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

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

Please help us reach our fundraising goal for the I'm A Bulldog! Campaign by

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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 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 
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 .
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 )

Harry Potter Day for 5th Grade in the Library
The TEMS library will be transformed into Hogwarts on Tuesday, May 7th.  Fifth grade reading classes will have the opportunity to participate in various Harry Potter themed activities and enjoy some literary fun.  5th Grade Parents: Please feel free to drop by between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Tuesday to witness the fun, or email our librarian Gabija Fischer if you would like to volunteer to help with the event.  Thank you!

to the  
Electronics Recycling Event 
Anything with a Plug 
May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wilson Farm Park
500 Lee Rd, Chesterbrook  
click here for FLYER 

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.

The TEMS PTO  Needs YOU...
We have ONE more position 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
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 
Volunteer to help with a Cultural Museum at TEMS!
TEMS is hosting a Cultural Museum Day on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  We envision all types of books, activities, pictures, games, art, renowned quotes or people, religious artifacts or traditions, dances, videos and music from within the United States and from all around the world.  We are looking for parent volunteers to share cultural items and displays from to help teach our students about diversity and culture.  We will designate an area for you outside of the auditorium hallway for your displays.  If you are unable to attend, maybe you can loan us some cultural items to put on display?  If you have other ideas, please let us know.  We can't wait to hear all the great thoughts that you all have about how to display culture and help us foster an appreciation for diversity and inclusion.  Please contact Mr. David Hardy to volunteer or if you have any questions at hardyd@tesd.net.
Students are required to be in regular attendance at school unless detained by illness or other urgent reasons.
* Parents should email the attendance office at  temattendance@tesd.net to report a child ' s absence by 8:45 am on the morning that he/she will be absent.  
* If unable to email an excuse note, a written excuse note signed by the parent or legal guardian should be submitted to the main office before school on the morning after the absence.
* Parents can submit up to 10 excuse notes for illness in one school year. Any absences beyond 10 must be excused by a doctor or medical professional. * If after three days no email or written excuse note is received, the absence will be marked as unexcused.
* Absences are registered as excused for only those reasons cited in the PA School Code: personal illness, health care, death in the family, approved travel, religious holiday, and religious study. If a student is absent for any other reason, the absence will be recorded as " unexcused. "
* Upon returning to school, students should report to teachers and find out what work has been missed.
* In order to participate in interscholastic sporting events, a student must be in attendance by 10:30 am on the day of the event.
T/E School Board Approves New School Start Times for 2019-2020 School Year
At its regular meeting on April 22, 2019, the Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board approved new school start times for the 2019-2020 school year.

New school start and end times for the 2019-2020 school year:

High School: 7:50 AM - 2:50 PM (currently 7:20 AM - 2:20 PM)
Mid Schools: 8:27 AM - 3:10 PM (currently 7:50 AM - 2:33 PM)
Elem. Schls:  9:10 AM - 3:45 PM (currently 8:45 AM - 3:20 PM)

Throughout the 2018-2019 school year, there have been discussions about adjusting school start times at a number of Education Committee meetings and regular School Board meetings. The District carried out a survey to obtain feedback from current T/E parents, middle/high school students and staff members on the new 2019-2020 school start time option.  For additional information on the history of the school start times decision and resources on adolescent sleep needs, please visit www.tesd.net/starttimes. Between now and the start of the 2019-2020 school year, the District will be working on the adjustments needed for a smooth transition to the new start times. In the coming months, information about the new start times will be shared with parents through targeted communication from the schools and the District.
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
IMPORTANT Information from the School Nurse:

  1. Third & FINAL notices were mailed home for 6th grade physical exams and also for 7th grade dental exams. It is a Pennsylvania School Health Law that record of these exams be kept on file for each student. Please schedule these exams with your private health care provider or dentist ASAP & submit the documentation to the school nurse once completed. If a student is unable to have a physical or dental exam, please complete the permission slip enclosed in the mailing to request that a physical or dental exam be completed by the school doctor or dentist. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Ann Coary RN via email at coaryl@tesd.net or phone at 610-2401-1210.
  2. The Lions Club of Berwyn & Paoli collects eye glasses & sun glasses to reuse the frames. If you have any eye glasses lying around the house with outdated lenses, please send them into school & the nurse will get them to the Lion's Club.
Important Dates at TEMS...  

05/09  7/8 Spring Concert
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!