August 21, 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!

Volunteer Form

Online Form here
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Please visit temspto.org
to learn how you can get more involved this school year! 

TEMS hall w kid at locker  

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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while shopping online!

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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

For direct money donations to the
Click here

Thank you for supporting our PTO!

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

Sept 14
"SAT & ACT : What You Need to Know"
Easttown Library

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

Valley Forge Basketball League
Boys Grades  8-10

Fast Flicks Field Hockey

School Starts Next Week!

Please Enjoy your last week of summer vacation! The first day of school is Monday, August 29th.

The  TEMS School Store   provides one-stop shopping for School Supplies, Gym Uniforms and Spirit Wear The store will be open this week  Aug 22,  10am-1pm. 

*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 this week on 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.

New Family Coffee  on September 9th-
The Welcoming Committee is holding monthly New Family Coffees for TEMS parents whose families who are new to the school district. Our September New Family Coffee will be on Friday, September 9 from 8-11AM at Panera Bread in the Gateway Shopping Center (267 E Swedesford Rd, Wayne - the shopping center with Staples and Trader Joes). If you are new to the district, please join us! People can come for any portion of the time to connect with other newcomers and learn more about the school and the community. If you have any questions, want to share a ride to this event, or want to help welcome new families, contact Jen Marsala at   jenmarsala@verizon.net .

PLEASE NOTE: New Family Orientation for families new to TESD- Time has changed to August 26th at 2PM

"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...
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 can not 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."
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.

It's Not too Late...
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.
Important Dates... Calendar

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 2pm 
(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