Weekly Bulletin - November 11th

Principal's Message:

Happy Veteran's Day! I hope you are enjoying the three-day weekend. All students received their report cards at the end of the day on Friday. Please feel free to reach out to your child's team leader or assistant principal if you did not receive your child's report card.  


International Night | Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 pm

As I think about the events of the past few weeks, I find myself truly looking forward to International Night at Deal. This event exemplifies the beauty of Deal's diversity. I love getting the opportunity to taste dishes from around the globe and chat with families about their countries of origin. Our International Night is a time to eat great food while promoting harmony, hope, beauty, togetherness, and peace. In order for the evening to truly be a success, we are asking families to donate dishes from their country. Currently, we have a multitude of European and Asian dishes. We are in need of dishes from Latin and African countries. Please sign up here to bring a dish. Our goal is to have representation of all of the diversity at Deal. Come out on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm to taste great food, chat with teachers, get to know other Deal families, and support our international trips. As with all evening events, students must be accompanied by a parent. 

Seussical the Musical

 Auditions for the 7th grade production, Seussical the Musical, will be held on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16. The parent/guardian meeting will take place on Monday, November 19 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Please encourage your 7th grader to audition!

Onward and Upward!


This Week at Deal (November 12, 2018)

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

Mark Your Calendar! 

November 12th | Veterans' Day - No School for Staff and Students

November 15th | International Night - 6:30 pm

November 21st - November 23rd | Thanksgiving Break - No School for Teachers and 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

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

Alieze Stallworth | Alieze.Stallworth@dc.gov

7th Grade Support Team 
Joy Monkou, Counselor  | Joy.Monkou@dc.gov

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

7th Grade Parent Night | November 15 (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

The 7th grade community is hosting a 7th Grade Parent Night on Thursday, November 15 from 5:30-6:30 pm for parents to learn strategies to help their 7th grader be successful. The following sessions will be offered: High School Applications & Transcripts, Social Emotional Growth in 7th Grade, and Advocacy and Organization. Aspen help will also be available. Please join us!

Calling all 7th Graders! Get ready for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL 

Have you always wanted to try out the musical and strut your stuff on the Deal stage? Well now is your chance in our first ever 7th Grade Musical: SEUSSICAL the Musical. Below, please find the details of auditions.

It is very important that all 7th graders thinking about trying out for the musical, study the proposed schedule of rehearsals and show times  and understand the time commitment that is involved with putting on the show. All students interested in trying out are encouraged to fill out this form in advance online.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Auditions will be held Wednesday November 14 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

All students who want to try out for Seussical should report to the Auditorium on Wednesday, November 14 at 3:30 pm. If possible, students should fill out the online audition form in advance which can be found here or on line at alicedealmiddleschool.org/theater

All students auditioning for Seussical should arrive promptly at 3:30 pm, ready to work through until 6:00 pm. They should plan on being there for the entirety of the audition and do not have to prepare anything. We will be learning songs from the show as well as learning a dance combo.

  • Call backs will be on Thursday, November 15 from 3:30 pm to 6 pm.

  • First all cast rehearsal will be on Friday, November 16 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

  • There will be a rehearsal and Parents' Meeting on Monday November 19

  • (Rehearsal runs from 3:30 to 6:00; Parent Meeting begins at 6:00 pm)

Parents of cast members should fill out the attached parent form in advance of the November 19 Parents' Meeting. We will also be sending out information about Deal/High School crew volunteers in coming days. Stay tuned to this space.

Questions?  Please email SeussicalDealMusical@gmail.com or DealTheater3@gmail.com

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


THIS WEEK IN 8TH GRADE... 

Are you applying to Duke Ellington? Do you want to learn more about High School Night and high school visits? Please consider donating to the Math Department's DonorsChoose Project! Please click here for more information.

Needed: Spanish Speaking Volunteers to Speak on Immigration Panel

8th grade Spanish 2 students are wrapping up their first unit about immigration by engaging in conversations in Spanish with people who are either immigrants or have been impacted by immigration. Students will be participating in interviews with students from Cardozo International Academy, but to prepare, we are hosting an immigration panel to allow students a chance to practice their questions and listening skills.

During the panel, you would be asked basic questions in Spanish such as: are you an immigrant? Where are you from? What motivated you (or your family) to come to the United States? What cultural traditions do you maintain in US from your country? Have you returned to visit? Etc.  


There will be 5 panels, each about 50 min, taking place on Wednesday, November 14, from 9:30 am - 1:40 pm. If you speak Spanish and would like to participate, please contact Kathryn.wooten@dc.gov or anna.henderson@dc.gov to sign up. We greatly appreciate your support!

ELA Q2 novel
For second quarter's unit on Voices of the Revolution, all eighth grade students are required to purchase or loan the novel Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. If ordering online, please select ISBN-10: 1416905863 or ISBN-13: 9781416905868. If you are unable to obtain a copy for the second quarter, please have your child's ELA teacher know as soon as possible. 

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 November 12

PARENTS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We will have our first IB Night on Wednesday, December 5 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Come and meet our IB coordinator and learn more about what the IB has to offer your student here at Deal and beyond.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

We will meet in the library on November 14, 2018 to go over the Rule Book (each student will get a copy) and Noodletools (students will create an account if necessary, log in, and start their annotated bibliography). Students should have at least one secondary source book read by our meeting on November 14. 

MODEL UN

We will meet on Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm in E305. Students who are attending PAHO on 11/15 or GWCIA on 11/17 should have their position papers written already. If not, please complete these position papers ASAP. GWCIA position papers should be emailed directly to the chairs per the emailed instructions Ms. Trenkle emailed last week.

WORLD LANGUAGE TRIPS & STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION INFORMATION

Each year, the Deal World Language Department organizes amazing Spring Break adventures for 8th grade students studying a language. Registration for the February Trip to Guatemala and Study Abroad Application Information are now available! Please click here for additional information.

DCPS HEALTH FORMS RAFFLE

Thank you for submitting your health forms. Students received letters on Friday if they were missing Health Forms as of November 9.  If you submitted them and received a letter please contact Mr. Henderson in the Welcome Center. The raffle will be held Friday, November 16. 

  • Please click on this Health Form link to download forms. Copies are also available in the Welcome Center.

  • If you need health insurance or dental insurance, you may qualify for Medicaid or subsidized health insurance. Visit https://dchealthlink.com for more information.

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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. 

HELP NEEDED! 

We need help accessing our systems in the ceiling of the cafeteria. Do you have access to a cherry picker or scaffolding that will reach a 20' height and the time to help us out? Please contact Kari Brandt (kari.brandt@dc.gov) for more details.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

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

ATHLETICS

Basketball and Indoor Track have begun! Please visit the Athletics Department Link for information about practices.

MISSING SOMETHING?

Please take a minute to check our Lost & Found!

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?


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

Calling all 7th graders.  Get ready for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL 

Have you always wanted to try out the musical and strut your stuff on the Deal stage? Well now is your chance  in our first ever 7th Grade Musical - SEUSSICAL the Musical.  Below please find the details of auditions.

It is very important that all 7th graders thinking about trying out for the musical, study the proposed schedule of rehearsals and show times  and understand the time commitment that is involved with putting on the show. All students interested in trying out are encouraged to fill out this form in advance online.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Auditions - Wednesday November 14 from 3:30 to 6PM

 All students who want to try out for Seussical should report to the Auditorium on Wednesday 11/14 at 3:30 PM.  If possible, students should fill out the online audition form in advance which can be found here or on line at alicedealmiddleschool.org/theater

All students auditioning for Seussical should arrive promptly at 3:30 PM ready to work through until 6PM. They should plan on being there for the entirety of the audition. They do not have to prepare anything. We will be learning songs from the show as well as learning a dance combo.

  • Call backs will be on Thursday November 15 from 3:30 to 6PM

  • First all cast rehearsal will be on Friday November 16 from 3:30 to 6PM

  • There will be a rehearsal and Parents Meeting on Monday November 19

  • (Rehearsal runs from 3:30 to 6:00, Parent Meeting starts at 6:00 -7:00 PM)

Parents of cast members should fill out the attached parent form in advance of the 11/19 Parents meeting

We will also be sending out information about Deal/High School crew volunteers in coming days.Stay tuned to this space.

Questions?  Please email SeussicalDealMusical@gmail.com or DealTheater3@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM in the Alice Deal Cafeteria.  We urgently need food!  Please sign-up as soon as possible to bring a dish and/or volunteer.  Please bring enough of each dish to serve 15 - 20 people.  In addition to delicious foods, there will be music and entertainment!

A few reminders about International Night:

·         International Night is also to raise funds for the Albright Scholarship to help send the Deal 8th graders on their annual international World Language trips to places like China; Costa Rica; and France.  We need and appreciate your continued support!  You can donate online and at International Night.

  • Bring your dish with you to the cafeteria, which will have table space for the different regions of the world.  Volunteers helping that day, please arrive at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • Make the night festive!  Wear the traditional clothes and/or colors from your country or region of the world.

For further information, please contact International Night Chairs: Leonie Stephenson (leoniestephenson86@yahoo.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.
 

Rent at Wilson High School
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop culture phenomenon with a rock music score, and a mature story that resonates with all generations. (Some material may not be appropriate for younger children; please use your discretion.)Based loosely on Puccini's operaLa Boheme, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.  Performances November 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 7:30 pmNovember 17 at 2:30 pm Location Wilson Auditorium Tickets Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets can be purchased by cash or check at the door.Student/Child/Wilson Teachers and Staff: $5 all performancesAdult: $15 ($10 for the Saturday, November 17 matinee) Visit Wilson Drama's new website:wilsondrama.com

Janney 5K and Fun Run is just about a week away on Saturday, November 17

Online registration closes at noon on Thursday, Nov. 15. Sign up today, or, if you don't want to run we can use your help as a volunteer or to cheer runners on along the route.Register at www.janney5k.com and you can have that extra piece of pumpkin or pecan pie on Thanksgiving. Invite friends from other schools to run too. It's a community wide event.
Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090444adaa2ba64-janney1

Wrestle Like A Girl

 The "Wrestle Like A Girl" Program will be hosting an Empowerment Clinic the weekend of November 17 & 18 at the Bullis School in Potomac, MD. Here is the link: https://wrestle-like-a-girl-inc.ticketleap.com/wrestle-like-a-girl-dc-camp/dates/Nov-17-2018_at_1000AM

Expert DCPS Math and SSAT/ISEE/HSPT Tutoring Available

Chevy Chase Prep coaches students through successful middle and high school transitions all year around. We have extensive experience with math acceleration, SSAT/ISEE, HSPT, and Walls preparation, and competitive middle and high school admissions. Local references attest to our expertise, and to students' confidence and performance on standardized tests. We:
-- Proudly offer individual tutoring in DCPS Eureka Math to motivated Deal students-- Expertly coach the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. Last year, we had a 100 percent record of first-choice independent school placements-- Are NWDC-based and woman-owned 
Please visit us on the web at: chevychaseprep.com; email us at chevychaseprep@gmail.com;phone us at 202-670-7855.

Fall Tennis Classes for Alice Deal StudentsTennis 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.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