TEMS PTO Blast                                                                     September 3, 2017
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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 
Any Questions please contact us at 

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SpiritWear Available
Purchase for your incoming 5th Grader!
Visit our Spiritwear store online anytime. 
Link to  order NOW  here  
or you can find the link on our TEMS PTO  website .

I'm a Bulldog!

For direct money donations to the
click here 

Thank you for supporting our PTO!

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

Conestoga Middle School Ice Hockey
Click   here for more info

Valley Forge Basketball League
Click here for more info

FLITE Staff Tributes Excellent End of Year gift for Teachers

Volunteer with  
There are so many ways to get involved with the PTO. Visit the Newly Re-designed 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.
We still have one very important position open that the PTO board would like to fill with an enthusiastic parent - the TEMS Parent Social Chair!  We would love to find a parent or group of parents who would like to chair this event and work with the PTO to host and plan a fun filled evening in addition to raising money!  Please contact Marisa Campbell at marisacampbell08@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions.   
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 First PTO Meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 9am in the Large Group Room (LGR).  ALL ARE WELCOME - we'll have coffee & snacks. 
Break the Ice Social  
Come join us on Friday, Sept. 8th, from 6-8 in the cafeteria for our Back to School "Break the Ice" Social!  Look forward to catching up with Friends and enjoying ice cream and a movie! There are many available opportunities to Volunteer, If you're planning on attending, please sign up for a shift!   If you'd like to be involved and help, Click here to volunteer link. Click on the following link for more details on the event link.   

2017-2018 Student Directory 
T he 2017 - 2018 Student Directory, sponsored by the TEMS PTO, contains listings of all TEMS staff and students, including useful school information.
Our School directories can now be ordered online. Kindly place your order by September 29, 2017. Click here to order link . Also, Please complete and sign the Student Verification Form and return it to the School Office ASAP. Directories will be delivered to Homerooms by the end of October. For questions regarding the directory, contact Claudette McCarron at

From The School Office....  
New - Automated Attendance Calls and Emails
Beginning this school year, the District will be sending an automated phone call and email when a student is absent from school so that parents may readily respond with a valid excuse. The email will provide parents with an easy option to reply and indicate the reason for the absence. Parents may disregard the call and email if they have already provided a valid excuse to the school's attendance office. Click here for more information on attendance procedures.  
And a note about Curriculum night: Please be sure to bring a copy of your child's schedule when you come to school for Curriculum night!  
7/8 Grade Curriculum night is Thurs., Sept, 7th.  
5/6 Grade Curriculum night is Tues., Sept 12th.

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The TEMS Green Initiative is happy to announce that you may RECYCLE the following items here at school NOW through the end of June. Recycle Bins are located inside the front entrance of the school.
  • Holiday Lights (see attached flyer for more information)
  • Household Batteries (see attached flyer for more information)
  • Crayons
  • Brita Filters
  • Markers (all brands, shapes & sizes - see attached flyer for more info)
  • Light Bulbs (see attached  list for accepted light bulbs)
  • Oral Care (toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers, but NO electronic toothbrushes - see attached list for accepted items)
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.

TEMS Bulldog
Sports Update
Welcome to the 2017/18 TEMS Sports Season!!
Here are some important dates for your planning purposes:
Impact Testing: September 6th and 7th from 2:40pm - 3:30pm in the library    If your child has not had an impact test by the end of their 6th grade year they will need to take an IMPACT Test in order to participate in sports.  Student sign-ups will take place August 28th - Sept 8th, during 7th and 8th grade lunch every day until the first day of practice, after that students can sign-up in the main office. We will take students after Sept 8th, however to be prepared to attend the first practice, all paperwork needs to be in by the 8th.  
Season Starts: September 11th, Even though the season starts on the 11th some coaches may meet with students before then.  
Sports Picture Day September 18th The Photographer will meet teams during practices. No practice cancellation necessary.
Parent Meeting: September 22nd   from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.  Practices will end around 4:15pm. Students are welcome to stay for the meeting
If you have any questions or concerns about paperwork, please contact Mrs. Sarvas at 610-240-1204
Looking forward to a FANTASTIC YEAR!!  
From the Nurse...
Medications in School     A doctor's order is needed for the nurse to dispense prescription and over the counter medications , which include herbal and dietary supplements, vitamins, natural remedies and homeopathic medicines.
  • The District Medication Policy #5406 prohibits students from carrying medications (defined above) to and from school. A parent or guardian must deliver it to school.
  • The medication policy requires that a new doctor's order be written each school year. Nurses cannot use orders from the previous school year
  • Inhalers and EPIPENS are considered emergency medications. Students may self carry these meds if a physician's order form is on file in the nurse's office. A new doctor's order is required for self-carry medications every school year.
Link here to "Medications is School" on TEMS website.

Emergency Cards- The green Emergency Medical Information Card was mailed home with your student's schedule. It is most important for the school nurse to have a card on file for each student. Please return the completed card to school as soon as possible. Remember to fill out both sides of the card.  If there are any changes in emergency information during the school year, please call the nurse with an update. All this information and more can be found on the TEMS website under " Student Health Services."
New Family Coffee - Sept. 15th 
The welcoming committee is holding monthly New Family Coffees for TEMS parents whose families are new to the school district. Please Click on the Link for more information. link

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 
Sept. 4 - Labor Day/ No School   
Sept. 6 - PTO Meeting 9:00 am
Sept. 7 -
Curriculum Night 7/8
Sept. 8 - PTO "Break the Ice" Social
Sept 12 - Curriculum Night 5/6 
Sept. 15 - New Family Coffee