November 20, 2016
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Next PTO Meeting

Wed Jan 4, 9AM in Large Group Room

No Meeting December

All are welcome!

Any Questions please contact us at 

It's Holiday Shopping Time!

With Thanksgiving happening this week, that means holiday shopping will begin! has Black Friday sales online NOW as well as Cyber Monday (Nov 28) for all your special electronics

Please remember to use the TEMS PTO link here or the one found at When you log on so a percentage of your purchase will got to the TEMS PTO

YES-It's that EASY!

TEMS SpiritWear
is on sale NOW!

2016 - 2017 Student Directories for SALE!

Available in the TEMS School Store
$10 for 1 or $15 for 2 directories.

I'm a Bulldog Campaign

For direct money donations to the
Click here

Thank you for supporting our PTO!

New  Family  Coffee
Dec 7th
 9-11AM @ Barnes & Noble

Keep Collecting those Box Tops!
Every Top Counts!

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

T&E Care 
Holiday Drive 
is on!
Find out how you can help T/E Families in need over the holidays

ARCH Presents
Dec 6, 7pm
Raising Kids to Thrive
Ken Ginsburg speaks on Raising Resilient Children

Happy Thanksgiving from TEMS PTO!

Half Day this Tuesday, November 22. School dismissed at 11:20am. No School Nov 23rd-28th for Thanksgiving Break. 

Conference Schedule:
Tues Nov 22 12:55-2:50pm
Mon Nov 28 1-8:35pm.
PTO Events and Activities...
Barnes & Noble Day for TEMS...
Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Day 
to support TEMS is this
Wednesday, Dec. 7th
Come do your holiday shopping and help support TEMS! Mention TEMS at the store and Cafe checkouts and our school PTO gets a percentage of the sale.  Link to flyer.

Do You Like What You See?...
The TEMS PTO is looking for volunteers to help with Communications for the next school year. Several possible jobs are available-Managing the TEMS PTO website, creating the PTO Blast and other duties. Most all of these jobs entail working on a computer at your leisure in your own home. If any of these sound of interest to you, please inquire! We are looking for someone to shadow our blast editor for the last part of this school year in hopes of taking over for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are at all interested or have any questions, please contact Kelly Walker at

Thank You to Our Volunteers...
Thanks so much to everyone who provided baked goods and other food this past week. In honor of American Education Week, the hospitality committee set up breakfast last Thursday and Friday for our wonderful TEMS staff. If anyone is interested in helping out with this committee in the future, you can reach out to Mindy Sorber at

MORE Schoology Tips for You!-
We know using a new school programming system can be frustrating and diffi cult to learn so we thought we'd give you some helpful tips!  link

What's Happening Around School...

TEMS Annual Canned Food Drive-
November 29 to December 13
We are collecting canned and dried food for the Paoli Food Closet.  What they really need right now is:
-Peanut Butter,
-Bottled Juice
-Pasta Sauce 
-Mac & Cheese
-Canned Meals

*Please only new, non-perishable items. Please check expiration dates before you donate. They do not need a lot of RAMEN Noodles. RAMEN Noodles will be counted as 4 RAMEN = 1 Food Item Donation. 
In the spirit of giving...the top HR in the school will be able to choose a charity and Student Council will donate $200 in their names! Also, we each student in that HR will get a free ticket to the Student/Faculty Basketball game in February!

National Geographic Bee at TEMS-
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee. The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. TEMS is one of those schools that participates. The TEMS school-wide Geography Bee will be held Thursday, January 12. Interested students should see Mr. Krimsky in Room 106 during their activity period for more information.

Vote for Your Favorite Teacher!...
It's that time of year again! Don't forget to nominate your favorite teacher for the 2017 Citadel Heart of Learning Awards! This award program provides an opportunity to recognize teachers who have made a particular impact on their students, schools and communities. Learn more or submit your nomination at .

Reminder for 6
th Grade Parents-
One hundred and fifty one (151) students still have not turned in a 6th grade physical exam report. Pennsylvania School Health Code requires that all students in sixth grade receive a physical examination. Families were informed of this mandate in June 2016, at the end of the school year. If you have not already done so, please have your child's doctor complete a physical exam report and return it to the nurse as soon as possible. If your child's doctor does not have their own form, blank TESD physical exam forms can be printed from the Student Health Services web page. It can be reached from the T/E district (Departments) or TEMS home page (for Parents). 

Lost & Found-
The Lost & Found bin is overflowing! Please have your student visit the tables in the front entrance to see if he or she is missing an item or two! The tables will be there thru conferences so please check them as well when you visit school. All leftover items will be donated during break.

Grade 7/8 Snow Ball-

Friday December 16th
7-9:30pm in the cafeteria
Dress code:
-Girls must wear a skirt or a dress.
-Boys must wear collared shirt, pants & tie
Tickets cost $5 each and will be sold the week of the dance.

Early Bird Special Orders Still Available...
Early Bird Special orders placed before 11/30/16 are only $25! There are 3 easy ways to order:
 -Go to the Yearbook link on the TEMS    website or
 -Go to or
 -Print a paper copy of your order         form here and see Mrs. Matilla in       Room  204 (Only checks made           payable to  TEMS will be accepted for in-school orders.)

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar

11/22 Half Day Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:55-2:50pm
11/23-11/27 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
11/28 NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences
12/7 TEMS PTO Barnes & Noble Day
12/13 Gr 7/8 Winter Concert Assembly 9am
12/13 Gr 7/8 Winter Concert 7pm
12/16 Gr 7/8 Snow Ball Dance 7-9:30pm
12/21  Gr 5/6 Winter Concert Assembly 9am
12/21 Gr 5/6 Winter Concert 7pm
12/26-1/2 Winter Break
1/3/2017 Students Report Back to School from Break