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Reflections of a First-Year Parent

There was never a doubt that Rahm would learn an enormous amount in school. I was proud, but unsurprised, when Rahm came home from SSDS talking about a “chrysalis,” a fact we had somehow neglected to discuss at home despite many readings of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This was the sort of thing I had . . . read more 

‘Discover’ Something New This Summer at SSDS

  It’s almost that time of year! It’s time for a break from the routine—for barbeques, pool parties, and summer camp. If your kids are anything like mine, they love school but also need a break from the norm. But, like many other families, we like to make sure the kids have some structured fun . . . read more 

Get Your Hawaiian Shirts Out, Spring Social Is Coming!

At the heart of Silver Spring Day School’s mission is a dedication to community. The importance of community underlies the school’s philosophy and many of its activities. And there is likely no example of community more profound than the annual Spring Social—the school’s largest fundraiser, and an awesome party, which takes place this year on Saturday, . . . read more 

Teacher Feature: Meet Ms. Catharine and Ms. Lesley

Recently there was a question on my neighborhood listserv. A family had just been accepted into SSDS and was looking for feedback to decide whether they should attend. I shared our experiences as a new family in the school, a place where our family could not be happier. The reply from the poster was that . . . read more 

How a Sculptor Breathed Life into the SSDS Playground Dragon

Once upon a time, circa 2009, in the magical land of Four Corners, was a kind and loving fairy godmother named Ms. Richelle, her flock of merry teachers, and their school of playful and imaginative children. While the children and teachers were very happy, Fairy Godmother Richelle was not satisfied. True, the children had a . . . read more