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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

It’s time to Immunize!

Wednesday, September 12
Lower Merion High School, 4:30-8:30 pm
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

Wellness Council Meeting

Monday, September 25
Lower merion School District Office, board room 4:00-6:00
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.

Technology, Social Media and Elementary Age Students

Wednesday, September 27
gladwyne auditorium, 7:00 pm
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.

OCTOBER EVENTS

Drugs and Teens

Tuesday, October 10
Bala Cynwyd auditorium, 7:00 pm
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.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

MONDAY, October 23
lower Merion High School, 5:30-8:00
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.

DECEMBER EVENTS

Wellness Council Meeting

Monday, December 11
Lower merion School District Office, board room 4:00-6:00
Agenda TBA.

JANUARY EVENTS

Toward a Positive Body Image for Your Child

Wednesday, January 10, Merion Auditorium, 7:00 pm
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.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

The Whole Athlete: Specialization, Nutrition, Injuries and more

Tuesday, February 13
Lower Merion High School, 7:00 pm
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.

LMSD and LMPD: Community and School collaborations

Tuesday, February 27
Cynwyd auditorium, 7:00 pm
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.

STAY TUNED FOR THESE SPRING EVENTS:

Wellness Council Meeting

Monday, March 12
Lower merion School District Office, board room 4:00-6:00
Agenda TBA.

Beyond 13 Reasons Why

TBA, WELSH VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
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.

Teens and Sexuality: An evening with Al Vernacchio

TBA, Harriton High School Auditorium
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.

Wellness Council Meeting

Monday, May 7
Lower merion School District Office, board room 4:00-6:00
Agenda TBA.