TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                           June 09, 2019
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Our Next PTO Meeting
will be in Sept. 2019

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Click here for our volunteer form! 

Cultural Arts  
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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'! 

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

Summer Camp
June 24-28
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 
Thank you for an amazing year!
As we close out the school year, I wanted to take a moment to send a huge THANK YOU to EVERYONE who volunteered with the PTO for another amazing year!  The back to school sale, picture day, school store, health screenings, teacher appreciation events, school directory, "Break the Ice" social, spirit wear, cultural arts assemblies I'm A Bulldog campaign, direct donation campaign, parent social, The Blast, the website, 5 th/6 th grade social, dance chaperones, 8 th grade recognition, casserole drive, mini fundraisers, Welcoming Committee, Diversity Committee, Green Initiative, and so much more- all of these things would not have been possible without you and your generous support. A special thank you to the Executive Board for all their leadership, hard work and dedication this year. For those of you moving on to high school, best of luck and for those returning families, see you soon.
Best wishes for a safe and happy summer!
Renee Del Viscio
PTO President
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
The Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING! If you are missing a sweatshirt, jacket, lunch box or even a text book, please check the Lost and Found in the hallway to the large gym. Valuables such as phones and jewelry are in the Main Office. Eyeglasses are also in the Main Office. All items not claimed by the end of the school year will be donated to local charities.
Medication Pick-up
Williamsburg Medications
if you sent medication in for your child for the trip & have not picked it up at school, please do so before the last day of school, June 13. All medication must be picked up by an adult. Any medications re maining after June 14th will be discarded as per school district policy.
End of the Year Medication Pickup   all medications in the nurse ' s office must be picked up by Thursday, June 13, 2019 or it will be discarded per the TESD policy. No medications can be stored in the nurse ' s office over the summer. Students who have self - carry forms on file in the health room may pick up epinephrine auto - injectors or inhalers ONLY. All other medications must be picked up by an adult as per TESD policy.

School Supply Lists are posted for the next school year!
Click here to view them by grade! 
Summer Reading assignments are now posted and may be found here .
If you plan on purchasing your summer reading on Amazon,
please consider shopping thru the TEMS PTO website.
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.
DEADLINE JUNE 15th, 2019
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 the "Opt-In" Student Transportation Request Form, your child will not receive transportation services. 
Parents and Guardians - The TEMS Student Directory for the 19-20 school year will publish the same contact information for your child as this year 18-19.  If you have any changes, edits, or would like to be added, please email the TE Directory committee at  TEMSstudentdirectory@gmail. com. There will be no more directory form. This will be the only form of communication going forward. If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail.

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Used Binder Collection
TEMS is Recycling USED Empty Binders from  
June 10th through June 21st 
If the binder is in good shape - please consider reusing it next year.  
A collection box will be available in the front entrance of school.
Please do not send in other types of office supplies like folders, notebooks, or dividers.
The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into metals, fibers, and plastics. Metals are melted so they may be recycled. The fibers (such as paper or wood based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletization to be molded into new recycled plastic products.

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.

Get Involved at CHS with Conestoga's Welcoming Committee!
8 th grade parents... Join us on the CHS Welcoming Committee for the 2019-2020 school year! Our goal is to reach out to families who are new to the district and ease their transition to the school and community. We connect new families with committee members who have children of similar ages, and we hold New Family Coffees once per month for those who are able to come. It's OK if you don't know much about the high school; your friendliness is what is most needed, and we learn a lot from each other at our monthly gatherings. If you speak another language, we also need multilingual speakers who are willing to assist new families in their native language. We are preparing now for the new families who will be arriving this summer and fall. For more info or to join the committee, contact Jen Marsala at jenmarsala@verizon.net. You are also invited to come and meet us at one of our upcoming New Family Coffees . The next coffee is on Friday, June 7 from 8-11 a.m. at Panera in the Gateway Shopping Center. Hope to see you there!
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...  

06/10  Gr. 8 to Hershey Park  
06/10  USED Binder Collection Begins  
06/12  Battle of the BULLDOGS 
06/13  8th Grade Recognition Ceremony 
06/13  Last Day of School! 1/2 day 
06/15  Deadline for TESD Opt-in Req.s     
See you on August 26th!