TEMS PTO Blast                                                                            April 15, 2018
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Our Next PTO Meeting is
May 2, 2018 
at 9:00 a.m.  
Check out our Meeting Schedule and minutes from this year's Meetings  
click here 

Would you like to get involved?    
Click here to see how you can help!     
Click here for our volunteer form!

Cultural Arts Programs   
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Buy a Student Directory for $10 at the TEMS School Store.
Click here for the PTO website

Keep sending in those Box Tops!
So far this year,  
TEMS has earned $383.50
The Collection box is located in the front office. 
Keep on Clippin'! 
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School Sports Information
If you have a question about weather cancellations, call the Athletic Hotline
for daily schedules & updates! 
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Visit the TEMS Athletics website here 
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TEMS Spirit Wear Available Here!
Visit our Spiritwear store online anytime.
Click Link to order NOW  here
or you can find the link on our TEMSPTO  website .

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

YMCA Theater Presents
  OLIVER the Musical  
at TEMS 
The 7/8 Grade Spring Fling
The Spring Fling Dance is next Friday, April 20th from
7-9:30 pm in the cafeteria.  This is the last dance for 7th graders this year. Tickets will go on sale for $5 each this Monday, April 16th and will be sold from Monday through Friday in the mornings upstairs by the circle window and during 7th and 8th grade lunches in the cafeteria. Dress for this dance is casual!
April Classroom News...

Needs YOU...
The PTO is looking for volunteers to fill positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved at TEMS and there is something to fit everyone's schedule.  Please consider volunteering your time and talents. 
Below is a list of some of the open positions for next year.  Any questions about the positions or if you would like to volunteer, please contact      Renee Del Viscio renee.delviscio@comcast.net or Michelle Barton  michellelynnbarton@gmail.com   Thank you for your consideration.
-Executive Vice President
-Vice President School Services
-Assistant Treasurer
-Student Directory
-Back to School Sale
-Dance Chaperone
-8th Grade Recognition
-Volunteer Coordinator
-School Board Representative
Information on PSSA Testing
PSSA testing continues this week. The PSSA will be given on Tuesday-Thursday this week beginning promptly at 8:30 am.  Information on the upcoming PSSA testing for students in grades 5-8 was mailed to all families on March 2nd.  A copy of the letter from Mr. Mull, the PSSA testing schedule, and information from PDE on the assessments is available on the TEMS website here.

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TEMS is Celebrating Earth Day with a Waste Free Lunch Day - Friday, April 20th  
Goal: to Reduce the amount of trash produced  
How: by using a reusable lunchbox, reusable sandwich & snack bags, reusable water bottle, reusable utensils & cloth napkin
Recycle: all bottles, cans & plastics
Why: to Reduce the need for Landfills, conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, save energy 
Did you know that a person creates an average of 4.5 lbs of trash per day?  
For more information ....

Earth Day Event 
Shredding & Recycling

April 20th, 2018 from 2:30 - 5:30pm
at Devon Elementary School (rain or shine) 
Shredding by DocuVault, Recycle used
Batteries, Crayons/Markers, Brita/PUR Water Filters, Light Bulbs (any type), Printer Cartridges, Shoes, and SMALL TOYS!! (Clean, lightly used, nothing that goes in the mouth)
'Green' tips & recycling guidelines will be available at our information table
'Reusable' merchandise will be available for sale 

Hosted by: DES & TEMS Green Initiatives
for more information..... click here

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.

Still need to Order a Yearbook?

Just a few weeks left to order the 2017-18 TEMS Yearbook!
Cost of each book is now $30. Copies are limited and will be available for purchase until Saturday, May 5, 2018. Online purchases can be made at www.jostens.com. Orders can also be taken by Mrs. Matilla in Room 204. (Only checks made payable to TREDYFFRIN-EASTTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL will be accepted for in-school orders)

World Cultural Museum Day

TEMS is celebrating World Cultural Museum Day on Friday, May 11th.  We are looking for parent volunteers to share cultural items and displays from around the world to help teach our students about all of the world's cultures.  For more details, please contact Mr. David Hardy @ hardyd@tesd.net   Thank you!

From the School Nurse

Looking ahead to the 2018-2019 School year, see the attached letter form the School Nurse to see what is required in the way of Doctor and Dentist visits!  
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar  
Apr 19   Gr. 6 Walnut Str Theater Assembly
Apr 20  Waste Free Lunch / Earth Day!
Apr 20  Shredding/Recycling Event at DES 
Apr 20   7/8 Spring Fling Dance
Apr 26  Gr. 8 Variety Show 7 pm 
May 2 -
PTO Meeting 9:00a.m.   
May 2 - Grade 6A to Rock Wall Trip
May 3 - Grade 6B to Rock Wall Trip  
May 7 -   5/6 Spring Concert 
May 10 - 7/8 Spring Concert 
May 15 - No School
May 22 - Williamsburg Parent Meeting 6:30 p.m.
May 28 - No School 
May 29 - Grade 8 Move up Day @ CHS