Eagle Newsletter

September 9, 2022

Message From the Principal

Hello Lake Tapps Elementary Families,

What a great first 5 days we've had at school! The students were ready and seemed excited to be back in school with their friends. They may have been a little sleepy at first, but they'll get into the routine of coming to school quickly. They've really done a great job. We always spend the first few days "training" students on processes and procedures, and this year is no different with the need for training. This year, we are returning to a normal lunch period. Last year we had to spread the students out in the cafeteria and couldn't have them facing each other, etc. So, our first and second grade students had to be trained on the new lunch system. The third grade students hadn't gone through the lunch process since they were in first grade, so they had to be reminded. Today was a pretty smooth day in the lunch room after a few days of training.

We have a lot of new students as well, and they have acclimated to our school and have made friends already. Our students are great about welcoming new students and making new friends.

The parking lot (drop off and pick up areas) is running really smoothly as well. Thank you to all the parents who are taking their time in the parking lot. An injured child or worse is not worth the few seconds you might save by hurrying through the parking lot. School starts, and doors open, at 8:35 and ends at 3:15.

We already have some items in our lost and found. Please be sure to write your child's name on the tags on all of their coats, sweaters, etc. that they will be wearing to school.

I'm excited about this year and we're off to a great start!

Pat Webster

Head Learner

Upcoming Dates & Activities

We will be implementing safety drills over the next few weeks:

Fire Drill, Lockdown Drill, Modified Lockdown Drill, Earthquake Drill

Thursday, Sept. 22--Parent Information Night

5:00-5:30--First Grade classes and Mrs. Cromwell's Class

5:30-6:00--Second Grade Classes

Monday, September 26--6:00pm--School Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 27--Parent Information Night

5:00-5:30--Third Grade Classes

October 17--No School--Teacher Collaboration Day

Character Word For September--Courage

During September will be focusing on the character word, "Courage."

Courage--The ability to do something that frightens you.

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill

Help Wanted!!

Night Custodian--If you know anyone who would be interested in being a night custodian from 2:30pm - 11:00pm, please have them contact our office and fill out an application.

Special Education Para-professional--We are looking for 2 paraprofessionals to work with our special needs students. If you know someone who would be interested in this type of work, please have them call our school office.

Parent Volunteer to take pictures during Spirit Days. If interested, please contact Mrs. Stewart at hstewart@dieringer.wednet.edu

Updated Student Information Needed

If you have not yet updated your child's Annual Student Information, please complete these forms as soon as possible. This process is required annually and replaces the paper forms that were sent home in the past.

These steps must be completed separately for each child.

  1. Log in to Skyward Family Access using this link, or by clicking the Skyward button on the upper right side of the Dieringer website. The Skyward URL has changed since last school year. If you previously bookmarked the site, you will need to update it to the URL linked above. NOTE: This process cannot be completed in the Skyward Mobile App. You must use the link above.

**If you don’t know or have forgotten your user name or password, click here.**

  1. Using the blue menu on the left, select Annual Student Information Update.

Read and follow the detailed instructions there to:

Step 1. Verify or update your student and family information

Step 2. Verify your family’s military status (required by state legislature)

Step 3. Verify your student’s race/ethnicity fields (required by WA state)

Steps 4 - 11: Complete the online forms regarding technology, health, housing, transportation, parent handbooks, and picture consent.

Step 12. Submit to complete the process.

This process replaces many of the required paper forms used in the past, and must be completed individually for each child. If you need assistance, please contact the school office.

From the School Counselor, Mrs. Leslie

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From Mrs. Allan in the Library

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PTA Walkathon

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From the School Nurse

You can order free Covid tests from Washington State! Visit the website: https://www.sayyescovidhometest.org/
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Child Find

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