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: 

This week, we take time on Wednesday (Veterans Day) to honor those who have served the country in the armed forces. Unlike some holidays where we move the actual commemoration or celebration to a day adjacent to the weekend, Veterans Day falls on November 11 and is celebrated on November 11. Its origin as Armistice Day celebrating the end of World War I (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) precludes any calendar adjustment. The Wednesday "interruption" has an added benefit, that of insisting that the honor be fixed in our minds and those of our children. Convenient? No. But we are honoring those who chose what was at the very least inconvenient and more likely dangerous, service to country, so perhaps midweek is a good way to remind ourselves of that.

On Tuesday evening, the Chancellor and the DCPS leadership team host a budget discussion for LSAT chairs and principals to kick-off the 2016-17 budget season. While this is not an event for the general public, I am sharing it with you so you can keep up to speed on the budget calendar. If this event runs true to form, the Central Office team will have school leaders identify priorities for the coming year, hear from LSATs about what they see as critical to fund, and share their expectations for the budget cycle. We are still at a very early stage, but it is great to see a strong desire for engagement in what is sure to be a challenging budget year. 

We close the week with a fall dance - that staple of middle school. Yes, many students do attend. No, it isn't just for 6th graders. Yes, they have a lot of fun. Besides actual dancing (conducted before the sun descends!) there will be other social activities for students, selected by the student council and based on previous years. Please be sure to arrange a pick-up for you child - the dance ends at 5:30pm on a Friday afternoon and we want everyone to get home safe. 

Finally, I look ahead to International Night on the 19th (and advertised in bold right below). This is a wonderful Deal family event, and if you don't know about it because this is your first year, please believe the hype. The food is excellent, the crowd big, and the atmosphere fun and exciting. Although there is no charge for the food, the ADCA asks for donations to help fund student scholarships for the spring World Language trips. The ADCA gave $20,000 last year to help students travel - a lot of that money raised at International Night. So, please come, bring food (check on the website what is needed), bring an appetite, and be ready to chat with friends and neighbors. The ADCA likes to build community - and International Night does that by the plateful. See you there!

Take care, 
James Albright
NB. Thank you Director of Compliance, Economist, National Park Ranger, Movie Producer, Architect, Geologist, Chief Executive Officer, Internet Critic, Program Assistant, National Reporter, Lawyer, Nurse, Magazine Director of Technology, National Security Officer, Union Representative, Operations Manager, Public Relations Officer
Ambassador, Doctor, News Editor and Correspondent, Physical Trainer/Body Builder, Financial Regulator, EEOC Chair, Spy Trainer, Electronic Consultant,
Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Case Management Specialist, Children's Author and Freelance Writer, Red Cross Regional Director, ABA Senior Vice President, Neuroscientist, US Air Force, Veteran Services Representative, US Foreign Service Officer, FBI Agent, Soccer Player, Presidential Archivist, NASA Scientist/Engineer, Realtor, Filmmaker/Videographer, Computer Systems Engineer, Photographer, Celebrity Agent, Sales Engineer, Mayor of Washington DC, and White House Reporter (among others) for participating in Deal's Career Day! And thanks to Ms. Howard, Ms. Humphrey, and Ms. White for organizing the day for all the students.

 Alice Deal Community Association
International Night
Thursday, November 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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We need YOU to make this free and fun community event a success! Join the Deal community as we share delicious foods from around the globe, and help support the ADCA International Trip scholarships.

Sign up now to bring your favorite dish. Click here!
If you don't cook, you can serve, clean up or set up.
Volunteer here!
Bring a dish to share - your favorite dish from any region of the world, including family favorites from the USA.If you have any questions contact International Night Co-Chairs or Silvia Dinale or Deborah Rephan.           
Week of 
November 9, 2015
 Bell Schedule
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - No School
Veterans Day
Thursday -  Thursday Bell
Friday - Bell I 
Upcoming Dates  

November 9
6th Grade Birthday Party, 3:00 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
Fall Dance

November 16
Shakespeare Festival Auditions

November 17
Shakespeare Festival Auditions
Geoplunge Tournament
JROTC Visit, 2pm

November 18
Buddy Day  - Bancroft
Deal Map-a-thon, 3:30-5:30 pm

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

November 20
Make-Up Picture Day

November 24
World Language Trip Meeting, 6:30 pm

November 25
Thanksgiving Assembly

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

December 2 
Buddy Day - Shepherd

December 3 
LSAT Meeting, 7:30am
Team Leaders, Grade level 8:10 am

Meeting, 3:30
 Deal Art/Music Coffee House, 6:30 pm

December 4 
Professional Development Day 
(No school for students)  

December 5
Saturday Academy, 9:00 am - Noon
ADCA Holiday Greens Sale

December 6
ADCA Holiday Greens Sale

December 7
Advisory Mid Point

December 8
Buddy Day - Janney
Deal @ Bancroft, 6:30 pm

December 9
Principal's Coffee, 10:00 am

December 10
Winter Concert, 6:30 pm

December 11
SCAC Meeting, 7:30 am
Deal Visit, 10:00 am

December 12
Saturday Academy, 9:00 am - Noon
Deal Scrabble Tournament
Holiday Greens Sale

December 13
Holiday Greens Sale

December 16
Open House, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

December 17
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

December 18
Winter Assembly

December 21 - January 1
Winter Break
No School for Students and Teachers
DCPS Attendance Protocol and Policy: Things to Remember
Important: please provide a note for any absence as soon as possible (day of or soon after) to [email protected]. The note can be emailed to her or brought to her office next to the school entrance. It is also suggested that you email your child's teachers so that they can plan accordingly.

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 be excused from being absent from school. DCPS' list of reasons an absence can be excused are limited to:
  • 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.)
Notes can be provided as paper notes or as emails from the parent or guardian to our Attendance Counselor, Ms. Wright. If you have any questions or concerns more, please contact our Ms. Wright, at 
[email protected]
or by calling (202) 939-2010.


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
The Deal Library will be closed after school on Thursday, November 12th.

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 
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.
World Language Trips - General Update
World Language Meeting
Do you have a student attending or interested in attending one of our world language trips? Our first meeting for students traveling to Costa Rica, France, or China will take place on Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30 pm. 

Enrollment Deadline
We ask all families to enroll by December 1st to allow EF Tours to schedule flights and make final arrangements. Still on the fence? Be sure to join our meeting on November 24th or check out the links below.

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.


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

Costa Rica
 If you haven't enrolled, please  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

New: Viking Gear for Sale
All of your favorite Viking gear will be for sale outside the Cafeteria on Thursday, November 12th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Also, a gear table will be set up at International Night on Thursday, November 19th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Don't miss the chance to stock up on the latest in Deal fashion! 
New: Fall Dance/Party on Friday 
The Deal Student Council is sponsoring our annual Fall Dance/Party on Friday, November 13 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. There will be dancing and a photo booth in the cafeteria, basketball and volleyball in the gym, ping pong in the gallery, a showing of "Home Alone" in a classroom, and board games in the library. There will be refreshments for sale. Come hang out with your friends and have a good time! 
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $2 or a donation of two canned items during lunch periods. Tickets will cost $3 at the door. See you on the dance floor!

New: 2nd Annual Alice Deal Coffee House!
Calling all student and staff performers: artists, actors, musicians, and poets! 
The 2nd Annual Alice Deal Coffee House will be held on December 3rd from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room! The sign up sheet is now posted outside Ms. Neal's office on the first floor and spots are filling quickly! Sign up for 5 minute slots is first-come, first-served! Any visual artist who would like to donate work to be sold at the coffee house should contact Ms. Lombardo in Room C224. All proceeds from the sale of art will benefit scholarship funds for World Language Field Trips. Hurry and sign up, you won't want to miss the fun event!
New: Attention 8th Graders
Don't forget to check out the "8th Grade Corner" further down in this bulletin. This is a big week and there's great information on:

- Our field trip to Colonial Williamsburg
- Ms. Huber's optional Passport to History trip
- A visit from Wilson' JROTC
- High school applications and visits

8th grade families should check this section each week for information targeted towards Deal's wisest grade and their families!

New: World Language Trip Meeting 
Do you have an 8th grade student attending or interested in our world languages over this year's spring break? Join us on Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30 pm to learn more about our trips to Costa Rica, France, and China. This is a great chance to learn how to prepare for this exciting adventure and ask questions! 
New: No Model UN Meeting This Week 
Model UN will not meet this week since Wednesday is Veteran's Day. All students participating in the PAHO Conference on November 17th should finalize their research and statements. A position paper is not expected or required for November 17th, but a position paragraph is recommended.  Students who have questions may stop by and see Ms. Trenkle in RG03 or email her at [email protected].

New: Model UN Kudos 
Congratulations to Deal's small, but mighty, Model UN delegation for their work on Saturday. John Bunting, Daniel Rosten, Maria Leon Acosta, and Temidayo Famakinwa all participated in a conference on the campus of George Washington University! Students discussed migration into the EU, food-borne illnesses, and historic crisis topics. Congratulations to Maria who earned "Outstanding Delegate" for her participation in the Iran-Contra Crisis Committee!

New: Book Fair
Thanks to the generosity of families who visited our recent book fair at Politics & Prose last weekend, the Deal Library has 70 new books! Thanks to you, our readers all have some new titles to check out!
New: #DealReadWeek is Back!
Our annual celebration of reading is here again. Check out the gallery all week long for a chance to get a take a picture in the photo booth, design your own bookmark, get temporary tattoos, and a chance to win fabulous prizes. Read on, Vikings!
New: 7th Grade PE Students
All parents of 7th grade students are asked to read the following document related to the sexual health unit in their physical education class Please have your student return the form by Monday November 9th only if you wish to opt your student out. If you are considering opting your student out of this unit, we encourage you to contact your child's teacher. If you have any questions please feel free to email Ms. Curran ([email protected]) or Mr. Monaco ([email protected]).
New: Geography Awareness Week Deal #MAPathon
Students, parents, and teachers are invited to room C130 on November 18th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm to learn to use to help create better maps of the developing world. Thanks to you, the Peace Corps and other organizations will be able to use our maps to improve services in other countries. For more information, visit or email Mr. Martini ([email protected]).
New: Band Students
Our Winter Concert is approaching! The concert is scheduled for Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium at Deal. Band students will need to arrive no later than 6 pm to set up and warm up. For the concert we will be wearing white dress shirts or blouses with black dress pants or skirts (knee-lenth or longer) and black dress shoes.
Parent Volunteers Needed
All parents and community members interested in singing with the student choirs for the winter concert are asked to email Mr. McKeithen at [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!
 IB Learner Profile Students of the Month

The students below were selected because they displayed characteristics of the designated IB Learner Profile for November - Balanced.
Bailey Smith
Dillon Johnson
Reese Kolasky
Dylan Williams
Will Martin
Ella Harlee
Zoey Chineme
John Joire
La Paz
Isabelle Shook
Drake Lewis
Amelia Bergeron
Nicholas Hebert
Lily Perez
Nico Snotherly
Caleb Anderson 
Keymiah Armstrong
Fanny Berger 
Shaw Honarkar 
Lily Edwards
Elias Finkelstein

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

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 

Colonial Williamsburg Trip All 8th graders are headed to Colonial Williamsburg on Thursday, November 12th! Students must report to school by 7:10 am and sit with their teams in the auditorium. Buses will depart Deal by 7:30 am promptly! This trip is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly: in layers and comfortable shoes! Students should bring bagged lunches and a pen/pencil to write with.  Students will have work to complete while at Colonial Williamsburg and may want to bring a clipboard to write on. String back packs are recommended.  Non-perishable snacks for the bus down and back are recommended. Students are permitted to bring their mobile phone on this trip to complete work and contact parents, but social media and headphone use are strictly prohibited. Thank you in advance to all parents who are chaperoning! We are looking forward to a wonderful trip!

Wilson High JROTC  
Representatives from Wilson High School's JROTC program will visit Deal on Tuesday, November 17th at 2:00 pm to discuss the JROTC program. Students interested in learning more about this option for high school should sign up with Ms. White during the lunch period to receive a pass.

Passport to History
Ms. Huber will host an optional Passport to History trip on Wednesday, November 11th (Veteran's Day) to six Passport locations. This trip is open to all 8th grade students. We will meet at 10:00 am at Deal and take the metro to Farragut North to visit and discuss the sites within Lafayette Park. We will return to Deal by 12:30 pm. Students who would like to attend need a signed permission slip (available from their history teacher), metro fare, and camera. Permission slips need to be turned in by Tuesday, November 10th to Ms. Huber in W305. Hurry and sign up as there are only 10 spots left! 
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, November 20th @ 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 9:00 am
McKinley Technology High School
Saturday, November 21th @ 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
Saturday, November 14th @ 11:00 am
Wednesday, January 13th @ 3:00 pm
Students interested in attending Duke Ellington School of the Arts next year should attend one of their three open houses. All Open House events will be held at Garnet-Patterson 2001 10th Street NW Washington, DC 20001. RSVP's for the open house dates are requested at 

Taking metro is strongly encouraged due to parking limitations. The location is directly across the street from the Green/Yellow Line (U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial)
Phelps ACE High School
Thursday, December 17th @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 9 @ 10:00 am
Thursday, January 21 @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 30 @ 10:00 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...

Monday: Girl Up
Girl Up will meet on Monday, November 9th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Ms. Huber's room. See you there! 
Monday: After School Outdoor Basketball
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, November 9th 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 E207.
Monday and Tuesday: GeoPlunge!
All students participating in the GeoPlunge Tournament will meet this week during 6th grade recess (GRIT time) on Monday and Tuesday in Mr. Martini's room (C130). Please be sure to turn in your permission slip ASAP for the tournament on Tuesday, November 17th.
Monday: Open Studio Club
Open Studio Club is open and running every Monday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in RM C224.
Come explore in the art room!  We provide materials for you to execute your ideas. Open to all.

Tuesday: #Findyourpark 
#findyourpark will meet on Tuesday, November 10th in RG03 at 3:30 pm.  Ranger Jen will meet with us! All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to attend. See you there! 
Friday: Book Club 
Please read the first few chapters of your new novel by our meeting on November 13th. Don't forget snacks!

Deal Athletics ...

Athletics Calendar
Check out the Deal Athletics Calendar for the latest information on games and practices. Athletics schedules can change on short notice, so this calendar is the best place to keep up to date.

Winter Sports

Winter sports began November 2nd! Please fill out the consent & emergency treatment forms here:
and give a copy of your child's physical to Coach Downing.

Boys Basketball- [email protected]
Girls Basketball- [email protected]
Indoor Track- [email protected]
Cheerleading- [email protected]

Basketball Tryouts
Please see the Deal Athletics Calendar for times and dates for our ongoing basketball tryouts.

Swim Team
The Deal swim team starts pool practice on Tuesday, November 10th. We will  use TeamSnap to manage communication with parents this season. Our practice schedule will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at the Wilson Pool.

Indoor Track
Indoor Track started last week! Practice is held from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. We meet in the gallery before heading outside for practice.  Please complete the necessary forms online at rankonesport. A copy of your current sports physical MUST be turned into Coach Farrar before students will be allowed to practice.  Be sure to stop by the welcome center to get the informational letter this week if you haven't yet received one.
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.  
Staff Information 
Tuesday: Diversity Committee
The Diversity Committee will meet in the conference room on Tuesday at 3:30 PM.

Wednesday: Veterans Day 
There will be no school for staff or students on Wednesday, November 11th in celebration of Veterans Day.

Thursday: Team Leaders 
6th and 7th grade team Leaders will meet with Ms. Neal at 8:10 am.

Thursday: 8th Grade Field Trip 
The entire 8th grade team will be out of the building on a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Please contact Ms. Wright with questions about marking attendance. Special kudos to Ms. Ore, Coach Downing, Ms. Kim, Ms. Allen, Mr. Arnold, and Mr. Turner for their help chaperoning!

Friday: SCAC Meeting 
SCAC will meet in the conference room at 7:30 am on Friday.

Friday: School Dance 
The Student Council-sponsored dance will take place from 3:30 - 5:30 pm on Friday. This is a fun opportunity to see your students outside of the classroom and chaperones are always appreciated!

 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
Art from the HeartR109Wednesday3:30 - 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
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Junior Squash Program 
A junior squash program, run by one of the area's top squash pros, will be held at Chevy Chase Athletic Club for DEAL students. Winter - Nov 24 - March 7 Tuesday 4 - 5pm or Thursday 4 - 5pm Spring - March 15 - June 15 Cost per 10 week session $250 or $400 for both Scholarships available The program will emphasize squash techniques and strategies, fitness, sportsmanship, and mental preparation. In winter, participants may play matches as part of the CIML Chase Interclub Middle School league with 2 or 3 friendly matches played against other local Middle school teams on Wednesday afternoons. Contact - Coach Barnes: (301) 807-9905 [email protected]

Wilson High School presents "HAIR"
Wilson High School is boldly presenting HAIR, the "rock musical" about the 60s and the movement for pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War.  As many of you might remember, Hair gleefully dives into issues of sexual freedom, sexual identity, racism, and war.  You probably remember some of its songs: Aquarius, Hair, Easy to Be Hard, and Good Morning Starshine, along with the beauty and innocence of the 60's ethos of hope, peace and change.  Those messages will resonate differently now, as new kinds of racial tension, sexual tension, and war continue to plague us.  

High School students don't usually perform Hair!, and some of the material may not be suitable for younger kids, so please use your own discretion. They have cut out all nudity and and a particularly explicit song. The Wilson students are uniquely equipped to take this on: they are diverse in a multitude of ways, incredibly talented, and deeply thoughtful about these issues.  Don't miss the beautiful spectacle of them embracing this material and this music!  

Performances will be Friday, November 13, Saturday, November 14, Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21 at 7:30 pm with a special matinee performance on Saturday, November 21 at 2:30.


Student/child/Wilson Teachers and Staff - $5 all performances 

Adult - $15 ($10 for the Saturday, Nov. 22 2:30 pm matinee) 

Cash or Check only

Tickets may be purchased before each performance.  You can also email[email protected] to reserve tickets in advance.  Include your full name, the date and time of the performances you wish to attend and the number of tickets you'd like to reserve.

Tenley WinterFest is Coming Soon: Sell Your Stuff at the Janney Winter Market!
Artists, crafters, cooks, and entrepreneurs of all ages: sign up now to sell your wares at the Janney Winter Market, a festive community event featuring live music, hot cocoa, yetis and more on Sat. Dec. 5 from 12-4 pm.

Tables are only $10 (half) and $20 (full) for students, and $30 for all other vendors.  

Here are some examples of what has sold in the past:  
  • jewelry & hand-painted textiles
  • bags and hats
  • beaded, knitted & crocheted items
  • holiday ornaments & decorations
  • henna tattoos & hair wraps
  • gently-used toys & card collections
  • specialty foods & sweets of all kinds
To register for a table, submit your form and payment online at or complete the form (available on the website or in the Janney office) and submit it with payment in an envelope labeled "WinterFest" to the PTA vault in the Janney office.

The Winter Market is part of Tenley WinterFest, a seasonal community celebration in Tenleytown, DC.  What began in 2004 as the Janney Winter Fair craft market has expanded to include area organizations, shops, and restaurants with activities for the whole neighborhood. 

For more information visit or email [email protected]com.

Summer Program Opportunity for grades 6, 7, and 8
Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University's Honors Institute. This international and elite program challenges young students to explore advances in technology to design robots or advances in forensic science to solve crimes. Students can also learn the science behind making new medicines and new developments in genetics. For more information visit their website at

CREATE Arts Center
Art Camps at CREATE Arts Center is located in downtown Silver Spring. When school is out, art is in at CREATE! Coming up are camps for students from 6 - 14 years old on these DCPS no-school days (Oct. 19, Nov 11, and Dec. 4) and winter break. Before and aftercare are also available. Ages 13-14 can be CITs during Winter Art Camp. Register at

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 -