Weekly Bulletin - November 18

Principal's Message:

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make last week's International Night such a success! Although the weather was cold and rainy, there was definitely a sense of warmth and community in the Deal cafeteria on Thursday evening. Kudos to FLAME and their directors, Ms. Ojo and Ms. Shipmon, for enhancing the international experience with beautiful music. Please feel free to continue sending donations for the Albright Scholarship here.

This will be a very quick week for us. There is no school for students and teachers on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should "cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continually." I am grateful for the wonderful community we have cultivated at Deal. We wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Onward and Upward!

This Week at Deal (November 19, 2018)

Monday - Bell 1 | Tuesday - Bell 1

Mark Your Calendar! 

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

November 30th | Make-Up Picture Day

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 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 Application Process

Many 8th grade students and parents are have started application process for private high schools. Here are some guidelines for transcript requests and teacher recommendation letters:

1.     Allow a minimum of 2 weeks' notice for all transcript requests and teacher recommendations.

2.      Submit transcript requests electronically to dealtranscripts@gmail.com or leave paper copies in Ms. Travers's mailbox in the Welcome Center.

3.     For teacher recommendations and transcript requests, provide a stamped, addressed envelope. We do not provide stamps or envelopes.

4.      Contact the schools you are applying to directly to check on the status of an application.

For those interested in a DCPS high school, the application process opens on December 10. If you would like more information on the MySchoolDC lottery and application process, please email Ms. Travers at johnet.travers@dc.govand she will send you the PowerPoint presentation from High School Night.

Please consider donating to the Math Department's DonorsChoose Project! Please click here for more information.

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 19


Congratulations to our Term 1 Honor Students! Students on the Principal's Honor Roll received all As and the students on Honor Roll received all As and Bs. Great job, Vikings!

6th Grade Principal's Honor Roll

7th Grade Principal's Honor Roll

8th Grade Principal's Honor Roll

6th Grade Honor Roll

7th Grade Honor Roll

8th Grade Honor Roll


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.


We had another Weekend of Success! This weekend Deal had students in attendance at two separate tournaments...and all of them came out of the weekend showing dramatic growth with qualifications for the local METROFINAL tournament.

Deal students making news at the Washington-Arlington Forensic League that played host to 23 high schools and ONE middle school (ADMS!) included:

Karam Weigert-4th place in Original Oratory and an additional qualifier in Extemporaneous speaking

Sofia Ronennberg-additional qualifier in Impromptu Speaking

Petra Debelack-additional qualifier in Impromptu Speaking

Eleanor Catherino-additional qualifier in Impromptu Speaking

Talia Ehrenberg-12th place with a 3-1 winning record.

Across the DMV, our policy debaters were taking on middle and high school debaters with the team of Reece Sawyer and Oliver Roberts finishing the tournament with a winning 3-1 record.

Congratulations to everyone on a great weekend!

No Speech and Debate This Week

We will not be holding any speech and debate practice this week.  We will resume our regular schedule next Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Please click here for additional Speech and Debate News!


Students and parents-please read this information regarding this week's meeting!

Please remember that Noodletools can be accessed anywhere, ONCE IT'S SET UP!   You must create the account at school and then you can access it anywhere.  If you have trouble with Noodletools, please see Ms. Red in the library.

We don't have NHD again until 12/5.  From now until 12/5, students should do the following:

1.  Read and know the NHD rule book!!!  Begin thinking about what type of project you would like to create (exhibit, paper, website, performance, documentary)

2.  Create the Noodletools account 

3.  Create two projects in Noodletools:  Primary Sources and Secondary Sources (these are separate)

4.  Link your projects to your partners emails if you have a partner.  In this way, Noodletools allows students to edit/add simultaneously like a googledoc.

5.  Begin to enter sources into your lists-everyone should have one or two secondary sources (that you've already read).

6.  Include a 2-3 sentence annotation for each source describing how the source was useful to you.

7.  Begin to search for, cite, and annotate primary sources.

There will be an NHD student and parent night on 12/6 in the Reno Multipurpose Room from 5:30-6:30. I will give an overview of the project, answer questions, and former students will be on hand to talk about their project type.


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.


Congratulations to Nadia Lytle 6th grade and Chyna Holloway 7th grade they are the winners of the Health Form Raffle.  We have 430 students who have submitted their oral and health certificates.  Please continue to submit your forms to the Welcome Center. All students are required to have both oral and health certificates updated each year.

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.



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. 


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.


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


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


Please take a minute to check our Lost & Found!


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


Need to know how to get to Deal?


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 HOLIDAY TREE & GREENS SALE - (Volunteers Needed!) Dec 1 & 2 / 8 & 9

Deal's holiday tree and greens sale will be December 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day. Come see our great selection of fresh-cut Frasier fir trees in a variety of sizes, 2-feet tall table-top trees with stands to 13-feet tall trees. Also available: wreaths, candle rings, and garlands. Cash, credit and check are accepted. The proceeds support Alice Deal students. Questions? Please contact Deal Tree coordinators Tracy Scarrow at tracyscarrow@gmail.com and Julie Slattery at julieelectraslattery@gmail.com.

Volunteers needed! Please use this link to sign up to volunteer for a 2-hour slot to help make spirits bright this holiday season. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. This is a great way to work with your child to fulfill his or her volunteer requirement for National Junior Honor Society, high school, or to teach the gift of giving time.  


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.

Kind Campaign

We are teaming up with the counseling department at Murch Elementary School to offer a very special evening event. The Kind Campaign is a national initiative started to help girls create solutions to girl on girl bullying. The event will include an assembly with discussions and viewing of the documentary Finding Kind which gives a powerful look into resolving this issue. Parents and students are welcome to attend.  The event will be held on Wednesday, December 12 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Murch Elementary School Gymnasium. We look forward to a great turn-out. Please contact Ms. White at Deal @ Camille.white@dc.gov or Ms. Miller at Murch @ Lauren.miller@dc.gov  for more information. https://www.kindcampaign.com/documentary/

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 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. 


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