TEMS PTO Blast                                                                            April 29, 2018
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Our Next PTO Meeting is
May 2, 2018 
at 9:00 a.m.  
Check out our Meeting Schedule and minutes from this year's Meetings  
click here 

Would you like to get involved?    
Click here to see how you can help!     
Click here for our volunteer form!

Cultural Arts Programs   
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Buy a Student Directory for $10 at the TEMS School Store.
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Keep sending in those Box Tops!
So far this year,  
TEMS has earned $383.50
The Collection box is located in the front office. 
Keep on Clippin'! 
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School Sports Information
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for daily schedules & updates! 
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TEMS Spirit Wear Available Here!
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VARIETY SHOW is May 2nd!

The show will be in the TEMS auditorium and starts May 2nd, at 7:00  p.m. You can buy tickets in school for $5 each and at the door for $7 each. They will be sold in school on April 30, May 1 and May 2. All proceeds for this event go to the Dragonfly Forest.  www.dragonflyforest.org
Important Dates for those performing in the Variety Show:
Monday, Apr. 30- Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 2:45 to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 1-  Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 2:45 to  4:00 pm
Wednesday, May 2- 8th Grade Variety Show 7:00 pm
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 18, 2018.
- 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 Attn: Shivani/Kelly
Help us make this a fun memory for our kids!

New Tentative Last Day of School is June 15, 2018

Due to the emergency closing day on March 21, the new tentative last day of school for students in grades 1-12 is a half day on June 15, 2018. The new tentative last day for kindergarten students is June 14, 2018. Click here for a single page summary of the updated 2017-2018 calendar.
The TEMS PTO  Needs YOU...
Many thanks to everyone for all of your interest in the open PTO positions for the 2018-19 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. If you have any question or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Renee Del Viscio @ renee.delviscio@comcast.net and/or Michelle Barton @ michellelynnbarton@gmail.com.

-Executive Vice President
-Volunteer Coordinator
-Back to School Sale
-5th/6th Grade Social (Spring) 
-Dance Chaperone
-8th Grade Recognition
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Presented by ARCH

ARCH is once again offering this program - 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training         to parents in our community.
May 14 & May 21st
Click here for more information.

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Earth Day 2018  
Protecting our planet one step at a time.... 
click here for 1 0 E as y W ay s fo r P ar e n t s t o B e G r e e n  click here for Recycling 101: important information on recycling
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.

Welcoming Committee Coffee

It's our last Welcoming Committee coffee of the year at the Gryphon Cafe,
105 W. Lancaster, Wayne, on May 18, from 9:00- 11:00 am. Summer camps or ideas are on the menu.  Please join.

Get Involved at CHS with Conestoga's Welcoming Committee!
Attention 8th Grade Parents
Join us on the Conestoga High School Welcoming Committee for the 2018-2019 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 all learn so much 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 our May New Family Coffee on May 4 from 8-11AM at Panera in Gateway Shopping Center. Hope to see you there!

The TEMS Spring Book Fair
at Barnes and Noble is coming,
Wednesday, May 23rd !
Stock up on required summer reading & more!
Still need to Order a Yearbook?

Just one more week left to order the 2017-18 TEMS Yearbook! Cost of each book is now $30. Copies are limited and will be available for purchase until Saturday, May 5, 2018. Online purchases can be made at www.jostens.com. Orders can also be taken by Mrs. Matilla in Room 204. (Only checks made payable to TREDYFFRIN-EASTTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL will be accepted for in-school orders)

World Cultural Museum Day

TEMS is celebrating World Cultural Museum Day on Friday, May 11th.  We are looking for parent volunteers to share cultural items and displays from around the world to help teach our students about all of the world's cultures.  For more details, please contact Mr. David Hardy @ hardyd@tesd.net   Thank you!

From the School Nurse

Looking ahead to the 2018-2019 School year, see the attached letter form the School Nurse to see what is required in the way of Doctor and Dentist visits!  
Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar  
May 2 - PTO Meeting 9:00 a.m. 
May 2 - Grade 6A to Rock Wall Trip
May 2 - 8th Grade Variety Show 7 p.m.
May 3 - Grade 6B to Rock Wall Trip  
May 5 - Last Day to order a Yearbook
May 7 -   5/6 Spring Concert 
May 10 - 7/8 Spring Concert 
May 15 - No School 
May 18 - Welcoming Committee Coffee  
May 22 - Williamsburg Parent Meeting 6:30 p.m.
May 23 - Spring Book Fair at Barnes & Noble
May 23 - Fall Sports Parent Meeting at CHS 7:00 p.m.
May 28 - No School 
May 29 - Grade 8 Move up Day @ CHS
June 1  - TEMS/VFMS 8th Grade Dance at CHS
June 12 - 8th Grade trip to Hershey Park
June 14 - Battle Of the Bulldogs (NEW DATE)
June 15 - 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony