Challenger PTA Comet Color Run
PTA's ONLY Fundraiser for the year is the Comet Color Run on Friday, May 3rd . Help us raise $50,000! Total raised so far: $4,562 Register your kids & send emails to family, friends, neighbors, etc.  Click Here For ALL the Information, Register and see all the prizes you could win! {Check out the winning classrooms too}  ... read full article
Author:
Heather Matthews 
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3/13/2019-5/3/2019

Eager Reader Month!
EAGER READER IS HERE!!!  CLICK HERE   TO GO TO THE EAGER READER HOME PAGE for detailed registration steps, prize information, FAQs, and more! When is Eager Reader? Eager Reader will run March 4 - 31 this year.  ... read full article
Author:
Chris Segura 
Show from:
2/12/2019-3/31/2019

Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator
Nominate PTA Volunteers for the Golden Acorn Award and teachers or staff for the Outstanding Educator Award . Details and forms can be found on the  Golden Acorn page. Nominations are due to the PTA mailbox across from the office by Friday, February 15th .  Recipients will be announced at the short ceremony on Friday, April 19th at 3:50pm in the MPR . Please join us in celebrating our fabulous volunteers and educators. ... read full article
Author:
Heather Matthews 
Show from:
1/17/2019-4/19/2019

PTA Night at the Seattle Mariners
Join us for PTA Night at the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, May 18th at 7:10 pm. Discount Tickets are available through the PTA and can be purchased for students, parents, and staff at Challenger.  Click here for more information and to order tickets  for $16.00. You must order before Friday, April 26th.  ... read full article
Author:
Heather Matthews 
Show from:
3/17/2019-5/18/2019

Yearbook Orders
Yearbooks are on sale now! In June students will receive their yearbook and get the chance to sign each others' books. Kids love seeing their photo in the yearbook, so be sure to order one! Sale ends March 31st!  To order:  http://challengerpta.org/Page/Programs/Yearbook **We are only pre-ordering books this year. We will not be selling books when they arrive in June.* ... read full article
Author:
Heather Matthews 
Show from:
2/25/2019-3/31/2019

ParentWiser Upcoming Events
Parent Wiser is the Parent Education Classes in the Issaquah School District provided by the Issaquah PTSA.  Upcoming Events (Please Register) : LIKE film documentary & discussion Are you using technology, or is technology using you? LIKE  is a documentary about the impact of social media on our lives, and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of this film is to inspire and help equip us to teach ourselves and our children to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care…but is that what’s really happening? Hidden in ... read full article
Author:
Heather Matthews 
Show from:
12/12/2018-1/9/2025

Challenger Angel Program
The Angel Program at Challenger Elementary provides a helping hand to students who need extra support with basic necessities.  The program is strictly confidential, both sponsors (known as “Angels”) and students remain anonymous.  Click here to learn more about the program and to sign up as an Angel.  ... read full article
Author:
Heather Matthews 
Show from:
10/24/2018-6/20/2019

Karate West Parents Night Out
December 7, 2018 ?  January 4th ? February 1st ? March 8th ? April 5th ? May 3rd ?  June 7th Register for one or ALL!!!  The cost is $35 per child and 100% of all proceeds from this event will go to the PTA! Kids ages 6-12 will enjoy a fun-filled night of the coolest karate games while you get a night out from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There is no martial arts experience necessary. Call today to register 425-391-4444 or register online at  http://karatewest.com/parents-night-out/ Each “Parent Night Out” session is limited to 30 kids, be sure to tell them you are from Challenger! Don’t Delay Register Today!  ... read full article
Author:
Heather Matthews 
Show from:
9/17/2018-6/7/2019
Challenger PTA Comet Color RunHeather Matthews3/13/20195/3/2019
Challenger PTA Comet Color Run
PTA's ONLY Fundraiser for the year is the Comet Color Run on Friday, May 3rd . Help us raise $50,000! Total raised so far: $4,562 Register your kids & send emails to family, friends, neighbors, etc.  Click Here For ALL the Information, Register and see all the prizes you could win! {Check out the winning classrooms too}  ... read full article
Challenger PTA Book Swap & SaleHeather Matthews2/13/20193/1/2019
Challenger PTA Book Swap & Sale
  It's time to clean out your home libraries and restock them with some exciting (new to you) books!   Challenger PTA brings you the annual Book Swap & Sale to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and kickstart Eager Reader! Click here to learn more about the Book Swap & Sale ... read full article
PTA STEM Fair 2019Heather Matthews1/26/20193/15/2019
PTA STEM Fair 2019
Challenger Elementary PTA STEM Fair 2019  STEM from the ground up Friday March 15, 2019  ?  6:30pm until 8:00pm in the MPR. Click Here For  More Information & to  Volunteer ... read full article
IT'S SLIME TIMEAmy Senior1/16/20191/23/2019
IT'S SLIME TIME
     Way to go Challenger Comets!! ... read full article
Scripps Spelling Bee Registration OpenHeather Matthews12/3/201812/21/2018
Scripps Spelling Bee Registration Open
The Scripps Spelling Bee is open for all grades. The spelling bee will have both preliminary and main events. The preliminary event is grade specific. The main event is for all qualifying students.   Register  by December 21st to participate.  Click here for additional information. ... read full article
Family BINGO NightHeather Matthews9/12/201810/26/2018
Family BINGO Night
Challenger PTA's Family BINGO Night is this Friday, October 26th at 6:00 pm.  Click here f or information about the evening.  We  are still looking for  Volunteers for this event!  Sign up here. ... read full article
Join the Challenger PTAHeather Matthews8/7/20189/18/2018
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.  Added bonus: All PTA members are given access to ... read full article
Eager Reader Month! Chris Segura2/12/20193/31/2019
Eager Reader Month!
EAGER READER IS HERE!!!  CLICK HERE   TO GO TO THE EAGER READER HOME PAGE for detailed registration steps, prize information, FAQs, and more! When is Eager Reader? Eager Reader will run March 4 - 31 this year.  ... read full article
Hops'n Drops Fundraising Night- Dinner outKendra Campbell1/19/20193/6/2019
Hops'n Drops Fundraising Night- Dinner out
  Take the night off from cooking and help support the Challenger PTA by dining at HopsnDrops (formerly known as HopJacks) on March 6th between 5-8pm.  HopsnDrops will generously donate 20% of your bill to the Challenger PTA.   You must present this flyer to the server.   Hope to see you there! ... read full article
Golden Acorn & Outstanding EducatorHeather Matthews1/17/20194/19/2019
Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator
Nominate PTA Volunteers for the Golden Acorn Award and teachers or staff for the Outstanding Educator Award . Details and forms can be found on the  Golden Acorn page. Nominations are due to the PTA mailbox across from the office by Friday, February 15th .  Recipients will be announced at the short ceremony on Friday, April 19th at 3:50pm in the MPR . Please join us in celebrating our fabulous volunteers and educators. ... read full article
5th Grade Fundraising: Movie Night - IncrediblesHeather Matthews11/12/201812/14/2018
5th Grade Fundraising: Movie Night - Incredibles
The PTA & 5th Grade Fundraising Committee Present: INCREDIBLES 2 December 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the MPR Buy Tickets Here  (Deadline is Dec 11th) Please sign up to Volunteer ! (5th Graders can volunteer too!) ... read full article
5th Grade Fundraising: Concession Stand at BINGO NightHeather Matthews10/22/201810/26/2018
5th Grade Fundraising: Concession Stand at BINGO Night
The class of 2019 will be holding a  Concession Stand  at Challenger's annual BINGO NIGHT!! This is a great opportunity to earn money to offset the costs of camp and the promotion party!   Please sign up to donate store bought goodies and drinks. ... read full article
Kinders & Kleenex for Kindergarten ParentsHeather Matthews8/28/20189/7/2018
Kinders & Kleenex for Kindergarten Parents
Kindergarten Parents! Please join us for Coffee & Kleenex on Friday, September 7th 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
Dinner Fundraiser: Chipotle on November 16thHeather Matthews10/22/201811/16/2018
Dinner Fundraiser: Chipotle on November 16th
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Challenger PTA. Come into the Chipotle at 22704 SE 4th St Suite 210 in Sammamish on Friday, November 16th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer , show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Challenger PTA. ... read full article
PTA Night at the Seattle MarinersHeather Matthews3/17/20195/18/2019
PTA Night at the Seattle Mariners
Join us for PTA Night at the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, May 18th at 7:10 pm. Discount Tickets are available through the PTA and can be purchased for students, parents, and staff at Challenger.  Click here for more information and to order tickets  for $16.00. You must order before Friday, April 26th.  ... read full article
Yearbook OrdersHeather Matthews2/25/20193/31/2019
Yearbook Orders
Yearbooks are on sale now! In June students will receive their yearbook and get the chance to sign each others' books. Kids love seeing their photo in the yearbook, so be sure to order one! Sale ends March 31st!  To order:  http://challengerpta.org/Page/Programs/Yearbook **We are only pre-ordering books this year. We will not be selling books when they arrive in June.* ... read full article
Book Swap and SaleAmy Senior1/27/20192/1/2019
Book Swap and Sale
                   Challenger PTA Book Swap & Sale   It's time to clean out your home libraries and restock them with some exciting (new to you) books!   Challenger PTA brings you the annual Book Swap to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and kick start Eager Reader! How Can You Participate: Donate Books:  Thursday, February 28th 8:30 – 9:00am & 3:30 – 5:00pm Friday, March 1st 8:30-9:00am & 3:30pm – 4:00pm  *You can also bring books to the office anytime and put in the Book Swap Box 2 BOOKS = 1 TICKET 1 TICKET = 1 BOOK ... read full article
Value Village FUNDrive for 5th Grade CampHeather Matthews12/17/20181/12/2019
Value Village FUNDrive for 5th Grade Camp
Help us raise funds by donating clothes, shoes & more! Drop off used items at Challenger Elementary School on Saturday, January 12th from 10:00am-3:00pm. We accept clothing, shoes, bedding/towels, accessories. All funds will go towards the cost of camp for the 5th graders . Contact Heather Wolter (hrwolter at gmail) for any questions.  ... read full article
The Habit Burger Grill Fundraiser NightHeather Matthews12/17/20181/15/2019
The Habit Burger Grill Fundraiser Night
Join the Habit Burger Grill in support of Challenger PTA on Tuesday, January 15th from 4:00pm-9:00pm. The Habit Burger Grill will donate 20% of sales from this event.  Present the printed flyer or show offer on your smart phone to the cashier upon ordering.  ... read full article
Challenger Staff Holiday CookiesHeather Matthews12/3/201812/18/2018
Challenger Staff Holiday Cookies
The Holidays are just around the corner. The PTA is hosting a cookie day for our amazing Challenger staff. Many of the staff members are busy with our kids right up to 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 . Deliver cookies to the staff lounge by  9:15 am on Tuesday December 18th.   ... read full article
Challenger K-Kids Holiday Toy DriveHeather Matthews11/29/201812/4/2018
Challenger K-Kids Holiday Toy Drive
Help bring joy to families in need this holiday season! Challenger K-Kids are  hosting a holiday toy drive! What: Please donate NEW, UNWRAPPED gifts for children ages 0-18. When: Now through December 4 th at noon. Where: Drop off toys in the big wrapped box in the atrium. Thank you for supporting Issaquah families! Find out more details about K-Kids Club at Challenger ... read full article
News from the Issaquah Schools FoundationHeather Matthews10/3/201811/1/2018
News from the Issaquah Schools Foundation
Go All in for Kids! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to go All in for Kids and donate today! Gifts to the Foundation’s All in for Kids annual campaign fund programs such as robotics, art education, food aid, STEM clubs, one-to-one mentoring, orchestra and band – and much more – in each of the Issaquah School District’s 24 schools. Learn more at isfdn.org/all-in-for-kids/ .  Cultural Bridges Family Guide Download a Free Family Guide in Chinese (Mandarin), English, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese today! This guide has information on how the school system works in the Issaquah School District and ... read full article
ParentWiser: Seth PerlerHeather Matthews9/12/20189/26/2018
ParentWiser: Seth Perler
Does your child struggle with organization, planning, prioritization, or motivation to learn? Join us for a very special hands-on workshop with the amazing Executive Function coach Seth Perler.  Seth will walk you through proper setup of systems so you stay on top of school work.  Parents: Bring your kids! Kids: Bring your stuff! • Planners – how to use it, even if you dislike it • Papers – organize folders, binders, syllabi, notebooks • Backpacks – how to keep it simple, working for YOU! • Laptop Browser – how to quickly access what you need Seth will also teach you ... read full article
Curriculum Night DinnerHeather Matthews9/4/20189/12/2018
Curriculum Night Dinner
The PTA Hospitality Team is providing dinner from Chipotle for our teachers on Curriculum Night. We need a couple more items to help make dinner even more delicious.  Please click here to sign up to bring drinks, desserts, chips, etc. Thank you!  ... read full article
ParentWiser: Author Rosalind WisemanHeather Matthews8/6/20188/29/2018
ParentWiser: Author Rosalind Wiseman
Want to empower your kids' with a positive social life?  Parent Wiser presents parent talk & book signing with youth behavior expert Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees Wannabes and Masterminds & Wingmen , on Wed Aug 29 at 6:30pm at Liberty HS . Rosalind Wiseman pulls back the curtain on friendships & social hierarchies and gives practical advice for teaching youth how to navigate common yet complex social situations and break through communication barriers. For parents of K-12. Free for PTSA members in Issaquah School District, $10 donation for non-members/guests.   REGISTER HERE! ... read full article
Festival of CulturesHeather Matthews9/29/201811/9/2018
Festival of Cultures
At the Festival of Cultures , Challenger Elementary “will go around the world” and learn more about the culture, food, music, and traditions of the countries representing the rich diversity of our school. Please sign up to  Volunteer ! ... read full article
Order School Supplies for 2018-2019 School Year! Heather Matthews5/29/20188/20/2018
Order School Supplies for 2018-2019 School Year!
It’s that time of year again!!! Time to purchase school supplies for Fall 2018. 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 can order until August 20 th . Order yours today!!  schooltoolbox.com . View the  Challenger Flyer for prices.  Contact Heather Wolter Questions at hrwolter@gmail.com ... read full article
ParentWiser Upcoming EventsHeather Matthews12/12/20181/9/2025
ParentWiser Upcoming Events
Parent Wiser is the Parent Education Classes in the Issaquah School District provided by the Issaquah PTSA.  Upcoming Events (Please Register) : LIKE film documentary & discussion Are you using technology, or is technology using you? LIKE  is a documentary about the impact of social media on our lives, and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of this film is to inspire and help equip us to teach ourselves and our children to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care…but is that what’s really happening? Hidden in ... read full article
Challenger Angel ProgramHeather Matthews10/24/20186/20/2019
Challenger Angel Program
The Angel Program at Challenger Elementary provides a helping hand to students who need extra support with basic necessities.  The program is strictly confidential, both sponsors (known as “Angels”) and students remain anonymous.  Click here to learn more about the program and to sign up as an Angel.  ... read full article
Karate West Parents Night OutHeather Matthews9/17/20186/7/2019
Karate West Parents Night Out
December 7, 2018 ?  January 4th ? February 1st ? March 8th ? April 5th ? May 3rd ?  June 7th Register for one or ALL!!!  The cost is $35 per child and 100% of all proceeds from this event will go to the PTA! Kids ages 6-12 will enjoy a fun-filled night of the coolest karate games while you get a night out from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There is no martial arts experience necessary. Call today to register 425-391-4444 or register online at  http://karatewest.com/parents-night-out/ Each “Parent Night Out” session is limited to 30 kids, be sure to tell them you are from Challenger! Don’t Delay Register Today!  ... read full article
PTA Reflections 2018-2019 School YearHeather Matthews9/12/201811/1/2018
PTA Reflections 2018-2019 School Year
Reflections for the 2018-2019 will be starting soon. This is a National PTA program that celebrates the artistic talents of students. Dates and Information will be coming home with students soon and posted on the website. You can get general information and details about the program by visiting the Reflections Page .  ... read full article
Summer Reading & Writing Program Starts June 21stHeather Matthews6/13/20189/11/2018
Summer Reading & Writing Program Starts June 21st
Calling all readers! Calling all writers!! The PTA Summer Reading & Writing Programs are starting on June 21st.  Read more information and download the forms by visiting the webpage: http://challengerpta.org/Page/Programs/Summer%20Journals ... read full article