August 14, 2016
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First PTO Meeting

Wed Sept 7th, 9AM in Large Group Room

All are welcome!

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ALWAYS looking for volunteers!

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to learn how you can get more involved this school year! 

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Incoming 5th Grade students are able to PRACTICE their LOCKER combination on packet pick-up days. 


5th grade ONLY 

locker assignments are distributed with Schedules...



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Get your TEMS Spirit on!

Available online or in school store

Online Order SpiritWear

TEMS Car Magnets

 For sale in school store 
$5 each 

Save the Date!
  TEMS Parent Social
Feb 25th

Come warm up at the Bulldog Luau 
benefiting our great school and students!

I'm a Bulldog Campaign

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It is a helpful tool for you to keep informed about the PTO and some school activities.

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Conestoga Ice Hockey Club
(Boys & Girls Grades 1-8)

Fast Flicks Field Hockey

First Day of School is Fast null
The first day of school is Monday, August 29th! 
The  TEMS Back to School Sale  provides one-stop shopping!  School Supplies, Gym Uniforms and Spirit Wear will be on sale 
Aug 18-19 & Aug 22.

*Gym uniforms are available at the school store all year long.  $8 for shirts and $7 for shorts.  Cash or checks should be made payable to T/E School District.

5th Grade Parents  are invited to bring their student to TEMS to pick-up Class Schedules & Locker Assignments August 18 & 19 and August 22, 10am - 1pm. Packets not picked up will be mailed home.

The  2016-2017  TEMS Student Directory  is available!
Please order by Sept 16.  
The TEMS Student Directory, sponsored by the TEMS PTO, contains listings of all TEMS staff and students,  including useful school information and links.
Buy more than one directory and SAVE:
1 directory $10   
2 directories $15
3 directories $20     
4 directories $25
To order  online click here PayPal If you prefer to buy a directory by check, print and complete Order Form and send the payment to the School Office. For questions regarding the directory, please contact Claudette McCarron, mccarronlondon@yahoo.com. If you would like to advertise in the Directory, please contact: Georgann Bernabeo, georgannb123@gmail.com.

"Break the Ice"
Welcome Back Social

Friday, September 16
6-8pm in the Cafeteria
$2 per person or 
$10 per family maximum

The TEMS Welcome Back "Break the ICE" Social is a fun way to kick off the school year!  Parent supervision is required and classrooms are not open.
  • "Snow Buddies" will be shown in the Large Group Room
  • Healthy snack or breakfast food donations are needed for the "Break the Ice" Walk 
  For further details see flyer .
Volunteers are Needed... Please  link  to signup genius to volunteer  if you are able to help. Thank you in advance!

Attention 7th and 8th Graders wanting to play TEMS Fall sports...

In order for a student to be eligible to participate in PIAA sports, he/she must meet the eligibility requirements as outlined on our athletic program form. Students and parents must also complete all the necessary forms. These forms, which are available in the main office or link to forms, must be returned to the school office before a student can participate in a school sport. Completed Fall 2016 forms should be returned to the athletic office by Friday, September 9th.


From the Nurse...

Attention Parents with Students entering 7th Grade-

The Public School Code of Pennsylvania requires all students entering 7th grade to have a dental examination
Examinations completed by a family dentist within one year prior to the start of the school year are accepted for the required proof of such care. The required dental form can be reached at the school district web site under student health services. link  to form.


Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students-

Pennsylvania law requires that all students in sixth grade receive a physical  examination.
If you have not already done so, please have your child's doctor complete the physical exam report mailed to you last spring and return it to the nurse as soon as possible. 
Blank forms can be printed from this   link   found on the TEMS website under Student Health Services. T hank you for your assistance in meeting these state mandates.
Rose Mary Murphy RN,  CSN.

Volunteers Needed...
Gearing up for the new school year!
-Health Screening for all TEMS students - Tuesday, September 6th.
The TEMS school nurse is in need of parent volunteers to assist with the back to school health screenings.    
If you are available to help, click link. Please contact Tory Stagnaro at  torystagnaro@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

Volunteer Clearances Update... 

New amendments to the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) enacted on July 1, 2015, state that school volunteers with regular and repeated contact with students and who are responsible for the care, supervision, guidance or control of children will need background clearances.  As of July 1, 2016, your clearances must be received and processed by the School District prior to you volunteering for activities requiring clearances.
The three clearances required are the (1) PA Criminal Background Check, (2) PA Child Abuse Clearance, and (3) FBI (federal criminal background check).  Directions for completing these forms can be found at www.tesd.net/volunteers . There is no cost for the two PA clearances and the cost of the FBI check is $27.  If you have lived in PA for the entirety of the previous ten years, you may submit an affidavit form in lieu of the FBI check.  The affidavit form, which must be signed and witnessed, is also available on the District website.  All clearance forms should be sent to the TESD Human Resources Office, 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700, Wayne, PA 19087.  They may also be emailed to volunteerclearances@tesd.net .
Additionally, renewal of clearances will now be required every five (5) years.  If you already have your clearances, they are active for five (5) years from the date you obtained them.
Any questions regarding background clearances for volunteering may be directed to Jeanne Braun, Community and Volunteer Services Coordinator, at  braunj@tesd.net or 610-240-1913.
You  will need volunteer clearances for the 2016-2017 school year for the following TEMS PTO volunteer opportunities:
-          School Store
-          Field trips
-          Spring 5th/6th Grade Social

-TEMS School Store  PTO school store
Looking for a way to volunteer at school? There are still opening to work at the school store!  Hours are 11-1 and shifts are once every 4-6 weeks.  Please contact Darcy McGroarty at  temsstore@gmail.com  if interested in a permanent or substitute position. Clearances will be required.

Friendly Parents and Multilingual Speakers Needed...

Join us on the Welcoming Committee! Our goal is to reach out to families who are new to the district, answer their questions, and ease their transition to the school and community. We connect new families with committee members who have children of similar ages, and we hold New Family Coffees once per month. In addition, multilingual committee members are available to assist new families in their native language. For more info or to join the committee, contact Jen Marsala at   jenmarsala@verizon.net .

There are many ways for parents to 

    Stay Connected!


But to do so requires that we have accurate contact information for all of our students and their parents.


Student Verification Sheet, included in the August mailing from the school, is critical. Review it closely.   Please return the CORRECTED sheet to TEMS main office (via the homeroom) within the first week of school.  In addition to generally keeping the school apprised of your student's contact information, this sheet feeds the T/E All-Call Notification System and the E-newsletter database.


Our E-newsletter  (e.g. this TEMS PTO blast email)  is the primary mechanism for the PTO to distribute important school and PTO information to parents.  These emails (from TEMS PTO) will be coming weekly at least for the first couple months.

The Weekly Bulletin is the school's communication on school weekly activities (i.e. lunch menu, sports schedules etc.). A very important way to know what's going on in school for the week! This bulletin can be accessed on the left side bar on the TEMS website front page or on the TEMS PTO blast side bar.


The Student Directory is a valuable tool for parents. The directory gives you a way to contact families within your student's circle of friends.  Orders are due by Friday, September 16.

The Nurse's Green Card is a Health Information Card that is necessary to return to the school as soon as possible. This provides the School Nurse with your child's latest health information, emergency contact numbers and permission to administer certain medications in school.


Important Dates... Calendar

Aug 18-19th, Aug 22 10am-1pm
5th Grade Schedule Pick-up,
Back to School Sale and Gym Uniform Sale
Week of Aug 22 Class Schedules to  be mailed to Gr 6, 7, 8  and those remaining for Gr 5
8/26   New Family Orientation 1pm  (Only for families new to 
T/E School District)
8/29  1st Day of School
9/5     NO SCHOOL Labor Day
9/6     Health Screenings  Bring glasses to school!
9/7     PTO Meeting   9am in Large Group Room
9/8     Grade 5/6 Curriculum Night  6:50pm
9/13  Grade 7/8 Curriculum Night 6:50pm
9/16   Break the Ice Welcome Back Social 6-8pm
9/16   Directory order DUE
9/20   Picture Day
9/30    G r 7/8 Welcome Back Dance  7-9:30pm