“Learn & Earn” Spelling Bee 2022!!



Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s time for Learn and Earn!  The Spelling Bee is PS16’s main fundraising effort in addition to finding  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.

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!

Our goal is to raise $10,000.

Here is the Learn & Earn Timeline:


  • Thursday, December 2nd – Teachers conduct the spelling test in class
  • Thursday, December 9th – Classroom spell-offs to determine finalists for each class/grade level
  • Monday December 14th -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.


Below you can find the word list for your child’s grade.  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.)

Kindergarten word list 
First grade word list
Second grade word list
third grade word list
fourth grade word list
fifth grade word list