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: 

What a gorgeous weekend we had here in DC! With any luck the weather will stay this way - 50s to 70s - all the way till June (but I doubt it!). Either way, I hope you and your family were able to find your way outside and see the leaves start to turn, smell the woodsmoke in someone's fireplace, and feel the crispness in the air.

On Friday, 35 students and their parents went to see the Dance Theater of Harlem perform downtown. This was our first foray into our Artward Bound program, the goal of which is to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to see dance, theater, and music performed professionally here in Washington, DC. Last year, we took many students to about a dozen different performances and learned a lot about how to make this type of activity a reality. The original intention was to make sure that every student was able to go; that proved a lot harder in actuality as events aren't inexpensive, are not all attractive to all children and families, and managing tickets is almost a full-time job (and Ms. Neal already has one of those!).

The plan is to identify art events coming up, purchase a block of discounted or group tickets, and then offer them to Deal students. Initially we believed we would chaperone students, but most families preferred to have a parent accompany their child. We, therefore, offer tickets at somewhat less discounted rates for a parent accompanying a child. This Friday was our biggest night - it was a wonderful, complex performance that was an excellent example of dance in our city. We have experimented with different ways to notify about tickets - a week in advance, a last-minute email. It is difficult to gauge interest in some programs, but tickets need to be purchased far in advance. There is always a danger at buying too much for too few. We'll keep trying to find the right formula.

Why and how do we do this? Up above on the banner is a statement that Deal seeks to "act inclusively." Students need exposure to art - either through participation or observation. Some of them already have generous families who make this happen. Others don't, or could go but haven't thought to do so. Therefore, using some of the funds provided by donations and rentals, we purchase tickets and give them away! By removing the cost, we hope to make the performing arts that much more accessible. We have found that some performances are really quite expensive and others not so much; we would love to find ways to make some of the Arena and Kennedy Center performances more available. Less well-known venues and artists provide amazing performances as well, and so we try to balance our expectations and funding to expand access.

"Inclusive" can be an expansive term. At Deal, our academic program is aimed at inclusion; we work hard to make sure that the best academics are offered for all (high school math and world languages, for example). We have an exceptionally inclusive special education program, with almost all of our students enrolled in our core program. The IB is, of course, a fully inclusive program at the middle grades - both by design and in our implementation. Finally, our expectation is that all students can participate in what Deal has to offer - an extensive array of curricular and extra-curricular offerings. We use our generous ADCA and DCPS funding to provide scholarships to students so that they are able to participate - be they trips to Costa Rica or trips to the National Portrait Gallery. And we work to make sure that everyone goes. This is why we will give you forms, pester you with calls, follow up as many times as necessary - just so we can get that permission slip filled out. Artward Bound fits neatly into this goal; art shouldn't just be for the few.

This is our aim. We may fall short from this time to time, but we care deeply that Deal isn't just a good school, but is a good school for all of its students. Then we can say we are a great school.

Take care, 

James Albright


 

NB. In the same vein as Artward Bound, I just noticed that ArtoMatic is happening again this year. What is it? It is an art installation/exhibit with 700+ artists that runs from the end of October through December 12. It is nearby in Hyattsville near the New Carrolton Metro stop. The organizers take a complete office building (many floors) and cram visual artists and performers top to bottom. It might take several days to see it all, but it is a pretty amazing event. I have been to several of them over the years and can report that the experience is second to none. This one is free and well-worth the metro ride. Check it out (http://www.artomatic.org/artomatic-2015/).

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Picture Day!
 
Pull your trendiest fashion statements out of the closet as Deal's picture day is scheduled for this Friday, October 16th! Students will take pictures during science classes. For any student who is absent Friday, a make-up day is tentatively scheduled for November 20th.
 Alice Deal Community Association

2015/2016 Deal Directory

The Deal Directory is a great way to connect with the Deal community! Once again, Deal is using AtoZ Directories to publish a printed school directory. AtoZ's web based system allows parents to verify and manage their own directory listings. The contact information submitted for each student during registration was entered into the AtoZ database, but each Deal household is asked to verify this data.
 
By now you should have received an email from "[email protected]" that contains login instructions. Please log in to AtoZ by Wednesday, October 14th to verify your information or make any necessary changes.

If you did not receive an email from AtoZ, visit http://www.schooldirectoryupdate.com and click on the "Can't Log In?" link to request your username and password.

If you can't log in, have questions about your data, or do not wish to be included in the directory, please email [email protected].
 
Politics and Prose Book Fair 
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The annual Alice Deal Book Fair at Politics and Prose Bookstore will be held on Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st. Politics and Prose is very close to the school at 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The hours are Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. We need volunteers to work the sale and we invite all Deal families to come shop at Politics & Prose that weekend! The volunteer shifts are two hours. Please click this link to sign up.  

Politics and Prose will donate 20% of the money received from the book fair and all proceeds will go to the Deal library. Please come purchase books, magazines, CDs, gift wrap, cards, and stationary.  At checkout, mention that you support Deal. If you have any questions about the book fair or volunteering, please contact Jennie Bonney ([email protected]) or Amy Hall ([email protected]).
Week of 
October 12, 2015
 Bell Schedule
 
Monday - No School
Columbus Day
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday -  Thursday Bell 
Friday - Bell I 
 
Upcoming Dates  

October 12
Columbus Day
No school for students and staff

October 14
Pep Rally, 3:30 pm
Buddy Day - Hearst
EAP Diplomatic Tea, 4 - 6 pm

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

October 16
SCAC Meeting, 7:30 am
Picture Day - Science classes
ELA Unit 1 Assessment

October 17
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon

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

October 21
6th Gr Monte/Quito to movie
High School Night, 6:30

October 22
6th Gr Taipei/Dakar to movie
Team Leaders, Gr Level 8:10 am

October 23
Buddy Day - Murch

October 24
Saturday Academy, 9 am - noon
Washington Catholic Debate @ Deal

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
NHD Parent Night, 6:30 pm

October 29
Principal's Coffee, 10 am

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

October 31
Politics and Prose Book Fair 

November 1
Politics and Prose Book Fair

November 3
Career Day

November 4
Enrollment Audit 2nd Period 

November 5
WTU Meeting, 3:30 pm
Deal at Lafayette, 6:30 pm

November 6
Deal Visit (Tour) @ 10am
Fall Dance

November 9
6th Grade Birthday Party, 3 pm 

November 11
Veterans Day 
No school for staff and students 

November 12
Team Leaders, All
8th Grade Williamsburg Trip

November 13
SCAC Meeting, 7:30 am
Buddy Day - Eaton

November 18
Buddy Day  - Bancroft

November 19
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
International Night, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

November 20
Make-Up Picture Day 

November 26 - 27
Thanksgiving Break 
No school for students and teachers


Team 


Team Dakar
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 be Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Ms. Hailfinger's room (E104). Bring your GRIT and GROWTH MINDSET for optimal success!

Team La Paz
Team La Paz would like to thank its students for being wonderfully engaged learners who are working hard to advocate on their own behalf. We appreciate all of you who have come to us of their own accord to ask about missing assignments and makeup work. Keep it up! As always, remember that our tutoring days are:

Tuesday - Science
Wednesday - Math and English
Thursday - Individuals and Society

 
Media Center News

Center Hours

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

 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


DDOT to Temporarily Impose Partial Lane Closures on Military Road NW from Oregon Avenue to 14th Street

Students using the W45, D31, D33 and D34 will be affected in the afternoon on the way home from school. 

Commuters should expect significant traffic delays starting Monday, October 5th.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin rotating lanes closures on Military Road, NW, from Oregon Avenue to 14th Street, starting Monday, October 5th at 7:30 am, weather permitting. Rolling closures are expected to remain in place until Sunday, November 8th at 5:30 pm. The eastbound right lane on Military Road NW will be impacted first. Following the eastbound right-lane closure will be westbound right-lane closures. Similar work will follow in the east and westbound left lanes. These closures are necessary to perform repairs, asphalt milling, overlay and line striping on Military Road.
 
One lane in each direction will remain open throughout the duration of this work. Commuters and residents should prepare for major, ongoing delays on Military Road and the adjacent roadways during construction.  
 
DDOT encourages commuters to seek alternate routes. However, if traveling through this area, drivers are asked to stay alert and to obey all construction signs. 
 
For more information and updates on the 16th Street Bridge construction, please visit the project website 
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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

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

Superintendent Priscilla Alston: (202) 962-5808

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] 

Alice Deal 


Have you lost something during the school day? Check out the lost and found section of the website (http://alicedeal.org/lost-found/) 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.
World Language Trips - General Update

Price Increase
EF Tours announced that there will be a price increase that will impact every World Language trip departing in 2016 starting on October 1st.  Although there aren't specifics for each tour at this time, the minimum price increase will be $75 and the maximum increase will be $150. These price increases don't happen often, but the operations team at EF Tours does need to reevaluate the cost of travel to each destination each month to make sure they can still produce their tours at the same quality.
 
World Language Scholarships
Many families have asked about the availability of scholarships for our world language trips. We will again offer scholarships for select students. Funding for these scholarships is provided by the ADCA, individual family contributions (thank you!), and funding set aside by the Chancellor for student trips. Here is how it will work:

1. After the end of 1st advisory, every 8th student who could be enrolled on a World Language trip (not the UK/Italy trip, however) will have their grades reviewed. 

2. Students earning a B or better in their World Language class and who receive federal aid (WIC, FARMS, other - we maintain this list) will be offered the chance for a scholarship.

3. Students will be asked to complete an application, write an essay, and submit the package by a set date. All students who qualify will be offered a partial scholarship for the trip associated with their language of study. This has typically been $1,500, or roughly 50 - 60% of the total trip cost. This is regardless of whether they have already signed up or not.

Families who do not qualify for federal support but are still interested in support at some level should contact Principal Albright at [email protected]. Families in need have been offered $500 in years past (though this has varied based on the total amount available).

Because scholarship funding comes from a variety of sources, eligible families should not anticipate the funding to come up front; support is funded very close to the actual trip.

Please direct enrollment questions to the trip leader for your student; direct scholarship questions to Mr. Albright.

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To learn more about these trips, please check out these links:

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

France
Visit EFTours.com and enter tour number 1687377BT

China
Visit EFTours.com 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 AliceDeal.org and check out our travel blogs!
Student & Parent Information

New: Show your support!
Students should wear WHITE to show their support for International Day of the Girl on Thursday, October 15th. Girls across the world are subject to child marriage and have unequal access to education. Take a stand and support Girl Up! Students who show their support may choose a prize at lunch on the 15th.  

New: Parent-Teacher Conferences 
The first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Monday, October 19th from 12:00 - 7:00 pm. Conferences with team teachers are by appointment only; appointment sign-up will take place online.  Please visit http://ptcfast.com/schools/Alice_Deal_Middle_School to sign up for appointments with your child's team teachers.

All non-team teachers (World Language, PE, Art, Music, Resource, etc.) will be available for drop-in conferences. A detailed description of the online sign-up process will be posted on Edline and Deal's website. Note: you will need an email account to use the online process. If you will be unable to create appointments online, please contact your child's team to set up an appointment.

New: ELA Unit Assessment 
All students will take the DCPS ELA Unit Assessment in their English classes this Thursday and Friday. This online assessment will ask students to read a series of texts, organize their thoughts, and write a brief essay. This year, the unit assessments have been streamlined to reflect learning from the first unit and will be used as a grade. Please reach out to your student's English teacher or [email protected] with any questions.

New: Pep Rally 
Students are invited to join the Deal Student Council for a pep rally in the gym from 3:30 - 4:40 pm on Wednesday, October 14th! Wear your favorite Deal gear and help recognize our amazing student body! 

New: Girl Up
Due to the Columbus Day, holiday Girl Up will not meet on Monday, October 12th. Feel free to stop by and check in with Ms. Huber regarding planning for International Day of the Girl or our Conferences Bake Sale.

New: Sailing Club
Ahoy! The Deal Sailing Club's last trip of the fall is Tuesday, October 13th. Students who signed up or spoke with a club sponsor should arrive to the auditorium at 3:00 pm with a jacket, snack, and metro fare. We will return to Deal about 7:30 pm. If you missed this season's trips, don't worry! The sailing club take many more trips in the spring and all are welcome!
 
New: Gay/Straight Alliance
Deal GSA had a great first meeting! We talked about some ways that we might be a positive force in our school, create a more welcoming environment, and help all students to feel more welcome. If you are interested in social justice, making your school a better place, and coming up with fun things to do throughout the school year, please join us at our next meeting: Monday, October 18th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
 
New: Book Club
Book club students! Please read to page 157 in Hoodoo by Friday, October 16th. NCP and XJ are scheduled to provide snacks. Please remind each other of this assignment.
 
New: Concert Band
This week, Concert Band will have two full rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday mornings. On Tuesday, only students playing in the Pep Rally should attend the morning rehearsal. The Pep Rally will take place after school on Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm and the band will finish playing about 4:00 pm. 

New: Team La Paz
We look forward to hosting our parents for a before-school breakfast fiesta on November 6th from 7:40 - 8:20 am. We will eat breakfast burritos and other potluck contributions, listen to Bolivian music, and celebrate the accomplishments of our students! All members of the family are welcome. Please look back at our weekly newsletters to find the link to RSVP and sign up to contribute something!
 
Additionally, please don't forget to sign up for parent-teacher conferences! We look forward to talking to you about your child.
 
Knitting Supplies Needed
Knitting needles and yarn are needed for the Watch Me Knit Viking Time. Please send any donations to Cecilia Newman in the Welcome Center. Thank you so much for any items you can donate!
 
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] 
 
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]
 
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 an ADHD 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 soon. 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!

6th Grade News

 

Contact Information 

Do you have concerns, questions or comments?
Contact the 6th grade team:

Ms. Howard - Counselor

Mr. Kling - Social Worker

Ms. Neal - Assistant Principal

7th Grade News
 

The school year has gotten off to a great start. Students are adjusting well to 7th grade.
 
This weekend the first Saturday Academy for 7th grade will be held from 9:00am until 12 noon. The academy will be support by Deal teachers. Students will be invited to attend. If your child is invited to attend please encourage them do take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
 
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Stallworth. 

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; 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. 
 
High School Open House Dates: 
Want to learn more about a specific high school? The best way to learn more is to visit them in person! The following are current open house dates for Wilson and for DCPS application high schools. Please be sure to call the high school prior to attending  an open house to verify the date, time and location. These dates may change and we will make sure to keep the bulletin updated as we hear from schools.

Wilson Senior High School
Friday, October 23rd @ 9:00 am
Monday, November 30th @ 9:00 am
Friday, December 11th @ 9:00 am
Friday, January 8th @ 9:00 am
Friday, February 19th @ 9:00 am
Friday, March 18th @ 9:00 am
 
Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
Saturday, November 7th from 8:30 am
 
McKinley Technology High School
Saturday, November 14th @ 10:00 am
Thursday, January 14th from @ 6:00 pm
 
School Without Walls High School
Wednesday, November 18th @ 10:00 am
Wednesday, November 18th @ 6:00 pm  
 
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Thursday, November 5th @ 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 14th @ 11:00 am
Wednesday, January 13th @ 3:00 pm
 
Phelps ACE High School
Friday, October 16th @ 11:00 am
Friday, November 19th @ 11:00 am
 
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...

Tuesday: Sailing Club 
Ahoy! Students who signed up for this week's trip should meet in the auditorium at 3:00 pm with a jacket, snack, and metro fare. We will return to Deal around 7:30 pm.  
 
Wednesday: Pep  Rally
Our first pep rally of the year will be held this Wednesday after school. Parents, please make sure that you have a plan for your child's safe arrival at home if they are staying for the pep rally. Once the rally is over (at approximately 4:30) students will need to leave the building.

Wednesday: Los Vikingos Latinos
Los Vikingos Latinos will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room C314. The Spanish club had its first meeting last week and selected an exciting new name - Los Vikingos Latinos. Please join us Wednesday, October 14th our next meeting. We will learn about the Day of the Dead by engaging in traditional crafts, enjoying sweet treats, and watching videos about the holiday. Everyone is welcome!

Friday: 7th Grade Comic Club Cancelled
7th Grade Comic Book Club will not meet on Friday, October 16th due to Department-wide Planning. We will reschedule for Friday, October 23rd. If you would like any further information, please email [email protected]. Thanks, and enjoy your weekend!

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
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. http://dcps.dc.gov/sports

Cross Country
Cross Country congratulations to the entire team for their hard work last Tuesday at the first DCIAA Developmental meet of the school year! This coming week we have two meets: The second DCIAA Developmental on Wednesday and the Ron Jenkins Invitational on Friday. Both meets are during the school day, so in order to prevent runners from missing too much class time, we ask runners only participate in one meet. Please select your meet by signing into TeamSnap and editing your availability under the 'Availability' tab.

Important: If you do not sign up on TeamSnap, you will not be entered to run in the meet. If you have said you are available for both meets, we will choose one for you to attend, and you will not attend the other meet.

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 http://dcps.dc.gov/sports. 

Volleyball 
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
 
Tuesday: Diversity Committee 
The Diversity Committee will meet in the conference room on Tuesday, October 13 at 3:30 pm. 

Wednesday: Pep Rally 
Pep rallies aren't just for students! All staff are invited to help cheer on our amazing students from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the gym.

Thursday: Viking Time
This Thursday is our first Viking Time! Please be prepared for the students. If you have purchased something for your Viking Time and would like the funds reimbursed, please bring receipts in some organized fashion to Mr. Albright.

Thursday: Faculty Meeting 
All staff should attend the faculty meeting in the auditorium at 3:30 pm.

Thursday & Friday: ELA Unit Assessment 
Students will take the ELA Unit Assessment in their ELA classes on Thursday and Friday this week. Please support your colleagues as they establish a positive testing environment.

Friday: SCAC Meeting 
The SCAC meeting will take place in the conference room at 7:30 am.

Friday: Picture Day 
Students will take pictures by grade level in their science classes on Friday. Please follow this schedule:

6th grade - beginning of the period
7th grade - 15 minutes in to the period
8th grade - 30 minutes in to the period

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)


Club/Activity
Room
Day
Time
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
GeoPlunge!C130MondayRecess
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
FencingR103Wednesday3:30-5:00
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



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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 website - cty.jhu.edu