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... 

Tomorrow we host our first Parent-Teacher Conference day of the 2013-14 school year. I hope that all who wanted to have this all-to-brief chat with their child's teacher were able to schedule one. Don't forget that only the team teachers need to be scheduled - you can drop in on the non-team teachers at any time.

There is never enough time for you to hear all that could be heard about your child, nor enough time for us to tell it all. Our hope is that much of the information you might need to check on (homework status, missing assignments, etc.) can be found in the one-two combination of Edline and Team Weekly Reports. As you know, this year we increased the reporting capabilities by having teacher Edline reports updated weekly rather than biweekly. If there is other information you need that might help you manage your child's academics, please let me know.

When you come by tomorrow, please note that there are two different community service activities underway. The GirlUp club is sponsoring a baked goods sale, with the hope of raising $500 to further the prospects for girls' education in Liberia. In addition, team classrooms will have boxes for our #Socktober effort. This is a 6th grade team effort to build understanding of our homelessness issue in DC as well as to provide some cold weather items to share. Please check below for more information - and you might as well bring along some socks while you are in the building!

On Tuesday, I will host my second Principal's Coffee (at 9 am). Please feel free to drop in for an unplanned chat. Also, if you know of someone who is thinking about Deal for a rising 6th grader, please let them know that I will be also hosting our first "Visiting Deal" tour on Friday at 9 am. This is a chance to hear about the school and take a short tour. I will be hosting these almost every two weeks from now until the end of winter; no sign-up is necessary. It is intended for non-Deal families, of course!

There are a couple of big activities this week that merit a quick comment. On Thursday night, Deal will host High School Night from 6:30 to 8:15. Bring your 8th grader and find out what our DCPS schools have to offer (see the note below for more information). Also on Thursday, we will undergo our annual attendance audit in the morning, conducted by the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE). Please make sure that your child is at school that day - even with our 97 percent attendance rate, it is much easier to count a child when they are in a seat!

Finally, we are planning to host a Community Meeting on the Reno Building on October 30. This will be a chance to hear from our architects about the final plans and to see the schedule for construction. Work is slated to start very soon, so we wanted to have one more chance for the community to see what will be an amazing addition to our beautiful building.

James Albright
The Alice Deal PTA is Building Community

SAVE THE DATES:  The Auction/Party!  Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

International Night - Thursday, November 20  

          Week of 
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 Bell Schedule

Monday - No School 
Parent Teacher Conference Day 
Tuesday -Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday -  Bell II 
Friday - Bell I 

Upcoming Dates  

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
Attendance Audit
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 

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 extravaganza on Wednesday, November 20.

Now is the time to start planning what you will bring to the party. Last year, we enjoyed 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?



Student & parent information


New: Deal Attendance Audit

The annual attendance audit, conducted by the state superintendent (OSSE), takes place Thursday, October 24th. This audit counts our students to secure our funding. Please ensure that your student is present and on time this day. If possible, please avoid scheduling doctor's appointments or other flexible excused absences. Thank you for your help! 


Scary Story Competition

Mr. Helsabeck's 2nd annual scary story contest, in honor of Halloween and all things creepy, crawly, and downright bloodcurdling, is well under way! 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 day. 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])


New: Deal Swim Team 

The beginning of the inaugural season of Deal's competitive swim team is quickly approaching! Our first practice will be Tuesday, November 4th from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at the Wilson Aquatics Center. If you are interested and did not receive the informational email sent out by Coach Helsabeck on Thursday, send an email to [email protected] to request more details. An informational meeting will be held the week of October 28th for parents and students.


New: Fantasy Football Club!!

Here are the standings after Week 6:

1. Team Rebecca             5-1      L1
2. Washington Warrior     4-2     W2
3. Team Burnham            2-4      L1
4. We All Can Hit Allstars  0-6     L6

1. Washington Winners     5-1     W3
2. Madison Cheeseheads   4-2     W1
3. Team Deal With It        4-2     W1
4. Washington Weather     0-6     L6

Match-Up Shout Out:
There was a big upset between "Washington Winners" and the undefeated, "Team Rebecca". "Washington Winners" came out with the win 87 to 80.    


New: HONK! Jr., DVDs on Sale Now  

HONK Jr. DVDs are on sale now through

The memory of the 2013 Alice Deal Middle School musical, Honk! Jr., is captured in a DVD of the show on sale now through the Alice Deal website. Just click the link, order the desired quantity, pay $10 per disc and we will mail your DVDs. Honk! Jr. DVDs will also be sold at the school store on International Night on November 20th. 


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 from Students
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]

New: StepAfrika! Workshop
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students 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 22nd until December 10th. Whether students have never stepped before or have participated in the WPAS Summer Steps Program - all are encouraged to come out to STOMP THE YARD! Interested students should see Ms. Neal for information.


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!


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.


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.


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]


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] 


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


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!


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.

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! 


 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


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.  


Monday: GirlUp Bake Sale

The fabulous Deal chapter of GirlUp will sponsor a bake sale on Monday during parent-teacher conferences. Please stop by to make a purchase. The funds raised will be sent to the United Nations project in support of girls' education in Liberia.


Tuesday: Ultimate Frisbee Make Up Practice

We will practice Tuesday, October 22nd at 3:30 pm (Room C205) to get ready for the Deal-O-Ween Tournament (which is this coming Sunday, October 27th). Please be sure to pick up a permission slip from any of the coaches and turn in your tournament fee ASAP. See you there!


Tuesday (and Thursday): Debate Practice
Attention Deal Debaters - it is time for us to show off our argumentation skills at this season's first DC Urban Debate League Tournament at Sidwell Friends on Saturday, October 26th from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Be prepared to practice mock debates for the middle school topic on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. On Thursday, Oct. 24th, Mr. Stroud will host additional practice time from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Room W206.


Dress code: Formal business (Females should wear a dress, skirt, or dress slacks with dress top. Males should wear a shirt & tie, 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 are:

School: Assigning mandatory homework is not in the best interest of middle school students.
National: College athletes should receive 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.


Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 6th Grade Field Trips to Great Falls, VA

Students in the 6th grade will be taking a field trip to Great Falls National Park in Virginia. The schedule for each team is below:


Tuesday, 10/22 - Team Santiago

Wednesday, 10/23 - Team Sydney

Friday, 10/25 - Team London

Monday, 10/28 - Team Rio

Students must arrive to school on time the day of their field trip day and proceed to their 1st period class. We will return before 3:00pm so that students will be dismissed from school on time. They must bring a bagged lunch, a water bottle, pen/pencil, a light jacket or sweatshirt, and comfortable walking shoes. 


Wednesday: Volleyball Games

There are two volleyball games in the next eight days. This Wednesday, October 23, Deal will play at Lincoln Middle School at 5:30. On Monday, October 29, Deal will take on Oyster-Adams at 4:30 at Oyster-Adams.

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.


Wednesday: Literature-to-Film Festival

The Literature-to-Film Festival kicks off the season with our annual viewing of Coraline! Come see the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's spooky tale just in time for Halloween! Join us Wednesday, October 23 2013, at 3:30 in the library.


Wednesday: Anime Drawing Club Canceled This Week

Anime drawing club will not meet this week, due to the film festival's viewing of Coraline in the library. All members are welcome!

International Baccalaureate


IB Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills are critical to the learning process. The skills are Communication, Social Skills, Self-Management, Research, and Thinking. Teachers are incorporating these skills into their unit plans in order to help students learn how to learn. This month's focus is Thinking. Teachers attended a session on Thinking provided by Mr. Helsabeck and Mr. Martini. In this session, teachers were provided with a list of strategies they could include in their daily lessons. Additionally, several teachers will be taking part in a book club on the subject of "Visible Thinking." Mr. Gueltig will lead the book club.


Thinking skills include Critical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation, and Transfer. The teaching of Critical Thinking skills involves having students learn to analyze and evaluate issues and ideas. The development of Creativity and Innovation skills can be achieved by having students brainstorm and come with ideas or solutions that do not exist. Helping students to make connections and to apply skills from one subject to the next allows is one way in which they develop Transfer skills.


Parents can help children develop their Thinking skills by having them do the following:

  • Practice observing carefully in order to recognize problems
  • Consider ideas from multiple perspectives
  • Brainstorm to come up with new ideas and inquiries
  • Develop novel solutions to complex problems
  • Make connection between subject groups

Teaching our students to use Thinking skills to deepen their understanding of the learning process is a goal that we can all be a part of.


"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

George S. Patton


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: Team Leaders Meeting

Team leaders will meet in the conference room at 3:30 pm. We will discuss the results from the October 


Thursday: Official Student Head Count (Audit)

For the annual audit, Deal will use the Bell II schedule. Bell II provides a special activity period after 1st period, a time in which students stay in their homerooms for the count. The count will actually start during 1st period, but in order to allow the team from OSSE to get everyone counted, additional time is needed.  Teachers please make sure you do not give any passes during the count.


Thursday: Grade-Level Chairs

Grade-level chairs will meet in the conference room at 3:30 pm.


Thursday: High School Night (6:30)

There will be an evening event for 8th graders and their families that will introduce them to many of our DCPS high schools. 


Friday: Friday PD 

Reading in the Content Area with Ms. Kinzer in Room CG03 (next door to the Media Center).
(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
Parent Teacher Conference Day)


Football practice to 6Football practice to 6
Football practice to 6
Football game 
6th/7th grade Boys' Soccer Team practice
Volleyball Volleyball practice
Volleyball game at Lincoln
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
Canceled this week

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)


Tiger Woods Foundation - STEM Conference November 2


The Tiger Woods Foundation will be offering a unique STEM Career
Conference on Saturday, November 2nd at McKinley Technology High School.
The TWF Career and College Conference focused on STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math) will be a half-day of hands-on
specialized instruction, offering a range of career and college
preparation workshops for middle and high school students, their parents
and educators.

The program is open to all 7th through 12th grade students and their
parents in the DC region. The nature of the student workshops is to
provide an introduction to STEM careers through hands-on activities. For
parents, the focus is on supporting the STEM-interested child and
learning more about the process for college access/enrollment. This will
be followed by an Expo where several STEM focused organizations and
college admissions officers from various universities will be present.


Please see the link for more information:  2013 Stem Flyer      


Bancroft Elementary School is Starting a Chess Program.
Bancroft is looking for middle school chess players to help 3rd-5th grade beginners.   The program meets every Tuesday from 4:30-6pm at Bancroft Elementary. 
Interested students may contact Devon Bartlett at [email protected] 
or 202-288-0009.


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]