Bulldog Drool Newsletter

January 20, 2023

News to Know

  • Drama Club Try Outs
  • Knitting Club
  • Lost and Found
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Preschool Registration
  • Season 3 Sports

  • Clubs/Activities

Message from the District Nurse

  • Free Covid Home Tests

Food Services
  • January Menus

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




23rd: Math Club 7a Room 157 Sullivan / Yearbook Club Room 103 2:15 - 4:00p

24th: Science Club Room 7:00a Room 155 / Knowledge Bowl 2:20 - 4:00p Room 116

25th: NO Late Start-School Starts at 7:45a

25th: Homework Club 2:15-4:00p / ELA/SS Help after school in Room 106 Garmey 2:15-3:00p / Knowledge Bowl 2:20 - 4:00p Room 116

26th: 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 / Knowledge Bowl 2:20 - 4:00p Room 116

27th: Early Release @ 11:45a / Living Voices Assembly

27th: Last Day of 2nd Quarter

30th: No School-Semester Day

30th: School Board Meeting 6pm

31st: First Day of 2nd Semester


1st/2nd: JA for 8th Graders

News To Know

NTMS Drama Club Try Outs Coming Soon

A Musical Fifties Extravaganza

Auditions are Tuesday AND Wednesday

January 31st AND February 1st

2:20-4:00 pm

Come with a 30 second song prepared for Tuesday

Performance dates are March 15th and 17th with rehearsals every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting February 2nd

Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2 / Feb. 6, 7, 8, 9 / Feb. 13, 14, 15, 16 /

Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2 / March 6, 7, 8, 9 / March 13, 14, 15, 17

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Knitting Club

Knitting club is an after school club that will begin in March and go through April. Knitting club will be held in Mrs. Watkins classroom on both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons after school until 4pm. Whether you know how to knit or simply want to learn to knit, this is the club for you!

If you are interested, please fill out this short survery. Once I get a list of interested students I'll send out more details then. Please feel free to stop by and ask me any questions.


Lost and Found

There's still A LOT of items on the stage to be claimed! Please have your child look for their items before school, during their lunch and after school. The remaining items will be donated January 31st to a local charity. Click on the picture to take a closer look.
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A child who will be five years old on or before August 31 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the next school year.

Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is now open. Click on this link to access registration information.

Preschool Registration

Dieringer Cougar Cub Preschool Registration Opens January 17, 2023

In preparation for the 2023-2024 school year, the Dieringer Cougar Cub Preschool is accepting registration materials between January 17 and February 15, 2023. You will find instructions for registering and additional information on our website. There are a limited number of spaces available in our preschool program. A lottery will be held on February 16th to select students for enrollment.


  • 1/17 Registration opens online

  • 2/15 Registration Closes

  • 2/16 Lottery 6:00 pm (Virtual)

  • 2/17 Selected families notified

  • 4/3 Deposit/payment due

Any spots still open after 4/3 will become available to the next child on the waitlist.

If you have questions or need assistance please contact the school at 253-826-4937

Cougar Cub Preschool Tuition 2023-2024

3’s Classes:

Annually $3,100.00

Monthly $310.00 (Sept-June)

4’s Classes:

Annually $3,800.00

Monthly $380.00 (Sept-June)

Season 3 Sports

Season 3 sports begin on January 31st with Girls' Basketball and Wrestling. As a reminder, a physical is good for two years from the date of the doctor's appointment. In order to sign up for sports this year, everyone must go through Skyward, that will lead you to In Touch (directions below). If you have already filled out the online forms for Season 1 or 2 sports, the consent form will be the only form that needs to be completed to participate.

Athletic Online Sign up Directions

NTMS Sports Season Calendar

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: Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 28

Knowledge Bowl - Room 116 (Spring) 2:20pm - 4:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays

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

Power Club: Tuesdays Room (TBD) 2:15p-4p by grade. Must sign up with Mrs. Arrighi ahead of time to attend!

7th/8th grades - Jan 31, Feb 28, March 14

6th Grade - Jan 24, Feb 7, March 7, March 21

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: 91%
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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