August 19, 2018
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Wed Sept 5th, 9AM in Large Group Room

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School Starts Next Week! Here is some important Back to school information 
Please Enjoy your last week of summer vacation!  The first day of school is Monday, August 27th.
As part of our continuing efforts to reduce the amount of paper being sent home, much of our back to school information is now available online here. 
TEMS student schedules should be available via the Home Access Center (HAC) by Monday afternoon, August 20th.
5th Grade Parents  are invited to bring their student to TEMS to pick-up Class Schedules & Locker Assignments this week on August 20, 10am-1pm. Packets not picked up will be mailed home.
The  TEMS School Store provides one-stop shopping for School Supplies, Gym Uniforms and Spirit Wear  
The store will be open this week  Aug 20,  10am-1pm. 
*Gym uniforms are available at the school store all year long.  $8 for shirts and $7 for shorts.  Cash or checks should be made payable to T/E School District.
Bridge Reminder: The bridge over the train tracks on Howellville Road at the intersection of Rt. 30 is still closed.  We are eagerly anticipating its reopening, which is projected for the end of this month.   
7 th and 8 th Grade Laptops -
Families are asked to pay an annual cost-sharing fee of $50 per student for a district-issued laptop that students will use throughout the year, with a maximum annual family fee (grades 7-12) of $100.  This fee covers the manufacturer's extended warranty and Accidental Damage Protection, as well as a case and set-up/maintenance of the device. The fee can be paid online in advance (information is available at www.tesd.net/laptops ) or by check when the laptop is picked up in the first couple weeks of school.
"Break the Ice"
Welcome Back Social

Calling all Bulldogs to join us on September 7th , from 6-7:30 in the cafeteria for our Back to School "Break the Ice" Social. Catch up with new and old friends with some water ice and a DJ. The Break the Ice Walk is back again this year, too! If you would like to help out in any way, please email Ruth Pulliam at Ruthiems@aol.com.  

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!
5th 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 TEMSstudentdirectory@gmail.com: student name, grade, address, home phone number, parents' names, e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers.
Returning students - we will publish last year's information UNLESS you notify us of any changes via the e-mail above.
Please order by Sept 28
- order forms will be mailed home with Schedule Packets.   
Online ordering is now available here.   
Any questions, please contact: Marisa Campbell marisacampbell08@gmail.com and Megan Hillier meganhillier@gmail.com
If you would like to advertise in the directory, please contact: Jen Carroll jencarroll@verizon.net

If you can't make it to the Back to School Sale for school supplies and will be shopping amazon.com, please consider using the TEMS PTO's amazon link. Click here to access the PTO website, or click on the Amazon link to shop!
Attention 7th and 8th Graders wanting to play TEMS Fall sports...
Practices for the fall season typically begin during the first full week of school. Students should listen to the morning announcements for organizational meetings and first practices. Students can also informally sign up on sheets in the cafeteria during lunch. Questions about starting times can be directed to the athletic/main office or to the coach. To be eligible to attend practice, students must have all paperwork completed in the athletic/main office and they need to have taken an ImPACT baseline test.
see the TEMS Athletic Website for more info 
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 can not 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 will be 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."
Important Dates... Calendar
8/27   1st Day of School
9/3     No School - Labor Day
9/5     PTO Meeting  9am   
9/6     5/6 gr Curriculum Night   
9/7     Break the Ice Social 6 p.m.
9/10    No School   
9/11    7/8 gr Curriculum Night
9/11    Health Screenings 
9/12    Health Screenings  
9/14    7/8 Back to School Dance