News and Announcements
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
With just a few weeks to go in the school year, the pace picks up as the weather heats up. As seasoned Washingtonians know, these next few weeks can often be blisteringly hot (while they have been a lot colder recently); we’ll do our best to keep everyone comfortable in the building. Please know that we continue to enforce the dress code for school-appropriate attire. We are well aware that American retail establishments have a broad definition of “appropriate,” but the standard is pretty clear to students when they are asked – so keep supporting us in keeping the focus in the building on school, not style.
There are some amazing things happening this week at Deal: our entire 6th grade heads to the Newseum to take advantage of our proximity to this unique place; our entire 7th grade is traveling to Virginia for outdoor environmental work with Living Classrooms; and our music teachers are leading their ensembles to Hershey Park for the annual competition. Our classes continue to push on instruction, in recognition of the need to keep instruction going until the very last Friday (the 21st of June). There is still a lot of work ahead.
This Tuesday is a new first – a combination Ice Cream/Bingo/PTA speaker session. At least one of these three probably appeals to every family! This year’s PTA continues to build its focus around creating a sense of community, and this is a great time to participate. At the recent PTA meeting, a very Deal-supportive budget was passed, one that will expand access to the types of activities and opportunities that your students crave. Come on Tuesday to show your support or just get to know a new family in the community.
One last note: in a big program such as ours, there are lots of ways that miscommunication can occur. At the root of Deal policies is an intent to be rational, student-focused, active, and all about learning. We work hard to provide as many venues as possible to inform families of what is happening, of changes in schedules, and of rules or procedures. Even though we have added some additional resources to our communications approach this year (Team weekly bulletins), there is still a chance that someone misses something. Please call or email if you need more information, or if you think you might have missed something. If we change a policy, we are going to tell you – it would be counter-productive to the successful implementation of any change. If you have a concern or commendation, just reach out – I want to know.
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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)