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 to Deal students and families: 

Thursday evening I drove past Politics and Prose (one of our school partners!) and saw the long line for an author event with Chelsea Clinton. Luckily for a number of Deal students, Ms. Clinton had already visited our auditorium that morning and shared her story with us. About a third of our students were able to participate across all grades. Ms. Clinton graciously answered our students' many questions, interjecting "Oh, Gosh!" at the many, many hands raised. I am thankful that our students have opportunities like this. Ms. Clinton shared her interest in raising student awareness around service, especially for students in the middle grades. We thank the family that helped bring her here and will surely look for more opportunities for all of our students.

It is likely that the author event was overshadowed by the arrival of student Edline reports on Thursday and Friday. This first shared Edline report is always a challenge. It is the first formal information sent home about student progress in the year. DCPS and city law require that at each mid-advisory (about four weeks into the advisory) a note go home to parents indicating whether their student is failing any classes. No student can be said to be "failing" a class that has just started; this defies logic. In the first weeks of school it is not possible to know whether a student will not pass a class. One can know, however, if there is any work missing or if there are any trends in performance or attendance that should be noted. These are early days.

Our new reporting system provides a letter grade for each class on this report. (This year's 7th grade parents may recall that last year in 6th grade no letter grade was provided in mid-advisory reports.) This approach aligned with the IB philosophy that students are in progress towards mastery and have a number of formative/feedback opportunities before each summative assessment. With the DCPS grading system just adopted, however, we are expected to report an actual number and letter grade, even though we are still operating under the formative/summative structure. This first mid-advisory report has mostly homework and classwork assignments scored, with very few formative or summatives. Since formatives and summatives comprise 85 percent of each advisory grade, the student grades are comprised mostly of smaller assignments and are not generally indicative of overall progress. It is unlikely that in these early weeks students are at a place where large units of study are wrapping up (although it is happening in some cases).

Looking at this early Edline report, my recommendation is that families discuss the printout with an eye towards missed work and obvious weaknesses in performance. For example, if a student is consistently not turning in homework or has low results on classwork, that is a good place to start the conversation. Be sure that if you see low results on a summative that you encourage your child to begin the process with their teacher to address this through a reteaching cycle. As we move towards the first advisory reports, follow the pattern of checking on missed work and critical assignments. There is often a tight timeline for work that can be made up. Teachers are providing a number of different opportunities for this, but students may need to practice their self-advocacy skills in some cases.

Finally, if you just aren't sure what you are seeing and perhaps your child is also a bit confused, feel free to check in with the teacher or team to clarify. We report performance - even at this early stage - so that you can be informed and we can work together. 

Yesterday was our first big 8th grade activity - the 8th grade barbeque -and it was a well-attended family event. Thank you to the 8th grade teachers for setting this up, serving the food and beverages, and overseeing the general fun. A highlight was the new Knockerball game - large, inflated plastic balls which are worn by the players - and provide amazing aerobic exercise in just a few seconds (I know from experience!). On Thursday at 6:30 there will be a new 7th grade event - a 7th grade parent's night (see below for details). We are hosting this because 7th grade has a different set of challenges and questions from last year. And this coming Saturday is the 6th grade October-festival - a similar chance for families to gather and have some fun. We believe that you need some low-key opportunities to meet staff, the parents of your child's friends, and just get out of the house for free food.  These events are for you - we would love to see you here!

Let me close with a thank you to the Alice Deal Community Association (ADCA) and their tremendous support for your children. Movie Night (well-attended, quite fun) on Friday was an ADCA-supported evening with food and ice cream for all. The ADCA also provides all of the funding for the team BBQs/festivals/events, heavily supports the 6th grade Hemlock trip, and pays for the buses for Buddy Day. These and many other events would NOT happen without their support. They would not be able to support these without YOUR support. Please join and keep making Alice Deal the best place it can be.

Take care, 

James Albright


NB. Our sports season has kicked off with cross-country meets, volleyball games, and American football. Both cross-country and football had competitions yesterday and it was great to see families out for these. Our next football game is at home this Wednesday at 6pm at the Wilson HS field; we take on McKinley MS. Our players and coaches would love to see everyone there! 

Week of 
September 28
 Bell Schedule
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday -  Thursday Bell 
Friday - Bell I  
Upcoming Dates  

September 28
Hemlock Field Trip - Taipei

September 29
Hemlock Field Trip - Dakar

September 30
Hemlock Field Trip - Quito 
Football v. McKinley @ Wilson, 6:00p

October 1
Wu Shu Performance, 2:00pm
7th Grade Parents Night, 6:30pm
8th Gr Team Paris Community Project Information Night, 6:30 pm

October 3
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon
6th Grade October Festival
10 - 2pm

October 7
ADCA General Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 pm

October 8
Team Leaders, All 8:10 am
Strings Parent Mtg, 6:00 pm

October 9
Professional Development
No school for students
Detention, 9:00 - Noon
October 10
Casey Trees Planting Event, 9am

October 12
Columbus Day
No school for students and staff

October 14
Buddy Day - Hearst
EAP Diplomatic Tea 4 - 6 pm

October 15
ELA Unit 1 Assessment
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Viking Time

October 16
Picture Day
ELA Unit 1 Assessment
SCAC Meeting, 7:30 pm

October 17
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon

October 19
Parent/Teacher Conference Day
(No school for students)

October 21
High School Night

October 22
Team Leaders, Gr Level 8:10 am
8th Grade Trip to Colonial Farm

October 23
Buddy Day Murch

October 26
Math Interim Assessment

October 27
Math Interim Assessment
Mix-It-Up at Lunch Day

October 28
Open House, 9 am to 1 pm
Team Dakar - Air & Space Museum

October 29
8th Grade Trip to Colonial Farm

October 30
End of 1st advisory
Students dismissed at 12:15 pm

October 31
Politics and Prose Book Fair 

Media Center News

Center Hours

Before School 8:00 - 8:40 am
 After School  3:30 - 5:00 pm

The Deal Library will be closed after school Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week.

 Students are welcome for independent reading and homework. Please review the expectations and complete the permission slip available in the Library or on our website Alice Deal Library Pass.

Bus Information
Here is a link to the bus route schedule.

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

Bus Operations
(202) 962-1825

(D31, D33, and D34)
(202) 962-5800

Superintendent Priscilla Alston: (202) 962-5808

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

(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] 

Alice Deal 

Have you lost something during the school day? Check out the lost and found section of the website ( for photos of items found in common areas at Deal, including in the cafeteria, field, and gallery. Lost items will be kept for approximately two weeks before they are donated. To claim an item, please ask a staff member in the cafeteria to guide you to the lost-and-found.
We make an effort to identify labeled items and make announcements for students to pick these up in the Welcome Center. Please help us by putting your full name on all lunch boxes, back-packs, and other items you bring to school on a regular basis.

Don't see what you've lost? Most classrooms have individual lost-and-found areas. Consider checking in with your teachers. You can also stop by the lost-and- found in the cafeteria as not all items may be pictured.
8th Grade
 World Language Trips

Each year, our 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in one of three amazing world language trips over spring break. Sign-ups are live now and information about interest meetings and scholarships will be shared in the bulletin soon.

For more information, please check out these links:

Costa Rica
Visit and enter tour number 1697148BA
or email [email protected]

Visit and enter tour number 1687377BT

Visit and enter tour number 1692201BH or email
[email protected]

These trips are a memorable experience and we encourage all families to consider participating. To learn more about past trips, visit and check out our travel blogs!
Student & Parent Information

Alice Deal Career Day
The month of November is Career Awareness Month and Deal is looking for speakers for its annual Career Day on November 3rd from 9:00 - 9:45 am. Speakers will introduce students to a variety of career options and can be parents, neighbors, or Deal supporters. If you would like to invite someone please contact Mrs. Robin Howard, 6th Grade Counselor, at [email protected] 
New: Socktober is here!
Throughout the month of October, please donate any NEW socks and any new or gently used jackets and blankets to your child's homeroom teacher.  Deal will donate all collected items to Miriam's Kitchen and the National Coalition for the Homeless. Please direct any questions to Mr. Gueltig at [email protected]
New: Music Department Announcement
All students participating in Music Department programming (any band, choir, or ensemble) are asked to pay their dues. Dues for new participants and returning participants in need of a polo are $30. Dues for returning participants who still have their polo are $20. Please contact your music teacher if you need any assistance.

New: Strings at Deal
There will be an information meeting for families whose students are interested in participating is our strings program on Thursday, October 8 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.

New: Team Paris Community Project Night
Calling all Team Paris parents! Team Paris is pleased to announce we will pilot the 8th grade IB Community Project. We kick off this year-long project in the coming weeks and we hope our parents will get involved. Please join us for a Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 pm.

New: Team Havana Breakfast
Mr. Eckel's homeroom is invited to enjoy Pancakes with Parents this Friday, October 2nd from 7:30 - 8:00 am in E301. Come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, tasty breakfast, and casual conversation with Team Havana teachers. Please RSVP at [email protected].

New: Deal Gay/Straight Alliance
The Deal gay/straight alliance exists to provide a safe space for students to talk about issues surrounding gender and sexual orientation. We strive to foster an inclusive, positive, caring environment at our school. We are activists. We are fun-loving. We are straight. We are gay. We are trans. We are questioning. We are here to make a difference.
The Deal gay/straight alliance will meet the first and third Mondays of each month. The first meeting will be October 5th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Mr. Helsabeck's room (W207).
New: Team La Paz
Team La Paz is off to a great start this year and we feel lucky to have your child on our team! For your information, here is our tutoring schedule:

Tuesday - Science
Wednesday - Math and English
Thursday - Individuals and Society
New:Do you have a child with ADHD?
If you have a child with ADHD and would like to connect with other parents, Deal will host anADHD Parent Workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with other parents, share ideas, and learn new tips and tricks from Alice Deal's Social Work Team. A date will be announced in the next bulletin. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with [email protected]
Follow Deal on Twitter
For the latest news and a glimpse in to daily life at Deal, be sure to follow us on twitter @DealVikings!

Peer Mediation Begins
Peer Mediation at Deal helps students resolve conflicts in a safe, peaceful environment. Mediations are adult monitored, but led by trained Deal students who help students in conflict find common ground and set agreements. Making a referral is easy: Collect a referral form from your grade-level counsel or Ms. White's box in the Welcome Center, fill it out, and return it. Referrals can by made anonymously by students or staff.
Team Dakar Study Hour
Team Dakar students looking to continue their growth in their Team Dakar classes are invited to join us after school on Tuesdays for Team Dakar Study Hour. Students will work on assignments, meet with teachers for help with class content, and use their peers as a resource. Team Dakar Study Hour will begin on Tuesday, September 8th and take place every week on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Ms. Hailfinger's room (E104). Bring your GRIT and GROWTH MINDSET for optimal success!
Chancellor's Parent Cabinet Applications
A select number of openings are available on the Chancellor's Parent Cabinet to replace the positions of Cabinet members with terms ending this fall. Parents are selected to serve on the Cabinet based on the ward in which they live. Additional openings for other wards will open next year. Positions are available in Wards 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8. Similar to the Teacher Cabinet and Principal Cabinet, the Parent Cabinet engages in meaningful dialogue with the Chancellor and the DCPS Leadership Team. To apply, parents can go to  If you would like to recommend parents for consideration, please contact [email protected] or (202) 442-8824. Applications are due October 1st.  

6th Grade News

6th Grade October-fest (BBQ)
All 6th grade families are invited to join us on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for our 1st Annual October Festival. This will be an opportunity for the entire 6th grade community to celebrate an awesome beginning of the school year with food, folks, and fun.

Activities include:
  • team soccer tournament (11:00 - 12:30)
  • 3-on-3 basketball (10:30 - 1:00)
  • face painting (10:00 - 2:00)
  • henna artist (11:00 - 1:00)
  • game truck (10:00 - 1:00)
  • dunk tank - 2 balls for a quarter (10:30 - 1:30)
  • Knocker ball obstacle course (12:00 - 1:00)
  • Lots of food, folks, and fun
6th Grade Hemlock Field Trip  
All 6th grade students will participate in our 13th annual community-building outdoor educational enrichment activity at Hemlock Overlook Center in Clifton, Virginia this month. At Hemlock, students participate in physical activities designed to help them form relationships with their peers and teachers. Through these activities, students get to know each other better and gain trust in each other.
On the day of the activity, students should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that they won't mind getting dirty and sneakers or footwear that is appropriate for a day in the woods. Students are also encouraged to bring a poncho or raincoat in case of rain. Flip flops, sandals, large earrings, long necklaces, and accessories will not be allowed. Students should pack a lunch with a couple of bottles of water.

Students should arrive to school by 8:00 am so our buses can leave on time. Students will return to Deal by 6:30 pm. Teams will travel on the following days:

7th Grade News

7th Grade Parent Night
Mark your calendar for the 7th Grade Parent Night on October 1st at 6:30 pm. There will be sessions on math, science fair, attendance, grading, IB updates, and preparing for high school.

7th Grade English Department
All seventh graders at Deal just started the first ELA Cornerstone project of the year. There will be four; one for each quarter. On Tuesday this week, students need to come to class having interviewed a "real world warrior" from their community. Parents, we ask that you speak to your children about this project and help introduce them to those you know who have demonstrated true perseverance and grit. Information about this project is available on your child's EdLine page.
Contact Information 
Do you have concerns, questions or comments?
Contact the 7th grade team:

Ms. Humphrey - Counselor

Mr. Boccardi - Social Worker

Mrs. Stallworth - Assistant Principal

8th Grade Corner 

High School Night
Our high school night is set for October 21st at 6:30 pm and we hope you can join us! This night is a great opportunity to learn more about the DCPS high school application process and meet staff from high schools around the city. Please contact [email protected] with questions.

High School Applications
Eighth grade students applying to high schools will likely need transcripts and letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and admin at Deal. Here are a few tips to ensure the process goes smoothly for students and staff:

Requesting a Transcript 
Most applications will ask for a transcript or school records. Requests should be sent to Ms. White in writing at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline. If your student applies to multiple schools, please gather all requests to submit at one time. Requests should include stamped envelopes for mailing.
Requesting Recommendations
Who - Start by thinking about the best teachers to attest to your strengths and positive attributes. Some schools require specific subject teachers to write the recommendation; be aware of this before you ask.

Prepare - Gather the recommendation forms and fill out all pertinent information. Prepare an addressed and stamped envelope for each requested recommendation for. All recommendations will be placed in the mail by the individual teacher or by your counselor.

Ask - Ask the individual if they would be willing to write your recommendation. Tell them when it needs to be completed and mailed in. It is also a good practice to send a follow-up email to the teacher thanking them for taking the time to do this for you. This email will help you keep track of who is submitting recommendations for you and also help with follow-up.

Grow - Use the experience of asking for a letter of recommendation to help you grow your communication skills.  This will come in handy when advocating for yourself in high school. 
Contact Information
Do you have compliments, questions or comments? Let the 8th grade team know:

Ms. DeAngelis - Social Worker [email protected]

Ms. White - Counselor
[email protected]

Mr. Rottman - Assistant Principal
[email protected]
This Week at Deal...

Monday: After School Outdoor Basketball Club
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, September 28th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." In the
event of rain, please meet Mr.Namian in Room E207.
Monday: Girl Up
Girl Up will meet in Ms. Huber's room (W305) from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Monday. Get ready to plan events for the coming year and discuss important issues. See you all there! 
Monday: Passport to History Field Trip
This Monday (9/28) will be the second after school Passport to History field trip for 8th graders. Students will go to the Old Stone House in Georgetown. Student will need money for the bus (or a DC One card) and something to take a picture (phone or camera). Students will meet at 3:30 pm in Ms. Daniels' Room (E307) and return to Deal by
5:30 pm. Please see your history teacher for a permission form. Space is limited so sign up fast! 

Tuesday: Sailing Club 
Ahoy! The Deal Sailing Club had a great time last week on American Spirit, a 65-foot schooner, but now it's time to venture out on the smaller, more exciting Flying Scots! Students who signed up and students who are on the waiting list should report to the auditorium at 3:00 pm with a jacket, metro fare, and a snack. We will return to Deal about 7:30 pm. 
Tuesday: Coloring Club
In our technology-minded world, it is easy to get swept away in the latest technology and forget the age-old benefits of simpler tools. Even for older students and adults, there is much to learn from the calming, creative world of coloring. Join Ms. Smith and Ms. Farrar every other Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm to explore this fascinating genre and reap the benefits of young adult coloring. 
Tuesday: Coding Club
Come join Ms. Wellersdick in room W204 for coding club each Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. You do not need computer coding experience to participate, but if you do that's all the better. All are welcome!
Wednesday: Model UN Club
Model UN Club will meet on Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in RG03.  Only students who are participating in the PAHO or HAMUN conferences (these students have returned their permission slips) should attend. There will be a "General Assembly" meeting next Wednesday. The club will rotate "Conference Prep" and "General Assembly" meetings until further notice. Please see Ms. Trenkle in RG03 with any questions 
Wednesday: Comic Book Club
Comic Book Club with Mr. Siddiqui will meet this Wednesday, September 30th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room N103.

Deal Athletics ...

Athletics Forms
All Deal athletics require students to have a completed consent form, emergency contact information, and a Universal Health Certificate. These forms can be found at
Cheerleading practice will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  All cheerleaders must have the required forms in order to participate.

Cross Country
Congrats to the XC squad for a great first meet at the Lafayette Invitational. We will continue practices on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. The Ron Jenkins Invitational is rescheduled to October 16th. Please check TeamSnap for more information. Some runners still have not signed up for a TeamSnap account. This is mandatory as it is the only way to keep up to date on the latest XC schedule. Please email your coaches at [email protected] if you have questions.

Ultimate Frisbee
The ultimate frisbee team will practice this Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. We will meet in Mr. Harkin's room (R101) immediately after school. Remember to wear athletic clothing and bring a water bottle - it is hot outside! Players will need to have signed and returned the "Consent to Participate" and "Emergency Information" forms in order to practice. The forms can be found at 

Team A will practice Monday and Tuesday. Teams A and B will practice on Wednesday and Friday. All Volleyball practices take place from 3:30 - 4:45 pm.
Staff Information

Wednesday: Viking Time Selection
All homeroom teachers are asked to have students finalize their Viking Time selections by Wednesday, September 30.

Wednesday: Cluster VII Principals Visit
DCPS Principals from Cluster VII will be in the building for meetings. They will tour the building and visit classrooms so be sure to say hello!

Thursday: Wu Shu Performance
Select students will watch the Wu Shu Performance from 2:00 - 3:15 in the auditorium. Please check your email for further details.

Thursday: Cities Project
Team and homeroom buddy teachers will deliver their first "Cities Project" lessons during the activity period.

Thursday: 7th Grade Parent Night
The 7th grade parent night will be at 6:30 pm.

Thursday: Team Paris Community Project Mtg
Team Paris teachers will hold a meeting on the team's pilot of the IB Community Project in the multipurpose room at 6:30 pm.

3rd Annual Staff Art Show!
Attention Deal teachers and staff: It's time to show off your hidden talents and inner artist to the Deal community! Please submit paintings, photographs, textile and metal crafts, drawings, and other artistic work to Ms. Kouri in C205 for the annual staff art show. All work will be displayed in the glass cabinets on the first floor and will be returned at the end of October.   

 Alice Deal Club/Activities 
(Clubs continue to be added)

Book ClubE105Friday3:30-4:30
BaseballGymMonday - Friday  AM/PM
African DrummingCG21Monday3:30 - 4:30
Art of the Month ClubC205Monday3:30 - 4:30
Caribbeans on BoardE103Monday3:30 - 4:30
Dance ClubC128Monday3:30 - 4:30
Future Teacher ClubR102Monday3:30 - 4:30
Girl Up ClubW 305Monday3:30 - 4:30
International Cinema ClubR109Monday3:30 - 4:30
MeditationCG06Monday3:30 to 4:30
Muay Thai Fundamentals and FitnessTBAMonday3:30 - 4:30
Open StudioC224Monday3:30 - 4:30
Outdoor After School Basketball ClubCottageMonday3:30 - 4:30
Podcast ClubE207Monday3:30 - 4:30
Run Girls Run!W306Monday3:30 - 4:30
Scrabble ClubCafeteriaMonday3:30 - 4:30
Sixth Grade Soccer ClubE104Monday3:30 - 4:30
Student CouncilMonday3:30 - 4:30
The Poetry CafeC222Monday3:30 - 4:30
Board GamesE100Monday3:30 - 4:30
History through the cityE307Monday (alt.)3:30-5:30
Peer MediationC302Monday and Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Concert ChoirAuditoriumMonday, Wednesday, and Friday7:45 - 8:30 am
Cross CountryReno ParkMonday, Wednesday, and Thursday3:30-5:00
Ultimate FrisbeeR101Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Debate - BeginningR103Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Crocheting/Knitting ClubE207Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Power Walking ClubC302Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Science Fair HelpE201Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
SpeechW101Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Adult ColoringW307Tuesday (alt.)3:30 - 4:15
Jazz BandCG20Tuesday and Thursday3:30 - 4:30
Debate - AdvancedE200Tuesday and Thursday3:30 - 4:30
Vocal EnsembleCG21Tuesday and Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Concert BandCG20Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday3:30 - 4:30
Comic Book ClubN103Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Creative Writing ClubE106Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
D.I.Y. ClubW105Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Model UN ClubRG03Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Robotics ClubCG07Wednesday3:30 - 4:45 pm
Scrapbooking & CollageC104Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Sports RapW100Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Student CongressE200Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
World Language Newspaper and Culture ClubC314Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Calligraphy & TeaC213Thursday3:30 - 4:30
Gay - Straight AllianceW207Thursday (alt.)3:30-4:30
Book ClubE105Friday3:30-4:30
#FindYourParkTBASaturday10:00 - Noon
Photography (Motography-the art of travel photography)TBATBD3:30 - 4:30
Sailing ClubE101TBD3:30 - 4:30
Vinyl ClubW300TBD3:30 - 4:30

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

Teen Author Event 
Join Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig, two award-winning authors of banned YA books, for a conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom in recognition of Banned Book Week 2015.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is a Newbery Award winner, whose 28-book Alice series is one of the most banned book series of the last decade.  Deborah Hautzig is a National Book Award finalist whose first novel, Hey, Dollface, is frequently challenged or banned due to "gay-positive themes".
Tuesday, September 29th at 4:00 pm
Tenley Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Learn more at
Martha Saccocio
DC Public Library
Office of Communication
(202) 727-1188 (O)
(202) 604-8241 (M)

The John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth 
The John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is currently seeking candidates for their CTY Talent Search. The programs offered through CTY are recommended for students who have scored in the Advanced range on the DC state tests or who have demonstrated superior academic performance in their school coursework. Brochures for the CTY program are available in each grade level counselor's office or you may find more information on their

The Black Student Fund Annual School Fair
The Black Student Fund is hosting it's annual School Fair on Sunday, October 4th at the Washington Convention Center at 2:00 p.m. More than 70 independent schools will be participating and a number of exciting panel presentations are planned. Parents and students attending will be able to get first hand knowledge about each school's programs, community, admissions requirements and financial aid process. In addition, the fair features interactive seminars focused on personal/family financial management. If you have questions about the event please contact Walter Allen at BSF at 202 387 1414 or [email protected].
Flag Football in NW this fall!
For K-7th grades on Sundays. Deal students use promo code "VikingStar" for a 50% discount. Please call 202-468-1516 or visit for details.