Bulldog Drool Newsletter

November 5, 2021

In This Issue

News to Know
  • Bulldog Football Championship Game
  • Conferences
  • Test to Stay Program
  • Winter Clothing Drive through Nov 10th
  • NTMS PTSA Reflections Entries Due Nov 12th
  • Season 2 Sports begins Nov 15th
Student Spotlight

Food Services

  • November Menus
Message from the District Nurse


  • Schoology Issues?
Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information



8 : Math Club @7am Room 157

9 : Championship Game! Varsity Football vs Olympic @NTMS 2:30pm

10 : Championship Game! JV Football vs Olympic @NTMS 2:30pm

11 : Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

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

18 : NTMS Conferences - NO SCHOOL

24 : Early Dismissal

25-26 : NO SCHOOL

News To Know

Bulldog Football Championship Games!

Varsity Football Championship Game vs Olympic

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 2:30pm

20029 12th Street East

Bonney Lake, WA

JV Football Championship Game vs Olympic

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 2:30pm

20029 12th Street East

Bonney Lake, WA


Middle school conferences start next week. You will be able to meet with all of your student's teachers at the same time via zoom. Be on the lookout for an email next week on how to sign up.

Conference Times:

  • November 17th - 7:15 - 9:45am & 4:00 - 6:45pm
  • November 18th - 7:15 - 2:30pm
  • December 1st - 7:15 - 9:15am

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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Winter Clothing Drive Ends November 10th!

Thank you to those that have already donated! There are just a few days left to donate to our Winter clothing drive! All items are due by November 10th!

We are collecting new or gently used and clean: blankets. coats, hats, and gloves/mittens for people in need! Students can drop off donations inside the bus entrance.

Let's help make a difference!

Winter clothing drive

NTMS PTSA Reflections Program

Entries Due November 12th!

Reflections is back! This year's theme is "I Will Change The World By..."

Reflections is a PTA Sponsored national art competition. There are many different categories and way to participate. Full details can be found at PTA Reflections. Entry forms are located in the front office of your child's school or can be printed online.

Please email Michelle Prestin at michelle.prestin@gmail.com with any questions.

Entries are due Friday. November 12th and can be turned into the front office. Let's see all that creativity!

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

Pictures from our Halloween Drive Thru Fun Fest. Put on by our Red Peppers club and ASB.

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: 92%


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