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Have you heard about Challenger’s summer program? During our summer Preschool Adventureland, younger children will go on imaginary trips each week as they learn phonics, numbers, and so much more.
Our morning elementary program is designed to review concepts in reading, spelling, writing, and mathematics, while our afternoon classes include arts and crafts, geography, science, music, and physical fitness.
Students are engaged in unique learning exercises, drills, and activities using methods that have proven successful for more than five decades.
Half-day and all-day programs are available, and classes begin June 14. It’s the perfect way to enrich your child’s summer days!
If you have not yet enrolled your child in a summer program and would still like to do so, follow the steps below.
It’s that simple! Click here to see the payment schedule, and contact your campus office with any questions. We look forward to a summer of fun and learning with your child.
Since online learning and in-person classes are not the same experience, some of the information in this newsletter will be more relevant to on-campus students and their parents, while other portions will apply more to those involved in remote education. Look for the bell icon to indicate information for on-campus students and the laptop icon for online students.
Iowa Test of Basic Skills standardized testing continues this month for seventh-grade online students and kindergarten through eighth-grade students who attend on-campus classes. (See Important Dates for schedule.) Seventh-graders are the only online students that will participate in the standardized testing this year.
Thank you for helping ensure our students are ready each day to perform their best on the assessments.
Students are in the process of creating their Young Author projects. They are developing short stories as they concentrate on enhancing their creative writing. Both students and teachers enjoy working on these rewarding projects.
In class this month, elementary and middle school students will commemorate Patriots’ Day.
This day marks the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first military engagements of the Revolutionary War, which were fought on April 19, 1775.
On this date, the war began, but more importantly, a momentous idea took root—government of, by, and for the people.
At the end of this month, we will celebrate the arrival of spring with our Teddy Bear Picnic. Each student may bring a favorite stuffed animal guest to the picnic.
All on-campus K–G8 students are creating pieces for the Art Fair, and the top projects from each class will be showcased.
Congratulations to Lucian Tran, a second grader from Silverado campus, who designed this comic.
We thank all students who submitted entries to the contest! Challenger School certainly has many talented artists and witty creators.
According to the CDC, people who travel may be exposed to COVID-19 and, thus, may potentially be contagious. The CDC states that persons who have traveled should get tested, stay home, and self-quarantine for seven days after travel. The CDC says travelers who don’t get tested should stay home for ten days.
We are passing along this information so that you are aware of the CDC alert and the associated recommendations and understand that we are following the guidance of local health departments (AC CA, SCC CA, ID, NV, TX, UT). You can access the health alert and a link to the CDC travel information here.
Please also be aware that on-campus students who require a quarantine will be required to complete work using the online student resources. If space is available, students may be placed temporarily in an online learning class.
As of Friday, April 30, students will no longer be allowed to transfer to a different program offering; if your child is in online learning on April 30, he or she will complete the school year in online learning.
Spring break for California, Utah, and all online students will be during the week of April 5–9. Please make arrangements for your child’s care during Spring Break.
Mark your calendars now for our two main breaks during next school year.
Challenger will not be in session during the dates listed below:
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