- Follow along as the World Language Trips unfold
- 2013-2014 School Health Profile Form posted
- Alice Deal students in the News!
This coming weekend, nearly 200 Deal students and staff will be traveling to Costa Rica, France, and China (with a few parents thrown in). Those of us who will be traveling will report on the trip via blogs or other social media linked on the main page of the Deal website. Thank you to the PTA for helping students in need be able to afford this important activity. (And if you are the parent of a 7th grade student, sign-ups for next year’s trips are already underway.)
Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year
from the Deal PTA!
The Theme of this Coming School Year is: BUILDING COMMUNITY!
We hope you are enjoying summer and getting ready to play an active role in our school’s community. Deal’s middle school program continues to be strong! The Deal PTA plays an important role in supporting this great school by working hard to provide the “extras” that enrich our children’s educational experience.
Support the PTA! The PTA depends on family participation and your contributions fund clubs, sports teams as well as the annual musical production. PTA contributions also support important programs for all of our students throughout the year, from the Sixth-Grade Orientation and the annual team-building trip for our youngest students, to the Eighth-Grade Promotion ceremony. PTA contributions provide grants to teachers to buy supplies to support classroom instruction, technology, Viking Time and other student activities. In addition, the PTA provides funding for the Deal directory, website, newsletters, parent education workshops, books for the library and improvements to the building and grounds. We can make so much happen, with every family’s support.
To reach that goal in providing these important programs, activities, grants and supplies, we need to raise approximately $170,000. That amount might sound daunting but, in fact, it represents only about $15 per student per month over the upcoming school year. This is your PTA and we ask that you support the PTA and be as generous as possible. The suggested contribution is $150 per student and we encourage you to give more if you can; however, no contribution is too small. It is your participation and support that ensures a great Deal and builds our sense of community for Deal’s students, parents, families, faculty, administrators and staff.
In addition to fundraising, the Deal PTA also works to provide information and to open avenues of communication among Deal parents, the school administration and the larger community. There are many ways for you to find out what’s happening at Deal:
Get involved! This is a critical time in your child’s development and education, and middle school students are not as easily accessible as elementary students. Unlike in elementary school, teachers are not asking for classroom volunteers or art assistants and parents are not meeting each other on the playground or at play dates. When parents volunteer for school activities at Deal, it gives them a chance to be a “fly on the wall,” and get an inside view into their kids’ school lives. The Deal PTA strives to provide many important opportunities to get involved. A list of these activities can be found HERE.
Our first PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:30 P.M., prior to the sixth grade parent workshops. Please plan on joining us! Subsequent PTA meetings are planned for Wednesdays, Oct. 2nd and Nov. 20, 2013, during the first semester, and Wednesdays, March 19th and May 21, 2013, during the second semester. We will provide more detailed information about the agenda before each meeting. Every meeting gives you a chance to ask questions, make suggestions, meet and talk with other parents and hear important information about what is happening at Deal and in our community.
We look forward to a wonderful school year. If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please contact us. The PTA needs you–we always welcome new faces and new ideas!
The 8th grade Spanish Humanities students have been working hard on a newspaper, website, and documentary to combat global warming.… read more
Students from Ms. Kinzer’s class visited Murch Elementary to celebrate Read Across America day. Deal students were practiced… read more
Over three days, approximately 300 Deal students went skiing at White Tail.