Kick off the school year with Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3) at her annual “Back-to-School” Community Fiesta on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mattawoman Middle School (10145 Berry Road, Waldorf). All ages are invited to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The “Back to School” Community Fiesta will focus on saying no to bullying, drugs, and texting and driving. During the event, children will have the opportunity to sign pledges to “say no.” Several learning opportunities will be available, including self-defense and hands-on CPR demonstrations. Non-profits, local businesses, and state agencies will provide safety and health information and resources for parents.

Remember to arrive early, as the first 200 children present will receive a backpack.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from gold to titanium levels. Sponsors must complete the sponsorship levels and commitment form by Saturday, August 4. Those interested in monetary donations must complete the Receipt for Cash Donations Form. Both forms can be downloaded at and returned via email to

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please email Volunteer sign up will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Waldorf West Library from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about the event, please email Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


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The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

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