Bulldog Drool Newsletter

June 2, 2023

News to Know
  • 8th Grade Committee Needs Your Help
  • Final NTMS PTSA Meeting
  • 8th Grade Laptop Buy Back
  • Clubs/Activities

Student Spotlight

Message from the District Nurse

  • Vaccine Opportunity
  • NTMS Vaccines, Medicine Forms and Sport Physicals
  • Meningococcal Disease and Human Papillomavirus Information
  • Tdap Vaccination For Next Years 7th Graders
Food Services
  • June Menu

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




5th: Senior Walk- 12-12:30p

6th: Choir Concert 5:00p / Band Concert 7:00p

7th: Late Start - 9:45a

7th: ELA MAP Assessment / Homework Club 2:20-4:00p / ELA/SS Help after school in Room 106 Garmey 2:15-3:00p

8th: Morning Homework Club 7:00a Room 114 Watkins / Homework Club 2:15-4:00p / Math/Science Help after school Room 157 Sullivan 2:15-3:00p

8th: Final PTSA Meeting @ NTMS 6:00p

15th/16th: Laptop Return All Grades

19th: No School-Juneteenth

21st: NO LATE START!! School starts at 7:45a / Early Release @ 10:50a

8th Graders Last Day / Early Release for all at 10:50a / 8th Grade Celebration @ BLHS 6p

22nd: Last Day of School for 6th & 7th Graders - Field Day / Early Release at 10:50a

News To Know

8th Grade Celebration Committee Needs Your Help!

We are so excited to celebrate North Tapps class of 2023 8th graders on June 21st! Please consider signing up, we can't do this without you! We need help with the Graduation Ceremony at Bonney Lake High School and the after party at North Tapps. The sign up has the time as well as location we need help at. You can even sign up for more than one slot if the times don't overlap. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle at mmalesis@gmail.com or 253-677-8385.

Please click n this link to sign up: NTMS 8th Grade Ceremony and Party-2023

IMPORTANT: All Volunteers must complete this Volunteer Form by June 16th. Volunteer Application 2022-23 - This is just the regular safety check that needs to be done to be helping at any of the Dieringer schools. I you think you already turned one in please email Tammy. Please email the form to Tammy at tsmith@dieringer.wednet.edu or drop it off at the North Tapps office.

Final PTSA Meeting Thursday, June 8th @ North Tapps Middle School!

Come and join us IN PERSON for our last PTSA meeting of the year Thursday, June 8th at North Tapps Middle School at 6:00p. This is a great way to see what our PTSA is like and ask any questions. Come meet other parents, be a part of deciding upcoming events or just sit and listen in. They usually last about an hour. We will have some homemade desserts for you to enjoy as well. See you there!

Thank you!


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 online to the North Tapps website under the “Online Payments” tab (click here to pay online) or in the main office.

8th grade students still need to return their laptop, charger, protective case, and bag at the end of the school year with the other grades, so that the laptop can be inventoried and reformatted. All student data (files, images, videos) will be purged so that the laptop can be sold. Therefore, if students want to save any of their data, they need to save it to a thumb drive or another personal Google account before they return it.

Purchased laptops will be returned to students at school during school hours on Wednesday, June 21st.

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. June 14th will be the last day for this club.

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. June 14th is the last day.

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. June 14th is the last day.

Message From the District Nurse

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The Franklin-Pierce School District is hosting a vaccine opportunity which is open to all students ages 4 and up. If your student requires vaccines for next school year, this may be a convenient way to get them! It will be held on Wednesday, June 7th, from 12-4 pm at Historic Collins Elementary School. This location is approximately 23-30 minutes away from the Dieringer School District.

Address: Historic Collins Elementary School

4608 128th ST E, Tacoma WA 98446

Go to portable 403, inside the back entrance

of the school.

Pre-registration is required; please register here.

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

District Nurse

NTMS Vaccines, Medicine Forms and Sport Physicals

Parents, make your students’ health provider appointments for next school year NOW as clinics are booked months in advance! Some clinics have begun charging a fee to complete paperwork outside an appointment. Click on the links below to access more information and forms:

· Vaccinations – Sign up for MyIRMobile (My Immunization Record) to see if your student needs any school required immunizations and to access vaccination records.

· Medication authorization paperwork for medicine taken at school. A new form is required each school year. We also accept medication authorization forms from your child’s provider.

· Sports physicals if your student will play sports (complete every two years).

Meningococcal Disease and Human Papillomavirus Information

Dear Families:

The Washington State legislature requires that we make information available to you about meningococcal disease and human papillomavirus (HPV). Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious disease that can cause pneumonia, blood infections, and meningitis. Human Papillomavirus can cause cervical and other cancers. Both of these can be prevented with vaccinations given during the preteen and teen years. For more information about these two diseases and their prevention, please click here.

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

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: 92%
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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