For Your Information (FYI)
9.16 - Student Services Talk on Social/Emotional Learning and Mental Health Supports
9.28 - All schools closed
10.6 - ISC - Executive Board Meeting, 9am - 11am, Zoom Meeting
Welcome to the Merion FYI Newsletter
Welcome to the first issue of the Merion Elementary FYI Newsletter for the 2020-21 school year! This newsletter, prepared by the Home & School Association, will feature Merion School, Lower Merion School District and community messaging.
While this year has started out in a new way, we look forward to communicating upcoming events.
From the Merion School Nurses
Health and Safety reminders:
When you go home:
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 0.5% from Amazon from all of your eligible purchases.
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
Seminar in ParentingUsing Love & Logic
The LMSD Elementary School Counselors are pleased to offer a virtual 6- session Parenting Seminar on Thursdays starting October 8, 2020. Love & Logic provides nationally renowned parenting strategies and resources that emphasize limit setting, accountability, and logical consequences. Participating parents and guardians can expect to learn:
Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom 6:30-8:00 pm
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.
HELPING PARENTS & CAREGIVERS NAVIGATE A SCHOOL YEAR LIKE NO OTHER
SO NOW WHAT?
You and your family are in the middle of what is already an unprecedented start to the school year, not to mention all we experienced last spring. You're processing lessons already learned, adjusting to new ways of preparing your kids and often figuring it out for yourselves.
A lot of us are asking...So Now What?
The So Now What? virtual series brings the country's leading experts in education and childhood development, including PBS Kids, Common Sense Media, Learning Heroes and UPMC Children's Hospital, together with parents and caregivers to share and learn from one another.
We will cover a range of topics specific to this moment in time, including social emotional wellness, mental health, learning resources, communication, tech safety and much more.
Together we will navigate the start to this new, uncharted school year, and make plans for what comes next, no matter what tomorrow brings.
WHEN: Every Wednesday evening in September 2020
All sessions are FREE and open to all!
Sessions are held virtually via Zoom.us
To register click here.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 7:00-7:30PM EST
How to be safe online and balance tech usage in a world of virtual learning
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 7:00-7:30PM EST
Learning resources for families
Virtual Living with Loss Support Groups for Kids and Teens
Virtual Kid Support & Straight Talk about Cancer
**To attend any of these programs, please call 215-441-3290 or email
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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