Alice Deal Middle School

Think globally - Listen compassionately - Act inclusively  

 

The Weekly Bulletin 

deal modernized
 
Our school mission:
Alice Deal Middle School inspires excellence, curiosity, and compassion through intellectual and social engagement.
deal front        Ecology Field Trip

Principal's Message:

Thank you to all the families and students that responded to the mission of filling our stage with canned goods - the pace of can donations has picked up significantly. The final days for the drive are this week, so there is still time to get that last item in to Deal. Our 6th graders are getting ready to start their work with the National Coalition for the Homeless; I am looking forward to seeing how this experience affects their perspectives.

We had an amazing International Night on Wednesday. The Alice Deal Community Association (ADCA) made this a fun community event - and the community showed up! Silvia Dinale and Neha Shah did a wonderful job organizing this grand dinner, but couldn't have done it without the support of dozens of parents and cooks. It was a great way for Deal families to say thank you to our community. I heard many heartfelt appreciations for the Night; I am now looking forward to next year's model!

Our new building and renovated Reno School are almost ready to come on line. Teachers will start moving portions of their classrooms in the middle of December; students on Teams Addis Ababa and Brussels will relocate their lockers before the end of the year, and starting the 5th of January we will be in our new space. Deal's LSAT will host a "Reno open house" event sometime in late January to show families what the space looks like when fully occupied. I appreciate the community's patience with the water line work in front of Deal and onto Nebraska Avenue; it has made parking and pick-up/drop-offs a bit more challenging, but it is almost over. In the end, it will be all worth it - the new space is beautiful.

This weekend, our football team defeated McKinley Middle School for the Stripes Division DCIAA Championship under the leadership of Coach Neal Downing. Four years ago we began our first football season here at Deal - our home field is at Wilson, our competition more experienced teams from across the city. It is a tribute to all the coaches and athletes/scholars at Deal that our teams are well-organized and thoughtfully led, and that our students conduct themselves with pride and good sportsmanship whatever activity they are undertaking. Good things, like championships in volleyball, cross-country, and now football, are sure to follow!

Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Drive/walk/fly carefully, eat well, give thanks to all, and be generous in any way that you can.

James Albright

PS - Our attendance push continues. Thank you for making your child's attendance a priority. Every day counts - our teachers work hard to make every minute important and it works best when the students are in the building! Wednesday is a full school day - we will have a short assembly at the end of the day but classes will be in academic mode. Please don't pick up your students early if it can be avoided! We won't be able to pull them out of the auditorium in enough time to make it worth it - and if the weather is bad (a possibility) traffic is going to be a bit tighter than usual. 

Week of November 24
 Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - PM Assembly Bell 
Thursday -  Friday 
No school for teachers and students
Thanksgiving Break 
Upcoming Dates

November 25
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

November 26
Thanksgiving Assembly

November 27 - 28
Thanksgiving Break
No school for staff and students

December 1
8th Grade I&S:Trolley Tour
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5

December 2
Deal Open House 9 -12
8th Grade I&S:Trolley Tour 
Team Leaders, 3:30 (all)
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5 

December 3
Buddy Day - Shepherd 
8th Grade I&S:Trolley Tour
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5
 
December 4
8th Grade I&S Trolley Tour
New-to-Deal, 3:30 pm
Coffee House, 5 - 7 pm
 
December 5
Professional Development Day - No school for students 
 
December 6
ADCA Holiday Greens Sale
Deal Scrabble Tournament 
 
December 7
ADCA Holiday Greens Sale
 
December 8
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5
8th Grade ELA Unit Assessment & 7th Grade Teams Buenos Aires and Kyoto
 
December 9
Buddy Day - Janney
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5
8th Grade ELA Unit Assessment & 7th Grade Teams Buenos Aires and Kyoto
 
December 10
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5
Advisory 2 Midpoint
6th Grade ELA Unit Assessment & 7th Grade Teams Athens and Brussels
Winter Concert, 6:30 pm 
 
December 11
8th Grade I&S: After School Film
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5
6th Grade ELA Unit Assessment & 7th Grade Teams Athens and Brussels
 
December 12
LSAT, 7:30 am
Brussels Breakfast
6th Gr Sp Humanities to Guapos
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5
Staff Holiday Celebration
ELA Unit Assessments Make-ups

December 13
ADCA Holiday Greens Sale
Sat Detention 9 -12

December 14
ADCA Holiday Greens Sale

December 15
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5

December 16
8th Grade I&S: Mock Hearings

December 17
Principal's Coffee 9 am
8th Grade I&S: Mock Hearings
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 pm

December 18
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 - 5

December 19 
Winter Assembly
Visting Deal, 10 am
7th Gr Sp Humanities to Guapos 
Tm Kyoto Breakfast
Shakespeare Rehearsal, 3:30 pm 

December 22 - January 2
Winter Break - No school for teachers and students
Tutoring at Deal...
 

Team Tutoring

Team teachers will be available after school on the following days:

 

6th Grade Teams

Seoul: Monday (C128)

Shanghai:Tuesday (W103)

Istanbul: Tuesday

Baku: Tuesday (E101)

 

7th Grade Teams

Buenos Aires: Wednesday 

Athens:Wednesday (E205)

Kyoto: Wednesday (W207)

Brussels: Wednesday

 

8th Grade Teams

Marrakesh: Tuesday

Dublin: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Addis Ababa: Tuesday. Wednesday, and Friday

Tokyo: Wednesday

 

ELL Tutoring

ELL tutoring Mondays and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in room C213. 

  

Spanish Humanities 

Spanish Humanities tutoring will be in room C212 every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

 

Spanish Tutoring

Spanish tutoring will be every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room CG07.

 

French Tutoring

French tutoring wil be held every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room C103.  

 

Chinese Tutoring 

Chinese tutoring will be held on Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:30 pm in room N101.   

Media Center News

The Deal Library will be closed after school on Wednesday, November 26th.
 

Center Hours 

 

Before School 8:00 - 8:40 am

 After School  3:30 - 5:00 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). 
Buddy Days are coming!

Every year, Alice Deal Middle 6th grade students and teachers host a day for each feeder schools' 5th grade students and teachers to visit during the school day. This is our chance to proudly present Deal to our future middle school students. We make every effort to ensure our visitors have a wonderful "Deal" experience.

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

Shepherd ES
Wednesday, December 3
Janney ES
Tuesday, December 9
Bus Information 2014 - 2015

Here is a link to the bus route schedule.

 

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

 

Northern (D31, 33, and 34) (202) 962-5800

Superintendent Priscilla Alston: (202) 962-5808 (direct)

Assistant Superintendent Frank Machado: (202) 962-5809 (direct)

 

Western (Morning D32s, one of the afternoon D32s)

Superintendent Jackie Smith: (202) 379-8787; mobile: (202) 962-8785

Assistant Superintendent Amit Tonse: (202) 379-8787 mobile: (202) 570-6728


 

For longer-term bus planning needs (i.e., requests for new transit services, ongoing crowding, etc.), contact Kristine Marsh at (202) 962-6088 or[email protected]
 

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

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.

The DCPS Attendance Protocol 

 

 DCPS Attendance Protocol and Policy: Things to Remember

 

1. Students that miss two class periods will automatically be counted as being absent for the entire school day.

2. Students must submit a note from their parents to excused from being absent from school (please refer to the list of authorized excused absences)

 

Excused Absences According DCPS:

  • Death in the Family
  • Illness (doctor's note must be provided for absences that exceed 5 days)
  • Medical Appointment
  • Emergency
  • Religious Holiday
  • Court Summons
  • School Activities (DCPS sponsored sports events, academic activities etc.)
  • School Visit (tours, interviews, etc.)

If you have any questions or concerns more, please contact our Attendance Counselor:

 

Krystle Johnson

[email protected]

 

 


 International Baccalaureate

 

 

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

 

Henry Ford

 

Alice Deal Middle School is more than just students and teachers. Parents play an important role in our "coming together" to make a great school. Thanks to all those who attended last week's IB session on grading and provided quality feedback to Ms. Brown, our IB coordinator. As we work together to refine the process, please know that your student's needs are at the forefront of the conversation.

World Language Trips 2015 and UK Trip 2015 

 

France Trip for 8th graders:

Registration for the 2015 spring trip to France is open for current 8th graders. To learn more about the trip, please visit www.eftours.com and enter the tour number 1538201VB. If you have questions, please email Mr. Mbayu ([email protected]), Mr. Ngwa ([email protected]), or Ms. Brown ([email protected]). Merci! 

 

Costa Rica Trip for 8th Graders:

Registration for the 2015 spring trip to Costa Rica is open for current 8th graders. To learn more about the trip, please visit www.eftours.com and enter the tour number 1610673CH. If you have questions, please email Ms. Cuffee ([email protected]) or Ms. Thompson ([email protected]). Vamos Nacionales! Gracias!  

 

China Trip for 8th graders

Registration for the 2015 spring trip to China is open for current 8th graders. To learn more about the trip, plesae visit www.eftours.com or speak with anyone who attended last year's trip. If you have questions, please email Mr. Zhi at [email protected] 

 

The trip will visit Beijing, the capital of China; Xi'an, the historical city with terracotta warriors; Shanghai, the famous economic center; and Guilin, one of the most scenic places in the world. Go Nationals! 

     

United Kingdom Trip for Current 7th Graders Summer 2015:  

Registration for the 2015 summer trip to the United Kingdom is open for current 7th graders. To learn more about this trip, please visit www.eftours.com and enter the tour number1605005AT. If you have questions, please email Mr. Otterstatter ([email protected]).

 


Student & parent information

 

New: Student Council News

We had a great time at the fall dance and party; we hope you did, too! Thanks to all who came and to those who volunteered to set up and clean up. The Fall canned food drive is wrapping up in time for Thanksgiving - Wednesday is the last day. Please send in any non-perishable food items you have - canned goods, bags of rice, boxes of pasta, cereal, jars of peanut butter; all are welcome!

 

New: Shakespeare Festival Schedule

Monday November 24th:

3:15 - 3:30pm Extra Auditions

3:30 - 5:30pm Callbacks

Tuesday November 25th

3:15 - 5:30pm Full cast meeting and read-through

 

Any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]


New: English Language Arts Unit Assessment 2

Students will complete the online portion of ELA Unit Assessment 2 in their English classes over a two-day period in the second week of December. All 8th graders will complete the assessment on December 8th and 9th along with two 7th grade teams (Buenos Aires and Kyoto) and 6th graders will complete the assessment on December 10th and 11th along with the other two 7th grade teams (Athens & Brussels).

 

New: Chaperones needed for 8th grade trip

8th grade humanities teachers need chaperones for our field trip the week of December 1st - 4th. The schedule is as follows:

 

Addis Ababa: December 1st

Marrakesh: December 2nd

Dublin: December 3rd

Tokyo: December 4th


New: 7th and 8th Grade Model UN Club

The Model UN Conference will take place Monday, November 24 at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) at 525 23rd Street, NW.

 

Students on the trip should plan to arrive at the auditorium at 7:45am for an 8am departure. We will be back on campus at 5pm. Key points:

  • Bring student ID, round-trip metro fare, and wear "business casual" clothing. Lunch is provided.
  • Bring your background guide and any other individual research you have done (i.e. country research).

Questions should be directed to Ms. Trenkle at [email protected]

 

Reusable Bags

If you have any extra reusable bags that can be donated for students to use to deliver items on our upcoming homeless outreach runs, we would greatly appreciate it. They can be left in the Welcome Center for Mr. Gueltig.

 

Canned Food Challenge!

Team Baku's challenge to all teams to collect at least 750 cans for this year's Thanksgiving canned food drive still stands! The winning team gets serenaded by the up-and-coming a capella group, Mr. Albright and the APs (Their legal team is working out the details, so the winning prize may be substituted)!

     

Sign Up for a Table at Janney Winter Market
Hello Deal artists, crafters, cooks, and other entrepreneurs: Are you interested in selling your wares at the Janney Winter Market on Saturday, December 6th, from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm? Tables are only $10 (half) and $20 (full) for students and $30 for all other vendors. Registration for tables is now open, so visit www.tenleywinterfest.org to download a form or register online. Register soon to guarantee your spot!

 

Alice Deal Coffee House

Calling all student and staff performers: Alice Deal's first-ever Coffee House will take place December 4th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Gallery. Students can sign up for five minute slots outside Ms. Neal's office on the first floor. We currently have musicians, poets, comedians, and dancers signed up, but we'd love to have you join! Any visual artists who would like to donate work to be sold at the coffee house should contact Ms. Lombardo in Room C217. All proceeds from the sale of art will benefit arts in DCPS schools.

  

7th Grade Science Department

The 7th Grade Science department needs paper towel rolls for their next engineering lab. If you have any to spare, please send them to your child's science teacher. Ms. Newman, Ms. Schuettpelz, Mr. Smith, and Ms. Rhoads thank you!

  

New: World Language trip scholarship information

Student scholarship applications have been distributed to eligible students (final due date: Nov 26); many have already been returned. We will reach out to those students who are offered scholarships directly. Families who have requested financial assistance will also receive an email/contact once a final determination is made. The reason for delay is to figure out how many families require support; this helps determine the amount made available to each family.

 

Yearbook Photos 

Requesting photos of Deal events and students for yearbook! Email [email protected] or come see Mr. Klauber in W207.

  

No supervision for early arrivals

Parents, please keep in mind that the staff does not arrive at Deal until 8:00 am. Therefore we can't be responsible for children who arrive to school before that time.


Follow us on Twitter
Do you want to know more about daily life at Deal? Follow us on Twitter @DealVikings.  Mr. Albright has generously offered to buy dinner for the millionth follower so act fast; with over 630 followers, we could have a winner any day! 
 

Deal Athletics ...

 

The Football Vikings WIN The CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Thank you to all the administrators, teachers, Ms. Baxter, Ms. Baker and cheerleaders for supporting the football team Saturday. Deal defeated Mckinley Tech Middle School 31-13 in the DCIAA Middle School Football Championship. We are proud of our Student/Athletes. It's A Great Day To Be A Viking!!!!!!


Deal Swim Team

To receive information about joining the Deal Swim Team, please email us at [email protected] so that we can add you to our email listserv.


Basketball Practices This Week:
6th Gr Girls: Tuesday 3:30 - 4:45pm
6th Gr Boys: Monday 4:45 - 6pm, Tuesday 3:30 - 4:45pm
7th/8th Gr Girls: Monday/Tuesday 3:30 - 4:45pm
7th/8th Gr Boys: Monday/Tuesday 4:45 - 6:00pm

 

Emergency Treatment Form 

 

Consent to Participate Form

 

Universal Health Certificate Form

 

Indoor Track
Indoor track practice will be from 3:30 - 4:30 pm Mondays and Wednesdays. This Monday (Nov. 24th) we will practice outside so please dress for the weather. We will meet in the Gallery at 3:30 pm before heading outside. If you have any questions, please email Coach Farrar at [email protected]  See you Monday!

Cheer

Cheer practice will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.


This Week at Deal...

 

Monday: Girl Up 

Girl Up will meet in E306 at 3:30 pm on Monday. See you then to edit our Thanksgiving video!

 

Monday: Hour of Code

On Monday, December 8th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Deal will hold it's 2nd annual Hour of Code. In honor of Computer Science Education week on December 8th - 12th, our Deal coders will try to recruit as many students as possible to participate in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is an international event held to show students what computer coding is all about. Last year, 15 million students from over 180 countries participated. There will be coding games and activities that students can participate in. Come join us in the library (change from previous location) on December 8th to join us! For more information, visit www.hourofcode.com or see Ms. Wellersdick in room C215.

 

Monday: Bocce Canceled This Week 

Unfortunately, Bocce will need to be canceled this week. Be ready to play after Thanksgiving! 

 

Monday: Team Seoul's Study Hall

Team Seoul's study hall on Monday, November 11th is cancelled. We look forward to seeing students after Thanksgiving.

 

Monday: The After School Basketball Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, November 24th at3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." Dress for

cold weather. In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr.Namian in RoomW204.

 

Tuesday: 8th Grade Individual and Societies Passport Trip

8th Grade Individual and Societies Passport Trip to the George Washington Statue near Foggy Bottom is on Tuesday, November 25th. Students must sign up in advance and give their permission slip to their I&S teacher. Please bring $8.00 for round trip metro fare. We will depart Deal at 3:30 pm and return by 5:30 pm. Students will meet in Ms. Daniels classroom.

          8th Grade Corner


High School Application Season is Here
Although the DCPS Common Application won't open until December 15th, you should be aware of the following key points as you gather materials for applications:
  • Ms. Giron ([email protected]) has graciously volunteered to help with high school applications!
  • Please sent transcript requests to Ms. Giron at least 2 weeks in advance of deadlines.
  • Please provide addressed, stamped envelopes for any documents you need sent to schools.
  • Recommendation requests should be given directly to teachers with all supporting documents and an addressed, stamped envelope.
  • When requesting recommendations for multiple schools, please provide the information for all schools at one time with clear deadlines.

National History Day Workshops

8th Grade Students: National History Day workshops are offered at the National Archives throughout the Fall. These workshops focus on the process of the project, topic selection, and theme. The following workshops remain:

  • Research at the National Archives - Saturday, December 6th 10:00 am - noon

Interested students must RSVP to Missy McNatt at [email protected] by noon of the Friday before the workshop.Please contact your child's Individual and Societies teacher if you have any questions.

 

Wilson 9th Grade Parent Course Selection Night 

Attention 8th grade parents: Wilson High School will have a parent course selection information night at Wilson on January 27th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the auditorium.

 

High School Open House Dates

The High School Common Application opens up in December. Don't miss the opportunity to visit upcoming Open Houses.  Be sure to register or RSVP where indicated.

 

Benjamin Banneker High School

www.benjaminbanneker.org 

 

Ellington School of the Arts

www.ellingtonschool.org

December 3rd, 3:00 - 4:15 pm

December 13th, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm 

RSVP to www.ellingtonschool.org/contact-us/forms/open-house-form/ 

 

Eastern Senior High School

http://easternhighschooldc.org 

To schedule an individual or group tour, contact

[email protected]

 

McKinley Technology High School

www.mckinleytech.org 

December 10th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

January 24th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RSVP to http://bit.ly/McKinleyTechOpenHouse 

 

Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School

http://www.phelpshsdc.org 

December 12th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

January 16th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

February 20th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

March 20th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

May 15th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

May 29th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

 

School Without Walls High School

http://www.swwhs.org 

December 12th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

January 9th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

January 30th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

February 6th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

 

Wilson High School

www.wilsonhs.org 

December 12th, 9:00 - 11:00 am

January 9th, 9:00 - 11:00 am

February 6th, 9:00 - 11:00 am

March 13th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 


Staff information ...

Tuesday: Team Leads 
Team leads will meet with their grade level administrators at 3:30 pm.

Wednesday: 8th Grade Meeting 
All 8th grade teachers and chaperones for the upcoming I&S trip should attend a meeting in room C308 at 8:10 am.

Wednesday: Thanksgiving Assembly
We will be on our Assembly bell for Wednesday. There will be two different activities; 6th grade has been planning their activities as a grade. 7th and 8th grade students will participate in an assembly in the auditorium. 

New: Washington Teacher's Union
On December 11th, President Liz Davis will join teachers to answer questions and share the latest on issues facing teachers in DCPS. Please make the time to attend. We will meet in E104 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
Schedule of Before School Activities

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


Monday


Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
Symphonic Band - CG20String Orchestra - CG04Percussion Ensemble
CG20
String Orchestra
CG04
Peer Mediators
C115
Concert Choir
Auditorium
Symphonic Band - CG20Concert Choir
Auditorium 
Symphonic Band - CG20Concert Choir
Auditorium




Percussion Ensemble
CG20

 

Schedule of After School Clubs & Activities

(all clubs and activities end at 4:30 pm unless otherwise noted)


Monday



Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday
Yoga
C310
Au Cinema
N112
National Junior Honor Society
W304
Book Club
C128
Creative Writing W307
Dance & Choreography
Auditorium
French Tutoring
Cottage Comic Book 
N113
Open Art Studio
C217
Debate Team
W206
Music Workshop
CG04
East Asia Studies
C212
Science Tutoring
W301
Gay Straight Alliance
E305
Fencing
E106
Board Games
W106
Bocce Ball
E300
Ultimate Frisbee
C310
Robotics
E307 (to 5pm) 
Peer Mediators
C115
Conditioning Club
E101
Tennis Club
N115
Spanish Theatre
C217
Yo-Yo Club
Corner Nurse & Neal
BDOG
E100
Team Shanghai
Study Hall
DIY Club
E105
8th Gr Field Trip Club
C308
Girls on the Run
E206
Game Club
N116
Vinyl Club
C203
GSA
Intramural Volleyball
E305
Film Making 101
C203
6th Gr Comic Book
E103

Cooking Club
Cafeteria
Meditation Club
C213
A Cappella
CG21

Calligraphy Club
TBD
Cultural Discovery Club
Fantasy Football 
N103

Classic Card Games 
W205
Tm Baku Study Hall
E101
7th/8th Model UN
C308

Girl Up
E306
Learn to Swim Club
E201 (to 5:10pm)
Service Club
C203

Student Council 
E205
String Club 
CG04
Music Workshop 
CG20

African Drumming 
CG20
Science Olympiad
W201
Dance Club
Auditorium

6th Gr Soccer Club
W105 
Photography Club
E301
GSA
E305

Japanese Culture Club (Loc TBD)
Model Un
C308
History Film Club
W305

Chess Club
C315
Babysitter's Club
W100
Global Cardboard Challenge
Gallery

International Cinema
Club E101
Minecrafters 6th 
W207
The Sports Rap
W104

Socratic Club
E304
Minecrafters 7th 
W201
Art from the Heart
C224

A Cappella
CG21

Workout Warriors
W103

Scrabble Club
Cafeteria 

Model UN
C308

Scrapbooking & Collage
C104
Jazz Band
CG20

Journalism
W207



After School Basketball Club
W204



Spelling Bee Club 
E104



 


Nature Lovers Club
W300


Socratic Club
E304



 


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

 

 

Join Fit to Inspire for Holiday Power Walk on Saturday, December 6th at 9:30 am

Fit to Inspire, the women's wellness community, is holding a "Holiday Waddle" (power walk) here in Chevy Chase (meeting point is Lafayette School).  The walk is FREE, but any optional donations raised will go to Operation Smile, the medical charity that repairs facial deformities in needy children around the world.  Sponsored by Athleta and Somersault Snacks, participants will be in the drawing for many great prizes.  Join Alice Deal mom, Rebeca Plantier, for this simple and fun event!  Register on www.fittoinspire.com or contact Rebeca on [email protected].


Annual Winter Market at Janney

For all of you crafters and entrepreneurs at Deal... mark your calendars now for the Annual Winter Market on Saturday, December 6th from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm at Janney Elementary School. Tables are only $10 (half) and $20 (full) for students and $30 for all other vendors. The Winter Market packs Janney with eager holiday shoppers looking for everything from crafts, baked goods, and boutique accessories to second-hand toys, unique art pieces, and hot lunch fare. We welcome Deal students and families to offer items for sale at the market and, of course, to come and enjoy great food, music, and shopping. Registration for tables at the Winter Market is now open, so check out www.tenleywinterfest.org and register soon to guarantee your spot!

 

Writopia

You don't want to miss out on this exciting possibility.   Writopia is offering a fun class that incorporates writing stories as well as creating a personalized video game!!  What a great opportunity.

 

Date: Saturday, December 6th 

Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 4000 Albemarle, Suite 301 (Tenleytown)

What: A 2D video game writing workshop that allows writers to first write their own storyline and then develop their very own interactive video game using the characters, plot, and world they created in their stories. This workshop is meant to serve as a starting point for writers seeking to create their own video game experience by providing the basic tools to program and create digital art. The five hour workshop costs $228.

If your writer would be interested in signing up for this workshop, please email [email protected] Spaces are limited! 

 

Middle School Self Defense Class
Grand Master Kim of the National Defense University is offering a self-defense class geared specifically for sixth and seventh grade students. The class will stimulate simple, real life situations and teach self defense techniques for children. Students will gain confidence, learn respect and discipline in a safe environment.

The class will be held at a martial arts studio just across Fort Reno Park from Deal Middle School. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5 pm for ten weeks starting September 23rd. The price of the class is extremely affordable.

For more information and to reserve a spot email [email protected]