Due to COVID-19, all in-person Cultural Arts assemblies are canceled until further notice.
Your PTO is exploring virtual opportunities such as simulcast and/or recorded broadcast performances at this time. We hope the students will be able to enjoy musical, theatre and visiting author assemblies, despite the unusual situation this year.
 Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to update you through the year.
                                          Cultural Arts Program Guide 2020 - 2021

Each year, the TEMS PTO Cultural Arts Committee arranges and sponsors programs to enhance our students’ experience of arts, culture, literature, history and science through live performances and interactive workshops. Selected with input from faculty and staff, the programs are designed to enrich the curriculum and provide exposure to a range of subjects and artistic expression. The Cultural Arts budget is funded by our Annual PTO fundraising efforts.

Contact: Laurie Nishimura


TEMS PTO is pleased to bring “The Wonder Of It All” webinar to our 5th and 6th grade classes on Tuesday, December 15 at 1:00pm.
On Tuesday, December 15 at 1:00pm, all 5th and 6th grade classes have the opportunity to attend a public virtual webinar with R.J.Palacio, the author of Wonder, at no cost to our TEMS families. TEMS 5th and 6th grade teachers will provide their students, both virtually and hybrid, with instructions on how to attend this webinar.
“The Wonder Of It All” webinar is a public event hosted by Newbery Medal-winning author Meg Medina (Meg and R.J.Palacio were childhood friends) intended primarily for kids in grades 2-6, but everyone is welcome - it doesn’t matter if learning is taking place in school with teachers or at home with caregivers. The cost to the public is only $15.00 and all of R.J. Palacio’s proceeds will be going to myFace, the non-profit organization dedicated to changing the faces of children and adults with facial differences. If you or others would like to register outside of the TEMS virtual assembly, the link is https://www.crowdcast.io/e/um1w8gaa/register.
The presentation will last for fifty (50) minutes. R.J. Palacio will share the story behind the story of Wonder. She'll talk about the importance of the book's message and themes of empathy, understanding, and inclusivity. She'll also talk about her picture book We're All Wonders and her graphic novel, White Bird. She may even share some surprises about the upcoming 10th anniversary special edition of Wonder. At the end, there will be time for Q&A.
Thank you for your ongoing support of TEMS PTO to bring Cultural Arts programs like this to our community!