Weekly Bulletin - November 4th

Principal's Message:

I hope you were able to attend one of the two performances of Romeo and Juliet this weekend. I am so proud of our young thespians for their hard work. Kudos to our director, Katherine Nugent, and her team for creating a truly stellar production. A special thank you to our ADCA for their tremendous support before, during, and after both shows! 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled from 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm this Tuesday. Please visit this link if you have not signed up for a conference. Parking could be a bit challenging, so we are asking that you plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled conference time. 

LGBTQ Family Meeting

Family and community engagement are essential for our students' academic and social growth. Active, engaged families often translate to active engaged students. We are grateful for your support and look forward to continuing our connection. One of our Deal Families is opening their home for conversations and support around LGBTQ students at Deal. If you are interested in attending an LGBTQ Students' Family Get Together, please RSVP to diedre.neal@dc.gov.  First

Advisory Report Cards

Students will receive their report cards for the first advisory on Friday, November 9. Please contact your child's grade-level assistant principal if you do not receive a report card from your child. November 30 is the mid-point for the second advisory. Please be on the lookout for second advisory progress reports during the first week of December.

International Night

 Deal will host its annual International Night on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm. We need a few of your delicious dishes for that night. Please sign-up as soon as possible, before November 8, to bring a dish and/or volunteer. I look forward to seeing you there! 

Onward and Upward!

This Week at Deal (November 5, 2018)

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

Mark Your Calendar! 

November 8th | High School Night - 6:30 pm

November 9th | Report Cards Provided to Students

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

November 15th | International Night - 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

Upcoming Event

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

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


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.

National History Day

Students who are participating in the field trip to the National Archives will meet on 11/7.  All other students will attend their homeroom activities that day.  Students should continue to read their secondary source book and if they've finished it find another one and begin reading it.  

NHD students - along with Ms. Trenkle, Ms. Redd, and Ms. Emily - will leave Alice Deal Middle School promptly at 12:30 pm on 11/7 and leave the National Archives at 4:00 pm, for a return to Alice Deal Middle School at approximately 5:00 pm. Students will have lunch at school from Noon until 12:25 pm, then meet in the back of the school auditorium by 12:30 pm. All participating students will be excused from their afternoon classes by Ms. Trenkle.

On the day of the trip, students must bring their DC ONE card (registered to take the subway), or subway fare ($5.35), and a pencil to complete activities. Due to security restrictions at the National Archives, students will not be allowed to bring any cellphones or bags on this trip.  Students may leave these in their lockers and retrieve them when they return to school.

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. HallerDealLagos18@gmail.com

Parent and Student Information | Week of November 5


The first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, November 6 from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Conferences with team teachers are by-appointment-only. 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 Tuesday, November 6th in lieu of making conference appointments.

Team teachers will also have conference appointments available during the afternoon tomorrow, November 5. Please note: Elective teachers will not necessarily be available.  


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.


Thank you for submitting your health forms. The raffle will take place on Friday, November 9. Please remember every student must have an updated health form on file.

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.


This weekend, ADMS was well represented at the Washington-Arlington Catholic Forensics League public forum tournament of the year. The team of Claire Abrams and Karam Weigert finished the tournament with a winning record and earned the right to attend the national qualifier/metro final championships in March. Please click here for additional Speech and Debate News!


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.


Organization, Bocce, Dance and more! Please click here for a list of our staff-sponsored activities.


There will be NO Model UN on 11/7. Students who are participating in PAHO or GWCIA should work on their position paper.  Students who are participating in PAHO need to download the media release form for the conference from the website and return it to Ms. Trenkle. We will resume with our General Assembly meeting on 11/14 in E305.  Students writing background guides for ADMUN should send their outlines/drafts to date to Ms. Trenkle. Remember, all background guides must be completed by 11/21!  

BUAMUN and WMIDMUN conference permission slips are posted on our website with basic details.  Please read the provided information carefully and see Ms. Trenkle with questions or your permission slip!


Basketball and Indoor Track are beginning! Please visit the Athletics Department Link for information about tryouts and practices.


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


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 before November 8th 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 8thgraders 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 pm 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 Co-Chairs: Leonie Stephenson (leoniestephenson86@yahoo.com) and Federiqa Bindi (federiga.bindi@uniroma2.it).


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.

Wilson High School Theater presents RENT 
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 opera La 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 ground-breaking musical.  Performances
November 9, 10, 16, & 17 at 7:30 pm
November 17 at 2:30 pm
$5 student/child (all performances)
$15 Adult ($10 for the Sat. Nov 17 matinee) Buy your tickets now online - only cash or check accepted at the door.  Thank you for supporting our local high school and see you at the show!

Expert DCPS Math and SSAT/ISEE/HSPT Tutoring AvailableChevy 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. 

Janney ES 5k and Fun Run - Saturday November 17 The race registration for this year's race is now open. The race will start and finish at the DCPS Janney Elementary School. The racecourse covers the USATF-certified neighborhood course through AU Park. Click here to register: www.janney5k.com.

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