TEMS PTO Blast                                                                     October 22, 2017
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Our Next  
PTO Meeting  
November 1st  
at 9:00 a.m.  

Would you like to get involved?    
Click here to see how you can help!  
Click here for our volunteer form!

Cultural Arts Programs Brought to you by your

Nov 15 - "Ball in the House"
12:30 - Gr. 7&8
  1:30 - Gr. 5&6
Link for info on programs.

TEMS Bulldog
School Sports Information
If you have a question about weather cancellations, call the Athletic Hotline
for daily schedules and updates!   
Click here for School sports schedules
Visit the TEMS Athletics website here
cinch bag
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 .

I'm a Bulldog!

For direct money donations to the
click here 

Thank you for supporting the  

Visit the
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

Showcase of Sound
Saturday, Nov. 4th
click here for more info

Conestoga Presents
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller  
Click here for Show times and ticket info

Conestoga Boys
Basketball Clinic
November 5th
to register click here  
SNAP fundraiser for
Conestoga Wrestling Booster Club   
MONDAY 10/23 
Click here
Phire Robotics  
Robotics Club for  
Middle School  
first meeting Oct 4th 
click here for more information  
Girls Who Code
Free program for girls 6-12 grades
First Meeting Nov. 4th  
Click here for more information  
Better Understanding of Individuals with Learning Differences
 October Meeting  
click here  

FLITE/ C.A.S.E.    website 

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  
From the Office
Regarding Dress up Day 10/27
Students at TEMS have the choice to wear a costume or not for our Halloween Dress-up day on Friday, October 27 th.  Dressing up is not encouraged or discouraged by anyone at TEMS.   Some of our students have fun with it, while others do not wish to be bothered.  We leave the choice up to individual students and their families. 
If a student decides to dress-up, there are a few parameters that we have.  They are:
1. No weapons or imitation weapons of any kind.
2. No masks or face paint that make the student unrecognizable.
3. Costumes should be appropriate for the ages of all students in our building, grades 5 - 8.  They should not be gory, frightening, suggestive, revealing, inappropriate, controversial, offensive, or disparaging to any individual or group.  Please do not wear a costume which may be perceived as trivializing or promoting negative stereotypes on the basis of color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, or race.
4. Since scary clowns could cause issues or raise fears from last year's news events, clown costumes will not be permitted again this year.
We thank parents for your assistance in following these guidelines to ensure that all of our students may enjoy the activities.
Student Directories Are Here!
The 2017 - 2018 TEMS Student Directory is available. Pre-ordered directories were delivered to Homerooms last week. 
You can also buy one for $10 at the TEMS School Store. 
For questions on pre-orders, contact Claudette McCarron ( mccarronlondon@yahoo.com ) 
   TEMS PTO Welcomes Acclaimed      A Capella Group, "Ball in the House"
School Assemblies  
 Wednesday, November 15th, 2017   
12:30 p.m. - Grades 7&8
1:30 p.m. - Grades 5&6
Ball in the House is five guys, five voices, that's it.  Taking a cappella to the next stage, with vocal drums/beatbox and vocal bass under lush harmonies, they create a sound that's hard to believe.  Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6, while incorporating the pop and neo-soul influence of artists like Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams, Ball in the House moves audiences with their music. With their extensive tour schedule averaging 200 dates a year, Ball in the House reaches millions. They have performed extensively in schools all around the country as well as opened for major acts and recorded the music for commercials.  Their program is jam-packed with music, entertainment and education. Ball in the House inspires students by bridging the gap between music taught in school and the popular music students hear on the radio, integrating the harmony of a cappella music into a contemporary popular format. The group is committed to being good stewards of respect, positivity, and teamwork through fun a cappella music.
Ball in the House will also be performing their full theatrical stage show for the community on Friday, November 17th at 7:00 PM at Valley Forge Middle School in a performance made possible by DELTA (Districts Educating and Learning Through the Arts) and it's member schools. Click here for the flyer and ticket information.  
For more information on Ball in the House, visit: www.ballinthehouse.com .

The TEMS Barnes and Noble Book Fair is 
December 6th
Put this in your Calendars! Your holiday shopping can help support the TEMS PTO!  

Hospitailty Committee
Is Looking for Volunteers

Please consider volunteering with this year's Hospitality Committee!  Our main role is to show appreciation to our TEMS teachers and staff.  It is light work with lots of gratitude! There are a handful of times throughout the school year in which we share your yummy baked or purchased goods, to say thanks. That's it!  Contact Mindy Sorber at msmsorber@gmail.com if interested or with any questions. 

to the  
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the awesome costumes donated to the Daily Bread Food Pantry - it is greatly appreciated!

there is an upcoming
Electronic Recycling Event
"Anything With a Plug"
at Wilson Farm Park
Saturday, Nov. 4th from 9:00am - 12:00pm  for more information: link
and Coming soon
"Used Shoe Collection"
Any style, Size, gender or condition
kids or adults, singles or pairs
Collection date to be determined!
Stay Tuned!

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


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.
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.
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.)

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar 
Oct. 25 - 5th Gr A to Paradise Farms
Oct. 25 - Gr.8 P/T/C Mtg 7:15 a.m.    
Oct. 26 - 5th Gr B to Paradise Farms    
Oct. 26 - Gr.7 P/T/C Mtg 7:15 a.m.    
Oct. 27 - Dress up Day! (optional)    
Oct. 27 - 5/6 Grade Mixer 2:35-4:30  
Oct. 30 - School Picture Re-take day 
Nov. 1 -  Next PTO Meeting