TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                  November 11, 2018
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Our Next PTO Meeting is January 9, 2019
at 9 a.m.

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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!
  So far this year, TEMS  has earned
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! 
Click here for School sports schedules
Visit the TEMS Athletics website here 

I'm a Bulldog!

For direct money donations to the
click here 

Thank you for supporting the  

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

Stoga Theatre
The Miracle Worker 
Nov. 15th- 17th

November Meeting
Nov. 29th @ VFMS 
Dr. Margot Burke

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

Girls Who Code Club 
Is back
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 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018  
In School Assemblies 
Grade 7 and 8: 12:30pm (45 minutes)
Grade 5 and 6:   1:30pm (45 minutes)
Friday, November 16, 2018  
7:00 p.m. VFMS Auditorium
presented by Delta  
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 .

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!
For more information on AudioBody, please visit www.audiobody.com              
I'm A Bulldog Campaign is Underway...

Thank you! Thank you! 
Because of your generous donations to date, we have reached 40% of our goal, please help us get to 100% by donating today!
What is the I'm A Bulldog! Campaign (IAB) and how is it different from other PTO fundraisers?
  • Your donations to IAB go directly to fulfilling teacher requests
  • Support innovative ideas to enhance their classrooms
  • Some items granted this year:
  • Mini Drones and supplies to start up a Drone Club
  • Area rug, popular books, and bookcase to create a  reading nook in 6th grade classroom
  • Digital cameras for Yearbook Club
All other PTO fundraisers flow into the general fund which supports cultural arts programs, teacher appreciation, annual school gifts, and more.
Please 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.

to the  
 November 15th
HOW TO OBSERVE Recycle, buy recycled goods and help teach others the benefits of recycling and continue to do so each day! Use #AmericaRecyclesDay to post on social media.
HISTORY America Recycles Day was started in 1997 by the  National Recycling Coalition   and is declared each year by Presidential Proclamation, encouraging Americans to commit to recycling.  Since 2009, this day has been a program of Keep America Beautiful.
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.

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Winter Sports Season Info
- For 7th/8th Grade Basketball Tryout dates and more info on Winter sports  - click here 

Fall Sports Schedules click HERE 
Have Fun and GO BULLDOGS!
2018 Holiday Drive for T&E Care
Once again the holidays are looming and some people right in our communities struggle to afford gifts for the kids or the food needed for a special holiday meal. Tredyffrin & Easttown Care is a local non-profit that helps local families throughout the year with emergency situations, as well as offering assistance at the holidays.
The T&E Care annual Holiday Drive has started and runs through December 1st.  Over 100 local families are on the list this year. Donations of gifts, food baskets, cleaning supplies, gift cards, and other items are needed.  Drop-offs should come to St. John's Presbyterian Church in Devon on either December 2 (Sunday) or 3 (Monday). Help is also needed Dec. 2-6.  Please check our website,  www.tecare.org to see if there is anything you could offer in terms of time or donations. Questions can go to  holidays@tecare.org .  This is truly a neighbor helping neighbor event!
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 14th
 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!
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  
11/14  5th Grade Math Night @ VFMS  
11/14  AudioBody Assemblies in school   
11/15  America Recycles Day  
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