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2017-18 Candlewood PTA Calendar & Related Events - CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES!!!
Smiley faces like this one indicate events for which we need volunteer organizers and supporters like YOU who are willing to donate your time, energy, and talent to help make these activities successful for our community! 

To volunteer: 
  • check this web site regularly for SignUp Genius links to sign up ~ or ~ 
  • watch for these links via email from Candlewood PTA’s Google Group ~ or ~ 
  • contact volunteer@candlewoodpta.com with any questions, and to express your interest in volunteering for any event that does not yet have a SignUp Genius link!
September

Friday, September 8th 
Magruder Cluster Night Football Game at Magruder High School
Complete details here!

Wednesday, September 13th
7:00pm, Back to School Night at Candlewood
Details to come!

Friday, September 15th
6:00-8:00pm on the Candlewood Field
Back-to-School Picnic ~ All Candlewood Families warmly welcome!
Bring your own picnic dinner, games to play on the field, and 
join us to make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and 
celebrate the new school year!
Sign-up to volunteer and help us make this event a great one for our community!

Monday, September 25th  
Restaurant Day in Support of Candlewood PTA
Sasun's Cafe (from 4:30 until 8:30pm) & Rita’s Italian Ice and Custard (all day)
Click on the links immediately above to download the flyers for these restaurants. 
Show these flyers when you order, and the owners will donate a portion of their profits to our PTA.

Wednesday, September 27th through Tuesday, October 3rd
Online Candlewood Spirit Wear Sale
Details coming soon!
August

Wednesday, August 23
Welcome-Back Appreciation Breakfast for All Candlewood Staff
Sponsored by Candlewood PTA

YOUR tax-deductible donation 
helps our community express this appreciation! 
Learn more here and donate now! Thank you!

Thursday, August 31
Annual Back-to-School Open House at Candlewood
2:30-3:30pm
The whole family is invited to catch up with friends, 
visit classrooms, and meet teachers!
Thank YOU for supporting YOUR PTA!
October

Tuesday, October 3rd 
7:00-8:15pm
PTA Meeting in Candlewood’s All-Purpose Room
A Conversation about Curriculum 2.0 and Testing at Candlewood

Please read these MCPS resources in advance of our meeting and 
come prepared with questions to ask Candlewood staff:
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
Parent Guide to the Score Report (PARCC) English Language Arts/Literacy 
Parent Guide to the Score Report (PARCC) The First PARCC Parent Score Report
Free childcare will be provided in the Candlewood Media Center.

Saturday, October 7
10:00am
3rd-Grade Community Day at Blueberry Hill Park
A designated time for 3rd-grade families to gather informally, as weekend schedules would allow, 
bringing your own snacks and recreational games to share.
Rain or shine. 
Volunteer & see who’s coming! RSVP via this Sign-Up Genius!

Sunday, October 15th 
2:00pm
A designated time for 2nd-grade families to gather informally, as weekend schedules would allow, 
bringing your own snacks and recreational games to share.
Rain or shine. 
Volunteer & see who’s coming! RSVP via this Sign-Up Genius!

Saturday, October 21st 
10:00am
4th-Grade Community Day at Blueberry Hill Park 
A designated time for 4th-grade families to gather informally, as weekend schedules would allow, 
bringing your own snacks and recreational games to share.
Rain or shine. 
Volunteer & see who’s coming! RSVP via this Sign-Up Genius!

Sunday, October 22nd 
2:00pm
5th-Grade Community Day at Blueberry Hill Park 
A designated time for 5th-grade families to gather informally, as weekend schedules would allow, 
bringing your own snacks and recreational games to share.
Rain or shine. 
Volunteer & see who’s coming! RSVP via this Sign-Up Genius!

Wednesday, October 25th
6:30-7:30pm
Kindergarten Community Night at Candlewood
Time for kindergarten families to gather for a fun evening at Candlewood, to socialize and acclimate to their new school. Kindergarten family volunteers needed to help plan this event.
Please volunteer via this Sign-Up Genius.

Thursday, October 26th 
6:30-7:30pm
1st-Grade Community Night at Candlewood
Time for 1st-grade families to gather for a fun evening at Candlewood, to socialize and acclimate to their new school. 1st-grade family volunteers needed to help plan this event.
Please volunteer via this Sign-Up Genius.

November

Fall Book Fair 
Friday, November 3 to Friday, November 10
Candlewood's Media Center
Details and volunteer sign-up to come!

Tuesday, November 7
7:00-8:15pm
 PTA Meeting in Candlewood’s All-Purpose Room
A Conversation about Classroom Technology and Online Safety
Guest Speaker & Additional Details to come. 
Free childcare will be provided in the Candlewood Media Center.

Friday, November 10th & Friday, November 17
Staff Lunches during Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conference Days
Details and volunteer sign-up to come!

Monday, November 20th
Restaurant Night in Support of Candlewood PTA
VillaMaya (5532 Norbeck Road in Rockville)
Eat-in or take-out, and show this flyer when you order,
and the owners will donate a portion of their profits to our PTA.

December

Tuesday, December 5th 
7:00-8:15pm
 PTA Meeting in Candlewood’s All-Purpose Room
A Conversation about Grading at Candlewood
Please read this MCPS resource in advance of our meeting and 
come prepared with questions to ask Candlewood staff:
Report Cards for Elementary Schools
Grading & Reporting
Free childcare will be provided in the Candlewood Media Center.


January

Note: No PTA meeting this month!

Friday, January 19th 
Daytime visit to Candlewood of 
former NASA Astronaut Thomas Jones, PhD

















and, in the evening...
Friday Night Dance & Activity Night
in Candlewood's Gym and Media Center

Details to come about both of these 
PTA-sponsored events, 
including volunteer sign-up for the latter!

Note: Copies of Dr. Jones' two books -- Ask the Astronaut: A Galaxy of Astonishing Answers to Your Questions about Spaceflight and Skywalking: An Astronaut's Memoir -- will be available in Candlewood's Media Center for interested students to read and enjoy before his visit to Candlewood! 
February

Tuesday, February 6th 
7:00-8:15pm
PTA Meeting in Candlewood’s All-Purpose Room
A Conversation about Reading at Candlewood
Please read these MCPS resources in advance of our meeting and 
come prepared with questions to ask Candlewood staff:
MCPS Parent Newsletters
Homework Resources
Free childcare will be provided in the Candlewood Media Center.

Friday, February 9th
Candlewood's Annual Bingo Night in the All-Purpose Room
Details and volunteer sign-up to come!

Monday, February 26th
Restaurant Night in Support of Candlewood PTA
Details to come!
Eat-in or take-out, and show this flyer when you order,
and the owners will donate a portion of their profits to our PTA.
March

Tuesday, March 6
7:00-8:15pm
PTA Meeting in Candlewood’s All-Purpose Room
A Conversation about Math at Candlewood
Please read these MCPS resources in advance of our meeting and 
come prepared with questions to ask Candlewood staff:
MCPS Parent Newsletters
Homework Resources
Free childcare will be provided in the Candlewood Media Center.

Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00pm & Friday, March 23rd at 1:45pm
Candlewood's Annual Talent Show in the All-Purpose Room
Details to come!

April 

Tuesday, April 3rd
7:00-8:15pm
PTA Meeting in Candlewood’s All-Purpose Room
A Conversation about Testing at Candlewood
Please read these MCPS resources in advance of our meeting and 
come prepared with questions to ask Candlewood staff:
Parent Guide to the Score Report (PARCC) English Language Arts/Literacy 
Parent Guide to the Score Report (PARCC) The First PARCC Parent Score Report
Free childcare will be provided in the Candlewood Media Center.

Friday, April 20
7:00-9:00pm
Candlewood's Annual International Night
in the Gym & All-Purpose Room
Details to come!

May

Tuesday, May 1st
7:00-8:15pm
PTA Meeting in Candlewood’s All-Purpose Room
Annual PTA Board Elections
Free childcare will be provided in the Candlewood Media Center.

Friday, May 4th through Friday, May 11th
Spring Book Fair
Details and volunteer sign-up to come!

Monday, May 21st
Restaurant Night in Support of Candlewood PTA
Details to come!
Eat-in or take-out, and show this flyer when you order,
and the owners will donate a portion of their profits to our PTA.
June

Friday, June 8th
End-of-the-year Picnic on the Field at Candlewood
Details and volunteer sign-up to come!