For Your Information (FYI)
3.5 - Grade 5 Instrumental Music Concert, 10-11am & 7-8pm, Auditorium
3.5 - Ice Cream Social, Fundraiser for Class 2020, 7:45, Merion Lobby
3.6 - Lower Merion Spirit Day- Colorful Day
3.7 - Clean Juice hosts a Merion fundraiser, 4-8pm,New Wynnewood Location
3.8 - Daylight Savings Time, Forward 1 hour
3.10 - ICS, Asst. Superintendent Dr. Scott Eveslage update on the District's 9:30-10:30am Academy Building
3.10 - Parent/Teacher Conferences Start
3.11- 3.13 - Early Dismissal 12:25 pm, No Lunch Served, No AM or PM Kindergarten
3.19 - 3rd Grade Prime Time Reading Night, 6:00-7:45pm
3.27 - Parent Teacher Social, 7-11pm, Levering Mill Tribute House
4.16 - 5th Grade Bingo Night, 6-8pm
Lower Merion Elementary Spirit Day
Merion Spirit days are as follows:
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
Ice Cream Social, March 5th, 7:45, Merion Lobby
There will be an ice cream social after the Merion Instrumental Concert on Thursday, 3/5 at 7:45 p.m. in the school lobby. The cost is $3.00. All are welcome! This is a fundraiser for the class of Merion Class of 2020.
Clean Juice hosts a Merion fundraiser, March 7, 4-8 pm
Please join us for Merion Spirit Night at Clean Juice in Wynnewood Shopping Center, 50 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA
Wear your Merion gear or the color red to Clean Juice on Saturday, March 7th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tell the Juicerista you are supporting Merion Elementary School and they will give our school 15% of the sales. The proceeds will help the Merion Class of 2020.
For more information about Clean Juice click here.
For more information on Fundraiser Time and Place click here.
ISC Hot Topic! More Than Just A New Building: A Refresh of the 5-8th Grade Experience Across The District, March 10th, 9:30-11:30am
More Than Just A New Building: A Refresh of the 5-8th Grade Experience Across The District
Tuesday March 10th 9:30-11:30 am Academy Building (adjacent to the Bala Cynwyd Middle School)
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Scott Eveslage will meet to discuss and provide an update on the District's 5-8 Committee. A committee has been established to rethink the program we offer for students in grades 5-8. This goes beyond the new middle school - the committee is looking at various aspects of our program through the lens of the strategic plan and asking these essential
questions: How can we reimagine our 5-8 program? And what could the 5-8 experience be for our students?
This general meeting is open to all parents/guardians in the Lower Merion School District.
Click here for more information.
Pretzel Sale, March 11-13 Morning
Pretzel Sale this coming Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning, March 11-13! All Pre-Sale Pretzels will be delivered to your child's classroom for snack. Additional pretzels will be available for the purchase of $1 in the auditorium lobby before and possibly after school, but only while supplies last.
Thanks for your support of the 5th grade! ~the 5th Grade Committee
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!
During Yoga Club children will learn yoga poses and mindfulness practices to build strength, flexibility, and coordination. Breathing techniques and mindfulness practices work to increase concentration and focus. We will also discuss tools to cope with stress and different emotions. With all of that in mind, the number one mission is to have fun!
Space is limited! Don't miss out.
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.
The INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (IDP) provides a forum for players to work on their own specific areas of strength & development.
1. The development of the INDIVIDUAL PLAYER themselves.
2. The development of the individual player within the context of his/her TEAM.
Space is limited! For more information click here.
Merion Parent/ Teacher Social, March 27th, 7-11pm
Friday, March 27th 2020 at 7:00-11:00pm 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! Please take a look at the list below of open spots within the HSA Board, as well as open committee positions.
Merion HSA Open Board Positions 2020-2021
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:
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.
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
LMSD social accounts:
Merion Home and School Association, 549 S. Bowman Ave, Merion, PA 19066
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