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... 

The impact of snow and cold air go far beyond the opening or closing of a school on a particular day. At Deal, this winter pair create a series of other challenges: outside events (Viking Time, certain field trips) must be rescheduled or cancelled, lunch recess becomes focused on reading, rather than running around or playing four-square, students need to be kept inside even when waiting for their family, and a big building like ours struggles to keep up with wild swings in temperature. Our custodial crew works hard to keep the building running well and our teachers must be flexible to adjust to the unanticipated demands. Above all, we want our students to be safe, secure, and warm. And as I write this letter, another threat looms in the air west of Washington. There WILL be spring, however, as my daffodils have shot up in anticipation of the coming warmth and sun!

One additional adjustment to the previously announced DCPS calendar is the "loss" of the March 28th half-day; this is now to be a full instructional day. Check the calendar at the DC Public Schools official site for any changes related to any future snow days.

There are two wonderful activities on the calendar this week - both on Thursday. The first is our second Black History Month Speech and Drama Competition. Students have been preparing monologues, poems, and other forms of spoken-word activities for the competition. The students will be performing before fellow competitors and a panel of judges for monetary prizes - but judging by the numbers of students participating and their enthusiasm, they may be in it just for the fun!

In the evening, there will be the culminating presentation of the Pasamoz La Voz project - our third iteration of this exciting project. Students in the our Spanish Humanities 8th grade class have been working on a social justice project and will present the results in a variety of formats - website, printed word, and video. This project is a great reminder of the power of students to educate and make change. They learn that it really does matter what they think and do and that they have a great deal of power in this world.

Speaking of power, our two girls basketball teams scored strong victories to take home both the Education Campus and Middle School DCIAA championships. This culminating event reminds us that spring really is here - baseball, softball, track, lacrosse, and frisbee are all just getting going! Can warmth be far behind?

Go Vikings!

James Albright
Week of  
February 24
 Bell Schedule
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I
      Wednesday - Bell I
Thursday - Bell 1 
Friday - Bell I

Upcoming Dates  


March 4
Grade-level Chairs

March 6
Black History Speech & Drama Competition, 1:30 pm
Pasamos la Voz, 6:30 pm

March 7
LSAT, 7:30 am 

March 8
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon
Saturday Institute, 9 - noon

March 10
8th Grade NHD Registration

March 11
8th Grade NHD Judging
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

March 12 
8th Grade NHD Viewing

March 14
SCAC, 7:30 am
Visiting Deal, 9 - 10 am

March 15
Deal Scrabble Tournament
Saturday Institute, 9 - 12 noon

March 19
PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

March 20
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

March 22
Saturday Detention, 9 - 12 noon
Saturday Institute, 9 - 12 noon

March 24
IB Assessment Workshop (staff)

March 25
Principal's Coffee, 9 - 10 am
IB Assessment Workshop (staff)
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm 

March 26
IB Assessment Workshop (staff)

March 29
Saturday Institute, 9 - 12 noon

March 31
DC CAS Starts
6th Grade Birthday Party
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Media Center News
Center Hours 

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

Metrobus Contacts for Schools


If an issue occurs with your designated school transit service, below are contacts at Metro who can help.


For emergency issues or time-sensitive questions (i.e., safety, late buses, missed stops, etc.), contact the Bus Operations Communication Center at (202) 962-1825.


For longer-term bus planning needs (i.e., requests for new transit services, ongoing crowding, etc.), contact Brooke Fossey at (202) 962-5203 or [email protected].


As always, please send an email about bus problems or concerns to [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 vaccine, 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 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 


The DCPS Attendance Protocol 



















In order to be acknowledged as "excused", parents must provided a note (email or written) to Ms. Johnson, the attendance counselor, indicating the reason for the child's absence.  


Ms. Johnson's email address is [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center and ask to speak to the Attendance Counselor, Ms. Johnson. 

Student & parent information


New: Congratulations Deal Basketball Teams 

Congratulations to our school basketball teams on productive seasons. The Boys 6th Grade team made it to the playoffs, the Boys Varsity (7-8) finished second place in the city. The Girls Varsity team and the Girls 6th Grade teams both won DCIAA City Championships! Thank you to all of the players, coaches and parents for your support this season. Let's continue to produce positive student/athletes. GO VIKINGS!!!


Girls 6th Grade DCIAA City Champions  (EC Division) 












Girls 7-8 Grade DCIAA Champions (MS Division) 





New: Congratulations Cluster Spelling Bee Winners 

Congratulations to Olivia Barr and Greer Marshall who placed 1st and 3rd, respectively, at the Cluster Bee this past week! Deal will be well-represented by these incredible orthographers at the Cluster Bee. 


New: Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014 Scholastic Writing Awards for the DC Metro Region!

Team Alexandria is very proud of 7th grader Lia Blackwell, who won a DC Metro Region 2014 Scholastic Writing Award. Lia won a silver key award for her short story, "Nelson", a story about a girl who finds a creature on the sidewalk and tries to take it home as a pet.


Congratulations to the several other Deal winners, all from the 8th grade. There will be an awards ceremony in March. (By the way, if you visit the website you may recognize former Deal students listed among the public and private high school winners:


Here are the Deal winners! 


Work Title

Work Category



Sophia Diggs-Galligan



Silver Key


Sophia Diggs-Galligan

Neo-applicant: An Exercise in (future) Self- mockery


Gold Key


Sophia Diggs-Galligan



Honorable Mention

Sophia Diggs-Galligan

At The End Of The War


Honorable Mention

Sophia Diggs-Galligan



Gold Key

Sophia Diggs-Galligan


No, I Can't Shut Up. Not Even If I Wanted To.


Silver Key


 Claire Lewis

The Chronicles Of Rocktopus


Silver Key



Anasuya Lyons


Le Corps Est Po├ęsie

Short Story

Silver Key


Anasuya Lyons


Short Story

Honorable Mention

Ella Weiner

School Shooting


Honorable Mention

Anna Wilson

One Ugly Painting (an Excerpt)

Short Story

Gold Key


Eliza Zizka


Flash Fiction

Honorable Mention

Eliza Zizka



Silver Key


Eliza Zizka



Honorable Mention

Eliza Zizka  

Grammar Police Radio Show

Dramatic Script

Silver Key


Eliza Zizka

I Like Fire


Honorable Mention

 Eliza Zizka

Ninja Rubber Ducky Play

Dramatic Script

Silver Key


New: Pasamos La Voz 

This Thursday at 6:30pm the 8th Grade Spanish Humanities class will present the exciting results from their "Pasamos La Voz" project. Students have been working for many weeks on exploring issues of  social and environmental concern that are affecting the world. After learning about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from the UN declaration, all of which have a target date of 2015, the students analyzed each one of the goals, their importance, and impact of each one on their lives and concluded that the topic that they want to use for our  "Pasamos La Voz" (Spread The Word Year 3) is addressing sustainable development challenges. The students  split into three groups with a main goal: students wanting to work together to successfully spread the word on the topic of educating our community about the issue and finding solutions to solve the problems that affect the poorest countries in the world without ignoring their own one in the process.

Groups of students will present different work: creating a website, a project newsletter, an ebook of the progress on the project, and a video documentary. The presentations of the work will take place in the Deal Media Center. This important work deserves your support - we hope to see you there! 



New: GirlUp Thanks the Deal Family

Deal MS's fabulous GirlUp Club raised nearly $3,000 to help send girls to school in Congo. We are grateful for the generosity of so many individuals and families who understand that a little bit of support from each of us translates into a world of difference for others. It costs only $180 to pay the cost of tuition, uniforms, and books for one girl to go to school for a full year.


The United Nations promotes girls' education as the single best investment for helping families' economic stability. Women with marketable skills use their incomes to support their children, pay school fees, and secure health care. Thanks to the Deal community, we can sponsor 16 girls who will benefit significantly from your gifts!


We offer a special shout-out to the following homerooms who raised enough to sponsor at least one girl:

E100 (Mr. Siddiqui) with $728.00

C104 (Ms. Venezia) with $255.00

W101 (Ms. LaFaro) with $308.00

E305 (Ms. Mostoller) with $208.00

C314 (Ms. Cadavid) with $242.00


New: Wire Hanger Drive for the Homeless

The Nationwide Homeless Hotel-Styled shelters & Services, Inc is sponsoring a wire hanger drive for the homeless.  The drive is sponsored to collect resources to generate funding to purchase hotel gift cards for homeless individuals and families. Please place wire hangers in the box located in the Welcome Center by March 13th.  


New: Calling All Parents! 

The 8th Grade Humanities team needs two parents to volunteer their day on Monday, March 10th to help register National History Day projects for our school wide competition. If you are available from 8:15 am - 3:45 pm please contact Ms. Cynthia Mostoller at [email protected]  


New: Deal Swim Team

There will be a swim team banquet on Friday, March 7th. Any swim team families who did not receive the invitation email with details should email Coach Helsabeck for more information at [email protected] We look forward to celebrating an amazing first season with our awesome swimmers!


New: English Language Learners (ELL) Program

The ELL program continues to support the students of Timbuktu through a number of activities during the school day focused on mastering English language skills. Outside of class, the team has focused its efforts on after school tutoring and coordinating with the LAYC program to support continued academic achievement. After school sessions will take place 3:30 - 5:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays in March. The program looks forward to continuing these efforts for the remainder of the year.


New: All 7th Grade Math Students

Your First in Math independent Project is due March 21st. Don't leave it to the last minute. Also, make sure you are doing the  sections that were assigned.


New: Period 8 Class: World Travel Blogger Style 

The world traveling students of Alice Deal Middle School are creating blogs to help people plan trips to specific locations. Blogs include information about culture, weather, food, language and economics. 


New: 6th Grade Band

The 6th Grade Band ended its first semester on a high note with a nice performance at the annual Winter Concert. We are now gearing up for our performances at Hershey Park and the spring concert. This semester, we have some patriotic favorites and a few recognizable pop songs coming your way!


New: Cooking Club

Cooking Club is doing great things this year! We learned about food pairing, stir frying, knife skills, and how to handle fish. We even made various types of hot cocoa to keep us warm on these snowy days. In the month of March, we will learn baking techniques (March 10th-Group A and March 24th-Group B). We are preparing for our store tour in April, the school-based Chopped Competition in May, and the final Chopped Competition at Whole Foods Market Tenleytown on June 7th.


New: Sixth Grade Soccer Club Update!

Mark your calendars for March 24th as the return of the Sixth Grade Soccer Club! We will get back onto the pitch in some friendly play using games like World Cup on the last day of the 3rd Advisory. In the case of inclement weather (including

cold), the soccer club will stay indoors and become a study hall for students. Email Ms. Hailfinger at [email protected] if you have any questions or stop by room E103. The Soccer club will meet on Mondays.


New: Outdoor Track Practice 

Practice begins Monday, March 3rd. Each student must have forms before they can participate. If your child does not have forms they will be sent home (no exceptions). Athletic Forms can be picked up from the welcome center or printed  from the school website under student activities. Practice schedules will be passed out by each coach.


New: March is Music in Our Schools Month

This March, schools and communities around the country will participate in activities and initiatives to raise awareness of the benefits of learning music and the ways music empowers and enriches lives.

The music department has a variety of things planned for March, including special musical performances and workshops, weekly music challenges and daily music trivia.  Students interested in participating in the music challenges should see a music teacher on Monday, March 3rd.  Students who have completed the weekly challenges will receive special recognition and a prize on the Friday of each week.

Let the music begin!


Black History Month Speech & Drama Competition

Deal's 2nd Annual Black History Month Speech and Drama Competition will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, March 6 (a switch from the previously announced date). The first place winner will receive $100, the second place winner will receive $75, and the 3rd place winner will receive $50! 


Looking for National History Day Judges: March 11th

The Humanities 8 Team is looking for judges for our school's annual National History Day competition on March 11th. Parents and community members with some expertise in history, journalism, archival work, museum studies, and film production would qualify for this important task. Students will present their research through one of five categories: research papers, exhibit boards, web sites, performances, and documentaries. We need panels of evaluators to review and score student achievement.


If you have the time and interest in helping us with our school level competition on Tuesday, March 11th please contact [email protected] as soon as possible.


Calling all Ultimate Frisbee Players!

The Washington Area Frisbee Club (WAFC) is looking to begin a middle school recreational league in the DC metro area but they need players and parents! All games and activities will be organized by WAFC and are not Deal sponsored. If families are interested in registering please visit or email Coach Martini ([email protected]) for more information!


Yearbook/Newspaper pictures are requested!

Please email any pictures for the yearbook and/or the newspaper to Mr. Klauber at  [email protected] 


New Issue of School Newspaper

Be sure to check out The Vikings Quarterly for Deal news, human interest pieces, reviews, and more! You can find us at:

Follow @DealVikings on Twitter!  

Be sure to follow, mention, and retweet Alice Deal's new Twitter account for updates and pictures from the daily happenings at Deal. If you already follow us, you know that we have been posting pictures and narratives that show what is happening during each of our Deal days. Don't miss out!

Spring Sports are coming!
Please click on the following Athletics Calendar Link for any changes to the sports schedule.   
Outdoor track: starts Monday, March 3 (see above).
Softball: tryouts are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday this week from 3:30 - 5:00pm (see below).
Baseball: soon - have your student check with Coach Monaco as well as listen for announcements.

Student-athletes with later start times for practice are required to be in study hall until practice starts. With permission, students may work with other teachers as needed. Students must be under adult supervision at all times. 


Please ensure that your athlete has sufficient food for snacks or meals; individual teams may make arrangements for their students. Students are not allowed to leave school to travel for food in the neighborhood, nor are they allowed to ask others to do so. 


Please speak with your child's coach if you have questions about any of these procedures.

 The Wizard of OZ!
 May 8th, 9th and 10th

Questions or Concerns? Email Director Jill Roos [email protected]

This Week at Deal...


(If there are any weather-related delays or closures, announcements will be made at school for when activities will be held.)  


Monday: GirlUp

GirlUp welcomes new members at each weekly meeting. Join us any Monday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in E305.


Monday: Scrabble Club

Can you unscramble the letters W O S E A E M to spell a seven letter word. If you can then you are AWESOME, and you should come by the cafeteria on Mondays to play some Scrabble with the Scrabble club. All levels of ability are welcome.


Monday: Knitting Club

The Knitting Club meets every Monday after school in W103. Whether you've been knitting for a while or have no experience at all, please join us!


Monday: Chess Club

The chess club has been up and running since the 3rd week of school. Students stop by on a regular basis andhave fun challenging their peers in competition. Wilson High School will host the Third Annual Chess Challenge on March 15th. Any interested students should contact Mr. Ager or Mr. Jakubowski. The chess club meets on Mondays 3:30- 4:30pm. All are welcome!


Monday: Board Games

Monopoly, Yahtzee, Trouble, Scrabble, Cranium, Hit or Miss, Connect Four, Scattergories, Othello, Checkers, Uno, Taboo, Chess, Twister and more!  If you would like to spend an afternoon enjoying a game that you've played a thousand times or challenging yourself to learn a new one, please come to W106 (Ms. D. Jackson's classroom) from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Mondays. So far this year, we've had a really great group of students attend Board Games club every week.


Tuesday: The After School Outdoor Basketball Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on a different day during the month of March. Beginning on Tuesday, March 4, the club will meet at 3:30 p.m. behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." Dress for cold weather. In the event of rain, snow, ice, or extreme cold, the club will meet with Mr. Namian in Room E-204.


The AfterSchool Outdoor Basketball club provides an opportunity for students of all basketball abilities to play half court pickup basketball in a controlled environment with a former college coach playing the role of referee. Teams are divided evenly according to ability levels and the first to 3 wins and stays on the court. Girls and boys of all grades are invited. At the end of each session, student participants compete in Mr. Namian's famous "half-court" shoot-out, with winners earning a Gatorade.


Tuesday: Photography Club

Photography Club will meet Tuesday in Ms. Taylor's room, W204. Please bring your camera, USB cable to upload photos from your camera, and your t-shirt money!


Tuesday: History Club

History Club will meet Tuesday, March 4th from 3:30 - 6:00 pm in W304. Bring $7.00 for subway fare and your walking shoes!


Tuesday: The Digital Recording Club

Students have used a variety of Digital Audio Workstations, including GarageBand and Audio Tool to manipulate sounds and create their own music. Students have also used our weekly meetings to listen to and talk about the many contemporary styles of electronic music. In addition to audio, students have also created movies and slide shows using various Mac applications.


Tuesday: Team Sydney Tuesday Tutoring

Team Sydney students have been working hard on Tuesdays with all their Team Sydney teachers! We will continue to meet every Tuesday to catch up on on work, retake tests, and get a jump on homework and assignments for the week. Team Sydney Tuesday Tutoring sessions run from 3:30 - 4:30 pm every week.


Tuesday: Debate Team

The debate team spent the first semester of the year preparing for two Middle School Urban Debate League tournaments and one high school tournament with outstanding results. The second semester the students will compete in two more preliminary tournaments (one of which is a national qualifying tournament) and then the league championships. Currently, Deal has 21 students qualified for the championship tournament and one student who qualified for the high school national qualifier in the junior varsity division. The debate team meets on Tuesdays.


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Softball Tryouts

Softball try-outs will be held on Tuesday, March 4th, Wednesday, March 5th and Thursday, March 6th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. If you have any questions please see Coach Spann in the PE office.


All young ladies interested in trying out for the softball team must bring the following forms:


1. Physical Form signed and dated by a doctor with the address and the box checked cleared

2. Emergency treatment form signed by a parent and dated (download from the Alice Deal website and click on athletics for the forms or see Ms. Spann)

2. Consent form signed by a parent and dated

3. A change of clothes to dress for the weather outside is permissible or the gymnasium

4. A softball glove


Monday and Wednesday: Music Workshop:

On Mondays and Wednesdays after school, students have been coming to Mrs. Myers and Mr. Washington to get extra help on their instruments. Need to catch up on some music work? Music Workshop is for you too!


Wednesday: Team Santiago Study Hall

Ms. Brittingham, Mr. Martini, Ms. Nakamura, and Ms. Jackson are available to provide academic support to all Team Santiago students every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Room C130. It has been wonderful to see so many of our students take advantage of this great opportunity. If you haven't done so already, please feel free to come to Team Santiago Study Hall for help from your teachers or simply for a quiet place to work.


Wednesday: Team Mumbai Tutoring

Team Mumbai has been tutoring hard working students on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 in N113 in the cottage. Tutoring will continue throughout the third and fourth advisory. Come join tutoring!


Wednesday: Tea
Alexandria Tutoring
Team Tutoring is on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 in room E205.


Thursday: 7th and 8th grade Model UN Club

7th and 8th grade Model UN Club will meet Thursday, March 6th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm to discuss position papers for the spring conference. Students must bring their background guides, position paper worksheets, and any research they already have for their country.


Thursday: Sports Rap

In Sports Rap, students engage in Socratic seminar type discussions, debating the major issues in the sports world. Students also view and discuss current highlights from major sporting events. First advisory students enjoyed an exciting baseball season that finished with the Red Sox securing the World Series Title, followed closely with the thick of the football season and a Superbowl victory by the Seattle Seahawks. We look forward to keeping an eye on the second half of the NBA and NHL seasons, March Madness in college hoops, and the return of the crack of the bat against the ball on Opening Day for MLB in April. A fun activity for the serious sports fan! Sports Rap Viking Time alumni are encouraged to attend, but all are invited to attend on Thursday afternoons at 3:30.


Friday: Robotics Club

The Robotics Club is designed for students to enjoy an opportunity to design, build, and program autonomous robots. Autonomous robots are robots that can perform desired tasks in unstructured and structured environments without continuous human guidance (no remote control needed). The club meets only on Fridays during the month of March.




Eighth Grade Corner



8th grade students planning to attend Wilson High school please click on the following link for 


High School application deadlines are fast approaching!  


8th Grade Mock High School Interviews

If you plan to interview for high schools and would like practice and feedback, contact Ms. Redekopp in the library to schedule a mock interview.  They will be held during lunch periods and after school, and appointments last approximately 15 minutes.


High School Common Application Schedule: 


March 31st: Results released.

May 1st: Deadline to claim your seat by turning in your enrollment forms.            


If you need a transcript to send to a private school, please provide Ms. McFarland an addressed and stamped envelope to use to mail your transcript.

Staff information ...  


Monday: Read Across America Day
On March 3rd, teachers are invited to celebrate Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss' birthday) by reading a book aloud to their homerooms.

If you wish to participate in this optional celebration, please bring in a picture book you love or borrow one from the cart in the welcome center Monday morning. The books in the welcome center will be borrowed from the DC Public Library; please place them in the book return by the end of the day.

Tuesday: Grade-Level Chairs 
Grade-level Chairs will meet in the conference room at 3:30 pm

Thursday: Bell 1 Schedule
This schedule change reflects the 'potential' for lost days this week based on the impending (Sunday evening) snow storm.

Friday: LSAT Meeting 
Members of the LSAT will meet in the conference room at 7:30 am. 
(all activities begin at 7:45 am unless otherwise stated)






 All School Chorus

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





Music Workshop
  Space Time
Art from the Heart 
 Cheerleading practice - gym
New to Deal Transition Workshop
Chinese tutoring
Cheerleading practice - gym
Cooking Club Group B CG03
Swim Team Practice to 5:30 pm
Team Santiago study hall C130

Team London study hall


The Big Deal Acappella 
Investment Team 
Photography Club
Music Workshop
Field Hockey practice
Computer Programming
GSA club
N116 or
Team Babylon tutoring 

Literary Magazine club CG07 
History club
Vinyl club
Speech Club

Board Games
Debate Team
  Art From the Heart C205
French tutoring

Chess Club
Jiu Jitsu
Outside gym
Alexandria Library E205
Model Un

Scrabble club
Science Olympiad Team W200

Meditation Club C213


Team Rio study hall

 Digital Recording Club

Yoga club RM E101

Team Mumbai tutoring

Knitting Club
After School String workshop

Illustrator's Club C224
DIY club 

Chinese tutoring
The Big Deal Acappella Choir 

Let's Get It Together

Artist Journaling
Outdoor Basketball Club 

African Drumming CG21

Student Council meeting


Please click the following link for the: 


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


DC STEM & Green Career Expo


Learn about green & STEM jobs! Discover internship opportunities! Participate in workshops! Learn from organization's employees that are sharing career paths opportunities in their field. They will add value to your student/young adult by assisting them in making connections between their current studies and applying them to future career opportunities. Find out about opportunities to gain community service hours. Ideal for 8th - 12th graders.

Saturday March 22, 2014

10:00AM - 2:30PM

H.D. Woodson STEM HS

540 55th St. NEWDC 20019

STEM is Everywhere Youth Summit
The Gwendolyn E. Boyd STEM is everywhere youth summit will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Registration is free, but required.  register online at Stem-is-everywhere-youth summit

Exposing Today's Youth to Tomorrow's Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 

Asian American Lead Program is recruiting new students
The program offers biweekly sessions during the school year, Monday through Saturday, and the summer months, Monday through Friday. The program is designed to provide comprehensive programming for our youth. Youth are incorporated into the program's design and decision-making, ensuring that they are empowered and invested in their program. Programming covers academic needs, leadership and team skill building, positive social engagement and healthy active lifestyles. Programming sessions include Youth Council, SAT prep, College prep, ESL, tutoring, peer process discussion groups, enrichment workshops (i.e., yoga, dance, cooking), and gender specific groups. 

Right now, our recruitment is targeted specifically to Vietnamese American students.
Any  student who you think would benefit from this program, please refer  to: 
My Nguyen
DC Program Coordinator 

2100 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009
P: 202-884-0322 ext. 110 | E: [email protected] 
CFC# 88412 / United Way# 9613


Summer Enrichment Opportunity: Summer Aboard 2014

Parents: Summer Aboard is the premiere and elite summer academic enrichment program for rising 6th through 10th graders, located at the renowned Lawerenceville School. Find out more at There will be an information/registration session on Saturday, March 8th at Tenley Friendship Library from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Feel free to contact the program with additional questions at 202-460-8417.


 Squash Team 

Would you like to try the new cool sport in town? Dealsquash team is open for spring registrations!

Where - Chevy Chase Athletic Club, Barlow Building, Friendship Hts (opp Wholefoods)
Equipment - loaner equipment provided, need to wear non marking shoes.
Activities - we will have training days and play other MS teams in a friendly competitive league and work on fitness.

Financial assistance available

Contact Connie Barnes directly at [email protected] with any questions. 

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 - 6:00 pm at Bancroft Elementary. 
Interested students may contact Devon Bartlett at [email protected] 
or 202-288-0009.