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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.

Lower Merion High School Pool Closed for Cleaning
Lower Merion High School Pool Closed for Cleaning

The Lower Merion High School swimming pool will be closed for cleaning Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2018, and Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2018.

The hope is that the pool will re-open Friday afternoon.


Committee for Special Education presents "Wired 3.0: Gifted Kids & Technology"
Committee for Special Education presents "Wired 3.0: Gifted Kids & Technology"

The Committee for Special Education (CSE) invites the community to "Wired 3.0: Gifted Kids & Technology - What You Need to Know" on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the District Administration Building (Board Room A) presented by Jill Wurman from The Grayson School.

Jill Wurman is Grayson's Director of Research and Development. She has spoken nationally and co-presented on giftedness at SENG's national conference and at MIT. Ms. Wurman holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B. in English from Princeton University. She has also studied literature at both Oxford and Cambridge universities. She has worked as a publishing consultant and literary agent, including collaborating on best-selling and award-winning books. She has also taught a course of her own design for exceptionally gifted students at Duke University's Talent Identification Program.

Questions? Contact Karin Fox at KLRenard@aol.com.

buildOn Holiday Movie Night Fundraiser
buildOn Holiday Movie Night Fundraiser

The Lower Merion buildOn Trek Team will be hosting a Holiday Movie Night Fundraiser featuring "ELF" on Friday, December 14 in the Lower Merion High School auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $5. There will also be popcorn, chips, candy and more for sale. All proceeds benefit Lower Merion's upcoming service-learning trip to Nepal where the students will construct a school with a community-in-need!

LMSD to host Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Afternoon of Service"
LMSD to host Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Afternoon of Service"

Lower Merion School District will celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual "MLK Afternoon of Service" on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Lower Merion High School cafeteria.

Service projects will include: Valentines for Veterans; Dream Flags; kid-friendly arts & crafts; a clothing, literature and school supply drive; and more! The afternoon will also feature live musical entertainment and there will be snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

Questions? Contact Amy Buckman at buckmaa@lmsd.org.

To view a slideshow from last year's event, click on the image below!


buildOn presents the 3rd Annual "Kids-Only Holiday Shop"
buildOn presents the 3rd Annual "Kids-Only Holiday Shop"

The Welsh Valley and Harriton buildOn community teams are hosting a "Kids-Only Holiday Shop" Fundraiser December 10-13 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Welsh Valley Middle School library.

This four-night event serves as a chance for students (grades k-8) to get all their holiday shopping done for their family and friends – in secret! Parents help their child decide who they are shopping for and a Secret Shop guide helps the student pick out the perfect gifts. Shoppers learn about budgeting and practice decision-making skills. The Secret Shop will wrap and tag all gifts free of charge.

Questions? Contact Jamie Nemec at nemecj@lmsd.org.

The Gender & Sexuality Inclusivity and Belonging Group (GSIB) Collaborative Discussion

The Gender & Sexuality Inclusivity and Belonging Group (GSIB) cordially invites LMSD parents/guardians of students in grades K-12 to join us for a collaborative discussion on December 18, 2018 from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. in the District Administration Building (Room 264).

GSIB functions as a volunteer group of School Personnel within LMSD to support and address the unique needs of students who may be experiencing both challenges and strengths related to their gender (transgender, gender expansive, intersex, etc.) and/or sexual (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, etc.) minority identities.

This meeting is open to adult family members who would like to take part in an open discussion and collaboratively share ideas with other adult family members and the volunteer members of GSIB. Discussion focuses on topics related to students sexual and gender identities, thereby, informing the process for families and school members alike about creating a supportive school community where all students thrive and reach their potential.

In order to attend, please RSVP no later than Thursday, December 13 by emailing Beth Cavalier (cavalie@lmsd.org) or Gina Virkler (virkleg@lmsd.org).

Please enter through the main door of the Administration Building where a member of the group will give you directions to the room. We will begin at 4:15 p.m., so please plan to arrive prior so there is a person to let you into the building. We cannot guarantee entry into the building after 4:15 p.m. because the front desk closes at 4 p.m. We look forward to the opportunity to seeing you!

LMSD Junior First Lego League Expo
LMSD Junior First Lego League Expo

A FUN LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-3!

Jr. FLL is one of the four FIRST Robotics Programs that allows students between the ages of 6-9 to explore STEM by using Legos. Through participation in the Jr. FLL expo, students will gain valuable skills in problem solving, creativity, design, and building that will help them develop a strong foundation in STEM.

Through cooperation between LMSD and the Lower Merion High School Technology and Engineering Club, a Jr. FLL expo is held annually at Penn Wynne Elementary School. This year, the expo will be on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

In preparation for the event, teams of 2-6 kids will create a robotic Lego Model and a Show-Me Poster to demonstrate their knowledge on an environmental or social theme. The theme for the 2018 competition is Mission Moon, which will give kids the opportunity to explore the aspects of the moon. We recommend that teams spend approximately 8-12 hours working on their project.

Before you register for the Lower Merion expo, you must register with FIRST Lego League Jr. at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr/start-a-team to obtain the necessary the materials for the event. The cost is $99 for the challenge, engineering notebooks, and LEGO pieces to complete the project. If this is your first time participating in the Lower Merion expo, you will need to purchase LEGO WeDo kit from FIRST. Following that, you will need to register for the Lower Merion expo at lowermerionjrfll.org. After registration, you will be prompted to pay a $25 fee to participate in the expo. Registration is done per team, not by individual.

To learn more, please see our newly updated website: lowermerionjrfll.org or contact event coordinator Julian Ginzburg at julianginzburg19@students.lmsd.org. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Main Line Girls Basketball Association (MLGBA) Season & Clinics Registration
Main Line Girls Basketball Association (MLGBA) Season & Clinics Registration

The Main Line Girls Basketball Association (MLGBA) is getting ready to start its 27th year and registration is now open for 2018-19 season! All programs can be found at www.mlgba.com by clicking online registration on the left and scrolling to the age appropriate form.

To start things off, MLGBA is offering grade specific, one-night clinics for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. Please email mlgbahoops@gmail.com with any questions. The sessions fill up fast, so be sure to register ASAP.