ACADEMIC CHALLENGE
2018-19

A TURTLE ROCK ELEMENTARY & PTA
CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

All students are encouraged to participate in this wonderful PTA event and while you do not need to be a member of the PTA to participate in the Academic Challenge, your membership assists with the ability of volunteers to track and return entries to students, as well as contact entrants and their parents about any issues with submissions.  So we encourage you to join PTA!
 
ALL CHALLENGES MUST BE COMPLETED, AND TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE WITH THE FINAL SUBMISSION FORM
ON OR BEFORE, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 by 2 pm to be considered for awards.
 
NO EXCEPTIONS!!
With 8+ months to complete the challenges, it would be unfair to accept incomplete or late submissions. 

The Turtle Rock PTA is pleased to continue the Academic Challenge – a voluntary, non-competitive program consisting of six academic activities/projects that run throughout the school year and administered solely by our wonderful PTA volunteers.   These challenges are designed to sharpen your academic skills, introduce you to new skill sets, and engage you in the Turtle Rock school community.  

AWARDS:   This is hard work, but it will feel great to be recognized with these cool rewards!  All of the medals and trophies will be awarded at an end of year assembly by Principal Stonebarger.   Ribbons will be awarded with the return of your entries.   

  1. For each challenge you complete, you will earn a Ribbon.
  2. If you complete 4 challenges, you will earn Ribbons and a Trophy.
  3. If you complete all six (6) challenges (whew!), you will earn Ribbons, a Trophy, and the Principal's Challenge Medal. (Could you carry all of that home???)

CHALLENGES: please click on the link for more info on each challenge. 

The Six Challenges (da ta ta da!!!) are:

The school participation programs, including Reflections, the science projects, and the Multicultural Festival, are updated as soon as instructions become available from those chairs and/or teachers.  

Students can choose to complete any number of the challenges over the course of the year.   

Your FINAL SUBMISSION FORM (with all documentation) must be turned in on or before Friday April 26, 2019 BY 2PM!

IMPORTANT FOR EARNING YOUR AWARDS:

  1. Adults in your life are welcome to encourage you, but make sure they allow you to do the work!   You can do everything on this list to the best of your abilities and it will be exactly what we are looking for!   You will feel very proud to take home prizes and know that you earned them!!
  2. All work must be done at the level of proficiency and effort expected for your grade level.   If you are going to take the time to do these challenges, recognize they are challenges and submit your best efforts.   
  3. Keep a copy of all the work you plan to turn in!  The work you do is important and we don't want something misplaced and you should keep proof of all of your hard work.  This is a good habit to have for any important paperwork! 
  4. Awards will be determined based on challenges meeting all rules and deadlines.    Reflections, the Multicultural Event, T.A.S. Fair and the Egg Drop Challenge all have specific rules, deadlines, and submission requirements, as requested by the organization running that program.   Be sure to follow those rules, requirements, submission guidelines and deadlines!  Most of these projects should not be turned into the Academic Challenge box, so please be sure to follow submission directions.  
  5. Individual challenges (reading, math, typing/programming) must be turned in, on or before the final submission form deadline (April 26,  2019 at 2pm).
  6. Submissions can be emailed to AcademicChallenge@pta.rocks, given to your teacher, or placed in the Academic Challenge box in the office.  Be sure to use the logs and book reviews/rubrics linked above. 
  7. A FINAL SUBMISSION FORM must be turned in, on or before, the deadline (Friday, April 26th @ 2pm). 
  8. Late submissions will not be considered for awards.  Sorry, no exceptions! 

MORE QUESTIONS?:

Please contact our wonderful Chair Jeannie deFlaviis via her email AcademicChallenge@pta.rocks   

Please contact Bianca Jimenez Nakasone through webmaster@pta.rocks with Academic Challenge website issues.