Eagle Newsletter

November 12, 2021

Message From the Principal

Dear LTES Families,

I hope you enjoyed yesterday with some time with your family, and maybe someone ho is serving in our armed forces, or someone who used to serve in our armed forces. We organized and created a virtual assembly that focused on veterans day and shared it with all of the teachers for the to share with their classes. See the link below to watch it. In a normal year, we have an all-school assembly and we invite our local veterans to participate, and be recognized and honored for their service to our country. It's my favorite assembly every year. I called my son last night to tell him how proud I am of what he is doing, and his commitment to serve others in the Coast Guard. Next week, November 18, is Mickey Mouse's birthday and we are having a spirit day - wear anything Mickey Mouse on it.

Veterans Day Virtual Assembly

Have a great weekend!


Pat Webster--Head Learner

Upcoming Dates & Activities

November 18 : Spirit Day - Mickey Mouse's Birthday

November 22 : School Board Meeting @6:00pm

November 24 : Early Release @11:45am

November 25/26 : Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

Highly Capable Assessment

Nomination Window Opens - December 6, 2021

Nomination Window Closes - January 14, 2022

Evaluation for nominated students - Week of January 31, 2022

Highly Capable

2021 Holiday Help

The holidays can be a challenging time for families wo are experiencing financial struggles. Each year, the Dieringer School District counselors work with Dieringer families in need, to help make the holidays brighter. If you are interested in signing up to receive Holiday Help for your children, please fill out the form below, no later than Friday, November 19th, 2021. All personal information is kept confidential by the counselor, Katie Leslie. Please list ALL children (under the age of 18) in the household. This year, we are holding a gift card drive for grown-ups to shop for their own children.

If you need a paper copy of the form or have any questions, contact:

Katie Leslie, kleslie@dieringer.wednet.edu


Holiday Help Donors Needed

The holidays can be a challenging time for families who are experiencing hardships. Each year, the Dieringer School District counselors work with Dieringer families in need to offer holiday help. If you, your extended family or your community group is interested in helping Dieringer School District families in need, the counselors in each building are accepting gift card donations. Please contact your building counselor (LTES-Katie Leslie) or drop off a gift card labeled "Holiday Help", at the school front office.

Specifically, we are in need of the following gift cards in a variety of denominations:

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Fred Meyer

Character Trait of the Month: Perseverance

A Note From the Counselor:

This month we will be learning about the character trait Perseverance. Each and every day, students face obstacles, and we are working on pushing through, even when things are tough. Positive self talk is an excellent strategy to encourage ourselves to keep trying and reminding ourselves we might not know something 'yet'. Examples Include:

  • I can do this!
  • I believe in myself!
  • I've almost got it!
  • I can accomplish challenging things!

The more we practice and model this, the easier it is to remind ourselves an students that we can work through challenges.

Perseverance, the ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way

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

November Menus

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Test To Stay Program

Unvaccinated students who are identified as close contacts of a COVID positive individual at school or school-related events, are now eligible to participate in the Test to Stay program. Parents must consent to the test on or about the 3rd, 5th, and 10th days after exposure. During the ten day windows students can come to school but should treat the rest of the day outside of school as a normal quarantine.

Visit Learn To Return to learn more about the statewide Test to Stay Program or refer to the Documents (also linked below) that were sent home with students on October 27th.

Early Pick Up

If you are needing to pick up you child early from school, you can call ahead to let us know you are on the way to pick them up. We will then call them to the office before you arrive.


If you walk to school from a nearby neighborhood to pick up your child early, please be sure to call ahead. Our playground supervisors always keep an eye out for strangers on the campus, particularly on the playground. If you call the office ahead of time, we can notify the playground supervisor that you are on the way, and it's safe to let you cut through the playground from the neighborhood behind the school.

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



Wet Weather Is Here

The rain is here and students are playing outside rain or shine. If you need assistance in getting rain boots for your child(ren), please contact me so I can help. We want to keep those toes dry!

Mrs. Leslie



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Message from Transportation

From the District Nurse

The Washington State Department of Health does not recommend the use of masks with loosely woven fabric, exhalation valves or vents, or single layer bandanas or gaiters. Please be sure your student is not wearing these. Cloth face coverings should be constructed of two or more tightly woven layers. We have cloth and disposable masks available on request!

Make sure your child's mask has two or more tightly woven layers, fits snugly against the face, and covers both the nose and the mouth.

CDC Information about effective mask use

COVID Testing for Students With Symptoms

If your child is out sick or sent home due to COVID like symptoms they will need a negative PCR COVID Test to return to school. It must be a PCR test. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will not let us accept a negative antigen test (sometimes called a rapid antigen test) for students with symptoms to return to school, nor will they let us accept a home COVID test.

*Exception: If your student has tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days, please call the school for testing directions.

We have had fast results and excellent reviews from this site in Auburn:

Health Commons Project

And here are other testing sites in Pierce County: Testing Information

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