TEMS PTO Blast                                                                            May 7, 2017
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Last PTO Meeting 
of the School Year

Wed June 7, 9AM 
in Large Group Room

All are welcome!

Any Questions please contact us at 

May 30- Gr. 7-Chosen Dance 1PM

I'm a Bulldog!

For direct money donations to the
Click here

Thank you for supporting our PTO!

Remember Mother's Day
May 14th

Please remember to use the TEMS PTO link  here
or at TEMSPTO.org 
when you log on to Amazon.com 

SpiritWear Available

Purchase for your incoming 5th Grader!

Visit our Spiritwear store online anytime. 
Link to  order NOW  here  
or you can find the link on our TEMS PTO  website .

Last New Family Coffee
Tues, May 9 
 8-11AM @ Panera Bread in Gateway Shopping Center

We Collect Box Tops...

A collection box is in the main office. Every little bit counts!

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

May 15, 22nd
Mental Health First Aid Training 
(For Adults about our Youth)
5-9:30pm @TEAO

June 26-30
Pioneers Basketball Camp

FLITE Staff Tributes for  Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-13

Noble Day is Next Week...
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble Day for TEMS is May 16th. This is a great opportunity to buy your summer reading for school and pleasure! Here are the list of summer reading Link. These lists can be found on the TEMS website front page or TEMS Library Tab on TEMS website.
Can't come? Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 05/16/17 to 05/21/17  by entering Bookfair ID 12122610 at checkout.
Link to flyer.

TEMS Handel's Spirit Day is May 17th...handels ice cream 1
Handel's will donate a portion of the sales made between 2:30-5:30pm that day (when voucher is presented).  Students are invited to walk to Handel's after school on Wednesday.  Parents will be positioned along the route. 
We need volunteers! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Allison Hayden at  luvmygiants@verizon.net. Link to print voucher.

2017-2018 TEMS PTO Proposed Slate of Officers...
https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/9f2c6a8b001/63c97a21-9283-4799-a36a-f8913d81e111.jpg The final PTO meeting of the 2016-2017 school year will be on Wednesday, 
June 7 at 9am in the large group room.  All are welcome.  At this meeting we will vote on next year's budget and the slate of board members.  If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to vote on the slate, click here for ballot.

What's Happening Around School...
Kudos Korner-
Purple Comet Math Test
Purple Comet Math Meet is a collaborative, team-based, online math contest.  Teams of up to six students work together to solve a series of 20 challenging problems within an hour timeframe.  About 50 students comprising 9 teams participated in the Meet in April.  The team of   Andrew H., Siddharth G., Andy M., Jerry P., David W. and Eric Z. finished first in the state and second nationally in this up and coming contest. Way to go, Bulldogs!

Allergy Awareness Week-
Food Allergy Awareness Week is the week of May 15th.  There will be different spirit days for each day of the week highlighting different allergies. There will also be a raffle each day at lunch for a chance to win a gift card. Allergy fact posters will be placed around the cafeteria each day with important information regarding the allergen of the day.        

Student Council Elections-
There will be Election Kick-Off Assemblies on Friday, May 12th during 5th, 6th and 7th grade activity period. During these assemblies, the students will be given an overview of what Student Council does and there will also be petitions for anyone interested in running. Those interested in running must write a 6-8 sentence paragraph explaining why they want to run for student council. They must also get it signed by either a vice principal or the principal verifying that they have less than 7 demerits.  A photocopy of their third marking period report card is required(they can use the copy machine in the library). Finally, the student must sign the petition and have a parent sign it verifying they will follow the rules of elections. The petitions and grade sheets are due to Student Council in Room 234 NO LATER than Friday, May 19th. If anyone has questions, they can contact Mrs. Tyrell in Room 234 or at  tyrellj@tesd.net.

Attention 8th Grade Parents-
Conestoga will  be having  their Fall Sports Meeting on Wednesday, May 24  at 7:00pm in the Auditorium. 

Grade Recognition Ceremony-
TEMS will be hosting a recognition ceremony for our 8 th
  grade students and parents/guardians on the last day of school, June 14, at 9:00 AM.  Unfortunately, our auditorium is not able to accommodate any additional guests (siblings, grandparents, other family members) beyond parents and guardians.  With an 8th   grade class of 267, our auditorium will be beyond capacity if two guests attend for each student being recognized.  A formal invitation to this event will be mailed home in the near future.  We recommend that parents/guardians carpool due to limited parking availability.
Cultural Appreciation Week, May 22 - 26
The students of the Multicultural Club are organizing Cultural Awareness events at TEMS the week of May 22 - 26.  We will be sharing information about world cultures and celebrating our diversity in the TEMS community throughout the week.  On Friday, May 26, Mr. Hardy and the Model U.N. club are organizing exhibits and displays to showcase cultural clothing, artifacts, games, dance, pictures, art, music, etc.  Parents- If you are interested in sharing cultural items or volunteering time to help with the displays, please contact Mr. Dave Hardy at  HardyD@tesd.net.
Green Initiative-

This month the 6th Grade Green Initiative is collecting used Oral Care Products. 

Products  Accepted: 
(ANY BRAND) Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers.
Not Accepted: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts.
A Recycling bin will be located at the front entrance of school May 1st - May 31st.

Still Collecting 8th Grade Pictures...
In preparation for the 8th grade Recognition Ceremony we are looking to collect pictures from all of the current 8th graders. We are looking for a baby picture and a current picture of each student. Please submit a hard copy, 2"x3" in size, to Main Office to "Attention of Sherri Gartner."   
Any questions, please contact Sherri Gartner at   Sherri.gartner@yahoo.com

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar 

May 11 Gr 7/8 Spring Concert Assembly 9AM
May 11 Gr 7/8 Spring Concert 7PM
May 16 NO SCHOOL-Voting Day
May 16 Barnes & Noble Day
May  17-18  Keystone Exam Algebra I
May 17 TEMS Handel's Spirit Day 2:30-5:30pm
May 23 Gr 7 Williamsburg Parent Meeting 6:30pm
May 29 NO School-Memorial Day 
May 30 Gr 7 Cultural Arts Chosen Dance 1PM
May 31 Gr 7 to Williamsburg
Jun 7 Last PTO Mtg 9AM Lrg Group Room
Jun 14 Last Day of School

For your convenience...Next year's calendar is posted! link