TEMS PTO Blast                                                                  December 4, 2016
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Get that Tax Deduction before the year ends!

I'm a Bulldog Campaign

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

New  Family  Coffee
Dec 7th
 9-11AM @ Barnes & Noble

Keep Collecting
Every Top Counts!

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

Thinking about what to get your teacher for the holidays? 
A Staff Tribute is a thoughtful gift that recognizes your teacher and donates to FLITE to help students in TESD

T&E Care 
Holiday Drive 
is on!
Find out how you can help T/E Families in need over the holidays

4th & 5th graders can ski free!  

TEMS Barnes Noble Day is this Week! 

Barnes & Noble Day
Wednesday, Dec. 7th

Your holiday shopping can help support TEMS. Mention TEMS at store and Cafe checkouts and our school PTO gets a percentage of the sale.  Link  for more info! If you can't make it to the store, you can purchase online-Just use ID#12050498 at BN.COM/bookfairs 12/7-12/12. Thanks for your support!

ARCH offers Program
for Parents...
Raising Kids to Thrive - Dr. Ken Ginsburg on Resiliency - Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 @TEMS
The TESD community is invited to hear Dr. Ken Ginsburg (CHOP/UPenn) speak about raising resilient children. Books will be available for sale (cash or check only).  Link to the flyer.

From the T/E School District...
Winter Weather is Coming! Sign Up to Receive Emergency Text Alerts Today.
The T/E School District now offers the option for parents to receive a text message alert when there is an emergency announcement from TE All-Call, the District's mass communication system. All parent/guardian mobile numbers in the TE All-Call system received a text invitation on November 17, 2016 with instructions on how to opt-in to receive text messages. If you missed the text invitation, or have added a new mobile number or changed an existing mobile number, you can still sign up to receive emergency text alerts by texting Y to 67587. Please note that your mobile number must already be on file in the TE All-Call system in order for you to begin receiving emergency text alerts. To add a new mobile number or change an existing number, please contact your child's school. For more information, including frequently asked questions, visit www.tesd.net/teallcall.

What's Happening Around the School...
TEMS Annual Canned Food Drive Continues-
November 29 to December 13
We are collecting canned and dried food for the Paoli Food Closet.  What they really need right now is:
-Peanut Butter,
-Bottled Juice
-Pasta Sauce 
-Mac & Cheese
-Canned Meals

*Please only new, non-perishable items. Please check expiration dates before you donate. They do not need a lot of RAMEN Noodles. RAMEN Noodles will be counted as 4 RAMEN = 1 Food Item Donation. 
In the spirit of giving...the top HR in the school will be able to choose a charity and Student Council will donate $200 in their names! Also, we each student in that HR will get a free ticket to the Student/Faculty Basketball game in February!

Recycle Your Holiday Lights & Batteries here at TEMS-
Monday, Dec 5th -Friday, Jan 13th  collection boxes will be located in the front & back entrances of the school
rechargeable & single use batteries. Link to info.

-No Shave November!- no shave november
The men of TEMS once again celebrated No Shave November by growing fantastic facial hair and conducting various change collections throughout the month.  They also hosted a staff breakfast before Thanksgiving so the entire staff had a chance to contribute to a great cause.  This year they were able to donate over $1500 to the Jimmy V Foundation in support of cancer research!

-Winter Sports-
Winter Sports have begun! Winter Sports Parents meeting tomorrow, Monday, December 5, 4:45pm in large gym Picture Day: Wednesday, December 7th at 2:45pm
-Attention 8th Grade Parents- Panoramic picture order info here .

Grade 7/8 Snow Ball- 

Friday December 16th
7-9:30pm in the cafeteria
Dress code:
-Girls must wear a skirt or a dress.
-Boys must wear collared shirt, pants & tie
Tickets cost $5 each and will be sold the week of the dance.

Vote for Your Favorite Teacher!...
It's that time of year again! Don't forget to nominate your favorite teacher for the 2017 Citadel Heart of Learning Awards! This award program provides an opportunity to recognize teachers who have made a particular impact on their students, schools and communities. Learn more or submit your nomination at 

Did you order your 2016-17 TEMS yearbook yet?
Yearbooks are now on sale for just $27.50!  
There are 3 easy ways to order:

-Go to the Yearbook link on the front page of TEMS website
-Print a paper copy of your order form and see Mrs. Matilla in Room 204
 (Only checks made payable to TEMS will be accepted for in-school orders.)

-Lost & Found
Our TEMS lost and found is currently displayed in the main hallway outside the main office. Please claim any lost items that are yours within the next two weeks. Items that are not claimed by winter break will be donated to charity.


Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar

12/5 Winter Sports Parent Mtg 5:45pm in Large Gym 
12/7 TEMS PTO Barnes & Noble Day
12/7 Winter Sports Picture
12/13 Gr 7/8 Winter Concert Assembly 9am
12/13 Gr 7/8 Winter Concert 7pm
12/16 Gr 7/8 Snow Ball Dance 7-9:30pm
12/21  Gr 5/6 Winter Concert Assembly 9am
12/21 Gr 5/6 Winter Concert 7pm
12/26-1/2 Winter Break
1/3/2017 Students Report Back to School from Break
1/4 TEMS PTO Mtg 9am
1/5 Model UN Field Trip