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News & Announcements

Announcing the 6th Grade Musical
Willy Wonka Junior

This show has something for everyone and we need our talented 6th graders and all their imagination on stage for this wonderful Deal Tradition!
AUDITIONS
4/23/2019, 3:30-6:00 pm
CALL BACKS:
4/24/2019,3:30 to 6:00 pm
SHOW TIMES
June 6 & 7, 6:30 PM | June 8, 2:00 PM

Click here for audition details and more


MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!

And may you be at the
DEAL COMMUNITY DAY
May the 4th from 10 am–2 pm.

Events:
Battle of the Bands
8th grade community service tables
Plant and Mulch & Yard Sale
Crafts and Homemade Items
Food Trucks & Broadbranch BBQ
Activities your young jedis
Used Sci-Fi Book Sale
(currently accepting book donations)
Attend you must–enjoy it! Read more and sign up here.


It's time for the Annual Deal Plant & Mulch Sale! thru April 26

Order mulch for delivery now and gorgeous plants for pick up in May. It's so easy.  Order online  and we'll deliver it to your house within a week for FREE. You can also order beautiful spring plants from March 17 to April 5 for pick-up on Saturday May 4 at Alice Deal (or we can deliver for a small fee). Stock up for spring with the ADCA & help grow some GREEN for Deal.


DEAL Announcements

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Enrollment 2019

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Friday, March 29th. Please come into to register at your earliest convenience, it is essential all students register by June 14th for next year. At enrollment:

  • We will provide pre-populated enrollment forms

  • Please bring proof of residency

Office hours for registration are as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:00-4:45

  • Thursday- 8:00-7:00

  • Saturday, April 27th - 9:00-12:00

  • Saturday, May 4th - 9:00-12:00

Please call the Welcome Center at 202.939.2010 with any questions.


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SUMMER 2019 - RISE Program

Registration for the 2019 Deal RISE Program will open on Monday, February 4 at 9:00 am. Our RISE Program is dedicated to helping students build a bridge from elementary school to middle school.  Click here to register!

VERANO 2019 - Programa RISE

La inscripción para el Programa RISE de Deal 2019 se abrirá el lunes 4 de febrero a las 9:00 de la mañana. Nuestro programa de RISE está dedicado a ayudar a los estudiantes a construir un puente desde la escuela primaria hasta la secundaria. ¡Por favor haz clic aquí para registrar!


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8TH GRADE PROMOTION dates TO remember

  • King’s Dominion Trip – Monday, June 10th from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm – Cost: $90

  • Eighth Grade Promotional Dance – Tuesday, June 11th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm – Cost: $30

  • Promotion Ceremony – Wednesday, June 12th at 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Cost: $30

If the cost of any event will keep your student form participating, please contact Assistant Principal Rottman, as scholarships are available. Collection will begin April 22nd and will take place until June 3rd. Students may bring cash, money order, or checks. Read full announcement here.


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SMART TRIP: KIDS RIDE FREE

Students who use Metrorail, Metrobus, and DC Circulator to get to school and school-related activities need to obtain the new Kids Ride Free Program SmarTrip® card. (This is separate from students' DC One Card.) If you would like to request a Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Card, complete the KRF Request Form. This is only for Alice Deal Middle School students. Visit kidsridefree.dc.gov for more, or email naima.chambliss@dc.gov.


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2018-2019 PARCC Testing

 PARCC testing will begin on April 8th, with the majority of students testing according to the following schedule:

 7th grade: 4/24 – 5/2

8th grade: 5/3 – 5/14

6th grade: 5/15 – 5/22  

 PARCC is the District-wide annual standardized assessment and all students are required to participate.  Testing will take place each day from 8:45-11am.  We ask families to avoid scheduling appointments during the times your children will be testing.  Students will not be allowed to enter a test session late, nor are they allowed to be dismissed from a testing session and return to the test.  Please see Chancellor Ferebee’s letter regarding PARCC testing here.  More detailed information and resources regarding PARCC testing at Deal will be shared in the coming weeks, for now, please review the Chancellor’s Letter to Families about PARCC. The letter is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Amharic at this link.


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After school activities

After school activities continue this spring! This is a great way to get involved and to meet new friends. All clubs are held from 3:30-4:30 pm unless announced otherwise.* Visit the Clubs and Activities page for a full list of spring clubs, meeting locations, and sponsors.

Weekly Bulletin

Principal's Message:
April 21, 2019

Welcome back! 

I hope you had a delightful Spring Break! During our time away, many of our 8th graders traveled abroad. Nearly 200 eighth graders traveled to China and France. I am so appreciative for the nearly 30 Deal staff members who agreed to chaperone the World Language trips this year. We are looking forward to the return of our world travelers this week.

PARCC Testing

On Wednesday, our 7th graders will begin PARCC testing. At Deal, we use the data from the PARCC Assessment to improve instruction and provide support for students. I am confident that we are more than prepared for this assessment. It is our hope that our students and staff are approaching the next few weeks as an opportunity to demonstrate all of the hard work we have done all year.


    Our focus at Deal is growth. The PARCC Assessment is simply a method of checking students' growth so that we can be better informed about our instruction. We are doing all we can to support our students during this final advisory at Deal. Please continue to remind your child to be responsible by checking ASPEN, going to GRIT and Team Tutoring, and asking his or her teachers and counselors for help. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2019Thursday, April 25 is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (TODSWD). DCPS and Deal join the national campaign to provide opportunities for parents and other adults to showcase their places of employment, explain their job responsibilities, introduce their coworkers, and present the various career choices that are available in the workplace. Students who are absent on this day and provide a letter with the following information will have the absence excused:

  • The name of the parent/guardian they went to work with (and relation to that adult);

  • The name of the business where they spent the day;

  • The type of work the parent/guardian/adult they observed does;

  • Identify the three things they noticed the most about the work they observed;

  • Identify what they think is the hardest part of doing that work;

  • Identify what they think is the most rewarding part of doing that work; and

  • Identify two steps that anyone interested in getting a similar job must do before they can apply.

A student's absence on TODSWD will only be excused if the student turns in a completed TODSWD Student Log and Activity Form to the Attendance Counselor/Attendance Designee within 24 hours of TODSWD.

As a reminder, 7th grade students have ELA PARCC testing on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings this week. Any student who misses testing to attend work with their parent/guardian must be scheduled for make-up testing. We encourage families to consider this impact on a student's schedule as you make your plans.  

This Week's Tier 1 RTI Focus - Maximizing Instructional Time

At Deal, students must have a signed hall pass (Deal Agenda) prior to leaving class.  

  • Hall passes are provided to students during 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th periods.  

  • In an effort to maximize instructional time, hall passes are not provided during first period, or during the first 10 or last 10 minutes of class.

  • Grade-level administrators or deans will contact the families of students who are found in the hallway, stairwell, or bathrooms during class time without a pass to notify them that their student will serve after school detention (3:15 - 4:00).

I am ready for another exciting week at Deal!

Onward and Upward!

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