WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2:00 pm to 8:00+ p.m
WHERE (Note: New Location for 2016): Chenery Middle School 95 Washington Street
WHERE TO PARK AT CMS:
- In the CMS parking lot
- On side streets adjacent to Chenery
- Parking is limited – consider walking or car pooling to Chenery.
RULES: Click HERE for the Fall 2016 Spelling Bee Rules.
FAQ: For a list of frequently asked questions click HERE.
ARRIVAL TIME FOR SPELLERS:
Use the link below to look up the scheduled arrival times to our 2016 Spelling Bee by speller and swarm.
REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The Fall 2016 Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) Spelling Bee is our sixteenth annual children’s spelling bee. Participants should check the FBE website the week before the Bee to determine approximately what time their team will be on stage!
Students may review the appropriate grade word lists at home and with their team. Spellers may participate in three or four-person teams. On the day of the Bee, teams go on stage in groups (swarms) and are given words from the list to write on a small team whiteboard (teams can designate one writer or rotate).
The K-4 swarms are non-competitive. Teams will be told if their word is correct or incorrect, but there is no elimination.
The 5th and 6th grade swarms are competitive using our famous “two stingers before you’re out” rules. Challenging, off-list words may be used, if needed. In preparation for the Bee, each team picks a name and is encouraged to wear attire (shirts, hats, etc.) to show their team spirit. Pizza, drinks and desserts will be available for sale in the cafeteria. Family members and friends are welcome to come and watch! Participants should check the FBE website before the Bee to determine approximately what time their team will be on stage.
VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org