Alice Deal Middle School

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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...

On Friday, we concluded the Reading and Math portions of the DC CAS for all grades. Your students were magnificent - as I checked the building and spoke to teachers and administrators, I heard nothing but how wonderfully focused the test-takers were. It is a big undertaking, one that requires a lot of patience and perseverance, and I am proud of how the students responded to the tight rules and procedures. We have two more days of testing (and make-up days) on Tuesday and Wednesday; these will be for 8th grade Health and Science tests and 7th grade Composition tests. Please help us keep the momentum going through the middle of the week.

There is much going on in the city these days that has to do with middle schools. Nothing makes you look harder at yourself when others turn a sharp eye on your work. During weeks like the DC CAS week we can sometimes wonder about the effort that goes into making a school work and be curious about the outcome so many years down the road. Does a particular assignment connect to a child's life when they are an adult? Sometimes, if we are lucky, the answers pop up right before our eyes - as something this week showed me.

One of our students traveling with the 8th grade has taken a lot of responsibility in arranging her paperwork for the trip. This is not uncommon. In order to travel, this student had to have a particular travel document issued by the US Government and needed fingerprints from the immigration office. She applied six weeks ago for the process and received word just this week that her fingerprint appointment was on April 14, long after she was to have departed. She came to me with justifiable concern.

After discussing the situation with her and the trip chaperone, we determined that we would need to contact a federal-level representative who could expedite this process. With the girl present, I contacted one of our Councilmember's offices to get me the right person at Congresswoman Norton's office (being used to procedures!). While this was being checked, the girl waited outside. She came back ten minutes later to tell me that she had just called the Congresswoman's office, had explained the situation to Congresswoman Norton's staff, had arranged for the emailing of the proper form and the return faxing of the same form when completed. She said that she was bored with waiting so decided to call.

Events like this, when a student shows poise far beyond her years or when in the face of great disappointment that student takes matters into her own hands to resolve, serve to remind me (and us) that our mission is to nurture this young person, to get out of her way perhaps, and to give her opportunities to show who she is. If we despair that amid the distractions of daily life, our prospective leaders might become too distracted to learn (or care) how to run the world, we can remind ourselves that there are those of our students who are letting us know that they are already preparing themselves for that responsibility. A great reminder for the week.

Enjoy next week's Spring Break!

James Albright

This coming weekend, nearly 200 Deal students and staff will be traveling to Costa Rica, France, and China (with a few parents thrown in). Those of us who will be traveling will report on the trip via blogs or other social media linked on the main page of the Deal website. Thank you to the PTA for helping students in need be able to afford this important activity. (And if you are the parent of a 7th grade student, sign-ups for next year's trips are already underway.)

Week of  
April 7
 Bell Schedule
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell T 
      Wednesday - Bell I
Thursday - Bell I  
Friday - Bell I

Upcoming Dates  


April 8
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm 

April 10
Family Fit Night, 6 - 8 pm

April 11
France trip departs

April 12
China, Costa Rica trips depart

April 12 - 21
Spring Break

April 22
Principal's Coffee, 9 - 10 am

April 24
Faculty meeting, 3:30 pm

April 25
SCAC meeting, 7:30 am

April 26
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon
Musical Rehearsal, 9 to 4 pm

April 27
Musical Rehearsal,  9 - noon

April 29
Grade Level Chair, 3:30 p.m
IB Assessment Workshop (staff)
Model UN Conference.

May 1 
8th Grade Group Picture

May 2
No School for Students
PD day for Staff 

May 3
Musical Rehearsal, 9 - 4 pm
Feeder School Math Test 
6th Grade Awards Ceremony

May 4
Musical Rehearsal, 9  4 pm

May 6
Feeder School Math Test

May 8
Feeder School Math Test
Spring Musical, 7:30 pm

May 9
Spring Musical, 7:30 pm 

May 10 
Saturday Detention, 9 - Noon
Mulch Sale
Spring Musical, 2 pm

May 13
Feeder School Math Test
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

May 14
ELA 7 Utopia Night, 5:30 pm

May 15
Feeder School Math Test
Spring Concert, 6:30 pm

May 16
SCAC, 7:30 am 

May 17
Mulch Sale 
Hands on DC

May 21
PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

May 22
Feeder School Math Test
Faculty Meeting

May 23
Music in The Parks Festival
Hershey Park 

May 24 
Saturday Detention 9 - noon
Fun run 8 - 9:30 am

May 26
No School For Students
Memorial Day

May 27
Feeder Math Test
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
7th Grade Science Field Trip

May 28 
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grade Civil Right Trip

May 29
Battle of the Bands
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grad Civil Rights Trip

May 30
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grade Civil Rights Trip 

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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
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Taylor Agostino Group
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Radifera Design Group
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W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtor
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Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
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Second Wind CrossFit
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edCount, LLC 


Discount Vacation Rentals for Deal Families


 Capitol Language Services  

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Acacia Bistro 

  

The DCPS Attendance Protocol 

 

 

***REMINDER****

ACCORDING TO THE DCPS ATTENDANCE POLICY, ONLY ABSENCES DUE TO THE FOLLOWING REASONS ARE EXCUSED:

 

ILLNESS

 

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

 

EMERGENCIES

 

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

 

COURT SUMMONS

 

DEATHS IN THE FAMILY

 

HIGH SCHOOL VISIT 

  
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. 

DC CAS Testing Schedule
The overall schedule is as displayed in the chart. 7th and 8th graders have content-specific assessments this week. We will be doing make-up tests throughout the period (as needed); students with special needs will have their assessments administered per their accommodations. 

Monday, April 7

DC-CAS Test

Time

Make-Up Testing

8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 8 (8th Grade Only)

DC-CAS Test

Time

Science Session 1

8:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Science Session 2

10:25 AM - 11:05 AM

Science Session 3

11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

 

Tuesday, April 8 (7th Grade Only)

DC-CAS Test

Time

Composition Planning Draft

8:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Final Composition

10:25 AM-11:25 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 9 (8th Grade only )

DC-CAS Test

Time

Health Test

8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Afternoon Make-up Testing

 

 





We have followed this testing schedule successfully over the last few years and made adjustments as necessary. On your side, please:
  • make sure your child is well-rested and well-fed
  • send them in with a book (if they don't have one at school)
  • make sure they get in the building on time. Otherwise, they have to wait through a section and retake during the afternoon.
  • do not schedule any appointments that aren't absolutely necessary.
We are really proud of the learning that has taken place at Deal over the year and are looking forward to moving through this assessment cycle with success.

Please check in with any of the staff at school if you have a question about any part of this.

 

Student & parent information

 

New:  Family Fitness Night

Which is the fittest family on the planet?

Bring your family for a night of fun and fitness in  

the Deal Gymnasium from 6 - 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 10th for fitness testing, CrossFit Kids drills, and WholeFoods nutritious food tasting. This event is fun for the entire family. Contact Neal Downing for additional information: [email protected]

FUN & FITNESS

 

New: Music in The Parks Festival

The music department's trip to the Music in the Parks festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania is Friday, May 23rd. Instrumental and choir students should return the permission slip and payment to an ensemble director by Wednesday, April 9th. 

 

New: Choir and Instrumental Rehearsals

All morning choir and instrumental rehearsals will resume this week, April 7th - 11th at their regularly scheduled time.

 

New: Debate
With DC-CAS just about complete, debaters should finish up their research for their championship tournament topics. We will debate, for the most part, for the next four weeks so students will each need to come ready to debate any of the three propositions.  

 

New: GirlUp Projects This Week

  • Our busy GirlUp Club will celebrate the five homerooms who raised at least enough funds to sponsor one girl for a full year's tuition with donuts this morning. We salute the generosity of the following homerooms: Mr. Siddiqui,  Ms. Venezia, Ms. LoFaro, Ms. Cadavid, and Ms. Mostoller. 
  • Look for GirlUp in the cafeteria during the lunch periods this week. Club members will collect statements of support and encouragement for our Girls Garden of Hope.
  • Drop in for Monday's meeting in E305 to help us plan our Amani Mother's Day sale. We will offer hand-crafted items from five African countries in celebration of our mothers here and the mothers who work so hard to support their families around the world.
New: Sixth Grade Didgeridoo Performance!

As part of the Embassy Adoption Program, a guest from the Embassy of Australia will visit Deal for a special didgeridoo musical performance during 7th period on Thursday, April 10th. Teachers of 6th grade students are asked to escort their classes to the auditorium at the very beginning of 7th period.

 

New: 7th grade First In Math Update
Seventh grade students' First In Math independent project will be a little different for the 4th advisory. Each student will be responsible for earning an extra 1,000 stickers from 3rd advisory. Each child will need to check on their beginning sticker amount to calculate what they will need to get 100 percent of the grade. Students can earn these points through any of the games, skills sets, bonus rounds, etc.  This will be due May 30th. There is no extension for this project so make sure your student gets off to a strong start now!

Example:

Joe Student's end of 3rd advisory sticker counts was 3,589. To earn the top score, Joe would need to have 4,589 stickers by May 30th. 

 

New: Scholastic Reading Clubs
Books and ebooks are available online for students at a discounted rate. Go online, register, and order today! Ms. Kinzer will process your order and have books delivered to your child at school. To order:

1. Register at scholastic.com/readingclub
<http://scholastic.com/readingclub>
2. Enter the Class Activation Code: LWMM6
3. Choose from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks

Orders should be placed no later than Friday, May 2nd. If you have any additional questions, please contact Ms. Kinzer at [email protected].
  
National Junior Honor Society

Last week, Deal invited seventh and new eighth grade students who earned a 3.5 grade point average to apply for membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). This organization serves as more than just an honor roll; it honors students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. We are pleased to invite 168 students to apply for this phenomenal program and look forward to the induction of our students into NJHS later in the spring. If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Period 8 Sign Up Continues

It's not too late to sign up for Period 8! Deal will offer the following classes 4th advisory: Computer Programming, Forensic Science, Map Making, Storytelling in Video Games, The Civil Rights Movement, and Philosophy.

Check out the Period 8 promotional video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JhUQ8vH37o  

http://mybigcampus.dcps.dc.gov/library/420968 (within DCPS network)

 

For more detailed information or the link to register for classes, please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/dc.gov/period-8-catalogue

 

Shop at AmazonSmile

Shop at AmazonSmile now through 3/31/14 and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to the Alice Deal PTA. Click on this link to get started: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-6042415.

 

Sailing Club at Deal

Keep an eye on the horizon for Deal's first sailing club! Starting after spring break, Deal will partner with local nonprofit, DC Sail, to bring the excitement of the seven seas to a classroom near you. After learning some safety and skills, active club members will have opportunities to get out on the water in the spring! No experience is necessary and all land-lubbers are welcome. Please reach out to [email protected] or patric[email protected] with any questions.

Are you so excited you can't wait to get started? Check out dcsail.org for more information on classes and affordable summer camp opportunities.
  

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: http://alicedealvq.org

  
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! (We are up to and over 280 followers - remember that Mr. Albright has promised to cook dinner for the lucky millionth follower!) 

Spring Sports
 
Please click on the following Athletics Calendar Link for any changes to the sports schedule.   
 
Track - Coach Turner, Coach Downing & Coach Helsabeck
Outdoor track practice will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:45 pm. 

Lacrosse - Coach Downing
http://www.winnerslacrosse.org
Girls practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Boys will practice on Mondays and Fridays. Contact Coach Downing with questions ([email protected])

Softball - Coach Spann

 

Softball practice for the week of April 7th will be:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 pm 
 

 

Girls Soccer - Coach Ngwa

[email protected] or [email protected].

 

Baseball - Coach Monaco & Coach Downing

The Deal baseball teams will practice Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.  

 

DC Scores Boys and Girls Soccer

Practice this week on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm with games on Friday. Be on the field by 3:30 ready to play!

 

Spring Sports Coaches

Ultimate Frisbee - Ms. Kouri & Mr. Martini

Girls Soccer - Mr. Ngwa, Ms. Rosenthal 

Outdoor Track - Mr. Turner, Mr. Downing, & Mr. Helsabeck 

Lacrosse - Mr. Downing

Softball - Ms. Spann

Baseball - Mr. Monaco

 

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!
PERFORMANCE DATES
 May 8th, 9th and 10th

This Week's Rehearsal Schedule

Monday 4/7 MUSIC
3:15 - 3:45 The Winkies
3:45 - 4:15 Emerald City Chorus/Ozians
4:15 - 4:45 All Munchkins

SCENE WORK

4:45 - 7:15 Scenes 2, 5, 6, 7 

Dorothy, Wizard of Oz, Scarecrow, Crows, Tin Man, Apple Trees, Wicked Witch, Lion 

 

Tuesday 4/8 SCENE WORK 

3:15 - 6:45 Scenes 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 

Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Doorman, Witch, Guard, Wizard of Oz, Flying Monkeys, Auntie Em, Winkie Leader, Glinda  

 

STAGING

6:45 - 7:45 "If I Were the King . . . "

Lion, Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow 

 

Wednesday 4/9 DANCE

3:15 - 5:30 Emerald City Chorus, Ozians, Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow, All Munchkins  

  

RUN 

6:30 - 7:30 "If I Only Had A . . ." Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man, Dorothy

 

Thursday 4/10 SCENE WORK

3:15 - 4:30 Scenes 12, 15

Dorothy, Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, Wizard of Oz, Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man

 

RUN

4:30 - 5:30 "Ding Dong . . . " with music

All Munchkins, Glinda, Dorothy, Witch

 

STAGING

5:30 - 6:00 Optimistic Voices 

 

Friday 4/11 DANCE

3:15 - 5:15 Winkies, Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow

5:15 - 6:15 Jitterbugs Dance Troupe, Dorothy, Lion, Tin Man, Witch, Scarecrow 


 



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

This Week at Deal...

  
Monday: Speech
Exciting details will be revealed during a short meeting this Monday at 3:30 pm in W206 for a city-wide speech and drama tournament/festival to be held in late May. If you have a favorite story to tell, like to talk about current events, can think quickly on your feet, or want to work with a friend to bring a dramatic or funny tale to life then stop by! It's a first of its kind event in the city. Come be on the cutting edge of 'the next great thing'!

 

Monday: The After School Basketball Club 
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, April 7th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "cottage." In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in Room E-204.

  

Monday: Ultimate Frisbee

It's not too late to join ultimate frisbee to learn new skills and take part in the spirit of the game. Practices are on Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm but we will meet in Mr. Martini's room (C130) to take attendance before heading outside. Be sure to bring your completed forms to Ms. Kouri, Mr. Martini, or Ms. Reynolds and we'll see you on the fields!

 

Wednesday: Art From The Heart Club

Our final meeting will be this Wednesday at 3:30 pm in C205 to finish our printing project. See you there!

 

Thursday: 7th/8th Model UN Meeting

There will be a 7th/8th Grade Model UN meeting on Thursday, April 10th in W304 from 3:30 - 4:00 pm to address position papers, position paper deadlines, the spring conference, and New York. Students who wish to stay and work on their position paper after 4:00 pm are free to stay until 4:30 pm to use the space and computers and receive feedback.  

 

Thursday: Family Fitness Night

Join us from 6 - 7:30 pm for a night of fun and fitness in the Deal gymnasium. 

 

 

Eighth Grade Corner

 

 

 

New: 8th Grade Health Test

All 8th grade DCPS students will take a Health test this year on April 9th. The attached letter was sent home with students for informational purposes with an understanding that "participation in the age-appropriate questions regarding sexual health is optional." Parents who wish their student to opt out of answering the sexual health questions please return the signed letter to Ms. McFarland. Health Test Opt Out Letter

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


High School Common Application Schedule: 


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 ...  

 

New: VAL-ED 360 Survey

In order for the results of the VAL-ED 360 survey (Principal review) to be valid, at least 50 percent of the teaching staff needs to participate. If you have done so already (20 percent have), then thanks. If not, we need you to find the form and go online with your access codes. No copies were made to protect anonymity, so if the form is missing we will be unable to help. 

 

Tuesday: Team Leaders

Team leaders will meet at 3:30 pm. 

 

Tuesday: ELA Academic Leadership Team

The ELA ALT will meet in at 3:30 pm.   

 

New: Change in District PD Schedule

Please note that May's District Professional Development Day has been moved from May 9th. The May PD will now be held on May 2nd. 

 

(all activities begin at 7:45 am unless otherwise stated)
 


Monday   
 

Tuesday

Wednesday 
Thursday
Friday 
 

 

   

 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)

Monday




Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday
 

Friday
 
Music Workshop
 Chinese
Tutoring
 Alexandria Library E205
Art from the Heart 
C205 
Robotics/Investment 
Team
E207
 Cheerleading practice - gym
GeoPlunge
E105
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

E104

The Big Deal Acappella 
Choir
Robotics/
Investment Team 
E207
Photography Club
W204
Music Workshop
Field Hockey practice
Student Council meeting
GSA club
N116 or
W305
Team Babylon tutoring 
W207
TAGS DC
C130

Literary Magazine club CG07 
History club
W304
Vinyl club
C203
Speech Club
W206

Board Games
W106
Debate Team
W206
  Art From the Heart C205
French tutoring
N111

Chess Club
Cafeteria
Jiu Jitsu
Outside gym

Model Un
W304 

Scrabble club
Cafeteria
Science Olympiad Team W200

Meditation Club C213

 


Team Rio study hall

 Digital Recording Club



Yoga club RM E101

Team Mumbai tutoring


Knitting Club
W103
After School String workshop
 

Illustrator's Club C224
DIY club 
E105



Chinese tutoring
The Big Deal Acappella Choir 


GirlUp!
E305
Let's Get It Together
C113


Artist Journaling
C217
Outdoor Basketball Club 
Cottage 



African Drumming CG21









 



Please click the following link for the: 

  


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

 


Summer Program

Middle School Girls at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - July 2014 

 

NASA is sponsoring a summer program for middle school girls, July 14-18, 2014, at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).  SISTER (Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research) will introduce the students to non-traditional career roles for women and increase their awareness of the educational preparation and job opportunities.  The objectives will be met by exposing them to "hands-on" activities, bonding and interaction with current students and professionals in these roles, and fostering a learning environment with scientific and mathematic enrichment.

Visit the website http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/sister/index.html for more information and contact resources.

Additional program information includes: 

The SISTER program is designed to increase awareness of and provide an opportunity for female middle school students to be exposed to and explore nontraditional career fields with GSFC women engineers, mathematicians, scientists, technicians and researchers. The objectives of the program include introducing young women to a technical working environment; acquainting students with GSFC missions; providing an awareness of educational programs and internships available during high school, undergraduate and graduate study; providing observations and experiences with real hands-on projects researched and developed by women at GSFC. The SISTER program components include such activities as women scientist, engineers, technicians, researchers, and mathematicians as mentors; women speakers in various fields at GSFC; women entrepreneur role models; multicultural experiences; a tour of facilities; building and launching rockets; hands-on science experiments; and written communication experiences; and interpersonal and human relations skills building.

 
 
Spring Tennis for Alice Deal Students at Lafayette

 

Tennis is a great sport you can play all your life with friends and family.  If you want to learn how to play tennis or develop you tennis game with your friends at Deal, we have classes for teens at 5:30 on Monday through Thursday starting March 16 right.  Check it out atwww.LafayetteTennis.org .  Classes are for beginners and advanced players.  If you have questions you can call or text Paul Rosenbaum at 202 441-0925 or email to [email protected] 
 

Asian American Lead Program is Recruiting

The program offers bi-weekly 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 
AALEAD

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

  

 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.

 www.aussienicksquash.com 

www.chevychaseathleticclub.com 

 
Bancroft Elementary School 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.