October 16, 2016
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Wed Nov 2, 9AM in Large Group Room

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Brought to you by the TEMS PTO
Oct 19th-Visiting
Author Kwame Alexander

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The collection box is in the front office of the school. You now can even download the BoxTops4 Education app to your smartphone and earn more money fro the school! Click here for  info

Final fall collection is due Oct 21.

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

ARCH Programming

Nov 5 
STOGA Calvacade of Bands
Showcase of  Sound

No v 5
Save the Date!
T&E Care  Fall Fest

Nov 9 @ TEMS
DELTA presents ComedySportz

Nov 13
Rachel's Helping Hands 5K & Family Fun Walk
Wilson Farm Park

Nov 17, 17 , 19
CHS Fall Drama
"You Can't Take it 
with You"

Kwame Alexander to visit TEMS this Wed!
On Oct 19th, TEMS will host poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author,  Kwame Alexander  in a visit made possible by your TEMS PTO. 
Don't miss an opportunity to have your student read one of Kwame Alexander's books and have it signed by him on the day of his visit. There's still time to order books through  the TEMS shopping link at by clicking   here!
Presentations will take place as follows:
Seating is available in the rear of the auditorium for parents who wish to attend.
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM      Grades 7 & 8
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM     Grades 5 & 6
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM     Book signing in the Library

To learn more about Kwame Alexander, please visit (official website)


What's happening Around School...
Classroom News is posted!-

Magazine Drives Continues-
Our annual Magazine Drive run by the Student Council is a completely optional fundraiser available to TEMS students.  If students participate, they earn small prizes and incentives for themselves and can contribute towards raising a significant amount of money for the school.  This money is used to support school field trips, programs, clubs and competitions (such as assemblies, the spelling bee, geography bee, knowledge bowl, reading Olympics, MathCounts, robotics, Bulldog Ambassadors, and the Williamsburg trip... to name a few). Students will get more information sent home after the Kickoff assembly. You can pre register now for online orders. link

Last Collection Day:  Tuesday, October 25th
Remember-Place online orders anytime of the year! link

Parent/Teacher/Counselor Meetings-
The Parent/Teacher/Counselor meetings are brief, informal meet and greet gatherings to share information about grade level news, activities, and curriculum. 
PTC Meetings will be held 7:15am-7:45am on the dates below. 

Grade 5 on 10/18 at 7:15am in LGR 12
Grade 6 on 10/20 at 7:15am in Room 206 (Team A) 
and Room 105 (Team B)
Grade 7 on 10/27 at 7:15am in LGR 12
Grade 8 on 10/26 at 7:15am in LGR 12
These are not to be confused with the one-on-one Parent Teacher Conferences that are held in November. Information on scheduling conferences will be mailed home later in October.

Halloween Costume Guidelines-
Students at TEMS have the choice to wear a costume or not for our Halloween Dress-up day on Friday, October 28 th . Dressing up is not encouraged or discouraged by anyone at TEMS. Some of our students have fun with it, while others do not wish to be bothered. We leave the choice up to individual students and their families. 

If a student decides to dress-up, there are a few parameters that we have. They are:
-No weapons or imitation weapons of any kind.
-No masks or face paint that make the student unrecognizable.
-Costumes should be appropriate for the ages of all students in our building, grades 5-8. They should not be gory, frightening,suggestive,revealing, inappropriate, controversial, offensive, or disparaging to any individual or group.

In light of recent events throughout the nation, costumes of a clown-like figure will not be permitted for our Halloween/Dress-up day activities this year.

In addition, please use care when selecting a costume which may be perceived as trivializing or promoting negative stereotypes on the basis of color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, or race.

We thank parents for your assistance in following these guidelines and ensuring our students enjoy the activities.

Grade 5/6 Mixer is Friday, October 28th!-
Wear your costumes to school that day and then to the mixer! Costume rules apply to the mixer as well.  Masks may be worn at the 5/6 Mixer ONLY.
There will be food, games, prizes, a movie, limbo contest, costume contest and dance contest.  Tickets cost $5 each and a donation of a toiletry (no travel size please). The toiletry will be donated to T&E Cares.  Tickets will be on sale Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28 in the mornings outside the auditorium and during 5/6 grade lunches.

Attention 5th Grade Parents-
Want to learn different fun and interactive ways to enjoy math at home with your 5th grader?  If so, then the 5th Grade Math Open House is for you.
          When:  Wednesday, November 9th
          Time:  5:30 - 7:30
          Place:  VFMS Cafeteria
          Light Refreshments will be served
This is an open house event so please come by as your schedule allows. 
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note:  this is not a drop-off event and is intended for 5th grade students and their parent or guardians. No siblings please!

TEMS yearbooks are now available-
Early bird orders placed before 11/30/16 are only $25! There are 3 easy ways to order:
 -Go to the Yearbook link on the TEMS    website or
 -Go to or
 -Print a paper copy of your order      form here and see Mrs. Matilla in Room  204 (Only checks made payable to  TEMS will be accepted for in-school orders.)

Important Dates at TEMS... Calendar

10/18 Gr. 5 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am 
10/19 Kwame Alexander Author visit
10/20  Gr. 6 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
10/24 Red Ribbon Week
10/25  Magazine Drive Collection Day 2
10/26  Gr. 8 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
10/27 Gr. 7 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
10/28 TEMS Dress Up Day
10/28 Gr. 5/6 Mixer 2:45-5:30pm in Cafeteria
11/2 PTO Mtg 9am
11/3 Picture Retake Day, 8th Grade Panoramic
11/4 End of First Marking Period