Golden Acorn AwardsKendra Campbell1/6/20201/20/2020
Golden Acorn Awards
HERE                                                                            2020 Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator We need YOUR help to Recognize Challenger’s Outstanding Volunteers and Educators!!   The Golden Acorn Award: is awarded to PTA volunteers who go above and beyond in their service to a school community. The Outstanding Educator Award is awarded to a teacher or staff member who makes significant contributions that enhance the education of students. Challenger parent ... read full article
Vision and Hearing Volunteers NeededKendra Campbell10/2/201910/16/2019
Vision and Hearing Volunteers Needed
                                                                            Every year the school performs vision and hearing screening for our students. This valuable event cannot take place without about 20 volunteers- please consider signing up for a shift.    ... read full article
Virtual Book FairLisa Mitchell4/22/20205/10/2020
Virtual Book Fair
Dear families, Our school is hosting a Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from April 27 th  – May 10 th     The Virtual Fair is a fantastic way to get books in the hands of your students now to keep them reading at home. All purchases  benefit our school  and earn rewards Shop  Book Fair exclusives , best-sellers, skill-builders and more Orders ship  direct to home Book-only orders over $25* receive  FREE shipping Over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:   Happy reading! Challenger ... read full article
Eager ReaderLisa Mitchell3/15/20204/26/2020
Eager Reader
  Eager Reader Update   The news that the school will remain closed unfortunately means that we will be unable to end our Eager Reader program the way we usually do. Since we won’t be returning to school this year there will be no prizes for Eager Reader.  You have all done a wonderful job keeping up with your reading! You should be very proud of yourselves. We will continue the program through April 26 th as originally planned if you are still interested in logging your minutes. The grand prize will be bragging rights for your class ?? Keep ... read full article
Yearbook OrdersBetsy Kheriaty2/29/20203/29/2020
Yearbook Orders
Yearbook orders are happening... Order yours before the deadline of March 29th! Click  here to order.  Cost: $16 for PTA Members // $19 for Non-PTA Members ... read full article
Eager ReaderLisa Mitchell2/24/20203/9/2020
Eager Reader
Eager Reader is starting 3/2.  Are you registered? What’s Eager Reader? Eager Reader is a voluntary reading program sponsored by the PTA designed to encourage students to read for their enjoyment outside of school. By logging their reading minutes students have a chance to earn a FREE book if they reach their Royal Reader goal. It gives students a fun incentive to participate and READ. Plus, there will be a few raffle drawings along the way for those who are registered! More information is available on the Challenger PTA website. When is Eager Reader? Eager Reader will run from March ... read full article
Challenger Elementary Fundraiser at Hops N DropsKendra Campbell2/11/20203/15/2020
Challenger Elementary Fundraiser at Hops N Drops
Please join us for a Challenger Fundraiser on 3/17 from 5-8 at HOPS n DROPS!! The restaurant is generously donating 20% of sales back to the school. More info can be found HERE   Please note that Take-Out Orders Count as well if you bring your flyer!! ... read full article
Festival of CulturesAmy Senior1/6/20201/24/2020
Festival of Cultures
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Challenger Staff Cookie ExchangeBetsy Kheriaty12/5/201912/17/2019
Challenger Staff Cookie Exchange
The PTA is hosting a Cookie Exchange day for our amazing Challenger Staff. Many of the staff members are busy with our kiddos right up until Winter Break and don't have time to bake. To help start off their holiday right, we are hoping to bring in holiday cookies for each staff member to take a plate home to their family. Please consider signing up to bake or buy  2 dozen   holiday cookies  and deliver to me in the staff lounge  Tuesday ,  12 / 17 from 10 : 00 - 10:30am . TO SIGN-UP - click here: ... read full article
Join the Challenger PTAHeather Matthews8/1/20199/18/2019
Join the Challenger PTA
The PTA is a National, State & Local Organization Advocating for our Children Please join and show that you care and are invested in the welfare of our children:  -You are not required to volunteer – but we’d love it if you did!  -100% membership gives credence to our PTA voice in advocating for our children with the Legislature and sends a message to Olympia that our school and district are made up of parents who are concerned and involved.  -PTA is the largest child advocacy group in the United States.    Parents:   Click here to join the PTA ... read full article
Order School Supplies for 2019-2020 School Year! Heather Matthews6/1/20198/20/2019
Order School Supplies for 2019-2020 School Year!
It’s that time of year to order school supplies for next school year! We are excited to be offering prepackaged school supplies from School Tool Box . All school supplies will be shipped directly to your doorstep. Please allow 10 days for shipping and remember to order the grade your student will be entering in the fall. You have the option of customizing the teacher-approved list too! You can order until August 20 th . Order yours today!! . View the  Challenger Flyer for prices.  Contact Lisa Mitchel for questions ... read full article
Eager ReaderLisa Mitchell4/27/20205/8/2020
Eager Reader
  Way to go Challenger Comets!! We had 471 students participate in Eager Reader this year. Together you read more than 750,000 minutes!! That's incredible. You should be very proud of yourself. As promised here are the "Bragging Rights" trophies for our top reading classrooms in each grade!                To see how all the classes performed visit the  Class Progress Charts page.   ... read full article
Challenger Mariners NightLisa Mitchell2/28/20203/14/2020
Challenger Mariners Night
  Challenger Elementary PTA Night at the Mariners                                                May 2nd 2020 at 6:10   The Seattle Mariners are extending a discount ticket offer to the students, parents, faculty and staff at our school. Enjoy a special outing with your friends and family members!   Game Date: ASTROS VS MARINERS Sat. May 2, 2020 at 6:10pm   Pricing & Details: View Seats for $15 Orders Due by Apr. 3rd.    Click the link below for more details and ... read full article
After School MovieBriana Segura1/12/20202/10/2020
After School Movie
Early Release After School Movie Featuring: "The Lego Batman Movie" Wednesday, February 12th 1:30 - 3:30 pm Challenger MPR Price $10 (includes two nut free snacks and a water) Sign up here 5th grade parents will be chaperoning this event and all proceeds benefit 5th grade end of year activities. After School Movie Dismissal Procedure: Kindergarten: 5th Grade Parents will walk students from classroom to MPR First Grade: 1st Grade Teachers will drop students off at MPR Second Thru Fifth: Report directly to the MPR Please send all questions for this event to Briana Segura   ... read full article
Save the DateAmy Senior12/4/201912/20/2019
Save the Date
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PTA Family Bingo NightBetsy Kheriaty10/21/201911/15/2019
PTA Family Bingo Night
PTA Family Bingo Night is Coming! Friday, Nov. 15th 6:00 - 8:00 pm.   Join us for an exciting evening filled with pizza, bingo and fun for the whole family !  For important event details, like pre-ordering your pizza and bingo cards, visit the event page:   PTA Bingo & Pizza Night Event Page PIZZA PRE-ORDER Deadline is November 8th .... don't say we didn't tell ya!  *Pizzas will not be sold on Bingo Night - Pre-order only*  Can you help? To volunteer at the event please sign up  here ... read full article
Kinders & Kleenex for Kindergarten ParentsHeather Matthews8/1/20199/9/2019
Kinders & Kleenex for Kindergarten Parents
Kindergarten Parents! Please join us for Coffee & Kleenex on Monday, September 9th at 9:15 am. We will meet outside the Kindergarten wing under the covered area. After you drop off your precious little one for their first day of Kindergarten please stop by our table, grab a Kleenex, a pastry, a cup of coffee/tea and take a moment to meet other amazing Challenger Parents. Hope you can join us! Warmly sponsored by Challenger PTA.  ... read full article
Super SundaeAmy Senior2/6/20202/28/2020
Super Sundae
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PTA Book Swap 2020Amy Senior2/2/20203/6/2020
PTA Book Swap 2020
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Kindness WeekBetsy Kheriaty11/1/201911/15/2019
Kindness Week
Kindness Week At Challenger our students can show kindness in a variety of ways. We are focusing on kindness in our school and community through kindness week starting Tuesday November 12th. For more information, click  here     ... read full article
Challenger needs you - STEM FairKendra Campbell9/10/20191/31/2020
Challenger needs you - STEM Fair
  The PTA Needs You! Do you have a passion for Science?  Do you want to help foster that love in our Challenger students?  Challenger Elementary is need of a STEM Chair.  The event happens in March so there is plenty of time to prepare and get help!  Typically, many middle-schoolers help and Issaquah HS has already inquired about hosting a booth.  Time commitment is roughly 15-20 hours between January and March.   Please consider stepping up to chair this wonderful program.   Unfortunately, without enough volunteers, we are unable to provide this program.   If interested, please contact Kendra or Lisa ... read full article
Reflections 2019/2020Lisa Mitchell10/4/201910/29/2019
Reflections 2019/2020
  It's Reflections time again!  Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is  Look Within . Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Deadline for submissions this year is October 29th.  We can't wait to see what the kids come up with this year!  For more information, visit:  or  https://www.wastatepta. org/events-programs/ reflections/  or email questions to  ChallengerReflections2019@ ... read full article
Update Your Info for Challenger PTA Directory!Amy Senior10/4/201910/18/2019
Update Your Info for Challenger PTA Directory!
  Challenger PTA Members get access to the Online PTA Directory - be sure to update your info today! One of the wonderful bonuses about becoming a PTA member is having access to an online directory of your child’s classmates and friends.  This makes contacting parents for play dates and birthday parties simple.  The directory only works when we have correct and current information.  Please log into your PTA account, ASAP, to make sure your student’s grade level and teacher are updated for the 2019-2020 school year.                            ... read full article