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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

Lower Merion Summer Cafe
Lower Merion Summer Cafe

Established in 2018, the Lower Merion Summer Cafe is a free summer meal program for all kids 18 years of age and younger. On the days listed below, students can receive a meal and join other children for sports, games, and other activities.

WHEN: June 18-20, June 25-27, July 2-3 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Lunch served from 1:00-2:00 p.m. only.

WHERE: Ardmore Presbyterian Church located at 5 Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore, PA

CONTACT: Email or call (484) 417-6319

This program is presented in collaboration with Box Lunch and a book. For more information, please visit

Informational Meeting re. Temporary Classrooms at PWES

Representatives of the Lower Merion School District will hold a public information session at 7:00 p.m. on June 26, in the cafeteria at Penn Wynne Elementary School, to discuss their application to extend the approval of the temporary classrooms at PWES.

The current approval expires August 26, 2018. LMSD's request will be considered by the Building and Planning Committee of the Lower Merion Township Commissioners on July 11.

Box Lunch & A Book Summer Program
Box Lunch & A Book Summer Program

Please join Box Lunch & A Book for its fourth annual summer of free literacy, special events, great lunches, workshops – arts & crafts, science, languages and more! This program is open to all Lower Merion and Haverford families. Programs will be held at the following locations at the scheduled dates and times:

  • Zion Baptist Church (located at 92 Greenfield Avenue in Ardmore) from June 25-August 9; Monday-Thursday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Saints Memorial Church (located at 47 South Warner Avenue in Bryn Mawr) from June 25-August 9; Monday-Thursday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Church of God in Christ (located at 747 Buck Lane in Haverford) from July 9-August 8; Monday-Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For more details or to make donations, please email or call Virginia at 610-649-4485 or June at 610-316-9909.

LMSD Health Topics Series

Lower Merion School District's Department of Student Services and the Interschool Council (ISC), in collaboration with the Home & School Associations, have organized a series of informational events and programs covering many important health-related topics throughout the 2017-18 school year.

Programs marked with an asterisk are brought to you through a collaboration of the Student Services Department, the Interschool Council and the HSA of the hosting school. We encourage parents/guardians to attend these informative evening programs, including those held in schools other than where your child attends. Your presence is welcome at all schools.

May 2018

  • Wellness Council Meeting – Monday, May 7 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the District Administration Office

Meet parents/guardians and staff leaders and share wellness events and happenings throughout the district. If you have an interest in Wellness especially around nutrition and fitness, please join us.

  • *Bullying: What Families Need to Know – Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Penn Valley Elementary School

Many parents/guardians have their own painful memories of bullying. What does bullying look like in today's world? How can parents and schools prevent bullying and what can be done to intervene? This panel discussion will include the timely topic of cyberbullying.

June 2018

  • Community Health Fair – Date/Time TBD

Health information and activities will be presented in interactive forums by Lower Merion School District's Health Staff and other community agencies/providers.

Registration now open for Lower Merion Basketball Summer Camp!
Registration now open for Lower Merion Basketball Summer Camp!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Lower Merion Basketball Summer Camp! Due to popular demand, we will be offering TWO action-packed weeks of camp this year – June 25-29 & July 30-August 3 - in the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School!

It's shaping up to be another great summer of hoops as head coach Gregg Downer has put together an all-star staff and lineup of guest speakers to help teach the game of basketball to campers this year. Named THE "Best Summer Sports camp on the Main Line" by Philadelphia Magazine, campers will learn from our highly talented staff during each week of action-packed drills, skill development, scrimmages and fun! For more information and to register, please visit

LMHS Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Festival
LMHS Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Festival

Lower Merion High School is set to host the Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Festival on Friday, March 9 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. in the LMHS auditorium. Please join us for an adjudicated festival featuring 10 area high school competition jazz bands and entertainment from middle school jazz bands, the high school jazz combo, and high school vocal groups. It's sure to be a great evening of music! Please join us and support the LMHS Jazz Band!

Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for students or $25 per family. Concessions will be available for purchase! For more information, please visit

Lower Merion/Harriton Alumni Association announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees
Lower Merion/Harriton Alumni Association announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees

The Lower Merion/Harriton Alumni Association is proud to announce the following alumni have been chosen to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2018! They will be honored at a luncheon at The Radnor Hotel on Friday, October 12, 2018. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact

Harriton High School

Robert Brodsky – Class of 1981

David Crane – Class of 1975

Michael Goldfarb – Class of 1968

Lynda Harris Resnick – Class of 1960

Alon Shaya – Class of 1997

Arn Tellem – Class of 1972

Farnoosh Torabi – Class of 1998

Lower Merion High School

David Amado – Class of 1986

Elizabeth Schussheim Brater – Class of 1969

Lewis R. First – Class of 1973

Kenneth Hill – Class of 1955

J. Russell Peltz – Class of 1964

Alan Poul – Class of 1976

Jon A. Reynolds – Class of 1955

Herman Shelanski – Class of 1974

Jay Sigel – Class of 1961

James Vance – Class of 1959

11th Annual LMHS Co-Ed Youth Football Clinic
11th Annual LMHS Co-Ed Youth Football Clinic

Lower Merion High School is set to host the 11th Annual Co-Ed Youth Football Clinic in memoriam of Dr. Joseph W. Foote. The clinic will take place on Sunday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Arnold Field at Lower Merion High School.

The clinic is for players in grades 3-8, and will include a Wayne Sporting Goods "Footeball" Clinic t-shirt, water and snacks. All proceeds benefit the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund and the Dr. Joseph W. Foote Award. For more information, please email Mary Brown Please send completed form and a check made payable to "Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund", c/o Mary Brown, 916 Cedar Grove Road, Wynnewood, PA, 19096.

LMSD Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL) Expo
LMSD Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL) Expo

LMSD is set to host the annual Junior First Lego League (JrFLL) Expo – a fun learning opportunity for children in grades K-3 (ages 6-9) – on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – noon at Penn Wynne Elementary School.

Jr. FLL is one of the four FIRST Robotics Programs that allows students 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.

To view a PDF flyer for this event with more detailed information, click here. It is recommended that teams register by January 6 in order to have enough time to complete the challenge.

To learn more, please see our newly designed website: or contact event coordinator Julian Ginzburg at