During Student Previews last month, four-year-old preschool students visited a kindergarten classroom to get a glimpse of the exciting learning and fun they can expect in the coming school year.
Early this month, we’ll hold a Parent Preview of kindergarten, which we encourage parents of four-year-old students to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to see firsthand how our kindergartners continue to learn and become self-reliant, productive achievers. Our students are our finest treasures, and we’re excited to present them in action! We host these previews because we want to show you how seamlessly your child will transition from preschool to kindergarten.
Watch for an invitation to come home with your child. Some campuses offer Parent Previews for additional grades. If your campus does not offer a Parent Preview for the next grade that your child will be attending, and you’d like more information, please contact the office. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have about your child’s next program. We’d love to demonstrate all that is in store for your child at Challenger School!
As parents of children enrolled at Challenger School, you should have received an email in late January notifying you of your child’s placement for the 2024–2025 school year. If you haven’t received an email or phone call regarding your child’s placement for next year, please contact your campus office. Please note that placement for the 2024–2025 school year will not be viewable in PowerSchool until closer to the start of the next school year.
Watch for reports of progress this month. These reports give you information about your preschooler’s participation in class and academic progress.
Valentine’s Day is recognized as a day to show appreciation to those who are important to us. We look forward to acknowledging this special day with lots of fun! Students may bring store-bought or homemade valentines to distribute if they’d like. Valentines may include an attached favor, but any included items must be age appropriate for safety reasons. We will provide everything else needed for our in-class celebration.
Kindergarten through grade 8 students are required to wear uniforms on this day, however, students are encouraged to help celebrate by wearing a valentine-themed accessory: a headband, a tie, socks, a hat, tights, or a scarf.
Note: Please do not send goody bags or treats. Treats will be provided by Challenger.
Challenger students in kindergarten through eighth grade will learn about American heritage and our nation’s founders in an assembly prior to the holiday. The assembly will recognize and commemorate the monumental accomplishments and contributions of the founders who established the United States of America.
The Founding Fathers—including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and James Madison—fought for freedom and independence and worked tirelessly to create an innovative form of government: a constitutional republic derived from the consent of the people.
At Challenger, we honor the lives and the work of these patriots by teaching the values and principles that help preserve freedom and liberty. There will be no school on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19.
Students in grades 6–8 will soon gather for a social event. Your campus will provide more information about this fun opportunity for middle schoolers to enjoy time with friends and classmates after school.
If your enrollment plans have changed and your child won’t be attending Challenger next year, remember to withdraw your child from the 2024–2025 school year by February 29, 2024, to avoid being charged the tuition deposit. Once the tuition deposit is charged, it is no longer refundable. Withdrawal requests can be submitted via the parent portal.
Witty and clever second- through eighth-grade students are encouraged to enter the annual Comic Contest. Submissions for this optional contest can be submitted to Marketing@ChallengerSchool.com and need to include your child’s full name, grade, and campus. The contest deadline is Friday, March 1. Watch for a flyer with details that will be sent home with your child. The winning entry will be published in the April newsletter. We can’t wait to see the creative submissions!
There will be no school held during Spring Break. Please make arrangements for childcare during the applicable dates below.
In the coming weeks, prospective Challenger parents in all regions will have more opportunities to visit Challenger campuses to attend an open house and learn more about our powerful programs.
Specific dates and times are located on each campus page on our website. Help spread the word to friends and family who are interested in enrolling their children at Challenger.
For those who need it for their tax returns, Challenger’s tax ID is 47-1405971.
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