TEMS PTO Blast                                                                  December 23, 2016
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Get that Tax Deduction before the year ends!

I'm a Bulldog Campaign

For direct money donations to the
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Thank you for supporting our PTO!

New  Family  Coffee
Jan 20 
 8-11AM @ Panera Bread in Gateway Shopping Center

Yearbooks are now on sale for just $27.50!  
There are 3 easy ways to order:

-Go to the Yearbook link on the front page of TEMS website
-Go to www.jostens.com
-Print a paper copy of your order form and see Mrs. Matilla in Room 204
 (Only checks made payable to TEMS will be accepted for in-school orders.)

Keep Collecting
Every Top Counts!
School Directories still for sale in the School Store
Get Your Copy Today to Stay Connected!
1 for $10 or 2 for $15

Visit the
to learn of what's happening around the Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships

Thinking about what to get your teacher for the holidays? 
A Staff Tribute is a thoughtful gift that recognizes your teacher and donates to FLITE to help students in TESD

Jan 6 
Youth Basketball Night @CHS
Stoga Girls play Marple Newtown

Jan 8
CHS Boys Basketball Clinic
 1-4pm @CHS
Boys Grades 1-8

Jan 15
CHS Girls Basketball Clinic
1-3pm @ VFMS 
Girls Grades 2-8th

Happy Holidays from the TEMS PTO!
W inter break is December 24- January 2
Students report back to school on Tuesday, January 3rd.
See you in the New Year!
7th Annual 
I'm A Bulldog!
The TEMS PTO would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all families who have already donated.   
If you are considering donating,  NOW  is the time to do it!!! Every donation is tax deductible. Get your donation in before the end of 2016.  With every donation your PTO will be able to meet its objection: supporting the education of our children and strengthening their middle school experience. Since the TEMS PTO is a 501(c)(3), your donation is 100% tax deductible!
For a full explanation, the   opportunity to pay by  credit card  or check,  link to the  campaign letter  HERE
*Please make checks out to  TEMS PTO 

Thank you for your help and consideration.
Happy Holidays! 

Tax ID # 23-2885188

Don't Forget About Amazon.com...
Please remember to use the TEMS PTO link  here or found at  TEMSPTO.org when you log on so that a percentage of your purchases will go to the TEMS PTO. 
It's that EASY!  

GET Your Bulldog SpiritWear here!
Order your TEMS SpiritWear online anytime! Just click this link . Our most popular item is this hoodie able to be customized with your student's name!

What's Happening Around the School...
TEMS Annual Canned Food Drive Was Successful!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's canned food drive. As a school, we were able to collect 3861 items for the Paoli Food Closet. The top HR in the school was Ms. Henry-Watson's with 392 items.  They will get to choose a cause and Student Council will donate $200 in their names.  Also, they will get a free ticket to the Student/Faculty Basketball game in February.
-5th grade top HR was Mrs. Henry-Watson with 392 items.
-6th grade top HR was Ms. Peck with 110 items.
-7th grade top HR was Ms. Wilson with 145 items
-8th grade top HR was  Mrs. Ferenchick with 225 items. 
Great job by all of these homerooms in showing the spirit of generosity! There will be a bulletin board set up outside the main office with all the grade level totals. Great job by the 8th grade who donated the most as a grade level with 1300 items.  The generosity and leadership of this year's 8th grade is very much appreciated.  Also a special thank you to Student Council who donated 352 items. Great job by all students of TEMS.  Thanks again for your generosity!

Recycle Your  Holiday Lights & Batteries here at TEMS-
Monday, Dec 5th -Friday, Jan 13th collection boxes will be located in the front & back entrances of the school
rechargeable & single use batteries. Link to info.
MLK Casserole Collection-2017
Once again we will be making casseroles to help feed the homeless.  Last year TEMS students, faculty and their families made a record of more than 430 casseroles that were delivered to soup kitchens and shelters from Philadelphia to lower Chester County.   Our efforts were greatly appreciated since many freezers had been depleted over the holidays.

Here's how  YOU can participate in this rewarding service project:
PREPARE... Purchase your own or pick-up a disposable foil pan approx. 12x10x21/2.
Pans will be available in the TEMS office the week of January 9.  Also, we'll be handing them out as kids depart school on Friday, January 13.
MAKE... Gather family or friends to make your casserole. There are 7 great recipes to choose from.  Please remember to use Pork Free products in all casseroles.
FREEZE it for 24 hours - Casseroles MUST be frozen when delivered to school. casserole stack of
LABEL...  Tape or write the name of casserole on the top of the pan.  It's important that you indicate which casserole you made and the date it was made.
DELIVER... Drop off the casserole between 7:00am and 8:00am on Tuesday, 1/17/17. Parent & student volunteers will be collecting at all school entrances. Please contact Eileen Ryle (eileenryle@gmail.com or 610 406 1016) if you need to make other arrangements. 

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar
12/26-1/2 Winter Break
1/3/2017 Students Report Back to School from Break
1/4 TEMS PTO Mtg 9am
1/5 Model UN Field Trip