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Spiff up your garden this Spring using mulch purchased through the annual Deal Athletics Department mulch sale. All proceeds support sports at our school! Only $5 per 2 cubic foot bags of hardwood mulch. For information on how to order, click here.
Spring Musical Time!!
Tickets for Honk, Jr! are $5 for students and $10 for adults and may be reserved at email@example.com. Performances are held in the Deal auditorium at the following times:
Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Deal PTA News
Read candidate bios for upcoming board elections and review draft budget for next year
Deal Sports Schedule
Spring Language Trips — Read the blogs.
Costa Rica 2013 France 2013
Shop at P&P all year long and help Deal!
Click here to place an order to be shipped or picked up in the store. P&P will donate a portion of the sale to the Deal library.
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Weekly Message from Principal Albright
A remarkable difference from my own experience in middle school is the sheer number of opportunities for students today. Just crossing my desk was the notice of the success a number of our students at the National School Scrabble Championships – where Sam Masling (Deal) and a friend, Thomas Draper (New Jersey) took second place, and another local team (Ali Bauman (Deal) and Chloe Fatsis (Janney)) finished in the top ten. These teams (and there were other Deal teams right up there as well) show that today’s students have amazing chances to be well-rounded – and we have a responsibility to give them those chances.
In today’s bulletin, we see the continued success our National History Day effort with a significant number of our students moving on to the National competition in June. This week, over 100 students hit the stage for Honk!, Jr. for three nights total. Baseball, softball, and soccer are all in their final week or so. In the list of accomplishments we also see 2nd place in the city’s geography bee. There is a lot going on and our students are showing their best. What is distinct about competition at the middle school level is that, while it can be intense, most participants are in it because they just love what they are doing. This sense of joy is matched by teachers, sponsors, and parents as well.
Let me close with a business item: please come in and register for next year. It isn’t as much a need to really get a handle on who will be here; we have a pretty good sense of our overall numbers. It is important, however, for us to get this paperwork out of the way for scheduling. We are a big school and it takes us some time to get the new school year set properly. You can help by registering as soon as possible. Eighth grade students and their families should be registering in the school where they will be in ninth grade – this is a shift from the last few years. Also, eighth graders who are not sure whether they owe money or not (books, fines, lunch, etc.) it is better to take care of this earlier rather than later. Don’t forget that we have extended Thursday evening hours for registration!
Have a great week. >> Read more of this week’s Weekly Bulletin
Deal PTA News
Dear Deal Families,
It is with pleasure and gratitude that the Deal PTA can announce that we have successfully completed our fundraising campaign for the 2012-13 school year!
Over the course of eight months, the Deal community has pulled together and donated more than $160,000 to supplement the school program, add activities outside the school budget and to support the ideas of our fine teachers and administrators who dedicate themselves to our children every day. Most recently, the iPad cart that was funded through the generosity of parents at this year’s auction has been ordered and will be in the school shortly.
If you are among the families who donated money to the various fundraising campaigns, THANK YOU very much for your generosity and support.
If you did not take the opportunity to donate this year, please consider becoming part of next year’s Deal success story. Join the PTA next year and make your contribution, large or small. Every little bit helps, and all of our support means a great Deal!
Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Board elections and a vote on next year’s budget are scheduled for that date. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Deal PTA board, please contact Andrea Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The proposed budget will be posted on the website shortly for review. When it is, please take a moment to look it over and feel free to ask any questions at the meeting.
Diana Rojas and Cathy House
Co-presidents, Deal PTA
PTA Newsletter (Dec 2012)
PTA Newsletter (May 2012)
PTA Newsletter (Feb 2012)
PTA Treasurer’s Report (Oct 31, 2012)
PTA Treasurer’s Report (Sept 30, 2012)