Weekly Bulletin - June 2, 2019

Principal’s Message

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the spring musical at Hearst Elementary School. I truly enjoyed singing along to all of the great songs in Sensical the Musical. Congratulations to the entire cast for doing such a great job! 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Our final musical of the year will take place this weekend. Our 6th graders will perform Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I have sat in on a few rehearsals and spoken with some of the 7th and 8th graders who are on the stage crew; we all agree that the 6th grade performers are AMAZING!

National Junior Honor Society On June 4, nearly 300 7th and 8th graders will be inducted into the National Honor Society. All inductees must participate in a run-through during 7th period on Tuesday. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 pm in the Deal auditorium. Please contact Ms. White (camille.white@k12.dc.gov) if you have any questions. Special thanks to Ms. White, Ms. Monkou, Ms. Travers, Ms. Morin, Ms. Clark, and the ADCA.

Enrollment for SY 19 - 20Although we did not reach the DCPS target of having 85% of our families enrolled for SY 19 - 20 by June 1, We greatly appreciate the 1,044 families who have enrolled! This far exceeds the enrollment numbers of most DC Public Schools. If you have not done so, please visit the Welcome Center to enroll your child before the end of the school year.

As you know, enrollment impacts school budgets and scheduling. The first 6th and 7th grade homeroom to have 100% enrollment will win a pizza party. Currently, Ms. Henley's and Ms. Lashley's homerooms are in the lead.  

We have two weeks remaining in the school year. Our expectations for appropriate middle school behavior and consistent academic performance have not changed. Please continue to encourage your child to end the year positively.

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.
Please email us at fitcampnation1@gmail.com with questions or visit FitCamp Website. Registration link below:


Camp Command Performance

 A Theater Arts Summer Camp at Deal Middle School

 Weekly Sessions from July 8 - July 19, 2019 Learn more at: www.alicedealmiddleschool.org/artscamp 
https://forms.gle/eVkFKBQ2qbJAUXYCA  - Enrollment Form https://squareup.com/store/alice-deal-theater/ - Payment Link 
Announcing Camp Command Performance - A Fun New Theater Arts Camp at Alice Deal!  
Looking for a fun, creative and affordable summer camp that will help your rising middle schooler get ready to try out and take part in productions in middle school? Look no further than Camp Command Performance. A new theater arts camp opening at Alice Deal Middle School for two weeks July 8 and July 15 2019.  
Expand your vocal performance skills and develop your dramatic technique by immersing yourself in one, or both, of these two high-energy programs that will allow young actors (rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students) to learn and hone basic techniques of acting and singing for the stage through voice, movement, improvisation and physical comedy.  
Week 1 - July 8-12, 9AM to 3PM - Sharpen Your Shakespeare Skills $300/week Dive into the world of history's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare in our first week of camp. We'll focus on the themes of love, jealousy and transformation in Midsummer Night's Dream. Over the course of this week-long intensive you will learn to:  
Week 2 - July 15-19, 9AM to 3PM - Experience the Magic of Musical Theater $300/week Funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest, A Chorus Line is an insightful portrait of anonymous, interchangeable dancers vying for the same eight roles in an upcoming musical on Broadway. Over the course of this weeklong intensive you will learn key scenes and musical numbers from the show, and:  
Questions? Email DealCommandPerformanceCamp@gmail.com

This Week at Deal (June 3, 2019)

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

Mark Your Calendar!

June 4 | National Junior Honor Society Ceremony, 6:30 pm

June 6 |  Willy Wonka Jr 6th Grade Musical, 6:30 pm

June 7 |  Willy Wonka Jr 6th Grade Musical, 6:30 pmJune 8 |  Willy Wonka Jr 6th Grade Musical, 2:00 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

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


Students who need to leave Deal early to prepare for the 8th grade dance on June 11th may do so with a "walking pass". With their parent/guardian's written permission, students may leave Deal at 12:30 pm on June 11th. The permission note must include the following information:

  1. Students full first and last name - printed

  2. Request that they be allowed to leave at 12:30 or later

  3. Printed name and phone number of parent\guardian

  4. Parent signature

The attendance office will call to verify every walking pass request. The note is to be turned in to the homeroom teacher no later than Thursday, June 6th. Please note the following guidelines:

  • All requests must be made in writing and email requests will not be accepted.

  • Your student must be 14 years old on or before June 11th, 2019. If your student will not be 14, the usual rules apply.  A parent/guardian will be permitted to sign-out students.

  • Students must attend the first half of the school day in order to be allowed to come to the dance.  Please schedule any and all appointments in the afternoon as we will hold our important promotion practice in the morning of June 11th. 


If you student is attending a private, charter or non-DCPS school, please email Ms. Travers at johnet.travers@k12.dc.gov. Include in the email the student's name and high school they will be attending. All records will be mailed to the school during the summer.


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!


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.


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!


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 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 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 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:


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

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 June 3


Congratulations to the top 6th grade readers from May! 

The following students read and logged the most minutes in Beanstack

New Delhi: Kalie Van Order
Lusaka: Owen Calder

San Jose: Natalie Broquard

Georgetown: Haneefah Persaud 

They will celebrate with a special lunch and literary field trip on Tuesday, June 4



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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


Need to know how to get to Deal?


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.


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 
VOTE for Next Year's ADCA and LSAT members https://forms.gle/J7JriAGenM2m4srk9 WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED AT ALICE DEAL IN SY2019-2020? There are still open positions for the ADCA. Check it out! Click here to learn more about what the ADCA does and how you can help out.  ADCA and LSAT positions are open to the parents of all rising 6th-8th graders for the 2019-2020 school year. 
Enroll your returning student(s) ASAP Go to the Welcome Center, they have preprinted forms for you. All students must be enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year by June 14th You can bring the documents to the Welcome Center during the school day.  Evening hours are scheduled every Thursday until 7:00 pm for families who are not able to come to the school during the day.  The required residency verification guidelines are here.  
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-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.
Save the Date Join the DCPS contingent during the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  
This is a fun opportunity to show pride and support for the diversity in our school community, and our commitment to making schools safe and inclusive.  Parents, family, friends, and students are all welcome!

Forensic Detectives Camp 1-week summer camp for girls grades 6-8 during the week of July 8th-12th from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Girls Inc. DC is partnering with the National Law Enforcement Museum for a "Forensic Detectives Camp"! 
This fun opportunity allows girls to play detective for a week, connecting clues with science, meeting with professionals in the field and learning about the criminal justice system! 
Pick up and drop off will be at the National Law Enforcement Museum: 
444 E Street, NW, Washington DC 20002   

Lunch and snacks will be provided and participation is of no cost! 

Spaces are limited to only 20 detectives and although registration preference will be given to girls attending Title I schools, spots are filling up quickly! Girls who do not attend a Title I School can also participate if they are eligible for a free/reduced lunch.Please see attached flyer for more information.
Announcing Camp Command PerformanceA Fun New Theater Arts Camp at Alice Deal!Looking for a fun, creative and affordable summer camp that will help your rising middle schooler get ready for middle school productions?Expand your vocal performance skills and develop your dramatic technique by immersing yourself in one, or both, of these two high-energy programs that will allow young actors (rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students) to learn and hone basic techniques of acting and singing for the stage through voice, movement, improvisation and physical comedy.Camp Command Performance runs from 9a to 3p Monday through Thursday and from 9a to 6p each Friday when students will perform for parents, friends and family. Camp will take place in the Deal Auditorium.You can sign up for just one or both weeks. But hurry - spots are limited! Click here for more information on the camp.Week 1 - July 8-12, 9a to 3p - Sharpen Your Shakespeare Skills, $300/weekDive into the world of history's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare in our first week of camp. We'll focus on the themes of love, jealousy and transformation in Midsummer Night's Dream. Over the course of this week long intensive you will learn to:Week 2 - July 15-19, 9a to 3p - Experience the Magic of Musical Theater, $300/weekFunny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest, A Chorus Line is an insightful portrait of anonymous, interchangeable dancers vying for the same eight roles in an upcoming musical on Broadway. Over the course of this week long intensive you will learn key scenes and musical numbers from the show, and: Questions? Email DealCommandPerformanceCamp@gmail.com

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
Camp Command Performance
A Theater Arts Summer Camp at Deal Middle SchoolWeekly Sessions from July 8 - July 19, 2019Learn more at: www.alicedealmiddleschool.org/artscamp
  - Enrollment Formhttps://squareup.com/store/alice-deal-theater/ - Payment Link 
News from your Wilson HS PTSO  Tickets on Sale Now!  Don't miss the PTSO End-of-Year Party on June 22nd PTSO End-of-Year Celebration! Saturday, June 22 from 7-10 PMTENLEY BAR AND GRILL4611 41stStreet, NW The PTSO is cordially inviting the entire Wilson community to join us for a fun evening filled with food, friends, drinks, and live music. Let's all gather together and celebrate our wonderful students, teachers, administrators, and families as we put this school year in the books!  Dress is casual. Tickets: $50 per person  Ticket price includes food and drinks from 7-10pm.  Purchase your tickets here.  If you can't come, please consider either a donation to the PTSO or purchase a ticket for a Wilson staff member. All community members are welcome, especially incoming families who plan to attend Wilson next year. This is great opportunity for us to get to know one another! 
VIL Program @ UDC This summer, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) will partner with Verizon Innovative Learning to offer a program that will provide next-gen technology and entrepreneurship courses to local minority male students in middle school on the UDC campus. We are proud to work with the Verizon Foundation to cultivate an interest in STEM education and help prepare students for future jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The 2019-2020 VIL curriculum will include the following areas of focus that will permeate various elements of the program:

  • "Design Thinking"

  • Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

  • Electronics

  • 3D Modeling & Printing

  • Team and Character Building

The VIL Program has three components:

1. Summer Enrichment Camp-The 3-week summer camp will be held on the UDC Van Ness campus (June 17th and July 3rd).

2. Saturday STEM Academy-The Saturday STEM Academy will be held one Saturday per month (September 2019 through April 2020).

3. Mentor/Mentee Pairing- Students will be paired with a mentor and assigned a peer team for the duration of the Program.

Program Requirements:

  • The participant must be a male of African American or Hispanic descent 

  • The participant must be entering grades 6th, 7th or 8th during the 2019-2020 School Year

  • The participant must reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area (DC, MD and VA)

  • The participant must attend a school that is eligible to be designated as a Free and Reduced Meal (FARM) school in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.*

  • The participant must participate in the mandatory 3-week summer camp at UDC-Van Ness

  • The participant must participate in the Saturday STEM Academy at UDC-Van Ness

Exception: The student's neighborhood school is eligible to be designated as a Free and Reduced Meal (FARM) school in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.   Our Program email address is vilmalemaker@udc.edu.

Applicants must complete the following application requirements:

- Fill out the Verizon online registration form (https://www.nacce.com/vil19regformboys)

-Fill out the UDC VIL online application (https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=7xESoyEUk0G_FR1hOyVG8mK8UgA8jqZHsdoP5rkcoMVURE8yS1FQWkRSNFFJREUzUjBLUVlWR0lTTi4u)

-Submit a copy of the applicant's most recent report card or progress report to the program email address vilmalemaker@udc.edu with the applicant's full legal name included in the subject line of ALL emails.

-Attend a Parent/Guardian Orientation.  A parent/guardian must attend one of the mandatory Parent/Guardian Orientations.  Information about the Parent/Guardian Orientation will be sent via email in May.  

Select Soccer Tryouts - DC Youth Futbul ClubOver the next few weeks, DC Youth Futbol Club is conducting tryouts for 2008, 2009 Girls and 2008, 2011 Boys Select Teams to compete in Fall 2019.  DC Youth Futbol Club offers both Select/Travel opportunities and a Development Program for boys and girls from grade school to high school grade levels.  DCYFC is a unique program whose professional coaches focus on player and team development, encourage and motivate players to reach their potential. It is an international youth soccer experience with more than 45 countries represented in the club.  It also has, by far, the lowest club fees in the DC area.  For further information about the club and team tryouts, please visit: www.DCYouthFutbolClub.org or Mitch@DCYouthFutbolClub.org.
Next W3EdNet Meeting: David Grosso on June 10 at 7pm

We are very honored to have Council member David Grosso, Chair of the Education Committee, to come address us on Monday, June 10 at 7pm at the Tenley-Friendship Library (4450 Wisconsin Ave NW).
This will be our last meeting for the school year, but we will try to keep you informed about education happenings around the city over the summer (and of course, our meetings when we start up again in the fall).  

  • Please send us your contact information if you a new or continuing LSAT or PTO member, teacher or staff, or an interested community member who wants to receive updates. 

  • Please also assign one person from your school to be a W3EdNet contact to make sure that information gets passed along to your school communities!

  • Finally, we are still looking for interested folks who might serve on the W3EdNet "board" -- people willing to take on certain tasks (social media, give testimony, etc.).  Please let us know!

DCPS School Food Advisory Board Meeting
Date and Time: Monday, June 3 from 5:30-7:30PM
Location: Roosevelt High School
Topic: Food quality
RSVP link

The DCPS School Food Advisory Board meetings provide a collaborative space for DCPS Food and Nutrition Services Leadership and their food service providers (DC Central Kitchen and SodexoMAGIC) to share updates and recieve feedback from their school community. The meetings are open to the public and are typically attended by parents, teachers, students, and concerned citizens from around the city. Dinner is included, and Spanish translation is available.

The topic for this meeting is food quality. The bulk of the meeting will focus on DCPS's adoption of the Good Food Purchasing Program! This program supports large public institutions' food purchasing in five areas: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare and nutrition. At the upcoming meeting, DCPS will release their baseline assessment, which provides scores in each value category, and will solicit feedback from attendees about their implementation plan.

DC's adoption of GFPP, which was signed into law last December as part of the Healthy Students Amendment Act, has the potential to radically change DC's procurement processes and will help to integrate higher quality, more sustainable foods into our school meal program. DCPS is only the 9th school district, and the first on the East Coast to adopt these standards

, and DCPS wants to make sure that they respond to the baseline assessment in a way that is in line with community values and priorities. This meeting will be your best chance to provide input on this process in its earliest stages. We hope to see many of you there and hear what you think!


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.


This 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.


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!


Rubi and Sarah

(8th graders)


STORM 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


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


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.


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 26

Friday, May 3
Friday, May 10

Friday, June 7
Friday, June 14
Friday, June 21

Friday, June 28

Hardy Middle School
1819 35th St NW, DC 20007

Parking is available via Wisconsin Ave., in the school parking lot,
across from the Safeway at 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, DC 20007

Hustle & Muscle Mat Club


email: clong@hustlemusclematclub.org

Hustle & Muscle Mat Club is on Facebook & Twitter! See www.facebook.com/HMmatclub & @hustlemusclemc


Grab 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 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. 

Megan Maples