TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                  November 18, 2018
Quick Links
Our Next PTO Meeting is January 9, 2019
at 9 a.m.

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

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

I'm a Bulldog!

For direct money donations to the
click here 

Thank you for supporting the  

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

November Meeting
Nov. 29th @ VFMS 
Dr. Margot Burke

UMLY Theatre

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 
The links below provide grade level information about school activities.

5TH GRADE         6TH GRADE  

Shop & Support your PTO November 23-27
Five Below at both Gateway Shopping Center (125 E. Swedesford Rd, Wayne) AND Wayne Square Shopping Center (309  Lancaster Ave, Wayne) will be giving 10% of your purchases back to your TE Middle School PTO from November 23-27You must show the store this flyer in order for us to get credit! 

Thank you for your support!
TE Middle School PTO

It's Holiday Shopping Time!
Do You Shop Online?
Please consider shopping with thru the TEMS PTO website when doing your shopping. Each purchase can earn the PTO a percentage back!
There are several ways how to access the link:
1. Go to and click on the Amazon link 
2. Click on the Amazon link here.
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.
I'm A Bulldog Campaign is Underway...

Thank you! Thank you! 
Because of your generous donations to date, we have reached 40% of our goal, please help us get to 100% by donating today!
What is the I'm A Bulldog! Campaign (IAB) and how is it different from other PTO fundraisers?
  • Your donations to IAB go directly to fulfilling teacher requests
  • Support innovative ideas to enhance their classrooms
  • Some items granted this year:
  • Mini Drones and supplies to start up a Drone Club
  • Area rug, popular books, and bookcase to create a  reading nook in 6th grade classroom
  • Digital cameras for Yearbook Club
All other PTO fundraisers flow into the general fund which supports cultural arts programs, teacher appreciation, annual school gifts, and more.
Please help us continue to encourage innovation in the classroom and Donate today!
Donate online HERE
Or to donate by Check - print this  FORM  
TEMS PTO is a 501(c)(3), so your donation is tax deductible.
Take advantage of Corporate Matching Gift Programs
and your contribution can easily be doubled.

TEMS Bulldog
Winter Sports Season Info
- REVISED BASKETBALL TRYOUT SCHEDULE! For 7th/8th Grade Basketball Tryout dates and more info on Winter sports  - click   here 

Have Fun and Let's GO BULLDOGS!  

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* TEMS is now Recycling Old School Directories*
A recycling bin is located in the lobby at the front entrance. All school directories in the district are accepted.
TEMS Recycles Holiday Lights - in the front entrance lobby bin 
Coming Soon:
Used Shoe Collection
Any style, size, gender or condition
Collection dates: Monday, January 14th through Thursday, January 31st, 2019
A collection box will be located in the front entrance lobby. Please rubber band or tie pairs together - single shoes accepted.  
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Heather Hill at 610-640-3805 or send her an e-mail at
For more on recycling visit TEMS Green Initiative link.

Information about Lice!

Lice can happen to anyone. Personal hygiene & home cleanliness has nothing to do with who gets head lice. It is typically seen in kids due frequent head to head contact. Lice do not carry any diseases. The nurse would appreciate being informed if your student has lice in order to track if there are multiple cases. The nurse will keep student names confidential.
Signs & symptoms:
Your student may start itching their head, state that they feel like something is moving in their hair or complain about itching or irritation of the skin on the back of their neck below the hair line.
What am I looking for?
Parents are encouraged to check their student's hair periodically and also, if their student is symptomatic. Nits (lice eggs) look like sesame seeds but are smaller. They stick to shafts of hair and are unable to be easily removed from the strand of hair. Live lice are brown in color, tiny & move very fast.
What should I do if I find lice (live or nits) on my student's head?
Treatment should be started immediately. There are multiple products that can be purchased from a local pharmacy as well as non-toxic options found on the internet. We recommend speaking with your pediatrician to discuss the best treatment option for your student. Daily combing of each section of hair for a minimum of a week to rid of all nits is the best way to ensure complete eradication of lice.
Fact about lice:
They cannot jump, fly or hop to another person. Their goal is to stay on the head where they presently live & to multiply. They cannot live without a human host. If even one nit remains on the head, lice can continue to hatch. Lice do not like the scent of tea tree oil. There are multiple hair care products on the market with tea tree oil in them that can be useful in repelling lice. Tea tree oil can be purchased and added to current shampoos & conditioners.
Feel free to contact the nurse if you have any questions.

2018 Holiday Drive for T&E Care
Once again the holidays are looming and some people right in our communities struggle to afford gifts for the kids or the food needed for a special holiday meal. Tredyffrin & Easttown Care is a local non-profit that helps local families throughout the year with emergency situations, as well as offering assistance at the holidays.
The T&E Care annual Holiday Drive has started and runs through December 1st.  Over 100 local families are on the list this year. Donations of gifts, food baskets, cleaning supplies, gift cards, and other items are needed.  Drop-offs should come to St. John's Presbyterian Church in Devon on either December 2 (Sunday) or 3 (Monday). Help is also needed Dec. 2-6.  Please check our website, to see if there is anything you could offer in terms of time or donations. Questions can go to .  This is truly a neighbor helping neighbor event!
TEMS School Store Information 
PTO school store
Parents 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 for more information. Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store.
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar  
11/20     Half Day grades 1-8
11/21 - 11/26 Fall Break   
11/23 - 11/27 Five Below Fundraiser 
11/27    "Ryan's Story" Assemblies  
12/06    TEMS 7/8 Winter Concert  
12/11    TEMS 5/6 Winter Concert  
12/14    7/8 Snow Ball Dance  7-9:30 p.m.  
12/24 - 01/01/2019  Winter Break!
01/02    Classes Resume
01/09    PTO Meeting