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...

Washington is a city deeply connected to the idea of public service, and we commemorate Memorial Day in a way that is uniquely our own. Most of us were out and about this weekend, and may have shared time together at Arlington Cemetery, at the concert on the Mall, or even while observing Rolling Thunder. This time for reflection is much appreciated by the staff at Deal, and we are back tomorrow further refreshed.

In many quarters, this weekend means summer is here. Our students will have to wait just a bit longer to experience what a vacation means, but the rest of the trappings of the season are here. I reiterated a few weeks ago the need to ensure students are complying with the dress code (it is warm, these days). Some recent conversations lead me to address this a bit more in depth.

Last week, a group of young women from 8th grade met with me to discuss their concerns about the enforcement of the dress code at Deal. We had a great discussion. There was a strong belief on the part of the students (and others who were not there) that the dress code plays a role in the 'shaming' of young women for how they dress. Of great concern was how a student was "dress-coded," i.e., called to task for their particular outfit. The students recognized that there needs to be some form of dress code - and that reasonable people may disagree on what that should be.

I was moved by the conversation. Enforcing a rule as unpopular with students as a dress code is not what most teachers wake up looking forward to each day. Parents purchase for their boys and girls what is generally available and, frankly, currently in style. Students are not necessarily trying to "get away" with a certain outfit, but do want there to be a just enforcement of a rule.

It was important to hear that the language of enforcement of the dress code was seen not as one of compliance with a rule but as of minimizing attraction. In rewriting the dress code over the last few years, we have worked to eliminate gender-specific terms and create a more equitable balance between boys and girls. Whereas the rule was put in place to ensure a professional (student) work place, the students don't feel that this is the point of emphasis when they are being "coded."

At the end of the meeting, I proposed to convene a group of students to help support a review of the dress code (this is actually called for in the enabling legislation) before the end of the school year. The student perception on how they were being addressed by some led me to share our discussion with the staff at that day's faculty meeting. Above all, we seek to have a safe and peaceful environment - both following rules and enforcing them should encourage this.

At the heart of the matter is that there are rules that we use to establish the tone in our school - and some rules are more popular than others. Students need to comply with the dress code, a code which hasn't changed in substance in several years, at the risk of a consequence. The explicit consequence is for a student to correct the situation, or to have a parent provided some clothes to correct it. We can usually take care of this in house. We do need to have parental support on this and other rules; it doesn't mean that you yourself have to agree with it, just that this is part and parcel of being part of this academic community.

As I have said a number of times in recent bulletins - student activism is a good thing and is the natural outgrowth of an educated population. We are proud of our student Vikings - especially when they challenge us!

James Albright

Register Now!


All students must be registered for the 2014-2015 school year by June 20th.


Current 5th, 6th and 7th graders should bring their completed enrollment papers and proof of residency to Deal. We have scheduled evening hours every Thursday until 7 pm for families who are not able to come to the school during day. 8th graders should take their enrollment forms and proof of residency to the high school they will attend. 

Deal Moms Update 


The recently announced Deal Moms Cocktail Party is filled up and is no longer accepting RSVPs. For those of you who RSVP'd to the party last week, please secure your spot by sending your check, made out to Deal PTA for $25, to Anita Seline, 4329 Warren Street, NW Washington DC  20016. 

Week of  
May 26
 Bell Schedule
Monday - No School
(Memorial Day)
Tuesday - Bell I 
      Wednesday - Bell I
Thursday - Pause
Friday - Bell I 

Upcoming Dates  

May 26
Memorial Day
No school for students

May 27
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
6th Grade NPG Field Trip
7th Grade Science Field Trip

May 28 
6th Grade NPG Field Trip
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grade Civil Rights Trip

May 29
Battle of the Bands
6th Grade NPG Field Trip
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grad Civil Rights Trip

May 30
6th Grade NPG Field Trip
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grade Civil Rights Trip 

May 31
Saturday Detention 9-12 am

June 1
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

June 2
NJHS Ceremony, 10 am
Feeder School Math Makeups

June 3
SCAC, 7:30 am 

June 4
Deal Gives Back 

June 5
PIA 5 - 8th grade Algebra
Faculty Meeting

June 6
LSAT, 7:30 am 

June 7
Saturday Detention, 9 - 12 noon

June 9 

June 10
8th Grade Locker Clean Up
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm 

June 11
8th Grade Book Collection
7th Grade Locker Clean Up

June 12
PIA 5 - Math
8th Grade King's Dominion Trip
7th Grade Book Collection

June 13
Deal Day
8th Grade Dance

June 16
6th Grade Birthday Party, 3:00
6th Grade Locker Clean Up 

June 17
8th Grade Promotion
6th Grade Book Collection
7th Grade King's Dominion Trip

June 18
6th Grade to Cameron Run

June 19 
Talent Show
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

June 20
Last Day for Students

June 23
Last Day for Teachers

June 30 
First Day of Summer School
Summer Bridge Begins 

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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). 


Feeder School Math Assessment Schedule


Non-feeder schools are scheduled for May 28th at 4:00 pm. Make-up for feeder and non-feeder schools are scheduled for June 2nd at 4:00 pm.

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: National Junior Honor Society

The Alice Deal 2013-2014 National Junior Honor Society inductees will be announced on Tuesday, May 27th. The induction program will be held on Monday, June 2nd at 10:00 am. We hope the families of the inductees will join us for this momentous occasion. 


New: 8th Grade Humanities Field Trip

Our Civil War to Civil Rights field trip is this week!


Team Geneva - Wednesday, May 28th

Team Kiev - Thursday, May 29th

Team Toronto - Friday, May 30th


Students must arrive by 8:45 am and report to their first period class.  Buses will depart at 9:00 am and return by 3:15 pm. Students will travel to three sites: Cedar Hill (the home of Frederick Douglass), the African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum, and the Mary McLeod Bethune House.  


Students should wear their class t-shirt and must bring a bagged lunch, a pencil, and something to write on (a clipboard). There will be an assignment to complete for history class which is due the day after the field trip. If you are interested in chaperoning please contact your child's 8th grade Humanities teacher.


New: Partnership Programs with 8th grade Humanities

Thank you to the students and parents who came to the 8th grade Humanities National Portrait Gallery reception on Thursday. We have another wonderful opportunity THIS Wednesday, May 28th, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Students will share their creative writing at our "Creating Our Stories" reception from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!  The museum is located at 8th and G Streets NW, next to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stop.


New: World Language Film Festival 

The World Languages  Department in collaboration with the media center of Alice Deal present the third annual World Languages Film Festival. The Festival will take place from May 27-30. During the entire week, our students will enjoy excellent movies shot and produced in Chinese, French, and Spanish-speaking countries. The titles of the movies will be communicated during morning and afternoon announcements everyday.The movies will be screened everyday starting at 3:30 PM in the library.


Students staying after school to watch the movies are required to have parental permission. Address all questions or concerns to [email protected].


New: Books for Deal Gives Back!

Seņora Cadavid's homeroom is collecting children's books to donate to Nalle Elementary School, a school in Southeast DC, where we will visit for Deal Gives Back. Our goal is to promote reading by donating at least 100 books to their school library. We need your help! If you have any books that you enjoyed in elementary school, please bring them to Seņora Cadavid's room by June 4th.


New: Wilson Choir

The Wilson High School choir will be in concert during 2nd period on Friday, May 30. All students who are in the Deal choir are invited to attend. Teachers who would like to bring their 2nd period class should contact Ms. Neal by Wednesday.

New: Viking Ship Store Open June 3

Get ready for the Deal Gives Back (June 4) by purchasing your Deal gear on Wednesday, June 3rd during every lunch period! For sale are comfy Deal zip-up hoodies, handsome Deal IB Viking t-shirts, a newly designed car magnet and gym bags, and our popular pajama pants. Check the website for prices (search: Viking Ship). Cash or check to Deal PTA accepted.


Wizard of Oz DVDs for Sale! 

Now that another spectacular ADMS musical performance is in the books, it's time to place an order for a DVD of the show. For the low price of $12, you can revisit the production again and again. Please contact parent volunteer Kurt Fritts ([email protected], 202.834.6581) to order your copy today!


Deal Book Review 

Deal Library will be publishing the inaugural issue of the Deal Book Review this June. Written by students, for students, edited by students! Student reviews (100-300 words, more review than summary) can be emailed to Daniel Chineme, student editor at [email protected]


Free Audio Books (all summer long!) 
Each week from now until August 13th, two free audiobooks will be available though Each duo is a contemporary Young Adult novel paired with a more "classic" title (some may be appropriate for mature readers--check to make sure the title fits your reader). See or e-mail [email protected] with any questions. Happy listening!


Track Uniforms

All track runners should return their washed track uniforms to Coach Downing as soon as possible.


Exciting 7th Grade Science Field Trip

During the week of May 27th - 30th, the 7th Grade Science Department will take your student on a field trip to Little Bennett's Creek Park in Clarksburg, Maryland. On the trip, students will hike to one of five creeks, calculate the speed of water flow, and collect samples of aquatic invertebrates. We'll meet back as a large group to see if there is a correlation between the speed of the water and the quantity and diversity of animals found there. We'll also enjoy a nice picnic lunch at the park's amphitheater. If you would like to chaperone the trip, we welcome you! Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in accompanying your child.


Students will go on the field trip with their team (rain or shine) on the following dates:


Tuesday, May 27th: Alexandria (Ms. Rhoads)

Wednesday, May 28th: Dubai (Ms. Giron)

Thursday, May 29th: Babylon (Ms. Schuettpelz)

Friday, May 30th: Mumbai (Ms. D'Antonio)


Blessing Bags for the Homeless: Deal Gives Back

As part of our service-learning program, 6th grade homerooms will collect items to make Blessing Bags for the homeless - small packages of helpful items and personalized messages. Items will be collected up until the first week of June. These packages will be assembled and delivered by students on Deal Gives Back day (June 4th) during an outreach run with the National Coalition for the Homeless. 


Assorted nuts

Travel Size hand sanitizer

Chap stick/lip balm

Bags of M&Ms

Travel size toothpaste

Toothbrushes (1 or 2 in a pack)

Dried Fruit (Craisins/Raisins)

Travel size tissues or wipes

Fruit Snacks

Granola Bars

Ziploc baggies (quart or gallon)

Travel size soaps and moisturizing lotions


Travel size deodorant

Granola Bars

Small gift cards ($1-5 value) to major fast food or chain restaurants/ stores

Small handwritten cards, notes, or pick-me-up messages!  


7th Grade Deal Gives Back

Some of our seventh grade students will be doing our Deal Gives Back community service project at Ronald McDonald's houses in the DC area. The houses have asked that we prepare and bring grab and go bags to the houses. As such we are looking for the below items:


- Non perishable food items in individual packaging: Soup, pudding packs, bottled water, peanut butter, applesauce, juice boxes, trail mix, or other similar items.
- Activities for children and adults: Coloring books, sketch pads, activity, notebooks/journals, card games, or other similar items. 

We appreciate anything that you are able to donate. Please send items into your student's homeroom class.  Thank you for your support! 


Student Council Food Drive

Student Council is sponsoring our second annual Spring Food Drive. Please send in any non-perishable food items (canned goods, boxed foods such as pasta and cereal, jars of peanut butter) to your student's homeroom teacher. One in eight households in DC is struggling against hunger and spring is usually the time of year when food banks receive the fewest donations. Please help Student Council contribute to our community!


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!


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 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! (We are up to and over 370 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.   

Baseball - Coach Monaco & Coach Downing

Tuesday -  Deal vs Stuart Hobson 4pm @ Deal (Semi-Finals)
Wednesday - Deal 8th vs Bullis 8th 2:30pm @ Deal
Wednesday -  Deal 6th/7th vs Bullis 7th  2:30pm @ Bullis
Thursday - DCIAA Baseball Championship 4pm Site TBA


Softball - Coach Spann

DCIAA City Softball Championship

The Lady Vikings will continue playing the DCIAA Softball Championship game at 4pm on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the National Baseball Academy. Walker-Jones leads Deal by the score of 13-8. 


All softball gray pants and softball gloves must be submitted to Coach Spann by Thursday, May 29, 2014.  I would like to thank the softball team members and Coach Parker & Coach Murray for all of their hard work.


DC Scores Boys and Girls Soccer

Practice this week on 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


This Week at Deal...


Tuesday: Softball Championship

The Lady Vikings will continue playing the DCIAA City Softball Championship at 4:00 pm at the Nationals Baseball Academy. Good luck! 


Wednesday: Team Santiago Study Hall

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


Thursday: TAGS Trip to National Geographic

The TAGS DC club will meet after school on Thursday, May 29 to finalize our Fort Reno map and presentation. After school on Friday, May 30 we will be traveling to National Geographic to present our project!  We will depart Deal at 3:30pm and return to Deal at 6:15pm. Be sure to bring $6 for metro fare and your DCOne or SmartTrip card.



Eighth Grade Corner



8th Grade Dance Volunteers  

Deal's 8th Grade Dance is Friday, June 13th.  We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Alice Deal MS 8th Grade Dance - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. 


Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. Thank you. 

Maria Emanuel

8th Grade Dance Parent Volunteer Coordinator

Summer Bridge for Rising 9th Grade  

Jump start your high school career by attending Summer Bridge. Summer Bridge will help make your transition to high school successful. Summer Bridge runs for five weeks, from June 30 - August 1. The program is free and open to all incoming 9th grade students. Use the link below to register and reserve a seat at your child's future school. DCPS Summer Bridge; Letter to Parents from Mr. AlbrightSummer Bridge Flyer


Staff information ...  


New: Field Trips this Week
There are many trips this week; please check attendance carefully.

New: Edline Update

Gradebook data will be uploaded after midnight on Monday (a day later than usual) due to the long weekend.


Tuesday: Team Leaders

Team leaders will meet in the conference room at 3:30


Tuesday: ELA ALT

All staff are invited to join the ELA Academic Leadership Team as we continue planning for next year


May is National Mental Health Awareness Month!

This is a great time to highlight the importance of mental wellness and school-based mental health services to children's positive learning and development. Good mental health is critical to children's success in school and life. Research demonstrates that students who receive social-emotional and mental health support achieve better academically. School climate, classroom behavior, on-task learning, and students' sense of connectedness and well-being all improve as well. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness but also encompasses social, emotional, and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life's challenges. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, members of the school-based mental health team will be available in the conference room offering informal information/ Q & A about various school-related mental health topics. Teachers are invited to attend according to the following schedule (refreshments will be provided!!):


Tuesday May 27--8th grade teachers' planning periods (2, 3, 4)
(all activities begin at 7:45 am unless otherwise stated)


(No School)






 All School Chorus

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

(No School)





Music Workshop
Investment Team 
 Alexandria Library E205
Art from the Heart 
 Cheerleading practice - gym
New to Deal Transition Workshop
Meditation Club C213
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 
African Drumming CG21
Photography Club
Music Workshop
Field Hockey practice
Student Council meeting
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

Model Un

Scrabble club
Science Olympiad Team W200



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 

Artist Journaling
The Big Deal Acappella Choir 

Let's Get It Together

Outdoor Basketball Club 


Please click the following link for the: 


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

Summer Field Hockey Opportunity 
Summer Field Hockey Opportunity for rising 8th graders who played on the Deal KOA Field Hockey Team.
Brookewood School and Wilson High School are hosting two FREE field hockey play days at Wilson HS on Saturday, July 12 and Saturday, July 19, from 9:30 - 11:30 am.  The emphasis will be on scrimmaging, not drills.  Come out and shake off those cobwebs - the hockey season is right around the corner!  If you are interested, please email Sarah Whitener, Head Coach at Wilson, at [email protected], or call at 202-841-0499.

Deal Squash Team 

Deal Squash Team is up and running at the home of Deal Squash at Chevy Chase Athletic Club.

Like to try Squash over summer and try and make the Deal squash team for the Fall?

Chevy Chase Athletic Club is holding camps throughout summer

Here are the details 

Financial assistance available

contact Coach Connie for more information [email protected] 



Field Hockey Camp for rising 8th grade girls who participated in the Deal KOA Field Hockey team this year! 
Last summer, 16 Deal and Wilson players had a great time together at the first ever Wilson Field Hockey Camp, and this summer we expect that KOA Sports will provide an even better experience. The camp will be held at the Wilson stadium July 28-31st, from 5:00-7:00 pm.  A limited number of Wilson and experienced Deal students will be able to attend the camp for free, so sign up early! Register at and enter the promocode "WilsonFH". For Grade, enter "9" even if you are/have a rising 8th grader.  If you have already registered and paid, you will be refunded.

If you are interested in the camp but have no experience, please email Sarah Whitener at [email protected]For all other questions, contact Koa Sports CEO Tony Korson at 301-213-8669 or at
Summer 2014 UCOnn application for rising Middle Schoolers

DC Public Schools is collaborating with the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut to provide DCPS students a 4 week free summer enrichment learning opportunity for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the 2014-15 school year. Please see the attached application for more information.  Summer Enrichment Application.  

Lola's Laboratory Summer Camp 

Lola's Laboratory, in partnership with The National Theatre, is offering a Reader's Theatre and Writing Camp at The National Theatre this summer for upcoming 4th - 8th grade students. Please read the attached flyer for more information: Lola's Lab Summer Camps 


Summer Community Service/Leadership Opportunity  

The Spark the Wave Organization is hosting WAVE Week 2014 once again this year. WAVE Week is a weeklong service leadership camp help in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC for students ages 12-17. For more information please visit the website at or contact Kathryn R. Oleksiak at [email protected].


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 for more information and contact resources.

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 

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