Weekly Bulletin - May 12, 2019

Principal's Message:

Happy Mother's Day!

PARCC Testing Continues

Our 8th graders did an amazing job during ELA and math PARCC testing last week. Tomorrow and Tuesday,  8th graders will participate in Science PARCC testing. Sixth graders will begin PARCC testing on Wednesday, May 15. Please ensure your 6th grader gets plenty of rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives to school on time.

Measles

There has been a nation-wide resurgence of measles. The following letter to families and Measles Fact Sheet have been provided by the Department of Health to ensure we keep our community healthy.

Progress Reports

All students will receive their Progress Report for the 4th Advisory on Wednesday. Please contact your child's grade-level counselor if you do not receive a Progress Report.

6th Grade - Camille White (camille.white@dc.gov)

7th Grade - Joy Monkou (joy.monkou@dc.gov)

8th Grade - Johnet Travers (johnet.travers@dc.gov)

Fire Drill

Our monthly fire drill is scheduled for Friday, May 17. The purpose of our monthly drills is to ensure a safe and predictable school environment. All students and staff are expected to exit the building quickly and safely, and at Voice Level Zero.

Enrollment

Thank you to the families who have completed enrollment for SY 19 - 20! The feedback we have been receiving regarding the process is that it is faster and easier because our Welcome Center has pre-printed forms available. We will continue to host evening hours on Thursdays until 7:00 pm. The first 6th or 7th grade homeroom to have 100% enrollment will win a pizza party!

Onward and Upward!


2019-2020 Annual Enrollment

All students must be enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year by June 14th.

All current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students need to bring proof of residency to the Deal Welcome Center to complete the pre-printed enrollment documents. You can bring the documents to the Welcome Center during the school day. Evening hours are also scheduled every Thursday until 7:00 pm for families who are not able to come to the school during the day. The families of our 8th grade students should take their proof of residency to the high school they will attend. 

The required residency verification guidelines are here


FitCampNation Summer Camp at Deal


FitCampNation Summer Camp is back again with more fun, excitement, activities and games than ever before! We will focus on fitness, intro to sports and enrichment, structured play, and nutritional education, all in a fun and nurturing environment!

Session info is as follows:
Session 1: June 24th through June 28th
Session 2: July 1st through July 5th (no camp July 4th or 5th)
Session 3: July 8th through July 12th
Session 4: July 15th through July 19th
Session 5: July 22nd through July 26th

**1/2 Day options available for RISE students **10% sibling and multiple week discount available.
**Early Bird pricing available until April 1st.   
Please email us at fitcampnation1@gmail.com with questions or visit FitCamp Website. Registration link below:

REGISTER FOR FITCAMP HERE!


This Week at Deal (May 12, 2019)

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


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 PARCC Testing

With 6th grade PARCC testing right around the corner, help your student feel prepared by spending some time in the PARCC platform. Students can access PARCC practice tests for ELA and Math by logging onto Clever and selecting the PARCC Practice Button. Practicing with the online tools and PARCC items will help build confidence before testing begins on May 15th.


Greetings, 6th Grade Families:

Beginning this week, Mrs. House will be the substitute teacher for Ms. Maniscalco's classes until the end of the school year.  We are excited to have Mrs. House join the Alice Deal family.  Please welcome Mrs. House to the 6th grade team! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Team New Delhi and/or Mr. Moore.


Caught U being good! Caught U being kind! Caught U being helpful!

The sixth-grade student leaders will be on the lookout for sixth grade students who are doing good things. These students will be handing out tickets for random acts of good during the week of May 13-17. If you receive a ticket starting next week, you will be able to take that ticket to Mr. Moore in exchange for a prize at the end of each day. Alice Deal 6th Grade- Here We Grow!


Team Cusco Energy Efficient Design Open House

Stop into the building after school Monday, May 13th to see your student's amazing Energy Efficient Building or Vehicle Project. Ms. Law will have the amazing futuristic creations on display from 3:30 - 5:00 pm, in E101. We would love to see you there!


Congratulations to the top 6th grade readers from April! 

The following students read and logged the most minutes in Beanstack

Cusco: Patrick Morelli

New Delhi: Sofia Bui

Lusaka: Sofie Folds 

San Jose: Natalie Broquard 
Georgetown: Autumn Cowsert

They will celebrate with a special lunch and literary field trip.


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

Richard Mitchell | Richard.Mitchell@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

8th GRADE DANCE HELP

Attention 8th grade parents! We need your help to make the 8th grade dance a success! Parent volunteers are needed at the following times on June 11th:

Set-up: 12:45 - 6:00 pm

Chaperone: 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Clean-up: 9:00 pm until the end of the dance.

Please email michael.haller@dc.gov if you are available to help for any part of the fun!


8th GRADE PROMOTION DATES AND COSTS

The 8th grade team is very proud of our students and can't wait to celebrate their achievements. Letters and permission slips have been sent home and teachers are collecting payments and slips now. Please make checks out to "Alice Deal Middle School" and write your child's name on the note line.

  • Kings Dominion Visit ($90) -  June 10th

  • Promotion Practice (no cost) - June 11th - All students are expected to participate in the promotion practice at Deal during regular school hours.

  • 8th Grade Dance ($30) - June 11th - A highlight of the year, our 8th graders dress up and hit the dance floor at Deal from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. This is a popular event your child will not want to miss! Please note only Deal 8th grade students may attend the dance.

  • Promotion ($30) - June 12th - Students celebrate their promotion from 10:00 - 11:30 am at American University's Bender Arena (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW). Each student will receive five guest tickets.

We look forward to celebrating with our 8th graders and their families! Additional details will be shared in next week's bulletin and in a letter sent home with students.


8th GRADE SPECIAL EDUCATION FAMILIES 

Promotion is near! Parents of 8th grade Special Education students are invited to attend one of two transition sessions for families of students going to Wilson HS next school year. Ms. Monica Kurude, LEA Representative at Wilson HS, will present on Wilson's programming, supports, and services for incoming 9th graders. Please RSVP at this.

Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in Reno MPR

Friday, June 7th at 10:30 am - 11:30 am in Reno MPR

We look forward to seeing you!


WILSON HS REGISTRATION

If your 8th grade student will attend Wilson HS next year, course selection forms turned in to Ms. Travers have been given to staff at Wilson and students' proposed schedules should be visible in ASPEN. To view your student's schedule, please log in to ASPEN, click "My Info", then "Requests". Students who did not turn in a course selection form were given a default schedule by Wilson staff.


If your student has not yet submitted a course selection form, they should do so as soon as possible. Course change requests should be directed to Wilson HS.  Deal Course Selection Form Wilson 9th Grade Course Descriptions


WILSON HS 9TH GRADE ORIENTATION

Wilson will hold a student orientation for all rising 9th grade students and students new to DCPS on Friday, August 16th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Wilson auditorium. Pizza will be provided.


WILSON HS NEW INTRO-LEVEL COMPUTER SCIENCE CLASS

Wilson High School is starting a new intro-level computer science class next year called Computer Science Essentials (V48). It's an exciting new class involving computer programming, robotics, creativity, and problem solving.It is open to all students, but primarily targeted at 9th and 10th graders starting the SciMaTech Academy's IT pathway.

If you would be interested in taking this class next year, please click on this link https://tinyurl.com/wilson-cse-2019.

If you have any questions, please email alex.jacoby@dc.gov. Thank you!


WILSON HS FREE COMPUTER SCIENCE/ROBOTICS CAMP

Wilson HS is hosting a free computer science/robotics 2 week summer camp for incoming 9th graders. It will be a fun and creative camp where students will learn about application development on Apple's Swift coding platform. Students will use that knowledge to create and build custom robots. No programming experience required!

Camp dates: July 8-19 (M-Fri, 9 AM-3.45 PM) Breakfast and lunch are provided

The camp is sponsored by OSSE and DCPS and is run by teachers from Wilson HS, McKinley Tech HS, and Deal MS.

The application deadline has been extended and students may still apply. We encourage students to apply ASAP through the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaoLtNUvObnmjCSdwhmpSez9t32AQZxMln_vLuG_dIAQid3Q/viewform

Contact Melanie Parish (Deal 8th grade math teacher, melanie.parish@dc.gov) if you have any questions.

8th Grade Team Newsletter

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


2018-19 PARCC Testing


PARCC testing began on April 8th; our remaining students will test according to the following schedule: 8th grade: 5/3 - 5/14, and 6th grade: 5/15 - 5/22  

PARCC is the District-wide annual standardized assessment and all students are required to participate. Testing will take place each day from 8:45 am - 11:00 am. We ask families to avoid scheduling appointments during the times your children will be testing. Students will not be allowed to enter a test session late, nor are they allowed to be dismissed from a testing session and return to the test. Please see Chancellor Ferebee's letter regarding PARCC testing here. More detailed information and resources regarding PARCC testing at Deal will be shared in the coming weeks, for now, please review the Chancellor's Letter to Families about PARCC. The letter is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Amharic.


Parent and Student Information | Week of May 12


Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, May 28th from 12-7pm.  Conferences with team teachers are by-appointment-only. Starting  Monday, May 13th, 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 GradersIf 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 Hourfrom noon - 1:00 pm on Friday, March 8th in lieu of making conference appointments.


Health & Physical Education Assessment

The Healthy Schools Act of 2010 mandates health education be provided to students in the District of Columbia in grades K-8, and high school students are required to take one semester of health for graduation. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education has developed the DC Health and Physical Education Assessment to measure student knowledge and achievement in health topics that are important to the health and wellness of our students, including emotional health, safety skills, human body, disease prevention, nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and physical education.

During the 2018-19 school year, students in grades 5, 8, and high school (high school students take the assessment during the year that a health class is taken) will be asked to take the test; however, participation in any age-appropriate questions regarding sexual health is optional and you may choose to exempt your student from these test questions.

The 2019 Health and Physical Education Assessment will take place at Deal on May 24th. If you do not wish for your student to participate in the sexual health portion of the assessment, please fill out the form found here (in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Amharic, and other languages). Forms must be  signed and can be sent to Ms. Maples at megan.maples@dc.gov or dropped off in the Welcome Center -  no later than May 20th.  Choosing to exempt your student will not impact his or her grades or performance on the assessment. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to call your school.


MUN Parent Night

MUN Parent Night on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @Deal, Reno Multipurpose Room

Join us for a fun evening of Model UN.  We will have a mini sim, operated by our own students.  All country assignments will be double delegations:  student and parent.  

We will begin our night with a potluck and then move into a fun night of MUN.  We will begin our potluck at 5:00 pm with committee starting promptly at 5:30.  We will wrap up our evening at 7:30.

Come spend time with your child and see them in action, learn what is happening in MUN, and be part of an exciting night of current events, dialogue, and food! Please sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/MUNparentminisimThe  topic is the Antarctic Treaty.  Background guides have been sent home with those who have already signed up and can be emailed for those who will sign up. Once you sign up you will be assigned a country.  


Please spread the word!


KIDWIND CHALLENGE On Saturday, April 27th, twelve Alice Deal students participated in the Washington DC regional KidWind challenge.  These students built a wind turbine which was then tested in a wind tunnel for energy output.  The wind turbine they built received 2nd place in the competition, qualifying the team for the national competition in Houston, TX!
The Alice Deal KidWind team will be traveling to Nationals at the end of the month.  If you see these students in the hallways, please congratulate them!
Ema BlancoEden GrimDylan KarpChaunce AllenNicholas BlackEduardo Fernandez-FernandezSam GinsbergRockwell LewisJackson McCaughanSean MullinsAlvaro Orlove RodriguezShaun Stronach


UPDATE: Deal students are becoming stronger, faster readers with READING 

PLUS!

Deal students have now read over a million and a half words on Reading Plus, a new research-based computer program that can increase their reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary in as little as four 15-minute sessions per week.  Dozens of students have already seen gains, leveling up in their comprehension and increasing their reading rates by as much as 78 words per minute!   Every week, students are earning prizes ranging from sweet treats to PS4 gift cards for completing Reading Plus lessons, and whole classes can earn pizza parties by reading a combined total of one million words in our Million Word Challenge.  Shout out to Ms. McClary's first period ELA class, which is in the lead and already halfway there!  So what are you waiting for?  Log in to Clever and click the orange Reading Plus icon to get started! Email Ms. Peltason at joanna.peltason@dc.gov with any questions.


Alice Deal 2019-20 Ice Hockey Team

Do you play ice hockey and are interested in joining the Alice Deal 2019-20 Ice Hockey Team?

Street Hockey Play Date for the Kids and Interest Meeting

For rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Sunday, May 19

1:00-2:00 PM

Blacktop behind Deal


NATIONAL JUNIOR SOCIETY 

The application deadline for the National Junior Honor Society is May 20. All students who are applying can reach out to Ms. White, Ms. Monkou, Ms. Travers, Ms. Scott, Ms. Morin or Ms. Clark to review their application and provide feedback before May 20. Ms. White will have special office hours for application help on Tuesday's and Wednesday's from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm in room C117.


8th GRADE PROMOTION DATES ANNOUNCED!

Please see the 8th grade corner for a complete list of dates and costs for the 8th grade promotion!


NJHS COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Deal students who need community service hours for their NJHS applications should reach out to Ms. White at Camille.white@dc.gov. There are some opportunities here at Deal either before or after school. 


Students who were inducted last school year are not a part of  the process for new inductees, but they may reach out if they would like to assist with the new inductee program in some way. 


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.


SPECIAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SUPPORT PARENT NEWSLETTER 

Want to know how to support your child academically and emotionally? In the attachednewsletter 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.


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/.

PREORDER YOUR 2018-19 YEARBOOK

Sorry online sales are over, but you still can purchase your yearbook after school in the Welcome Center. The cost of the yearbook is $35.00 (cash, check, or money order). We have limited copies available so don't miss out. The power of a yearbook: it keeps the memories alive forever.


ATHLETICS

Please visit the Athletics Department Link for information about this week's tryouts and games!


LIBRARY

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


AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

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


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

ADCA WEEKLY UPDATE

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

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED AT ALICE DEAL in SY2019-20?

Consider joining one of two great parent boards

The Alice Deal Community Association & the LSAT Boards.

Click here to learn more about what each of these Boards do and how you can help out.

Fill out our interest form and come to an open house coffee at Deal on Thursday May 16 from 8 to 10 AM to learn more. Elections will be held in early June.

You don't have to have a student at Deal right now to join either board or to come to the coffee open house.  ADCA and LSAT positions are open to the parents of all rising 6th-8th graders for the 2019-2020 school year.

Questions?  Email ADCAPresident@gmail.com 

Alice Deal - ADCA and LSAT Interest Form

PRESENTING...THE 6TH GRADE MUSICAL, WILLY WONKA JUNIOR!

"It's scrumdiddlyumptious!" This show has something for everyone. Come and watch our talented 6th graders and all their imagination on stage for this wonderful Deal Tradition. Performances are on Thursday (6/6), Friday (6/7) at 6:30 PM and Saturday Matinee (6/8) at 2:00 PM. Don't wait til the last minute to get your tickets or send Well Wisher Ads. We still have spaces for volunteer parents or students to support Deal and get involved. Click here to sign up.

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. Thank you for all your support.

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.

RISING 9TH GRADE GIRLS - WANT TO PLAY HOCKEY AT WILSON?You and your parents are invited to the Wilson field hockey team's preseason meeting on Tuesday, June 4, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Wilson atrium.  At this meeting you will meet the coaches and returning team members, hear about summer preparation for the season, tryouts and our schedule.  We would like to meet you!  Come and find out about this fun sport even if you are not sure yet what you will do.  Please email Coach Sarah Whitener with questions, at  mdwhitener@aol.com.

YOUTH ALL-SKILLS CAMPThis summer, George Washington University Volleyball will host 3 summer camps! Our prospect camp is June 15th-16th and it will be geared toward the speed and structure of collegiate volleyball. Our Youth All-Skills camp is July 30th-31st and it will will cover all general skills: passing, setting, hitting, serving, and blocking. We will also demonstrate team defense, serve receive, and put the campers into game like wash drills and competitive situations. And lastly our Satellite camp with George Mason High School is August 1st-3rd which is similar to our all skills camp, but located in northern Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.totalcamps.com/GEORGEWASHINGTONVOLLEYBALL.

SUMMER TUTORING & EUREKA MATH ACCELERATION Chevy Chase Prep coaches students through successful school and college transitions all year around. This summer, we're pleased to offer Eureka Math 6 (a small class format), Math 7, Math 8, and Jump to Geometry (a small class format)! 
We have extensive experience with math acceleration, academic writing, standardized test preparation, and competitive school placements. Local references attest to our expertise, and to students' confidence and performance on standardized tests. We offer DCPS and family discounts, are Deal neighbors, and are 100 percent woman-owned.  Please visit us on the web at: chevychaseprep.com, and email us at chevychaseprep@gmail.com. Maggie RonkinFounding Owner202-670-7885

HELP US SAVE THE GREAT BARRIER REEF !The biggest living thing in the world is dying. The Great Barrier Reef! We have teamed up with 4ocean. Please help us save the reef,by limiting your usage of plastic! A couple of ways you can use less plastic is... 1-when you go to the supermarket, bring a bag so you won't have to use the plastic ones they offer. 2-use metal straws or none at all! And lastly, spread the word in every way you can!IF YOU WANT TO VISIT THE WEBSITE, HERE IS THE LINK:  https://4ocean.com/Rubi and Sarah(8th graders)

FIELD HOCKEY SUMMER CAMPS & CLINICSSTORM ACADEMY CLINICS begin Sunday, April 27! Clinics are open to all ages and skill levels and are on Sundays from 3-5pm at Madeira School. This is a great option for girls who want to play and improve, but don't have the time for club.  SUMMER CAMPS at Georgetown Visitation.  The first week (June 24-28th) is for less experienced players and the second week (July 22-26)  is a high school prep camp.   More info here!  https://www.tennistar.com/pages/index.cfm?siteid=19611 

WASHINGTON CAPITAL FC 2019/2020 TRYOUTS!Join us for the Washington Capital FC 2019/2020 Tryouts!Boys sessions will be held May 6-May 11.Girls sessions will be held May 13- May 18.
The full schedule and details can be found on our website.  https://capitalfc.org/tryouts All players MUST register online in advance of tryouts.Register Here
WCFC is one of the fastest growing clubs in the DMV. Our teams compete in National League, EDP & NCSL, and train in Washington, DC. We offer programs for boys and girls born between 2013-2001.

SPRING TEEN TENNIS at Lafayette Park If you can't make it to the Tennis Club on Mondays, come over to Lafayette Park on the M4 Bus and play tennis with fellow teens at 5:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or on Friday at 4:30.  We have classes for beginners and advanced players.  Check out the schedule at www.LafayetteTennis.org.  Classes have started but you can join in on the fun.  Classes end when school ends but we also have summer camps.  Tennis is a sport you can play for the rest of your life with friends and family.  The ball is in your court!  Paul Rosenbaum. - 202 441-0925 Paulr@lafayetteTennis.org

SPRING & SUMMER WRESTLING PROGRAM Hustle & Muscle Club is coaching a high school and youth wrestlers this spring and summer.  We have one of the best coaching staffs in the DC area.  Here is a list of our coaches.  Please scroll to the bottom of the website page and you can see their names and bios.https://www.hustlemusclematclub.org/youth-wrestling-dc/#envira-gallery-wrap-188
All you need is a completed registration form, a USAW card, and a pair of wrestling shoes.  And if any of those are an problem, we will help you or your child!We hope to see you in person soon!Hustle & Muscle Mat Club Spring & Summer Schedule 2019 
High School Practices begin at 5pm and end at 6:20pm
Youth Practices begin at 6:30pm and end at 7:30pm
Be sure to arrive to practice 10 minutes early so that you can be dressed and ready to go, as we begin practices on time!Friday, April 5
Friday, April 12
Friday, April 19
Friday, April 26Friday, May 3
Friday, May 10Friday, June 7
Friday, June 14
Friday, June 21Friday, June 28Where:
Hardy Middle School
1819 35th St NW, DC 20007Parking is available via Wisconsin Ave., in the school parking lot,
across from the Safeway at 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, DC 20007
Hustle & Muscle Mat Clubwww.hustlemusclematclub.orgemail: clong@hustlemusclematclub.orgHustle & Muscle Mat Club is on Facebook & Twitter! See www.facebook.com/HMmatclub & @hustlemusclemc

JUST TRYAN ITGrab your friends and race for a cause at the 10th annual, JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon!  Kids ages 6-14.  All abilities welcome! JUST TRYAN IT raises funds to benefit local families battling childhood cancer.  Join us, Sunday June 16, 2019 at Landon School in Bethesda.  Early Bird registration is open and limited.  Don't be disappointed... Register Today!  www.jti.run/flyer-be

Travel This Summer With CISV The DC chapter of CISV is looking for a few boys and girls, ages 10-13, to join their Village, Interchange and Youth Meeting summer programs in Indonesia, China, Portugal and Mongolia. Several current and former Deal students have participated in these amazing and life-changing experiences. Delegations are being assigned this week, so apply today at http://www.cisvdc.org/current-travel-programs. To learn more, check out the website at http://www.cisvdc.org/ or email Perita Carpenter at Perita.Carpenter@gmail.com.The purpose of CISV is to educate and inspired individuals to become active and contributing members of a peaceful society-active global citizens. Programs run from 10-28 days long.

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.

Stay up to date with Wilson HSFamilies 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 100Boy 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