DHES News and Notes
November 18, 2022
Educating every child for confidence today and contribution tomorrow.
A Message From the Principal
To begin, I want to thank our community for your support of the school levy. There are many things that need repair, updating or replacing, and this will truly help keep our schools great places to learn and grow. Thank you voters!
As we anticipate the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, I want to remind you of a couple of things. The annual school food drive is under way. Please donate as you are able. We will deliver to the food bank twice, once next week, and once prior to winter break. We appreciate your sharing with those in our community who need a little assistance at this time. Also, please note, Wednesday the 23rd is an EARLY RELEASE DAY. School is dismissed at 11:30 am to kick-off the Thanksgiving break.
Take care and have a great weekend!
Kevin Anderson, Principal
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Nov 18 PTA Movie Night DHES 6:30pm
Nov 23 Apple Cup Day- wear your college gear
Nov 23 Early Release 11:30am
Nov 24 Thanksgiving No School
Nov 25 No School
Dec 02 Cougar Chorus performs at Tapps Island Tree Lighting 6 pm
Dec 03 Santa's Workshop at DHES 9am-1pm
Dec 13 Cougar Chorus and 5th Gr Band Concert at DHES 5:30pm
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!
News From the Library
We have read several books lately about characters with interesting pets. And since Kindergarteners LOVE to share about THEIR pets, we’re making a Kindergarten Pet WALL of FAME outside the library.
Please send in a 4x6 picture of your pet with your kindergartener or email a picture of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fill our wall with cuteness!
A Note From your DHES Counselor, Ms. Boben
If your child is in need of a warm coat for the winter, please contact DHES counselor, Mary Boben, at email@example.com or (253) 826-4937 no later than November 21, 2022. East Pierce Fire Fighters IAFF Local 3520 is once again graciously supplying coats for children in need.
Help for The Holidays
The holidays can be a challenging time for families who 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 digital form in the link below no later than Monday December 5, 2022. All personal information is kept confidential and will only be seen by the school counselors. Please list ALL children (under the age of 18) in the household. This year, we are holding a gift card drive for parents to shop for their own children.
If you need a paper form, please contact your school counselor.
Please click the green "Help for the Holidays" link below to access the digital form.
Dieringer Heights Elementary School Annual Food Drive
November 14-December 9
The Bonney Lake Food Bank needs your help. Please bring in items to help support local families in need. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Most Needed Items:
Grains / Rice
Canned or Dried Beans
Seeds or Nuts
Soups / Chili / Stew
Breakfast: Oatmeal, Breakfast Bars, Cereal
Tomato Sauce, Canned Tomatoes
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Baby Food and Formula
Kid-Friendly Pop-Top Soup
Senior protein drinks
Lactose-intolerant alternative drinks
Other Needed Items
Baby items: Diapers, Wipes
Dog or Cat Food
Please DO NOT bring in:
-Fresh or perishable foods
-Food in glass containers or jars
Upcoming PTA Events
From the Nurse
November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
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.
How to Order Your Free Covid Test
Did you know that you can order free Covid home tests from the federal government and from Washington State? Here are the websites to order free tests for your family:
Washington State: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/
Substitute Teachers and Paras Needed
Call Kris Simons (253-826-7019) or stop by the District Office for more information .Applications can be found on our website under Employment!
**If you have a 4 year degree, you are eligible to be a substitute teacher!