Bulldog Drool Newsletter

June 9, 2023

News to Know
  • Nutz 'n Voltz Robotics Team
  • 8th Grade Committee Needs Your Help
  • 8th Grade Laptop Buy Back
  • Color Wars
  • Clubs/Activities

Student Spotlight

  • Quinn's Skydiving World Championship
  • 8th Grade Science Class
  • Season 4 Sports Teams
  • Chopped Cooking Club
  • Home and Family Food Trucks

Message from the District Nurse

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

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information






14th: Late Start - 9:45a

14th: LAST Homework Club 2:20-4:00p / ELA/SS Help after school in Room 106 Garmey 2:15-4:00p

15th/16th: Laptop Return All Grades

16th: 4th Quarter All Star Yearbook Signing/Ice Cream / Color Wars- 8th wear BLACK, 7th wear WHITE, 6th wear RED

19th: No School-Juneteenth

20th: School Board Meeting 6pm

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

8th Graders Last Day / 8th Grade Celebration @ BLHS 6p

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

News To Know

Nutz 'n Voltz Robotics Team - Informational Meeting

Are you interested in taking on a complex engineering challenge? Making new friends while working on a common, complex challenge? Our school's FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team, Nutz ‘n Voltz, is starting up again next year for another fun and challenging season! We are looking for committed students to program, build, and manage our team throughout the season which will be next school year from September through December. There are a lot of opportunities to learn while having fun! No experience necessary to join.

Come find out more about next year’s season and commitments by attending our mandatory preseason information session 2:20-3:30 on Wednesday (6/14) OR 2:20-3:30 on Thursday (6/15). Please only come to one session - the information will be the same at each.


Check out this information and promotional video:

FIRST Information: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/what-is-first-tech-challenge

Video of Last Year’s Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsitvZ0JaDc

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.

8th Grade Laptop Buy Back Due June 14th

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.

Color Wars For Pep Assembly

We will have color wars for the Pep Assembly NEXT FRIDAY (June 16th)!

For your pre-planning:

8th graders: Wear BLACK

7th graders: Wear WHITE

6th graders: Wear RED

Of course school dress code still applies and no face or body paint, etc.

Clubs & Activities

Homework Club: Wednesday ONLY 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

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.

Student Spotlight

Quinn's Skydiving World Championship

The 4th FAI World Championships of Indoor Skydiving was held April 19-22, 2023, at the Hurricane Factory Tatralandia in Slovakia. There were competitors representing more than 25 countries! Some of the countries that his competitors were from were Hungary, France, Singapore, Australia, Israel and Brazil!

Quinn competed in the Junior Freestyle division. He placed 9th and is very proud of his flying! He had 5 rounds that he flew in the competition- 3 are freestyle, the creative side and set to music, and two rounds are compulsories with required skills that are set by the judges and judged on technical perfection.

He says the best parts of the competition were the great new friends he made from all over the world and the incredible flying that he got to see! He was able to meet and hang out with world champions and competitors that he has admired and watched for years on YouTube!

Last November, Quinn won his division at the US Nationals in Junior Freestyle and this is when they asked him to be part of the USA Worlds team.

This experience allowed him to see a beautiful new place and experience their culture as well as inspire him to keep flying & competing!

Science Class Planting Their Plants

8th graders planted their seeds they have been germinating in class today! Hoping that their community will come by the school & harvest this summer.

Season 4 Sports

This has been such a great year for our sports and activities programs throughout the year. We have had so much participation from our students this year that at times we have had more students stay after school than going home on any particular day. Great work!

Mrs. Watkin's Chopped Cooking Club

Home and Family Food Trucks

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).

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

*MyIR link below corrected for easier printing of immunization records

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 MyIR 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: 93%
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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