For Your Information (FYI)
3.7 - HSA Meeting - 9:15 am, Cafeteria
3.9 - Bingo Night - 6 pm
3.13 - Student-Led Conferences - 5-7 pm
3.14, 15, 16 - Early Dismissal 12:25 - No AM or PM K (Student-Led Conferences)
4.6 - Merion Parent Social - 7-11 pm
Student-led Conference Registration
Please check last week's Thursday envelope regarding on-line registration for March student led conferences. Registration opens today at 5 pm.
'Love and Logic' Parenting Strategy Workshop
When - Wednesday, Mar 7, 9:15 am
Where - Merion Cafeteria
Is Parenting not always fun? Ever wonder if you are handling situations with your kids the "right way?" Please join us for some Love and Logic.
Love & Logic provides nationally renowned parenting strategies and resources that emphasize limit setting, accountability, and logical consequences. Parents/guardians will gainpractical and proven tools for raising respectful, responsible, and happy kids! Stephanie Brett, LMSD Mental Health Counselor and Dr. Stuart Shore, LMSD school counselor, facilitatethis FUN approach to parenting.
Bingo Night is Back!
Beach Blanket Bingo returns to Merion on Friday, Mar 9. Plan to join us for an evening of fun with pizza, pretzels, prizes bake sale and Bingo. Pizza dinner at 6, Bingo starts at 6:30. Each player $5, and $10 family max to play bingo. All are welcome!
From the Merion Nurses
Sixth grade physicals
This is a reminder to fifth grade families that your student will be required to have a copy of their physical in sixth grade. It can be dated anywhere between September 2017 and June 2019. Since there are rules for each insurance company and pediatrician's office, we try to remind you in advance so as to avoid any extra charges. Once the physical exam is completed, the form can be dropped off at the Merion nurse's office or directly sent to your child's middle school (Bala Cynwyd for most of the Merion population).
Kindergarten and Third Grade Dental Exams
All students who started K in the fall, third graders, and new students who started grade 1 are required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to submit a dental exam report to school. It can be dated anywhere between September 2017 and June 2019.
ISC Art Show 2018 Coming Soon!
When - Saturday, Feb 24 - Sunday, Mar 4
Monday - Thursday: 9 am- 9 pm
Friday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm
Where - Main Line Art Center Gallery, 746 Panmure Rd, Haverford
Student artwork from every LMSD school will brighten the galleries of the Main Line Art Center during the last week in February. Over 400 pieces on exhibit will highlight student talent in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork and ceramics. The Interschool Council of LMSD is proud to sponsor this annual show.
Families of students in the show will receive an Evite to the private opening and closing receptions on Saturday Feb 24 and Sunday Mar 4.
We will be collecting art supplies at the receptions for Lucy Belle's Rainbow, which provides art materials to children receiving cancer treatment at CHOP. Items needed: new boxes of 64 crayons, 9 x 12" sketch books, markers, color pencils, watercolor sets, model magic, and glue sticks.
4th and 5th Parents, We STILL Need Your Help!
Planning is underway for 4th/5th Grade Jazz Cafe on Thursday, Mar 22. It's a special evening featuring the BC middle school jazz band and a unique art project that will be donated to a local organization. Right now, we need a few volunteers to come to a meeting or two to work through details. Please join us! Contact Alexa Grollman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kirstin Lindermayer (email@example.com).
Ask the Superintendent
When - Sunday, Mar 4, 3 pm
Where - Academy Building, 506 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA
LMSD Superintendent, Mr. Robert Copeland, will be hosting an "Ask the Superintendent" joined by Dennis Witt, LMSD's Supervisor of Safety and Security.
Sleep - who needs it? Join the Healthy Start Times Discussion
When - Tuesday, Mar 13, 9:30am
Where - District Administration Building, Room 264
Have you heard the discussions about the health benefits of later start times for high school students? Are you pro or con later start times with the potential logistical hurdles? Do you have younger children but are concerned how these start times will affect your family? We want to hear from you!
LMSD's Dr. Kristina Ayers Paul will provide us with an update on both her sleep research and where the district is in the process. She will then facilitate an interactive, workshop-style session to gather your input around key issues. Dr. Paul is Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Program Evaluation and Chair of the Adolescent Sleep and School Start Time Committee. Read the committee's report to learn more.
Girls Lacrosse Clinic for 5th - 8th graders
When - Sunday, Feb 25, 11am-1pm
Where - LMHS Bryant Gym
The clinic is a fundraiser for the LMHS Girls Lacrosse team and will be run by the LMHS Girls Lacrosse team, who hopes to introduce or deepen the fun of Lacrosse! All girls are welcome, regardless of experience! Contact Zoe Gingold at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or pay at the door ($20).
Rescheduled Vertical Band Showcase
When - Tuesday, Mar 20, 7 pm
Where - Harriton High School Auditorium
In celebration of the outstanding band programs at Gladwyne, Penn Valley, Belmont Hills, Welsh Valley Middle, and Harriton High Schools, the music departments have planned their 2nd Annual Vertical Band Concert Showcase! The audience will hear performances from the bands of Belmont Hills, Welsh Valley and Harriton, as well as a grand finale featuring the combined groups!
This is an opportunity for the music community, that includes young musicians, prospective instrumentalists in 3rd grade, and parents from elementary through high school, to hear and see first-hand how the program evolves. The concert is for 3rd grade families of students considering playing a band instrument next year and families of students in grades 4-12 already playing in their school's band program.
Current Lunch Menu
"SNOOZE or LOSE" Promoting Sleep Health in Adolescents - Mar 12, 7- 8:30 pm, Radnor High School
LMHS Annual Co-Ed Youth Football Clinic - May 20
Ashbee Lacrosse Registration for Grades K-8
Lower Merion Little League Registration
Squash Registration at Cynwyd Club - Season starts Feb 25
Merion Home and School Association, 549 S. Bowman Ave, Merion, PA 19066
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