Rhino Challenge News
April 5, 2016
WHAT'S GOING ON
The cost of the field trip will be $16 per student. I'll be sending a permission slip home soon with a money envelope - please return it signed with $16 cash on the next Challenge day.
Chaperones will meet us at the Aquarium at 9:45am. We will be at the Aquarium until about 1:00pm. We will be taking sack lunches to eat there.
I can take 9 chaperones who will have their admission fee waived, however they will have to pay the $10 for the 2 classes per Aquarium policy. Additional chaperones are absolutely welcome, and will pay $16 for the classes and admission. All chaperones will pay once they arrive at the Aquarium, so please do not send your money to school.
5th Grade Showcase
The Showcase will be on May 2 at the Merrell Center, and all grades are welcome to come check out the projects!
Kite Festival and Family Picnic
Friday, April 22nd, 6pm
16756 Westheimer Parkway
A great opportunity to meet and socialize with other Katy ISD Challenge families!
Bring kites, a picnic dinner and your family.
This event is open to all GT Identified Katy ISD Students and their Families.
PARENTS MUST STAY WITH STUDENTS.
There is no charge for the event; donations will be accepted.
See the flyer here.
Challenge Release Days
- Wednesday, April 13
The following are STAAR testing days. I will let you know whenever I find out if we'll be able to still have Challenge on these days (probably via Twitter again, unless I know sooner).
- Monday, May 9
- Tuesday, May 10
- Wednesday, May 11
There will still be Challenge on early dismissal days unless otherwise noted.
Giftedness. The word conjures up ideas of students who have it easy and are at the top of the class. It sounds wonderful. However, as with most of life, it isn’t all great. Talking about being gifted seems elitist – as if being gifted makes one a better human being. It doesn’t. Giftedness is a difference and it changes one’s life in good ways and bad.