February 2020 Challenger School Newsletter

 The Challenger Difference

Challenger Students Stand Out

As Challenger parents, you’ve probably seen that your child’s knowledge and skills can create a positive sensation among other parents. Starting early and starting right makes a significant difference. Challenger makes the most of the early years because doing so yields unmatched results for students.

The purpose of education at Challenger is explained in our mission. Our mission influences decisions in all areas, from children having homework to manage by themselves in kindergarten to encouraging students at all ages to respect their own rights and other students’ rights.

The poise and confidence that makes people take note of Challenger students comes from students’ abilities to think for themselves and communicate with clarity.

Read the full article here.

 This Month

Important Dates

Date Event
February 6–7 Reports of Progress Sent Home (PS)
February 12 Open Houses for Prospective Parents
February 13–14 Valentine Fun Day (PS)
February 14 Valentine Parties (K–G8)
February 17 Presidents’ Day—No School
February 18 Founders Assembly †
February 28 Middle School Dance/Social (G6–8)

† Special function uniform required

Reports of Progress (PS)

Watch for Reports of Progress we’ll be sending home this month. These reports give you information about your child’s participation in class and academic progress in school.

Open Houses for Prospective Challenger Parents

Prospective Challenger parents will continue to have opportunities to visit Challenger campuses in the coming months. Please tell friends interested in enrolling their children at Challenger about this month’s upcoming Open House.

Open Houses held during the school day allow parents to see the fun, learning, and excitement for themselves.

All regions will hold an Open House on Wednesday, February 12. Specific times by campus are listed online at ChallengerSchool.com.

Valentine Fun (PS–G8)

Valentine’s Day is recognized as a day to send tokens of appreciation to those who are important to us. At Challenger, we have Valentine activities to celebrate the day. Students may bring valentine cards for their classmates if they wish.

Note: Please do not send food, toys, or gifts with your child. Treats will be provided by Challenger.

Presidents’ Day

There will be no school on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17. In conjunction with the occasion, Challenger campuses will hold spirit assemblies the following day to remember American heritage and our nation’s founders.

Middle School Dance/Social (G6–8)

Students in grades 6–8 will gather for a fun event on February 28. Your campus will provide more information.

Save the date, and get ready to relax and enjoy a great time with your friends and classmates!


Comic Contest

Attention students in grades 2–8:

Are you artistic? Are you witty and clever? Are you good at creating things on your computer?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, submit an entry to the Learning Curve Contest! Are you up to the challenge?

Please email your entry (scan or file) to Marketing@ChallengerSchool.com by March 9, 2020. The winning entry will appear in the April newsletter.

Include the following:
• Your full name
• Your grade
• Your campus

We can’t wait to see your submissions!

Enrollment Considerations (PS)

In Challenger preschool, your child is in a stimulating learning environment. Our curriculum is fun-filled with phonics, math, science, activities, music, and thinking skills in all our programs. Students and teachers are excited to come to school each day.

To maximize your child’s preschool experience, consider an all-day program, where he’ll get even more of the learning he loves!

Speech Festival (K–G8)

Students are gearing up for the upcoming Speech Festival, which will take place March 16–20 (March 30–April 3 in Texas).

Spring Break

Though winter may have a firm grip at this time of year, spring is coming! In March and April, Challenger campuses will take time off for Spring Break. Please make arrangements for child care during this time. Here are the dates to keep in mind for each region:

Texas  March 16–20
Idaho  March 23–27
California, Nevada and Utah  April 6–10

Tax Number

For those who need it for their tax returns, Challenger’s tax ID is 47-1405971.

Heard It in the Halls

Saratoga (CA) campus—Last month during Student Previews, when K-prep students were visiting a kindergarten classroom, the class was studying the concept of time.

The teacher asked her kindergartners, “If lunch is at noon, what time will it be one hour later?”

A visiting preschooler, eager to participate, spoke out, “Nap time!”

Learning Curve

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