TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                     February 17, 2019
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Our Next PTO Meeting is March 6, 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'! 

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

 Conestoga Theatre  Presents
Feb. 27- March 2nd 
Conestoga Baseball 
is hosting a Youth Clinic!  
March 17th
more info here    
Upcoming Events 
Feb. 21 -  Dr. Christa Bialka
Mar. 5 - Ross Greene  Mar. 6 -Ross Greene
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 

New Tentative Last Day of School is June 12, 2019

Due to the emergency closing day on February 12, 2019, the new tentative last day of school student students in grades 1-12 is June 12, 2019.   Click here for an updated 2018-2019 single page calendar
The PTO is looking for an 8th grade parent to chair 8th Grade Recognition which takes place on the last day of school. Many volunteers are already on the committee, we just need a chairperson to coordinate this wonderful event. If you are interested or have any questions, please reach out to Tricia Jennings ( tjennings99@verizon.net ) or Renee Del Viscio  ( renee.delviscio@comcast.net ).
Education Committee Recommends Moving Forward with Next Steps on School Start Time Option
One of the District's goals for the 2018-2019 school y ear is to assess the impact of potential strategies for addressing adolescent sleep needs, including the implications for school start times. The School Board Education Committee met on February 14, 2019 to continue its discussion on adjusting school start times. The Committee recommended moving forward with next steps on one option that would adjust school start times beginning in August 2019. The next phase in the process includes gathering feedback to assess the impact of the proposed change on students, parents and staff.

Option for new school start and end times for the 2019-2020 school year
  • High School: 7:50 AM - 2:50 PM
  • Middle Schools: 8:27 AM - 3:10 PM
  • Elementary Schools: 9:10 AM - 3:45 PM
Current start and end times  
  • High School: 7:20 AM - 2:20 PM
  • Middle Schools: 7:50 AM - 2:33 PM
  • Elementary Schools: 8:45 AM - 3:20 PM
There will be a public presentation and priority discussion on the school start time option at the February 25, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting. No vote will be taken at the meeting. Additional information about next steps and opportunities for members of the school community to provide feedback on school start times will be shared in the coming weeks. Parents, students and staff members may also submit feedback on school start times by email at starttimes@tesd.net. For additional resources on adolescent sleep and later school start times, visit www.tesd.net/starttimes and select "Resources" on the left side of the page.
5th/6th Grade Social 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Devon Lanes,  
300 West Lancaster, Devon, PA  
Time:  12:30pm  Parent Drop Off @ Devon Lanes
Parent Pick up @ Devon Lanes    
Cost:    $20.00 Includes Bowling and lunch  
           (pizza, snack & water)
- To Pay by PayPal or Credit Card,
  complete this form and click button below to "Pay by PayPal." 
- To Pay by Cash or Check, print, complete and return this form 
  to TEMS Office with $20.00 by  February 22nd.
  Checks should be made out to "TEMS PTO."
- Walk-ins allowed the day of the event - $22.00 cash only.

Friday, March 29, 2019
  Berwyn United Methodist Church  
doors to open at 6:30 p.m.  
Trivia Begins at 7:30 p.m.   
Don't miss out on the fun!  
Get your table before they are gone!  
If you would like to purchase a table,  
click here .  
If you have any questions regarding the event, you can contact  
Tricia Jennings at tjennings99@verizon.net  
Student v. Faculty
Basketball Game

When: Friday, Feb. 22 nd Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm  
Where: Large Gym
Tickets: cost $5  
Tickets go on sale:  
This week!  
Snacks & drinks available for $1 donation each  
Half Court Shot Contest at Halftime - $1 per shot. Amazon gift cards for the first 3 who make it!
All proceeds benefit Chester County Special Olympics through the Valor Bowl!

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The Shoe Collection was a Huge Success

TEMS donated over 1,000 pairs of shoes to Cradles to Crayons
THANK YOU for all of your donations !!! 
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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7/8 Spring Sports Information

All students who wish to play Spring Sports must submit PIAA Forms. 

If your child has participated in a Fall or Winter sport in 2018-19, only a Re-certification form is needed.
If the Spring season will be the first time your student participates in a sport, a PIAA Comprehensive Initial 
Participation form is required. 
Until students have handed in completed forms, they may not participate in sports. (Including tryouts)
(Also available in the Main Office - See Mrs. Sarvas)
Baseball tryouts will be held on the following dates:
8 th Grade - Monday 3/11 - Thursday 3/14
7 th Grade - Monday 3/18 - Thursday 3/21

Yearbooks are on Sale Now!
The TEMS 2019 yearbook is on sale now. There are 2 easy ways to purchase. Order online at www.jostens.com or   
in - school orders can be placed by check (ONLY) with Mrs. Matilla in room 106. Cost is only $27.50 through 2/28/19.  
After that, the price increases, so get your copy today!!
IMPORTANT Information from the School Nurse:

-Please continue to check your student's head for lice.

-6 th grade Physical exams are due to the Nurse. If you are scheduling an appointment now, please request that Tdap & MCV vaccines be administered as they are required PRIOR to the first day of 7 th grade.

-7 th grade dental exams are due to the Nurse. Please schedule a dental appointment ASAP if necessary.

Please contact Leigh Ann Coary, RN at coaryl@tesd.net with any questions.
Important Dates at TEMS...   

02/21 Arch Presentation 7:00 p.m. 
02/22 Student/Faculty Basketball Game
02/27 'Pippin ' Opens at CHS  
02/28 Half Day - Parent Conferences
03/01 Half Day - Parent Conferences   
03/01 5th/6th Grade Bowling Social 
03/06 PTO Meeting