Somerset Field Usage and Rental

While the field at Somerset was paid for 100% through fund raising efforts on the part of the Somerset Elementary School Foundation, i.e. no tax dollars were spent on it, the field is the property of Montgomery County Public Schools. Montgomery County’s Office of Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) will be responsible for scheduling use of the field throughout the week including after school hours (after 6:30) and weekends.  CUPF will also determine the rental rate.  It should also be noted that the field will not be rented to teams above U12 or for football or field hockey play.  

Foundation Spring Party 2019

Break out your bell bottoms, your tie dye and your moon landing gear….and join us in…THE SUMMER OF ’69

Somerset Elementary School Foundation SPRING PARTY
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Chevy Chase Village Town Hall
5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase MD 2081

Auction, Raffle, Dancing, and More

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at

Please note: We recommend you uber/lyft/walk, as parking is very limited.

Fall 2018 Grants By the Somerset Foundation

Grants Made at November 2018 Meeting:

  • Wings Mentorship program, supporting gifted/learning disabled children in MCPS – $2,000
  • Whetstone Elementary School reading program – $2,218

Grants made at September 2018 Meeting:

  • Books for Somerset third-grade classrooms: $198.
  • BrainPOP educational web site access for Somerset students: $2,395
  • Afterschool clubs at Somerset: $12,730.
  • 8 Chromebooks needed for Somerset students: $2,016
  • 6 two-way radios needed at Sequoyah Elementary to support school safety: $2,114

Somerset FieldTurf – Frequently Asked Questions

This post contains Frequently Asked Questions about the FieldTurf surface on the field at Somerset, which was supported by the Foundation through the Play It Forward campaign. The information here integrates current data and facts about the field with the original FAQ from the campaign. The campaign FAQ is unaltered here and is also preserved as a PDF in its original form.

Q.       What kind of infill does the field have?

A.       The field has an organic “cork granule” infill, compliant with MCPS policy. The infill was most recently checked in October 2018 and was confirmed as cork granule.

Q.       What about the FieldTurf report on the MCPS website?

A.        The October 2018 FieldTurf report that was originally posted had the wrong data from FieldTurf, and has been replaced. The corrected report is available via the MCPS Google Drive, but is also available here as a PDF.