn Wynne Elementary Home and School Association.
When: June 12 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Penn Wynne Elementary School, 250 Haverford Road, Wynnewood
Flag Day Concert and Picnic (June 14)
The Merion Civic Association is excited to reintroduce our annual Flag Day Concert and Picnic at the Merion Tribute House! Tuesday, June 14th. 5:30-8:30PM. Bring the family, your blankets and lawn chairs, and relax and picnic on the lawn. Local favorites LMHS Jazz Band and The Yard will be performing. Food and drink options from Hedgehog Grill Food Truck and Union Fire Company will be available for purchase. This is a FREE event, donations accepted, 1/2 of which will go toward supporting LMHS Jazz Band’s upcoming tour of Italy. (See flyer for details)
For Your Information
Notes From the Nurse's Office
If your child has received the COVID vaccine outside of the LMSD clinic, snap a picture of the card and send it with their name, grade, and school in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. While optional, this will help LMSD have accurate stats on the COVID-19 dashboard.
Are you on Facebook? Join the private Merion Elementary School Parents group to stay up to date on Merion happenings and connect with other parents.
LMSD social accounts:
Merion Home and School Association, 549 S. Bowman Ave, Merion, PA 19066
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