Alice Deal Middle School

Think globally - Listen compassionately - Act inclusively  

 

The Weekly Bulletin 

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Our school mission:
Alice Deal Middle School inspires excellence, curiosity, and compassion through intellectual and social engagement.
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Principal's Message...

Here are the highlights from a jam-packed week and a preview of what is to come:
  • DCPS has canceled the Parent-Teacher Conference Day originally schedule for June 3. Additionally, the school year will now end on Friday, June 21st in a half-day (rather than Thursday). These changes will address the days lost during the school year to weather-related causes. As always, please contact your child's team if you have concerns or questions.
  • The Reno School Project is now moving forward, and moving quickly. A School Improvement Team (SIT) has been assembled, budgets have been ironed out, and a schedule in place. The drawings and status of the project will be linked on the Deal webpage when they are available. The SIT will be providing important input in this critical process as there is still much to do.
  • Honk!, Jr. (the musical) was a huge success. We added a third show (sort of a late matinee) so that even more families could enjoy this light-hearted take on the Ugly Duckling. As usual, some remarkable talents were revealed when thrust up on stage, and a great camaraderie was in evidence as over 100 students participated in our annual ritual. The students (and director, choreographer, music director, producers, etc.) worked incredibly hard - late nights, long days, weekends - to make this event happened.
  • Deal students did a commanding job at this week's Model UN, held at the State Department during the week as well. This is a growing club for us, and allows our students to practice diplomacy, persuasive speech, and the hard work of writing resolutions on important topics. The more opportunities, the better. 
This week the pace continues. There will be a Spring Concert (Thursday), the National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony (Thursday), the 8th grade Gettysburg Field Trip (Friday), and 2013-2014 Registration on Saturday morning. The following week all our 7th graders are doing field work for science out of the building, we have a big PTA meeting and Bingo Night, and our music students head to Hershey for a competition.

Have a great week - and I hope to see at you some of these events.

Principal Albright

NB. Please remember to accompany your children to any evening events at Deal - all our activities (less the school dances) are family-focused. If you have questions about this policy, feel free to call.
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Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday Bell - SSR  
Friday - Bell I
 
Register Now!

 

All students must be registered for the 2013-2014 school year by June 20

Current 6th and 7th graders should bring their  completed enrollment papers and proof of residency to Deal. We have scheduled evening hours every Thursday until 7 pm and Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 12 noon for families who are not able to come to the school during day. 8th graders should take their enrollment papers and proof of residency to the high school that they will be attending. 

Upcoming Dates 


May 13 - 17
ACCESS for ELLs Testing

May 14
Team Leaders
PTA Meeting

May 16
NJHS Assembly
Department Chairs
Spring Concert, 6:30 pm

May 17
8th grade Gettysburg Trip

May 18
Saturday Registration for
2013-2014
9 -12

May 21
GeoPlunge Spring Tournament
PTA Night - Speaker/Bingo/Ice Cream 6:30

May 23
Faculty Meeting: 3:30 pm

May 25
Saturday Detention 9 - 12

May 27
Memorial Day
(No school for students or staff)

May 28
Team Leaders
Festival de Cine del Mundo
(all week)

June 1
Saturday Detention 9 - 12
Bikes for the World Collection
10 - 1pm

June 3
Parent-Teacher Conference Day
Cancelled

June 6
Deal Gives Back - Bell III
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Deal Embassy Fair
Team Mecca - 
Civil Rights Field Trip

June 7
Deal Gives Back

June 10
Team LaPaz - 
Civil Rights Field Trip
Deal Poetry Slam, 3:30 pm

June 11
Team Firenze - 
Civil Rights Field Trip

June 12
Mecca Humanities 
Portfolio Night

June 13
8th Grade
Kings Dominion Field Trip
6th and 7th Grade Talent Show

June 14
Deal Day
8th Grade Dance

June 18
8th Grade Promotion 10 am
7th Grade Kings Dominion Trip
6th Grade Cameron Run Trip

June 19
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Aftercare Ends

June 21
Last Day of School
(Students dismissed at 12:15)
 
Message from the Nurse - Immunization Compliance

Parents- We need your help! We have several students who are overdue for required immunizations.  Please make appointments with your Doctor to have these immunizations done ASAP.  Remember -those students overdue for HPV- need 3 doses or an opt out form may be completed in lieu of the vaccine. All immunization forms must be

stamped, signed and dated to be accepted by the Immunization Registry.

 

Let's make Deal 100% compliant!

Library News
 
    

  Library Media Center Hours   

 

 Before School 8 - 8:40 am

 After School  3:30 - 4:30 pm

 
Students must have parental permission to stay after school

  

The Alice Deal Library welcomes students for reading and homework after school! Students must have a permission form on file in the library to use the space after school. Students may pick up a form in the library, or may download it from the library website (Library Pass). 
PTA Sponsors
The following are the Deal PTA 2012-2013 business sponsors.

The Broad Branch Market

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Taylor Agostino Group

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Radifera Design Group

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W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtor

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Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

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Second Wind CrossFit

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edCount, LLC

 Math Medics
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Elements Fitness and Wellness Center


Discount Vacation Rentals for Deal Families


 Capitol Language Services 

  

Bus Information
If your child travels on the 4 bus routes that WMATA makes available for Deal students, here are some important phone numbers for you.

If the D31 or D32 bus is late, misses a pick-up, or never shows up, please call the Western District Superintendent, Ms. Peggy Neils, at 202-962-5860 as soon as possible. Students who are passed should try to get the bus identification number. If your child rides the D33 or D34, the Northern Division contact is Sophia Coleman Hill, and she can be reached directly at 202-568-1446.

As always, please send an email about a bus problem or concern to [email protected]

Here is a link to the bus route schedule.
 

 Rising 6th Graders - Math Assessment Schedule 

 

Deal Counselors will be visiting our feeder schools to  give a math assessment to our rising 6th grade students. Here are the scheduled dates:            
  • Wednesday, May 15th: Lafayette        
  • Thursday, May 16th: Shepherd          
  • Tuesday, May 21st: Murch   
  • Wednesday, May 22nd: Eaton           
  • Wednesday, May 29th: Janney              
  • Thursday, May 30th: Bancroft            
  • Monday, June 3rd: non-feeder schools 4 pm  
  • Friday, June 21: Make-up day 1:30 pm  

Student & parent information  

    

New: Congratulations Model United Nations

On Wednesday, May 7, 60 sixth-grade and 20 eighth-grade students competed alongside students from 15 other middle schools on a range of topics including child marriage and the situation in Syria. Our entire group won the Secretary-General's Award for "Best Overall Middle School Delegation." Aaron Rosenthal, Aidan Trinity, Maddy Vieth, Liliana Edmonds, and Sam Loseff earned awards for "Best Position Papers."  Claire Schmidt and Simon Rosenthal received "Honorable Mention for Best Delegate" awards for representing Brazil.  Great job honorable delegates!

  

New: 8th Graders Save the Dates

  • May 23:  National Portrait Gallery Heritage and Identity Showcase, 5-6 pm in the Deal Library
  • May 30:  Smithsonian American Art Museum "Creating Our Stories" Program, 6:30-8pm at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

New: Calling All Library Books!

Please return overdue books to the Deal Library this week. All books will be due by May 24th so the library can be inventoried.

 

New: Bikes for the World Collection at Deal Saturday, June 1, 2013

The ELL Department is sponsoring its 8th annual BIKES FOR THE WORLD bicycle collection on Saturday, June 1, from 10 am - 1 pm. This year our bicycles will go to The Wheels of Africa partner program in Kenya. If you would like to support this project, please volunteer on Saturday or donate that tax-deductible used bicycle and $10 to help defray the shipping costs. Sewing machines, usable bike parts, accessories and tools are also gratefully accepted. For more information please see or call Mark Winn-Ritzenberg at (202) 365-2926 or see Ms. Wang. Visit Bikes For The World at www.bikesfortheworld.org.

 

New: Colored Pencil Collection: Colores de la Montaña

Think about how many pencils you find, lose, buy, and lose again. We take them for granted. What if getting a pencil was a treat? Picture yourself in rural Colombia, where leaving your home is risking your life. You have no access to technology, you could lose your family due to the violence happening in the ongoing civil war, anything could happen. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a small bit of color in your life? Something that let you leave the terror and enter a world of art; creativity? We, the seventh grade humanities class, watched the movie, "Los Colores de la Montaña," and feel that it is our duty to make a difference in the lives of children like Manuel, a character from the movie who is an amazing artist prevented from blooming because of a lack of everyday resources. This is where you come in. Please bring in packs of new colored pencils to your homeroom. They will be donated to the children in a small school of Colombia by Sra. Cadavid and Ms. Redekopp, who will be traveling there this summer. The homeroom that collects the most packs of colored pencils will receive a CUPCAKE PARTY! We may not be able to stop the war, but we can brighten a few children's days, and that makes a difference.

 

New: Music Competition and Concert 

Our student ensembles are preparing vigorously for the competition at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania on Friday, May 24. Students should turn in the permission slip and fee for the field trip as soon as possible to a music director. Please also note that our spring concert will be May 16 at 6:30 pm.

 

New: Golf

This is the last week to sign-up for golf. Please submit a copy of your child's physical, emergency treatment form, and consent form to Ms. Quinn.

 

New: Festival de Cine del Mundo (World Cinema Festival) 

The World Languages Department at Alice Deal presents the second annual World Cinema Festival with the support of the school's library. The Festival will take place on May 28 - 31st. During the entire week, our students will enjoy excellent films shot and produced in Colombia, Spain, China, and France. The movies will be screened everyday starting at 3:30 PM at the library.


El Departamento de Lengua Extranjera de Alice Deal con el apoyo de la la biblioteca de la escuela presenta la segunda version del Festival de Cine del Mundo a realizarse entre el 28-31 de mayo. Durante toda la semana nuestros estudiantes disfrutarán de excelentes peliculas rodadas y producidas en Colombia, España, China y Francia.  La presentación de las peliculas se hará todos los dias a partir de las 3:20 en la biblioteca. 

 

Schedule of Films: 

Tuesday, 28: Los Colores de la Montaña (The Colors of the Mountain), Colombia
Wednesday, 29: The King of Masks, China
Thursday, 30: El Viaje de Carol (Carol's Journey), Spain
Friday, 31: To Be Determined (France) Note: this is not the actual name!

We remind students that it is necessary to have permission from their parent(s) or guardian(s) in order to say at school after classes have ended. 

 

Registration for the 2014 Spring Break Trip to Costa Rica is Open!!

All 7th grade Spanish students interested in traveling to Costa Rica during the 2014 Spring Break can register now by going to eftours.com and typing in tour #1365514. There you can find information about the tour and itinerary. Benefits of registering early include locking in prices at their current rate, setting up a payment plan that allows a longer payment period, and securing your students spot on the tour. Please contact Ms. Henderson at [email protected] if you have any questions/concerns.

 

Summer Community Service and Leadership Opportunity

Spark the Wave is an organization where youth leadership is fostered. Their mission is to empower, train, and mentor the next generation of leaders who will impact the world through a lifelong commitment to community service. A 6-day overnight camp "Wave Week 2013" is being held at Villanova University in Villanova, PA from July 14-19. 40 hours of Community service can be earned during this week. Those interested must be at least 13 years old. Please see Ms. White for contact information and a flyer.

 

Safe Routes to School Online Parent Survey 

We would like to learn your thoughts about children walking and biking to school. This survey will take about 5 - 10 minutes to complete. We ask that each family complete only one survey at the following link: Safe Routes To School Parent Survey 

 

 

Students of the Month - April 2013

IB Learner profile: Balanced

 

They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

 

Sydney: Samuel SolomonLillian Keller

Santiago: Lukas LeijonAlahna Sabbakhan

San Francisco: Jerrod Nolan, Rose "Emily" Kelleher

London: Nathaniel GarrettJulia Arnsberger

Sparta: Paul McCoyer, Femi Witherspoon

Alexandria: Jackson DolgeGwendolyn Tsai

Rome: Benjamin KornMei Copacino

Mumbai: Alex AspirasNerissa Tunnessen

Mecca: Maddie ParsonsLachlan Ashenmiller

Firenze: Amir BarnettNadeeya Harrison

La Paz: William DavisUrsula Hedlund

Timbuktu: Joselin HernandezSamuel Zambrano

 

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program: Parent Survey 

 

 

This November, the International Baccalaureate will be evaluating Deal's IB Middle Years Program. Part of this evaluation is a survey of parents on their perceptions and experiences with the program at their child's school. Please take the time to complete the survey by going to the following site:

 

Deal IB Parents Survey 

 

Please help us be completing the survey; we will be using the information to improve the quality of the program here at Deal.


This Week at Deal...  

 

Monday - Friday ACCESS for ELLs TESTING

All English Language Learners (ELL) and some LCD students will take the ACCESS for ELLs test, given in four sessions, between May 13 and 17. The group testing sessions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 & 15. The one-on-one speaking test will be given on Monday, Thursday and Friday, May 13, 16 & 17. Students will receive test schedules to show teachers whose classes will be missed. The list of students being tested and the testing schedule will be emailed to all staff as well. Please allow these ELL and LCD students to make up any work they may miss.   

 

Monday: The Afterschool Outdoor Basketball Club 

The Afterschool Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, May 13 at 3:30 behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in Room W205.

 

Monday: DCIAA City Softball Championship
The Lady Vikings will host the city championship game this year at home against Walker Jones. Please come out and support the Lady Vikings and coaches onto victory. We appreciate the support from administration, staff, parents, family and friends.  Teachers please excuse all team members at 2:30 pm.  
 

Monday: 8th Grade TAGS meeting

8th Grade TAGS meeting on Monday, May 13 to finish our PowerPoint and to practice our presentation at 3:30 - 4:30 pm in W304. See you there! Be sure to save Saturday, June 1, from 10 until noon at National Geographic for our end of the year presentation and celebration!

 

Monday and Wednesday: Girls Soccer

Monday: Semifinals at Anacostia SHS

Wednesday: Championship Game at Eastern SHS.

 

Tuesday: Swim Club

Swim Club meets in W200 on Tuesdays.

 

Wednesday: 8th Grade US History Students

Come and watch Amistad with the Humanities Department on Wednesday, May 15 from 3:30 - 5:45 pm in W304. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Plan to stay for the entire viewing. Sign up with your History teacher this week.

 

Thursday: National Junior Honor Society Ceremony

An induction ceremony for new members will be held Thursday, May 16, at 9:30 am in the Deal auditorium. This is a formal occasion; girls are encouraged to wear dresses or skirts and boys must wear a shirt and tie. Students who are not appropriately dressed will not be allowed to participate in the induction ceremony. Families are invited. You can expect the ceremony to last one hour. The PTA will hold a brief reception following the ceremony. An announcement will be made for candidates to report to the auditorium.

 

Thursday: Spring Concert

The music department cordially invites you to our spring concert on Thursday, May 16th at 6:30 pm.The concert will feature the String Ensemble, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band and the Concert Choir.  Come and enjoy an evening of great music and impressive student performers!

 

Thursday: Discovery Club

Discovery Club will go on a field trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Thursday 5 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Your permission slip must be turned in if you plan on going. Be sure to bring cash or a Smartrip card to ride the metro. Please see Ms. Law or Ms. Purcell if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at our final outing!

 

Thursday: Team London

Team London will have study hall Thursday in E104 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

 

Thursday: 
Outdoor Track 

Our Boys and Girls track teams will be traveling to Spingarn on Thursday to compete in the DCIAA City Championships. The meet begins at 2:00pm. Go Vikings! 

 

Friday: 8th Graders Study at Gettysburg on Friday

Eighth grade students and their teachers will study math, science, English and the history of the Civil War at Gettysburg this Friday. Buses depart promptly at 7:00 am with you or without you so be on time! Bring lunches, beverages, clipboards and pens, cameras, pocket money for souvenirs, and your best behavior. We will watch "Glory" on the ride North, visit the beautiful museum facilities at the new National Parks Visitors' Center, see "A New Birth of Freedom" and the famed "Cyclorama," enjoy a picnic lunch, and tour the battlefield with a licensed guide. We expect to return to Deal by 5:45 pm. 

 
Staff information ...

New:  8th Grade Gettysburg Trip 
The 8th grade Humanities Team would like to meet with all staff who are attending the 8th grade Gettysburg trip. We will meet in E305 on Thursday, May 16, during our department meeting time, 8:10-8:40, to go over logistical information for the next day's trip to Gettysburg!
 
PLUs for No-Nonsense Nurturing 
All staff should be able to login to PD Planner and print their PLU certificates for the online No-Nonsense Nurturer program. If you do not know how to login to PD Planner, please contact Ms. Peltason.

IMPACT: CSC and TAS 
Reminder: CSC updates are due to grade-level administrators, and TAS assessments should be finalized in Gradequick, by May 24. 

Monday AM

 

Chinese tutoring
8:00am/Rm N111  

Spanish tutoring with Ms. Cadavid 

8:10 am/RM C314

 

Spanish tutoring with Ms. Jackson

8:10am/Rm C212 

 

Tuesday AM

 

String Ensemble

Auditorium 
 
Jazz Band 
7:45 am/Rm CG20

 

Concert Choir

7:45 am/Rm CG04
 
Spanish tutoring with Ms. Jackson - RM C212

 

  

 

Wednesday AM

 

Concert Band (6)

7:45 am   

 

Advanced 

Concert Band

7:45 am

Young Men's 

Choir

7:45 am 

 

Spanish tutoring with Ms. Jackson

8:10am/Rm C212

 

 

 

    

Thursday AM

 

String Ensemble
Auditorium 
 
Jazz Band 
7:45 am/Rm CG20

 

Concert Choir

7:45 am/Rm CG04
 
Chinese tutoring
8:00am/Rm N111  

  

Spanish tutoring with Ms. Cadavid 

8:10 am/RM C314

 
Spanish tutoring with Ms. Jackson - RM C212

French tutoring 
8:10 am/Mr. Ngwa

Friday AM

 

Peer Mediators

8:00/Rm C116

 

Concert Band (6)

7:45 am   

 

Advanced 

Concert Band

 7:45 am  
 

  

 

 Monday PM

(All at 3:30 

unless otherwise noted)  

 

Girl Up

Rm E305

 

Newspaper

Rm N116

 

Student Council

Rm E205

 

Viking Quarterly

Rm W103
 
African 
Drumming

 

French Club 

Rm CG07  


GeoPlunge

Rm C130

 

Board Games

Rm W106

  

Deal Relief 

Council

Rm E104

  

Comic Book 

Creators 

Rm C203 



Tuesday PM

(All at 3:30 

unless otherwise noted)  

 
Reader's Theater
Rm E205

 

Conflict 

Resolution& Peer Mediation

McFarland's office

 

Bocce Club

Front lawn

 

Music workshop   


 

 

 

Wednesday PM 

(All at 3:30

unless otherwise noted)  

 

Student Librarian

Library 

Team Mumbai
Rm N113

Alex. Library
Rm E200

 

Roman Holiday

Rm E204

 

After School 

Sports Rap

Rm W104

 

Team Santiago

Study Hall
Rm C130

 

Debate Team

Rm W100
 
New Student
Transitions

Workshop

Ms. White's office

 

 

Roman Holiday 

E204

 

Deal Scientists 

Rm E101

 

Team Alexandria

Rm E200  

 

Santiago Study 

Hall

 

Rm C130

 

Parlons Français

Club
Rm C308 

Literature-to-
Film Festival
Library

Discovery Club
Rm E101

Salva Las Focas/Save the Seals
Rm C314

Creative Writing
Rm C305

Thursday PM 

(All at 3:30 

unless otherwise noted)  


MWIT club
Rm E206

 

Team London

Rm E104

 

Mathletes

RM E106  

 

M.I.T

Rm E206

 

TAGS

Rm C130 

Writing club
Rm W305

Friday PM 

(All at 3:30 

unless otherwise noted)  

 

Type Faster Now

Rm W204 

8th Grade Model UN
Rm W304

Tennis Club

Rm E300

Outdoor Track 

Vikings Soccer

Ultimate Frisbee
Rm C130

 

Girls on Track

Rm E103

 

After School 

Outdoor Hoop

Rm W205

Tennis Club
Rm E300

Outdoor Track 
Football 
Conditioning
Weight Area 
 
Outdoor Track
 

Ultimate Frisbee

Rm C130

Girls' Running
Rm E304 

 

Girls on Track

Rm E103 

Outdoor Track 
Outdoor Track
 





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Community Information
(Items in this section are not sponsored by Deal)

 

AFS Intercultural Programs

Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs welcomes more than 2,300 international high school students to the US. These are outstanding young people who were selected in their home countries to study in US high schools and are eager to experience what it's like to live in America. Sharing daily life with a teenager from another country and culture is a rich and rewarding experience and is a wonderful way for you and your family to bring more understanding into the world. Local AFS Volunteers will support you and your hosted student throughout your experience to help you both receive the most from your time together. You provide a bed and meals for your student, but most importantly, you should be eager and excited to share your life and activities while providing the same kind of care, support, and comfort as you would to your own child or family members. AFS welcomes all kinds of families. Host an AFS Exchange Student and build bridges of intercultural understanding. It's a gift you'll give and receive. Most families have no idea how much they'll gain until they say yes! School Without Walls hosts more students than any other school in the region. Be a part of the excitement. Start the process at www.afsusa.org/hostfamily, or call Chana Hays 202 265 8744 or email [email protected] 

 

5-Day Field Hockey Day Camp 

Interested in playing field hockey? Wilson High School will be hosting a 5-day camp, Academy International, this August 5-9.  The energetic and knowledgeable coaches come from England, Spain, Holland and elsewhere.  One or two families may have the opportunity to host the coaches. The camp will be 3 hours a day, the exact time and place, at or near Wilson, to be determined.  The price is $215 per player. We need at least 20 players to hold the camp.  If you are interested, please email Sarah Whitener, head coach of the Wilson Field Hockey Team, at[email protected]. Visit the camp website at www.academyinternational.net. Tell your friends!
 

Play travel soccer with CapitalFC  

CapitalFC is holding tryouts for the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 season on May 19 for new teams (U9 boys and girls and U12 girls) and June 1 for existing teams (U10-U15 boys). Please sign up online at www.CapitalFC.org. CapitalFC is a travel only soccer club that fields teams from U9 through U15. CapitalFC teams play in area travel leagues including NCSL and ODSL. All of our team coaches are professionally licensed with personal, professional, and travel team experience; please visit their bios on our website. CapitalFC teams practice on lighted turf fields in the Capitol Hill area, accessible from Metro and I-395/695.
 
2013 Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing will be hosting its 15th camp for grieving children and teenagers (ages 6-16) who have experienced the death of a loved one. Camp will be held Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Arlington Echo Educational Center in Millersville, MD. It is a fantastic opportunity for young people to meet other grieving kids, explore their own grief in a safe supportive environment and have a really fun time. All campers are matched with an adult "buddy" for the weekend. All buddies are trained and screened volunteers.  The weekend blends traditional camp programming (swimming, confidence course, camp fires, canoeing) with grief focused activities including support groups, therapeutic art, drumming, drama and a memorial boat ceremony.
Applications for campers are available on the website 
Deadline for application has been extended to Friday, May 3.
 

Summer Jazz Camp with the Blues Alley Jazz Society  

Your kids can swing into summer with our internationally renowned jazz educators at the Blues Alley Summer Jazz Camp, to be held July 8-19, 9:30 am-3:00 pm, at Carton Barron -- with an end-of-camp student concert on July 21st at Glen Echo. Campers bring their own lunch (refrigeration available). We provide drum sets, amplifiers, keyboards, and music stands. The cost of the two-week session is $350. Please contact director Michael Bowie at [email protected] to register. NO AUDITION REQUIRED!


Duke Ellington School of the Arts Summer Arts Intensives 
Looking for something fantastic to do this summer in the arts? Duke Ellington School of the Arts may be the place for you. Ellington will be offering summer arts intensives in Literary Media & Communications, Instrumental Music, Dance, Vocal Music, and Theatre. Each will have a component specifically for incoming students, with the exception of Literary Media and Communications which are open to current 6th through 8th graders.  These are great programs for any child who is motivated in the arts, especially current 7th graders that are eyeing Ellington as a high school choice.  Any interested students/parents should contact the program coordinators listed below for more details: For Dance- Charles Augins- [email protected] or 202-337-7958; for Literary Media & Communications- Mark Williams- [email protected]; for Instrumental Music- Isaac Daniel- [email protected]; for Vocal Music- Mary Jane Ayers- [email protected]; for Theatre- Dawn Naser- [email protected] A flyer for these programs is also posted outside of Ms. White's office on the first floor.

Tiger Elite Summer Basketball Camp  
Please take a look at our Tiger Elite Summer Basketball Camp that will be held at Wilson SHS! It's for rising 1st - 8th graders of all levels and abilities.There is a focus on the development of basketball skills; however, each camper will also experience fun camp activities, such as arts and crafts, games, speed and agility drills, etc... We hope to see your kids there! www.tigerelitebasketballcamp.com

Summer Tennis Camp for Alice Deal Students at Lafayette July 15-19    

You can spend a week starting or improving your tennis game during the summer at our tennis camp. We are setting July 15-19 as the week for Alice Deal students. So come with your friends or meet other Deal students during this week of fun in the sun. Check it out at www.lafayettetennis.org. Camp is open to beginners and advanced players. If you can't make it that week, you are welcome to join any of the other camp sessions. If you have questions you can call or text Paul Rosenbaum at 202 441-0925.