Calendar of Events
06/20 5th Grade Promotion
06/21 Field Day
06/25 3rd Grade Picnic
06/26 1st & 2nd Grade Picnic
06/27 Comet Coin Celebration
06/27 Last Day of School Dismissal @ 11:45AM
Please check the Lost and Found for your missing clothing items, hats, gloves, water bottles etc.
We will be donating all the remaining items on Friday June 28th
Volunteers for Upcoming Events at Challenger
If you are going to volunteer for any upcoming events at Challenger, including Field Day or Class Field Trips, please be sure you have completed the online Volunteer Application at:
The process can take a few days so please plan ahead.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered this year, Challenger could not run without all of you!
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.
It’s crazy how fast this school year has flown by. Summer is upon us and with that comes school supply shopping for next year! Let the PTA help you with that! We can take the work out of back to school shopping so you can enjoy
more of your summer. We are partnering with
School Toolbox again this year to sell prepackaged school supplies. The supply boxes contain all the supplies the teachers have requested. All you need do is place your order on the School Toolbox website and the supplies will be shipped right to your door.
It doesn’t get much easier than that! A flyer went home in student mail at the beginning of June with all the details. You can also find all the information on the
Ready for School Fair – August 12th
Online Verification Process support for ALL incoming families for ISD students K-12. Parent volunteers and district staff will support families completing the online forms for enrollment verification. The link to the event flyer is
*Tools for School by ISF at Clark location
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
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.
To Register 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