Bulldog Drool Newsletter

March 17, 2023

News to Know

  • Student Drop Off/Pick Up
  • Spirit Week
  • North Tapp's Got Talent
  • 8th Grade Celebration Fundraising
  • Community Drive
  • Sumner Spartans Day At T-Moble Park
  • Season 4 Sports
  • Clubs/Activities

Student Spotlight

  • Drama Club Members

Message from the District Nurse

  • Free Covid Home Tests
Food Services
  • March Menu

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




20th-24th-Spirit Week (see below for details)

20th: Math Club 7a Room 157 Sullivan / Yearbook Club Room 103 2:15 - 4:00p / Talent Show Auditions (Only need to attend 1 day)

21st: Science Club Room 7:00a Room 155 / Knitting Club 2:20 - 4:00 / Talent Show Auditions

(Only need to attend 1 day)

22nd: Late Start - 9:45a

22nd: Bulldog News 7:45-9:45a / Homework Club 2:20-4:00p / ELA/SS Help after school in Room 106 Garmey 2:15-3:00p / Knitting Club 2:20 - 4:00

23rd: 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

27th: School Board Meeting 7pm

April 10-14 Spring Break NO SCHOOL

News To Know

Student Drop Off/Pick Up

Student Drop off & Pick Up: When picking up and dropping off your student, please pull all the way forward. We are having long back ups at times due to parents stopping at the front doors rather than pulling all the way forward. Please make sure your student is ready to get out of the car right away when you are in the drop off line. If they are not ready, you can always pull around and park in our parking lot or in our gravel parking near the gym.

Show Your Spirit Next Week!

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What Talents Do You Want To Share?

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8th Grade Celebration Fundraising

8th grade celebration planning has just begun! Each year 8th Grade parents fundraise and plan an 8th grade celebration to celebrate our 8th grade students leaving the Dieringer School District with a celebration and a party. This is a special night that our 8th graders will remember forever.

The first step of planning is to raise funds for this incredible night. Our hope is for everyone who is currently financially able, to go online and donate, at minimum, the $60 for a celebration donation for their student and perhaps sponsor an extra student or two who are in need. The more money we raise, the more we will be able to do for our 8th graders. We hope all donations can be made by April 1st, for planning purposes, but we will still accept them after that date. Families who are currently in a difficult financial situation, please know we understand that you may not be able to contribute at this time. If there is a way we can support you please reach out to our counselor, Jennifer Roscoe at jroscoe@dieringer.wednet.edu.

We also welcome any donation from 6th/7th grade families, extended families and community members. You can donate on the PTSA website with this link or you can mail in a check or bring cash or check to the NTMS office. See details below on how to donate.

How to Donate:

Online: PTSA Website

*You do NOT have to have a paypal account to contribute online. After putting the amount in your cart and clicking "next" you can then choose to "pay with debit or credit card"

Mail to: North Tapps PTSA

20029 12th Street E

Lake Tapps, WA 98391

In Person: You can Drop off a check or cash to the NTMS PTSA box in the NTMS office Monday - Friday between 7:00am - 4:00pm. Please make sure checks are payable to NTMS PTSA

Thank you for helping us celebrate these students!

Help Collect Items For Our Community

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Support Sumner High School Baseball

A lot of the kids from Dieringer end up at Sumner High School and we have a ton of alumni from Dieringer that are on the Sumner Baseball Team. We were hoping that you would be able to help us out with spreading the word via a mass email (SBLSD already sent one as well) to help us promote our day at the Mariners.

Tickets are $30/each with no extra fees.

Here is the link to purchase the tickets SHS Sumner Baseball (intouchreceipting.com)

See the attached flyer below regarding the Mariners game!

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Season 4 Sports Starting Soon!

NTMS Season 4 Sports begins April 3rd!

  • Girls Volleyball
  • Co-ed Track
  • Boys Baseball

Register for these sports ONLINE HERE

Log in then select your student you are registering

Under "Shop" choose "Register for Athletics & Activities"

Choose the sport you want to register for and click "register"

*After your registration, your status will remain pending until we go in and approve it.

To play a sport and participate, your student must have a current physical turned in, purchase an ASB card ($25.00) and pay a $25.00 sports fee (Maximum of 2 sports fees per year). If your athlete has already played and paid for 2 sports this year, they need not pay any additional fees. The ASB card and Sports fees will need to be purchased in the office due to online not being available at this time. You can bring a check to the office or pay with a credit card over the phone.

If your student has not paid for an ASB card (their student ID will reflect an ASB sticker if they have purchased one) or paid the sports fees, they will not be allowed to practice or play in games.

Student Spotlight

NTMS Drama Club Presents: Rock Around The Block

Thank you to our drama club members and leaders for their outstanding performances last week in Rock Around the Block!

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

Science Club - Room 155 (Pritchett) 7am - 7:45am on these dates: March 21, March 28, April 4, April 18, April 25

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

Message From the District Nurse

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