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43 Pounds Donated to Shepherd’s Table

Thanks ESS students for generously donating some of your Halloween candy to Shepherd’s Table, our local soup kitchen. When they run out of dessert, they have your donations to use. Thank you!

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After Halloween Candy Donation Project-Donate Now Through Nov. 7

Hello ESS families.
After Halloween Candy Donation Project is upon us.

During November 1st through November 7th 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 Tuesday, 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, https://shepherdstable.org/

WHAT:  Candy donation and Thank You Letter

FOR:    Shepard’s Table

WHEN: November 17 (Wednesday thru Tuesday) duringschool 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 ESS PTA Wellness Committeeesswellnesscommittee@gmail.com

The Real Foods Festival, Oct. 28

Join Real for For Kids – Montgomery for a unique and fun event called “The Real Foods Festival” on Saturday October 28, from 9 am – 1 pm.
The event will take place at Concord St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church at 5910 Goldsboro Rd, Bethesda.

The festival will feature a variety of workshops in two slots (9:30-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-11:45 a.m.) for kids and parents on cooking, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga and other wellness topics. Such as:
  • Meal Prepping with Whole Foods with Melissa Brescia (for teens and adults)
  • Raising Healthy Eaters: How to Win the Mealtime War with Jessica Braider (for adults)
  • Kid’s Cooking adventure with Dawson’s Market (ages 4–11; under 5 must have parent with them)
  • Plant Sciences and Raw Foods with Hira Chowdhary (ages 12-16)
  • Plant Sciences and Raw Foods with Hira Chowdhary (ages 4-11; under 5 must have parent with them)
  • Yoga, Mindfulness and Fun for Kids with Lauren Rubenstein (ages 5-10)

The main room will feature tables from local wellness organizations and restaurants with samples of their food.

In addition, local chefs will team up with groups of students (ages 10 and up) to provide cooking lessons on preparing a new school lunch entrée of their creation during the first workshop slot. Atnoon, the teams will present their entrées and offer samples to all participants and students will then vote on their favorite chef/student entrée and select a winner from the teams.

For tickets and more information:  http://bit.ly/2tr3mUf

Talking to Kids About Las Vegas Mass Shooting

For parents/grown ups interested, the following are links about talking to kids about the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.

How to Talk to Kids About the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Talking to Kids Extremely Crucial in Aftermath of Las Vegas Shooting

Mass Shooting in Las Vegas: How to Talk to Students

How to Talk to Kids About the Las Vegas Shooting

 

 

Kindergarten Snacks

Hey Kindergarten Parents!

If you’re considering donating snacks to your child’s Kindergarten class, give this Kindergarten Snack Guide snack recommendations a read. This is just a guide, but we hope new parents find this useful.

The Food in our School

Get to know the food served at East Silver Spring ES and know what you can do as a parent to help your children make healthy eating and drinking choices.

 

MCPS’ Wellness Regulation

As updated July 2017. Click here.