TEMS PTO Blast                                                                            March 19, 2017
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Next PTO Meeting

Wed April 5, 9AM 
in Large Group Room

All are welcome!

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Mar 20th-DELTA Show Almanac Dance Circus
Theatre
12:30pm Gr. 7/8
1:30 Gr. 5/6
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to learn of what's happening around the Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships

Spring Squash

Mar 24
DELTA presents
Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

Mar 26
Stoga Softball Clinic
CHS
 12:30-2:30pm

Mar 29 
ARCH presentation
Kids & their Tech Dependency
7-8:30-pm @ Hillside ES

Our students are  lucky Leprechaun's...
We are so fortunate to have such terrific people working with our children every day.  To say thanks, the Hospitality Committee left St. Patrick's Day notes of appreciation with our amazing teachers, aides, administrators, secretaries, kitchen and custodial personnel, and crossing guards!  Day in and day out they go above and beyond and we are extremely grateful!
 
An example of the notes with lotto tickets given to our teachers by TEMS PTO Hospitality Committee

From the Principal...

PSSA TESTING UPDATE
In February, all parents received a letter from Mr. Mull with information on the upcoming PSSA testing. Link to letter.
 
Our 2017 PSSA testing dates and times are as follows:
English/Language Arts (All grades)
April 3:            8:30-11:00AM
April 4-6:        9:00-11:00 AM
 
Math (All grades)
April 25-27:    9:00-11:00 AM
 
Science (8th grade only)
May 2-3:         12:10-1:40 PM
 
Teachers will inform students of testing locations and times as the dates draw nearer.  Although specific times have been scheduled for test completion,  students may request additional time in order to complete the test and we will ensure they have the time they need.
 
The state provides for the right of any parent/guardian to excuse their child from PSSA testing if, upon inspection of the testing materials, the assessment is in conflict with their religious beliefs. 
We should be receiving materials from the state by March 20.  We would like to conclude meetings to review the materials by March 29 so that testing arrangements can be finalized.  Parents/guardians who wish to review the assessment materials may do so by contacting Mr. Mull as soon as possible to schedule a meeting time.  mullj@tesd.net
 
Historically, T/E Middle School students have performed very well on these assessments, and we are confident that this tradition of excellence will continue.  If you have any questions related to the testing schedule or process, please feel free to reach out to me by email or phone.  Thank you in advance for your support!
 
What's happening Around School...
5th Grade Parent/Teacher/Counselor meeting-
Meeting rescheduled due to the snow day.  The new date will be Thursday, March 30.

Kudos Korner-
Andrew H is the 2017 Pennsylvania State MATHCOUNTS Champion! Andrew will be competing at Nationals in Orlando, Florida this May. The competition will be aired online on ESPN 3.  David W earned the 6th pace spot in the State followed by Eric Z in 24th.  The TEMS team of Andrew H, Andy M, David W and Eric Z placed second in the state among a field of very talented competitors.
Congratulations to the TEMS mathletes on a job well done!

6th Grade Green Initiative-
For March,  TEMS will be collecting Used Markers (all brands, shapes & sizes)
A collection box will be located in the front entrance lobby
It's a special program called Crayola ColorCycle - an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!
please see flyer for more info.

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).

TEMS PTO Bulldog Luau...

April 29, 6:30-11pm
Rains' Family Home


By now, you should have received your invitation to the Luau via email. Now is the time to gather your friends for fun and RSVP by using the link here. RSVP
or at the TEMS PTO website.

We are still looking for donations
Please consider contributing to the silent auction. Every bit makes a huge difference so if you have tickets to sporting events, gift cards or a special trade you would consider donating or even teaching please contacts Sarah Kenneck at sarahkenneck@gmail.com or Colleen Mahoney at cwalker_cmw@yahoo.com.

For more info visit TEMS PTO event  webpage.

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar 

3/20 Almanac Dance Circus Theatre 12:30-2:30pm
Mar 23 Gr. 8 to Wash D.C.
Mar 30 Gr. 5 P/T/C Mtg 7:15-7:45am
Mar 30 Spring Sports Pictures 2:40pm
Mar 30 Spring Sports Parent Meeting 4:45pm
April 29 Bulldog Luau Parent Social 6:30-11pm