Monday, February 15, 2010

Spelling Bee for homeschoolers in KC area

Announcing the Clay Platte Home Educators

Regional Spelling Bee

Friday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m.

New Location:

Platte Woods United Methodist Church

7310 NW Prairie View Road

Platte Woods, MO 64151

Near I-29 and 72nd Street
This relaxed spelling bee is for students who want a friendly bee but with real competition. It is open to any homeschool student* who is in grades one through twelve. A copy of the rules, guidelines and word lists can be found at:

To have a successful bee we really need judges, so please consider serving your homeschool community in this way. Parents of participants may serve as judges.

Registrations are due April 23rd. We need to have at least two spellers in a level to hold the bee for that grade. If there are not enough registered spellers in a particular level the speller will be notified by April 26th and will be given the option of competing at the next highest grade level.

To register, volunteer, or ask questions you may contact Kellie Wiersma at:

Cost to participate in the bee:

CPHE member: $3 per speller - ($9 max per family) plus one plate of
refreshments to share with the group
Non-member: $4 per speller - ($12 max per family) plus one plate of
refreshments to share with the group

Those registering should send the following information:

Student Name
Student Grade
Parent Name
Parent Email
Parent Phone number

CPHE Member? Y/N

Once this information is received you will be given instructions for sending your payment.

Judging volunteers should send the following information:

Name, email and phone number.

* CPHE defines a homeschool as one that is in full compliance with Missouri homeschool law for ages 7-16. Students outside this age group must receive at least 50% of their education at home, exclusive of enrichment programs and/or college courses. Students from other states should be homeschooled according to their state law.

We attended this last year for the first time and Emily placed very well (I believe it was 3rd place). It was very well organized and the awards take place as soon as it is over.

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