Principal's Message

  •  Principal's Message 2019-2020 School Year


    Ms. Tara Zdanowicz, Principal           


    Hello Parents, Students, and community partners of Challenger Elementary,


    We are here to provide your child with an excellent, well rounded, education in a safe, caring environment; but there is so much more that goes into that process.  We encourage children to be patient, have good manners, be considerate of others, be adventurous, and believe in themselves. Students will always benefit when parents partner with teachers, keeping the lines of communication open.   We are all working towards a common goal; to guide our students (your children) to become successful individuals, ready to meet any challenge that comes their way. 


    As a large school we have protocols to ensure order and ultimately, a safe environment.  All staff and students are required to wear school ID.  All visitors must check in with a valid ID. We have a new dismissal procedure this year to ensure student safety:  Dismissal is at 2:45 pm.  Walkers are released at the north gate.  Car riders are dismissed as cars enter the carpool lane.  All cars picking up students must have a Challenger car tag ID with the student's grade and name clearly printed.  If you need extra, you may contact your child's teacher or the front office.


    We are proud to be an "A" school.  Our teachers are the very best in guiding students to achieve their goals.  When teachers and parents work together, students will benefit.  Having sound instruction and parental accountability keeps students on the right track to achieve their academic goals.


    I am looking forward to another amazing year here at Challenger.  Our PTA does an excellent job of providing fun activities for students to enjoy as well as raising funds for our school.  I encourage you to be a part of this amazing team.


    Go Rockets!