Big thanks to the ESS community! We collected over 60 pounds of Halloween candy to donate to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit sending care packages to U.S. service members abroad. Thank you to all students and families that participated in the candy drive, and thanks to all who sent in a note of appreciation to be included in a future care package to a service member. Sugar consumption is high around Halloween and donating to this cause was a nice way to share the bounty and to reduce our community’s sugar intake. Thanks again, ESS, for being so generous.