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It's time to Immunize!
Lower Merion High School

Free Immunization Clinic for LMSD students. Parents/guardians must accompany student and pre-register. LMSD nursing staff will be available to provide information about LMSD Health Services, immunizations and health issues affecting the school age child.

Wellness Council Meeting
LMSD Board Room

The first "all committee" meeting of the Wellness Council will be held on Monday September 25th at 4:00pm in the LMSD Administration Building, Room 264. Please join us! First on the agenda, Karen Castaneda and Randi Mongiello from Nutritional Services will discuss the new Wellness Policy.

Technology, Social Media and Elementary Age Students
Gladwyne Auditorium

Jen Goldberg, LMSD Elementary Technology Specialist and Deborah Wilson-Leslie Gladwyne School Counselor will present and discuss developmentally appropriate use of technology and social media. They will also provide valuable technology resources for families.

Drugs and Teens
Bala Cynwyd Auditorium

Christine Storm from the Caron Foundation will talk about the current drug and alcohol trends including gateway drugs. The goal of this program is to empower parents with effective communication skills when talking to their kids about drug and alcohol. We will also examine the importance of establishing clear rules and consequences while also keeping communication open and creating support plans for teens in crisis.

Flu Vaccine Clinic
Lower Merion High School

Free flu vaccine for LMSD students. Parents/guardians must accompany student and pre-register. LMSD nursing staff will be available to provide information about LMSD Health Services, immunizations and health issues affecting the school age child.

Wellness Council Meeting
LMSD Board Room

Agenda TBA

All Schools Early Dismissal due to the weather - 11:30 am High Schools -- 12:00 pm Middle Schools -- 12:30 pm Elementary Schools - AM Kindergarten will dismiss at their normal time - No PM Kindergart

LMSD Schools to Dismiss Early Due to Weather Forecast

Due to this afternoon's weather forecast predicting a wintry mix and freezing rain, all LMSD schools will be dismissing early today, January 8, at the following times:

  • High Schools - 11:30 a.m.
  • Middle Schools - 12:00 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools - 12:30 p.m. (AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at their normal time. There will be no PM Kindergarten.)

All school-sponsored after-school and evening activities are also cancelled. This includes athletics and activity trips, as well as this evening's school board meeting. There will be no after-school late buses running today. Thank you for your understanding. Please be safe.

Toward a Positive Body Image for Your Child
Merion Auditorium

In this session, parents/guardians will increase awareness of the messages your child receives from others and the media including social media about beauty, body size and shape. Develop awareness of how your language and body image affect your child's self-esteem. Help your child to be accepting of others with different body shapes and sizes. Sherry Pomerantz, PhD works with children, young adults and families including those with eating disorders and body image concerns; adolescent and emerging adult social-emotional development; family relationships; and providing parenting support and coaching.

The Whole Athlete: Specialization, Nutrition, Injuries and more
Lower Merion High School

Sports can be an integral part of childhood, but raising an athlete has its own set of challenges. Join us for a panel of experts who will discuss issues for the student athlete including nutrition, management of injuries (including concussions), the pros and cons of sport specialization and a review of LMSD protocols around team sports.

LMSD and LMPD: Community and School collaborations
Cynwyd Elementary School Library

THE Lower Merion Police Department and Lower Merion School District:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Cynwyd Elementary School Library
101 W. Levering Mill Road
Bala Cynwyd

Learn more about the Lower Merion Police Department and how they interact with Lower Merion School District schools and elementary and middle school students.

Officer Josephine Murray, Community Relations Officer from LMPD, along with Juvenile Detectives, will lead this discussion and respond to questions from our parent participants regarding LMPD programs in LMSD including "Story Time" and "Q & A". Officer Murray will also provide valuable information on social media, bullying and other issues of importance to parents/guardians of elementary and middle school- aged students.

Presented through a collaboration by the LMSD Student Services Department, the Interschool Council, Cynwyd Elementary School HSA and the Lower Merion Police Department.

Please join us!

CANCELLED - Wellness Council Meeting
LMSD Board Room

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Beyond 13 Reasons Why Subscribe to Alerts
Welsh Valley Middle School Auditorium

Suicide prevention is an important topic for all those who work with children and young adults. The very popular TV show "13 Reasons Why" has had students and parents talking - which is good, but we want to ensure that the conversation is informative and constructive. Please join us for an important discussion about this often silent crisis. The conversation will be lead by Dr. Matt Wintersteen, Assistant Professor and Director of Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College specializing in research on suicide prevention and intervention in adolescents and young adults.

Bullying: What Families Need to Know Subscribe to Alerts
Penn Valley Elementary School

A panel discussion will address bullying: Many parents 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 discussion will include the timely topic of cyberbullying.