Posts from 2016
Reflections of a First-Year Parent

June 15, 2016

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...
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‘Discover’ Something New This Summer at SSDS

June 5, 2016

  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,...
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Get Your Hawaiian Shirts Out, Spring Social Is Coming!

May 12, 2016

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...
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Teacher Feature: Meet Ms. Catharine and Ms. Lesley

May 2, 2016

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...
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How a Sculptor Breathed Life into the SSDS Playground Dragon

April 14, 2016

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...
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A ‘Secret’ Bakery Sweetens a Community

March 22, 2016

It’s easy to miss it. After all, Woodmoor Pastry Shop sits in an unassuming strip of stores pressed back from a busy intersection. But for those in the know, for decades, Woodmoor Pastry Shop has made an indelible and delectable...
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Forget the Kids! Are YOU Ready for Kindergarten?

March 10, 2016

As we move past the halfway mark of the school year, many parents of the pre-K kids are coming to terms with the end of our days at Silver Spring Day School, and the start of the big and scary...
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Stuck: Things to Do When Your Block Is Snowed In

February 20, 2016

Snowzilla is behind us. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. Though spring may actually be around the corner, what happens if Mother Nature dumps that one last load of snow? Luckily, the families and teachers at SSDS are here...
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Get Out: 7 Indoor Activities to Do With Preschoolers This Winter

February 4, 2016

At this time of year, it can be very hard to keep the kids happy and busy when they just can’t run outside whenever they please. Especially after last week’s snowstorm, school closings, and the long, slo-o-o-o-w dig-out, everyone in...
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