Bulldog Drool Newsletter

May 12, 2023

News to Know
  • Bulldog Tiles On Sale
  • Last Chance For 8th Grade Slideshow Photos
  • Local Business Sponsorships
  • Service Hours
  • Congratulations DEF Semi-Finalists
  • Highly Capable Testing
  • Molen Orthodontics Scholarship
  • Clubs/Activities

Student Spotlight

Message from the District Nurse

  • Tdap Vaccination For Next Years 7th Graders
  • Free Covid Home Tests
Food Services
  • May Menu

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




14th: Mother's Day

15-26th: SBA Makeups

15th: Math Club 7a Room 157 Sullivan

16th: Chopped Cooking Club 2:15-4:00p

17th: Late Start - 9:45a

17th: Homework Club 2:20-4:00p / ELA/SS Help after school in Room 106 Garmey 2:15-3:00p / Chopped Cooking Club 2:15 - 4:00p / Bulldog News 7:45 - 9:45a

18th: Morning Homework Club 7:00a Room 155 / Homework Club 2:15-4:00p / Math/Science Help after school Room 157 Sullivan 2:15-3:00p

19th: 8th Grade Slideshow Photos Due

22: LTES Showcase 6:00-7:00p / School Board Meeting 7:30-9:30p

29th: Memorial Day-No School

31st: Molen Scholarship Due

News To Know

Bulldog Tiles On Sale!

Commemorate your time as a Dieringer student with your name on the wall of NTMS! Purchase a Bulldog Tile engraved with your student's name, the Bulldog insignia, and the year they are graduating NTMS. Forgot to purchase one for a student that has already graduated? No problem - you can purchase them for those students as well!

Click on this link to purchase your NTMS tile: Bulldog Tile

If you have any questions, please contact peridm@gmail.com

Last Chance For 8th Grade Slideshow Photos!!

**Slideshow photos are due Friday, May 19th!

Please send in 5 photos per student to this email address

ntmsslideshowphotos23@gmail.com including

  • Baby picture
  • Current picture
  • Group picture with other students

-Please name photos Student name, last name and number. Example johnjacob1, johnjacob2, etc. This will keep the photos organized when saving them into google drive.

-If you haven't received an email confirmation reply, we didn't receive your email and you need to resend.

If you have any questions, please email ntmsslideshowphotos23@gmail.com

Looking For Local Business Sponsorships To Help Support 8th Grade Celebration/Party

Since Dieringer does not have a high school, when kids graduate from 8th grade they are entering a new phase of life with new friends and new experiences. We are trying to raise enough money to celebrate them and need your help. The graduation committee is looking for local businesses to help sponsor 8th grade graduation. With a $250 donation your business logo will be in the graduation program for all families to see. Our hope is that in return our 8th grade families will support your business! Is your business willing to help us out? If you know of a business that may not see this please reach out to them. We need the donations by Thursday May 25th but the sooner the better! If you have questions you can email Tamara @ aueluamnt@gmail.com

Step 1) Donate - Online under graduation or Cash/Check made out to NTMS PTSA

Step 2) Email your logo or business name to Tamara by May 25th

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Service Hours

Attention 8th graders! Don't forget to turn in your service hours to Mrs. Smith in the office! You can be eligible for a special 8th grade end of year award.

All students can turn in service hours. We track them from 6th-8th grade. At the end of the 8th grade year, students are eligible for a special service award.

Service Hours tracking sheet can be found HERE

Dieringer Education Foundation Pat Keaton Community Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to the following 8th graders who were selected as the top 20 semi-finalists for the Dieringer Education Foundation's Pat Keaton Community Scholarship (no particular order):

Happiness M.

Natalie He.

Avery B.

Ava S.

Annaliese S.

Ana A.

Lilia L.

Elle T.

Kenna H.

Kylie D.

Audrey O.

Makenna M.

Hannah M.

Nate M.

Makenna V.

Kenzie L.

Lauryl D.C.

Taitum C.

Tatum W.

Charlie W.

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Clubs & Activities

Homework Club: Wednesdays and Thursdays in the HUB from 2:20-4:00pm. This is a place students can go to make up a test, or quietly work on homework. This is supervised by a certificated staff member.

When you arrive to pick up your child, call the office at 253-862-2776 and we will have your child come out to you.

Morning Homework Club: Thursday mornings from 7am - 7:45am in Room 155 (Pritchett)

Math/Science Help - Thursdays Room 157 (Sullivan) 2:15pm - 3pm. Students can then go to Homework Club in the HUB until 4pm or be picked up.

ELA - Social Studies Help - Wednesdays Room 106 (Garmey) 2:15pm - 3pm. Students can then go to Homework Club in the HUB until 4pm or be picked up.

Math Club - Monday mornings 7a-7:45a Room 157 Sullivan. Math Club Dates

Message From the District Nurse

6th Grade Families: Tdap Vaccination is Required for 7th Grade Attendance!

Dear 6th grade families:

-Per Washington State law, all students attending 7th grade must have one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine. Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.

-Your child’s health care provider can print proof of vaccination for you, or you can print it from MyIR, which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to MyIRMobile to register for access to your family’s records.

-Please email this proof of vaccination to Kristin Liedtke, NTMS Health Tech, at kliedtke@dieringer.wednet.edu, or bring it to school during open office hours.

-Appointments for vaccines can be made at one of the resources listed here. Make appointments early, as vaccine appointments may be full in late August and in September! Other recommended vaccines may be offered by your provider.

*If your student has a Certificate of Exemption on file for the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine, this is still valid.

Thank you,

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

District Nurse


Food Services

Weekly Attendance

Weekly Attendance Average: 94%
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Community Resources

  • 988 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention line (24 hours a day)

  • 1-800-833-6546 Teenlink (provides support for youth and teens every evening 6:00-10:00 pm)

  • 1-800-576-7764 Pierce County Crisis Lne (24 hours a day)

  • 211 Helps to find resources in: paying bills, housing, food resources, etc.

Contact Information

School Hours: 7:30 - 3:30pm

Principal: David Uberti, duberti@dieringer.wednet.edu

Asst. Principal: Tyler Borden, tborden@dieringer.wednet.edu

Counselor: Jennifer Roscoe, jroscoe@dieringer.wednet.edu

Counselor: Kristine Brubaker, kbrubaker@dieringer.wednet.edu

Tech Coach: Dietrich Baker, dbaker@dieringer.wednet.edu