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|IB MYP at Deal!
The IB MYP is a structured program built around a school's state-provided curriculum. For schools that are authorized to offer IB, there are a number of guiding documents that describe how the program should look.
One critical piece is the IB Program Standards. These are the practices against which IB schools are evaluated. There are four major sections:
Standard A1 (philosophy) insists that there be "close alignment between the educational beliefs and values of the school and those of the program." In this standard, one can find language about the learner profile (the 10 characteristic properties of the IB student). The learner profile has struck a chord in many IB communities, as it matches closely with what many feel are their hopes for their students: that they be inquirers, balanced, open-minded, caring, principled, communicators and so forth. Find more about the profile on the web at www.ibo.org or look at the course outlines that you picked up at the Back-to-School Night last week. We will be building student and adult activities around the profile in the future.
Don't forget to join us on Tuesday, October 21, at 6:30 for an IB Community Information Night. We hope to see you there!
National History Day Workshop for parents and students, 7 pm
LSRT meeting, 7:30 am
Columbus Day (Holiday)
Ms. Kim visits Eaton ES families, 6 pm
Eaton Buddy Day!
Ms. Kim visits Thomson ES families, 6:30 pm
Janney Buddy Day!
Jamestown/ Williamsburg Trip for 8th graders
Murch Buddy Day!
IB Community Meeting for current & future Deal families
Lafayette Buddy Day!
Sally Foster Pick-up Day
Student Portrait Day
Deal hosts 10 US school administrators for a school visit
Ms. Kim visits with Lafayette ES families, 6:30 pm
End of 1st advisory
3:30 - 6 pm
October 28th & 29th
DC BAS testing
Wilson night, 6:30 pm
Record keeping day - students dismissed at 12:15 pm
Student Council Non-perishable food drive begins
HD Cooke Buddy Day!
Deal Night, 6:30 - 8 pm
Report cards issued
LSRT meeting, 7:30 am
November 8th & 9th
Politics & Prose Book Store sale!
Veterans Day (Holiday)
Mann Buddy Day!
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
I greatly enjoyed Parent Teacher Conference Day. Thanks to everyone who made it so successful. I also appreciate the willingness of families who could not get scheduled for Friday to come in and meet with teachers this week. Additionally, I am thankful to the teachers for adjusting other meeting schedules to prioritize parent meetings.
We have now officially moved out of our old main office to our new, modernized Welcome Center! As a part of this transition, our main school phone number has changed. Please make a note: Our new phone number is 202-939-2010. Our fax number remains unchanged: 202-282-1116. Thank you for your patience with periods of phone difficulties last week during the transition.
One of the most impressive aspects of Deal is how we have integrated the National History Day project into the curriculum for all students. Our unparalleled social studies team will be hosting an information session this Tuesday at 7 pm, that will be extremely informative for students and their families. Hope to see everyone on Tuesday night.
Have a wonderfully productive learning week!
- Thanks for coming to Parent Teacher Conferences!
- Thanks to Mr. Ngwa and Mr. Larry Bell for a great kick-off to October Peace Month!
- Thanks to Mr. Jackson, Mr. Frye, student and parent volunteers, donators, and purchasers for making the bake sale so successful!!
- Thanks for your PTA Newsletter submissions!
- Thanks to Ms. Anita Seline for organizing Sally Foster Gift Wrap Sales!
- Thanks to the Deal office team & to Heery for helping to make the transition to the new Welcome Center so smooth!
Classroom Visit from 8th Grade Counselor
- HR teachers, please take the time to review all items that pertain to students and student activities with your HR class. Too many students have mentioned to me that this is not happening in their homerooms. Thanks!
- I love the data walls in your classrooms! Thanks for using data as an essential instructional tool!
- PPEPs are due to Ms. Kim at 8:30 next Tuesday. Please be timely with this and all other submissions.
- We are finally in the new Welcome Center! Teachers, please move your old mailbox to your new mailbox and remember to check your mailbox in the morning as well as in the afternoon.
- If any teacher still is not hearing PA announcements, please alert Mr. D today.
- The laptop cart is available for sign-out and use! Please see Mr. Mbayu!
- Teachers, if you have your "wish list" complete, please send it to Ms. Frumin at [email protected] for posting on the Deal website.
Buddy Day Updates
- Ms. McFarland will visit all 8th Grade English classes this week to discuss what every 8th grade student needs to know to get ready for high school.
- Eaton Elementary School 6th grade students will be visiting us Tuesday, October 15. This is just a few days away!
Students who would like to be "Buddies," please sign up in the Counseling Suite (Room 113) with Ms. Hernandez after school.
Eaton ES Wednesday, October 15
Janney ES Thursdday, October 16
Murch ES Tuesday, October 21
Lafayette ES Wednesday, October 22
HD Cooke ES Tuesday, November 4
Mann ES Wednesday, November 19
Let us remember that we are each other's allies. May the Peace Month Assembly message remain clear and be reflected in our actions every moment of every day.
Department of Music Listserv
- The Music Department uses a listserv to communicate information to students and parents. All students involved with the Department of Music should sign up. To become a member, send an email to .
Come Tuesday to learn about National History Day!
- Students and their parents are invited to a special workshop at 7 pm, Tuesday, to learn more about Deal's participation in the National History Day program. This year's theme is "The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies." This will be your opportunity to see what great exhibit boards, documentaries, performances, and research papers look like. Missy McNatt, the DC coordinator for NHD will be here to answer questions, help explain the resources available at the National Archives, and to start our preparations for another successful year.
The workshop runs from 7-8 pm in the cafeteria -- you should be able to return home in time to watch the second Presidential debate!
- Dr. Wilhoyte will visit our school in mid-October for team/department data presentations. Teachers are encouraged to work collaboratively to disaggregate our DCBAS data, with the Data Dean taking the lead role for the teams and department chairs taking the lead role for departments. Each member of the team should feel comfortable with presenting your findings and action plans. Feel free to use the template as the foundation for the presentation, but also enrich as you see fit!
Grade Level Department Chairs Meeting
Family Math Night
The new date for Family Math Night is Thursday, November 13th. We will feature interactive hands-on activities to:
Students are encouraged to attend with their parents.
- show how to highlight math in real life moments and
- demonstrate some of the cool "stuff " your kids are learning in school.
- Deal's Debate Team started its season with a resounding win at George Washington University this Saturday. Of the 79 debaters competing, 5 of the top 7 were from Deal. We brought home the Sweepstakes trophy by winning 23 debates. Of 27 teams competing, teams from Deal placed #1, 4, 5, 7, and 10. The #1 team, composed of returning champions Abbie Israel, Derek Levinson, and Lena Shapiro, went undefeated for the day. Seventh grade rookie of the day was Luke Trinity, who took fourth in individual speaker points. Congratulations to all the debaters, who displayed great skill and sportsmanship.
Debate club will meet in Mrs. Sweeney's room on Monday from 3:20 to 4:30.
Field Trip Opportunities
- Teachers are invited to attend a workshop offered by the National Building Museum to explore how you can encourage your students to "go green." It will be held on Saturday, October 25, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. For more information and to register for this and future workshops visit www.nbm.org.
The Homework Hotline is operating!
- Teachers: The Homework Hotline date input forms should be submitted by the close of business on Thursdays. Please place the completed data form in the Homework Hotline mailbox. The forms are on the counter in the main office. Please use only black or blue pens to fill out the forms. No pencils, please!!!
Deal International Night is next week!!
- Mark Your Calendars! Put on Your Aprons! Deal International Night is next Thursday, October 16th! This year is the 29th Annual Deal International Night, an exciting and fun event that celebrates the rich diversity of the Deal Community. The evening provides an opportunity for parents, students, and teachers to come together to socialize and enjoy delicious foods from around the world. Deal's own students will provide the entertainment -- the school band, choir, language class students, and others will perform. In order to make International Night a success, we need your help! If you have already filled out an International Night Volunteer form with your PTA packet, you will be contacted soon. If you have not yet volunteered, please do so today. We need families to bring food and to help out the night of the event. Cuisines represented include African, Asian, American Regional, Middle East, European, Caribbean, and Latin American. If you can help, please contact: Beth Van Hanswyk at 363-7465 (h) or or Jane Feller at , 966-9552 or Betsy Wendt (Habla Español) at 319-8168 (h), 671-1767 (w), .
- Marquen sus calendarios! Ponganse sus delantales! "Deal International Night" (la Noche Internacional de Deal) es el jueves 16 de octubre! Este año es el 29o aniversario de "Deal International Night," un evento muy alegre y divertido en el cual se celebra la diversidad de la Comunidad de Deal. Esta celebración permite que padres, estudiantes y maestros se unan para compartir un rato y disfrutar comidas deliciosas de varias partes del mundo. Estudiantes de Deal proveerán el entretenimiento - la orquesta de le escuela, el coro, estudiantes de varios idiomas y otros tomaran parte en el evento. Pero necesitamos su ayuda para asegurar el éxito de "International Night"! Si ya ha llenado y entregado el formulario (que recibió como parte de los documentos del PTA) para ser voluntario en este evento, ya será contactado muy pronto. Si todavía no se ha ofrecido como voluntario/a, hágalo hoy! Necesitamos familias para traer comida al evento y para ayudar en las actividades esa noche. Se espera tener comida Africana, Asiática, Estadounidense (Regional), Medio Oriental, Europea, Caribeña y Latino Americana. Si puede ayudar, por favor contactar a Beth Van Hanswyk 363-7465 (hogar) [email protected], o Jane Feller [email protected], 966-9552, o Betsy Wendt (Habla Español) 319-8168 (hogar), 671-1767 (trabajo), [email protected]