Enrichment

Art Walk
Art Walk

Chair:
When:
June

Tour the students art work, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy the Challenger community. Grandparents, parents, siblings, neighbors and friends are all invited!


Scripps Spelling Bee
Scripps Spelling Bee

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The 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.

Eager Reader
Eager Reader

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When:
March

Eager Reader s a voluntary reading program sponsored by the PTA, designed to encourage students to read for their enjoyment outside of school. By giving a few small prizes along the way, students and parents will both have a fun incentive to participate and connect through the shared pleasure of reading. To earn prizes students must reach their goal by the end of the month. New this year, all reading minutes must be recorded online and approved by parents in order for the minutes to count. Students or their parents can enter reading minutes. Instructions on how to enter minutes online will be sent home soon!
Science Fair & STEM Night
Science Fair & STEM Night

Chair:
When:
March

The Challenger PTA Science Fair & STEM Night is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project.


Summer Reading & Writing Program
Summer Reading & Writing Program

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When:
Summer

Challenger's PTA is sponsoring a program to encourage students to write during the summer. The more they write the more prizes they earn. Journal entries must follow the directions to qualify for prizes. Please print the required sheets, glue them into a new or used journal, and start writing. Enjoy writing all summer.

Art Literacy
Art Literacy

Chair:
When:
All year

The PTA provides Art Docents to work in each classroom and provide art enrichment. This is a fun way to volunteer and use your creative skills to make a difference in children's education. Sign up to assist the Literacy Chair in creating art projects with the children in their classroom.
After School Programs
After School Programs

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When:
Fall, Winter, Spring Sessions

After School Programs are offered to help enrich our students learning. Please watch for after school classes coming your way. Community flyers will be posted in the Challenger Atrium on the communication wall.

Please make sure to go to vendor websites to find out information what will be offered and pricing. Click the link below, or head directly to their sites. These organizations are not part of the Challenger Elementary, Challenger PTA, or the Issaquah School District. They just use our campus for their classes.

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
October & November

Join us for our Reflections reception. Reflections is a National PTA Student Art Contest. Students can submit original work of art created by 100% by themselves. Categories: visual art, literature, music, dance choreography, video, and photography.


Festival of Cultures
Festival of Cultures

Chair:
When:
November 9th

The PTA sponsors this international cultural event. The goal of the festival is to encourage learning about our global society and educate others about our individual heritage. Challenger families showcase their cultures through music, dance, crafts, food samples, artifacts and displays.


Fundraising

Box Tops
Box Tops

Chair:
When:
All year

Help provide Box Top labels for fundraising. The Box Top drop off box is in the office.
Box Tops for Education: Win prizes for your class by collecting Box Tops from General Mills Box Top labels. See the Box Tops page for more details.

To volunteer to help our chair, check out our Volunteer link on the left.

Corporate Matching Gift Program
Corporate Matching Gift Program

Chair:
When:
Ongoing

Does your employer participate in a Matching Gift Program? This is a great way to double your donation to Challenger PTA. Contact your Human Resources Department for Corporate Matching Donation information. Many Coporate Match Donations are completed online, take care to designate Challenger PTA as the recipient.
Microsoft employees select/search PTA Issaquah Challenger 2 6 6, via Microsoft employees website.
Boeing employees select/search Issaquah Challenger PTA 2 6 6 via Boeing employees website.
Challenger PTA sincerely appreciates your support. Thank you!
5th Grade Fundraising
5th Grade Fundraising

Chair:
When:
All Year

Help Raise Money for the 5th Grade Camp.

5th Grade Fundraising
Challenger Color Run
Challenger Color Run

Chair:
When:
May 2019

The Challenger Color Run will be in May 2019. Our goal is to raise $40,000. The money raised will support the many PTA programs that the Challenger community enjoys throughout the school year. Students and Families are invited to register and participate in the Fun Run. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to have fun while supporting their school!

SpiritWear
SpiritWear

Chair:
When:
TBD

Show your school spirit by ordering Challenger SpiritWear!



Karate West Parents Night Out
Karate West Parents Night Out

Chair:
When:
October, November, December

Karate West Parent's Night Out

October 5, 2018
November 2, 2018
December 7, 2018

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.
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!


For The Kids

Angel Program
Angel Program

Chair:
When:
Year Round

The Angel Program was started at Challenger Elementary to provide 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.

Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
(none)
When:
TBD

Field Day is an event presented by Mr. Mokin in the PE Department in June. Field Day requires a lot of volunteers, so the PTA assists by soliciting volunteers and being available day of event. Field Day involves the students going out on the playground and field area to participate in various fun games including tug of war, soccer, water games, etc. before school gets out.

Volunteers assist in setting up events, running each of the stations, and clean up. All events can be managed by one adult or teenager, unless specified otherwise. Challenger has all the supplies and equipment, unless specified otherwise.


If you have any questions regarding the event please feel free to contact Mr. Mokin at mokinb@issaquah.wednet.edu
Gift A Book
Gift A Book

Chair:
When:
All year

The Gift A Book program celebrates your student’s birthday by donating a new book to Challenger’s library. Our chairperson works with the librarian to send home a Gift A Book invitation form during your student’s birth month. You select a purchase price & send in your payment, your student selects a book, and a bookplate is placed on the inside front page to acknowledge your gift honoring your student. Additionally, your student gets to be the first to check out that book.

Book Swap & Sale
Book Swap & Sale

Chair:
When:
TBD

Kickstart Eager Reading with some “new” books. Bring those books you’ve read over and over again to donate to the Book Swap & Sale.

Library
Library

Chair:
When:
All year

Help our Librarian keep the library organized. Click on the Volunteer Page to sign up as a volunteer.
Popcorn
Popcorn

Chair:
When:
All year

Popcorn Friday is usually the 1st Friday of the month.
Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
May

Love reading and want to encourage reading for your kids? Scholastic book fair is an opportunity to buy books for Summer reading or for your teacher as an end of year gift!

Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
When:
All year

Keep memories of the school year with our annual yearbook that is released in June. Throughout the year you can send photos to our chair for inclusion in the yearbook.

Kindergarten Summer Playdates
Kindergarten Summer Playdates

Chair:
When:
Summer

Summer play dates at parks near "Challenger School" are being offered for incoming Kindergartners and their parents. It's a great way for our children and us parents to get acquainted prior to the school year.

Vision & Hearing Screening
Vision & Hearing Screening

Chair:
When:
TBD

Assist the School Nurse in screening students' vision and hearing. Click on Volunteers to sign-up and help in escorting classes, checking hearing or vision. After signing up, you will be contacted as to your preference. Both morning and afternoon assistance is needed.
5th Grade Promotion & Celebration
Math in Action
Math in Action

Chair:
When:
All Year

Community

ParentWiser
ParentWiser

Chair:
(none)

The PTA supports the District's Parent Education opportunities. Stay tuned for upcoming events! Looking for a specific topic? Check out the WA State PTA site at http://www.wastatepta.org/
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Chair:
(none)
When:
May

This week is an opportunity for every student to show their appreciation to Challenger’s Staff for all that they do. There is a theme for each day of the week and it’s meant to be a fun opportunity to creatively say thank you to our Challenger Family in a variety of ways. Feel free to participate in any or all of the activities.
PTA Newsletter
PTA Newsletter

Chair:
When:
ongoing

Check out our monthly newsletter and get the scoop on the latest Challenger PTA happenings.
Hospitality Committee
Hospitality Committee

Chair:
When:
all year

Help the Hospitality Committee with their events, such as "Coffee and Kleenex," "Teacher Appreciation" and "Bake Sales." Sign up to help on our Volunteer link to the left. You can sign up for specific events, or become a "Super Volunteer" to be contacted throughout the year.
PTA Membership
PTA Membership

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Research shows that students do better when their families are involved both at home and at school. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve. Challenger PTA connects parents to their student's education.

We are striving for 100% membership at Challenger! Becoming a PTA member provides you with a student directory, many discounts through Washington and National PTA, and your PTA Membership fee is 100% tax deductible. Join online today!
Golden Acorn
Golden Acorn

Chair:
When:
Spring

An after school celebration to honor the PTA and Staff Members who have gone over and above this school year; the Issaquah School District also has their own celebration.


Comet Cash/Teacher Grants
Comet Cash/Teacher Grants

Chair:
When:
all year

The PTA provides funding for classroom resources through “Comet Cash” and grants. Comet Cash is money given directly to all teachers (for their individual use) and other staff members to be used for classroom and building needs not normally met by the school or district budget. Teacher grants are awarded to applicants who need extraordinary funding for specific needs. Examples of items purchased with Comet Cash and Teacher Grants include:

• Books - Accelerated Reader; McGraw Hill Leveled Reader; Literary Circle; etc.
• Audio-Visual (AV) Equipment for Classroom Use, including ActivBoard
• Music materials including assorted musical instruments and supplies
• Poster Making and Book Binding Machines
• Playground/Recess Equipment and Games
• Updated Geographical Maps
• Dies for Die Cut Machine
• Analog Clocks
• Art Supplies
School Supplies
School Supplies

Chair:
When:
Summer

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 20th. Order yours today!! schooltoolbox.com. View the Challenger Flyer for prices and more details.
ISF Coordination
ISF Coordination

Chair:
When:
All year

The PTA helps coordinate with the Issaquah Schools Foundation to help showcase and fund programs for our school.
Family Bingo Night
Family Bingo Night

Chair:
When:
Fall

Join us for a fun evening of bingo and pizza.


Staff Back to School Lunch
Staff Back to School Lunch

Chair:
When:
September

An annual tradition of providing a lunch for the teachers and staff on “Meet your Teacher Day". Please consider donating food or helping to set up and/or clean up on August 31st. You can sign up on the Volunteer link.
Popsicle Social
Popsicle Social

Chair:
(none)
When:
September

Join us for the annual back to school popsicle social!

Mariners Night
Mariners Night

Chair:
When:
May

The Seattle Mariners are extending a discount ticket offer to students, parents & staff of our school! Enjoy a special outing with your friends and family.