This Week in Challenge

Week of March 2nd

Wrapping Up Cranial Connections!

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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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Female STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) enthusiasts in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in the 1st annual “Girls Engineering the Future!” event at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. The Cullen College’s award-winning engineering professors and students will lead fun, hands-on activities to introduce Houston-area girls to the wide and wonderful world of engineering. Girls participating in the event will learn about the different engineering fields and professions and engage with current and former industry leaders.

Girls Engineering the Future

Saturday, April 2nd, 1:30pm

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Building 1, Houston, TX. 77204

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Looking for Spring Break Ideas? Check this out!

National Parks Adventure 3D

Opens Friday, Feb 12

Embark on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. Learn its history and the vital contributions of John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt to the establishment of our national park system.

For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, National Parks Adventure 3D, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike, and climb their way across America’s most pristine parks, revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

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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.