For Your Information (FYI)
11.1 - 11.19 - Annual Book Fair, On-line
11.3 - All schools closed/ Staff Development
11.15 - Linvilla Orchards Fundraiser for Merion HSA initiatives, order due by 11.15
11.16-11.20 - American Education Week
11.19 & 11.23 - Evening Conferences *Subject to change
11.20 & 11.24 - Early dismissal, no Kindergarten and Parent/Teacher Conferences *Subject to change
11.25 - Asynchronous instruction for all students/ Teacher Development
11.26 & 11.27 - No school
We are pleased to inform you that this year's school directory will be online and will be available to all Merion families. We are asking each family to donate $20 or more towards HSA dues. This appeal will be our main fundraiser for this calendar school year, as many of our large fundraising efforts will not take place due to COVID restrictions.
There are 3 payment options:
From the Merion School Nurses
DAILY HOME ILLNESS AND COVID-19 SCREENING TOOL FOR STUDENTS Please go through this with each of your children before they come to school. The results do not need to be submitted. If your student is ill, please notify the Merion Attendance line and do not send them to school.
Additional resources for Return to School safely procedures:
5 Ways to Help Kids Adjust to Daylight Saving Time. Click here.
Kicking Off Reading and Literacy Months Now!
Visit this link to find out about all of the fun activities, contests (win prizes!) and special events we have planned.
1st Our ANNUAL BOOK FAIR starts NOW! We are partnering with Children's Book World for online shopping! Shop online at the link above from November 1 (Sunday) through 19. Part of the proceeds of your sales will benefit our school! Note that orders will be processed for shipment 1 to 2 weeks after the Fair's closing.
2nd We are giving student the right to vote - VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOOK! From October 25 - November 5, visit the link above and vote for your favorites. Results will be tallied and published and just might help another MES student discover a new treasure!
3rd Reading Counts during November and December! Visit the link above for the READING COUNTS! READING LOG COMPETITION . Students can use the online submission log to keep track of books they read during November and December. If they read at least 5 books (or 500 pages for older students), their combined book submission will serve as their raffle to potentially win special prizes! A winner will be randomly selected from entries for each grade.
Deadline: January 5.
4th We are rewarding great writers with a POETRY WRITING CONTEST . Visit the link above to submit student poetry throughout November and December. Random entries will be selected for publication in future FYIs and on the HSA's website! Deadline: January 5.
Finally, stay tuned for other special events!
Fundraiser Merion HSA initiatives
To raise funds for our various Merion HSA initiatives, we will be selling pies from Linvilla Orchards this year for Thanksgiving. Pies are $20 each. The varieties include: Old Fashioned Apple, Dutch Apple Crumb, Apple Caramel Walnut, Coconut Custard, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Pecan and Lemon Meringue. Orders are due by November 15. 2020. Pick up will be on November 24, 2020 (time and details will be sent out at a later time).
Please submit your order by filling out the google form, here is the link. Payment can be made by Paypal, Venmo or check (please see form for information).
Any questions, please forward to Jurica Hsu at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support of the Merion HSA!
Support Merion Elementary at Rite Aid
Support Merion Elementary by using your Rite Aid Wellness and Rewards Card each time you shop! For every qualified prescription and/or in store purchase, Merion Elementary will receive funds from Rx fundraising.
Click on this link to sign up.
Thank you for your continued support!
Give back to Merion while shopping on-line
This year, more than ever, the Merion HSA needs your support. The EASIEST way to give back is to activate Amazon Smile - where the HSA can receive .5% from Amazon from all of your eligible purchases.
Click here and follow the quick steps to sign-up and find instructions on a new option: setting Amazon Smile as the default app on your phone, so that all eligible purchases made from your phone automatically support the HSA.
Thank you again for all your support, HSA
Get to know Edmentum Exact Path!
This year, we are using an online learning program from Edmentum called Exact Path. This exciting digital tool personalizes learning across grades K-12 in math.
It starts by targeting each student's academic strengths and weaknesses with a computer-adaptive assessment, and then it prescribes a tailored playlist of lessons, practice, and short quizzes at their learning level. Students can earn rewards and monitor their own progress each step of the way. Your student will be using this program at school, but he or she can also continue learning at home.
Click here for more information
Aces K-5 Virtual Homework Help
The "Aces K-5 Virtual Homework Help" program is a free resource on offer from Lower High School volunteers for elementary school students in need of academic assistance. While facing the challenges of online schooling, this program aims to supplement in-class instruction and help younger students with challenging subject areas and homework assignments in a welcoming and productive environment. Sessions will be held using Zoom and will take place on a weekly basis.
To register your child for a session, click here.
Questions? Contact Tom Reed at email@example.com.
The Committee for Special Education of Lower Merion School District
The Committee for Special Education (CSE) is a parent/guardian-led, volunteer organization serving families of students with an IEP, GIEP, and/or 504 Service Agreement
WHEN: Part 1: Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84187982609 *Limited to 100 attendees
QUESTIONS? Contact CSE President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar: Part 1 - But What If They Can?
But What if They Can? is not just about creating opportunities, it's about changing perspectives. Join Robin Pegg, a nationally recognized expert in Assistive Technology, in a conversation that will challenge how you think about "people with disabilities". We will talk about why words, thoughts, and perceptions have the potential to be bigger barriers than ANY environmental factor. Robin will share stories and examples of kids and young adults who are using technology to conquer not only the barriers the world presents but those monstrous barriers of perception. Finally, we will discuss how each of YOU has infinite power to change the world by changing perspective, often by simply posing the question: But what if they can?
1. Participants will be able to discuss the relationship of perception to opportunity
2. Participants will be able to identify TWO sources of digital text
3. Participants will be able to identify TWO communication supports
Montco Cares Program, Â providing families in Montgomery County with financial support
Fundraiser for the Friends of Sabine Park , Holiday Family Photoshoots Nov. 15 & 29, at Sabine Park, @ 2:00-3:30 pm
Spot-a-Truck Scavenger Hunt from Oct 18-31 , Penn Wynne Library
THE MAJOR KEY PROJECT, any students who wish to have the chance to discover a passion in music with that opportunity, click here.
Updates & Reminders
Don't Forget - Stop for School Busses
LMSD social accounts:
Merion Home and School Association, 549 S. Bowman Ave, Merion, PA 19066
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