Weekly Bulletin - November 25

Principal's Message:

I hope you and your family had a restful holiday. A special thank you to former parent and President/CEO of Blue Skye Construction Company, Mr. Bryan Scottie Irving, for providing turkeys and all the "fixings" for fifteen Deal families. We truly appreciate your generosity and support.

School Climate Survey

Through our partnership with Child Trends, Deal will again participate in the School Climate Survey. This survey enables students, families, and staff to share their thoughts about student engagement, student safety, and school environment. Students will take the survey the weeks of November 26th (7thgrade) and December 3rd (8th grade) during Advisory.  

If you do not want your child to participate, please email the opt out letter to Assistant Principal Maples at megan.maples@dc.gov. We are also seeking your thoughts and feedback; please take a few minutes to fill in the survey found at dealparent.dc-edscls.org

Shepherd Buddy Day

We are looking forward to welcoming students from Shepherd on Thursday, November 29, for our second Buddy Day of the year. 

Student Wellness

Over the past few weeks, I have had conversations with students and parents/guardians about the mental well-being of the young people at Deal. As some of our students begin to display signs of depression and anxiety, we as a community must work together to create a support system that promotes help-seeking behaviors. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to contact our mental health team to proactively discuss any concerns you have about your student.

6th Grade

Counselor - Camille White (camille.white@dc.gov) 

Social Worker - Hilary Katz (hilary.katz@dc.gov) 

7th Grade

Counselor - Joy Monkou (joy.monkou@dc.gov) 

Social Worker - Peter Boccardi (peter.boccardi@dc.gov)

8th Grade

Counselor - Johnet Travers (johnet.travers@dc.gov) 

Social Worker - Danielle Morin (danielle.morin@dc.gov)

Social Worker - Deborah Horan (deborah.horan@dc.gov

School Psychologist - Latashia Scott (latashia.scott@dc.gov)

Picture Day - Make Ups

Make ups will take place this Friday, November 30.

Onward and Upward!

This Week at Deal (November 26, 2018)

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

Mark Your Calendar! 

November 30th | Make-Up Picture Day
December 3rd | Progress Reports Go Home with Students 

December 5th | IB Night - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

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 26


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.


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..


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-Presidents

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. 

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