Bulldog Drool Newsletter

June 17, 2022

In This Issue

News to Know
  • Thoughts on a November Capital Levy - A Message from the Superintendent
  • NTMS PTSA Pink Day Charity Winner
  • Schedule for 20th & 21st

Student Spotlight

  • Outsiders
  • Hot Air Balloons
  • Mrs. O'Donnell's Classes
  • Spirit Week
  • 8th Grade Pond Day
  • Book Share

Message from the District Nurse

  • Student Medication Pick Up
  • Tdap Vaccine Required to Start 7th Grade
  • Department of Health Guidance
  • Free Covid Home Tests

Food Services

  • No Lunches Served June 20th & 21st! These are half days!

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information



20: Last Day of School for 8th Graders & early release for all @ 10:50a

20: 8th Grade Graduation @ BLHS 6p

21: Last Day of School for 6th & 7th Grades - Field Day /early release at 10:50a

23: School Board Meeting 6pm

Thoughts on a November Capital Levy - A Message from the Superintendent

The school board is considering running the capital levy that was put before voters in February, again this November. We are trying to gather feedback to aid in our decision. As you may be aware, over the years as Dieringer's buildings and facilities have aged, various systems and equipment in our schools are reaching the end of their serviceable life. Two examples of urgent needed repairs are the roof at North Tapps Middle School and the HVAC system at Dieringer Heights Elementary School. These repairs are essential to ensure that schools can remain open to students and staff. In addition, we have heard from parents and the community about the desire to make improvements to our existing buildings and outdoor spaces. As the school board considers putting another capital levy before the voters in November, please provide us with your thoughts and ideas about how we can replace and/or repair parts of aging buildings and create new spaces for students, parents, and the community. Please use this link and join our ThoughtExchange to propose ideas and thoughts, and then rank the ideas of others. This is all completely anonymous and is a simple way to crowdsource an idea. The school board and our district administration appreciate your involvement and feedback.

NTMS PTSA Pink Day Charity Winner

NTMS PTSA "Pink" Day funds raised a total of $2,145.00 to go to the charity with the most votes the students voted for. The results are in and the winner is ANGEL WINGS FOUNDATION!

The Angel Wings Foundation and Board would like to personally thank the students and everyone that helped make this possible!

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Schedule for June 20th & 21st

June 20th: Early Release for all students.

1st: 7:45-8:15 (30 min)

2nd: 8:18-8:46 (28 min)

3rd: 8:49-9:17 (28 min)

4th: 9:20-9:48 (28 min)

5th: 9:51-10:19 (28min)

6th: 10:22-10:50 (28 min)

June 21st:

7:45 - 8:10: 1st period

8:13 - 8:38: 2nd period

8:41- 9:06: 3rd period

9:06 - 10:20: Field Day




Sidewalk Chalk

Four Square

Board Games

Drawing & Art

10:20 - 10:50: Yearbook signing and count down

Student Spotlight

Language Arts Classes "The Outsiders"

Hot Air Balloons

8th Grade Science Classes made hot air balloons

O'Donnell's Class

"Mrs. O'Donnell's 6th graders enjoyed solving the Mystery of Cardiff by separating important details from red herrings before stating their theories. Little did they know, they were using their inference skills to determine who stole the painting!"

Spirit Week

Pond Day

Book Share

Message From the District Nurse

Student Medication Pick Up

8th Grade Parents:

If your student has medication in the health room, please remember to pick it up after your student's last day!

6th Grade Families: Tdap Vaccine REQUIRED to Start 7th Grade

Dear 6th grade families:

-Per Washington State law, all students attending grades 7 through 12 must have one dose of Tdap vaccine.

-Tdap is a booster vaccine which continues to protect your child against the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis diseases they were immunized against as young child. For students in 7th grade, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.

-To update your child’s Tdap immunization record at the school, you will need to turn in a medically verified immunization record. Your child’s health care provider can print this for you, or you can print it from MyIR, which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to https://wa.myir.net/register to begin the sign-up process.

-You may email proof of vaccination to Kristin Liedtke, NTMS Health Tech, at kliedtke@dieringer.wednet.edu

-Make appointments early to avoid the summer rush!

*If your student has a Certificate of Exemption on file for the Tdap vaccine, this is still valid.

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

District Nurse

Department of Health Guidance

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Free Covid Home Tests

Did you know that you can order free Covid home tests from the federal government and from Washington State? Here are the websites to order free tests for your family:

Federal Government: https://www.covidtests.gov/

Washington State: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

District Nurse

Dieringer School District

Lake Tapps, WA

Food Services

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Weekly Attendance

Weekly Attendance Average: 93%
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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.

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

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

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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