Einstein PTSA presents the 2018-19 Spelling Bee. Spelling Bee is a great way for students to expand their word knowledge and learn how to stand up in front of peers and compete in a friendly way. 

 

Registration Extended!

 

Enrollment Information

  • Registration Dates: Click the button above to start the registration process. By popular demand, Einstein PTSA will open enrollment again!

Opens Monday, November 5 @ 10:00 AM
Closes Friday, December 14 @ 10:00 PM  EXTENDED!

  • Eligibility: Any student in Grades 1-5 (Kindergarteners are not eligible)
  • Fee: $15 This fee covers enrollment, a participation certificate, and entry into the Final School Spelling Bee provided that the student qualifies by first passing the preliminary round.
  • Payment: Payment is made through online registration via a credit card.
  • Cancellations: For a refund, all cancellations must be requested by Friday, December 21 at 3:00PM. Please email spellingbee@einsteinptsa.org with the cancellation request.
  • Scholarships: Available to those in need. To apply, please contact spellingbee@einsteintpsa.org

 

Important Spelling Bee Dates

Dates are subject to change slightly due to space availability. Participants will be notified of any changes. 

  • Preliminary Written Round: Thursday, January 10, 4:00-5:30 PM in EIN Gym
  • Mock Spelling Bee: Tuesday, January 22, 4:00-5:30 PM in EIN Library
  • Final School Spelling Bee: Sunday, February 3, 8:00-3:00 PM in EIN Gym

Volunteering needed from parents of Spelling Bee participants! We need volunteers to help us during the testing dates. Please consider signing up during the registration process.

 

After You Register / Process

  • Rules: Please view the official Rules for Local Spelling Bees
  • Study Materials will be made accessible after registration:
    • At that time, please download the Word and Vocabulary List (450 words) and have your child start preparing. The Word and Vocabulary List will be used for the Preliminary Written Round. The kids are expected to know the meaning of all the words. It will be a multiple-choice test along with 10 words given to spell. The Preliminary Written Round pattern will also be emailed in December to the email used to register for the Spelling Bee.
    • There is also a Spell It 2019 List (1000+ words). It is recommended to review this list as some words from this guide will be used in the Final School Spelling Bee if we exhaust the list of 450 words. The Spell It 2019 List will also be useful for the School winner, who will be participating in the regional competition in Seattle.
    • The Bee’s Great Words, Great Works Reading List includes engaging, grade-appropriate books for elementary and middle school students. All of the words from 2019 School Spelling Bee can be found in the list of books, allowing your students to get in depth knowledge of the usage of those words.
    • It is recommended that you use use http://www.merriam-webster.com to hear the pronunciation of each and every word. It also has details about the origin of the word, examples, alternate pronunciation and meaning. This website is recommended by Scripps for pronunciation. The Pronouncer will use this site as the standard for both, final school spelling bee and the regionals.

 

Questions?

Contact Sangeetha Subramanian at spellingbee@einsteinptsa.org.

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