It’s almost time for re-enrollment for the 2022–23 academic school year. As a parent of a current Challenger student, you don’t need to do anything to re-enroll your child. Because of continuous enrollment, we will automatically place your child in an appropriate program for the next school year. In January, we will notify you of the placement details and provide you with updated policies, tuition, and instructions if you need to make any changes. Until then, relax and know that your child has secured priority placement with Challenger for next year.
The American Mathematic Competition (AMC) 10 will take place on November 10. Challenger students in grades 5–8 who qualified during the 2020–21 academic year will be invited to participate in this year’s AMC 10 competition. Parents of qualified students received a letter and an email from Challenger School on October 11.
Hosted by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and designed for students in grade 10 and below, the AMC 10 is a twenty-five question, multiple-choice examination in mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
Students can prepare for, and parents can find more information about, the competition by visiting the MAA website.
Elementary students will commemorate Veterans Day this month. Some students will have the opportunity to write to military personnel currently serving overseas. Others will read or hear first-hand accounts of veterans throughout U.S. history. The purpose of these activities is to honor the American men and women who have defended freedom around the world.
Feast Day is a Challenger tradition and an opportunity for students to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a special meal.
For grades 1–8, the lunch caterer at many of the campuses will be offering a special meal on November 23 that you can order for your child and/or yourself. Due to campus visitor and space restrictions, parents in California and Texas will not be able to participate in the on-campus feast; however, the Thanksgiving lunch will still be available for purchase for students, if desired. You will receive additional information from your campus soon.
If you won’t be purchasing a Thanksgiving lunch for your child, please remember to send a lunch from home.
On November 22 or 23, preschool students will learn about the first Thanksgiving and celebrate with their own in-class feast. Kindergarten feasts vary by campus. A notice with details will be sent home with your child soon.
Challenger School will not be in session from November 24–26. We hope that your family enjoys a happy Thanksgiving!
Beginning November 29, grade 3–8 classes will hold in-class spelling bees. 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 utilizes words and vocabulary from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Good luck to our stellar spellers!
Students are excited to present their Christmas Sings and Christmas Concerts next month. As we get closer to the performances, check our website for schedules, and watch for invitations to these festive events.
Due to restrictions, California campuses will not be able to host Christmas Sings or Concerts; however, students will still celebrate the season with plenty of fun activities.
As the weather gets cooler, make sure your child is dressed appropriately in outer clothes that he or she can handle with little assistance. Please don’t send an umbrella with your child; when combined with backpacks and lunch boxes, an umbrella is difficult to manage.
We will go outside every day possible, despite the cold weather. Label all outerwear pieces just in case items end up in the lost-and-found.
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