Challenger Middle School has the only PTSA that actively includes students along with teachers and parents. Our students are a vital part of the program. They are given an active voice on the board and run the student store under adult supervision. Your membership donation helps promote activities such as the student store, the Reflections Program, and speakers for special school-wide assemblies. Everyone, including students, parents, grandparents, teachers, staff members and community members, are welcome to join and are welcome at any of the meetings! Membership envelopes are available in the front office. Thank you for your support!
PTSA Board - 2016-2017
President - Holly Santiago Hilley
Secretary - Jan Roberts
Treasurer - Glenda Aceron
Auditor - Analee Spangler
Financial Secretary - Kristine Neverez
Vice President, Membership - Alexa Kaplan
Vice President, Programs (Reflections) - Tricia Sahai
Vice President, Fundraising (Student Store) - Michelle Morris
If you would like to become a PTSA officer or have questions about the positions, please leave a message for Holly Hilley at 858-586-7001.
Meeting Dates - The meetings take place at 6:00 PM in Challenger's workroom unless noted.
September 22 - Association Meeting on Back to School Night
April 20 - Assciation Meeting during Staff Apprecation Luncheon
The Launch Pad Student Store
Students may purchase snacks and school supplies at The Launch Pad, a student store sponsored by the PTSA. After student volunteers are chosen through an application process and trained in store procedures, The Launch Pad will be open every day at lunch. These helpful students are supervised by some great parent volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helps to keep this popular attraction open! If you are a parent/guardian interested in volunteering at The Launch Pad, please leave a message for Michelle Morris at 858-586-7001.
The 2016-2017 theme is "What is Your Story?"
The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. The Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education.
The Reflections Program was established in 1969 by National PTA board member Mary Lou Anderson. Since that time, more than 10 million students have participated in the program. The program's longevity and participation figures attest to its strength. The excitement and enthusiasm that the program generates for children, parents, schools and communities is unmatched.
Participation and appreciation for the arts is the Reflections Program's goal. Although the Reflections Program follows a "contest" format, winning should not be the emphasis.
Participation in the Reflections Program is a great way for students to explore and learn about various art forms. Creating art is a valuable learning process that challenges students to use their critical thinking skills as well as their creative talents to create art that supports a specific theme.
Students are encouraged to create an original piece of artwork in one of six categories:
Musical Composition, Literature, Dance Choreography, Visual Arts, Film/Video Production, Photography
Reflections Entry Information
Check with your student's teacher or the PTSA Vice Principal for Reflections if you have any questions.
Detailed Rules for Catagories: