TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                            May 19, 2019
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Our Next PTO Meeting is June 05, 2019
at 9 a.m.

Would you like to get involved?    
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Click here for our volunteer form! 

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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 

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 
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'! 

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

Basketball Camp 
June 24- 28th 
at Conestoga HS 
Fast Flicks 
Field Hockey
Fall Registration 
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 
The Conestoga Fall Sports Meeting for current 8th grade parents will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm in the CHS Auditorium.
The 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony Committee Needs Your Help! 
Volunteers interested in helping out with
8th Grade Recognition Ceremony
please follow the links to volunteer and/or donate food for the event:
Food donations : Link
Volunteers for set-up : Link
Attention 8th Grade Parents

We are busy preparing for the 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony and need your help to create a Photo Memory Wall for the kids in the school cafeteria. We are collecting pictures from all current 8th graders.
**Please send in 1 baby picture and 1 current picture  of your student by Friday, May 24, 2019.
- Please submit a hard copy of each photo - 2x3" in size. 
- Note: We might need to crop the picture to fit the display.
- Please write Full Name & Home Room Number on the back of each picture
- All pictures are to be submitted to the school office in an envelope marked: 8th Grade Memory Wall
2019-2020 TEMS PTO Proposed Slate of Officers...
The final PTO meeting of the 2018-2019 school year will be on Wednesday,  June 5 at 9am in the large group room.  All are welcome.  At this meeting we will vote on next year's budget and the slate of board members.  If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to vote on the slate, click here  for ballot.

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TEMS is collecting Old sheets, towels (hand, bath or beach), blankets & comforters, New or Used toys, unopened treats/food, & lots more... please see wish list links below for a detailed list of needed items.......   
Donations will Benefit the   
All Donations Must be Clean, No Down comforters, No pillows & No HOLES please

A collection bin will be located at the front entrance of school  
Tuesday, May 28th - Friday, June 7th

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.

Important Information from the Transportation Dept.

"Opt-In" Transportation Request forms must be completed for each student attending one of our District School buildings for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year.  Attached please find a copy of the letter and form for everyone to read and understand how the process will work.

You can either submit a hard copy form or complete the request online. There is a link www.tesd.net/BusOptin available on the District website to complete the "Opt-In" request. It only takes a few minutes!  
To ensure your child/children will have transportation servi ces to and from their scho ol available to them for the 2019/2020 school year , it is mandatory to comp let e the "Opt -In" Student Transportation Request Form   . One request per child needs to be completed and submitted to the District Transportation Department by June 15, 2019 . If you do not complete t he "Opt -In" Student Transportation Request Form , y our child will not receive transportation services .
The TEMS PTO  Needs YOU...
We have TWO more positions to fill on the Executive Board for the 2019 - 2020 School Year!  Many thanks to everyone for all of your interest in the open PTO positions for the 2019-20 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved at TEMS and there is something to fit everyone's schedule. Please consider volunteering your time and talents.  Below is a list of the current open positions for next year. To learn more about all of the PTO committees, please click here.
Open Positions for the 2019-2020 School Year: -Executive Vice President
-Volunteer Coordinator 
If you have any questions about the position or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Kate Miller  kathlinmmiller@gmail.com  
and/or Renee Del Viscio renee.delviscio@comcast.net 
I'm a Bulldog

A huge thank you to the TEMS community for your overwhelming support of the 'I'm A Bulldog!' Campaign.
Thanks to your amazing generosity we exceeded our goal and will be able to fund even more 
teachers' innovative ideas to enhance their classrooms"
IMPORTANT Information from the School Nurse:

The PA Department of Health has passed a sun protection measure stating students can self- apply non-aerosolized FDA approved sunscreen.  Parent & students forms (both) must be on file in the nurse's office. Please see the TESD website and the attached link for more detailed information and to print out the parent and student forms. Forms will also be available in the Nurse's office. If your child will be applying sunscreen for field day or any other day these forms will need to be on file in the nurse's office. You may click here to print the forms.

Important Dates at TEMS...  

05/21  Staff Inservice - No Students
05/22  Fall Sports Mtg @ Conestoga
05/22  Williamsburg Parents Mtg 6:30  
05/27  Memorial Day - No School
05/28  Gr. 8 Move up Day to CHS
05/29  Gr. 7 Depart for Williamsburg
05/31  Gr. 7 Return from Williamsburg
05/31  Gr. 8  Dance with VFMS at CHS 7:30 -10 p.m.   
06/05  Last PTO Meeting of the School year! 9:00 a.m. 
06/15  Deadline for TESD Opt-in Trans. Requests!