October 9, 2016
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Next PTO Meeting

Wed Nov 2, 9AM in Large Group Room

All are welcome!

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Brought to you by the TEMS PTO
Oct 19th-Visiting
Author Kwame Alexander
Buy your books for the author to sign!
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I'm a Bulldog Campaign

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Thank you for supporting our PTO!

The collection box in the front office of the school. You now can even download the BoxTops4 Education app to your smartphone and earn more money fro the school! Click here for  info

Final fall collection is due Oct 21.
New  Family  Coffee
Oct 14th
8-11am @ Panera Bread

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

ARCH Programming

T&E Care Fall Events

Oct 15 
Celebrate Diwali 
3p @ Tredyffrin Tsp  Library
Organized by 
CHS students & iArtsy
Proceeds benefit TESD students through FLITE and Bhutanese refugees through  BHOP

Oct 22
CHS Girls' Youth Basketball Clinic (grades 2-8)

Nov 9 @ TEMS
DELTA presents ComedySportz

Nov 13
Rachel's Helping Hands 5K & Family Fun Walk
Wilson Farm Park

No school this Wednesday,October 12, due to Yom Kippur.

What's happening Around School...
-PINK DAY Oct 11- pink ribbon
TEMS Student Council will have its 13th annual  PINK DAY  Oct 11 but Oct 6th- Oct 11 will be filled with several opportunities to recognize cancer awareness.  All proceeds go to Ryan's Case for SMILES   "A Case for Smiles...Helping Children feel special while they are battling life changing illnesses" .  

Activities for the week will include:

Thurs 10/6-Tues 10/11 (On sale at all lunches)
-  PINK DAY SHIRT-$12 donation
-*WALL OF SMILES*- $1 donation
  Put a kind  message and your first name on a smile             face.These will be hung in our hallways and then sent
  to kids  in local hospitals battling cancer!

- Tuesday, 10/11:  PINK DAY!!!
* On sale BEFORE school outside the auditorium:
-  PINK DAY SHIRT-$12 donation
-  PINK RIBBONS-$1 donation
-  PINK STICKERS-$1 donation
(Honor someone who has battled or is currently battling cancer by wearing a  PINK DAY sticker with their name on it)
-*WALL OF SMILES- last day*- $1 donation

* Soft Pretzels and Pink lemonade will be o n sale AFTER school by back exits and auditorium for a  $ 1 donation.
link  to flyer.

Magazine Drives has begun-
Our annual Magazine Drive run by the Student Council is a completely optional fundraiser available to TEMS students.  If students participate, they earn small prizes and incentives for themselves and can contribute towards raising a significant amount of money for the school.  This money is used to support school field trips, programs, clubs and competitions (such as assemblies, the spelling bee, geography bee, knowledge bowl, reading Olympics, MathCounts, robotics, Bulldog Ambassadors, and the Williamsburg trip... to name a few). Students will get more information sent home after the Kickoff assembly. You can pre register now for online orders. link

Kickoff Assembly:  Friday, October 7th
Collection Day 1:  Friday, October 14th
Collection Day 2:  Tuesday, October 25th
Online orders anytime of the year! link

Parent/Teacher/Counselor Meetings-
7:15-7:45 am in the Large Group Room 12
The Parent/Teacher/Counselor meetings are brief, informal meet and greet gatherings to share information about grade level news, activities, and curriculum.
Grade 5 on 10/18 at 7:15am in LGR 12
Grade 6 on 10/20 at 7:15am in LGR 12
Grade 7 on 10/27 at 7:15am in LGR 12
Grade 8 on 10/26 at 7:15am in LGR 12
These are not to be confused with the one-on-one Parent Teacher Conferences that are held in November. Information on scheduling conferences will be mailed home later in October.

-Junior Model United Nations Club-
The Junior Model United Nations Club teaches students about international relations, global issues, and cultural diplomacy. During the course of the year, students will work in small groups assigned to represent both a country delegation and one of two committee topics. Each student will be responsible for researching and writing a short position paper from the perspective of his/her assigned country delegation as well as drafting a final resolution recommending solutions to key issues within his or her assigned committee. The 2016-17 committee topics are: (1)  Climate Change and (2)  Protecting and Preserving Cultural Heritage . An initial meeting was held Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Meeting times may vary this year, and will likely be held on Thursday afternoons from 2:40 until 3:30 p.m. Friday morning meetings, which will begin at 7:00 a.m., may occasionally be scheduled this year, as well. All meetings and scheduled events will be announced through the Junior Model United Nations Schoology Group, which interested students will be invited to join; and all meetings will be held in room 211. For more information, please contact Dave Hardy ( or Bill Bryant (

TEMS yearbooks are now available-
Early bird orders placed before 11/30/16 are only $25! There are 3 easy ways to order:
 -Go to the Yearbook link on the TEMS    website or
 -Go to or
 -Print a paper copy of your order      form here and see Mrs. Matilla in Room  204 (Only checks made payable to  TEMS will be accepted for in-school orders.)

Made Possible by the TEMS PTO...
On October 19th, TEMS will host poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author, 
Kwame Alexander  in a visit made possible by your TEMS PTO. His 21 books include THE CROSSOVER , which was required summer reading for our TEMS 7th and 8th grade classes. It received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the year's Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children as well as other notable awards. His other works include BOOKED , a middle grade novel published in April;
HE SAID, SHE SAID , a Young Adult novel and  CRUSH: LOVE POEMS FOR TEENAGERS . Kwame Alexander writes for children of all ages and also has several titles for younger children.
Don't miss an opportunity to have your student read one of Kwame Alexander's books and have it signed by him on the day of his visit. Mr. Alexander's books are available at Barnes & Noble in Berwyn or you can also order books through  the TEMS shopping link at by clicking  here .
Presentations will take place as follows:
Seating is available in the rear of the auditorium for parents who wish to attend.
  9:45 AM - 10:30 AM     Grades 7 & 8
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM    Grades 5 & 6
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM     Book signing in the Library

To learn more about Kwame Alexander, please visit (official website)

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar

10/11  PINK DAY
10/12 No School  for Yom Kippur
10/14  Magazine Drive    Collection Day 1
10/18 Gr. 5 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am 
10/19 Kwame Alexander Author visit
10/20  Gr. 6 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
10/24 Red Ribbon Week
10/25  Magazine Drive Collection Day 2
10/26  Gr. 8 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
10/27 Gr. 7 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
10/28 TEMS Dress Up Day
10/28 Gr. 5/6 Mixer 2:45-5:30pm in Cafeteria