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
  • Clubs/Activities

Message from the District Nurse

  • Flu Shot and Vaccine Clinic
  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Free Covid Home Tests

Food Services
  • November Menus

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




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

Thank you to Chief Mountain and Senior Chief O’Malley from the US Navy for speaking to us today at our Veterans Day Assembly. At our assembly Mr. Uberti challenged all students and staff to do five intentional acts of kindness for veterans before the school year is over. We will be checking in with our students over the coming months to see if we were able to achieve this goal.
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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.

Kristin Liedtke

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).

Athletic Online Sign up Directions

NTMS Sports Season Calendar

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!

2022-23 Reflections Entry Form

Reflections Guidelines/Rules

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Mini Food Drive

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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

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

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.

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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: 92%
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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