Free Immunization Clinic for LMSD students. Parents/guardians must accompany student and pre-register. LMSD nursing staff will be available to provide information about LMSD Health Services, immunizations and health issues affecting the school age child.
The first "all committee" meeting of the Wellness Council will be held on Monday September 25th at 4:00pm in the LMSD Administration Building, Room 264. Please join us! First on the agenda, Karen Castaneda and Randi Mongiello from Nutritional Services will discuss the new Wellness Policy.
Jen Goldberg, LMSD Elementary Technology Specialist and Deborah Wilson-Leslie Gladwyne School Counselor will present and discuss developmentally appropriate use of technology and social media. They will also provide valuable technology resources for families.
Christine Storm from the Caron Foundation will talk about the current drug and alcohol trends including gateway drugs. The goal of this program is to empower parents with effective communication skills when talking to their kids about drug and alcohol. We will also examine the importance of establishing clear rules and consequences while also keeping communication open and creating support plans for teens in crisis.
Free flu vaccine for LMSD students. Parents/guardians must accompany student and pre-register. LMSD nursing staff will be available to provide information about LMSD Health Services, immunizations and health issues affecting the school age child.
In this session, parents/guardians will increase awareness of the messages your child receives from others and the media including social media about beauty, body size and shape. Develop awareness of how your language and body image affect your child's self-esteem. Help your child to be accepting of others with different body shapes and sizes. Sherry Pomerantz, PhD works with children, young adults and families including those with eating disorders and body image concerns; adolescent and emerging adult social-emotional development; family relationships; and providing parenting support and coaching.
Sports can be an integral part of childhood, but raising an athlete has its own set of challenges. Join us for a panel of experts who will discuss issues for the student athlete including nutrition, management of injuries (including concussions), the pros and cons of sport specialization and a review of LMSD protocols around team sports.
Please join us to learn about the Lower Merion Police Department and their role in the community and our schools. Participants will discuss ways in which the Lower Merion Police Department engages with students particularly at the elementary school level.
Al Vernacchio, an educator, author, and national speaker will discuss teens and sexuality. He has an amazing ability to put people at ease and offer a glimpse into how teens think and act around issues of sexuality. He will talk about helping teens approach sexuality in a responsible, well-informed and deliberate manner.
Suicide prevention is an important topic for all those who work with children and young adults. The very popular TV show "13 Reasons Why" has had students and parents talking - which is good, but we want to ensure that the conversation is informative and constructive. Please join us for an important discussion about this often silent crisis. The conversation will be lead by Dr. Matt Wintersteen, Assistant Professor and Director of Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College specializing in research on suicide prevention and intervention in adolescents and young adults.
A panel discussion will address bullying: Many parents have their own painful memories of bullying. What does bullying look like in today's world? How can parents and schools prevent bullying and what can be done to intervene? This discussion will include the timely topic of cyberbullying.