Bulldog Drool Newsletter

May 19, 2023

News to Know
  • Last Spirit Week Of The Year
  • 8th Grade Celebration Date and Times
  • 8th Grade Laptop Buy Back
  • Bulldog Tiles On Sale
  • Local Business Sponsorships
  • Service Hours
  • Highly Capable Testing
  • Molen Orthodontics Scholarship
  • Clubs/Activities

Student Spotlight

  • 5th Period CTE Class

Message from the District Nurse

  • Tdap Vaccination For Next Years 7th Graders
  • Free Covid Home Tests
Food Services
  • May Menu

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




22nd: LTES Showcase 6:00-7:00p / School Board Meeting 7:30-9:30p

22-26th: Spirit Week and SBA Makeups

22nd: Math Club 7:00a Room 157 Sullivan / Fandom Day-Hats Allowed

23rd: Chopped Cooking Club 2:15-4:00p / Twin or Opposite Day- NO hats

24th: Late Start - 9:45a / Beach Day-Hats Allowed

24th: Homework Club 2:20-4:00p / ELA/SS Help after school in Room 106 Garmey 2:15-3:00p / Chopped Cooking Club 2:15 - 4:00p / Bulldog News 7:45 - 9:45a

25th: 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 / Black Out Day-NO Hats

26th: Patriotic Day- NO hats

29th: Memorial Day-No School

31st: Molen Scholarship Due

News To Know

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8th Grade Celebration-Save The Date!!

The Celebration will be held in the main gym at Bonney Lake High School on Wednesday, June 21st at 6pm. Doors will open at 5:15.

After the ceremony, students will take buses back to North Tapps for the graduation party.

8th Grade Laptop Buy Back

8th Graders can purchase their laptop, charger, protective case, and bag for $20. Payments can be made between May 30th and June 14th. More information coming out next week on how to purchase their computers.

Don't Forget To Purchase Your Bulldog Tiles!

Commemorate your time as a Dieringer student with your name on the wall of NTMS! Purchase a Bulldog Tile engraved with your student's name, the Bulldog insignia, and the year they are graduating NTMS. Forgot to purchase one for a student that has already graduated? No problem - you can purchase them for those students as well!

Click on this link to purchase your NTMS tile: Bulldog Tile

If you have any questions, please contact peridm@gmail.com

Looking For Local Business Sponsorships To Help Support 8th Grade Celebration/Party

Since Dieringer does not have a high school, when kids graduate from 8th grade they are entering a new phase of life with new friends and new experiences. We are trying to raise enough money to celebrate them and need your help. The graduation committee is looking for local businesses to help sponsor 8th grade graduation. With a $250 donation your business logo will be in the graduation program for all families to see. Our hope is that in return our 8th grade families will support your business! Is your business willing to help us out? If you know of a business that may not see this please reach out to them. We need the donations by Thursday May 25th but the sooner the better! If you have questions you can email Tamara @ aueluamnt@gmail.com

Step 1) Donate - Online under graduation or Cash/Check made out to NTMS PTSA

Step 2) Email your logo or business name to Tamara by May 25th

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Service Hours

Attention 8th graders! Don't forget to turn in your service hours to Mrs. Smith in the office! You can be eligible for a special 8th grade end of year award.

All students can turn in service hours. We track them from 6th-8th grade. At the end of the 8th grade year, students are eligible for a special service award.

Service Hours tracking sheet can be found HERE

Hi Cap Nominations

Hi Cap nominations are now open. For more information, or to make a nomination, please see the District website or click this link below.

Hi Cap Nominations

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Student Spotlight

CTE Student Project

I want to give a huge shout-out to our 5th-period CTE Team for making this customized drawer organizer. Plexiglass movable dividers and removable tool tray. Thank you.

See before and after pictures. “California Closet Style”

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

Message From the District Nurse

6th Grade Families: Tdap Vaccination is Required for 7th Grade Attendance!

Dear 6th grade families:

-Per Washington State law, all students attending 7th grade must have one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine. Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.

-Your child’s health care provider can print proof of vaccination 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 MyIRMobile to register for access to your family’s records.

-Please email this proof of vaccination to Kristin Liedtke, NTMS Health Tech, at kliedtke@dieringer.wednet.edu, or bring it to school during open office hours.

-Appointments for vaccines can be made at one of the resources listed here. Make appointments early, as vaccine appointments may be full in late August and in September! Other recommended vaccines may be offered by your provider.

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

Thank you,

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

District Nurse


Food Services

Weekly Attendance

Weekly Attendance Average: 94%
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Community Resources

  • 988 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention line (24 hours a day)

  • 1-800-833-6546 Teenlink (provides support for youth and teens every evening 6:00-10:00 pm)

  • 1-800-576-7764 Pierce County Crisis Lne (24 hours a day)

  • 211 Helps to find resources in: paying bills, housing, food resources, etc.

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