Eagle Newsletter

April 29, 2022

Message From the Principal

Hello Lake Tapps Elementary Families,

I hope this message finds you doing well. This is the time of year when families start making plans for moving out of the Dieringer School District due to a new job, or wanting to be closer to family, or a number of other reasons people need to move. If you are planning on moving out of our area for next school year, please let our office staff know as soon as possible. They manage the data management system, and it helps them to know who is returning and who is not returning at the earliest time possible. Thank you in advance.

May 4 is the next spirit day--Star Wars Day--"May the 4th be with you." Kids and staff (and parents visiting school) can dress in their best Star Wars gear. We just ask that light sabers and ray guns, even when set to stun :) not attend with the student.

If your child is going to be absent from school, please notify our school office as soon as possible. That notification about an absence ahead of time truly helps our office staff stay on top of our attendance, and helps us all know that all students are accounted for. Thank you in advance.

The final nomination window for identification for HiCap for all current students opens on June 1 and closes on June 10th. The link will go live on our DSD website on June 1st. Teachers and parents may nominate and submit documents during this window. Evaluations will take place June 13-17th for all students who have completed nomination packets.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Pat Webster--Head Learner

Upcoming Dates & Activities

May 4--Spirit Day--Star Wars Day--"May the 4th be with you."

May 5 and 12--After School Clubs

May 10--3rd Grade SBA ELA Assessment

May 17/18--3rd Grade SBA ELA Assessment

May 23--6:00pm--School Board Meeting

May 24--3rd Grade SBA Math Assessment

May 26--3rd Grade SBA Math Assessment

May 30--Memorial Day--No School

What does our PTA provide to our elementary schools?

EVERY YEAR they provide...

** Funds (from the bookfair) for our library to purchase new books and resourses

** Funds to help families in need of supplies, clothing, food, etc.

** Grants to our teachers to purchase items for their classrooms.

** Funds for purchasing new playground equipment--balls, frisbees, jump ropes, etc.

** Lunches and treats for the staff on parent/teacher conference days

** Special treats and lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week

** Funds for school-wide assemblies (hopefully we can start these again next year)

** Funds to use toward bus/driver fees for field trips

THIS YEAR in particular they are providing...

** 12 New lunch tables for our cafeteria--some of our current tables are falling apart

** Upgrades to our social/emotional curriculum--Second Step

** New box hockey games for the playground--kids love this game!

** A bouncy house obstacle course for field day--can't wait for this!!

Character Word For May -- Cooperation

During May, we will be focusing on the character word, "Cooperation."

Cooperation means working together to reach the same end or goal.

"What a child can do in cooperation today, he can do alone tomorrow."

Lve Vygotsky

"If there is not cooperation, it means that we don't understand one another."


Library News


You can help your student find library books by going to Destiny (http://destiny.dieringer.wednet.edu), clicking on Lake Tapps Elementary School, then logging in using your student's LTES username and password. If you find a book they'd like, place a "hold" on it, and I'll set the book aside for them.

You also can see which books your student has checked out. If your student doesn't remember their username and password, you can still search. They can write down the title and bring it in on their library day, or email the title to me at gwaller@dieringer.wednet.edu.

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Waller

LTES Library

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open!

Please call the Dieringer Heights office for registration details at (253) 826-4937.

May Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Updated Department of Health Guidance

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Child Find

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Sumner Food Bank

If you and your family are in need of food assistance:

NO appointment is needed at this time.

"That's right, no appointment needed and no identification needed. Just show up and shop like any grocery store... and we'll take care of the rest. We serve all... EVERY address, EVERY city, EVERY zip code."

Food Distribution Hours:

  • Mon-Fri : 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thurs: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Client Information Link: 253-863-3793

Food Bank Address: 15625 Maine Street E. Sumner, WA

Food donations

Substitute Teachers & Paras Needed

We are in desperate need of substitute teachers and paras. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, you need a 4 year degree and complete an application to become a substitute through out District Office. Please see, or call, Jade Hughes in the District Office if you are interested.

Jade Hughes

Human Resources Technician