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: 

For the first time in several years, DCPS did not lose its final Parent-Teacher Conference date to winter weather make-up days. We anticipate the usual large numbers tomorrow, especially with the end of the year looming. As a school we have been working hard to make sure your students are ending on a high note - and we need your support. There are still four weeks of school left - almost half of an advisory. Any conversations about student work should be focused on the fourth advisory as the new DCPS grading system views each advisory as a full 25 percent of a student's grade. We will have assignments all the way up to the end of the school year, so now is the time to get a read on what is coming up, where your student needs support, and how they can remain attentive going into these last weeks.

There are so many people - students and teachers - to celebrate as most of our school clubs and activities near their end for the year. If your child has been involved in a club or activity, note that most of these are labors of love from their teachers. I ask teachers to use a club or activity as a way to build a different type of community with students - students get to work with someone they may not know on something they both love. Teachers generally decide what they want to do as a club or activity and then carve time out of their personal schedules to make these happen. We have almost 70 different clubs or activities running during the year. It is likely that your child was involved in one or more of these. It would be wonderful for my teachers to hear from parents and students about the meaning and value they find in this shared time.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention a couple of specific commendations from the last week. Our annual 8th grade trip to Gettysburg - massive in undertaking - has led to recognition from the Civil War Trust for our entire 8th grade Individuals and Societies teacher team - Ms. Daniels, Ms. Huber, Ms. Simpson-Wayne, and Ms. Trenkle. This meaningful trip was initiated by former Deal teacher Cynthia Mostoller and has become a central part of our Civil War unit in May. (This year, like in years past, I received an email from one of the guides who works with our students commending them on their interest, attention, and deportment.) This trip involves the entire 8th grade team of teachers (and many others) and demonstrates a great commitment to their curriculum - and to the 8th grade. The second note is about our Ultimate Frisbee team and coaches. I joined them at the annual Spring Tournament, hosted here at Deal. Both Mr. Martini and Ms. Kouri (with the help of additional teachers each year) spearhead the ultimate team for a fall and spring season. When they started - many years ago - they couldn't find much competition, there was no league, and we were the only place that could reasonably host any events. At the tournament on Saturday, there were five teams + Deal, and some of these were from nascent leagues in Arlington and Montgomery. Our graduates who play on at Wilson are involved at the national level in ultimate and carry the banner forward. The steady commitment to the sport by our teachers has allowed it to grow in this area; their continual hosting of events like yesterday's tournament and Deal-O-Ween in October have provided a solid base for the growth. Again, these teachers do it out of love for the activity - and that shows through!

Our registration is up to 44 percent completion (from 36 last week) but we are still behind last year's pace. When you come in for parent-teacher conference day on the 23rd of May, please bring your proof of residency so we can take care of this. My office staff has the other paperwork filled out and printed for you - we just need the residency verification. If you don't have a conference, come on by anyway so that we can take care of this. Can we get to 60 percent by this time next week? I believe you can do it for us.

Keep in touch through these next four weeks - deadlines that might slide in earlier months are faced by the reality of the end of the year. Make sure your student knows what they need to know to finish strong.

Thank you and take care - James Albright

NB. If you are the parent of a rising 6th grader, I can't recommend more highly signing up for Summer Bridge 2016 (information immediately below this note!) to get them ready for next year. There are still some spaces left. This is a worthwhile ($50?) investment to take off some of the edge of concern with the transition to middle school!
Week of 
May 23, 2016
 Bell Schedule
 
 
Monday - No School for Students 
Parent-Teacher Conferences 
Tuesday - Bell I 
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday - Thursday Bell  
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. 
Upcoming Dates

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

May 24
iReady Assessment
Health/PE Assessment (8th grade)

May 25
iReady Assessment

May 26

iReady Assessment
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 

June 1
Deal Gives Back
Murch Musical Rehearsal, 3:30 to 6 pm

June 2
Community Project Meeting, 8:10 am
8th Grade Civil War Field Trip
Science 7 Field Trip
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Murch Musical Rehearsal, 3:30 to 6 pm

June 3
8th Grave Civil War Field Trip
Science 7 Field Trip 
CJP Concert, 9 am 
UK trip Meeting, 6:30 pm
Summer Bridge Lunch Bunch
Murch Musical 3:30 pm to 8 pm

June 4
Saturday Academy, 9 am - noon
Saturday Detention 9 am to noon
Murch Musical, 11 am to 5 pm 

June 6
6th Grade Birthday Party
SAGE 8th Grade
8th Grade Civil War Field Trip
Science 7 Field Trip

June 7
Feeder School Counselor
Diversity Group Meeting, 3:30 pm
SRI EOY 6 - 8

June 8
SRI EOY 6 - 8

June 9
WTU Meeting, 3:30 4:30 pm

June 19
8th Grade Dance
Deal Day

June 11
Saturday Detention, 9 am to noon

June 13
8th Grade Kings Dominion Field Trip

June 14
8th Grade Promotion Practice
Nation MS Speech and Debate Tourney 

June 15
8th Grade Promotion
6th Grade to Cameron Run
Lafayette Promotion, 1:30 pm
National MS Speech and Debate Tourney

June 16
National MS Speech and Debate Tourney

June 17
National MS Speech and Debate Tourney
Last Day of School
Students Dismissed at 12:15 pm

June 18
National MS Speech and Debate Tourney

June 27
First Day of Summer School 

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  

Abby Atwood one of our 8th grade Team Paris created this video
 to highlight the IB learner profile as a part of her Student Award of Excellence application. Abby has knitted 15 hats and scarves and donated them to Martha's Cupboard, an organization that serves the homeless community in our city. Thanks for sharing you
work with us, Abby!
  
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.


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: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Monday, May 23rd from 12:00 - 7:00 pm. Conferences with team teachers are by-appointment-only. All non-team teachers (World Language, PE, Art, Music, etc.) will be available for drop-in conferences. Please note that parking will be limited. Plan to arrive in enough time to make it to your conference classroom by your appointment time, as teachers have very full schedules and will be unable to meet with families outside of scheduled appointments. 
 
New: Book Club Members
Book club members should acquire a copy of A Separate Peace and read chapter 1 by next Friday, May 27th.

New: National Portrait Gallery Reception 
All 8th graders, family members, friends, and community members are invited to join us for a reception to celebrate our 8th Grade I&S partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.  There will be a program from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Deal Library on Tuesday, May 24th to share our year-in-review, with an opening of our Notable Americans Portrait Gallery. We hope you will join us!

New: iReady Math Testing 
All students will take the iReady Math assessment in their math class this week. 8th grade students will also take a brief health assessment in math classes before beginning the iReady assessment. The iReady Math assessment measures student growth since the initial iReady assessment in August. 

New: Sailing Club
Ahoy! The Deal sailing club invites all students to join us for an after-school cruise this Tuesday, May 24th. The Deal sailing club is open to all students (experience is NOT required). Invite a friend and sign up here for the following dates as space is filling up fast:
  • 5/24 - small boat, 15 person limit
  • 5/31 - small boat, 15 person limit
Permission slips and more information are located with Ms. Law (E101) and Ms. Philips (W104). To see what the sailing club is all about, check out last year's video here!
 
Wilson Field-Hockey Meeting
Attention 8th grade girls: If you're interested in playing field hockey at Wilson, please mark your calendars for a preseason meeting on Tuesday, May 24th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Wilson atrium. Wilson field hockey coach, Sarah Whitener, will introduce the coaches and team and discuss equipment, uniforms, summer conditioning, camps, and volunteer positions for parents. New players are invited to learn about how to prepare over the summer for tryouts during the first week of school. For further information, contact Coach Whitener 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!
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 
 

Little Bennett's Creek Park Field Trip
The 7th Grade is going to Little Bennett's Creek Park in Clarksburg, Maryland! While there, students will hike approximately 2-3 miles to one of five creeks, calculate the speed of water flow, and collect samples of aquatic invertebrates. We will then meet back as a large group to see if there is a correlation between the speed of the water and the quantity and diversity of animals found there. We will also enjoy a nice picnic lunch at the park's amphitheater. If you would like to chaperone the trip, we welcome you as long as space allows! Please contact [email protected], if you are interested in accompanying your child with your child's name and which team he/she is on. Students must follow Deal's dress code and wear shoes that can get dirty and wet. 
  
Students will go on the field trip with their team (rain or shine) on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 31
Team Lima with Ms. Rhoads
Thursday, June 2
Team Valencia with Mr. Smith 
Friday, June 3
Team La Paz with Ms. Schuettpelz
Monday, June 6
Team Budapest with Ms. Newman 
 
Students should bring:
  At least 3 bottles of water 
  A packed lunch (there is no place to buy food). If your child needs a school lunch, he/she should tell his/her science teacher and fill in his/her student ID on the permission slip. 
  Shoes that can get dirty
  A pen or a pencil to complete the lab 
   
Students must not bring:
  Electronics: Deal is not responsible for electronics damaged on the trip. It is best not to bring them at all rather than risk them falling into the water. 

Contact Information
Do you have concerns, questions or comments?

Ms. Humphrey - Counselor

Mr. Boccardi - Social Worker

Mrs. Stallworth - Assistant Principal


8th Grade Corner
 

Gettysburg Kudos!
A huge THANK YOU to all 8th grade staff, Mr. Rottman, parent chaperones, and students for a successful, content-filled trip to Gettysburg on Friday!  Remember that the packet from Gettysburg is due to each content teacher on Tuesday and that Gettysburg may be used as a Passport to History site for fourth advisory! Way to go!

Wilson's Special Education Meeting New Date - June 8

Come learn about Wilson's Special Education Program on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 PM at Deal MS. Monica Kurude, Wilson's special education coordinator, will be at Deal to talk about the transition to high school and to answer questions. Please note the date of this meeting was change from June 7th. 

Activities Payments - Past Due!
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. Payments are now past-due. Families who still wish to make payments should contact their child's team teachers as soon as possible.

Update: Online Payment Not Available
Due to circumstances beyond Deal's control, the online payment system will not be available this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and encourage students to turn in cash or check payments to their team teachers on Thursdays after school.


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. 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.

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 are due this week!

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: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Monday, May 23rd from 12:00 - 7:00 pm. Conferences with team teachers are by-appointment-only. All non-team teachers (World Language, PE, Art, Music, etc.) will be available for drop-in conferences. Please note that parking will be limited. Plan to arrive in enough time to make it to your conference classroom by your appointment time, as teachers have very full schedules and will be unable to meet with families outside of scheduled appointments.

Tuesday: Sailing Club
Ahoy! The Deal Sailing Club will venture out on DC Sail's 19' Flying Scots after school this Tuesday. To sign up and learn more, click here!

Tuesday: NPG Reception
All 8th graders, family members, friends, and community members are invited to join us for a reception to celebrate our 8th Grade I&S Partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.  There will be a program from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Deal Library on May 24th, to share our year-in-review, with an opening of our Notable Americans Portrait Gallery.

Thursday: Thursday Bell
This Thursday's activity period will be used to help students prepare for Deal Gives Back. Deal Gives Back, Deal's annual day of service, will take place June 1st.

Friday: Visiting Deal
Want to learn more about Deal? Join us at 10:00 am in the auditorium for a talk with Principal Albright!

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]

Football Sign Up
Its time to sign up for the 2016-17 Deal Viking Football Team. Send an email to [email protected]

Girls Soccer
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 Quarter-Finals
Tuesday, May 24th  
Time: 4:00 PM      Site: TBA     

Softball Semifinals
Wednesday, May 25th     
Time:  4:00 PM     Site: TBA

Softball Practice 
Thursday, May 26th
Time:  4:00 PM
 
Please see the attached Softball Schedule.          
Staff Information

Monday: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-teacher conferences will take place from noon - 7:00 pm this Monday with a break for lunch from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided by  the ADCA - team teachers eat at 3:00 and non-team teachers at 3:30. Teachers should plan to arrive by 11:30 in order to make sure your student files and room are ready for parents.

Tuesday - Thursday: iReady Testing
iReady testing will take place in math classrooms this week. Thank you for your help creating a positive testing environment for our math department.

Thursday: Team Leaders
Team leaders will meet with their grade-level administrators at 8:10 am.

Thursday: Thursday Bell
This week marks the return of the Thursday bell schedule! This week's activity period will be used to prepare to the fast-approaching Deal Gives Back day. Please contact Ms. Brown or your grade-level administrator with questions.

Thursday: Staff Diversity Workshop
Staff are invited and encouraged to join our continuing conversation on race and diversity at a workshop from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the cafeteria.

Friday: Community Project Meeting
All teachers of 8th graders should attend a community project training at 8:10 am in Ms. Daniels' room (E307).

 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.

Winners Lacrosse Camp
WINNERS Lacrosse Camp I: Lacrosse 101
This camp is for boys and girls with 0-1 years of experience, to learn and develop new skills!
Girls (K-8TH GRADE) -- Monday, July 18th-Thursday, July 21st 6-8pm at Anacostia Park
Boys (K-8TH GRADE) -- Monday, July 25th-Thursday, July 28th 6-8pm at Anacostia Park
 
WINNERS Lacrosse Camp II: The Next Level
This camp is for boys and girls with 2+ years of experience! Learn how to take your game to new heights!
Girls (2ND-8TH GRADE) -- Monday, August 8th-Thursday, August 11th 6-8pm at Anacostia Park
Boys (2ND-8TH GRADE) -- Monday, August 15th-Thursday, August 18th 6-8pm at Anacostia Park
 
 
The Write Turn
Teaching and coaching revising strategies that significantly improve the quality of students' writing skills.
Your student will thank you....
for recommending The Write Turn where students are benefiting from its evidence-based revising and self-regulation strategies that guide them through the writing process, help them set goals and internalize strategies from one genre to the other. The difference in just two weeks will amaze you. 
 
Groups are small and space is limited.
 
Session 1
Rising 4th - 6th Graders 
July 5 - 15;  9:00 - 11:00 a.m. daily
 
Instruction will focus on strategies that will improve narrative, persuasive, and explanatory writing skills.  Students will develop self-regulation strategies to set goals and monitor progress throughout the writing process.
 
Session 2
Rising 7th - 9th Graders
July 5 - 15;  1:00 - 3:00 p.m. daily
 
Instruction will focus on strategies that will improve persuasive, explanatory, and informative writing skills.  Students will develop self-regulation strategies to set goals and monitor progress throughout the writing process.
 
Session 3
High School Students
July 5 - 15;  4:00 - 6:00 p.m. daily
 
Instruction will focus on strategies for personal, persuasive, explanatory, and informative essays.  Students will develop self-regulation strategies to set goals and monitor progress throughout the writing process.
 
Free Summer Enrichment Program for Highly Motivated Rising Middle Schoolers:
Now Accepting Rising 5th Graders!
Due to popular request, the Advanced and Enriched Instruction division is excited to announce that they are now accepting rising 5thgraders into the Summer Enrichment Program! 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, from9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. daily, and is free for DCPS students. Students will work in small groups of no more than 15 students on topics directly related to their areas of academic interest, as well as go on several exciting field trips. Please visit bit.do/SEPapp for the online application or bit.do/SEPpaperapp for a downloadable application. Application deadline is 6/1. For questions, contact Angela Novak.

PPA FALL SOCCER TRY-OUTS: Individual Players and Existing Teams Welcome!  
PPA's Team Programs offer travel-level soccer with a focus on player development and experience. All Girls and Boys interested in joining a U12 through U18 PPA Premier Team for the fall 2016 season should attend.
Visit www.ppateam.com for tryout dates and locations.
Our program is designed to provide a competitive developmental environment which also emphasizes teamwork, friendship, and an overall positive player experience.  Through our flexible scheduling system, players have the ability to choose their weekly clinic day/location.  
All-Girls Teams available!  Email [email protected] for more information.
Questions?  Email [email protected]gmail.com or call 646-271-6705.
 
The Verizon Minority Male Makers Program
The Verizon Minority Male Makers Program, directed by the University of the District of Columbia, is offering a free all-expenses paid 4-week intensive summer program designed to engage students in high quality, hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in order to increase access to STEM focused careers and higher education. In addition to the summer program, students will receive a mentor and participate in STEM workshops during the academic year at UDC and host sites across the District! The program is for young males of African American and Hispanic descent in grades 6th- 8th. Those selected will have the opportunity to learn 3D printing, app development, and robotics. There will be competitions, prizes and exciting field trips. Please see the attached PDF for details. For more information, contact [email protected]

 
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!

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.