Bulldog Drool Newsletter

March 10, 2023

News to Know
  • Drama Performance
  • 8th Grade Celebration Fundraising
  • High School Registration Forms
  • Cookies and Connect
  • North Tapp's Got Talent
  • Clubs/Activities

Student Spotlight

  • 6th Grade Robotic Club
  • Gateway Class

Message from the District Nurse

  • Free Covid Home Tests
Food Services
  • March Menu

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




13th: Math Club 7a Room 157 Sullivan / Yearbook Club Room 103 2:15 - 4:00p / Drama Rehearsal 2:20 -4:00p

14th: Science Club Room 7:00a Room 155 / Knowledge Bowl 2:20 - 4:00p / Drama Rehearsal 2:20 -4:00p / Knitting Club 2:20 - 4:00

14th: NTMS Beginnning Band Concert - 7:00p

15th: Late Start - 9:45a

15th: Bulldog News 7:45-9:45a / Drama Rehearsal 2:20 -4:00p / Homework Club 2:20-4:00p / ELA/SS Help after school in Room 106 Garmey 2:15-3:00p / Knowledge Bowl Varsity Meet @ Enumclaw/ Knitting Club 2:20 - 4:00

15th: Rock Around the Clock Drama Performance 6p in the Commons

16th: 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 / Knowledge Bowl JV Tournament @ Glacier/ Drama Rehearsal 2:20 -4:00p

17th: Rock Around the Clock Drama Performance 6p in the Commons

News To Know

North Tapps Middle School Drama Performance

8th Grade Celebration Fundraising

8th grade celebration planning has just begun! Each year 8th Grade parents fundraise and plan an 8th grade celebration to celebrate our 8th grade students leaving the Dieringer School District with a celebration and a party. This is a special night that our 8th graders will remember forever.

The first step of planning is to raise funds for this incredible night. Our hope is for everyone who is currently financially able, to go online and donate, at minimum, the $60 for a celebration donation for their student and perhaps sponsor an extra student or two who are in need. The more money we raise, the more we will be able to do for our 8th graders. We hope all donations can be made by April 1st, for planning purposes, but we will still accept them after that date. Families who are currently in a difficult financial situation, please know we understand that you may not be able to contribute at this time. If there is a way we can support you please reach out to our counselor, Jennifer Roscoe at jroscoe@dieringer.wednet.edu.

We also welcome any donation from 6th/7th grade families, extended families and community members. You can donate on the PTSA website with this link or you can mail in a check or bring cash or check to the NTMS office. See details below on how to donate.

How to Donate:

Online: PTSA Website

*You do NOT have to have a paypal account to contribute online. After putting the amount in your cart and clicking "next" you can then choose to "pay with debit or credit card"

Mail to: North Tapps PTSA

20029 12th Street E

Lake Tapps, WA 98391

In Person: You can Drop off a check or cash to the NTMS PTSA box in the NTMS office Monday - Friday between 7:00am - 4:00pm. Please make sure checks are payable to NTMS PTSA

Thank you for helping us celebrate these students!

Big picture

High School Registration Forms for ARHS, BLHS and SHS

Roscoe will collect all the high school registrations forms on Monday, March 13th during 1st period. If you want to turn in your form before Monday, you can drop it off in the main office or hand it directly to me. If you have questions, please let Roscoe know.

~If you haven't completed online enrollment for the school they will be attending, I recommend doing it asap.

If you need your child's immunization records for registration use the link below:


Cookies And Connect

Cookies and Connect was a successful event for past and present Dieringer families. It was an evening packed with activities and opportunities for families to connect. Special thanks to all the volunteers, staff and Dazee Doodle Dezigns for donating your time and/or supplies to support this event.
Big picture

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

Science Club - Room 155 (Pritchett) 7am - 7:45am on these dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 18, April 25

Yearbook Club - Room 103 (Bang/Weaver) 2:15 - 4p on Mondays

Power Club: Tuesdays Room (TBD) 2:15p-4p by grade. Must sign up with Mrs. Arrighi ahead of time to attend!

7th/8th grades - March 14

6th Grade - March 21

Drama Club: Rehearsals are Monday -Tuesday 2:20-4:00p / March 13, 14 / Performance: March 15th and 17th @ 6:00p

Student Spotlight

6th Grade Robotics Club

Our annual 6th grade only Robotics Club has just wrapped up. There were 28 awesome Roboteers in the room building, testing and modifying their robots. After starting with a base model the partnered groups changed up the robot to meet the challenges of the competition.

Winners this year were Lake B & Josiah C. Other teams that did well were Connor D & Mason M, Anna B & Jena T, and Jake M & Karston J.


Students have been using their engineering skills in class and created Skimmers - a kind of device "powered" by pulling back on a rubber band and then skimming along the floor. The challenge was to be exact on measurement and then use collected data to determine the best weight to allow the device to slide along the floor for the longest distance possible. Results this semester were amazing with Rosquita E. winning with a distance of over 90 feet! Second and third place were Cameron W. and Max M.

Message From the District Nurse

Free Covid Home Test

Did you know that you can order free Covid home tests from Washington State? Here is the website to order your free test for your family:

Washington State: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

District Nurse

Dieringer School District

Lake Tapps, WA

Food Services

Weekly Attendance

Weekly Attendance Average: 93%
Big picture

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

Counselor: Kristine Brubaker, kbrubaker@dieringer.wednet.edu

Tech Coach: Dietrich Baker, dbaker@dieringer.wednet.edu