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 to Deal students and families: 

 

I recently met with a group of teachers who represent their colleagues on the Deal faculty. We meet to share concerns and hopes for the school and to work through any challenges that have arisen over the course of the month. Sometimes we have quick agreement, other times we take longer, but each time I am reminded of the dedication of the staff that have gathered here at 3815 Fort Drive. They are a wonderful group of professionals. And, frankly, they don't get their due in this town. While there are great teachers in almost every nook and cranny of DC, the ones in my building have a special challenge.

 

Reading the paper, listening to the radio, or browsing the Internet one gets the sense that Alice Deal Middle School has come to represent both strong academic success and privilege - and that one (success) is due to the other (privilege). There is agreement that class and family circumstances play a significant role in every child's success - but they are not the only factors. Many students come to Deal ready to learn, and many come to Deal and see that learning is what is going on and then get with the program. The teachers in our building are the conveyors of that academic culture and the singular reason why our student population has grown and maintained its success.

 

Statements to the effect that Deal is where it is because of its student profile do a disservice to the efforts of teachers. There are plenty of examples of schools with a student profile that matches Deal's - and many that exceed it - in which the combination of rigorous classes and motivated students is not matched. Teaching at Deal is not an easy proposition - I ask a lot of the staff and their students ask a lot of them. Teachers here plan intensively and collaboratively - and often into the evening. They are pioneering a curriculum focused exclusively on mastery while meeting the changing expectations in this era of the Common Core. They have organized their own professional development opportunities around texts; they visit each other, observe, and discuss their work; and they push each of their own subjects. World languages are taught in the subject language, science teachers work on exciting labs and community partnerships, Individuals and Societies teachers dig into the meaning of Chinese legalism or human rights; mathematics teachers challenge our understanding of math placement with the broadest, most advanced program available, physical education teachers drive their students to design programs of motion; music and arts teachers generate great artistic output, and English teachers explore classics and contemporary literature with a heightened focus on literacy. Deal does not have a casual program of studies - it has a forward-thinking, challenging approach that, frankly, is tough to do and tougher to do well. Teachers have made that program one that is for all students. A great academic program should be an expectation of a good school, and so we expect it of ourselves.

 

In addition, Deal teachers are expected to create a loving and caring environment in a team setting, to lead clubs and activities, to come up with creative field trips and to infuse joy into their rooms and children's lives. Every child has individual needs and deserves to have a community of adults who are working to support him or her. It is my expectation - and the staff knows this well - that our job is to take care of the students in our charge as best we can. This staff works hard to live up to that expectation, and we succeed more often than we fail.

 

It is these qualities of the teaching and support staff at Deal that I think get overlooked when others discuss the school. It is important to keep these in mind as we continue to work to improve - that our goal at Deal is to make a significant academic and social difference in the lives of everyone, child and adult, that comes into our building. When I look across the table each month at my staff's representatives, I keep in mind the people that are making that happen every day at Deal.


James Albright



Alice Deal Community Association 

 

SOULCYCLE Bethesda Ride for Deal Middle School 
Saturday, March 7th, 2:30 pm  
  Reserve your bike now! Tickets are $20 a person.
Alice Deal Sign In Page

Join us for a dance party on a bike with SoulCycle, the country's premier indoor cycling studio in Bethesda. 100% of donations from this 45-minute fun, full-body workout support Alice Deal Middle School.

Parents, Siblings, Teachers, Deal Students, Friends -- everyone is invited to this Charity Ride.

*Kids 12 and older are allowed to ride. Must be 4'11" and minors need to fill out a waiver form.
 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7| 2:30 PM 
(please arrive between 2:00 and 2:15 PM) 
4931 Elm Street| Bethesda, MD
Week of March 2
 Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell 1 
Thursday -  Thursday Bell  
Friday - Bell I 
Upcoming Dates

March 2
Silk Road Remix

March 5
8th grade Ski Trip (rescheduled)
6th grade Awards Ceremony

March 6
Visiting Deal, 10 am
7th Grade Wizards Game

March 7
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon

March 10
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm (all)

March 11
PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

March 12
Black History Month Speech and Drama Competition
WTU Meeting 3:30 - 4:30

March 16
PARCC  Assessment 6/8

March 17
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
PARCC Assessment 6/8

March 18 
Principal's Coffee, 9 am

PARCC Assessment 6/8


March 19
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

PARCC Assessment 6/8


March 20
Visiting Deal, 10 am

PARCC Assessment 6/8

 
March 21
Saturday Detention, 9  - 12 noon
Scrabble Tournament

March 23

PARCC Assessment 7


March 24
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm (gr level)

PARCC Assessment 7


March 25

PARCC Assessment 7

 

March 26

PARCC Assessment 7


March 27

PARCC Assessment 7

 
March 31
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

April 2
CPE @ Deal, 6 pm
World Language Meeting, 6:30 pm
6th Grade Info Book Celebration

April 3
End of Term
Students dismissed at 12:15 pm
Detention, 12:15 - 3:15 pm

April 6
Easter Monday, No School

April 7
Team Leaders (all)

April 9
WTU Meeting, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
6th Grade Trip - Calieva Farm
Costa Rica trip departs

April 10
Grades due from teachers

April 11
China and France Trips depart

April 13 - 17
Spring Break
No school for students and staff

April 23
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm 

April 24
Visiting Deal, 10 am

April 25
Saturday, Detention, 9 am - noon

April 27
7th Grade Team Building

April 28
7th Grade Team Building
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm (gr level)

April 29
7th Grade Team Building
Principal's Coffee, 9 am 

April 30
7th Grade Team Building
DCPS Speech League, 3:30 pm
Library Poetry Celebration, 
3:30 pm

 

Guys and Dolls

Rehearsal Schedule 

 

Mon., March 2nd - Music 

"Bushel and A Peck"

Hot Box Girls and Adelaide-3:15 - 4:00

"Adelaide's Lament" Adelaide-4:00-4:30

 

Tue., March 3rd - Music

"Oldest Established" 3:15-4:15 

Nathan, Nicely, Angie, Benny, Harry, Crapshooter Boys and Guys 

"Fugue for Tinhorns"

Nicely, Benny, and Rusty Charlie 4:15-5:00

 

Wed., March 4th - Dance

Hot Box Girls and Adelaide 3:15-5:15 

 

Thu., March 5th - Blocking

3:15-4:45

Scene 1

Sarah, Benny, Nicely, Brannigan, Nathan, Angie the Ox, Adelaide, Sky

 

Fri., March 6th - Blocking

Scene 23:15-4:15

Sky and Sarah 

 

*All rehearsals will be located in the multipurpose room this week

 

 

*THERE WILL BE A PARENT MEETING AT 6:30 ON THURSDAY MARCH 5TH! ALL PARENTS SHOULD ATTEND!* 

 

Rehearsal schedule is subject to change!!!Any questions or concerns? Please contact Jill Roos ([email protected])

Y After School Program

We are very happy to announce that the YMCA has been selected to lead our aftercare program. The YMCA is a well-known provider of youth programs, has a long and distinguished history in our area, and is eager to ensure that our aftercare program transitions to a new provider with a minimum of hitches. We are glad to partner with them and look forward to having their presence in our building.

Contact Nick Knauer (YMCA Program Director) at (P)202-23BOWEN (202-232-6936) ext. 1726 for more information.
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

(cancelled for two weeks will resume in March) 

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 C217.

 

French Tutoring

French tutoring wil be held every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room CG06.  

 

Chinese Tutoring 

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

Media Center News

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). 
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]

 

 

World Language Trips 2015 and UK Trip 2015 

 

Information Meetings 

Please join us on April 2nd at 6:30 pm for our final informational meeting before students depart. Students will receive their EF Tours backpack (which they must bring) and have a chance to ask any burning questions.

 

Registration:

Although online registration with EF Tours is closed, last minute registrations are still accepted over the phone at (800) 665 - 5364. Please reference the following tour numbers:

 

Costa Rica: 1610673CH  

France: 1538201VB  

 

Contacts:

Questions about a trip? Please contact the following staff members: 

 

Costa Rica

Ms. Cuffee

- [email protected] 

Ms. Thompson

- [email protected] 

 

France

Mr. Mbayu  

- [email protected]

Mr. Ngwa

- [email protected]

Ms. Brown  

- [email protected]   

 

China

Mr. Zhi  

- [email protected]  

    

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: 7th grade Team-Building event @Verizon!

Deal 7th graders have a magical Friday planned. They will be transported to the Verizon Center during 6th period, where they will participate in activities on the actual basketball court (Court of Dreams!), get a group photo, learn about sports related careers, and then eat and watch the Wizards beat Miami! Information has already been send home, but check with your child's team leader if you have any further questions.

 

New: Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Peter Millius and Chloe Fatsis for advancing from the Cluster Bee to the Citywide Spelling Bee in March!

 

New: Tune-in to the Deal VikingCast!

Alice Deal's podcast is free on iTunes! Subscribe today to receive the latest episodes capturing the sights and sounds of life at Deal. Click here to listen in: https://t.co/vKjSVdAfAk  (iTunes) or www.tinyurl.com/VikingCast (non-itunes). Please email Mr. Martini ([email protected]) if you have feedback or ideas to improve the show! 

 

New: National Law Day Essay Contest

Do you want to visit the Supreme Court and have a chance to meet Justice Sonia Sotomayor? All 6th grade students are invited to participate by submitting a 100-300 word essay on the theme "What America Means to Me." Submissions are due ASAP. Please see Mr. Martini in room C130 for more information or if you have any questions.

 

New: 8th Grade Ski Trip

Due to last week's snow event, the 8th grade ski trip is rescheduled for Thursday, March 5th.

 

New: Sailing Club

Ahoy! Although the snow on the ground suggests otherwise, spring and sailing season are right around the corner. The Deal sailing club has a lot of fun in store:

 

April 1st - Season kick-off at Deal!

April 7th - Schooner trip!

April 22 to May 26th - Weekly small boat sailing!

 

Space is limited, so keep an eye out for permission slips and a sign-up form soon! 

 

New: Deal Ultimate Frisbee Jerseys!

The spring season is quickly approaching and we want to start it with style! Deal Ultimate Jersey's are coming soon. For just $32, you can have a quick-dry Electro Jersey by Five Ultimate. The jerseys are maroon with gold print and will have names on the back. If you are interested in purchasing a Jersey, see Mr. Martini in room C130 or Ms. Reynolds in E305 to pick up an order form. Order forms and payment must be returned by March 13th.

 

Deal Staff vs Student Basketball Game

On Thursday, March 12, the Alice Deal MS Staff basketball team will take on a student basketball team in a winner-takes-all battle on the court! Come show your support for either team from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the gym.


6th Grade Information Book Celebration

Everyone is invited to see the great work that all 6th graders did in writing and creating their own informational books. The event will take place on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the cafeteria. Light snacks will be provided. This is a wonderful event - come prepared to read and be amazed!

 

National History Day Judges Needed

Any parent/guardian/community member who would like to help with National History Day Judging on March 13th or project registration on March 12th should contact Ms. Trenkle at [email protected]. This is a great opportunity to see some of the fantastic work that our 8th graders do! Volunteers are needed from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm each day.

    

Speech and Debate

Tournament season is fast approaching and many tournament entries are due this week: 

  

DCPS MS Speech & Debate - 3/5

(Entry due Thursday by 5:00 pm)

WACFL Metro LD Finals - 3/6 & 3/7

(Entry due Wednesday by 5:00 pm)

 

Mr. Conway will be serve as the designated faculty representative at the Baltimore tournament. There is no entry fee and the tournament should end by 3:00 pm. Only students who qualified for the metro-final tournament are eligible to attend.


Speech and Drama Competition

Deal's 3rd Annual Black History Speech and Drama Competition will be held on Thursday, March 12th.  The first place winner will receive $100, the second place winner will receive $75, and the 3rd place winner will receive $50. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are interested in competing MUST see Ms. Neal and Ms. Red during their lunch period this week.

   

School Newspaper

Our student journalists have been busy sharing the latest in news, sports, and entertainment. Check out your school newspaper at alicedealvq.org!

  

Yearbook Photos 

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

 

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 780 followers, we could have a winner any day! This week's feed was full of celebrations, visitors, and amazing student work!

Deal Athletics ...

 

Alice Deal Athletics
Please visit the Alice Deal Athletics Calendar to see our practice and game schedules.

Sprint Sport Contacts 
Spring sports are signing up now. Please print the athletic forms from our school website and send them to the appropriate coach:

Softball - [email protected] 
Boys Soccer- [email protected] 
Girls Soccer- [email protected] 
Baseball- [email protected] 
Lacrosse- [email protected] 

Summer Sport and Fitness Camp 
 

The Alice Deal Athletic Department will offer a 4 week youth sport and fitness camp in July! 

 

What: Four weeks of rotating sports instruction, fitness and nutrition education, and fun!

 

When: Four sessions, from July 6th - July 31st, from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

Who: All rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

 

Deal Fit and Sport Camp will provide fitness, sport, and nutritional education in a fun and nurturing environment. In addition, the Deal Fit and Sport Camp will offer opportunities for enrichment, team building, peer mentoring, and...  

  • Weekly swimming and water play
  • Weekly rotating sports and games
  • Skills instruction
  • Indoor/outdoor free play
  • Stretching and exercise instruction
  • Daily fun runs
  • nutrition and diet education
  • Weekly field trips

Camp rates:

 

Full Day Rate:

1 week session: $275

2 sessions: $500

All 4 sessions; $900

 

Partial Day Rate:   

1 week session: $175

2 sessions: $300

All 4 sessions: $650

 

Register now using the following link (paper registration forms are also available):

Deal Fit and Sport Camp Online Registration Form HERE

 

Please email [email protected] with any questions or contact Coach Downing directly at [email protected]

 
Deal Swim Team

To receive information about joining the Deal Swim Team, please contact [email protected] to join the email list!

 

Outdoor Track

Track practice is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday next week. All practices will be @ Deal until the weather improves, but athletes should be prepared to practice outside on Monday. We will meet on the 3rd floor at 3:30. Athletes should be changed and ready to start practice at 3:30pm. Practice will conclude at 4:30 pm.    

Cheer

Cheer practice will be Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 5:30 pm for the next two weeks.  

 

Baseball  

Baseball Team Tryouts will be next week:  

 

March 2nd & 3rd - 6th graders  

March 4th & 5th - 7th graders 

March 9th & 10th - 8th graders 

 

Team rosters will be posted on March 11.  

 

Follow Deal Baseball on Twitter: @DealBaseball

 

Softball 

Softball practice will be held March 2nd - 5th from 3:30 - 4:45 pm in the gym. You must bring a change of clothes and appropriate tennis shoes. If you have not submitted all of your papers please do so this week. Go Vikings!  


Lacrosse Team Sign Up
Boys and girls ages 7 to 15 can sign up for spring lacrosse at Deal. Please sign up using the Winners lacrosse website: www.winnerslacrosse.org  
You will receive an email verification once you are successfully registered. 

We need more girls to sign up for the lacrosse team!
Please take advantage of this free program with former college lacrosse players offered to our school.
This Week at Deal...

 

Monday: GeoPlunge

New and returning GeoPlunge players will practice during 6th grade GRIT time on Monday in room C130 (Mr. Martini). 

 

Monday: Cooking Club

Cooking Club Groups A & B will meet in the cafeteria from 3:30 - 5:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd for a special demonstration by Chef Armstrong. Chef Armstrong show us how to make (and taste) his President Obama Chicken Stew. You can read more about it here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/03/president-obama-stew-chicken-casserole-from-my-irish-table.html. This meeting counts towards club attendance so please make sure you are there for this special class!

 

Monday: Deal Gay/Straight Alliance

The Deal GSA meets at a new time! We will meet every Monday in room W204 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. This is a time for students to discuss questions they have about current events, have conversations about equality and kindness at our school, and hang out with an awesome and accepting group of Vikings. Beyond being a group of activist-minded individuals, we would like for our group to become a comfortable space where everyone is welcome and has fun. To this end, some of our time will be spent socializing, eating snacks, and watching the most current season of Modern Family. Please join us! Email [email protected] with any questions.

 

Monday: The After School Basketball Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on March 2nd at 3:30 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 Room W204.

 

Monday: Open Studio Club

Open Studio club will meet on Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in C224. Come and create! We have the materials, you bring the ideas... Open Studios is a relaxed environment where you are free to create whatever you please!

 

Tuesday: Marrakesh Honor Assembly

Team Marrakesh is proud to celebrate their team's hard work this Tuesday during homeroom with an honor roll assembly. Thanks for a great first semester! 

 

Friday: Board not Bored

Monopoly, Yahtzee, Trouble, Scrabble, Cranium, Hit or Miss, Connect Four, Scattergories, Othello, Checkers, Uno, Taboo, Chess, Twister, and more!  If you like to spend an afternoon enjoying a game that you've played a thousand times or challenging yourself to learn a new one, come to W106 (Ms. Jackson's classroom) from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Fridays. Feel free to bring a snack!

          8th Grade Corner


Promotion Assembly
This Thursday, 8th grade students will attend a brief assembly during the activity period to learn more about the 8th grade promotional activities and their expectations for ending the year on a strong note!

Progress Reports/Reflections
Every other Friday, 8th grade homerooms will send home current progress reports. Students are asked to reflect on their current progress and return the signed for the following Monday. Although these updates are identical to the report found in Edline,  this provides a regular opportunity to celebrate successes and discuss opportunities for growth. Please expect a progress report to come home with your 8th grader this Friday, February 27th.
 
Key Dates for 8th Grade
Mark your calendar for the following big dates! We have so much to look forward to this year:

June 3rd - Deal Gives Back
June 11th - 8th Grade Kings Dominion Trip
June 12th - Deal Day
June 12th - 8th Grade Dance
June 15th - 8th Grade Promotion Rehearsal
June 16th - 8th Grade Promotion

A letter was sent home with additional information and pricing. If you need financial assistance for any event, please contact [email protected] as  scholarship funds are available.

Future Wilson High School Students
By now, all Deal 8th grade students considering Wilson HS turned in a draft schedule. Contact one of the following people on the scheduling team if you have any questions:

[email protected] for Special Education

[email protected] for English Language Learners

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected] for other Counseling Questions

Our entire course catalog may be found on our website, as well as the course selection form, and the powerpoint that students saw at Deal.  

Please go to wilsonhs.org>Academics->2015-2016 Course Selection.

High School Open House Dates

Open houses are a great way to learn more about prospective high schools. High school visits are an excused absence (with a parent note, of course) and we encourage our students to explore their options. Please be sure to RSVP when requested: 

 

Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School

http://www.phelpshsdc.org 

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

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

May 29th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

 

Wilson High School

www.wilsonhs.org 

March 13th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

Staff information ...

New: PARCC Training
Ms. Giron sent an email with a schedule of
mandatory PARCC trainings taking place Monday through Thursday. Teachers will attend two sessions. Please check for your assigned days and bring your laptop. 

Tuesday: ALT  
The Academic Leadership Team will meet Tuesday at 3:30 pm.

Wednesday: 7th grade
7th grade teachers will meet Wednesday morning at 8:10 in W205, Ms Shaffer's classroom. 

Thursday: 8th Grade Ski Trip
Please be aware that the 8th grade ski trip has been rescheduled for this Thursday, March 12th. 
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
(Canceled will resume in March)
C212
Science Tutoring
W301
Babysitter's Club
W100
Art from the Heart
C224
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
Nature Lovers Club
W300
Intramural Volleyball
E305
Film Making 101
C203
6th Gr Comic Book
E103
Speech and Debate
Public Speaking
W205
Cooking Club
Cafeteria
Meditation Club
C213
A Cappella
CG21

Calligraphy Club
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
Workout Warriors
W103

Japanese Culture Club
Minecrafters 6th 
W207
History Film Club
W305

Chess Club
C315
Minecrafters 7th 
W201
Jazz Band
CG20

International Cinema
Club E101

The Sports Rap
W104

Socratic Club
E304



A Cappella
CG21



Scrabble Club
W200



Scrapbooking & Collage
C104


Journalism
W207



After School Basketball Club
W204



Spelling Bee Club 
E104



Socratic Club
E304  



GSA
E305






 



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


Come on out and see the 2015 Janney Musical, Shrek Jr
March 6th at 7PM and March 7th at 2PM at Deal Middle School!

This wonderful show is fun for all ages and stars 110 talented 4th and 5th grade students performing in the cast, band, and working behind the scenes!

It's a "big bright beautiful world" for everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek! In a faraway kingdom, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn't be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way.

Tickets are on sale on-line until March 5th or at the door. All seats are general admission.  Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Purchase tickets using the following link and pick them up at will-call at the door:  http://mkt.com/janney-elementary-school-pta/shrek-jr-tickets.

Inaugural Tenley Tiger Run
Join us 
Saturday, March 28th at Woodrow Wilson High School for the Inaugural Tenley Tiger Run: 5K / 3K & Fun Run! 
Bring yourself, your friends and your family for a run on a course in the Tenleytown/Ft. Reno area.
Come and run with a Tiger! 
Basic Race Info
Race Date: March 28, 2015
Race Time: 9:00 AM
Fun Run immediately following conclusion of Race (approximately 10:00 am)
Location: Wilson High School / Ft. Reno Park / Tenleytown area
Events: 5K & 3K, Fun Run (for children) 
Supports: Woodrow Wilson High School Cross Country, Indoor Track & Outdoor Track

City-wide Children's Marimba Ensemble
Music, camaraderie, performance, exploration.  These are things you'll experience in Sticks & Bars: A DC Youth Marimba Ensemble.  Started this past fall for the children of DC in 5th to 12th grade, Sticks & Bars meets Tuesdays and Thursdays to reherse at the Gala Hispanic Theater in centrally located Columbia Heights.  This marimba ensemble focuses mainly on the lively, get-up-and-dance music of Zimbabwe!  The ensemble is made up of students from schools around DC -- public, private, charter and home school. The students will perform in various venues in the metro area.  A new session starts Feb. 3, but join at any time.  Fees run $10/lesson.  For more information, to attend a practice, or merely to observe, contact Premila Mistry at:  [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.  View video of our students playing at