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.

What we believe:
All members of the Deal community feel valued, connected, respected, and supported.
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Principal's message: 

As we come to the end of the 1st advisory, it is my traditional role to caution everyone of the challenge of the upcoming 2nd advisory. The 2nd is marked by a highly interrupted academic calendar. This Friday, the 28th, school is out for students to allow for professional development and teacher grading. With the November calendar, we have school on Friday only one time in five weeks - the 28th as mentioned, November 4th Parent-Teacher Conference Day, November 11th Veteran's Day, and then the 24th/25th for Thanksgiving. December has three weeks of school, then a two-week break, and then January has the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday AND Inauguration Day on the 20th. These are all important and meaningful events, but we need to work together to keep students focused on their work on those days they are at school. It will also be very important to keep up with make-up schedules and plans for assessments. Keep the calendar in mind!

Our biggest priority as we start the week off is to make sure that everyone is in place Monday morning for our enrollment audit. This means that outside auditors come in and count every child in the building to make sure that we aren't inflating numbers (!). An accurate enrollment process lays the groundwork for better enrollment estimating for the coming year; this estimate sets the Deal budget for 2017-18. Last year, our enrollment projection was almost 100 students below our actual; this represents a loss of resources for the school. While we can't control all the parts of the process, we can make sure that we support the integrity of the process by having everyone in the building on Monday. So, support us by making sure they are out your door and in our door!

For our many students that commute, keep in mind that on October 29 (starting next weekend), Metrorail's SafeTrack #10 gets rolling for 25 days. It will affect the Red Line between Ft. Totten and the NoMa station. While this is on the far side of the Red Line, it will have an impact on all trains that deliver our students to Tenleytown. As always, have your students leave earlier than normal until we get a sense of how much of a delay SafeTrack #10 is going to cause. 

I have to hand it to my grade-level administrators, Diedre Neal (6th grade), Alieze Stallworth (7th grade), and Patrick Rottman (8th grade) for managing the most challenging lunch duty in DC! In order to make sure that all students get lunch, get up to grit, get into the library, or get out for recess - every day - they have set great expectations for their lunch periods. I have been working with SodexhoMagic - the new cafeteria vendor - to give them the support they need. After meeting with DC's Food and Nutrition Services team and Sodexho, we are going to add a third hot/cold cafeteria line to make sure that everyone can get what they need in time to get their recess! They will provide some additional staff for us as well. We also discussed plans to redesign the main serving area to make it both more accessible and more appealing for students; that is a summer project. Keep looking for improvements from the cafeteria team as we work to make it work for our students.

Finally, please check further down the Bulletin for information on Period 8, our home-grown high-tech special purpose classes for Deal students. These Period 8 classes are open to all students at no cost. There is a commitment of eight weeks for each class and time out of class to work on the projects. Our first run of courses include Mixtape to Music, Forensic Science, and the History of Alice Deal. My suggestion is to share this information with your students and see if they are interested; student intrinsic motivation is critical to the success of these totally optional classes!

Take care, and keep in touch.

James Albright ( james.albright@dc.gov)

NB. I am excited that we are holding another Talking Across the Lines event on November 3rd. I sent out an earlier "hold the date" email; I will update when we have the final list of participants. Last year, we had a highly engaged conversation about the intersection of race, equity, and education; I expect no less this year! Keep an eye out for more announcements and be sure to attend that Thursday evening.

Update from the Alice Deal Community Association 
(ADCA)
 
 
Thank you again for your donations to the ADCA and Deal during Donations Week and thank you to all who ordered from Galley Foods that week. This was such a great effort and successful campaign for our Deal community!  Congratulations to our winners for the donations week campaign giveaways: Claudia Kinkela, Wendy Wilkinson, and William Whiting!
 
Politics & Prose Book Fair Next Weekend!
Our book fair at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, is slated for Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 am - 10:00 pm and Sunday, October 30th from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Thank you to all who have volunteered for next weekend.  Now, we just need everyone to come out to P&P and buy books! Come stock up on all the books you've been wanting to read, get your annual calendar and date book, or start your holiday shopping early. The ADCA will receive 20% of the proceeds from sales made to Deal supporters on the 2 days of the book fair. This money will directly fund Deal's library collection.
 
Alice Deal Middle School International Night 2016!  Calling for more volunteers!
This year's International Night will be held November 17th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. We need you to make this year's International Night a success!
 
P lease click here to sign up to bring food dishes, set up, or clean up.  As always, we depend on you to make this a great success, and we truly appreciate your help with this fun, annual Deal event.
 
There are always other volunteer opportunities with the ADCA 
Please help us out with events throughout the year! Thank you to all who already generously volunteered online! We still have several critical slots available - especially for our annual Gala! The ADCA has worked hard to break out individual jobs for each big event so that no one is overwhelmed. If you have any questions at all, please reach out to any ADCA board member. Thank you! Sign up to volunteer here
 
 
Important Dates  
Mark your calendar for these upcoming ADCA and community events:   

*    October 29 & 30: Politics & Prose Book Fair

*    November 17: International Night at 6:30 pm

*    December 3 - 4 and 10 - 11: Holiday Greens Sale

 

As always, please contact Lori at ADCAPresident@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.
 
Thanks, 
The ADCA Board
Week of 
October 24, 2016
 Bell Schedule
 
 
Monday - Bell II
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I   
Thursday - Bell I 
Friday - Bell I 
Upcoming Dates

October 24
Eaton Buddy Day

October 25
Mix-It-Up Lunch Day
WTU meeting

October 26
Gala Theater visits 6th Grade Spanish 

October 27
ALT, 3:30 pm
World Language Trips Meeting, 6:30 pm

October 28
End of Term Records Day
No school for students

October 29
Saturday  STARS  
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

October 30
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

October 31
Term 2 begins

November 1
Career Day
Team Leaders (all)

November 3
NTD meeting, 3:30 pm

November 4
Parent-Teacher Conference Day
No school for students

November 7
Math & ELA Leap Seminar, 3:30 - 4:35 pm

November 9
Bancroft Buddy Day 

November 10 
WTU meeting, 3:30 pm
ALT, 3:30 pm

November 11
Veterans Day
No school for staff and students 

November 14
Term 1 Report Cards Distributed
Deal Play Auditions, 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

November 15
Open House 9 am - 1 pm 
Deal Play Auditions, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Team Leaders (Grade Level)

November 16
Shepherd Buddy Day

November 17
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
International Night, 6:30 pm

November 19 
Saturday Academy, 9 - 12 noon

November 22
Make-Up Picture Day
Principal's Coffee, 9 am
WTU meeting

November 24 
Thanksgiving Holiday
No school for students & staff 

November 25
Thanksgiving Break
No school for students & staff 

November 30
Janney Buddy Day 


8th Grade 
World Language Trips

Each spring break, many 8th graders travel with Deal to Costa Rica, France, or China as part of their study of a world language. These popular trips are a highlight of the year and an opportunity to give meaning to students' hard work in their world language classes.

Interest Meeting
Join us Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm in the Deal auditorium for our only trip meeting before the December sign-up deadline. This is a great chance to learn about this adventure and ask questions.

Sign Up Now!
Costa Rica
Sponsor: Britney Cuffee
dealspanishclass@gmail.com
Trip number: 1846054aj

France
Sponsor: Frederick Mbayu
frederick.mbayu@dc.gov
Trip Number: 1817749ch

China
Sponsor: Yanming Zhi
yanming.zhi@dc.gov
Trip Number: 1866938jy

Guatemala
(This service trip is only available to Spanish Humanities students)
Sponsor: Nataly Diaz
nataly.diaz@dc.gov
Trip Site

Trip Scholarships
Each year, Deal provides a limited number of partial scholarships for world language trips to eligible students. These scholarships are made possible by the support of the ADCA, individual family contributions, DCPS, and EF Tours. Here is the process:

1. After the end of 1st advisory, every 8th student who could be enrolled on a World Language trip will have their grades reviewed. 

2. Students on honor roll 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 Assistant Principal Rottman at patrick.rottman@dc.gov or Principal Albright at james.albright@dc.gov. Families have been supported with up to $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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Want to learn more about previous year's trips and get a taste for what you can expect from this year's trips? Check out our travel blogs!
International Baccalaureate Updates

Taking Time to Reflect

As the end of the advisory approaches, now is a great time to stop and reflect on your student's progress. Often we focus on grades and performance, but discussing a student's work habits may be a more objective and effective conversation. Within the next week, take some time to ask your student the following questions
and help them start fresh for the second advisory:
  • Are you bringing necessary  materials to class? 
  • Are you using your agenda to plan for long and short term assignments?
  • Are you keeping your notebooks and folders organized? What should be kept, and where? What can be thrown away?
  
Media Center  News

The Deal Library will be closed after school on  Thursday, October 27th.

Center Hours
B efore School 8:00 - 8:40 am
  After School  3:30 - 4:30 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 .


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.
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, please contact the number below:

Bus Operations
(202) 962-1825
 
As always, please send an email about bus problems or concerns to james.albright@dc.gov. 

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 alicedealattendance@gmail.com. The note can be emailed to or brought to the attendance office next to the school entrance. Or you can complete the attach attendance link to excuse absences. It is also suggested that you email your child's teachers so that they can plan accordingly.

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.)
If you have any questions or concerns more, please contact our Attendance Office at alicedealattendance@gmail.com
or by calling (202) 939-2010.
Student & Parent Information

New: Annual Enrollment HeadCount
This Monday, October 24th, Deal will have its annual enrollment head count. The head count is the key opportunity to "count" students who are enrolled at Deal to ensure we receive the correct funding.

All students must be present and arrive on-time to school. Please help us ensure that our students get the funding they deserve by having your child present at school. 
 
New: P arent Teacher Conferences - Make Your Appointment Online
The first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Friday, November 4th from noon - 7:00 pm. Conferences with team teachers are by-appointment-only and appointment sign-up will take place online. Please visit http://ptcfast.com/schools/Alice_Deal_Middle_School to sign up for appointments with your child's team teachers. The appointment system will be available through November 2nd, but spots fill quickly. All non-team teachers (World Language, PE, Art, Music, Support, Resource, etc.) will be available for drop-in conferences. A detailed description of the online sign-up process is posted on Edline and Deal's website

Note: you will need an email account to use the online process. If you will be unable to create appointments online, please contact your child's team to set up an appointment. 

New: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Deal will host a fall ultimate frisbee tournament with area schools on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Tournament waivers are available from coaches Gentile, Kouri, and Martini for this fun event. Come support our Vikings and watch competitive ultimate and great spirit of the game!
 
New: Doodle for Google Art Contest
Google is hosting its annual logo design competition and this year's theme is "What I see for the future...". Entry forms are located outside Ms. Kouri's room (C205) and all are welcome to submit through the month of November. Enter for a chance to win scholarships, a trip to Google headquarters, chromebooks, and other fabulous prizes!
 
New: Girl Up Fundraiser 
Girl Up Halloween Candy Grams will be on sale during recess Monday-Thursday this week! Send a "spooktacular" note to a friend! Grams cost 50 cents each and proceeds will be donated to Girl Up to help girls access education worldwide.  

New: Attention Team Kigali 
8th grade Team Kigali will close its Advisory 1 grade book on Wednesday, October 26th. Get that work in! 
 
New: Banana Splits
Banana Splits is a voluntary club for students who have experienced parental divorce or separation. Parental split can be a major life change for students, and Banana Splits gives students a safe place to discuss challenges and develop resiliency. Students can be referred to the group by a parent, staff member, or brought in by a peer. The group will meet on Mondays at 3:30 in room C103. Parental consent will be gathered.
 
If you have any questions, contact the School Psychologists: 
Arielle.Alphonse@dc.gov (6th grade & 8th grade Teams Kigali and Jo'burg) 
Latashia.Scott@dc.gov (7th grade & 8th grade Teams Accra and Oslo.

New: Model UN Congratulations! 
Congratulations to the eight delegates who participated in the Model UN Conference on Saturday at Holton-Arms: Maya Landweber, Aicha Sanogo, Eli Faber, Ben Schwartz, Clinton Jones, Lachlan Bond, Alissa Simon and Cole Wofford! Our small, but mighty, delegation had a great time working on such global issues as Women's Access to Education, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Zika, Poverty Alleviation, Climate Change, and the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Our delegates also earned awards! Verbal Commendations were earned by Lachlan Bond and Ben Schwartz; Honorable Mentions were earned by Maya Landweber and Eli Faber;  and Best Delegate was earned by Alissa Simon. Way to go to Deal MUN Team! 
 
Career Day 2016 is coming soon!
The Deal Counseling Team will host our annual Career Day on Tuesday, November 1st. The theme this year is The Joy of Work: Positive Approaches to Work, Career & Life! We are seeking groups or individuals from our Deal community to share the joys of their daily work with our students. This important event exposes our students to thinking about life after middle school and piques interest in future possibilities. Anyone interested and willing to share their time that morning should contact Camille White (camille.white@dc.gov) or Eunice Humphrey (eunice.humphrey@dc.gov). 

Dietary Accommodations
Does your student have food allergies or unique dietary needs? If so, please complete a Medical Statement to Request Dietary Accommodations form (bit.ly/FoodNeeds). It must be signed by your physician before you turn it in to Nurse Whitlock. For more information, please visit the DCPS website at http://dcps.dc.gov/page/dietary-a
ccommodations
 
Edline
If you need support with your Edline account or have questions about the system, please email DealEdline@gmail.com
 
Deal Lost & Found
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, on the field, and in the Gallery. Lost items will be kept for approximately two weeks before they are donated. To claim an item, simply pick it up from the Lost & Found at the top of the East Gallery stairs near the Nurse's Office.
 
We make an effort to identify labeled items and make announcements for students to pick these items 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 on the website? Most classrooms have individual lost-and-found areas. Consider checking in with your teachers.You can also stop by the lost-and-found to double check, as not all items may be pictured.

Follow Us on Twitter! 
Be sure to follow @DealVikings on Twitter for a glimpse in to the daily life of Deal students and all the latest news. Don't forget to tag us when you mention your favorite Deal moments! 

Period 8 Fall/Winter Course UPDATE:  Registration opens on Monday, October 24th! To register, simply click on the link on the bottom, right-hand side of your Edline page. Check out this advisory's courses!

Course & Teacher
Day
Room
Course Description
Mixtape to Movement
 
Mr. Spencer 
 
(derrick.spencer@dc.gov)
Monday 
 
(3:30 - 4:30 pm)
 
First Class :
10/31/16
W100
The mission of this course is to use music and poetry to empower students to become agents for change in the attempt to eradicate traumatic human rights issues that impact the lives of adolescents. Students will learn about the historical relevance of Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and other forms of audible performing parts to social movements in a global context in order to write and record songs about human rights.
Forensic Science
 
Mr. Smith 
 
(rhett.smith@dc.gov)
Tuesday 
 
(3:30 - 4:30 pm)
 
First Class:
11/01/16
W201
Forensic science describes the science of linking people, places, and things that are involved in criminal activity. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic, introductory overview of forensic science. Through hands-on lab analysis and online simulations students will learn the fundamentals of the different disciplines that encompass the field of forensic science. The class will conclude with a full-scale crime scene analysis project.
History of Alice Deal
 
Ms. Trenkle 
 
(amy.trenkle@dc.gov)
 
Friday 
 
(3:30 - 4:30 pm)
 
First Class :
11/04/16
E205
Come discover the history behind the school that you attend every day! Who was Alice Deal? What clubs and activities have taken place throughout time? How has the school changed and stayed the same over time? Explore these questions and more by looking at primary source documents. Students will work together to create a Weeblysite about the history of our school.
 
If you have any questions about each course, please email the teachers on the email listed. For general information abou t our Period 8 Program, please do not hesitate to reach out Ms. Giron ( Katherine.Giron@dc.gov ) directly. 
6th Grade Corner
 

6th Grade Team Meetings
Douala - Monday
Nassau - Wednesday
Colombo - Wednesday
Marrakesh - Monday 
 
Contact Information
Do you have concerns, questions or comments?

Ms. Chambliss - Dean of Students
Naima.chambliss@dc.gov

Ms. White - Counselor
Camille.white@dc.gov

Ms. Buchanan - Social Worker
Elizabeth.buchanan@dc.gov

Ms. Neal - Assistant Principal
Diedre.Neal@dc.gov

7th Grade Corner
 


Contact Information
Do you have concerns, questions or comments?

Mr. Lalonde - Dean of Students
Mark.Lalonde@dc.gov

Ms. Monkou - Counselor
Joy.Monkou@dc.gov

Ms. DeAngelis - Social Worker
Margaret.Deangelis@dc.gov

Mrs. Stallworth - Assistant Principal
Alieze.Stallworth@dc.gov
8th Grade Corner
 



Colonial Williamsburg Kudos!
A gigantic thank you goes out to all of the teachers, staff, admin, and parents who traveled with our 8th graders to Colonial Williamsburg on Friday! We appreciate your dedication, time, and energy to making our trip a success! To the students, congratulations on a great day of learning! We thank you all!
- 8th Grade I&S Team

World Language Trip Meeting
The world language trips over spring break are a big deal on the 8th grade! Learn more about these educational adventures at our interest meeting on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm in the Deal auditorium. This is our only meeting before the registration deadline so we hope you can make it!

8th Grade Spanish Humanities Families
This year, students in Spanish Humanities have the opportunity to travel to Guatemala during spring break (April 15 - 21st) for a full Spanish immersion service experience. This is a new trip and will only be available to Spanish Humanities students. For more details click here
 
New: DCPS Study Abroad Now Accepting Student Applications
All DCPS 8th grade students who have studied a world language are eligible to apply for fully funded global travel in summer 2017 with DCPS Study Abroad! The student application deadline for DCPS Study Abroad is  11:59 p.m. EST on November 7th. Students can prepare and submit their applications by visiting the  DCPS Global Education website (direct link to application: https://goo.gl/forms/YE4eZiG2MWVV3leb2).

High School Open House Dates
High school visits are an awesome opportunity to learn about your options for next year and an excused absence for 8th grade students. Take advantage of these open houses to find your perfect match!

Wilson HS
Friday, November 18th from 9:00 - 11:00 am
Friday, January 13th from 9:00 - 11:00 am

Mckinley Tech  
Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 am
Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00 pm
Register here:  http://bit.ly/TechOpenHouse

Contact Information
Do you have compliments, questions or comments? Let the 8th grade team know:

Kate Outten - Dean of Students
Kate.Outten@dc.gov
 
Mr. Boccardi - Social Worker 
Peter.Boccardi@dc.gov

Ms. Humphrey - Counselor
Eunice.Humphrey@dc.gov

Mr. Rottman - Assistant Principal
Patrick.rottman@dc.gov

This Week at Deal
 
Monday: The Stock Market Game Club
The Stock Market Game Club will meet on Mondays from 3:30-4:40 pm in Room E103. One of our teams is currently in 1st place in the DC region!
 
Any parents in the financial industry interested in coaching, sharing expertise, or guest speaking, please reach out to Mr. Jang at daniel.jang@dc.gov
 
Monday: The After School Outdoor Basketball Club
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, October 24th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the Cottage. If it rains,
the club will meet with Mr. Namian in room C217.
 
Monday: Girl Up
On Monday, October 24th, Girl Up will meet in Ms. Huber's room (E307). Join us to finish discussing the social and political obstacles girls face in attaining an education across the globe. We will also touch base about our candy gram sales.
 
Wednesday: Model UN
Model UN will meet on Wednesday, October 26th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room for our mini sim. Students should bring their background guide, country profile research, and their position paper worksheets (and ideally a position paper!). We will begin with roll call and aim for a resolution by 5:15 pm. Participants should plan to stay for the full time with a pizza finale at 5:15 pm. All handouts are the MUN Edline page. Students in double delegations need only one position paper between the two of them. Please email Ms. Trenkle with any questions/concerns at amy.trenkle@dc.gov.
 
Wednesday: Hamilton Club
Hamilton Club is still here! Now hosted in room W304 by Ms. Massaquoi! Come enjoy snacks while we listen to songs from the "Hamilton" and other classic musicals! Hamilton Club is hosted every other Wednesday. The next meeting will be October 26th!
 
Wednesday: Robotics Club
The Robotics Club officially begins on Wednesday, October 26th at 3:30 pm in room E206. We look forward to seeing you there each Wednesday!
 
Saturday: The Young Philosophers Club Outing
The members of the Young Philosophers club have a unique opportunity to witness the use of philosophy in action! On Saturday, October 29th, members of the club will meet at 8:00 am at Deal before venturing to a high school in Virginia to witness debate in action. The debates will focus on the political philosophies we have discussed and the question of whether the production of nuclear energy is morally permissible. The debates will take place between 9:00 am - noon.
 
Permission slips and more specific information regarding logistics will be distributed at our meeting on Tuesday. All members are welcome to attend.
 
Saturday and Sunday: Annual Book Fair 
The annual Alice Deal Book Fair at Politics & Prose Book Store will be held on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th. Politics & Prose is very close to the school -- 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  The hours are Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.  We need volunteers to work the sale, and we invite all Deal families to come shop at Politics & Prose over the two-day fair.  The volunteer shifts are two hours.  The link to sign up to volunteer is: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0F44A9A72B0-2016 
 
Politics and Prose will donate 20% of the money received from our Book Fair to Alice Deal. All proceeds will go to support the Deal library. Please come purchase books, magazines, CDs, gift wrap, cards and stationary.  At checkout, please mention that you're a supporter of Alice Deal. If you have any questions about the Book Fair or volunteering, please contact Jennie Bonney (jenniebonney@aol.com) or Amy Hall (hall.amy50@yahoo.com).

Deal Athletics
Fall Sports: Girls Volleyball, Football, Cross Country and Cheerleading.
Winter Sports: Indoor Track, Basketball and Cheerleading.
Spring Sports: Softball, Baseball, Outdoor Track and Soccer

Mandatory Athletics Forms
Students must submit all necessary forms before they can try out, practice, or play with any Deal team. Please submit all completed forms to your athlete's coach or Coach Downing:
If you are unable to register your child on the Rank One website (this will mostly apply to 6th grade students) please email the following information to Coach Downing ( neal.downing@dc.gov) so it can be manually entered into the system: Child's name, DOB, student ID number, parent name, parent contact number.

Boys and Girls Basketball
Boys tryouts are starting a week earlier to handle issues with gym space. Girl tryouts will be next week.

Basketball tryouts:
Monday - Boys 8th, 3:30 to 6 pm
Tuesday - Boys 6th, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Wednesday - Boys 7th, 3:30 to 6 pm
Saturday - Boys 7/8th, 9 am to 11 am

*Please note: There will be additional tryout dates, details are forthcoming. If your child has a conflict with any date, please let the coach know and we will do our best to accommodate. 

No student will be permitted to tryout without a complete and up-to-date Consent to Participate, Emergency Treatment, or Universal Health form. The Consent & Emergency treatment forms can be filled out electronically (preferred method) at  rankonesport.com. Once on the site, click "electronic forms" and complete accordingly. If you are unable to register your child on the Rank One website (this will mostly apply to 6th grade students) please email the following information to Coach Downing ( neal.downing@dc.gov) so that it can be manually entered into the system: Child's name, DOB, Student ID #, Parent name, Parent contact # and Parent email address.

If, for any other reason, you are unable to register your child on rankonesport, you can do one of the following: 1. download and print the required forms from the rankone website, 2. pick up hard copies from the Welcome Center at Deal, or 3. print them from  alicedeal.org (student life ----> athletics). 

If you have any other questions or require further assistance regarding basketball tryouts or  required documents, please email the respective coach, as follows:

6th grade boys: Coach Danny page  afreshstart1991@gmail.com 
7/8th grade boys: Coach Stacy Turner  dealdeanturner@gmail.com 
6th grade girls: Coach Darieal Wimbley  darieal.wimbley@dc.gov
7/8th grade girls: Coach Neal Downing neal.downing@dcgov

If you would like to be added to the email list to receive updates and information, please send an email to either  dealgirlsball@gmail.com or dealboysball@gmail.com and indicate which team your child is trying out for. 
   
All forms, including Emergency Treatment, Consent to Participate, and current Universal Health forms must be complete and on file by  Thursday, October 20th for your child to participate in any practice, workout, game or scrimmage, regardless of if they make the team or not. 

Cheerleading
Cheerleading practice is every Monday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Please complete the necessary forms at  rankonesports.

Cross Country 
Our last cross country practice is Tuesday, October 25th at 3:30 pm.

Football
The Vikings will play Brookland Middle School on Wednesday, October 26th at 6:00 pm at Coolidge High School, 6315 15th St. NW.

Schedule:
Monday - study hall, 3:30 to 4:30; practice, 4:30 to 6 pm
Tuesday -  study hall, 3:30 to 4:30; practice, 4:30 to 6 pm
Wednesday - GAME vs. Brookland @ Coolidge, 6pm
Friday - No school for students

Volleyball

Practices:
Monday - 3:30 to 5 pm
Tuesday - 3:30 to 5 pm
Wednesday - 3:30 to 5 pm
Thursday - Playoff game(s)

Date                              Time         Opponent                    Location
Thursday, Oct. 27th        TBD          Quarterfinals               TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 1st           TBD          Semi-Finals                 TBD
Thursday, Nov. 3rd          TBD         Championship Game     TBD
Club/ Activity
Teacher
Description
Day
Time
Loc.
Girl Up Club
Huber/ Massaquoi
Mentoring young girls, helping them get through their day-to-day
M
3:30 - 4:30
E307
Concert Choir
McKeithen
Classical Music Choir
M
7:45 - 8:30
Audit.
Pen pals
Dziato/ Parish
Get to know another middle school half way across the world in Singapore. You will send your pen pal letter, emails and even video messages.
M
3:30 - 4:30
RG01
ELA Peer Tutoring
Culp
ELA Peer Tutoring
M
3:30 - 4:30
E105
After School Outdoor Basketball Club
Namian
All are welcome to participate in Mr. Namian's Outdoor After School Basketball Club. Girls, boys, players grades 6-8, novices/experts. If you like the greatest game ever invented, then this is the club for you! After an hour of supervised pickup, each session culminates with Mr. Namian's famous wild half court shootout for Gatorades.
M
3:30 - 4:30
Cottage
The Poetry Cafe
Kwabenah
Students will read, write, discuss, critique and perform poetry forms from a variety of genres.
M
3:30 - 4:30
C-222
Science Fair Help
Rhoads
7th and 8th Grade Science Fair Help
M
3:30 - 4:30
RG02
Noted
McKeithen
Jazz/Popular Music Vocal Group
M
3:30 - 5:00
CG21
Peer Mediation
White
Students in all grades learning how to help their peers resolve conflict in a peaceful way. Club members will mediate disputes that have been referred by staff and students throughout the school year.
M
3:30 - 4:30
C117
Shoelogy101
Kim, Giron
Come design shoes! Learn about how you can customize your own pair.
M
3:30 - 4:30
C224
Student Council
Wickersham/Haller
Governing student body at ADMS
M
3:30 - 4:30
Reno Room
Trading Card Games
Kirschenbaum
Students play trading card games of their choosing (Pokemon, Magic, etc.)
M
3:30 - 4:30
N103
Tennis
Smith
Tennis club is a casual weekly gathering for those interested in the sport. A typical day involves 15-20 minutes of drills to improve skill, followed by 20-30 minutes of friendly competition. Depending on the amount of interest, the club may split into 2 groups based on skill level. The club typically breaks during the winter. Tennis shoes are required, a racket is recommended, and I will provide tennis balls.
M
3:30 - 4:30
W201
Culture Club
Donaldson
The Culture Club will explore and celebrate different countries/cultures from across the world each week with pictures, videos, food, etc.
M
3:30 - 4:30
N116
Civilization V - Brave New World
Magee
We will battle each other in the strategy game of culture, diplomacy, scientific innovation, and domination.
M
3:30 - 4:30
E300
Speech and Debate
Martis
Students will practice their public speaking skills and work towards practicing for competitions.
M
3:30 - 4:30
W106
ELL Homework Club
Hasan/Delgado/Thomas
Homework Assistance, guidance
M
3:30 - 4:30
CG06
Girl Up
Scott
Since 2010, Girl Up has partnered with the United Nations to support programs that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.
M
3:30 - 4:30
E 307
Apples To Apples Kids
Boccardi
Come join Mr. Boccardi and play Apples. Apples to Apples is a fun games that requires you to make whacky comparison based on your opponents personality and character.
M
3:30 - 4:30
C302
Brainteaser Club
Brown
Come stretch your brain with logic puzzles, optical illusions, and visual workouts. This club will be a break from homework, but will still make you think!
M
3:30 - 4:20
C217
Yoga club
Quinn
Little yogis will learn the basics of yoga and functional movement.
M
3:30 - 4:15
R116
Philosophy
Otterstatter
In this club, students will discuss the "real questions"... what is the meaning of life, etc.
M
3:30 - 4:30
E304
Banana Splits
Alphonse
A safe place for students with divorced parents to come and express feelings and engage in fun activities
M
3:30 - 4:30
C103
The Stock Market Game
Jang
The Stock Market Game curriculum, lessons, and activities combine content knowledge, critical thinking, research, and analytical skills in a real-world simulation.
M
3:30 - 4:30
TBD
Cheerleading
Baxter/ Clark
Students learn stunt, dance, tumbling and motion techniques to be performed at various competitions
M
3:30 - 5:30
Gym
Chess Club
Car'Mon
Students will learn to play chess.
M
3:30 - 4:30
RG10
Peer Mediation
White
Submitted previously
M
3:30 - 4:30
C310
International Cinema
Brown
Students meet for snacks and an international film viewing
M
3:30 - 4:30
N112
Scrabble Club
Fatis 
Compete against one another in the game of Scrabble. For serious player or those looking to have fun.
M
3:30-
4:30
Cafe
Student Librarians
Redekopp
If you love organizing and helping your classmates, consider becoming a student librarian! Choose a day to come after school to help with shelving, organizing, and assisting your fellow students.
M
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Student Librarians
Redekopp
Working in the media center.
T
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Ultimate Frisbee
Kouri/ Martini
The Ultimate Frisbee club is open to all levels of experience. Players will practice offensive and defensive strategies, learn different throwing techniques, and embody the spirit of the game through sportsmanship.
T
3:30 - 4:30
W104
Sailing Club
Rottman /Law/ Philip
This seasonal club is a great chance for students to go sailing in DC! Sign ups are in the bulletin, students can come as much or as little as they like, and no experience is necessary.
T
3:00 - 7:00
TBD
Concert Band
van der Horst
Concert Band is a performing ensemble open to all students who play a wind or percussion instrument. There will be performance opportunities outside school hours.
T
7:45 - 8:00
CG20
Jazz Band
van der Horst
A traditional jazz ensemble open to students with at least one year experience on their instrument. An audition is required.
T
3:30 - 4:30
CG20
Do It Yourself (D.I.Y) Club
Quiambao
Get together to create projects from a variety of old and new items to create something fun and useful.
T
3:30 - 4:30
W105
Photo Club
Snider
Learn about photographers, how to take awesome digital photos and participate in photo contests.
T
3:30 - 4:30
R111
Fencing
Martis
Students will learn the basics of Epee Fencing
T
3:30 - 4:30
R103
Power Walking Club
DeAngelis
Power Walking Club is perfect for Vikings who want to exercise and stay healthy throughout the school year!
T
3:30 - 4:00
C203
Pause devoirs
Mbayu
French homework help.
T
3:30 - 4:00
C308
Scrabble Club
Gentile
Compete against one another in the game of Scrabble. For serious player or those looking to have fun.
T
3:30 - 4:30
E103
GeoPlunge! (6th grade)
Martini
All 6th graders are invited to play GeoPlunge - a fun card game played using cards with facts and trivia about the 50 states!
T
6th Gr Lunch
W104
Young Philosophers
Stroud
Students will learn about several major political philosophies and how they are reflected in the comings and goings of life.
T
3:30 - 4:30
W206
Book Club
Chambliss
Students will read and discuss various literary genres.
T
3:30 - 4:30
W100
Inspiration Choir
Shipmon
After-School choir that will sing uplifting and inspiring music.
T
3:30 - 4:30
CG04
Creative Writing
Silberman
Students will write short screenplays, short stories, and poetry with special focus on enhanced description, structure, and plot development.
T
3:30 - 4:30
C104
Concert Choir
McKeithen
Classical Music Choir
W
7:45 - 8:30
Auditorium
Cooking Club
(new)
Henderson/Wooten
Practice cooking, work with recipes
W
3:30 - 4:30
C315
Student Librarians
Redekopp
Working in media center.
W
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Concert Band
Van der Horst
Concert Band is a performing ensemble open to all students who play a wind or percussion instrument. There will be performance opportunities outside school hours.
W
7:45 - 8:00
CG20
Yearbook
Hyatt
Students will work throughout the year to produce the 2016-2017 ADMS Yearbook! Students will take photos, organize layouts and write descriptions for the yearbook!
W
3:30 - 4:30
E201
Reading Support Club
Fraser
Gain confidence in reading and join our reading support club!
W
3:30 - 4:30
R104
Model UN
Trenkle
Students will discuss global current events, work on Model UN Skills, and participate in MUN Conferences. This club is for 7th and 8th grade students, or 6th grade students with experience.
W
3:30 - 4:30
E205
Girls Soccer (Spring '17)
Ngwa
DCIAA Spring soccer league
W
3:30 - 5:00
Field
Girl Talk
Fullington/ Humphrey
Girl Talk will be designed to provide educational and recreational experiences through positive social interactions, peer mentoring, and teamwork and life skills development.
W
3:30 - 4:30
E105
Sports Rap
Burt
In Sports Rap, students will engage in socratic seminar type discussions, debating the major issues in the sports world. Students will also view and discuss current highlights from major sporting events. A fun activity for the serious sports fan!
W
3:30 - 4:30
W103
Coloring Club
Gentile
Do you love to color? Adult coloring is growing in popularity. According to CNN, coloring "has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness," Whether you want to reduce stress or just enjoy coloring, come join coloring club!
W
3:30 - 4:30
E103
Math HW Club
Lewis - Samuels
The Math HW Club is designed to assist 6th grade math students to complete their math homework in a setting with a math specialist. Students will work at their pace to develop skills and confidence to improve their math performance.
W
3:30 - 4:30
C213
Robotics Club
Slocumb-Bradford
Students will have an opportunity to design, build, and program devices and robots to accomplish simple and complex tasks.
W
3:30 - 4:30
E206
Girl Talk
Monkou
A club where girls can share middle school adventures. Some topics will include fashion, academics, future goals and more.
W
3:30 - 4:30
C310
Girls on the Run
Sarnoff
A fun running club for girls, no experience necessary.
W
3:30 - 4:30
Gym
Hamilton Club
Gould Perrott
Fans of Hamilton no longer need to wait for it. Look around, look around, how lucky you are to have found the best new club at Deal where we will listen, read, and discuss our favorite found father, Alexander Hamilton, and the Tony Award wining smash-hit Hamilton. Don't throw away your shot to join. The room where it happens is W306.
W
3:30 - 4:15
W306
Book Club
Belser
Begins second semester. Welcome readers!! Book club will meet once a week to discuss a book we are all reading independently.
W
3:30 - 4:15
W207
Scratch Programming
Lerum
We are a student-led learning community focused on learning and applying scratch computer programing.
W
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Science Olympiad
Schuettpelz
Students involved in this club need to commit to practicing. This is a science team competition
W
3:30 - 4:15
W200
Student Librarians
Redekopp
Working in media center.
Th
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Cheerleading
Baxter/Clark
Students learn stunt, dance, tumbling and motion techniques to be performed at various competitions
Th
3:30 - 5:30
Gym
8th Gr. Anime Club in C212
Schick
Students will enjoy in healthy debates about anime while reviewing age-appropriate cinema and eating snacks. Open to 8th graders.
Th
3:30 - 5:00
C212
Jazz Band
van der Horst
A traditional jazz ensemble open to students with at least one year experience on their instrument. An audition is required.
Th
3:30 - 4:30
CG20
Concert Choir
McKeithen
Classical Music Choir
F
7:45 - 8:30
Auditorium
Concert Band
van der Horst
Concern band practice.
F
7:45 - 8:00
CG20
Guitar Club
Neal
Come and play guitar with your friends; learn from each other!
F
3:30 - 4:30
C114
7th Gr. Comic Book Club in C212
Schick
Students will participate in healthy debates about comic books and superheroes while eating pizza and watching animated superhero shows and film.
F
3:30 - 5:00
C212
East Asia Studies
Diaz
If you love Asian culture and would like to learn more this is the club for you. We watch Korean or Japanese films and we discuss their culture.
F
3:30 - 4:30
R113
Spanish theatre club
Henderson/ Wooten
We will read, write, watch, and of course ACT Spanish language theatre!
F
3:30 - 4:30
C315
Videogames
Perrin
Students can gather to discuss their favorite video games, which Pokémon they just caught on Pokémon Go, and more.
F
3:30 - 4:30
W205
Football, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse
Downing
Athletics
TBD
3:30 - 5:30
Gym/Field
Dr. Steve Science Journal Club
Newman
Read and discuss current events in the field of science. Dr. Steve, who spent his career developing vaccines at NIH, leads discussions.
TBD
3:15 - 4:15
R102
Passport to History
Daniels
8th grade students can accompany Ms. Daniels to sites around the city for their Passport to History project.
TBD
3:30 - 5:00
W305
Photography
Reddy
In this club, students will understand the key principles of digital photography and the post production techniques. We will also be taking a lot of photographs.
TBD
3:30 - 4:30
E301
Yearbook
Hensley
Yearbook
TBD
3:30 - 4:30
E204/6
 

Community Information
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Plan DC
The DC Office of Planning has scheduled 7 public meetings beginning Oct.19, 2016 through Nov. 15, 2016 to engage the community, and would like to invite parents and students to join this process to ensure community members' insights are reflected in the future of the District.
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DEAL JUNIOR SQUASH 2016-17
COACH: CONNIE BARNES
Chevy Chase Athletic Club 5454 Wisconsin Ave Chevy Chase
Deal Squash Team requires 6 more participants for winter. Did you know that Wilson HS has a terrific Squash team and that they play in the HS squash league? DEAL also plays in the Middle school league against schools including Pyle, Westland, Wakefield and others. No experience required but being athletic with good hand eye coordination is helpful. Scholarships available.
 
The program will emphasize squash techniques and strategies, fitness, and sportsmanship.
 
Contact - Coach Barnes: (301) 807-9905  conniesquash@gmail.com

Winner Lacrosse Fall Ball Program
Winners Lacrosse fall ball program is offered for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

The program is also 100% free of cost! Students just need a mouthpiece like they would use in football, basketball, etc. Please see the attached  flyer for details.