TEMS PTO Blast                                                                  December 11, 2016
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Get that Tax Deduction before the year ends!

I'm a Bulldog Campaign

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Thank you for supporting our PTO!

Did you order your 2016-17 TEMS yearbook yet?

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

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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

4th & 5th graders can ski free!  

TEMS Barnes Noble Day Continues Online... 
Thank you to all that came out to support the TEMS PTO Barnes & Noble Day. You can still purchase online until 12/12 Please use ID#12050498 at BN.COM/bookfairs.  Link  for more info. 

Get Your SpiritWear for the Holidays!
Free shipping for orders placed by December 15th!
In order to get free shipping, please select shipping method:  " B.  Pick UP at Anchors Aweigh facility" (for online orders).
Orders placed by December 15 th  will be delivered to the TEMS office by December 16 th . Click here to order NOW.
Link to winter flyer/order form.
A few examples of SpiritWear available
Click here for more

What's Happening Around the School...
TEMS Annual Canned Food Drive Ends this Tuesday-

We are collecting canned and dried food for the Paoli Food Closet.  What they really need right now is:
-Peanut Butter,
-Bottled Juice
-Pasta Sauce 
-Mac & Cheese
-Canned Meals

*Please only new, non-perishable items. Please check expiration dates before you donate. They do not need a lot of RAMEN Noodles. RAMEN Noodles will be counted as 4 RAMEN = 1 Food Item Donation. 
In the spirit of giving...the top HR in the school will be able to choose a charity and Student Council will donate $200 in their names! Also, we each student in that HR will get a free ticket to the Student/Faculty Basketball game in February!

Kindness Day Dec 14th-
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, TEMS will honor those affected by the 2012 Newtown, CT tragedy by holding its fourth "Kindness Day".  Kindness Day at TEMS will have two components. 
First, students and staff will be invited to wear green and white (Sandy Hook Elementary School's colors) on Wednesday. Second, Bulldog Ambassadors and Student Council representatives will help facilitate a Random Acts of Kindness activity.  Some students will begin the day with a Random Acts of Kindness card;  when they do something kind for another student, they will pass the card on. Hopefully, the next student will do something kind for another student, and the cycle will continue.The Kindness cards will include the following message: "You have been served with a random act of kindness. Please perform your own random act of kindness, initial your name on the back and pass this card along. Let's see how much kindness we can spread!"

Grade 7/8 Snow Ball this Friday!- 

Friday December 16th
7-9:30pm in the cafeteria
Dress code:
-Girls must wear a skirt or a dress.
-Boys must wear collared shirt, pants & tie
Tickets cost $5 each and will be sold the week of the dance.

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.

-Lost & Found
Our TEMS lost and found is currently displayed in the main hallway outside the main office. Please claim any lost items that are yours within the next two weeks. Items that are not claimed by winter break will be donated to charity.

Did You Know?...
Schoology Parent Notification
Parents can set up email notifications in their Schoology accounts. You can set up daily or weekly gradebook summary emails, which provide a quick overview of your child's grades delivered right to your inbox.
*Click here to access this information on our District website:  http://www.tesd.net/Page/14937
Link to pdf.

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar

12/13 Gr 7/8 Winter Concert Assembly 9am
12/13 Gr 7/8 Winter Concert 7pm
12/14 Kindness Day Wear Green or White
12/16 Gr 7/8 Snow Ball Dance 7-9:30pm
12/21  Gr 5/6 Winter Concert Assembly 9am
12/21 Gr 5/6 Winter Concert 7pm
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