TEMS PTO Blast                                                                     September 10, 2017
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Our Next  
PTO Meeting  
October 4th @ 9:00  

Visit the New and Improved TEMS  
 PTO website
 as your resource for the latest PTO news and activities at TEMS. Explore the website to learn more about the PTO and how you can get involved.  
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. For postings or questions, contact
Claudette McCarron 
Any Questions please contact us at 

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TEMS Spirit Wear Available Here!
Free shipping for orders placed by September 27
Visit our Spiritwear store online anytime.
Click Link to order NOW  here
or you can find the link on our TEMSPTO  website .

I'm a Bulldog!

For direct money donations to the
click here 

Thank you for supporting our PTO!

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

T&E Care's Fall Fest
Sat., Nov. 11th.
Click here for more info

Conestoga Middle School Ice Hockey
Click   here for more info

Valley Forge Basketball League
Click here for more info

FLITE Staff Tributes Excellent End of Year gift for Teachers

Help us
Adopt A Classroom  
TEMS is participating in efforts with other T/E District schools to provide much needed school supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. We have been matched with 3 Texas elementary schools that are in need. Please Click here for more details. We are accepting Donations in the school lobby until Friday, September 15th.  
We Need Your Help!    
Health Screenings are this week on Sept.14/15th. We are in need of at least 8 volunteers each day.    
Detail are as follows:  
Volunteer start time: please be here by 7:45AM & report to the library.
Volunteer end time:  12PM or before depending on how quick we are
Volunteers are not required to have their state clearances.
Volunteers must report to the main office, sign in, & get a visitor's badge
Parking will be on the field off of the bus loop (pending good weather for good field condition). Please ask volunteers NOT to park in the parking lot.
If you can help please contact 
Tory Stagnaro at torystagnaro @gmail.com 
There are so many ways to get involved with the PTO. Visit the Newly Re-designed PTO website to find out more about how you can become involved Volunteer opportunities  click here to sign up to volunteer  For a printable PTO Volunteer Form click here.
We still have one very important position open that the PTO board would like to fill with an enthusiastic parent - the TEMS Parent Social Chair!  We would love to find a parent or group of parents who would like to chair this event and work with the PTO to host and plan a fun filled evening in addition to raising money!  Contact Marisa Campbell marisacampbell08@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions.   
Every TEMS parent and teacher is a voting member of the PTO, so please join us at any of our monthly meetings to learn more about our school, ask questions, and share suggestions. Our Next Meeting is scheduled for October 4th, at 9:00 a.m. 

2017-2018 Student Directory 
T he 2017 - 2018 Student Directory, sponsored by the TEMS PTO, contains listings of all TEMS staff and students, including useful school information.
Our School directories can now be ordered online. Kindly place your order by September 29, 2017. Click here to order link . Also, Please complete and sign the Student Verification Form and return it to the School Office ASAP. Directories will be delivered to Homerooms by the end of October. For questions regarding the directory, contact Claudette McCarron at

From The School Office....
5/6 Grade Curriculum night is Tues. Sept 12th.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 5/6 grade Curriculum Night on Tuesday!  Parents arriving early will be welcomed in the Auditorium at 6:45 pm. Your students will be bringing home a copy of their schedule on Monday, Please be sure to bring this with you on Tuesday Night. First period will begin at 7:00 pm and the evening will conclude at 8:40 p.m.
As with all of our big events, please consider carpooling with friends and neighbors to help reduce the number of vehicles.  

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Looking to Get rid of some old Halloween Costumes?
You're in Luck - TEMS is Hosting a Used Halloween Costume Drive!!!
A Collection box will be located in the lobby    
now through October 11th!
We are accepting all genres & sizes that are clean and in good condition.
All donations will be given to the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry which is the 4 th largest food pantry in Montgomery County, serving approximately 300 families or 1200 individuals each month.

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

TEMS Bulldog
Sports Update
Welcome to the 2017/18 TEMS Sports Season!!
Here are some important dates for your planning purposes:
Season Starts: September 11th, Even though the season starts on the 11th some coaches may meet with students before then.  
Sports Picture Day September 18th The Photographer will meet teams during practices. No practice cancellation necessary.
Parent Meeting: September 22nd   from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.  Practices will end around 4:15pm. Students are welcome to stay for the meeting
If you have any questions or concerns about paperwork, please contact Mrs. Sarvas at 610-240-1204
Visit the TEMS Athletics Website here 
Looking forward to a FANTASTIC YEAR!!  
New Family Coffee - Sept. 15th 
The welcoming committee is holding monthly New Family Coffees for TEMS parents whose families are new to the school district. Please Click on the Link for more information. link 

Junior Capers
Attention 6th Grade Parents
Junior Capers is a program offered to 6th graders at TEMS.  It is not affiliated with the school or the PTO.  The purpose of Junior Capers is to instruct children in the techniques of ballroom dancing and to encourage an awareness of proper social etiquette.  In past years, invitations have been mailed to TEMS 6th graders.  This year, the invitation will be found in the next issue of the PTO Blast and paper invitations will not be mailed. Be sure to look out for the instructions in the next issue. 
From the Nurse...
Medications in School     A doctor's order is needed for the nurse to dispense prescription and over the counter medications , which include herbal and dietary supplements, vitamins, natural remedies and homeopathic medicines.
  • The District Medication Policy #5406 prohibits students from carrying medications (defined above) to and from school. A parent or guardian must deliver it to school.
  • The medication policy requires that a new doctor's order be written each school year. Nurses cannot use orders from the previous school year
  • Inhalers and EPIPENS are considered emergency medications. Students may self carry these meds if a physician's order form is on file in the nurse's office. A new doctor's order is required for self-carry medications every school year.
Link here to "Medications is School" on TEMS website.

Emergency Cards- The green Emergency Medical Information Card was mailed home with your student's schedule. It is most important for the school nurse to have a card on file for each student. Please return the completed card to school as soon as possible. Remember to fill out both sides of the card.  If there are any changes in emergency information during the school year, please call the nurse with an update. All this information and more can be found on the TEMS website under " Student Health Services."
School Store Information PTO school store
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 or click here for more information.  Volunteer clearances are a requirement to work at the store. More info 

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar 
Sept. 11. - 7/8 Fall Sports Start  
Sept. 12. - Curriculum Night 5/6  
Sept. 15. - New Family Coffee    
Sept. 14/15 - Health Screenings  
Sept. 18. - School Picture Day
Sept. 21. - No School  
Sept. 22. - Back to School 7/8 Dance  
Sept. 29. - Deadline to Order your TEMS Student Directory