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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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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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Teacher Feature Meet 2 New Members Of Our SSDS Team

December 8, 2015

After my return from several weeks of international travel, my three-year-old son, who is in Beth Clawson’s class, told me, “Mummy, I love you…and I love Ms. Beth.” In my child’s mind, SSDS has become a part of the extended...
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Past Director Richelle Meer on Modeling Values in Our Community

December 1, 2015

“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.”— Mahatma Gandhi Each year, SSDS grows and matures as a...
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Our Nature-Based Playground Inspires Kids and Adults

November 24, 2015

One of the most unique and busy spaces of Silver Spring Day School is its playground. Whether it’s visiting with parents after school, running around with children during a co-op shift, or hanging around the fence to spy on the...
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Field Trips Help Us Welcome Fall With New and Old Friends

November 14, 2015

The fall season is always a favorite in our house: the fresh, cool air, the colorful leaves; and, of course, the pumpkins! Since our twins were two years old, we’ve ventured out to local farms for pumpkin picking and races...
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The Confident Drop Off

October 15, 2015

The transition from summer to school can be difficult for many children (and parents!), and now that October has begun it’s natural to think that everyone will have adjusted to the new schedule.
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Introducing Spotlight: The New SSDS Community Blog

October 5, 2015

As parents at Silver Spring Day School, we don’t just stand outside the door to our child’s education: we walk right in. We wash the cups, wipe the tables, sit to read a book with three kids in our lap;...
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