TEMS PTO Blast                                                                                     February 10, 2019
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Our Next PTO Meeting is March 6, 2019
at 9 a.m.

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Please help us reach our fundraising goal for the I'm A Bulldog! Campaign by

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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 

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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

 Conestoga Theatre  Presents
Conestoga Baseball 
is hosting a Youth Clinic!  
March 17th
more info here   
January meeting rescheduled to  
Feb. 13th  
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 

5th/6th Grade Social 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Devon Lanes,  
300 West Lancaster, Devon, PA  
Time:  12:30pm  Parent Drop Off @ Devon Lanes
Parent Pick up @ Devon Lanes    
Cost:    $20.00 Includes Bowling and lunch  
           (pizza, snack & water)
- To Pay by PayPal or Credit Card,
  complete this form and click button below to "Pay by PayPal." 
- To Pay by Cash or Check, print, complete and return this form 
  to TEMS Office with $20.00 by  February 22nd.
  Checks should be made out to "TEMS PTO."
- Walk-ins allowed the day of the event - $22.00 cash only.

Friday, March 29, 2019
  Berwyn United Methodist Church  
doors to open at 6:30 p.m.  
Trivia Begins at 7:30 p.m.   
There are 10 Tables left!    
Don't miss out!  
If you would like to purchase a table,  
click here .  
If you have any questions regarding the event, you can contact  
Tricia Jennings at tjennings99@verizon.net  
Student v. Faculty
Basketball Game

When: Friday, Feb. 22 nd Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm  
Where: Large Gym
Tickets: cost $5  
Tickets go on sale:  
Mon. 2/18 -8th Grade Only Tues. 2/19 - Friday 2/22 - All Students May Purchase (until sold out)
Snacks & drinks available for $1 donation each  
Half Court Shot Contest at Halftime - $1 per shot. Amazon gift cards for the first 3 who make it!
All proceeds benefit Chester County Special Olympics through the Valor Bowl!
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7/8 Spring Sports Information

All students who wish to play Spring Sports must submit PIAA Forms. 

If your child has participated in a Fall or Winter sport in 2018-19, only a Re-certification form is needed.
If the Spring season will be the first time your student participates in a sport, a PIAA Comprehensive Initial 
Participation form is required. 
(Impact testing is required for all sports except Track)
Impact testing will be held on Tuesday 2/12 and Wednesday 2/13 after school in the library from 2:33 - 4:00. Permission slip here. 
Until students have handed in completed forms, they may not participate in sports. (Including tryouts)
(Also available in the Main Office - See Mrs. Sarvas)
Baseball tryouts will be held on the following dates:
8 th Grade - Monday 3/11 - Thursday 3/14
7 th Grade - Monday 3/18 - Thursday 3/21

Grade 8 Conestoga Course Selection

Grade 8 students have begun the Conestoga Course Selection process. Listed below are the remaining important dates and activities.

 *Feb.11-CHS Counselors will   
   visit Gr. 8 and distribute
   the course selection cards.
*Feb. 11 through Feb.20-Gr. 8 teachers will make
  course recommendations on course selection cards.
*Feb.22-completed course selection cards are due back
  to Mrs. Marano.

Mrs. Marano will be available throughout the entire process either by email at maranom@tesd.net or by phone at 610-240-1217.
Yearbooks are on Sale Now!
The TEMS 2019 yearbook is on sale now. There are 2 easy ways to purchase. Order online at www.jostens.com or   
in - school orders can be placed by check (ONLY) with Mrs. Matilla in room 106. Cost is only $27.50 through 2/28/19.  
After that, the price increases, so get your copy today!!
Education Committee to Discuss Scenario for Adjusting TESD School start times on February 14  

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.  

The TEMS Library Could Use Your Old Jigsaw Puzzle Donations!
Students have been working on jigsaw puzzles in the library and would appreciate any donations of puzzles, used or new. Thank you!
IMPORTANT Information from the School Nurse:

-Please continue to check your student's head for lice.

-6 th grade Physical exams are due to the Nurse. If you are scheduling an appointment now, please request that Tdap & MCV vaccines be administered as they are required PRIOR to the first day of 7 th grade.

-7 th grade dental exams are due to the Nurse. Please schedule a dental appointment ASAP if necessary.

Please contact Leigh Ann Coary, RN at coaryl@tesd.net with any questions.

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Did you know? Not only can you buy environmentally friendly made jeans from J Crew & Madewell, but you can RECYCLE your denim there too (& get $20 off a new pair)
J. Crew & Madewell have partnered with Habitat for Humanity on a denim recycling program..... 

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  J Crew & Madewell stores located at KOP Mall & Suburban Square, Ardmore  
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 Dates at TEMS...   

02/12 IMPACT testing after school  
02/13 IMPACT testing after school
02/18 NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
02/21 Arch Presentation 7:00 p.m. 
02/22 Student/Faculty Basketball Game
02/27 'Pippin' Opens at CHS  
02/28 Half Day - Parent Conferences
03/01 Half Day - Parent Conferences   
03/01 5th/6th Grade Bowling Social 
03/06 PTO Meeting