September 4, 2016
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First PTO Meeting

Wed Sept 7th, 9AM in Large Group Room

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Save the Date!
  TEMS Parent Social
Feb 25th
A Parent Social Auction benefiting our school & students

We collect  Box Tops!

Find the Collection bin in the front entryway at school

Collection will start 9/12

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

Sept 14
"SAT & ACT : What You Need to Know"
Easttown Library

Conestoga Ice Hockey Club
(Boys & Girls Grades 1-8)

Valley Forge Basketball League
Boys Grades  8-10

Fast Flicks Field Hockey

We're off to a great start of the school year!

The 2016-2017 school year is off to a great start with the halls abuzz with excitement!

No school tomorrow, 
Sept 5th, due to Labor Day.

Our monthly TEMS PTO Meeting is this Wednesday, September 7th at 9am in the Large Group Room.  Every parent is a member of the TEMS PTO just by having a student at TEMS. Come join us for the meetings! We have coffee, treats and each month we have a  guest teacher come to meet with us and talk about what they do in the classroom!

Don't Forget...

"Break the Ice"
Welcome Back Social

Friday, September 16
6-8pm in the Cafeteria
$2 per person or 
$10 per family maximum

The TEMS Welcome Back "Break the ICE" Social is a fun way to kick off the school year!  Parent supervision is required and classrooms are not open.
  • "Snow Buddies" will be shown in the Large Group Room
  • Healthy snack or breakfast food donations are still needed for the "Break the Ice" Walk 
  For further details see flyer .
Volunteers are Needed... Please  link  to signup genius to volunteer  if you are able to help. Thank you in advance!

The   TEMS Student Directory  is available.
New directory order due date is Friday, Sept 30th!       
The TEMS Student Directory, sponsored by the TEMS PTO, contains listings of all TEMS staff and students,  including useful school information and links.
Buy more than one directory and SAVE:
1 directory $10   
2 directories $15
3 directories $20     
4 directories $25
To order online click here Credit Card (you do not have to have PayPal account).  If you prefer to buy a directory by check, print and complete Order Form and send the payment to the School Office. For questions regarding the directory, please contact Claudette McCarron,  mccarronlondon@yahoo.com. If you would like to advertise in the Directory, please contact: Georgann Bernabeo, georgannb123@gmail.com. All orders will delivered to your student in October.

What's happening Around School...
Intramural Sports-
TEMS Bulldog
TEMS 5th and 6th grade intramurals start Tuesday September 6th.
Students who stay for intramurals can take the music shuttle buses if necessary
Intramurals run Monday -Thursday 2:33pm - 3:10pm.

Various Clubs and Activities will be starting soon! Please click link found on TEMS website to find out what TEMS has to offer.

Sports Info-
Impact Testing: September 7th and 8th from 2:40pm - 3:30pm in the library
If your child has not had an impact test by the end of their 6th grade year they will need to take an IMPACT Test  in order to participate in sports.  Student si gn -ups will take place August 24th - Sept 9th  d uring 7th and 8th grade lunch every day until the first day of practice, after that students can sign-up in the main office. We will take students after Sept 9th however to be prepared to attend the first practice ,  all paperwork needs to be in by the 9th.
Season Starts: September 12th
Even though the season starts on the 12th some coaches may meet with students before then.
Sports Picture Day  : September 20th
The Photographer will meet teams during practices. No practice cancellation necessary.
Parent Meeting: September 23rd   from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.  Practices will end around 4:15pm. Students are welcome to stay for the meeting
If you have any questions or concerns about paperwork please contact Mrs. Stead at 610-240-1204
Looking forward to a FANTASTIC YEAR!!

Curriculum Nights are approaching-
These nights are an opportunity for parents to follow their children's schedules and meet their teachers.  Grades 5 and 6 on September 8th and grades 7 and 8 on September 13th.  First period officially begins at 7pm!

Please consider carpooling for Curriculum Night as we have limited parking.  Those parents that arrive early may proceed to the Auditorium where they will be welcomed by the principal at 6:45pm and introduced to our school theme this year:  One Community, Many Stories.  This visit to the Auditorium is an optional activity designed to entertain and host parents that arrive early.  It is by no means mandatory.  We look forward to seeing you on these nights.

Reading Olympics-
We would love for your child to participate in the TEMS Reading Olympics Club! The Reading Olympics Club provides a unique opportunity for  all  students in grades 5 through 8, who enjoy reading. Students will read and discuss books in teams. 
An interest meeting will be held from 2:35pm-3:15pm on Friday, September 23th, in room 175.  At this meeting, the club calendar for the year, t-shirt order forms, and permission slips will be distributed.

From the Nurse...
Medications in School-
A doctor's order is needed for the nurse to dispense prescription and over the counter medications , which include herbal and dietary supplements, vitamins, natural remedies and homeopathic medicines.
  • The District Medication Policy #5406 prohibits students from carrying medications (defined above) to and from school. A parent or guardian must deliver it to school.
  • The medication policy requires that a new doctor's order be written each school year. Nurses can not use orders from the previous school year
  • Inhalers and EPIPENS are considered emergency medications. Students may self carry these meds if a physician's order form is on file in the nurse's office. A new doctor's order is required for self-carry medications every school year.
Link here to "Medications is School" on TEMS website.

Emergency Cards-
The green Emergency Medical Information Card was mailed home with your student's schedule.
It is most important for the school nurse to have a card on file for each student. Please return the completed card to school as soon as possible. Remember to fill out both sides of the card.  If there are any changes in emergency information during the school year, please call the nurse with an update.

All this information and more can be found on the TEMS website under " Student Health Services."

We Need Volunteers...

-TEMS School Store- 
Looking for a way to volunteer at school? There are still opening to work at the school store!  Hours are 11-1 and shifts are once every 4-6 weeks.  Please contact Darcy McGroarty at  temsstore@gmail.com  if interested in a permanent or substitute position.
Parents will not be able to volunteer in the school store unless the T/E School District has all of their clearances on file. 

-Hospitality Committee...
We need you!  Please consider volunteering with this year's Hospitality Committee!  Our role is to show appreciation to our TEMS teachers and staff, throughout the year.  It is light work with lots of gratitude given...only a handful of opportunities when we will need your yummy baked or purchased goods to say thanks. That's it!!!  Look for the PARENT VOLUNTEER FORM which was mailed with your student's schedule. Sign up for "Hospitality" there!  Or simply contact Mindy Sorber at minsorber21@hotmail.com if interested or with any questions.

- New Family Coffee  on September 9th-
The Welcoming Committee is holding monthly New Family Coffees for TEMS parents whose families who are new to the school district. Our September New Family Coffee will be on Friday, September 9 from 8-11AM at Panera Bread in the Gateway Shopping Center (267 E Swedesford Rd, Wayne - the shopping center with Staples and Trader Joes). If you are new to the district, please join us! People can come for any portion of the time to connect with other newcomers and learn more about the school and the community. If you have any questions, want to share a ride to this event, or want to help welcome new families, contact Jen Marsala at  jenmarsala@verizon.net .  Link to info.

In the Community...
ARCH(Area Residents Caring and Helping)-  This is a coalition of parents, educators, and community members committed to promoting the wellbeing of the youth in Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. ARCH serves as resource to families as they help their children form a positive self-image, make healthy choices, and reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. look for future meetings, presentations and additional information on their website.
ARCH Update:  Am I Doing This Right? 
"Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do."  Matt Walsh, comedian. 
Important Dates... Calendar

9/5     NO SCHOOL Labor Day
9/6     Health Screenings  Bring glasses to school!
9/7     PTO Meeting   9am in Large Group Room
9/8     Grade 5/6 Curriculum Night 7pm (optional  6:45pm Welcome Assembly)
9/9    Welcoming Committee Coffee 8-11am Panera
9/13  Grade 7/8 Curriculum Night 7pm (optional        6:45pm Welcome Assembly)
9/16   Break the Ice Welcome Back Social 6-8pm
9/20   Picture Day
9/30    G r 7/8 Welcome Back Dance  7-9:30pm
9/30   Directory order  DUE