This Week in Challenge

Week of March 22nd

Hello Oceanography!

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Empty Containers Needed

Your child will need two clean, empty, clear containers with lids for upcoming projects. These containers should have a capacity of 2-3 cups of water. An empty water bottle that has had the label removed will work well for these projects. Make sure that the plastic containers are strong enough to withstand some gentle squeezing and shaking by your child. Some disposable water bottles use a reduced amount of plastic and are easily crushed with the slightest pressure. These bottles will not work well. Plan to send these containers to class the weeks of April 25th and May 2nd. One container is need for each week.
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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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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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"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.