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South Windsor Spelling Bee. Let’s Ready Time to Create a Buzz. The Goals of the South Windsor Spelling Bee. Conduct a F un Competitive Spelling Bee Involve Parents and Children Together Send a Student and a Parent to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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south windsor spelling bee

South WindsorSpelling Bee

Let’s Ready

Time to Create a Buzz

the goals of the south windsor spelling bee
The Goals of the South Windsor Spelling Bee
  • Conduct a Fun Competitive Spelling Bee
  • Involve Parents and Children Together
  • Send a Student and a Parent to

the Scripps National Spelling Bee

  • Raise Money for the South Windsor Community Foundation and Public Education Funds
why a spelling bee
Why a Spelling Bee?
  • Spelling Bees Have Been Around

Since the 1800’s

  • Spelling Bees Have Been Popular Recently
    • Several Movies
    • A Broadway Play
    • National Competition
how the bee works
How the Bee Works













Oct –Nov



1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners in each grade 3-5 in each ElementarySchool Playoff to choose 3 school winners in

each Elementary School (15 Finalists)

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place

From Each TE Grade

(9 finalists)

Winner goes to

National Spelling Bee

Washington DC

Finals are among the

15 Elementary and

9 Middle School Students in February 2011 at Nomads

National Spelling Bee

May/June 2011

who is eligible
Who is Eligible?
  • Any South Windsor Student in Grades 3-8
  • South Windsor Elementary Schools and

Timothy Edwards Middle Schools

  • South Windsor Students in Grade 3-8 in Private, Parochial, Magnet, or Charter Schools are Eligible
  • Home Schooled Children are also Eligible
  • Age Restrictions to compete in National Bee

Students Must Compete in the

School they are Districted for

No Exceptions!!


How Many Will Compete?

  • Local school competitions will hopefully

have 10-25 children per grade

  • Assume 15%-30% participation in each class

Expected Enrollment 2010-2011

what does it cost
What Does it Cost?
  • FREE for Students to Enter
  • $99 /school
  • $1,000 for South Windsor to Participate
  • $3,000 (sponsored) to send the winner to the

the National Spelling Bee in Washington DC

Money will be Raised Through Corporate and Personal Donations and Some Fun-Raising

what are the prizes
What are the Prizes
  • A Bee-Yootiful Trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Winners in Each Grade in Each School

  • Savings Bonds for School Winners
  • Plaques for 3 Finalists
  • An All Expense Paid Trip to the

National Spelling Bee in June 2011

in Washington DC for the winner

and one parent/guardian

fun raising ideas
Fun-Raising Ideas
  • $15 Official Spelling Bee T-Shirt
  • $10 Official Plush Spelling Bee
  • $20 Dictionary$10 Custom

Dust Jacket

  • $10 ea. 3/ $25 Family Sponsored Words

Before a randomly chosen word is read, the judge will say:

The next word is sponsored by the Jones Family.

how competitors can fun raise
How Competitors Can Fun-Raise
  • Great American Spell Check
  • Competitors Can Download a

Packet with Sample Words and

Conduct their own Spelling Bee at home.

They Solicit Pledges from Friends and Family

for each Word they get Correct.

  • Incentive Prizes for Various Donation Levels
  • Money Collected Goes to the Community Foundation


important dates
Important Dates
  • May 2010 – Planned Press Releases
    • Meeting with Schools and PTO’s
    • Soliciting Corporate Sponsors
  • June 2010 – August 2010
    • Attend Summer Events with Booth for Publicity
  • September 2010 – Publicity and Registration
  • October 2010 Dinner and a Movie with a Practice Bee
  • October - November 2010 School Competitions
  • November 2010 Collect Fun-Raising Money
  • February 2011 – Finals
  • May-June 2011 – National Spelling Bee
how do competitors register
How Do Competitors Register?
  • Register On-Line
    • Register
    • Purchase T-Shirt, Dictionaries, Family Sponsored Words
    • Download Samples Word List
    • Download Great American Spell Check
  • Register through Brochure
how we will publicize the bee
How We Will Publicize the Bee
  • Tents at Major South Windsor Events,

Concerts , Public Events, Sports

  • Signs, Banners, Posters, Sponsors
  • Schools - Backpack Express

Open House, Gatherings

  • E-mailings, Web Site, Facebook
how can you help
How Can You Help ?
  • We Need Volunteers / Teams for Each Competition
    • Registration, Line Control, Readers, Judges
  • Help with Planned Special Events
    • Dinner and a Movie with a Practice Bee
  • Publicity to Parents and Children
  • Collecting Fun-Raising Money and Distributing Incentive Prizes
contact information
Contact Information
  • www.swspellingbee.orgOn-line Information 24/7
  • South Windsor Community Foundation

Cary Prague (860) 985-5180

Jan Snyder (860) 916-6845

  • South Windsor Public Education Fund

Liza Love (860) 289-8502