Monthly Archives: October 2016

After Halloween Candy Donation Project 2016 (Spanish, Amharic)

Hey Students! During November 1st through November 4th consider donating individually wrapped candy/chocolate from your Halloween loot to the front office to give to Shepard’s Table, a neighborhood nonprofit providing meals, basic services and medical support to the homeless and people in need in Downtown Silver Spring.

Why this service project? Halloween is Monday, October 31 and those students participating may get a lot of candy while out and about trick-or- treating. With an abundance of treats, this is a great opportunity to share the bounty with Shepard’s Table. They will use the treats for dessert during their meal service and for clients with diabetes who need candy when their blood sugar levels get too low. Plus donating is a great way to reduce the amount of sugar consumed after this holiday!

No candy, no problem – consider writing a Thank You note to Shepard’s Table for helping the people in our community. For more on Shepard’s Table, click here.

WHAT: Candy donation and Thank You Letter

FOR: Shepard’s Table

WHEN: November 1-4 (Tuesday thru Friday) during school hours

HOW: Go to the front office and drop off your bags of candy and/or Thank You note. There will be a container clearly labeled for the donations.

Some additional notes:

 Please DO NOT bring in any candy or chocolate that contains nuts.

 All candy/chocolate must be individually wrapped, and be unopened.

 Please securely bag all candy for donation.

 Please DO NOT buy candy specifically for this service project.

 You do not need to donate candy to participate; you are welcome to write a Thank You note to drop off.

Thanks for participating!

Questions??? Email us:

And here’s the info in Spanish and Amharic — Halloween Candy Donation Project Spanish and Amharic


Local Urgent Care Providing FREE Halloween Candy Screening 

For those participating in Halloween, local urgent care provider Patient First on 16th St in Silver Spring is providing free candy X Ray screening for any families interested. The screening may help to detect any dangerous, added items in candy such as plastics, sharp objects, etc. See the flyer below.

National School Lunch Week — Plan a #CafeteriaDate

This week is National School Lunch Week. While the ESS cafeteria is a bit space restricted for hosting a Bring Your Parents to Lunch type of event, MCPS allows parents to attend lunch with their student. Just need to plan ahead and call the office as a courtesy for Cafeteria staff.

Consider planning a #CafeteriaDate with your ESS student to check out what’s on the menu and say thank you to the hardworking cafeteria staff.   Here’s a tip sheet and more info for your #CafeteriaDate.

Cucumbers from the ESS Garden

From Back to School Night, some cucumbers from the ESS PTA Wellness Committee’s table. Tasty and fresh! Over the summer the garden produced over 30 pounds of cucumbers.