Programs

Panda Clubs

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The ESS Panda Clubs are after-school enrichment programs sponsored by the ESS PTA.  Panda Club offers after-school activities in three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Clubs include everything from karate to journalism to art, sports, drama, Spanish, and more!

Run Club

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Pandas promote healthy lifestyles! Over a period of 10 weeks, kids in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every child to recognize his or her inner strength, the Run Club curriculum inspires them to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, kids make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.

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Through National PTA's 50+ year-old  Reflections program each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

This year, East Silver Spring Elementary School will participate in this historic program. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By…

Learn more about this program and literacy and arts news in our school and across the Washington D.C. metro by reading Upon Reflection: Literacy, Arts and ESS,  the new monthly ESS PTA Literacy and Arts Committee newsletter.

Family Reading Experience

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East Silver Spring Elementary School PTA’s support of book fairs and Reading Night is a much cherished tradition. As part of the national PTA Family Reading Experience, we believe all children need to see themselves reflected in the stories they read.

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National PTA's STEM + Families® program delivers access and hands-on exposure to science, technology, engineering and math to engage families and inspire students to pursue career opportunities in STEM fields.

East Silver Spring Elementary School PTA’s longtime and ongoing support of our school’s STEM Fair and Math Night is part of the broader mission to ensure that all students have the support needed to access and pursue STEM opportunities and careers.