Skyview PTSA is sponsoring a Spelling Bee!
 
New for 2021: This fall, the Bee will launch a new online testing platform for enrolled schools. The online testing platform gives teachers and sponsors maximum flexibility in the administration of local spelling bee programs. Skyview Spelling Bee committee will use the online test platform which will be provided by Official Scripps - Spelling Bee. Students will be able to take the online spelling bee test on any device with a web browser while at school or from home. The results of the test would determine who advances to the Bee’s next level of competition. More details on Online Test Platform to follow as we receive it from Official Scripps Spelling Bee.
  • WHEN: Last week of January
  • RULES: Please ensure you have read the eligibility criteria and the official rules found by clicking here. Families should review all rules and guidelines posted. It is the speller’s responsibility to understand the rules and regulations of the spelling bee.
  •  REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Fill out this form to register today! Last day to register for Skyview PTSA Spelling Bee is Friday, November 13, 2020.
  • Every participant of Skyview PTSA Spelling Bee will get certificate of participation in pdf format.  
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS:
  • Registered students will receive their 450 word study pack in pdf format, latest by Monday, November 16th, 2020 via the parent email listed in registration. There will NOT be a printed version of the word study pack. Participant student should study the word pack in their free time.
  • The School Spelling Bee will include some words that appear on the word list, however, spelling bee words are not limited to word list and students will be presented with words that are not on any study list. Words will be presented in random order. The word list will be emailed to the parents/guardians of registered students.
  • All words on Scripps National Spelling Bee word lists are entries in Merriam-Webster Unabridged, the official dictionary of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, available at http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/. Please refer to the Rules link above.
  • There won't be any practice sessions in school. Students must study these words at home.
  • Students only need to spell the word. Vocabulary is just to help students understand the word.
  • Students can find all the words from the School Spelling Bee Study List in the Bee's Great Words, Great Works reading list. It includes 18 titles that are engaging and reading level-appropriate for elementary and middle schools students. By reading the books, students can gain a deeper understanding of the School Spelling Bee Study List by finding the 450 words within the stories. The list will be emailed to parents together with the word list.
  • The winner of our school will move on to the Regional level and represent Skyview. If our Spelling Bee Champion cannot attend the Regional level Spelling Bee, our School Bee runner-up will be asked to attend the Regional Bee. 
  • Regional Spelling Bee of King and Snohomish County
    • Location: Town Hall, Seattle
    • Date & Time: 3/27/2021 at 1pm, Spellers must arrive 1 hour prior to start.
    • Our school winner and runner up will be given a new set of 4000 words to study for the Regional level
 
This Spelling Bee is sponsored by Skyview PTSA. If not a member, please sign up by clicking here.
 
We appreciate your support of our school’s spelling bee, which helps to build the academic skills of our students and benefits them regardless of the outcome! Best of luck to all participants!
 
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact the PTSA Spelling Bee Chair, Sonal Popat, at mathforall12@gmail.com.