TEMS PTO Blast                                                                            April 2, 2017
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Next PTO Meeting

Wed April 5, 9AM 
in Large Group Room

All are welcome!

Any Questions please contact us at 

New Family Coffee
Wed, April 19 
 8-11AM @ Panera Bread in Gateway Shopping Center

Get Your TEMS Spirit on this Spring!

Customize TEMS gear for your student!

Visit our Spiritwear store online anytime. 
Link to  order NOW  here  
or you can find the link on our TEMS PTO  website .

I'm a Bulldog!

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

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

April 22
Craft Fair and Flea Market
@VFMS 8am-12pm

April 23
Valley Forge NHP Revolutionary Run

PSSA Information...
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) consists of standardized tests that are administered to public school students in the state of Pennsylvania.  This year, there will be testing at TEMS on the following dates:  4/ 03 - 4/06 English Language Arts, 4/25 - 4/27 Math, and 5/02 - 5/03 Science (Grade 8 only).  Students will attend all 8 periods of their normal schedule on these days, but each period will be shortened to accommodate a testing session during the day. Students are encouraged to try their best on the PSSA!  

-Mr. Andy Phillips

The TEMS PTO Needs YOU... https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/9f2c6a8b001/ab5037ef-6294-495c-87d6-d950b1196227.gif
The PTO is looking for volunteers to fill positions for the 2017-2018 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 Michelle Barton  michellelynnbarton@gmail.com
and/or Amy Susanin amysusanin@comcast.net.  Thank you for your consideration.
-Vice President of Cultural Arts - looking for  someone to shadow current VP and take over the  role the following year (2018-19)
-Vice President of Fundraising
-Assistant Treasurer
-School Store
-Back to School Sale
-Directory Ads Sales
-Handel's Ice Cream Day 
-Book Swap
-8th Grade Recognition
-ISC Representative (Inter-School Council)
-School Board Representative

What's happening Around School...

Attention 8th Grade Parents-Conestoga will have their Fall Sports Meeting on Wed, May 24th at 7pm in the Auditorium. 

TEMS Yearbooks are still Available for Order-
Only a short amount of time left to order your 2016-2017 yearbook! Orders will be taken through May 5th, 2017. Cost is $30. To reserve your copy, go  to jostens.com
 or see Mrs. Matilla in Room 204 (Only checks made payable to TEMS will be accepted for in school orders).

Green Initiative-
For the Month of April - TEMS will be collecting Used CRAYONS (all brands, shapes & sizes).
A collection box will be located in the front entrance lobby.  The crayons will be sent to a facility where they will be melted & created into new crayons.

Friday, April 21st - TEMS is Celebrating Earth Day with a Waste Free Lunch Day
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?  link

Upcoming Events: Start collecting today!
Month of May: Oral Care Recycling
Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, & floss containers.
June (through the last day of school): Batteries
Thank you in advance for participating! With your help, we can minimize the need for landfills.
Hawaii is Coming to TEMS!...
We are bringing Hawaii to TEMS at the April 29th Parent Social. Get those Hawaiian shirts ready to Luau on over for A casual evening of food, cocktails, and fun! 
Do you own a company or service you can donate to the silent auction? Join local businesses who have donated to help raise funds for the PTO. La Cabra, Tiramisu Cocina Romana, EatNic, Margaret Kuo's are just some of the restaurants that have made generous donations to our Silent Auction. Contact Sarah Kenneck at  sarahkenneck@gmail.com  or Colleen Mahoney at  cwalker_cmw@yahoo.com to make a contribution or volunteer to help out and don't forget to RSVP!

For more info visit TEMS PTO event  webpage.

Attention 8th Grade parents...
In preparation for the 8th grade Recognition Ceremony we are looking to collect pictures from all of the current 8th graders. We are looking for a baby picture and a current picture of each student. Please submit a hard copy, 2"x3" in size, to school office to "Attention of Sherri Gartner."   
We will be having our first  meeting for the  8th Grade Recognition Committee is Tuesday April 18 , 6:00PM at the Starbucks in Paoli. Anyone who is interested in helping with the ceremony is welcome to attend. We will be looking for "chair persons" for different areas at this meeting. Any questions, please contact Sherri Gartner at   Sherri.gartner@yahoo.com

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar 

April 3-7 ELA PSSAs
April 5 PTO Mtg 9am LGR
April 10-17 NO School  Spring Break
April 29 Bulldog Luau Parent Social 6:30-11pm
April 18 Gr. 5 Cultural Arts: Chariot of the Sun 9am
April 21 Gr. 8 Cultural Arts: Renaissance Man 8:50am
April 21 Gr. 7/8 Spring Fling Dance 7-9:30pm
April 24-28 Math PSSAs
April 27 Gr. 6 Cultural Arts: Walnut Street Theatre
May 16 Barnes & Noble Day