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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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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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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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Family-Friendly Ways to Handle Holiday Stress

December 18, 2015

I was really looking forward to putting up the tree this year, but things went wrong quickly. We had brought up our boxes of Christmas ornaments from the basement. While my husband and I strung lights on the tree, Emma,...
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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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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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