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LMSD Parent Education Program Information
LMSD Parent Education Program Information

LMSD's Health Services Department, InterSchool Council and the ten Home and School Associations are pleased to present another year of parent education programming for all the District's parents and guardians. The goal of this series is to bring together parents from across the District with experts on various topics around parenting. This year's series will include sessions on drug use, mindfulness, technology, suicide prevention and more.

Drugs and Young Teens - Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Bala Cynwyd Middle School

Drug use has become rampant in our society, with usage beginning very young age. We encourage parents of 4th through 8th graders to join us as we welcome a team from The Caron Foundation who will provide information on current youth drug trends we are seeing in our community and the dangers to the developing brain and body. In addition, this action-oriented workshop will help:

  • Empower parents and caregivers with effective communication skills when talking with their children about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Educate us about the importance of establishing clear rules and consequences at home regarding substance use
  • Evaluate resiliency factors that help protect kids from substance use
  • Teach parents about how to identify local resources if addiction support is needed

Other Upcoming Parent Education Series Events:

  • Technology, Social Media and Elementary Kids - Thursday, November 8 at Penn Valley Elementary School
  • The Hottest Topic You Know Nothing About: Vaping and Juuling - Wednesday, December 12 at Lower Merion High School
  • Talking to Your Children About News - Thursday, January 17 at Merion Elementary School
  • Mindfulness and the Elementary Child - Wednesday, February 27 at Cynwyd Elementary School
  • Preparing Your Child to Launch - Tuesday, April 2 at Welsh Valley Middle School

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Harriton, Lower Merion host College & Career Fairs

Students had the opportunity to explore their post-secondary options as more than 60 university, college, junior college and career school admissions counselors gathered in the Lower Merion and Harriton gymnasiums during these annual events.