posted Sep 21, 2016, 10:56 AM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 10:57 AM ]


Come meet new families and reconnect with friends at this years Community Night Fundraiser for 5th Grade Outdoor School.
$6.00 per person for Garlic Jim's pizza, salad, cookies and water

See you there!

~ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD - 6:00 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M. ~


posted Sep 21, 2016, 10:52 AM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 10:52 AM ]

School Photo Day is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2016.  Portrait package order forms were sent home in Thursday folders last week.  If you are interested in purchasing school photos, please send payment, along with your order form for the package or class photo, to school by September 22, 2016.  Students will need to have both of these at picture time on the 23rd.  Checks should be made payable to Dorian Photo.  If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.  Extra order envelopes are available in the school office. 
~ Photo Re-Take Day is on November 17, 2016 ~

HELP CANDALARIA win a $1,000 grant!

posted Sep 15, 2016, 12:46 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 12:53 PM ]

Vote for our school at Jamba Juice

Local schools are competing for $1,000 in DonorsChoose.org funding and other prizes.  Visit your participating Independently Owned & Operated Jamba Juice store to cast your vote.

09/19/16 - 9/23/16

You'll receive one vote for every smoothie, juice, or Energy Bowl purchased from September 19th through September 23rd, 2016.  Vote often to support Candalaria Elementary.

Notice of Hearing and Speech Screen!

posted Sep 12, 2016, 2:22 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 2:24 PM ]

Dear Parents!

Coming soon, we will be performing hearing screens on all of our Kindergarten students.  In addition to the hearing screens, I will be conducting a brief articulation screen to check for speech sound errors that are not developmental in nature.  If you do not receive notice about your child’s hearing, it is because it was found to be in the normal range.  If your child does not pass the screenings, you will be notified and given options for follow up.  If you do not want your child’s hearing or speech screened or have other concerns about their speech and/or language development, please let me know!

Thank you!

Renee Heib, Speech Language Pathologist, Candalaria Elementary



posted Aug 5, 2016, 4:33 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 10:10 AM ]


Sept 12                Kindergarten Transition - Smooth Start (A-L)

Sept 13                Kindergarten Transition - Smooth Start (M-Z)

                            5th Grade Beg Band Meeting @ Leslie Band Room @ 5:30 pm
Sept 14                First day for Kindergartners
                            5th Grade - Loving Lens
Sept 15                FUND$ Run Kick off Assembly
Sept 16                SPIRIT DAY "Mis-Matched Shoe Day"
                            Popcorn Friday
Sept 21                5th Grade - Loving Lens
Sept 23                PHOTO DAY!
                            Back to School Dinner in Candalaria's Backyard
Sept 26                5th Grade Band First Day - 8 pm at Leslie in the Band Room
Sept 28                5th Grade - Loving Lens
Sept 30                Pledge sheets due by today!


Oct 04                   PTA Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center
Oct 05                   5th Grade Loving Lens
                              Walk to School Day
Oct 07                   FUND$ Run Race
                              Crazy Sock Day
Oct 10 - Oct 13     Scholastic Book Fair
Oct 10 - 21            FUND$ Run Pledge Money Collection
Oct 12                   5th Grade Loving Lens
Oct 13                   Kinder/1st Grade Field Trip to Wavra Farms
                              Science Night - 6 to 8 pm
Oct 14                   NO SCHOOL - Statewide In-service Day
Oct 18                   2nd/3rd Field Trip to the Oregon Zoo
Oct 19                   Loving Lens
Oct 20                   Great American Shake Out at 10:20 am
                              5th Grade Field Trip to Port Blakely (Litchfield's Class)
Oct 21                   Spirit Day "Pattern Day" - Clashing as much as possible is encouraged
                              5th Grade Field Trip to Port Blakely (Cain's Class)
Oct 24 - 28            FUND$ Run Raffle Drawing
Oct 26                   5th Grade - Loving Lens
Oct 28                   FUND$ Run Ice Cream Party with Mr. Paulson @ 3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten "Smooth Start"

posted Feb 26, 2016, 11:34 AM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated May 12, 2016, 2:10 PM ]

Kindergarten "Smooth Start" offered in September

Students entering kindergarten next fall are encouraged to participate in a Smooth Start day before the first day of school.   Smooth Start is a day to ease students' transition into the school environment.  Children will have the chance to "practice" being in school for a day before the school year begins.

Children will get familiar with their classroom, learn where bathrooms are located, and learn how the cafeteria works.  They will also meet their teachers and have a chance to ask questions. 

Students attend Smooth Start on one of two days in September, based on their last name:
  • Monday, September 12 for students with last names starting with A through L
  • Tuesday, September 13 for students with last names starting with M through Z
  • Our teachers will contact you to schedule a DRA appointment.
  • There is no school for kindergarten students during DRA testing.
  • The first full day of school for kindergarten students is Wednesday, September 14, 2016. 
For more information, please call the school office at (503) 399-3136.


posted Feb 22, 2016, 12:20 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Feb 22, 2016, 12:23 PM ]

Registration for fall kindergarten programs in Salem-Keizer Public Schools opens on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Students who turn five on or before September 10, 2016, are eligible to register. All elementary schools in Salem-Keizer offer free, full-day kindergarten.

Parents are asked to register students soon to help the district prepare an adequate number of classrooms, supplies, etc. for the fall.

How to register

To register, please visit the school and pick up a registration packet. If you’re unsure what school is assigned to serve your residence address, please visit the district’s school finder page: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information

Parents must complete and sign the forms in the registration packet (registration form, home language survey, immunization form) and provide:

  1. Proof of residence address.  Examples of documents accepted include a copy of a utility bill, driver's license with current address, copy of rental agreement, etc.
  2. Original birth certificate for the child.  The school will make a copy and return the original to the parent

Help your student get ready

Parents can help students get ready for kindergarten by helping them:

  • Hold a pencil, crayons and scissors correctly
  • Practice writing his/her name
  • Learn the ABC's and how to count to twenty
  • Name and identify basic shapes, such as square, triangle and circle
  • Learn how to take turns and share with others
  • How to use the bathroom and wash hands independently
      Please contact your school with questions about registering for kindergarten. 


posted Jan 19, 2016, 3:55 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 9:16 PM ]


Information from the Oregon Department of Education about parents' right to opt students out of state testing is available for pick-up from the school office starting January 1, 2016.  The information includes the state's official notice and opt-out form. Please contact the principal, Mr. Paulson if you have questions about the opt-out process, or about state tests given in our school.  

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