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January is time for re-enrollment at Challenger School, and as a parent of a current Challenger student, you don’t need to do a thing thanks to continuous enrollment.
Simply watch for an email in early January that will contain your child’s placement information for the 2022–23 school year. If the placement is as you expected, your child is all set for the next school year! If you’d like to make changes or add a program (like extended classtime or summer school), you can submit a request at any time through the Parent Portal. If your child has a sibling who is ready to enroll, contact your campus for a new student application packet and get it submitted before classes fill up.
The placement email will contain links to the updated policies, tuition/deposit tables, and FAQs. If you find that plans have changed, remember to withdraw your child by February 28 to avoid the non-refundable tuition deposit that will be charged on March 1.
We’ve reduced the re-enrollment paperwork and simplified the process so you have more time and one less thing to worry about at the start of a new year.
As always, we thank you for your continued support and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your child’s life and education.
Grade 3–8 classes will hold in-class spelling bees at the beginning of the month. These class bees will feature spelling and vocabulary words students have learned or will learn in class during the year. Class finalists qualify for the campus bee, which will utilize words and vocabulary from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Good luck to our stellar spellers!
On December 7, 1941, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, plunging our country into war. In classes this month, we will honor those who lost their lives on that day and throughout World War II.
Students have been enthusiastically singing and are excited to present their Christmas Sings and Concerts. Parents of PS–G5 students are invited to enjoy the Christmas Sings. We also welcome families to attend the Christmas Concerts presented by our middle school students (G6–8). Outstanding elementary classes will be featured during the concerts, too.
The date and time of your child’s performance is posted on our website’s Events page under Christmas Sings.
Due to restrictions, California campuses will not be able to host Christmas Sings or Concerts this year; however, students will celebrate the season with plenty of fun activities.
We look forward to this month’s festivities!
Classes will enjoy Christmas celebrations on the last day of school before Winter Break. Challenger will provide fun activities and tasty treats, so please do not send food or gifts to this in-class, student-only event. Middle school students will enjoy a treat as well!
Challenger School will not be in session from December 20–December 31. We hope you enjoy time together with family and friends, and we wish you the best in the New Year!
In order to ensure that your child retains the skills he or she is learning in class, try these activities together over Winter Break:
Watch educational DVDs like Challenger Phonics Fun with your child (available at your campus or online at LearningCrew.org). The kit makes a terrific Christmas gift! Sing along with the songs, and as you watch, ask your child questions about letters, sounds, and blending.
Play counting games. Ask your child to count the cookies on a plate or presents under the tree. While you’re in the car, say, “Can you find eight houses that are decorated for the holidays?” As you look at a calendar, ask, “How many days are left in this year?” Three-year-olds are learning to count to 20, and four-year-olds can handle even larger numbers.
It’s full steam ahead for Science Fair projects!
Kindergarten–grade 2 students will begin their projects after the break, and grade 3–8 students should already have their projects well underway. Please make sure that your child completes the project on his or her own. The Science Fair will culminate in late January.
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