WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2:00 pm to 8:00+ pm
Please view the “Arrival Times for Spellers” section for an exact arrival time. Spellers do not need to be at the Bee for the entire event, only for their “swarm” time.
WHERE: 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 2019 Spelling Bee Rules.
FAQ: For a list of frequently asked questions click HERE.
ARRIVAL TIME FOR SPELLERS:
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Please note that a team name and the names of team participants are required in order to register for the Bee.
*Space for this popular event is likely to sell out. For the last three years, we have had to close registration before the registration deadline and place teams on a Wait List. Please start planning now so that you can register with your team as soon as possible to secure a spot.
ADDITIONAL BEE INFORMATION:
Spellers participate in three or four-person teams and can review the appropriate grade word lists at home and with their team. 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 will be used, if needed.
Bee teams are encouraged to wear attire (shirts, hats, etc.) to show their team spirit.
Bee participants should check the FBE website the week before the Bee to determine approximately what time their team will be on stage!
Snacks and drinks will be available for sale in the cafeteria.
Family members and friends are welcome to come and watch!
QUESTIONS? Check the FAQ!
REGISTRATION-RELATED QUESTIONS? Contact the Spelling Bee Beekeepers at firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL BEE-RELATED QUESTIONS? Contact Spelling Bee Co-Chairs, Regan Moniz or Emily Running at email@example.com
VOLUNTEER! Volunteers are essential to the success of the Bee and are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Please sign-up HERE to help at the Bee. Thanks!
FRIENDS AND FAMILY CAN WATCH THE BEE FROM HOME:
The Spelling Bee will air live on Saturday, November 2nd on channel 8 (Comcast) and 28 (Verizon) starting at 2 PM. It will stream live on http://www.belmontmedia.org/watch/govtv. It will be re-cablecast on channel 96 (Comcast) and 30 (Verizon) on Saturdays and Sundays through December 1st. It will be available for on demand viewing at http://www.belmontmedia.org/spelling-bee