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Unity Day is this coming Wednesday!

On Unity Day, students and staff are encouraged to wear orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion, and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.  Wear orange this Wednesday, October 20 to help spread this message.


Join the Challenger PTA.  Click here to become a member for the 2021-2022 school year. 


Please join and show that you care and are invested in the welfare of our children: 
-You are not required to volunteer – but we’d love it if you did! 
-100% membership gives credence to our PTA voice in advocating for our children with the Legislature and sends a message to Olympia that our school and district are made up of parents who are concerned and involved. 
-PTA is the largest child advocacy group in the United States. 

Added bonus: All PTA members are given access to the online 
Challenger Student Directory. Check out other benefits for PTA Members! 

Activities and opportunities organized & funded by Challenger PTA: 

-Popsicle Social at Meet the Teacher 
-BINGO Night 
-Art Program at Challenger is fully funded by the PTA 
-“Science to Go” enrichment in the classroom 
-Eager Reader (held in March) 
-Festival of Cultures and STEM Science Fair 
-Physical Education and Music - Equipment for both 
-Comet Cash - Full-time teachers and specialists are given a set amount to help purchase supplies for their classroom 
-Teacher Grants - An opportunity for the staff to apply for funds to purchase items that will enhance student learning. These become the property of Challenger Elementary. Examples include an audio library, classroom sets of books, Active board, 
-Teacher Appreciation Week 
-Book Fair & Book Swap 
-Art Walk 

Many More! 




Retakes will be available on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 



COVID 19 Precautions and Procedures

We have several precautions and procedures in place to keep everyone safe.  Thank you, in advance, for taking time to review our Challenger COVID Handbook.  You will see the effort we have put in to ensure student and staff safety while also complying with Washington State and King County Department of Health guidelines and recommendations.  We will continue to monitor the information coming from these agencies to make sure our health and safety procedures and protocols are current. 

Our student’s safety is our #1 Priority.  We take COVID precautions and protocols very seriously.  To keep students safe during lunchtime, added additional lunch periods have been added to our schedule so that we can have fewer students in the lunchroom at one time.  Students will eat outside when the weather cooperates.  We will utilize our stage in the lunchroom as an additional space for students to sit.  This allows us to maximize the distance between students.  Students will sit diagonally from each other.  Students will not sit across from each other while eating.  Students will wash their hands with soap and water before entering the lunch room and will have sanitizer available in the lunchroom.  Masks will be worn by staff at all times and students will only take them off when eating or drinking.  Once students are done eating, they will put their mask back on to wait for recess to begin.  We had the opportunity to pilot lunch at our school last spring for students in grades K-3 and the students did a great job following all of the new procedures.


Online Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Please click HERE to view the power point presentation for kindergarten


Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year for grades K-5 is happening now.  Please use the following link to begin the online registration process:   https://issaquah.wednet.edu/schools/enrollment    The documents listed below are required for registration.  Some of the documents may be uploaded during the registration process.  Once you have completed the online process, the Registrar will email you about other items needed to complete enrollment.

  • Parent Identification
  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Current utility bill (gas, water, or electric)
  • Purchase papers, property tax statement or lease agreement
  • Medically verified immunization records

We are very excited to have your family be a part of the Challenger community. 

If you have any questions about the registration process,

please contact Heather Wolter, the school Registrar, at 425-837-7550  or wolterh@issaquah.wednet.edu 



Attendance Reporting Reminders

For accuracy and consistency, please report all attendance to the following:

Attendance email - chattendance@issaquah.wednet.edu

Attendance phone – (425) 837-7550

Thank you!



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Main Office Hours

Monday - Friday




Start Time - 9:15 AM Mon - Fri

Dismissal 3:40PM Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri

Wednesday Dismissal 1:30PM 

Reporting an Absence

To report an absence for TODAY:
Please call the Challenger office at (425) 837-7550 or email chattendance@issaquah.wednet.edu. Include:

  • Student's first and last name (please spell the name)
  • Date of absence
  • Teacher's name
  • Reason for absence

For vacation requests (future absences) over 3 days, fill out a pre-arranged absence form and turn into the office or your child's teacher. If the vacation is over 20 days, use this form.