TEMS PTO Blast                                                                  January 15, 2017
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New  Family  Coffee
Jan 20 
 8-11AM @ Panera Bread in Gateway Shopping Center

Keep Collecting
Every Top Counts!

Yearbooks are now on sale for just $27.50!  
There are 3 easy ways to order:

-Go to the Yearbook link on the front page of TEMS website
-Go to www.jostens.com
-Print a paper copy of your order form and see Mrs. Matilla in Room 204
 (Only checks made payable to TEMS will be accepted for in-school orders.)

I'm a Bulldog! Campaign

For direct money donations to the
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Thank you for supporting our PTO!

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

Jan 21
CHS Music Dept 
Benefit Concert
Concerts at 3 and 6 p.m.
Tickets $10 at door and at

Mainline Camp Fair
Jan 25
5:30-8:30pm @CHS

March 31
The Wizards are Coming!
hosted by FLITE
Tickets on sale Feb 15

MLK Casserole Collection this Tuesday!

Here's how  YOU can participate in this rewarding service project:
PREPARE... Purchase your own or pick-up a disposable foil pan approx. 12x10x21/2.
Pans will be available in the TEMS office the week of January 9.  Also, we'll be handing them out as kids depart school on Friday, January 13.
MAKE... Gather family or friends to make your casserole. There are 7 great recipes to choose from.  Please remember to use Pork Free products in all casseroles.
FREEZE it for 24 hours - Casseroles MUST be frozen when delivered to school. casserole stack of
LABEL...  Tape or write the name of casserole on the top of the pan.  It's important that you indicate which casserole you made and the date it was made.
DELIVER... Drop off the casserole between 7:00am and 8:00am on Tuesday, 1/17/17. Parent & student volunteers will be collecting at all school entrances. Please contact Eileen Ryle (eileenryle@gmail.com or 610 406 1016) if you need to make other arrangements. 

6th Graders-Save the Date!...
5th & 6th Grade Student Social
March 3rd, 12:30-3pm 
at Arnold's Family Fun Center in Oaks 

This is a half day of school due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  
A Call for Auction Items...
TEMS PTO Bulldog Luau 
April 29, 2017 
at The Rains Family Home in Devon

We can't make this a successful event without your help!  We need help in getting donations of goods and services to be auctioned off at the event whose proceeds will directly benefit our children and school.
We are looking for all sorts of items from big to small.  Below is a list of some items that could be donated but the list goes on and on:
-If you own a business and you would like to donate goods or services from your business  
-Gift cards or holiday gifts you have at home that you may not use
-Vacation homes that you would be willing to donate a stay
-Sports Tickets
 And the list goes on and on...

If you have a donation ready to bring in, send it into school with your child or drop it off at the office to the attention of PTO Parent Social. Any questions please contact Sarah Kennick at sarahkenneck@gmail.com or Colleen Mahoney at cwalker_cmw@yahoo.com.
Thank you for your support! Visit the TEMS PTO website page for the function for more information to come!
What's Happening Around the School...

Message From T/E School District  Regarding the Presidential Inauguration:
In keeping with the past practice of airing the historically significant event of inaugurating a new President of the United States, all middle school students in the T/E School District will have the opportunity to watch this month's presidential inauguration ceremony and inaugural address. Students will view this recorded C-SPAN footage during their 8th Period classes on the afternoon of January 20, 2017.  Please contact the administration should you have any questions.

January Classroom News is posted...

These links can be found under the TEMS website front page tab " Our School

Attention 8th Grade Parents- contestoga sign
A letter has been mailed to all 8th grade parents/guardi ans in regard to the 8th Grade CHS Course Selection Timeline. The letter is found on the front of the TEMS website front page.
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar

1/17  MLK Casserole Drive Collection 8AM
1/27 End of 2nd Marking Period
1/31 CHS Program of Studies given to Gr 8
2/1 TEMS PTO Mtg 9AM Large Group Room
2/2 CHS Course Selection Night @ CHS 7PM
2/8 CHS Teachers meet with Gr 8
2/10 Gr 8 Parent-CHS Counselor Mtg 7:30AM
2/24 Gr 8 CHS Course Selection Cards DUE