Next PTO Meeting
Wed Nov 2, 9AM in Large Group Room
All are welcome!
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Don't Forget to SHOP Amazon with TEMS PTO!
A percentage of your purchase will go to the TEMS PTO .
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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
Final fall collection is due Oct 21.
to learn of what's happening around the Tredyffrin & Easttown Townships
STOGA Calvacade of Bands
Showcase of Sound
Rachel's Helping Hands 5K & Family Fun Walk
Wilson Farm Park
Nov 17, 17 , 19
CHS Fall Drama
"You Can't Take it
Kwame Alexander to visit TEMS this Wed!
On Oct 19th, TEMS will host poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author,
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 Amazon.com by clicking
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
KwameAlexander.com (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
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
. 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
-Print a paper copy of your order form
and see Mrs. Matilla in Room 204
(Only checks made payable to TEMS will be accepted for in-school orders.)
Important Dates at TEMS...
Gr. 5 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
Kwame Alexander Author visit
Gr. 6 Parent/Teacher/Counselor Mtg 7:15am
Red Ribbon Week
Magazine Drive Collection Day 2
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