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: 

This week, like last week, is a relatively quiet time at school. Some students are doing PARCC tests, the 3rd advisory report cards went home this Friday, and the 4th advisory is well underway. We will hit the midpoint in testing during this week; your children are doing all that we ask of them with this process. I thank you for that.

In order to keep stray movement to a minimum - as well as to have all of our students in all of their classes on time - we are going to emphasize timely arrival to class and appropriate use of passes for the next few weeks. What does this look like? Students will be using their Deal agendas for all movement when classes are in session. Most of them have these agendas (still!); we will just make sure to ask for them when students are in the halls. In addition, we are reminding teachers and students that passes are not to be given 1st period or at the 10 minutes at the beginning or end of any class periods. This has been a school policy for some time and it encourages students to bring all their materials to class. 

For the vast majority of our students, these are reminders. For a handful of students, this emphasis will make them move faster and be sure to be in class. If your child is not late and is doing their best to be where they need to be - this won't affect them. Some of our younger students get concerned when we announce that we are working on timeliness; please be assured that we will not act unfairly towards the student that has a long way to go or who has a unique situation. For that handful of students who are habitually late (and they know they are!) we are going to help them address this before the end of the year.

Finally, please be sure to register for the coming year as soon as possible. We will do all that we can to make that process easy, but it is something that has to be done. We will have "Late Thursdays" where my staff will stay until 7pm to help register. We will be prepared on the May 23rd Parent-Teacher Conference day to help register. The every year registration approach is traditional in DCPS, and while it is inconvenient to have to do this it serves a purpose. One great way you can help us is to bring your papers in and take care of this . . . it gets our next year off to a solid start. If you have any problems with the registration process, please let me know if my staff can help.

James Albright


NB - With just 2.5 days of school lost to snow this year, DCPS has determined that the only affect will be the extension of the school year by one day. The school year now ends on June 17 for our students; previously it ended on the 16th and the next day was a day for professional development. The final day will be a half-day but it will count as a full day. Please make sure that you note on your calendar this one-day change. The good news is that it allows us to keep the final Parent-Teacher Conference day on the schedule (so often lost to snow days).

Important Notice to Families

Attached you will find a letter from Dr. Nathaniel Beers, Chief Operating Officer at DC Public Schools about recent elevated lead levels found at several DC Public Schools. Our school was not one of the locations with elevated lead levels. I know you may have concerns and questions about this, and I wanted to let you know that I am ensuring that all of our drinking sources are safe. We will have DGS come to our school to retest the water sources to give peace of mind to our students, teachers, and staff.
 
If you are concerned about your child's health, your pediatrician can give you additional health information.

You can always reach out to me with questions and concerns.
 
James Albright
Principal
  
PARCC 2016

Each spring, DCPS students participate in the PARCC assessment to help the district learn more about both student and school progress towards college and career readiness. PARCC will be administered at Deal starting mid-April. 8th grade students will test in the morning and 6th graders in the afternoon during the first two weeks of our school-specific testing window. 7th graders will test in the morning during the last two weeks along with the 8th grade single-session DC Science test that will be administered on 5/13. Please see the chart below for information on which test your scholar will take on each given day to ensure they are present and ready for the assessment. Please email Ms. Giron with any questions ([email protected]).


Week of 
April 25, 2016
 Bell Schedule
 
 
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I 
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday - Bell I  
Friday - Bell I
Urgent
Register Now!
 
 All students must be registered
 for the 2016-2017 school year by
 June 17th.
 
 Current 5th, 6th and 7th grader's
 parents should bring their proof
 of residency to the Deal Welcome
 Center to complete enrollment
 documents. Evening hours are
 scheduled every Thursday until 7
 pm for families who are not able
 to come to the school during the
 day. 8th graders should take
 their proof of residency to the
 high school they will attend. 
SAVE THE DATE
DEAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Are you a Deal parent or staff member?
Do you play in a band?
Want to take part in the 2nd annual Band Battle?

Please save the date of Saturday, May 14th for this fun evening of music and festivities on behalf of Alice Deal Middle School! This year's event will take place at Tenley Bar and Grill.

If your band is interested, get in touch with Karen Harris by emailing [email protected].

Upcoming Dates   


April 28
Team Leaders, 8:10 am (Gr Level) 
DCPS Music Festival
 
April 30
Musical Rehearsal, 9 am - 4 pm
DCPS Music Festival 

May 2 - May 6
6th Grade Spirit Week

May 5
Community Project Meeting, 8:10 am
WTU Meeting, 3:30 4:30 pm

May 6
Professional Development
(No school for students)
Spring Musical, 6:30 pm

May 7
Saturday Academy, 9 am - noon
Saturday Detention, 9 am - noon
Spring Musical, 2:00pm, 6:30pm

May 9
DCPS Night at NATS Park 

May 10
8th Grade I&S SAAM Reception
Diversity Group Meeting, 3:30 pm

May 11
Principal's Coffee, 10 am

May 12
Advisory Mid Point
Team Leaders, All 8:10 am

May 13
SCAC Meeting, 7:30 am
Deal Visit 10 am
8th Grade Common Project Training, 8:10am

May 14
2nd Annual IB World Languages Festival
Music in the Parks, 8 am - 7 pm

May 16
6th Grade Math, Finance Park

May 17
Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, 
6th Grade
6th Grade Math, Finance Park

May 18
ADCA General Meeting, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
6th Grade Math, Finance Park

May 19
Access for ELLs Testing
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Community Project Meeting, 3:30 pm
Spring Concert, 6:30 pm

May 20
Access for ELLs Testing 
8th Grade I&S Gettysburg Trip

May 21
Saturday Academy, 9 am - noon
Murch Musical, noon
Saturday Detention
Admin Party

May 23
Parent Teacher Conference Day
(No school for students)

May 24
8th Grade I&S NPG Reception

May 26
Team Leaders, Grade Level, 8:10 am

May 27
8th Grade Community Project Training, 8:10 am
Deal Visit, 10 am

May 30
Memorial Day
No school for students and staff

May 31
8th Grade I&S Civil War to Civil Rights Field Trip
Science 7 Field Trip
WL Film Festival 

Alice Deal Middle School Presents:
Rehearsal Schedule

Monday, April 25 3:15 - 5:45
Scenes 1-5 Full Company

Tuesday, April 26 3:15 - 5:45
Scenes 6-11 Full Company                                     
Wednesday, April 27
Dance Review
"Honestly Sincere" 3:15-4:30
"Telephone Hour" 4:30-5:30
 
Thursday, April 28 3:15 - 5:45
Scenes 12-14 Full Company

Friday, April 29 
Dance Review                 
"Happy Face" 3:30-4:30
"Lot of Livin" 4:30-5:30       

Saturday, April 30 9:30 - 5:30
Tech Rehearsal Full Company

Sunday, May 1 9:30 - 5:30
*POTLUCK DAY* 
Tech Rehearsal Full Company
 
Monday, May 2 3:15 - 6:00
Add lights/Sound Full Company
 
Tuesday, May 3 3:15 - 6:00 
Full Company

Wednesday, May 4 3:15 - 6:00
First Dress Rehearsal
 
Thursday, May 5 3:15 - 8:00
Dress Rehearsal/Pizza Night
 
First Show: Friday, May 6
Call time at 4:30pm
Performance at 6:30pm

Matinee/Evening Shows: Saturday, May 7
Call time 12:00pm
1st Performance at 2:00pm
Cast Party/Dinner
2nd Performance at 6:30pm

Questions or Concerns? Please contact Director Jill Roos ([email protected]
World Language Trips!
Attention 7th Grade Families
It is time for our 7th graders to start planning for next year's 8th grade world language trips!

To learn more about next year's trips, including itineraries and pricing, or to sign up please click on the following links:

Costa Rica
Trip Leader: Ms. Cuffee
EF Trip Number: 1846054AJ

France
Trip Leader: Mr. Mbayu
EF Trip Number: 1817749CH

China
Trip Leader: Mr. Zhi
EF Trip Number: 1866938JY

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These trips are a blast! To learn more about previous years' trips, check out our blogs!
International Baccalaureate Updates  

  
IB Mid-Atlantic Student Excellence Award for Service!

Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated by Deal Faculty for the IB Mid-Atlantic Student Excellence Award for Service! Thanks for representing Deal in this competition.
 
Annelise Jacobson
Morgan Lewis-Richardson
Aidan Moorehead
Leah Winchell
Joe Himmelfarb
Maddie Kessler
Emma Berdy
Amanda Lugo
Kendal Stewart
Emma Saenz
Paige Evans
Jaidyn Barber
Samaiyah Murry
Abby Atwood
Max Jazynka
 
The Middle Years Program winner will be selected by the committee and announced by the end of the school year. Good luck to our students!
 
  
Media Center News
Center Hours
 
The Deal Library will be open after school on Tuesday and Thursday this week.
  
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.


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:

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


 
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.
Summer Bridge 2016 
For rising 6th graders
(current 5th graders)
 
This year, Summer Bridge will focus on the following:
  • Organizational skills
  • Deal culture & expectations
  • Study Skills 
    • Annotating texts (English)
    • Problem-solving (Math)
  • Technology Skills 
There will be three one-week sessions
  • Session 1: July 11th - July 14th
  • Session 2: July 18th - July 21st
  • Session 3: July 25th - July 28th
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
$50 per session
*Students should only register for ONE session
*Spaces are limited
 
Click here for Registration Link

Please contact us at (202) 939-2010 if there are any problems with the link.

Student & Parent Information
 
 New: Alice Deal Presents Bye Bye Birdie
Take a trip back to the 50's with Alice Deal Middle School's Young Performers' production of the classic musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie . See what happens when a famous rock 'n roll star, Conrad Birdie, gets drafted, causing hysteria among his fans. Will he give his #1 fan, Kim McAfee, a goodbye kiss on national television? 
 
Put on a happy face and support Deal students:
  • Friday, May 6th at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 7th at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 7th at 6:30 pm
You can buy tickets at the door or in advance online at https://squareup.com/store/alice-deal-community-association/. Tickets cost $5 for students and $10 for adults.
 
New: NHD Nationals Bound Students
All NHD Nationals Bound students! Students must register for Nationals via the information you received from Citywide (in your folder) by Tuesday, May 17th. Students must complete all parts in order to be registered. There is no registration fee for students. 
 
Four copies of all research papers must be received by the national office by Wednesday, May 17th. Students should give themselves plenty of time to mail the papers.  It's called 'smailmail' for a reason. Websites lock at midnight on May 17th. 
 
Students are welcome to stay on campus for Nationals. Over the years, groups of students have stayed on campus for either part of or the entire competition. There are several packages for dorms and food. The National Archives Foundation does not cover this fee. 
 
Missy McNatt is offering a help session on Saturday, April 30th at the National Archives Learning Center. There is also an information 
session about the national NHD competition on Saturday, May 21st. Please contact her directly if interested at [email protected].   

New: NJHS Reminder
Seventh and eighth grade students who received the National Junior Honor Society applications should submit their letter of intent by 3:30 pm on April 29th. Letters will not be accepted after this time.
 
Community service forms are available in the Welcome Center, Ms. Stallworth's office, and Ms. Humphrey's offices. The complete application is due May 20th by 3:30 pm.
 
All eighth graders who were inducted last year are considered current members and will be asked to participate in the induction ceremony.
 
New: Girl Up
Girl Up will sell handmade goods (bracelets, purses, and other jewelry) from Amani yaa Ju the week of May 2nd - 5th for Mother's Day during 7th and 8th grade recess. All proceeds will benefit women working in Kenya and Uganda as part of a fair trade organization to improve the lives of women and girls. Bring cash and find the perfect Mother's Day present! 
 
Girl Up Club will host a recruitment "Open House" for all 6th and 7th grade students interested in learning more about Girl Up on Monday, May 16th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in W305. Come and speak to current members, find out more about our cause, and learn about the fun activities we do each year! Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.See you there!  
 
NEW: Mental Health Awareness Summit
DCPS will hold a Mental Health Awareness Summit on Thursday, May 5th at Eastern Senior High School, 1700 East Capitol Street NE from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.
 
Parents, DCPS staff, and community members are invited to learn about the social and emotional supports that are available for students (art therapy, grief & trauma intervention, substance prevention). Participants will also hear about how mental health supports student achievement. 

New: American School Scrabble Championship
Fifteen Deal students were among 170 4th- through 8th-graders from around the country who competed in the North American School Scrabble Championship at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on April 9-10. And Deal rocked!

Eighth graders Caleb Anderson and Chloe Fatsis took fourth place overall with a 6-1 record and a big point spread of +637. Caleb and Chloe won $1,000 and closed out their School Scrabble careers with four straight top-10 finishes in the national championship. 

8th-graders Lucy Levenson and Eliana Rosenthal finished in ninth place with a record of 5-2 and a point spread +352, and 8th-grader Ryan Cheney, playing with former Deal student Charlie Smiles (now of Denver), finished 11th with a record of 5-2, +287. 

Other Deal competitors:

17th place: 6th-grader Sammy Taubman and 6th-grader Logan Strzepek of Charlottesville, Va, 5-2, +146
18th place: 8th-graders Zara Hall and Madelyn Shapiro, 5-2, -71.
22nd: 8th-graders Michaela Bauman and Greer Marshall, 4-3, +434
32nd: 6th-graders Avey Anderson and Charles Lee, 4-3, +136
35th: 7th-graders Tenlea Radack and Linnea Byrne Kvalsvik, 4-3, +45
50th: 6th-grader Max Fuld and 5th-grader Jasir Jones of Philadelphia, 3-4, +166

Congratulations to all of Deal's Scrabble players on another great performance. The Deal Scrabble Club meets on Mondays after school in the cafeteria.

Shoeboxes/Legos Needed
The 6th grade science department is looking for shoeboxes and/or legos. Donations can be dropped off to any 6th grade science teacher or in the welcome center with a note that says "6th grade Science". Thank you in advance!
 
DC Youth Bi-lingual Poetry Contest
For the chance to win $25 - $125, enter this contest by submitting an original poem in English, Spanish, or both. If you are interested, see Ms. Redekopp at the Deal Library for more information! All poems are due at the end of April. 
 
Snow Day Clarification
Due to the 2.5 snow days this winter, there has been some reasonable confusion as to how many days must be made up. The attached letter clarifies that the school year will be extended one day to Friday, June 17th. Also, DCPS has announced the SY16-17 calendars. Please note that there are two different calendars - one for the 11 schools following an Extended Year calendar, and one for the majority of our schools following a traditional calendar. Deal will follow the traditional calendar.   
 
National Junior Honor Society 
Eligible honor roll students received invitations to apply for membership in the National Junior Honor Society. To qualify for induction students must also be on the honor roll for the third advisory, meet all application deadlines, and meet discipline requirements.
The deadlines are as follows:
  • The letter of intent is due April 29th
  • The completed application is due May 20th
Please contact Ms. Stallworth or Ms. Humphrey if you have any questions.
 
Music Department Field Trip
The bands and choirs will travel to Six Flags America to perform in Music in the Parks on Saturday, May 14th.  Permission slips and money are due to Ms. Van der Horst or Mr. McKeithen were due by Wednesday, April 13th.  

Alice Deal Community Choir
Did you miss your opportunity to sing with our students in the Winter Concert? Fear not! The time is coming to prepare for the Alice Deal Community Choir's performance at the Spring Concert. Email [email protected] if you are interested.

Yearbook Pictures Needed
Do you have pictures from Snowmageddon? Is your student a sports pro? Do they rock our school band or attend a club/after school activity? If you have pictures of these events or any others, please feel free to send them to [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!
Looking for a Great Summer Camp?  

The Alice Deal Athletic Department will offer a four-week youth sport & fitness camp in July!

What: Four weeks of rotating sports instruction, fitness & nutrition education, and FUN!
  
When: Four sessions from July 5th - July 29th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday with no camp on Monday, July 4th.
  
Who: Any rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders 
  
This summer, Deal Fit & Sport Camp will provide 
fitness, sport, and nutritional education in a fun and nurturing environment. In addition, the Deal Fit & Sport Camp will offer opportunities for enrichment, team building, and peer mentoring. 
  • Weekly swimming and water play
  • Weekly rotating sports and games
  • Skills instruction
  • Indoor/outdoor free play
  • Stretching and exercise instruction
  • Daily fun runs
  • Nutrition and diet education

  • Weekly field trip

Camp rates per session:
  
1 week session: $300
2 sessions: $550
All 4 sessions: $1,000
Drop in daily rate: $50
  
Register now using the following link (paper registration forms are also available):
  
 
Please email [email protected] with any questions or contact Coach Downing directly at [email protected].
 
Space is limited, register now!  


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?

Ms. Humphrey - Counselor

Mr. Boccardi - Social Worker

Mrs. Stallworth - Assistant Principal


8th Grade Corner



Activities Payments
In an effort to reduce costs for our families, this year's 8th grade promotion is free! However, students will still need to pay for the optional trip to Kings Dominion ($85) and 8th grade dance ($35). A letter went home with 8th grade students outlining the process for paying for the 8th grade dance and 8th grade trip to Kings Dominion. This year, payments can be made online or in person.

Update: The online payment system is currently down and payments will not process. System administrators are working to correct this and families will receive an email from their team when the system is back online.

To pay online:
  • Visit this link
  • Enter your student's ID and zip code
  • For "Payment is for", select student fees
  • For "Payment notes", identify the activities for which you are paying
  • Enter the total amount you wish to pay ($120 if you are paying for both activities)
To pay in person:
  • Team leaders will collect payments on Thursdays from 3:15 - 3:30 pm - Due to the large number of payments, teachers will not accept payments outside of this time
  • Payments will be accepted until May 19th
  • Check payments will not be accepted after May 5th

It is our sincere hope that all 8th grade students will participate in all end-of-year activities. If you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out to [email protected]

 

8th Grade Dance Help
Parents, the 8th Grade Dance is approaching fast! Each year, 8th graders gather one last time to dance and celebrate before venturing off to high school. We need your help to ensure this night is memorable and fun!
 
Volunteers are needed for:
  • Set Up (1:00 - 6:00 pm - 2-hour shifts)
  • Chaperoning (7:00 - 10:00 pm)
  • Clean up (9:00 - 10:30 pm)
If you are interested in helping out, please email [email protected]. Last year, we had 12 parents help. We hope to double that number this year and look forward to hearing from you!

8th Grade Transition to High School
As our 8th graders prepare to transition to the next level, we need to know where they will attend high school next school year. Once a decision is made, it is important for families to  let us know so that school records transfer to the next school smoothly. Please note that Wilson Senior High School is our feeder school and records will be transferred there if it is unknown where the student will attend. To help with this process, students who are 
not attending Wilson should send Ms. White an email to [email protected] with the following information: 
Student's first and last name and the name and address of the school they will attend next school year.

YouTube Fridays
Do you know where to find the coolest dance videos, most amazing skateboard stunts, or inspiring messages online? Every Friday morning in the gym before school, 8th grade students get to sit back and relax as they watch a variety of inspirational, entertaining, and interesting YouTube videos. If you have any suggestions for videos to watch, please let us know using the following Google spreadsheet:
Mark Your Calendars
The second semester is a busy time for our 8th grade students as we celebrate their hard work and promotion to high school! Please mark your calendar for these important dates:
  • Deal Gives Back - June 1st
  • Deal Day - June 10th
  • 8th Grade Dance - June 10th
  • Kings Dominion Trip - June 13th
  • Promotion Practice - June 14th
  • Promotion - June 15th
Deal Gives Back, Deal Day, and the promotion are free events. Payments for the 8th grade dance and the Kings Dominion trip will be accepted after spring break and additional information will be sent home in late March.

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 on Monday, April 28th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." In the event of bad weather, we will meet with Mr. Namian in E207.
 
Monday: Girl UP
Girl Up will meet on Monday, April 25th in Ms. Huber's room at 3:30. 
 
Tuesday: Silkirk: The Real Robinson Crusoe
Uruguay's first full-length animated movie, Selkirk: The Real Robinson Crusoe, will screen in the Deal Library on Tuesday at 3:20 pm.
Selkirk, an unruly, selfish pirate, is the sailing master of the Esperanza, an English galley sailing the South Seas in search of treasures. When Captain Bullock decides to abandon him on an uninhabited island, he discovers a new outlook on the world and learns to survive alone, becoming the real Robinson Crusoe. 
 
Wednesday: Model UN
Model UN will have their last speaker for the year visit on Wednesday, April 27th from 3:30 - 4:20 pm in RG03. Ms. Hilary French, Program Officer at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for North America, has agreed to speak with our group on Goal 13, Climate Change.
 
Thursday: Calligraphy & Tea
Calligraphy & Tea will meet next Thursday, April 28th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room C213. 

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.

Spring Sports

Outdoor Track -  [email protected]
Distance Track- [email protected]
Softball - [email protected]
Cheerleading- [email protected]

Girls Soccer
The girls soccer season started on April 11th. Visit this link for the team's practice schedule. Visit this link for the game schedule.

Please address any questions or concerns to [email protected].
 
Baseball Schedule 
Please see the attached Baseball Schedule 

Softball  
Softball Practice
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Softball Games
Wednesday, April 27th, 4:00 pm- Deal vs. Stuart Hobson @ Deal
Friday, April 29th, 4:00 pm -Deal vs. Hart @ Deal

Please see the attached Softball Schedule.                 
Outdoor Track 
Spring track is up and running. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. All paperwork must be received by this Wednesday in order to participate. Please contact Coach Farrar at [email protected] for information.

Cheerleading
Cheerleading practice will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. All cheerleaders must have the required forms in order to participate. 

Outdoor Distance Track
The season has begun! If you ran cross country or are interested in joining us for the first time, reach out to him at [email protected] or in person to join the roster.
Staff Information
 
Thursday: Team Leaders 
Team leaders will meet with their grade level administrators at 8:10 am.

Thursday: ALT 
The Academic Leadership Team will meet in the conference room at 3:30 pm.

Friday: CP Training
With the 8th grade community project expanding to all teams next year, we will hold three training sessions to help us prepare. All 8th grade team teachers (and interested non-team teachers) should meet in room E307 at 8:10 am for our first PD: Community Project Basics. See you there! Please email Ms. Daniels, Ms. Brown, or Mr. Rottman with questions.

 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 - AdvancedW301Tuesday 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 CongressW301Wednesday3:30 - 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 [email protected]with submission requests.

Black Girls Lead Conference
Applications are now open for the Summer 2016 Black Girls Lead Conference. The BGL Conference is a 4-day international leadership conference hosted in New York City July 28 - July 31, 2016. The applications are due on Friday, May 20. The conference is for  girls between the ages of 13-17 who come from various socioeconomic and geographical backgrounds, and is designed to advance young women's leadership development, critical thinking skills, academic achievement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. Additional information and the application can be found on the conference website. For questions, email [email protected]blackgirlsrock.org.

FREE Summer Field Hockey Camp with Wilson Players
Are you interested in learning to play field hockey or to improve your skills? This summer you have the opportunity to participate in a FREE field hockey camp run by players on the Wilson Field Hockey Team. We hope you can join us from 9am-12pm the week of July 18th at Deal. Players will have the opportunity to learn new skills. Open to rising 6th-9th graders. All skill levels are welcome! If you are interested, please email [email protected] to confirm registration. Also feel free to contact us with any questions!

FREE Parenting Series: Making Sense Of Anxiety
Does your child struggle with anxiety? Do the children you work with appear anxious? This FREE five-part course focuses on the anxiety of our children and what we can do about this, both as a society and as the adults responsible for them. The dynamics and insights however apply to all ages. We will meet Wed. nights, from 7-9 PM at Metropolitan Church on Nebraska Ave., May 4th - June 1st. Visit this link for more information and to RSVP to this very special event!

3rd Annual Unleashed Conference-Defining Your Power, Purpose and Passion
On April 30, 2016 we will hold our 3rd annual Unleashed Conference-Defining Your Power, Purpose and Passion. The event is open and free to all middle and high school girls and focuses on topics such as: developing your personal brand, building self-confidence, goal setting, college readiness and youth entrepreneurship. Our keynote speaker this year is 15 year old Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and BET's Black Girls Rock Honoree, Gabrielle Jordan and our DJ is 14 year old DJ Beauty and the Beatz. The event will be empowering, exciting and a fun experience! We would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to share this event opportunity with the parents and students you work with. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

The registration link can be found at www.abiggerpicture.org/events

FREE Summer Enrichment Program for Advanced Rising Middle Schoolers
The Advanced and Enriched Instruction Division is excited to announce that they will be offering the Summer Enrichment Program for the third year! This four-week summer program for highly motivated and precocious rising middle school students (those currently in grades 5, 6, 7) are invited to apply for a spot at Burrville ES, Hardy MS, or Stuart-Hobson MS. The program runs from 7/5-7/29, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.daily and is free for DCPS students. Students will work in small groups of no more than 15 on topics directly related to their areas of academic interest as well as go on several exciting field trips. Please visit this link for the online application or this link for a downloadable application. For questions, contact Dr. Angela Novak.
 
Girls U14 MSI Classic Soccer Team
Girls U14 MSI Classic Soccer Team looking for a couple of field players or goalie for the spring.  It's a great group of girls who had a strong Fall season.  Professionally coached team practices 2x week in Bethesda (generally the closer to NW DC parts of Bethesda).  Please email for additional details: [email protected]
 
Washington Performing Arts Society Summer Camps 
Join us this summer for a series of fun-filled music and dance camps led by professional teaching artists. For ages 8-18.

Capital Jazz Camp (June 27-July 1)
Capital Strings Camp (June 27-July 1)
Capital Voices Camp (July 18-22)
Summer Steps with Step Afrika! (August 8-12)

Apply today and get the Early Bird discount!
$25 early bird registration price will expire March 15.

More information can be found at the following link: Washington Performing Arts
 
DC Youth Orchestra Program Spring Registration for New Students is Open!!
DCYOP offers beginner through advanced group lessons and ensemble training on all orchestral instruments for students ages 4 to 18.  Nearly 500 students participate in group classes, ensemble rehearsals, and performances each semester at Eastern High School on Capitol Hill.  Every student has the opportunity to perform in at least one concert every semester.  All concerts are free and open to the public. To learn more about DCYOP programs and register for the spring semester, please visit www.dcyop.org.

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.

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