TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                          October 28, 2018
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Our Next PTO Meeting is Nov. 7th at 9 a.m.

Would you like to get involved?    
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Cultural Arts  
November 14th
12:30 - Gr. 7&8
1:30 - Gr. 5&6
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Visit our Cultural Arts Page to see what is coming next!  
Keep sending in those Box Tops!
  Last year, TEMS earned
The Collection box is located in the front office. 
Keep on Clippin'! 
TEMS Bulldog
School Sports Information
If you have a question about weather cancellations, call
the Athletic Hotline
for daily schedules & updates! 
Click here for School sports schedules
Visit the TEMS Athletics website here 

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

'Stoga Showcase of Sound
Nov. 3rd  5 -10 p.m.
at Teamer Field

Raising Resilient Children Amidst Today's Societal Challenges
Nov. 15th

Orton-Gillingham  Approach to Reading Instruction
Informational Session
Monday, Nov. 5th

Girls Who Code Club 
Is back

Valley Forge
Basketball League
Boys 8th-10th grade
X Strides 2018
Nov. 18

Disclaimer:  TEMS  PTO  is not responsible for the activities or events of outside organizations. Local community organizations that primarily serve TEMS students may submit a request to have information posted in the Community Links section of the  PTO Blast  by sending an email to  temspto@gmail.com 
I'm A Bulldog Campaign is Underway...

The TEMS PTO's I'm A Bulldog! direct donation giving campaign was started eight years ago as a way to encourage innovation in the classroom. With your donations, we have been able to grant nearly all teachers' requests to further enhance our students' education and middle school experience. P lease help us continue to encourage innovation in the classroom and Donate today!
Donate online HERE
Or to donate by Check - print this  FORM  
TEMS PTO is a 501(c)(3), so your donation is tax deductible.
Take advantage of Corporate Matching Gift Programs
and your contribution can easily be doubled.
Great News! Our Spirit Wear Sale has been extended until Nov. 1st!    
There's a great selection of ALL NEW TEMS  gear for your favorite Bulldog. (Makes a great gift for the holidays too!) 
to order.  Please contact Kate Miller at kathlinmmiller@gmail.com with any questions.

Time dedicated to Fall conferences has been scheduled for   12:55 - 2:50 pm on Tuesday, November 20, and from 1:00 - 8:35 pm on Monday, November 26, in fifteen minute intervals.          As in the past, parents will have the opportunity to schedule a conference with one "Core" teacher per child.  Special Area teachers will be available throughout the conference days for drop-ins.
Conferences may be scheduled online using the Home Access Center (HAC) (https://hac.tesd.net/).  While HAC remains open throughout the school year, online conference scheduling will only be available Monday, November 5 (beginning at 10:00 am) through Monday, November 12 (closing at 11:55 pm).  If you want to meet with a teacher and there are no available conference times left in their schedule, please contact the teacher directly via email or phone so you can set up a time to communicate about your child's progress.
Instructions for accessing the scheduling system can be found by clicking here.  If you have forgotten your HAC username or password, please follow the link on the HAC homepage to recover your login information.  You may also email familyhelpdesk@tesd.net if you need technical support.  Parents who do not have internet access or who prefer not to schedule online will still have the option of scheduling by phone by contacting T/E Middle School's main office at (610)240-1200.  Also, please feel free to contact us if you need to make any changes after the scheduling window closes.
AudioBody is Back by Popular Demand!
Live at Valley Forge Middle School
Friday, November 16 th at 7:00 PM
Presented by DELTA
Districts Educating and Learning Through The Arts
The synthesis of music, comedy, and technology - AudioBody's performance is an electronic journey into an unknown realm of seriously spectacular entertainment! This thrilling show features an explosive mix of circus arts, relentless comedy, full-body contortion, juggling, LED light shows, and up-beat music! AudioBody's multifaceted training and almost 20 years of experience in the performing arts has made them a global sensation and featured performers on Disney Cruise Lines, at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and at The White House on three different occasions!
The AudioBody show is brought to you by DELTA, the non-profit consortium of PTO Cultural Arts representatives from Tredyffrin/Easttown, Radnor, Great Valley and Lower Merion School District areas. The incomparably high quality Cultural Arts programming that our children enjoy is made possible by the efforts of DELTA volunteers who work together to make programs available to and affordable for our member schools. AudioBody will perform their full, 90 minute theatrical stage show for our community following a 12 school tour where they will feature their shorter educational program tailored to student audiences. TEMS students will enjoy shows during school on Wednesday afternoon, 11/14. Just one of many quality programs brought to you by your TEMS PTO!

Come out and enjoy a great night of high quality family entertainment while also supporting DELTA's mission of supporting our children's learning through exposure to the Arts in all forms!
Tickets to the DELTA show at Valley Forge Middle School on November 16 th are $10 and are available online at www.artsdelta.net or at the door. To inquire about reserved seating available to groups of 10 or more, e-mail artsdelta@hotmail.com .
For more information on DELTA, visit www.artsdelta.net .
For more information on AudioBody, visit www.audiobody.com
The Welcoming Committee  
needs your Help!

The Welcoming Committee is
looking for persons who speak any of the Chinese languages to help us! If you can help, please email
Angela Chapson  at achapson@yahoo.com or
Claire Latorraca at latorraca1@verizon.net.

The Lost and Found is
OVERFLOWING! If you are missing a sweatshirt, jacket, lunch box or even a text book, please check the Lost and Found in the hallway to the large gym. Valuables such as phones and jewelry are in the Main Office. Eyeglasses are also in the Main Office. All items not claimed will be donated to local charities.

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Upcoming Event -  
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Heather Hill at 610-640-3805 or send her an e-mail at globularclusters@yahoo.com
For more on recycling visit TEMS Green Initiative link.

5th Grade Math Night

Want to learn different fun and interactive ways to enjoy math at home with your 5 th grader? If so, then the 5 th Grade Math Open House is for you. 
When: Wednesday, November 14 th
 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Place: VFMS Cafeteria
This is an open house event so please come by as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be served.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note: this is not a drop-off event and is intended for 5 th grade students and their parent or guardians. No siblings, please!

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Sports Schedules click HERE 
Have Fun and GO BULLDOGS!
TEMS School Store Information 
PTO school store
Parents if you're looking for a way to volunteer at school and interact with the kids, Join the School Store staff!  Only a 2 hour commitment, once a month. Please contact temsstore@gmail.com for more information. Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store.
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar  
10/30  Picture Retake/8th Grade panoramic 
11/06  NO School - Election Day  
11/14  AudioBody Assemblies in school   
11/16  AudioBody @ VFMS 7 p.m.  
11/20  Half Day grades 1-8
11/21 - 11/26 Fall Break  
11/27  Back to School