ALL CAMPUSES ARE OPEN [COVID-19 UPDATES]
Parents who have enrolled their child in continuous enrollment will soon receive an email containing their child’s placement information for the 2021–22 school year. If the placement is as you expected, you don’t have to do a thing, and 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. And if your child has a sibling who is ready to enroll, make sure to submit a new student application soon before classes fill up.
You’ll be able to see the tuition deposit for the 2021–22 academic year on the March statement. If you find that plans have changed, remember to withdraw your child by February 28 to avoid being charged this non-refundable deposit.
For now, all students have been assigned to on-campus classes hoping that we’ll be able to return to in-person classrooms next year. If conditions necessitate online classes again, we are prepared to provide that option.
Whatever the situation, we’ll strive to continue to offer your child the best education possible. We thank you for your continued support and want you to know how much we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your child’s life and education.
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.
This month, Challenger preschoolers and kindergartners will be learning about other lands and peoples. They will explore and share traditions, songs, dances, and stories.
On Small World Day, preschool students may wear clothing that is representative of their family’s heritage or country of origin. Kindergarten students will wear the Challenger uniform, but they may add a scarf, vest, pendant, or other accessory representing their ancestry or one of the nations they have studied. (Please be sure to consider safety when planning attire.)
Note: We will provide a snack for the festivities, so please do not send treats with your child.
In preparation for this month’s Science Fair, students are conducting experiments using the scientific method. In a few weeks, they’ll be displaying the results of their investigations.
The fair will feature ingenious and thought-provoking experiments and inventions. Although we won’t be able to invite parents to see the projects as we have in other years, in-class Science Fairs will be held.
You will receive a report of your child’s academic progress this month. Our students have accomplished much already this year and are continuing to learn and achieve.
During these winter months, please make sure that your child is prepared to go out for recess every day.
Depending on where you live, your child may need boots, gloves or mittens, and a hat in addition to a coat. Make sure to mark all items with your child’s name in case anything gets misplaced.
In Challenger preschool, we build strength, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination, laying the foundation for writing letters. We develop these in numerous ways such as cutting, drawing, painting, coloring, and experimenting with manipulative toys.
This month, all-day (in-class) and online 4-year-olds will begin additional activities in which they will be introduced to Challenger manuscript and work on their pencil grips and strokes. Developing these skills will, in time, enable them to successfully write words and, eventually, sentences.
Watch for the penmanship paper each day. Ask your child to show you the fun exercises and share with you all he is learning!
For those who need it for their tax returns, Challenger’s tax ID is 47-1405971.
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