**Challenge Program Updates are written by Ms. Leslie Rojas**
Elementary Challenge Update
Elementary Challenge students have a scarce two classes before our Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition on Saturday, March 5th. Students are hard at work finishing their towers and special effects devices. Details about departure, transportation, food and return will be discussed at the parent meeting on the evening of Wednesday, February 17th. A written reminder will be sent home the week before our meeting.
Middle School Challenge Update
If the elementary Challenge students are busy, what can be said about the middle school students? They, along with some fellow students who volunteered, are in the thick of preparations for the Middle School Oratorical Contest. The expectations are undoubtedly high, but with enough practice, they will certainly shine. The parent meeting on Wednesday the 17th is also for middle school parents. This will be about the end-of-the-year project, in which students will be responsible for obtaining part of the necessary materials. A written reminder will be sent home the week before our meeting.