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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 celebrates National School Lunch Week (NSLW) with football game giveaways
LMSD celebrates National School Lunch Week (NSLW) with football game giveaways

Lower Merion School District's Nutritional Services Department is proud to celebrate National School Lunch Week (NSLW) with a special drawing where winners will be announced at the upcoming Bala Cynwyd vs. Welsh Valley and Harriton vs. Lower Merion football games!

To be entered in the drawing for a brand new bicycle or two pairs of movie tickets, all you have to do is attend one of the football games this weekend. All fans in attendance will be handed a raffle ticket when entering the game. Winners will be announced at halftime of both games.

  • October 19: Bala Cynwyd Knights vs. Welsh Valley Dragons at Harriton High School at 6:00 p.m.
  • October 20: Lower Merion Aces vs. Harriton Rams at Lower Merion High School at 1:00 p.m.

Created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, NSLW is a weeklong celebration filled with events and activities designed to promote the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The week recognizes the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child's life, and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. The NSLP was signed into law in 1946 (Richard B. Russell Act) and is the largest of the federal child nutrition programs. 30 million students are served healthy lunches every school day—that's 5 billion meals annually! School nutrition programs play a critical role in ensuring all students, regardless of income level, receive nutritious lunches which follow strict federal nutrition standards.

Lower Merion Warriors Wrestling Club Parent Information Night
Lower Merion Warriors Wrestling Club Parent Information Night

The Lower Merion Warriors Youth Wrestling Club will host a Parent Information Night on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the LMHS cafeteria. The club is open to children in grades K-6. Both first year and experienced wrestlers will practice twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be several weekend opportunities for kids to compete in both meets and tournaments. Please visit www.LMwrestlingclub.com or email LMwrestlingclub@gmail.com for more information.

End the Awkward! Modern Language & Etiquette for Talking To & About People with Disabilities
End the Awkward! Modern Language & Etiquette for Talking To & About People with Disabilities

"End the Awkward! Modern Language & Etiquette for Talking To & About People with Disabilities...And What not to Say" – a presentation of skits and discussions – will take place on Sunday, October 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at 1108 Steel Road in Havertown.

There will be free childcare during the event. Venue is wheelchair accessible. For other accommodation requests and questions, please call Sharon at 484-452-3250 or email at disabilityaccessibilityaction@gmail.com. This program is brought to you by Havertown-Area Community Action Network, Stand Up 4 Lower Merion and Disability Equality in Education.

buildOn Outdoor Halloween Movie Night Fundraiser
buildOn Outdoor Halloween Movie Night Fundraiser

buildOn's 2nd Annual Outdoor Halloween Movie Night featuring "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" will take place on Friday, October 26 in the Welsh Valley Middle School courtyard. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Suggested donation is $10 and there will be concessions for sale. All proceeds benefit the 2019 Trek to Nepal, where students will help fund and construct a school with a community-in-need.

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

Harriton Music Department Florida Citrus Sale Fundraiser
Harriton Music Department Florida Citrus Sale Fundraiser

The Harriton Music Department is hosting a Florida Citrus Sale Fundraiser, which will run through Monday, November 5, 2018. The approximate delivery date for orders will be in the days prior to this year's Winter Break (December 3-15). Proceeds benefit The Harriton Music Parents Association & Music Students. To place your order, click here.

buildOn Halloween Party Fundraiser
buildOn Halloween Party Fundraiser

Lower Merion High School buildOn will be hosting a fun-filled Halloween Party for students in grades K-6 on Friday, October 19 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Bala Cynwyd Middle School cafeteria. Activities will include arts & crafts; game and sports stations; a costume competition; face painting; lots of prizes; and food for sale!

The cost is $10 per child or $25 maximum for three or more children. All proceeds benefit buildOn's construction of a school in Nepal! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Contact bullittl@lmsd.org.

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
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.

Lower Merion Aquatic Club (Swimming & Diving)
Lower Merion Aquatic Club (Swimming & Diving)

The Lower Merion Aquatic Club (LMAC) invites swimmers and divers (ages 5-18) - from developmental to competitive skill level - to join the fun! The LMAC operates out of Lower Merion High School. For more information, please visit www.LowerMerionAquaticClub.com.

9th Annual Education Foundation of Lower Merion's (EFLM) "Run for Our Schools"
9th Annual Education Foundation of Lower Merion's (EFLM) "Run for Our Schools"

The 9th Annual Education Foundation of Lower Merion "Run for Our Schools" will take place on Sunday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m. This community-wide event starts and ends at the Harriton High School stadium and includes a 5K run, a 1.5-mile walk and a Tot Trot for the youngest children. Prizes will be awarded for top individuals overall and by age group in the 5K. You can also run for YOUR school in a team. Register by October 10 to be guaranteed a Run t-shirt! Proceeds benefit the Education Foundation's grants program in LMSD public schools. Business and individual sponsorships are available. For more information, or to register for the event, click here.

Questions? Email info@educationfoundationoflm.org.

The event will feature a fitness fair and various area vendors. Check in for the event will be held from 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on race day, but participants can pick up their bibs and get a pre-race shirt at Lower Merion High School the afternoon of Saturday, October 20. Participants can also register on the day of the event.

The 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the route is an out-and-back course that starts and ends at the Harriton High School track. Age categories for the 5K are:9 years and under; 10-11; 12-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60 and up. Registration costs $25 up until October 18, when the price will increase. Family registration costs $70 and must be done online. Family can be up to 5 members of the same household.

Click here to sign up for the 5K, 1.5-mile walk and Track Trot!

Harriton High School is located at 600 N. Ithan Avenue in Rosemont.