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... 

I hope that everyone is enjoying the sunniest part of the Columbus Day weekend - Monday. Now that DC has addressed most of its precipitation deficit, we can look forward to the brisk cool air that fall is supposed to bring. The beauty that is fall is not far behind.

Deal successfully navigated the first round of the Paced Interim Assessments (PIAs), a round in which we administered over 1,200 online tests in English and the same number in pencil and paper for Math. We kept everything at a regular schedule - students were only interrupted for the one period that they were testing - but it took tremendous effort from the many adults who worked to set-up, break-down, set-up, and break-down the tests everyday for seven days. I commend them for doing something that hadn't been done before, and doing it so well.

Our shortened week (no school Friday nor Monday for students) signals that we are closing in on the end of the 1st advisory. Many of you have used our new online parent-teacher conference scheduling tool to sign-up for next Monday's meetings - but there are a few slots left. This is always a popular day, so plan a few extra minutes to locate parking. Even if you are not coming in to meet, please take a little time to review your child's progress so far. In particular, review Edline reports to see if there are any patterns in performance - a week where homework wasn't completed, a test missed but not retaken, or success on tests but poor results on classwork. These are worth trying to figure out.

In addition, ask your child about their experience so far this year. Are they participating in a team, club, or activity? How is their journey to and from school going? Has their "friend group" from last year changed? What are they finding out about themselves with different teachers, different academic challenges, and a different year? Do they have someone they can talk to at school, or at least someone they feel they can go to if there is something that concerns them? These are questions that get at how they feel about school as a place that both works with them on their academic progress but also on their personal growth.

Finally, there are a number of controversial topics floating around our city these days (mostly outside of our school building). For me, these have included good conversations with parents about instruction, about choices, about their children. For our students, these arise out of concerns about dress codes, students rights and responsibilities, and the issues of fairness and justice that seem to go with middle school. These are welcome discussions. All of us might not agree on a solution, the pace of change needed, or even whether we can make a change but it is important to have these discussions. I am proud of the students at Deal who pose tough questions and to the teachers and staff who have created a place where questioning is encouraged.

See you next Monday.

James Albright

PS - there are a couple of fun volunteer activities listed way at the end of the bulletin. If your child needs some volunteer hours for the National Junior Honor Society, take a look there.
The Alice Deal PTA is Building Community

SAVE THE DATE:  The Auction/Party!  Saturday, Feb. 8, 2013 

          Week of 
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 Bell Schedule

Monday -  Columbus Day 
Tuesday -Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday - Thursday Bell 
Friday - No School 

Upcoming Dates  

October 18
Teacher PD Day
No school for students

October 21
Parent-Teacher Conferences
No school for students

October 22
Principal's Coffee 9-10
6th Grade Humanities Field Trip
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

October 23
6th Grade Humanities Field Trip
Literature-to-Film Festival

October 24
Grade-Level Chairs, 3:30 pm
6th Grade Humanities Field Trip
High School Night 6:30 pm

October 25
Visiting Deal 9 - 10 am

October 28
Spirit Week!

October 29
Mix it Up Day

October 30
Murch Buddy Day

November 1
Last Day of First Advisory
Reno Day #1
Students Dismissed at 12:15
Detention 12:15 to 3 pm

November 2
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

November 3
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

November 4
1st Advisory 6th Grade Birthday Party

November 5
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

November 6
Lafayette Buddy Day

November 7
New to Deal, 3:30 pm
IB Evaluation Visit Day One

November 8
IB Evaluation Visit Day Two

November 11
Veterans' Day
No school for staff and students

November 12
Canned Food Drive Begins

November 13
Eaton Buddy Day
Family Math Night, 6:30 pm

November 14
GeoPlunge Tournament

November 15
LSAT, 7:30 am
Report Cards Issued

November 16
Saturday Detention 9 - noon

November 19
Open House 9 - 1 pm
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

November 20
Bancroft Buddy Day
International Night

November 21
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

November 26
Principal's Coffee, 9 - 10

November 27
Thanksgiving Assembly

November 28 - 29
Thanksgiving Break 
No school for students and teachers 

DCPS Lunch Policy
All students must have a positive balance in their account in order to purchase/receive a lunch. If there is not a positive balance in the student's account, they will not be able to purchase lunch unless they have Free And Reduced Meal (FARMS) application. Please fill out and submit a FARMS application if you believe you qualify by following this link:
As a reminder, students can pay for meals in any of the following ways:
1. By paying with a credit/debit cards at, an online prepayment service
2. By inserting cash into the MyPAL Kiosk, located in the cafeteria
3. By sending a check or money order (please include Student ID) made payable to the D.C. Treasurer to the following address:      

DCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services
1200 First St, NE, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Media Center News
    Center Hours



The library will be closed after school for the faculty meeting on Thursday, October 17th.


Before School 8:00 - 8:40 am

 After School  3:30 - 4:30 pm

Students must have parental permission to stay after school


The Alice Deal Media Center 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). 
Bus Information '13-'14
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. Jacqueline Smith, at 202-962-5860 as soon as possible. Her email is [email protected]. 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 Ms. Priscilla Alston. She can be reached directly at 202-309-0783. Her email is [email protected].

As always, please send an email about bus problems or concerns to j[email protected]

Here is a link to the bus route schedule.


Immunization News 


Thanks to the parents who have been sending in immunization information. Please continue to send in  documentation every time your student receives new immunizations. It is important to have all students immunized to prevent the spread of childhood diseases.


All 6th graders 11 years or older must have the following:

Tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis)

Meningococcal (meningitis)  

HPV (human papilloma virus)


For the HPV vacine, three doses are required for females or you may complete an opt out form.


All immunization forms must be stamped, signed and dated before the Immunization Registry will accept them.


If there are any questions, please call Nurse Green Whitlock at (202) 939-2009.

PTA Sponsors
The following are the Deal PTA 2013-2014 business sponsors.

The Broad Branch Market

Taylor Agostino Group

Radifera Design Group

W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtor

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Second Wind CrossFit

edCount, LLC 

Discount Vacation Rentals for Deal Families

 Capitol Language Services  


Acacia Bistro 


Important Changes Made to DCPS Attendance Protocol


1) 10 unexcused absences means "chronically truant."


2) 15 unexcused absences is a court referral 


3) Students must be at school 80% of the entire school day in order to be considered "present".   



The only excusable reasons for a student's late arrival and/or absence from school are:

  • Illness or medical  
  • Medical or dental appointment 
  • Death in the student's immediate family
  • Judicial proceedings 
  • Religious holiday
  • Failure of DC to provide transportation  

In order to be acknowledged as "excused" the student 

parents must provided a note ( written or electronically) to Ms. Johnson, the attendance counselor, that indicates for  their child was absent from school.     


If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center and ask to speak to the Attendance Counselor, Ms. Johnson. 


Calling all cooks!


It's almost time for International Night, the Deal community's annual fundraising potluck dinner extravaganzaon Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

Now is the time to start planning what you'll bring to the party. Last year there were delectable dishes from around the globe, including lo mein, macaroni and cheese, beef stroganoff, empanadas, biryani and so much more. Follow the link below to sign up TODAY to include your favorite family dish. International Night Sign Up.  


The 2013 International Night will raise money for scholarships for this year's international trips. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the Deal community, the Deal Parent and Teacher organization was able to help 19 students afford trips to China, France and Costa Rica.

Your $upport means a great Deal!


Viking Time

All students will be selecting their monthly Viking time activities in their homerooms next week. The first Viking Time will be on October 31st. Here is our preliminary list of activities, divided by grade levels. 


6th Grade Viking Time Activities

Anime All the Way

Bananagrams and Uno

Board Games

Book/Print Making

Capitol Jazz Project

Capture the Flag

Card Games

Creative Writing

Doodle Club



Hula Hoop

Improv Club

Independent Readers Jewelry Designing



Lanyard Making

Math Games and Puzzles

Museum Mania
Music Exploration


Paper Quilling

Ping Pong


Space Time

The Sports Rap

Thank You Club

Walking Club (permission slip needed)



7th Grade Viking Time Activities

Animal Rights



Board Games

Buddy Beads

Capitol Jazz Project
Card Games

Character Illustrations

Chess Club

Creative Writing

Film Club

Four Square


Garage Band

Graphic Novel Club


Harry Potter Fanatics

Holiday Cards

Let's Chat

Line Dancing



Museum Mania

Outdoor Adventure Club


Space Exploration

Sports Talk Circle

STEM Club for Girl


Winning Arguments (Debate)

Woodcraft Painting



8th Grade Viking Time Activities

Apples to Apples

Board Games

Capitol Jazz Project

Chinese Calligraphy

Creative Writing

Knitting, Spinning, and Weaving

Gadget Zone

Garage Band

Independent Readers


Lawn Games

Movie Critic

Museum Mania
Nail Salon

The Philosophical Life

Planning for Life





Spanish Films

Speakin' Up, Out, and Beyond

Step Team

The Sports Rap

Theatre Games

Travel Club

Who Done It?



 Buddy Days are coming to Deal!


Every year the Alice Deal 6th grade students and teachers host a day for each of our feeder school 5th grade students and their teachers to visit for part of our school day. This is our chance to proudly present our school to future middle school students. We want to make every effort to have our visiting buddies have a super positive experience.


The following schools will visit from 8:50 am to noon:


Murch ESWednesdayOctober 30
Lafayette ESWednesday
November 6
Eaton ESWednesday
November 13
Bancroft ESWednesday
Shepherd ESTuesdayDecember 3
Janney ES
TuesdayDecember 17
Hearst ES


International Baccalaureate


Deal will undergo its first IB evaluation visit since authorization on November 7th and 8th. Over a two day period, three observers from IB will conduct the evaluation. During the evaluation the team will observe classes and meet with representatives from the school community. Parents of students from the three grade levels will be asked to participate in the process. The team will also look at student work samples. The purpose of the visit is to evaluate the implementation of the IB Middle Years Program at Deal and to provide the school with feedback. The team will send a writen evaluation report of their findings.
Student & parent information


New: StepAfrika! Workshop

6th, 7th, and 8th graders are encouraged to participate in a workshop with Step Afrika! ( Members of the company will work with students on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 4:30 from October 22 until December 10.  Whether students have never stepped before or have participated in the WPAS Summer Steps Program - all are encouraged come out to STOMP THE YARD!

Interested students should see Ms. Neal for information.


New: Calling Aspiring Journalists!

If you would like to be a correspondent for the Northwest Current newspaper, see Ms. Redekopp in the Media Center. Your work may be featured in the School Dispatches section of the paper!


New: Career Day is Coming in November

On Thursday, November 5, 2013 from 9:00 - 10:25 am, we will sponsor Career Day at Alice Deal. Adults from a variety of occupations are needed to visit to share insights about their careers to a class of about 25 students. To make this day a success, we need approximately 50 parents and community members to share with our students. Please contact Ms. Camille White by email at [email protected] or call 202-939-2010 to sign up.


New: #Socktober
In the great tradition of community service at ALice Deal, the 6th grade has stepped up and is asking the entire Deal Community to help collect items to donate to local homeless shelters in advance of winter. These items include:
* new socks
* new hats
* new gloves
* new scarves
* new blankets
* new (or gently-used) jackets

Items can be brought to homerooms and placed in the #Socktober box. We will collect items through November 1st. The homeroom that collects the most items will receive a pizza party. Everyone who participates will make a positive difference in the life of someone who needs it.


New: Period 8 Registration Continues
Enrollment for Deal's second advisory Period 8 courses opened last week. If you haven't already checked out the course offerings, you can do so by visiting or by viewing the information on Edline or Deal's website. When you're ready to enroll, do so online at  Questions?  Email [email protected]


New: Make Your Team Conference Appointments Now!
The first Parent-Teacher conferences of the year will be held on Monday, October 21st from 12:00 - 7:00 pm. Appointments are needed in order to meet with any team teacher and can be made online by visiting
If you would like to meet with your child's team teachers and don't yet have an appointment, please make one soon as space is filling up quickly. Note: all non-team teachers will be available for drop-in conferences.


New: Scholastic Reading Clubs

Books and ebooks are available online for students at a discounted rate. You simply go online, register and order no later than November 18th. Ms. Kinzer will then process your order and have books delivered to your child at school.


To order: 

1. Register at

2. Enter the Class Activation Code LWMM6

3. Choose from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks

4. Submit the order online by the due date listed on the website


If you have any additional questions, please contact Ms. Kinzer at [email protected] 


New: GirlUp Bake Sale on Monday, October 21

The ambitious members of Deal's GirlUp Club will host a bake sale during parent-teacher conferences to raise money to send to a girls' school in Liberia. GirlUp is sponsored by the United Nations in an international effort to support girls' education and legal rights around the world. The club members will bake the cookies, brownies, cupcakes and other treats themselves.


Please stop by to make a small purchase; we hope to raise $500 for this first project.


While you are there, ask our club members why they are so committed to this campaign. We raise funds but we also strive to raise awareness of how important it is for girls to receive the best educational opportunities possible. "You see a girl; we see the future."


New: Looking for Poems
The Literary Magazine Club would like to include two poems in the first edition of the magazine (to be published in November). If you would like to submit a poem you have written for consideration, please leave it in Ms. Cements' box in the office, or email it to [email protected]


Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts will begin soon. Please bring the following forms to Coach Downing to register:

Emergency Treatment Form 2013

Consent for Athletic Participation 2013


Scary Story Competition

Mr. Helsabeck will be sponsoring his 2nd annual Scary Story competitionin honor of Halloween and all things creepy, crawly, and downright bloodcurdling. Submissions will be accepted in Mr. Helsabeck's box until October 25th. Four winners will be chosen, with the first place essay being announced on Halloween. All three runner ups and the first place story will be published online and receive prizes. Email Mr. Helsabeck if you have any questions. Muhahahaha!
([email protected])


Pictures for the Yearbook

Do you have pictures from a school event? Mr. Klauber is in need of photographs for the yearbook. He is requesting any and all pictures of Deal events! Please send them to [email protected].  


Politics and Prose Book Store Fundraiser

Support the Alice Deal Middle School Library on November 2nd and 3rd by shopping at the Politics and Prose book store. The Deal PTA will receive 20% of the sales from Deal supporters and this money will directly fund the library's collection. Visit Politics and Prose on either day of the sale. Identify yourself at check-out as a Deal supporter, present the coupon found in the check-out area, and our library and Deal students will benefit. The store is located at 5015 Connecticut Avenue and is open Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Start your holiday shopping early and help out our wonderful school!


Peer Mediation - a Peacemaking Opportunity

Do you know a student who might be interested in being trained to be a peer mediator at Deal this year? If so, ask them to pick up a training application from the bookcase outside the counselors offices and return it to Ms. McFarland (C116) as soon as possible - the deadline is Thursday, October 10. We are looking for boys and girls from all three grades - but especially 6th and 7th. 


If students have already been trained, they also need to apply and attend all or part of the mediation training. Special training for mediating disputes at the middle school level will be provided. Ms. McFarland and Ms. Blakeway will coordinate the program.  


This is the training schedule:

Fri., October 18 - 8:45 - 3:15 pm (no school) 

Mon., October 21 - 8:45 - 3:15 pm (no school) 

Wed., October 23 - 3:15 - 6:30 pm (after school)

Thur., October 24 - 3:15 - 6:30 pm (after school)  


Johns Hopkins CTY 2013 Global Talent Search

Application/registration forms are available in the counselors office for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who qualify to participate in the Johns Hopkins University Talent Search Program. To qualify, students must have scored "Advanced" in either Reading or Math on last year's DC CAS. Please pick up an application from your grade level counselor if you would like to participate in the 2013-14 Global Talent Search.


Vocal Music Department

The three Deal vocal music groups have hit the ground running! This promises to be an amazing year of music! Rehearsals continue this week. It is NOT too late to sign up!! 


All School Choir (Watkins) in Auditorium 

7:45 - 8:35 am - Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday


The BIG DEAL Madrigal Chorale (McElhaney) in Auditorium 

7:45 - 8:35 am - Monday. and Wednesday


DEAL With It A Capella Singers (McElhaney) in Auditorium 

3:30 - 4:30 pm - Tuesday and Friday

Student Librarians Wanted

If you would like to volunteer as a Student Librarian (shelving books and helping students find books), see Ms. Redekopp this week. You can choose the day that best fits your schedule!


Deal-O-Ween Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

The Ultimate Frisbee Club is hosting its third annual costume-themed tournament Sunday, October 27th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. It's not too late to join the team but we need your health forms! See Ms. Kouri, Mr. Martini, or Ms. Reynolds for more information and tournament waiver forms.

World Language Trips 
France - Spring Break 2014

To register an 8th grader (taking French) for the cultural and immersion trip to France, please go  to and enroll with tour number: 1344248K. You can also click on the following link in your browser: EF Tours France trip 

Questions/Comments? Feel free to contact M. Mbayu at [email protected] or M. Ngwa at


Costa Rica - Spring Break 2014 

If you are the parent of an 8th grade Spanish student and are interested in traveling with Alice Deal to Costa Rica over Spring Break, visit and type in tour #1365514 in the box provided. You can register and find information about the itinerary, destinations, and accommodations. If you know you are interested in having your student participate on this tour, please register as soon as possible to avoid an increase in price. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Henderson at [email protected].


China - Spring Break 2014 

If you are the parent of an 8th grade student learning Chinese and are interested in traveling with Alice Deal to China over spring break, please visit and register with tour #1362243VB. There, you can find information about the itinerary, destinations, and accommodations. If you are interested in having your student participate on this tour, please register as soon as possible to avoid an increase in price. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Yanming Zhi at [email protected]


World Language Trip Scholarships
Families interested in pursuing scholarships for this year's world language trips: there will be additional scholarships, 50 percent scholarships are limited to families of limited economic means, and the process for providing scholarships will be outlined soon in the bulletin. Stay tuned! 


Target's 2013 Give with Target campaign

We need your help! Target's 2013 Give With Target Campaign is providing schools with an easy opportunity to raise money. All it requires is a Facebook account and a minute of your time. We have the potential to raise up to $10,000 for Alice Deal MS.  


To participate: Visit the Give With Target Facebook page and vote for Deal Middle School once per week through September 21st. Once Deal receives 25 votes, Target will donate $1 per vote to the school, with a maximum donation of $10,000. Go to your Facebook Account, search for the Give With Target  application, search for DEAL MIDDLE SCHOOL, and vote!Please vote once per week - each vote raises $$ for Deal!

This Week at Deal...

Please note: not all club meetings are included in this section; please check the full schedule at the bottom of this bulletin.  


Tuesday: Debate Team
The first DC Urban Debate League Tournament will be held at Sidwell Friends on Saturday, October 26th from 8:30 am - 4:30pm (the tournament may run late if the turn out is high).

Dress code: Formal business (Females = dress, skirt, or dress slacks with dress top...Males= Shirt & Tie preferred, dress pants, etc.) - Please refer to the Information Sheet handed out at the beginning of the school year. We want to present ourselves as professionals.

The three topics will be:

School: Assigning mandatory homework is not in the best interest of middle school students.
National: College athletes should recieve a share of their school's athletic revenue as income.
International: The US should prohibit the import of all goods derived from the Amazon rainforest.


See you there, Mr. Stroud & Ms. Brittingham


Tuesday: DIY Club on Tuesday
The DIY Club will be learning how to crochet on Tuesday. Supplies will be provided, but bring any crochet hooks or yarn that you may have. We will be learning different stitches and chose a project to begin. All do-it-yourself-ers and crafters are welcome! Ms. Dziato will see you in room E105 on Tuesday at 3:30 pm.


Tuesday: Deal's Science Olympiad team wants YOU!
Do you enjoy a challenge?  Do you like problem solving, engineering, robotics, or just science in general?  If so, Deal's Science Olympiad team wants you to join us on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room W200. Come check out the excitement and learn how you can compete as a member of our team!


Tuesday: Spelling Bee Club

We will meet this week in Mr. Gueltig's room, E104, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. This week's practice words are the Latin list. If you would like the complete packet to begin studying from but can't make the meetings, then stop by E104 to pick them up.


Tuesday: History Club

History Club will meet on Tuesday, October 15th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room W304. Bring a snack!  We will map out our photos and decide where we will start in our history adventure!  See you then!


Tuesday: GeoPlunge

This Tuesday GeoPlunge teams compete against each other in order to determine which four teams will be selected to attend the city-wide tournament on November 14th at the National Portrait Gallery. Teams will play on Tuesday in room C130 during 6th grade recess, 7th grade recess, and after school. Feel free to also come to just enjoy playing! Please see Mr. Martini if you have any questions.


Wednesday: Fencing Club Canceled

Fencing Club will not meet this Wednesday, October 16th. We will resume next Wednesday.   


Wednesday: Team Santiago Study Hall

Ms. Brittingham, Mr. Martini, Ms. Nakamura, and Ms. Jackson will be available to provide academic support to all Team Santiago students every Wednesday from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Room C130. Please feel free to come for help or simply for a quiet place to work.


Thursday: 8th grade to Mt Vernon 


Eighth Grade Corner


High School Night @ Deal

Thursday, October 24th 

6:30 - 8:00pm



Come to Deal on Thursday, October 24th, to hear brief presentations and meet school representatives, current students, and parents who will share their perspectives on each school. This event is a great complement to attending the individual high schools' open houses. You might be impressed by a school that wasn't on your radar. School Without Walls, McKinley, Ellington, Banneker, Phelps and Wilson High Schools should be in attendance. 7th and 8th grade students and parents are encouraged to come for this informative evening.


Specialized High School Open House Dates


High School application deadlines are fast approaching beginning in early December! Don't miss the opportunity to visit their upcoming Open Houses.


Duke Ellington School of the Arts 

  • October 23th, 2013 & January 9, 2014, 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School 

  • October 25th, November 15th, December 20th  and January 17th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. 

Wilson High School 

  • October 25th, November 15th, & December 6th, 2013, 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • January 10th, February 7th, and March 14, 2014, 9am to 11am

Benjamin Banneker High School 

  •  November 2th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

School Without Walls High School 

  • November 13th, Two Sessions: 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
  • Lisner Auditorium at GWU

McKinley Technology High School 

  • November 14th,  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Staff information ...  
Tuesday: Reno Days  
Heads up teachers!  All teachers will meet on October 15th at 8:10 am in the following rooms to discuss Reno Days:


o   Science and Math will meet in E204

o   History and English will meet in E204

o   Art, PE, music, language will meet in C217


Thursday: SCAC Meeting

The members of the SCAC will meet with the Deal administration from 7:30 - 8:30 in the conference room. 


Thursday: Faculty Meeting

There will be a faculty meeting in the cafeteria from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.


Friday: Professional Development Day

All teachers will meet at Deal at 8:00 am for our 1st advisory professional development day. 

(all activities begin at 8:00 am unless otherwise stated)
Deal Madrigal 
Chorale 7:45am 

All School Chorus
7:45 am

 Deal Madrigal
7:45 am

  All School Chorus

7:45 am  
 All School Chorus
7:45 am
Percussion Ensemble
7:45 am 
String Chamber Ensemble
7:45 am 
Percussion Ensemble 
7:45 am
String Chamber
7:45 am
 Jazz Band 
7:45 am
 Symphonic Band
7:45 am
Jazz Band
7:45 am
Symphonic Band
7:45 am
Peer Mediators Meeting 8:00 
RM C116
 6th Grade Concert Band
7:45 am
  6th Grade Concert Band
7:45 am
(all activities begin at 3:30 pm unless otherwise stated)

(No School Columbus Day)

(No after school activities for
Faculty Meeting)

(No School PD Day for Staff)
Football practice to 6Football practice to 6
Football practice to 6
Football game vs Whittier at Coolidge 5:00
6th/7th grade Boys' Soccer Team practice
Volleyball Volleyball practice
Volleyball practice
Vocabulary practice 
Cheerleading practice - gym
Cross-country practiceScience Olympiad Team W200
Cross-country practiceThe Big Deal
Acappella Choir
Cheerleading practice - gym
Photography Club
Boys 6/7th soccer practiceField Hockey practice Robotics/Investment Team E207
Computer Programing
GSA club
N116 or
Team Babylon tutoring 
to 4:30 
Literary Magazine club CG07
History club
Fencing club
 Speech Club

Board Games
Debate Team
  Art From the Heart C205
French tutoring

Outdoor Basketball 
Outside Court
Jiu Jitsu
Outside gym
Alexandria Library E205
Model Un 

Ultimate Frisbee C205
String Club
Vinyl club
Art from the Heart

Scrabble club
 Digital Recording Club
Music WorkshopChinese tutoring
Team Rio study hall Team Mumbai tutoringTeam Santiago study hall C130
Team London study hall E104

Yoga club RM E101
After School String workshop
Anime Drawing

Knitting Club
DIY club
interest meeting
New to Deal Transition Workshop 

Illustrator's Club C224
The Big Deal Acappella ChoirModel UN Conference 

Chess Club

Chinese Tutoring

Artist Journaling

African Drumming CG21

Student Council meeting 

Music Workshop

Cooking Club Group A CG03

Chinese tutoring

6th Grade Soccer club E103

 Robotics/Investment Team E207


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


Free Lacrosse Clinics

Free lacrosse clinics will be held on Sundays from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.  To sign up go to  


Field Hockey

Practice - Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

Games - Sundays at DEAL

visit for details  


Volunteers Needed for Murch Fall Fair 

Murch Elementary is looking for volunteers for their Fall Fair on October 26th from 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm.  They need to staff the hair coloring and styling booth! The tunes will be playing and there will be snacks, so grab a couple of your friends and sign up!  Shifts are one hour long and we need 5 volunteers per hour. Email Tanya Corrigan for more information and to sign up: [email protected].  Thanks and looking forward to seeing you at the Fall Fair!


Study Buddies

Janney Elementary School is looking for honor roll students from 7th and 8th grade who are interested in working with Janney students to provide homework help and support basic math and English language skills as part of a supervised, after-school activity, "Study Buddies".  This would require a regular commitment on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays from 3:40 - 4:40PM from November - January, and would count towards community service. 


If you are interested, please come to an information meeting at Janney on Tuesday, October 15th from 3:40 - 4:10pm.  Please contact Pippa Trench at [email protected] for more information.


Service Academy College Fair for DC Students

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes will host a college fair for service academies October 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Eastern Senior High School. The fair is open to DC students from grades 7-12. Admissions staff from the US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, and US Merchant Marine Academy will be in attendance. For additional information, contact [email protected]