Eagle Newsletter

May 20, 2022

Message From the Principal

Hello Lake Tapps Elementary Families,

I think the warmer weather is finally settling in for a while. It's still very likely that we will continue to get rain storms and chilly weather periodically, so please be sure to continue to check the forecast each night or each morning. We have a lot of coats in our lost and found, and the coats don't have names on the tags. Please check your coat closets and see if you have anything missing. You're always welcome to come in and check our lost and found items. Chances are if you're questionning where a coat is, it's probably here.

June is just around the corner. Every year we celebrate high school seniors who attended Lake Tapps Elementary, Dieringer Heights and/or North Tapps Middle School. We weren't allowed to do that for the last two years due to Covid restrictions. This year, we will celebrate them on June 6 at about 12:30pm--we call it the Victory Tour. They will arrive via bus. We are going to line the halls with our current students and staff and have the seniors walk through everyone as we cheer and clap for them. We are so proud of them and they get to be the example for our young students. They will also get to visit with some of their past teachers while they are here. They will also visit DHES and NTMS on the same day. What an exciting time for our high school seniors!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Pat Webster--Head Learner

Upcoming Dates & Activities

May 23--Middle School Fundraiser at Mod Pizza

6:00pm--School Board Meeting

May 24--3rd Grade SBA Math Assessment

May 26--3rd Grade SBA Math Assessment

May 30--Memorial Day--No School

June 6--Victory Tour--high school seniors visit LTES

June 16--Field Day

June 21--Last Day of School--Early Release at 11:45

Highly Capable Assessment Window

The final nomination window for identification for HiCap for all current students opens on June 1 and closes on June 10th. The link will go live on our DSD website on June 1st. Teachers and parents may nominate and submit documents during this window. Evaluations will take place June 13-17th for all students who have completed nomination packets.

Golden Acorn Nominations Now Open!

Do you know a community volunteer who you would like to shout their praises from the rooftops? Now is your chance! Golden Acorn is a national PTA program that recognizes outstanding volunteers in our communities, and nominations are currently open.

To submit your nomination for your tremendous-stupendous volunteer today, email their name and a short description about what makes them great to karlina.packard@gmail.com by Midnight June 2nd.

Voting for this year’s winner will take place the following week, and this year’s winner will be announced June 13th!

Send those nominations in today!

PTA Family Picnic

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Character Word For May -- Cooperation

During May, we will be focusing on the character word, "Cooperation."

Cooperation means working together to reach the same end or goal.

"What a child can do in cooperation today, he can do alone tomorrow."

Lve Vygotsky

"If there is not cooperation, it means that we don't understand one another."


Student Absences

If your child is going to be absent from school, please notify our school office as soon as possible at 253-862-6600. That notification about an absence ahead of time truly helps our office staff stay on top of our attendance, and helps us all know that all students are accounted for. Thank you in advance.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open!

Please call the Dieringer Heights office for registration details at (253) 826-4937.

May Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Updated Department of Health Guidance

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Child Find

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Sumner Food Bank

If you and your family are in need of food assistance:

NO appointment is needed at this time.

"That's right, no appointment needed and no identification needed. Just show up and shop like any grocery store... and we'll take care of the rest. We serve all... EVERY address, EVERY city, EVERY zip code."

Food Distribution Hours:

  • Mon-Fri : 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thurs: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Client Information Link: 253-863-3793

Food Bank Address: 15625 Maine Street E. Sumner, WA

Food donations

Substitute Teachers & Paras Needed

We are in desperate need of substitute teachers and paras. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, you need a 4 year degree and complete an application to become a substitute through out District Office. Please see, or call, Jade Hughes in the District Office if you are interested.

Jade Hughes

Human Resources Technician