October 23, 2016
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Next PTO Meeting

Wed Nov 2, 9AM in Large Group Room

All are welcome!

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Nov 9 12:30-2:30pm
ComedySportz Improvisation

I'm a Bulldog Campaign

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Thank you for supporting our PTO!

Don't Forget to SHOP Amazon with TEMS PTO!

A percentage of your purchase will go to the TEMS PTO . 
Just use this link

FYI-You will not be told you are linked with TEMS. Just use the link and SHOP!

New  Family  Coffee
Nov 18th
8-11am @ Panera Bread
Show your TEMS 

SpiritWear for sale online now

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

Nov 3 
9am @TEAO
PA Survey Results

Nov 5 
STOGA Calvacade of Bands
Showcase of  Sound

No v 5
Save the Date!
T&E Care  Fall Fest

Nov 9 

 7pm @TEMS         

If Only screening


Nov 9 @ TEMS
DELTA presents ComedySportz

Nov 13
Rachel's Helping Hands 5K & Family Fun Walk
Wilson Farm Park

Nov 17, 18 , 19
CHS Fall Drama
"You Can't Take it 
with You"

Nov 20
CHS Boys Basketball Clinic
Boys Grades 1-8th 
2016 - 2017 Student Directories are HERE!...
The student directory is available and pre-orders were delivered. If you would like to purchase a directory which contains listings of all TEMS staff and students, including useful school information and links, you can buy it at the TEMS School Store ($10 for 1 directory and $15 for 2 directories). For questions on orders, contact Claudette McCarron ( It takes a village to put the directory of over 1000+ students together. Special thanks to: Claudette McCarron for the new and improved design/layout and fulfilling orders; Georgann Bernabeo for garnering advertising sales; TEMS secretaries, Lea Craley and Susan Denisevicz; plus Kelly Walker, Jane Martin, Mark McCarron, and Jen Marsala for their contributions. Thank you to parents for buying a directory and helping the PTO raise money which benefits TEMS and students.

The TEMS PTO Parent Social Auction Planning has begun!...
Mark your calendars for a NEW LUAU date of April 29, 2017 at the home of The Rains Family. Thank you to the Rains for offering to host this fundraiser in their home!
Please join the committee this Thursday, October 27th, at TEMS in the large group room at 9:15 am to help plan an exciting night for the school. Please email Sarah Kenneck at or Colleen Mahoney at with any questions.

Save the Date!... Barnes & Noble
The TEMS PTO Barnes & Noble book fair will be Dec 7th. Please keep this date in mind when purchasing some of your holiday gifts. More information to come soon!

What's Happening Around School...
Red Ribbon Week is this week!....
Red Ribbon Week Week of October 24. In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, the 8th grade Leadership students are sponsoring the following activities. There will be Spirit Days, door decorating contests beginning Oct. 19, and raffles to win prizes during each lunch period and an end of the week raffle for a $25 gift card!

-Mon Oct 24-  Wear RED! "Wear RED and stop drugs!"
-Tues Oct  25- Wear Tie Dye- "Don't get tied up with drugs!"
-Wed Oct  26- Wacky Wednesday- "Wear crazy clothes to      show drugs are out of whack!"
-Thurs Oct 27- Pajama Day- "Follow your dreams, and don't  let drugs get in the way!" · ·
-Fri Oct 28- Dress-up Day- "Drugs are spooky, dress up to  scare them away!"

Parent/Teacher/Counselor Meetings-
The Parent/Teacher/Counselor meetings are brief, informal meet and greet gatherings to share information about grade level news, activities, and curriculum. 
PTC Meetings will be held 7:15am-7:45am on the dates below. 

Grade 7 on 10/27 at 7:15am in LGR 12
Grade 8 on 10/26 at 7:15am in LGR 12
These are not to be confused with the one-on-one Parent Teacher Conferences that are held in November. Information on scheduling conferences will be mailed home later in October.

Halloween Costume Guidelines-
Students at TEMS have the choice to wear a costume or not for our Halloween Dress-up day on Friday, October 28 th . 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 dress-up, there are a few parameters that we have. They are:
-No weapons or imitation weapons of any kind.
-No masks or face paint that make the student unrecognizable.
-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.

In light of recent events throughout the nation, costumes of a clown-like figure will not be permitted for our Halloween/Dress-up day activities this year.

In addition, please use care when selecting a costume which may be perceived as trivializing or promoting negative stereotypes on the basis of color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, or race.

We thank parents for your assistance in following these guidelines and ensuring our students enjoy the activities.

Grade 5/6 Mixer is Friday, October 28th!-
Wear your costumes to school that day and then to the mixer! Costume rules apply to the mixer as well.  Masks may be worn at the 5/6 Mixer ONLY.
There will be food, games, prizes, a movie, limbo contest, costume contest and dance contest.  Tickets cost $5 each and a donation of a toiletry (no travel size please). The toiletry will be donated to T&E Cares.  Tickets will be on sale Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28 in the mornings outside the auditorium and during 5/6 grade lunches.

Attention 5th Grade Parents-
Want to learn different fun and interactive ways to enjoy math at home with your 5th grader?  If so, then the 5th Grade Math Open House is for you.
          When:  Wednesday, November 9th
          Time:  5:30 - 7:30
          Place:  VFMS Cafeteria
          Light Refreshments will be served
This is an open house event so please come by as your schedule allows. 
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note:  this is not a drop-off event and is intended for 5th grade students and their parent or guardians. No siblings please!

Donations Requested for Art Department...
The Art Dept is collecting egg cartons, small plastic containers with lids and newspaper.
Please feel free to drop off any of these items to the Main Office. 
Thank you!

TEMS yearbooks are now available-
Early bird 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

10/24-10/28  Red Ribbon Week
10/25  Magazine Drive Collection Day 2
10/26  Gr. 8 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
10/27 Gr. 7 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
10/28 TEMS Dress Up Day
10/28 Gr. 5/6 Mixer 2:45-5:30pm in Cafeteria
11/2 PTO Mtg 9am
11/3 Picture Retake Day, 8th Grade Panoramic
11/4 End of First Marking Period
11/8 NO SCHOOL Voting Day/Staff Inservice
11/9 Cultural Arts AssemblyComedySportz Improv 12:30-2:30pm
11/9 Gr. 5 Math Night VFMS Cafeteria 5:30-7:30pm