Bulldog Drool Newsletter
November 10, 2022
News to Know
- DEF Veterans Day Essay Winners
- Tardy Policy
Season 2 Sports
- PTSA Reflections Program
- Mini Food Drive
Message from the District Nurse
- Flu Shot and Vaccine Clinic
- November is Diabetes Awareness Month
- Free Covid Home Tests
- November Menus
** FOR SPORTS PLEASE SEE NTMS WEBSITE ATHLETICS CALENDAR**
14: Math Club 7a Room 157 Sullivan / Yearbook Club Room 103 2:15 - 4p / Flu and Vaccine Clinic / Season 2 Sports begin!
15: Science Club Room 7a Room 155
16: ACE DAY LATE START 9:45AM! ELA - Social Studies Help Rm 106 Garmey 2:15-3p / Homework Club in the HUB 2:20 - 4p / Sewing Club Room 114 2:15-4p
17: NTMS Conferences - No School
18: Reflections Entries Due!
23: Early Release
24: Thanksgiving - No School
28 - Dec 2: PTSA Book Fair
Dieringer Education Foundation Veterans Day Essay Contest Winners 2022
Honorary Guests and the 2022 Winners!
8th: 1st - Elle T., 2nd - Annaliese S., 3rd -Alex B.
7th: 1st - Arkin A., 2nd - Audri R., 3rd - Riley R. and Lucia R.
6th: 1st - Allyson S., 2nd - Patrick S., 3rd - Cody J.
From left to right: Senior Chief O'Malley, Allyson S., Lucia R., Audri R., Riley R., Patrick S., Cody J., Arkin A., Alex B., Elle T., Chief Louis Mountain
Not pictured: Annaliese S.
NTMS Tardy Policy
TARDINESS: Punctuality is an important life skill and students who arrive late to school disrupt the learning environment for others. Transportation is provided for all students who live in the district, so arriving at school on time is an expectation.
*Tardies are excused if a doctor’s/dentist note is received by our office upon arrival.
Students who do not arrive on time will be subject to the following disciplinary steps:
First tardy per quarter: Warning to student
Second tardy per quarter: Warning to student/Letter to parent
Third & fourth tardy per quarter: Blue slip and detention assigned
Fifth tardy per quarter: Office referral/Honor Level III
*Please note-change to District policy-a doctor note is required to excuse a tardy.
NTMS Health Tech/ Attendance Clerk
Season 2 Sports
Season 2 sports begin on November 14th with Boys' Basketball, Gymnastics (at & held through Mt. Baker Middle School), and Girls' Soccer. 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).
PTSA Reflections Program
This year's theme is "Show Your Voice!" Reflections is a PTA sponsored national art competition. There are many different categories and ways to participate. Full details can be found at PTA.org/Reflections. Entry forms are located in the front office of your child's school or can be printed online. Please email Lynn John with any questions. Last week to turn in your
Artwork! Due Thursday, November 18th. Let's see your creativity!
Mini Food Drive
Food Drive Update
7th grade is in the lead with 306 items! Way to go!
6th grade is 2nd with 63.
8th grade has brought in 21 items.
Clubs & Activities
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
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:
Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec20.
Yearbook Club - Room 103 (Bang/Weaver) 2:15 - 4p on Mondays
CTE Sewing Club: Room 114 (Watkins) 2:15p - 4p (must have signed up with Watkins to attend). CTE Sewing Parent Permission Slip must be on file to attend a class. Nov 9 -Dec 20
Power Club: Tuesdays Room (TBD) 2:15p-4p by grade. Must sign up with Mrs. Arrighi ahead of time to attend!
7th/8th grades - Nov 15, Dec 6, Dec 20, Jan 17,
6th Grade - Nov 29, Dec 13. Jan 10, Jan 24
Message From the District Nurse
Flu Shot and Vaccine Clinic
Flu Shot and Vaccine Clinic Monday, Nov 14, at NTMS for Students and Families; 2:30-6:15 pm
We are partnering with Walgreens Pharmacy to offer flu shots and the Moderna Covid bivalent booster (as well as Tdap vaccine for 7th graders, required for school attendance). Registration is required for an appointment, linked here. A separate registration time is required for each person in a family. Minors 17 years old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Walgreens can bill for most major insurance plans, except for Molina and Amerigroup. Please bring your insurance card and wear short sleeves.
Please complete the consent for vaccination here and bring it to your appointment.
We will need to give Walgreens staff your student’s name and date of birth if you would like them to get a Tdap vaccine. Walgreens needs to verify insurance payment ahead of time for this vaccine only. We will notify you if they tell us it is not covered by insurance.
Walgreens is able to administer flu shots to anyone age 3 and older (all flu vaccine is preservative free), Moderna Covid bivalent boosters to anyone age 6 and older, and Tdap to students age 11 and older.
Please bring your Covid vaccination card if you would like a Moderna Covid booster, and your student’s vaccination record for the Tdap vaccine.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
Did you know that about 244,000 children and adolescents in the United States are living with Type 1 diabetes? Children are often very ill by the time they are diagnosed. Listed below are symptoms that may indicate Type 1 diabetes. Please contact your child’s primary care provider if you have concerns.
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
Dieringer School District
Lake Tapps, WA
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