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TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                January 21, 2018
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Our Next PTO Meeting is
February 7th, 2018 
Check out our Meeting Schedule and minutes from this year's Meetings  
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Would you like to get involved?    
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Cultural Arts Programs   
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Keep sending in those Box Tops!
So far this year,  
TEMS has earned $185.90. Help us beat our earning record of $300. 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 and updates!   
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Visit the TEMS Athletics website here 
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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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to learn of what's happening around the Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships

Conestoga BasketBall
Click here for details

2/5 Christopher's Fundraiser 
2/9 FLITE Winter Ball  
FLITE/ C.A.S.E.    website 

Main Line Camp Fair is HERE! 
Mainline Camp Fair
This Wednesday
January 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Conestoga High School
200 Irish Road  
Berwyn, PA 19333  
Representatives from 70+ Day and overnight camps will be available to answer questions and discuss programs in detail. For more information click  here to view the Flyer! 
The links below provide grade level information about school activities.

MLK Casserole
Project 2018
TEMS' Annual Martin Luther King Cassero le Drive has broken yet another record!
2017 we made 628
2018 we made ... drum roll please ....713
Our volunteers delivered the casseroles to The Bethesda Project in Philadelphia and Safe Harbor in West Chester.  Local establishments that received deliveries were: Wayne Presbyterian Church, Saint David's Church,  Saint Isaac Jogues Church, and the Great Valley Food Cupboard. All were extremely thankful for the much needed boost to their food supplies.
We would like to give a special shout out to the following groups: 7th grade Science teachers, Miss Peck's 6th grade math students, the 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball teams, Student Council, The Bulldog Ambassadors and Mrs. Rickel's student volunteers.  
As always this project would not be possible without the support of  Mr. Philips, the office staff, the cafeteria staff and the custodians.
Thank you to all the staff, parents and students of TEMS who took the time to make casseroles over the weekend!  We also truly appreciate the patience with the traffic in and around the school.  Next year, we will have a plan in place to alleviate this.   Your time, effort and support of this project is what makes it so successful.
Attention 8th Grade Parents:
Conestoga Course Selection Details  
8th Grade students will soon begin the Conestoga Course Selection process for 9th grade.There are several activities planned for students and parents to introduce and explain the course selection process.
Click here to view the Course Selection timeline. 
ATTENTION 7TH Grade Parents
Information on the Williamsburg trip

Ms. Wilson and Mrs. Toscano are currently developing plans for TEMS' 7 th grade trip to
Williamsburg, Virginia on  
May 30th- June 1st, 2018.  The goal of the trip is to offer a well-balanced program of fun, learning, and social development.
There will be a parent information meeting in the large group room on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 6:30pm.  This meeting is to give you a chance to meet the teachers organizing the trip, to get a better idea of the objectives of the trip, to get the basic logistics of the trip and understand what forms are due and how to complete them accurately.
In order to streamline communication and paperwork to you, all forms that need to be submitted to attend the trip are available on Schoology.  All 7th grade students should have already been admitted to the Williamsburg group.  If your student does not see Williamsburg as one of their listed groups, please let Ms. Wilson know asap so your student can be added.
The cost of the trip is $372.00.  This amount, in cash or check made out to TEMS, is payable either in full or in three installments.  The first installment is due March 15th in the amount of $124.00.  The second installment of $124.00 is due on April 5th.  The third installment of $124.00 is due May 3rd.  Students will need cash ($65.00 is recommended) once on the road for non-furnished meals (as indicated) and for personal purchases.  We will endeavor to make it a very memorable and rewarding experience so please contact the guidance counselor with any financial concerns.
World Traditions and Celebrations Day
will take place on Feb. 14th, 2018  
As part of TEMS' Cultural Appreciation initiative, we will be celebrating World Traditions and Celebrations Day on Feb. 14 in the Auditorium lobby during activity periods and also periods 7 & 8 (as a voluntary activity for classes/advisory support students to visit).  We will have tables set up for students to show their displays.  Some students are creating videos, trifolds, slideshow presentations, origami, games etc.  Some topics they are working on so far are Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Russian New Year, Diwali, Juneteenth, Eid, Holi, Quinceanera, and Korean Coming of Age.  What is missing?  Help us to add more traditions.
All students are welcome to participate and create displays. Next Friday, Jan. 26 during all activity/lunch periods, students are welcome to join us in the LGR to work on their projects.

to the  
"Used Shoe Collection"
Any style, Size, gender or condition
kids or adults, singles or pairs
Collection dates:
Tuesday, January 16th through Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
A collection box will be located in the front entrance lobby , please rubber band pairs together . Thank you !!!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Heather Hill at 610-640-3805 or send her an e-mail at    
For more on recycling visit TEMS Green Initiative link.

The 8th Annual 'I'm A BullDog' Campaign is underway...
The TEMS PTO would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all families who have already donated.  
Every donation will help your PTO to meet it's objective: supporting the education of our children and strengthening their middle school experience. Since the TEMS PTO is a 501(c)(3), your donation is 100% tax deductible!  
Your  TEMS PTO Tax ID # 23-2885188
Visit the website to see all the amazing items the PTO has been able to grant the Faculty! 
Click Here to Donate! Thank you for your help and consideration.
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar  
Jan. 24 - Main Line Camp Fair   
Jan. 25 - Band Fest  
Jan. 26 - End of 2nd Marking Period    
Jan. 31 - Williamsburg Mtg 6:30 p.m. 
Feb. 1.  - CHS Course Selection Night                   for 8th grade students
Feb.  7  - PTO Meeting  
Feb. 16 - Staff Inservice -No School  
Feb. 19 - No School - Presidents Day