DC One Card
Deal students will receive their DC One Card today. The DC One Card will allow students to:
- buy meals in the cafeteria
- access DC recreation centers
- access Metro trains and buses
- check out books at DC Public Libraries
Please note that students will be solely responsible for loading funds to their cards, as well as registering their cards with the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Students will be charged a $5 fee for a replacement card. For more information, please visit www.dconecard.dc.gov.
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Alice Deal 2009 Spelling Bee.
First Place: Sonia Schlesinger
Second Place: Caroline Nwanze
Third Place: Darcy Shevlin
Our first and second place spellers will progress to the regional competition. Thank you to all students who competed in the Bee and to staff for your support.
Science Fair Results
The Science Department would like to extend thanks to Ms. Baxter, Mr. Brecher, Ms. Stanley, Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Simmons, Ms, Washington, Ms. Kelly, Mr. Greenhill and the custodial staff for their assistance with the science fair. Your help and generosity were immeasurable in making our science fair a success. You are all amazing!
Congratulations to the students who placed in the science fair!
1st Place Winners
Ruthie Lewis, Alex Cooper, Jena Wade, Katherine Borrazzo, Sasha Pfeiffer, Liam Kerwin, Chandler Baxter, Adriahna Foster, Even Katz, Nathan Davis, Sarah Ulstrup, Sebastien Navidi-Kasmai, Jamie Finucane, Eli Ferster, and Vincent Femia
2nd Place Winners
Alexie Pereyra, Christina Harn, Parris Washington, Sumika Davidson, Clara McGinn, Desmond O'Brien, Leo Wackler, Anna Allard, Alex Morlaes-Sanz, Freya Bernado, Peter Barrows, Michael Kusnet, and Billy Shuldiner
3rd Place Winners
Emma Lalley, Abbie Israel, Lena Shapiro, Isabel Albee, Natasha Timmons, Kelly Sherman, William Church, Maddie Conover, and Jacob Bresica-Weiler
The judges were very impressed with your enthusiasm, innovation, and ability to clearly present your ideas!
Team Green Scholars Adopted a Cheetah!!
Team Green Scholars 7B students raised $250 to adopt the endangered Cheetah from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Their contribution to the Adopt a Species program supports conservation programs to save endangered species, funds medical care, equipment, and habitat improvements for animals that live at the National Zoo and its 3,200-acre Conservation and Research Center. We are excited to welcome this new member to our team!
Student Council Representatives should attend a mandatory meeting Tuesday after school to discuss the upcoming Valentine's Day Dance and Valentine's Day gift sales. Also, bring your Homeroom's Pennies for Patients boxes so that we can count our coins. The meeting will be in Mr. Kirschenbaum's room.
Valentine's Day Dance and Gifts
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Remember to buy your Valentine's Day gifts during lunch this week - $1 for a lollipop or $2 for a teddy bear.
The Valentine's Day dance is this Friday after school. Purchase your ticket ($4) during lunch this week or outside Mr. Kirschenbaum's or Ms. Mason's classrooms after school.
Deal Staff - Please see Mr. Kirschenbaum if you can help chaperone the dance.
Pennies for Patients
Remember to collect and to donate your coins this week for our Pennies for Patients campaign. Help find a cure for blood cancers. The homeroom with the most donations will win a Domino's pizza party.
Instead of playing outside on a warm winter Saturday morning, the Deal MathCounts team spent the time attacking a lot of ingenious math problems and appears to have beaten most, but not all, of the other schools in DC at a recent city-wide competition.
According to unofficial reports from a source in the grading room at the contest, the Deal team came in second place, behind St. Alban's School for Boys, at a contest that featured teams from fifteen different DC public, private, charter, and parochial schools. The source said that Sidwell Friends school came in third place, followed by Lafayette and St. Patrick's in fourth and fifth place.
Deal's Derek Levinson was the second-highest scorer in the entire competition, losing by one point to a student from Jefferson Middle School. Most of the top six students were from St. Alban's, but it appears that Deal's Thuy Nguyen came in 7th place out of well over 100 students who completely filled the Lafayette Elementary School cafeteria. Nice work!
Brown Bag lunch on Building Self Esteem
A Brown Bag lunch on Building Self Esteem will be held during 4th period on Thursday, February 12 in the Counseling Suite. All 7th graders are welcome to sign up in the Counseling Suite at anytime. Cookies will be provided, but don't forget to bring your own lunch!
Team Braveheart Has a Very Busy Week Ahead
Please note the following schedule:
Braveheart students will work in small teams to improve DC CAS math skills during Periods 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 in the cafeteria on Tuesday. Teachers have received a list of students effected by this project.
Sixty-five Braveheart students will enjoy a pizza party during Period 5 on Wednesday in room 253 to celebrate high and improved test scores on the last battery of DC BAS tests. Students will report to the party at the beginning of Period 5 and will be released to go outside (weather permitting) or to the cafeteria 20 minutes before the end of the period. Nice work, kids!
Rescheduled Field Trip to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art on Thursday
Braveheart will travel on Thursday to study art at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. This trip was rescheduled as a result of inclement weather on January 29. Students will leave at 9:00 a.m. and return to Deal at approximately 2:30 p.m. Teachers should refer to the list of Braveheart students left in their mailboxes on Monday.
Green Scholars After School DCCAS Prep and Additional Tutoring
Green Scholars are holding DCCAS prep and additional tutoring every Monday in room 109 and Thursday room 303 after school from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. If you would like to join our fun group and receive additional help, please contact Mr. Geremia, Ms. Spann-Goode, Ms. Philip, Ms. Mason and/or Ms. Stanley.
After-School Chinese Club Meets Every Tuesday
Attention, students - if you want to join the after-school Chinese Club, you need to see Ms. Wang for a permission slip. The club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30. There will be many fun activities for you to enjoy.
Calling all Artists!
Please see Ms. Washington if you are interested in submitting your artwork to the Deal Auction.
Parent Institute of Quality Education
Would you like to get more involved in your child's education?
Would you like to like to learn how to help your child succeed in school?
Would you like to learn how to better navigate the school system?
Sign up for PIQE (Parent Institute for Quality Education) PIQE is a FREE nine week program for parents of Alice Deal Middle School and Wilson High School that:
- will begin on Wednesday, February 11
- will meet every Wednesday (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
at Wilson High School (3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016, near the Tenleytown Metro).
- will provide FREE childcare and refreshments
Contact Jeanette Rojas at (703) 933-9877 or [email protected] to sign up or for more info. Se habla español.
PIQE es un programa bilingue. Llame si usted quiere aprender a mejorar la educación de su hija o hijo.
Update from the LAYC After-School Program at Deal
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) After-School Program currently has openings for new students!
The LAYC After-School Program runs 3:30-5:30; Monday-Thursday at Deal, and is open to all Deal students.
The first hour (3:30-4:30) is dedicated to homework and academic assistance with our team of tutors.
The second hour (4:30-5:30) is dedicated to enrichment activities, which currently include: Chess & Financial Literacy, Graffiti Art, Athletics and Games, and Focus on Kids. Focus on Kids is a class that teaches students to live healthy lifestyles, and lets students earn volunteer hours and a stipend for their participation.
If you'd like to enroll your child or get more information about the program, please contact Tim Gibbon, LAYC After-School Coordinator, at 202-747-8920 or [email protected] (Se habla español).
After School Opportunity - FLAME
Students are invited to join a fun and educational after school program here at Deal. The program is made possible by the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation - Project My Time. Financial Literacy Activities Made Easy (FLAME) uses chess and the Cash Flow 101 game by Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad) to teach students about budgeting, investing, real estate, and business. FLAME meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 5:30, immediately after LAYC's academic/homework session. For more information or to register, contact Cheryl Richardson at or (202) 332-6011/265-2375.
2009 Youth Law Fair
The Youth Law Fair is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 9:00 am - 4:15 pm. It is an annual community outreach event targeted at teens in DC. The overall goals of the Youth Law Fair are:
- Teach DC area youth about their rights and responsibilities and the justice system.
- Encourage DC area youth to form and voice opinions about important legal and social issues.
- Empower DC area youth to believe that they are capable of pursing legal careers through the use of role models.
The topic this year is "OMG!! Can U Say that? IDK..." which will focus on how teens communicate through music, internet use, and text messaging. The event includes exhibits; tours of courtrooms, Judge's chambers, and holding cells led by Superior Court Judges; speak out; mock trials; a quiz that will be handed out; free lunch; and door prizes. Parents are welcome to accompany their children.
To register email your name and contact information to: by February 25, 2009. This free event is sponsored by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the Litigation Section of the District of Columbia Bar, and is co-sponsored by various other sections of the Bar.
Lost and FOUND Textbooks
Jordan Blagburn - Spanish
Jackson Conley - English
Rahela Dulan - French
Vanessa Flores - French
Kevin Goode - History
Te'Von Greene - History
D'Mani Harrison-Porter - English
Karen Herrera - History
Nhat Hoang - English
Terence Jones - English
Michael Kusnet - Science (Interactions)
Robin Martin - Science
Marvin Mata - Spanish
Mia Nicholson - Spanish
Travon Parker - Spanish
Jose Reyes - Science
Henry Sorto - Spanish
Danielle Thomas - Spanish
Cordell Wright - History
Please take better care of your books - they are critical resources for our learning community!