Bulldog Drool Newsletter

January 13, 2023

News to Know

  • Knowledge Bowl
  • Lost and Found
  • Drama Club Try Outs
  • Preschool Registration
  • Season 3 Sports

  • Clubs/Activities

Message from the District Nurse

  • Warning Signs of Respiratory Illness
  • Free Covid Home Tests

Food Services
  • January Menus

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




16th: NO School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

17th: NO Science Club

17th: Knowledge Bowl Starts 2:20-4:00 in Room 116

18th: NO Late Start-School Starts at 7:45a

18th: Homework Club 2:15-4:00p / ELA/SS Help after school in Room 106 Garmey 2:15-3:00p

19th: 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

20th: Early Release @ 11:45a

27th: Last Day of 2nd Quarter

30th: No School-Semester Day

30th: School Board Meeting 6pm

News To Know

Knowledge Bowl Starting Soon!

Knowledge Bowl Starts on Tuesday, January 17th!

Knowledge bowl is a team-based trivia club where we answer trivia questions and compete against other teams. Whether you are really good at one subject, know a little about a lot of different topics, or just want to practice your random trivia knowledge, we would love to have you join us. All are welcome!

Knowledge bowl will start on the 17th and meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We will meet from 2:20pm – 4:00pm and meet in Mr. Spring’s room. Please reach out to Mr. Spring if you are interested or have questions.

Lost and Found

Are your kids missing clothes, a lunch box or water bottle? We have a lot of items that have been collected since the start of school. We will have all lost and found items on the stage for them to claim next week. Click on the picture to make it larger.

NTMS Drama Club Try Outs Coming Soon

A Musical Fifties Extravaganza

Auditions are Tuesday AND Wednesday

January 31st AND February 1st

2:20-4:00 pm

Come with a 30 second song prepared for Tuesday

Performance dates are March 15th and 17th with rehearsals every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting February 2nd

Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2 / Feb. 6, 7, 8, 9 / Feb. 13, 14, 15, 16 /

Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2 / March 6, 7, 8, 9 / March 13, 14, 15, 17

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Preschool Registration

Dieringer Cougar Cub Preschool Registration Opens January 17, 2023

In preparation for the 2023-2024 school year, the Dieringer Cougar Cub Preschool is accepting registration materials between January 17 and February 15, 2023. You will find instructions for registering and additional information on our website. There are a limited number of spaces available in our preschool program. A lottery will be held on February 16th to select students for enrollment.


  • 1/17 Registration opens online

  • 2/15 Registration Closes

  • 2/16 Lottery 6:00 pm (Virtual)

  • 2/17 Selected families notified

  • 4/3 Deposit/payment due

Any spots still open after 4/3 will become available to the next child on the waitlist.

If you have questions or need assistance please contact the school at 253-826-4937

Cougar Cub Preschool Tuition 2023-2024

3’s Classes:

Annually $3,100.00

Monthly $310.00 (Sept-June)

4’s Classes:

Annually $3,800.00

Monthly $380.00 (Sept-June)

Season 3 Sports

Season 3 sports begin on January 31st with Girls' Basketball and Wrestling. As a reminder, a physical is good for two years from the date of the doctor's appointment. In order to sign up for sports this year, everyone must go through Skyward, that will lead you to In Touch (directions below). If you have already filled out the online forms for Season 1 or 2 sports, the consent form will be the only form that needs to be completed to participate.

Athletic Online Sign up Directions

NTMS Sports Season Calendar

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: Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 28

Knowledge Bowl - Room 116 (Spring) 2:20pm - 4:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays

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 - Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 28, March 14

6th Grade - Jan 24, Feb 7, March 7, March 21

Message From the District Nurse

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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: 94%
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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