2020 FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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FBE Statement on Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia Postponement

October 16, 2020


We are sorry to say that we have made the difficult decision to postpone this fun fundraiser, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020. We concluded that this is just too busy a time for too many in our community, and we would love to save this really fun event for a more manageable time in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any registrations already made for the original date will be honored for the rescheduled event, or refunded at your request. Please email the Bee Keeper at beekeeper@fbe-belmont.org for a refund.

Please keep a look out for our rescheduled date announcement!

Questions? Please email: beekeeper@fbe-belmont.org

The FBE would like to thank the community for your continued support for which we are incredibly grateful.


The COVID-19 pandemic has presented more than a few obstacles to the usual way of doing things, and the FBE is striving to meet these challenges by emphasizing the sweetest parts of the Bee: inclusivity and fun. To keep our extended hive safe, we are introducing some exciting changes to make the virtual Bee a more inclusive event than ever. The 2020 Virtual Bee will be divided into two segments: a Family Bee and a Teen & Adult Bee. While there will still be spelling, both Bees will now include trivia questions too!

WHAT: The Bee Format will utilize both Zoom and Kahoot! (Parents, ask your kids about Kahoot! — it is very likely they’ve used it in school.)


Questions will include everything from school-specific trivia, current events, mini challenges, to questions about trending tiktok videos. Everyone’s talents and knowledge base will be valuable, so build your teams accordingly.

WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Family Bee (swarms from 3pm-5pm via Zoom)
Teen & Adult Bee (swarms from 7pm-9pm via Zoom)

WHERE: In the comfort of your home!

The Family Bee can comprise whomever you are comfortable sharing a room with, including grown-ups, children of any age, and perhaps a precocious parrot or phenomenal ferret. Upper middle school and high school students are welcome in either the Family Bee or the Teen & Adult Bee. Questions will be geared toward the elementary school set, and special clues will begin arriving in emails as soon as you register. The earlier you register, the more clues you’ll be able to access!

The Teen & Adult Bee will be open to upper-middle school students and adults. Teams can be formed from grown-ups only, teens only, or combinations, and swarms will join between 7-9pm. Teams can include families or friends who want to join as a team from different devices. The questions will be geared toward teens and adults, and special clues will begin arriving in emails as soon as you register. The earlier you register, the more clues you’ll be able to access!

PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

Best Team Name
Most Creative Zoom Background
Best Spirited Team
First, Second, and Third Place Winners

REGISTRATION: The FBE welcomes team registrations. We ask that teams be limited to 4 children/adults or a family. To register, please see link below.

REGISTRATION FEES: Registration is $40 a team. At the time of registration, please have your unique team name and all registrants. New this year: The team registration needs to be paid in full by one member of the team. Awards will be given for best team name so Bee creative!


Bee a supporter of the Belmont Schools! A wide variety of sponsorships are, including sponsored video clues that will go out to registrants in emailed links, cameo appearances via video during the event, and pop-bys at participants’ homes to deliver awards! Contact sponsorship@fbe-belmont.org for more information.


Bee teams are encouraged to wear attire (shirts, hats, etc.) to show their team spirit. Zoom-savvy teams are invited to jazz up their backgrounds as well!

Bee participants should check the FBE website the week before the Bee to determine approximately what time their team will be “on stage.”

QUESTIONS?  Check the FAQ!

REGISTRATION-RELATED QUESTIONS? Contact the Spelling Bee Beekeepers at beekeeper@fbe-belmont.org

GENERAL BEE-RELATED QUESTIONS? Contact Spelling Bee Co-Chairs,  Regan Moniz or Emily Running at beemaster@fbe-belmont.org


Bee There!


November 7
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Virtual Event
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