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
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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
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Family Movie NightHeather Matthews12/5/20171/8/2018
Family Movie Night
Join us for Challenger's Movie Night :  Despicable Me 3 Challenger 5th Grade Camp Fundraising Event When:   Jan 12th from 6:30-8:30pm Where:   Challenger’s MPR Admission Donation:  $10.00 per student (adults are free) Register Online Between:   Monday Dec 4th – Monday, Jan 8th Click Here to Register for this Event Your admission donation of $10 includes the movie, 1 popcorn, 1 nut-free snack and 1 bottle of water per pre-registered ticket.  *****Pre-registration will close Monday, January 8th***** Tickets will be sent home with your student the week of the event Tickets will also be available for purchase at the ... read full article
Staff Appreciation WeekHeather Matthews4/25/20185/5/2018
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week is April 30 th – May 4 th  and we are celebrating all the "Super Heroes" at Challenger Elementary.  The PTA is proud to honor and sponsor our staff this year. We are asking parents to have your child(ren) create a “thank you” card to give to a staff member or teacher on Friday.  In addition, please feel free to check out the staff’s “favorite things” list and add a little something to your thank you card.   Thank you for joining us as we celebrate our wonderful Challenger Staff! ... read full article
Kindness Day at ChallengerHeather Matthews5/28/20186/3/2018
Kindness Day at Challenger
Kindness Day is coming to Challenger this Friday, June 1st . Celebrate with us by wearing Yellow, a color that represents kindness and friendship. Join us by participating in activities that focus on kindness. You can find videos, books and  a kindness calendar by clicking on our Kindness Page .  ... read full article
Eager Reader Month! Chris Segura2/12/20183/31/2018
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 2 - 30 this year.  ... read full article
Welcome to the Challenger 2017-2018 School Year! Heather Matthews8/4/20179/30/2017
Welcome to the Challenger 2017-2018 School Year!
We encourage ALL families at Challenger Elementary to JOIN THE PTA What is the PTA? Why should you join? Do you have to join every year? Does joining mean you have to volunteer? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions  to learn all about the Challenger PTA.  ... read full article
Goodbye Reception For Staff Heather Matthews6/8/20186/16/2018
Goodbye Reception For Staff
Friday, June 15th after school from 3:40-4:15pm  the Challenger PTA will be hosting a casual reception to say goodbye to the Challenger Staff who will be leaving us. Come  join us and sign up to bring treats .  ... read full article
Celebrate the 5th graders graduating from Challenger ElementaryHeather Matthews5/29/20186/19/2018
Celebrate the 5th graders graduating from Challenger Elementary
It's time to celebrate our 5th Graders leaving Elementary School.  On Tuesday, June 19th we will be having a pizza party during lunch (for students only),  Promotion at 1:15pm  and a fun party planned from 2:15-3:30pm  including sundae bar, drinks, DJ, photo booth, Gaga ball and other exciting games.  Click here for more information and link to pay for events   ... read full article
PTA Annual Art WalkHeather Matthews5/14/20185/19/2018
PTA Annual Art Walk
  The Challenger PTA is proud to bring another exciting, creative and vibrant edition of Art Walk on Friday, May 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the school. The Challenger corridors will come alive with the creative talents of our students. Tour the students' art work, participate in hands-on art activities, fun games or grab a bite to eat at the hot dog stand. Grandparents, parents, siblings, neighbors and friends are all invited!    Want to help make it possible?  Sign up to volunteer that night at  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0549A5AA22A75-artwalk   or contact Rachelle Roberts at rachelleroberts998@yahoo.com or Elisa Parry at elisaparry@gmail.com ... read full article
Scholastic PTA Book FairHeather Matthews4/25/20185/19/2018
Scholastic PTA Book Fair
The dates are set, so mark your calendars for Challenger’s upcoming Scholastic Book Fair that will be held in Challenger’s Library May 16-18.  Click Here for more details and to sign up to volunteer.  ... read full article
PTA Night at the Seattle MarinersHeather Matthews3/20/20185/11/2018
PTA Night at the Seattle Mariners
Join us for PTA Night at the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, June 2nd 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 $14.00. You must order before Friday, May 11th.  ... read full article
Challenger PTA Book Swap & SaleHeather Matthews2/15/20183/2/2018
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
Yearbook OrdersHeather Matthews2/1/20184/1/2018
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
Challenger Spirit Wear is now Available for Purchase Online!Jennifer McCommon1/24/20182/20/2018
Challenger Spirit Wear is now Available for Purchase Online!
Show School Spirit!  Order Challenger Comet Spirit Wear:  http://challengerpta.org/Page/Programs/Spiritwear Deadline: February 19th ... read full article
PTA STEM & Science Fair is Coming to Challenger! Heather Matthews1/24/20183/10/2018
PTA STEM & Science Fair is Coming to Challenger!
Challenger Elementary PTA STEM & Science Fair 2018: Grow our kids’ Brain!  Friday March 09 2018 at 6:30pm.  Registration & Information:  http://challengerpta.org/Page/Programs/ScienceFair ... read full article
2018 Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator Receipients Chris Segura1/19/20184/30/2018
2018 Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator Receipients
Congratulations to our Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator Winners!  Golden Acorn: Valerie Darling, Maria Sandoval & Wendy Glazer Outstanding Educators: Ricky Bannish, Lisa Clark & Sara Jo Pietraszewski Visit the  Golden Acorn Page to read about their service to Challenger ... read full article
Value Village - 5th Grade Fundraising DriveChris Segura1/10/20181/21/2018
Value Village - 5th Grade Fundraising Drive
Challenger’s 5 th graders have teamed up with Value Village this year to host a fundraising collection drive! When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 Where: Challenger Elementary  (In front of school) Time: 9am-3pm   Items we will be accepting: Soft Goods   (5 th graders will get $0.22 per pound for soft goods) Include clothing, shoes, hats, scarves, undergarments, jewelry, accessories, bags, wallets, bedding, towels, curtains, tablecloths and other cloth materials   Hard Goods (5 th graders get paid $0.05 per pound for hard goods) Include toys, small household goods and appliances (appliances must be smaller than a microwave), books, CD’s ... read full article
Scripps Spelling Bee is coming to Challenger! Heather Matthews12/6/20172/28/2018
Scripps Spelling Bee is coming to Challenger!
Click Here  for More Information, Register your Child & Sign Up To Volunteer.  ... read full article
Challenger PTA Bingo NightHeather Matthews10/25/201711/17/2017
Challenger PTA Bingo Night
Friday, November 17th 6pm-8pm! Click Here:  Pre-Order Pizza & Bingo Cards  by November 10th   ... read full article
Coffee and KleenexChris Segura9/11/20179/11/2017
Coffee and Kleenex
Kindergarten Parents         Please join us for   Coffee and Kleenex   When & Where   Please join us on Monday, September 11 th at 9:10 a.m. 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, and a cup of coffee and take a moment meet other amazing Challenger parents. Hope you can join us!                Warmly sponsored by Challenger's PTA   ... read full article
Challenger Color Run 2017Heather Matthews8/4/201710/7/2017
Challenger Color Run 2017
Challenger PTA Color Run 2017 The Challenger PTA Color Run is the biggest fundraiser of the YEAR! We need to raise $40,000 in order to provide all the Challenger PTA programs for the school year: Science to Go, Art Program, BINGO Night, Art Walk, Book Fair, Teacher Grants, Eager Reader, Popcorn days, Festival of Cultures, Teacher Appreciation & MANY MORE! WHEN: Friday, OCTOBER 6th at 4:30pm WHERE: Challenger Elementary COST: $50 per participant (Adults who register will get led-light up glasses)  We need Volunteers! Please click here to sign up to volunteer.  TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED SO FAR (9/19): $29,900   Click For ... 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
Summer Reading & Writing Program Starts June 21stHeather Matthews6/13/20189/21/2018
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
Volunteers for Issaquah Schools Heather Matthews12/19/20171/2/2018
Volunteers for Issaquah Schools
The school board approved 3 renewal levy ballot measures to go before voters on February 13th after input from community members, legislators and district residents. After much discussion, the school board and ISD administration approved a plan to keep our high quality of education in Issaquah, while taking into consideration the tax impact on our community. Please click here for more information and to review the ballot measures and tax impact. Please click here for details and to endorse these ballot measures ... read full article
2018-2019 Proposed Elected Board OfficersHeather Matthews4/19/20186/20/2018
2018-2019 Proposed Elected Board Officers
The Challenger PTA Nominating Committee would like to present the proposed slate of Elected Board Officers for the 2018-2019 school year. Additional nominations will be welcomed during our May General Membership meeting on May 8th at 7:00 p.m in the Library. All registered Challenger PTA members are invited to attend to participate in the final call for nominations as well as vote for our new board. President Kendra Campbell President Heather Wolter Vice President Dawn Phillips Vice President Lisa Wells Secretary Stephanie Heimbigner Secretary Alison Greer Treasurer Heather Matthews Treasurer Libby Kell We are still looking for more volunteers to ... read full article
PTA Volunteers for 2018-2019 School YearHeather Matthews3/22/20184/5/2018
PTA Volunteers for 2018-2019 School Year
We need you! We are filling PTA committees for the 2018/19 school year. Instead of having just one chair per program, we have created committees of 5-8 volunteers to help run the programs. Hopefully this will help to lighten the workload! Please consider joining a committee to assure that all of our kids favorite events happen next year! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084ea8a928a57-ptaprogram  Many hands make light work! :) ... read full article