TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                            April 21, 2019
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Our Next PTO Meeting is May 01, 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'! 

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

Basketball Camp 
June 24- 28th 
at Conestoga HS 
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 

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TEMS is Celebrating Earth Day with a Waste Free Lunch Day - Monday, April 22nd  
Goal: to Reduce the amount of trash produced 
How: by using a reusable lunchbox, reusable sandwich & snack bags, reusable water bottle, reusable utensils & cloth napkin
Recycle: all bottles, cans & plastics
Why: to Reduce the need for Landfills, conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, save energy 
Did you know that a person creates an average of 4.5 lbs of trash per day?  
For more information ....
Earth Day Event: Shredding & Recycling
When: Friday, April 26th, 2019 from 2:30 - 5:00pm
Where: Devon Elementary School (rain or shine) 
What: Shredding by DocuVault, Recycle used Batteries, Crayons/Markers, Brita/PUR Water Filters, Light Bulbs (any type), Printer Cartridges, Shoes, and SMALL TOYS!! (Clean, lightly used, nothing that goes in the mouth) 
Green' tips & recycling guidelines will be available at our information table
'Reusable' merchandise will be available for sale 
Hosted by: DES & TEMS Green Initiatives
for more information see the attached Flyer
Electronics Recycling Event -  
Anything with a Plug 
May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wilson Farm Park
500 Lee Rd, Chesterbrook  
Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships are proud to offer local residents the opportunity to responsibly recycle obsolete electronics and small appliances. This service is available to all surrounding residents and small business with fewer than 50 employees. Electronics will be recycled by eForce Compliance, All Data Media Will Be Destroyed or Wiped as part of the disposal! Certain items may require payment of a disposal fee. No Smoke Detectors or Large Appliances will be accepted. For Questions, please call 215.964.6665. Accepted Items: Televisions ($30), Computer Monitors ($30), Computers, Laptops, Peripherals, Keyboards, Computer Mice, Printers, Fax Machines, Typewriters, Small Appliances ($10), Air Conditioners ($10), Dehumidifiers ($10), Dorm, Refrigerators ($10), Microwaves ($10), Telephones, Cell Phones, Cameras, Calculators, Console/Projection Television ($100)  

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.

PSSA testing to begin this week  
As a reminder, students in grades 5-8 will be participating in PSSA testing.  
ELA   4/23-4/25,  
Math 4/29-4/30,  
Science (8 th Gr Only) 5/1-5/2.
more info here  
7th and 8th Grade Spring Fling
Friday, April 26th 7-9:30 pm 
TEMS Cafeteria

*There will be a DJ, ping pong tables and Popsicles!  There will be other light snacks for free and drinks cost $1 each.

This is the last dance at TEMS this year.  Tickets cost $5 each and will be on sale the week after spring break in the mornings upstairs by the circle window and during 7th and 8th grade lunch in the cafeteria. 
Never fear! TEMS Spirit Wear is here!  Our online store featuring a ton of great items for your favorite Bulldog will be opening April 29th
All sales help support our amazing PTO and help spread that TEMS pride! Click here to view items
Store will be open from April 29th - May 15th
The TEMS PTO  Needs YOU...
Many thanks to everyone for all of your interest in the open PTO positions for the 2019-20 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved at TEMS and there is something to fit everyone's schedule. Please consider volunteering your time and talents.  Below is a list of the current open positions for next year. To learn more about all of the PTO committees, please click here.
Open Positions for the 2019-2020 School Year:  
-Executive Vice President
If you have any question or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Kate Miller  kathlinmmiller@gmail.com  
and/or Renee Del Viscio renee.delviscio@comcast.net 
Attention 8th Grade Parents

We are busy preparing for the 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony and need your help to create a
Photo Memory Wall for the kids in the school cafeteria. We are collecting pictures from all current 8th graders.
**Please send in 1 baby picture and 1 current picture  of your student by Friday, May 24, 2019.
- Please submit a hard copy of each photo - 2x3" in size. 
- Note: We might need to crop the picture to fit the display.
- Please write Full Name & Home Room Number on the back of each picture
- All pictures are to be submitted to the school office in an envelope marked: 8th Grade Memory Wall
8th Grade Recognition Committee

8th Grade Recognition Committee Meeting (Graduation)
April 24, Wednesday @ 9:00 a.m.
Starbucks at Gateway Shopping Center
Looking for 7th and 8th Grade parents to volunteer for decorating, parents reception, student breakfast, etc. Contact Kerry Sophocles at kerrysophocles@gmail.com for questions.
School Start Times Update - Survey Results
The Education Committee will determine whether there will be a recommendation for full Board consideration at the April 22 Regular School Board Meeting
Visit the website here 
IMPORTANT Information from the School Nurse:

  1. Third & FINAL notices were mailed home for 6th grade physical exams and also for 7th grade dental exams. It is a Pennsylvania School Health Law that record of these exams be kept on file for each student. Please schedule these exams with your private health care provider or dentist ASAP & submit the documentation to the school nurse once completed. If a student is unable to have a physical or dental exam, please complete the permission slip enclosed in the mailing to request that a physical or dental exam be completed by the school doctor or dentist. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Ann Coary RN via email at coaryl@tesd.net or phone at 610-2401-1210.
  2. The Lions Club of Berwyn & Paoli collects eye glasses & sun glasses to reuse the frames. If you have any eye glasses lying around the house with outdated lenses, please send them into school & the nurse will get them to the Lion's Club.
Important Dates at TEMS...  

04/22 - Classes Resume   
04/23 - PSSA's Begin   
04/26 - 7/8 Spring Fling