Monthly Archives: May 2016

ESS wins School Food Improvement Award

The PTA Wellness Committee is pleased to announce that East Silver Spring Elementary School won the Real Food for Kids Montgomery (RFKM) School Food Improvement Award! This year, we share the award with Somerset Elementary.

According to the award committee: “ESS Elementary clearly demonstrated just how much can be accomplished when a PTA Wellness Committee and school administrators collaborate and focus on children’s health and improving school food,” stating “All your events and programs are exemplary and your newsletters are really outstanding.”

Read about the ESS school food improvement accomplishments that made our school stand out.
If you would like to be a part of ESS ES PTA Wellness Committee, contact us at .


ESS Wins Sports Equipment Grant!

Good News, ESS!

Thanks to the diligent work of Ms. Robinson, PE teacher, and incoming Development Chair Kristina Jeffers, ESS won an Equipment Grant from Good Sports. The mission of Good Sports is to give “all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.”

Ms. Robinson, in conjunction with the administration, will be able to choose equipment from the Good Sports catalog of sporting goods items. The items are mostly overstock items donated by large sporting goods manufacturers. So, ESS will be able to pick whatever we want for 2 years, and our only cost is 10% of shipping costs.

Thanks again to Ms. Robinson for the wonderful sections she composed about her passion for teaching physical education and to Kristina Jeffers for putting together the grant application.  

Learn more about Good Sports here —

Screen Free Week, May 2-8

It’s a busy week this week — not only is it Teacher Appreciation Week, but it’s also Screen Free Week.  Learn more here.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that screen time for kids should be limited to one or two hours a day. When we say screen time we mean television, movies, computers games, and web-browsing. Children who watch more than two hours of TV a day are more likely to be overweight and often suffer from irregular sleep patterns.”

If your student (or even you!) participates, here’ s a free printable certificate to use to celebrate the achievement. Let’s unplug!