Friday, October 8, 2021

Good morning, T/E! Today is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021, and it is NATIONAL HERO DAY. It is also day THREE of the schedule. Today’s lunch menu includes PIZZA.


Reading Olympics is officially starting for the 2021-2022 school year! The first meeting will be Tuesday afternoon, October 12 from 3:15 until 4:00 in Room 111. Please email any questions, or see Mrs. Clark in Room 111 or Ms. Neary in Room 174 for more information.


Jazz Band sign-ups are open now. The following instrument options are available for interested students: Saxophones, trombones, trumpets, drums, piano, electric guitar, and bass guitar. Students must have some experience playing the chosen instrument; beginners are not eligible for Jazz Band. Interested students should join the “Jazz Auditions 2021-2022” Schoology group or ask Mr. Stefano or Mr. Seaton for information.


The Robotics and Jr. Robotics clubs are now accepting applications to join. Students should go to the Clubs and Activities section of the TEMS website to get information and complete an application. See Mr. Broadhead in room 205 or Mr. Nunnelee in 203 for questions not answered by the website.


Our 18th annual PINK DAY will be next Thursday, October 14th.  PINK DAY is the day we come together as a community to show our support for those who are dealing with cancer in their lives. We wear PINK from head-to-toe to show our support for one another and to show we care.  We also try to raise money for Ryan’s Case for Smiles. This organization makes colorful and fun pillowcases for children dealing with life-threatening illnesses all over the country. This organization was started by a family in our school district.


We have our own TEMS PINK DAY shirts that you can buy for $12 each. They will be available to buy next Monday through Wednesday mornings outside the auditorium. Next Thursday on our actual PINK DAY you can buy a shirt, or to add pink in another way, you can buy a pink ribbon pin for $1 each or a sticker on which you can write the name of a family member or friend who has battled or is currently battling cancer. These also cost $1 each. During all activity periods on PINK DAY we will sell donuts for $2 each and soft pretzels and juice for $1 each outside the gym on the side of the building until we sell out.


All proceeds from our PINK DAY will go to Ryan’s Case for Smiles!!!


Student Council is asking you to donate $1 each to help build our Wall of Smiles.  If you donate $1 you can write a nice note to a child in a local hospital.  We will be posting the Smile Notes on the bulletin board in the main hallway and our hope is to fill the entire bulletin board.  We will take a picture of the filled “Wall of Smiles” and then send that to our local hospital with the Smile Notes.  We will be selling Smiles this Friday, October 8th before school outside the auditorium. We also will be selling them next Monday through Wednesday before school outside the auditorium and on PINK DAY.  Thank you to all who participate in this. 


That’s all the iTEMS we have for today.