TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                     March 17, 2019
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Our Next PTO Meeting is April 3, 2019
at 9 a.m.

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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 

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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

March 22, 2019 
click here for more info  
or to buy tickets
Girls Who Code 
Tredyffrin Library  
March 23rd, 11:30  
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 
Dance China New York
"Chinese Acrobatic Power Plus"
Wednesday, March 20
In School Assemblies 
Grade 7 and 8: 12:30pm (45 minutes)
Grade 5 and 6:   1:30pm (45 minutes)

On March 20th, Dance China New York will take TEMS audiences on a tour of the culture, customs and dance heritage of the People's Republic of China, through dance, authentic costumes, music, props, and acrobatics. Not only will the audience witness the agility and skill of Chinese acrobats, but they will be treated to the Red Ribbon Dance - a regular feature of holidays and celebrations across China; the Monkey King Dance - a mythical tale adapted from the Chinese epic Journey to the West; and the Lion Dance, which captures the essence of Chinese celebrations worldwide and features the frolicking tricks of lions and their tamers.

As always, interested parents are welcome to attend the PTO sponsored Cultural Arts assemblies; seating is available in the rear of the auditorium.

You can find out more about Dance China New York  through Young Audiences at www.yanj-yaep.org .
We are pleased to be bringing this program to our school thanks to your support of TEMS PTO!
March Classroom News

Friday, March 29, 2019
  Berwyn United Methodist Church  
doors to open at 6:30 p.m.  
Trivia Begins at 7:30 p.m.   
  It's Almost Here!  
A Super Fun Night with Friends! There are only a few tables left!  
Don't miss out on the fun!  
Get your table before they are gone!  
If you would like to purchase a table,  
click here .  
If you are looking for a single seat or even a few seats, please contact Tricia Jennings (tjennings99@verizon.net).    
If you have any questions regarding the event, you can contact  
Tricia Jennings at tjennings99@verizon.net  
TEMS Bulldog

7/8 Spring Sports Information

All paperwork must be on file in the Athletic Office before students may participate or tryout. Forms are available on the TEMS website at https://www.tesd.net/Page/8554 or in the Main Office. Students who have already participated in sports for the 2018-2019 school year need only complete a re-certification form (section 7). If they have not already participated this school year, sections 1-6 need to be completed along with the 
"Assumption of Risk, Student Accident & Injury" form. Please contact Mrs. Morris at 610-240-1229 or Mrs. Sarvas at 610-240-1204 with any questions.

Please click here for spring sports coaches information.
Please click here for the baseball tryout schedule.
Please click here for Spring Sports Schedules.


to the  
 March 30th from 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Join millions around the world to turn off the lights and speak up why nature matters. #Connect2Earth
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement - held annually - to encourage individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour.... as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.

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 PTO is looking for an 8th grade parent to chair the 8th Grade Recognition which takes place on the last day of school. Many volunteers are already on the committee, we just need a chairperson to coordinate this wonderful event. If you are interested or have any questions, please reach out to Tricia Jennings ( tjennings99@verizon.net ) or Renee Del Viscio  ( renee.delviscio@comcast.net ).

School Start Times Update


One of the District's goals for the 2018-2019 school year is to assess the impact of potential strategies for addressing adolescent sleep needs, including the implications for school start times. At the February 14, 2019 Education Committee meeting, the Committee recommended moving forward with next steps on an option that would adjust school start times beginning in August 2019. The administration presented information on this option for later school start times at the February 25, 2019 Regular School Board meeting. Members of the public had the opportunity to make public comment and share feedback.

Option for new school start and end times for the 2019-2020 school year
  • High School: 7:50 AM - 2:50 PM
  • Middle Schools: 8:27 AM - 3:10 PM
  • Elementary Schools: 9:10 AM - 3:45 PM
Current start and end times 
  • High School: 7:20 AM - 2:20 PM
  • Middle Schools: 7:50 AM - 2:33 PM
  • Elementary Schools: 8:45 AM - 3:20 PM
The District will launch a survey to obtain feedback from T/E parents, middle school and high school students, and T/E staff members on the 2019-2020 school start time option. The survey will be open from March 8, 2019 through March 18, 2019. The District sent parents an email with details about the survey. The survey results will be discussed at the April 11, 2019 Education Committee meeting, which will be held at 7:00 pm in the Tredyffrin/Easttown Administration Offices. The public is welcomed to attend. For additional resources on adolescent sleep and later school start times, visit www.tesd.net/starttimes and select "Resources" on the left side of the page.
The Welcoming Committee invites you to the next Newcomer's coffee on Friday, April 5 9:00 - 11:00 a.m
at Panera in the Gateway Shopping Center
IMPORTANT Information from the School Nurse:

-Please continue to check your student's head for lice.

-6 th grade Physical exams are due to the Nurse. If you are scheduling an appointment now, please request that Tdap & MCV vaccines be administered as they are required PRIOR to the first day of 7 th grade.

-7 th grade dental exams are due to the Nurse. Please schedule a dental appointment ASAP if necessary.

Please contact Leigh Ann Coary, RN at coaryl@tesd.net with any questions.
Important Dates at TEMS...  

03/20 - Dance China New York Assemblies
03/22 - FLITE Welcomes the Harlem Wizards 
03/28 - Gr. 8 Trip to Washington D.C.   Calendar
03/29 - TRIVIA NIGHT   
04/03 - PTO Meeting  
04/15 - SPRING BREAK! - 04/19 
04/22 - Classes Resume