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TEMS PTO Blast                                                                     December 10, 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
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
for daily schedules and updates!   
Click here for School sports schedules
Visit the TEMS Athletics website here 
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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!

For direct money donations to the
click here 

Thank you for supporting the  

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

2017 Holiday Drive
Click here for more info

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 

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'!  

7th & 8th Grade
Snow Ball Dance
Friday, Dec., 15th
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
in the TEMS Cafeteria
Tickets on sale this week during lunch.
Click here for more information
December 14th
On Thursday, Dec. 14, TEMS will honor those affected by the 2012 Newtown, CT tragedy by holding its fifth annual "Kindness Day". 
Students and staff are invited to wear green and white (Sandy Hook Elementary School's colors) on Thursday.
TEMS Annual Canned Food Drive
Ends Dec. 13th!  
You have 3 More Days!
We are collecting canned and dried food for the Paoli Presbyterian
food Closet.  
See the Flyer for more details and information! Thank you for your generosity!
Don't Forget About
Please remember when doing your Holiday shopping to use the TEMS PTO link  here or the one found at  when you log on so that a percentage of your purchases will go to the TEMS PTO.            
It's that EASY!  
Main Line Camp Fair is coming...
Mainline Camp Fair
Save the Date
 January 24, 2018
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
For more information   
click here to view the Flyer!  

The Hour of Code has come to  
T/E Middle School!

The Hour of Code is a global movement encouraging millions of students to engage in at least one hour of coding through the use of apps and/or websites. It occurs in the month of December to coincide with Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10.

T/E Middle School students will have the option to code in the Swift Playgrounds environment. Swift is a powerful programming language developed by Apple. The Swift Playgrounds app provides beginner through intermediate users coding puzzles and challenges appropriate to their interest and experience. For our expert coders, coding activities and curriculum will be explored at .

To learn more about the Hour of Code, please visit Take a peek at the excitement: v=FC5FbmsH4fw !
TEMS Bulldog
Winter Athletics Information
Important Dates:
Winter Sports Pictures:    
    Monday, December 11th at 2:45
-       Season Ends Friday, February 9th
 Click here for Important Dates and Tryout Schedules !
Go Bulldogs!
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.

The 8th Annual 'I'm A BullDog' Campaign is underway...
The TEMS PTO would like to extend a heartfelt  
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!

to the  
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  
For more on recycling visit TEMS Green Initiative link

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  

When serious weather conditions or other emergencies make it necessary to close or delay the opening of schools, announcements will be made on the TE All-Call Mass Communication System, the TESD website, the T/E Information Hotline - (610) 240-1970, T/E TV on Comcast Cable Channel 14 and Verizon Channel 20, as well as on local television stations. Parents are encouraged to establish emergency procedures with their children ahead of time to prepare for early school closings.
Automated phone calls, text messages and emails will be sent to parents through the TE All-Call system, powered by SchoolMessenger. Please contact your school's main office if you need to add or change one of your contact numbers for TE All-Call.
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!
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar 
Dec. 11 - Winter Sports Pictures  
Dec. 12 - Gr 5/6 Winter Concert
Dec. 14 -  Kindness Day  
Dec. 15 - Gr 7/8 Snow Ball Dance   
Dec. 25 - Jan 01, 2018 - No School!  
Jan. 02  - Back to School!   
Jan. 03  - Our Next PTO Meeting  
Jan. 15 -  No School    
Jan. 24 -  Main Line Camp Fair  
Jan. 26 -  End of 2nd Marking Period