Weekly Bulletin - February 10, 2019

Principal's Message:


Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Deal Community for an AWESOME Gala and Auction. This event continues to be one of my favorites. A special shout out to all of the staff and teachers who came out to have a little fun on a Saturday night. A special thank you to our custodial staff and Mr. Clark for ensuring that the Gala and Auction was so successful.

Honor Assemblies
This week we will celebrate the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who are on the Honor Roll and received Principal's Honors for the Second Advisory. Each of the celebrations will take place in the cafeteria during the advisory period.

February 11 - 8th Grade
February 12 - 6th Grade
February 14 - 7th Grade

February Break We are all looking forward to the upcoming February Break. Please be reminded that there is no school for students from February 18 through February 22. We wish a bon voyage to our two groups of students and staff who will be traveling to Costa Rica and Guatemala.  

Onward and Upward!


2019 DEAL DISCO AUCTION GALA - FUN TO THE MAX!

Who knew that so many Alice Deal faculty & parents could dance the Wobble? Or that Ms. Neal and Coach Downing not only know every single word to "It Takes Two" but can perform it better than MC Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock? Or that so many people in the Deal family can STILL fit into their fabulous threads from the 1980s and 1990s. You would know, if you were one of the 400 Deal loving folk at the 2019 Deal Disco Gala. An all-star crowd rocked the lower gallery and Deal cafeteria Saturday night, playing vintage Arcade games, sipping Cape Codders, snacking on PopRocks and, of course, dancing the night away.Thank you to everyone who came out and for all those parents, teachers and community members who supported the Deal Auction Gala online. Thanks to your generosity and the hard work of our incredible Auction Committee led by ADCA President Maan Sacdalan & VP Leonie Stephenson, we raised $82,000 so far, including $25,000 for Principal Neal's Fund a Need Campaign for new SMART Boards. And we aren't done yet! We will be auctioning off our remaining Auction items and party slots, and promoting the Principal's Fund a Need Campaign through the end of February. Check out our items here and Donate to the Principal's Fund here.

I BOUGHT WHAT? - COLLECTING YOUR WINNINGSIf you bid on and won a good or service like a Party, a Tour, a Class or a movie with your Team Teachers, you will be receiving an email this week with more details about what you won and how to "collect" it or where to go (and when). If you bid on a physical item, like tickets, or a vase or a coupon, you can pick it up in the Welcome Center starting this coming Thursday, February 14. We will be also be holding a special pickup on Saturday morning, February 16 from 10:00 am until Noon at Deal.Questions, or have a special pick-up request? Email ADCAPresident@gmail.com

SUPPORT THE 2019 PRINCIPAL'S FUND Last night, Ms. Neal unveiled her Principal's Fund a Need Campaign for 2019: New SMART Boards. This is directly keeping with her 2018 Fund A Need Campaign, which was aimed at raising $$ for technology at Deal. After consulting with Deal and DCPS tech experts, she has decided to try and replace our SMART Boards (think modern day blackboards), which haven't been updated in more than a decade. SMART Boards are expensive, costing approx $4000 a board and we have more than 100 hardworking teachers here at Deal who need new SMART Boards. This is a lot of money, so we need to try and raise $ in stages. Ms. Neal has set a goal of $50,000 for her Fund a Need Campaign in 2019. We raised almost $25,000 last night at the gala which will help us get six new boards. We need your help and support to get to $50K. Every dollar raised will go directly to the SMART Board campaign and donations of any size are welcome.  Thank you to all those who donated last night! Here's a link to learn more about the Smart Board campaign and here's a link to donate.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE SUPERSTARS WHO MADE THE DEAL DISCO GALA POSSIBLEThe Brains Behind It All
- Gala Co-Chairs:   ADCA President Maan Sacdalan   ADCA VP of Events Leonie Stephenson and Head of Procurement Sanda Blank
- Our Dazzling Decorators & Donation Team:  Carrie Cohen, Susan Shorters, Peter Boyce, Stacy Boykin, Lisa Connor, Adrianne Smith
- Our Master of Ceremonies:  Michael Orlove
- Our Barkeeps, Bankers & "Greeters":  Deidra Barksdale, Mark Lindbloom, Lisa Wackler, Dan Rosenthal, Julie Chen, Dennis Smyth, Michael  Orlove, Ed Pagano, Jenny Backus
- Our "Word Up" Communicators & Arcade Game Builders:   Megan Cahill, Hugh Morris and their families
- Our Generous Donors & Sponsors - especially our faculty and staff and our parents who donated items, services and fun unique events for the Auction! Who knew how talented and creative the Deal Community is?!

 Our Vendors, Sponsors, and Other Gala Volunteers

And Last but Never Least - Our Dedicated Deal Staff!  Ms. Neal, Ms. Chambliss, Mr. Rottman, Mr. Moore, Ms Maples, Ms. Alana Brown, Ms. Jones, Ms. Baxter,     Mr. Giron, Mr. Henderson 
And a very special shoutout to our custodians who went above and beyond the call of duty this weekend! 


This Week at Deal (February 11, 2019)

 Monday - Bell 1 | Tuesday - Bell 1 | Wednesday - Wednesday Bell | Thursday - Bell 1 | Friday - Bell 1                                

Mark Your Calendar! 

February 12 | Fire Drill

February 13 | 8th Grade Ski Trip

February 18 - 22 | February Break - No School for Students and Teachers


The S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Bee Results are IN!

Last week, ADMS once again represented in spectacular fashion at the Cluster Spelling Bee. Competing against students from 20 other public, private and charter schools, our team of Emmett Brosowsky, Rose Huggins, and Nadim Franzese did spectacularly with Emmett and Nadim progressing easily through the early rounds. Rose, however, competed in the final rounds and was selected to participate at the City-wide Spelling Bee on March 9, 2019. She and the other 29 students selected from the various cluster bees will compete for the right to represent the District of Columbia at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June. Congratulations, Rose!


6th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Marcus Moore | Marcus.Moore3@dc.gov

6th Grade Support Team 

Camille White, Counselor  | Camille.White@dc.gov

Hilary Katz, Social Worker | Hilary.Katz@dc.gov

BANANA SPLITS 

Ms. White will be offering an after-school group for 6th grade students. The group is called Banana Splits and focuses on students who have experienced parental/family separation or other kinds of loss. This group is voluntary and provides a safe space for students walk through issues that may arise in a changing family unit. Parents may reach out to Ms. White at camille.white@dc.gov if they are interested in having their student attend. The group meets weekly on the following Thursdays: February 14, March 7 and March 14.

Team Newsletters

Team New Delhi -Ms. T. Peteet -DealNewDelhi18@gmail.com

Team San José -Ms. N. Wesselhoft -DealSanJose18@gmail.com

Team Georgetown -Mr. M. Martini-DealGeorgetown18@gmail.com

Team CuscoMs. A. Beckley -DealCusco18@gmail.com

Team Lusaka -Mr. M. Martis -DealLusaka18@gmail.com


7th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Please reach out to Principal Neal with questions or concerns

7th Grade Support Team 

Joy Monkou, Counselor  | Joy.Monkou@dc.gov

Peter Boccardi, Social Worker | Peter.Boccardi@dc.gov


7th Grade Team Information

Team Cartagena -Ms. M. Belser -DealCartagena18@gmail.com

Team Kigali -Ms. A. Lashley -DealKigali18@gmail.com

Team Kinshasa-Mr. R. Smith-DealKinshasa18@gmail.com

Team Madrid -Ms. A. Perrin-DealMadrid18@gmail.com

Team Alexandria-Ms. T. Wickersham-DealAlexandria18@gmail.com


8th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Patrick Rottman | Patrick.Rottman@dc.gov

8th Grade Support Team 

Johnet Travers, Counselor  | Johnet.Travers@dc.gov

Danielle Morin, Social Worker | Danielle.Morin@dc.gov

HS Recommendations 

For those applying to high schools through MySchoolDC, the deadline for teacher, counselor or principal recommendations is Friday, February 8. We appreciate the patience parents and students have shown throughout the application process. 

Wilson High School Feeder School Family Night - February 28th

All Deal families interested in learning more about the transition to Wilson High School are invited to attend the Wilson High School Feeder School Family Night on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 pm in the Wilson auditorium. The program is geared to parents of students in Wilson's feeder schools and other in-boundary families, but students are welcome.

The agenda will include:

  • Meet the class of 2023 support team

  • Review course selection procedures

  • DCPS graduation requirements

  • Wilson Academies

  • Dates for Middle School Visits

For more information, contact Wilson assistant principals Ronald.Anthony@dc.gov or Camille.Robinson4@dc.gov.

8th Grade NAEP Testing

8th grade students will participate in NAEP testing on March 7. Please see the attached parent notification letter. 

8th Grade History Happened Here Trips

8th grade History Happened Here trips (aligned History trips to our curriculum on Saturday) are open for sign ups.  Each of these trips is a day trip on a Sat. and range in cost from $50-$75. Scholarships are available. To register please visit:  tinyurl.com/ADMSHHH

You can sign up for one or multiple trips. The remaining trips are:

  • Harpers Ferry, WV (John Brown's Raid) on 3/9

  • James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA on 5/4

We need 45 8th graders to run the trip. Please talk with your friends! Questions? Please email Ms. Trenkle.

SAAM and NPF Field Trips

Thank you to all parents and chaperones for helping to make the annual 8th grade field trip to SAAM and NPG a success! We appreciate you taking time to help guide our students through their field experience!


8th Grade Team Newsletters

Team Bridgetown-Ms. C. Daniels-DealBridgetown18@gmail.com 

Team Kyoto-Ms. D. Hampton -DealKyoto18@gmail.com

Team Copenhagen -Ms. N. MassaquoiDealCopenhagen18@gmail.com 

Team Ushuaia-Ms. M. ParishDealUshuaia18@gmail.com

Team Lagos-Mr. M. Haller-DealLagos18@gmail.com


Parent and Student Information | Week of February 11

SIGN UP FOR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Friday, March 8th from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Conferences with team teachers are by-appointment-only. Starting  Monday, February 25th, you can sign up for a conference using this link (https://ptcfast.com/schools/Alice_Deal_Middle_School). All non-team teachers (World Language, PE, Art, Music, Resource etc.) will be available for drop-in conferences.  


FAMILIES OF 6TH GRADERS

If you don't have a specific concern and would like to connect with your child's teachers in a casual setting, RSVP here to attend the 6th Grade Coffee Hour from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Friday, March 8th in lieu of making conference appointments.

SPECIAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SUPPORT PARENT NEWSLETTER 

Want to know how to support your child academically and emotionally? In the attached newsletter are strategies for parents of students who are struggling or have special needs. This section will be updated periodically with support strategies, resources, and workshops for parents and students in the next coming months.

BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM 

The Black History program will be held Thursday, Feb 28th after school from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the auditorium.

CAREER DAY 

Our annual Career Day is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019. The speaker portion of the day will take place in the morning from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. We are looking for dynamic speakers that can talk to a group of middle school students about their career and the path they took to get there. If you are interested in sharing with our students on that day, please contact Camille White at Camille.white@dc.gov for more information.

13th DOCUMENTARY COLLECTIVE FAMILY VIEWING DISCUSSION AND PERFORMANCE

Join the Deal community as we come together to watch and discuss the documentary

13th on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Deal Cafeteria. From filmmaker Ava DuVernay, creator of Selma, the film chronicles the criminal justice system from the13th amendment through modern trends in mass incarceration. Students will share insightful slam poems on the topics of racial injustice and a group discussion will follow the film.  Additionally, we hope to welcome a very special guest this year to speak (confirmation to follow!). All families, students, teachers and faculty are welcome! Please join us for this powerful and important feature. 

To RSVP, please email Ms. Hargreaves at rachel.hargreaves@dc.gov. If you would like any further information regarding the event, please forward any questions onto Ms. Hargreaves or Ms. Vanstory.


MODEL UN

Please click here for this week's Model UN updates!


NATIONAL HISTORY DAY 

National History Day will meet on February 13, 2019 in the cafeteria. It is our last meeting until projects are due on Monday, March 4! Final reminders for projects was given out on 2/6 and uploaded to our 8th grade History Hub if needed: tinyurl.com/Grade8History


DOODLE FOR GOOGLE

The annual Doodle for Google illustration contest is here! Interested students can pick up an entry form across from the Welcome Center to illustrate this year's theme "When I grow up, I hope...". One completed entry per student can be submitted to Ms. Kouri's mailbox in the Welcome Center through March 13 to be entered in the national contest. More information can be found at https://doodles.google.com/d4g/.


BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS PODCAST
Last year, Deal 7th graders read a book and recorded a podcast for the Book Club for Kids Podcast. It has just been released! Check out Alysia, Saleem, Kimberly, and Juan in their podcast debut at http://www.bookclubforkids.org/.
MUSIC AT DEAL

Please click here for information regarding our music program and instrumental ensembles!


STAY INFORMED WITH ASPEN NOTIFICATIONS

Want to know when you or your student misses an assignment or receives a low score? Opt into Aspen's notifications to receive an email when a grade below the threshold you set is posted. Click here to see how to set up notifications for your account.


SPEECH AND DEBATE

Please click here for important Speech and Debate updates!

PREORDER YOUR 2018-19 YEARBOOK

The power of a yearbook: it keeps the memories alive forever. Click here to preorder one for your student today; it will be treasured for years to come. 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Please click here for a list of our staff-sponsored activities

ATHLETICS

Please visit the Athletics Department Link for information about practices.

LIBRARY

Want your child to visit the library after school? Please complete the Library Permission Slip

BUS INFORMATION

Need to know how to get to Deal?

ATTENDANCE 

Parents, please remember to email excuse notes to alicedealattendance@gmail.com.

Excuse notes (including doctor's notes, school visits, etc.) are processed within two school days, after which Aspen will be updated. If we need further information, will reach out via phone or email.

The following events qualify as excused absences per the DCPS policy:
  *   Student illness/sickness (for five or more absences per term, a doctor's note is required)
  *   Medical/dental appointment (please provide a note from the medical provider)
  *   Student judicial proceeding (please provide document from court verifying presence)
  *   Religious holiday/event (please list the holiday/event in note)
  *   Death in the family
  *   Other (please provide details in your note. Please understand that under DCPS policy, only certain absences may be accepted as excused absences).

As a reminder, per the DCPS attendance policy, excuse notes must be received within 5 school days of the student's absence. The full DCPS Attendance Policy can be found here.


ALICE DEAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Here is this week's Alice Deal Community Association update. Feel free to contact the ADCA with questions and comments at ADCAPresident@gmail.com.


Here is this week's Alice Deal Community Association update. Feel free to contact the ADCA with questions and comments at ADCAPresident@gmail.com

SHOP AMAZON FROM THE ALICE DEAL STOREFRONT

ADCA has set up an Alice Deal Community Association Storefront on Amazon, which nets the school a much higher dividend from your purchases than we were getting last year. Click the red SHOP AMAZON button on the front of our website (scroll down a wee bit). You can also follow this link to our page https://amzn.to/2nPsbnu.   Thanks for your support! 


Thank you for all your support of the ADCA and of Alice Deal. Here's to a great year.

Maan & Peter, 2018-19 ADCA Co-President


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 dealbulletin@gmail.com with submission requests.


Free Field Hockey Clinic at Deal Would you like to learn field hockey? Field Hockey players from Wilson High School are hosting a free field hockey clinic on Thursday, April 4th from 9:30am-12:30pm on the Deal field. This is open to ALL skill levels. Equipment will be provided. If you're interested in registering or would like more information please contact sjk.fieldhockey@gmail.com!

DC Stoddert Soccer's Recreational Program  Soccer season is around the corner, and registration for DC Stoddert Soccer's Recreational program for Pre-K to High School is open! Join a team, or get some friends together and form a team. Training programs for tots, youth, and adults are also available, as is a February break camp!  Check is all out here: www.stoddert.com. For more information, contact information@stoddert.com or 202-338-1910 x10.

Expert Tutoring Available Chevy Chase Prep coaches students through successful school and college transitions all year around. We have extensive experience with academic writing, math acceleration standardized test preparation, and competitive placements. Local references attest to our expertise, and to students' confidence and performance on standardized tests.  We proudly: -- Provide individual tutoring in academic writing, math/math acceleration, and other subjects to motivated middle and high school students -- Coach the SAT and ACT, as well as college selection and application processes, including Common and Coalition Apps and essay writing -- Offer DCPS and family discounts  -- Are NWDC-based and woman-owned  Please visit us on the web at: chevychaseprep.com, and email us at chevychaseprep@gmail.com.

Stay up to date with Wilson HS Families who are considering or have decided to send their student to Wilson High School next year can stay up to date on all the activities happening there by following the school and the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) on twitter. The Wilson PTSO is @WilsonPTSO and the Wilson HS account is @Wilsonhsdcps Families can get a flavor for clubs, activities, sporting events, student achievements and other news. 

Boy Scout Troop 90 Wants to Welcome Alice Deal Students! All boys eleven or older are invited to join Boy Scout Troop 90 at Blessed Sacrament School. Troop 90 holds weekly meetings Wednesday nights at the Parish Center at 3630 Quesada Street NW from 7:30 - 8:30 pm and monthly campouts. Scouting gives young people the opportunity to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life.  You get to try new things, develop friendships, provide service to others, build self confidence, and develop leadership skills.  And have fun while doing it!  Our activities include learning first aid, emergency preparedness, wilderness survival and other merit badges, rock climbing at Seneca Rocks, camping in Gettysburg National Military Park, backpacking in Philmont, New Mexico, scuba diving in St. Croix, ski trips to Wisp, community service projects, and many more.  We have scouts from Alice Deal and many other schools throughout the area.  Please come Wednesday night and check it out. No obligation!  No scouting experience necessary.  Any questions please contact Troop 90 Scoutmaster Keith Morrison at (202) 236-1624 or kmorrison@vsadc.com. You can also see our website at troop90dc.org which was created and is updated by the scouts.

Boy Scout Tropp 100 -Boy Scout Troop 100 welcomes interested boys to come for a visit to learn more about Scouts and the Troop 100 program which includes camping, hiking, and community service.  The non-denominational Troop meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at Saint Ann's Church on Tenley Circle.  Scouts range in age from 11 to 18 and come from public, charter, independent, and home schools.  The Troop has weekly meetings, monthly camping and hiking trips, and annual high adventure trips.  Additionally, community service hours are a key part of the Boy Scout experience.  Troop 100, "The Century Troop" is the oldest Troop in in Washington D.C. and recently celebrated its 100th year anniversary.  Please come check us out.  If you have any questions or would like to confirm a visit, please contact bsatroop100.dc@gmail.com

Saint Ann's located at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Yuma Street NW. Please enter to the left of the main church entrance off of Wisconsin Avenue. Proceed through the iron gate on the left to the door that the end of the walkway. 

Megan Maples
Weekly Bulletin - February 3, 2019

Happy February!   This week, we are looking forward to the Deal Gala and Auction! As you know, this is the Alice Deal Community Association's (ADCA) major fundraiser for the year. The funds raised by the ADCA support all of the departments at Deal so that our teachers and staff are able to provide our students with activities and opportunities that enhance their middle school experience. Additionally, funds raised by the ADCA support our efforts to provide scholarship dollars for field trips for families in need. This year, my goal is to raise enough money during the live auction to support our efforts to have working Smartboards in all English, Math, Science, and Social Studies classrooms.   

The Gala and Auction is one of my favorite events at Deal. I truly enjoy having a good time with our teachers, staff, and families. This event also provides another opportunity for us to celebrate our diversity and common goal of making Deal a great place for our children. 

Even if you are not able to attend, I encourage you to visit the Deal Website to purchase tickets online. Our goal is to sell at least 500 tickets. I am looking forward to seeing you on Saturday evening. Feel free to wear your gear from the 70's or 80's! 

Second Advisory Report Cards - Second Advisory report cards will go home with students on Tuesday. Please reach out to your child's grade level administrator if you do not receive his or her report card (6th grade - Marcus Moore: marcus.moore3@dc.gov; 7th grade - Diedre L. Neal: diedre.neal@dc.gov; 8th grade - Patrick Rottman: patrick.rottman@dc.gov). 

Onward and Upward!


New 7th and 8th Grade Instrumental Ensemble

We will offer a new music class during the second advisory for 7th and 8th graders who have played a wind, percussion, or string instrument for at least three years. Students in this class must already be able to read traditional music. Students will learn to improve their technique and how to play in an ensemble. Students will take this in lieu of their general music class, physical education, or art class. This ensemble will perform in at least one concert and at least one festival. We will email the link for auditions to 7th and 8th grade families tomorrow. Please visit the following link for additional information. Please email Mr. D'Alelio (denny.dalelio@dc.gov) if you have questions.


This Week at Deal (February 4, 2019)

 Monday - Bell 1 | Tuesday - Bell 1 | Wednesday - Wednesday Bell | Thursday - Bell 1 | Friday - Bell 1

Mark Your Calendar! 

February 5 | Term 2 Report Cards Go Home with Students


6th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Marcus Moore | Marcus.Moore3@dc.gov

6th Grade Support Team 

Camille White, Counselor  | Camille.White@dc.gov

Hilary Katz, Social Worker | Hilary.Katz@dc.gov

BANANA SPLITS 

Ms. White will be offering an after-school group for 6th grade students. The group is called Banana Splits and focuses on students who have experienced parental/family separation or other kinds of loss. This group is voluntary and provides a safe space for students walk through issues that may arise in a changing family unit. Parents may reach out to Ms. White at camille.white@dc.gov if they are interested in having their student attend. The group meets weekly on the following Thursdays: February 7, February 14, March 7 and March 14.

6th Grade Team Information

Team New Delhi -Ms. T. Peteet -DealNewDelhi18@gmail.com

Team San José -Ms. N. Wesselhoft -DealSanJose18@gmail.com

Team Georgetown -Mr. M. Martini -DealGeorgetown18@gmail.com

Team Cusco-Ms. A. Beckley-DealCusco18@gmail.com

Team Lusaka-Mr. M. Martis-DealLusaka18@gmail.com


7th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Please reach out to Principal Neal with questions or concerns

7th Grade Support Team 

Joy Monkou, Counselor  | Joy.Monkou@dc.gov

Peter Boccardi, Social Worker | Peter.Boccardi@dc.gov

7th Grade Team Information

Team Cartagena -Ms. M. Belser -DealCartagena18@gmail.com

Team Kigali-Ms. A. Lashley-DealKigali18@gmail.com

Team Kinshasa-Mr. R. Smith-DealKinshasa18@gmail.com

Team Madrid-Ms. A. Perrin-DealMadrid18@gmail.com

Team Alexandria-Ms. T. Wickersham-DealAlexandria18@gmail.com


8th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Patrick Rottman | Patrick.Rottman@dc.gov

8th Grade Support Team 

Johnet Travers, Counselor  | Johnet.Travers@dc.gov

Danielle Morin, Social Worker | Danielle.Morin@dc.gov

HS Recommendations 

For those applying to high schools through MySchoolDC, the deadline for teacher, counselor or principal recommendations is Friday, February 8. We appreciate the patience parents and students have shown throughout the application process. 

8th Grade NAEP Testing

8th grade students will participate in NAEP testing on March 7. Please see the attached parent notification letter. 

8th Grade History Happened Here Trips

History Happened Here are history field trips to historic sites in our region aligned to our 8th grade I&S curriculum.  While it would be great to visit each of these sites as a classroom field trip, due to time and numbers, it is often not possible.  These trips allow for interested students to explore History on a day-long field trips on a Saturday. 

Each trip is 8-12 hours in lunch, leaving from and returning to Deal.  All costs are inclusive of transportation, admittance, and program fees.  Students may be required to bring a bagged lunch.  Each trip is approximately $50-$75.  Scholarships are available. 

To register for one or more of the trips, please complete the google form at tinyurl.com/ADMSHHH 

Then, print off the permission slip and return it to Ms. Trenkle in E305.

Sign up at:  tinyurl.com/ADMSHHH

Permission slips for all trips are located here.

The three remaining trips are:

  • Fort McHenry (Baltimore, MD) on 2/9-Tuesday; 2/5 is the last day to register!!!!

  • Harpers Ferry, WV (John Brown's Raid) on 3/9

  • James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA on 5/4

You can sign up for one or multiple trips.  

Scholarships are available, thanks to our amazing ADCA!  Please stop by E305 to talk to Ms. Trenkle or email her at historyteacher105@gmail.com We need 40-45 8th graders to run the trip. Please talk with your friends!

Questions? Please email Ms. Trenkle at historyteacher105@gmail.com or stop by E305.


National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum Field Trips

Eighth graders will participate in their field study to the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum during the week of February 4.  Each team will attend as follows:

Monday:  Team Ushuaia

Tuesday: Team Bridgetown

Wednesday:  Team Kyoto

Thursday:  Team Copenhagen

Friday:  Team Lagos

On their field excursion day students will report to their homeroom at 8:45. For the field trip, students need only a pencil, and a clipboard if they wish, and a bagged lunch. Transportation is provided. There is not an option to buy lunch. Students will return to Deal between 2:15 and 2:30 pm. Upon return, students will report to their homeroom and begin their writing assignment for the SAAM partnership. All students are expected to attend. Both trips are tied to the History curriculum and the SAAM field study is a joint English and History experience. Field trip forms and media forms should have been turned in to the student's I&S Teacher. If these forms are still outstanding, please contact your child's I&S teacher. Thank you in advance to the parents/guardians who have volunteered to chaperone!


8th Grade Team Newsletters

Team Bridgetown-Ms. C. Daniels-DealBridgetown18@gmail.com 

Team Kyoto-Ms. D. Hampton-DealKyoto18@gmail.com

Team Copenhagen-Ms. N. Massaquoi-DealCopenhagen18@gmail.com 

Team Ushuaia-Ms. M. ParishDealUshuaia18@gmail.com

Team LagosMr. M. HallerDealLagos18@gmail.com


Parent and Student Information | Week of February 4


COSTA RICA AND GUATEMALA TRIP MEETING 

Attention to all 8th grade Costa Rica and Guatemala travelers and their parents/guardians:

The final informational meeting for 8th grade travelers and their parents/guardians that was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 pm has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm.


SPECIAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SUPPORT PARENT NEWSLETTER 

Want to know how to support your child academically and emotionally? In the attached newsletter are strategies for parents of students who are struggling or have special needs.  This section will be updated periodically with support strategies, resources, and workshops for parents and students in the next coming months.


BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM 

The Black History program will be held Thursday, Feb 28th after school from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the auditorium.


CAREER DAY 

Our annual Career Day is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019. The speaker portion of the day will take place in the morning from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. We are looking for dynamic speakers that can talk to a group of middle school students about their career and the path they took to get there. If you are interested in sharing with our students on that day, please contact Camille White at Camille.white@dc.gov for more information.


SAAKUMU DANCE TROUPE RETURNS TO DEAL (February 7)

Saakumu Dance Troupe, the West African Drumming and Dance performers who have amazed us here at Deal with traditional West African drumming and dance since 2010, will be returning for an after school performance for our community. They will be performing in the Deal Auditorium on February 7, 2019 at 7pm. The show is FREE with a suggested donation. http://jumbierecords.com/saakumu/


MODEL UN

Please click here for important Model UN information! 


NATIONAL HISTORY DAY 

NHD will meet on 2/6 in the cafeteria during activity period.  Students should have their process paper complete and their annotated bib (which can still be added to!!). Projects are due at the end of February and should be in progress!  The school wide judging will be on THURSDAY, MARCH 7 (note date change from 3/8).


DOODLE FOR GOOGLE

The annual Doodle for Google illustration contest is here! Interested students can pick up an entry form across from the Welcome Center to illustrate this year's theme "When I grow up, I hope...". One completed entry per student can be submitted to Ms. Kouri's mailbox in the Welcome Center through March 13 to be entered in the national contest. More information can be found at https://doodles.google.com/d4g/.


BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS PODCAST
Last year, Deal 7th graders read a book and recorded a podcast for the Book Club for Kids Podcast.  It has just been released! Check out Alysia, Saleem, Kimberly, and Juan in their podcast debut at http://www.bookclubforkids.org/.
MUSIC AT DEAL

Please click here for information regarding our music program and instrumental ensembles!


STAY INFORMED WITH ASPEN NOTIFICATIONS

Want to know when you or your student misses an assignment or receives a low score? Opt into Aspen's notifications to receive an email when a grade below the threshold you set is posted. Click here to see how to set up notifications for your account.


SPEECH AND DEBATE

Please click here for important Speech and Debate updates!

PREORDER YOUR 2018-19 YEARBOOK

The power of a yearbook: it keeps the memories alive forever. Click here to preorder one for your student today; it will be treasured for years to come. 


AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Please click here for a list of our staff-sponsored activities


AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

In February, the Deal Library will celebrate Black History Month with a film festival after school.  This week, come on February 6th and 7th to see The Watsons Go to Birmingham, based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.  All films start by 3:30pm

ATHLETICS

Please visit the Athletics Department Link for information about practices.


LIBRARY

Want your child to visit the library after school? Please complete the Library Permission Slip

BUS INFORMATION

Need to know how to get to Deal?


ATTENDANCE 

Parents, please remember to email excuse notes to alicedealattendance@gmail.com.

Excuse notes (including doctor's notes, school visits, etc.) are processed within two school days, after which Aspen will be updated. If we need further information, will reach out via phone or email.

The following events qualify as excused absences per the DCPS policy:
  *   Student illness/sickness (for five or more absences per term, a doctor's note is required)
  *   Medical/dental appointment (please provide a note from the medical provider)
  *   Student judicial proceeding (please provide document from court verifying presence)
  *   Religious holiday/event (please list the holiday/event in note)
  *   Death in the family
  *   Other (please provide details in your note. Please understand that under DCPS policy, only certain absences may be accepted as excused absences).

As a reminder, per the DCPS attendance policy, excuse notes must be received within 5 school days of the student's absence. The full DCPS Attendance Policy can be found here


ALICE DEAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION


Here is this week's Alice Deal Community Association update. Feel free to contact the ADCA with questions and comments at ADCAPresident@gmail.com.

DEAL'S ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION & GALA / Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 6:30 PM -10:30 PM in the Deal cafeteria. Get ready for an amazing throwback 70's & 80's party! Visit https://www.alicedealmiddleschool.org/gala to buy your tickets now or to donate an item for the auction.  Ticket prices: early bird $40 and $50 at the door. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Along with dancing, the night will also have great food, cocktails, and more! You can help by donating auction items which can include dining; teen activities; vacation homes; hosted parties; summer camp packages; or tickets to sporting events.  You can also volunteer your time (please visit sign-up genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d44a4ab28a3ff2-2019).  Send your questions or ideas to the Gala Committee at dealgalacommittee@gmail.com.


SHOP AMAZON FROM THE ALICE DEAL STOREFRONTADCA has set up an Alice Deal Community Association Storefront on Amazon, which nets the school a much higher dividend from your purchases than we were getting last year. Click the red SHOP AMAZON button on the front of our website (scroll down a wee bit). You can also follow this link to our page https://amzn.to/2nPsbnu.   Thanks for your support! 

Thank you for all your support of the ADCA and of Alice Deal. Here's to a great year.Maan & Peter, 2018-19 ADCA Co-President


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 dealbulletin@gmail.com with submission requests.

DC Stoddert Soccer's Recreational Program 
Soccer season is around the corner, and registration for DC Stoddert Soccer's Recreational program for Pre-K to High School is open! Join a team, or get some friends together and form a team. Training programs for tots, youth, and adults are also available, as is a February break camp!  Check is all out here: www.stoddert.com. For more information, contact information@stoddert.com or 202-338-1910 x10.

Expert Tutoring Available -Chevy Chase Prep coaches students through successful school and college transitions all year around. We have extensive experience with academic writing, math acceleration standardized test preparation, and competitive placements. Local references attest to our expertise, and to students' confidence and performance on standardized tests.  We proudly: -- Provide individual tutoring in academic writing, math/math acceleration, and other subjects to motivated middle and high school students -- Coach the SAT and ACT, as well as college selection and application processes, including Common and Coalition Apps and essay writing -- Offer DCPS and family discounts  -- Are NWDC-based and woman-owned  Please visit us on the web at: chevychaseprep.com, and email us at chevychaseprep@gmail.com.

Open House "Welcome Parties" for Girls interested in Scouts BSA Troop 248 for Girls January 12 or 19 from 10 - Noon.  All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington, DC.  Just off Connecticut Ave. and between the Woodley Park Metro Station and the National Zoo.  All girls and parents/guardians are invited to an open house welcome party to learn about Scouts BSA Troop 248 for Girls. Learn about the great outdoor adventures the troop will be taking to camp, hike, horseback ride, mountain climb and much more. Learn how the girls will regularly interact with leading female business, social and political leaders. We welcome girls age 11 (or in fifth grade) through 17 from all areas of Washington, DC and will be meeting twice a month on Saturday mornings from 10 - Noon at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral NW (Woodley Park Metro station). We have 20 months of schedule and activity detail posted at:  http://scoutsbsadcgirls.org/. We have 15 women and men adult volunteer leaders with over 150 years of combined experience in Scouting and will welcome additional adult volunteers.  Experience in youth service organizations is helpful but not needed. Scouts BSA Troop 248 for Girls does not engage in product sales, such as cookies or popcorn.  We are an inclusive and non-discriminatory organization.  We implement the program formerly known as Boy Scouts in an all-girl setting.  Girls lead the program with assistance from qualified and trained adults following youth protection practices required by the Episcopal Church and the BSA. Fall Tennis

Classes for Alice Deal Students Tennis classes are available for Alice Deal students at nearby Lafayette Park on the M4 bus line this Fall. Classes are for beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate tennis players. At 4:30 pm there are classes available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. At 5:30 pm there are classes available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Go to www.LafayetteTennis.org to check the schedule and skill level for the classes. Late registration will be prorated. If you have more questions, you can call or text Paul Rosenbaum at 202 441-0925. 

Stay up to date with Wilson HS Families who are considering or have decided to send their student to Wilson High School next year can stay up to date on all the activities happening there by following the school and the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) on twitter. The Wilson PTSO is @WilsonPTSO and the Wilson HS account is @Wilsonhsdcps Families can get a flavor for clubs, activities, sporting events, student achievements and other news. 

Boy Scout Troop 90 Wants to Welcome Alice Deal Students! All boys eleven or older are invited to join Boy Scout Troop 90 at Blessed Sacrament School. Troop 90 holds weekly meetings Wednesday nights at the Parish Center at 3630 Quesada Street NW from 7:30 - 8:30 pm and monthly campouts. Scouting gives young people the opportunity to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life.  You get to try new things, develop friendships, provide service to others, build self confidence, and develop leadership skills.  And have fun while doing it!  Our activities include learning first aid, emergency preparedness, wilderness survival and other merit badges, rock climbing at Seneca Rocks, camping in Gettysburg National Military Park, backpacking in Philmont, New Mexico, scuba diving in St. Croix, ski trips to Wisp, community service projects, and many more.  We have scouts from Alice Deal and many other schools throughout the area.  Please come Wednesday night and check it out. No obligation!  No scouting experience necessary.  Any questions please contact Troop 90 Scoutmaster Keith Morrison at (202) 236-1624 or kmorrison@vsadc.com. You can also see our website at troop90dc.org which was created and is updated by the scouts.

Boy Scout Tropp 100 -Boy Scout Troop 100 welcomes interested boys to come for a visit to learn more about Scouts and the Troop 100 program which includes camping, hiking, and community service.  The non-denominational Troop meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at Saint Ann's Church on Tenley Circle.  Scouts range in age from 11 to 18 and come from public, charter, independent, and home schools.  The Troop has weekly meetings, monthly camping and hiking trips, and annual high adventure trips.  Additionally, community service hours are a key part of the Boy Scout experience.  Troop 100, "The Century Troop" is the oldest Troop in in Washington D.C. and recently celebrated its 100th year anniversary.  Please come check us out.  If you have any questions or would like to confirm a visit, please contact bsatroop100.dc@gmail.com

Saint Ann's located at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Yuma Street NW. Please enter to the left of the main church entrance off of Wisconsin Avenue. Proceed through the iron gate on the left to the door that the end of the walkway. 

Sign up for The Flying Notes Children's Choir- Ease on down the road with the Flying Notes Children's Choir! This semester students will learn repertoire from popular African American musicals; Porgy & Bess, The Wiz and Dreamgirls.  The semester will culminate in a showcase performance on December 15th!  Register before September 15th to reserve your spot! Register link: http://quartertonez.com/register/

Megan Maples
Weekly Bulletin - January 28

Principal's Message:


Yesterday was yet another great Saturday at Alice Deal! We began our Saturday STARS program for our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The goal of the program is to provide strategic support for students in both ELA and Math. Thank you to the following staff members for their commitment to supporting the academic growth of our students: Ms. Beckley, Mr. Feagen, Mr. Helsabeck, Ms. Lewis-Samuels, Ms. McClary, Ms. Peteet, Dr. Slocumb and Ms. A. Thomas. We also hosted over 150 prospective families and their students. In addition to touring the building and meeting with me for a question and answer session, families were able to discuss our curriculum with our amazing teachers and staff. Shout out to Ms. Alphonse, Mr. Fontalvo, Ms. Gilmer, Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Kim, Ms. Maples, Ms. Osman, Mr. Rottman, Ms. Trenkle, Ms. Wickersham, Ms. Williams, and Mr. Zhi!


EL Family Events - The diversity of our student population contributes to our students' middle school experiences. Our English Language students are from a variety of places across the globe and speak many languages - Amharic, Arabic, Filipino, German, Hindi, Igbo, French, Indonesian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese - to name a few. We are committed to engaging our EL families by creating a culture of respect and inclusivity. This week, we will host two EL Family Events: Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 pm (Cafeteria) and Thursday, January 31 at 9:00 am (Reno Multipurpose Room).  

Second Semester - It has been a wonderful school year thus far, and I am looking forward to a successful second semester. Thank you for your continued partnership throughout semester one! Please remind your child to follow the Deal Expectations:

  • Arrive to school and class on time (Responsible Decision-Making) 

  • Follow directions of all staff the first time they are given (Self-Awareness) 

  • Ensure our communication is caring, thoughtful and productive (Relationship Skills) 

  • Remain actively engaged in learning at all times (Self-Management) 

  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and property by keeping our hands, feet and objects to ourselves (Social and Cultural Awareness) 

Onward and Upward!


New 7th and 8th Grade Instrumental Ensemble

We will offer a new music class during the second advisory for 7th and 8th graders who have played a wind, percussion, or string instrument for at least three years. Students in this class must already be able to read traditional music. Students will learn to improve their technique and how to play in an ensemble. Students will take this in lieu of their general music class, physical education, or art class. This ensemble will perform in at least one concert and at least one festival. We will email the link for auditions to 7th and 8th grade families tomorrow. Please visit the following link for additional information. Please email Mr. D'Alelio (denny.dalelio@dc.gov) if you have questions.


This Week at Deal (January 28, 2019)

 Monday - Bell 1 | Tuesday - Bell 1 | Wednesday - Wednesday Bell | Thursday - Bell 1 | Friday - Bell 1

Mark Your Calendar! 

February 5 | Term 2 Report Cards Go Home with Students


6th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Marcus Moore | Marcus.Moore3@dc.gov

6th Grade Support Team 

Camille White, Counselor  | Camille.White@dc.gov

Hilary Katz, Social Worker | Hilary.Katz@dc.gov

BANANA SPLITS 

Ms. White will be offering an after-school group for 6th grade students. The group is called Banana Splits and focuses on students who have experienced parental/family separation or other kinds of loss. This group is voluntary and provides a safe space for students walk through issues that may arise in a changing family unit. Parents may reach out to Ms. White at camille.white@dc.gov if they are interested in having their student attend. The group meets weekly on the following Thursdays: January 31, February 7, February 14, March 7 and March 14.

6th Grade Team Information

Team New Delhi- Ms. T. Peteet-DealNewDelhi18@gmail.com

Team San José-Ms. N. Wesselhoft-DealSanJose18@gmail.com

Team Georgetown-Mr. M. Martini-DealGeorgetown18@gmail.com

Team Cusco-Ms. A. Beckley-DealCusco18@gmail.com

Team Lusaka-Mr. M. Martis-DealLusaka18@gmail.com


7th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Please reach out to Principal Neal with questions or concerns

7th Grade Support Team 

Joy Monkou, Counselor  | Joy.Monkou@dc.gov

Peter Boccardi, Social Worker | Peter.Boccardi@dc.gov

7th Grade Team Information

Team Cartagena-Ms. M. Belser-DealCartagena18@gmail.com

Team Kigali-Ms. A. Lashley-DealKigali18@gmail.com

Team Kinshasa-Mr. R. Smith-DealKinshasa18@gmail.com

Team Madrid-Ms. A. Perrin-DealMadrid18@gmail.com

Team Alexandria-Ms. T. Wickersham-DealAlexandria18@gmail.com


8th Grade Updates

Assistant Principal

Patrick Rottman | Patrick.Rottman@dc.gov

8th Grade Support Team 
Johnet Travers, Counselor  | Johnet.Travers@dc.gov

Danielle Morin, Social Worker | Danielle.Morin@dc.gov

8th Grade NAEP Testing

8th grade students will participate in NAEP testing on March 7. Please see the attached parent notification letter. 

8th Grade History Happened Here Trips

8th grade History Happened Here trips (aligned History trips to our curriculum on Saturday) are open for sign ups. Each of these trips is a day trip on a Sat. and range in cost from $50 - $75. Scholarships are available. To register please visit:  tinyurl.com/ADMSHHH

The three remaining trips are:

  • Fort McHenry (Baltimore, MD) on 2/9

  • Harpers Ferry, WV (John Brown's Raid) on 3/9

  • James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA on 5/4

You can sign up for one or multiple trips.   We need 45 8th graders to run the trip. Please talk with your friends! Questions? Please email Ms. Trenkle at historyteacher105@gmail.com.

8th Grade Team Newsletters

Team Bridgetown -Ms. C. Daniels -DealBridgetown18@gmail.com 

Team Kyoto-Ms. D. Hampton-DealKyoto18@gmail.com

Team Copenhagen-Ms. N. Massaquoi-DealCopenhagen18@gmail.com 

Team Ushuaia-Ms. M. Parish-DealUshuaia18@gmail.com

Team Lagos-Mr. M. Haller-DealLagos18@gmail.com


Parent and Student Information | Week of January 28

SAAKUMU DANCE TROUPE RETURNS TO DEAL (February 7)

Saakumu Dance Troupe, the West African Drumming and Dance performers who have amazed us here at Deal with traditional West African drumming and dance since 2010, will be returning for an after school performance for our community. They will be performing in the Deal Auditorium on February 7, 2019 at 7pm. The show is FREE with a suggested donation. http://jumbierecords.com/saakumu/

DOODLE FOR GOOGLE

The annual Doodle for Google illustration contest is here! Interested students can pick up an entry form across from the Welcome Center to illustrate this year's theme "When I grow up, I hope...". One completed entry per student can be submitted to Ms. Kouri's mailbox in the Welcome Center through March 13 to be entered in the national contest. More information can be found at https://doodles.google.com/d4g/.


BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS PODCAST
Last year, Deal 7th graders read a book and recorded a podcast for the Book Club for Kids Podcast.  It has just been released! Check out Alysia, Saleem, Kimberly, and Juan in their podcast debut at http://www.bookclubforkids.org/.

MUSIC AT DEAL

Please click here for information regarding our music program and instrumental ensembles!

STAY INFORMED WITH ASPEN NOTIFICATIONS

Want to know when you or your student misses an assignment or receives a low score? Opt into Aspen's notifications to receive an email when a grade below the threshold you set is posted. Click here to see how to set up notifications for your account.


SPEECH AND DEBATE

Please click here for important Speech and Debate updates!

PREORDER YOUR 2018-19 YEARBOOK

The power of a yearbook: it keeps the memories alive forever. Click here to preorder one for your student today; it will be treasured for years to come. 


AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Please click here for a list of our staff-sponsored activities


ATHLETICS

Please visit the Athletics Department Link for information about practices.

LIBRARY

Want your child to visit the library after school? Please complete the Library Permission Slip

BUS INFORMATION

Need to know how to get to Deal?

ATTENDANCE 

Parents, please remember to email excuse notes to alicedealattendance@gmail.com.

Excuse notes (including doctor's notes, school visits, etc.) are processed within two school days, after which Aspen will be updated. If we need further information, will reach out via phone or email.

The following events qualify as excused absences per the DCPS policy:
  *   Student illness/sickness (for five or more absences per term, a doctor's note is required)
  *   Medical/dental appointment (please provide a note from the medical provider)
  *   Student judicial proceeding (please provide document from court verifying presence)
  *   Religious holiday/event (please list the holiday/event in note)
  *   Death in the family
  *   Other (please provide details in your note. Please understand that under DCPS policy, only certain absences may be accepted as excused absences).

As a reminder, per the DCPS attendance policy, excuse notes must be received within 5 school days of the student's absence. The full DCPS Attendance Policy can be found here.


ALICE DEAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION


Here is this week's Alice Deal Community Association update. Feel free to contact the ADCA with questions and comments at ADCAPresident@gmail.com Thank You to all who have donated to the ADCA!!! Donor acknowledgment letters for 2018 will be going out via EMAIL starting 2/1/2019

 DEAL'S ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION & GALA / Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 6:30 PM -10:30 PM in the Deal cafeteria. Get ready for an amazing throwback 70's & 80's party! Visit https://www.alicedealmiddleschool.org/gala to buy your tickets now or to donate an item for the auction.  Ticket prices: early bird $40 and $50 at the door. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Along with dancing, the night will also have great food, cocktails, and more! You can help by donating auction items which can include dining; teen activities; vacation homes; hosted parties; summer camp packages; or tickets to sporting events.  You can also volunteer your time (please visit sign-up genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d44a4ab28a3ff2-2019).  Send your questions or ideas to the Gala Committee at dealgalacommittee@gmail.com. 

THE 8th GRADE MUSICAL - Auditions Tuesday 1/29 from 3:30 to 6:00It's time for our 8th graders to shine.  Auditions for Aladdin will be held on Tuesday January 29 from 3:30 to 6:00 PM in the Deal Auditorium. You can sign up here to audition. Students should plan on staying for the duration of the audition.  You do not have to prepare a musical number. Call backs will be held on Wednesday January 30 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM.  The full rehearsal and show schedule can be found on the Deal Theater webpage.  It is important that students and families study the schedule.  Our musical directors have a new policy this year for the musicals. Students will only be permitted one excused absence from rehearsals.  Please note that once the show is cast, some of the characters may be excused early or not called on certain days.  Questions?  Please email aladdindealmusical@gmaiil.com 

WE NEED 7 MORE VOLUNTEER COOKS FOR THE WEEKLY DEAL MEAL We are desperately looking for 7 more volunteers to support the ADCA Weekly Deal Meal Program in 2019. Thanks to all of you who have signed up so far. If you resolved to do more for Deal this year, this is an easy way to help.  Each year at the Deal Gala, one lucky family wins a year's worth of homemade dinner from the Deal Community. We deliver dinner to them every Thursday until the end of the school. Parents, teachers, staff, we only have 11 MORE Slots to fill. If you signed up last fall, please consider making another a meal in the spring. It's an easy and delicious way to support Alice Deal.  Sign up here.  Questions? Contact ADCAPresident@gmail.coms

SHOP AMAZON FROM THE ALICE DEAL STOREFRONT-ADCA has set up an Alice Deal Community Association Storefront on Amazon, which nets the school a much higher dividend from your purchases than we were getting last year. Click the red SHOP AMAZON button on the front of our website (scroll down a wee bit). You can also follow this link to our page https://amzn.to/2nPsbnu.   Thanks for your support!  Thank you for all your support of the ADCA and of Alice Deal. Here's to a great year.Maan & Peter, 2018-19 ADCA Co-President


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 dealbulletin@gmail.com with submission requests.

DC Stoddert Soccer's Recreational Program  Soccer season is around the corner, and registration for DC Stoddert Soccer's Recreational program for Pre-K to High School is open! Join a team, or get some friends together and form a team. Training programs for tots, youth, and adults are also available, as is a February break camp!  Check is all out here: www.stoddert.com. For more information, contact information@stoddert.com or 202-338-1910 x10.

Expert Tutoring Available Chevy Chase Prep coaches students through successful school and college transitions all year around. We have extensive experience with academic writing, math acceleration standardized test preparation, and competitive placements. Local references attest to our expertise, and to students' confidence and performance on standardized tests.  We proudly: -- Provide individual tutoring in academic writing, math/math acceleration, and other subjects to motivated middle and high school students -- Coach the SAT and ACT, as well as college selection and application processes, including Common and Coalition Apps and essay writing -- Offer DCPS and family discounts  -- Are NWDC-based and woman-owned  Please visit us on the web at: chevychaseprep.com, and email us at chevychaseprep@gmail.com.

Open House "Welcome Parties" for Girls interested in Scouts BSA Troop 248 for Girls January 12 or 19 from 10 - Noon.  All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington, DC.  Just off Connecticut Ave. and between the Woodley Park Metro Station and the National Zoo.  All girls and parents/guardians are invited to an open house welcome party to learn about Scouts BSA Troop 248 for Girls. Learn about the great outdoor adventures the troop will be taking to camp, hike, horseback ride, mountain climb and much more. Learn how the girls will regularly interact with leading female business, social and political leaders. We welcome girls age 11 (or in fifth grade) through 17 from all areas of Washington, DC and will be meeting twice a month on Saturday mornings from 10 - Noon at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral NW (Woodley Park Metro station). We have 20 months of schedule and activity detail posted at:  http://scoutsbsadcgirls.org/. We have 15 women and men adult volunteer leaders with over 150 years of combined experience in Scouting and will welcome additional adult volunteers.  Experience in youth service organizations is helpful but not needed. Scouts BSA Troop 248 for Girls does not engage in product sales, such as cookies or popcorn.  We are an inclusive and non-discriminatory organization.  We implement the program formerly known as Boy Scouts in an all-girl setting.  Girls lead the program with assistance from qualified and trained adults following youth protection practices required by the Episcopal Church and the BSA. Fall Tennis

Classes for Alice Deal Students Tennis classes are available for Alice Deal students at nearby Lafayette Park on the M4 bus line this Fall. Classes are for beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate tennis players. At 4:30 pm there are classes available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. At 5:30 pm there are classes available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Go to www.LafayetteTennis.org to check the schedule and skill level for the classes. Late registration will be prorated. If you have more questions, you can call or text Paul Rosenbaum at 202 441-0925. 

Stay up to date with Wilson HS Families who are considering or have decided to send their student to Wilson High School next year can stay up to date on all the activities happening there by following the school and the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) on twitter. The Wilson PTSO is @WilsonPTSO and the Wilson HS account is @Wilsonhsdcps Families can get a flavor for clubs, activities, sporting events, student achievements and other news. 

Boy Scout Troop 90 Wants to Welcome Alice Deal Students! All boys eleven or older are invited to join Boy Scout Troop 90 at Blessed Sacrament School. Troop 90 holds weekly meetings Wednesday nights at the Parish Center at 3630 Quesada Street NW from 7:30 - 8:30 pm and monthly campouts. Scouting gives young people the opportunity to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life.  You get to try new things, develop friendships, provide service to others, build self confidence, and develop leadership skills.  And have fun while doing it!  Our activities include learning first aid, emergency preparedness, wilderness survival and other merit badges, rock climbing at Seneca Rocks, camping in Gettysburg National Military Park, backpacking in Philmont, New Mexico, scuba diving in St. Croix, ski trips to Wisp, community service projects, and many more.  We have scouts from Alice Deal and many other schools throughout the area.  Please come Wednesday night and check it out. No obligation!  No scouting experience necessary.  Any questions please contact Troop 90 Scoutmaster Keith Morrison at (202) 236-1624 or kmorrison@vsadc.com. You can also see our website at troop90dc.org which was created and is updated by the scouts.

Boy Scout Tropp 100 Boy Scout Troop 100 welcomes interested boys to come for a visit to learn more about Scouts and the Troop 100 program which includes camping, hiking, and community service.  The non-denominational Troop meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at Saint Ann's Church on Tenley Circle.  Scouts range in age from 11 to 18 and come from public, charter, independent, and home schools.  The Troop has weekly meetings, monthly camping and hiking trips, and annual high adventure trips.  Additionally, community service hours are a key part of the Boy Scout experience.  Troop 100, "The Century Troop" is the oldest Troop in in Washington D.C. and recently celebrated its 100th year anniversary.  Please come check us out.  If you have any questions or would like to confirm a visit, please contact bsatroop100.dc@gmail.com

Saint Ann's located at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Yuma Street NW. Please enter to the left of the main church entrance off of Wisconsin Avenue. Proceed through the iron gate on the left to the door that the end of the walkway. 
Sign up for The Flying Notes Children's Choir Ease on down the road with the Flying Notes Children's Choir! This semester students will learn repertoire from popular African American musicals; Porgy & Bess, The Wiz and Dreamgirls.  The semester will culminate in a showcase performance on December 15th!  Register before September 15th to reserve your spot! Register link: http://quartertonez.com/register/

Megan Maples