Dear Parents and Guardians,
It’s time for “Learn and Earn! Spelling Bee” PS16’s main fundraising effort and quest to find a school champion to represent PS16 in the Hudson County Spelling Bee. It’s based on the Great American Spellcheck, a fundraiser that makes sure 100% of the money raised benefits our school and is rooted in academics. Funds raised from this year’s Spelling Bee will be used to enhance our specialist subjects – gym, art, library, music, enrichment and world language, with equipment, supplies and programs.
Your child studies 50 spelling words (25 for kindergarten) and collects pledges from family and friends for every word that he or she spells correctly on the 50-word test. Your child improves his or her spelling skills and our school enjoys the financial benefits!
Here is the Learn & Earn Timeline:
- Thursday, December 1st – Teachers conduct the spelling test in class
- Thursday, December 8th – Classroom spell-offs to determine finalists for each class/grade level
- Monday December 12th -PS 16 Spelling Bee to determine the school champion that will go on to represent PS16 at the Hudson County spell-offs.
- February 1st – All pledges made are due and can be submitted via our website
Attached is the word list for your child’s grade. The complete word list for Grades 1-8 (plus Grade 8 challenge words) is available at ps16cpa.net (“Learn & Earn” Spelling Bee). Each grade has a list of 50 words to study. Grade 6 to Grade 8 challenge words are to be used for the final spell-off to determine the champion and the runners up)
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