Bulldog Drool Newsletter

November 12, 2021

In This Issue

News to Know
  • Thank You!
  • Conferences
  • Veterans Day Essay Contest Winners
  • NTMS ASB Food Drive
  • Test To Stay Program
  • Season 2 Sports begins Monday, Nov 15th
Student Spotlight
  • Varsity & JV Football CHAMPIONS!
Food Services
  • November Menus
Message from the District Nurse
  • Schoology Issues?
Community Resources
NTMS Contact Information



15: Math Club @ 7am Room 157

15: Season 2 Sports begin - Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball/Gymnastics (at Mt. Baker)

16: Future Scientists Club @ 7am in Room 155

17: ACE Day Late start @ 9:45am

18: NTMS Conferences -NO SCHOOL

22: Math Club @ 7am Room 157

23: Future Scientists Club @ 7am

24: NO LATE START! SCHOOL STARTS AT 7:45 am! Early Dismissal at 10:50am!

25 - 26: No School

News To Know

Thank You!

Thank you to all that donated to our Winter Clothing Drive! We received almost 60 coats, 5 vests, 10 hoodies, 34 hats (some of which were beautifully handmade), 7 scarves, 16 pairs of gloves, 4 pairs of boots, one pair of shoes, 15+ other clothing items, and almost 40 new pairs of socks! We appreciate you!


North Tapps Virtual Conference Information

Parents, make sure to check your emails regarding conferences

We are excited to hold conferences virtually again this year. Conferences will be held on November 17th, 18th and December 1st via zoom. Each virtual conference will last fifteen minutes and will include all six of your child's teachers. Although everyone is welcome to schedule a conference, it is highly recommended for students who are having difficulties.

Conference Times:

  • November 17th: 7:15am - 9:30am & 4:00pm - 7:00pm

  • November 18th: 7:15am- 2:45pm
  • December 1st: 7:15am -9:30am

Veterans Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 Veterans Day CONTEST WINNERS! Thank you to the Dieringer Education Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful program.

8th: 1st - Maggie J., 2nd - Ella D., 3rd -Truman J.

7th: 1st - Elle T., 2nd - Annaliese S., 3rd - Parker H.

6th: 1st - Lucia R., 2nd - Ryan R., 3rd - Leyla R.

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NTMS ASB Food Drive

NTMS Annual Food Drive

Students should take donations to their Social Studies class! Now through December 10th! Thank you!

Boxed, bagged, and canned non-perishable items (no glass, please)

Donations Requests:

  • Boxed stuffing
  • Cornbread mix
  • Instant mashed potato flakes
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Canned or packet gravy
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • French fried onions
  • Canned yams
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Sugar
  • All purpose flour
  • Salt & pepper
  • Jell-o

Test to Stay

Unvaccinated students who are identified as close contacts of a COVID positive individual at school or school-related events, are now eligible to participate in the Test to Stay program. Parents must consent to the test on or about the 3rd, 5th, and 10th days after exposure. During the ten day windows students can come to school but should treat the rest of the day outside of school as a normal quarantine.

Visit Learn To Return to learn more about the statewide Test to Stay Program or refer to the Documents (also linked below) that were sent home with students on October 27th.

COVID Testing for Students with Symptoms

If your child is out sick or sent home due to COVID like symptoms they will need a negative PCR COVID Test to return to school. It must be a PCR test. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will not let us accept a negative antigen test (sometimes called a rapid antigen test) for students with symptoms to return to school, nor will they let us accept a home COVID test.

*Exception: If your student has tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days, please call the school for testing directions.

We have had fast results and excellent reviews from this site in Auburn:

Health Commons Project

And here are other testing sites in Pierce County: Testing Information

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Season 2 Sports Begin November 15th

Our Season 2 Sports run November 15 - January 1st

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Soccer
  • Gymnastics - Ran through Mt Baker Middle School. Season begins November 15th. Practice is everyday after school and Tapps girls will need to provide their own transportation. The head coach is Penni Robertson.

On Monday, practices will begin right after school.

Girls Soccer - bring shin guards, long socks (over the shin guards), cleats, and athletic wear.

Boys Basketball - bring athletic wear and appropriate shoes.

For Basketball & Soccer, you can sign up your student through NTMS Online Sports Registration

  1. Sign in to the Dieringer School District online payments site
  2. Click your student's name
  3. Under "Shop", slick on Register for Athletics and Activities

Your online registration status will remain "pending" until Mr. Borden or Mrs. Sherman approves it.

To participate in Sports, all athletes need to have a current physical on file (good for 2 years from date issued), have an ASB card, & have had paid a sports fee.

For Gymnastics, there are registration forms in the office.

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to both our Varsity & JV Football teams for winning their Championship Games this past week!.

November Food Menus

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From the District Nurse

The Washington State Department of Health does not recommend the use of masks with loosely woven fabric, exhalation valves or vents, or single layer bandanas or gaiters. Please be sure your student is not wearing these. Cloth face coverings should be constructed of two or more tightly woven layers. We have cloth and disposable masks available on request!

Make sure your child's mask has two or more tightly woven layers, fits snugly against the face, and covers both the nose and the mouth.

CDC Information about effective mask use

Weekly Attendance

Weekly Attendance Average: 93%


Parents, having trouble accessing your Schoology account? Didn't receive an email with account information? Click Here (or the Google Form link below) to complete the Schoology Parent Account Help Form.

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

Tech Coach: Dietrich Baker, dbaker@dieringer.wednet.edu