TEMS PTO Blast                                                                     September 17, 2017
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Our Next  
PTO Meeting  
October 4th @ 9:00  
Visit the New and Improved TEMS  
 PTO website
 as your resource for the latest PTO news and activities at TEMS. Explore the website to learn more about the PTO and how you can get involved.  
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. For postings or questions, contact
Claudette McCarron 
Any Questions please contact us at 

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TEMS Spirit Wear Available Here!
Free shipping for orders placed by September 27
Visit our Spiritwear store online anytime.
Click Link to order NOW  here
or you can find the link on our TEMSPTO  website .

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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

T&E Care's Fall Fest
Sat., Nov. 11th.
Click here for more info

Conestoga Boys
Basketball Clinic
November 5th
to register click here  

Conestoga Middle School Ice Hockey
Click   here for more info

Valley Forge Basketball League
Click here for more info

 Better Understanding of Individuals with Learning Differences
Sept. Meeting Info
Click here

FLITE/ C.A.S.E.     Golf Outing and Reception    
Sept 19th 
  Click here to attend

Tomorrow is Picture Day!
Order forms were mailed home by the photographers. If you did not receive one or if you have misplaced it, please click here for another copy. Students should bring their order form and payment with them on Monday for the photographers. Picture re-take day is scheduled for Monday, October 30. 
WOW! The Adopt a Texas Classroom school supply drive has been an enormous success - your generosity exceeded all expectations and we are sure the students in Houston will be very grateful.  As soon as we have final totals of backpacks and classroom supplies shipped, we'll share the details with you.  Thank you to our A-MAZING community!
The TEMS PTO Welcomes Visiting Author,  
Gregory Mone!

On October 11th, TEMS will host novelist, science journalist, speaker and New York Times Bestselling author, Greg Mone.  As a magazine writer, he has covered artificial intelligence, robots, physics and biology for magazines like Popular Science and Discover. His popular books include Fish; Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic; The Wages of Genius and The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve. Greg is currently collaborating with Bill Nye the Science Guy on a middle grade series of science themed mystery/adventure books called Jack and the Geniuses. The first in the series Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World has been on the New York Times Best Seller list since coming out to rave reviews on April 4th.  The second in the series,
In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book #2, is due out this month. Help your students get the most out of this program by having them read one or more of Greg Mone's books beforehand and note that he will be happy to sign books for students.  Local bookstores are preparing for his visit by stocking his titles... visit Main Point Books in Wayne, Children's Book World in Haverford or Barnes & Noble in Berwyn. Also, you can take advantage of the TEMS shopping link at Amazon.com by clicking here .
For more about Gregory Mone, visit www.gregorymone.com. For information about the Jack and the Geniuses series, visit
And for more information on the Cultural Arts Program at TEMS click Here.

2017-2018 Student Directory  
If you haven't already, order your Directory today.
The deadline to order is Sept 29th!
T he 2017 - 2018 Student Directory, sponsored by the TEMS PTO, contains listings of all TEMS staff and students, including useful school information.
Our School directories can now be ordered online. Kindly place your order by September 29, 2017. Click here to order link . Directories will be delivered to Homerooms by the end of October. For questions regarding the directory, contact Claudette McCarron at
We Need Your Help!    
There are so many ways to get involved with the PTO. Visit the Newly Re-designed PTO website to find out more about how you can become involved Volunteer opportunities  click here to sign up to volunteer  For a printable PTO Volunteer Form click here.
We still have one very important position open that the PTO board would like to fill with an enthusiastic parent - the TEMS Parent Social Chair!  We would love to find a parent or group of parents who would like to chair this event and work with the PTO to host and plan a fun filled evening in addition to raising money!  Contact Marisa Campbell marisacampbell08@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions.   
Every TEMS parent and teacher is a voting member of the PTO, so please join us at any of our monthly meetings to learn more about our school, ask questions, and share suggestions. Our Next Meeting is scheduled for October 4th, at 9:00 a.m. 

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Looking to Get rid of some old Halloween Costumes?
You're in Luck - TEMS is Hosting a Used Halloween Costume Drive!!!
A Collection box will be located in the lobby    
now through October 11th!
We are accepting all genres & sizes that are clean and in good condition.
All donations will be given to the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry which is the 4 th largest food pantry in Montgomery County, serving approximately 300 families or 1200 individuals each month.

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

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Sports Update
Welcome to the 2017/18 TEMS Sports Season!!
Here are some important dates for your planning purposes:
Sports Picture Day September 18th The Photographer will meet teams during practices. No practice cancellation necessary.
Parent Meeting: September 22nd   from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.  Practices will end around 4:15pm. Students are welcome to stay for the meeting
If you have any questions or concerns about paperwork, please contact Mrs. Sarvas at 610-240-1204
Click here for Sports Schedules  
Visit the TEMS Athletics Website here 
Looking forward to a FANTASTIC YEAR!!  
Welcome Back Dance  
All 7th and 8th Grade students are invited to attend the Welcome Back Dance on Friday, Sept 22nd in the school cafeteria from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dress code is casual.
Tickets cost $5 each.  They will be sold the week of the dance in the mornings upstairs by Room 236 (by the circle window) and in the cafeteria during 7 th and 8 th grade lunches. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. 

Junior Capers
Attention 6th Grade Parents
Junior Capers is a program offered to 6th graders at TEMS.  It is not affiliated with the school or the PTO.  The purpose of Junior Capers is to instruct children in the techniques of ballroom dancing and to encourage an awareness of proper social etiquette.   If interested, the invitation can be found at the following link. http://www.jdgrafica.com/juniorcapers/2017-jc-invitation.pdf
Please print out the invitation and follow the RSVP instructions as noted.  Space is limited. A prompt response is requested.
From the Nurse...
Medications in School     A doctor's order is needed for the nurse to dispense prescription and over the counter medications , which include herbal and dietary supplements, vitamins, natural remedies and homeopathic medicines.
  • The District Medication Policy #5406 prohibits students from carrying medications (defined above) to and from school. A parent or guardian must deliver it to school.
  • The medication policy requires that a new doctor's order be written each school year. Nurses cannot use orders from the previous school year
  • Inhalers and EPIPENS are considered emergency medications. Students may self carry these meds if a physician's order form is on file in the nurse's office. A new doctor's order is required for self-carry medications every school year.
Link here to "Medications is School" on TEMS website. All this information and more can be found on the TEMS website under " Student Health Services."
School Store Information PTO school store
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 or click here for more information.  Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store. More info 

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar 
Sept. 18. - School/Sport Picture Day
Sept. 21. - No School  
Sept. 22. - Back to School 7/8 Dance  
Sept. 29. - Deadline to Order your TEMS Student Directory     
Oct. 4 -   PTO Meeting @ 9:00   
Oct. 11 - Gregory Mone, Visiting Author