Calendar of Events
5/29 Kindergarten Orientation 3:00-4:00
6/04 5th Grade Concert MPR 6:30PM
Hello Challenger Families,
May and June are busy months in the library! Author and KCLS visits, as well as gearing up for the return of Summer Library! Please take a moment to check out the updates on my
website and blog!
Additionally, please note that all library books need to be returned to the library by Friday, June 7th, 2019! As always, thank you for your support!
Mrs. McDowell & Ms. Erlitz
***Student Safety is our Priority***
We are utilizing a secure badge making process for all visitors. Once you are buzzed in through the secure entry, all visitors and volunteers are required to check in at the office and will be asked to present ID. Pam or Tanya
will scan your Driver’s License and issue you a visitor badge. All other procedures are the same, you will still sign in on the blue sheet, and continue to wear your Volunteer Badge. Below is a short video explaining these safety procedures.
Get ready to stock up on summer reading with Challenger’s upcoming Book Fair that will be held in Challenger’s Library June 5th -7th. We need volunteers to make this a successful event. You can sign up to
If you have any questions contact the Book Fair Chairs:
firstname.lastname@example.org Neeti Yerneni email@example.com
The Challenger PTA is proud to bring another exciting, creative and vibrant edition of Art Walk on Friday, June 7th 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!
We need your help to make it possible! Sign up to volunteer:
Rachelle Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elisa Parry at email@example.com
Karate West Parents Night Out
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
or register online at ":"-U"}">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! Click
here for the flyer that includes additional information
The Issaquah School District asks local voters to approve levies to pay for educational enrichments that the state does not fund, including the seven period day at two of our comprehensive high schools, mental health and counseling support, safety and security
measures, activities/clubs/sports, etc., equivalent to about 15 percent of the operations budget. Because our current levies expire next year, the District is forming a community committee now to help plan the renewal/replacement of the Educational Programs
and Operations Levy. (Formerly referred to as the M & O Levy) If you are interested in representing Challenger Elementary on the committee, please pick up an application in the main office and return it by June 2nd. Committee members will consider the overall
need, proposed content, total cost, and tax impacts of the ballot measure and present a final recommendation to the Superintendent. The commitment is a minimum of two Wednesday evenings in June.
If you know someone who would make a particularly good committee member, please extend a personal invitation.
We appreciate your support as we head into this important committee work!
Chief of Finance and Operations
Issaquah School District
To: Parents and guardians of students in Issaquah School District
New Teacher Website Tool Survey
A leadership advisory team has formed to explore a replacement for Connect as the teacher website tool. As part of our selection process we would like to hear from parents about what they would like in a classroom web tool.
Our goals include finding a tool that:
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/p2uzAikAsJHdZ55P7
The Issaquah School District asks local voters to approve levies to pay for educational enrichments that the state does not fund, including the seven period day at two of our comprehensive high schools, mental health and counseling
support, safety and security measures, activities/clubs/sports, etc., equivalent to about 15 percent of the operations budget. Because our current levies expire next year, the District is forming a community committee now to help plan the renewal/replacement
of the Educational Programs and Operations Levy. (Formerly referred to as the M & O Levy) If you are interested in representing Challenger on the committee, please pick up an application in the main office and return it by May 17th, 2019. Committee members
will consider the overall need, proposed content, total cost, and tax impacts of the ballot measure and present a final recommendation to the Superintendent. The commitment is a minimum of two Wednesday evenings in June.
Parent Night – Second Step/ Social Emotional Learning
Please join us at one of the PBSES parent nights! Second Step is the curriculum that is being taught K-8 and this parent night will highlight ways that you can support your child’s emotional growth at home.
Issaquah Middle School - June 11, 6-7pm
Please help us spread the word about the visiting author’s parent session on May 30.
Emily Whitman will talk at the Admin Building Board Rooms, from 6:30 to 7:30.
It is most applicable for parents and teachers of students in grades 3 – 8, but others will like it too.
The flyer is attached
2019 Plan for Exceptional Placement Testing
This year we will be offering two testing dates with an third to be added if there is a need.
Wednesday, June 19 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm IMS library
Wednesday, June 26 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm IMS library
Exceptional Placement Math Test for Incoming 6th grade students.
Exceptional Placement provides an additional acceleration option for students who are ready to skip CC 7/8 and begin middle school in CC 8/Algebra 1. Interested students must demonstrate sufficient mastery of CC 7/8 concepts and skills on a district-administered
assessment. The exceptional placement assessment will be offered to interested students on Wednesday, June 19 from 4:00-6:00
OR Wednesday, June 26 from 2:00-4:00 at the Issaquah Middle School Library.
*Since CC6 math is taught in the 5th grade MERLIN program, 5th grade MERLIN students will take the CC 7/8 Math Mastery Assessment test in their classrooms each spring.
Register by June 7th to take the Exceptional Placement assessment please complete the sign up at
Once a student has qualified for Exceptional Placement, parents make the final determination of whether or not to accept that placement. Further information will be provided to families of students who qualify for Exceptional Placement to help inform this
decision. More information can be found at
http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/core/math/middle/mathEP or you may contact Susan Ford at
The City of Issaquah is still seeking applicants for the
Issaquah Youth Advisory Board who are currently in
grades 5-7 and live and/or attend school within the Issaquah School District. Consider joining this dynamic group of teens! Deadline: Monday, June 3.
Bus Drivers Needed – We’re Hiring! Schools all across the country are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. This is true in the Issaquah School
District as well. The ISD offers paid training and a competitive wage of up to $25.38/hour. Drivers may work part time or up to 40 hours. Full benefits include medical, dental, and vision. Drivers work a school calendar and schedule. If you or someone you
know is interested, please call
for more information or
apply online by clicking here. Classes will be starting soon.
Office is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00