posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:42 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 2:47 PM ]

Kindergarten Orientation


Please join us at this special meeting for parents and kindergarten students. We will talk about what a typical day is like, what you can do over the summer to help your child be ready for kindergarten, and tour the school.


Date: May 11, 2016                                     Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.


Place: Candalaria Elementary School @ 935 Hansen Avenue South


Your entire family is welcome to attend, although this presentation is geared toward the adults.  Families will have the opportunity to visit kindergarten classrooms after information has been shared.  Please sign in at the school office when you arrive.


RSVP: Please let us know if you can attend. Call (503) 399-3136

We look forward to seeing you!

BOOK FAIR - May 1st - May 5th

posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:39 PM by Candalaria Elementary

Every year we host two Scholastic Book Fairs in the school library. These book fairs offer a wide variety of books for all reading levels and interests.  The proceeds from our book fair sales are invested back into Candalaria. For example, this year every student in every classroom received a subscription for Scholastic News, Dyna Math or Storyworks.  In past years, we have purchased smart boards and other classroom equipment.
Our Spring Book Fair is scheduled for May 1-5.  Each day the fair is open before school 8:30-9:05 am and after school 3:30-4:30 pm. We will also be open during Ice Cream and the Arts on Thursday the 4th from 6-8 pm.

Teacher bins are an important feature of our Candalaria book fairs.  The bins contain books selected by your child's teacher that they would like in their classroom library.  If you purchase a book for a teacher, you receive a 20% discount on the purchase.
If you don't know what books to buy for your child, our teachers also select books they recommend.  Look for signs on the shelves that say "teacher pick" and you will know which teacher has made the recommendation.  These teacher picks are usually the first to sell out at our fairs.
Thank you for your support of our book fair!


posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:36 PM by Candalaria Elementary

2016-17 Talent Show Important Dates 

Try Out Sign Ups
April 3rd- 6th... Sign up in the office for a try out time 

Try Outs
April 10th &11th... In the music room at the time signed up for
Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, May 21st... 1:00 - 6:00 pm @ Parrish Middle School
Attendance is Mandatory

Talent Show
Monday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm at Parrish Middle School

For those of you unfamiliar with the Talent Show, here are a few things you need to know: 
  • Everyone who wants to be in the show, gets to be in the show.  Tryouts are simply a way for producers to see what everybody's doing in order to plan and organize.
  • Acts need to be 3 minutes or less.
  • Music, costumes, lyrics, etc. need to be age appropriate.
  • One act per student (Exceptions for musical accompaniment)


Please do not worry if your act is not perfect by try-outs!  Just come and do your best... There is lots of practice time before the Talent Show!!! 


If questions, please call Rebecca Arce @ 818-749-6186
or email her @ RebeccaEArce@gmail.com


posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:16 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 2:48 PM ]


posted Feb 17, 2017, 2:49 PM by Candalaria Elementary



The School Board passed a resolution reinforcing their expectations for school and district staff to create and maintain safe and welcoming schools. The Board and Superintendent, Christy Perry have jointly written a letter for parents about the resolution and why it is important.  Below is a paragraph from the letter that explains the expectations put forth in the resolution:


“In basic terms, it [the resolution] says everyone is welcome in our schools regardless of race, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status, country of origin or other factors.  It also says that everyone is entitled to academic success regardless of their background or family circumstances and each student will be provided the necessary supports to ensure that success.


We would urge you to visit the website and read the resolution in its entirety.” Parents can download the letter and the Board’s resolution from the district website at: www.salemkeizer.org.


posted Feb 17, 2017, 2:28 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 1:25 PM ]


FEBRUARY 21, 2017

If you have a child that will be five years old on or before September 10, 2017, then you are encouraged to get your child registered for kindergarten.  

You may register your child at your neighborhood school anytime during regular school hours of 8 am to 4:30 p.m. after February 21st. 


If you are not sure which school is in your neighborhood area, you can find out by checking the District’s website at:



In order to register a child for kindergarten, parents must provide their child’s birth certificate as proof of age, an updated record of their child’s immunizations and proof of address.

For more information, please call us at #503-399-3136.


posted Feb 17, 2017, 1:45 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 2:47 PM ]


Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.


Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.


Three school days have been added to the 2016-17 school calendar:

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a regular school day for all K-12 students and Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school in the evening.

  • Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be regular school days for all K-12 students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.

Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change


posted Aug 5, 2016, 4:33 PM by Candalaria Elementary   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 2:08 PM ]


May 01-05   Scholastic Book Fair

May 02        National Teacher Appreciation Day

                     5th Grade Orchestra to Leslie Middle School

                     PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm in the Library

May 04        Ice Cream of the Arts 6-8 pm

                     Book Fair open 6-8 pm in the Library

May 05        Popcorn Friday

                     Book Fair Breakdown

May 06        Awesome 300 @ McCullough Stadium

May 09        5th Grade Field Trip to Minto Brown

May 10        Kinder Orientation 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm in the Cafeteria

                     "Bike to School Day"

                     Nurses Appreciation Day

May 11        5th Grade Field Trip to Minto Brown

                     Roxx Boxx Indoor Climbing (PTA Sponsored)

May 12        Spirit Day "Hat Day"

                     Popcorn Friday

                     Sodexo's Mother's Day Lunch (Tenative)

May 18        Field Trip to the Oregon Gardens (Rms 11 & 13)

May 19        100 Mile Club "Spirit Day" - Wear your Shirts!

                     Popcorn Friday

May 20        Country Kids Relays @ McCullough Stadium

                     Lemonade Day

May 21        Talent Show Rehearsal 1-6 pm @ Parrish Middle School

May 22        Talent Show 6:30 pm at Parrish Middle School

May 23        Spring Photos

                     South Area Orchestra Rehearsal (4th/5th) @ 6 pm @ SSHS

May 24        South Area Orchestra Festival @ 7 pm @ SSHS Main Gym

May 25        Spring Photos

                     5th Grade Band (All Day Tour) in the Gym at 10:45 am

May 26        5th Grade Band (All Day Tour) continued

                     Popcorn Friday


May 31        OMSI/Squid Dissection in Rm 11 (1-2 pm) & Rm 13 (2-3 pm)

                     Lime berry (PTA Sponsored) - Tentative

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