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TEMS PTO Blast                                                                     November 19, 2017
Quick Links


There is No Meeting scheduled in Dec!  
Our Next PTO Meeting is
January 3rd, 2018 
 
Check out our Meeting Schedule and minutes from this year's Meetings  
click here 

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
TEMS PTO
 
Visit our Cultural Arts Page to see what is coming next!  


Buy a Student Directory for $10 at the TEMS School Store.
 
Click here for the PTO website

TEMS Bulldog
School Sports Information
 
If you have a question about weather cancellations, call the Athletic Hotline
610.240.1250  
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!
Campaign

For direct money donations to the
TEMS PTO
click here 

Thank you for supporting the  
TEMS PTO!

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



2017 Holiday Drive
Click here for more info


ARCH Presents:
Nov 29th. @ VFMS
 
and
Dec 4th & 11th
Register now for
Youth Mental Health First Aid  
Click here for Flyer


 
 
Girls Who Code
Free program for girls 6-12 grades
First Meeting Nov. 4th  
Click here for more information    
 
 
Give the Gift of FLITE  
Click here for more information
 

FLITE/ C.A.S.E.    website 




Cultural Foods Day 
Tomorrow, November 20th, students will have the opportunity to learn about foods from around the world during their activity period. Food can be a big part of culture and traditions. The more we learn about culture at TEMS; the more we appreciate it. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to contribute to this event and enhance our students' experiences.
TEMS Geography Bee
Each year, thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee. The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. TEMS is one of those schools that participates. This year's TEMS school wide Geography Bee will be held on Thursday, January 11th. Interested students should see Mr. Krimsky in room 106 during their activity period for more information.

Welcoming Committee Invite
Please join us for a Parents' Night Out welcoming TEMS Newcomers. Stop in for any amount of time. It'll be a very casual evening.
Wed., Nov. 29th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
La Cabra  
(Across the street from the Berwyn Train station)
 
Any Questions? Feel free to contact Welcoming Committee  Claire LaTorraca ( latorraca1@verizon.net) or Helena Malarkey ( 5Malarkeys@gmail.com). 
Citadel Heart of Learning Award
The Citadel Bank has teamed up with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to recognize and reward teachers in Chester County who have made a big impact on their students as well as the community by awarding them with the Citadel Heart of Learning Award.
Nominate your favorite teacher Here

The deadline for submission is Dec. 31, 2017  


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

Don't Forget About Amazon.com...
Please remember when doing your Holiday shopping to use the TEMS PTO link  here or the one found at TEMSPTO.org when you log on so that a percentage of your purchases will go to the TEMS PTO.                       
It's that EASY!  
Schoology Update

All 5 th- 12 th grade students each receive (5) free copies of the Office suite (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote) through their Office 365 accounts. Students may download the software or individual apps onto any family Windows or Mac laptops, tablets, or phones. Students will follow the steps below for the installation process.
 
  1. On your laptop, tablet, or phone, visit http://portal.office.com on the Web browser of choice; do not visit the App Store.
  2. Log into the site with your Office 365 user name (email address) and your network password.
  3. From the home page, click on the "Install Office 2016" button at the top, right of the screen. The version will reflect the device you are accessing the site on.   
  4. Follow the installation prompts on your screen. Desktop versions of the Microsoft Suite will now be installed on your computer or apps will install on your device.
  5. Repeat these steps on each desired computer or device.
  6. To manage or deactivate past installations, click "My Account" in the drop-down menu below your name (top, right).
  7. Click "Install Status" in the left navigation menu.
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 donated already this year!  
 
Visit the website to see all the amazing items the PTO has been able to grant the Faculty! 
 
Click Here to Donate!

From Our School Nurse
When to Keep Your Child Home
There may be times when you're not sure it is necessary to keep your child home from school. Here are some symptoms that may mean your child is sick and should stay home.  
  • Fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or above)                                                                      
  • Chills
  • Running or inflamed eyes or nose
  • Rash                                                                                     
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged glands
  • Excessive coughing
A child should remain at home at least 24 hours with no fever, diarrhea, or vomiting following an illness. Please notify the school that your child will be absent and send a note stating the dates and reason for absence.
By following these guidelines, you will protect not only the health of your child, but the health of his classmates and school staff as well!
TEMS Bulldog
Winter Athletics Information
Click here for Important Dates and Tryout Schedules !
Go Bulldogs!
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'!  

Welcome  
to the  
GREEN
CORNER      
 
 
IKEA will now Recycle Mattresses
Each year, an estimated 15 to 20 million mattresses and box springs are disposed of in the U.S., according to the
Mattress Recycling Council . Each day, 50,000 mattresses end up in landfills or are illegally dumped. Due to their size, mattresses take up lots of valuable landfill space and are difficult to compress. This new national program is part of IKEA's People and Planet Positive Sustainability strategy that was launched in October 2012. It shows a commitment to make mattresses easier for consumers to recycle. Click here for more information.
 
Recycle Holiday Lights & Batteries at TEMS - bins are located in the front lobby - FLYER
 

 ...and Coming soon
"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 globularclusters@yahoo.com.  
 
For more on recycling visit TEMS Green Initiative link

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 
Nov. 20 - Cultural Foods Day  
Nov. 21 - Half Day Grades 1-8 
Nov. 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences  
Nov. 22 - 27th - No School   
Nov. 27 - Parent/Teacher Conferences  
Dec. 06 - Barnes and Noble Book Fair