Bulldog Drool Newsletter

November 18 , 2022

News to Know

  • Message from Mr. Farmer
  • No Late Start/Early Release
  • Quarter One All Star Activity
  • Reflections

  • Book Fair

  • Season 2 Sports

  • Mini Food Drive
  • Blanket/Hat Drive
  • Clubs/Activities

Message from the District Nurse

  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Free Covid Home Tests

Food Services
  • November Menus

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




21: Math Club 7a Room 157 Sullivan / Yearbook Club Room 103 2:15 - 4p

22: Science Club Room 7a Room 155

23: No Late Start-Early Release-10:50a - No lunches Served

23: All Star Activity

23: Reflections Due Nov. 23rd

24-25 Thanksgiving - No School

28 - Dec 2: PTSA Book Fair

A Message From the Superintendant

Thank You Voters!

As of today the November Capital Levy is passing, and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our community for their support. As we have shared before, this levy was crucial for the long-term sustainability of Dieringer's school buildings and critical infrastructure systems. We’re excited about the prospect of ensuring quality learning spaces for our students for years to come. This is an investment in our schools and our community as a whole. Pierce County Elections will certify the election on November 29th, and there will be one more set of election results released on Monday the 21st. Thank you again for supporting Dieringer’s students!

Michael Farmer

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No Late Start/Early Release on Nov. 23rd for Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd school will start at 7:45a and will be dismissed at 10:50a. No lunches will be served. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

Quarter One All Star Activity-Movie and Popcorn

First Quarter All Star Activity is Nov. 23rd. We will be showing the movie Elf which is rated PG and having popcorn. To qualify to attend this activity students must have had four or less demerits and less than ten absences during first quarter. If they don't qualify this quarter, they have three more chances to earn an All Star Activity this school year.

Permission Slips are due by 2:15p Tuesday, Nov. 22nd

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PTSA Reflections Program

This year's theme is "Show Your Voice!" Reflections is a PTA sponsored national art competition. There are many different categories and ways to participate. Full details can be found at PTA.org/Reflections. Entry forms are located in the front office of your child's school or can be printed online. Please email Lynn John with any questions. Reflections has been extended until Wednesday, Nov. 23rd. Let's see your creativity!

2022-23 Reflections Entry Form

Reflections Guidelines/Rules

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NTMS PTSA Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

The Fall Book Fair is just around the corner! The fair will be in person from Nov. 28th through Dec. 2nd and online until Dec. 11th. To get the students excited about the fair, you can pre-shop a sample of what will be available. Scholastic Book Fairs Fall 22-2 Booklist for MS Case

Looking for an easy, cash-free way for your student to shop - load money onto an eWallet for them - Parent How it Works (scholastic.com)

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Season 2 Sports

Season 2 sports is well under way. This is one of the largest turn outs we've had in awhile! Basketball and Soccer game schedules coming next week.

There is an activity bus for athletes to take home after practice Monday - Thursday @ 4:00.

Athletic Online Sign up Directions

NTMS Sports Season Calendar

Mini Food Drive

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Food Drive Update

7th grade is in the lead with 317 items! (WOW!)

6th grade is 2nd with 75

8th grade has 50 items

Blanket/Hat Drive

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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

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

Science Club - Room 155 (Pritchett) 7am - 7:45am on these dates:

Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20.

Yearbook Club - Room 103 (Bang/Weaver) 2:15 - 4p on Mondays

Bulldog News - 7:45a - 9:45a on Wednesdays (Bang)

CTE Sewing Club: Room 114 (Watkins) 2:15p - 4p (must have signed up with Watkins to attend). CTE Sewing Parent Permission Slip must be on file to attend a class. Nov 9 -Dec 20

Power Club: Tuesdays Room (TBD) 2:15p-4p by grade. Must sign up with Mrs. Arrighi ahead of time to attend!

7th/8th grades - Dec 6, Dec 20, Jan 17,

6th Grade - Nov 29, Dec 13. Jan 10, Jan 24

Message From the District Nurse

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Did you know that about 244,000 children and adolescents in the United States are living with Type 1 diabetes? Children are often very ill by the time they are diagnosed. Listed below are symptoms that may indicate Type 1 diabetes. Please contact your child’s primary care provider if you have concerns.

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Free Covid Home Test

Did you know that you can order free Covid home tests from Washington State? Here is the website to order your free test for your family:

Washington State: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

District Nurse

Dieringer School District

Lake Tapps, WA

Food Services

Weekly Attendance

Weekly Attendance Average: 90%
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Community Resources

Teenlink - 1-866-833-6546 (For youth and teens open daily 6:00-10:00pm)

Text Support Line - 741741

Pierce County Crisis Line 1-800-576-776 (24 hours)

National Suicide Prevention - 1-800-273-8255

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