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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 info@lmsd.org.

LMSD Counseling to Host Virtual "Love & Logic" Parenting Seminar

The LMSD Elementary School Counselors are pleased to offer a virtual, six-session Parenting Seminar beginning on March 7, 2024!

Love & Logic provides nationally renowned parenting strategies and resources that emphasize limit setting, accountability and logical consequences. Participants will learn:

  • How to avoid 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

Participants are expected to attend all sessions. There is no cost to attend!

Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • SPRING BREAK
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024

This seminar has a limited number of openings.

Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Please contact Deb Wilson-Leslie or Candace Brown to register or learn more about the Seminar.

More information about Love & Logic Parent Resources.

Rams Set to Host 17th Annual "Dr. Harriton" Fundraiser

Get ready for this year’s installment of Dr. Harriton!

Harriton has a highly skilled and specialized crew competing for this year’s crown, and the Rams are making it their mission to raise money for the community and put on a great show! The theme of this year's event is Lost in Time! The evening will showcase 11 contestants who each portray different eras in time and culture, hence the alternative spelling you may see advertised as “Dr. hERAton.” During the show, each contestant will display their dancing skills and a unique talent.

Tickets are available for purchase online here. Tickets will be sold at the door the night of the show, if they do not sell out before then.

The Rams are raising money for two charities this year: the first charity being Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund, an organization that works to ensure that no LMSD graduates miss out on higher education because of financial hardship; and Jerseys4Kids, a non-profit created by a member of the Harriton community, which supports children battling cancer by providing them with autographed jerseys from their favorite athletes and teams while raising funds for research of rare pediatric cancers.

We can’t wait to see you on Friday, March 1st at 6:30 p.m. for the big night!

To help support Dr. Harriton's fundraising efforts, click here!

Interschool Council Set to Host 2024 ISC Art Show!

The Interschool Council is proud to present the 2024 ISC Art Show - a week-long exhibit featuring hundreds of pieces of student artwork selected by teachers from all 11 schools in LMSD. Come see what happens when the passion and guidance of our art teachers meets the enthusiasm and creativity of our students!

The exhibit will run from Saturday, March 2 - Saturday, March 9 at the Main Line Art Center, which is located at 746 Panmure Road in Haverford. Gallery hours are as follows:

Day Time
Monday 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday  9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday CLOSED

When you visit, please consider bringing new art supplies to donate to our collection for Lucy Belle's Rainbow, a non-profit founded in honor of a former BCMS student that helps bring the power of art & art therapy to children in cancer treatment!

LMHS Cheerleading to Host Middle School Cheer Clinic

The Lower Merion High School cheerleading teem will host a middle school cheer clinic on Sunday, March 10 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The clinic is open to students ages 11-14.

Participants will receive in-depth instruction from our cheerleaders and coaches.

Parents are invited back at 11:45 a.m. to watch a short performance.

The cost is $45 per child or $80 for two siblings. The fee includes a cheer bow and a snack.

Financial assistance is available. Please contact head coach Jalyne Poles at polesj@lmsd.org if you are interested in participating, but are experiencing financial hardship.

The Keys to Quieting Doubts & Negative Thinking in Students & Athletes

Waldron Mercy Academy is excited to announce the following event in coordination with Dr. Mitchell Greene and Christine & Kevin Jackson:

The Keys to Quieting Doubts & Negative Thinking in Students & Athletes Please join us at Waldron Mercy Academy in the Dixon Gym for a presentation on March 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., where Clinical and Sport Psychologist, Dr. Mitchell Greene, will be speaking about his new book titled, Courage over Confidence: Managing Mind Chatter and Winning the Mental Game.

He will be joined by Christine and Kevin Jackson, who started their charitable organization "Hope for Hallie" in honor of their daughter Hallie, who was a star high school athlete. Dr. Greene will be discussing strategies to manage doubts and negative thinking that can immediately be used by students and parents, and the Jacksons will talk about the importance of creating safe spaces for honest conversation around mental health. Dr. Greene's book is available for purchase here!

"Friends in the Forest" After-School Nature Program

If you have a child in grades K-3 (5-8 years old) looking to spend time in nature with friends, then the "Friends in the Forest" After-School Nature Program at the Riverbend Environmental Education Center might be of interest to you!

Join Riverbend educators on Tuesday afternoons for after-school outdoor enrichment. Explore the many habitats on the preserve, meet our barn animals and connect with nature through a variety of activities, including games, stories, crafts and more!

This eight-week long program is available in both fall and spring seasons every Tuesday from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Registration fee is $180 per child. Financial assistance is available. Contact info@riverbendeec.org for more information.

The Riverbend Environmental Education Center is located at 1950 Spring Mill Road in Gladwyne.;

Phone: 610-5275234

To visit the Riverbend website, click here.

A poster with three fists, "Shades of Black" and information from the post

The Lower Merion High School Black Student Union (BSU) will be hosting "Shades of Black: A Black History Program" on Thursday, February 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the LMHS auditorium!

The community is invited to attend this celebration of Black History, which will feature special performances by the LM Drill Team, Zion Baptist Church of Ardmore Choir and Dat Dance Studio!

There will also be a photography exhibit, poetry reading, games, refreshments for sale and more!

Admission to this event is free. Please enter through the Bryant Gymnasium entrance!

"Leap into Black History" with The Historical Society of Montgomery County & Author Amy Cohen

'Leap into Black History" with the Historical Society of Montgomery County on Thursday, February 29, as author Amy Cohen discusses her new book: Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape.

Cohen will be signing books beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by her presentation and a Q&A from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

This is a free program and all are welcome to attend! The Historical Society of Montgomery County is located at 1654 DeKalb Street in Norristown.

For more information, call 610-272-0297.

Registration for Ashbee Lacrosse League Now Open

Registration for the Ashbee Lacrosse League is now open! There are three programs available for your consideration:

  • Clinic Program: Instruction & Games for Grades K-1
  • House League: Coaching and Instruction for Grades 2-4
  • Travel Program: Three Levels for Grades 4-8

The Travel Program offers competitive instruction, coaching and games against other township lacrosse programs that are part of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (SEPYLA). Our alumni have won titles at all levels: high school, state, college, club, professional and international competition.

Registration information is available at ashbeelacrosse.com.

A flier for Lower Merion Youth Girls Lacrosse, with the information in the post and a light blue logo of a lacrosse stick

Registration is now open for Lower Merion Youth Girls Lacrosse.

The instructional clinics are open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade and take place at the Harriton High School turf field on the following Sundays:

  • April 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • May 5 and 12

Clinics for K-2 students run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

Clinics for students Grades 3-4 and Grades 5-6 run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Beginners are welcome! 

There are also travel teams for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. Travel teams practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning March 18, 2024. The play games on Saturdays in April and May. The travel teams are perfect for players who want to take their game to the next level and can supplement middle school teams or club play.

To register, click here. Financial Aid is available. For more information about the clinics, teams or financial aid, please email LMYGLax@gmail.com.

A blue and green flier for Next Level Sports Spring Flag Football Season with information in the post

Registration is now open for Next Level Sports spring flag football season. The season runs April 13-June 8, 2024. Students in kindergarten through seventh grade can play. 

Prior to February 23, 2024, registration is $155. After that date, it increases to $170 per player. Financial aid is available. Email Joni@NLSports.org for the financial aid application or additional information, or call 888-642-1936.

 

 

Inaugural Sean A. Hughes Memorial Golf Outing

Members of the Lower Merion community are invited to be a part of the inaugural Sean A. Hughes Memorial Golf Outing, which will be held at Green Valley Country Club on Monday, May 13, 2024!

Proceeds benefit the creation of the Sean A. Hughes Memorial Plaza and Garden at Lower Merion High School.

Sponsorship opportunities are available from $500-$15,000.

For sponsorship information and to register single golfers, foursomes, and reception-only guests, please visit: https://link.lmsd.org/HughesGolf24

Green Valley Country Club is located at 201 W. Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.

The "Aces K-5 Virtual Homework Help" Program is Back!

After a brief hiatus, the Aces K-5 Virtual Homework Help program is back! This is a free resource being offered by Lower Merion High School buildOn volunteers for students in grades K-5 in need of academic assistance. This program aims to supplement in-class instruction and help younger students with difficult subject areas and homework assignments in a welcoming, supportive and productive environment. Sessions will be held using Zoom and will take place on a weekly basis.

For more information and to schedule a session, click here!

Questions? Contact K5VirtualTutors@lmsd.org.

Free Online SAT Math Classes with "Infinite Mind Tutors"

Looking to ace the math portion of the SAT? Then join Infinite Mind Tutors for their free online SAT math classes, which are held every Friday via Zoom beginning at 7:00 p.m. to help young people develop effective test-taking strategies and achieve a high score on the SAT exam.

  • Learn expert strategies to boost your SAT Math performance.
  • Understand how the digital SAT differs from the paper SAT.
  • Interactive classes for an engaging learning experience.
  • taught by an experienced Ivy League educator.

Reserve your spot now! Space is limited! For inquiries, contact Ms. Melanie Young at 484-416-0274 or email info@infinitemindtutors.com. For more information, click here.

Remember to Stop for School Buses

School buses are about to return to the roads for the start of another school year. Please keep our students safe and abide by Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law.

  • When you meet or overtake a stopped school bus with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.
  • When you approach an intersection where a school bus is stopped with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.
  • You MUST STOP at least ten (10) feet away from the school bus.
  • You MUST WAIT until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn before moving.
  • DO NOT MOVE until all the children have reached a place of safety.

The penalties if convicted of violating Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law include:

  • $250 fine
  • Five points on your driving record
  • 60-day license suspension

For more information, review Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law Fact Sheet.

Affordable Internet Connectivity Program

Financial Help for Families to Connect to the Internet

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) will allow many American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $30/month.

There are three different ways to qualify, and you'll be able to take advantage of this benefit if you meet any one of them.

  • The first category is income — specifically, whether the money you make annually is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. For an individual, that would be $27,180. For a couple (or any household of two), the total is $36,620. For a family of four, that total rises to $55,500. The full income chart is available here.
  • Second, you'll also qualify if you or someone else in your household is a beneficiary of assistance programs including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, and more.
  • Finally, you're also eligible if you've already met the criteria for an existing low-income program from a local internet provider in your area.

If you'd like to claim this benefit for your family, you can start the process right here.

Which internet service providers are participating?

For more information about this service, click here.

LMSD can also help qualifying families get connected through the Comcast Internet Essentials program. For information about LMSD's Internet Essentials Program, call or email Anna O'Hora in the School and Community Relations Department at 610-645-1977 or ohoraa@lmsd.org.

Lower Merion Aquatic Club

Swimmers and divers are invited to join the Lower Merion Aquatic Club! This announcement is geared towards students ages 5-18 ranging anywhere in skill level from developmental to competitive.

Learn more at: www.Lowermerionaquaticclub.com

Lower Merion Aquatic Club is a registered non-profit, 501(c)(3). Financial assistance is available.

For more information please contact: LMACheacoach@gmail.com.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Extended Through May 2022

The federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been extended until May 2022. The average SNAP benefit increased by $36.24 per person.

SNAP maximum allotments (benefit amounts) are updated each year based on the cost of the Thrifty Food Plan in June and take effect on October 1. The Thrifty Food Plan is the cost of groceries needed to provide a healthy, budget-conscious diet for a family of four.

For more information about SNAP, click here.

To visit the Narberth Community Food Bank website, click here.

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Do you need help and don't know where to start?

We can help you:

  • Navigate the human services system
  • Better understand services available to you
  • Make referrals to organizations that will best address your needs

We can help link you to resources:

  • Services for seniors
  • Mental health services
  • Drug & alcohol services
  • Employment
  • Child care
  • Housing
  • Food
  • And more!

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Phone:610-278-3522 (FLAC)

• Navicates are able to assist by phone or email to maintain everyone's safety at this time.

Free service for Montgomery County residents. Language Line services available. Learn more here.