“Learn & Earn” Spelling Bee



Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s time for Learn and Earn! PS16’s main fundraising effort and 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.

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:

  • Wednesday, January 6th – Teachers conduct the spelling test via Zoom
  • Wednesday, January 13th – Classroom spell-offs to determine finalists for each class/grade level
  • Wednesday, January 20th  -PS 16 Spelling Bee hosted by Ms. Golombos & Mrs. Destasio, to determine the school champion that will go on to represent PS16 at the Hudson County spell-offs.
  • February 1st – All pledge money is due 

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 receives a separate list of 25 sight words to study.

Please let us know if you have any questions: ps16cpa@gmail.com




The CPA Team


School Spelling Bee List Grades 1-8

Grade 1 spelling words
Grade 2 Spelling Words
Grade 3 Spelling Words
Grade 4 Spelling Words
Grade 5 Spelling Words
Kindergarten Spelling Words

Grade 6 Spelling Words

Grade 7 Spelling Words

Grade 8 Spelling Words