Candlewood Elementary School MCPS


Candlewood is committed to being a safe, caring and inclusive community that fosters respect for diversity, and values the social emotional and academic development of each student. 


We will provide students with a variety of opportunities and experiences to develop academic, social and emotional skills. We will maintain a safe environment that promotes engagement, curiosity and collaboration. We will teach and model respect for ourselves, others and our community, in order for our students to have a positive impact in the world.



Winter Weather Spirit Week

We will be celebrating the last week of school before winter break with some spirit day fun! Date are Monday, December 19- Thursday, December 22. Click for more information

Restaurant Night

We will be having another Restaurant Night! On December 14, if you dine in, carry out, have delivery, or do an online order with La Brasita on Redland Road between 3pm and 8pm, they will donate a portion of the sales to our PTA. Don't forget to mention Candlewood when you order so your order will be counted!

Magruder Cluster Food Drive

Bring your items to your school between DECEMBER 5-15.

School Bucks for Breakfast and Lunch

Need information on how to buy school lunch or breakfast? Click here!

Apply for free and reduced meals

MCPS will resume regular meal services during the 2022–2023 school year. Meal prices: Breakfast—$1.30; Lunch—$2.55 (Elementary), $2.80 (Middle and High) Beginning this year, students in Maryland who qualify for reduced-price meals will not be charged for breakfast or lunch meals!  Click here for information about the application process.

Volunteering at Candlewood

MCPS and Candlewood ES value the volunteers who work in our schools to enrich our students’ experiences. As a community, we are mindful of our shared responsibility to create safe, nurturing environments for our students. Click for more information.

MCPS Passwords

Please do not change your Central Office assigned MCPS passwords. It is very important that students keep the passwords assigned to them. MCPS uses grade level-specific password requirements that allow us to ensure a balance of security and appropriate accessibility for a student’s age. For more information, click the link above.

Registration for New Students

Click the link above to access an online registration form and more information for new Montgomery County Public School students.

Welcome Military Families!

Candlewood is invested in supporting our military families. For assistance with your transition, connecting with other military families and military resources in our area contact the PTA Military Liaison at