Challenger Elementary E-news

September 25th 2019

Upcoming Dates

Spirit wear available until Monday September 30th

  • September 26: Rescheduled - King County Assembly for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • September 26: School Board Meeting
  • September 30: 2nd Grade Science to Go
  • October 2: Bullying Prevention Assembly
  • October 3: Student Council Meeting 3:40-4:25
  • October 4: 5th Grade YMCA Camp Terry Field Trip

***Challenger SPIRIT WEAR available***

Last year, we updated our spirit wear logo and moved to an online ordering system. I am excited to announce that we are ready to offer spirit wear again this year in the same way. Please click here to browse our online school store which is open for order now.

Orders will be accepted until Monday, September 30.

Attendance Email

Please use our attendance email which is used exclusively for attendance related emails.

Please send all Attendance communication to:

chattendance@issaquah.wednet.edu

Volunteer at Challenger


All volunteers must complete the online registration and be approved each school year.


If you were approved to volunteer last year, you will need to sign into the system, go to your check-off list and make sure all information is updated and current, then submit for approval for this new school year. New volunteers will need to complete the entire approval process before being able to volunteer.

Challenger School Hours

Mon, Tue, Thur, & Fri

9:15am-3:40pm

**Wednesday**

9:15am-1:30pm


If your child rides the bus please remember you need to be at the bus stop by the time the bus arrives otherwise they will be brought to the school.

PTA Information

The PTA needs you.....

Do you have a passion for art? Do you want to help foster that love in our Challenger students? Challenger Elementary is need of help for the our Reflections program. Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life. Time commitment is roughly 10-15 hours between now and November. Please consider stepping up to chair this wonderful program. Unfortunately, without enough volunteers, we are unable to provide this program for our students, which would make for some disappointed students. If interested, please reach out to Kendra or Lisa at

kendrabernadette@yahoo.com or lisakatiem@gmail.com

Support the PTA

Hello Challenger Families!

The PTA is already working hard planning fun and amazing events for the 2019-2020 school year, but we need your help!

Please visit www.challengerpta.org today and support the PTA.

Some things to remember:

*Family Memberships require you to add 2 names to your account. This can be a spouse, friend, neighbor, grandparent or even your child.

*PTA Membership is only good for one school year. If you signed up last year, THANK YOU, you account has expired.

*Supporting the PTA DOES NOT mean you have to volunteer.

Thank you to all families who have already supported Challenger PTA! We appreciate you!

Questions? Please contact Amy Senior amyb_griswold@hotmail.com

District Information

ISD Replacement Levy Resolution Approved by School Board of Directors on September 12

The Issaquah School Board of Directors passed a resolution for a replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy to be placed on the February 11, 2020 ballot. Voters will have an opportunity to maintain current funding for programs such as career and technical education, mental health counselors, dual language, and safety. This levy would replace the levy approved by voters in 2018 that expires at the end of 2020.

The District is asking voters for about $6.7 Million less than they are legally authorized to collect. The amount being asked for is $49.85 Million in 2021 and $54 Million in 2022. Superintendent Thiele said at the board meeting that he is confident that this amount of funding would allow the District to maintain its current programs while remaining fiscally responsible and sensitive to the overall tax rate. Because the District is retiring previous bond debt, the overall combined local school tax rate will go down to around $3.25-$3.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value — the lowest rate it has been in over 20 years. Please watch the ISD website for more details coming soon.

Legal Notices

Please read the important safety, health, and equal-rights notices that are posted online on our Legal Notices page. You will find information about asbestos, nondiscrimination, pest management, possession of firearms, sexual harassment, Title IX, and more.
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