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Strawberries from the ESS Garden

Grown and enjoyed by second graders this spring.

Pictures from Wellness Night 2017

How the Quality of School Lunch Affects Students’ Academic Performance

Call to Action: Add your Feedback for MCPS Wellness Policy

Montgomery County Public School System is updating its wellness policy, including physical activity, nutrition and school food. There is a public feedback form live on the MCPS website that is open to Montgomery County residents, parents, and students until April 15, 2017

The due date for the updated Wellness Policy is June 30, 2017. This is an excellent opportunity to voice your opinion to improve school wellness, and an avenue to see the results in a short period of time.

Dear Students

We love and appreciate you and having you as part of our community makes us all better!

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Encouraging Messages for Our Students

Parents/Families of ESS Students:

Our students are processing the results of the recent election and we know some of them are having a difficult time right now. We know that students who feel supported and confident can better focus on school. To support our students’ mental health and wellness, we’re asking any interested parents, adults to make signs with simple words of encouragement and bring them to drop off on Monday morning (November 14). Representatives from the PTA will tie on signs Monday morning on the fence around the blacktop.

The parents at Takoma Park ES school did something similar for their student body.


1. Please use poster board, full size or cut in half .

2. Provide short,  readable, encouraging messages. Some examples:

  • You are loved!
  • We will protect you.
  • You matter.
  • You are valued.
  • You are safe.
  • Don’t be afraid.

Short messages are easier for youngest readers.

3. Bring your sign on Monday morning and someone from the PTA will help attach the sign to the fence at the blacktop.

Thank you! If you have any questions, let us know.

2016 After Halloween Candy Donation 40 Pounds

The ESS ES community donated nearly 40 pounds of Halloween candy to Shepherd’s Table! Shepherd’s Table uses the candy for dessert and for assisting its diabetic clients when their blood sugar is low.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this effort!