Challenger PTA
PTA Science Fair was positively charged!
 Thank you to Meredith Lillywhite, Amy Foust, and all volunteers who helped make this day possible!
Important! Eastside Enrichment – After School Classes Starting Soon!
Spring Quarter After School Classes presented by Eastside Enrichment are starting right after Spring Break!

Classes offered for the Spring Quarter are: Art (Anyone Can Be an Artist with Twice the Clay), Karate, Dance (Moving with Music) and Techno Club

To register or for more information visit the following link:

Destination Imagination 2014/15
Here is a program recommended to us by one of the science teachers at BLMS. Please email Yvette Artman at if you are interested in running this program. We currently do not have anything like it at Challenger and would only pursue it if there is a parent or teacher interested in running it.

The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament."

Teams of up to 7 work from September to February on challenge materials. This includes practicing Instant Challenges, discussing strategies, and building teamwork skills. Most teams start at one 1-hour meeting per week and increase days and times as the competition (in Feb./Mar.) approaches.

Teams are coached by any willing adult. It can be a parent, teacher or college student looking for volunteer hours. A teacher advisor is NOT required.

The DI website is a wealth of resources- but one really great video is on the video page- and is called "What is Destination Imagination?"

Tips and Scripts for teaching your tween how to share smart and stay safe online
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 7:00- 8:30, Issaquah Middle School Commons
Sponsored by IM PTSA and the Issaquah PTSA Council

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Yearbook Coordinator for 2014/15 School Year
We are currently seeking a parent to coordinate the production of the Challenger yearbook for the 2014/15 school year.  We work with Dorian Studios and collect photos from parents, teachers, and staff.  Please email Yvette Artman at .  Shannon Leonard in the front office has been managing this the last 2 years so please feel free to contact her if you have questions about what this job entails.  Thank you. ... read full article

YO PLATEAU Benefit Day!   Have a treat and support Challenger PTA  at the same time! It's Benefit Day at YoPlateau every third Wednesday of the month.   Enjoy some yummy yogurt and support your school.   Mention Challenger at time of purchase and 20% of the sale will be donated to our PTA. (Yo Plateau is located in Saffron Plaza, across the street from Safeway, in Sammamish)   Thanks, Challenger PTA   ... read full article

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