Monday - Bell I
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell II (student council induction ceremony)
Thursday - Bell IFriday - Bell II (Hispanic Heritage Month Assembly)
High School Planning
It's not too early to start thinking about high school! The following schools have already scheduled open houses:
McKinley Tech SHS
School Without Walls
|International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) at Deal!
IB Parent Information Night October 21st,Deal MS will be working with an experienced consultant to get us through this "candidate" year.
6:30 pm, in the cafeteria.
See you there!
Using consultants is a relatively new approach for the IB, to ensure that schools that become MYP world schools are putting their very best feet forward.
The consultant will be visiting the school and providing some observations about our planning and implementation process.
Deal teachers will be developing IB MYP units of learning for the end of the 1st quarter or the start of the 2nd quarter.
These will be identified as IB MYP Units and students will be bringing home information that explains the assessment process for the units.
Keep an eye open for these!
|Back to School Night is this Thursday!
Please get to school on time! You don't want to be late for class!
International Trip meeting for interested parents!
Spirit Week begins!
Mid-Advisory Progress/ Deficiency Reports sent home
Student Council induction ceremony
Back to School Night
6:30 - 9 pm
International Trip parent meeting, 5:30 pm
Sally Foster Collection Day!
Hispanic Heritage Assembly
Peace Month Assembly with Larry Bell (Bell 2)
Math Night, 6:30 - 8 pm
LSRT mtg, 7:30 am
Parent Teacher Conference Day
(students not in school)
National History Day Workshop for parents and students, 7 pm
Columbus Day (Holiday)
Jamestown/ Williamsburg Trip for 8th graders
IB Community Meeting for Deal families
Sally Foster Pick-up day
Student Portrait Day
End of 1st advisory
3:30 - 6 pm
October 28th & 29th
DC BAS testing
Wilson night, 6:30 pm
Record keeping day - students dismissed @ 12:15pm
Student Council Non-perishable food drive begins
Deal Night, 6:30 - 8 pm
Report cards issued
LSRT meeting, 7:30 am
November 8th & 9th
Politics & Prose Book Store sale!
Veteran's Day (Holiday)
PTA Parent Education Workshop, 7 pm
Mid-Advisory Progress Reports sent home
Picture make-up day
Deal Open House #1
Geography Bee competition
LSRT meeting, 7:30 am
Parent Teacher Conference Day
(students not in school)
Winter Concert, 7 pm
Holiday Greens Sale
Deal Open House #2
Student Council Winter Assembly
Last Day of School for Students (Winter Holiday)
School resumes after Winter Break!
LSRT meeting, 7:30 am
January 14th & 15th
DC BAS #2
End of 2nd Advisory
Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Inauguration Day Holiday
Student Council Awards Assembly
Record Keeping Day
|Message from Principal Kim
Back-to-School-Night is this Thursday at 6:30. Here is a little preview of what to expect...
- 6:30 - 6:40 Welcome in the Gymnasium
Back-to-School night has always been a great way for parents to meet teachers and for teachers to meet families. Students thrive when their two worlds of school and home meet successfully.
- 6:45 - 8:50 Parents will go through a truncated version of their child's daily schedule, meeting the child's teachers. Learn about what the year holds in each of the classes!
See you on Thursday night!
Alice Deal Middle School
PS - All parents interested having their child participate in international trips should plan on coming to school at 5:30 to meet with the World Language teachers.
- Thank you to homeroom teachers for reviewing Bell II activity descriptions. We would also like to thank Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Washington, Mr. Frye, Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Jenkins for assisting students with the selection process.
- Bell II activities will begin on Wednesday, October 1.
Deal Spirit Week is THIS WEEK!
- Make sure to show your Deal Spirit!
- Monday - Top Hat/Crazy Hair Day
- Tuesday - Shadow Day (Dress in ALL Black)
- Wednesday - Twin Day
- Thursday - Sports Day
- Friday - Deal Spirit/Viking Day
News from the Academic Advisor
- Mid Advisory dates:
- Deficiency notices should be placed in HR teacher mailboxes by Tuesday, noon.
- Deficiency notices (prepared for mailing) sent to the office by Wednesday, 3:30 pm.
- Hand out GradeQuick reports to each student in class by Thursday.
- Substitute Folders are due today.
- There is a faculty meeting on Wednesday.
- HR teachers, please turn in a copy of your locker list and locker money to Ms. Baxter by the close of business Tuesday.
- HR teachers, please send down PTA envelopes.
- Any teacher with a concern for discussion in SCAC should see or talk to their nearest SCAC member. SCAC will meet with the Administration today.
- Students completed the first round of DCBAS testing. These are benchmark assessments used to assess student development throughout the year. Even though it was a new experience to do it so early in the year, the testing went very smoothly and results are now being evaluated.
- ZAP (Zeroes Aren't Permitted) will begin next week. Students who have fallen behind in their homework completion may be asked to attend ZAP. ZAP provides a quiet environment with support for students to complete those necessary homework assignments. ZAP will be held in room N103 above the gym.
- Teachers ZAPping students: Please place the list of ZAPees in Mr. Albright's box by the end of the day (4 pm) before students are asked to attend.
Sports Physical Examinations
- Today at 5:30 pm, Dr. Karl Hammonds will come to Deal to conduct physical examinations for students who still need this service. The cost for this exam is $25. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to get a physical exam if he/she plans to be a member of an athletic team this school year. Students were given permission slips by their coaches last week.
Cash or checks will be accepted as payment and receipts will be issued. Checks should be made out to Dr. Karl Hammonds. We must have a minimum of 10 students confirmed in order for Dr. Hammonds to come to our school.
Students taking a physical will assemble in the gymnasium after school, where they can watch cheerleading and volleyball practice, or do their homework until the exams begin. They will be supervised by Mr. Jenkins.
Student Council Induction Ceremony
- We are on a Bell II schedule on Wednesday. During the Bell II Activity Period, students will attend the Student Council Induction Ceremony in the gymnasium. Please escort students down without their books. Thanks!
Spanish & French Spring Break Trip Parent Meetings!
- Please mark your calendars for the Spanish & French Spring Break Trip Parent Meetings on Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm (shortly before Back-To-School Night).
The Costa Rica trip meeting will be in Room G-3.
The France trip meeting will be in Room N-101.
Only 8th grade world language students are eligible to travel, but 7th grade parents who are interested in sending their students next year are welcome to come to the meeting to learn about the trip and ways to start saving for next year!
Cleveland Deposit and Permission Form Due
- The Department of Music will be competing in a national competition in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 14-17. The Department will be taking the Concert Choir, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. Students, please remember that the first deposit of $40 and the official DCPS permission slip forms are due on or before Friday. Information can be picked up in the band room, CG01.
Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg Scholarship Deadline on Friday
- Parents in need of some scholarship assistance for the annual eighth grade field trip to Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg should submit requests to Ms. Kim by this Friday. These funds are limited and will be awarded on a first come/first served basis. Every eighth grader is expected to attend this one-day journey into the early years of the colonial past. Permission slips and full payment are due to the US History teachers by October 3.
- Student Council Officers will meet today in Room 207 immediately after school.
- Student Council Representatives will meet in the Cafeteria on Tuesday immediately after school until 4 pm to rehearse for this week's induction assembly. Please attend.
- The first practice session for Mathcounts is today.
International Cooking Club
- Come join Ms. Kinzer and Ms. Hovancsek's International Cooking Club and put your talents to good use. Our first meeting is Tuesday from 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm. The meeting will provide further details about club activities and fees. Come check it out!
Lawn Games With Mr. Brecher
- Join Mr. Brecher for a fun-filled (and active!) after-school program full of some of your old favorite games such as Kickball, Flag Football, and Wiffle-Ball, as well as some new ones, such as Bocci Ball (from Italy) and Cornhole (Mid-Western U.S.).
"Lawn Games With Mr. Brecher" will meet Fridays from 3:20 pm to 4:25 pm beginning Friday. Please pick up your permission slip from Mr. Brecher in room 107 on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday after Period 7.
- Yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body and relax your mind! If you are interested in joining the yoga club, please sign up with Ms. Kelley this week in G3. Yoga club will meet on Mondays from 3:20 to 4:30 in room G3.
- The Film Society will meet for its first viewing next Wednesday afternoon from 3:20-5:00 pm. We will be viewing "Akeelah and the Bee." Please see Ms. Norelli in room 303 for a permission slip.
Buddy Days are Coming
- Every year, we host 6th grade students from our feeder schools who may attend Deal next school year. Visiting "buddies" will be teamed with their 7th grade Deal "buddies" for a full day of classes and lunch.
Students, this is your chance to proudly represent yourself and your school to others.
The following schools are confirmed for Buddy Day:
> Eaton E.S. October 15
> Janney E.S. October 16
> Murch E.S. October 21
> Lafayette E.S. October 22
> Mann E.S November 19
Department of Music Listserv
- The Music Department uses a listserv in order to communicate information to its students and parents. All students involved with the Department of Music should sign up to be a member of this listserv. To become a member, send an email mail to .
Learning to play a stringed instrument? Want to play with others at Deal?
- Attention all students interested in joining a string ensemble at Deal. While Deal no longer offers orchestra as part of its music curriculum, a new string group will be forming this Fall, with rehearsals at Deal once per week after school from 3:30-4:30 (either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, to be determined based on availability of those interested). Students must have studied violin, viola, cello, or bass for at least a year, and they must be able to read music. A professional music teacher will be hired to work with our young musicians. Students will audition with the teacher to determine placement and appropriate musical pieces for performance. There will be a modest contribution expected to cover the costs of the program (estimated at $100 each term per student musician, based on an assumption of 10 students, but the contribution would be lower if there is greater participation). If interested, or if you want more information, please contact Brigid McCarthy at [email protected] (ph. 364-2857) or John Borrazzo at [email protected] (ph: 537-0633). If sending email, please include: name of student, grade, instrument, years played, and day of week available from 3:30-4:30 (either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday).
Sally Foster Gift Wrap Sale
- There is about a week to obtain orders for the Sally Foster gift wrap sale, going on through the end of the month. Order forms will be collected Thursday at Back-to-School night and again on Monday, Sept. 29th. You can also order online by clicking on the Sally Foster link on the Deal website (https://dealpta.org). As an extra incentive, the PTA is offering to the homeroom class that brings in the most sales a lunchtime pizza party or taco party. Thanks for your support of Deal Middle School and the PTA. For questions, contact Anita Seline at [email protected] or 202-237-5505.
Teachers and Staff: LIKE TO RUN?
- Then come run with the Alice Deal Cross Country Teams. We'll host one teacher run a week. This week you can run with the teams on Wednesday. Just change into your running gear and meet us outside of the locker rooms by 3:30 pm. We'll jog over to Fort Reno Park to warm-up for 15 minutes and then begin our work out. Any questions? See Mr. Geremia.
- HR Teachers, please send all the PTA envelopes you have down to the office today. I know that teachers are waiting to have 100% return, but we now need what you have sent down to the office. Please keep track of who still did not return their envelopes.
Creative Response to Conflict (CRC) Training
- Wilson HS and Alice Deal MS educators are invited to participate in 30-hour Creative Response to Conflict (CRC) Training in a program focusing on teacher education funded by the JAMS Foundation in partnership with the CRETE program from Temple University in Philadelphia. The class will be held at Alice Deal MS on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 - 6:30 pm for 10 weeks, beginning October 1. Participants can receive 30 Professional Learning Units (PLUs) from DCPS or a $400 stipend from the grant program. The content will focus on conflict resolution themes and skills for school and classroom use and will include information on the research effectiveness of CRE. The instructor is Marsha Blakeway, MSCM, Adjunct Faculty for Conflict Resolution in Education at GMU. To register, or if you have questions, please contact Ms. Blakeway by email at [email protected] or call 202-547-9522.