TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                            May 12, 2019
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Our Next PTO Meeting is June 05, 2019
at 9 a.m.

Would you like to get involved?    
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Click here for our volunteer form! 

Cultural Arts  
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school store
Attention Parents! 
Are you 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 for more info. Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store. More info 

TEMS Bulldog
School Sports Information
If you have a question about weather cancellations, call
the Athletic Hotline
for daily schedules & updates! 
Click here for School sports schedules
Visit the TEMS Athletics website here 
Are you a frequent Amazon shopper?  
Please consider shopping with Amazon thru the TEMS PTO website when doing your shopping. Each purchase can earn the PTO a percentage back!
Go to temspto.org
and click on the Amazon link provided.  
Yes, it is that easy!
**friendly reminder you'll need to click through the link each & every time you shop and items will need to be placed in the cart after you click on the link.
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Keep sending in those Box Tops!
  So far this year, TEMS  has earned
The Collection box is located in the front office. 
Keep on Clippin'! 

 Visit the
to learn of what's happening around the Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships

May 15th

May 18th
Wilson Farm Park

Basketball Camp 
June 24- 28th 
at Conestoga HS 
Fast Flicks 
Field Hockey
Fall Registration 
Disclaimer:  TEMS  PTO  is not responsible for the activities or events of outside organizations. Local community organizations that primarily serve TEMS students may submit a request to have information posted in the Community Links section of the  PTO Blast  by sending an email to  temspto@gmail.com 

The Conestoga Fall Sports Meeting for current 8th grade parents will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm in the CHS Auditorium.

Get your TEMS SPIRITWEAR Before it's too Late!  The Online Store is open for 3 more days!   
It's that time again!  Get your favorite Bulldog some new TEMS spirit wear AND support your amazing PTO at the same time! The online store will be open until May 15th.  
Please contact Kate Miller with any questions
( kathlinmmiller@gmail.com )
I'm a Bulldog

A huge thank you to the TEMS community for your overwhelming support of the 'I'm A Bulldog!' Campaign.
Thanks to your amazing generosity we exceeded our goal and will be able to fund even more 
teachers' innovative ideas to enhance their classrooms"
Thank you to all of our students, parents, and teachers who contributed to Friday's amazing Cultural Museum!  It was clear that we are a strong school community that values what everyone brings to TEMS each day.  Our strength is in our willingness to learn from each other, try new things, and expand our knowledge of the world.  Mr. Hardy's theme for today's event was "together we can do something amazing."  You all certainly achieved something amazing today. Well done!
Dr. Phillips
Important Information from the Transportation Dept.

"Opt-In" Transportation Request forms must be completed for each student attending one of our District School buildings for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year.  Attached please find a copy of the letter and form for everyone to read and understand how the process will work.

You can either submit a hard copy form or complete the request online. There is a link www.tesd.net/BusOptin available on the District website to complete the "Opt-In" request. It only takes a few minutes!  
To ensure your child/children will have transportation servi ces to and from their scho ol available to them for the 2019/2020 school year , it is mandatory to comp let e the "Opt -In" Student Transportation Request Form   . One request per child needs to be completed and submitted to the District Transportation Department by June 15, 2019 . If you do not complete t he "Opt -In" Student Transportation Request Form , y our child will not receive transportation services .
IMPORTANT Information from the School Nurse:

The PA Department of Health has passed a sun protection measure stating students can self- apply non-aerosolized FDA approved sunscreen.  Parent & students forms (both) must be on file in the nurse's office. Please see the TESD website and the attached link for more detailed information and to print out the parent and student forms. Forms will also be available in the Nurse's office. If your child will be applying sunscreen for field day or any other day these forms will need to be on file in the nurse's office. You may click here to print the forms.
The TEMS PTO  Needs YOU...
We have TWO more positions to fill on the Executive Board for the 2019 - 2020 School Year!  Many thanks to everyone for all of your interest in the open PTO positions for the 2019-20 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved at TEMS and there is something to fit everyone's schedule. Please consider volunteering your time and talents.  Below is a list of the current open positions for next year. To learn more about all of the PTO committees, please click here.
Open Positions for the 2019-2020 School Year: -Executive Vice President
-Volunteer Coordinator 
If you have any questions about the position or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Kate Miller  kathlinmmiller@gmail.com  
and/or Renee Del Viscio renee.delviscio@comcast.net 
Attention 8th Grade Parents

We are busy preparing for the 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony and need your help to create a Photo Memory Wall for the kids in the school cafeteria. We are collecting pictures from all current 8th graders.
**Please send in 1 baby picture and 1 current picture  of your student by Friday, May 24, 2019.
- Please submit a hard copy of each photo - 2x3" in size. 
- Note: We might need to crop the picture to fit the display.
- Please write Full Name & Home Room Number on the back of each picture
- All pictures are to be submitted to the school office in an envelope marked: 8th Grade Memory Wall

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Household Hazardous Waste
Words of Warning: These words identify household hazardous waste (HHW), and items marked as such should be disposed of accordingly:

Caution, Combustible, Corrosive, Danger, Explosive, Flammable, Hazardous, Poisonous, Reactive, Toxic, Warning

Click here for dates & locations for an upcoming HHW collection (page 1) & for a complete list of Acceptable & Unacceptable Materials (page 2).

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines
  • No commercial waste - The county will not accept any commercial or industrial generated hazardous waste.
  • No illegal materials - The county will not accept any materials that cannot be legally disposed of at a hazardous waste facility.
  • No mixing - Do not mix materials.
  • Tighten all lids - If containers are leaking, pack in a larger container with newspaper to soak up the leaks.
  • Items must be identifiable - Bring all substances in original containers with labels.
  • 25 gallon/220 pound limit - The maximum amount accepted is 25 gallons or 220 pounds. No 25 or 50 gallon drums
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.


Important Dates at TEMS...  

05/14  5/6 Spring Concert   
05/15  Last Day to order Spirit Wear!
05/16  Gr. 8 Variety Show 
05/21  Staff Inservice - No Students
05/22  Fall Sports Mtg @ Conestoga
05/27  Memorial Day - No School
05/28  Gr. 8 Move up Day to CHS
05/29  Gr. 7 Depart for Williamsburg
05/31  Gr. 7 Return from Williamsburg
05/31  Gr. 8  Dance with VFMS at CHS 7:30 -10 p.m.   
06/05  Last PTO Meeting of the School year! 9:00 a.m. 
06/15  Deadline for TESD Opt-in Trans. Requests!