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Upcoming Community Events & Programs

The following is a listing of non-profit, community-based programs/events in Lower Merion and Narberth that have been approved for posting by Lower Merion School District. To submit your non-profit, community-based program/event for consideration, please email the LMSD Communications Office at

Main Line Interfaith Community to host "Raising Awareness about Gun Violence, Prevention & Safety"

The Main Line Interfaith Community presents "Raising Awareness about Gun Violence, Prevention & Safety" on Tuesday, October 15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Main Line Reform Temple (located at 410 Montgomery Avenue in Wynnewood).

Explore how we can contribute to "repairing the world" and help prevent the loss of valuable lives through gun safety education. The Interactive Expert Panel will discuss processing gun-related trauma; root causes and effects of gun violence; and understanding and preventing gun violence in our community, which will be followed by a Q&A and Resource Tables.

Panelists will be Michael O'Bryan, Urban Institute Fellow, Lindy Center, Drexel University; Dr. Amy Goldberg, Surgeon-in-Chief, Temple University Hospital System; Scott Charles, Temple Trauma Outreach Coordinator and co-creator of a hospital-based violence prevention program; Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFIRE PA; and representative(s) from the Lower Merion Police Department.

For more information, email

Committee for Special Education's "Meet & Greet with LMSD Special Education and CSE Teams"

The Committee for Special Education will be hosting a Meet & Greet with the LMSD Special Education and CSE Teams on Tuesday, September 17 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the District Administration Building's Rooms 264A & B (located at 301 E. Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore).

Join us for our next meeting where we will hear from Kimberly Fraser, LMSD"s Director of Student Services and Special Education (SE), who will provide an overview of SE Services in our District. You will also meet and hear briefly from other members of the SE team, including:

  • Melissa Sinapi-Gibson, Lead Supervisor of SE (Grades 10-12)
  • Beth Cavalier, Supervisor of SE (Grades 4-6)
  • Stephani Doyle, Supervisor of SE (Grades K-3)
  • Gwen Nartowicz, Supervisor of SE (Grades7-9)
  • Adil Nure, Lead Supervisor of Clinical Services & Gifted Education
  • Rich Marta, Supervisor of K-12 Counseling, Testing & Holistic Supports

Additionally, we will have a brief overview of the CSE by our n ew President, Maureen O'Leary, and you will be able to meet the other CSE school representatives. A child friendly area will be available adjacent to the meeting.

Questions? Contact

Parking and entrance: Administration Lot C, west side of the building. Enter through red door #7 in the lot.

Bethel Academy Multicultural Learning Center Registration

Registration is now open for Bethel Academy: A Multicultural Learning Center! There will be an open house on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Sessions for grades K-8 will begin on Monday, September 23. Sessions include homework help, computers, standardized testing help, one-on-one tutoring/mentoring, cultural and social activities, community garden, tennis lessons, snacks parent support and much more!

All sessions are free and will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Transportation should be provided by a parent or guardian.

Bethel Academy is located at 163 Sheldon Lane in Ardmore. For more information, please contact, call 610-642-8966 or visit

Seminar in Parenting Using "Love & Logic"

The LMSD Elementary School Counselors are pleased to offer a 6-session Parenting Seminar on Wednesdays starting in October 2019. Love & Logic provides nationally renowned parenting strategies and resources that emphasize limit setting, accountability and logical consequences. Participating parents and guardians can expect to learn:

  • How to avoid an un-winnable power struggles and arguments
  • How to stay calm and empathetic when kids do incredibly upsetting things
  • How to set enforceable limits
  • How to avoid enabling and begin empowering
  • How to help kids learn from mistakes

Attendance at all sessions is high encouraged as lessons build upon each other and will help maintain the integrity of the groups. These is not cost to attend.

Session Dates (each will run from 4:30-6:00 p.m.)

  • October 16
  • October 23
  • October 30
  • November 6
  • November 13
  • November 20

If you are interested in participating, please contact Deobrah Wilson-Leslie ( or Sarah Payne (

Registrations will be limited and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

More information about Love & Logic and Parent Resources can be found here.