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: 

A short week precedes the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday and Friday this week); we will keep academics front and center during that time. As I noted a few weeks ago, 2nd advisory has many calendar disruptions. I want you to know that we need your children in school everyday that we are in session. There will be a traditional Thanksgiving Assembly and activities on Wednesday - but these will fall at the very end of the day.

The International Night held on Thursday was a huge success for our community. Nearly 800 plates were passed out to those who wanted a tremendous, early Thanksgiving repast. Co-chairs Silvia Dinale and Deborah Rephan, along with their many table leaders, outdid themselves this year. With images of World Language trips on the walls around the building and cafeteria, with a wonderful performance interlude, and with the great turnout from the parent and teacher communities, we were able to catch our breath and share some time together. I always encourage new teachers to attend this night because it gives them a chance to see their parent community in action. Our teachers are typically agog at the food and friendship. I, too, enjoy talking with parents and students - mostly about food - but also about the world language trips and anything else that comes up. While I don't have a total amount calculated of the donations received that evening, a cursory look told me the community was as generous as ever.

This week we have our first World Language trip parent meeting on Tuesday evening for 8th grade parents and students thinking about the Spring Break trips or already registered. Typically, we first meet as a group and then break into smaller, country-specific sessions. As I note below in the separate bulletin item, we will continue our scholarship process (it is just getting underway) as well as provide some critical information for travelers.

One item we will discuss on the French language trip is the potential impact of the recent attacks in Paris. We have been in contact with EF Tours, our vendor for the trip, to explore the various options. My main concern is student safety. It is going to be difficult to determine with certainty today what the situation will be like in March with the trip to France. We will discuss some options with families on the France trip at the meeting (one of which includes identifying families that choose not to continue and want to cancel) but my goal in my discussions with EF is to try and keep the trip - or some version - going forward as long as it is deemed safe. As of the middle of last week, there were no State Department warnings about travel to France; DCPS indicated that at this point we were going to use those warnings as our barometer. This will all be discussed at the France meeting on Tuesday.

Let me close this week's note with a message of thanks to the community. You have worked hard to provide your children with the school that you want for them. They work hard every day to improve themselves and to take advantage of their many gifts - gifts both innate and provided. The teaching staff assembled at Deal is deeply committed to your children's success; I must thank them publicly for doing what they know needs to be done to make that happen. Thanksgiving is about appreciating life and the good that it contains - and letting those who are part of that life know they are cared for and acknowledged. This is without a doubt my favorite holiday because it has the word "giving" in its name!

So, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your time with those who care about you and for whom you care is as full as you want and need it to be. Save space for seconds!

Take care, 
James Albright

NB. Please check out the very bottom of this email to see the three Deal staff members that are recognized this month by their colleagues for their contribution to the school and your children. If you see them, thank them!
Alice Deal Community Association 

               
 
    Deal Holiday Tree Sale 


The Deal Holiday Tree Sales will happen the weekends of December 5-6th and 12-13th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Deal Middle School. On sale will be a great selection of fresh cut trees in a variety of sizes. Your choices will include fraser fir and balsam firs from 5 feet to 10 feet tall. Wreaths, candle rings and garland are also on offer.

Cash, credit and check are accepted.

We need your help to make our sale a success! Sign up for a 2-hour volunteer slot here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0949ACA92CABFD0-2015.

Proceeds go to support the Alice Deal Middle School students through the ADCA. Come early for best selection!

For more information, contact: Jonathan McHugh, Deal Tree Sales Coordinator
 [email protected].

Week of 
November 23, 2015
 Bell Schedule
 
Monday - Bell I 
 
Tuesday - Bell I 
Wednesday - Assembly Bell 
Thursday - Friday - No School
Thanksgiving Break 
Upcoming Dates  

November 24
World Language Trip Meeting, 6:30 pm

November 25
Thanksgiving Assembly

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

November 30 
Shakespeare Festival Rehearsals Begin 

December 2 
Buddy Day - Shepherd

December 3 
SCAC Meeting, 7:30 am
Team Leaders, Grade level 8:10 am
WTU 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 15th
[email protected] Eaton, 6:30pm

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 


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
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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
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.

Updates on France Trip
As we consider options for our trip to France this year, student safety is our top priority. EF Tours, Deal, and DCPS have been in constant communication about the ongoing security concerns in Europe. All families signed up for the France trip should have received an email from EF Tours about their response. At this time, Deal still plans to hold a trip to France, but will remain flexible and closely monitor the news and travel recommendations from the State Department. EF Tours has extended the deadline for increased cancellation fees until the end of December to allow families more time to make decisions about the trip.

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
 If you haven't enrolled, please visitEFTours.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: 
Attention 7th Graders!
We are looking for 7th graders to assist the 6th graders with this year's 1,000 Cranes for Peace Project. 7th graders who are willing to teach the 6th graders to make origami cranes should sign up with Ms. Neal on Monday, November 23.
 
New: No Shots, No School! 
All students attending DC public schools must have their immunizations updated. Call today to ask your child's doctor about the shots that may be required. For more information, go to http://doh.dc.gov/service/immunization or call 202-576-7130.

New: EdFEST Is Coming 
My School DC is putting on EdFEST, DC's only city-wide education fair on Saturday, December 12th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the DC Armory (2001 East Capitol St. SE). This event is a great opportunity to see nearly all of the District's public education options under one roof! Come to learn more about the 2016-2017 lottery process and meet school staff from across the city.
 
New: Peer Mediation
Peer mediation is a process of conflict resolution in which trained student mediators assist disputants to discuss and resolve their conflict. Mediation is available at Deal for student disputes on a referral basis. If students have a conflict or want to let someone know about a potential conflict situation, please follow these referral steps: (1) Obtain a mediation referral form from your grade level counselor or from Ms. White's mailbox in the Welcome Center. (2) Fill out the form with as much information as possible. (3) Place the form in Ms. White's mailbox or turn it in to your grade level counselor. 
 
It is important to note that mediation referrals can submitted anonymously. This means that those referring others for mediation can do so without putting their name in the "referred by" section of the form. 
 
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 about these exciting adventures and ask questions! All families, whether you are signed up or interested, are encouraged to attend. 

New: 6th Grade Speech and Debate 
This weekend, our strong team of sixth grade debaters traveled to the final Urban Debate League policy debate tournament of 2015 in Baltimore. These Viking debaters brought home a number of awards:

Team Debate-Novice Division:
- Ben Cullison & Marlyse Ngouable, 4th place 
- Ryan Thomas & Lucas C. Rebucci, 10th place
- Vance Gootman & Sam Taubman, 16th place

Speaker Awards:
- Lucas Rebucci, 14th place 
- Bennet Cullison, 16th place
- Marlyse Ngouable, 17th place  
 
New: 7th & 8th Grade Speech and Debate 
A group of 25 speech and debate Vikings competed at a high school tournament at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia this weekend. As the only middle school in attendance, Deal students were triumphant against high school students from 30 high schools throughout the metropolitan area! The Vikings did a great job of upholding what is becoming a tradition of excellence.  

Those students who received awards and qualified for the high school national qualifying tournament in March include:

- Josh Landweber 
- Layla Behbehani
- Max Gersch 
- Jack Wallis 

Those students who finished the tournament with winning records in their respective divisions are:

- Maxwell Wix 
- Peter Millius 
- Anaily Acosta
- Jamie Stewart
- Levi Berger
 
New: Los Vikingos Latinos 
Due to the Thanksgiving break, there will be no Spanish club on Wednesday November 25th. Los Vikingos Latinos look forward to meeting again on December 2nd! 
 
New: Fencing Club
The Fencing Club would like to say thank you for a great year! As we move into winter, the Fencing Club will sadly put away their gear until next year. The club had an excellent year with over 80 students having fun and practicing hard. Kudos to the students for their dedication, cooperation, and use of their newly learned strategies. See you next year!
 
New: 2nd Annual Alice Deal Coffee House!
The 2nd Annual Alice Deal Coffee House is December 3rd from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room! The sign-up sheet is now full, but 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. You won't want to miss the fun event! 
 
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!

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 
 
World Language Trips
Whether you are already signed up or still considering signing up, please plan to attend the world language trip meeting this Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30 pm. For more information, check out the blue "World Language Trip" banner on the left side of this bulletin.
  
Interested in Attending Duke Ellington?
On Thursday, December 3rd at 2:30 pm (during the activity period), admissions staff from Duke Ellington School of the Arts will be at Deal to meet with our 8th grade students. All 8th grade students who wish to attend should see Ms. White during lunch this week to sign-up for this visit. 
 
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, January 8th @ 9:00 am
Friday, February 19th @ 9:00 am
Friday, March 18th @ 9:00 am
 
McKinley Technology High School
Thursday, January 14th from @ 6:00 pm 
 
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Wednesday, January 13th @ 3:00 pm
 
Students interested in attending Duke Ellington School of the Arts next year should attend one of their 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 
 
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: Outdoor Basketball Club
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet Monday, November 23, at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in Room E207.

Tuesday: World Language Trip Meeting
All families of 8th grade students attending or considering attending one of the world language trips over spring break should join us for an informational meeting at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday: Team Paris Awards
Team Paris students will hold their advisory 1 awards ceremony during 1st period. Congratulations to their long list of honor roll students and award winners!

Wednesday: Thanksgiving Assembly
We will have an "assembly bell" this Wednesday to give us time to meet as a school community to celebrate our many reasons to be grateful.

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

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

Swim Team
The Deal swim team will  use TeamSnap to manage communication with parents this season. The team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at the Wilson Pool.

Indoor Track
Indoor Track 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
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 

New: Coffee House
Are you a talented musician or artist? Staff are invited to share art and join us for the Deal Coffee House on December 3rd!

Wednesday: Thanksgiving Assembly
Wednesday's "assembly bell" makes for a longer activity period and slightly shorter classes than our "Thursday bell". After period 7, students will return to homeroom and announcements will be made for specific teachers to escort their homerooms to the gym for the assembly. Buddy teachers should be with their homeroom buddies.

Thursday: Thanksgiving!
All staff members are encouraged to enjoy the holiday and extra-long weekend. We are thankful for YOU! 

New: Employees of the Month
We celebrated three of our wonderful staff members at our Thursday last faculty meeting. Here are the descriptions of each provided by their nominators: 

Mr. Lewis Smith: Mr. Smith is one of those people who is not noticed in the building but does a lot in the background. He is here at 6.00 AM and when I enter the building at 6:30 he is visiting all the floors, checking all essential installations to ensure that they are in good working condition. He takes care of every necessary thing that could have gone wrong overnight before the majority of us ever get here. He is the reason why the building is very clean and organized and I believe he deserves recognition.

Ms. Margie Law: Ms. Law shows her commitment to forging positive families with relationships by planning, organizing, and hosting pancake breakfasts. For three years, she has pioneered the breakfast initiative to meeting parents in a humanizing and relaxed environment over sausage and orange juice. She plans all the necessary supplies, does the shopping, sets up her room the night before, arrives before anyone else in the morning to begin cooking, creates flyers and signs ups to advertise the event to parents, and devotes her mornings to meeting every family. This event only adds to the daily effort Ms. Law puts in reading and responding to parent emails, arranging meetings, calling parents, and staying late after field trips to make sure students get picked up by the right person. Meanwhile, she manages to lead the 6th grade science department. Every teacher at Deal should wish to get a chance to work alongside her!

Roslyn Baxter: By far, Ms. Baxter is the most influential and needed person at Deal. Though she is often unseen, her actions are felt throughout the building. Even when she is not in the building, she finds the time to balance classes and make schedule changes for students who need a different class dynamic to succeed. She is always helpful and offers a smile when you peek into her office. Those bulletin items that your students ignore, but to which the parents pay so close attention...that's Ms. Baxter. She's the very heart of the building. She's perseverance. She's a risk-taker. She gives no excuses, and makes it happen, whatever "it" is on a regular basis. And with all she is doing, she still finds time to encourage our girls and boys through her leadership skills as the sponsor of our award-winning cheerleading squad. Cheers for Ms. Baxter! She's nothing short of amazing.

 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
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
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
Los Vikingos Latinos- Deal's Spanish 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)

Do you have a community event or organization you would like to see included in the weekly bulletin? Please contact d[email protected] with submission requests.

Tenley WinterFest is Coming Soon!
Mark your calendars now for Tenley WinterFest 2015, November 27 - December 5. Watch for fun activities and special deals throughout the week at Janney and in the neighborhood. 

Beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we'll have the return of the popular Yeti Scavenger Hunt, as well as the 2nd annual "WinterFeast" featuring specials at local restaurants. New this year: GPS Yeti Drawing Project at Ft. Reno all week with the Tenley-Friendship Library's Makers-in-Residence. There will also be a historic walking tour, an art sale at Iona, holiday lighting, tree sales at Deal and Janney, wintry programming at the Tenley Library, and much more.

Save the date of Saturday, December 5 for the annual Janney Winter Market from 12-4 pm, followed by a screening of "Polar Express" at St. Ann's, and live music from Cheaper Than Therapy (featuring parents from neighborhood schools) at Tenley Bar & Grill. 

For more information on all of these events, updated regularly, check out www.tenleywinterfest.org

Local Business Funding for Tenleytown
Dear friends and neighbors,

We have some exciting news to share today. Tenleytown has received funding to support our local businesses, attract new businesses, and enliven our streetscape on Wisconsin Avenue.
 
The District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) awarded a grant to Tenleytown Main Street to help strengthen our business community and beautify our commercial corridor from Tenley Circle to Fessenden Street. TTMS will receive $200,000 to implement an ambitious set of projects in 2016 to make what is great about Tenleytown even better.
 
We'd like to thank the numerous local businesses, property owners, community groups and residents who supported the main street application. At its core, Tenleytown Main Street's mission is to serve those working and living here by supporting our local businesses. It is crucial that the TTMS initiative reflects the needs and priorities of the community.
 
And we need your help. For the Main Street program to be successful it will rely upon the substantial energy, expertise, and creativity of the Tenleytown community.
 
Hence, as our first step after winning this award, TTMS will hold a community meeting at the Tenley-Friendship Library on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. You are invited to learn more about TTMS, discuss next steps, learn how you can participate, and begin a process of substantive community engagement in the planning process for FY 2016.
 
I hope you will join us on November 24 and bring your ideas and questions.
 
We look forward to working with each of you, so that together we can capitalize on the enormous opportunity the Main Street grant affords Tenleytown and work to make the Tenleytown business corridor an increasing source of pride and community for us all.
 
All the best,
 
Carolyn Long                                                                Matthew Frumin
TTMS Advisory Committee                                             TTMS Advisory Committee

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]

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 summersession.duke.edu.

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 www.createartscenter.org.

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