TEMS PTO Blast                                                                          October 14, 2018
Quick Links
Our Next PTO Meeting is Nov. 7th at 9 a.m.

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

Cultural Arts Programs   
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Visit our Cultural Arts Page to see what is coming next!  
Keep sending in those Box Tops!
  Last year, TEMS earned
The Collection box is located in the front office. 
Keep on Clippin'! 
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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 

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Thank you for supporting the  
 Visit the   T/E-Bulletin Board
to learn of what's happening around the Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships

Girls Who Code Club 
Is back

Valley Forge
Basketball League
Boys 8th-10th grade

FLITE Golf Outing
Oct. 15, 2018
October Meeting  
Oct. 15th  
Rachel's Run  
Oct. 21st
X Strides 2018
Nov. 18

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 
It's time for new TEMS SPIRIT WEAR!   
Our online store opens on 10/14 and closes on 10/26. There's a great selection of ALL NEW TEMS gear
for your favorite Bulldog.
(Makes a great gift for the holidays too!)   
to order.  Please contact Kate Miller at kathlinmmiller@gmail.com with any questions.
Halloween Costume Guidelines

At TEMS, we have a tradition of wearing costumes on the Friday before Halloween.  This year, the dress-up date is October 26 th, 2018.  Dressing up is not encouraged or discouraged by anyone at TEMS.  Some of our students have fun with it, while others do not wish to be bothered.  We leave the choice up to individual students and their families. 
If a student decides to wear a costume, there are a few parameters that we have. 

They are:
1. No weapons or imitation weapons of any kind.
2. No masks or face paint that make the student      unrecognizable
3.Costumes should be appropriate for the ages of all students in our building, grades 5 - 8.  They should not be gory, frightening, suggestive, revealing, inappropriate, controversial, offensive, or disparaging to any individual or group.  Do not wear a costume which may be perceived as trivializing or promoting negative stereotypes for characteristics such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, orientation or gender identity.

We thank parents for your assistance in following these guidelines to ensure that all of our students may enjoy the activities.
Pink Day is OCTOBER 17th
pink ribbon
Our 15th Annual Pink Day is Wed., October 17th at TEMS!
Attached is the flyer with more info.  All proceeds go to
Ryan's Case for Smiles  http://caseforsmiles.org/about-us/
(started by a TESD family)
Kindness Donation Drive

The T/E Middle School African American Culture Club and Bulldog Ambassadors have organized a month of Kindness, and this week they are collecting supplies for an under-funded school in Jamaica.  Oct. 15 - 19, TEMS students and families may donate supplies including: Composition Notebooks, #2 Pencils, New Crayons, Black Socks, and new Bars of Soap / Body Wash. 
There are collection bins in the cafeteria.  The Month of Kindness at TEMS also includes inspirational announcements and a culminating activity that will take place during Activity Time on November 2nd.   
Thank you for your support.

The October Welcoming Committee coffee will be Friday, October 26 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Panera in Gateway. 

to the  
A Great Big Green Corner THANK YOU for ALL the Wonderful costumes that were donated for the Daily Bread Food Pantry - they are GREATLY appreciated !!!
Upcoming Event -  
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.

TEM Talks Are Back

Once again, the Jr. Model United Nations Club will be hosting "TEM Talks" (a spin-off of Ted Talks) during Activity Time.  This is a totally optional activity for students to attend.  The goal of TEM Talks is to share, learn about, and explore cultures from around the world.  If you have experience or expertise with another culture and would be willing to give a TEM Talk, please let us know.  They are short (20 minute) presentations given during each grade-level's Activity Time.  You may contact Mr. David Hardy if you have questions or are interested in presenting at HardyD@tesd.net .  Thank you!
5th Grade Math Night

Want to learn different fun and interactive ways to enjoy math at home with your 5 th grader? If so, then the 5 th Grade Math Open House is for you. 
When: Wednesday, November 14 th
 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Place: VFMS Cafeteria
This is an open house event so please come by as your schedule allows. Refreshments will be served.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note: this is not a drop-off event and is intended for 5 th grade students and their parent or guardians. No siblings, please!

TEMS Bulldog

Sports Schedules click HERE 
Have Fun and GO BULLDOGS!
TEMS School Store Information 
PTO school store
Parents if you're 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 information. Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store.
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar  
10/16  7G Parent/Tchr/Counselor Mtg
10/17  PINK DAY!  
10/18  6G Parent/Tchr/Counselor Mtg 
10/23  8G Parent/Tchr/Counselor Mtg 
10/24  Gr 5A to Paradise Farms  
10/25  Gr 5B to Paradise Farms   
10/26  Last Day to order SPIRITWEAR 
10/26  5/6 Mixer 2:35 - 4:30 p.m.    
11/06  NO School - Election Day