TEMS PTO Blast                                                                           September 9, 2018
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Our Next PTO Meeting is Oct. 3rd at 9 a.m.

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Cultural Arts Programs   
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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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TEMS Spirit Wear Available Here!
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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 Visit the   T/E-Bulletin Board
to learn of what's happening around the Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships

Party in the Park 
Sept. 15, 4-7:00

Junior Capers 
6th Grade TEMS Students

Valley Forge
Basketball League
Boys 8th-10th grade

FLITE Golf Outing
Oct. 15, 2018

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 
7/8 Grade Welcome Back Dance

The Welcome Back Dance for 7 th & 8 th graders is Friday, September 14 th from 7-9:30 pm in the  
TEMS cafeteria.
Tickets cost $5 each and will be sold the week of the dance in the mornings outside the circle window on the 2nd floor and during 7th and 8th grade lunches in the cafeteria.  Dress for this dance is casual.
Join school counselors, mental health experts and experienced parents as they help you prepare for your child's transition to middle school.  This panel presentation and Q&A will cover important topics for middle schoolers such developmental and socio-emotional changes, the impact of technology, increasing independence, social grouping, making new friends, dating, limit-setting, Schoology and more - to help you be a more effective parent to your budding pre-teen.
Click here to view Flyer
Same presentation offered TWICE for your convenience: Monday, Sept. 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m., TEMS LGR  OR  Tuesday, Sept. 18, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Valley Forge Middle School Audion  
* Sponsored by ARCH*
Sports Update 
Welcome to the Fall 2018/19 Season!! Here are some important dates for your planning purposes:

Fall Season Starts: September 11th
Even though the season starts on the 11th some coaches may meet with students before then.  
Fall Sports Picture Day September 18th
The Photographer will meet teams during practices. No practice cancellation necessary.
Fall Sports Parent Meeting: September 17th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm 
Practices will end around 4:15pm. Students are welcome to stay for the meeting. 
Click Here for 7th and 8th grade Sports Schedules   
TEMS 5 th and 6 th grade  
Intramural After School Sports
Program will begin on Tuesday, September 11 th .
After school sports run Mon - Thu, from 2:33 - 3:10 for 5th and 6th grade only; parent pick-up is by 3:15
Due to rising enrollment, no music shuttles will be available for after school sports
All students participating in after school sports must make arrangements for transportation or have permission to walk home.
Sports Forms:
Due to new district sports policies, all participating students must have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Acknowledgement Form and a Concussion Information and Acknowledgement Form signed and on file before participation is permitted. Once all forms are submitted, clearance to participate will begin the next school day.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Concussion Forms can be downloaded from the TEMS Athletics website under
5/6 Intramural After School Sports.
For questions or concerns please contact the TEMS Athletic Director, Kim D. Morris at
Thank you for all of your support,
Go Bulldogs!

New Family Coffee
The TEMS Welcoming Committee is holding New Family Coffees/Lunches once per month for families that are new to the district. There is no official agenda or topic of the month; it's an informal way for us to get to know each other and to answer whatever questions you have.
FRIDAY, Sept. 28
9:00 am -11:00 am
Location:   Panera Bread in the Gateway Shopping Center,         267 E. Swedesford Rd, Wayne
        (the center with Staples, TJ Maxx,  and Trader Joes)
Come for any portion of the time! Let us know if you need a ride and we will try to arrange carpooling!
Future monthly coffee/lunch dates will be announced regularly in the PTO email blast.
If you are not receiving the email blast, visit and click the "Join Our Mailing List" button at the bottom of the webpage.  
If you have questions or want to share a ride to  
this event, contact  
Claire LaTorraca at or  
Angela Chapson at
2018-2019 Student Directory
The TEMS Student Directory is a booklet the PTO publishes that contains almost all of our students' contact information. It also has useful information about TEMS such as schedules, staff, and much more!
5 th Grade students and New Students - if you would like your information published in the student directory, please e-mail any/all of the following to student name, grade, address, home phone number, parents' names, e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers. Deadline to submit new information is Sept. 14, 2018 
Returning students - we will publish last year's information UNLESS you notify us of any changes via the e-mail above.
Deadline to Order your Directory is Sept 28, 2018
- order forms will be mailed home with Schedule Packets. Online ordering is now available here.   
Any questions, please contact: Marisa Campbell marisacampbell08@gmail.comand Megan Hillier
If you would like to advertise in the directory, please contact: Jen Carroll 

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The TEMS Green Initiative is happy to announce that you may RECYCLE the following items here at school NOW through the end of June. Recycle Bins are located inside the front entrance of the school.
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers (all brands, shapes & sizes - see attached flyer for more info)
  • Household Batteries (see attached flyer for more information)
  • Brita Filters
  • Light Bulbs (see attached list for accepted light bulbs)
  • Oral Care (toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers, but NO electronic toothbrushes - see attached list for accepted items)
  • Holiday Lights (see attached flyer for more information)
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Heather Hill at 610-640-3805 or send her an e-mail at
For more on recycling visit TEMS Green Initiative link.

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 for more information. Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store.
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar  
9/10   No School   
9/11   7/8 gr Curriculum Night
9/11   Fall Sports Season Begins  
9/11   Health Screenings 
9/12   Health Screenings  
9/14   7/8 Back to School Dance
9/18   Picture Day  
9/19   No School