This Week in Challenge

Week of April 8th

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Challenge Field Trip

Chaperones needed! If you would like to attend the field trip, you may do so as a Chaperone. Please include $15 cash in the envelope for yourself and your child for a total of $30.


1st & 2nd Grade Monday, May 23, 2016

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Where: Houston Downtown Aquarium

Send: $15 CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY and Signed Permission Slip

Due: Friday, April 15th

(Preferably on the day your child has Challenge)

Your child received a hard copy of the letter and permission slip in class this week. Please review the information and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Annual School Board Candidate Forum

Tuesday, April 19th, 7pm

6301 South Stadium Lane

Katy, TX

Katy Parents of the Gifted & Talented is honored to present our community with the opportunity to meet and learn about school board candidates.

This year’s candidate forum will also include “meet and greet” opportunities to get to know our candidates.

The initial two questions will be pre-determined and target advanced academic issues.

The remainder of the questions will be selected from the audience and will cover a wide range of issues which face our school district.

Your vote counts…be an informed voter!

Sponsored by

Katy Parents of the Gifted & Talented

KPGT Kite Festival & Family Picnic

Friday, April 22nd, 6pm

16756 Westheimer Parkway

Houston, TX

George Bush Park, Pavilion #3

Take Westheimer Pkwy to Barker Cypress, look for the Pavilion with a playground.

Bring Kites, A picnic dinner and your family.

IMPORTANT! RSVP Below if you plan to attend.

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Presented by The Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM

Monday, June 27th, 8pm to Friday, July 1st, 12pm

1730 Katyland Drive

Katy, TX

*STEM Build Projects

*STEM Contests

*Workshop Space

*3D Printing

*Robotics Demonstrations

Cost- $100 per student

For more information:

Steve Adams

Facility Cooridinator



Elizabeth Dethloff

Instructional Specialist

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Camp Invention

Monday, June 13th, 8:30pm to Thursday, June 16th, 3:30pm

Pattison Elemementary, 19910 Stonelodge Dr, Katy, TX 77450

Price $240

Brought to you by Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented (KPGT) only for students in the Katy ISD Challenge program, currently in grades 1-4.


Directed by Kathi Langford

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"This Week in Challenge"...

Please remember to sign and return your child's "This Week in Challenge" form. Shannon and I grade your child weekly on his or her performance in class. It is important to review this information with your child each week. Your signature lets us know that you've looked at your child's grade. We store these pages in our student data binders and use them to record grades on your child's Challenge report card. A missing "This Week in Challenge" paper will count as one "N". We Please let us know if you have questions after reviewing your child's weekly grades. Thank you!

Don't Forget Your Device on Challenge Day!

If your child has a device available for his or her use at school, please remember to send it with your child on Challenge day.
Last year, Challenge students absolutely loved learning about computer programming with The website has a new "Hour of Code" initiative you can sign up for from home. This week and next week we will explore code using their new Star Wars theme. If your child is new to Challenge this year and is interested in enrolling in the full courses for programming send us an email and we will set up an account for you.
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*If your child does not travel to Challenge with his or her backpack then please have him or her bring a separate small bag. Reusable grocery bags work well for this purpose.

*We will begin using devices weekly in Challenge in October. If your child has a device for his or her use please send it on Challenge day.