TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                        January 20, 2019
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Our Next PTO Meeting is February 6, 2019
at 9 a.m.

Would you like to get involved?    
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Please help us reach our fundraising goal for the I'm A Bulldog! Campaign by

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Cultural Arts  
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Visit our Cultural Arts Page to see what is coming next!  
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'! 
TEMS Bulldog
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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to learn of what's happening around the Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships

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 
Martin Luther King
TEMS Casserole
Project 2019
Once again, we will be making casseroles to help  feed the homeless.  Last year TEMS students, faculty and their families made a record 713 casseroles that were delivered to soup kitchens and shelters from Philadelphia to lower Chester County.  
Our efforts were greatly appreciated since many freezers had been depleted over the holidays. We will be collecting FROZEN casseroles on
January 22, 2019.
This Year the Police Dept. will be helping to direct traffic to get everyone in and out of the area efficiently. We strongly recommend carpooling children and casseroles the morning of the 22nd!  
For more information you can view the Flyer or contact: 
Leah LeComte lalecomte@gmail.com
Kara Frech kmfrech17@verizon.net .
School Board Education Committee Discusses Scenario for Adjusting School Start Times

One of the goals for the 2018-2019 school year is to assess the impact of potential strategies for addressing adolescent sleep needs, including the implications for school start times.

Visit the web page for the latest updates on the school start time initiative as well as presentation materials, resources and meeting dates when school start times will be discussed. There are links available on the left side of this page for additional details. Please check back often as the page will be updated as new information becomes available. Feedback on school start times may be submitted via email at  starttimes@tesd.net.  
School Board Invites Public to Review Plans for Expansion of Conestoga High School on January 24
The Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board cordially invites the community to an "Open House" on Thursday, January 24 in the lobby of Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Road, Berwyn, PA.  Come anytime between 6 pm - 8 pm to review the proposed plans to expand Conestoga High School.  Learn about the School District's plan to support the changing needs of the educational program due to increasing student enrollment.  This open house is an opportunity to give feedback prior to the Conestoga High School Expansion Project presentation at the January 28 School Board meeting.Light refreshments will be served.
Unable to attend?   View the proposed plans at www.tesd.net/chs_expansion
The District has an ongoing goal of ensuring that it's facilities are adequate to deliver both current programs and forecasted new programs for District students. As a result of increasing student enrollment, the District has been studying the degree to which the current Conestoga High school facility will continue to be sufficient for the needs of the educational program now and in the future.  The Conestoga High School expansion project will be discussed at School Board Education, Facilities and Finance Committee meetings, as well as by the full Board at  regular meetings  throughout the school year. There will be multiple opportunities for public input on the project at these public meetings.

Friday, March 29, 2019
Berwyn United Methodist Church  
doors to open at 6:30 p.m. 
Tables go on sale this week
Stay tuned for more details....

The links below provide grade level information about school activities. 

From Jan. 7 - Jan. 22nd, the 8th Grade Leadership Seminar group will be running a clothing drive for the Philadelphia location of
     " Cradles to Crayons",
 a charitable organization   providing care supplies to  children in need. The items being collected for this drive are children's books, coats, hats, and mittens/gloves (gently used/new) and socks (new only). Each grade level has 2 teachers who will have donation boxes in their rooms.
5th Grade: Mr. Bryant (211) and Mr. Klass (110)
6th Grade: Mr. Allison (105) and Mr. Davey (207)
7th Grade: Ms. Wilson (221) and Mrs. Toscano (147)
 8th Grade: Mrs. Ferenchick (220) and Ms. Crocker (133)

to the  
Curbside Recycling:
What is Acceptable & NOT Acceptable?   
Some items may seem so obvious - others not so much
Click here to View the Waste Management Guidelines on Curbside Recycling
TEMS is Hosting a Used Shoe Collection
Any style, size, gender or condition
Collection dates: Monday, January 14th through Thursday, January 31st, 2019
A collection box will be located in the front entrance lobby. Please rubber band or tie pairs together - single shoes accepted. 
TEMS Recycles Holiday Lights - in the front entrance lobby bin 
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.

Newcomer's Coffee 

Friday, Feb. 1st,
 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
at the Panera in
Gateway Shopping Ctr.

We'll be joining the Conestoga Newcomer's coffe e. 

IMPORTANT Information from the School Nurse:

ALL 6 th grade physical exams & 7 th grade dental exams returned to the nurse ASAP. TY!
Lice can happen to anyone. Personal hygiene & home cleanliness has nothing to do with who gets head lice. It is typically seen in kids due frequent head to head contact. Lice do not carry any diseases. The nurse would appreciate being informed if your student has lice in order to track if there are multiple cases. The nurse will keep student names confidential.
Signs & symptoms:
Your student may start itching their head, state that they feel like something is moving in their hair or complain about itching or irritation of the skin on the back of their neck below the hair line.
What am I looking for?
Parents are encouraged to check their student's hair periodically and also, if their student is symptomatic. Nits (lice eggs) look like sesame seeds but are smaller. They stick to shafts of hair and are unable to be easily removed from the strand of hair. Live lice are brown in color, tiny & move very fast.
What should I do if I find lice (live or nits) on my student's head?
Treatment should be started immediately. There are multiple products that can be purchased from a local pharmacy as well as non-toxic options found on the internet. We recommend speaking with your pediatrician to discuss the best treatment option for your student. Daily combing of each section of hair for a minimum of a week to rid of all nits is the best way to ensure complete eradication of lice.
Fact about lice:
They cannot jump, fly or hop to another person. Their goal is to stay on the head where they presently live & to multiply. They cannot live without a human host. If even one nit remains on the head, lice can continue to hatch. Lice do not like the scent of tea tree oil. There are multiple hair care products on the market with tea tree oil in them that can be useful in repelling lice. Tea tree oil can be purchased and added to current shampoos & conditioners.
Feel free to contact the nurse if you have any questions.
all student medications, including over the counter medications, MUST be brought into the school nurse BY A PARENT.  All medications must include a signed doctor's order.   Unfortunately, we can't make exceptions since this is Pennsylvania law.  Students are not to carry any medications other than an Epi pen, inhalers, or medications for diabetes when there is a self-carry order on file in the nurse's office.  If medications are sent into school with a student, a parent will be required to come pick up the medication and it will not be administered by the nurse.  Unfortunately, we can't accept any medications without a written order from the doctor. Please contact Leigh Ann Coary, RN at 610-240-1210 with any further questions.  Thank you for your support and understanding as we look to create the safest possible environment for all students!
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 temsstore@gmail.com for more information. Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store.

Yes, the Holidays are behind us, but you can raise money for your PTO every time you shop at Amazon all year long! 
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.
Important Dates at TEMS...   

01/21   No School  
01/22   MLK Casserole Collection 7-8 a.m.  
01/22   Last Day of Cradles to Crayons Drive  
01/23   7G Williamsburg Parent Mtg 6:30 p.m. 
01/31   Last Day of Used Shoe Collection 
01/31   Conestoga Course Selection Night   Calendar
02/01   Welcoming Committee Coffee 
02/06   PTO Meeting