TEMS PTO Blast                                                                     October 8, 2017
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Our Next  
PTO Meeting  
November 1st  
at 9:00 a.m.  
Visit the New and Improved TEMS  
 PTO website
 as your resource for the latest PTO news and activities at TEMS. Explore the website to learn more about the PTO and how you can get involved.  
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. For postings or questions, contact
Claudette McCarron 
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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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Thank you for supporting our PTO!

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

T&E Care's Fall Fest
Sat., Nov. 11th.
Click here for more info

UMLY Theatre Presents Disney's
Beauty & The Beast
  at TEMS Oct 12-14
Click here for more info
Click here for event flyer

Conestoga Boys
Basketball Clinic
November 5th
to register click here   
Phire Robotics  
Robotics Club for  
Middle School  
first meeting Oct 4th 
click here for more information 
Better Understanding of Individuals with Learning Differences
 October Meeting  
click here  

FLITE/ C.A.S.E.    website 

The TEMS PTO Welcomes Visiting Author,  
Gregory Mone!

This Wednesday, October 11th, TEMS will host novelist, science journalist, speaker and New York Times Bestselling author, Greg Mone.  As a magazine writer, he has covered artificial intelligence, robots, physics and biology for magazines like Popular Science and Discover. His popular books include Fish; Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic; The Wages of Genius and The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve. Greg is currently collaborating with Bill Nye the Science Guy on a middle grade series of science themed mystery/adventure books called Jack and the Geniuses. The first in the series Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World has been on the New York Times Best Seller list since coming out to rave reviews on April 4th.  The second in the series,
In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book #2, is due out this month. Help your students get the most out of this program by having them read one or more of Greg Mone's books beforehand and note that he will be happy to sign books for students.  Local bookstores are preparing for his visit by stocking his titles... visit Main Point Books in Wayne, Children's Book World in Haverford or Barnes & Noble in Berwyn. Also, you can take advantage of the TEMS shopping link at Amazon.com by clicking here .
For more about Gregory Mone, visit www.gregorymone.com. For information about the Jack and the Geniuses series, visit
And for more information on the Cultural Arts Program at TEMS click Here.

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TEMS 14 th Annual PINK DAY is This Thursday, October 12 th

All Proceeds go to Ryan's Case for Smiles http://caseforsmiles.org/   

TEMS Pink Day Tees on Sale Oct 9th!  

Click here to view the Flyer
Brought to you By the TEMS Student Council
October New Family Lunch

The TEMS Welcoming Committee is holding New Family lunches once a month for families that are new to the District. The September meeting was a huge success. Newcomers and veteran TEMS parents are welcome to drop in for LUNCH to share ideas. Click here for more information on the October Lunch Meeting, on October 13th, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.

This week we will start our Annual Magazine Madness Fall Fundraiser sponsored by TEMS Student Council! 
We have a school goal of $50,000! We can easily reach our school goal if EACH student brings in only  
We are asking you to please consider supporting this    
fundraiser. For more Information Click here.

5/6 Grade Fall Mixer  
Friday, October 27, 2017  
2:35 - 4:30 p.m.  
in the TEMS Cafeteria  
Click here to view the flyer  
The Children's Dental Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides preventive and restorative dental care for free or at low-cost. We provide dental treatment and care to eligible children living in the Tredyffrin-Easttown and Great Valley school districts. We provide comprehensive dental care and education. Click here to download our printable brochure.
For more information about donating, volunteering and our services, please check out our website!
If you have any further questions, the T/E Middle School Representatives are Chrissy Reilly and Diane Pancoast.
ARCH - Area Residents Caring & Helping

ARCH invites parents to a Book Talk on The Teenage Brain by Frances Jensen,  Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 am at the Easttown Library.  We will be discussing brain development in adolescents, why teens make the choices they do and how best to communicate with our teenagers.  
Click here to view the flyer
Click here for the ARCH website.   
We Still Need Your Help!  
There are many available opportunities to get involved at the school with the PTO. Visit the PTO website to find out more about how you can become involved Volunteer opportunities  click here to sign up to volunteer  For a printable PTO Volunteer Form click here.
Every TEMS parent and teacher is a voting member of the PTO, so please join us at any of our monthly meetings to learn more about our school, ask questions, and share suggestions. Our Next Meeting is scheduled for November 1st, at 9:00 a.m. 
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Sports Update
Welcome to the 2017/18 TEMS Sports Season!!
The Fall Sports Seasons are underway! If you have a question about  
Rain or weather cancellations, call the Athletic Hotline 610-240-1250 for daily schedules and updates!
Click here for Sports Schedules  
Visit the TEMS Athletics Website here   

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Looking to Get rid of some old Halloween Costumes?
You're in Luck - TEMS is Hosting a Used Halloween Costume Drive!!!
A Collection box will be located in the lobby    
now through October 11th!
We are accepting all genres & sizes that are clean and in good condition.
All donations will be given to the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry which is the 4 th largest food pantry in Montgomery County, serving approximately 300 families or 1200 individuals each month.

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

TEMS yearbooks are now on sale! Early bird orders placed before 11/30/17 are only $25! Go to www.jostens.com or see Mrs. Matilla in Room 204 to order yours now!
(Only checks made payable to TEMS will be accepted for in-school orders.)

School Store Information PTO school store
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 or click here for more information.  Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store. More info 

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar 
Oct. 11 - Gregory Mone, Visiting Author 
Oct. 12 - PINK DAY!    
Oct. 13 - Magazine Drive Kick Off  
Oct. 13 - Gr.5 Parent/Teacher/Counselor meeting 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Gr.6 Parent/Teacher/Counselor meeting 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 
Oct. 25 - 5th Gr Team A to Paradise Farms
Oct. 25 - Gr.8 Parent/Teacher/Counselor 
meeting 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.  
Oct. 26 - 5th Gr Team B to Paradise Farms    
Oct. 26 - Gr.7 Parent/Teacher/Counselor
meeting 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.  
Oct. 27 - 5/6 Grade Mixer 2:35-4:30  
Oct. 30 - School Picture Re-take day